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1 "There are no time, space, and matter in the divine, but a higher interrelation of unities, a holistic reality: 'It is in virtue of unity that beings are beings.' (Plotinus, 'Enneads')." Kenneth Stein, 'The Star-Gods of Neoplatonism' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

2 "As I see it, what really matters are not fascinating details to be memorized by the curious mind, but the gaining of a whole view of cosmic, planetary, and human evolution. It is to be able to 'see' or even feel this evolution, with its interconnecting cycles and subcycles, microcosmic as well as macrocosmic." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

3 "The holographic notion resurfacing today, pars pro toto (the part contains the whole), was well accepted in ancient prephilosophic times." The Spiritual Universe (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph. D.)

4 "When our boundaries expand beyond this limited identity, we realize our connection with everything." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "A numinous unity underlies all forms and all appearances." Joan Halifax, 'Shamanism, Mind, and No-Self' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

6 "Just as with the distribution of information in a hologram, each portion of ourselves and our universe contains the information of the whole." The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision (David Loye)

7 "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)

8 "Each act of free will is adapted to such an arrangement of the whole as the settled order of the universe demands." Origen, 'On Prayer' Alexandrian Christianity (John E. L. Oulton, editor)

9 "No dust mote is so poor, no dot is so small, but the wise person sees God in it in his glory. – In a mustard seed, if you can understand it, is the image of all higher and lower things." Angelus Silesius (1624-1677), 'Cherubinic Wanderer', vol. 4 Mystics after Modernism (Rudolf Steiner)

10 "The ancient Jain scriptural aphorism 'all life is bound together by mutual support and interdependence' is refreshingly contemporary in its premise and perspective. It defines the scope of modern ecology while extending further to a more spacious 'home.' It means that all aspects of nature belong together and are bound in a physical as well as metaphysical relationship. Life is viewed as a gift of togetherness, accomodation and assistance in a universe teeming with interdependent constituents." Dr. L. M. Singhvi, lawyer, judge, author and poet A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality (Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)

11 "Feel part of the whole and so give of your very best to the whole." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

12 "Once we accept that everything exists in relationship to everything else, we learn to be respectful." Stone Age Wisdom, The Healing Principles of Shamanism (Tom Crockett)

13 "Contemporary physicist John Hagelin is one of many scientists and advanced thinkers now once again proposing a Theory of Everything that includes the idea that all of Life is a unified whole – a whole system, interconnected and interdependent and impossible to completely separate into its individual parts." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

14 "All of life is interconnected." Melvin Morse, M.D. Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

15 "The world is an integrated whole, not a collection of parts….Individuals and nations are not separate; everyone and everything is interconnected." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

16 "It is the attraction of the whole that has set everything in motion in me, has animated and given organic form to everything. It is because I feel the whole and love it passionately that I believe in the primacy of being – and that I cannot admit that life meets a final check – and that I cannot look for a lesser reward than this whole itself." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

17 "Ultimately, the entire universe has to be understood as a single undivided whole." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

18 "You are a part of every other person upon the earth, and you have a connection with each leaf and frog and nail." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

19 "Of all the ways in which we try to picture the world, that one alone is real which most completely satisfies our thirst for unity." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "We are part of an interconnected web of exchanges." Stone Age Wisdom, The Healing Principles of Shamanism (Tom Crockett)

21 "It is not a question of either-or but of all-in-one….of wholeness, wholeheartedness and unity….which finds the same ground of love in everything." Thomas Merton, 'Contemplation In A World of Action' Merton's Palace of Nowhere (James Finley)

22 "Divinity is always whole, even though It may manifest Itself through Its infinity of parts. Even in parts, It is whole, and It is whole beyond Its parts. Divinity is immanently Whole and transcendentally Whole." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

23 "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)

24 "In any domain – whether it be the cells of a body, the members of a society or the elements of a spiritual synthesis – union differentiates. In every organised whole, the parts perfect themselves and fulfill themselves." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

25 "The human spirit likes to see things whole. Emotionally and intuitionally we seek the sum of the parts as surely as we want the ending to an unfinished theme." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite