"When the social body comes together as a whole, it is Spirit that binds the parts, the same Spirit that synthesized the metals and minerals in our Earth, that organizes the cells in our bodies into stupendous communities of trillions of cells." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Discovery of a New Ordering of the Future'
New Thoughts for a New Millennium
(Michael A. Maday, editor)
"I am called to seek wholeness inside of myself. Healing begins here, in myself. Wholeness and unity begin inside of myself. If I am growing toward wholeness, then I'll be an agent of wholeness. If our community is an agent of wholeness, then it will be a source of life for the world around it." Jean Vanier, 'From Brokenness to Community'
Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life
(Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)
"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
"If I put a person on a pedestal, I feel separated and somehow less than him or her. Likewise, if I look down on someone, for whatever reason, I separate myself. It is possible to see others on the same level, not looking up or down. When I do this I can see others as equally valuable parts of the whole fabric of reality of which we are all a tiny part."
Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions
(Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)
" Like many other shamans, the Hawaiian kupua has the conception that everything is interconnected." Serge King, 'The Way of the Adventurer'
Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality
(Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)
"The coordination of wholes visible everywhere in nature – the intricate web of connections – is the outworking in the world of the basic unity from which it arises."
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"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
"Bruno declared that the planet Earth has a soul and maintained that every part of the globe – mineral as well as plant, animal and human – is animated by the same elemental soul matter."
The Case for Reincarnation
"Today we must remember the value of the whole. Despite our varying degrees of wealth and education, we are but a single species interacting with the earth. In southern France, there is an icon of the Virgin Mary called the 'Vierge Ouvrante', literally, 'the opening virgin.' Inside Mary's body, we find the living world: All the animals are preserved within her womb, and her entire being is a landscape containing mountains, lakes, and trees. If we approach this image consciously, we will see that the earth is like a spiritual mother who is calling us to be a part of her larger destiny."
A Passion for This Earth, Exploring a New Partnership of Man, Woman & Nature
"The more I live in light of this Presence, the more I will be able to experience my works, dreams, tensions, and worries as patterns of a meaningful whole. I must allow my origin in the Sacred to dominate my life as the ultimate meaning of all I am and do. I may then regain the lost wholeness I seek."
On Being Yourself, Reflections on Spirituality and Originality
(Adrian VanKaam, C.S.Sp.)
"What Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in the nineteenth century – 'I know with certainty that who I am does not end at the top of my head' – was echoed in the twentieth century by neuroscientists like Wilder Penfield and Karl Pribram. To them and others, consciousness is nonlocal, not confined to specific points in time and space but inextricably woven into the cosmic fabric."
Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide
(Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)