"Prayer is a pure act of the will, seeking an integral understanding of and union with the Whole, the One." Gerald Heard (1889-197), English author and philosopher, 'A Preface to Prayer'
The Choice Is Always Ours
(Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)
"According to Jewish tradition, the whole of mankind was contained in Adam from the beginning, which meant the soul of everybody who would ever be born. The soul of Adam, therefore, was like the wick of a lamp composed of innumerable strands. In this symbol the idea of a total oneness of all human existence, beyond all individual units, is clearly expressed." Marie Louise vonFranz
Man and His Symbols
"There must be knowledge and recognition of the One on whom all worlds are built, the Self eternal and unchanging that throws out universes, as a spider throws out webs, and draws them in again (Mundakopanishad, i. I. 7). One must recognize the one Existence which is at the root of all, supreme...the One without a second."
The Spiritual Life
"The famous axiom attributed to Hermes Trismegistus is an accepted part of the teaching of the Mystery Schools: As it is above so it is below; as it is within, so it is without; as in the great so in the small; There is but one Life and one Law."
Regents of the Seven Spheres
(H. K. Challoner)
"Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this oneness, and nothing else within."
A Course in Miracles
(Helen Schucman and William Thetford)
"Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg delivered an address in 1970 on 'The Meaning of Beauty in the Exact Sciences." In that talk he called mathematics 'the archetype of the beauty of the world', and he invoked the philosopher Plotinus, who said 'Beauty is the translucence, through the material phenomena, of the eternal splendor of the 'One'.'"
One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths
"The Good that is beyond being…is one." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts'
The Philokalia, volume 2
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)
"O wonderful mystery! The Father of all things is one; the Word of all things is one; the Holy Spirit is one and the same everywhere." Clement of Alexandria (c.150-215), Theologian
The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
(Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)
"May the Power of the one Life pour through the group of all true servers. May the Love of the One Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to aid the Great Ones. May I fulfill my part in the One work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech."
A Treatise on White Magic
(Alice A. Bailey)
"The One is the perfect chord of Being, of infinite melodious concords, all turned to a single note, in which Life and Wisdom and Bliss are blended into one keynote of Existence."
The Ancient Wisdom
"The noumenal, nonmaterial Source of all remains forever one and undivided, while the interconnections and wholeness perceived in the world reflect this background oneness."
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"There may be thousands or billions of perceptions, but they are still One."
"The spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment are separate, toward a new consciousness of an all-encompassing reality which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of creation." Albert Hofmann
Cleansing the Doors of Perception
"There is One thing, that never dies, for it continues by perpetual increase."
(Marie Louise vonFranz)
"What could exist were it not one?" Plotinus, 'The Good or The One'
The Essential Plotinus
(Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)