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This time she set her will against my will;
Swore that she would not come: in my despair
I half believed her an enchantress fair
Cruel as hell and dowered with subtle skill
To strain my life out with her love, and kill
My soul with misery: suddenly a rare
Swift smile set shimmering all the ambient air,
And then I knew she was my true love still.

Aleister Crowley, Alice: An Adultery, The Twenty-Sixth Day.

Hermetic quote Crowley Alice An Adultery against my will despair half believed enchantress cruel hell skill strain life love kill soul misery true love still

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. Thunder again; words that proclaimed themselves true—truer somehow than truth itself.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Hermetic quote Huxley Brave truth

Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

“I think it will be clear that in order to read the man’s mind, you must put away from you anything like emotion. You are there to kill him efficiently, and you should practice the detachment of the surgeon, who does not wring his hands and wail when he sees the patient on the operating table.” [via]

Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

“I may dislike this quality in him so much that I am willing to kill him as the only cure; and he is equally right to kill me if he dislikes the color of my necktie. How many people were killed because they wanted to spell ‘Homoousios,’ ‘Homoiousios’ with the iota?” [via]