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1 "The universe is one mighty, inconceivable medium." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

2 "All that lives and breathes evolves from the emanations of the One." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

3 "All living things fit together into a single pattern." The Web of Life (John H. Storer)

4 "The world is single and it came into being from the center outwards." Joannes Stobaeus (5th century), Greek anthologist A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

5 “Plato maintained that the One is All-Being.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

6 "We may know – not as a mere static dictum but as a winged intuition, carrying an infinitude of significance both for mind and heart – that the One IS the Manifold, and the Manifold IS the One." The Manifold and The One (Agnes Arber)

7 "There exists just the One Mind….Every grain of matter, every appearance is one with Eternal and Immutable Reality!" Huang Po, founder of the Buddhist Lin Chi sect The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

8 "Hearken ye with attentive mind. There was and ever is one thing alone, even Mind, and beside the unity of this one thing, there was nothing else in being. This mind, ever existing in itself, ever encompasses all things with its own light and spirit….There is no god, nor angel, nor daemon, nor any other being, that is outside of Him; for He is Lord and Father of all, and all things are in Him and subject to Him." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

9 "Life is one; happy they who see its presence, and make themselves the channels of its living force." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

10 "The creative agent referred to by various names in the world's cosmogonies is the active expression of that eternal, incomprehensible One Alone." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

11 “All the evidence seems to tell us that all of nature does indeed function by virtue of one fundamental force.” The Secret Power of Music (David Tame)

12 "All the Earth's surface is of one family, one creation, one intelligence." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

13 "All boundaries that we ordinarily perceive in the universe are arbitrary and ultimately illusory. The entire cosmos is in its deepest nature a single entity of unimaginable dimensions, Absolute Consciousness." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

14 "I accomplish everything through the Good One, for this is the union of the truth." The Second Treatise of the Great Seth (early Christian Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

15 "Spinoza recognized only one substanc, God, and regarded extension and thought (and infinitely many unknown attributes as well) as all attributes of the one substance." Don Garrett, Introduction Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

16 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

17 "The flowers emitted a joyous glow of the One White Light, within which were all the colors of all the rainbows, in all the universes of the One." Stanley Byron Roberts, 'Our Father' Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

18 "Wisdom is one and unique – to know the intelligence by which all things are steered through all things." Heraclitus, Fragment 32 Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

19 "Be careful to remember him, the One who is all things, - him who is the creator of all things." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

20 "All things and all living beings have originated from one common source." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

21 "Everything seems to interact with everything else at many subtle levels of the universe beyond the purely physical level, and the deeper we penetrate into these other levels, the more do we realize that we are One." William A. Tiller, Preface Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On The Mechanics of Consciousness (Itzhak Bentov)

22 "There is one Being Which is supremely good, and supremely great." St. Anselm, 'Monologium' (11th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

23 "The soul feels the presence of the unseen One, in the profound depths of its being, with a vivid distinctness and a holy reverence, such as no words can describe." Rev. Samuel D. Robbins (1812-1884) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

24 "The ultimate fullness of all dimensions….is Supreme Oneness." The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians (Jeroen Witkam)

25 "The unfolding through time of all things from one is the simple message, finally, of every one of the creation myths reproduced in the pages of these volumes ['Historical Atlas of World Mythology'] – including that of our contemporary biological view." Historical Atlas of World Mythology, vol. 1, The Way of the Animal Powers (Joseph Campbell)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite