"Everything is an outpouring of the infinite that is spiritual in essence, so everything reflects that spirit."
The Way Things Are
(Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)
"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)
"The cosmos is ensouled….It is in The Soul, which bears it up, and shares in it wholly." Plotinus, 'The Soul'
The Essential Plotinus
(Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)
"The universal principle is found even in the smallest particle, which therefore corresponds to the whole." 'Synchronicity: An Acausal Principle'
"Knowledge depends principally on a mental act of unity. The advance of knowledge is the discovery of unity."
The Glorious Presence
(Ernest E. Wood)
"Health is harmony with the world view. Health is an intuitive perception of the universe and all its inhabitants as being of one fabric." Jeanne Achterberg, 'The Shaman: Master Healer in the Imaginary Realm'
Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality
(Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)
"The ancients…handed down the tradition, that whatever things are said to be, are composed of one and many…this unity we shall find in everything." Plato, 'Philebus'
(Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)
"We cannot possibly see the whole of what we are, if we persist in seeing the parts of our nature and nature's parts as disassociated entities. Defining things without considering their relationships with other things is a fatal flaw in descriptive analysis."
Breaking the Mind Barrier
"Light everywhere meets with light; since everything contains all things in itself and again sees all things in another. So that all things are everywhere and all is all. Each thing likewise is everything." Plotinus, quoted in G. R. S. Mead's introduction to Taylor's 'Plotinus'
The Ancient Wisdom
"The world can no longer be an agglomeration of juxtaposed objects: we must recognise it as one great whole, welded together and evolving organically."
Science and Christ
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"God has wisely joined us all together as the parts of a body so that we cannot say to another, 'I have no need of you.'" John Wesley (1703-1791), English spiritual leader
(Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)
"Each man's spirit (though included in diverse bodies) is made all one by the immediate, and first emanation or Universal beam of Unity; and Union in Nature can no more be severed or disjoined, than the bright stream which issues from the center of the Sun."
Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series
(William Huffman, editor)