Richard G. Petty, MD

The Emerging Spirit of the Age

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“Every age has, so to speak, its own idea of Zeitgeist. Now it is a commonplace that ideas rule the world. But it is not generally known that they derive their potency from the spiritual force that lies behind them, and prepares the world for their reception.”

–Charles George Harrison (English Theosophist, Anglican Christian, Lecturer and Writer, 1855-1936)       

“The Transcendental Universe: Six Lectures on Occult Science, Theosophy, and the Catholic Faith : Delivered Before the Berean Society (Esoteric, 1)” (C. G. Harrison, Christopher Bamford)   

The Truly Awakened Person

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“A truly awakened person is one who freely gives light, life, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement, and the outstretched hand to all with whom he comes into contact….the Divine shines out in him, awakening the aspiration to enlightenment in all those who are able to perceive it.”

–Geoffrey Hodson (English-born New Zealand Theosophist, Mystic, Teacher and Author, 1886-1983)      

“The Call to the Heights: Guidance on the Pathway to Self-Illumination (Quest Book)” (Geoffrey Hodson)   

Three Areas of the Soul

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“God sent prophets to all three areas of the soul: philosophers to enlighten the intellect, prophets to straighten out the will, and myth-makers to tease and touch the emotions with a desire for himself.”        

–Peter Kreeft (American Catholic Apologist and Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, 1938-)                                   

“Heaven, the Heart’s Deepest Longing” (Peter Kreeft)   

We Are All More Than We Realize

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“We are more than what we do..much more than what we accomplish..far more than what we possess.”

–William Arthur Ward (American Writer, Pastor and Teacher, 1921-1994)

A Wonderful Blessing!

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“May our lives be filled with the ongoing truth in which we are saturated with love, caring and kindness. And may we serve the world from this level of awareness.”

–Rabbi David A. Cooper (American Rabbi and Writer, 1939-)

Inspired by Stars

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“If the Stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet and Essayist, 1803-1882)

An Inspiration


“We find Jesus of Nazareth, in the first place, the true son of the Orient, intensely practical. He has no faith in this evanescent world and all its belongings. No need of text-torturing, as is the fashion in the west in modern times, no need of stretching out texts until they will not stretch any more.”

–Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic and Spiritual Teacher, 1863-1902)

Another Piece of Inspiration

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This is one of the truest things that I know, from the father of one of my own teachers:

“The whole world’s treasure is too small a price to pay for one word that kindles the soul.”

–Hazrat Inayat Khan (Indian Founder of Universal Sufism and the Sufi Order International, 1882-1927)


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“The way to get people to build a ship is not to teach them carpentry, assign them tasks, and give them schedules to meet; but to inspire them to long for the infinite immensity of the sea.”

–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 (French Aviator and Writer, 1900-1944)

Transcend Yourself


“Arise, transcend thyself. Thou art man and the whole nature of man is to become more than himself.”      

–Sri Aurobindo (a.k.a. Aurobindo Ghose, Indian Nationalist Leader, Mystic, Philosopher and Creator of Purna (Integral) Yoga, 1872-1950)

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