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

2 "Man is in contact through his inner sense with the whole of nature." Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), The Roots of Consciousness (Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.)

3 "Whom God remembers must be whole. And God has never forgotten what makes Him whole. In your completion lies the memory of His Wholeness and His gratitude to you for His completion." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

4 "That comprehensive Unity which is the final goal is inextricably involved with the Many." The Manifold and The One (Agnes Arber)

5 "The whole is built by the will of God." Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites (C. W. Leadbeater)

6 "The interdependence we talk about today was recognized intuitively as early as 2000 bce, based on the understanding of the (Egyptian) Goddess (Maat) as the unifying principle in all of creation." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

7 "We can no longer hold our loves at home and project our aggressions elsewhere; for on this spaceship Earth there is no 'elsewhere' any more. And no mythology that continues to speak or to teach of 'elsewheres' and 'outsiders' meets the requirement of this hour." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

8 "What is organism (with its component organs) is no longer sharply distinguished from what lies outside the boundaries of the skin. In the holographic domain, each organism represents in some manner the universe, and each portion of the universe represents in some manner the organism within it." Karl Pribram, contemporary scientist and author The Relevance of Bliss (Nona Coxhead)

9 "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with each other." The Gospel of Mary The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

10 "This focus of synthesis and unity, this resolution of dualities into greater, more inclusively loving wholes, is fundamental to the New Age." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

11 "A worldwide communications network now links the people of the earth in a way unimaginable one hundred years ago. And there is clear evidence of an emerging segment of society which holds a holistic vision of human nature and ways of living." Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

12 "Ecological principles reveal that each and every living organism is tied to all other living organisms." Dialogue on Life, Buddhist Perspectives on Life and the Universe (Daisaku Ikeda)

13 "To reach the sun nothing less is required than the combined growth of the entire foliage. The outcome of the world, the gates of the future, the entry into the super-human – these are not thrown open to a few of the privileged nor to one chosen people to the exclusion of all others. They will open only to an advance of ALL TOGETHER, in a direction which ALL TOGETHER can join and find completion in a spiritual renovation of the earth." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

14 "We are intimately a part of the whole. Therefore studying how that whole works must add to the depth of life's experiences." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

15 "The millennia-old Kabala reads 'And God saw everything that was made and behold it was a unified order." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

16 "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)

17 "If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?" Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918), Russian author, Nobel Prize 1970, 'The Gulap Archipelago' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

18 "Every law in the universe…..extends through the entirety of the universe." The Unobstructed Universe (Stewart Edward White)

19 "Any friendship – between two or between a hundred – entails a new emergent unity, where each of the constituent selves is far more in its functional oneness with the rest than it ever was in its apartness." Gregory Vlastos (b. 1909), Canadian professor of philosophy, 'The Religious Way' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

20 "A numinous unity underlies all forms and all appearances." Joan Halifax, 'Shamanism, Mind, and No-Self' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

21 "All beings on earth are indissolubly joined together." The Ocean of Theosophy (William Q. Judge)

22 "Every being…has its own particular essence crowned by a certain quality, a certain form (common to all) which makes it an integral, rightly adapted, part of the single Whole with which it shares a natural harmony." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

23 "Life is loving synthesis in action." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

24 "The religious need longs for wholeness, and therefore lays hold of the images of wholeness offered by the unconscious, which, independently of the conscious mind, rise up from the depths of our psychic nature." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

25 "Wholeness, according to the perennial psychology, is WHAT is real and ALL that is real. A radically separate, isolated and bounded entity does not exist anywhere. There are no seams in the world, in things, in people or in God." The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite