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1 "In the deepest part of your being, in the very center of your own pure awareness, you are fundamentally one with Spirit, one with Godhead, one with the All, in a timeless and eternal and unchanging fashion." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

2 "Teach us to respect the essence of all religions, and lead us to the One Ultimate Reality." Japanese prayer In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

3 "The principles of the successive phases of Spirit are themselves only steps in the development of one universal Spirit." G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

4 "The One breaks into the manifold and the many are reconciled in the One." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

5 "The relationship between the One and the many, the macrocosm and the microcosm, becomes increasingly self-evident – another gift from the cosmos!" Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

6 "The One, who vibrates more quickly than the mind, who attains more speed than the mind can ever attain… - He moving, everything moves. In Him all exists." Swami Vivekananda, Hindu sage Forbidden Faith: The Gnostic Legacy from the Gospels to The Da Vinci Code (Richard Smoley)

7 "Reality [is] one constantly explosive dance of divine energy, love, and bliss, interconnected in all of its events and particulars." The Essential Gay Mystics (Andrew Harvey, Editor)

8 "Being is an endless cycle within the one absolute eternity, wherein move numberless inner cycles." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

9 “He who becomes luminous shines not with a separate light but rather is merged with the one light whose radiance is diffused throughout all worlds.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

10 "As salt in water, as butter in milk, the One Life is in all, invisible to the eye but immanent in everything." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

11 "What could exist were it not one?" Plotinus, 'The Good or The One' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

12 "The mighty One rules all things….and ordains the eternal laws that govern the world." Nordic Scrolls of Wisdom The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

13 "All is one life. Play your part in making life one." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

14 "There is only the One Divinity and ALL else is an expression of Its Life, Love, Intelligence, and Body." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

15 "There is but one Life, boundless and inexhaustible, which is the very essence of all." The Brotherhood of Angels & of Men (Geoffrey Hodson)

16 "Divinity is always one." One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

17 "I breathe in strength as I stand today....Witnessing the Oneness – on my way to meet You face to face." St. Patrick Living Christianity (Martin Palmer)

18 "The dreams and lives of all interlock, as though of a single, superordinated context." The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

19 "There is but one principle of all things." The City of God (St. Augustine)

20 "God is a pure, clear One who is separate from all twoness." Meister Eckhart One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

21 "'Psyche' and 'matter' are not basically incommensurable, but may perhaps be qualities of one and the same existential being." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

22 "Being is one, though named variously." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

23 "I have always been Served by that One. And I have Transcended everything, even all experiences, through the Grace of that One." The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (Bubba Free John)

24 "Time is a stream of forms…in which the One manifests." Mysticism, Its History and Challenge (Bruno Borchert)

25 "Anuket [Egyptian Goddess] was known as 'The One.' She was self-begotten and self-produced." The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite