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

1 "Freedom and love are specifically the mission of the human race." James H. Hindes, contemporary American author

2 "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

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

4 "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.'"

5 "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'

6 "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'

7 "I have capitalized the word 'Nature' because it is the Numen in manifestation, the expression of God's law and will." Laurence J. Bendit, 'The Incarnation of the Angels'

8 "Humans are…beings who serve as a focus for the outworking of patterns of meaning as well as content. Sacred psychology calls for renewing our commitment to a science of the soul, in which imagining is primary."

9 "The Wisdom Tradition holds that there is but one inexhaustible source of reality from which all things come and apart from which nothing is." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

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

11 "The sun makes of our planet an alchemical retort in which the ocean waters are lifted to heaven and then, their impurities distilled away, are returned to the earth in drops of rain. This continuous circular process epitomizes the natural interrelationship between heaven and earth – between the archetypal figures of the collective unconscious and man's ego reality." Sallie Nichols, Jungian author

12 "Good will is the harmony of the cosmos made audible in human consciousness. It is that good will which is the true end and meaning of every human life." Jay G. Williams, Ph.D., Chair of the Dept. of Religion at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.

13 "The all-powerful and ineffable God, who was before all ages but herself had no beginning nor will she cease to exist after the end of the ages – she it is who formed every creature in a marvelous way by her own will." Hildegard of Bingen, quoted by Matthew Fox, 'All Beings Celebrate Creation'

14 "In the religious as well as psychological sense, the path of holiness is movement toward wholeness, individual and collective."

15 "One whole governs the moving and the stable, that which walks and flies, this variegated creation." Rigveda III.54.8

16 "There is in every human being an unconscious inlet to the highest creative energies of the spirit." Michael Grosso, 'The Cult of the Guardian Angel'

17 "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."

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

19 "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'

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

21 "Deity can be found by introspection within the human mind." Jay G. Williams, 'On Re-Imagining Angels'

22 "Religions embody wide-ranging ideas about God, angels, and saviors. But what is vital is the underlying vision of wholeness….a celebration of diversity, commitment to connectedness, and furthuring of altruism."

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

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

25 "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'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite