Richard G. Petty, MD

Conscious Evolution

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“We must be conscious because our era, the anticipated new era, will not take the form of earlier cultures, when unconscious elements pressed from below instinctively and animalistically. Humankind has reached the point where, by taking the future in its own hands, it must recognize clearly what to do next. Thus we will find the way to that which is divine within us.”          

–Richard Wilhelm (German Sinologist, Theologian and Missionary, 1873-1930)   

“Wilhelm: Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy & Change Cloth (Bollingen series)” (wilhelm)

Steps Toward Self-Knowledge

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“Man must know something of God’s nature and of metaphysical processes if he is to understand himself and thereby achieve gnosis of the Divine.”     

–Carl G. Jung (Swiss Psychologist and Psychiatrist, 1875-1961)   

(Paragraph #747 in Volume 11 of the Collected Works)

“Answer to Job: (From Vol. 11 of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) (New in Paper) (Bollingen Series)” (C. G. Jung)

Divine Motivation


“Every encounter that brings me a caress, that spurs me on, that comes as a shock to me, that bruises or breaks me, is a contact with the hand of God, which assumes countless forms and yet always commands our worship. Every element of which I am made up is an overflow from God.”         

–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French Jesuit Priest, Mystic, Paleontologist and Author, 1881-1955)   

“Writings in Time of War” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

Divine Love


“. . . divine love is not something belonging to God: it is God Himself.”

–Henri Louis Bergson (French Philosopher, 1859-1941)

God’s Secret Stairway

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“There is a well-known saying which tells us very truly and very beautifully that ‘God has His own secret stairway into every heart.’”      

–William Barclay (Scottish Theologian, Religious Writer and Broadcaster, 1907-1978)                                          

“The Letter to the Hebrews (New Daily Study Bible)” (William Barclay)   

The Divine in the Details


“The divine within the details of your life is present in every second, every motion, every thought.”

–Caroline Myss (American Medical Intuitive, Mystic and Author, 1952-)   

“Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul’s Purpose” (Caroline Myss)

The Mother of the Divine

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“The soul is the mother of the Divine. Unconsciously it leads man to the Divine, with the inevitability of a natural force.”   

–Rudolf Steiner (Croatian-born Austrian Mystic, Occultist, Social Philosopher, Architect and Founder of Anthroposophy, 1861-1925)   

“The Essential Rudolf Steiner” (Rudolf Steiner)

Mirrors of the Divine

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“He [St. John of the Cross] enjoyed music and stars and nature immensely. For him they were nothing but pure mirrors of the divine – which, of course, is exactly what everything is meant to be.”        

–Thomas Dubay (American Marist Priest, Retreat Master and Author, 1923-2010)   

“Fire Within” (Thomas DuBay)

Your Innermost Being


“In your innermost being the Divine IS and you ARE by virtue of Its presence.”   

–Hugh l’Anson Fausset (English Writer, Literary Critic, Biographer, Poet and Scholar, 1895-1965)             

“Flame & The Light” (H I”anson Fausset)

The Wind of the Spirit

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“The divinity lies in your breast, the source of all strength and grandeur; and the more you appeal to it the more you exercise it.”

–Gottfried de Purucker (American Writer, Philosopher, Lecturer, and, from 1929-1942, Leader of the Theosophical Society, 1874-1942)   

“Wind of the Spirit” (G. De Purucker)

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