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1 "At the root of all mystic experience is the knowledge which comes from the first touch of the sacred upon a person, that there is but one source for all things." One Spirit, Many Peoples, A Manifesto for Earth Spirituality (Stephen Harrod Buhner)

2 "God is absolutely One – in fact, Oneness." Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

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

4 "There is a supreme Ruler of all things, God, ever One." Philolaus, 5th century Pythagorean philosopher The New Testament Background: Selected Documents (C. K. Barrett, editor)

5 "The Kosmos is ever one, and is a living and ever-living being." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

6 "The (quality) of the intuition can be covered by the word, universality, or the sense of universal Oneness." Glamour, A World Problem (Alice A. Bailey)

7 "All gestures, words, acts and events are equivalent in value – all are manifestations of the one consciousness which pervades everything." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

8 "God and life are One,…everything in life is part of a unified whole, and our different religions are merely wonderfully divergent paths to the same destination – a destination the soul need not strain to reach, because it is already there: the everlasting embrace of God." What God Wants (Neale Donald Walsch)

9 "The Self that is here in a person, and the Self that is there in the sun, He is one." Taittiriya Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

10 "Live this message of the nonseparation, of the Unity of Life and the Oneness of All Things. Live it in a practical way, not merely in a conceptual way. Allow it to seep into your being at the deepest level, and become a part of your subconscious and immediate response to every life encounter." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

11 "The One gives life to the whole Kosmos." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

12 "In the Kingdom of Heaven all is in all, all is one, and all is ours." Meister Eckhart The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

13 "Then I looked. And I saw that lover, beloved, and love are one; for in the world of unity all can be one." Abu Yazid (Bayazid) of Bistan (d. 874) The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

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

15 “Let us contemplate the one simple nature of that peaceful unity which joins all things to itself and to each other, preserving them in their distinctiveness and yet linking them together in a universal and unconfused alliance.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

16 "There is but one reality, like a brimming ocean, boundless as the sky, indivisible, absolute." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

17 "What we are seeking is something that is One, that is organic….In these latter days, this is what many souls are saying." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

18 "Since You, my God, are One with Your justice and perfection, my understanding grasps You as One God eternal and alone." Romancing God: Contemplating the Beloved (Ramon Lull)

19 "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)

20 "They [the Fathers of the Eastern Church] were aware that God is One." The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

21 "Unity with the One Life in all is the well or spring from which the waters of life are drawn, and active expression of deeply compassionate concern is the natural direction in which that water inevitably flows." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

22 "Underlying the inifinite diversity of life is the unity of one all-pervasive spirit." The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (Deepak Chopra)

23 "The mystical sense is essentially a feeling for, a presentiment of, the total and final unity of the world, beyond its present sensiby apprehended multiplicity: it is a cosmic sense of 'oneness'." Toward the Future (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

24 "The wise is one only." Heraclitus The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

25 "It's all the same and single thing. One ocean, one dream, 'in which all things flow and touch each other. A disturbance in one place is felt at the other end of the world,' wrote Dostoyevski." A Book of Angels (Sophy Burnham)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite