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Of what use the wisdom of Virginity to him who has been raped by the seducer, ignorance? Of what use sciences or any knowledge except as medicine? Hidden treasure does not come at the word nor by digging with your hands in the main road. Even with the proper implements and accurate knowledge of place, etc., may be but the acquisition of what you possessed long ago. There is a great doubt as to whether it is hidden, except by the strata of your experience and atmospheres of your belief.

Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure

Hermetic quote Spare The Book of Pleasure what use wisdom virginity raped seducer ignorance sciences knowledge medicine treasure hidden strata experience atmospheres belief

The keystone of this arch of misery
Is set by the unfaltering hands
Of Fate. How desperate the anarchy
Wrought in one hour!
The fickle sands
Run through the glass, and all the light is gone.

Aleister Crowley, The Mother’s Tragedy

Hermetic quote Crowley The Mother's Tragedy keystone arch misery set by unfaltering hands fate desperate anarchy wrought one hour fickle sands glass light gone

Her nails were crooked pink sloth-hooks and her bony, nervous hands made clutching, Nosferatu shadows across her concave belly.

Christa Faust, Money Shot