“The dead man Ankh-f-na-Khonsu
Saith with his voice of truth and calm:
O thou that hast a single arm!
O thou that glitterest in the moon!
I weave thee in the spinning charm;
I lure thee with the billowy tune.
The dead man Ankh-f-na-Khonsu
Hath joined the dwellers of the light,
Opening Duant, the star abodes,
Their keys receiving.
The dead man Ankh-f-na-Khonsu
Hath made his passage into night,
His pleasure on the earth to do
Among the living.” [via]
“An Epistle of Baphomet to the Illustrious Damozel Ana Wright, Companion of the Holy Graal, Shining Like the Moon.
That She and Her Sisters May Bring Comfort to All Them That Are Nigh Death, and Unto Such as Love Them.” [via]
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“Consequently it is reasonable to believe that the movers of the heaven of the Moon belong to the order of Angels, and those of Mercury to that of the Archangels, and those of Venus to that of the Thrones; all of whom, receiving their nature from the love of the Holy Spirit, perform their operation, which is innate in them, namely, the movement of that heaven, filled with love, from which the form of the said heaven derives a potent ardor by which the souls here below are kindled to love, according to their disposition.” [via]
“If these divisions are taken Qabalistically, the T of the 4T may be seen as Taurus, the 6 of 6ω as the central Sun, the 4 also as the equal armed cross and the horns of Aries as the inverted omega at the base. 9G on the left boundary of the 4T may be seen as the lunar crescent crowning the figure as both the moon and the horns of Taurus, and by duplication, the horns of Aries as its base. The a24 on the left boundary may be equated with the 24 Theorems that divide the text of the Hieroglyphic Monad, and may also be associated with the critical place that the number 24 and its value play in the mathesis of the Monad.” [via]
“the ‘moon’ betokens our reasoning or intellectual faculties, which (as the moon reflects the light of the sun) should reflect the light coming from the higher spiritual faculty and transmit it into our daily conduct” [via]
As the moon reflects the light of the sun,
We also reflect the light of the One!
As each of our stars forever shines on,
I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!
— In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess
The Hermetic Library arts and letters pool is a project to publish poetry, prose and art that is inspired by or manifests the Western Esoteric Tradition.
“The Eyeless Owl presents a brief animation in which an executive decides against omens and portents, during ‘A Serious Inquiry into the Vulgar Notion of Nature…’
2010 – Terry Hahin – Movement, David Metcalfe – Scrawling, Sean Mills – Aural Accompaniment, Jessica Danjieri – Touch Ups, Zac Odin – Poetics, D. Du’pre – Muse and Succulent Beats.”
“Then surged the maddening tide
Of my intention. Onward! Let me run!
Thy steed, O Moon! Thy chariot, O Sun!
Lend me fierce feet, winged sandals, wings as wide
As thine, O East wind! And the goal is won!
Was ever such a cruel solitude?” [via]
“And the full moon shone,
A glory for God’s eyes to dwell upon,
A path of silver furrowed in the air,
A gateway where an angel might have gone.
And forward gleamed a narrow way of earth
Crusted with salt: I watch the fairy birth
Of countless flashes on the crystal flakes,
Forgetting it is only death that makes
Its home the centre of that starry girth.
Yet, what is life?” [via]