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Furthermore that I will perform all practical work connected with this Order, in a place concealed … that I will keep secret this inner Rosicrucian Knowledge … that I will only perform any practical magic before the uninitiated which is of a simple and already well-known nature, and that I will show them no secret mode of working whatsoever.

Ritual of the 5 = 6 Grade of Adeptus Minor, the Ritual of the Order of Rosæ Rubeæ Et Aureæ Crusis at Aleister Crowley, “The Adept” in The Temple of Solomon the King, Book II, continued, serialized in The Equinox.

Hermetic quote Golden Dawn Adeptus Minor Aleister Crowley Adept will perform work order place concealed keep secret inner Rosicrucian knowledge uninitiated no secret mode working

Of what use the wisdom of Virginity to him who has been raped by the seducer, ignorance? Of what use sciences or any knowledge except as medicine? Hidden treasure does not come at the word nor by digging with your hands in the main road. Even with the proper implements and accurate knowledge of place, etc., may be but the acquisition of what you possessed long ago. There is a great doubt as to whether it is hidden, except by the strata of your experience and atmospheres of your belief.

Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure

Hermetic quote Spare The Book of Pleasure what use wisdom virginity raped seducer ignorance sciences knowledge medicine treasure hidden strata experience atmospheres belief

Kamchatka belongs to “Mother Russia” – a punning affirmation of its “Yin” nature. As well it is a place very little touched by human beings, in which drastic changes of ecology and terrain occur on a regular basis. It contains many unique plant and animal species, thus representing the way in which Binah is unrestrained by the “status quo” of the lower spheres.

Benjamin Rowe, The 91 Parts of the Earth, Part 2

Hermetic quote Rowe 91 Parts of the Earth Kamchatka belongs Mother Russia punning affirmation yin nature binah status quo lower spheres

Then the plot was incredibly loose. It was of no particular time and no particular place, and to any cultured listener it seemed to have little bits of everything and everybody put in at odd moments.

Charles Williams, Descent Into Hell

Hermetic quote Williams Descent plot

He would crouch at the threshold, and call, call, call, call her Knock, knock, knock at the door; no more held back, but wild This is the place where he put pen to paper

Uvi Poznansky and Zeev Kachel, Home

Hermetic quote Poznansky Kachel home place

it is intended to be a place where those who earnestly aspire to spirituality may find the external conditions necessary to cultivate it and to acquire the true “magic staff” that will securely support them on their voyage through eternity; namely, the power to recognise divine truth within their own selves–not by any capacity of their own, but by the power of the Light itself, which comes to all men if they are willing that the darkness should be driven away.

Franz Hartmann, With The Adepts