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Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition
Valentin Tomberg
The power of these meditations is that they reflect the author's personal spiritual journey into the depths of God's kingdom within...within the soul, within personal relations, within nature, within the cosmos.

1 "Love is the self's life element, its substance, and its power of growth."

2 "Love is and remains for all time the sanctuary of freedom."

3 "Every movement, even the slightest, exerts an effect ultimately upon the whole world."

4 "The archetype of the human being is God…'God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him' (Genesis 1:27)."

5 "The solemn majesty of the starry heaven proclaims the presence – the all-pervading presence – of the holy Being underlying the universe."

6 "Oneness or unity encompasses all numbers, and all numbers should be reduced back to unity."

7 "God is eternal Being. And the true self of man is eternally coming into being as the breath of life from eternal Being. The Self of man rests in the breath of the Godhead."

8 "God wills it that man may fulfill his earthly experience and task, even when they have been interrupted by death."

9 "Always, in all eternity, there will exist for each and every being a creative work and a field for creative work."

10 "The breathing of the breath of life is the kernel of the human being, eternally coming into being from God."

11 "Through the world of temporal existence there streams the breath of the presence of eternal being."

12 "God…is the center of all selves."

13 "The state of the risen Jesus Christ is the goal and the hope of the path of destiny of mankind. It is the most perfect ideal of which one could ever think or dream."

14 "Intuition is the faculty of knowledge which results from instinct that is illumined by reason."

15 "Faith is not simply a matter of holding something to be true but of experiencing the breath of eternal God, bestowing being."

16 "Not only Genesis, but also the Bhagavad Gita, speaks of the law of repeated impulses of the divine spirit intervening in order to maintain the level of intensity of the original life-impuse of the world."

17 "God is not a phenomenon that exists alongside other phenomena. He is the very source of 'selfness', more intimate and more inward than the most intimate and most inward that we know."

18 "It is only in love that freedom is perfect."

19 "The being or substance of the true self of man, the breath of life, which is breathed out by God, is the breath of love, of God's love, which is the origin – and also the very being itself – of the life of the soul."

20 "Moral logic, the logic of divine wisdom,…comes about in the human being from the union – or even fusion – of the thinking of head and heart."

21 "Impulses of will are immersed in the streams of world-will-energy and are 'plugged in' to them."

22 "The spiritual life of mankind is maintained through the breath of the Spirit…and the great religions of mankind are quite conscious of this fact."

23 "Just as the plurality of the human soul's life of imagination, feeling, and will has a focus, a center, around which it orders and orientates itself, so also does the multiplicity of the appearances of the world have ONE center, which orders and holds everything together."

24 "From the very beginning, man was created as a bearer of love. He is not simply homo sapiens, but over and above this he is potentially homo amans."

25 "Just as the seed determines the future ways and stages of growth, so the Good Shepherd decides the ways of development of the true being of mankind and leads them along these ways."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite