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1 "The miracle is that, even in the midst of immense distress, human beings have managed to find the light." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

2 "Man as microcosm is one with the Divine or the macrocosm. The spirit, or Monad, of man is one with that supreme Spirit….The Deity is in no sense external to, different or separate from man. God and man are one and indivisible throughout all eternity." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

3 "The whole universe is the great world, the macrocosm; its parts are small universes in themselves, microcosms. Such a microcosm is man, who is in himself an image of the universe and a perfect being." Otto Rank, 'Art and Artist' The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

4 "As Awareness itself, we are Everyman." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

5 "Each one of us comes from the loving hand of God and each of us has a purpose for being here on earth." Fr. Francis E. Butler, S.S.J. The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

6 "There is only ONE earth and ONE mankind." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "God and human life…are greater and better than any one has said or can say." Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

8 "That which is made in the image of the Deity necessarily possesses a likeness to its prototype in every respect." Macrina (327-379), founder of a women's community in Pontus (modern Turkey) The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

9 "We recognise an inner Equality between ourselves and all others….an inner and profound and universal Equality." The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs (Edward Carpenter)

10 "The Divine surrounds us on all sides and within the depths of the mind, even in the unconscious and on the frontiers of imagination." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

11 "Each soul is an integral part of God, enfolding all divine possibilities as the seed enfolds the plant." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

12 "We are complex inhabitants of many worlds, within and without. We are at once animal, yet we have the ability to think; we are sentient creatures related to the apes and, at the same time, carriers of a transcendent spirit which makes us capable of a nobility creditable to the divine." The Meaning in Dreams and Dreaming (Maria F. Mahoney)

13 "Our human nature is a temple of the Divine Presence." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

14 "Man may know how marvelous is the Spirit from which all things come." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

15 "Man, said St. Bernard [of Clairvaux] is 'a capacity for the Infinite.'" The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

16 "If we are intelligent beings, it must be that we are the fruits of an intelligent earth, symptomatic of an intelligent energy system." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

17 “Human consciousness and the human mind, heart, and will are not static and fixed but alive, dynamic, unfolding.” Divine Light and Fire, Experiencing Esoteric Christianity (Peter Roche deCoppens)

18 "It must be known that God dwells and is present substantially in every soul, even in that of the greatest sinner in the world." Ascent of Mount Carmel (St. John of the Cross)

19 "The individual center of consciousness is one with the universal, all-encompassing divine consciousness." The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

20 "The process of expanding awareness in ourselves and the world is the fundamental reason for our existence." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

21 "In the macrocosmic-microcosmic interchange, in the great flow of life,…man senses the unity of all that lives." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

22 "A sign of the continuing evolution of human consciousness is the re-emergence of our synthesizing mind from the shadows and our growing awareness of 'wholes' – not only in our increasing realization of the underlying interconnectedness of all things, but even in the endeavours of our conscious, analytical mind to find the ultimate Theory of Everything." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

23 "A biological brotherhood exists, an inner empathy on cellular levels, connecting all individuals with one another." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

24 "Man is a single Monad, uncompounded and indivisible, yet compounded and divisible; loving and at peace with all things yet warring with all things and at war with itself in all things; unlike and like itself, as it were a musical harmony containing all things;…showing forth all things and giving birth to all things." Hippolytus, 'Elenchos' VIII, 12, 5ff. Collected Works (Carl Jung)

25 "Each person's smile at a particular moment constitutes a unique event in the history of mankind." A God Within (Rene Dubos)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite