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1 "Even the simplest transaction – buying food at the grocery store, for example – is an intricate marvel of codependence. We are all interconnected." Who Do You Think You Are? The Healing Power of Your Sacred Self (Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.)

2 "When Buddhist scholars look at quantum mechanics, they tend to go, 'Aha, aha, this is what we've been saying all the time. Phenomena are all interdependent.' What looked to be isolated phenomena at an energetic level aren't isolated at all. Everything's related to everything else." Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

3 "In Plato's world heaven and earth, the elements, the soul and the spirit, the divine and the terrestrial are interrelated and partake of one another." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

4 "Unity runs through our entire being. We are composed of wholes within wholes, from atoms to organ systems. Each of us is a whole, all the complex strains of our nature converging into a unitary being." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

5 "The ancient metaphor of Indra's net and the modern formulations of quantum physics remind us that we are all woven together." The Search for the Beloved (Jean Houston)

6 "During the evolutionary process, that which is whole at one stage becomes a part of the whole of the next: whole atoms become parts of molecules, whole molecules become parts of cells, whole cells become parts of organisms….Each and every thing in the Kosmos is a whole/part, a holon, existing in a nested hierarchy or holarchy, an order of increasing wholeness and holism." Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (Ken Wilber)

7 "To see life properly we must never lose sight of the unity of the biosphere that lies beyond the plurality and essential rivalry of individual beings." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 "Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God builds up His living temple." Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 'Holiness' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

9 "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)

10 "This planet of ours is a vital living thing. Mother Earth is literally a living, conscious being, a great living organism." Walter Ernest Butler (1898-1978) Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

11 "In Hegel's Absolute we have a philosophic statement of a universal Whole which is the sum total of all phenomenal existence." The Future Is Now: The Significance of Precognition (Arthur W. Osborn)

12 "Our souls are interconnected with every other soul in the divine reality." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "We are human beings before we are men or women or members of a particular locale, culture, or religion. There is arising today…a veritable new form of spirituality: wholeness (some might say holiness or healing) is emerging as the primary meaning and guiding principle of life." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

14 "All That Is is alive within the least of Itself….It endows all of Its creations with Its own abilities that then act as inspiration, impetus, guiding lines and principles, by which these parts then seek to further create themselves." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

15 "Science and religion tell us that we are energetically interdependent; that matter and energy are the same throughout the universe. Our spiritual interconnectedness and intuitive signals form, in effect, an energetic Internet." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

16 "All happenings form a unity and are spun together." Plotinus, II.3.15 The Soul's Code (James Hillman)

17 "Photographs taken through electron microscopes and far-ranging telescopes reveal that images from vastly different scales evoke a feeling of similarity and recognition. A spiral nebula that measures hundreds of light-years across looks remarkably similar to something that measures a thousandth of a centimeter, say the eye of a firefly. One can be seen as the fractal resonance of the other, the resonance of the microcosm to the macrocosm." A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

18 "Every discernible part or process is a sort of microcosm or hologram. That is to say, the whole is expressed in or implied by every part, as is the brain in each one of its cells." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

19 "The same universal Intelligence and Energy which animates and governs one form of life also animates and governs all other forms of life." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

20 "Plato's cardinal idea was that there existed a permanent principle of unity beneath the forms, changes, and other phenomena of the universe." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

21 "The underlying matrix unites all life forms in an unbroken community of species." As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

22 "The part of the world you touch is never the same, nor is the World Entire, for your impact reaches beyond your imagining." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

23 “The unity of all things, their unity within diversity, had been postulated by the [Greek] Eleatic School in the sixth century b.c.” Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

24 "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)

25 "Modern physical theories construe the entire universe as a single space-time entity that is not composed of discrete spatial parts but rather gives rise to ordinary things as local modifications of fields within it." Don Garrett, Introduction Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite