(1817-1862) An American writer who was also versed to some degree in the secret doctrine. As he wrote in his most famous work, Walden: "In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most men's, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature. I would gladly tell all that I know about it, and never paint "No Admittance" on my gate."
"Spiritual devotees always cover their worst evilness with smiles and very sweet words."