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The Subtle Ruse

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Subtle Ruse the Book of Arabic Wisdom and Guile by Rene R Khawam:

Rene R Khawam's The Subtle Ruse


An English translation of the Raqa’iq al-hilal fi Daqaiq al-hiyal (“Cloaks of Fine Fabric in Subtle Ruses”), written c. 1300 e.v. as a compendium of diplomacy, applied psychology, and subterfuge, in the form of numerous narratives and examples. [via]



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θ Quo Modo Natura Sua est Legenda from the Book of Wisdom or Folly in The Libri of Aleister Crowley

“Yet is this Adaptation but Defence for the most Part, or at the best Subterfuge and Stratagem in the Tactics of thy Life, with but an accidental and subordinate Relation to thy true Will, whereof by Consciousness and by Reason thou mayst be ignorant, unless by Fortune great and rare thou be already harmonized in thyself, the Outer with the Inner, which Grace is not common among Men, and is the Reward of previous Attainment.” [via]