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Thelema, which means "will" in Ancient Greek, is a philosophical system widely celebrated today in various forms. The founding of Thelema (in its modern form) is generally credited to the occultist Aleister Crowley. Thelema has a body of literature written by Aleister Crowley extrapolating its doctrines in poetry and prose. Such works are The Holy Books of Thelema (which contains the central text, The Book of the Law) and Liber 418. Followers of Thelema dub themselves Thelemites and are often found in initiatory schools such as the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) and AA (Argenteum Astrum).

References in the lonelygirl15 series

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Initially, there was much speculation among fans that Bree's religion was, in part, Thelemic in nature. This stemmed from the logo at the bottom of the lonelygirl15 website (prior to the redesign), which contained a unicursal hexagram and the Greek writing for Thelema (θέλημα) to the right of LG15*

Some fans became upset as Bree's religion was portrayed in a negative light, and emailed the Creators to find out why they had portrayed Thelema in such a manner. The Creators responded saying that Bree's religion was not Thelema, but a fictional religion (now known to be the Hymn of One) created for the purposes of their story. They followed this up with a video from Gemma stating that the religion in the series was not Thelema.

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Wikipedia also has an article about Thelema.
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