Let Mary inviolate be torn upon wheels
And her chastity broken beneath holy seals,
Each with with seven-point star written on!
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
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ϝ Ultima Thesis de Amore from the Book of Wisdom or Folly in The Libri of Aleister Crowley
“But in this Matter be prudent and be silent, discerning subtly and with acumen the nature of the Will within thee; so that thou mistake not Fear for Chastity, or Anger for Courage.” [via]
II. His Ruling Symbols from The Philosophy of Shelley’s Poetry in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.
“as a cold and changeable fire set in the bare heavens, she governs alike chastity and the joyless idle drifting hither and thither of generated things” [via]