Soma from the Well: C.G. Jung

All steps forward in the improvement of the human psyche have been paid for by blood. Meanwhile [today] everybody teaches everybody, and nobody seems to realize the necessity that the way to improvement begins right in himself. It is almost too simple a truth. Everybody is on the lookout for organizations and techniques, where one can follow the other and where things can be done safely in company.

C.G. Jung / Jung & Hesse 

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N.B.  Verily, one must enter the dark wood at its darkest point;
And one must enter alone.

– Valentino Santi

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Soma from the Well: Sri Aurobindo

It is not sufficient to worship Krishna, Christ or Buddha without, if there is not the revealing and the formation of the Buddha, the Christ or Krishna in ourselves.

Sri Aurobindo / Gems from Sri Aurobindo

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Soma from the Well: Gustav Meyrink

I warn you about this while I recommend it because it is the only thing a person should do and at the same time the heaviest sacrifice one can make – you must call on the innermost core of your being, the core without which you would be a lifeless corpse (or not even that), and order it to lead you by the shortest route to the greatest goal, the only one that is worth striving for, even if you do not realise it at the moment; you must order it to be merciless in leading you without rest   .   .   .

 Once on the spiritual path the only ones who can turn back – no, not even turn back, stop and look back and turn into a pillar of salt – are those who have not made the vow. A spiritual vow is like an order and, in this at least, God is the servant who is charged with carrying out that order.

      .   .   .   I warn you: do not pledge too much! Otherwise you might end up like the thief whose bones were broken on the cross.

Gustav Meyrink / The Green Face

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Soma from the Well: William James

The spiritual in man appears in the mind-cure philosophy as partly conscious, but chiefly subconscious; and through the subconscious part of it we are already one with the Divine without any miracle of grace, or abrupt creation of a new inner man. As this view is variously expressed by different writers, we find in it traces of Christian mysticism, of transcendental idealism, of Vedantism, and of the modern psychology of the subliminal self.

William James / The Varieties of Religious Experience

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Soma from the Well: C.S. Lewis

And all the time-such is the tragi-comedy of our situation   .   .   .We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.

C.S. Lewis / The Abolition Of Man

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Soma from the Well: Krishnamurti

Revolution is only possible now, not in the future; regeneration is to-day,
not to-morrow . . . A man who relies on time as a means through which he can gain happiness or realize truth or God is merely deceiving himself . . .

Krishnamurti / The First and Last Freedom

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