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1 “There are fiery sparks of the World-Soul, that is of the light of nature, dispersed or scattered at God’s command in and through the fabric of the great world into all fruits of the elements everywhere.” Khunrath (1560-1605) Collected Works (Carl Jung)

2 "From the remotest times the Universal Soul or 'anima mundi', the material reflection of the Immateral Ideal, was the Source of Life of all beings." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

3 "The original virtue and vigour of all things depend upon the soul of the world. All Platonists, Pythagoreans, Orpheus, Trismegistus, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Avicenna, Algazel, and all Peripatetics confess and confirm this." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

4 "There are vast ranges of consciousness all stemming from the One, the One who is this consciousness in all of us and whose plan it is that all parts of life become more aware of each other and more united in the great forward movement which is life, all life, becoming greater consciousness." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

5 "Inner forces guide the evolution of humanity." Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner)

6 "The world soul-spirit animates all bodies." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

7 "It will not be long before no structure of truth or goodness can be built up without a central position being reserved for that soul [the soul of the world], for its influence and its universal mediation." The Soul of the World (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 "The Eternal Mind diffused through all the parts of nature actuates the whole stupendous frame and mingles with the vast body of the universe." Virgil The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

9 "The earth is not a dead body, but is inhabited by a spirit that is its life and soul. All created things, minerals included, draw their strength from the earth spirit. This spirit is life." Basilius Valentinus, Alchemist The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

10 "All souls are identical with the Oversoul." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "We are a transitional species evolving toward that higher, divine human which has been embodied by the great avatars of the human race and which is being activated in millions of us now, as the whole planetary body enters its 'crisis of birth', its time of trial, when the whole must coordinate and integrate itself as one living system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Discovery of a New Ordering of the Future' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

12 "Spirit is crying out to us to become expressions of the gifts she offers in all we do and are. She is calling us to profound, radical, lasting change." Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, 'The Age of the Spirit' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

13 "The spirit of Nature is a unity, creating and forming everything." Johannes Tritheim, Abbot of Spanheim and Kabalist The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

14 "The globe is a living being with incarnate power, life and consciousness. The Earth breathes. Its heart beats. It is the body of the Spirit of the Earth." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods' Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

15 "A synthesizing and directing energy stirs up and impels creatures towards a higher state of unity." The Soul of the World (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

16 "The one Master is found within; it is the soul….This one Master is a corporate part of the Whole, of the All-Soul." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

17 "All participate in and reflect the same universal processes of growth. Our planet is informed with a life and a spirit which is gradually unfolding itself, realizing its latent potentials. This process repeats itself on every level of being." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

18 "God is the Master of all and He is the sum total of omniscience, being (as is easily seen) the sum total of all states of consciousness. He is the soul of all things, and the soul of the atom of matter as well as the souls of men are a part of His infinite realisation." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

19 "The Neter (Nature) is alive, it will always act in the rhythm of its nature but will adapt itself harmonically to ambient conditions." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

20 "Sometimes, when I have scrutinized the world very closely I have thought that I could see it enveloped in an atmosphere – still very tenuous but already individualized – of mutual good will and of truths accepted in common and retained as a permanent heritage. I have seen a shadow floating, as though it were the wraith of a universal soul seeking to be born…" Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

21 "The evolution of the cosmos is a creative play of consciousness for the purpose of revealing itself to itself in manifestation." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

22 "The esoteric traditions of all cultures speak of the 'withinness' of things that seeks to externalize and to fulfill itself. If we think of our planet as an organic, growing system – a living being – then it, too, has an image of fulfillment buried within its seed center, an image that is using all of nature as its means of emergence." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

23 "Plato and Aristotle insist that within and beyond and behind the seemingly whimsical fatalities of Nature there is a divine power whose purposes, beauty, and urgency call upon us to assist, as best we can, the realization of its intentions (the famous 'entelechies' of Aristotle); and what Nature intends, as Aristotle so simple and eloquently argues, is excellence." Origins of the Sacred (Dudley Young)

24 "This World Soul belongs to the entire world." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

25 "Nature herself can be felt as a power presiding over the molding of her budding and growing creatures, suiting their physical structure to the lives they have to live, and endowing them with strength and soul proportionate to the tasks she intends them to perform." Introduction to 'On Man In The Universe' by Aristotle, Wm. J. Black 1971, p. xxv On Man In The Universe (Aristotle, edited w/ intro by Louise Ropes Loomis)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite