Aurora Consurgens Marie Louise vonFranz Medieval Alchemical text attributed to Thomas Aquinas with commentary by vonFranz; companion volume to Jung's CW13
"The movement of loving is circular, and love is the real unitive force."
"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."
"Know, therefore,….that from that One the whole of creation proceeded." Pythagoras, 'Turba Philosophorum' (medieval Arabic text)
“The Holy Spirit manifests liberty, for he is love.” Christopher Ulrich Hahn, ‘Geschichte der Ketzer im Mittelalter’
"The individual human being is the maturing-ground and birthplace of a divine inner man."
"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."
"This earth itself is the risen Christ and the divine mystery - indeed, it is God himself."
“What first sets the will and intellect in motion is something higher than the will and intellect, i.e., God.”
“The Holy Spirit is the bond of eternity and equality.”
“The Brethren of the Free Spirit taught that the human soul was of the substance of God.”
"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'
“All things are of one.” Senior, ‘De chemia’
"Each individual becomes the vessel for an incarnation of God."
"Matter is one, soul is one, and God is one." 'Corpus Hermeticum'
“Solomon says: The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world.”
"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 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
"Spirit, soul, and body are one, and all is of One." Zadith Senior (Zadith ben Hamuel), 'De chemia'
"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),
"In the self all opposites – conscious and unconscious, psyche and physis, and so on – unite."
"A real continuation of God's creative power runs through the human soul."
“According to St. Thomas Aquinas there is an intellectual light innate in man, which by ‘participated likeness’ is capable of knowing the first principles.”
"God is the dynamic energy in all things, and everything is full of psyche and moves in perfect order."
“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.”
"In all things that operate God is the cause of their operating." Thomas Aquinas, 'Summa contra Gentiles', III, 66