upon attainment of the K & C, the adept then takes up the task of aspiration unto the true and ultimate grail, the supernal Cup of Babalon.
“But,” I objected, “such an institution would require an Adept as a teacher. Would you consent to teach?” To this Theodorus answered, “Wherever there is a want, the supply will not fail to come, for there is no vacuum in nature.”
Franz Hartmann, With The Adepts
The Satanist at Pharaoh’s Court by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“Although some fool, over a dozen centuries beyond the setting of our story, pontificated that you cannot serve two masters, namely, God and Mammon (Matthew 6:24) the character in our story did so—and with flare!”
“I am speaking about that adept in the Occult Arts, namely, Joseph the Satanist at Pharaoh’s royal court! One may question labelling Joseph a Satanist — however, I do not!”
Thou art the hermit alone on the peak
And also the adept who climbs up to seek
The wisdom of sages and their reflection.
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
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