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1 "The One is the midpoint of the circle." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

2 "There is an indissoluble strength in the connection of things….by virtue of the one cause containing and assembling them into one." Thomas Aquinas, DDN Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

3 "All that exists is one, and..God is in all, is All…All are one, united in One, in divine fellowship." Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

4 "The One who is is one, and all are one." The Second Discourse of Great Seth The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

5 "When the intellect is rich in the knowledge of the One, the senses will be completely under control." St. Thalassios the Libyan, 'Second Century' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

6 "When one discovers that Atman, the inner self, and Brahman, the essence of the universe, are indeed one, the experienced result is said to be one of immense peace and harmony, of coming home. The human perception of life is often that of a small, fragile being gazing out into an infinite, unknowable space. Hinduism teaches that the intuitive leap of realizing 'that art thou' tells us we belong. We have a place. We are one with the stars and the consciousness that brought them into being." The Religion Book, The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers (Jim Willis)

7 "The oneness of the tiniest unit with the one great informing Life shows the integral beauty of the scheme. The life of the greatest cosmic Lord of Love pulsates in infinitesimal degree in the heart of His tiniest reflection, and for this reason the atom man can likewise say, 'I too am God; His Life is mine." A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (Alice A. Bailey)

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

9 "It would not be possible for perfect order to exist in all the parts of the world unless they were united by one single divine and continuous spirit." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

10 "The One who speaks to us is not far away – by no means. He is more present to us than we are to ourselves." Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

11 "We are all part of one life, no higher or lower. Praise God forever in the vastness of all life." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

12 "The One is none other than the All, the All none other than the One. Take your stand on this, and the rest will follow of its own accord." Seng Ts'an, 'Trust in the Heart' The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

13 "The cosmos is one, unique, and could not be otherwise, as it reflects the Oneness of its Cause." Keith Critchlow, 'The Platonic Tradition' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

14 "This is the miracle of creation; that it is one forever." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

15 "In many of the contexts the statement, 'Life is One', is meant to convey that life is a consciousness animating all forms." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

16 "All things that are ever said to be consist of a one and a many." Plato, 'Philebus' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

17 "Direct experience of the One Reality is itself the One Teacher." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

18 "The One who assumes the many forms of multiplicity remains indivisible." Richard Roberts Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

19 "Behind all faces there is one face." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

20 "Whoever loves something fervently and with all his strength….he will never forget what he so loves, and in all things he will see the Image of the One, and he will see it within him more clearly as his love grows deeper and deeper." Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

21 "O wonderful mystery! The Father of all things is one; the Word of all things is one; the Holy Spirit is one and the same everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

22 "An infinite divine reality – call it Brahman, God, or the One – underlies all that is and is the ultimate nature of all that is; we humans, as part of it, have an infinite origin and destiny; and these things can be known through wisdom, for they are our heritage and our very selves." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

23 "The Great Mother (of the pre-Iron Age) was seen as the 'One', the creatrix of all things and the ultimate source of life and death. Her Oneness was bound to the realm of nature as the unconscious personification of it." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

24 "We feel the Self as one in all." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

25 "With the emergence of the realizations of oneness, the depth of our growth in enlightenment becomes ever richer and deeper." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite