Frater Orpheus posted this on FB:
Consider this, “Pity implies two very grave errors – errors which are utterly incompatible with the view of the universe… there are love and love. There is the dove, and there is the serpent”. Sympathy, obviously, is the more correct frame of mind, for it is a pitiless love involving in reality an identification of oneself with the other; it is therefore an act of true love. And “There is no bond that can unite the divided but love.”…is it not written that “Compassion is the vice of kings?”
(From an unpublished letter [from the Master Therion] to Martha Kuntzel).