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The Alternative Gospel
John Baldock
Written for readers of all religious persuasions, this new interpretation of the gospel story shows how the events described by the gospel writers - from the virgin birth of Jesus to his ascension - offer us expansive images of a cosmic process.

1 "We cannot separate ourselves from the creative power of the Spirit. Whatever we do, wherever we go, the Spirit is there within us."

2 "In many religious and spiritual traditions we find the nonduality of the universe expressed in terms of a single cosmic power, which is both the origin and infinite totality of the universe….the causal force manifests itself without in any way compromising its essential nonduality."

3 "Wherever you turn, by certain traces which wisdom has impressed on her works, she speaks to you, and recalls you within, gliding back into interior things by the very forms of exterior things." St. Augustine, De lib. Arb II, 41

4 "We are a means of expression for the eternal and infinite I AM, the Spirit; the dynamic flow of energy, the all-encompassing motivating force that Is the One Reality."

5 "In the One Reality there is only One Healer, One Teacher, to whom we all have free and instant access."

6 "All is One."

7 "The One Reality creates the diversity of the natural world without compromising its own unity."

8 "Direct experience of the One Reality is itself the One Teacher."

9 "What we are looking for lies within us. Or, as spiritual tradition tells us: 'What you are looking for is what is looking.'"

10 "Profound self-knowledge is knowledge of God."

11 "Unconditional love is nondualistic. Like the Spirit from which it emanates, it is all-embracing, open-hearted and freely given."

12 "What each of us learns individually contributes to the learning process of humankind as a whole."

13 "Collective or perennial wisdom is the foundation stone of all religious and spiritual traditions, through which it expresses itself in the form of universal truths."

14 "It is the belief that we somehow have to 'get' to God which is itself the primary cause of our dualistic sense of separation from him."

15 "The self (the individual human being) is an aspect of a greater Self (the Spirit or universal I AM)."

16 "The One manifests as the Many while never ceasing to be the One."

17 "Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, and binds the Many inseparably to the One."

18 "While each of us is a unique human being, we are all equal in essence."

19 "The Will of God seeks to accomplish itself through our human will as the self-expression of our essence."

20 "The Divine Will, Wisdom, the Spirit, the Word or Logos, or whatever else we like to call it, permeates the cosmos, giving it both form and life."

21 "Myths give form to the wisdom and insights of the collective unconscious which, on emerging into the light of day, become our own inner wisdom reflected in the mirror of our conscious mind."

22 "Once we begin to understand the workings of mythical language – the language of the collective wisdom – we can begin to use that same understanding to connect with the deeper significance and purpose that lie beneath the apparently mundane events of our everyday lives."

23 "Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, the Many Are the One."

24 "What we know of ourselves and the universe in which we live is an integral part of the One's own Self-revealing, Self-knowing state….The One knows itself through us – through our eyes, and ears, and minds, through our entire being."

25 "We are all invited to consummate our inherent oneness with Reality….Knowingly or not, we are all involved in our own process of self-realization, of spiritual expansion, all of the time."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite