“Understand now, at the commencement of your studies along occult lines, that the universe of matter is only a symbol, and the infinity of material objects are but an infinite number of symbols. Back of each symbol lies a mystery – truth. It is to solve the mystery or discover the truth of being for which you now labor. As you discover truth after truth, the mysteries disappear; and the true illuminated one’s last hope is finally to solve all mysteries and attain to immortality, or eternal truth.”

– Milton A. Pottenger: Symbolism