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1 "The Eternal permeates the substance of mortality with its essential reality." Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

2 "The Indian, Celtic, Arabian, and medieval masters of narrative to whom we owe the most exquisite of our European tales were the practitioners of a craft that strove to reveal through mortal things the brilliance of eternal forms." The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

3 "Consciousness is immaterial and thus totally indestructible. It is spirit, the eternal self." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

4 "Your destination is the eternal ecstasy for which you strive. It is the union with the Infinite to which you journey." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

5 "There is an incorruptible essence potentially present in every human being." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 "There are no dead." Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), 'The Blue Bird', act IV, sc. ii Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

7 "Our created being abides in the Eternal Essence, and is one with it in its essential existence. And this eternal life and being, which we have and are in the eternal Wisdom of God, is like unto God." John Ruysbroeck (1293-1381), Netherland mystic The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

8 "The unique identity of each person (and created object) is never impugned or obliterated. On the contrary, it is confirmed and glorified in the eternal presence of which it is both an integral part and a universal whole." Summons to Life, Contemporary Christian Insights (Martin Israel)

9 "I dwell this moment in the eternal Now that has ever been and will be…I am in the midst of immortal things this moment." Richard Jefferies, 'The Story of My Heart' Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

10 "Immortality is a word which stands for the stability or permanence of that unique and precious quality we discern in the soul." W. Macneile Dixon, 'The Human Situation' Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

11 "Humanity's universal, spiritual nature is incorruptible and eternal." The Flowering Tree (Gladys V. Jones)

12 "No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 2, v. 17 Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

13 "Time and eternity are two aspects of the same experience-whole, two planes of the same nondual ineffable; i.e., the jewel of eternity is in the lotus of birth and death: om mani padme hum." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

14 "Science, rather than putting to rest the ancient religion (animism), has given proponents new ways of conceptualizing their beliefs. If energy cannot be destroyed, they claim, but only changed to a different form, why is it not possible to conceive of the notion that life energy, upon the death of the body, takes on a new shape?" The Religion Book, The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers (Jim Willis)

15 "The eternal is IN the temporal and the temporal IN the eternal." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

16 "There is a land where no doubt nor sorrow have rule: where the terror of Death is no more. There the woods of spring are a-bloom, and the fragrant scent 'He is I' is borne on the wind: There the Bee of the Heart is deeply immersed, and desires no other joy." Kabir (1440?-1518), Indian Sufi master, 'The One Hundred Poems of Kabir' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

17 "Spirit is immortal; with it there is no past, no future, but an essential now. This necessarily implies that the present form of Spirit comprehends within it all earlier steps….The grades which Spirit seems to have left behind it, it still possesses in the depths of its present." Georg Hegel (1770-1831), The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

18 “We are children of God, and the life of each soul is continuous and eternal.” Lives of the Masters: The Rest of the Jesus Story (Glen Sanderfur)

19 "As someone who has lived with many traditional cultures around the world, I have found that every one of these cultures supports the belief that life is continuous – that there is part of the self that simply does not die when it's the body's time to go." Jean Houston, Ph.D., 'We Are Citizens of a Multidimensional Universe' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

20 "Mind itself is intemporal, timeless, eternal." Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

21 "By Eternity, the mystic does not mean endless time, nor, primarily, everlasting life; but Eternity as defined by Boethius, as 'the complete and perfect possession of unlimited life at a single moment', a coming to that eternal NOW, of which Dante speaks, in which 'every where and every when is brought to a point.'" Dante and the Mystics (Edmund G. Gardner)

22 "Every created thing possesses a true reality founded in God's infinite reality." The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Richard Tarnas)

23 "For a conscious being, to exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), French philosopher, Nobel Prize winner, 1927, 'Creative Evolution' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

24 "Eternity is manifested continually by means of time to those who dwell within time." Emanuel Swedenborg Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

25 "There is not, and has never been, and never will be in the Kosmos anything that is dead. For it was the Father's will that the Kosmos, as long as it exists, should be a living being." Libellus XII:15b Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite