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The Transforming Mind
Laurence and Phoebe Bendit
Suggests that once we look inward to encompass the whole of nature, we will automatically re-order the world and save it for peaceful use by our children and their children.

1 "There can be no more than one infinity, a place where all things, the great, the small, the external and the internal meet."

2 "If we can learn to understand the universe from within, to feel our unity with it, we shall no longer need the instinctive reactions of fear or aggression, and the whole face of civilization will change."

3 "We do not have to look for God; he is there all the time, and no movement or travel is needed to find him."

4 "I am completely at one with God. At the same time, the totality of this God-Self is in every creature equally, not merely a part of it, but wholly."

5 "Man [is] the source of his own deeper insights. He is also the focus from which he may help order to emerge from chaos through his inner contact with Being or Tao, his true Self – the God within."

6 "Archetypal images have something in common throughout mankind."

7 "We can learn much by holding on to the hand of the ancient intuitive tradition of real Religion."

8 "The way through the present crisis is to learn to understand ourselves."

9 "The Absolute or Supreme God is the basic, or final Archetype in which all lesser archetypes originate and are resolved."

10 "Myth is psychic truth."

11 "What is truly spiritual includes all aspects of ordinary life."

12 "Religious teachers and writers remind us: that there is behind the urge into matter the teleology which eventually – and, in fact, all the time – draws us back toward the Essential ground behind our existence."

13 "The world of existence is only dual in our conception of it. In Reality there is but one World."

14 "We move toward that consciousness of our shared destiny in One World." Joy Mills, foreword

15 "Frazer, in his monumental 'Golden Bough', gives us a vast amount of material from which it becomes clear that what Aldous Huxley later labelled 'the Perennial Philosophy' is basically the same everywhere in the world. This philosophy becomes highly colored with local and racial ideas, but the root is the same in Polynesia or Christendom, in ancient Egypt and in modern days."

16 "Myth…links the phenomenal world of our personal life with the spiritual level of our Being."

17 "Each individual is deeply interlocked with the collectivity in which he is born and in which he lives. The group affects him, he affects the group, in a two-way interchange."

18 "Only as we know ourselves can we bring about the inner transformation which will lead to a real and deep re-ordering of the world."

19 "Wholeness, holiness or integration is the teleological aim of every individual."

20 "The individual who becomes aware of his true standard of what is Good finds himself free."

21 "The language of symbols is world-wide and goes far beyond and behind that of ordinary speech."

22 "At a deep level we are all united and interdependent."

23 "It is well known that every minute physical particle in some measure affects the whole universe….In other words, there is no such thing as an independent entity in the universe, and what happens in one corner sends ripples indefinitely out from itself….what I think and feel spreads all around and influences others."

24 "If we take a series of the dreams of an individual, we find in them the symbols of the universal language of world mythology. At the same time as they belong to mankind rather than to individual man, they have an individual aim, show the single man his own spiritual problems and the solution to them, if he will try to understand them and what they have to tell him."

25 "The word 'archetype' is derived from the Greek prefix which signifies a first or primal cause….The word is best taken for the numinous or abstract principle behind any thing or group of things in the phenomenal world. Being thus Numinous or Essential, it is not extended in space-time, but is what we would call a mathematical point with neither size or time-extension."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite