from The Oriflamme


Oh disciple!
Who seeks it, will suffer;
Who finds it, conceal it;
Who uses it, Let no one know.
He who is a true philosopher
Shall remain unknown.
Trust no one but God;
He alone keeps his word;
Choose the friend of your spirit;
Be friendly towards all,
But have faith in no one.
Go only with God,
If you do not want to be deceived.
........Experdo crede!
For faithfulness has fled from Earth to Heaven;
Has deserted all those whose Spirit
Is held fast to the Earth!
........Exitus acta probat!