Aurora Consurgens Marie Louise vonFranz Medieval Alchemical text attributed to Thomas Aquinas with commentary by vonFranz; companion volume to Jung's CW13
"Alchemical symbols have the function of uniting the opposites."
"The temple of God is holy, and it is within you." Honorius of Autun, 'Speculum'
“The world-soul is a natural force which is responsible for all the phenomena of life and the psyche.” Guillaume de Conches (1080-1154), Platonist who taught in Paris
"God is the dynamic energy in all things, and everything is full of psyche and moves in perfect order."
“The Brethren of the Free Spirit taught that the human soul was of the substance of God.”
“Solomon says: The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world.”
"In all things that operate God is the cause of their operating." Thomas Aquinas, 'Summa contra Gentiles', III, 66
“The Holy Spirit warms all things with the fire of love.”
"The alchemists regarded the mystery of creation as divine."
“The Holy Spirit manifests liberty, for he is love.” Christopher Ulrich Hahn, ‘Geschichte der Ketzer im Mittelalter’
"In unity, in a point, and a centre, which are the three principles of number, measure and weight, are all things created…and in God they are all things;…for in the centre He sustains all, in the point fulfils all, and in unity perfects all." 'Theatrum Chemicum' (1622),
“God manifests in everything. He is present in everything and is the visible and the invisible.”
"The movement of loving is circular, and love is the real unitive force."
"The meaning is clear: the neophyte, reborn, becomes God." Apuleius, 'The Golden Ass'
"The anima mundi [soul of the world] is the Holy Spirit, for through God's goodness and will, which is the Holy Spirit, lives everything that exists in the world." Honorius of Autun
"Knowledge of God occurs when the soul reflects on itself."
“The Holy Spirit is the bond of eternity and equality.”
"Bitterness is produced merely by the misunderstanding with which men approach Wisdom; if they surrendered to her, the bitterness of the struggle would no longer prevail, but only the 'sweetness' of pure love."
"The feminine aspect of the God-image, as an archetype, is in fact form without limitation, eternal and yet manifest and repeatable in an infinite number of individuals."
"According to Wisdom 7:23f., Wisdom is a 'vapour of the power of God and a certain pure emanation of the glory of almighty God…the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodness.'"
"A real continuation of God's creative power runs through the human soul."
"All things have their life and being from the wisdom of God…for according to the wisdom of God, which is the life of all things, was made all that was made…and this [wisdom] is that archetypal world, after whose likeness this sensible world was made." Hugh of St. Victor
"The earth is identical with the sublime figure of Wisdom….On closer examination this is really a tremendous thought. The 'Wisdom of God' in the Bible was the playmate of Yahweh, who was with him before the beginning of the world. In patristic literature she was defined as the 'archetypal world' or as the sum of eternal ideas in the mind of God, the prototypes from which he created all things."
"Each individual becomes the vessel for an incarnation of God."
“At the touch of Wisdom the human spirit flows and begins to follow its most natural desire, namely, for its own perfection and the knowledge of God.”