“It was said by the ancients that the Gods above were eternally battling with the dragons of darkness below. This great war is the Armageddon of Christian theology, the last great war that is said to end the eternal conflict of human emotions.
The true student of occult philosophy knows that this battle must take place within himself when at last, with the sword of the spirit, he masters the dragon of passions, death, and degeneracy.
Man has within himself all the principles he worships as gods outside his own being… When we are able to realize this we will have solved the mystery of the Great War, the war that every individual must fight out for himself, with the higher nature to guide him and aid in his choice.”
~ Manly P Hall