Richard G. Petty, MD

Inscribed In the Human Heart

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“The transcendent element of an inward Gnosis is indelibly inscribed in the human heart; all the trivialities of the everyday world due to inattention and consequent ignorance are unable to extinguish its remembrance.”    

–Stephan A. Hoeller (Hungarian-born American Writer, Scholar and Religious Leader, 1931-)   

“The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead (Quest Books)” (Stephan A. Hoeller)

Taking Action


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.”

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet, Playwright and Philosopher, 1749-1832)

To Love Is To Know and To Act

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“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully, in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; 
and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”          

–Eknath Easwaran (Indian-American Spiritual Teacher, Professor and Author, 1910-1999)  

Following the Facts


“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.”

–Thomas Henry Huxley (English Biologist and Educator, 1825-1895)   

Natural Knowledge

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“Our soul, that is, the personality behind our mind, is born with a true knowledge of fundamental realities. This knowledge is in a subconscious form, but by intellectual efforts, stimulated and aided by observations, we can bring it up to the level of consciousness.”

–Gustav Stromberg (Swedish-American Astronomer and Physicist, 1882-1962)       

“The Searchers” In:

“Reincarnation: Phoenix Fire Mystery” (Joseph Head, Sylvia Cranston)   

Inner Knowing

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“Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do.”   

–Marie-Louise von Franz (German-born Swiss Jungian Psychologist and Author, 1915-1998)   

“Man and His Symbols” (Carl Gustav Jung)

How to Know God

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“It is only by becoming Godlike that we can know God – and to become Godlike is to identify ourselves with the divine element which in fact constitutes our essential nature.”

–Aldous Huxley (English Novelist and Critic, 1894-1963)

“The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West (P.S.)” (Aldous Huxley)

Knowledge Is Your Power

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“Knowledge is your power. The more knowledge, expertise, and connections you have, the easier it is for you to make a profit at the game of your choice.”

–Stuart Wilde (English-born Author, Lecturer and Humorist 1946-)

Other Ways of Knowing

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“I will be mindful of the first principle of our great period, never to rely on and let myself be disconcerted by reason, always to know that faith is stronger than so-called reality.”

–Hermann Hesse (German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet and, in 1946, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1877-1962)

Journey to the East

Taking Action


Carlos Castaneda was always a controversial figure. Countless people have tried either to prove or disprove his authenticity, but there’s also no doubt that he gave voice to some important insights.

“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.”           

–Carlos Castaneda (Peruvian-born American Anthropologist and Author, c. 1925-1998)   

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