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Aleister Crowley

  • elisavetapro57420has quoted23 days ago
    phenomena of which we are aware take place in our own minds, and therefore the only thing we have to look at is the mind; which is a more constant quantity over all the species of humanity than is generally supposed. What appear to be radical differences, irreconcilable by argument, are usually found to be due to the obstinacy of habit produced by generations of systematic sectarian training.
  • elisavetapro57420has quoted23 days ago
    phenomena of which we are aware take place in our own minds, and therefore the only thing we have to look at is the mind; which is a more constant quantity over all the species of humanity than is generally supposed. What appear to be radical differences, irreconcilable by argument, are usually found to be due to the obstinacy of habit produced by generations of systematic sectarian training.
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    to avoid.
    Just as the eyelid unconsciously closes when the eye is threatened, so must he build up in consciousness this power of inhibition until it sinks below consciousness, adding to his store of automatic force, so that he is free to devote his conscious energy to a yet higher task.
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    he worst of all is of course the ego, which is almost omnipresent and almost irresistible, although so deeply-seated that in normal thought one may not always be aware of it
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    If there is one emotion which is never useful, it is pride; for this reason, that it is bound up entirely with the Ego..
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    The destruction of the Perceptions, either the grosser or the subtler, appears much easier, because the mind not being moved, is free to remember its control
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    And unfortunately the ego-idea, which is the real snake, can throw itself into a multitude of forms, each clothed in the most brilliant dress. Thus the devil is said to be able to disguise himself as an angel of light
  • richhill1986has quoted6 months ago
    Understanding is the structuralization of knowledge
  • Sergio Emanuelhas quotedlast year
    The Order to which I belong," pursued Simon Iff," does not believe anything; it knows, or it doubts, as the case may be; and it seeks ever to increase human knowledge by the method of science,
  • Sergio Emanuelhas quotedlast year
    The true man of genius deliberately subordinates himself, reduces himself to a negative, and allows his genius to play through him as It will.
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