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To become wise, they would have to learn the true meaning of their own doctrines, symbols, and books, of which they at present merely know the outward form and the dead letter. They would have to form a much higher and nobler conception of God than to invest Him with the attributes of semi-animal man.

Franz Hartmann, With The Adepts [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher, Hermetic Library]

Hermetic quote Hartmann With the Adepts become wise learn true meaning

In our school we are instructed by Divine wisdom, the heavenly bride, whose will is free, and who comes to him whom she selects. The mysteries which we know embrace everything that can possibly be known in regard to God, Nature, and Man. Every sage that has ever existed has graduated in our school, in which he could have learned true wisdom.

Franz Hartmann, In The Pronaos of The Temple of Wisdom [Bookshop, Amazon]

Hermetic quote Hartman Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom divine wisdom heavenly bride mysteries embrace everything god nature man

“And every religion has its fanatics, who are willing to do terrible things in the name of their god. No one is immune.” His lips quirked. “It’s a failing of humanity, not of any particular sect.”

Ruthanna Emrys, The Litany of Earth [Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Emrys Litany of Earth every religion has fanatics failing of humanity

Incense suffocated him like poison-gas. He fell out of the church. The void surrounding him would not tolerate a God, and no God could tolerate the void. He ran blindly, fleeing the taste which moved with him.

Ramsey Campbell, Demons by Daylight

Hermetic quote Campbell Demons by Daylight the void surrounding him would not tolerate a god

CUTHBERT: You worship a god who doesn’t even know you exist.

ASHTON: And you worship one who sees your mind as food, and nothing more. You’re like a blade of grass worshiping a cow.

CUTHBERT: Let’s just agree to disagree.

Alan Ryker, When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha

Hermetic quote Ryker Met disagree

“Look, J., despite all my efforts, I still can’t honestly say that I feel closer to God and to myself,” I tell him, with barely concealed exasperation. “That’s because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesn’t teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.”

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Hermetic quote Coelho Aleph time

Many religions have a belief in the supernatural. This may be a belief in God or in supernatural forces. Some ask for a belief in many gods. In H+ there is only a belief in the potential of yourself and in the potential of your fellow human beings.

Edward De Bono, H+ A New Religion?

Hermetic quote de Bono H+ supernatural

“I’m praying …”
“To the god of antlers and hooves?
… pray away, moron, for all the harm you will do.”

Sara Hess, Deadwood, s02e10