"Between four and six thousand years ago the ancient peoples in Europe built stone circles and decorated them with interlocking scroll loops. Similar motifs appear all over the world. The psychologist Carl Jung said such images are archetypes or universal structures in the collective unconscious of humankind. Could such a collective wisdom perhaps be expressing its intuitions of the wholeness within nature, the order and simplicity, chance and predictability that lie in the interlocking and unfolding of things?"
(John Briggs and F. David Peat)
"The apprehension of the intrinsic interconnectedness of all leads organically to a compassion for all, especially in the concrete existential situations of life as we meet others each day. Simply put, when we realize we are all in this together, our kindness and understanding grows. We are all related; we are all responsible for one another."
The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
"In the living psychic structure, nothing takes place in a merely mechanical fashion; everything fits into the economy of the whole, relates to the whole. That is to say, it is all purposeful and has meaning."
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
(Carl Jung (edited by Aniela Jaffe))
"Even a partial realisation of the unity of life blends a person mentally and spiritually with his fellowmen and with Nature. At the same time, it endows him with power which he can use in character-correction and character-building."
"When we look at organisms….we find that there is one particular quality that they all share: the many components naturally and spontaneously function together, in harmony with the whole. This characteristic can be seen operating in organisms as different as a slime mold, an oak tree, or the human body. This harmonious interaction can be described by the word 'synergy', derived from the Greek 'syn-ergos', meaning 'to work together'. Synergy does not imply any coercion or restraint, nor is it brought about by deliberate effort. Each individual element of the system works toward its own goals, and the goals themselves may be quite varied. Yet the elements function in ways that are spontaneously mutually supportive."
The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness
"The body shows that every individual function exists for the whole….The members of the body are inescapably dependent on each other; what they do for each other gives meaning to their individuality."
The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians
"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)
“In the midst of this ever-changing scene is an intangible but all-pervading and inclusive permanence – the divine Reality, the Self, the perfect Wholeness.”
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)
"Perfect consciousness is perfect realization of the nature and relationship of parts to the fundamental unity in which they exist."
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)
"In every form of life an organizing, self-regulating process resides, an inborn purpose to be a whole in a whole….This organic impulse, which in plant and animal is an unconscious instinct, becomes in man an urge to complete the mystery of Being in the harmony of Knowing."
The Flame and the Light
(Hugh I'anson Fausset)
"Everything that happens, happens in the same 'one world' and is a part of it. For this reason events must possess an a priori aspect of unity."
"Above all, alchemy is about wholeness – about the whole of who we are, and about living whole rather than partial and suppressed lives. Wholeness means inclusion rather than denial, or, as Carole Bruce, photographer and therapist, once said to me, 'All denial is a denial of God.' Alchemy argues that everything is a part of God, otherwise it wouldn't exist. And since it exists, it is part of the Work."
Alchemy, The Art of Transformation
"Just as a hologram is made up of numerous pixels – each one containing all of the information that can be found in the total image – so each person may be a tiny particle of life, containing all the data that is present in the sum of total existence."
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
(John Marks Templeton)
"Each particle of consciousness is dependent upon every other. The strength of one adds to the strength of all. The weakness of one weakens the whole. The energy of one recreates the whole. The striving of one increases the potentiality of everything that is."
The 'Unknown' Reality
"The Unity is ever drawing to itself and inviting to itself everything that has been born of it." John Ruysbroeck
Teachings of the Christian Mystics
(Andrew Harvey, Editor)