Maurice Nicoll (1884 – 1953)

Maurice Nicoll quotes

Maurice Nicoll Quote – “There is a level above our ordinary level…”

We have no right to believe that our ordinary level of consciousness is the highest form of consciousness, or the sole mode of experience possible to man. We cannot say that the range of the internal experience of oneself is necessarily limited either to dream-states or to ordinary consciousness. We have to consider the possibility, not only that there is […]

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Maurice Nicoll Quote – “The creation of a permanent ‘I’…”

The creation of a permanent ‘I’ must take place somewhere beyond the sphere of self-love. It must be brought into existence through a series of acts which cannot be initiated by self-love and so cannot start from the admiration of oneself. And for this reason many things are necessary before such acts can be self-initiated. The whole standpoint must change. […]

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Maurice Nicoll Quote – “Man is in a state of inner disorganization…”

Man cannot understand more because he is in a state of inner disorganization. The quality of his consciousness is too separative and coarse. Yet he starts out in his investigations of the universe without any idea that he will be unable to penetrate beyond a certain point because he himself is an unsuitable instrument for this purpose. Maurice Nicoll (1884 […]

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