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1 "All around us, as far as the eye can see, the universe holds together, and only one way of considering it is really possible, that is, to take it as a whole, in one piece." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

2 "We are all one! That's what your breath is telling you." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

3 “Everything divided and different belongs to one and the same world, which is a postulate whose probability is vouched for by the fact that until now no one has been able to discover a world in which the known laws of nature are invalid.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

4 "The One recreates the entire world anew each second." Eliezer Shore, 'The Heart of Ritual' Parabola, the Magazine of Myth and Tradition (various)

5 "The world is built up of thousands of differing rates of vibrations, all these having their origin in the One original vibration of the mind of the Creator." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

6 "The one cause – which is the Whole – is what existence is and what we are." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

7 "Seek practical toeholds in everyday life that can help to further define oneness." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

8 "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)

9 "Nature and matter, understood alchemically, can only be one and animated. Any demonstrative process that seeks to prove the opposite is mistaken not only in its manner but also in its mode of observation." Francoise Bonardel, 'Alchemical Esotericism and the Hermeneutics of Culture' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

10 "There is one Divinity, a Unity simple, beyond being, without parts and undivided." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

11 "The cause of almost all human destructiveness and sorrow can be traced to absence of the knowledge that division is an error and oneness is the fact concerning human life – indeed all life." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

12 "The One created you." The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

13 "All creatures…issue from the one life-reservoir and are sustained on their various planes, whether heavenly or earthbound, by the one life-energy." Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (Heinrich Zimmer, edited by Joseph Campbell)

14 "There is only the One Life." Telepathy (Alice A. Bailey)

15 "They who see but One in all the changing manifoldness of this universe, unto them belongs eternal truth: unto none else, unto none else." Katha Upanishad The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

16 "As it is with light and electricity, so it may be with life; the phenomena may be individuals carrying on separate existences in space and time, while in the deeper reality beyond space and time we may all be members of one body." Sir James Jeans, quoted in 'Man and the Universe, the Philosophers of Science', Commins/Linscott, ed. Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

17 "Anuket [Egyptian Goddess] was known as 'The One.' She was self-begotten and self-produced." The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

18 "When we mentally identify with the realm of the spirit, we see endless love, unlimited possibility, and the oneness of all things." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

19 "There is no end to God's gifts to his creation. In all this we are one, without separation. Let us extend that oneness to all levels, and let us do it here and now." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

20 "Primal Virtue is deep and far. It leads all things back toward the great oneness." Lao Tzu Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

21 "Consciousness is one with all and in all." Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites (C. W. Leadbeater)

22 "All the Earth's surface is of one family, one creation, one intelligence." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

23 "The tenets of most faiths support the statement 'I AM my brother's keeper'; and this is as it should be, seeing that in reality, all life is one." The Science of the Spoken Word (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

24 "There is much to be gained by the study of mystic symbolism, in which we find everywhere a disguised humanity. It is a catholic [universal] illustration of the truth that there is but one vase and one matter." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

25 "'This is myself and this is another.' – Be free of this bond which encompasses you about, and your own self is thereby released." Saraha, 9th century Buddhist monk and poet The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite