Aeon (Thelema)

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In the religion of Thelema, it is believed that the history of humanity can be divided into a series of aeons (also written æons), each of which was accompanied by its own forms of "magical and religious expression".wikipedia
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Thelema

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In the religion of Thelema, it is believed that the history of humanity can be divided into a series of aeons (also written æons), each of which was accompanied by its own forms of "magical and religious expression". The Word of its Law is Thelema (will), which is complemented by Agape (love), and its formula is Abrahadabra.
He believed himself to be the prophet of a new age, the Æon of Horus, based upon a spiritual experience that he and his wife, Rose Edith, had in Egypt in 1904.

Abrahadabra

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The Word of its Law is Thelema (will), which is complemented by Agape (love), and its formula is Abrahadabra.
Its author, Aleister Crowley, described it as "the Word of the Aeon, which signifieth The Great Work accomplished."

The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

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From his The Confessions of Aleister Crowley:

Isis

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The first of these was the Aeon of Isis, which Thelemites believed occurred during prehistory and which saw mankind worshipping a Great Goddess, symbolised by the ancient Egyptian deity Isis.

Osiris

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In Thelemite beliefs, this was followed by the Aeon of Osiris, a period that took place in the classical and mediaeval centuries, when humanity worshipped a singular male god, symbolised by the Egyptian god Osiris, and was therefore dominated by patriarchal values.

Horus

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And finally the third aeon, the Aeon of Horus, which was controlled by the child god, symbolised by Horus.

Magick (Thelema)

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Within the Thelemite religion, each of these aeons is believed to be "characterized by their [own specific] magical formula", the use of which "is very important and fundamental to the understanding of Thelemic Magick".

Matriarchy

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The first Aeon of Isis was maternal, where the female aspect of the Godhead was revered due to a mostly matriarchal society and the idea that "Mother Earth" nourished, clothed and housed man closed in the womb of Matrix.

Mother Nature

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The first Aeon of Isis was maternal, where the female aspect of the Godhead was revered due to a mostly matriarchal society and the idea that "Mother Earth" nourished, clothed and housed man closed in the womb of Matrix.

Paganism

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It was characterized by pagan worship of the Mother and Nature.

Lon Milo DuQuette

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Lon Milo DuQuette remarked that this aeon was "the Age of the Great Goddess", and that it had originated in prehistory, reaching its zenith at "approximately 2400 B.C."

Classical antiquity

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The classical and medieval Aeon of Osiris is considered to be dominated by the paternal principle and the formula of the Dying God.

Middle Ages

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The classical and medieval Aeon of Osiris is considered to be dominated by the paternal principle and the formula of the Dying God.

Dying-and-rising deity

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The classical and medieval Aeon of Osiris is considered to be dominated by the paternal principle and the formula of the Dying God.

Altruistic suicide

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This Aeon was characterized by that of self-sacrifice and submission to the Father God while man spoke of his father and mother.

God the Father

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This Aeon was characterized by that of self-sacrifice and submission to the Father God while man spoke of his father and mother.

Self-realization

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The modern Aeon of Horus is portrayed as a time of self-realization as well as a growing interest in all things spiritual, and is considered to be dominated by the principle of the child.

Spirituality

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The modern Aeon of Horus is portrayed as a time of self-realization as well as a growing interest in all things spiritual, and is considered to be dominated by the principle of the child.

Agape

Divine Loveloveagapē
The Word of its Law is Thelema (will), which is complemented by Agape (love), and its formula is Abrahadabra.

Individual

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Individuality and finding the individual's True Will are the dominant aspects; its formula is that of growth, in consciousness and love, toward self-realization.

True Will

Will
Individuality and finding the individual's True Will are the dominant aspects; its formula is that of growth, in consciousness and love, toward self-realization.

Age of Aquarius

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Lon Milo DuQuette commented on the connection that the Aeon of Horus had to the Age of Aquarius when he stated that "Yes, [the Aeon of Horus] is coincidental to what astrologers and songwriters call the Age of Aquarius and what millions of others refer to simply as the New Age. But it would be a mistake to view this new aeon simply as another tick on a great cosmic clock. The Age of Aquarius, profoundly significant as it is, is only one aspect of a far greater new spiritual age."

Maat

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Some Thelemites believe that the Aeon of Ma'at will eventually replace the present one.

Charles Stansfeld Jones

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According to one of Crowley's early students, Charles Stansfeld Jones (a.k.a. Frater Achad), the Aeon of Ma'at has already arrived or overlaps the present Aeon of Horus.