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The Man-Who-Dies is the Tester or Questioner, the one who does not accept what is normally taken as truth without testing it himself. As such he is an object of fear to most people, who are happier with comfortable lies than uncomfortable truths, and is characterized as a devil, rebel, or dangerous heretic of one sort or another. His testing of accepted norms usually brings him into a position where he finds himself working to bring about change in the status quo so that new growth can occur, or to resist the excesses of an entrenched power. Traditionally he ends up being killed, imprisoned or otherwise punished by the guardians of the status quo, but with the advent of the anti-hero in modern literature, he often ends up conquering.

Benjamin Rowe, Tables of Correspondences for the INRI / IRNI Formulas

Hermetic quote Rowe Tables of Correspondences for the INRI / IRNI Formulas man who dies test questioner not accept truth without testing people happier comfortable lies uncomfortable truths rebel heretic

“Why did we go and perform that ritual around that other oak tree? How does that help us become better human beings?” “Precisely because most people don’t perform rituals around oak trees anymore, and because by performing apparently absurd rituals, you get in touch with something deep in your soul, in the oldest part of yourself, the part closest to the origin of everything.”

Paulo Coelho, Aleph [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Coelho Aleph perform ritual become better human beings performing absurd deep soul yourself origin everything