What is a Thelemite? There are a few ways of looking at the word. First of all, the dictionary provides a defintion tantamount to hedonist. So, when not capitalized, it may well mean this. In fact Brother R.B.'s thesis on the word 'Thelemite' suggests even the capitalized version of the word may well mean this. That's not the way most Thelemites see it, though. A Thelemite is someone who follows the philosophical path of Thelema, which is also a religion in the United States based on this philosophy.