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1 "Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, the Many Are the One." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

2 "The One Self is the Self of all that lives." Reincarnation (Annie Besant)

3 "We are that single, sole light which came into being." The Paraphrase of Shem (Gnostic text, ca. 1st century bce), The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

4 "Jewish Wisdom literature taught that the 'spirit of the Lord fills the whole universe' (Wis. 1:7). Jewish cosmology teaches that the universe is one and that we are part of it and can know our place in it." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

5 "From the day when we beheld thee, from the day when we heard thy word, our hearts were filled with peace. We believed in thee, Good One, we beheld thy light and shall not forget thee." The Ginza (Mandaean Scripture) Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Stephan A. Hoeller)

6 "See the beauty and the wonder of all whose lives you touch, for you are each wondrous indeed, yet no one more wondrous than another. And you will all one day melt into the Oneness, and know then that you form together a single stream." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

7 "There is only One Person. That Person is not separate from any thing or any one….that Person is also the Identity of every human individual…and of all species of experiential existence." The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (Bubba Free John)

8 "The One loves All." The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space (John C. Lilly, M.D.)

9 "When the intellect is rich in the knowledge of the One, the senses will be completely under control." St. Thalassios the Libyan, 'Second Century' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

10 "Behind all faces there is one face." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

11 "Were I given a hundred thousand tongues instead of one, and the hundred thousand multiplied twentyfold, a hundred thousand times would I say, and say again, the Lord of all the worlds is one." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Hymns of Guru Nanak' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

12 "From the One Life formless and uncreate, proceeds the Universe of lives." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

13 "Let the true light shine on me, so that I may see the glory, that glory which was there before the world began, and deign, O invisible One, to take shape within me, so that seeing your incomprehensible beauty, I shall possess your image,…so that I can become like unto you,…becoming myself a God by divine grace." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Logos' The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

14 "The confession of God's oneness, which has its roots in the divine revelation of the Old Covenant, is inseparable from the profession of God's existence and is equally fundamental." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

15 "The Oneness of the Holy Spirit…is the pneumatic state the creator attains to through the phase of incarnation." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

16 "Albert Einstein once remarked that the illusion that we are separate is an optical delusion of consciousness. Indeed, in holy moments we are aware that there is only One Mind in the universe, a Mind present in every thing and every one." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

17 "Accepting and acting according to the basic truth 'All Is One' is a universal spiritual challenge." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

18 "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)

19 "Running through the field of time is this energy which is the one energy that is putting itself into all these forms." A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Diane K. Osbon, editor)

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

21 "Let the energies that have been trained to focus on duality be raised to the plane of oneness." The Human Aura (Kuthumi and Djwal Kul)

22 "There is only the one infinite Self." S. Abhayananda On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

23 "Spirit and Matter, as we know them, are but the duality of expression of the one great Deific principle." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

24 "There is nothing real where the One Sole Good is not." Francois Fenelon (1651-1715), French Archbishop of Cambray, 'Spiritual Letters of Archbishop Fenelon' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

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