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[Concerning the invisible god] some say that he is Aapep when he riseth up with a head bearing upon it [the feather of] Maat (Truth). But others say that he is Horus when he riseth up with two heads, whereon one beareth [the feather of] Maat, and the other [the symbol of] wickedness. He bestoweth wickedness on him that worketh wickedness, and right and truth upon him that followeth righteousness and truth.

The Papyrus of Ani (The Egyptian Book of the Dead), translated by E A Wallis Budge

Hermetic quote Wallis-Budge The Papyrus of Ani The Egyptian Book of the Dead invisible god aapep feather maat truth horus symbol wickedness right righteousness

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]

Hermetic quote Melanson Prefectibilists public character infinite initiates removed political inclination exception few unknown preserved purity nothing entertainment superstition slavery

Like the scientist, the true occultist learns by his own experience, built upon the recorded previous experience of others.

William Walker Atkinson and Lon Milo DuQuette, The Astral World [Amazon]

Hermetic quote Atkinson DuQuette The Astral World true occultist learns by his own experience built upon the recorded previous experience of others

By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you’ll only destroy yourself.

Akira Kurosawa, & al., Seven Samurai

Hermetic quote Kurosawa Seven Samurai protecting others save yourself

the poetry of transgression is also knowledge. He who transgresses not only breaks a rule. He goes somewhere that the others are not; and he knows something the others don’t know.

Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye

Hermetic Quote Bataille Story of the Eye transgression

My definition of good management is the achievement of objectives through the manipulation of others.

—Jon Taffer, Raise the Bar