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1 "God is present in all creation, everywhere….we are always in the presence of God; our task is merely to recognize that fact and to act with love and reverence toward all life, including those parts of it we would normally think of as inanimate." Tasha Halpert, 'Musings of a Homegrown Mystic' The Quest (various)

2 "Wisdom, Strength and Beauty have been employed by the Creator, like three grand supporting pillars, in the structure of his own organism." The Meaning of Masonry (W. L. Wilmshurst)

3 "The life of nature and the life of the mind are not independent of the life of God; they are an expression of God's life and creative power." Rupert Sheldrake, Foreword Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

4 "God acts in all things from within….God works at the heart of all activity." Thomas Aquinas, ST I, q. 105, a. 5 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

5 "Babylonians called the Great Mother Aya, the Mother of All Things." The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

6 "The durability of the physical universe derives from the fact that its contents reside in God's mind as well as ours." Cleansing the Doors of Perception (Huston Smith)

7 "It is apparent that the incorruptible Spirit is in all things." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

8 "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)

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

10 "Evolution, with all its meandering, unfolds a luminous existence hidden or involved in this universe since its inception." The Future of the Body, Explorations Into the Further Evolution of Human Nature (Michael Murphy)

11 "God is the Maker of all things, and makes all things like to himself." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

12 "A God who created the world as one perceives it as one and loves it as one. That which is love cannot withhold love. His hand is in the tiniest details, whether they're a million miles away or right at the tip of my nose. His creation is a panoply of radiant genius reaching from the smallest wildflower to the mystery of quarks." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

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

14 "History [is] a direct and irreversible manifestation of God in the world." Myths, Dreams and Mysteries, The Encounter Between Contemporary Faiths and Archaic Realities (Mircea Eliade)

15 "All things are God…All things exist in Him." The Great Secret (Maurice Maeterlinck)

16 “The universe is a mirror in which the Absolute – God, if you wish – knows itself.” Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

17 “This transcendently real Godhead is the source of everything. It is the cause which gives being. It is the power holding all things together and the goal embracing all things.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

18 "To me it seems that every atom is possessed by a certain amount of primitive intelligence. Look at the thousands of ways in which atoms of hydrogen combine with those of other elements, forming the most diverse substances. Do you mean to say that they do this without intelligence? Atoms in harmonious and useful relation assume beautiful or interesting shapes and colours, or give forth a pleasant perfume, as if expressing their satisfaction…gathered together in certain forms, the atoms constitute animals of the lower order. Finally they combine in man, who represents the total intelligence of all the atoms…. The existence of God can, to my mind, be proved from chemistry." Thomas Edison, interview in Harpers's Magazine, February, 1890 The Consciousness of the Atom (Alice A. Bailey)

19 "He is Father. Even more, God is Mother." Pope John Paul I (1912-1978), Sunday Angelus blessing, St. Peter's Square, September 17, 1978 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

20 "God is love… as a clear creative answer to the need of the world." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

21 "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)

22 "All That Is is within you, God is within creation, within physical matter." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

23 "God Concurs Simultaneously with All Activities of Contingent Beings." Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

24 "God is the sum total of all forms, the sum total of all states of consciousness, and the energising Life." The Labours of Hercules (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "God stands in the same relationship to the universe as Self stands to the body and personality…in the words of one of the aphorisms of the Gurdjieff student A. R. Orage; 'God is the I of the universe.'" The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite