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1 "As is the human body, so is the cosmic body. As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind. As is the mircrocosm, so is the macrocosm. As is the atom, so is the universe." The Upanishads As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

2 "According to Paracelsus, there is a deep connection between the human being and the entire universe that is hidden in the natural foundation of existence." Mystics after Modernism (Rudolf Steiner)

3 "In the process of evolution atoms themselves gravitate towards other and greater central points, becoming in their turn electrons. Thus, every form is but an aggregate of smaller lives." The Consciousness of the Atom (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "The events and stories of our individual lives can be seen as small but potent fractals of the great fractal, which is the infinite mirroring of the soul of the world. What are fractals? Fractals are repetitions of the same general patterns, even the same details, at both ascending and descending scales. They tell us that the universe and all that it contains is made up of folded realities within self-similar worlds." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

5 "It is becoming gradually apparent that under diversity lies a basic unity, and that our awareness is right and true and correct in so far as we can identify ourselves with this unity." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

6 "There is a great fact known to us more certainly than the existence of matter: it is the unity of consciousness." Josephus Flavius Cook (1838-1901), American lecturer A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

7 "Works like the Zohar, the 'bible' of Kabbalistic lore, stress over and over that all the various dimensions of existence are intimately interwoven." Edward Hoffman As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

8 "We cannot be separate from God. Our life is not a separate thing. We are one with all the life there ever has been or ever will be. Every thought we think, every word we speak, every action we take, affects the whole." Rosemary Fillmore Rhea, 'A New Heaven and New Earth' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

9 "We need to recognize, to the depths of our souls, that we are all part of one whole, that what each of us does individually has a powerful impact on us all." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

10 "Within your soul are all souls." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

11 "By revisioning, and therefore changing our consciousness, all of our personal and global relationships can be brought into harmony. The greatest challenge facing each of us is to take personal responsibility for living in harmony with all life forms and understanding the delicate web of connections between all life and the Earth." Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

12 "An excellent example of a system with high synergy is your own body. You are an assortment of several trillion individual cells, each acting for its own interest, yet each simultaneously supporting the good of the whole." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

13 "In the realm of life, as in that of matter, the fundamental unity of the universe and the inexorable inter-relationship of the cosmic elements, which will only allow any new being to enter our experience in the context of all the present and past states of the world, appear to be ideas now definitely accepted by the human mind. We shall never abandon them again, but explore them, on the contrary, to increasing depth because we have been both drawn and driven to them by the full force of human thought for many centuries; and also because, once they are accepted, reality is found to grow clearer and more orderly so far as the eye can see." The Vision of the Past (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

14 "All sentient beings are members of one body, even as the Christian seer St. Paul perceived." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

15 "Wherever we scratch the phenomenal surface deeply enough, we strike the living water of unity." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

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

17 "Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine in each other's being mingle." Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Love's Philosophy' A Book of Angels (Sophy Burnham)

18 "the Word of God [Logos], which was in the beginning with God, is not a vast multiplicity of words, and is never spoken in the plural. It is a word formed of many strands, but each one is a part of the whole, being part of the Word." Origen, 'Commentary on John', V, 5-6 The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

19 "We each have an opportunity right now to contribute to the evolution of ourselves, our species, and the planet as a whole. Everyone is needed. Everyone's genius fits into some evolving need of the whole system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Awakening to Our Genius: The Heroine's Journey' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

20 "The human soul is made of the same elements as the world soul." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

21 "The earth is a tiny part, a minuscule speck, in this unfathomably massive System, and you are a tiny part, a minuscule speck, within IT. And there are other specks within YOU that, compared to the Whole of You, are tiny and minuscule. Yet no part and no speck of You is unimportant to the Whole of You, for each constitutes what that Whole IS. And so, too, is it with You and the Living System known as the All, which is Life Itself." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

22 "The multiplicity of the empirical world rests on an underlying unity." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

23 "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." Shakespeare, 'Troilus and Cressida', III, iii Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

24 "In human beings there is the sign of all things; the human being is like a particularly finely polished diamond, in which all the world is reflected." Heinrich Schipperges Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

25 "When we reach experiential identification with Absolute Consciousness, we realize that our own being is ultimately commensurate with the entire cosmic network, with all of existence." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite