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1 "Home is the One Reality, the Ultimate Mystery, God, the One, the All, the Absolute – or whatever else we like to call it – which can perhaps best be described as a non-dualistic, Self-revealing, Self-knowing state of being." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

2 "Since there is only one mind, all of us are telepathically communicating all the time." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

3 "The one Universal Light is ever existent." Chaldean Book of Numbers The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

4 "By realizing the interwoven complexity of existence, we experience the oneness both by revelation and by reason." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

5 “There is in fact one substance in which everything is contained.” ‘VIII Exercitatio in Turbam’ Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 "Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Indian poet A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

7 "Changes are not random or purposeless, for they are all under the One Law which runs through all that is." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

8 "Our destiny is one: the perfection of a divine humanity that is one in origin and one in training." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

9 "The One is, in truth, beyond all statement: whatever you say would limit It. The All-transcending has no name….But if we do not grasp It by knowledge, that does not mean that we do not seize It at all." Plotinus Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

10 “God far transcends all intellectual conceptions of dividedness. On the contrary, THAT is, above all, One and One Alone.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

11 "Within the speck God can be seen. Within the man God can reign. Within Brahma both are found; yet all is one." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

12 "One radiant energy pervades and gives rise to all life." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

13 "A Sumerian prayer declared: 'Hear O ye regions….magnify the Creatress, exalt the dignified, exalt the Glorious One, draw nigh unto the Mighty Lady.'" The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (Barbara G. Walker)

14 "The universe and I came into being together, and I, and all things therein, are One." Chuang-Tzu The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions (August Karl Reischauer)

15 "Christianity, Hinduism, Kabbalah, alchemy…all admitted the existence of a unique 'ubiquitous agent', flowing through everything and from which everything issued. In other words, they already knew that matter was one and living." Francoise Bonardel, 'Alchemical Esotericism and the Hermeneutics of Culture' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

16 "The One that is all, forever remains: transcendent – beyond all; yet also immanent – within all." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

17 "All work is, indeed, performed as part of the One Work and on behalf of the One Worker." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

18 "There is one Divinity:…without parts, indivisible." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Second Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

19 "God is the oneness of the beginning and the end." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

20 "Despite its denial by man, the fact of oneness remains. From that unity, that one Source, is derived the God-Self of man, the Inner Ruler Immortal. From and through that Immortal Self, Power from the One Source is flowing." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

21 "The story of the unfolding of the divine One is as much a story about psychology as it is about mythology and metaphysics." The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

22 “Only One exists.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

23 "So seamlessly does the world, sacred and profane, arise in one piece that I can find no boundary – anywhere in the entire universe." Ken Wilber, Foreword Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

24 "Brahman, though one, is all things, as a single flame takes many different shapes." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

25 "In the context of wholeness, the opposites appear as no more than phases in an endless cycling process, for each turns incessantly into its opposite, exchanging places with it. Life…bends back upon itself to come, full circle, to the realization that all is one and all is well." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

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

27 "In the realm of the Clear Light (described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead), the mentality of a person in the ego-transcendent state enjoys a condition of balance, of perfect equilibrium, and of oneness." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

28 "'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)

29 "Essentially, our greatest hope has already been realized. Heaven is here and now, in our capacity to realize our oneness." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

30 "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)

31 "Primal Virtue is deep and far. It leads all things back toward the great oneness." Lao Tzu Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

32 "There is but One Universal Element, which is infinite, unborn, and undying, and all the rest – as in the world of phenomena – are but so many various differentiated aspects and transformations of that One, from cosmical down to microcosmical effects, from super-human to human and sub-human beings, the totality, in short, of objective existence." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

33 “The Divine One, which is the All of Us, is creating in every moment.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

34 "The movements are diverse and many, and the bodies differ one from another, but there is one ordered system which extends through all." Libellus XI:9 Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

35 “God is known as One.” The Zohar Collected Works (Carl Jung)

36 "An enlightened one sees the drama going on around them but is in no way afraid, repulsed or threatened by what is seen, because he or she penetrates the camouflage of drama to what lies behind. And what lies behind the drama is the One Light." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

37 "In the beginningless beginning there is timeless, spaceless, dimensionless, all-pervading eternal and infinite 'Oneness'". Unknown Man (Yatri)

38 "The ultimate truth of the Divine is Oneness." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

39 "Reality is basically an Absolute Oneness." The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions (August Karl Reischauer)

40 "The (quality) of the intuition can be covered by the word, universality, or the sense of universal Oneness." Glamour, A World Problem (Alice A. Bailey)

41 "The One manifests as the Many while never ceasing to be the One." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

42 "Everything has grown from this One, and through this One. It is the Uroboros, the serpent that fertilizes and gives birth to itself." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

43 "The many are but rays of the One, manifested centers of consciousness, channels of the One, each in its own measure." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

44 "God, the Master and Maker and Encompasser of all, is both One and all things;…for the whole which is made up of all things is one." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

45 "There is a direct linkage from the human heart into the Heart of the One." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

46 "There is only one consciousness in a cosmic sense." Saul-Paul Sirag, scientist The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

47 "Your Wholeness, your entire psyche, has one main directive – bring this separated one to the knowledge there is but One Self. There is but One." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

48 "All things partake of The One in absolute dependence." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

49 "I dwell within a world of unity. I know all souls are one." Atlantean chant A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

50 "When he perceiveth the diversified existence of beings as rooted in One, and spreading forth from it, then he reaches the Eternal." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

51 "A succinct definition of Hinduism might read, 'The Universe is profoundly One.'" The Religion Book, The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers (Jim Willis)

52 "The Spirit is the One who 'makes all things new.'" The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

53 "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)

54 "All is fundamentally one." Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese microbiologist The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

55 "The universe [is] held firm in the One unfolding Presence." The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs (Edward Carpenter)

56 "In the course of a traditional vision quest associated with a rite of passage, such as we find among many Native American peoples, the neophyte learns that the life he or she is to follow is that of the Holy One." Shamanic Voices, A Survey of Visionary Narratives (Joan Halifax, Ph.D.)

57 “The One Supreme Power manifesting throughout the cosmic organism should be considered as manifesting through all created things.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

58 "The One embraces all sides." The Zohar, The Book of Radiance The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

59 "Mankind, collectively and individually, is, with all manifested nature, the vehicle of the breath of the One Universal Principle." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

60 "The universal God is one, yet he is more than one; all things are God; all things are one. By the sweet breaths of God all life is bound in one; so if you touch a fiber of a living thing you send a thrill from center to the outer bounds of life." ch. 28, vs.4-5, Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

61 "The concept of a divine, or 'Christ' mind, is the idea that, at our core, we are not just identical, but actually the same being. 'There is only one begotten Son' doesn't mean that someone else was it, and we're not. It means we're all it. There's only one of us here." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

62 "There is only one force which integrates the entire universe in all the myriad forms of manifestation." The Garden of the Golden Flower, The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment (Longfield Beatty)

63 "Who is the Creator? The One God." Rabbi Bachya ibn Paquda Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

64 “Everything is One.” The Book of Comarius Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

65 "Each of us is the light of the world, and by joining our minds in this light we proclaim the Kingdom of God together and as one." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

66 "You are a One who contains the Many." The Search for the Beloved (Jean Houston)

67 "All created things, every one of them, cannot be looked at, in their nature and action, without the same reality being found in their innermost being – like sunlight in the fragments of a broken mirror – one beneath its multiplicity." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

68 "The Great Mother (of the pre-Iron Age) was seen as the 'One', the creatrix of all things and the ultimate source of life and death. Her Oneness was bound to the realm of nature as the unconscious personification of it." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

69 "One is All, by him is all, and for him is all, and in him is all." Early Alchemical saying The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

70 "The one and only has many faces." The Spiritual Universe (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph. D.)

