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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism$
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199863075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001

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Envisioning the Birth of a New Aeon

Envisioning the Birth of a New Aeon

Dispensationalism and Millenarianism in the Thelemic Tradition1

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(p.89) 4 Envisioning the Birth of a New Aeon
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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism
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Henrik Bogdan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0004

This chapter discusses the millenarian and apocalyptic understanding of history in the Thelemic tradition. It states that this understanding is described in Crowley's writings, mostly in his personal commentaries on The Book of the Law. It then argues that despite the severe anti-Christian nature of Thelema, the Thelemic millenarian view of history is actually deeply established in John Nelson Darby's dispensationalism, as well as in a Western esoteric understanding of biblical apocalypticism.

Keywords:   apocalyptic understanding, millenarian understanding, history, Thelemic tradition, anti-Christian nature, dispensationalism, John Nelson Darby, Western esoteric understanding, biblical apocalypticism, Thelemic millenarian view

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