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1 "Pentecost…signifies the universal dissemination of the Christ consciousness throughout all time in the heart of every human being." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

2 "Yes, the human layer of the earth is wholly and continuously under the organising influx of the incarnate Christ." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

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

4 "God, Jesus insisted, embraces all who desire Him, and even, in a mysterious way, those who do not. Regardless of nationality, race, gender, impolite or socially unacceptable subgroup or physical or moral wholeness, everyone is the target of God's favor. Grace (that which binds us, at the core of our being, to God Eternal) is radically inclusive and entirely gratuitous: it cannot be subjected to the narrow parochialism of a country, a religious institution, a pious contingent." The Hidden Jesus: A New Life (Donald Spoto, Ph. D.)

5 "The truth is that the authentic Christian tradition, and Christ's teaching itself, is everywhere saturated with the healing and life-affirming truths of the sacred feminine, and with its wisdom of sensitivity, tenderness, and honoring of all life." Teachings of the Christian Mystics (Andrew Harvey, Editor)

6 "Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eyes the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it, and had his being there....He was true to what is in you and me. He saw that God incarnates himself in man, and evermore goes forth anew to take possession of his World." Essays, Poems, Addresses (Ralph W Emerson)

7 "It would be a serious misunderstanding to regard as 'mere chance' the fact that Jesus, the carpenter's son, proclaimed the gospel and became the savior of the world. He must have been a person of singular gifts to have been able so completely to express and to represent the general, though unconscious, expectations of his age. No one else could have been the bearer of such a message; it was possible only for this particular man Jesus." Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Carl Jung (edited by Aniela Jaffe))

8 "The mind of Christ is synonymous with the mind of Light and characterizes one whose attunement is specifically directed to the Higher Intelligence." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

9 "The beauty of the teachings of Jesus is that they do not depend upon any system of thought, for Jesus did not express himself by means of jargon or concepts but by means of living images, figures, and parables. In this way he succeeded in freeing his message from history and making it timeless and applicable to all ages. His teachings do not come from the world conceptualized and historically conditioned; they are drawn from the well of life itself." The Kingdom Within, the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings (John Sanford)

10 "Again and again, as in the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus makes clear that reality is a banquet to which everyone is always invited – a wedding banquet at which the marriage between the spirit and matter, earth and heaven, reason and passion, intellect and divine love is always continually being celebrated in a blaze of divine beauty and glory." Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

11 "The Christ is a generic inner fact of the world and Earth history – and a fact highly worth knowing." The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality (Richard Leviton)

12 "His [Christ's] work was to transfer the possibility of attainment from the few to the many, to simplify the great Truths for the use of all humanity and to introduce the ultimate act of attainment, the awakening of the Love principle in the heart." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

13 "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)

14 "A Christ-illumined being is one who is conscious of the divinity in all things and thinks, feels and acts from that centre of wholeness." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

15 "The Christ Consciousness is indeed at the Heart of Divinity." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

16 "As the second century theologian Irenaeus of Lyon argued, the incarnation of Jesus made God visible, so that by 'becoming what we are, He might bring us to be even what He is Himself.'" The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle (Karen L. King)

17 "Christ is our representative. He exemplifies what we are all capable of…. Indeed, St. Anthenasius (c. 196-373) went so far as to state that God became man so that man might become God." Living Christianity (Martin Palmer)

18 "Christ is the eternal Logos, the Word in whom all things exist, who assumes the whole of mankind, and with mankind the whole of nature, to himself and makes of them one body." Christ in India: Essays Towards a Hindu-Christian Dialogue (Bede Griffiths)

19 "In Christ may be seen that for which the whole universe has come into existence." Edwin Bevan Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

20 "The resurrected Risen Christ is our final goal, our hope that we can make it through to wholeness, and our companion on that way. And the evidence that we have touched this goal is found in the quality of loving concern for those around us in every station of life." Morton Kelsey, Foreword Spiritual Pilgrims, Carl Jung & Teresa of Avila (John Welch, O. Carm.)

21 "Jesus said, 'Take heed of the Living One." The Gospel of Thomas (2nd century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

22 "Christ-in-linear-time came, as all luminaries, to confirm our own subjective Self-discovery." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

23 "The Christ is the historical 'living force', always present, who exemplifies freedom of the heart and freely willed fraternity." The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality (Richard Leviton)

24 "Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light." St. Gregory of Nazianzus, bishop, Oratio 39 in 'Sancta Lumina' Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours (various)

25 "The Cosmic Christ…dwells within us. The realisation of His presence is by love." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite