Through habit men use the energies of God to draw forth the elements of the good life which they desire. At the same time they take pleasure in preventing the manifestation of good in the lives of the innocent and those who may be far more virtuous than themselves….
Remember that the goal of spiritual alchemy is to create nobility in the soul and virtue everywhere, particularly in the realm of the self. For how can men extend to the boundaries of other lives that which they cannot manifest in their own? Here lies the great error of the impatient black magician or the advocate of witchcraft. He is not willing to wait for the externalization of his own spiritual dedication and the release of the divine afflatus into the capsule of identity before exerting “his” energies on behalf of controlling the universe. …
The ages have not marred the power of Him who has said “I AM the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:8). Therefore be assured of a kindly response to those efforts which are made in hope, in faith and in charity, for the greatest masters function in this domain. To be a mortal adept, to move mountains for the sake of greed and the aggrandizement of the human person is as nothing, for he who has said “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33) meant every word of it. -Saint Germain: Pearls of Wisdom 13:9
-Sebastiano Luciani: Columbus, 1519