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The Feast of T.H.T.I.T.I. Brother Israel Regardie

Israel Regardie quote posted by T Polyphilus over on his blog today at “The Feast of T.H.T.I.T.I. Brother Israel Regardie“:

He said, as interviewed by Alan Miller (1985):

“I don’t consider myself a Master, in no way. [Crowley] may be a Master. I’m not. The less gab they have, the less emphasis on I love you, you love me, God loves us, and I love God, the more emphasis on the facts. Look, you’re a human being, and you’ve got a certain amount of guts — use it as a means of scaling the ladders of achieving the heights. Love and God will take care of themselves. First, be yourself, damn it, and stop talking about things you have no understanding of. This is my attitude.”

The Position and Possibilities of the Masonic Order from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst.

“The future development and the value of the Order as a moral force in society depend, therefore, upon the view its members take of their system. If they do not spiritualize it they will but increasingly materialize it. If they fail to interpret its veiled purport, to enter into the understanding of its underlying philosophy, and to translate its symbolism into what is signified thereby, they will be mistaking shadow for substance, a husk for the kernel, and secularizing what was designed as a means of spiritual instruction and grace.” [via]