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The Essential Gay Mystics
Andrew Harvey, Editor

1 "Reality [is] one constantly explosive dance of divine energy, love, and bliss, interconnected in all of its events and particulars."

2 "Christ, Supreme Poet, lived truth so passionately that every gesture of his, at once pure Act and perfect Symbol, embodies the Transcendent." Lewis Thompson (b. 1909), English mystical writer, 'Truthfulness'

3 "Do not seek Him elsewhere than everywhere. Understand that at every single moment of the day you can possess God in totality. Do not wait for God. To wait for God means not to understand that you already have Him." Andre Gide (1869-1951), French author, 'Fruits of the Earth'

4 "You are ONE in God, and God is wholly in you, just as He is wholly in all you meet." Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961), secretary general of the United Nations, 'Markings'

5 "A mystic is not one who sees God as an object, but one who is immersed in God as an atmosphere." Ken Wilber

6 "Without a belief in, and the radical cultivation of, mystical consciousness and the insights into the interconnectedness of all reality in sacred joy and sacred love that it alone can bring, we will not be able to develop the necessary awareness to help us solve the terrible problems that threaten our lives and the very life of the planet."

7 "Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, so there is one true and perfect Religion, but it becomes many, as it passes through the human medium….True knowledge of religion breaks down the barriers between faith and faith."

8 "The total physiology of Man is….the replica or image of physiology of the Cosmos itself." Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), 'The Gods in the Body'

9 "In the blaze of love it is known: we are particles each of each, we are cells of the Mother of all." Elsa Gidlow (1898-1986), 'In The Blaze of Love'

10 "Truths more than mortal, which began in the beginning, and belong to every nature – these indeed reign in our world, are fixed and strong." Euripides (484-406 bce), Greek dramatist, 'The Bacchae'

11 "God…has shown His grace in a lovely and a mortal veil in which I find He is Himself reflected." Michelangelo (1475-1564)

12 "Virtue – the readiness to regulate one's actions according to the relationships of universal love." Michail Kuzmin (1872-1936), Russian writer and translator

13 "Love joins. The source of love is God, and creation is the work of His love. The primal law – love." Mikhail Kuzmin (1872-1936), Russian author and translator

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite