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1 "The world of existence is only dual in our conception of it. In Reality there is but one World." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

2 "'God is One' is the utterance of truth. One life pervades all forms and those forms are the expressions, in time and space, of the central universal energy." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

3 "The primordial One may be represented as masculine (as in the case of Brahma), feminine (as in the World Mother}, hermaphrodite (as in the cases of 'I' and Ymir), anthropomorphic (as in most of the above-presented examples), theriomorphic (as in the Persian myth of the dismembered World Ox), botanomorphic (as in the Eddic image of the World Ash, Yggdrasil), simply ovoid (as in the stories of the World Egg), geometrical (as in the Tantric yantras), vocal (as in the cases of the Vedic sacred syllable OM and the Kabbalistic Tetragrammaton), or absolutely transcendent (as in the cases of the Buddhistic Void and the Kantian Ding-an-sich." The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

4 "My I and every I is that one I, the Glorious Presence….the mystery of mysteries, the joy of joys, the presence of all in each…variety mysteriously governed by unity. This is the principle of the whole – the ultimate self-existent power – which governs evolution from within." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

5 “For the One is the whole;…because of the One everything is.” Barnaud Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 “All things proceed from the meditation of the One.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

7 "The One appears to us in the wake of the Multiple, dominating the Multiple, since its essential and formal act is to unite." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 “The truth is: there is only one of us.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

9 "There is but one Life permeating all forms." Esoteric Healing (Alice A. Bailey)

10 "Realisation of the unity of life solves problems of human relations, personal, national and international. All are one, and realisation of this fact by a sufficient number of people will bring world peace." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

11 "The Spirit is a Unity….It is the God of Truth, the Father of All, the Holy Spirit, the invisible one, the one who is over the All." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

12 "Now, it must be understood with cherishment that all Life is one." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

13 "The profound fact of oneness not only on Earth but in all creation is becoming more and more evident as knowledge expands outward, and nowhere are to be found any absolute boundary lines or uncrossable barriers between any kingdoms of life. Not even between life and nonlife, nor between body and mind and spirit." Seven Mysteries of Life, An Exploration in Science and Philosophy (Guy Murchie)

14 "Say: Allah is One! Eternal. All things depend on Him." Koran, Surah 112, the Unity The Essence of Sufism (John Baldock)

15 "Unity is, a unity that encompasses and binds together all existence. The universe is an expression of this oneness." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

16 "He knew behind all creeds the Spirit that is one." Andrew Lang, 'Herodotus in Egypt' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

17 "So we say deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum, matter is one; and if we don't see this it is because we are blinding ourselves to it." David Bohm Unknown Man (Yatri)

18 "Matter is One, or as the alchemists used to say: 'One is All'." The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

19 "The universe is of one piece – it is a 'one only': one humanity, one nature, one universe, one God." Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

20 "All the Earth's surface is of one family, one creation, one intelligence." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

21 "The glorious Universal Self is the One who is in all, the All which is in each." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

22 "If they could rid themselves of these discriminations and keep their minds pure with the light of wisdom, then they would see only one world in which everything is meaningful." Buddha Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

23 "Hail, One, thou mighty being of myriad forms and aspects, thou king of the world!" Ancient Egyptian text Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life (E. A. Wallis Budge)

24 "The highest and real truth of existence is the one Spirit, and it is the power of being of this Spirit which manifests itself in all that we experience as universe. This universal Nature is not a lifeless, inert or unconscious mechanism, but informed in all its movements by the universal Spirit." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

25 "When the soul is lifted up in consciousness, by God's grace, it becomes merged….in the Oneness of God." S. Abhayananda On The Love of God (Thomas a' Kempis, edited by S. Abhayananda)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite