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1 "Truly the living God is crowned in every atom." Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

2 "The animal is also an imago dei, a face of our eternal nature." A Blue Fire (James Hillman)

3 "As the Soul of the World permeates the whole Cosmos, even beasts must have in them something divine." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

4 "In aboriginal societies…every feature of the landscape, the whole world of nature and everything around them, is encompassed in their regard. The earth for them is not of dust, but alive and a mother. The animals and plants, and all the peoples dwelling on her bosom, are her children, also regarded in a sacred way." The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

5 "All of life is a reflection of God, the infinite source of holiness." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

6 "God is contained in the individual creature." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "The image I have of the Godhead is a great big cosmic Mama with creation on her lap." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

8 "Our very being is nothing but subsistence in the one God." John Calvin (1509-1564) Heaven, A History (Colleen McDannell & Bernhard Lang)

9 "That Supreme Personality of Godhead is, by His plenary portions, alive in the heart of every living entity." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

10 "Every breathing thing glorifies Him, and every creature visible and invisible returns Him praise." The Book of the Secrets of Enoch (2 Enoch, Jewish Pseudepigrapha) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

11 "It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom….I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension." Freeman Dyson, physicist, recipient of the Templeton Prize The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

12 "God is indivisibly whole, seamless in his Godhood." 'Symeon the New Theologian' (translated by Stephen Mitchell), Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

13 "One day while talking to a mystic friend, my mind opened. He said, 'There is nothing but God', as mystics usually say. But this time I heard it; I heard it directly – not in thought, not with another idea. And it was intensely joyful." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

14 "A transcendent energy consciousness informs the whole world and informs you." Joseph Campbell The Hero's Journey (Phil Cousineau, editor)

15 "To Him, no high, no low, no great, no small; He fills, He bounds, connects and equals all." Alexander Pope, 'Essay on Man', Epis. 1 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

16 "God is near you, he is with you, he is within you." Seneca to Lucilius (Gummere translation) Collected Works (Carl Jung)

17 “Freemasonry proclaims, as it has proclaimed from its origin, the existence of a creative principle, the great Architect of the universe.” Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

18 "God is indeed the Ultimacy toward which everything that is yearns." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

19 "Beautiful you rise, O eternal living god! You are radiant, lovely, powerful. Your love is great, all-encompassing." Egyptian hymn, ca. 1550 bce One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

20 "There is one God, and all are embraced in Him and infused in Him." Summons to Life, Contemporary Christian Insights (Martin Israel)

21 "Because he is the free and sovereign Creator, the first cause of all that exists, God is present to his creatures' inmost being: 'In him we live and move and have our being.' (Acts 17:28). In the words of St. Augustine, 'God is 'higher than my highest and more inward than my innermost self.' (Confessions 3, 6, 11)" Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

22 "The Upanishads relate that Brahman, being-knowledge-joy, is the Atman or soul, the innermost nature of all beings, ourselves included." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

23 "God is an indwelling presence, the core of what I am and what everything is. God is life itself, speaking through all life." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

24 "The world lives by its incarnation of God in itself." Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), English mathematician and philosopher, 'Religion in the Making' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

25 "We are in divinity and the divinity is in us…- and by 'we' I do not mean merely the two-legged ones but the entire universe: atoms and galaxies, rain and whales, trees and fish, dogs and rabbits, and humans too." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite