"The distinction between eternity and time is only apparent – made, perforce, by the rational mind, but dissolved in the perfect knowledge of the mind that has transcended the pairs of opposites."
Hero With A Thousand Faces
"What we need is a way out of dualistic attitudes. We need a third possibility, and that third is soul."
Care of the Soul
"It must be known that, though this ignorant, limited, self-defending, suffering body may regard itself as threatened by some other – the enemy – that one too is the God."
Hero With A Thousand Faces
"Our inner development as persons comes about as we are able to bear the wholeness of the opposites, to experience them as mutually completing, as interdependent and interpenetrating, in some sense simultaneous. To see them, in other words, as alive, moving, and interweaving, like the distinct and yet interflowing rivers that course through the oceans." Mary Caroline Richards, poet and teacher, 'Separating and Connecting: The Vessel and the Fire'
The Fabric of the Future
(M. J. Ryan, editor)
"The powers of the right and the left unite in the harmony of wisdom." The Acts of John, The Apocryphal New Testament
"In the view of Nicolas of Cusa, the mystery of God's infinity is best expressed by affirming that in God all contradictions are somehow reconciled."
The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1
(Mortimer J. Adler, editor)
"The opposite poles…are but aspects of the One Unity in which they are synthesized."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"The universe seems to be pervaded by pairs of opposites, but…they are not independent realities but rather polar aspects of the one unity, in which they are synthesized." Emily B. Sellon and Renee Weber, 'Theosophy and The Theosophical Society'
Modern Esoteric Spirituality
(Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)
"The self is a unit, consisting however of two, i.e., of opposites, otherwise it would not be a totality."
C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961
(Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)
"It is the Mandala that can burst the fetters of man's internal bondage and conflict by leading him to a viewpoint from which the various polarities may be harmonized."
(Jose and Miriam Arguelles)
"Just as the coal and diamond are both carbon – that basic substance of life – so does the Goddess of Wisdom manifest her power through seemingly opposing appearances. The Goddess of Wisdom is seeded within all." Caitlin Matthews, 'Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom'
The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West
(Jay Kinney, editor)
"Darkness is the womb or matrix for light (spirit), which is conceived when darkness reaches its maximum."
(Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)
"Duality is only a stage on the evolutionary arc, leading eventually to the realisation of unity."
A Treatise on White Magic
(Alice A. Bailey)
"Every moment of this strange and lovely life from dawn to dusk, is a miracle. Somewhere, always, a rose is opening its petals to the dawn. Somewhere, always, a flower is fading in the dusk. The incense that rises with the sun, and the scents that die in the dark, are all gathered, sooner or later, into the solitary fragrance that is God. Faintly, elusively, that fragrance lingers over all of us." Beverly Nichols, 'The Fool Hath Said'
Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations
(Frank S Mead, editor)
"Life is a cyclic interplay of polar energies….The waning of the energy of one pole…is always associated with the waxing in strength of the other pole." Dane Rudhyar, 'The Pulse of Life'
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"From the living comes death, and from the dead, life; from the young, old age; and from the old, youth; from waking, sleep; and from sleep, waking; the stream of creation and decay never stands still….Construction and destruction, destruction and construction – this is the norm which rules in every circle of natural life from the smallest to the greatest. Just as the cosmos itself emerged from the primal, so must it return once more into the same – a double process running its measured course through vast periods, a drama eternally re-enacted." Heraclitus
Jung's Psychology and Its Social Meaning
(Ira Progoff, Ph.D.)
"Augustine in his mode, and Hegel later in his different mode, adopted and enunciated the fact that any spiritual force will first bring into being its true opposite, and then, balance having been achieved, will conjoin with that opposite to bring into being a product of the two. This causes a new imbalance, so that new pairs of opposites, new unions and new resultants follow."
The Sword and The Serpent
(Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips)