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1 "Our intrinsic Unity is experienced once again when we re-member." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

2 "Whenever man experiences what he calls the beautiful, he enjoys a sense of growth in the direction of integration. It gives him an insight into the quality of wholeness or relatedness that underlies the apparently separate parts and incidents of being." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

3 "When our boundaries expand beyond this limited identity, we realize our connection with everything." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

4 "The smallest unit is an integral part of the whole." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "The virtue of the universe is wholeness. It regards all things as equal." Tao Te Ching Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

6 "One must know that no existing thing has an independent existence. One must know that all things are interdependent." 'Precepts of the Gurus', Tibetan Buddhist text Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

7 "There is no proportionate part, nor part at all which differs from the whole." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 5 Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

8 "Like a huge fire that is fed by what should normally extinguish it, or like a mighty torrent which is swelled by the very obstacles placed to stem it, so the tension engendered by the encounter between man and God dissolves, bears along and volatilises created things and makes them all, equally, serve the cause of union." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

9 "'In Homer, the whole world is a woof of organic umbilical cords,' writes the modern Greek poet and scholar George Seferis. He is describing a unifying experience of life whose expression is found everywhere in the belief systems of the world's traditional societies." The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

10 "Everything that lives lives not alone, nor for itself." William Blake (1757-1827), English poet, 'The Book of Thel', plate 3, 1.26 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 4th edition (Angela Partington, editor)

11 "All individuals are united to the whole; so that we see that the whole is one, and of the one are all things." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

12 "Ultimately, the message of the Unity of Life will be recognised as a divine instruction, as impelling summons, an irresistible command. When this time comes there will be health for mankind and peace upon Earth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

13 "Seeing whole provides us with many insights. It even enables us to suspect that we endure, that our life is not a span of time bounded by a beginning and an end." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

14 "Our bodies are the temple that con-temples us with other temples, other bodies of the universe, bodies of stars, of suns, of earth, of winged, finned, four-legged and two-legged brothers and sisters, children all of a living God." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

15 "In the macrocosmic-microcosmic interchange, in the great flow of life,…man senses the unity of all that lives." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

16 "Each and all should develop the realisation that they are organic parts of one corporate whole and that they must contribute to that whole all they have and are. This concept is already present in the hearts of countless thousands and carries with it great responsibility. These realisations, when intelligently developed and wisely handled, will lead to right human relations." The Externalization of the Hierarchy (Alice A. Bailey)

17 "In communication, meaning unfolds into the whole community and unfolds from the community into each person. Thus, there is an internal relationship of human beings to each other, and to society as a whole. The explicate form of all this is the structure of society, and the implicate form is the content of the culture, which extends into the consciousness of each person." Science, Order, and Creativity, A Dramatic New Look at the Creative Roots of Science and Life (David Bohm and F. David Peat)

18 "Everything is…intimately connected with everything else." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

19 "Underlying the evident multiplicity and diversity of beings, there is also a subtle unity. All these things, be they mineral, animal, or vegetable, be they plants, men, or merely atoms, are somehow linked together by a common bond of being." Introductory Metaphysics (Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)

20 "The law of correspondences is the foundation of all symbolism and by virtue of it every thing proceeding essentially from a metaphysical principle, which is the source of its reality, translates and expresses this principle in its own way and according to its own level of existence, so that all things are related and joined together in total, universal harmony which is, in its many guises, a reflection of its own fundamental unity." Rene Guenon A Dictionary of Symbols (J. E. Cirlot)

21 "The Native American outlook conforms to the Great Chain of Being in seeing the whole of things as an ontological hierarchy in which lesser things derive in graded sequence from the Great Spirit." Huston Smith, 'What They Have That We Lack: A Tribute to the Native Americans via Joseph Epes Brown', from 'Sophia' The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (Philip Zaleski, editor)

22 "I am a part of all that I have met." Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

23 "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 (Ken Wilber)

24 "Unity has room for all diversities." Deepak Chopra, foreword The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

25 "Modern physical theories construe the entire universe as a single space-time entity that is not composed of discrete spatial parts but rather gives rise to ordinary things as local modifications of fields within it." Don Garrett, Introduction Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite