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

1 "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'

2 "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'

3 "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.'"

4 "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

5 "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."

6 "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.

7 "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'

8 "The Mystery schools based their training methods on the maxim, 'As above, so below.' They taught that man is a replica of the Great Cosmos." C. E. F. Seymour, 'The Old Gods'

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 "Man can get into intimate touch – almost at will – with the world soul once he has realized that the mind touches that which it constantly and sympathetically thinks about." C. R. F. Seymour, contemporary esotericist

11 "Blessedness consists in unanimity and harmony, so that many, even very many, suppose themselves to be one….for from the harmony of many there exists a One from which there is blessedness and happiness." Emanuel Swedenborg

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

13 "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'

14 "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

15 "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."

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

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

18 "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'

19 "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

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

21 "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."

22 "Though religion, psychology, philosophy, science and the arts all have varied languages, they all reveal related aspects of one life."

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite