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1 "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)

2 “The one real world is always there in its undivided wholeness.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

3 "The soul is group-conscious." Regents of the Seven Spheres (H. K. Challoner)

4 "The inner nature or essence of each thing or sentient being is united to every other in God and through God. The Divine essence is immanently present in each being and in the laws of the universe. In every atom, electron, star, galaxy, and creature – in the cosmos as a whole – the Divine reality is the immanent ground and transcendent destiny of all beings." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "At one with the physical world around them, they (Native Americans) perceived the interconnectedness of all things, the circular nature of the universe, and the rightness of both birth and death in the overall scheme of creation." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

6 "Works like the Zohar, the 'bible' of Kabbalistic lore, stress over and over that all the various dimensions of existence are intimately interwoven." Edward Hoffman As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

7 "The body shows that every individual function exists for the whole….The members of the body are inescapably dependent on each other; what they do for each other gives meaning to their individuality." The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians (Jeroen Witkam)

8 "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)

9 "Instead of understanding the world in parts, we need to think about the whole." Wes Jackson As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

10 "Now this is unified and one and common to the whole divinity, that the entire wholeness is participated in by each of those who participate in it; none participates in only a part. It is rather like the case of a circle. The center point of the circle is shared by the surrounding radii. Or take the example of a seal. There are numerous impressions of the seal and these all have a share in the original prototype; it is the same whole seal in each of the impressions and none participates in only a part." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

11 "The most important of the fundamental instincts [is] the religious instinct for wholeness." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

12 "I saw that each life form is connected to the others as in a web." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

13 "Souls are not a group of isolated monads…they make up one single whole with the universe." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

14 "The old adage, We are the microcosm of the macrocosm, suggests that everything which exists in the universe also exists in the human body. This supports the fact of the interrelationship of all things." The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

15 "Nature, in its capacity of universal soul, contains the formula of the whole and is not even divisible into essential parts, as Plato testifies." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

16 "Our unity with the world-being is the consciousness of a Self which at one and the same time cosmicises in the world and individualizes through the individual, and both in that world-being and in this individual being and in all individual beings it is aware of the same Self manifesting and experiencing its various manifestations." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

17 "The idea of the whole person goes back at least to the ancient Greeks. Most Greek thought, in fact, was informed by a sense of the wholeness of things." The Life We Are Given, A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul (George Leonard and Michael Murphy)

18 "Support for the concept of interrelatedness is emerging from all sides. This idea, strange and foreign a hundred years ago, is becoming more and more important in modern thought." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

19 "Recognition of world-unity must become an absolutely governing principle in all relationships, between human beings, between man and animals, and all sentient creatures." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

20 "Understandably, the dream of regaining Paradise is one that has obsessed the imagination of humanity: it is the dream of healing all these divisions and being whole again." Ariadne's Clue, A Guide to the Symbols of Humankind (Anthony Stevens)

21 "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)

22 "Perfect consciousness is perfect realization of the nature and relationship of parts to the fundamental unity in which they exist." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

23 "Health is harmony with the world view. Health is an intuitive perception of the universe and all its inhabitants as being of one fabric." Jeanne Achterberg, 'The Shaman: Master Healer in the Imaginary Realm' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

24 "Plato's cardinal idea was that there existed a permanent principle of unity beneath the forms, changes, and other phenomena of the universe." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

25 "Nothing is inconsequential. Each grain of sand holds amazing secrets. Each event contains mysterious messages. Every encounter with another being is a point of contact upon which the universe pivots. When we enter into this frame of mind, reality as we see it becomes a vast opportunity to experience the interconnectedness of all creation. From this perspective, we come to the realization that every piece is integral in the unfolding of creation, including us." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite