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For King, the condition of truth was to allow suffering to speak; for him, justice was what love looks like in public.

Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King

Hermetic quote King Radical love

Anyone who destroys more than he creates must be miserable beyond expression. Question what you see by all means, but believe in something first.

Ramsey Campbell, Demons by Daylight

Hermetic quote Campbell Demons believe

Unfortunately, it is human nature to seek simple solutions to complex problems, and when a “solution” is found that is not immediately disastrous, it is often embraced with enthusiasm far outstripping its actual merit.

Robert Kroese, Starship Grifters

Hermetic quote Kroese Grifters solutions

It is hard, in fact, not to imagine the Angelic Conversations as a kind of Elizabethan sitcom—the records are as much a comedy of errors as they are fearsome divine revelation, with Dee and Kelley gossiping around their scrying board, angels drifting through the room and sternly lecturing them, political intrigues, an annoyed Elizabeth hovering, and walk-on bits from demons and European nobles, all set against the backdrop of the imminent Eschaton.

Jason Louv, The Angelic Reformation: John Dee, Enochian Magick & the Occult Roots of Empire

Hermetic quote Louv Reformation sitcom

Probably this chronic mutual suspicion of our neighbour’s capacities—suggesting, in effect, a hierarchy of competence with respect to human consciousness—will never be settled to everyone’s satisfaction.

Georges Bataille, Story of the Eye

Hermetic quote Bataille Eye suspicion