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1 "God in time is grounded in the eternal now of the modeless Godhead. It is in the Godhead that things, lives and minds have their being; it is through God that they have their becoming." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

2 "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." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

3 "He is the Source and the measure of the ages. He is the reality beneath time and the eternity behind being. He is the time within which things happen. He is being for whatever is. He is coming-to-be amid whatever happens. From Him who Is come eternity, essence and being, come time, genesis, and becoming. He is the being immanent in and underlying the things which are, however they are." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

4 "The whole world is divine." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

5 "God has expressed himself in many languages and appeared in divers forms." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 "And where would God's wholeness be if he could not be the 'wholly other'?" Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "Every process, every movement from the circling of stars to the vibration of a gnat's wing, is not only under the complete control of God, but also occupies his entire consciousness as if it were the only thing that was happening." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

8 "As the unitary cosmic principle, the Logos contains in Himself the multiple logoi (inner principles or inner essences, thoughts of God) in accordance with which all things come into existence at the times and places, and in the forms, appointed for them, each single thing thereby containing in itself the principle of its own development." The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

9 "God is comprised as both one and infinitely many." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

10 "The world of the senses, the kingdoms of nature, testify to the all-pervasive wisdom of God." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

11 "God is the centre of any one thing – a centre the periphery of which is nowhere." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

12 "God is always new, always young, and always 'in the beginning'." A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity (Matthew Fox)

13 "Divinity is the fire of life within every being." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

14 "It is the Great Lord of all worlds, the Friend of all beings, who acts in every faculty we possess and every breath we draw." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

15 "Divine Wisdom lies at the foundation of everything." The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality (Richard Leviton)

16 "You, Lord, are he who is in all and passes through all and dwells in all your works, and manifests in the working of them all." The Acts of Thomas, 3rd century Christian Gnostic Apocrypha The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

17 "If you love a being for his beauty you love none other than God, for he is the Beautiful Being." Ibn Al-Arabi Ecstatic Journey, The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience (Sophy Burnham)

18 "Everything comes from the greatest force, the power, God – whatever we want to call the Creator." Becky Hobbes, Songwriter Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

19 "I think personally that God is All in all – yesterday, today and forever." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

20 "God himself is existence. He subsists in all things and remains in all things." Sir E. A. W. Budge, 'From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt' The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

21 "I glorify and praise the Invisible Spirit, for because of Thee all things came into existence, and all things aspire to Thee." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text), The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

22 "Scholars of Eastern mythology point out that the universe was conceived as a 'great mother' who bore many worlds - and in whose womb will form other worlds, in a continuous circle of novel creations. Breaking the Mind Barrier (Todd Siler)

23 "We do know that, being everywhere and everything, God is necessarily in man, and that He IS man." The Great Secret (Maurice Maeterlinck)

24 "The world appears to be made up of the energy of the Being or Mind behind it, whose idea it was!" The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

25 "The cosmos, so far from being a chaos, is on deeper knowledge perceived to be a soul-permeated magnitude. It was an image of God as was also man (in ancient thought). God is in all and through all, and by a knowledge of the All one attains to the knowledge of God, whose nature is revealed in the mysteries of creation, generation, decay, rebirth, universal law. Stoic monism was emphatic on the unity of things. God was conceived as the World, or again as the spiritual element or vital fire of the World." The Mystery Religions and Christianity (Samuel Angus)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite