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1 "The Lord is Infinite, Immense, and Eternal….the Only One, from whom all things are." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

2 "A Sumerian prayer declared: 'Hear O ye regions….magnify the Creatress, exalt the dignified, exalt the Glorious One, draw nigh unto the Mighty Lady.'" The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

3 "Just as the figments of a dream derive from the life energy of one dreamer, representing only fluid splittings and complications of that single force, so do all the forms of all the worlds, whether terrestrial or divine, reflect the universal force of a single inscrutable mystery: the power that constructs the atom and controls the orbits of the stars." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

4 "When you see the one who exists eternally, that is the great vision." The Dialogue of the Savior The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

5 "The Arabic word 'islam' means 'submission', or to be more precise 'the surrender of one's whole being, to the Divine Unity, to the Oneness that is God." The Essence of Sufism (John Baldock)

6 "Love in all its aspects is the symbol of the Logos as One….Whosoever expresses Love, brings spirit, which is One, into manifestation." Dion Fortune Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

7 "I have always been Served by that One. And I have Transcended everything, even all experiences, through the Grace of that One." The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (Bubba Free John)

8 "What are we without You!....You (are) the One, who is one thing and who is all!" Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

9 "Attaining harmony with the Source happens naturally when we are in relationship with it, a relationship characterized by the deepest sense of oneness." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

10 "Despite ordinary appearances, our inner life and the outer life of the world are deeply interrelated….in some sense, All is One." Saints and Madmen: Psychiatry Opens its Doors to Religion (Russell Shorto)

11 "From this beautiful One beauty comes to be in all beings." Thomas Aquinas One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

12 "In the ultimate depths, everything good and true that people have ever known, thought, or lived comes from the one source of light. Our vocation is to make the way free for it." Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935), German founder of Christian communal movement in America The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

13 "All are essentially unified in a divine oneness." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

14 "After all, consciousness is one." The Science of the Spoken Word (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

15 "I do KNOW of a power of a very personal nature and an irresistible influence. I call it 'God.' I use this term because it has been used for this kind of experience since time immemorial. From this point of view any gods, Zeus, Wotan, Allah, Yahweh, the Summum Bonum, etc., have their intrinsic truth. They are different and more or less differentiated expressions or aspects of one ineffable truth." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

16 "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)

17 "Granted that there are countless individuals, at last is everything one, and the recognition of this unity forms the goal and end of all philosophy and natural research." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 4 Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

18 "God is 'the One without a second' (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.5.15)." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

19 "A great and eternal fact began dawning over the horizon of my awareness. This: that in reality, there were no separating barriers between one living thing and another. That innately, I and every living thing were needed individual parts, or expressions in the forever functioning of the inseparable oneness of all life. And this is true regardless of all surface appearances and seemings to the contrary." The Language of Silence (J. Allen Boone)

20 “No matter how different forms may appear, the Life of this universe is One Life.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

21 "Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Indian poet A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

22 “’As all things proceed from the One….so all things are born of this one thing’, says the ‘Tabula smaragdina’.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

23 "When the soul is lifted up in consciousness, by God's grace, it becomes merged….in the Oneness of God." S. Abhayananda On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

24 "There is one being – God – whose essence is identical with His existence. Thus, all other beings are like God in that they exist." Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

25 "The universe and we are one. There is but one life." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite