"Each of us is part of a large cluster, the worldwide social net, from which no one is left out. We do not know everybody on this globe, but it is guaranteed that there is a path between any two neurons in our brain, between any two companies in the world, between any two chemicals in our body. Nothing is excluded from this highly interconnected web of life."
Linked: the New Science of Networks
"Our unconscious is attuned to our surroundings – to our group, to society in general, and beyond these, to the space-time continuum and the whole of nature." Marie Louise vonFranz
Man and His Symbols
"The Dharma-body (the Absolute) of all the Buddhas enters into my own being. And my own being is found in union with theirs." Yung-chia Ta-shih
The Perennial Philosophy
"What difference can it make to the world if you are a better salesperson, or plumber, or office worker, or car salesman? What can one person do? That is precisely where first of all you must begin to exert yourselves. There, on your jobs and in your associations, are the places where you intersect with the world. Your impulses directly affect the world in those relationships."
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
"So far as I can grasp the nature of the collective unconscious, it seems to me like an omnipresent continuum, an unextended Everywhere. That is to say, when something happens here at point A which touches upon or affects the collective unconscious, it has happened everywhere."
C. G. Jung: Letters, 1906-1950
(Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)
"Whatever is progressive and valid in discoveries or awakenings of consciousness is communicated contagiously and profits the whole human family."
The Vision of the Past
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"We are copartners with God-ing in the cosmic process, and each person has the full freedom of choice to change the universe. Nothing we do, say, or think is inconsequential; every action affects not only this reality but also other realities, and all of creation is interconnected."
God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
(Rabbi David A. Cooper)
"We cannot structure our lives solely by the wishes and hopes of our rational understanding. We are cells and partial functions of that universal mind substance. We are mind interracting with Mind, cells interacting with and dependent on organism."
The Alchemy of Healing
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)
"Light and energy and matter all over the universe are composed of moving interference patterns which literally bear the mark of all the other waves of light and energy and matter they've been in contact with, directly or indirectly. In other words, each part or instance of energy and matter encodes an image of the whole."
(John Briggs and F. David Peat)
"Man's total being is multidimensional and hierarchical in a fashion parallel with nature and there are connections and correspondences throughout his being that link him with resonant aspects in the macrocosm." Thomas C. Worrel, 'The Quest of the Magus, A Summary of the Western Magical Tradition'
The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West
(Jay Kinney, editor)
"We depend on the earth for our very survival, for the air we breathe and the food we eat. We depend on each other. None of us has all the gifts necessary to create the full and rich lives that our combined talents make possible."
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
(Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)
"Nothing is isolated, nothing is either small or profane, since the humblest consciousness partially includes the destinies of the Universe and cannot improve itself without improving everything around it."
Letters to Two Friends: 1926-1952
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), American historian
The Great Thoughts
(George Seldes, compiler)
"It's all the same and single thing. One ocean, one dream, 'in which all things flow and touch each other. A disturbance in one place is felt at the other end of the world,' wrote Dostoyevski."
A Book of Angels
"From Gods to men, from Worlds to atoms, from a star to a rush-light, from the Sun to the vital heat of the meanest organic being – the world of Form and Existence is an immense chain, whose links are all connected."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life."