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1 "You must know that divinity is undivided." Symeon the Younger (949-1022), mystic of the Eastern Church The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

2 “There is in fact one substance in which everything is contained.” ‘VIII Exercitatio in Turbam’ Collected Works (Carl Jung)

3 "And what if all of animated nature be but organic harps diversely framed, that tremble into thought, as over them sweeps plastc and vast, one intellectual breeze, at once the Soul of each, and God of All?" Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

4 “God is one and he dispenses his oneness to every part of the universe as well as to its totality, to the single as well as to the multiple. He is one in an unchanging and transcendent way.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

5 "We are all one in love." Revelations of Divine Love (Juliana of Norwich)

6 "Christianity, Hinduism, Kabbalah, alchemy…all admitted the existence of a unique 'ubiquitous agent', flowing through everything and from which everything issued. In other words, they already knew that matter was one and living." Francoise Bonardel, 'Alchemical Esotericism and the Hermeneutics of Culture' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

7 "The divine spirit is one, omniscient and truly all-conscious, i.e., holding all the consciousness of the universe and thus comprising each individual consciousness….in a higher and highest connection." Gustave Theodor Fechner, 'Life After Death' Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (Ken Wilber)

8 "The closer one gets to realisation, the clearer becomes the concept that the point at the centre and the periphery are one." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "The Kosmos is ever one, and is a living and ever-living being." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

10 "Only One exists." Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa Yogananda)

11 "Multiplicity ascends, attracted and engulfed by something which is 'already One'. This is the secret and guarantee of the irreversibility of life." Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

12 "In last analysis, somehow or other, there must be a single energy operating in the world." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

13 "Increasingly, we need to make our decisions from the larger perspective provided by serving the One Life." William Metzger, 'Choosing: Karma & Kharma in the 21st Century' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

14 "The One bears all things." 'Akathist to the Mother of God', 6th century Byzantine hymn, edited by Patriarch Sergius, 7th century At the Lighting of the Lamps, Hymns of the Ancient Church (John A. McGucklin, compiler)

15 "It can be said of all manifestations of the Goddess that they are fundamentally one." The Sword and The Serpent (Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips)

16 "The one divine Principle, the nameless That of the Vedas, is the universal Total." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

17 "To divide or multiply consciousness is something meaningless. In all the world, there is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the spatio-temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false conception." Erwin Schrodinger, 'My View of the World' The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

18 "God is One and Alone and no other exists with him. God is the One, the One who has made everything." Sir E. A. W. Budge, 'From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt' The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

19 "All of Life comes from the One Life. There is thus an essential affinity between all forms of that Life." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

20 "The universe…is a unified system, a mighty organism in which the inmost nucleus and pervading Spirit and Self is the one abiding Being." J. C. Chatterji Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

21 "Endless, ceaseless, continuous, The One if we try to name it, is lost in nothingness – which yet is filled: for this is the form of the formless, the shape of the shapeless, the look of the invisible….In the unfolding of Tao the unseeable is imaged." Lao-Tse Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

22 "That One Alone becomes manifest…as all the exuberant variety and richness of individuality everywhere apparent throughout Nature." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

23 "We would shout it in words of fire that oneness is." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

24 "All are fulfilled in the One who is." The Second Discourse of Great Seth The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

25 "There are millions among us who understand we are one. As we create deeper peace among any of us anywhere, the reality of peace becomes more probable everywhere. We can surround the world with a field of peace so powerful that hatred and fear will dissolve in its presence….knowing the truth of our spiritual oneness and embracing it within our hearts is the ultimate answer to all the problems of the world." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite