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Aurora Consurgens
Marie Louise vonFranz
Medieval Alchemical text attributed to Thomas Aquinas with commentary by vonFranz; companion volume to Jung's CW13

1 "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."

2 “The Holy Spirit is the bond of eternity and equality.”

3 "The art, or wisdom, or Word of almighty God is the form of all creatures. For it is at the same time both the exemplar and the efficient and formal cause preserving things in the form given them, until created things are directed and recalled to it." Robert deGrosseteste, 'De unica forma omnium'

4 "A real continuation of God's creative power runs through the human soul."

5 "God is the dynamic energy in all things, and everything is full of psyche and moves in perfect order."

6 "This earth itself is the risen Christ and the divine mystery - indeed, it is God himself."

7 "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."

8 "The movement of loving is circular, and love is the real unitive force."

9 “What first sets the will and intellect in motion is something higher than the will and intellect, i.e., God.”

10 "There is One thing, that never dies, for it continues by perpetual increase."

11 “According to St. Thomas Aquinas there is an intellectual light innate in man, which by ‘participated likeness’ is capable of knowing the first principles.”

12 "The alchemists regarded the mystery of creation as divine."

13 "The divine existence…is infinite, and is not limited to any genus of being, but possesses within itself the perfection of all being." Thomas Aquinas, 'Summa Theologica', I, q. 25, art. 3 resp

14 “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.”

15 "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),

16 "Spirit, soul, and body are one, and all is of One." Zadith Senior (Zadith ben Hamuel), 'De chemia'

17 "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

18 "Know, therefore,….that from that One the whole of creation proceeded." Pythagoras, 'Turba Philosophorum' (medieval Arabic text)

19 "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

20 "After the self has been experienced as a divine centre within the psyche, this experience expands into a feeling of oneness with the whole cosmos."

21 "Each individual becomes the vessel for an incarnation of God."

22 "In the self the one is also the many, and the many are all comprised in the one."

23 "The individual human being is the maturing-ground and birthplace of a divine inner man."

24 “The Holy Spirit warms all things with the fire of love.”

25 "Alchemical symbols have the function of uniting the opposites."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite