"It is only through the psyche that we can distinguish whether God and the unconscious are two different entities. Both are border line concepts for the transcendental contents. But empirically it can be established, with sufficient degree of probability, that there is in the unconscious an archetype of wholeness which manifests itself spontaneously in dreams, etc, and a tendency, independent of the conscious will, to relate to other archetypes to this center. Consequently, it does not seem improbable that the archetype produces a symbolism which has always been characterized and expressed the Deity.... The God-image does not coincide with the unconscious as such, but with a special content of it, namely the archetype of the Self. It is this archetype from which we can no longer distinguish the God-image empirically."
Carl Jung - Psychology and Religion: West and East
Note: God-image. . it is from the psychological point of view, a symbol of the Self, of psychic wholeness.
"Hermes: Hush, son! and understand what God, what Cosmos is, what is a life that cannot die, and what a life subject to dissolution.
Yea, understand the Cosmos is by God and in God; but Man by Cosmos and in Cosmos.
The source and limit and the constitution of all things is God."
“The distinction between natural and supernatural, in fact, broke down; and when it had done so, the burden of intolerable strangeness which this universe imposes on us by dividing it into two halves and encouraging the mind never to think of both in the same context. What price we may have paid for this comfort in the way of false security and accepted confusion of the thought is another matter.”
“It was obvious to Aristotle that most things which move do so because some other moving object impels them. A hand, itself in motion, moves a sword; a wind, itself in motion, moves a ship. But it was also fundamental to his thought that no infinite series can be actual. We cannot therefore go on explaining one movement by another ad infinitum. There must be in the last resort something which, motionless itself, initiates the motion of all other things. Such a Prime Mover he finds in the wholly transcendent and immaterial God who ‘occupies no place and is not affected by time’. But we must not imagine Him moving things by any positive action, for that would be to attribute some kind of motion to Himself and we should then not have reached an utterly unmoving Mover. How then does He move things? Aristotle answers [Greek here], ‘He moves as beloved’. He moves other things, that is, as an object of desire moves those who desire it. The Primum Mobile is moved by its love for God, and being moved, communicates motion to the rest of the universe.”
"We bury our dreams of flying to the heights of promise and hope. For a dream it must be and where we are must be reality.
We weep for a while and think it would have been so nice if. . and accept the Ego's way as the only way there is.
And if a Winged One calls us, asking to fly with him into a new day, we think him to be a fool, because we know with certainty it does not work; that it is - he - who fell prey to a dream."
Peter O. Erbe, 'God I am'
Being" is not this or that, it just is, and Pure Being is innocent! It is all that, because if it singled out one aspect of its Being, it would be whole no more. It then would be back in the realm of the "this" and "that's", the realm of opposing incomplete. I AM is ALL-There_Is, is GOD, the holiest of holies, the sacred spring of my Being, the fountain of life. I AM sees your I AM as my I AM, therefore we both are ONE I AM. There is not one I AM in all the universes that is greater, more worthy, more intelligent than yours.
I AM by Peter O Erbe
We are now within the purification of all things. Non-Natives call this the 'Apocalypse'. The Native elders call this the "Purification".
Underneath the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there is another self more really us than I. And the more you become aware of the unknown self -- if you become aware of it -- the more you realize that it is inseparably connected with everything else that is. You are a function of this total galaxy, bounded by the Milky Way, and this galaxy is a function of all other galaxies. You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. You look and look, and one day you are going to wake up and say, 'Why, that's me!' And in knowing that, you know that you never die. You are the eternal thing that comes and goes, that appears -- now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now as Betty Brown -- and so it goes, forever and ever and ever.
Everything emanates from the same source. Everything is a voice or speech resounding over the world, through the entire universe, through microcosmos and macrocosmos. It vibrates through the shining of the stars. It shines in the orbits of the planets. It is whispered through the gentle breeze and is murmured in the depths of the forest. It is whistled through the sirens of the factories and is heard in the noise of the machines. It is sung over the cradle and spoken at the grave. It is vague feeling or notion, wisdom and belief. It is knowledge, recognition and hope. It is death, resurrection and life. It is colour, vibration and light. It is everything that can in any way be sensed, thought and experienced.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and leads to all that is good and just and beautiful.
Creation begins with the activity of consciousness, which may be called vibration. Every vibration starting from its original source is the same, differing only in the tone and rhythm caused by a greater or lesser degree of force behind it. On the plane of sound, vibration causes diversity of tone, and in the world of atoms, diversity of color. It is by massing together that the vibrations become audible, but at each step towards the surface they multiply, and as they advance they materialize. Sound gives to the consciousness an evidence of its existence, although it is in fact the active part of consciousness itself which turns into sound. The knower so to speak becomes known to himself; in other words the consciousness bears witness to its own voice. It is thus that sound appeals to man. All things being derived from and formed of vibrations have sound hidden within them, as fire is hidden in flint, and each atom of the universe confesses by its tone, " My sole origin is sound." If any solid or hollow sonorous body is struck it will answer back, " I am sound.
Creation and Sound by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Start right now drawing from the infinite eternal source which knows no beginning and no end."
We are inseparable from nature. God is the living fabric of the universe.”
Many are the names of God, and infinite the forms that lead us to know him. In whatsoever name or form you desire to call him, in that very form and name you will see him.
The first people were like the animals, they knew no shame, guilt, guile, for they were innocent. They were innocent because they were whole. Being whole they lived their own truth. Being truthful they were fulfilled. Being fulfilled they were made whole. Being whole they were holy. Being holy they were wise. Being wise they lived in peace with each other.... And they were well in body and soul, Enjoying peace Until the Fall And their alienation from the animals Who, ever since, have feared them.
But the eternal is not a thing which can be had regardless of the way in which it is acquired; no, the eternal is not really a thing, but is the way in which it is acquired.
Another source of conviction in the existence of God ... follows from the ... impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity for looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity.'
I saw that the universe is not composed of dead matter, but is, on the contrary, a living Presence; I became conscious in myself of eternal life. It was not a conviction that I would have eternal life, but a consciousness that I possessed eternal life then; I saw that all men are immortal; that the cosmic order is such that without any peradventure all things work together for the good of each and all; that the foundation principle of the world, of all the worlds, is what we call love, and that the happiness of each and all is in the long run absolutely certain.
Every soul is the microcosm of the macrocosm. Every soul has all it needs deep within.
Introduction to "The Last Temptation of Christ".
The dual substance of Christ -
The yearning so human
of man to attain God
has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me.
My principle anguish and source
of all my joys and sorrows
from my youth onward
has been the incessant,
merciless battle between
the spirit and the flesh....
and my soul is the arena
where these two armies
have clashed and met.
All Gods are One God,
and all Goddesess are One Goddess,
there is only One Initiator.
To each his own God,
and the God Within...
From 'Mists of Avalon'
I am an orphan, alone; nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself.
I am youth and an old man at one and the same time.
I have known no father nor mother,
because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven.
In woods and mountains I roam,
but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man.
I am mortal for everyone,
yet I am not touched by the cycle of the aeons.
Quotation from high alchemy
You have the power to degenerate into the lower forms of life, which are brutish. You have the power, out of your soul's judgment, to be reborn into the higher forms which are divine. Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will become like a plant. If of the senses, he will become brutish. If rational, he will grow into a heavenly being. If intellectual, he will be an angel and a son of God. And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the centre of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, he shall surpass them all.
Pico della Mirandola
Mohammed was asked by his relative, Ali: "What am I to do that I may not waste my time?"
The Prophet answered: "Learn to know thyself! He who has understood himself has understood God"
All Being within this order, by the laws
of its own nature is impelled to find
its proper station round its Primal Cause.
Thus every nature moves across the tide
of the great sea of being to its own port,
each with its given instinct as its guide.”
“I make no other answer than the act,”
the Master said: “The only fit reply
to a fit request is silence and the fact.”
“should it occur again, as we walk on,
that we find ourselves where others of this crew
fall into such petty wrangling and upbraiding.
The wish to hear such baseness is degrading.