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It has naturally been objected by economists that our Law, in declaring every man and every woman to be a star, reduces society to its elements, and makes hierarchy or even democracy impossible. The view is superficial. Each star has a function in its galaxy proper to its own nature. Much mischief has come from our ignorance in insisting, on the contrary, that each citizen is fit for any and every social duty. But also our Law teaches that a star often veils itself from its nature. Thus the vast bulk of humanity is obsessed by an abject fear of freedom; the principal objections hitherto urged against my Law have been those of people who cannot bear to imagine the horrors which would result if they were free to do their own wills.

Aleister Crowley, New Comment on II:58, Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law

Hermetic quote Crowley New Comment Liber Legis The Book of the Law man woman star hierarchy democracy impossible function proper nature mischief citizen purpose imagine horrors free do own wills