"The ancients lived in a world in which the primitive association of man's life with the earth and plant and animal life was axiomatic, in which…the Universe itself was a rational living being, in which man by his good deeds might be elevated to a..stage on the path to divinization. This comprehensive cosmic consciousness made what Emerson calls 'the linked purpose of the whole' the object both of speculative and religious thought, which derived from this universal kinship the postulate that like is apprehended by like in a harmony in which Plato said that God Himself 'geometrizes'.
The Mystery Religions and Christianity
"Knowledge depends principally on a mental act of unity. The advance of knowledge is the discovery of unity."
The Glorious Presence
(Ernest E. Wood)
"All of the universe is a Living System, every aspect and every element of it interdependent upon the other, a giant matrix of interconnected and interweaving waves of energy."
Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"Considered in its universality, Intelligence contains all entities as the genus contains all species, as the whole contains all parts." Plotinus
The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
(W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)
"Whenever man experiences what he calls the beautiful, he enjoys a sense of growth in the direction of integration. It gives him an insight into the quality of wholeness or relatedness that underlies the apparently separate parts and incidents of being."
Creative Vision for Art and for Life
"From the tiniest grain of sand to the brain of an Einstein, all existence, animate and inanimate, is the product of the energy of the creation. At every turn an underlying commonality, a unity, emerges from within the diversity."
The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth
(Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)
"Every one of the higher, as of the lower worlds, is interblended with our own objective world; millions of things and beings are, in point of localization, around us and IN us, as we are around, with, and in them; it is no metaphysical figure of speech, but a sober fact in Nature, however incomprehensible to our senses."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"Every thing in nature is connected: one state pushes forward and prepares another." Johann G. Herder (1744-1803)
A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1
(Dagobert D. Runes, editor)
"Back of objective nature, the sum total of all forms in all the kingdoms of nature, is found the subjective reality which is essentially a unified whole or unity, producing the diversified many."
The Light of the Soul
(Alice A. Bailey)
"Health is harmony with the world view. Health is an intuitive perception of the universe and all its inhabitants as being of one fabric." Jeanne Achterberg, 'The Shaman: Master Healer in the Imaginary Realm'
Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality
(Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)
"Whenever we look at nature and at all phenomena we find it impossible to put our fingers on boundary lines which are definite limits of independent existence. A thing which seems to be separate from one point of view is found from another to be related, and therefore dependent on other existences. Nature is an integrated symbiotic Whole."
The Future Is Now: The Significance of Precognition
(Arthur W. Osborn)
"All such parts (of living organisms), right down to the level of single electrons, must be looked upon as potentially, if not intrinsically, alive and almost inevitably serving in their respective ranks as vital units of the sublimely hierarchical structure of the living body-mind."
Seven Mysteries of Life, An Exploration in Science and Philosophy