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1 "The name 'One' means that God is uniquely all things through the transcendence of one unity and that He is the cause of all without ever departing from that oneness. Nothing in the world lacks its share of the One…that One which in its utterly comprehensive unity uniquely contains all and everything beforehand, even opposites." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

2 "All heavenly lights may appear as separate yet emanate from the One Source and are one unified light." Zohar Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

3 "All good exists as One." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

4 "Think in a vocabulary of oneness." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

5 "The One underlies all the diversities of external nature." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

6 "That Being through Which all exist must be one….There is, then, some one Being Which alone exists in the greatest and highest degree of all." St. Anselm, 'Monologium', (11th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

7 "All experience is one – life as well as death." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

8 "The Wisdom Tradition holds that there is but one inexhaustible source of reality from which all things come and apart from which nothing is." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels' Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

9 "In the One Reality there is only One Healer, One Teacher, to whom we all have free and instant access." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

10 "In Hermeticism and Jungian psychology, the seeming destruction which the antagonist wreaks (death, swallowing, dismemberment, etc.) works to the will of the One in accomplishing the higher purpose of integration and rebirth…..personal adversity has a long-range regenerative effect." Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

11 "God is…a unity embracing a diversity of principles, each of which is an aspect of the Logos. Thus he who speaks about the truth…speaks always about the one." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Second Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

12 "There is only one Heart, one Child, One God. It is the same for all of us." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

13 "The world of separate things is the reflection of the One; the One is the reflection of the myriad separate things of the world." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

14 "I am One that transorms into Two…I am Two that transforms into Four…I am Four that transforms into Eight…After this I am One again." Egyptian (Hermopolitan) creation myth A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

15 “Meister Eckhart says:….’One with the One, One from the One, and in the One itself the One, eternally!’” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

16 "The early Christian mystics referred to the quest for wholeness as the way of 'oneing'. Oneing is active everywhere: in art, poetry, the human body and psyche, the eternal wisdom in a great many of the world's traditional cosmologies….and above all in Nature." The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

17 "The holy omnipresence of the Divine One [is] in all things." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

18 "All to me are one." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

19 "God, the all-pervading oneness of spirit, is seen in essence as love." Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions (Jeffrey Moses)

20 "Whatever exists...has some share in the effulgent beauty of the One." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

21 "There is only One of which all else is composed." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

22 "There is but the One Mind (or Consciousness)." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

23 "Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this oneness, and nothing else within." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

24 "The overall number of inner selves is but one." Ken Wilber, Foreword Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

25 "They are all from the One, and of the One, and with the One, which is the root of itself." 'Rosarium Philosophorem', medieval Alchemical text Collected Works (Carl Jung)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite