MADE WITH LOVE Book Series

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NATURE’S CANVAS

Luisa Rodrigues

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Here, in fervent sincerity and truth, should man worship the Infinite Author of
his being! Away from the discords of the outer world, 'tis fitting that his soul
should commune with his Maker in His holiest Tabernacle—the great Temple of
Nature! With the calm, blue sky o'erarching his head, the vernal beauties of the
flowery kingdom shedding their balmy perfumes around, and the sweet,
harmonious warblings of the bright-plumed birds above, it is well that he should
here inspire the tender mercies and loving kindnesses of his God, seek
closer converse with Him, through these manifestations of His Grace, and attune
his heart to the plenary inspiration of Nature's Hymns!

Here, God is thy only True Temple—thy only Church Universal! Nature, with her
ten thousand voices, speaks thy everlasting praise and the benevolent soul
echoes her voiceful eloquence! From the tallest and most majestic tree of
the forest, down to the tiniest flower of the valley, we trace the Mighty Sermons
of Human Life, inscribed by thine Infinite Finger! Here should the immortal soul
imbibe the Harmonies of thy Paternal Nature, and prepare itself,
through interior communings with thy natural works, and a knowledge of
their beautiful laws, for that Higher Tabernacle beyond, in which angels chant
their songs of everlasting praises to thy Holy Name.

—John Quincy Adams (In Spirit)

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I am the Mes sage tha t Natu re bring s.

I am the Message that Nature brings.
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I am the Mes sage tha t Natu re bring s.

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All things, dear Father, e'er declare

Thy wondrous goodness, love, and care—

On Nature's brow, in every land,

Is traced the impress of thy Hand!

The murm'ring rills reflect thy Face,

The ocean speaks thy louder praise;

While the sweet songsters of the air

Resound thy mercies everywhere.

The stars, which twinkle in the skies,

Reflect a love which never dies;

While sun and moon, with their pure light,

Good sermons on the soul indite.

On earth below, in Heaven above,

Thy works bespeak thy crowning love—

All Nature sounds thy Hallowed Name,

And chants thy Everlasting Fame!

In all thy works, throughout the land,

We see the wonders of thy Hand;

From lordly tree to lowly flower

We trace thine All-Transcendent Power.

O! give to us a searching heart,

That we may know thee as Thou art;

And with devoutness worship Thee,

As Thou, God, shouldst ever be!
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There is indescribable beauty concealed even in the most insignificant
creation or production of nature.

There are as many strata of beauty in each separate thing in nature as
there are strata of life in the observer of nature.

The beautiful workmanship of His divine hand is upon all things both
material and spiritual; the more we recognise it, the more we shall
become reconciled to God and his beautiful creations.

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The real beauty that is in nature is not in its form, or shape, or colour, but
in the life that is concealed by its form, and shape, and colour.

Why nature‟s paths? From nature, all is that is.

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Nature never conceals her beauty. Her beauty is always apparent—always
to be seen—but some persons are resolved not to see the beauty of
nature. Some persons turn their eyes away and focus them upon the
more trivial things and deny to themselves the most beautiful pleasure
upon earth.

Nature discloses to us just as much of her beauty as we are prepared to
appreciate, and no more.

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Nature reveals herself to those only who go forth to meet her in sympathy
and love.

The forces of nature are great, and an understanding of nature will bring
the lovely precepts and examples that teach and lead us in beneficial
paths.

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All nature is a bible, and the only bible that has any vestige of authority in
the universe.

Nature is the keynote around which hang the various laws we recognise
and realise as a true revelation.

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Nature has a language with which to converse with him who has an ear to
hear but she never speaks to him who comes merely to observe and to
study her. Nature reserves all her communications and conversations for
those who love her—for those who are in sympathy and harmony with
her.

Some men seek nature to learn of her; other and wiser men seek nature
to communicate through her with that which is beyond her—the divine.

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Nature is inhuman—

Yes, nature is inhuman because she is more than human; is nearer the
divine.

The more we love nature, the more nature reveals herself to us and the
more rapidly we evolve toward the divine.

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Nature has a privacy into which none dare intrude until they are admitted
by nature herself.

And nature never admits us into the inner courts of her life until we have
reached a very high state of spiritual evolution—until we are near to being
divine.

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The external beauty that we see in nature is not worth mentioning in
comparison to that beauty that we shall observe as we advance further
into the courts of nature.

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In nature, we find the various atoms of matter blended in different forms
with different attributes all living and working under the same laws of
cause and effect, attraction, repulsion, and the transformation processes.

The laws of God are immutable and unchangeable, and as we are born
under the law, we are to comply with the law, and reap the blessings
commensurate with the keeping of the law.

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In the early stages of her evolution, nature was chiefly concerned with
life. Beauty came as an afterthought.

Nature offers us everything, but we must be patient. A thousand centuries
is but a little while with nature, and nature does not intend to give us
everything at once. A little at a time. Things given to us gradually through
an evolution is nature's way.

Nature keeps selecting and rejecting throughout all the early stages of
evolution. She allows nothing to proceed far in its development that does
not satisfy her, and the moment that any of her work fails to come up to
her standard, she begins to reconstruct it, or to destroy it.

Nature has not yet succeeded. Her work is still in the experimental stage.

Nature has not yet succeeded in making a man.

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All nature is on the march toward perfection.

The fingerprints of nature are ever present, and repeating the same thing
over and over again.

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He who lives alone with nature fears no danger—is afraid of no foe—dares
to look life in the face.

Nature must do away with fear before she can proceed much further on
her road to perfection.

Search diligently the ways of God, for in them we have external peace

and dominion.

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Nature, in all her various forms of life, shows how strikingly her laws are
enforced; working in the same groove, a complete system of growth,
maturity, and the final transition.

In all nature, we find intelligence, which is the culmination of the various
forms of life essences.

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One within itself would not be of any consequence, but the culmination of
these various life essences brings an avowed intelligence.

Each and every element has its affinity, and in due time comes forward by
the avenues of intelligence in the birth of new forms.

Thus, we perceive the forces of the positive and negative, which carry
with them two other forms, attraction and repulsion.

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Nature is largely feminine in character. She has all the feminine
characteristics that we know best, and love best in woman.

God is our father, nature our mother, and it is upon our mother that our
development mostly depends.

Nature is our mother, our most valuable friend and guide, and like unto
the human mother who gave us birth, nature should be loved and
respected and followed.

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Nature is our guiding star—

The power that leads us under any and all conditions.

Nature remembers, not what was, but what is. She concerns herself only
with the present and gives no thought to the past.

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In nature, the seasons and years are markers of time, mileposts in our
material existence whose progress is slow due to a mind not as yet fully
developed, awaiting its future by a scientific study of life.

In all nature, there is intelligence made manifest in the various forms of
life.

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Nature speaks to us of God. Does, in fact, reveal to us God's laws, and
work, and beauty.

If we would speak with nature, we must approach her with expectations,
and humbly, as we would approach God.

Nature is the supreme authority on God and, therefore, on life.

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Nature is God's masterpiece. And there is nothing superior to nature in
the universe.

All nature is a temple; a sacred place where each one should go alone to
worship, or to live, if he would be near to God.

In all animated nature, we feel the presence and intelligence of life, the
life that is never lost. If you would know God, first try to become in some
way worthy of God's acquaintance and then go seek God alone in the
silence with nature, for it is in the silence with nature that God is most
often to be found.

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He who does not know nature does not know God because God is the life-
spark that is in nature.

In nature, we are able to find God in his simplest form; in the only form in
which we are able to grasp him and to understand him.

Nature is the source of all enlightenment, of all knowledge, of all wisdom,
of all goodness and virtue and worth. Nature is the source of all things
that are, can be, or will be. Nature is the means by which God is made
manifest to us.

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Nature alone knows God, has ever felt him, or is capable of feeling him,
and in just so far as we are in perfect harmony with nature are we
capable of feeling and knowing God. However, our knowledge of God
depends upon our consciousness and our consciousness depends upon
evolution. He who is the most highly developed spiritually is the most able
to understand God, or nature, or life.

The way to eternal life lies through nature. Nature is the gateway that
leads to heaven. But there are many of these gateways in nature and we
must pass through all of them before we can arrive at that celestial city.

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Knowledge of nature cannot be learned, or acquired from others. It must
be attained through experience; through a close and harmonious
communication with nature. And this communication with nature can
come only through spiritual evolution and the gradual blending of our life
with all the life that is in nature.

The harmony that is in nature, which one hears only in solitude, or in the
silence with nature, thrills the highly developed spirit-life more completely
than does that highly cultivated music of society.

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The music that is in nature is the loftiest of all music, and has the most
elevating influence of all music upon those who are able to hear it.

All nature is set to music, is by nature musical, and each separate thing in
nature has its own melody that it prefers to render.

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The flowers in spring time send forth their fragrance to the atmosphere by
the incoming gases entering the cells of their bodies, so we, as spirit
entities, drink in from the great fountain of love the semblance of His
Majesty.

Thought actions are produced in nature;

Such are the expressions in all life.

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Not to obey the laws of nature is to be an outlaw—is to be forever and
eternally on the side of the bad—is to live out of harmony with the
purpose of life.

To those who are out of harmony with the purpose of life, nature
sometimes appears as a cold, heartless, relentless force that is to be
feared, and is feared.

He who fears to be and to live in the solitude with nature does not fear
nature but nature's God—is not living as wisely nor as well as he should—
has some sin from which he should depart.

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No one can be in harmony with nature who is out of harmony with God,
with the good, with the purpose of life.

To get in harmony with nature, we must be good, must obey all of
nature's laws, and in just so far as we obey all of nature's laws can we
hope to understand nature and the spirit-life that is in nature and in us—
is us.

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We belong to nature and nature to us. There is no difference. The
material that is in us and in nature is the same, and the life that is in both
of us is the same life. And this life differs only in its evolution—in its
development.

Nature is more important to us than friends, than books, than wealth. Is
equal in importance to us with our own life.

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Nature is the master force; the power that is in control of life. And that
man is simply foolish who does not study nature and strive to get into
harmony with nature and nature's work and purpose.

Nature is the master workman that is moulding and shaping our lives,
whether we believe in nature or not. But nature can do this work much
more perfectly and successfully if we believe in her and are in sympathy
with her and her purpose.

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Nature is the only authority upon the subject of life that is worth
considering.

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All that is deepest and true, and most profound and beautiful in nature
cannot be expressed in words—can only be suggested. And we can
understand that which is suggested to us by nature in so far only as we
are in harmonious rapport with nature.

Nature conceals her real beauty, her innerself from all save those who
love her, and who go forth alone into the silence with expectations,
hoping to meet her.

Out in the silence with nature, we become conscious of the fact that all
nature is filled with harmony.

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Nature loves with all her strength,

And might within her hand

Rules supreme, in breadth and length,

And rests, upon the strand

Nature all so pure and good,

Gives to each and every man

Just portions for his daily food

And raiment from the land.

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Nature is more concerned with the purpose of life than she is with mere
life. Mere existence is of less interest to nature than evolution—than
development—though existence is necessary in order that the evolution
may be attained. If nature thought that she could produce nothing more
perfect and loftier than she has produced, she would become despondent
and discouraged and cease to struggle.

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Nature, in her attempt to realise her conception of life and beauty, begins
on a small scale and proceeds upward with infinite pains and patience.

Nearly everything in nature prefers to be left alone to live its own life in
its own way; prefers to be left alone to work out its own destiny.

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Nature rules by law and not by preaching.

Believe in nature or not as you please, but if you are wise you will keep in
harmony with nature's laws, whether you believe in nature or not.

Nature is the supreme law and the court of last appeal on all questions of
right and wrong.

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Nature has laws that deal out justice in all cases of right and wrong,
automatically, and these laws never fail to be completely, entirely,
accurately just.

A legal right is no right at all in the court of love.

Nature does not recognise any such a right, neither does God. It is man
only, among all of God's creation, who is so stupid as to assume that a
legal right exists, and has precedence over the sacred rights of love.

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Nature is able to reach us even in the heart of a great city, and to help us
to live wisely though we are far from her temple and too much a slave of
commercialism to behold all her beauty or understand most of her laws.

Nature is the source of all our wisdom.

It is from nature that all truths are to be learned.

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From nature, we can learn all that is necessary for us to know in this life.

All depends upon our attitude whether we are to learn from nature or not.

We can never get too close to nature;

Can never learn too much of her.

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Nature never harms us.

She soothes us, quiets our restless nerves and fills us with harmony and
health.

Nature is more serene, and calm, and loftier than man.

We live in perpetual discord while all nature is filled with harmony and
peace.

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The most delicious fruits that nature yields are all spiritual fruits. They are

spiritual enlightenment, increased self-consciousness, wisdom, an

increased sense of the beautiful, knowledge of life and what it is about,

and an understanding of God.

Nature loves us—calls to us—and will not in any case allow any of us to

become completely, entirely lost to her. Nature will not allow any of us to

entirely escape from her temple, or out from under her care, or parental

influence.

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At fireside and the hearthstone,
Nature teaches, oh, so sweet
The love notes of the new born,
In twain do both loves meet.

Nature gives to each new parent,
Lessons for each to learn
And sends them forth in patience,
To bring their just return.

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Nature has a language that requires no vocal sounds or words. A
language that is more eloquent, more melodious, more beautiful, and
more persuasive than that of any other language in the world.

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He knows most of God who is the most highly developed spiritually, for
spiritual development leads to God through nature.

Nature never speaks to those who are unworthy of being spoken to—to
those who lack sufficient spiritual development, or to those who approach
her as though they merely wished to counsel with her upon some
important question.

Those only are qualified to speak of nature who are in sympathetic and
emotional rapport with nature.

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Nature is willing to create a thousand writers in order that she may select
one that is suitable to be her scribe; in order that she may find one that is
capable of observing her, and detecting her whims, and fancies, and
purposes, and giving expression to these. Nature loves to be reported but
not to be falsely reported.

Nature is more refined than culture, more delicate, more sincere, and
more beautiful. It is only when nature has been trifled with that it
becomes coarse and in need of an artificial polish.

All nature overflows in some way and in some direction. And this overflow
in our nature reveals the man.

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The natural is the spiritual. Every effort that nature makes is a spiritual
effort.

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In nature, it is not the flower that is the most interesting, nor the bird,
nor the tree, but the life—the spirit—that is in the flower, and the bird,
and the tree.

The spirit-life that is in nature is the only important thing that is in nature
and the only thing in nature that has life.

There is a brain in nature that directs and leads, and controls and shows
us the way. And this brain is of a spiritual nature, like our subconscious
mind, yet far more powerful and wiser and serene and certain.

Nature is forever forsaking the old for the new—is each day becoming
more enlightened and intelligent.

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Nature is less interested in her physical development than she is in her
spiritual development. She cares less for her form or shape or colour than
she does for her life-spark, her spirit, her inner, or real self.

Nature has improved by experience. She is able to do today what she was
unable to do a few hundred centuries ago, or when the spirit-life that is in
man was first entrusted in her care.

