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"After a while he took the word again: 'Go thou then moonwards; on the great salt plain; So to a pillar. Adamant, alone, It stands. Around it see them overthrown, King, earl, and knight. There lie the questing slain, A thousand years forgotten-bone by bone. 'No more is spoken-the tradition goes: 'There learns the seeker what he seeks or knows,' Thence-none have passed. The desert leagues may keep Some other secret-some profounder deep Than this one echoed fear: the desert shows Its ghastly triumph-silence. There they sleep. 'There, brave and pure, there, true and strong, they stay Bleached in the desert, till the solemn day Of God's revenge-none knoweth them: they rest Unburied, unremembered, unconfessed. What names of strength, of majesty, had they? What suns are these gone down into the West?" - The Hermetic Library Blog
The Nameless Quest in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost (Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley. “After a while he took the word again: ‘Go thou then moonwards; on the great salt plain; So to a pillar. Adamant, alone, It stands. Around it see them overthrown, King, earl, …