"That man who has seen through his understanding (which is the inner eye) what is hidden to external sight, and does not waver in this… - THIS is faith."
Hildegard of Bingen, Mystical Writings
(Fiona Bowie and Oliver Davies, editors)
"There is every reason to have faith in the rightness of things…this quality of faith is like a steady inner essence which is never diminished within the soul."
The Flowering Tree
(Gladys V. Jones)
"Faith doesn't mean religious knowledge, nor do you find it within a church or a temple....Faith is that inner commitment to life that brings emotional balance to the person."
(Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., and Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.)
"This indeed is faith – not a vague sentiment of the soul adhering to a doctrine without rational motivation, nor a mysticism without sure proofs, nor yet an intellectualist certainty imposed necessarily by the evidence of irresistible proofs – but an intellectual adherence to truths which are guaranteed in testimony worthy of credence and illustrated, once believed, in all the facts of the universe." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine
Selections From Medieval Philosophers
(Richard McKeon, editor and translator)
"Know that underlying the storm is peace, and under the chaos is order. Use the power of faith as your anchor: faith that there is a reason why things happen as they do; faith that you will make it through a crisis; faith that you are moving forward to a better place."
Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles
"Faith is the intuitive, unchallengeable, even if intellectually unexplainable, feeling-realization that the Ocean of Infinite Potentiality surounds us; we live, move and have our being in it."
Occult Preparations for a New Age
"Faith, derived from reality and always applicable to reality – this kind of faith is love of destiny….This faith is victory, for it knows how to guide creative energy toward the result of progress."
Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change