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1 "All Spirits were created blameless, all must at last return to their original perfection." Rev. William R. Inge, dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Gifford Lectures Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

2 "The human being…will become more and more awake in the further course of evolution. The whole world will be spiritualized." Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner)

3 "It is one world, one work, one cause under God being expressed through different channels. Rejoice and let the plan unfold." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

4 "A spiritual evolution, an evolution of consciousness in Matter in a constant developing self-formation till the form can reveal the indwelling Spirit, is…the key-note, the central significant motive of the terrestrial existence." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

5 "Plato and Aristotle insist that within and beyond and behind the seemingly whimsical fatalities of Nature there is a divine power whose purposes, beauty, and urgency call upon us to assist, as best we can, the realization of its intentions (the famous 'entelechies' of Aristotle); and what Nature intends, as Aristotle so simple and eloquently argues, is excellence." Origins of the Sacred (Dudley Young)

6 "Sometimes, when I have scrutinized the world very closely I have thought that I could see it enveloped in an atmosphere – still very tenuous but already individualized – of mutual good will and of truths accepted in common and retained as a permanent heritage. I have seen a shadow floating, as though it were the wraith of a universal soul seeking to be born…" Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

7 "Mankind, born on this planet and spread over its entire surface, coming gradually to form around its earthly matrix a single, major organic unity, enclosed upon itself; a single, hyper-complex, hyper-centred, hyper-conscious arch-molecule, co-extensive with the heavenly body on which it was born. Is not this what is happening at the present time – the closing of this spherical, thinking circuit?" Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 "The life in everything – animals, plants, even drops of water and specks of dust – will one day reach Buddhahood, the Buddha nature being Potential in all." Editors Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

9 "Latent in the depths of our unconscious lies the seed of all future capacities that we and our species will develop." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

10 "He shall show ways to men, he shall show heavenly paths; and he shall teach all with wise speeches....He shall walk the waves, and deliver man from sickness, He shall raise up the dead, and banish many pains. And from one wallet there shall be sufficiency of bread for men...In his hand is all the world, and earth and heaven and sea. He shall flash like lightning on the earth, as at his first appearance two saw him, begotten from each other's side. It shall be, when earth shall rejoice in the hope of a Son." Christian Sibyllines The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

11 "The flame of regeneration and renaissance is burning high already, and many are the little sparks, fanned by patient souls, ready now to flare into a rich fulfillment." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

12 "I foresee a renaissance, 'a rebirth based on a spiritual initiative', to use historian M. D. Chenu's definition, as the result of the outpouring of the Spirit. This new birth will cut through all cultures and all religions and indeed will draw forth the wisdom common to all vital mystical traditions in a global religious awakening I call 'deep ecumenism.'" The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

13 "I see confirmation of the Divine Process in all nature." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

14 "The evolutionary imperative within the collective unconscious is pushing us toward a new level of consciousness." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

15 "Mankind, as well as all of Nature, is to rise out of the imperfect state, to become complete and creative, and to develop the full quota of qualities and capacities." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

16 "The spiritual origin of man and where we come from – THAT is the next great area of exploration." Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

17 "Obedience to the Plan brings revelation of the hidden Purpose." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

18 "The next step in the development of further evolution is the achievement of higher group consciousness….throughout the world." The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space (John C. Lilly, M.D.)

19 "Let love of God's eternal Plan control your life, your mind, your hand, your eye. Work towards the unity of plan and purpose which must find its lasting place on earth. Work with the Plan; focus upon your share in that great work." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

20 "We are a transitional species evolving toward that higher, divine human which has been embodied by the great avatars of the human race and which is being activated in millions of us now, as the whole planetary body enters its 'crisis of birth', its time of trial, when the whole must coordinate and integrate itself as one living system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Discovery of a New Ordering of the Future' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

21 "We have heard repeatedly the term 'One World'. Events seem to be shaping themselves into a creation of a 'one world' consciousness." Rediscovering the Angels (Flower A. Newhouse)

22 "There is a Plan, and the love of God is the basic law of all manifestation and the origin of all evolutionary momentum." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "We are being invited to an opening of our hearts and a deeper awareness of our souls, to an experience of the energy of love which is, in fact, our essence and to infuse it into every arena of our existence. What this means, very simply, is that we need to love more. We are being called to more conscious love, more kinds of love, more capacity to love, more freedom to love, more valuing of love, more trusting that love will carry us to where we need to go, more capacity to feel love that is constantly being offered to us in a myriad of forms – by lovers and strangers, by plants and animals and trees, by flowers and children, and by the gentle Earth itself. We are being asked to become creators of the changes through which, subtly, and with beauty, our world will become ever more infused with love." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

24 "The Real incessantly reawakens us to an impassioned awareness of a wider expansion and an all-embracing unity." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

25 "The last hymn of the Rig Veda collection is so appropriate to our modern world that it should be recited before every session of the United Nations: 'Gather together, converse together. Your minds be of one accord…United be your counsel, united your assembly, united your spirit and thought. A single plan do I lay before you; a single oblation do I offer. United be your resolve, united your hearts, may your spirits be at one, that you may long together to be in unity and concord.' (Rgv.X.191.2-4)" Jeanine Miller, 'The Relevance of the Vedas to Modern Man' The American Theosophist (various)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite