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MYTH AND SYMBOL

1 "A myth is a way of setting up a dialogue between visible and invisible worlds, and, it could be said, arises out of mutual creative play between the divine and the human." Theosophy, The Wisdom of the Ages (Cherry Gilchrist)

2 "A symbol is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual reality." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "In the mythopoetic fantasy, the soul experiences its own subjective reality. Myth is unashamed subjectivity. It depicts how the soul perceives existence. 'Once upon a time' implies forever and 'here' implies everywhere. This gives the fairy tale its moving impact. It evokes timeless truth." Return of the Goddess (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

4 "Myths are the eternal patterns of man's soul. They are alive and well in our dreams, in our fantasies, in our loves and hates, in the fabric of our lives." Liz Greene, 'The Ancient Shape of Fate' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

5 "The sign of life is in the symbolism; the life itself is in the grace behind the symbolism." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

6 "Myths could well be considered the ever-recurring collective dreams of mankind. To our rational outlook they are as unreal as dreams, and yet as uncannily effective when carefully considered as indicators and directors of psychic development." Return of the Goddess (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

7 "One of the chief characteristics of the myth…is the creation of exemplary models for a whole society." Myths, Dreams and Mysteries, The Encounter Between Contemporary Faiths and Archaic Realities (Mircea Eliade)

8 "Every living phenomenon is, first and last, a symbol; for the essence of life is meaning." Hermann Keyserling, 'The Recovery of Truth' From Bethlehem to Calvary (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "Symbolism is a language that transcends race, geography, and time. It is the natural Esperanto of humanity." Ariadne's Clue, A Guide to the Symbols of Humankind (Anthony Stevens)

10 "In the recognition of beauty and mythic form, we awaken deep mental structures that share their formal capacity with the cosmos that produced them." The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

11 "Shakespeare's definition of the function of his art, 'to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature', is equally a definition of mythology. It is the revelation to waking consciousness of the powers of its own sustaining source." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

12 "The task of the modern human being is to interiorize mythic symbology;…to comprehend, in short, that all mythological images are aspects of your own immediate experience." Robert Walter, Foreword World Mythology (Roy Willis, General Editor)

13 "We can grow in awareness of the images which deeply affect us in our lives. They can be discovered, listened to , and incorporated into our ongoing story. In our dreams, in our loves, on our journeys, we are being addressed by images. They are inviting us to enter more deeply into our lives, to allow our stories to unfold." Spiritual Pilgrims, Carl Jung & Teresa of Avila (John Welch, O. Carm.)

14 "In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious." 'The Structure of the Psyche' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

15 "Schelling described mythology as 'poesy en masse', the product of the genius of mankind speaking universally as one voice over the eons." The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

16 "Imagine, if you will, a time when human beings lived in intimacy with God, and so with all other living beings and with one another. Imagine, then, that humankind emerged and separated itself from God, and from intimacy with other living beings. Imagine further that in their separateness, individuals imagined themselves as autonomous beings, distant not only from God but from their own common humanity. Imagine, finally, that these autonomous individuals were to rediscover their common humanity, their connections to other living beings – and eventually reuinite with God. This could be the story of the religions of the West. It could also…be the story of the religions of India. It might, perhaps, even be the story of the world. In that case, it would be the story of stories, the myth of all myths – and no less true for that." The Book of Miracles (Kenneth L. Woodward)

17 "Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes…..They represent the archetypes in their simplest, barest, and most concise form. In this pure form, the archetypal images afford us the best clues to the understanding of the processes going on in the collective psyche." Marie Louise vonFranz, 'Interpretation of Fairytales' Spiritual Pilgrims, Carl Jung & Teresa of Avila (John Welch, O. Carm.)

18 "The message of Western mythology is that the quest is agonizing but that the goal, eternal life….is well worth the effort." Mythology (David Leeming)

19 "Mythology is the history of the self." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

20 "The Indian, Celtic, Arabian, and medieval masters of narrative to whom we owe the most exquisite of our European tales were the practitioners of a craft that strove to reveal through mortal things the brilliance of eternal forms." The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

21 "The great realization of mythology is the immanence of the divine – here and now – you don't have to go anywhere else for it. This is the holy land, the holy moment." An Open Life, Joseph Campbell in conversation with Michael Toms (John M. Maher & Dennie Briggs, editors)

22 "Mythology gives us access to the primordial images that underlie all thinking and have a considerable influence even on our scientific ideas." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

23 "When we speak of archetypal images we are not referring simply to dream images or to mythological or literary images. We are, instead, speaking of a way to respond to our ordinary lives with our imaginations, rather than only pragmatically or logically. We are speaking of a way of being in the world that is open to many dimensions of meaning, open to resonances, echoes, to associative and synchronous connections, not only causal ones. We are speaking of a world discovered to be full of sign-ificance – of signs, symbols, metaphors, images." Mirrors of The Self, Archetypal Images That Shape Your Life (Christine Downing, editor)

24 "Language, myth, art, and religion are parts of this universe. They are the varied threads which weave the symbolic net, the tangled web of human experience. All human progress in thought and experience refines upon and strengthens this net." Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

25 "Symbol is an externally perceived sign that works mysteriously on the human consciousness so as to suggest more than it can clearly describe or define." Avery Dulles, 'Models of Revelation' Introduction to Theology (Thomas P. Rausch, editor)

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Tracy Harris
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What a lovely group of amazing work. Thank you for this.


betsy caprio
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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center for sacred psychology los angeles

I would like to contact Richard Roberts to ask permission to reprint the cover art from his Tales for Jung Folk on our website. We have a spiritual astrology section, and this would be a great addition to it--as an personification of the energies of Saturn. Can you help me find Richard? Many thanks, Betsy Caprio, D.Min.


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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Canada Abbotsford

When someone hurts someone we love, our first instinct is to attack them back, that is not who we are... We need to learn to listen to our spirit and not our minds...


Pono Nicole Stadler
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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PONO Switzerland - Hawaii

ALOHA :-) how can i get in touch with the author richard roberts book of tarot and revelations? any suggestions welcome, it?s on family matters!


Maria Estrada
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Do you know where can I find books from Agnes Sanford in The Netherlands? Thanks for your help


Willem Peter Hartgring
Monday, November 21, 2011
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The Dator Formarum Foundation Utrecht, the Netherlands

LS, I would like to contact B. Borchert personal. Would you know how? Kind regards, Willem Peter


Ray
Friday, September 23, 2011
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Dreams are the things That makes up REALITY ?


Kuan Yin (as Channeled by Lena Lees & Transcribed by Hope Bradford)
Friday, June 10, 2011
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http://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Compassion-Kuan-Eternal-Wisdom/dp/1439225060/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8
Oracle of Compassion: the Living Word of Kuan Yin

"A helpful mindset is simple-living and high-thinking”, continues Kuan Yin. “Science is constantly evolving. There are now recyclable batteries, ink cartridges, etc. Keep up to date on the latest technologies. Be aware, set examples and create trends that will positively influence people’s lives and the environment. As I said earlier, however, this is also a discussion about love and developing a greater capacity to love. It can help everyone. We’re all one huge family, a great continuum. Don’t underestimate the power of the love created in your homes and families. This love has an immense potency, the power to influence other’s lives in a positive way.”-Kuan Yin


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Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul

Recently discovered this site through Circle Connections and thought others might like to know of another resource where inspirational quotations offer much "food for thought" insofar as the quotations are accompanied by Soulistry Soul-Questions ... questions which encourage one to go-within and reflect on the quotation from a variety of perspectives. The Soulistry book has just been released and is available on Amazon.com as well as other online booksellers and local bookstores. Thank you for helping me to share news of Soulistry (full title of the book btw is "Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality").


Roslyn Rus
Monday, June 21, 2010
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Toronto, ON Canada

Dear Bruce: What a remarkable synchronicity it is, to open up this page, and find several amazing quotes from the much-beloved ecospiritual community of Findhorn! This is just another "coincidence" for me, as part of a seemingly-ongoing set of experiences regarding Findhorn and the Nature Spirits. Thank you for including the Spirit of Findhorn on your website! ... By the way, I have been trying to log-in to my page, so that I may update my email address, but am at the moment unable to do so; as of last week, I haven't been able to access my Gmail account, and have set up a new Gmail address: roslynrus33@gmail.com . I shall send you an email directly regarding this. Many blessings, Roslyn.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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IlluminatingSpirit - Samantha Spiritual Gathering Westhampton, NY

At Samantha's Spiritual Gathering the mission and purpose is to empty the chalice/temple (self) of all things co-mingled on the Earth plane with earthly people and to Allow the self/being on all levels, to fill up with the Spirit of the Divine Creator... that Spirit which is enmeshed, saturated, and intertwined with your Spirit. Bringing that Spirit down into the Chalice of your beingness...your physical body as well, helps everyone to be empowered through their own Spirit guided by the Divine Creator of many names. The Global Network is a Gathering, sharing Spirit to Spirit and I am humbly grateful to partake in sharing from my space of Spirit. Thank You, Samantha Paitakis


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Sunday, January 3, 2010
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Touch Stone Center retreat sanctuary Rhode Island

Wonderful to find this site, via the Wisdom Page! We have a perpetual calendar with the same kind of quotes which you & your viewers might enjoy. Makes a great gift for under $20! And there's an daily emailed version (for free) which accompanies the printed one. Keep up the good work. You never know who's being inspired by your beautiful site. I know I was!


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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i have liked tha way the book changes peoples minds


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Let Synthesis be!!


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Good work, The guidance and the transformation of the soul... The light of initiation... Thank...


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It is a wonderful work! thank you


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Bruce Schuman
Monday, May 18, 2009
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http://interspirit.net/spirit/
Interspirit Foundation Santa Barbara CA USA

Thanks for being here. Many blessings to you, and may the wind of spirit always be at your back. And thanks -- to JoAnn, for the stunning work she has done here in gathering this vision.


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