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Siℜ Thömås V

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So, happier than I had ever dared hope to be, I dissolved again into that native infinity of crystal oblivion from which the daemon Life had called me for one brief and desolate hour.

—H.P. Lovecraft, “Ex Oblivion” (via admiraloblivious)

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What if the way we perceive the problem is actually part of the problem?

—Slavoj Žižek (2011-07-01) lecture (via quotemy)

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The last vvill and testament of Basil Valentine, monke of the Order of St. Bennet, by Basilius Valentinus (1671 edition).

The writings of an alleged alchemist from the 15th century, The last vvill and testament, in its two treatises, details alchemical knowledge and expands upon the process by which the long-sought-after philosopher’s stone may be created through twelve allegorical “Keys”.

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Athanasius Kircher. Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (The Great Art of Light and Shadow). 1646.

While I have no tattoos and do not plan on having any, I would just like to say that the reverse/right-side-up devil in the second photo would make a great tattoo.  Or a silly one.

Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via hierarchical-aestheticism )

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Now is this golden crown like a deep well
That owes two buckets, filling one another,
The emptier ever dancing in the air,
The other down, unseen and full of water:
That bucket down and full of tears am I,
Drinking my griefs, whilst you mount up on high.

—Richard (Richard II, Act IV scene i)

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To study, therefore is to serve God. Note also that knowledge has three properties, of which the first is that it always gains and never diminishes, the second is that it fosters virtuous habits, and the third is that it does not increase unless the knower Wills it and delights in it and seeks after it with the reason and will.

—The Picatrix, medieval Arabic grimoire (via lucifelle)

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While you here do snoring lie,
Open-eyed conspiracy
His time doth take.
If of life you keep a care,
Shake off slumber, and beware:
Awake, awake!

—Ariel (The Tempest, Act II scene i)

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People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

—Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (via quotes-shape-us)

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Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.

—Mooji (via queenofchalices)

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