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Nature is not so proud of man as we assume. She loves us less than she
loves her latest born—that tiny spark of God that is more in need of her
parental love and care, and of whom, perhaps, she expects more than
from man.

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The life germ in all nature is spirit, and the only difference there is in this
germ is in its development—its evolution—its growth.

The reason why we should go to nature in its simplest forms to study
spirit-life is because spirit-life is found there in its simplest form—

Is found there before it has become so highly developed and complicated
as it is in man.

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Morals have to do with the social relations of man, and not with nature or
God. Nature and God are concerned with the good, and not with the
moral.

He cannot be otherwise than good who spends his life in the silence with
nature.

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It is when we are out in the silence with nature that most of our lofty
thoughts come, and they come unattended and unannounced, and as
direct as if fired at us from the barrel of a gun.

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Nature is the only healing force in the world—

And nature is more able to heal us out in the silence than anywhere else.

The silence of nature reveals the first faint sound of every change that is
to be wrought in the world and in life. It tells us all that we need to know
upon every subject on which it is necessary that we be informed.

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Nature is bent upon winning us away from the material things of life. She
would take us by the hand and lead us out into the silence, and show us
God; the God who sits upon his throne and rules the universe through law
and order.

No temple is quite so sacred as this silence into which nature would lead
us, no prayer is quite so serious, or thought so lofty, or feeling so serene
and peaceful.

He who has not been led by nature out into the silence where God reigns
and there been made to feel the presence of God has not yet experienced
religion or been lifted up to the plain of spiritual life.

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It is in the silence with nature that all the wisdom of the world is
whispered—that all the secrets of life are talked of, and nothing of
importance is left undiscussed.

It is the silence of nature that speaks with so much melody—that tells us
so much of God—that fills our ears with harmony, and our spirit-life with
rapture.

To listen in on the silence of nature is to listen in on God and to learn
what our Creator is about.

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Next to the silence of nature, beauty is the most important thing that God
has to disclose to us.

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Out in the silence with nature, goodness reigns, virtue is to be found, and

every evil either takes to its heels or ceases to be.

In the silence with nature or in solitude, we have a chance to enjoy our

own society, to get acquainted with our spirit-life, and perchance to learn

who we are and what we are, and why we are.

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That society in which none intrude save the silence and the harmony of
nature is the best possible society, and the most companionable, and
lofty, and serene, and godlike.

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Some spirits flee from the silence or from the solitude of nature because
their lives are out of harmony with the good, with nature, with God. Some
spirits flee from the silence of nature because they fear to disclose to
nature their real attitude.

To flee from the silence, from the solitude of nature is a confession of
guilt—is an admission that one is living out of harmony with the law of
Spiritual Evolution—is an admission that one is retarding and delaying
one's own spiritual-self on its road to perfection.
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Next to the creation and maintenance of life, beauty is the most
important thing that nature has undertaken and the one thing upon which
she has spent most of her time and talent.

Beauty precedes the transplanting of all life from one form to another. It
prepares the way for all such changes in nature and leads up to them.

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Everything that tends to help nature in the accomplishment of her
purpose, whatever that purpose may be, is good, and everything that
tends to retard, to delay nature in the accomplishment of her purpose,
whatever that purpose may be, is bad. All other conceptions of the good
and the bad, of the right and the wrong, are false conceptions—are
conceptions that are based upon a misunderstanding of the purpose of
life.

We cannot approach close to the good without approaching close to
nature and to God.

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We must be good to be able to live in solitude—to be able to live in the
silence with nature. And he who lives in the silence with nature will each
day become better than he was the day before.

To be good is to be in harmony with the laws of nature, is to be in
harmony with the conditions that tend to develop spirit-life the most
rapidly, and to bring to that life the most vitality.

God is on the other side of nature from us—

One‟s own spiritual-self on its road to perfection.

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The road to God leads through nature. It is a road that only a few have
observed closely, and scarcely a hundred have thought to follow for any
distance, yet it is the road that leads to God.

If we could penetrate through nature, we would come into the presence of
God.

If nature does not speak to you of God, and tell you all you need to know,
then the time has not yet come when it is necessary that you should
know God.

Go out into the silence with nature and listen. Perhaps God has something
that he wishes to say to you.
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You must seek God in solitude or in the silence with nature if you would
find him, or converse with him, or learn to understand him.

God is the God of nature, though each separate thing in nature may have
its own guiding star or spirit that leads it the way that God wishes it to
go.

Not even God is superior to nature because God is nature—is nature in its
perfection—is nature in that perfection toward which all life is evolving.

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Those who condemn God in nature do so through ignorance and lack of
enlightenment and development. They not only do not know God, but
they are not sufficiently high in the scale of spiritual evolution to know or
to understand him.

Fundamentally, God is nature, and all that has sprung from nature.

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The road that leads to contentment and peace, and happiness and
enlightenment, and wisdom and spiritual development is harmony—

Is to get into harmony with nature, with the purpose of life.

There must be harmony between the spirit-life and nature before there
can be harmony of thought or of perception.

