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1 "God is the matter and form of the universe. Everything exists in Him." Sefer Yetzirah Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

2 "It is only God that operates all and in all." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

3 "The will-to-good is essentially the will of God." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "God is the Good, the True, the Beautiful – and Power and Mystery, we should add – fused so completely that the five are not five but one. In my best moments I am drawn to that God as moth to flame." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

5 "When you get right down to it, God is all." Lewis B. Smedes, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics, Fullerton Theological Seminary Genesis: A Living Conversation (Bill Moyers)

6 "All is God. Every stick and stone, person or power, that has ever been revered as a god, is indeed God; for God is all." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

7 "God is not dead; he is as much alive as ever. God is the created world." C. G. Jung, 'Seven Sermons to the Dead' The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead (Stephan A. Hoeller)

8 "The revelation of the ineffable name 'I Am who Am' contains the truth that God alone IS. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and following it the Church's Tradition, understood the divine name in this sense: God is the fullness of Being and of every perfection….All creatures receive all that they are and have from him; but he alone IS his very being, and he is of himself everything that he is." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

9 "The Eye of God is in every place." A Dictionary of Freemasonry (Robert Macoy)

10 "God is love…..love as a clear creative answer to the need of the world." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

11 "The divine essence itself is love and wisdom." Emanuel Swedenborg, 'Divine Love and Wisdom', par. 28 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

12 "The essence of all growth processes is, in fact, divinity." 1 The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

13 "God is origin as Creator, intermediary state as provident ruler, and consummation as final end. For, as Scripture says, 'All things are from Him and through Him, and have Him as their goal' (Romans 11:36)." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

14 "Just as God has expressed the many aspects of his personality in what we have come to call Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Christ or Buddha, the divine can also dress itself in the garb of Mother." 2 Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

15 "Thales affirmed both a single unifying primary substance and a divine omnipresence." The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Richard Tarnas)

16 “God is all in all.” Mechthild of Magdeburg Meditations from Mechthild of Magdeburg (Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., editor)

17 "The Divine is Love." From the Outer Court to the Inner Sanctum (Annie Besant)

18 "It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom….I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension." Freeman Dyson, physicist, recipient of the Templeton Prize The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

19 "God is the most obvious thing in the world. He is absolutely self-evident – the simplest, clearest and closest reality of life and consciousness." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

20 "Great Tao is all pervading! It is available everywhere, on the right hand and on the left. Everything is dependent upon it for existence and it never fails them." Laotzu, 6th century bce, Chinese philosopher, 'Laotzu's Tao and Wu-Wei' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

21 "The dynamism of Buddha-nature is all-pervading." Philip Novak, philosopher, 'Buddhist-Christian Studies' The Future of the Body, Explorations Into the Further Evolution of Human Nature (Michael Murphy)

22 "God is one with all the trees and flowers and weeds that grow along the roadside. God is one with the great mountains of the world and with each tiny grain of sand….God is one with the world and with each thing and person in it." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

23 “I shall sing of the god who rules mysteriously over nature, the god who permeates the sky, the land, and the sea and who governs the whole immense structure with a unifying bond.” Manilius Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

24 "God, who is as immense and all-embracing as matter, and at the same time as warm and intimate as a soul, is the Centre who spreads through all things." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

25 "The Transcendent is alive and well with or without us and above and beyond our attempts to control it, and it continues to manifest itself throughout our world with surprise, joy, renewed hope, creative freedom, and, above all, compassion." Bettina Gray, preface A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality (Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite