The Secret Teachings of All Ages Manly P. Hall Huston Smith says that this classic is "a masterful summation of the esoteric teachings of the ages". And Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo astronaut, says "it will guide historians, philosophers, and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries."
"The archetypes are abstract patterns formulated in the Divine Mind."
"Proclus says: 'Every property of divinity permeates all creation and gives itself to all creatures.'"
"Within the divine, incorporeal, and eternal sphere are included all the lower manifestations of life – all that is, has been, or ever shall be. Within the Kosmic Intellect all things spiritual or material exist as archetypes, or divine thought-forms."
"The trend of man's evolutionary growth is ever toward his own essential Selfhood."
"The power to think true is the savior of humanity. The mythological and historical Redeemers of every age were all personifications of that power."
"God writes His will upon the face of celestial and terrestrial Nature. With this language we read God's will for all His creatures."
"The human body is the Little House made in the image of the Great Universal House. 'Know ye not', asked the Apostle Paul, 'that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?'"
"Out of one in all is all."
"Pythagoras taught that both man and the universe were made in the image of God."
"One of the great Alchemical axioms is, 'Within everything is the seed of everything.'"
"God is in all. Therefore, all are divinely in the Divine."
"Forms are the symbols of formless divine principles; symbolism is the language of Nature. With reverence the wise pierce the veil and with clear vision contemplate the reality."
"Everything which exists has a spirit – the seed of Divinity within itself."
"The criers of the Mysteries speak again, bidding all people welcome to the House of Light. The great institution of materiality has failed. The false civilization built by humanity has turned, and like the monster of Frankenstein, is destroying its creator. Religion wanders aimlessly in the maze of theological speculation. Science batters itself impotently against the barriers of the unknown. Only transcendental philosophy knows the path. Only the illumined reason can carry the understanding part of humanity upward to the light. Only philosophy can teach us to be born well, to die well, and in perfect measure be born again. Into this band – those who have chosen the life of knowledge, of virtue, and of utility – the philosophers of the ages invite you."
"It is seen that all forms are of one substance and all life of one force, and these are co-existent in the nature of the Supreme One."
"Alchemy teaches that God is in everything; that He is One Universal Spirit, manifesting through an infinity of forms."
“Xenophanes declared that God ‘is all things’.”
"All is in God and God is in all; all is in all and each is in each."
“Through reason man is enabled to elevate himself above the illusionary world of the senses and find eternal repose in perfect union with the Divine Essence.”
"Every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle."
"The ancients believed that the theory of humanity's being made in the image of God was to be understood literally. They maintained that the universe was a great organism not unlike the human body, and that every phase and function of the Universal Body had a correspondence in humanity."
"Right thinking, right feeling, and right action – these are three gates through which the Christ power passes into the material world, there to labor in the erection of the Temple of Universal Brotherhood."
"The universe is made up of successive gradations of good."
“According to Plato, the One is the term most suitable for defining the Absolute.”
"God is the 'within' and the 'without' of all things."