Aurora Consurgens Marie Louise vonFranz Medieval Alchemical text attributed to Thomas Aquinas with commentary by vonFranz; companion volume to Jung's CW13
"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
“What first sets the will and intellect in motion is something higher than the will and intellect, i.e., God.”
"Spirit, soul, and body are one, and all is of One." Zadith Senior (Zadith ben Hamuel), 'De chemia'
"There is One thing, that never dies, for it continues by perpetual increase."
“The Holy Spirit manifests liberty, for he is love.” Christopher Ulrich Hahn, ‘Geschichte der Ketzer im Mittelalter’
"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
"In the self all opposites – conscious and unconscious, psyche and physis, and so on – unite."
"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."
“The Brethren of the Free Spirit taught that the human soul was of the substance of God.”
"The movement of loving is circular, and love is the real unitive force."
"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.'"
"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."
"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
"In the self the one is also the many, and the many are all comprised in the one."
"This earth itself is the risen Christ and the divine mystery - indeed, it is God himself."
“God manifests in everything. He is present in everything and is the visible and the invisible.”
"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."
"Western alchemy's chief concern was the production of the One: 'one is the stone, one the vessel, one the procedure, and one the medicine."
“The Holy Spirit is the bond of eternity and equality.”
“All things are of one.” Senior, ‘De chemia’
"Knowledge of God occurs when the soul reflects on itself."
"Alchemical symbols have the function of uniting the opposites."
"God is the dynamic energy in all things, and everything is full of psyche and moves in perfect order."
"A real continuation of God's creative power runs through the human soul."