“Hermes, who is of my ordinances ever the bearer…then taking his staff, with which he the eyelids of mortals closes at will, and the sleeper, at will reawakens.” – Odyssey, Book V
“I saw the Samothracian rings leap, and steel-filings boil in a brass dish; so soon as underneath it there was placed the magnet-stone; and with wild terror seemed the iron to flee from it in stern hate….” – Lucretius, Book VI.
“But that which especially distinguishes the Brotherhood is their marvelous knowledge of the resources of the medical art. They work not by charms but by simples.” – MS. Account of the Origin and Attributes of the True Rosicrucians.”
H. P. Blavatsky