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1 "Try to see this world and the personalities of men as vehicles for the Divine Presence and the Divine Life, remembering also: All are but parts of one stupendous whole." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

2 "An invisible wholeness unites the objects that are given birth in the universe." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

3 "Every self has the quality of belonging to the 'self of all selves,' and the self of all selves consists of individual selves." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

4 "Earth's multitude of human and sub-human creatures, each of them like a single cell, collectively constitute the body of one multicellular organism, mentally illuminated by the One Cosmic Mind. We are, as St. Paul perceived, all members of One Body; or, as the Mahayana [Buddhism] likewise teaches, other and self are identical." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

5 "In the last analysis every life is the realization of a whole, that is, of a self." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 “All things subsist in all things.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

7 "Each object is imbued with invisible fibers of light that reach out into the universe and are connected and related to all things and all times." Alex Jacobs, Iroquois (Native American) artist The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

8 "Even the smallest acts and the least chores have a significance in the great household of the cosmos." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

9 "The one ever becomes many and the many are ever reunited with and in the one. This process constitutes wholeness." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

10 "Unity is destined to become more and more fully realized." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

11 "We must reorder all our perceptive faculties so as to emphasize the wholeness rather than the otherness. Before we can love our neighbor as our self, we must SEE our neighbor as our self." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

12 "Perception of inconsistencies, of oppositions and of flat contradictions…these seem to be products of partial cognition, and fade away with cognition of the whole." Toward A Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow)

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

14 "Each individual life is as special as a note on a musical score where…each fills a designated space….When such individual musical notes are played together, a melody emerges; when nature, including man, responds appropriately through the intertwining of all its unique vibrations, harmony of life emerges." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

15 “Interrelatedness is a measurable fact among all members of a species (including humanity in all its races) and, on deeper investigation, turns out to apply as well to whole kingdoms of creatures, not to mention the interrelations between kingdom and kingdom, or even between world and world, without end.” Seven Mysteries of Life, An Exploration in Science and Philosophy (Guy Murchie)

16 "If we attentively consider the constant regularity, order, and concatenation of natural things, the surprising magnificence, beauty, and perfection of the larger, and the exquisite contrivance of the smaller parts of the creation, together with the exact harmony and correspondence of the whole,….I say if we consider all these things, and at the same time attend to the meaning and import of the attributes, one, eternal, infinitely wise, good, and perfect, we shall clearly perceive that they belong to the Spirit who 'works all in all', and 'by whom all things consist.'" George Berkeley (1685-1745), 'The Principles of Human Knowledge' The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

17 "Every discernible part or process is a sort of microcosm or hologram. That is to say, the whole is expressed in or implied by every part, as is the brain in each one of its cells." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

18 "One day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it came to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all….I knew that if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed." Alice Walker, 'The Color Purple' Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

19 "The universe quietly reveals its unity. God is polite, knocking only gently. We have to listen carefully if we are to hear the report." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

20 "Nothing is isolated…the parts live in and through their relation to the whole." James Edwin Creighton (1861-1924) A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

21 "Nature's wholeness and our intrinsic interconnectedness are primary. Let us pay attention to these vital areas of awareness and commit ourselves to them." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

22 "Truth is the WHOLE. We miss the truth if we content ourselves with fragments." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

23 "The collective unconscious….is not individual but common to all men, and perhaps even to all animals, and is the true basis of the individual psyche." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

24 "Coherency, affecting lives, forms and substances, is an expression of will and purpose, motivated by love and implemented intelligently in carrying forward the plans through which the Purpose seeks expression." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "The [Greek] Stoics used the Heraclitean concept of an all-pervasive universal principle, which they considered to be divine." Keith Critchlow, 'The Platonic Tradition' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite