The idea of the Will or the True Will was first explored in writing by Eliphas Levi and further explored and publicized by Aleister Crowley. It has also been identified as the True Self, but this term is somewhat limiting. The Will is the defined roughly as your true path in alignment with your purpose in the Universe. You are your Will and everything else, your petty desires, disappointments, lusts, are simply built up around this Will, they are window dressing. The Will isn't the soul though. It is something more akin to your own personal position within the functioning Universe.

According to Thelema doctrine, actions that are in accordance with your true will are correct actions, and those opposed to it are incorrect, regardless of the mundane morality attached to them. Thus, "Do as thou Wilt shall be the whole of the law".

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