Thoreau Quotes:

“In wilderness is the preservation of the World…From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.”

“The highest we can attain to is not knowledge, but sympathy with intelligence.” (Walking essay)

“So we saunter toward the Holyland, till one day the sun shall shine more brightly than ever he has done, shall perchance shine into our minds and hearts and light up our whole lives with a great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in autumn.” (Walking essay) Bode, Carl editor, Thoreau, Viking Press N.Y. 1977

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

“All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.”

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

“Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.”

“Live free child of the mist, and with respect to knowledge we are all children of the mist.”

“The major premise of transcendental eco-wisdom is that connection with nature is essential for a person's intellectual, aesthetic, and moral health and growth. One must see and experience nature intimately, whether defined as the "not-me" or as landscape, to participate in the unity of Spirit underlying its visible processes. This connectedness is the basis of the self-reliance which determines how a person lives with integrity in nature and society.”

Only an ethical and spiritual renewal offers hope for a future harmony among self, society and nature. McClintock p.27

Science of land health Leopold

Replace ego with eco-thought. Sherman Paul

Prayer to Sophia- Black Goddess of the Soul of the World, aka : Wisdom, Isis , Shekinah, Achamoth, A the na, Alchymia, Spenta, Armatii, Black Virgin, Mary, Eternal Feminine

The Our Mother Prayer

Our Mo the r, thou who art in the darkness of the underworld, May the memory of the holiness of thy name shine forth, May the breath of the awakening of thy kingdom warm the hearts of all homeless wanderers, May the resurrection of thy will enliven eternal faithfulness even unto the depths of corporeal substance. Receive this day the living remembrance of the e from human hearts, Who implore the e to forgive the debt of forgetting the e, And are ready to fight against the temptation in the world which has led the e to existence in the darkness, That through the Deed of the Son the immeasurable pain of the Fa the r be stilled, Through the freeing of all beings from the tragedy of thy withdrawal, For thine is the homeland, and the all-bestowing greatness, and the all-merciful grace, for all and everything in the circle of all.

By Contemporary freelance lover of Wisdom, who wishes to remain anonymous

Miscellaneous quotes:

The greatest of communication is not the mere fact of communication, but the creation of a new understanding.” Stewart Edward White, The Unobstructed Universe

The seeker must recognize his ignorance of his own ignorance. Plato?

Fools are those who are not in constant intercourse with the ir own divine nature. Heraclitus

Life is short, but the art is long, the opportunity fleeting, the experiment perilous, the judgment difficult. Hippocrates

Choose what gives you joy and that opens the door to your spirit. Margot Anand , The Art of Everyday Ecstasy.

James Hillman comments, the heart is the organ that "perceives the correspondences between the subtlties of consciousness and levels of being. . . it is concerned with the interpenetration of consciousness and world." The heart has a natural capacity to find the eachness of things, to experience an intimacy with each particular event. The ancient Greeks called this capacity aithesis. Developing the capacity for aithesis allows the unique living essence that is present in all things to flow into the human through the organ of perception that is designed to receive it - the heart.

Any scientist or artist will tell you that the more you learn, the less you know, but that means that you have begun to accept, and are even able to rejoice in the relentless conundrum of your life.” James Baldwin Dark Days – from Collected Essays

I’m part of all I’ve met. Ulysses Tenneson

You should always be able to tell when you’re being lied to but you may not know whether or not you’re being deceived.” Lawrence D Graves 4-21-04

The shepherd seeks the sheep, and not the sheep the shepherd, but I seek my master and my master seeks not me. Therefore I am no sheep.” Two Gentlemen from Verona

Only an ethical and spiritual renewal offers hope for a future harmony among self, society and nature. McClintock p.27

Science of land health” Leopold

Replace ego with eco-thought.” Sherman Paul

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong if it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold

If we agree that both society and nature are communities, we are disposed to think of proper ethical relations between human and natural communities as a model for those between nations: peaceful rather than warlike, based on mutual respect rather than exploitation, characterized by cooperation rather than conflict, by tolerance rather than hatred.” McClintock p.36

Our bigger and better society is now like a hypochondriac, so obsessed with its own economic health as to have lost the capacity to remain healthy.”Aldo Leopold “That the renewal of the land’s health will be a renewal of the nation’s health.” McClintock on Leopold.

Quotes to Note*

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.

Joseph Campbell

The greatest enemy to knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” Stephen Hawking