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1 "Remember the words of the wise Proclus: 'Know the Divinity which is within you that you may know the Divine One, of which your Soul is a ray.'" Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

2 "The most basic work for peace is to return to ourselves and create harmony among the elements within us – our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental states…When we have peace within, real dialogue with others is possible." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

3 "The Neoplatonic-Hermetic movement believed that the human being was in essence a microcosm of the greater universe, and that therefore self-knowledge – knowledge of the soul – was the path through which one might reconnect with one's divine origins." The Mythic Tarot (Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene)

4 "The Seer, the That in you which knows, in actuality is not separate from what it sees – it IS what it sees, for the Knower sees a thing by being that thing, as St. Thomas Aquinas stated, 'Knowledge comes about in so far as the object known is within the knower.' (Summa Theologica I, q. 59, a. 2)" Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

5 "The Perennial Philosophy teaches that it is desirable and indeed necessary to know the spiritual Ground of things, not only within the soul, but also outside in the world and beyond world and soul, in its transcendent otherness." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

6 "The collective unconscious, as the ancestral heritage of possibilities of representation, is not individual but common to all, and perhaps even to all animals, and is the true basis of the individual psyche." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "The realm of the psyche is immeasurably great and filled with living reality. At its brink lies the secret of matter and of spirit." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

8 "Who we really are is a power bigger than all our problems, both personal and collective. And when we have remembered who we are, our problems – which are literally nothing other than manifestations of our forgetfulness – will disappear." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

9 "The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations." Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa Yogananda)

10 "Strive after your true nature." C. G. Jung, 'Seven Sermons to the Dead' The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead (Stephan A. Hoeller)

11 "You are as much a part of the Mind of God as any prophet that ever lived." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

12 "Grounded in self-knowledge, I am grounded in awareness of oneness with you at a level that precedes and transcends the differences between us. I know you with an empathic, heartfelt knowledge of what it means to be a human being." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

13 "When the dialogue partner becomes for me a source of my own self-understanding, he/she is also a source of my understanding of God." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

14 "Everything you observe is none other than you who are observing it." Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

15 "The power that fuels our bodies, our minds, and our hearts does not originate in our DNA. Rather, it has roots in Divinity itself. The truth is as simple and eternal as that." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

16 "Each 'cosmic event' of self-knowledge affects the whole universe, helping to bring grace to the world." Willis Barnstone, preface to 'The Gospel of Truth and the Valentinian Speculation' The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

17 "Every advance, every conceptual achievement of mankind, has been connected with an advance in self-awareness." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

18 "According to the Gospel of Thomas, the kingdom of God symbolizes a state of transformed consciousness. One enters that kingdom when one attains self-knowledge. The Gospel of Thomas teaches that when one comes to know oneself, at the deepest level, one simultaneously comes to know God as the source of one's being." The Origin of Satan (Elaine Pagels)

19 "You see, the Child of God IS here – our real Identity, our Original Identity." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

20 "By inner vision we know ourselves for what we truly are – tiny sparks of infinite life streaming forth from the heart of the Universal One." Buddhism and Psychotherapy, The Healing of Heart Doctrine (Manly P. Hall)

21 "The Self which includes me includes many others also, for the unconscious does not belong to me and is not peculiar to me, but is everywhere." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

22 "Each individual must daily strive to understand the totality of his being and his relationship to the whole." Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

23 "Fundamentally, all beings, all of us, are brought forth from the divine creative essence, are virtually parts of the Highest Being. This is a concept insisted upon in later Hinduism and Buddhism. It is but a logical consequence of earlier basic concepts. It is implied in the monistic idea developed in the philosophy of the Upanishads and illustrated through the pictorial script of classic Hindu mythology – the idea, namely, of man's Inner Self (atman) as identical with the only Universal Self (brahman)." Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (Heinrich Zimmer, edited by Joseph Campbell)

24 "At the level of pure consciousness…we are one with everything, a focus of that which is undivided and universal." The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

25 "What we know of ourselves and the universe in which we live is an integral part of the One's own Self-revealing, Self-knowing state….The One knows itself through us – through our eyes, and ears, and minds, through our entire being." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite