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Will there be a day when someone discovers the secrets of these supernatural events, that reflection of the shadow of the soul that manifests itself between awakening and sleep, in a state of purgatory and unconsciousness?

Sadegh Hedayat, trans Naveed Noori, The Blind Owl [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Hedayat Noori The Blind Owl discovers secrets supernatural events reflection shadow soul manifests between awakening sleep state purgatory unconsciousness

Charisma, the projection of an aura of self confidence, is based on a simple trick. After a short while there is no difference at all between the pretence and the actuality of self confidence. Anyone wishing to remedy a lack of confidence and charisma, and uncertain as to how to begin pretending to these qualities, may find that a day or two spent pretending to absolute zero self confidence will quickly reveal both the effectiveness of pretence and the specific thoughts, words, gestures and postures required to project either pretence.

Pete Carroll, Rituals and Spell Objectives and Design in Eight Magics

Hermetic quote Carroll Rituals and Spell Objectives and Design in Eight Magics charisma self confidence trick pretence actuality

There is a law governing all things. There is a connecting link between earth, air and sea, between flowers, beasts and birds, between mankind and all animals, and inanimate things, a mysterious joining of mind to matter. It is an intangible something, perhaps an electrical current, but certain it is that the line is there and unbroken, and between every human creature whom God has made, there is the same unbroken chain, which can be followed up link by link, step by step, until we find ourselves on the boundaries of the next world and perhaps beyond; who can tell? The chain may be unbroken even then.

Lydia Leavitt, Bohemian Society [Amazon, Amazon (Dodo Press), Bookshop (Dodo Press, Gutenberg, Local Library]

Hermetic-quote Leavitt Bohemian Society law governing all connecting link unbroken chain next world perhaps beyond

I roll over and put my arms around Jesse, we hold each other tenderly and rock in the sun. Jesse pushes into me slowly, wet and silky, lies against me with one leg between mine, his body and the sun one embrace touching and awakening me.

Mary Sativa, Acid Temple Ball [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Sativa Acid Temple Ball body sun embrace touching awakening

She felt it. This was not her imagination. It was all around her, but she couldn’t get a handle on it. It was as untouchable as the static between two radio channels.

Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Hex [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Heuvelt Hex static between two channels