Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
This is one of the three central aphorisms of Thelema, a Western esoteric and occult spiritual philosophy and new religious movement founded in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, the notorious English writer, mystic, occultist, and all-around polymath.
The word Thelema is the English transliteration of the koine Greek noun θέλημα, will, from the verb θέλω (thélō): to will, wish, want or purpose. The other two aphorisms are Love is the law, love under will and Every man and every woman is a star, and we’ll get back to these during the course of the months we will spend together.
Magick begins with ‘doing’, and after almost three entire decades of calling myself a magician, I am still convinced that it's the doing that must be at the core of magical practice. Else, it’s just philosophy or theology.
This course will focus first and foremost on all the things you can do to become a magician.
We will still have to go a bit deeper in places so that you can get a good early understanding of the reasons why we practice these rituals and techniques. I will try to keep that to a minimum, unless you ask for more, of course!