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1 "The need of the world is for a conscious turning to God, to know that there is one life from One Source." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

2 "All is one consciousness." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

3 "With the emergence of the realizations of oneness, the depth of our growth in enlightenment becomes ever richer and deeper." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

4 "Diverse entities…have emerged from an original One in whom they can and eventually must be reabsorbed or reintegrated." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

5 "O wonderful mystery! The Father of all things is one; the Word of all things is one; the Holy Spirit is one and the same everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

6 "God is One and Alone and no other exists with him. God is the One, the One who has made everything." Sir E. A. W. Budge, 'From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt' The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

7 "There are millions among us who understand we are one. As we create deeper peace among any of us anywhere, the reality of peace becomes more probable everywhere. We can surround the world with a field of peace so powerful that hatred and fear will dissolve in its presence….knowing the truth of our spiritual oneness and embracing it within our hearts is the ultimate answer to all the problems of the world." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

8 "The oneness of the tiniest unit with the one great informing Life shows the integral beauty of the scheme. The life of the greatest cosmic Lord of Love pulsates in infinitesimal degree in the heart of His tiniest reflection, and for this reason the atom man can likewise say, 'I too am God; His Life is mine." A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "In the One Mind is the summation of the whole of consciousness, the ineffable at-one-ment of all the One Mind's microcosmic aspects." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

10 "We know enough now to state unequivocally that everything is connected, that we are all part of one another and everything each of us does affects the rest of the planet. We are also blessed with communication and transportation technologies that shrink the globe and bring together minds and bodies in ways that illuminate the unity of our diverse species. Most of all, we have the spiritual technologies to make Oneness a conscious reality not just an abstract idea, and to make kindness and compassion a felt experience not just a noble aspiration." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

11 "All lines gather into One. Let the soul realize the One in Many." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

12 "Behold! The One who is unchanging, who is the Origin of the origins." Ching-ching, Nestorian Christian monk Living Christianity (Martin Palmer)

13 "The One embraces all sides." The Zohar, The Book of Radiance The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

14 "In the realm of the Clear Light (described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead), the mentality of a person in the ego-transcendent state enjoys a condition of balance, of perfect equilibrium, and of oneness." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

15 "Life, in its real meaning and functioning, is an all-including and boundless totality, an inseparable oneness, a complete participation and sharing." The Language of Silence (J. Allen Boone)

16 "I have put duality away. I have seen that the two worlds are one: one I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call. He is the first, he is the last. He is the outward, he is the inward." Jalal Al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

17 "In the beginningless beginning there is timeless, spaceless, dimensionless, all-pervading eternal and infinite 'Oneness'". Unknown Man (Yatri)

18 "The totality of all things goes through one opening; the roots of all affairs come from one gate." Huainanzi Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

19 "O the one life within us and abroad, which meets all motion and becomes its soul, a light in sound, a sound-like power in light, rhythm in all thought, and joyance everywhere." Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

20 "Think your way towards the principle of Oneness as far as you possibly can." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

21 "O Brahman, You are One….Having taken form, You face in all directions. You are the deep blue butterfly. You are the parrot, green with red eyes. You are the father of lightning. You are the seasons and the seas. Unborn, you are everywhere, and all that is, is born from You." Shvetashvatara Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

22 "The divine spirit is one, omniscient and truly all-conscious, i.e., holding all the consciousness of the universe and thus comprising each individual consciousness….in a higher and highest connection." Gustave Theodor Fechner, 'Life After Death' Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (Ken Wilber)

23 "Natural magnetism…will draw the pilgrim irresistibly along the road from the Many to the One." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

24 "The One Cosmic Life-Consciousness, binding everything together, and permeating everything, flows through all." Lina Psaltis, introduction Dynamics of the Psychic World (Helena P. Blavatsky)

25 "I am One that transorms into Two…I am Two that transforms into Four…I am Four that transforms into Eight…After this I am One again." Egyptian (Hermopolitan) creation myth A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite