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1 "At the psychological root of all myticism there lies the more or less vague attraction or need that urges every conscious element to become one with the whole that encompasses it." Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

2 "Each one of us is dependent on others and nature to be. Everything is interdependent….we are intrinsically and fundamentally related to everyone and everything else." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

3 "As a cosmogenic model, the Mandala is a synchronous, self-renewing whole." Mandala (Jose and Miriam Arguelles)

4 "The hologram (Greek Holos-gramma, 'the whole message') can offer useful insights into the nature of what is felt to be the undivided wholeness of reality. This analogy allows us to comprehend a single, coherent and flowing whole which contains both consciousness and the external reality as we experience it." Unknown Man (Yatri)

5 "The soul is group-conscious." Regents of the Seven Spheres (H. K. Challoner)

6 "Just as drops of water lost within the vast sheets of oceans participate in all sorts of common chemical, thermal or capillary relationships; so, at a higher degree of reality, no living mass (whether it is the whole biosphere or a fraction of it) is conceivable… except as permeated and animated by certain forces of solidarity which bring the paricular forms into balance and control the unifying currents within the All." The Vision of the Past (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

7 "Now this is unified and one and common to the whole divinity, that the entire wholeness is participated in by each of those who participate in it; none participates in only a part. It is rather like the case of a circle. The center point of the circle is shared by the surrounding radii. Or take the example of a seal. There are numerous impressions of the seal and these all have a share in the original prototype; it is the same whole seal in each of the impressions and none participates in only a part." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

8 "Like the related ideas of 'atman' and 'tao' in the East, the idea of the self is at least in part a product of cognition, grounded neither on faith nor on metaphysical speculation but on the experience that under certain conditions the unconscious spontaneously brings forth an archetypal symbol of wholeness." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

9 "An actual open psychic system, with deep intertwining roots, is uniting all kinds of consciousness; a network in which we are all connected." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

10 "Transitory as all phenomena are, they reflect a Mind that is eternally whole." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

11 "We must learn about Wisdom from all things. As scripture says, 'Wisdom has made and continues always to adapt everything (Ps. 104:24). It is the cause of the unbreakable accomodation and order of all things and it is forever linking the goals of one set of things with the sources of another and in this fashion it makes a thing of beauty of the unity and the harmony of the whole." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

12 "The true artist sees the harmony, the wholeness, the tendencies toward perfection in things everywhere." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

13 "There is in all things…a hidden wholeness." A Hidden Wholeness, The Journey Toward An Undivided Life (Parker J. Palmer)

14 "The 'whole' comprises and embraces all beings. Without and outside this whole, there is no true being. All things have their being in the whole, for it is the essence of all things." Julius Pfeiffer, 'Theologia deutsch' Mystics after Modernism (Rudolf Steiner)

15 "Flow, peak experiences, and what others call mystical experiences are all…characterized by a sense of unity or oneness." The Ancestral Mind: Reclaim the Power (Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D.)

16 "All boundaries in the material world are illusory and the entire universe as we know it, in both its spatial and temporal aspects, is a unified web of events in consciousness." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

17 "We're not separate from the rest of the universe but are literally braided into it; we are a complete whole living in a greater complete whole." A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

18 "We have a magnificent metaphor for the presence of love in our midst. Our fabulous technological ingenuity has created a world that is now linked by a pulsating electronic web, a global nervous system which demonstrates in a very concrete way that as a body of humanity we are all beautifully linked together, that we are all incredibly connected…… the real challenge now is for us to see that it is love that is truly the web of our connection, that we are all of a piece as human beings and spirits, that we share the same joys and woes, that we partake of the same eternal spiritual destiny." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

19 "Underlying the evident multiplicity and diversity of beings, there is also a subtle unity. All these things, be they mineral, animal, or vegetable, be they plants, men, or merely atoms, are somehow linked together by a common bond of being." Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

20 "We are parts of a whole, and the whole must draw us as soon as we open our doors: this is grace working upon and within us." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

21 "Underlying both personal impulses to growth and all creative cultural enterprises is the fundamental impulse that seeks unitive consciousness." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

22 "All of life is interconnected." Melvin Morse, M.D. Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

23 "Every moment…is Indra's cosmic net, laced with jewels at every juncture. Each jewel reflects the others, together with all the reflections IN the others." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

24 "The one cause – which is the Whole – is what existence is and what we are." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

25 "We are thoroughly blended into the universal energy of essential relationship – interconnectedness." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite