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Location:Oakland, California, United States of America

"For you and I are going a queer way, in search of justice, over the grave of a dream and through the malice of time."

- James Branch Cabell

"The genuine coherence of our ideas does not come from the reasoning that ties them together, but from the spiritual impulse that gives rise to them."

- Nicolás Gómez Dávila

"The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without."

- Aleister Crowley

"Possession of factual knowledge is of no great consequence. Whether you 'know' this or that does not count for much. What is essential is that you are ready and willing to pose questions."

- Heidegger

"You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people."

- Aleister Crowley

"I have always limited my recollections to such facts as interest me."

- Ernst von Saloman

"This universe is a big joke, but this universe was a big mystery."


"The prince of darkness is a gentleman."

- Sir John Suckling

"To recreate a new aristocracy is the eternal task of every revolutionary project."

- Guillaume Faye

"We must not be ashamed of our own point of view or pretend that we ought to respect and be tender towards some other."

- Crowley

"Be his own will the lord of man, his own desire his only law, his strength his whole possession, for the only Holiness is the free man, and naught higher there is than he."

- Richard Wagner

"The universal substance, as vital, exists only so far as it organically particularizes itself."

- Hegel

"These things called 'universes' are games."


"Magic is something primeval, heroic, unsentimental, something violent, aristocratic, concrete in the body, which resists every abstraction, universalism, and moralization. Magic is the plunder of magically imbued men."

- Ernst Schertel

"In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless."

- Aleister Crowley

"The more functions the State takes over from the individual, the fewer the individual becomes capable of exercising for himself."

- C.E.M. Joad

"An individual must rise above an avid craving for agreement from a humanoid group to get anything decent done."

- LRH (italics in original)

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up."

- Arthur Koestler

"To tell the truth is revolutionary."

- Ferdinand Lassalle

"Those who have Master Souls refuse to be bound by anything but their own wills."

- Aleister Crowley

"All the strength and virtue of the American people lie in that section of the population which is of German origin."

- Aleister Crowley

"All that seems evil for you must engender good and you will go from strength to strength and from knowledge to knowledge despite all the obstacles: the fight itself is your principal means of evolution."

- Max Theon

"This is as I have always held, our great Asset: Thelema is the only possible answer to communism."

- Aleister Crowley

"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, to object to in what Guénon wrote. It's irrefutable."

- André Gide

"To find the solution to our problem in the acceptance of the values of our society, because they are the values of our society means to make philistinism a duty and to make oneself oblivious to the difference between true individuals and whitened sepulchers."

- Leo Strauss

"As you have probably heard me state before, I am in favor of going to the utmost possible limit."

- C. F. Russell

"No deliberation about remedies for our ills can be of any value if it is not preceded by an honest diagnosis - by a diagnosis falsified neither by unfounded hopes nor by fear of the powers that be."

- Leo Strauss

"I believe in being free, acquiring knowledge, and telling the truth."

- H. L. Mencken

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds…"

- Samuel Adams

"On unknown courses, silent and austere,
We turn the sombre spool, we turn the spear.
Through coward years our flaming weapon rings
We scourge the people and we challenge kings."

- Stefan George

"Unless you know what your true Will is, you may be devoting the most laudable energies to destroying yourself."

- Crowley

"A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones."

- Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

"I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking. But, if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of his own."

- Wittgenstein

"All sanity, which is all Science, is founded upon Limit. We must be able to cut off, to define, to measure. Naturally, then, their opposites, Insanity and Religion, have for their prime characteristic, the Indefinable, Incomprehensible, Immeasurable."

- Crowley

"Every writer who confines himself to severe logic owes nothing to anyone. There is but one honorable revenge to take on him, and that is to reason against him and do so better."

- Joseph de Maistre

"People ultimately become the image of their values. Discover their ruling values, and their future is foretold."

- Anthony M. Ludovici

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting."

- e.e. cummings

"The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world."

- Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

"Seize the imponderable that has solidified."

- C. F. Russell

"The uninitiated would expect Life and Light in the One; only by experience can he know that to man the Godhead must be expressed by those things which most he fears."

- Aleister Crowley

"In willing we come toward ourselves, as the ones we properly are. Only in will do we capture ourselves in our most proper essential being."

- Martin Heidegger

"We are condemned to find inadequate solutions to our problems as long as we cannot find the courage to look at their source."

- Chantal Delsol

"And how could there exist a 'common good'! The expression is a self-contradiction: what can be common has ever but little value. In the end it must be as it is and has always been: great things are for the great, abysses for the profound, shudders and delicacies for the refined, and, in sum, all rare things for the rare."

- Nietzsche

"The art of progress is to keep intact the Eternal; yet to adopt an advance-guard - perhaps in some cases almost revolutionary - position in time in respect of such accidents as are subject to the empire of Time."

- Aleister Crowley

"The cosmic powers do not arrive as drizzling rain. They are rather a torrent, but one can choke that torrent with alien hordes. The torrent will be split up, like molten metal, into a thousand whirling pearls. The cosmic substance remains intact within scattered seeds of noble blood."

- Ludwig Klages

"Consciousness belongs to the will."

- Martin Heidegger

"History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government."

- George Washington

"There is nothing in bourgeois culture which need be mourned. It was cheap and contemptible from the start."

- H.P. Lovecraft

"Pure will is the sole content for itself as form."

- Martin Heidegger

"There are in fact four very significant stumbling blocks in the way of truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, long standing custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge."

- Roger Bacon

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."

– William Penn

"Do you by any chance have pity on God?"

- Marcello Motta

"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."

- St. Paul

"Every genuine problem is a fundamental problem."

- Martin Heidegger

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."

- Flannery O'Connor

"17. Fabric woven in the firmament of heaven is descending to the infant a'su. Thirsting for a kingdom in the lower heaven, standeth Baugh-ghan-ghad, the tyrant of newborn spirits in the lower heavens, watching the new earth.

18. His tablet is a coffin filled with serpents' tongues. In his footpath millions of dead that sang his name, to make him triumphant over Elohim, creep, accursing him in high heaven."

- The Book of Saphah

"Power says nothing else than the actuality of will."

- Martin Heidegger

"While crowding centuries retreat, return and fall
Into the cyclic gulf that girds the cosmos round,
Widening, deepening ever outward without bound . . .
Till the oft-rerisen bells from young Atlantis call;
And again the wizard-mortised tower upbuilds its wall
Above a rebeginning cycle, turret-crowned."

- C.A.S.

"Only in communication and in struggle does the power become free."

- Martin Heidegger

"In the final and highest instance, there is no being other than willing. Willing is primal being and to it alone [willing] belong all {primal being's} predicates: being unconditioned, eternity, independence of time, self-affirmation. All philosophy strives only to find this highest expression."

- Schelling

"Not only does conflict give rise to the essential; it preserves the essential in its permanence."

- Martin Heidegger

"Every single being and all beings as a whole have their essential powers in and through the will."

- Martin Heidegger

"He who prides himself upon his altruism is either deceiving himself or wishing to deceive others: all deception, even in the most innocent, is a waste of time and a source of confusion."

- AC

"Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"

- Charles Portis

"'All is within us', purgatory and hell,
Seeds full of will, the white of the inner bark
the rich and the smooth colours,
the foreknowledge of trees,
sense of the blade in seed, to each its pattern.
Germinal, active, latent, full of will,
Later to leap and soar,
willess, serene,
Oh one could change it easy enough in talk.
And no one vision will suit all of us.

Say I have sat then, the low point of the cone,
hollow and reaching out beyond the stars,
reaches and depth, the massive parapets,
Walls whereon chariots went by four abreast"

- Ezra Pound

"We are nearer to him than the jugular vein"

- Koran 50:16

"The gang serves lies, the passionate
Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth
Hunts in no pack."

- Robinson Jeffers

"We must be mindful that the human rights we defend include freedom of speech and dissent, even – need I say especially? – among our own members."

- Hymenaeus Beta

"Finally, because his Word is itself God, as I have declared, let him not in this Practice study to keep Silence, but rather to multiply his speech, alike with the idle as with the consecrated, answering also the curious and not the true seeker alone; so that his Witness may go forth to the world, as a new Star blazing suddenly in the Heavens, exciting his Kindred that are the Seed of God; yea, verily, the Seed of God."

- Aleister Crowley

"Yea and the gods, in the likeness of strangers from far countries, put on all manner of shapes, and wander through the cities..."

- Homer

"While we wove garlands of the flowers of our minds."

- Aleister Crowley

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