"Being crucified with Christ in order to share in the resurrection produces a new advaitic (non-dual) identity beyond our denial of self. I am no longer cut off from others as an individual self, but am now joined to the process of God's self-realization: this is the ground and goal of my life (John 12:25; Romans 6:3ff.; Gal. 2:19f.; Col. 2:12f.)"
The Unity of Reality
"Through the message of Christ three general concepts have emerged into…consciousness: first, that the individual, as an individual, is of value; second, the opportunity was presented to humanity as a whole to take a tremendous step forward, to undergo the 'new birth'; and third,..to love our neighbour as ourselves. Individual effort, group opportunity, and identification with each other – this was the message of the Christ."
From Bethlehem to Calvary
(Alice A. Bailey)
"Christ has everything in himself – man, angel, mystery, and the Father." The Gospel of Philip (3rd century Christian Gnostic sacramental catechism),
The Other Bible
(Willis Barnstone, editor)
"It is to this God in agony [Christ crucified] that those broken in heart, body and spirit can say, 'You understand. You know how it feels. I will trust You."
The Light of Love
"We are all to become, experientially, members of the living body of Christ, each unique, each equally valuable and needed." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Discovery of a New Ordering of the Future'
New Thoughts for a New Millennium
(Michael A. Maday, editor)
"In the Christmas carol where we sing, 'Do you see what I see?' there is a deeper question being asked than whether someone sees a physical child in a manger. 'Do you see what I see?' refers to a question of consciousness, as in, do you see that spiritual reality? Do you grasp it, can you imagine it? For if you do, you can have it. The possibility exists."
The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life
"Although the birth of Christ is an event that occurred but once in history, it has always existed in eternity. For the layman in these matters, the identity of a non temporal, eternal event with a unique historical occurrence is something that is extremely difficult to conceive. He must, however, accustom himself to the idea that 'time' is a relative concept and needs to be complemented by that of the 'simultaneous' existence, in the Bardo or pleroma, of all historical processes. What exists in the pleroma as an eternal process appears in time as an aperiodic sequence, that is to say, it is repeated many times in an irregular pattern." 'Answer to Job'
"Yet there is hope: 'For this reason, the Good came among you, pursuing the good which belongs to every creature. It will set it within its root' (Gospel of Mary 3:5-6). God came to humanity in order to establish people in their true nature and set them firmly within their proper 'root', the natural good within themselves."
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle
(Karen L. King)
"Mary symbolizes the feminine within us all, who is impregnated by spirit. Her function is to say yes, I will, I receive, I will not abort this process, I accept with humility my holy function. The child born from this mystical conception is the Christ within us all."
A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
"There exist no circumstances in which the spirit of man can be defeated, or in which the aspirant cannot meditate, think, talk and prepare the way for the coming of the Christ….Circumstances and environment offer no true obstacle to the spiritual life."
The Reappearance of the Christ
(Alice A. Bailey)
"The living Jesus of these (Gnostic) texts speaks of illusion and enlightenment, not of sin and repentance….he comes as a guide who opens access to spiritual understanding."
The Gnostic Gospels
"The many became the one in the Christ, and out of that Christ light can be drawn forth the many colors of universal perfection."
The Science of the Spoken Word
(Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)
"The Sacred Humanity of Mary's Son gives our imagination a figure, wherein we can clothe that 'sense of God' which has been formed in our heart and intelligence." George Tyrrell, 'The Faith of the Millions'
Dante and the Mystics
(Edmund G. Gardner)
"It could be said that Jesus' experience both contains advaitic [non-dualistic] experience and proceeds towards a goal. It reaches its climax in the union of a personal encounter: i.e., it is in a perpetual dynamic of becoming one."
The Unity of Reality
"His [Christ's] work was to transfer the possibility of attainment from the few to the many, to simplify the great Truths for the use of all humanity and to introduce the ultimate act of attainment, the awakening of the Love principle in the heart."
The Finding of the Third Eye
(Vera Stanley Alder)
"Had there not been an affinity - magnet! - between the figure of the Redeemer and certain contents of the unconscious, the human mind would never have been able to perceive the light shining in Christ and seize upon it so passionately." 'Aion'
"It is Christ himself, in the very depths of our being, who seeks to be born and grow greater in our bodies and souls."
Science and Christ
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"In and from the Great World Book of Nature, there issues a continuous and everlasting doctrine for the wise and their children: indeed, it is a splendid living likeness of Jesus Christ, in and from the Great World which by nature is very similar to him (as to miraculous conception, birth, inexpressible powers, virtues, and effects); so God our Lord, besides his Son's Biblical histories, has also created a specific image and natural representation for us in the Book of Nature." Khunrath, medieval Alchemist, 'Hyl. Chaos'