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Divine Light and Fire, Experiencing Esoteric Christianity
Peter Roche deCoppens

1 “The Grace of God, the Divine Light, and Spiritual Energies, are poured incessantly upon the world, in many ways and at many levels.”

2 “God is Love; in all the love that exists in the world, in all that we love, he is there as that love. And in this love, which began and binds and redeems the world, he is with us, working his plan with us, never abandoning us.”

3 “At this historical juncture, it is important to develop a philosophy of life and become wise in the art of living that philosophy. In doing this we are guided by our purpose on earth: the realization of happiness in the service of God and each other.”

4 “All the world religions, if properly understood, loved, and lived lead to the same ‘inner Temple’, to the One God and God-Experience.”

5 "The mind takes on the form of the object it beholds, and the vital energies of a human being will run along the lines traced and focused upon by the mind and will, and vivify the areas or objects on which both are focused."

6 “It is within the power of every one of us, even the weakest, poorest, and least educated, to contribute to the welfare of the world.”

7 "Archetypes use the analogical-allegorical method rather than the descriptive-analytical one. This means that they are multidimensional, having not one set of meanings, preestablished and socially standardized, but many sets of meanings and correspondences….they are not static and closed but rather dynamic and open, with ever-new emergent levels that come to the foreground as new layers and states of consciousness are activated; they are based on the principle of correspondence and homology, derived from the classical assumption that all things in the universe are interrelated and that the microcosm (human nature) is a reflection of the macrocosm (the world."

8 “All the great religions do come from the same Source for the purpose of helping evolving humanity on its path of self-actualization.”

9 “The God who has hung our solar system in space, and has poured His life into it that we and His other creatures might come into being, superintends the progress of that tremendous Experiment with benevolent, paternal interest.” Charles W. Leadbeater, 'Science of the Sacraments'

10 “The spirit of man, itself essentially divine, is capable of immediate communion with God, the One Reality.” Evelyn Underhill, ‘Practical Mysticism’

11 "It is Love that is truly fundamental, the wellspring and motive force for both knowledge and action….Love is itself both form and substance of knowledge, a means of cognition, a way of true knowledge that comes from communion and union with the object of that knowledge."

12 “True saints, seers, and sages have existed and do exist in ALL religions.”

13 “It is not a question of ‘killing’ or destroying evil, but rather of recognizing it, in order to reequilibrate it and transmute it into the good by harnessing its energies: one can say, of ultimately redeeming it.”

14 "The sacred traditions affirm that each human being is made in the image and likeness of God. Each has a 'Divine Spark', or Kernel of the Ultimate Reality, around which is gathered and organized form and force, matter and energy."

15 “Human consciousness and the human mind, heart, and will are not static and fixed but alive, dynamic, unfolding.”

16 "The Temple in which we now find ourselves, the physical Temple and the Temple 'not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens', the psyche, is sacred ground, the place where one stands in the living presence of God."

17 "In the heart and roots of each religion, one can find God, the Source and Essence of all, acting by various means but with the same fundamental purpose – to bring about the incarnation, evolution, actualization, and redemption of human beings in this earthly life."

18 "The language of imagery and analogy is the language of the Deep Mind and of the sages."

19 "Each one of the great living religions..has one central and overriding purpose: to bring about a conscious communion and then living union, both internal and external, with God, the Ultimate Reality."

20 "Symbols are units, instruments, and media designed to convey and elicit thoughts, feelings, and intuitions, the core of the symbol being its ability to activate and focus the intuition."

21 “Self-knowledge, a knowledge of human nature and of human consciousness, and a spiritual science of man and of human consciousness are essential and, indeed inevitable.”

22 “From the beginning of human history man has been a religious being, aspiring to discover and consciously reunite with his Source, the Essence of all that is.”

23 "In the sacred traditions of the past, we can find a holistic structure of creation and of human nature (also interesting in the light of modern theoretical physics)."

24 “Never forget that God is Love, make it your constant care to spread love around wherever you go.” Charles W. Leadbeater, ‘Science of the Sacraments’

25 “The Divine Essence, or God, is Androgynous, above and implying all genders, masculine and feminine, personal and transpersonal, singular and plural.”

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite