“NEW YEAR, 1903” by Aleister Crowley

O FRIENDS AND BROTHERS ! HATH THE YEAR DECEASED,
AND YE AWAIT THE BIDDING TO FARE WELL ?
HOW SHALL YE FARE, THUS BOUND OF FATE IN HELL ?
HOW, WHOM NO LIGHT HATH SMITTEN, AND RELEASED ?
YE TRUST PERCHANCE IN GOD, OR MAN, OR PRIEST ?
AY ! LET THEM SERVE YOU, LET THEM SAVE YOU ! SPELL
THE NAME THAT GUARDS THE HUMAN CITIDEL,
AND ANSWER IF YOUR COURSE HATH CHECKED OR CEASED.

PATH OT THE EIGHTFOLD STAR ! BE THOU REVEALED !
ISLE OF NIRVANA, BE THE CURRENTS CURLED
ABOUT THEE, THAT THE SWIMMERS TOUCH THY SHORE !
THOUGHT BE YOUR SWORD, AND VIRTUE BE YOUR SHIELD !
PRESS ON ! WHO CONQUERS SHALL EVERMORE
PASS FROM THE FATAL MISCHIEF OF THE WORLD.

FROM ALEISTER CROWLEY,
WISHING YOU A SPEEDY TERMINATION OF EXISTENCE.

 

From a New Year's card wishing the recipient a speedy termination of existence.

☉ in ♐ : ☽ in ♈ : Anno IVxix æræ novæ