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1 "The Law for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Cosmos, from the sun to the glow-worm in the grass, is One." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

2 "All the sounds of nature blend themselves into one tone." The Astral Body (Arthur E. Powell)

3 "One infinite… Reality underlies and unites all that is or can ever be." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

4 "The One, transcendent to all differentiation and form, is the source of all." Elmer O'Brien, S.J., translator The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

5 "Following the best intuitions of all traditions, scientific and spiritual, let us all search, with mutual respect, for the one truth." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

6 "There is one Being Which is supremely good, and supremely great." St. Anselm, 'Monologium' (11th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

7 "God is the One, the All." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

8 "Though religion, psychology, philosophy, science and the arts all have varied languages, they all reveal related aspects of one life." Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

9 "The Cretan and Neolithic religion was based upon a Mother Goddess who took many different forms in different civilizations but who put people in touch with nature, and was the focus of a widespread human understanding of nature as one entity." Nostradamus: Prophecies for Women (Manuela Dunn Muscetti & Peter Lorie)

10 "There is no other except the Lord, neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in the very lowest places." Secrets of Enoch, ch. XLVII, v. 4b The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

11 "The One desires to return to unity from multiplicity." Richard Roberts Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

12 "The Beautiful is an eternal flow; it is the One in motion." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

13 "Walk on the side of Oneness and bring a new dawning to all the worlds." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

14 "Interrelatedness, seeing the oneness of all things and their interconnections, is the essence of compassion." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

15 "Those who are asleep live each in a private world; those who are awake live in the one Great World." Herakleitos, ancient Greek sage The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

16 "Your real being is everything you are now looking at….you are literally one with all manifestation, one with the universe." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

17 "You and the Source are One. All separation is illusion. So know your Self and be free." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

18 "(Albert) Einstein knew much of this quality of oneness, and drew his strength from it." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

19 "If people can….realize all as one, then people can be companions of heaven." Liu I Ming (b. 1737), Taoist adept The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

20 "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)

21 "If with the ears of the Spirit the Song of Life could be heard, what would be its theme? The answer, in a phrase, is: 'Life is One'. There exists but One Life, One Light, One Power, One Love, and that is the central spiritual truth, in realization of which the Inner Self perpetually abides." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

22 "Being is one, though named variously." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

23 "The universe is one mighty, inconceivable medium." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

24 "Wisdom knows that behind the Many is the One." Ken Wilber, 'Sex, Ecology and Spirituality' Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

25 "Like the Eastern traditions, it [Sufism] looks beyond appearances to the essential oneness of Being." Kabir Helminski, 'Sufism, A Path to Human Wholeness' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

26 "Indeed the inscrutable One is out of the reach of every rational process. Nor can any words come up to the inexpressible Good, this One, this Source of all unity, this supra-existent Being." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

27 "All great spiritual beings are just the pure emanation of that one soul we all share, the one we call the One." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

28 "Your Wholeness, your entire psyche, has one main directive – bring this separated one to the knowledge there is but One Self. There is but One." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

29 "Christianity, Hinduism, Kabbalah, alchemy…all admitted the existence of a unique 'ubiquitous agent', flowing through everything and from which everything issued. In other words, they already knew that matter was one and living." Francoise Bonardel, 'Alchemical Esotericism and the Hermeneutics of Culture' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

30 "The One Cosmic Life-Consciousness, binding everything together, and permeating everything, flows through all." Lina Psaltis, introduction Dynamics of the Psychic World (Helena P. Blavatsky)

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

32 "Say 'One' with your life." The Search for the Beloved (Jean Houston)

33 "The flowers emitted a joyous glow of the One White Light, within which were all the colors of all the rainbows, in all the universes of the One." Stanley Byron Roberts, 'Our Father' Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

34 "If you want to follow the doctrine of the One, do not rage against the World of the Senses. Only by accepting the World of the Senses can you share in the True Perception." Anonymous 7th century patriarch of Zen Buddhism The Manifold and The One (Agnes Arber)

35 "There is in existence in the whole Universe only one Spiritual Essence, one Spiritual Being, one Divine Flame – and the Spiritual Self of man is forever at one with that all-inclusive One Alone. This is the one great truth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

36 "Blessedness consists in unanimity and harmony, so that many, even very many, suppose themselves to be one….for from the harmony of many there exists a One from which there is blessedness and happiness." Emanuel Swedenborg Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

37 "You all are clothed by the One." Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

38 "Beyond all conception, the universal light shines forth. It is the great One, smaller than the smallest, farther than the farthest, nearer than the nearest. The wise know It resting deep within." Mundaka Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

39 "One is the Spirit of the living God, blessed be His Name, who lives forever!" 'Sepher Jezireh', the kabalistic Book of Creation Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

40 “There is in fact one substance in which everything is contained.” ‘VIII Exercitatio in Turbam’ Collected Works (Carl Jung)

41 "God, the Master and Maker and Encompasser of all, is both One and all things;…for the whole which is made up of all things is one." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

42 "Here is the secret. Disunity does not exist. This insight can change your entire experience of life. This insight translates into a simple statement that, if lived as your day-to-day reality, would turn your world upside down: We Are All One." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

43 "The ordinary way of dividing the world into subject-object terms is illusory. At bottom, the perceiver and the perceived are one." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

44 "We are one with our earth at every level." Regents of the Seven Spheres (H. K. Challoner)

45 "Nothing is real but the one Life that we seek for and love unconsciously under its many veils." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

46 "In last analysis, somehow or other, there must be a single energy operating in the world." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

47 "There's a level on which we are all one consciousness, deeply connected to the one mass consciousness." Shakti Gawain, speaker/workshop leader, 'Moving Toward the New Millennium' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

48 "Unity and multiplicity must not be thought of as opposites but rather as the polarization, in Coleridge's words, of 'two forces of one power.'" Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

49 "The relationship between the One and the many, the macrocosm and the microcosm, becomes increasingly self-evident – another gift from the cosmos!" Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

50 "There is only One Body. One Being. Always remember that." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

51 "The entire universe is one dominion and realm, governed by one ruler." Thomas Aquinas, In Meta XII, L. 12, p. 925 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

52 "Attaining harmony with the Source happens naturally when we are in relationship with it, a relationship characterized by the deepest sense of oneness." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

53 "There is in the universe only one single individuality (one single monad), that of the whole." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

54 "A New Spirituality is emerging upon the earth, and the idea of Oneness is at its core." What God Wants (Neale Donald Walsch)

55 "The One sits on the driver's seat." Adin Steinsalz Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

56 "The whole universe is one reality, and that reality is pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is absolute existence. It is One that is not followed by a Second." Chandogya Upanishad Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

57 "The Lord is One. All that exists, good and evil, justice and injustice, has its source in this fathomless and unutterable unity. All the powers of heaven and hell arise out of the One and serve it, each in its own way. We may not be able to understand how or why this should be, but so it is." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

58 "Venerable Ones, get to know the One who plays with these shadows. He is the original source of all the Buddhas. Knowing him, wherever you are is home." Zen Master Rinzai The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

59 "God is Love. Love is One. One is All." Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

60 "The One Mind, as Reality, is the Heart which pulsates forever, sending forth purified the blood-streams of existence, and taking them back again; the Great Breath, the Inscrutable Brahman, the Eternally Unveiled Mystery of the Mysteries of Antiquity, the Goal of all Pilgrimages, the End of all Existence." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

61 "The knowledge of one who sees in every living entity one undivided spiritual nature, which is divided into innumerable forms, should be understood to be in the mode of goodness." Bhagavad Gita, ch. 18, v. 20 Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

62 “The supra-divine transcendentally one God dwells indivisibly in every individual.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

63 "The One Life is THAT which is everywhere without limit, ever-existing without beginning or end, and – though words inevitably fail – ever-inclusive, implying that there is nowhere and no time at whch it does not exist." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

64 "Let us think…of the oneness to which all our nature testifies." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

65 "There is but One God." Ravidas, poet and cobbler, 'World of Illusion' The Religion Book, The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers (Jim Willis)

66 "You will continually find yourself with opportunities to acknowledge that all of us are one until you make it a part of your life creed and act according to its promptings." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

67 "What is it which determines the conformation of basic substance into the multiplex variety of Forms which we see about us? It is the One Universal Spirit." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

68 "That which is one has developed into the all." Rig Veda VIII.58.2d The American Theosophist (various)

69 "In the deepest part of your being, in the very center of your own pure awareness, you are fundamentally one with Spirit, one with Godhead, one with the All, in a timeless and eternal and unchanging fashion." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

70 “The One Supreme Power manifesting throughout the cosmic organism should be considered as manifesting through all created things.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

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

72 "We are one under the One." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

73 “The truth is: there is only one of us.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

74 "Oneness is the supreme truth; its full and continuous realization the highest attainment of humanity." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

75 "Let the true light shine on me, so that I may see the glory, that glory which was there before the world began, and deign, O invisible One, to take shape within me, so that seeing your incomprehensible beauty, I shall possess your image,…so that I can become like unto you,…becoming myself a God by divine grace." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Logos' The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

76 "In God's Mind there is no division. All is One." A Million Years to the Promised Land (Robert W. Krajenke)

77 "The One loves All." The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space (John C. Lilly, M.D.)

78 "The Good that is beyond being…is one." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

79 "It is seen that all forms are of one substance and all life of one force, and these are co-existent in the nature of the Supreme One." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

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

81 "We each are unique AND we all are one." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

82 "He knew behind all creeds the Spirit that is one." Andrew Lang, 'Herodotus in Egypt' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

83 "This whole essence is but one thing only, like the mind of a man. Even as he is in soul and body, so also is this whole essence." Jacob Boehme Collected Works (Carl Jung)

84 "Each cell divides (by mitotic or amitotic division) and gives birth to another cell similar to itself. First, a single centre; then two. Everything in the subsequent development of life stems from this potent primordial phenomenon." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

85 "Life is One, and all its forms are interrelated. It follows that every act and thought by any form of life, from the highest to the lowest, must react on every other form." Christmas Humphreys (b. 1901), British author and Buddhist philosopher, 'Karma and Rebirth' Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

86 "The Whole manifests simultaneously on all levels of manifestation. The Whole is also immanent in nature; that is, present in its Oneness and undivided in its Wholeness no matter in what form or in the number of its manifestations." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

87 "Nothing is to be seen but a ground which rests upon itself, everywhere one Being, one Life." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

88 "All these nearly countless separately conscious souls are illusions, reflections of one soul with singular consciousness lasting throughout the span of time that our universe persists." The Spiritual Universe (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph. D.)

89 "The whole spiritual realm may be described as a kind of Light with the One in repose at its summit, as its King….we are always brought back to God." Plotinus Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

90 "That which in modern phraseology is referred to as Spirit and Matter, is ONE in eternity as the perpetual cause, and it is…all that is, was, or will be, all that the imagination of man is capable of conceiving." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

91 "In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna suddenly sees the form of God, wherein all forms constitute the One Form." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

92 "All is the play of the unitive life force in its various manifestations." The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

93 "The stuff of the universe, woven in a single piece according to one and the same system, but never repeating itself from one point to another, represents a single figure. Structurally, it forms a Whole." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

94 "The awareness that reads these words and seems to write them is God's knowing happening – and that 'happening' is confirmation of the One." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

95 "The message of all spirituality is that, in some mysterious way, we are all one – therefore the joy and the sorrow of any one of us is the joy and the sorrow of all of us." The Spirituality of Imperfection: Modern Wisdom from Classic Stories (Ernest Kurtz & Katherine Ketcham)

96 "Krishna…laid down in the 'Gita' the simple rules whereby depression and doubt can be overcome. They may be briefly summarised as follows: a. Know thyself to be the undying One. b. Control thy mind, for through that mind the undying One can be known. c. Learn that the form is but the veil which hides the splendour of Divinity. d. Realize that the One Life pervades all forms so that there is no death, no distress, no separation." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

97 "It is now, all at once, one, continuous….Nor is it divisible more here and less there….but it is full of what is." Heraclitus, Fragment 8 Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

98 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

99 "A Greater Mind contains many smaller minds. As I write this I am reminded of the words of the visionary Black Elk as he prayed on the summit of Mt. Harney: 'While I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shape of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together as one being.'" Joan Halifax, 'Shamanism, Mind, and No-Self' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

100 "Matter is One, or as the alchemists used to say: 'One is All'." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite