Behold thyself then, by natural law, immortal.
Would you then be for ever the slave of secondary causes, or will you become their controller? Will you submit to them, or will you choose the high alternative of directing them?
If you will become a Master, set free your spirit by relying on the Hermetic Stone, and exercise your Will Power through the Word transmuted into action. Join to an Intelligence, really set free, an all−powerful Will, and you will find yourself Master of the powers of the Elements.
~ Eliphas Levi
The Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum