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You separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently with great industry.
It climbs from the earth and descends from the sky, and receives the force of things superior and things inferior.
You will have by this way, the glory of the world and all obscurity will flee from you.
It is the power strong with all power, for it will defeat every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing.
In this way the world was created.
Prince Hermes :
Now after humankind
Has suffered so much harm
Here I flow
Having by God's counsel
And with the help of art
Become a healing balm.
Drink from me if you can ; wash, if you like ;
trouble my waters if you dare.
Drink, Brethren ! Drink and live !
Fire. Air. Water. Earth.
Were not able to strip from
The ashes of
Our Sacred King and Queen
Was gathered by the faithful flock
In this vessel.
O blind soul,
Arm yourself with the torch of the Mysteries and in terrestrial night you will discover your luminous reflection, your heavenly soul.
Follow this divine guide, letting him be your Genius.
For he holds the key to your past and future lives.
Call to the Initiates, from The Book of the Dead