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1 "Behind all existence is one Supreme Power, one Energy, one Force, one Law, and, because of this characteristic of oneness, all the components of that One are united in the One Alone." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

2 "Accepting and acting according to the basic truth 'All Is One' is a universal spiritual challenge." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

3 "The One recreates the entire world anew each second." Eliezer Shore, 'The Heart of Ritual' Parabola, the Magazine of Myth and Tradition (various)

4 “Pelagios asks: ‘Why speak ye of the manifold matter? The substance of natural things is one.’” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

5 "'For there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory' (1 Cor. 15:41); and yet all of them shine in a single divine firmament." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

6 "One does not create oneness. One experiences it. Knows it. It already exists." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

7 "It's all one single water from the ocean of God's holy love." Ecstatic Journey, The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience (Sophy Burnham)

8 "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)

9 "The cosmos is one, unique, and could not be otherwise, as it reflects the Oneness of its Cause." Keith Critchlow, 'The Platonic Tradition' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

10 "The Divine One is the 'One who is with us', Emmanuel, 'God with us.'" The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

11 "The forces of the universe are ever in perfect harmony with the one great Immutable Law." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

12 "In the language of alchemy – 'there is but one vessel and but one matter.'" A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Arthur Edward Waite)

13 "We need to realize our essential oneness with nature, not just with our intellect and reason but with our feelings and with our souls. It must become an undeniable part of our reality." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

14 "Between the two (objective/subjective) is ONE, greater than either separately, and the Source of both." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

15 "One is the Ineffable, the Unutterable, the eternal source of the fountain, the beginning of the unfolding." The Modern Numerology: A Practical Guide to the Meaning and Influence of Numbers (John King)

16 "All experience is one – life as well as death." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

17 "In descending to finitude, the singularity of the Infinite splays into multiplicity – the One becomes the many. The parts of the many are virtues, for they retain in lesser degree the signature of the One's perfection." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

18 "On innate divinity is the brotherhood of all people based – one life, one glory which shall be revealed, and one divine relationship." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

19 "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)

20 "One is the One and All." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

21 "Love, Wisdom and Power are in reality the One indivisible/undivided Whole which can never be divided or divisive – their atoms chanting as they chart the spheres: 'We are One, We are One, We Are One….'" Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

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

23 "'I' and 'that other' ARE one. Our sense and experience of separateness is of a secondary order, a mere effect of the way in which lightworld consciousness experiences objects within a conditioning frame of space and time. More deeply, more truly, we are of one life." Historical Atlas of World Mythology, vol. 1, The Way of the Animal Powers (Joseph Campbell)

24 "All men of wisdom have one religion; they all have one caste; they all behold the face of the One!" Dadu, 16th century Indian saint-poet One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

25 "The whole of nature is one, a unity." L. H. Leslie-Smith, 'Karma and Reincarnation' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite