"As it is written in the Bible, 'What man has intended for evil, God intends for good.' Even the most horrific situations can increase within us our capacity to love."
Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles - Marianne Williamson
SPIRIT OF THE WORLD
MANY VOICES / ONE TRUTH
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KNOW YOURSELF

1 "To discover God is not to discover an idea but to discover oneself." Bede Griffiths, 'The Golden String' (20th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

2 "A better understanding of ourselves will bring us closer to an understanding of others." Born For Love: Reflections on Loving (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

3 "When the true Self, the 'I' that is the kingdom of heaven, is the master of our being, we are free from the stress and strife of the world." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

4 "The Self of the universe and the Self of man are one, and in knowing the Self we know That which is at the root of the universe and of man alike." Annie Besant, 'Self and Its Sheaths' The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

5 "'Man, Know Thyself' was the ancient command written above the temple door. If we persevere with this fascinating study we will find that in the form of every human being the universe is presented to us." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

6 "In the depths of our consciousness we are one with the Essence which permeates all." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

7 "The self is the whole man, whose symbols are the divine child and its synonyms." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

8 "Just as the sun in the heavens pervades and enlightens all the world with its rays and makes it fruitful, so too does God's resplendence as it reigns in the topmost part of our mind, for upon all our powers it sheds its bright, brilliant rays, namely its divine gifts: knowledge, wisdom, clear understanding, and a rational, discerning insight into all the virtues. It is in this way that the kingdom of God in our soul is adorned." John Ruysbroeck Teachings of the Christian Mystics (Andrew Harvey, Editor)

9 "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." The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality (Richard Leviton)

10 "Ultimate joy – call it intimacy with God, the Buddha-nature within, the Holy Spirit – is the ground of our being." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

11 "The way of the Buddha is the path of enlightenment through self-knowledge – knowledge of every aspect of the self, what the self is, what the self is not." Quietly Comes the Buddha: Awakening Your Inner Buddha Nature (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

12 "The Child within that sparks the life of each of us is God's own Self-awareness in the process of happening." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

13 "How important it is to resume our boundless original mind. Then we are always true to ourselves, in sympathy with all beings." Shunryu Suzuki, Zen master The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life (Thomas Moore)

14 "What makes us free is the gnosis of who we were, of what we have become, of where we were, of wherein we have been cast, of whereto we are hastening, of what we are being freed, of what birth really is, of what rebirth really is." 'Excerpta de Theodoto' Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Stephan A. Hoeller)

15 "Know your own mind and realize your own Buddha-nature." Hui Neng (6th Zen patriarch, 6th century ad), Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? (Geoffrey Hodson)

16 "Anyone who does not understand himself cannot understand others." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1906-1950 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

17 "The most sacred esoteric teachings throughout the ages have held that in understanding the inner and outer realities of nature, humanity can understand itself." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

18 "By deep meditation…recognize the subtile nature of the supreme Self, and its presence in all organisms." The Code of Manu (ancient Hindu text), Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

19 "As we know ourselves, we, thus far, know God." Rev. Edward B. Pusey (1800-1882) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

20 "We both discover and uncover ourselves and also decide on what we shall be." Toward A Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow)

21 "In the mind itself, God's image is found. Indeed, the mind is the image of God in that by which it is capable of Him and by which it can be partaker of Him….The mind remembers itself, understands itself, loves itself; if we are aware of this, we are aware of an image of God." Peter Lombard (ca. 1100-64), 'The Four Books of Sentences', book 1, ch. 2 Selections From Medieval Philosophers (Richard McKeon, editor and translator)

22 "I – I in the widest meaning of the word, that is to say, every conscious mind that has ever said or felt 'I' – am the person who controls the motion of the atoms according to the Laws of Nature…the insight is not new. The earliest records, to my knowledge, date back some 2500 years or more. From the early great Upanishads the recognition Atman = Brahman (the personal self equals the omnipresent)…was in Indian thought considered to represent the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world…Again, the mystics of many centuries, independently, yet in perfect harmony with each other (somewhat like the particles in an ideal gas) have described, each of them, the unique experience of his or her life in terms that can be condensed in the phrase: Deus factus sum (I have become God)." Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961), 'The I That Is God' Quantum Questions, Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists (Ken Wilber, editor)

23 "Our deepest nature as a self, as well as the quintessential nature of God, is joy!" Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

24 "The Delphic injunction 'Man, know thyself' was an inspired utterance, intended to give man the clue to the mystery of deity." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "Full wise is he that can himself know!" Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), English poet, 'The Monk's Tale' [modernized] The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

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Tracy Harris
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Being Radiant

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


betsy caprio
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
bcaprio@centerforsacredpsychology.org
http://www.centerforsacredpsychology.org
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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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
namasteteachings@telus.net
http://www.namastepublishing.com
Vancouver, BC

We have a new book "The Coming Interspiritual Age" By Kurt Johnson and David Ord. Its a book you will want to read. If you are interested in the Intersprititual Movement this book is for you. go to http://www.geoffreybraxtonlittle.com/


Amy Shearer
Thursday, September 12, 2013
ZamRich@gmail.com
http://thewhitetygress.blogspot.com
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
hi.pono@yahoo.com
http://www.PonoArts.com
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
maeestrada@yahoo.es

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
wphartgring@gmail.com
http://www.willempeterhartgring.com
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
excalibur52002@yahoo.com
none Al

Dreams are the things That makes up REALITY ?


Kuan Yin (as Channeled by Lena Lees & Transcribed by Hope Bradford)
Friday, June 10, 2011
aptos2@yahoo.com
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


june maffin
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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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
roslynrus33@gmail.com
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.


Samantha Paitakis
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Samantha@illuminatingspirit.com
www.illuminatingspirit.com
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


cynthia f. davidson
Sunday, January 3, 2010
cfdavidson@giftsofwisdom.net
http://www.giftsofwisdom.net
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!


kooma
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
e_kooma@yahoo.co.uk
health zambia

i have liked tha way the book changes peoples minds


Joseph Gagliano
Sunday, November 1, 2009
galondos@hotmail.com
buenos aires - argentina

Let Synthesis be!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Mrs Frankie Grod
Sunday, September 13, 2009
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http://www.chezfrankie.com
chez frankie Ottawa

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


marieta wybo alfaro
Thursday, August 6, 2009
alfaroma@africaonline.co.ke
http://www.myspace.com/lakeran
kenya

It is a wonderful work! thank you


Thursday, May 21, 2009


Bruce Schuman
Monday, May 18, 2009
bruce@interspirit.net
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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