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1 "The I Am is the supreme fractal wave from which everything branches, out of which everything comes forth. We bear its signature in the wave forms of our cells, the curvings of our histories." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

2 "Everything is the work of God alone, - and happy is the one who knows it!" The Walled Garden of Truth (Hakim Sanai)

3 "In the Beginning was Mind; and Mind was with God. So Mind was God. This was in Beginning with God. All kept coming into existence through it; and apart from it came into existence not a single thing." 'The Gnostic John the Baptizer', published by John M. Watkins, London, 1924 The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

4 "The creature is in Brahma, and Brahma is in the creature; they are ever distinct, yet ever united. He Himself is the tree, the seed, and the germ. He Himself is the flower, the fruit and the shade. He Himself is the sun, the light, and the lighted. He Himself is Brahma, creature, and Maya. He Himself is the manifold form, the infinite space; He is the breath, the word, and the meaning." Kabir Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

5 “God far transcends all intellectual conceptions of dividedness. On the contrary, THAT is, above all, One and One Alone.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

6 "Divinity is all there is." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

7 "The principles or inner essences of all things are embraced by the Logos." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Second Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

8 "Life is no accident. It has derived from an Ultimate Source that is divine." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

9 "God is the essence of everything." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

10 "All seeds and all beings, forces and laws, constitute that totality of existence to which alone may be truly given the title 'God'." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

11 "God is and all is well." John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), 'Snowbound' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

12 "Everything that occurs is worthy of our most appreciative attention, since it is in some way Brahman." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

13 "All the living sparks are rays of His splendour, just as the rays of the sun proceed from the sun itself." Hildegard of Bingen, Mystical Writings (Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies, editors)

14 "The Divine Mother revealed to me that…it was she who had become everything…that everything was full of consciousness. The image was consciousness, the altar was consciousness…the door-sills were consciousness… I found everything in the room soaked as it were in bliss – the bliss of God… That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this WAS the Divine Mother – even the cat." Sri Ramakrishna, 19th century Hindu saint Ecstatic Journey, The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience (Sophy Burnham)

15 "Existence is a fundamental 'energy' of being, whereby it keeps 'be-ing.'" Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

16 "God (the Universal Spirit) objectivises himself as Nature, and again rises out of it." Hegel The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

17 "The overwhelming thrust of the Koran is to proclaim the unity, omnipotence, omniscience, and mercy of God." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

18 "God is Love – I dare say." Samuel Butler (1835-1902), 'God Is Love', Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

19 "Divine force embraces all and flows uninterruptedly through everything." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

20 "The world appears to be made up of the energy of the Being or Mind behind it, whose idea it was!" The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

21 "Spinoza defines God as 'Being absolutely infinite, that is to say, substance consisting of infinite attributes, each one of which expresses eternal and infinite essence." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

22 "I glorify and praise the Invisible Spirit, for because of Thee all things came into existence, and all things aspire to Thee." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text), The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

23 "God is everywhere entire." Jacob Boehme Collected Works (Carl Jung)

24 “The great fact of God as the First Mover of a universe which partakes of His divinity has always been recognized.” The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

25 "All of life is a reflection of God, the infinite source of holiness." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite