If you cannot divorce yourself from hypocritical self‐deceit, you will never be successful as a magician, much less a Satanist. (Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible, p.47)
i sometimes think – if you do not divorce yourself from self-deceit and hypocrisy, you will not make even a successful nobody, leave alone becoming your own self.
seeing one for what/who one is – neither diminishing, nor amplifying one’s capacities, abilities, drawbacks and flaws.
true knowledge of one’s self is instrumental to remaining outside the influence of the outside world.
true knowledge of one’s self is instrumental of true communication with Christ.