„Before the soul can see, the Harmony within must be attained, and fleshly eyes be rendered blind to all illusion.“

—  Helena Blavatsky, libro The Voice of the Silence

Origine: The Voice of the Silence

Ultimo aggiornamento 14 Gennaio 2022. Storia
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