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1 "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)

2 "At the psychological root of all myticism there lies the more or less vague attraction or need that urges every conscious element to become one with the whole that encompasses it." Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

3 "We are all interdependent." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

4 "Initiation, which used to be an individual, secret matter, has now become a collective process taking place in the open minds and lives of many modern people. This marks the beginning of a cycle leading back to the wholeness that characterized early humanity." Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art, and Tarot (Vicki Noble)

5 "We are part of an interconnected web of exchanges." Stone Age Wisdom, The Healing Principles of Shamanism (Tom Crockett)

6 "Intellect can give us knowledge, but wisdom is based on experience that, if reflected on deeply enough, leads us to paradox and the recognition of the unity that exists." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

7 "Synthesis dictates the trend of all the evolutionary processes today; all is working towards larger unified blocs, towards amalgamations, international relationships, global planning, brotherhood, economic fusion, the free flow of commodities everywhere, interdependence, fellowship of faiths, movements based upon the welfare of humanity as a whole, and ideological concepts which deal with wholes and which militate against division, separation and isolation." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

8 “The unity of the universe is its most basic reality.” Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

9 "God…united everything into a harmonious whole." The Gospel of Bartholomew, 3rd century Christian Apocrypha The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

10 "If we see the opposites in ourselves, we are less likely to judge and blame others. If we have identified too closely with the light, have too idealized an image of ourselves, then our shadow will surely come up and hit us on the backside. The same is true if we have identified with our negative side; we could be struck from behind by our goodness. Either position is a denial of our wholeness." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

11 "He treated the microscopic scene as though it were alive and were inhabited by beings which felt and did and hoped and tried even as we do....A nerve-cell...'groped to find another'!....Listening to him I asked myself how far this capacity for anthro-pomorphizing might not contribute to his success as an investigator." Charles Sherrington, Nobel laureate, writing about Nobel laureate Santiago Ramon y Cajal Breaking the Mind Barrier (Todd Siler)

12 "Just as with the distribution of information in a hologram, each portion of ourselves and our universe contains the information of the whole." The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision (David Loye)

13 "What is needed is to learn afresh, to observe, and to discover for ourselves the meaning of wholeness." David Bohm, contemporary scientist The Relevance of Bliss (Nona Coxhead)

14 "Soul is the same thing in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." Hippocrates (460-377 bce), 'Regimen', bk. 1, sec. 28 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

15 "The hologram (Greek Holos-gramma, 'the whole message') can offer useful insights into the nature of what is felt to be the undivided wholeness of reality. This analogy allows us to comprehend a single, coherent and flowing whole which contains both consciousness and the external reality as we experience it." Unknown Man (Yatri)

16 "While the idea of the Earth being alive is very ancient and speculative theories about the planet as a living system had been formulated several times, the space flights during the early 1960's enabled human beings for the first time to actually look at our planet from outer space and perceive it as an integrated whole. This perception of the Earth in all its beauty – a blue and white globe floating in the deep darkness of space – moved the astronauts deeply and, as several have since declared, was a profound spiritual experience that forever changed their relationship to the Earth." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

17 "Not an isolated unit are we, but part of a greater whole, governed in our totality by cosmic law and working out, as a whole, certain definite aims." Letters on Occult Meditation (Alice A. Bailey)

18 "Earth's multitude of human and sub-human creatures, each of them like a single cell, collectively constitute the body of one multicellular organism, mentally illuminated by the One Cosmic Mind. We are, as St. Paul perceived, all members of One Body; or, as the Mahayana [Buddhism] likewise teaches, other and self are identical." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

19 "To reach the sun nothing less is required than the combined growth of the entire foliage. The outcome of the world, the gates of the future, the entry into the super-human – these are not thrown open to a few of the privileged nor to one chosen people to the exclusion of all others. They will open only to an advance of ALL TOGETHER, in a direction which ALL TOGETHER can join and find completion in a spiritual renovation of the earth." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "In every field we will begin to live constantly in the presence and with the thought of the whole." Building the Earth (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

21 "The whole system of occult or esoteric revelation is based on this wonderful doctrine of interdependence, of a planned and arranged conscious linking, and of the transmission of energy from one aspect of divine manifestation to another; everywhere and through everything is circulation, transmission, and modes of passing energy from one form to another form." Esoteric Healing (Alice A. Bailey)

22 "Life to spiritual vision is a flowing entity." Intuitive Thinking As A Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom (Rudolf Steiner)

23 "In the inmost Self, every human being is intimately related to every other…However marked the differences may be at the levels of the mortal man, inwardly the spirit in each one is the same, an essence which is equally shared. Indeed, the same actual, identical Life-Essence is incarnate or embodied in the whole of nature, nothing existing without that Presence being inherently within it as a veritable Reality." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

24 "In that fullness of unity the whole is fully present in the part." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

25 "There is an inner environment that connects all consciousnesses that dwell upon the planet, in whatever form." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite