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The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature
William C. Chittick explores "The Sufi Doctrine of Rumi"
The Perennial Philosophy Series
Treasures of the World's Religions
The Sacred Worlds Series
The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
Science and the Myth of Progress
How can we understand Native American traditions?
What bridges exist between Christianity and Islam?
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St. Vitale's vault
(Ravenna, Italy)
    
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Faith is a luminous star that leads the honest seeker into the mysteries of nature. You must seek your point of affinity in God, and put your trust into an honest, divine, sincere, pure and strong faith, and cling to it with your whole heart, soul, sense and thought—full of love and confidence. If you possess such a faith, God’s wisdom will not withhold Truth from you, but He will reveal His works to you credibly, visibly and consolingly.

Paracelsus (1493-1541)



When you go to bed with a contented mind, recall the blessings and generous providence of God; be filled with holy thoughts and great joy. Then, while your body sleeps, your soul will keep watch; the closing of your eyes will bring you a true vision of God; your silence will be pregnant with sanctity, and in your sleep you will continue to glorify the God of all with the full strength of your soul.

Anthony the Great (251-356)



Just as you see that a ray of light entering through a window is colored in different ways according to the different colors… so the Divine Ray shines forth in each and every creature in different ways and in different properties.…

Bonaventure (1217–1274)


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