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Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power
Maria Parisen, compiler

1 "We live and move and have our being in the Universal Mind." Jeanine Miller, 'The Shining Ones of the Vedas'

2 "Humanity possesses within itself a spark of the highest spiritual consciousness." Stephan A. Hoeller, 'Angels Holy and Unholy'

3 "The religious spirit celebrates unity in diversity and the infinite as inseparable from finite things. It mandates integrity of relationship from deep within the human psyche, ordering an unfoldment of powers which makes possible communion and cooperation."

4 "Eternity is manifested continually by means of time to those who dwell within time." Emanuel Swedenborg

5 "Creative spiritual impulses constantly flow like music into the world. At times harmonious, at other times dissonant, spiritual forces 'sound forth' into human lives, giving new impulses and shaping reality….This 'heavenly music' sets the world and human souls vibrating with inner movements, which are experienced as insights, soul-moods, impulses of will and inspirations." James H. Hindes, contemporary American philosopher and author

6 "Our future is to reestablish connections, to forge the links that will bind us back to the Unity, to become One – consciously, deliberately, of our own free will….We are to merge without losing our identities, to recreate the Unity, but then a Unity that knows itself and has chosen its state." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

7 "Contemplation of a single flower may lead the seeker through. A plant displaying Nature's symmetry, a tree, a mountain range, a single peak, flowing river, a thundering cascade – each and all of these will serve the contemplative soul as entrance to the realm of the Real wherein Nature's Self abides." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

8 "The human psyche embodies, reflects, and is inseparable from cosmic Soul-Spirit."

9 "Ultimately, to be sure, there is only one Monad (a term from Greek that means 'unity'). But as that Monad is reflected in evolved matter and the developed kingdoms of life, it is continually refracted, so that it seems to itself to become increasingly limited and fragmented. Thus the One apparently divides into the many." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

10 "The genius of the myth-makers of history has been that they choose the forms of expression consistent with their own inner leading….Myths are the products of creative imagination, which the dictionary defines as 'the power to represent the real more fully and truly than it appears to the senses and in its ideal and universal character.'"

11 "What encourages cooperation, togetherness, integrity, oneness is of the very essence of the life divine." Jeanine Miller, 'The Shining Ones of the Vedas'

12 "The spiritual origin of all matter is hinted at in the theories of modern physics when the subatomic constituents of matter are described as nothing more than mathematical structures, essentially mental." James H. Hindes, contemporary American philosopher and author

13 "Men have traversed the whole Earth, have penetrated the wilds, scaled the peaks and conquered the polar wastes. Let them now seek within the form, scale the height of their own consciousness, penetrate its depths, in search of that inner Power and Life by which alone they may become strong in will and spiritually enriched." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

14 "Depth psychologists say that imagining may be a primary means of perception and the creative agency of the soul. Imagination brings together spirit and matter in new wholes which are expressed in art, poetry, religion and science. It is a valid means of visioning the inner life of things."

15 "The globe is a living being with incarnate power, life and consciousness. The Earth breathes. Its heart beats. It is the body of the Spirit of the Earth." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

16 "Somewhere in the depths of our beings there is direct and individual touch with the angel which is also ourselves, and which we can call upon in various ways." Laurence J. Bendit, 'The Incarnation of the Angels'

17 "From the Lord's Prayer (Thy will be done) to the Taoist idea of 'wu-wei' (action through nonaction), the consensus among spiritual masters is that to come into full ownership of our being we have to abandon ourselves to divine providence." Michael Grosso, 'The Cult of the Guardian Angel'

18 "First let every soul consider that it is the World Soul which created all things, breathing into them the breath of life – into all living things which are on Earth, in the air, and in the sea, and the stars in heaven, the Sun, and the great heaven itself. The Creative World Soul sets them in their order and directs their motions." Plotinus (205-270ad), founder of Neoplatonism

19 "All beings and all things are filled with the indwelling Life or Fire of God." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

20 "We must explore more fully the subtleties of relationship, for even casual encounters are significant. In a living Cosmos, communion is sacred dialogue. Every meeting, even with what appears inert, is with a living presence. Through the soul of things, we envision and are beheld by divine Being." Maria Parisen, American nurse and Therapeutic Touch practitioner

21 "Esoteric studies reveal Cosmos as a vast hierarchy of lives evolving through Law."

22 "Individuals have personal responsibility to choose in freedom what seems right for them." James H. Hindes, 'The Hierarchies'

23 "The imprint of the eternal is everywhere. We have only to vision a little more deeply to see it."

24 "All things and events in the world are established and maintained in Being by divine influx." Roberts Avens, depth psychologist

25 "Do you wish to call Him Providence, rightly will you do so; for by His counsel…provision is made for this world so that it may proceed in an orderly fashion, and unfold His deeds to our view. Do you wish to call Him Nature? You will commit no sin; for He it is from whom all things are sprung and by whose spirit we breathe life. Do you wish to call Him the World? You will not be mistaken, for He…is all infused in its parts." Seneca (4? bc-65 ad), Roman philosopher

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite