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Divine Light and Love
Peter Roche deCoppens
This book encourages us to realize that the essence of life is love, love of God and of our fellow humans, which leads us all to the awakening of spiritual consciousness.

1 "The quintessence of Greek Wisdom was expressed in the famous 'Man, know thyself!'"

2 "The pure soul is like a lens from which all irrelevancies and excrescences, all the beams and motes of egotism and prejudice have been removed; so that it may reflect a clear image of the one Transcendent." Evelyn Underhill, 'Practical Mysticism'

3 "True prayer is a way of life; the truest life is literally a way of prayer." Alexis Carrell, Nobel Laureate, 'Homme c'est Inconnu'

4 "On the higher levels of consciousness and being, in the Communion of Saints, there is but One religion, one way to unite with the spiritual Self and with Ultimate Reality, both within and without."

5 "The Power and Light of the Divine Spark, the spiritual Self, is the Source and Essence of all spiritual Power within our being."

6 "Love transforms multiplicity into unity and establishes relationships between parts and wholes."

7 "The grace of the Kingdom of God is already present, within and without, would we but realize it."

8 "Prayer is a way to feed and nourish our Soul with its own form of nutrients."

9 "Prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind, and spirit – which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength." Alexis Carrell, Nobel Laureate, 'Homme c'est Inconnu'

10 "Gratitude is one of the basic attitudes and experiences of soul, which in our lives opens the gates leading to Communion with God, within and without."

11 "It is love alone that, when consciously realized and manifested, can reconcile opposites and bind the entire creation with its Creator. Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end."

12 "They [the religions] all lead, like the rays of a circle to the point in the cente', to the One Religion; this dimension of religion has always existed and can be found at the mystical core of all authentic religions and sacred traditions."

13 "Everything has meaning, purpose, and order,… and God is working through the universe and ourselves."

14 "God is within us as the Self, the Divine Spark."

15 "In recognizing the Divine Spark in another human being, we also awaken it and activate it in ourselves; and the wheel turns as well the other way, knowing it in ourselves, we recognize it in others."

16 "A human being is a true microcosm of the macrocosm – a synthesis of all of reality."

17 "Prayer is not only worship; it is also an invisible emanation of man's worshiping spirit – the most powerful form of energy that one can generate…..Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity." Alexis Carrell, Nobel Laureate, 'Homme c'est Inconnu'

18 "It is truly in the Self that one can find the Source and Essence of Life, of Love."

19 "Love is the force and energy that binds all worlds and dimensions, all levels of consciousness and being."

20 "The great law of Unity governs the universe." Louis Charpentier, 'The Mysteries of the Cathedral of Chartres'

21 "The essence of mystical contemplation is summed up in these two experiences – union with the flux of life and union with the Whole in which all the lesser realities are resumed – and these experiences are well within your reach…for this act, St. Thomas Aquinas taught, is proper to all – is, indeed, the characteristic human activity." Evelyn Underhill, 'Practical Mysticism'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite