Many / One
A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
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1 | "God is like a skillful geometrician." Sir Thomas Browne, 'Religio Medici', Pt. 1, sec. 16 Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor) | |
2 | "Numbers have been part of our thinking since before we lived in caves. There is not a single religion, past or present, which fails to attribute a special significance to some number or group of numbers." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King) | |
3 | "Mathematics is the handwriting on the human consciousness of the very Spirit of Life itself." Claude Bragdon Pi in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being (John D. Barrow) | |
4 | "When Plato said: 'God geometrizes', he stated a profound truth which throws much light upon the methods and mysteries of evolution." Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites (C. W. Leadbeater) | |
5 | "There is a discernible relationship between numbers and the sacred mysteries at the heart of creation." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King) | |
6 | “The mathematically precise arrangement of a crystal evokes in us the intuitive feeling that even in so-called ‘dead’ matter, there is a spiritual ordering principle at work.” Marie Louise vonFranz, ‘The Process of Individuation’ Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung) | |
7 | "I predict – and I am by no means alone – that one of the most exciting growth areas of twenty-first-century science will be bio-mathematics. The next century will witness an explosion of new mathematical concepts, of new KINDS of mathematics, brought into being by the need to understand the patterns of the living world." Ian Stewart, mathematician The Hidden Connections (Fritjof Capra) | |
8 | "From the smallest individual detail to the vastest aggregations, our living universe (in common with our inorganic universe) has a structure, and this structure can owe its nature only to a phenomenon of growth." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin) | |
9 | "The number one is equivalent to the 'Centre', to the non-manifest point, to the creative power of the 'unmoved mover'. Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts) | |
10 | "The very numbers you use in counting are more than you take them to be. They are at the same time mythological elements (for the Pythagoreans, they were even divine). Carl Jung Man and His Symbols (Carl Jung) | |
11 | "Whole numbers may well be the discovery of God's 'primal thoughts.'" C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors) | |
12 | "Numbers, as archetypal structural constants of the collective unconscious, possess a dynamic, active aspect which is especially important to keep in mind. It is not what we can do with numbers but what they do to our consciousness that is essential." Marie-Louise vonFranz, Jungian psychologist and writer A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider) | |
13 | "As to the word 'God',…it is a floating literary symbol, with a value which, if we define it scientifically, becomes quite algebraic." George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish-born American philosopher, 'Reason in Society' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler) | |
14 | "The mathematical rules of the universe are visible to men in the form of beauty." John Mitchell (b. 1933), English geometer and philosopher A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider) | |
15 | "The I Am is the supreme fractal wave from which everything branches, out of which everything comes forth. We bear its signature in the wave forms of our cells, the curvings of our histories." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston) | |
16 | "There is present in all objects and in the universe as a whole a hidden principle of measure and harmony." An Introduction to Philosophy (Jacques Maritain) | |
17 | "Acknowledging the mathematically elegant intellectual integrity of eternally regenerative Universe is one way of identifying God." Buckminster Fuller, 'Theology Versus Science: Regarding Some Familiar and Not-So-Familiar Cosmic Principles' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor) | |
18 | “Every number preexists uniquely in the monad and the monad holds every number in itself singularly. Every number is united in the monad; it is differentiated and pluralized only insofar as it goes forth from this one.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief) | |
19 | "A common theme in worldwide mythology is the human as microcosm, a miniature model of the whole universe…this view was long considered a key to the understanding of the Self. The ancient philosophers saw their inner lives arranged according to nature's own harmonies, for in nature, geometry, and their spiritual lives they discovered the same principles." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider) | |
20 | "At the mathematical level of the geometrical patterns of the Fibonacci series that we observe when cells come together, we see Plato's 'intelligible realm'. The math, not simply the meat, brings us to the threshold of another domain, an ontological realm in which principles of self-organization from noise allow new modes of being to emerge. The coordinated cells begin to become overlaid by mathematical patterns, states of being whose form of 'incarnation' is not meat but math." Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness (William Irwin Thompson) | |
21 | "The geometry of the archetypes and the Universal Mind are evident in the principles of symmetry which pervade nature and art. Symmetry shows us a glimpse of the ideal beauty which is reflected in nature, infusing it with order. Symmetry is universal; it can be found everywhere as the broad principle of balance and harmony." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson) | |
22 | "The events and stories of our individual lives can be seen as small but potent fractals of the great fractal, which is the infinite mirroring of the soul of the world. What are fractals? Fractals are repetitions of the same general patterns, even the same details, at both ascending and descending scales. They tell us that the universe and all that it contains is made up of folded realities within self-similar worlds." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston) | |
23 | "The whole created universe corresponds to number, and through study of number may be obtained some glimpses of the eternal and divine purpose which animates all living things." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King) | |
24 | "It is very likely that in nature a marvellous mysticity of numbers is at work, and in history also. Is not everything of significance, symmetry and strange connection? Can God not reveal Himself as well in mathematics as in other sciences?" Novalis The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann) | |
25 | "The fundamental unity and coherence of the universe are displayed most impressively in the order that pervades all of nature, not only in the uniformity of physical laws but also in the musical and mathematical proportions of all natural forms, from crystals and plants to spiral galaxies. This Pythagorean/Platonic conception of an underlying harmonic order is revealed in the persistent geometry of dynamic form." Emily B. Sellon and Renee Weber, 'Theosophy and The Theosophical Society' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors) | |