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The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self
Shirley J. Nicholson

1 "In our times, we are under the admonition at the entrance to the shrine of the Delphic oracle: 'Know thyself.'"

2 "Our deepest spiritual core is outside the sphere of individual selfhood. It is universal and impersonal, one with the divine or Brahman, the one essence of all."

3 "Individual consciousness in its pure, unclouded state is one with God or the One Life that sustains the cosmos."

4 "Our little wills are encompassed by a universal, divine order."

5 "Self-knowledge is vital. All other forms of knowledge are of secondary importance; for a man's action, feeling, reasoning, and thinking are dependent on his idea of the Self." Shankaracharya, 'Self-Knowledge', ch. xv

6 "We are each a microcosm of the great macrocosm, according to Theosophy and other wisdom traditions; the structure of our nature mirrors that of the universe."

7 "The individual center of consciousness is one with the universal, all-encompassing divine consciousness."

8 "Nothing can exist alone and isolated, but everything partakes in the being of all things. The Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh calls this connection among all things 'interbeing'."

9 "Spiritual and divine powers lie dormant in every human Being." H. P. Blavatsky, 'Key to Theosophy'

10 "In the highest form of will, the personality and even the transpersonal self are inspired by the universal will, call it God or atma, for the good of the whole."

11 "One pervasive consciousness runs through us and everything else. As numberless ponds and even muddy puddles reflect the one moon, the light of consciousness in each of us has but one source."

12 "Consciousness is the ground of being; it is the one and only, the absolute." Amit Goswami

13 "As physicists posit a unified field encompassing all known physical fields, atma, the One Life, Brahman, God can be thought of as a unified field in which all the principles, fields, and levels of cosmos inhere."

14 "This view of consciousness as a fundamental attribute of the divine is taught, not only by Eastern philosophers, but also by Christian mystics such as Meister Eckhart, by Pythagorean and Platonic philosophers, and even by some scientific theorists."

15 "We are evolving toward the goal of conscious unity with all."

16 "There is an immortal center of being in us."

17 "In conscious union with the One, the high purpose of human life is fulfilled."

18 "We are one with a divine field of consciousness, with Brahman or God."

19 "Many theologians consider the human will to be comparable to God's will, which created the world. Theosophy and the esoteric tradition consider will in its highest aspect to be the core of our nature, for spiritual will is an expression of our most essential self."

20 "At the level of pure consciousness…we are one with everything, a focus of that which is undivided and universal."

21 "At times when you are very quiet and when desire and emotion have become stilled, you can observe the quiet shaping of yourself from within – can see the form you are intended to take, the work you should do – your function in the environment and the scheme of things….it is a deep and intelligent observation of your own nature and propensities. When you have seen yourself clearly, then it stops all the speculation and striving, all the doubt and uncertainty….In the rarefied atmosphere of truth, your words, your thoughts, your acts will bring manifest form to that quiet vision." Virginia Tower

22 "Spiritual will is the transcendent principle within us which forms as it were the very heart and core of our being." T. K. Taimni

23 "There is only one consciousness in a cosmic sense." Saul-Paul Sirag, scientist

24 "I believe, as did the Buddha, that to be ourselves and to find our way, we need to know who we are. Seeking self-knowledge is not a waste of time or selfishness but down-to-earth and practical. It has results in the world."

25 "As human consciousness develops it grows more and more conscious of the universal consciousness in which it is grounded." Bede Griffith

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite