Due reverence for Divine powers is an absolute necessity in the search for occult wisdom, and can alone lead any student in safety to success in the arts of High Magic.
Hermetic Arcanum of Penes Nos Unda Tagi (Jean d’Espagnet), trans. W Wynn Westcott.
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