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1 "There exist no circumstances in which the spirit of man can be defeated, or in which the aspirant cannot meditate, think, talk and prepare the way for the coming of the Christ….Circumstances and environment offer no true obstacle to the spiritual life." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

2 "The most profound idea of Christianity [is] that the Christ is the Spirit of the earth and that the earth is His body or vesture." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

3 "The many became the one in the Christ, and out of that Christ light can be drawn forth the many colors of universal perfection." The Science of the Spoken Word (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

4 "Through the message of Christ three general concepts have emerged into…consciousness: first, that the individual, as an individual, is of value; second, the opportunity was presented to humanity as a whole to take a tremendous step forward, to undergo the 'new birth'; and third, love our neighbour as ourselves. Individual effort, group opportunity, and identification with each other – this was the message of the Christ." From Bethlehem to Calvary (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "Jesus taught that we are completely drenched through and through with God's love. In the parable of the prodigal son, in his miracles of healing, in his love for everyone he encountered, his message rang out to one and all: you are drenched through and through with a divine benevolence that gives itself to you whole and complete in and as your very life." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

6 "The Cosmic Christ is a 'pattern that connects' proton and galaxy, human and neutron, human and supernovas. The Cosmic Christ assures us that nothing is trivial for nothing is unconnected to the whole. All is a source of awe, wonder, wisdom, and the presence of the divine." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

7 "Christ appeared not as a philosopher or wordy doctor, or noisy deputer, or even as a wise and learned scribe, but he talked with people in complete simplicity, showing them the way of truth in the way he lived." Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), Italian mystic The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

8 "When we look into and touch deeply the life and teaching of Jesus, we can penetrate the reality of God. Love, understanding, courage, and acceptance are expressions of the life of Jesus." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

9 "Christ's message was that each man is good inherently, and is an individualized portion of the divine." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

10 "The Christ Consciousness is the revelation of the Soul's reality." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

11 "In the whole process which from first to last activates and directs the elements of the universe, everything forms a single whole. And we begin to see more distinctly the great sun of Christ the King, of Christ amictus mundo, of the universal Christ, rising over our interior world." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

12 "It is to this God in agony [Christ crucified] that those broken in heart, body and spirit can say, 'You understand. You know how it feels. I will trust You." The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

13 "He will come to restore man's faith in the Father's love, in the fact of the livingness of the Christ and in the close, subjective and unbreakable relationship of all men everywhere. The facilities of the entire world of contact and relation will be at His disposal; that will be part of the uniqueness of His opportunity." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

14 "The story of Christ is not only an account of a historical man but also a figurative representation of the path that each of us must follow to attain liberation." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

15 "Jesus the Christ appears as the messenger of the peace and wholeness within. (Another name associated with Christ is Emmanuel, 'God within'). The image of Christ is, therefore, the archetype of the transpersonal and whole-making aspects of the psyche." Journey Into Consciousness: The Chakras, Tantra and Jungian Psychology (Charles Breaux)

16 "According to Philo, it is the Logos or Word that is the mediator by which God sees the plan of the world and according to which he creates it." Antoine Favre Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

17 "Jesus said, My Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Gospel of Nicodemus, ch. 7, v. 4 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

18 "The Cosmic Christ – the 'pattern that connects' – can connect all persons in the context of the shared sacredness, the shared reverence and awe of our existence." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

19 "Have you read the beginning of the Epistle to the Colossians (Chapter 1, verses 12-23), and tried to give it the full, organic meaning it requires? Here Christ appears as a true soul of the World." Letters to Two Friends: 1926-1952 (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "The Original Christ Child of us is closer than fingers and toes, closer than breathing, waiting to be reacknowledged, called forth and rediscovered." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

21 "God hidden and revealed under the veils of manifest things is the cosmic Christ." A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Arthur Edward Waite)

22 "In the Gospel of John, the Christ says: 'I am the true vine. I am the resurrection. I am the gate. I am the good shepherd. I am the light of the world….I am the bread of life." One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

23 "The wisdom and knowledge revealed by Jesus in the gnostic gospels is a mystical knowledge, an insight into the connectedness of Jesus the revealer with those to whom revelation is given, and ultimately the connectedness of the light and life of God with the light and life within people." The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

24 "God incarnated Himself and became man, thus entering into the collective unconscious of the race; into the deep mind of every person; there being available for healing and for help." The Healing Gifts of the Spirit (Agnes Sanford)

25 "There is an unborn Christ in the soul of every one of us, the Christos, the Prince of Peace, the Prince of Love." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite