“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”
“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”
Wonder alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff.
And, be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee.
Be not moved by aught without or within:
keep silence in all ways.
Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth
“We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.”