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Selected quotes from
"The Magical Approach"

by Jane Roberts

Amber Allen © 1995, Softcover


"The creative abilities operate in the same fashion, appearing within consecutive time, but with the main work done outside of it entirely."
Session One, Page 3

"..you fall into the frame of mind in which you think that each minute is valuable - but what you mean is that each minute must be a minute of production."
Session One, Page 3

"I use the word methods because you understand it, but actually we are speaking about an approach to life, a magical or natural approach to life that is manís version of the animalís ?literal? instinctive behavior in the universe."
Session One, Page 5

"True creativity comes from enjoying ?the? moments, which then fulfill themselves, and a part of the creative process is indeed the art of relaxation, the letting go, for that triggers magical activity..."
Session One, Page 8

"The old beliefs, of course, and the rational approach, are everywhere reinforced, and so it does have a great weight. The magical approach has far greater weight, if you use it and allow yourselves to operate in that fashion, for it has the weight of your basic natural orientation."
Session One, Page 9

"It is not that you overuse the intellect as a culture, but that you rely upon it to the exclusion of all other faculties in your approach to life."
Session Two, Page 13

"Now when you understand that intellectually, then the intellect can take it for granted that its own information is not all the information that you possess."
Session Two, Page 16

"..the intellect can then realize that it does not have to go it all alone: Everything does not have to be reasoned out, even to be understood."
Session Two, Page 16

"The rational approach, built up around this framework, insists that the best way to solve a problem is to concentrate upon it, to project its effects into the future, to ruminate upon its consequences, to stare at the bare facts head on."
Session Two, Page 17

"The intellect, then, can and does form strong paranoid tendencies when it is put into the position of believing that it must solve all problems alone -- or nearly -- and certainly when it is presented with any picture of worldwide predicaments. The rational approach, built up around this framework, insists that the best way to solve a problem is to concentrate upon it, to project its effects into the future, to ruminate upon its consequences, to stare at the bare facts head on. This brings about an atmosphere in which the problem is compounded."
Session Two, Page 17

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