Get in harmony with the purpose of life,
With nature,
And all is well.

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Just as harmony prevails throughout all nature, so does discord prevail
wherever unnatural men are to be found.

All places where men gather are filled with discord—with discordant
thought waves. Thought waves from different minds cross and recross
each other and destroy the harmony that should prevail—that does
prevail—out in the silence with nature, or in the solitude of one's home or
study.

All unhappiness is the result of being out of harmony with the purpose of
life. All discontent is the result of a discord between nature and us—is the
result of a discord that may be caused by anything that retards spiritual
evolution and defeats the purpose of life or nature.

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That religion is truest that contains the most wisdom—

That is the most in harmony with the laws of nature.

Faith requires of us nothing that is unreasonable, that is unjust, that is
untrue, that is unnatural, or in any way out of harmony with nature. Faith
requires of us only hope and trust. A belief in the good and a desire to get
in harmony with the purpose of life whatever that purpose may be.

The bible is the work of man.

Nature is the work of God.

Nature has written the only bible that appeals to the enlightened man.
And as man becomes more and more enlightened, he will insist more and
more upon a religion that is in harmony with nature—that is nature.

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If you would know life and what it is all about, go to nature. Nature
teaches us all we need to know, or can know about God, the Creator of
the Universe.

The best explanation of God comes from God's work—from nature.

We are enlightened by love, by sympathy, by admiration, by all things
that are in harmony with the laws of nature.

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Nature is all-sufficient to give forth her own, and through that channel
new fields will open and new workers placed within the gates.

Reflex action in nature tends to destroy a harmful structure when they
come in contact rather than to build it. To overcome them, it is essential
to hold aloof from all elements that would tend to disarm our best
intentions and purposes.

In all of nature‟s work you see

Beauty in all its wondrous tones,

The rivers, lakes, flowers, and bees

Among the trees of nature sown.

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All the colours from morning‟s sky

And setting of the evening sun

Can the human mind with naked eye

Perceive in nature all her own.

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Out in the silence with nature, there is harmony and it is in this harmony
of silence, rather than in the discord of sounds, that great men are born
and developed and become great.

Every great or highly developed spirit-life is the product of solitude, or of
the silence of nature.

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Every great thought, or idea, or conception that we conceive comes to us
from solitude, or out of the silence of nature.

Only when we are in the silence with nature are we in position to be
guided or instructed or helped by the dead—by those spirit-lives that are
above and beyond us.

The silence of nature is healthful and healing. It tends to destroy discord
and to produce harmony between life and us.

Go out into the silence with nature and listen to what nature has to say if
you would learn how trivial the ways of men are or if you would become
enlightened, or learned, or wise.

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Silence tells us much which no words or sounds can tell us. It reveals to
us beauty and discloses to us wisdom that is beyond the power of human
language to express.

To be able to live in the silence with nature, in solitude, is one of the
greatest of all virtues because solitude makes the highest possible
demands upon the spiritual man.

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All spiritual communications must reach us through the harmony of
silence, or the solitude of nature; must reach us when we are alone with
God and all is still.

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Material sounds produce discords and interfere with what nature has to
say.

The spirit-life that is in man is related to the spirit-life that is in the
flower, or in the tree, and when man observes the beauty of these, it is
their inner—or spirit-beauty that he most often observes. It is their
inner—or spirit-beauty that most often astonishes him and excites his
admiration.

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The human form, a living art,

Standing forth in nature‟s all,

A living image God imparts

An exact image of His soul.

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Spirit-life is not interested in the things that concern material life—is not
interested in the things that are not of the spiritual sphere of life.

Trust your subconscious nature—your spiritual self—with any important
mission you may desire because your spirit-life can be trusted and can be
depended upon to learn secrets and secure information that is beyond the
ability of your intellect to otherwise learn or secure.

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Your spirit-life may be able to fulfil the mission assigned to it in a day, or
in a week, or in a year—but be patient!—your spirit-life will fulfil the
mission assigned to it.

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He lives within the human mind,
His soul dwells there supreme;
Beckons, look within and find,
The all true secret place for Him.

Intelligence in nature in all her forms,
Reflect in her a higher life;
Wherein all power is forever born
To crush the prevalent works of strife.

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The food of the spirit—of the spirit-life—is love and sympathy, and trust
and goodness, and kindness.

All the virtues are the food of the spirit.

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Will hatred, selfish thought be torn

From within the heart of every man,

And stronger purposes unfold

To better help where e‟re it can?

The little birds perched far above,

Attract by mirth and song,

True men who with a fervent love,

Listen as they pass along.

You attract the loved ones the same

As birds with their mirthful song,

And bring to you, dear ones

Who help you march along.

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All things of real spiritual value to life, and in life, are free to all who
possess the ability to grasp them, and to understand them, and
appreciate them. And the ability to grasp, and to understand, and
appreciate spiritual things depends upon spiritual development—upon
evolution. And spiritual evolution depends largely upon our attitude
toward the purpose of life; depends upon whether we are in harmony with
nature and her laws, or not.

The road to heaven is a road that few men understand—in all the
centuries past have understood—and yet it is a road that is so simple and
so plainly discernible that all ought to be able to understand it and to
follow it without many slips.

The road to heaven is simply spiritual evolution obtained through
following the good that we know, and aspiring to reach that loftier good
that we have reasons for believing is just ahead.

The road to heaven is simply a spiritual growth, a slow unfolding, a
development obtained by living in harmony with a law that is perfectly
discernible to all who will to behold it and to follow it.

The world that we know is a mere trivial in comparison to the worlds
within this world that we know, for within this world that we know there
are millions of other worlds and each of these other worlds is more
mysterious and strange and astonishing than the one of which we know.
And if we could follow these inner worlds far enough, we would come at
last to the one world that is more mysterious and astonishing than all the
others—the spiritual world.

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Image Credits
Astronomy Acronyms

ADS—Astrophysics Data System

AIA—Aerospace Industries Association

AIST—Agency of Industrial Science and Technology

ASTER—Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

ASU—Arizona State University

AURA—Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

CME—Coronal Mass Ejection

CXO—Chandra X-ray Observatory

DASP—Division of Atmospheric and Space Physics

DLR—DLR Institute of Planetary Research Berlin-Adlershof

EOSDIS—Earth Observing System Data and Information System

EROS—Earth Resources Observation and Science

ERSDAC—Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Centre

ESA—European Space Agency

ESO—European Southern Observatory | European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere

FSA—Flight Scheduling

FU—Hai Fu | University of Astronomy and Astrophysics

GMRT—Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

GSFC—Goddard Space Flight Centre

Hubble Heritage Team—Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

IAA—International Aerospace Abstracts

IASF—Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica

INAF—Istituto Nazionale de Astrofisica

INTA—Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial

ISS—International Space Station

ISINGLASS—In Situ and Ground-based Low Altitude Studies

ITA—Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics

JAROS—Japan Resources Observation System and Space Utilisation Organisation

JHU/API—Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

JPL-Caltech—Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology

JSC—Johnson Space Centre

LAM—Low-altitude Mission

METI—METI International

MODIS—Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

MPS—Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

MSSS—Malin Space Science Systems

NAOJ—National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

NASA—National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCRA—National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

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NOAA—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NRAO—National Radio Astronomy Observatory

NSF—NASA Space Flight

SAO—Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

SDO—Solar Dynamics Observatory

SSI—Space Science Institute

STScI—Space Telescope Science Institute

Suomi NPP—Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership

SwRI—Southwest Research Institute

TIFR—Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

RSSD—ESA‟s Research and Scientific Support Department

UCLA—University of California‟s Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics

UPD—The Astronomy Nucleus at the Universidad Diego Portales

UPM—Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

USDA—United States Department of Agriculture

USGS—United States Geological Survey

VLA—Very Large Array

VVV—VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea

WISE—Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer

Front page—Eagle Nebula‟s Pillars of Creation—NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team

Page 2—Fairy of Eagle Nebula—NASA

Page 3—Milky Way—Edmundo Sáez—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Page 4—Milky Way—Ian Norman (Lonely Speck)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Page 6—Sunburst over Earth—NASA | Saturn Eclipse—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 7—Jupiter‟s Clouds—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

Page 8—Earth—Rrinsindika—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Page 9—Kinki / Chubu over Lake Biwa—Keisukze Iwaya | Earth Render—Tesseract2—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Page 10—Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea—Norman Kuring/NASA‟s Ocean Biology Processing Group; Caption—Kathryn Hansen and Pola Lem

Page 11—Mimas Dwarfed—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 12—Florida at Night—NASA/ESA | Solar Polar Pit/Impact Crater—NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Page 13—Earthrise—NASA/Bill Anders

Page 14—Top of Atmosphere—NASA‟s Earth Observatory | VISTA‟s Infrared View of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8)—ESO/VVV

Page 15—Multi-wavelength CME (August 2010)—NASA/SDO/AIA

Page 16—Earth seen from Apollo 17—NASA/Apollo 17 Crew (Harrison Schmitt/Rob Evans)

Page 17—Sky View of Earth from Suomi NPP—Ocean Biology Processing Group at NASA‟s Goddard Space Flight Centre

Page 18—Earth and Moon from Mars‟ Orbit—NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Page 19—Artist‟s Conception of a Terraformed Mars—Daein Ballard—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Page 20—Satellite-based View of the Artic—NASA‟s Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens/Suomi NPP/National Snow and Ice Data Centre/National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Page21—Enhanced Colour Image of Mercury from First MESSENGER Flyby—NASA/John Hopkins University (Applied Psychics Laboratory)/Carnegie
Institution of Washington

Page 22—Northern Lights on Kvalǿya—Lars Tiede—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

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Page 23—Apollo 10 View of the Earth (18 May 1969)—NASA

Page 24—Jupiter‟s „Face‟—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Jason Major

Page 25—True Colour Image of Mars—ESA/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 IGO

Page 26—Slim Crescent of Ice—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 27—Short Shadow—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 28—Hail the Hexagon—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 29—Olympus Mons—NASA

Page 30—Laser Towards Milky Way‟s Centre—ESO/Yuri Beletsky (ybialets at eso.org)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Page 31—Jovian Light and Dark Collide—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

Page 32—Dark Spot and Jovian „Galaxy‟—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

Page 33—Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention—ESA/Hubble/NASA

Page 34—Hellas Chaos on Mars—ESA/DLR/FU Berlin—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 IGO | HiRise Image of Exposed Water Ice
Layers in Olympia Rupes, Mars—NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Page 35—Contrasting Colours of Crater Dunes and Gullies in Galle Crater, Mars | Glowing Gullies in Kaiser Crater Dunes—NASA/JPL-
Caltech/University of Arizona (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission)

Page 36—Jupiter—NASA/JPL/SSI

Page 37—Space Station View of Mount Etna Erupting—ESA/NASA | Mackenzie River in Canada‟s Northwest Territories—Joshua Stevens/NASA‟s
Earth Observatory/United States Geological Survey; Caption—Pola Lem

Page 38—Mercury, Venus and the Moon Align—ESO/Yuri Beletsky (ybialets at eso.org)—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Page 39—The Big One—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Page 40—Glaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island—Joshua Stevens/NASA‟s Earth Observatory/United States Geological Survey; Caption—Pola Lem

Page 41—Antarctica‟s Changing Larsen Ice Self—Jesse Allen/NASA‟s Earth Observatory (Landsat Data from the United States Geological Survey;
Caption—Adam Voiland

Page 42—Hubble Captures Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula—ESA/Hubble/NASA. Acknowledgement—Judy Schmidt, Indonesia—
NASA/Expedition 40 Crew Member

Page 43—“Good Morning” from the International Space Station—NASA/Scott Kelly (Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth) | NASA/Jeff
Williams (Expedition 48 Commander)

Page 44—Entrenched Meanders of the San Juan River within Goosenecks State Park, Utah—NASA‟s Space Imaging (USDA/FSA)

Page 45—Upsala Glacier, Argentina—NASA‟s Earth Observatory | Glacial Lakes in Bhutan—NASA

Page 46—Lake MacKay, Australia—ESA/Copernicus Sentinel

Page 47—Venice Lagoon—NASA/GSFC/ERSDAC/MITI/JAROS/United States/Japan ASTER Science Team

Page 48—Martian Dust Devil Trails—NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Page 49—Snow Cover across Scandinavia—Jacques Descloitres/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA‟s GSFC

Page 50—Snow-covered Landscape of Canada‟s Coast Mountains, Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island—Earth Science and Remote Sensing
Unit/NASA/Johnson Space Centre | Lake Qadisiyah—NASA/Kjell Lindgren

Page 51—Martian Sunset (Spirit at Gusev Crater)—NASA‟s Mars Exploration Rover | C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)—John Vermette
(www.johnsastrophotos.com)—Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International

Page 52—Antarctica—Dave Pape

Page 53—Lena River Delta—USGS‟s EROS Data Centre Satellite Systems Branch

Page 54—Sediment off the Yucatan Peninsula—NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team at GSFC

Page 55—Satellite View of Hawaii Archipelago—Jacques Descloitres

Page 56— Fogo, Cape Verde Islands—Jesse Allen/NASA‟s Earth Observatory

Page 57—Satellite Picture of the Dasht-e Kavir Desert in Iran—USGS‟s EROS Data Centre Satellite Systems Branch (NASA‟s Earth Observatory)

Page 58—Crevasse (Moulin) in the Langjökull Glacier, Iceland—Ville Miettinen, Helsinki, Finland—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Page 59—Stratocumulus Clouds over the Pacific Ocean—ISS Expedition 34 Crew; Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA‟s JSC; Derivative
Work—Julian Herzog | Thunderstorms on the Brazilian Horizon—NASA‟s Expedition 20 Crew/NASA‟s Earth Observatory

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Page 60—Dasht-e Kavir, Iran—NASA/USGS

Page 61—Dasht-e Kavir—http://maps-for-free.com—GNU Free Documentation Licence Version 1.2

Page 62—Terkezi Oasis in Chad, Central Africa—NASA‟s Earth Observatory

Page 63—Astronaut Photo of the Issaouane Erg (Sahara Desert), Algeria—ISS Crew Earth Observations Experiments and the Image Science and
Analysis Group, JSC | Dune Types in the Issaoune Erg, Eastern Algeria—NASA

Page 64—Central Algeria—ESA—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 IGO | Tassili n‟Ajjer National Park—Michael Taylor NASA‟s Landsat 7
Image/Landsat Science Project Office

Page 65—Mount Goverla, Carpathian National Nature—Михайло Пецкович—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International | Malaspina
Glacier in South-eastern Alaska—NASA

Page 66—Yamzho Yumco (Sacred Swan) Lake in Tibet—NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems/ United States/Japan ASTER Science Team

Page 67—Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) above Bear Lake, Eielson Air Force Base Alaska—Senior Airman Joshua Strang/United States Air Force

Page 68—Jewel of the Solar System—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Cornell Rocketry Team | Saturn— NASA/JPL/SSI

Page 69—Moons of the Solar System—NASA

Page 70— Neptune—NASA/JPL

Page 71—Western Hemisphere of Earth—Reto Stöckli/NASA/NOAA/MODIS/Earth Observatory—Twin Blue Marbles

Page 72—Eastern Hemisphere of Earth—Reto Stöckli/NASA/NOAA/MODIS/Earth Observatory—Twin Blue Marbles

Page 73—Moon View from Earth in Hamois, Belgium—Luc Viatour/www.Lucnix.be—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Page 74—Milky Way—ESO/S. Brunier—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International | Aurora Australis—Ross Burgener/NOAA Photo Library—
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Page 75—Iapetus—NASA/JPL/SSI

Page 76—Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko—ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 IGO

Page 77—Cosmic „Winter‟ Wonderland (NGC 6357)—NASA

Page 78—Coronal Mass Ejection—NASA‟s GSFC—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic | Pedra Azul / Milky Way—Eduardo M. S. Neves—
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

Page 79—Star Formation Region NGC 3324—ESO—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 80—X-ray, Radio and Optical Images of Abell 3411 and Abell 3412—X-ray—NASA/CXO/SAO/R. van Weeren et al; Optical—NAOJ/Subaru;
Radio—NCRA/TIFR/GMRT

Page 81—R136 Super Star Cluster—NASA/ESA/F. Paresce (INAF-IASF, Bologna, Italy)/R. O‟Connell (University of Virginia)/Wide Field Camera 3
Science Oversight Committee

Page 82—“Light Echo” Around V838 Monocerotis—NASA/ESA/H. E. Bond (STScI)

Page 83—“The Crane”—ESA/Hubble/NASA

Page 84—Landscape on Mars—NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Page 85—Celestial Fireworks—NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)/A. Nota (ESA/STScI)/Westerlund 2 Science Team

Page 86—Dust and the Helix Nebula—NASA/JPL-Caltech/Kate Su et al (University of Arizona)

Page 87—New View of the Helix Nebula—NASA/ESA/C. R. O‟Dell (Vanderbilt University)/M. Meixner, P. McCullough and G. Bacon (STScI)

Page 88—Cat‟s Paw Nebula (NGC6334)—ESO/Digitised Sky Survey 2—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International | 360-degree Panorama of
the Southern Sky—ESO/H. H. Heyer—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 89—Crab Nebula—NASA/ESA/J. Hester and A. Loll (ASU) | ESO / Manu Mejias—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 90—Heart and Soul Nebulae—NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA-WISE

Page 91 Carina Nebula—T. Preibisch—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 92—Carina Nebula—ESO—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 93—Night Lights—NASA

Page 94—St Moritz, Switzerland 1928 and 1948—NASA‟s GSFC

Page 95—Phytoplankton around Gotland, Sweden, in the Baltic Seas—NASA/USGS/Landsat 7—Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Page 96—Great Lakes—SeaWiFS Project/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre/ORBIMAGE

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Page 97—Starbursts in Virgo—ESA/Hubble/NASA

Page 98—Getz Ice Shelf—NASA/Jeremy Harbeck | Wind-carved Rock on Mars—NASA/JPL/University of Arizona; Caption—Michael Mellon

Page 99—Red Spider Nebula—ESA/Garrelt Mellema (Leiden University, Netherlands) | Jupiterrise—NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Mai

Page 100—Lagoon Nebula—ESO/S. Guisard— Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 101—Orion Nebula—NASA/ESA/M. Robberto (STScI/ESA)/Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

Page 102—Flame Nebula—ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit—Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Page 103—„Pandora‟s Cluster‟ (Abell 2744)—NASA/ESA/J. Merten (ITA, Heidelberg)/Astronomical Observatory of Bologna/D. Coe (STScI)

Page 104—Tectonically-active Mercury—NASA/JHU/API/Carnegie Institution of Washington/USGS/Arizona State University

Page 105—Demise of a Sun-like Star—NASA/ESA/K. Noll (STScI)/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Page 106—North America Nebula Seen in Hamois, Belgium—Luc Viatour/www.Lucnix.be—Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Page 107—Different Slant on Orion—Steve Black, Las Vegas, Nevada, U. S. A.

Page 108—NGC 6302 Hubble 2009—NASA/ESA/Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Page 109—New View of the Tarantula Nebula—NASA\

Book Excerpts—A Study in Spirit Wisdom, Paul W. Trewhitt, Temple Publishing Company, Washington, 1921 | Spiritual Evolution—Thoughts on the
Evolution of Spirit-life and Various Other Subjects, Benjamin F. Woodcox, Woodcox & Fanner, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1921

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Other Volumes in the Series

Made With Love—All For Love

Made With Love—Beautiful Maxims

Made With Love—Copybook Maxims

Made With Love—Glimmerings of Spiritual Things

Made With Love—God In His Works

Made With Love—Godwards

Made With Love—Magical Prayers

Made With Love—Mother Love

Made With Love—Words from the Heart

Made With Love—Words of Comfort and Good Cheer

Made With Love—Words of Spiritual Wisdom

Made With Love—Soul Seeds

Made With Love—The Best of Some Things

Made With Love—The Soul of Things

Made With Love—Words of Power

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