"What then can we do practically to help great national affairs? This at least: that when in our presence unkind or sneering remarks are made about other nations, we can make a point of always putting forward considerations on the other side, and saying something kindly."
The Inner Life - Charles W. Leadbeater
SPIRIT OF THE WORLD
MANY VOICES / ONE TRUTH
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UNIVERSAL TRUTH

1 “An inner infallible sense in the psyche of humankind contains one and the same wisdom, no matter in which century or in which religious tradition it appears.” Mary Within (David Richo)

2 "The fundamental principles at the heart of all religions (like those at the core of all cultures and nations) are universal." Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions (Jeffrey Moses)

3 "If we really contemplate the course of human evolution, we are bound to say that however overbearing the opposition, the misunderstandings, the slanders that oppose the truth, the truth will find its own way through the narrowest cracks in the rocks of human evolution, however great the pressure from the rocks may be." Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner)

4 "In the depths of the human multitude there slumbers an immense spiritual power which will manifest itself only when we have learned how to break through the dividing walls of our egoism and raise ourselves up to an entirely new perspective, so that habitually and in a practical fashion we fix our gaze on the universal realities." Pierre Teilhard deChardin (1881-1955), priest and paleontologist, 'Hymn of the Universe' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

5 "It can be ascertained with reasonable certainty from the literary records of the past that at least the universal human facts were felt and thought about in very much the same way at all times. Were this not so, all intelligent historiography and all understanding of historical texts would be impossible. Naturally there are differences,…but these differences are mostly on the surface only and lose their significance the more deeply one penetrates into the meaning of the fundamental motifs." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 "Pythagoras and all the other philosophers who were endowed with some touch of the divine recognized that God is one and indivisible." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

7 "A desire for the consolations of a spiritual life transcends institutional, historical, and dogmatic structures, and belongs to human nature itself." Omens of Millennium (Harold Bloom)

8 "It is the combined insights from various views that determine the clearest picture of the brain-universe." Breaking the Mind Barrier (Todd Siler)

9 "More and more, as we study and collate all the available evidence, this fact – this law – is borne in on us: that the general movement of human consciousness, when it obeys its innate tendency to transcendence, is always the same. There is only one road from Appearance to Reality." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

10 "If the sense of God has persisted in the world for untold ages, and if the testimony of the mystics and saints, the seers and the Saviours of all time is historical and verifiable – as it is – then that testimony, in its wealth and universality, constitutes a fact as scientific as any other." From Bethlehem to Calvary (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "With some variations in language and emphasis, the essential human process of evolutionary growth is described in similar terms in all major cultures and sacred traditions the world over." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

12 "Whether they are Syrian, Greek, Egyptian or Hindu, the writers of the sacred books seem to me as men who had all gazed upon the same august vision and reported of the same divinity." George W. Russell (1867-1935), Irish author, 'The Candle of Vision' Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

13 "The way in which man inwardly pictures the world is still, despite all differences of detail, as uniform and as regular as his instinctive actions." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

14 "Fortunately, we have proof that the spirit always renews its strength in the fact that the essential teaching of the initiations is handed on from generation to generation. Ever and again there are human beings who understand what it means that God is their father. The equal balance of the flesh and the spirit is not lost to the world." Carl G. Jung (1875-1961), 'Freud and Psychoanalysis' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

15 "The poets, prophets, and visionaries of untold millenniums – Dante, Aquinas, and Augustine, al-Ghazali and Mohammed, Zarathustra, Shankaracharya, Nagarjuna, and T'ai Tsung, were not bad scientists making misstatements about the weather, or neurotics reading dreams into the stars, but masters of the human spirit teaching a wisdom of death and life. And the thesaurus of the myth-motifs was their vocabulary. They brooded on the state and way of man, and through their broodings came to wisdom; then teaching with the aid of the picture-language of myth, they worked changes on the patterns of their inherited iconographies." The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

16 "The truth lies at the heart of Creation itself – if we could but see it. If we can, then miracles can take place as we live in the light of it – the light that is the sun, the gold, and famous philosopher's Stone. All these are synonyms for truth." Alchemy, The Art of Transformation (Jay Ramsay)

17 "Everywhere people ask, 'What can I actually do?' The answer is as simple as it is disconcerting. We can, each of us, work to put our own inner house in order. The guidance we need for this work…can still be found in the traditinal wisdom of humankind." E. F. Schumacher, 'Small is Beautiful' Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

18 "I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs of good in every soul." Robert G. Ingersoll, 'Life of Robert G. Ingersoll' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

19 "The various religions are but different languages through which God speaks to the human heart. 'Truth is one; sages call it by different names.' [the Vedas]" The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

20 "We hopefully look forward…to an age of understanding and adaptation that will be able to synthesize and make use of all that is good and noble in all the traditions of the past. If the world is to survive and if civilization is to endure or rather perhaps weather its present crisis and recover its dimension of wisdom, we must hope for a new world culture that takes account of all civilized philosophies." Mystics and Zen Masters (Thomas Merton)

21 "There is a canon of interpretation, which should guide us in our examinations of every philosophical opinion: The human mind has, under the necessary operation of its own laws, been compelled to entertain the same fundamental ideas, and the human heart to cherish the same feelings in all ages." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

22 "There never was nor ever will be a truly philosophical mind, whether of Pagan, Jew or Christian, but has followed the same path of thought. Gautama-Buddha is mirrored in the precepts of Christ; Paul and Philo Judaeus are faithful echoes of Plato, and Ammonius Saccas and Plotinus won their immortal fame by combining the teachings of all these grand masters of true philosophy. 'Prove all things; hold fast that which is good,' ought to be the motto of all brothers on earth." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

23 "The masters and mystics have tapped into the underground stream of spiritual knowledge that flows beneath the bedrock of all the great traditions, uniting them and washing away their surface differences. Through these spiritual guides, we gain access to the collective wisdom that feeds the human spirit, filtering into our psyches, souls, and biology." Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

24 "Behind all religion lies the selfsame reality, the primal awareness of the divine Ground of being." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

25 "This revelation concerning the identity of the individual with the divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the core of all great spiritual traditions, although it might be expressed in somewhat different ways….In Hinduism Atman, the individual consciousness, and Brahman, the universal consciousness, are one. The followers of Siddha Yoga hear in many variations the basic tenet of their school: 'God dwells within you as you.' In Buddhist scriptures, we can read: 'Look within, you are the Buddha.' In the Confucian tradition, we are told that 'Heaven, earth, and human are one body.' The same message can be found in the words of Jesus Christ: 'Father, you and I are one.' And St. Gregory Palamas, one of the greatest theologians of the Christian Orthodox Church, declared: 'For the kingdom of heaven, nay rather, the King of Heaven…is within us.' Similarly, the great Jewish sage and Cabalist Avraham ben Shemu'el Abulafia taught that 'He and we are one.' According to Mohammed, 'whoso knoweth himself knoweth his lord.' Mansur al-Hallaj, the Sufi ecstatic and poet known as 'the martyr of mystical love,' described it in this way: 'I saw my Lord with the Eye of the Heart. I said: 'Who art thou?' He answered: 'Thou.'" The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

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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.


Kathy Cholod
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


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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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