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1 "The psyche and the cosmos are to each other like the inner world and the outer world. Therefore man participates by nature in all cosmic events, and is inwardly as well as outwardly interwoven with them." The Secret of the Golden Flower (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

2 "The most intelligible view of the cosmos is that of a living Whole." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

3 "Within one's own mind is Mind Itself, the native resting-place of everything that is." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

4 "Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things." Thomas Merton The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "The Soul is not divided, nor does it split up in order to give life to each individual. All things live by the Soul in its entirety; it is all present everywhere." Plotinus (204-270), Greek philosopher, 'Enneads' The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

6 "Our nature is whole in God….He keeps nature whole." Revelations of Divine Love (Juliana of Norwich)

7 "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)

8 "The individual is a microcosm, in fact each of us is a replica of the Whole we call the Cosmos." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

9 "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)

10 "Every moment…is Indra's cosmic net, laced with jewels at every juncture. Each jewel reflects the others, together with all the reflections IN the others." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

11 "Whenever man experiences what he calls the beautiful, he enjoys a sense of growth in the direction of integration. It gives him an insight into the quality of wholeness or relatedness that underlies the apparently separate parts and incidents of being." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

12 "Wholeness wants to be transformed from a latent state of unconsciousness into an approximate consciousness of itself." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

13 "Beneath the seemingly fractionated nature of existence lies a deeper, powerful idea: that of a unified order." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

14 "It is all intelligently ordered like one great household for the good of the whole, each member having his place, small or large, in the vast design." Introduction On Man In The Universe (Aristotle, edited w/ intro by Louise Ropes Loomis)

15 "The planet is composed of literally infinite hordes of consciousnesses – each experiencing its own reality while adding to the overall cooperative venture." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

16 "All eyes that look on me are my sole eyes; the one heart that beats within all breasts is mine." Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950), Yogic master, 'Sonnets of Cosmic Consciousness' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

17 "Underlying both personal impulses to growth and all creative cultural enterprises is the fundamental impulse that seeks unitive consciousness." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

18 "Everything which we apprehend in the Universe, since it has that which is all in all in itself, embraces in its own way the whole world-soul, which is in every part of the same completely." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 5 Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

19 "What is (the earth) most like?.....It is most like a single cell." Lewis Thomas (b. 1913), 'The Lives of a Cell' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

20 "The world of the shaman is one of cosmic unity and a sense of love….It is the same world of the Christian mystics of the medieval times. It is the same world of the great Eastern saints." Michael J. Harner The Roots of Consciousness (Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.)

21 "The Whole manifests simultaneously on all levels of manifestation. The Whole is also immanent in nature; that is, present in its Oneness and undivided in its Wholeness no matter in what form or in the number of its manifestations." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

22 "A body may be considered divorced from its relations with other bodies…only conceptually. In fact, it can never be so detached: death itself being unable to detach it from its relation with the Univbersal forces, of which the one Force of Life is the synthesis." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

23 "The Sublime Whole is in constant motion whether as a whole or as its individual life force pieces. In other words, as 'God the actualized concept' or as 'God the actualized spirit within the human', all of our lives move toward a perfect reunion." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

24 "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)

25 "The unity and mutual relations of all parts of Kosmos were known to the ancients, before they became evident to modern astronomers and philosophers." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite