I will only say that my main idea had been to found a community on the principles of The Book of the Law, to form an archetype of a new society. The main ethical principle is that each human being has his own definite object in life. He has every right to fulfil this purpose, and none to do anything else. It is the business of the community to help each of its members to achieve this aim; in consequence all rules should be made, and all questions of policy decided, by the application of this principle to the circumstances.
Aleister Crowley, Confessions, Chapter 87
“I am all goodness, love, truth, mercy, health. I am a necessary part of God’s universe. I am a divine soul, and only good can come through me or to me. God made me, and He could make nothing but goodness and purity and worth. I am the reflection of all His qualities.” This is the “new” religion; yet it is older than the universe. It is God’s own thought put into practical form.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Heart of the New Thought [Amazon, Bookshop, Local Library]
The public character of its meetings, the almost infinite number of its initiates, and the ease with which they are admitted have removed from Masonry every trace of political inclination. And if an exception is made of some very few and almost unknown lodges in which the light is preserved in its purity, all the others are nothing more than entertainment centers or schools of superstition and slavery.
Terry Melanson, Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
Of such banality was grief made.
Tamsyn Muir, Harrow the Ninth [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
Unexpectedly, this did not kill her; and what did not kill her made her curious.
Tamsyn Muir, Harrow the Ninth Harrow the Ninth [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]