71 "'Only One Cosmos' – this slogan, indeed, is a guide for truly human behavior." Dialogue on Life, Buddhist Perspectives on Life and the Universe (Daisaku Ikeda)

72 "No matter how different forms may appear, the Life of this universe is One Life." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

73 "The glory of that One Reality [is] ablaze in the humblest of growing things." The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

74 "Behind our apparent individuality and separateness there is one transcendent unity that is consciousness." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

75 "Those who choose the approach of oneness in their outlook see a profound interrelationship between all aspects of life. Not denying the appearance of duality, they claim that it is more fruitful to experience the underlying oneness behind the appearance." Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

76 "All gestures, words, acts and events are equivalent in value – all are manifestations of the one consciousness which pervades everything." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

77 "All is the play of the unitive life force in its various manifestations." The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

78 "There is one, absolute, infinite, eternal Being, which is manifested in all the different forms of nature and human life. The object of life is to realize the absolute, indivisible unity of this one Being." Christ in India: Essays Towards a Hindu-Christian Dialogue (Bede Griffiths)

79 "Truth is one single thing and it is also many things for our sakes who learn this one thing in love through many things." The Gospel of Philip (3rd century Christian Gnostic sacramental catechism) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

80 "Every creature reacts to and acts upon its environment, for all is one." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

81 "An ultimate existence pervades all the boundaries of the universe, and all people and all things are of one essence." Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions (Jeffrey Moses)

82 "Remember, there's only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withhold from others, we withhold from ourselves." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

83 "The Earth is our planetary home and our global village. An entire generation of men and women of goodwill made sure that through their political, artistic, and spiritual activities, the idea of the One Humanity was clearly sounding during this period of the late 1960's and early 1970's. One of the greatest contributions that the generation of the 'flower children' made was to bring to the forefront of human affairs this sense of a world community. The 'We are all One' frame of reference…has indeed synthesized its way into the collective human orientation." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

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

85 "Look to each other, respect one another from the vantage point of a shared Earth – Earth as partner, not object; as Master Teacher, as the ideal One." The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

86 "What all schools of wisdom and spirituality have taught us is true. All is one." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

87 "There is only one Self feeling all pain or enjoying all success." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

88 "This is one great use for memory, to recall the oneness of life." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

89 "All the sounds of nature blend themselves into one tone." The Astral Body (Arthur E. Powell)

90 "They who see but One in all the changing manifoldness of this universe, unto them belongs eternal truth: unto none else, unto none else." Katha Upanishad The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

91 "A gardener or farmer plants his seeds underground and, in due course, the new plants appear and complete their cycle of growth, which is generally consummated in the production of more seeds. The One Life, the One Law and the One Energy, to which the name 'God' has been given, would seem similarly to provide for the innermost selves of humanity the conditions necessary for the germination and development of their limitless, but at first seed-like deific powers. These conditions have some analogy with those provided for the seed of a plant when it is planted in the soil." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

92 "Diverse entities…have emerged from an original One in whom they can and eventually must be reabsorbed or reintegrated." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

93 "He is the one God, hidden in all creatures, all pervading, the self within all, watching over all works, shadowing all creatures, the witness, the perceiver, the only one." Svetasvatara Upanishad The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs (Edward Carpenter)

94 "Despite ordinary appearances, our inner life and the outer life of the world are deeply interrelated….in some sense, All is One." Saints and Madmen: Psychiatry Opens its Doors to Religion (Russell Shorto)

95 "When I gained the unshakable belief that there is no death, that all life is indivisible, that the here and hereafter are one, that time and eternity are inseparable, that this is one unobstructed universe, then I found the most satisfying and convincing philosophy of my entire life." The Power of Positive Thinking and The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)

96 “In the one thing are hidden all parts.” Laurentius Ventura, 16th century Venetian physician Collected Works (Carl Jung)

97 "You will continually find yourself with opportunities to acknowledge that all of us are one until you make it a part of your life creed and act according to its promptings." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

98 "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 (Huston Smith)

99 "All…had its origin in one germinating wholeness of being." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

100 "There is ultimately one single physical reality developing in the cosmos, one single monad." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite