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The supreme spirit which pervades, embraces, and penetrates everything, being the very essence, soul, and life of all things in the universe, from the atom up to the whole solar system, is beyond all mental conception.

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

Hermetic quote Hartmann With the Adepts supreme spirit pervades embraces penetrates everything essence soul life universe

An unhealthy life of thought and feeling will not fail to obstruct the path to higher knowledge. Clear, calm thinking, with stability of feeling and emotion, form here the basis of all work. Nothing should be further removed from the student than an inclination toward a fantastical, excitable life, toward nervousness, exaggeration, and fanaticism.

Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Steiner Higher Worlds clear calm thinking stability feeling emotion basis of all work

“Life always has room for heroism.” It was not just romantic nonsense but a precise and sober statement of the fact that our Soviet life is not the ultimate instance of reality but only, as it were, its anteroom.

Victor Pelevin, trans. Andrew Bromfield, Omon Ra [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Pelevin Bromfield Omon Ra romantic nonsense precise sober fact reality

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

In life there are wounds that, like leprosy, silently scrape at and consume the soul, in solitude

Sadegh Hedayat and Naveed Noori, The Blind Owl

Hermetic quote Hedayat Noori The Blind Owl wounds

In magic—and in life—there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points.

Paulo Coelho, Aleph

Hermetic quote Coelho Aleph present