Although I've been practicing occultism for some time, I'm new to Thelema, so I humbly ask for some guidance from this forum.
Regarding Thelema, I started with the Book of the Law, and then with Magic without Tears... and loved what I was reading.
Recently I was going through Lon Duqette's book on the Magic of Aleister Crowley, when I noticed Liber Samekh. It seems that Duqette removed the references to Satan in his own version. But I started wondering why Crowley has the reference to Satan in the original Liber Samekh.
What confused me was Crowley's reference to ADNI in Liber Samekh, as well as Satan. Crowley in other work makes reference to the Tetragramaton, and then here I was seeing the name of the commonly thought of advesary of the Tetramgramaton. I may not know the Thelemic view on this, so I can only go from my own ignorance and wonder - why are two forces in seeming opposition being called? So I decided I'd seek people with more experience and knowledge of Thelema.
Is the use of this to show a unification of Opposites? Like Space and Manifestation? Light and Dark? Fire and Water?
Or is there something I'm not aware of in the Thelemic or Crowley world view of the use of terms like Satan?
Thanks in advance, for your patience, with a newbie to Thelema and no doubt a very basic question.