„Harmony is next to Godliness“

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Magick Book IV : Liber ABA, Part III : Magick in Theory and Practice (1929), Context: Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The Wand is not a Wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it. Ch. 13 : Of the Banishings and of the Purifications.

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„The godly seed fares well: the wicked's is accurst.“

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„I will not say sorry and be pardoned for doing a godly act.“

—  Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
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