30 Powerful Occult Quotes

  1. “Magic is something primeval, heroic, unsentimental, something violent, aristocratic, bodily-concrete, which resists every abstraction, universalism, and moralization. Magic is the plunder of the demonically imbued man.” – Ernst Schertel, Magic: History, Theory, Practice
  2. “Shapeshifting requires the ability to transcend your attachments, in particular your ego attachments to identity and who you are. If you can get over your attachment to labeling yourself and your cherishing of your identity, you can be virtually anybody. You can slip in and out of different shells, even different animal forms or deity forms.” ― Zeena Schreck
  3. “In this book it is spoken of the Sephiroth and the Paths; of Spirits and Conjurations; of Gods, Spheres, Planes, and many other things which may or may not exist. It is immaterial whether these exist or not. By doing certain things certain results will follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophic validity to any of them.”
    ― Aleister Crowley, Magick in Theory and Practice
  4. “Black Magick is the process of self-transformation through an antinomian initiatory structure, Black meaning the hidden wisdom, power of darkness, dreams and staging the reality you wish and Magick being the process to ascend, become immortal in spirit.”
    ― Michael W. Ford, Adamu – Luciferian Tantra and Sex Magick
  5. “Indubitably, Magick is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgement and practice than in any other branch of physics.”
    ― Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography
  6. “The disciplines of physical exercise, meditation and study aren’t terribly esoteric. The means to attain a capability far beyond that of the so-called ordinary person are within the reach of everyone, if their desire and their will are strong enough. I have studied science, art, religion and a hundred different philosophies. Anyone could do as much. By applying what you learn and ordering your thoughts in an intelligent manner it is possible to accomplish almost anything. Possible for an ‘ordinary person.’ There’s a notion I’d like to see buried: the ordinary person. Ridiculous. There is no ordinary person.”
    ― Alan Moore, Watchmen
  7. “There is no part of one’s beliefs about oneself which cannot be modified by sufficiently powerful psychological techniques. There is nothing about oneself which cannot be taken away or changed. The proper stimuli can, if correctly applied, turn communists into fascists, saints into devils, the meek into heroes, and vice-versa. There is no sovereign sanctuary within ourseles which represents our real nature. There is nobody at home in the internal fortress. Everything we cherish as our ego, everything we believe in, is just what we have cobbled together out of the accident of our birth and subsequent experiences. With drugs, brainwashing, and other techniques of extreme persuasion, we can quite readily make a man a devotee of a different ideology, the patriot of a different country, or the follower of a different religion.”
    ― Peter J. Carroll
  8. “It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work.”
    ― Lon Milo DuQuette, The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema
  9. “As belief in one’s capabilities self-evidently leads to increasing capabilities, magicians consider it worthwhile to believe in their ability to accomplish the impossible, even if they only succeed at this occasionally.”
    ― Peter J. Carroll, Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick
  10. “Those who seek only the rapture of divine union and quiescence of the mystic state are likewise not on our path. Such navel gazers lose the script for why they are even incarnated in the first place. To the sorcerer there is not much point in moments of primordial awareness if it does not carry over into the living levels of consciousness; no purpose to receiving the uncreated and clear light, if one cannot reflect it outward through world and deed; and no purpose in being a sovereign if you cannot leave the kingdom better than you found it.”
    ― Jason G. Miller, Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth
  11. “We wait, starving for moments of high magic to inspire us, but life is full of common enchantment waiting for our alchemists eyes to notice.”
    ― Jacob Nordby
  12. “Be radical, have principles, be absolute, be that which the bourgeoisie calls an extremist: give yourself without counting or calculating, don’t accept what they call ‘the reality of life’ and act in such a way that you won’t be accepted by that kind of ‘life’, never abandon the principle of struggle.”
    ― Julius Evola
  13. “What men call chance is simply their ignorance of causes; if the statement that something had happened by chance were to mean that it had no cause, it would be a contradiction in terms.”
    ― René Guénon, The Crisis of the Modern World
  14. “That which is below is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that which is below, to perform the miracles of one only thing.”
    ― Hermes Trismegistus
  15. “There is nothing more needy of criticism and worthless than general disinterest. He who does not journey does not return. He who does not have foreign experiences does not know how to organize his time and energies at home. The stay-at-home is like an archer painted on the wall: shooting continuously but never hitting anything.”
    ― Abraham Von Worms
  16. “Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him.”
    ― Paracelsus
  17. “Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence.”
    ― Paracelsus
  18. “According to the universal laws, the magician will form his own point of view about the universe which henceforth will be his true religion.”
    ― Franz Bardon
  19. “…unless men work at occultism as they work for the prizes of their professions they will not achieve.”
    ― Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work and The Training and Work of the Initiate
  20. “…a trained occultist, especially if of high grade, has an exceedingly magnetic personality, and this is apt to prove disturbing to those who are unaccustomed to high- tension psychic forces. For whereas the person who is ripe for development will unfold the higher consciousness rapidly in the atmosphere of a high-grade initiate, the person who is not ready may find these influences profoundly disturbing.”
    ― Dion Fortune, Psychic Self-Defense
  21. “They wander in darkness seeking light, failing to realize that the light is in the heart of the darkness”
    ― Manly P Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry: Or the Secret of Hiram Abiff
  22. “Esoterically, the Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven by a single thread. Wisdom, not death, is the reward for this voluntary sacrifice during which the human soul, suspended above the world of illusion, and meditating upon its unreality, is rewarded by the achievement of self-realization.”
    ― Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
  23. “And remember, you shall suffer all things and again suffer: until you have sufficient sufferance to accept all things.”
    ― Austin Osman Spare
  24. “Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. Yet you are still in
    great company – the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your
    host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves — are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire.”
    ― Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos
  25. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”
    ― Swami Vivekananda
  26. “In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path”
    ― Swami Vivekananda
  27. “All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”
    ― Swami Vivekananda, Lectures from Colombo to Almora
  28. “Remember that which is written: “Moderate strength rings the bell: great strength returns the penny.” It is always the little bit extra that brings home the bacon. It is the last attack that breaks through the enemy position. Water will never boil, however long you keep it at 99° C. You may find that a Pranayama cycle of 10-20-30 brings no result in months; put it up to 10-20-40, and Dhyana comes instantly. When in doubt, push just a little bit harder. You have no means of finding out what are exactly the right conditions for success in any practice; but all practices are alike in one respect; the desired result is in the nature of orgasm.”
    ― Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
  29. “If you are drawn to the left hand path, it’s usually because you’ve had some kind of life experience that has shocked you, awakened you.”
    ― Nikolas Schreck
  30. “There is no greater power than the one others do not believe you possess.”
    ― Luis Marques, Book of Orion – Liber Aeternus

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  1. Powerful and very amazing words, I am motivated by this good work. Keep it up, friend.

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