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Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery
Cranston/Head, editors

1 "The whole infinity of discrete and independent souls is yet fused into a vast Whole…within the immensity of the World Soul." Dorothea Waley Singer, 'Giordano Bruno, His Life and Thought'

2 "I am convinced that we live in eternity now." Gustaf Stromberg (1882-1962), Swedish-American astronomer and physicist, 'The Searchers'

3 "The form ever changes, ever perishes, the informing spirit neither changes nor perishes." Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian Apostle of non-violence, letter to Madeleine Salde, a British admiral's daughter

4 "The Stoics [ancient Greek philosophers] held man to be a microcosm who reproduces in his being the constitution of the universe." Editors

5 "We live in a universe of hope and promise."

6 "The philosophers of the future will, I think, allow to the self its unique status, its standing as a factor, a primary factor and an organising factor in the universal whole."

7 "Learned Audience, the Wisdom of Enlightenment is inherent in every one of us." Hui Neng (6th patriarch of Zen, 6th century ad),

8 "Life is One, and all its forms are interrelated. It follows that every act and thought by any form of life, from the highest to the lowest, must react on every other form." Christmas Humphreys (b. 1901), British author and Buddhist philosopher, 'Karma and Rebirth'

9 "From my own research in life after death…it becomes very clear that we are all born from the Source, from God, as human beings who are blessed with all the gifts necessary to fulfill our destiny." Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, foreword

10 "Cosmic law will help us to become all that we can possibly wish to be." Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), Author, teacher, 'Exotics and Retrospectives'

11 "All life is one, and all its manifestations with which we have had contact are climbing the ladder of evolution." Lord Hugh Dowding (1882-1970), British Air Chief Marshal, speech delivered before the House of Lords, July 18, 1957

12 "As long as any one injures another, though he should possess the greatest wealth, and all the acres of land which the earth contains, he is still poor." Porphyry (233-304), Greek scholar and Neoplatonic philosopher, 'De Abstinentia'

13 "Within the soul is a spark of the Itongo, the Universal Spirit." Mankanyezi, Zulu Wise Man

14 "I hold – in view of the rapid movement of the soul, its vivid memory of the past and its prophetic knowledge of the future, its many accomplishments, its vast range of knowledge, its numerous discoveries – that a nature embracing such varied gifts cannot itself be mortal." Cicero (106-43 bc), Roman statesman and philosopher, 'On Old Age'

15 "Of this I am sure…that we ARE here for a purpose. And that we go on. Mind and memory – they are the eternals." Henry Ford (1863-1947), American businessman, interview in the Hearst papers, April 27, 1938

16 "Look inward: thou art Buddha." H. P. Blavatsky, 'The Voice of the Silence'

17 "Our innermost being is more valuable than all titles and honors." Queen Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898),

18 "The soul is ever immortal, and is a portion of the divinity that inhabits our bodies." Flavius Josephus (1st century Jewish historian), 'The Jewish War'

19 "Yes, a divine instinct that always grows in light and strength helps us to comprehend that nothing in the whole world wholly dies." George Sand (1803-1876), French author

20 "Enlightenment is not a mere personal affair which does not concern the community at large; its background is laid in the universe itself." D. T. Suzuki, Theosophy magazine, December, 1970

21 "Our soul, that is, the personality behind our mind, is born with a true knowledge of fundamental realities. This knowledge is in a subconscious form, but by intellectual efforts, stimulated and aided by observations, we can bring it up to the level of consciousness." Gustav Stromberg (1882-1962), Swedish-American astronomer and physicist, 'The Searchers'

22 "Then everything becomes one, all individualities are merged into one, yet each knowing itself, a mysterious teaching indeed. But then, that which to us now is non-conscious or the unconscious, will then be absolute consciousness." H. B. Blavatsky, 'Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge'

23 "The Soul is immortal and fearless. The Soul is the fearless Eternal." The Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad

24 "Spiritual knowledge and spiritual freedom are born as one." Herbert Fingarette (b. 1921), American philosopher and psychologist, 'The Self in Transformation'

25 "Heaven, Earth, and I were produced together, and all things and I are one." Chuang Tzu (c. 300 bc), Chinese philosopher, from 'The Texts of Taoism', James Legge, translator, Dover 1962

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite