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‘In its most simple form a balance consist of a fixed axis (a column in the middle), which is generally vertical, a beam which forms a Tau or a cross with this axis and, lastly, two scales suspended at the end of the beam. The balance gives rise to three fundamental relationships: 1. The equilibrium between the two scales establishes a relationship of correlation; 2. The common suspension of the scales at a point of balance and the propping up of the whole system by a support evokes a relationship of subordination; and 3. The different roles of the two scales in the weighting introduces between the opposite ends a differentiation by virtue of which an orientation or current is produced.’
‘For man is a being of divine nature; he is comparable, not to the other living creatures upon earth, but to the gods in heaven. Nay, if we are to speak the truth without fear he who is indeed a man is even above the gods of heaven, or at any rate he equals them in power. None of the gods of heaven will ever quit heaven, and pass its boundaries, and come down to earth; but man ascends even to heaven, and measures it; and and what is more than all beside, he mounts to heaven without quitting the earth; to so vast a distance can he put forth his power. We must not shrink then from saying that man on earth is a mortal god, and that a god in heaven is an immortal man.’
‘What is Morality? It is the manifestation of Beauty and of Harmony in Matter. It is the manifestation of Mathematical Exactitude (Justesse) and Rectitude in the Spirit. The manifestation of the Truth takes place in God. In the Soul, Morality is the philosophical analogy of the three aforementioned manifestations. In the Soul, Morality is therefore like Beauty in Nature, Accuracy in the Spirit, and Truth in God’
‘Theodicee de la Kabbale’, Francis Warrain, page 50.
‘Corpus Hermeticum’, Hermes Trismegistus, Book 10, ‘The Key’.
‘The Tarot’, About the 8th Arcana. Selait-Ha (Demetrius Semelas).