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Lamps of Western Mysticism
Arthur Edward Waite

1 "God is in the soul and the soul in God…a mutual and inseparable indwelling, ever renewed in love."

2 "The only excellent way is that of love in its activity towards all in God and God in all."

3 "The sign of life is in the symbolism; the life itself is in the grace behind the symbolism."

4 "The years of spiritual life on earth are as certain moons following conception, during which the form of divine desire is developed within us; and in due season we shall issue forth to see with our own eyes that which all things now foreshadow, all faiths make evident."

5 "The centre of grace is everywhere and the circumference nowhere."

6 "It is love which cleanses and love alone that sanctifies."

7 "'It is love which makes the world go round', says an old, familiar adage…the truth of all is behind it."

8 "God is of infinite perfection, incomprehensible intelligence and supereminent unity."

9 "Let us seek in love for the centre of Divine Love; let us strive to cast our whole being therein; let that love be behind all our intentions, our acts within and without."

10 "Knowledge is an inward state of our own essential being."

11 "There is no aspiration and no ambition to compare with the search after truth. The necessity of truth is as imperative as that of love, but indeed the distinction is idle because truth is love."

12 "The grace behind Nature is Divine Immanence, and we know that it flows in through all channels; it stands at the door and knocks; it is with us all days."

13 "Under all outward illusion, and beneath all external phenomena, the Absolute is to be found within."

14 "We are an immeasurable faculty of reception in the knowledge which comes from love."

15 "Consciousness in eternal love is the state in which God is All in all."

16 "We are mind, desire and will, corresponding to the Great Mind, the Great Purpose and the all-embracing Love."

17 "Our human nature is a temple of the Divine Presence."

18 "Everything that exists is the outward sign of an inward intent of God."

19 "Humanity ends where it began also, in the Divinity which is its home."

20 "That One is the beginning and end of all."

21 "Let us think…of the oneness to which all our nature testifies."

22 "If it be asked what is the test of knowledge concerning Divine Will, there is one answer only, namely, that it becomes known in love."

23 "Our true self is a mirror which contains all things."

24 "The first realisable truth concerning the soul of man is the native nobility of that which can dream of union with God, can also attain it,…and by the experience of such attainment discovers that in the soul itself…is God realised and known in the sacred nature of things."

25 "God [is] All in all for all that lives and has its being in Him."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite