The Philosopher’s Stone

“The Great Fool is a definite doctrine. Salvation, whatever salvation
may mean, is not to be obtained on any reasonable terms. Reason is an
impasse, reason is damnation; only madness, divine madness, offers an
issue. Nearly all primitive people possess this tradition, at least in a
diluted form.

They respect the wandering lunatic, for it may be that he is the messenger of the Most High. “This queer stranger? Let us entreat him kindly. It may be that we entertain an angel unawares”
~Book of Thoth

Illustration by S.V. Merenkov, “The Philosopher’s Stone”, 2016