Persons in whom the subconscious mind is near the surface, such as the artist, the crank, the unstable, and, for the
matter of that, the genius in any walk of life, love the elemental contacts because they stimulate the elemental forces in
their own nature which are to them the springs of their power and inspiration. But the average citizen, whose mental
content is organised largely in a basis of repression and compromise in order that he may be a citizen at all and take his
place in organised society, is upset by the elemental contacts according to the proportion of repression to compromise
in his make-up. Compromise is the normal lot of humanity; repression is the pathology of compromise.
— Dion Fortune, Psychic Self Defence
The driving forces of the universe, the framework upon which it is built up in all its parts, belong to another phase of manifestation than our physical plane, having other dimensions than the three to which we are habituated, and perceived by other modes of consciousness than those to which we are accustomed.
— Dion Fortune, Psychic Self-Defense