The ‘Worst Man in the World’ Tells the Astounding Story of His Life in Articles by Aleister Crowley.
“That brings me to what is magic. The ordinary man is inclined to laugh at the word. He says that it is a phantom of the morbid and ignorant minds of the ancient and the Middle Ages.
Yet he is superstitious enough to believe in signs and omens, in astrologers and palmists, who claim to read destiny in stars and hands.” [via]
William Blake and the Imagination in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.
“When no man believed these things William Blake believed them, and began that preaching against the Philistine, which is as the preaching of the Middle Ages against the Saracen.” [via]