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Isis Unveiled
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "The unity of God, the immortality of the spirit, belief in salvation only through our works, merit and demerit; such are the principal articles of faith of the Wisdom-religion."

2 "Space is not an empty void, but a reservoir filled with the models of all things that ever were, that are, and that will be."

3 "Every..symbol is an embodied idea, - combining the conception of the Divine Invisible with the earthly and visible."

4 "Not a nation, not a people, nor the most abject tribe, but after their own fashion has believed in an Unseen God, the First cause of unerring and immutable laws, and in the immortality of our spirit. No creed, no false philosophy, no religious exaggerations, could ever destroy that feeling. It must, therefore, be based upon an absolute truth."

5 "The undercurrent of this world is set toward one goal; and inside of humanity is a power almost infinite, a holy faith capable of apprehending the supremest truths of all existence."

6 "Human-spirit proves God-spirit, as the one drop of water proves a source from which it must have come."

7 "The Divine mind is eternal, and it is pure light, and poured out through splendid and immense space." Codex Nazaraeus, 1. 23

8 "Every particle contains God within itself."

9 "God fills up the whole creation, for he is in all, and all is in him."

10 "There never was nor ever will be a truly philosophical mind, whether of Pagan, Jew or Christian, but has followed the same path of thought. Gautama-Buddha is mirrored in the precepts of Christ; Paul and Philo Judaeus are faithful echoes of Plato, and Ammonius Saccas and Plotinus won their immortal fame by combining the teachings of all these grand masters of true philosophy. 'Prove all things; hold fast that which is good,' ought to be the motto of all brothers on earth."

11 "God formed things as they first arose according to forms and numbers." Plato, 'Timaeus'

12 "God blesses equally every beast of the field and every living creature, and He endows them all with Life, which is a breath of His own Spirit."

13 "Nothing can be free from the divine presence." Giordano Bruno

14 "Everything is drawn to its like, and converges with natures congenial to itself. Out of this sympathy and antipathy arises a constant movement in the whole world, and in all its parts, and uninterrupted communion which produces universal harmony. …one thing affects another one, even at great distances, notwithstanding the intervening space."

15 "The forces of the universe are ever in perfect harmony with the one great Immutable Law."

16 "It is undeniable that the theologies of all the great nations dovetail together and show that each is a part of one stupendous whole."

17 "You have in yourself something similar to God, and therefore use yourself as the temple of God. The greatest honor which can be paid to God is to know and imitate his perfection." Sextus the Pythagorean

18 "There is a canon of interpretation, which should guide us in our examinations of every philosophical opinion: The human mind has, under the necessary operation of its own laws, been compelled to entertain the same fundamental ideas, and the human heart to cherish the same feelings in all ages."

19 "Of all the duties, the principal one is to acquire the knowledge of the supreme soul (the spirit); it is the first of all sciences."

20 "There is but one Magnet in the universe, and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing."

21 "The human mind has, under the necessary operation of its own laws, been compelled to entertain the same fundamental ideas, and the human heart to cherish the same feelings in all ages."

22 "God blesses equally every beast of the field and every living creature, in the water as in the air, and He endows them all with life, which is a breath of His own Spirit."

23 "God is in all things, as the ancients have observed it with a worthy correctness."

24 "The myth is the undisclosed thought of the soul. The characteristic trait of the myth is to convert reflection into history."

25 "As the Soul of the World permeates the whole Cosmos, even beasts must have in them something divine."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite