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1 "The memory of oceanic Oneness is part of our soul's code. It is buried deep in our awareness; our very brains are programmed to reclaim it." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

2 "The love of the One is actively concerned in awakening each life to its true center." Douglas V. Steere (b. 1901), philosophy teacher and author Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

3 "All these principles – unity, time, space, motion, polarity – are enfolded in the One." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

4 "Him with fair wings, though only one in nature, inspired sages shape with songs in many figures." Rig Veda X.114.5 The American Theosophist (various)

5 "He is one, the lord and innermost Self of all; of one form, he makes of himself many forms." Katha Upanishad Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

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

7 "Wherever you are in consciousness at this moment, know that you are one with every other soul." The Human Aura (Kuthumi and Djwal Kul)

8 "Humans, as well as all other parts of the universe, live and move and have their being in the One." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

9 "We are part of the One, never apart from the One Life." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

10 "It can be said of all manifestations of the Goddess that they are fundamentally one." The Sword and The Serpent (Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips)

11 "I saw all forms gathered within the Form of God. Thus one great Form appeared." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

12 “Wisdom is the One who renews and makes perfect.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

13 "All matter, originating as it does from its One Source, is essentially divine." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

14 "Intuition is integral knowledge. The vision it gives is the vision of the whole, a unified, synoptic vision of reality, in which the inner and outer, the one and the many, the individual and the universal, are perceived as one." Chari, 'Vedantic Mysticism' Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

15 "We know enough now to state unequivocally that everything is connected, that we are all part of one another and everything each of us does affects the rest of the planet. We are also blessed with communication and transportation technologies that shrink the globe and bring together minds and bodies in ways that illuminate the unity of our diverse species. Most of all, we have the spiritual technologies to make Oneness a conscious reality not just an abstract idea, and to make kindness and compassion a felt experience not just a noble aspiration." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

16 "There is only one force which integrates the entire universe in all the myriad forms of manifestation." The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

17 "He is all in all, as scripture affirms, and certainly He is to be praised as being for all things the creator and originator, the One who brings them to completion, their preserver, their protector, and their home, the power which returns them to itself, and all this in the one single, irrepressible, and supreme act." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

18 "There cannot but be one wisdom….Humans must therefore all agree that there is but one most simple wisdom whose power is infinite." Nicholas of Cusa, 'Opera Omnia' Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

19 "All hail to the One Mind that embraces the whole." 'The Seeing of Reality' The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

20 "The One embraces all sides." The Zohar, The Book of Radiance The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

21 "The one reality is, for the mystic, an object of love that draws us homeward under the guidance of the heart." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

22 "We who dwell on this earth belong to one humanity; There is but one God, and we are His children." Sant Darshan Singh, 'The Cry of the Soul' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

23 "It is the nature of the Infinite One to multiply Being infinitely and still remain one." The Science of the Spoken Word (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

24 "I say to you, there is not God AND man. But there is God-Man or Man-God. There is the One. However multiplied, however divided, it is forever One." Mikhail Naimy (1889-1988), mystic and author, 'The Book of Mirdad – A Lighthouse and a Haven' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

25 "Know, therefore,….that from that One the whole of creation proceeded." Pythagoras, 'Turba Philosophorum' (medieval Arabic text) Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite