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1 "If we think of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how our minds will tend to operate, but if we can include everything, coherently and harmoniously in one overall whole that is undivided, unbroken….then our minds will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and The Implicate Order' The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision (David Loye)

2 "Being is holiness, harmony, immortality." Mary Baker Eddy, 'Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

3 "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 (Jane Roberts)

4 "Remember the unity of all beings." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

5 "Each thing is under the influence of all the remaining things of the cosmic whole. This universal whole appears as a great harmony, of which every individual entity is a part." Mystics after Modernism (Rudolf Steiner)

6 "The essence of mystical contemplation is summed up in these two experiences – union with the flux of life and union with the Whole in which all the lesser realities are resumed – and these experiences are well within your reach…for this act, St. Thomas Aquinas taught, is proper to all – is, indeed, the characteristic human activity." Evelyn Underhill, 'Practical Mysticism' Divine Light and Love (Peter Roche deCoppens)

7 "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)

8 "We are interpenetrating parts of the evolutionary process of the Cosmos, connected and interrelated." The Eternal Dance (LaVedi Lafferty and Bud Hollowell, Ph.D.)

9 "The divine will is the wholeness, the good and the true in all things. Like God, the universal Being, it is manifest in everything." Jean-Pierre deCaussade (1675-1751), French priest and author Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

10 "A society is a group of persons bound together organically by a principle of unity that goes beyond each one of them." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

11 "Apparent division can never erect itself into a real separateness; there is supporting and overriding it an indivisible unity which division itself cannot divide." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

12 "Deep ecological awareness recognizes the fundamental interdependence of all phenomena." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

13 "Every single action generated by every life form affects the whole of the universe." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

14 "Empirically it can be established, with a sufficient degree of probability, that there is in the unconscious an archetype of wholeness which manifests itself spontaneously in dreams, etc., and a tendency, independent of the conscious will, to relate other archetypes to this centre." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

15 "Nothing stops you from directing your interest towards a vital way of thinking and a synthesizing mentality." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

16 "So, where do you go to find this Wholeness? If you choose to use the power of each moment as it presents itself, to pull you in and rest you in the center where Being is experienced, you will find your Wholeness. You will find who you really are. You will experience pure, conscious awareness." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

17 "All are parts of one stupendous whole." Man Visible and Invisible (C. W. Leadbeater)

18 "Each portion contains within it the latent potentials of the whole." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

19 "When you go around the Earth in an hour and a half, you begin to recognize that your identity is with that whole thing. That makes a change….From where you see it, the thing is a whole, and it's so beautiful." Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

20 "There is inherent in man a longing and tendency towards wholeness, and only when this longing is stilled is his negative state of tension wiped out and neutralized." Gerhard Adler (b. 1904), English Jungian analyst, 'Studies in Analytical Psychology' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

21 "Indeed, an outstanding property of all life is the tendency to form multileveled structures of systems within systems. Each of these forms a whole with respect to its parts while at the same time being a part of a larger whole." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

22 "The freedom of the individual might be defined as the preparedness to be formed by his own eidos, his inner image of wholeness which exists a priori in him. The more the individual becomes sensitive and receptive to his inner image, the more he becomes whole and 'healed'." Gerhard Adler (B. 1904), English Jungian analyst, 'Studies in Analytical Psychology' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

23 "Joyous unity of being is already there on a deeper level." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

24 "The individual mind is an integral part of the Universal Mind." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "Holistic consciousness perceives human existence as an aspect of a unitary, cosmic organism." Return of the Goddess (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite