To me every new scene, every new point of view, is welcome. I want to be taught. I want to enlarge my mind. Nihil humani a me alienum puto. Even so, humani is one word too many.
Learn to speak the truth, and you will begin to notice when you are telling lies.
It requires much more study and effort to Know Yourself, than it does to give others advice they do not need. Learn to mind your own business, and in time others will follow your example.
Your first duty to Humanity is self-improvement. Man is ignorant of the nature and powers of his own being. Until he has obtained a scientific knowledge of himself, he cannot really expect to aid others.
Take plenty of fresh air and exercise, and don’t become so obsessed with dark seances that you overlook the value of Sunlight.
You are practically bound to obtain what you truly ask for. Be sure of what you really want before you ask for it.
The best type of man or woman is the one who can eat anything, and does eat anything according to the natural promptings of his or her being, and that without causing digestive troubles.
Don’t become a “diet crank” you will have no time for anything else more important. Use your common sense — experiment if you like — but don’t form habits.
Rather be the tortoise than the hare. Real progress is made despite obstacles, and the more obstacles we meet — and overcome — the stronger becomes our will.
The Hierophant: “May what we have this day partaken of, sustain us in our search for the Quintessence; the Stone of the Philosophers; the True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness, and the Summum Bonum.”
— Golden Dawn’s Ritual of the 0○=0□ Grade of Neophyte
“The PRIEST + The LORD bless you.
+ The LORD enlighten your minds and comfort your hearts and sustain your bodies.
+ The LORD bring you to the accomplishment of your true Wills, the Great Work, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.”
— Aleister Crowley’s Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass