Today’s quote from A GLASTONBURY ROMANCE (1933) by John Cowper Powys —
“The best time for any human being to pray to the First Cause if he wants his prayers to have a prosperous issue is one or other of the Two Twilights; either the twilight preceding the dawn or the twilight following the sunset. Human prayers that are offered up at noon are often intercepted by the Sun — for all creative powers are jealous of one another — and those that are offered up at midnight are liable to be waylaid by the Moon in her seasons or by the spirit of some thwarting planet. It is a natural fact that those Two Twilights are propitious to psychic intercourse with the First Cause while other hours are malignant and baleful.”
I am currently re-reading this massive novel, one that had its First Cause for me when I first read it in 1975.
I hope further quotes will follow in comments below.