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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 [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Hermetic Library]

Hermetic quote Hartmann With the Adepts become wise learn true meaning

“Dearest princess!” I replied, “I do not know what you are talking about. I am not luminous, and I never saw a luminous man. In our country nobody has a light of his own.”

“Alas!” said the princess, “what a fearful fate it must be to have no light, and to live in a country of perpetual darkness.”

Franz Hartmann, Among the Gnomes

Hermetic quote Hartmann Among the Gnomes to live in a country of perpetual darkness

I squeeze my eyes shut and try to reach for him across the hundreds and hundreds of miles, to send my thoughts into his mind, to let him know he is not alone. But he is. And I can’t help him.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Collins Mockingjay to let him know he is not alone but he is

He never trusted nondrinkers. They either didn’t know how to enjoy life or they were self-righteous. Either way meant they were difficult to work with.

Andy Weir, Randomize

Hermetic quote Weir Randomize nondrinkers

the poetry of transgression is also knowledge. He who transgresses not only breaks a rule. He goes somewhere that the others are not; and he knows something the others don’t know.

Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye

Hermetic Quote Bataille Story of the Eye transgression

Max looks up the dark passage. “Tell Max what is there.” “I can’t. Or, I could, but you wouldn’t understand yet. You have to want to know. You have to make the choice yourself.”

Blake Crouch, Summer Frost

Hermetic quote Crouch Summer Frost choice

It’s like meeting yourself again and again, at the back of every dream, the author of every trip. We find each other and know each other over and over.

Mary Sativa, Acid Temple Ball

Hermetic quote Sativa Acid meeting

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