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1 "In a world made up of such divergent and differentiated entities as stars and pencils and galaxies and people, all of us have felt those rare moments of joy at discovering the undifferentiated whole that lies beneath that complexity." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

2 "Found universally in mythology, the primal womb, or the world-egg, are common symbols for the original wholeness from which all life is derived." Journey Into Consciousness: The Chakras, Tantra and Jungian Psychology (Charles Breaux)

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 "When you talk about God, you're talking about what connects everything to everything else." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

5 "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts being, in a sense, their origin and justification." A Dictionary of Symbols (J. E. Cirlot)

6 "The core of my being is also the core of your being, and the core of all beings." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

7 “In the ‘Symposium’, Socrates expresses the ideal aim: - to use increased knowledge to reach out towards a state of instinctive unity with the universe.” The Occult, A History (Colin Wilson)

8 "Each of us is a microcosm, a reproduction of the universe in miniature." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

9 "The conviction that there is a Unitary Whole revealing itself to us as a Manifold….is something deep-seated in the human mind, which has come to the surface recurrently among people of the most various races and schools of thought." The Manifold and The One (Agnes Arber)

10 "Your psyche is spherical, whole and complete. When you are approaching an experience of that wholeness, you begin to notice circles and spheres. The sun and moon are magnificent spherical mandalas, and isn't it a wonderful gift that both by day and by night, the heavens present the symbol of your wholeness to you?....The sphere contains the center point of your cohesive power. It can be used as an imaging device to aid in your movement toward wholeness." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

11 "Indeed, in an evolutionary world where everything is related to everything else, it is not hard to imagine a God who, in Himself, IS relationship." The Book of Miracles (Kenneth L. Woodward)

12 "Each one of us has an infinite meaning and is part of the greater whole, the Infinite Reality, the Divine itself." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "The whole world is sacramental." A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Arthur Edward Waite)

14 "The unity of the soul rests empirically on the basic psychic structure common to all souls, which, though not visible and tangible like the anatomical structure, is just as evident as it." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

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

16 "No man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." Helena P. Blavatsky, 19th century Russian spiritual teacher and author Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

17 "When we understand the underlying unity of all we cannot be otherwise than helpful, we cannot stand aside from our brother's sorrow." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

18 "We are each like a well that has its source in a common underground stream which supplies all. The deeper down the well I go, the closer I come to the source which puts me in contact with all other life." Spiritual Pilgrims, Carl Jung & Teresa of Avila (John Welch, O. Carm.)

19 "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.)

20 "Our own individual actions are extremely important because we are all part of this larger matrix, a global web. Our own acts of love build energy that we can all draw upon. Even a little bit of love on our part can create an important foundation for future generations to build upon." James and Salle Merrill Redfield, 'Listening for Love' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

21 "Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena." Vaclav Havel The Hidden Connections (Fritjof Capra)

22 "All living things fit together into a single pattern." The Web of Life (John H. Storer)

23 "Science recognizes today the interrelationality of the universe. Relativity theory, quantum physics, post-Darwinian models of evolution, psychosomatic medicine, parapsychological research, biofeedback and, most of all, experience with Yoga and meditation support this basic vision." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

24 "The network is a pattern that is common to all life. Wherever we see life, we see networks." The Hidden Connections (Fritjof Capra)

25 "The doctrine of the microcosm – the human as the universe in miniature – is a common theme among the esoteric teachings, and among its other qualities, this idea has the virtue of theoretically joining the inner life in all its possible levels to the world of nature and beyond, even up to the Creator." Antoine Faivre Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite