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Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power
Maria Parisen, compiler

1 "I have capitalized the word 'Nature' because it is the Numen in manifestation, the expression of God's law and will." Laurence J. Bendit, 'The Incarnation of the Angels'

2 "All beings and all things are filled with the indwelling Life or Fire of God." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

3 "Contemplation of a single flower may lead the seeker through. A plant displaying Nature's symmetry, a tree, a mountain range, a single peak, flowing river, a thundering cascade – each and all of these will serve the contemplative soul as entrance to the realm of the Real wherein Nature's Self abides." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

4 "We live and move and have our being in the Universal Mind." Jeanine Miller, 'The Shining Ones of the Vedas'

5 "There is in every human being an unconscious inlet to the highest creative energies of the spirit." Michael Grosso, 'The Cult of the Guardian Angel'

6 "The Wisdom Tradition holds that there is but one inexhaustible source of reality from which all things come and apart from which nothing is." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

7 "Ultimately, to be sure, there is only one Monad (a term from Greek that means 'unity'). But as that Monad is reflected in evolved matter and the developed kingdoms of life, it is continually refracted, so that it seems to itself to become increasingly limited and fragmented. Thus the One apparently divides into the many." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

8 "In the religious as well as psychological sense, the path of holiness is movement toward wholeness, individual and collective."

9 "All things and events in the world are established and maintained in Being by divine influx." Roberts Avens, depth psychologist

10 "The globe is a living being with incarnate power, life and consciousness. The Earth breathes. Its heart beats. It is the body of the Spirit of the Earth." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

11 "Freedom and love are specifically the mission of the human race." James H. Hindes, contemporary American author

12 "Our future is to reestablish connections, to forge the links that will bind us back to the Unity, to become One – consciously, deliberately, of our own free will….We are to merge without losing our identities, to recreate the Unity, but then a Unity that knows itself and has chosen its state." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'

13 "The genius of the myth-makers of history has been that they choose the forms of expression consistent with their own inner leading….Myths are the products of creative imagination, which the dictionary defines as 'the power to represent the real more fully and truly than it appears to the senses and in its ideal and universal character.'"

14 "The sun makes of our planet an alchemical retort in which the ocean waters are lifted to heaven and then, their impurities distilled away, are returned to the earth in drops of rain. This continuous circular process epitomizes the natural interrelationship between heaven and earth – between the archetypal figures of the collective unconscious and man's ego reality." Sallie Nichols, Jungian author

15 "Somewhere in the depths of our beings there is direct and individual touch with the angel which is also ourselves, and which we can call upon in various ways." Laurence J. Bendit, 'The Incarnation of the Angels'

16 "Humans are…beings who serve as a focus for the outworking of patterns of meaning as well as content. Sacred psychology calls for renewing our commitment to a science of the soul, in which imagining is primary."

17 "The imprint of the eternal is everywhere. We have only to vision a little more deeply to see it."

18 "Blessedness consists in unanimity and harmony, so that many, even very many, suppose themselves to be one….for from the harmony of many there exists a One from which there is blessedness and happiness." Emanuel Swedenborg

19 "An Orphic teaching runs, 'One is the Self Begotten, and all things were derived from this same one.' The Egyptians called God 'Ua Neter', the One God." C. R. F. Seymour, contemporary esotericist

20 "Individuals have personal responsibility to choose in freedom what seems right for them." James H. Hindes, 'The Hierarchies'

21 "Esoteric studies reveal Cosmos as a vast hierarchy of lives evolving through Law."

22 "Men have traversed the whole Earth, have penetrated the wilds, scaled the peaks and conquered the polar wastes. Let them now seek within the form, scale the height of their own consciousness, penetrate its depths, in search of that inner Power and Life by which alone they may become strong in will and spiritually enriched." Geoffrey Hodson, 'The Greater Gods'

23 "Man can get into intimate touch – almost at will – with the world soul once he has realized that the mind touches that which it constantly and sympathetically thinks about." C. R. F. Seymour, contemporary esotericist

24 "Religions embody wide-ranging ideas about God, angels, and saviors. But what is vital is the underlying vision of wholeness….a celebration of diversity, commitment to connectedness, and furthuring of altruism."

25 "Depth psychologists say that imagining may be a primary means of perception and the creative agency of the soul. Imagination brings together spirit and matter in new wholes which are expressed in art, poetry, religion and science. It is a valid means of visioning the inner life of things."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite