Aleister Crowley

“The word ‘Amen’ is from Amon, the father god of Egypt, and was an ancient Egyptian salutation to the supreme power of the Universe." 

- Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

I stand above the tides of time
And elemental strife;

My figure stands above, sublime,
Shadowing the Key of Life,

And the passion of my mighty rhyme
Divides me as a knife.

For secret symbols on my brow,
And secret thoughts within,

Compel eternity to Now,
Draw the Infinite within.

Light is extended. I and Thou
Are as they had not been.

—  Aleister Crowley, The Holy of Holies

“Much has been said of the loneliness of wisdom, and how much the Truth seeker becomes a pilgrim wandering from star to star. To the ignorant, the wise man is lonely because he abides in distant heights of the mind. But the wise man himself does not feel lonely. Wisdom brings him nearer to life; closer to the heart of the world than the foolish man can ever be. Bookishness may lead to loneliness, and scholarship may end in a battle of beliefs, but the wise man gazing off into space sees not an emptiness, but a space full of life, truth, and law.”

— Manly P. Hall: Sacred Magic of the Qabbalah