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1 "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)

2 "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)

3 "I saw life moving as one. The earth, the stars, the sun all lived as scintillating replicas of an even more magnificent wholeness." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

4 "Everyone you meet is your mirror." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

5 "Nature and its numberless cycles might be compared to a great symphony with each cycle having its unique place in the ongoing rhythm of the whole." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

6 “The establishment of the mind in wholes (unities) is essential to right thinking.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

7 "Earth is a metabolizing superorganism who maintains her temperature, humidity and other characteristics within viable limits despite much greater changes in her celestial environment." Seven Mysteries of Life, An Exploration in Science and Philosophy (Guy Murchie)

8 "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)

9 "Could it be that the human heart and the world's heart are one in their self-surpassing? We believe that they are. As we grow in love and strength, we become vehicles for the world's growth." The Life We Are Given, A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul (George Leonard and Michael Murphy)

10 "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.)

11 " 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)

12 "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 (Shirley Nicholson)

13 "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)

14 "We are each a part of All There Is and that includes all dimensions, all beingness, all of Life in the vast everywhere." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

15 "Every part of the part contains knowledge of the whole of the Whole." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

16 "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)

17 "A superficial reading of nature finds differentiation; disparate entities: stars and stones and bottled water and even life and death. At a deeper level that same nature reveals unity." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

18 "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 (Joe Fisher)

19 "All things are a manifestation of intelligence and all happenings are related." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

20 "This focus of synthesis and unity, this resolution of dualities into greater, more inclusively loving wholes, is fundamental to the New Age." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

21 "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 (Valerie Andrews)

22 "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.)

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

24 "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.)

25 "Every event is connected to every other event." Robert Lawlor, 'Ancient Temple Architecture' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite