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Biblio.: Thelema; Death

From: (nigris (333))
Subject: Biblio.: Thelema; Death

49991220 IVom

#> Could someone tell me the Thelemic writing 

# unfortunately there is not a very helpful list of Thelemic
# writing yet available. too many have been infected by the memes
# of that rascal author Crowley to have understood the more
# subtle aspects of Thelema and escaped the Coffin of the
# Cult he inspired in his wake. too quick to identify the cult
# for the reality, all connection to the Law is usually lost.

here's what I could come up with in referencing Assagioli's notes
and my own library in ten minutes:

GENERAL (all the below)
	"The Act of Will", by Roberto Assagioli
	  (in which many of the references below were mentioned)
	"What Is It to Will?", ed. by Henry Ey (French)
	"The Ways of the Will", by L.H. Farber
	"The Farther Reaches of Human Nature", by Abraham Maslow

THELEMA (will and its integral role in human living)
	"Personality and Will", by Francis Aveling
	"Strength of Will and How to Develop It", by Boyd Barrett
	"Motivation and Personality", by Abraham Maslow
	"The Fourth Way", by Ouspensky
	"Yoga Sutras" by Patanjali
	"The Concept of Willing", ed. by J.N. Lapsley
	"Raja Yoga", by Ramacharaka
	"Essays in Zen Buddhism", by D.T. Suzuki

	authors in whose works concepts of the will are discussed
	fully include Augustine, Duns Scotus, Leibnitz, Fichte, 
	Schelling, Von Hartmann, Nietzsche, Maine de Biran, Ach,
	Kierkegaard and Heidegger. among those recognizing the 
	primacy of the will were Secretant, Ravaisson, 
	particularly Blondel, Cieskovski, and Lutoslawski.
	additional sources may be found in "The Concept of
	Willing" within the essay by Pruyser entitled
	"Selective Historical Survey". Assagioli mentions that
	in recent years rapid growth in the development of
	theories of the will have appeared in text by
	existentialists, humanists, and transpersonal
	psychologists (of which latter tradition the author
	considers himself to be a part).

AGAPE (general love studies and relation to will)
	"The Art of Loving", by Erich Fromm
	"The Strength of Love", by Martin Luther King
	"Love and Will", by Rollo May
	"The Ways and Power of Love", by Petrim Sorokin
TRANSCENDENTAL WILL (transcending subabysmal thelema/agape conflict)
	"Psychosynthesis", by Roberto Assagioli
	"Voluntary Simplicity", by Duane Elgan
	"The Will to Meaning", by Viktor E. Frankl
	"Observed Illuminates", by Winslow Hall
	"The Integration of the Personality", by C.G. Jung
TRUE (UNIVERSAL) WILL (comprehending and abiding the true will)
	"The Way of White Clouds", by Lama Anagarika Govinda
	"The Self", ed. by Clark Moustakas

# I've mentioned some titles that I've identified and I'll see 
# if I can find text in them about death and admirable 
# attitudes toward it.

ON DEATH (realistic approaches to preparation and comfort)
	"The Wheel of Death: A Collection of Writings From
	 Zen Buddhist and Other Sources on Death, Rebirth,
	 Dying", ed. by Philip Kapleau
	"Facing Death", by Robert E. Kavanaugh
	"The Psychology of Death, Dying, and Bereavement",
	 by Richard Schulz

note: I would appreciate reviews of the books mentioned above
      as I have not as yet examined all of them myself.

blessed beast! (nigris (333))	

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