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  • Utopia: Place that is not.
  • The Very First “Utopia”
    • “ Utopia” By Thomas More
    • Combined Greek words ”ou” and “topos”
    • More used this term to describe his fictional island paradise.
    • Ever since people have used the term “Utopia” to create their own version of the perfect state.
  • What Went Wrong ?
    • Every Utopia has several fundamental flaws
    • Of those who have created different versions of Utopia few were actually meant to be attempted.
    • Many include magic trees that produce fruit all year round or lands where all human pleasures are mysteriously fulfilled. Making them obviously impossible to create in real life.
    • However even those which where intended to be imitated still fall prey to these oversights.
      • Why Would They Fail?
      • No one can control human emotions, or actions.
      • You can’t make everyone happy.
      • The demands will always outweigh the supply
  • The Abbey Of Theleme
    • A hexagonal compound designed so those within could “do as thou wilt”
    • Inhabitants were governed only by free will
    • Origin of food, drinks, and supplies are unknown
    • This leads many to believe that this compound could not exist without outside assistance.
  • Imitators
    • People have used the enticing idea of the abbey to draw people in
    • Cults founded on the belief that “do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”
      • Aleister Crowley
      • Sekhet Maat Lodge
      • Other satanic cults.
  • Aleister Crowley
    • Many refer to Crowley as the “wickedest man on earth”
    • Wrote “The Book of the Law”
    • Started the fist of many communes / cults when he created the first imitation of the abbey
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    • A local commune located in down town Portland
    • Uses the Ideals of Aleister Crowley and The Abbey Of Theleme to draw members in promising of a more fulfilling life governed by only their free will.
    • In reality this organization temps people to join and then takes their money
    • Considered by many to be a satanic cult.
  • In Conclusion
    • It would be impossible to create a self sustaining utopia such as the abbey
    • Human will cannot be trusted and the utopia would cease to be a utopia at all
    • People tend to use the wants and wishes of others to gain wealth and power for themselves.
    • Some things are better left to the imagination.
  • Citations
    • “ 2009 Stardock Corporation”.‘Utopia’ 26, feb 2008 <http://home.comcast.net/~van.etten/Support/Utopia.jpg>
    • “ 2008 blog at world press” ‘Utopia’ 21, sep 2008 <http://utopiaweekly.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/utopia.jpg>
    • ‘ Thomas More’s Utopia’ 2009 <http://users.nsula.edu/sinclaird/>
    • “ Nexus Network Journal” ‘The Abbey Of Theleme’ <http://www.emis.de/journals/NNJ/images_number1/Frascari_v4n2-05.gif>
    • “ Blog at World Press” “Aleister Crowley”3, aug 2009 <http://to55er.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/aleister_crowley.jpg>
    • “ SML” ‘main page background’ <http://sekhetmaat.com/wiki/About>