"The stuff of the universe, woven in a single piece according to one and the same system, but never repeating itself from one point to another, represents a single figure. Structurally, it forms a Whole."
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"All beings are connected. We are all children of one parent, our Creator." Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, 'Experiences of My Soul in Life and Death'
Experiencing the Soul
(Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)
"Each act of free will is adapted to such an arrangement of the whole as the settled order of the universe demands." Origen, 'On Prayer'
(John E. L. Oulton, editor)
"The ancient and long-obsolete idea of man as a microcosm contains a supreme psychological truth that has yet to be discovered…..An inkling of this is to be found in the words of Origen: 'Understand that thou art a second world in miniature, and that the sun and the moon are within thee, and also the stars.' (Homiliae in Leviticum)" 'Psychology of the Transference', CW 16
Basic Writings of C G Jung
(V S DeLasslo, editor)
"Important to the theologies of many of the religions of the world is the relationship of each individual to other individuals, or the idea of community." Jane I. Smith, 'The Afterlife'
Death, Afterlife, and the Soul
(Mircea Eliade, editor-in-chief)
"All happenings form a unity and are spun together." Plotinus, II.3.15
The Soul's Code
"The shape of the world exists everlastingly in the knowledge of the true Love which is God: constantly circling, wonderful for human nature, and such that it is not consumed by age and cannot be increased by anything new….in its workings the Godhead is like a wheel, a whole." Hildegard of Bingen,
Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing
(Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)
"Synthesis dictates the trend of all the evolutionary processes today; all is working towards larger unified blocs, towards amalgamations, international relationships, global planning, brotherhood, economic fusion, the free flow of commodities everywhere, interdependence, fellowship of faiths, movements based upon the welfare of humanity as a whole, and ideological concepts which deal with wholes and which militate against division, separation and isolation."
The Rays and The Initiations
(Alice A. Bailey)
"During the evolutionary process, that which is whole at one stage becomes a part of the whole of the next: whole atoms become parts of molecules, whole molecules become parts of cells, whole cells become parts of organisms….Each and every thing in the Kosmos is a whole/part, a holon, existing in a nested hierarchy or holarchy, an order of increasing wholeness and holism."
Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy
"We are a part of All There Is – earth, wind, fire, all physical creations (trees, rocks, mountains, the fish in the sea, the birds flying free, the colors of the sunrise and sunset, the evening star, the waterfall, the air we breathe, even our bodies throughout all their cycles and ages) all emotions and experiences, all particles of existence, all beings everywhere, all dimensions, all thought, all creation, all imagination, God – All There Is."
"Just as the arms and legs and fingers are quite different entities but also are parts of one body, so all things and events in the universe are aspects of one fundamental Whole."
The Atman Project
"The ancient Jain scriptural aphorism 'all life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence' is refreshingly contemporary in its premise and perspective. It defines the scope of modern ecology while extending further to a more spacious 'home.' It means that all aspects of nature belong together and are bound in a physical as well as metaphysical relationship. Life is viewed as a gift of togetherness, accomodation and assistance in a universe teeming with interdependent constituents." Dr. L. M. Singhvi, lawyer, judge, author and poet
A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality
(Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)