The Sun is a star. One among many. But Atu XIX also shows the zodiac.similia said:First reading this line, I thought of the image of the Sun card, with naked children outside, celebrating and dancing, except in this case under a night sky full of stars and not a day time one with just the one sun.
Your selective quote butchers the passage and skews it's meaning. The full passage actually says:Abrac said:he wrote: "Not love under fear, as the Christians do." A blanket statement like this seems to indicate that his exposure to Christianity was somewhat limited and colored by experiences from his past.
Love under will -- no casual pagan love; nor love under fear, as the Christians do. But love magically directed and used as a spiritual formula.
Try reading Liber 888. You will be left with no doubt that Crowley understood Christianity very deeply.Abrac said:A blanket statement like this seems to indicate that his exposure to Christianity was somewhat limited and colored by experiences from his past.
Just to be clear. What Crowley means by "love" does not necessarily mean a "roll in the hay". It's a universal principle. This has already been covered in another thread.Abrac said:I can see Crowley's point, but it seems to me that the true mark of a self-actualized human being is in knowing when to be open and when not to be.