"However far science pushes its discovery of the 'essential fire' and however capable it becomes some day of remodelling and perfecting the human element, it will always find itself in the end facing the same problem – how to give to each and every element its final value by grouping them in the unity of an organised whole."
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"The ancient and long-obsolete idea of man as a microcosm contains a supreme psychological truth that has yet to be discovered…..An inkling of this is to be found in the words of Origen: 'Understand that thou art a second world in miniature, and that the sun and the moon are within thee, and also the stars.' (Homiliae in Leviticum)" 'Psychology of the Transference', CW 16
Basic Writings of C G Jung
(V S DeLasslo, editor)
"Throughout nature, levels of organization can be found in which greater beings are composed of smaller and smaller ones, with all the levels interpenetrating and relating in every possible way, binding all together into an integrated whole."
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"In this mighty living organism that is the Universe there is nothing really dead or absolutely unconscious. On the contrary, like every cell in a living healthy body, every part and every cell in the universe is alive….every part, every particle in it is ensouled, inspirited, by the All-aware, All-feeeling Being that is Atman." J. C. Chatterji, 'The Wisdom of the Vedas'
The American Theosophist
"We each have an opportunity right now to contribute to the evolution of ourselves, our species, and the planet as a whole. Everyone is needed. Everyone's genius fits into some evolving need of the whole system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Awakening to Our Genius: The Heroine's Journey'
The Fabric of the Future
(M. J. Ryan, editor)