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INNER CHRISTIANITY, A GUIDE TO THE ESOTERIC TRADITION
Richard Smoley

1 "The story of Christ is not only an account of a historical man but also a figurative representation of the path that each of us must follow to attain liberation."

2 "God provides for us and for all creatures. 'Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? And not one of them is forgotten before God.' (Luke 12:6)."

3 "Ultimately, prayer is done not out of self-interest but as a service, as a means of fulfilling the great purpose for which we were brought into being."

4 "God's love and mercy are beyond measure and are extended to all indiscriminately."

5 "There have always been teachers and groups that have managed to reach states of higher consciousness and have passed their knowledge on to the present."

6 "The 'I' is ultimately the same in all of us. We are collectively one great being….This is why we are to 'love thy neighbor as thyself' – our neighbors are literally ourselves."

7 "There is no conflict between inner development and contributing to the larger good of humanity; in fact, an individual can develop fully only if he or she takes part in a larger work of this kind."

8 "That in you which Sees, which peers out at the world through the telescope that is your soul and body, is deathless and impervious to pain. All the great religious teachings point to this truth."

9 "Each of us is a microcosm, a reproduction of the universe in miniature."

10 "The Tree of Life is a universal symbol. To some extent it arises from the natural affection people feel for trees, but there is also something else at play. The tree is the most visible and obvious image for the essential unity of all that is. It has a single trunk yet ramifies outward in countless branches and twigs and leaves; it is the living representation of the world, which for all its multiplicity has its one life in God."

11 "Mastering – or, if you prefer, integrating – the psyche is the work of a lifetime….This mastery is not holding the psyche in rigid subjugation (which is impossible in any case), nor is it a matter of having a maniacally religious ego lording it over the emotions and the body. Rather, it is being centered in the still, small voice that is the true 'I' of the spirit."

12 "Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people who ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years….There's something way down deep that's eternal about every human being." Thornton Wilder, 'Our Town'

13 "There is something fundamental in the nature of the world whereby an effect is like its cause and will inevitably return to its progenitor….While it is true that bad things sometimes happen to good people, there is more justice in the universe than is commonly admitted, and most people most of the time receive their due."

14 "By penetrating to the core of our own being, we can make contact with the consciousness at the center of the universe."

15 "The Lord is One. All that exists, good and evil, justice and injustice, has its source in this fathomless and unutterable unity. All the powers of heaven and hell arise out of the One and serve it, each in its own way. We may not be able to understand how or why this should be, but so it is."

16 "At some level, however unconscious,…you are not separate from other human beings but share something vital with them…..love your neighbor as yourself because essentially your neighbor IS yourself."

17 "There is an underlying unity of being of which we are all part."

18 "What are the characteristics of those who have reached the 'still point'? The 'Theologia Germanica' describes them thus: 'The illumined ones live in freedom….They live in pure surrender and obedience to the eternal Good, in love that frees."

19 "Each of us is a microcosm of the universe. We can come to know ourselves by contemplating the grand scheme of things, and conversely we can understand the universe by exploring our own inner makeup. Moreover, this very exploration serves a central cosmic function: our experience of these different levels is essential to the life of the universe itself. Consciousness is the lifeblood of this universe; our own explorations of the inner and outer dimensions help this blood to circulate."

20 "The world soul…contains within itself and unites with itself all particular living entities." Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), Russian mystical philosopher

21 "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."

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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.


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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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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