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Originally Posted by fools_fool
Just out of curiosity, if "do what thou wilt" does not mean "do what you want," what exactly does it mean?
Do what thou wilt basically means follow your true nature or path in life, whatever that may be. Crowley's books on Magick and Yoga are instruction manuals on how these techniques can be used to strip away the layers of the ego to reveal the True Self of the individual man or woman.

Doing what you want is completely different. Want's are cravings of the ego and are therefore a transitory whim of the moment that may or may not benefit you. And even when you get what you want, you will probably want something else afterwards.
It's like our modern consumer society. We can buy anything we want but we still feel empty inside unless we have meaning or pupose in our lives.
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