Many / One

A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
Compiled by JoAnn Kite

SHOW detailed search and navigation | Quotes | References | JoAnn

One | Circle | Center | Opposites | Archetypes | Good | Ethics | Living Wholeness | Random

Aurora Consurgens
Marie Louise vonFranz
Medieval Alchemical text attributed to Thomas Aquinas with commentary by vonFranz; companion volume to Jung's CW13

1 "Alchemical symbols have the function of uniting the opposites."

2 “God manifests in everything. He is present in everything and is the visible and the invisible.”

3 "The feminine aspect of the God-image, as an archetype, is in fact form without limitation, eternal and yet manifest and repeatable in an infinite number of individuals."

4 "The alchemists regarded the mystery of creation as divine."

5 "A real continuation of God's creative power runs through the human soul."

6 "In all things that operate God is the cause of their operating." Thomas Aquinas, 'Summa contra Gentiles', III, 66

7 “The Holy Spirit is the bond of eternity and equality.”

8 "In the self the one is also the many, and the many are all comprised in the one."

9 "The meaning is clear: the neophyte, reborn, becomes God." Apuleius, 'The Golden Ass'

10 "In unity, in a point, and a centre, which are the three principles of number, measure and weight, are all things created…and in God they are all things;…for in the centre He sustains all, in the point fulfils all, and in unity perfects all." 'Theatrum Chemicum' (1622),

11 “The world-soul is a natural force which is responsible for all the phenomena of life and the psyche.” Guillaume de Conches (1080-1154), Platonist who taught in Paris

12 "The earth is identical with the sublime figure of Wisdom….On closer examination this is really a tremendous thought. The 'Wisdom of God' in the Bible was the playmate of Yahweh, who was with him before the beginning of the world. In patristic literature she was defined as the 'archetypal world' or as the sum of eternal ideas in the mind of God, the prototypes from which he created all things."

13 "Knowledge of God occurs when the soul reflects on itself."

14 "The individual human being is the maturing-ground and birthplace of a divine inner man."

15 "There is One thing, that never dies, for it continues by perpetual increase."

16 "The soul knows the First Being and itself in its essence by its own reflection upon itself." Avicenna, 'De anima'

17 “According to St. Thomas Aquinas there is an intellectual light innate in man, which by ‘participated likeness’ is capable of knowing the first principles.”

18 "According to Wisdom 7:23f., Wisdom is a 'vapour of the power of God and a certain pure emanation of the glory of almighty God…the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodness.'"

19 “At the touch of Wisdom the human spirit flows and begins to follow its most natural desire, namely, for its own perfection and the knowledge of God.”

20 "This earth itself is the risen Christ and the divine mystery - indeed, it is God himself."

21 “The Holy Spirit warms all things with the fire of love.”

22 "The human psyche, like God, can intervene creatively in the physical and chemical processes of nature."

23 "God is the dynamic energy in all things, and everything is full of psyche and moves in perfect order."

24 "In the self all opposites – conscious and unconscious, psyche and physis, and so on – unite."

25 "According to the medieval view the divine likeness reaches down even into the physical structure of natural things."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite