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1 "The Eternal and Supreme Being, the One Alone, is the upholder of the whole universe." Max Muller, 'The Origin of Religion' The Great Secret (Maurice Maeterlinck)

2 "Whoever in Love's city enters, finds but room for One, and but in One-ness, Union." Jalalu'd Din, 'Wisdom of the East Series' Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

3 "They [the Fathers of the Eastern Church] were aware that God is One." The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

4 "Although our bodies and minds may be on different trips, on the consciousness level all of us are alike in our humanness. We are one." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

5 "Oneness is the major characteristic of the Universal Mind." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

6 "All things are but one thing." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

7 "The One Mind, as Reality, is the Heart which pulsates forever, sending forth purified the blood-streams of existence, and taking them back again; the Great Breath, the Inscrutable Brahman, the Eternally Unveiled Mystery of the Mysteries of Antiquity, the Goal of all Pilgrimages, the End of all Existence." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

8 "Without you there would be a lack in God….for what God wills is whole, and part of Him because His Will is one." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

9 "The universe is a uni-verse, there is nothing else: it is one-only….and everything is connected to everything else." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

10 "Underneath our familial heritage, underneath our gender, underneath our race, underneath our sexual preferences, we are all the same. We all share the oneness, the allness that is God. Underneath our various veneers, we are one. When we are healed of our petty thoughts, prejudices, and attitudes, we can finally realize this wondrous Truth of our being." Joan Gattuso, 'Toward Living the Abundant Life' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

11 "Open the door for yourself that you may know the one who is. Knock on yourself that the Word may open for you." 'Teachings of Silvanus' Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

12 "There is but one Life, boundless and inexhaustible, which is the very essence of all." The Brotherhood of Angels & of Men (Geoffrey Hodson)

13 "The person who successfully probes his own inner nature and existence back to its Centre and Core, finds one single source of all men, all beings, all existence. Unity then emerges as the supreme verity, the everlasting truth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

14 “That from which all beings arise and in which they have their origin is the Great One.” Lu Bu Ve, ‘The Spring and Autumn’ The Secret Power of Music (David Tame)

15 "Realization of the One Mind, through introspectively attaining understanding of the true nature of its macrocosmic aspect innate in man, is equivalent to the attainment of…the Full Awakening of Buddhahood." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

16 "In reality, there is but one spirit." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

17 "The universe is a dance of energy, a uni-verse, a single song of ever-changing rhythms and harmonies." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

18 "Spirit is One, but within that essential unity the points of fire, the divine sparks, can be seen and noted." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

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 "While the consciousness identifies itself with forms, it appears to be multiple; when it identifies itself as life, it stands forth as one." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

21 "The One is a sovereign that has nothing over it. It is God and parent, father of all….the One is the invisible spirit." The Secret Book of John The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

22 "There is in the universe only one single individuality (one single monad), that of the whole." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

23 "We must say, over and over, there is only one Universe." The Unobstructed Universe (Stewart Edward White)

24 "All we do in the way of selfless compassion and service will bring as its logical consequence enhanced experience of the basic Oneness through enhanced awareness….Here is at work the paradoxical but crucial truth inculcated by all spiritual masters, that he who gives up his life for the sake of higher things will find it, and find it a hundredfold." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

25 "The One Mind, the cosmic focus of consciousness, is all-in-all; there is nothing other than it, no thought other than its thought, no object or universe independent of it." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite