Richard G. Petty, MD

Laws of Nature

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“Laws of Nature are God’s thoughts thinking themselves out in the orbits and the tides.”

–Charles Henry Parkhurst (American Clergyman and Reformer, 1842-1933)

“12,000 Inspirational Quotations” (Frank S. Mead)

The Pure In Heart


“The pure in heart see the Lord as the clear mirror reflects the sun.”

–Sri Ramakrishna (a.k.a. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Indian Hindu Mystic and Promoter of Universal Religion, 1836-1886)

“Cosmic Consciousness” (M.D. Richard Maurice Bucke)

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)

Alive With Godhead

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“Jesus saw and knew that the entire creation was alive with Godhead; he saw and knew that at the core of human consciousness lay a spark of divine consciousness in which the glory of the Godhead is always reflected and which is one with the Godhead.”

–Andrew Harvey (Indian-born English Philosopher, 1952-)

“Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ” (Andrew Harvey)

A Vast Cosmic Orchestra

“Kinship with All Life” (J. Allen Boone)

“All living things are individual instruments through which the Mind of the Universe thinks, speaks and acts. We are all interrelated in a common accord, a common purpose and a common good. We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra, in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole.”

–J. Allen Boone (American Author, Film Producer and Correspondent for the Washington Post who specialized in Nonverbal Communication with Animals, 1882-1965)

The Garment of God


“Nature is the living, visible garment of God.”         

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

“The Encyclopedia of Religious Quotation” (Frank S., ED. Mead)

Cosmic Order

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“The simple beauty of a crystal is, in part, its strict mathematical order. Through the study of number and shape we begin to apprehend the cosmic order.”           

–Michael S. Schneider (American Teacher, Writer and Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts, 1951-)   

“Beginners Guide to Constructing Universe”” (Perenial Library,1994)

Reflection of the Sacred

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“No dust mote is so poor, no dot is so small, but the wise person sees God in it in his glory. – In a mustard seed, if you can understand it, is the image of all higher and lower things.”      

–Angelus Silesius (German Mystic and Poet, 1624-1677)   

“Angelus Silesius: The Cherubinic Wanderer (Classics of Western Spirituality)” (Maria Shrady, Josef Schmidt, E. J. Furchaby)

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