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The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality
Richard Leviton
"Richard Leviton draws together in a comprehensive and insightful manner the diverse threads of the New Age movement and the teachings of Steiner....this book is a feast for the spiritual imagination." David Spangler, author of 'Emergence: The Rebirth of the Sacred'

1 "The existence of the planet Earth is far from a random accident in an indifferent cosmos."

2 "Self-knowledge opens one up to the essential being of the world."

3 "Christ Jesus is the representative, the embodiment of the power which imparts to mankind the full consciousness of the 'I am'." Rudolf Steiner, 'The Gospel of Matthew'

4 "Sophia (Holy Wisdom) lies hidden in every atom and every stone, every tree and every flower. Her magic wand of revelation lies concealed within each of us." Rudolf Steiner

5 "The Christ is a generic inner fact of the world and Earth history – and a fact highly worth knowing."

6 "The Christ is the historical 'living force', always present, who exemplifies freedom of the heart and freely willed fraternity."

7 "The Christ is forevermore united with Earth and human evolution."

8 "Human and Cosmos are not only reciprocally related but, even though the apparent forms differ, [are] mirror images of each other."

9 "'And the Tree of Life shall blossom with a fruit never before known in the creation, and that fruit shall be the New Spirit of Man,' runs the Zapotec prophecy."

10 "The human is a living miniaturization of the cosmos."

11 "The natural world is permeated with creative Spirit expressing itself as ideas."

12 "The Christ incarnation had a momentous purpose, a divine teleology that encompasses the entire life of the cosmos."

13 "The Logos speaks to the human in an individual form, through an inner Word which comprises the human's essential being."

14 "The cosmos becomes aware of itself through an awakening humanity, recognizing its spiritual elements…Our cognition of the cosmic constituency of the human being is itself an act of cosmic self-awareness, in which the inherent self-reflexivity of the Logos becomes activated."

15 "The world, the universe, is the spoken Word of the Logos."

16 "The human being is the Logos made flesh, the Word incarnate. A revelation looms implicit in this syllogism."

17 "The Creator…in pointing with the word, he shows himself, and is revealed. This is the primal revelation, creation itself." Georg Kuhlewind, 'Becoming Aware of the Logos'

18 "There are hidden powers in man, which are capable of making a God of him on Earth." H. P. Blavatsky, 'Collected Works'

19 "Our real identity and cognitive range includes the entire cosmos and all its beings, and we must strive to be a fully conscious, independent investigator, co-creator, and cosmic colleague."

20 "In the function of willing burns the fire of the future."

21 "A great deal lies waiting in the womb of our spiritual evolution, but it can come to birth only through our willing, conscious cooperation."

22 "We must willingly cooperate with the intentions of evolution and spiritual destiny. Our moral failure to develop spiritual cognition would render this future barren."

23 "We think we have an individual being in front of us, but this individual is a picture, on a certain spot, of the whole world."

24 "Through enlivened thinking and the exercise of living imagination, humans will return light to the cosmos. Something will be added to the world through our cognitive activity."

25 "Wisdom must become our ideal because everything we do, our thoughts, even our moods, influences the cosmos."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite