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Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge
A collection of esoteric spirituality and folklore.

1 "The writers on Alchemy speak of a mysterious substance to which no name is given. It is said to be the cheapest thing in the world and costs nothing, yet it cannot be bought, but is actually given 'for nothing' to all….It is Grace."

2 "The Universe is boundless and unlimited, a circle whose circumference is everywhere."

3 "Spirit and Matter, as we know them, are but the duality of expression of the one great Deific principle."

4 "What is sought in Alchemy or the Hermetic Books…is the basic spiritual pattern of the human mind in symbolic garb, as it presents itself in the individual and behind that, in the enduring structures of the human organism."

5 "Man is given creativity and potentiality, for he possesses life and spirit

6 "The grand spiral of evolutionary life is carried forward slowly, imperceptibly, but always progressively."

7 "All our true, unselfish love for our fellow creatures will spring up like flowers at our feet, and help to aid and brighten our path."

8 "Eternal progression is the anthem of all creative life."

9 "Man's wisdom is in no way subjugated, and is no one's slave; it has not renounced or surrendered its freedom." Paracelsus, 'Astronomia Magna' (1537)

10 "To obey the laws of nature is the only safe and sure road to the spiritual evolution of the senses of the soul."

11 "The divine purpose of all creation is the differentiation of the unconscious formless one."

12 "There is no death; there is no destruction. All is but change and transformation."

13 "Godhead fills and contains the Universe."

14 "Nature emits a light, and by its radiance She can be known."

15 "The Alchemists…knew long ago that the whole Universe is one homogeneous whole and that we, being members of the whole, serve our ends best by living for others."

16 "We have order in the cosmos, from the Sun to the atoms, and the law of cause and effect. Thus, there is no 'chance' or 'accident' in the Nature of things."

17 "Man may know how marvelous is the Spirit from which all things come."

18 "The whole Universe is filled with the pure, motionless, formless spirit of creative and pure Divinity."

19 "The original virtue and vigor of all things depends upon the Soul of the world! Plato, the Pythagoreans, Orpheus, Trismegistus, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Avecenna, Algazel, Plotinus, and all the Peripatetics confess and confirm this truth."

20 "Every atom is a medium for the expression of Spiritual force."

21 "Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good."

22 "Nothing depends upon chance; everything is regulated and guided in a world built on order."

23 "Ever onward, ever upward, forever and ever more! Eternal progression is the anthem of evolution."

24 "The spiritual Self is an atom, a scintillating atomic point evolved from the Divine Soul.'

25 "Thoughts are free and are subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of Man."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite