AL I:61

“But to love me is better than all things: if under the night stars in the desert thou presently burnest mine incense before me, invoking me with a pure heart, and the Serpent flame therein, thou shalt come a little to lie in my bosom. For one kiss wilt thou then be willing to give all; but whoso gives one particle of dust shall lose all in that hour. Ye shall gather goods and store of women and spices; ye shall wear rich jewels; ye shall exceed the nations of the earth in spendour & pride; but always in the love of me, and so shall ye come to my joy. I charge you earnestly to come before me in a single robe, and covered with a rich headdress. I love you! I yearn to you! Pale or purple, veiled or voluptuous, I who am all pleasure and purple, and drunkenness of the innermost sense, desire you. Put on the wings, and arouse the coiled splendour within you: come unto me!”


Duty

Do not repress or restrict any true instinct of your Nature; but devote all in perfection to the sole service of your one True Will.

“Be goodly therefore”
“The Word of Sin is Restriction. O man! refuse not
thy wife if she will. O lover, if thou wilt, depart.
There is no bond that can unite the divided but love:
all else is a curse. Accursed! Accursed! be it to
the aeons. Hell. So with thy all: thou hast no right
but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say
nay. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered
from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”
“Ye shall gather goods and store of women and Spices;
ye shall exceed the nations of the earth is Splendour

& pride; but always in the love of me, and so shall ye
come to my joy.”