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1 "Creation is precisely the manifestation in multitudinous form of the single superessential Nature." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena

2 "True knowledge is implanted in human nature, although its presence is as yet concealed from the soul itself until it is restored to its pristine integrity, in which it will understand very purely the magnitude and beauty of the image fashioned in it, and nothing will shut it off from the things which are fashioned in it, encompassed as it will be by divine light and turned to God, in whom it will contemplate all things perspicuously." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On the Division of Nature'

3 "God is beyond opposition; in him is a reconciliation of contraries." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena

4 "Man is an intellectual idea present in the mind of God. The idea and the substance of man resides eternally in God; he is essentially the knowledge which God has of him. Ultimately the knowledge of all things which are, is that which they are." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena

5 "The foundations of certainty, of knowledge, and of philosophy are in the mind's self-knowledge." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena

6 "This indeed is faith – not a vague sentiment of the soul adhering to a doctrine without rational motivation, nor a mysticism without sure proofs, nor yet an intellectualist certainty imposed necessarily by the evidence of irresistible proofs – but an intellectual adherence to truths which are guaranteed in testimony worthy of credence and illustrated, once believed, in all the facts of the universe." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine

7 "Everything which is not from God can in no manner be understood, because it is not in any manner." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On the Division of Nature',

8 "Ideas, by the analysis St. Anselm makes of them, are thenselves things; and for them to be is indication of something concerning the nature of things." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Anselm

9 "While we discuss, each of us is made into the other. Since, in fact, when I understand what you understand, I am made your understanding and in a certain ineffable way I have been made into you." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On the Division of Nature'

10 "God is present and to be recognized in the workings of the world and the soul." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine

11 "Man knows only himself, but knowing himself he knows the essence which manifests itself in different things. Since all things partake of that essence in varying degrees, he knows all existent things." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena

12 "Man is something good, because he can, when he so wishes, live rightly." St. Augustine, 'On The Free Will'

13 "Everything which is, is good; and everything which is, is true." Robert Grosseteste (ca.1175-1253), 'On Truth'

14 "By creatures we can raise ourselves to a knowledge of God." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine

15 "Everything which will later become this or that particular thing is contained invisibly in the seminal reasons implanted at creation; the world blooms out of its primitive elements as a tree develops from its seed." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine

16 "The soul does not see outside itself what it perceives, but it sees within." John Scotus Eriugena, (800?-877?), 'On The Division of Nature'

17 "The knowledge of the world is so related to the knowledge of God that the mind passes immediately from the world to God." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine

18 "All this sensible world is fashioned in man. There is no part of it to be found, whether corporeal or incorporeal, which does not subsist created in man, which does not perceive, which does not live, which is not incorporated in him." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On The Division of Nature'

19 "I understand the substance of the entire man to be no other than his idea in the mind of the artificer who knew all things in himself before they were made." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On The Division of Nature'

20 "I understand that there arise and are made in me, when I seek them out earnestly, certain ideas like intelligible species, of the intelligibles within, which I contemplate with the mind alone." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On The Division of Nature',

21 "Humanity is a certain intellectual idea formed eternally in the divine mind." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-877?), 'On the Division of Nature'

22 "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

23 "The human mind, its idea by which it knows itself, and the discipline by which it learns itself that it may know itself, subsist as one and the same essence." John Scotus Eriugena (800?-870?), 'On the Division of Nature'

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Tracy Harris
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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What a lovely group of amazing work. Thank you for this.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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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
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Do you know where can I find books from Agnes Sanford in The Netherlands? Thanks for your help

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

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

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

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Friday, June 10, 2011
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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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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").

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Monday, June 21, 2010
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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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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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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Sunday, November 1, 2009
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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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Bruce Schuman
Monday, May 18, 2009
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.