I become KAOS and You are my bride,
Our union is ecstasy, light glorified!
My lover, my mistress, my sole devotion,
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
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Concerning Death by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.
“Now art thou the hunter, and Death rideth beside thee with his horse and spear as thou chasest thy Will through the forests of Eternity, whose trees are the hair of Nuit thy mistress!” [
ΚΕΦΑΛΗ ΜΕ Chinese Music in Liber CCCXXXIII, The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley.
“And yet doubt is a good servant but a bad master; a perfect mistress, but a nagging wife.” [
The Reaper in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost ( Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley.
“I swoon in that imperial embrace—
Lay we asleep till evening, or dead?
I knew not, but the wonder of her face
Grew as the dawn and never satiated.
She knew not in her strong imperial soul
How hopeless was the slavery of life,
How by the part man learns to love the whole,
How each man’s mistress calls herself a wife.” [ via]
To Laura in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost ( Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley.
“MISTRESS, I pray thee, when the wind
Exults upon the roaring sea,
Come to my bosom, kissed and kind
And sleep upon the lips of me!” [ via]
William Blake and the Imagination in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.
“There have been men who loved the future like a mistress, and the future mixed her breath into their breath and shook her hair about them, and hid them from the understanding of their times.” [
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“A significant study on the cult of Pomba Gira, this is the most comprehensive work in the English language on the Devil’s mistress, whose Brazilian cult has bewitched so many. It is a book that those seeking congress with the current of strong female magical sexuality have long desired.”