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1 "Platonic and Pythagorean theory, which posits a mathematical basis for the physical world, offers clues as to the outworkings of the archetypes and the Divine Mind." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

2 "Number gives the clue to the form and purpose of the life which the form veils." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "Number should not be understood solely as a construction of consciousness, but also as an archetype and thus as a constituent of nature both within and without." Marie Louise vonFranz A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

4 "Scientists confirm with formulas what ancient seers knew through revelation: that the world's patterns and cycles are harmonious when seen as mathematical relationships…Where we see 'things', nouns and discrete objects, the ancient mathematical philosophers saw PROCESSES, verbs, transforming patterns meshed harmoniously." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

5 "God acts the part of a Geometrician….His government of the world is no less exact than His creation of it." John Norris, 'Practical Discourses' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

6 "The spiritual origin of all matter is hinted at in the theories of modern physics when the subatomic constituents of matter are described as nothing more than mathematical structures, essentially mental." James H. Hindes, contemporary American philosopher and author Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

7 "Form, color and number speak aloud of the word of God." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

8 "Numbers keep recurring not because we make them do so but because they are inherent in the proportions of nature that express the timeless mathematical archetypes." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

9 "The archetypal principles of number manifest themselves as forms around us. Circles and spheres, triangles, squares, pentagons, spirals, and the five Platonic volumes represent principles that shape the world." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

10 "By weight, and measure, and rule was all the creation made." The Testament of Naphtali, ch. I, v. 15b The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

11 "The orderly process of geometric construction shows us the steps nature metaphorically uses to clothe the archetypal patterns. The geometer gradually learns to see the world of common experience as governed by laws of nature that can be understood as expressions of mathematical archetypes." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

12 "The I Am is the supreme fractal wave from which everything branches, out of which everything comes forth. We bear its signature in the wave forms of our cells, the curvings of our histories." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

13 "Harmonious relationship…is eternally and inherently present in the universe, waiting only to be discovered or realized. There is a cosmic harmony, which is founded in the eternal perfection of number." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King)

14 "As to the word 'God',…it is a floating literary symbol, with a value which, if we define it scientifically, becomes quite algebraic." George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish-born American philosopher, 'Reason in Society' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

15 "Oneness or unity encompasses all numbers, and all numbers should be reduced back to unity." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

16 "It is not such an audacious conclusion after all if we define number psychologically as an archetype of order which has become conscious (cf. 'On the Psychology of Eastern Meditation', par. 942). Remarkably enough, the psychic images of wholeness which are spontaneously produced by the unconscious, the symbols of the self in mandala form, also have a mathematical structure. They are as a rule quaternities (or their multiples). These structures not only express order, they also create it. That is why they generally appear in times of psychic disorientation in order to compensate a chaotic state or as formulations of numinous experiences." Synchronicity, An Acausal Principle (Carl Jung)

17 "The simple beauty of a crystal is, in part, its strict mathematical order. Through the study of number and shape we begin to apprehend the cosmic order." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

18 "The Universe is operated with exact mathematical precision." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

19 "The ancient mathematical philosophers probed into the archetypal patterns and found them in nature." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

20 "From the smallest individual detail to the vastest aggregations, our living universe (in common with our inorganic universe) has a structure, and this structure can owe its nature only to a phenomenon of growth." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

21 "To recognize is to compare the sense perception outside with the original pictures inside, and to judge that it conforms to them. Proclus has expressed the matter very finely in his simile of awakening, as from a dream. For just as the sensorily presented things in the oute world recall to us those which we formerly perceived in the dream, so also the mathematical relations given in sensibility call forth those intelligible archetypes which were already given inwardly beforehand, so that they now shine forth truly and vividly in the soul." Kepler, 'Harmony of the World', quoted by Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), 'Science and the Beautiful' Quantum Questions, Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists (Ken Wilber, editor)

22 "The geometry of the archetypes and the Universal Mind are evident in the principles of symmetry which pervade nature and art. Symmetry shows us a glimpse of the ideal beauty which is reflected in nature, infusing it with order. Symmetry is universal; it can be found everywhere as the broad principle of balance and harmony." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

23 "Whole numbers may well be the discovery of God's 'primal thoughts.'" C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

24 "The whole created universe corresponds to number, and through study of number may be obtained some glimpses of the eternal and divine purpose which animates all living things." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King)

25 "Geometric construction can be used as a form of meditation. Ponder the point as a seed enfolding a sacred mystery." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite