The Hermit and The Lamp

12920448_572407302922992_3443550119099415873_n.jpg

"When the adept has provided himself with the Magical Sword and Wand, he yet needs a Magical Lamp whose beams will chase away all the phantoms of darkness...

The light of this Magical Lamp should work marvels, it should illuminate the consciences of men and women so that you may read them, and should enable you to recognise each type of spiritual being. The magician should not attempt any serious work until he has grasped the Wand, and illumined the Lamp; just as in common life, if you want to walk safely in the dark, you must carry a candle and try the ground before you with a staff...

In the Divine World the meaning of this lamp is absolute wisdom; in the Intellectual World, prudence; and in the Physical World, circumspection, the proper guide of human actions."

~ Eliphas Levi