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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
Shirley Nicholson

1 "Every being is related to every other in an immense harmonious pattern, like an organism. In this view, isolation does not exist in any real sense, as even the tiniest life has an essential place in the overall structure."

2 "Matter in all its states is the vehicle which responds to the creative impulses of the Divine Mind."

3 "Latent in the depths of our unconscious lies the seed of all future capacities that we and our species will develop."

4 "Unity runs through our entire being. We are composed of wholes within wholes, from atoms to organ systems. Each of us is a whole, all the complex strains of our nature converging into a unitary being."

5 "We glimpse the direction of human growth in such forerunners of the mainstream of mankind as Plato, Einstein, Leonardo, Jesus, Buddha. Geniuses in all fields throughout history not only leave us the heritage of their creative insights. They also reveal the possibilities of the human mind, possibilities all of us will one day unfold."

6 "All the breathing, the pulses, the rhythms and movements of the natural world on earth or in astronomical spaces are variations of the one universal pulse, which gives rise to them."

7 "Every capacity and ability destined to evolve in future mankind already lies latent within each of us now. Every potential of the One, of the Divine Mind, is present from the beginning, only awaiting the proper time and setting to emerge into manifestation. We have untold potentialities within."

8 "All these principles – unity, time, space, motion, polarity – are enfolded in the One."

9 "We are connected with the universe at every level, and therefore we have a far richer potential than we have begun to express."

10 "If we personally realize that synchronicity is at work in our lives, we feel connected rather than isolated and estranged from others; we feel ourselves part of a divine, dynamic, interrelated unvierse." Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jungian psychologist, 'The Tao of Psychology'

11 "The coordination of wholes visible everywhere in nature – the intricate web of connections – is the outworking in the world of the basic unity from which it arises."

12 "The transcendent Source continually sustains and supports all being, as it holds all parts together in dynamic relationship with the whole."

13 "At some level we are all interconnected to each other and to all things on this planet." William Tiller, 'New Fields'

14 "'Tat tvam asi' (Thou art That), which proclaims man's inmost being as one with divine Being…is identical with the Gnostic maxim, 'Thou art I and I am thou.' This insight into man's hidden connection with the Ground of all has appeared in many other philosophies and religions, such as Taoism and Neoplatonism, and is even hinted at in Buddhism."

15 "The Divine Mind is intrinsic in nature, an innate part of natural processes, giving coherence and intelligent inner direction to natural forms."

16 "Nature and its numberless cycles might be compared to a great symphony with each cycle having its unique place in the ongoing rhythm of the whole."

17 "At every level – from the atom and its parts through the myriad forms of life to the farthest stars and galaxies – all is permeated by one Life."

18 "Intuition is integral knowledge. The vision it gives is the vision of the whole, a unified, synoptic vision of reality, in which the inner and outer, the one and the many, the individual and the universal, are perceived as one." Chari, 'Vedantic Mysticism'

19 "Plant physiologist Rupert Sheldrake…hypothesizes a field by means of which communication can occur within a species over distance and even at future times. This transmission process is thought to occur according to the principle of resonance, as when a note struck on a piano evokes response from octaves above and below itself."

20 "Platonic and Pythagorean theory, which posits a mathematical basis for the physical world, offers clues as to the outworkings of the archetypes and the Divine Mind."

21 "The Ancient Wisdom depicts man as a microcosm, a miniature of the cosmos, embodying all its principles, energies, functions."

22 "Instead of stressing distinctions and the isolation of things, we can look at them as parts connected to form an organic whole. When we expand our consciousness and focus on this rather than on our seeming isolation, we can begin to live more fully."

23 "The archetypes precipitate as ever more complex forms in the material world in accordance with the cyclic development of consciousness….The sequential unfolding of the archetype's potential from simple to complex proceeds cyclically, according to an inner order."

24 "The metaphysical principles that inhere in the Transcendent One are reflected in us, as throughout the cosmos at every level."

25 "The hexagons of the beehive and the turtle's shell, the ram's horn, the path of a moth all embody mathematical perfection."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite