"According to Jewish tradition, the whole of mankind was contained in Adam from the beginning, which meant the soul of everybody who would ever be born. The soul of Adam, therefore, was like the wick of a lamp composed of innumerable strands. In this symbol the idea of a total oneness of all human existence, beyond all individual units, is clearly expressed." Marie Louise vonFranz
Man and His Symbols
"There can be no more than one infinity, a place where all things, the great, the small, the external and the internal meet."
The Transforming Mind
(Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)
"If there is only One Thing, and that One Thing Is All That Is, there can be no insufficiency of any kind, because that One Thing is everything, and thus…It is sufficient unto Itself. This is a statement of the nature of God."
Communion with God
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"There is one Divinity, a Unity simple, beyond being, without parts and undivided." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts'
The Philokalia, volume 2
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)
"All things are linked together, and connected one with another in a chain extending from the lowest to the highest; so that we see that they are not many, or rather, that all are one. For inasmuch as all things hang on the One and flow from the One, we think indeed that they are many when we look at them apart, but when we regard them as united, we hold them to be one." Asclepius III:19c
(Walter Scott, translator)
"One certain seed had within it the whole semination of the universe. It is like the egg of some variegated and many-colored bird, such as the peacock or some other bird which is even more multiform and many-colored, an egg which though one has within it many forms of multiform, many-colored, many-constituted substances." Basilides, 2nd century Syrian-Egyptian Gnostic
The Other Bible
(Willis Barnstone, editor)
"Heraclitus, Descartes, Dionysius, Ibn al-Farid, Aquinas, and Nicholas of Cusa carried over into modern thought the idea of a unity inclusive of the full complexity of manyness….In the history of religious thought, both in the East and in the West, there have been periods in which the conception of Oneness played an essential part."
The Manifold and The One
"The one cause – which is the Whole – is what existence is and what we are."
The Glorious Presence
(Ernest E. Wood)
"The one Life takes on countless limitations, each right in its own place and time."
The Ancient Wisdom
"Relativity and quantum theory agree in that both imply the need to look upon the world as an undivided whole in which all the parts of the universe merge and unite in one totality." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order'
Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self
(Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)
"God, the Master and Maker and Encompasser of all, is both One and all things;…for the whole which is made up of all things is one."
(Walter Scott, translator)
"All principles and their progeny are finally centered and rooted by their summits in the first great all-comprehending one. Thus all beings proceed from, and are comprehended in the first being; all intellects emanate from one first intellect; all souls from one first soul; all natures blossom from one first nature;…all these great monads are comprehended in the first one, from which both they and all their depending series are unfolded into light. Hence, this first one is truly the unity of unities, the monad of monads, the principle of principles, the God of Gods, one and all things, and yet one prior to all."
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)