"By resurrecting this shadow side of us—which alas it seems to have become when actually it is the Light world of surpassing brilliance and divine beauty—and letting our smaller selves, our superficial egos, be immersed or baptized in that mystical sea of the Wise, then are we restored and made whole. Such is the elixir of life—the rediscovery of the operation of natural law in the inner spiritual world, the recovery, of a hitherto lost part of ourselves. It consists in the 'extraction of our celestial and glorious soul from its mine.' That is the terminology of Synesius."
- Israel Regardie,
GOLD: Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy