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There! there is happiness; heaven in a teaspoon; happiness, with all its intoxication, all its folly, all its childishness. You can swallow it without fear; it is not fatal; it will in nowise injure your physical organs.

Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley, The Playground of the Seraphim from The Poem of Hashish in The Herb Dangerous

Hermetic quote Baudelaire Crowley The Herb Dangerous happiness teaspoon intoxication folly childishness swallow without fear not fatal nowise injure physical organs

The pleasure which escapes them changes itself for them into a long irritation and desire. The more murderous are their excesses, the more it seems to them that supreme happiness is at hand. … One more bumper of strong drink, one more spasm, one more violence done to Nature… Ah! at last, here is pleasure; here is life … and their desire, in the paroxysm of its insatiable hunger, extinguishes itself for ever in death.

Éliphas Lévi, trans Aleister Crowley, Liber XLVI The Key of the Mysteries

Hermetic quote Levi Crowley Liber XLVI The Keys of the Mysteries pleasure escapes irritation desire murderous excesses more drink spasm violence nature life paroxysm insatiable hunger extinguishes in death

Man owes himself to his family; his family owes itself to the fatherland; and the fatherland to humanity.

The egoism of man merits isolation and despair; that of the family, ruin and exile; that of the fatherland, war and invasion.

The man who isolates himself from every human love, saying, “I will serve God,” deceives himself.

Éliphas Lévi, trans Aleister Crowley, Liber XLVI The Key of the Mysteries

Hermetic quote Levi Crowley Liber XLVI The key to the Mysteries man owes himself to family fatherland humanity egoism merits isolation despair ruin exile war invasion isolates human love serve god deceives

Their wider scope,
        Limitless Empire o’er the world of thought,
            Help my desires to press
    Beyond all stars toward God and Heaven and Hope;
        And in the world-amazing chase is wrought
            Somehow — all Happiness.

Aleister Crowley, “Dreams” in Mysteries

Hermetic quote Crowley Dreams Mysteries wider scope limitless empire world through help desires press beyond all stars god heaven hope chase wrought somehow happiness

All that we are from mind results, on mind is founded, built of mind.
Who acts or speaks with righteous thought, him happiness doth surely find.

Dhammapada, trans Aleister Crowley, quoted in Oracles

Hermetic quote Crowley Oracles Dhammapada all from mind results founded built acts speaks righteous though happiness surely find

I am the aspiration unto the higher; I am the love of the unknown. I am the blind ache within the heart of man. I am the minister of the sacrament of pain. I swing the censer of worship, and I sprinkle the waters of purification. I am the daughter of the house of the invisible. I am the Priestess of the Silver Star.

Aleister Crowley, The Cry of the 19th Aethyr, Which is Called POP, The Vision and The Voice

Hermetic quote Crowley The Vision and The Voice Cry of the 19th Aethyr POP aspiration love unknown blind ache heart man minister sacrament pain censer worship waters putification daughter invisible priestess silver star