Aleister Crowley, the famous occult magician, compiled a book in 1904 titled The Book of the Law, which was dictated to him by a spirit named Aiwass. This book was meant to usher in the Age of Horus, in which a new ethical code would be followed. The central message of this new ethical code, known as the Law of Thelema (from the Greek word for "will"), was: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law".
Crowley's Law of Thelema is a corruption of Jesus' Law of Thelema:
- "Thy will (Θελημα = thelema) be done.” (Matt. 6:10)
- "For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'" (Gal. 5:14)
Augustine of Hippo perfectly summarizes the Christian Law of Thelema in the statement: "Love, and do what thou wilt." In Latin, it is: "Dilige et quod vis fac." (Sermon on 1 John 7-8)
With love for both God and mankind in our hearts, we are above every law and obtain true freedom of the will.