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1 "Our unity with the world-being is the consciousness of a Self which at one and the same time cosmicises in the world and individualizes through the individual, and both in that world-being and in this individual being and in all individual beings it is aware of the same Self manifesting and experiencing its various manifestations." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

2 "Every organ of the human body and every member of human society is producing on behalf of the whole." Moses Hess (1812-1875), Jewish philosopher A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

3 "Evolution, or order of process, is more than just a paradigm for the biological domain; it is a view of how a totality that hangs together in all of its interactive processes moves. This dynamic totality spans a vast spectrum from the subatomic processes to social and further on to noetic (mental and psychic) processes." Erich Jantsch, 'Evolution and Consciousness: Human Systems in Transition' The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

4 "The most basic truth regarding our Earth-home is that all living things, in some manner, are related to each other. This fact, while..important as a physical principle, carries implications even of a spiritual nature." The Web of Life (John H. Storer)

5 "We live not in this physique only, but in all bodies, all physiques of the world." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

6 "What is organism (with its component organs) is no longer sharply distinguished from what lies outside the boundaries of the skin. In the holographic domain, each organism represents in some manner the universe, and each portion of the universe represents in some manner the organism within it." Karl Pribram, contemporary scientist and author The Relevance of Bliss (Nona Coxhead)

7 "All That Is is alive within the least of Itself….It endows all of Its creations with Its own abilities that then act as inspiration, impetus, guiding lines and principles, by which these parts then seek to further create themselves." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

8 "The cosmos is a gigantic organism evolving according to laws which are valid everywhere and therefore generate a universal harmony." A God Within (Rene Dubos)

9 "The human autonomic system, instinct, and the unconscious are invested with the same formative force that animates the natural world. Our intellect did not simply spring into existence like Athena from the head of Zeus. It is the product of a long teleological process of which it is the expression and to which it is still related." The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

10 "It is true that nature is alive, a superbly intricate web of relationships;….Nature appears to be a gigantic living organism, endowed with a will of its own and a complete, well-developed nervous system." Dialogue on Life, Buddhist Perspectives on Life and the Universe (Daisaku Ikeda)

11 "All living beings are members of ecological communities bound together in a network of interdependencies." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

12 "What joy when I saw there was no break in the chain – not a link left out – everything in its place and time. Worlds, systems, all blended in one harmonious whole, Universal life, synonymous with universal love!" C. M. C., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

13 "When you see things in your world – a part of nature, another aspect of life – that appear separate from you, just look at them deeply. Look INTO them. Do this for a long moment and you will capture their essence. And then you'll meet you, waiting there." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

14 "The sum of all individual minds is the one Universal Mind, so that in the last analysis, gods, men, and worlds are each fragments of the whole." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

15 "Ultimately, every individual life is at the same time the eternal life of the species." 'Psychology and Religion' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

16 "Time is the structuring power which divides the universal world process into wholes within wholes within wholes." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

17 "Underlying the evident multiplicity and diversity of beings, there is also a subtle unity. All these things, be they mineral, animal, or vegetable, be they plants, men, or merely atoms, are somehow linked together by a common bond of being." Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

18 "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 (Jay Ramsay)

19 "We can no longer hold our loves at home and project our aggressions elsewhere; for on this spaceship Earth there is no 'elsewhere' any more. And no mythology that continues to speak or to teach of 'elsewheres' and 'outsiders' meets the requirement of this hour." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

20 "The life-affirming soul craves wholeness." Frontiers of The Soul (Michael Grosso)

21 "Truth is the WHOLE. We miss the truth if we content ourselves with fragments." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

22 "When our boundaries expand beyond this limited identity, we realize our connection with everything." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

23 "It is the attraction of the whole that has set everything in motion in me, has animated and given organic form to everything. It is because I feel the whole and love it passionately that I believe in the primacy of being – and that I cannot admit that life meets a final check – and that I cannot look for a lesser reward than this whole itself." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

24 "Together with minerals, plants and animals, we make up the body and consciousness of a single living organism – Earth. We move within this body, intricately related to and dependent upon every other part of it." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

25 "All over the world one can find temples constructed as three-dimensional mandalas. One can also find labyrinths, which are circular walkways created from sacred geometry. Walking in them allows you to become part of an integrating mandala reflecting universal wholeness." Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite