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1 "Our neighbor is not simply 'the Other.' He or she reveals to us that unifyng link which binds us together." Jay G. Williams, 'How Pleasant It Is…' The American Theosophist (various)

2 "Nothing in the universe exists independently of your own consciousness." Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, poet, 'Old Path White Clouds: The Life Story of the Buddha' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

3 "The formulae of a science remain dead unless there is someone…to read them as tokens, not only of practical information, but also of life's mystery: our biological schedule of the evolution of all living things, for example, to be viewed (as the atom is now being viewed) as denoting some kind of dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns, in which all of us, whether knowingly or unknowingly, are included." Historical Atlas of World Mythology, vol. 1, The Way of the Animal Powers (Joseph Campbell)

4 "A gradual and steady growth in group consciousness and responsibility, a submergence of the wishes of the personal self and the manifestation of a loving spirit characterise those who are oriented towards the divine whole." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "Light and energy and matter all over the universe are composed of moving interference patterns which literally bear the mark of all the other waves of light and energy and matter they've been in contact with, directly or indirectly. In other words, each part or instance of energy and matter encodes an image of the whole." Turbulent Mirror (John Briggs and F. David Peat)

6 "Our intrinsic Unity is experienced once again when we re-member." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

7 "The alchemy of consciousness change is about to make a quantum leap – from the level of the single person to the level of humanity as a whole." Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

8 "The one ever becomes many and the many are ever reunited with and in the one. This process constitutes wholeness." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

9 "The core of my being is also the core of your being, and the core of all beings." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

10 "Your Wholeness has as its single goal your awakening to your God-Self." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

11 "Pertinent findings speak of a hitherto unsuspected form and level of coherence in nature. This kind of coherence means a quasi-instantaneously synchronized state, with nonconventional connections between the parts that make up a system, and between the systems and their environment. Such connections seem to obtain over all finite distances and finite times, and they suggest that the 'nonlocality' discovered in the microscopic domain of the quantum may extend into the macroscopic domains of life, mind, and cosmos. Nature, it appears, is made up as a nested hierarchy of nonlocally connected coherent systems." The Connectivity Hypothesis (Ervin Laszlo)

12 "We are each like a well that has its source in a common underground stream which supplies all. The deeper down the well I go, the closer I come to the source which puts me in contact with all other life." Spiritual Pilgrims, Carl Jung & Teresa of Avila (John Welch, O. Carm.)

13 "Life is loving synthesis in action." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

14 "There are NO radically separate entities anywhere – the boundary between subject and object is ultimately illusory." The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

15 "If we attentively consider the constant regularity, order, and concatenation of natural things, the surprising magnificence, beauty, and perfection of the larger, and the exquisite contrivance of the smaller parts of the creation, together with the exact harmony and correspondence of the whole,….I say if we consider all these things, and at the same time attend to the meaning and import of the attributes, one, eternal, infinitely wise, good, and perfect, we shall clearly perceive that they belong to the Spirit who 'works all in all', and 'by whom all things consist.'" George Berkeley (1685-1745), 'The Principles of Human Knowledge' The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

16 "In us is the longing for unity. We are impelled by a hidden instinct to reunion with the parts of the larger heart of the universe." John Elof Boodin (1869-1950) The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

17 "The Ancient Wisdom has always held that each of us, like everything else in nature, is fundamentally one with the All, immersed in that undivided, numinous unity from which all creation springs." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

18 "Try to see this world and the personalities of men as vehicles for the Divine Presence and the Divine Life, remembering also: All are but parts of one stupendous whole." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

19 "Existence operates in terms of wholes – in terms of organized systems of activity and consciousness – which are all lesser wholes within greater wholes and at the same time greater wholes encompassing a myriad of lesser units. At the physical level we see the holarchic series: atoms, molecules, cells, living organisms, planets, solar systems, galaxies, etc. Each new class includes a myriad of entities of the preceding class and is itself one of many components in a still more inclusive class." Dane Rudhyar, 'The Transmutation of Karma into Dharma' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

20 "All humans are within her [nature] and she in them." Intuitive Thinking As A Spiritual Path: A Philosophy of Freedom (Rudolf Steiner)

21 "From the unreal to the real is not from one thing to another, but from the complexity of duality and multiplicity to the simplicity of unity." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

22 "The cosmos is ensouled….It is in The Soul, which bears it up, and shares in it wholly." Plotinus, 'The Soul' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

23 "Things are not independent, clear-cut, definite-boundaried objects….Each one is what it is because there is a principle of oneness which is the essential cause and basis of all. Each is in some way all. That is the nature of being. Nothing IS that is not essentially all." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

24 "Love breaks down every barrier, and fuses diverse groups in union….Love gathers all to itself, and carries all on with itself, welding separated units into a unified homogeneous whole." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

25 "We are all roommates, cohabitating in a universe of unbroken wholeness." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite