Occultism Quotes

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Joris-Karl Huysmans
“Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God...It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.”
Joris-Karl Huysmans

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael W. Ford
“Black Magick is the process of self-transformation through an antinomian initiatory structure, Black meaning the hidden wisdom, power of darkness, dreams and staging the reality you wish and Magick being the process to ascend, become immortal in spirit.”
Michael W. Ford, Adamu - Luciferian Tantra and Sex Magick

W.B. Yeats
“I was dancing with an immortal august woman, who had black lilies in her hair, and her dreamy gesture seemed laden with a wisdom more profound than the darkness that is between star and star, and with a love like the love that breathed upon the waters; and as we danced on and on, the incense drifted over us and round us, covering us away as in the heart of the world, and ages seemed to pass, and tempests to awake and perish in the folds of our robes and in her heavy hair.

Suddenly I remembered that her eyelids had never quivered, and that her lilies had not dropped a black petal, or shaken from their places, and understood with a great horror that I danced with one who was more or less than human, and who was drinking up my soul as an ox drinks up a wayside pool; and I fell, and darkness passed over me.”
W.B. Yeats, Rosa Alchemica

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Like the moon shining bright
Up high with all its grace,
I can only show you at night
And hide half of my face.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Franz Bardon
“Life is not a fairground, but a school. -- Franz Bardon”
Franz Bardon

Aleister Crowley
“Light, Life and Love are like three glow-worms at thy feet: the whole universe of stars, the dewdrops on the grass whereon thou walkest!”
Aleister Crowley, The Vision and the Voice: With Commentary and Other Papers

Dacha Avelin
“Magick is an art; using reality and the world as its canvas.”
Dacha Avelin, Old World Witchcraft: Pathway To Effective Magick

Joséphin Péladan
“Those very superficial sensualists and profligates who lead the dance of Latin decadence have not seen, among their dancing girls and their pennies, that the disappearance of symbols was a precursor to the ruin of a people; communities only have abstract reasons for existing...”
Josephin Peladan

Joséphin Péladan
“Covering oneself, surrounding oneself with shapes and colors that correspond to a plan, mean that that plan is beginning to be realized.”
Josephin Peladan

Joséphin Péladan
“The absence of symbols in our life debases it as much as any government can...”
Josephin Peladan

Albert Pike
“If you would understand the true secrets of Alchemy, you must study the works of the Masters with patience and assiduity. Every word is often an enigma; and to him who reads in haste, the whole will seem absurd. Even when they seem to teach that the Great Work is the purification of the Soul, and so deal only with morals, they most conceal their meaning, and deceive all but the Initiates.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Dacha Avelin
“Explore your light and celebrate your darkness.”
Dacha Avelin

Dion Fortune
“Form is the matrix in which the fluidic consciousness is held till it acquires an organisation proof against dispersal; till it becomes a nucleus of individuality differentiated out of the amorphous sea of pure being. If the matrix be broken too soon, before the fluidic consciousness had become set as an organised system of stresses stereotyped by repetition, consciousness settles back again into formlessness, even as the clay returns to mud if freed from the supporting restraint of the mould before it has set. If there is a mystic whose mysticism produces mundane incapacity or any form of dissociation of consciousness, we know that the mould had been broken too soon for him, and he must return to the discipline of form until its lesson has been learnt and his consciousness has attained a coherent and cohesive organisation that not even Nirvana can disrupt. Let him hew wood and carry water in the service of the Temple if he will, but let him not profane its holy place with his pathologies and immaturities.”
Dion Fortune

Peter Levenda
“Science fiction authors have made contributions to science, such as Arthur C. Clarke and his invention of geosynchronous satellite, among other ideas. Fantasy and horror authors make (unconscious) contributions to occultism and magic by identifying information at deep levels of the human psyche. By focusing on fear and horror, these authors directly address our most hidden nature, which is another way of saying that they open a Gate into the Mauve Zone.”
Peter Levenda, The Dark Lord: H.P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant, and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic

Robert Irwin
“Apparently we sorcerers use black notebooks as diaries, but red notebooks for transcribing spells and exorcisms.)”
Robert Irwin, Satan Wants Me

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The supernatural always makes it seem as though there is nothing super about the natural.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Albert Pike
“Another jewel is necessary for you, and in certain undertakings cannot be dispensed with. It is what is termed the Kabalistic pentacle... This carries with it the power of commanding the spirits of the elements. It is necessary for you to know how to use it, and that you will learn by perseverance if you are a lover of the science of our predecessors the Sages.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“This idea presided at the foundation of the great religious orders, so often at war with secular authorities, ecclesiastical or civil. Its realization was also the dream of the dissident sects of Gnostics or Illuminati who pretended to connect their faith with the primitive tradition of the Christianity of Saint John. It at length became a menace for the Church and Society, when a rich and dissolute Order, initiated in mysterious doctrines of the Kabalah, seemed disposed to turn against legitimate authority the conservative principle of Hierarchy, and threatened the entire world with an immense revolution.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“The Templars, like all other Secret Orders and Associations, had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters, which was Johannism; the other public, which was the Roman Catholic. Thus they deceived adversaries whom they sought to supplant. Hence Free-Masonry, vulgarly imagined to have begun with the Dionysian Architects or the German Stone-workers, adopted Saint John the Evangelist as one of its patrons, associating with him, in order not to arouse the suspicions of Rome, Saint John the Baptist, and thus covertly proclaiming itself the child of the Kabalah and Essinism together.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“[The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for Adepts, the Princes of Masonry. The whole body of the Royal and Sacerdotal Art was hidden so carefully, centuries since, in the High Degrees, as that it is even yet impossible to solve many of the enigmas they contain. It is well enough for the mass of those called Masons, to imagine that all is contained in the Blue Degrees; and whose attempts to undeceive them will labor in vain, and without any true reward violate his obligations as an Adept. Masonry is the veritable Sphinx, buried to the head in the sands heaped round it by ages.]”
Albert Pike

Albert Pike
“The Occult Science of the Ancient Magi was concealed under the shadows of the Ancient Mysteries it was imperfectly revealed or rather disfigured by the Gnostics: it is guessed at under the obscurities that cover the pretended crimes of the Templars; and it is found enveloped in enigmas that seem impenetrable, in the Rights of the Highest Masonry.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“It was the remembrance of this scientific and religious Absolute, of this doctrine that is summed up in a word, of this Word, in fine, alternately lost and found again, that was transmitted to the Elect of all the Ancient Initiations: it was this same remembrance, preserved, or perhaps profaned in the celebrated Rose-Croix, of the Illuminati, and of the Hermetic Freemasons, the reason of their strange rites, of their signs more or less conventional, and, above all, of their mutual devotedness and of their power.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“Commentaries and studies have been multiplied upon the Divine Comedy, the work of DANTE, and yet no one, so far as we know, has pointed out its especial character. The work of the great Ghibellin is a declaration of war against the Papacy, by bold revelations of the Mysteries.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasonry 1

Albert Pike
“Thus there is an Absolute, in the matters of Intelligence and of Faith. The Supreme Reason has not left the gleams of the human understanding to vacillate by hazard. There is an incontestable verity, there is an infallible method of knowing this verity, and by the knowledge of it, those who accept it as a rule may give their will a sovereign power that will make them masters of inferior things and of all errant spirits that is to say, will make them the Arbiters and Kings of the World.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Albert Pike
“...thus it is, according to the general understanding, that one fights well the battle of life. Even to succeed in business by that boldness which halts for no risks, that audacity which stakes all upon hazardous chances; by the shrewdness of the close dealer, the boldness of the unscrupulous operator, even by the knaveries of the stock-board and the gold-room; to crawl up into place by disreputable means or the votes of brutal ignorance,-these also are deemed to be among the great successes of life.”
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Dacha Avelin
“Cursing and healing. Left-hand path and right-hand path. Black and white. Desiring and repelling. They are all part of the same circle. All interlocking forms of spiritual, magickal and transformational work. Human energies in the spiritual, coming into the material world through perfectly natural means. ”
Dacha Avelin

Dacha Avelin
“A Witch is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who has honestly explored her light and learned to celebrate her darkness. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities of her power. She is a woman who radiates mystery. She is magnetic. She is a witch.”
Dacha Avelin, Embracing Your Inner Witch: The Maidens Guide to Old World Witchcraft

Dacha Avelin
“If you are drawn to the path of Witchcraft, it is because you've had some kind of life experience that has shocked you … and awakened you”
Dacha Avelin, Old World Witchcraft: Pathway To Effective Magick

Kenneth Grant
“Now, more than ever before, it is evident that man must find his centre, his 'soul', or perish as a self-conscious entity.”
Kenneth Grant, Outside the Circles Of Time

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