“There is a path of love and knowledge to which the West is heir. Once on this path, the pilgrim is no longer alone, but in a visionary company of “friends of God”. This community of saints, encountered by a simple gesture of consciousness, lies outside time and space in the soul’s sacred and magic realm: the Imagination. Here the ancient sages of Egypt, Persia, Israel and Greece are bound together in a kind of mystical chivalry or fellowship with Gnostic, Neo-Platonic, and Christian fathers, as well as with the poets, saints, alchemists and philosophers of more recent times. This prophetic religion of Sophia, forever moved by love and beauty, is a living transmission and a perpetual renaissance; it has no formal church or earthly institution, but is revealed only in the hearts and minds of human beings. Of the spirit, it is present wherever two or three are gathered together in the service of the ensouling of the world - of the return of the soul to God by way of the souls return to her true self.” —Christopher Bamford
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“We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us.” —Wendell Berry (via cystallineambermoments)