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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 "Self-knowledge is knowledge of the world and world knowledge is knowledge of the self."

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

3 "Human, cosmos, and supersensible worlds are all interdependently linked and have unfolded together. In other words, the creation, elaboration, and progression of the solar system, humanity, and the hierarchies were synchronous events. In a sense, each is a different face in a different context of the same thing: the Logos."

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

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

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

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

8 "An imagination is the thought-matrix, the living picture from which physical reality manifests."

9 "The necessary enlivening of human thinking and the respiritualization of intelligence is a movement initiated from within the soul forces of each individual."

10 "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'

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

12 "Divine Wisdom lies at the foundation of everything."

13 "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."

14 "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."

15 "By no other way than through cognitive free will could humans come to inner freedom and true individuality."

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

17 "The Logos connects everything in the interdependent web of being."

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

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

20 "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

21 "The human, in the act of knowing, of attaining knowledge, actually participates in the creation of the world, contributing something indispensable to the wholeness of being. Cognition is world generative and, through the pure moral impulses it produces, it is equally world restorative."

22 "The unfoldment of the human and the cosmos are reciprocally interdependent and simultaneous events."

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite