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1 "Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, the Many Are the One." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

2 "Godhead is granted as a gift to all things. It flows over in shares of goodness to all. And it becomes differentiated in a unified way. It is multiplied and yet remains singular. It is dispensed to all without ceasing to be a unity….God is indivisible multiplicity, the unified overfullness, which produces, perfects, and preserves all unity and all multiplicity….In fact, He is the one God who dwells indivisibly in every individual and who is in Himself undifferentiated unity with no commixture and no multiplication arising out of His presence among the many." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

3 "I saw all forms gathered within the Form of God. Thus one great Form appeared." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "There is only one Source of That Which Is, and the one Source IS That Which Is." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

5 "All things started from one beginning." Origen The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

6 "God is absolutely One – in fact, Oneness." Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

7 "That which is neither Spirit nor matter – that is It – the Causeless Cause of Spirit and Matter, which are the Cause of Kosmos. And That we call the One Life or the Intra-Cosmic Breath." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

8 "One of the main necessities…at this time is to endeavour to think in terms of the one Reality." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "The One underlies all the diversities of external nature." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

10 "One infinite… Reality underlies and unites all that is or can ever be." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

11 "This whole essence is but one thing only, like the mind of a man. Even as he is in soul and body, so also is this whole essence." Jacob Boehme Collected Works (Carl Jung)

12 “God is one and he dispenses his oneness to every part of the universe as well as to its totality, to the single as well as to the multiple. He is one in an unchanging and transcendent way.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

13 "There is only One Body. One Being. Always remember that." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

14 "We are all part of One; we are One." Erich Fromm, 'The Art of Loving' Saints and Madmen: Psychiatry Opens its Doors to Religion (Russell Shorto)

15 "We all move as one, and let us priase life that it is so." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

16 "Hand in hand, we journey down the river of our lives toward the vast Ocean of Oneness that is our source and our destiny." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

17 "From the One Life formless and uncreate, proceeds the Universe of lives." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

18 "What we are seeking is something that is One, that is organic….In these latter days, this is what many souls are saying." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

19 "Whether we read the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, or the New Testament, we find ourselves in exactly the same atmosphere as regards the meaning and nature of the spiritual life: it is that which knows the oneness." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

20 "All cycles of experience are interlinked and are the expression of one immutable law." Mandala (Jose and Miriam Arguelles)

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

22 "There is One Flame but many sparks of differing brightness within that Flame. Such is the glory of the great Eternal One." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "Deep ecology is supported by modern science…but it is rooted in a perception of reality that goes beyond the scientific framework to an intuitive awareness of the oneness of all life, the interdependence of its multiple manifestations and its cycles of change and transformation." Fritjof Capra, 'The Turning Point' As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

24 "We are, in fact, all part of one thing, all different materializations of the one life." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

25 "Consciousness is One." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

26 "Through the steadfast practice of Mindfulness we may centre ourselves in this Oneness in which the light of insight scatters the shadows of external discrimination, and differences no longer divide, but enrich and unite." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

27 "The universe is a uni-verse, there is nothing else: it is one-only….and everything is connected to everything else." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

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

29 "The condensation and differentiation of the One Body as many is the Divine Incarnations among sentient beings." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction Tibetan Book of the Dead (W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)

30 "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)

31 "The Divine One is the 'One who is with us', Emmanuel, 'God with us.'" The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

32 "We are one in spirit...we can experience Oneness with all of life everywhere." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

33 "Krishna…laid down in the 'Gita' the simple rules whereby depression and doubt can be overcome. They may be briefly summarised as follows: a. Know thyself to be the undying One. b. Control thy mind, for through that mind the undying One can be known. c. Learn that the form is but the veil which hides the splendour of Divinity. d. Realize that the One Life pervades all forms so that there is no death, no distress, no separation." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

34 "An infinite multiplicity is a power of the infinite Oneness." A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought (Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)

35 "The Spirit of eternity is One." ch. 163, v. 31a Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

36 "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)

37 "The whole cosmos and all its forms are…creations of divine mind, outstreamings of one heart-fire." Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

38 "Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many." Shankara The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

39 "The overall number of inner selves is but one." Ken Wilber, Foreword Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

40 "The multiple rises, attracted and incorporated by the 'Already One.'" Building the Earth (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

41 "We each are unique AND we all are one." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

42 "While the consciousness identifies itself with forms, it appears to be multiple; when it identifies itself as life, it stands forth as one." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

43 "It is clear that the Universe is nudging us to seek more meaningful relationships based on the principle of oneness – one human family." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

44 "Following the best intuitions of all traditions, scientific and spiritual, let us all search, with mutual respect, for the one truth." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

45 "All the individual forms that make their appearances belong to one single whole." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

46 "In the structure of the world and in nature generally,…purpose and unconscious teleology can be recognized….The universe is a kind of organism." Dietrich vonEngelhardt, 'Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

47 "Were I given a hundred thousand tongues instead of one, and the hundred thousand multiplied twentyfold, a hundred thousand times would I say, and say again, the Lord of all the worlds is one." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Hymns of Guru Nanak' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

48 "The One is all-pervading and without division." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

49 "According to Plotinus the supreme source of the world is the One." Willis Barnstone The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

50 "There is but one Magnet in the universe, and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

51 "God Is oneness….God is our shared heart and mind….those who see their oneness with just one other living thing cannot fail to see God." Hugh and Gayle Prather', 'God is Love' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

52 "God is One and All." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

53 "The cosmos is one, unique, and could not be otherwise, as it reflects the Oneness of its Cause." Keith Critchlow, 'The Platonic Tradition' Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science (Christopher Bamford, editor)

54 "An infinite divine reality – call it Brahman, God, or the One – underlies all that is and is the ultimate nature of all that is; we humans, as part of it, have an infinite origin and destiny; and these things can be known through wisdom, for they are our heritage and our very selves." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

55 "You can lose sight of oneness, but can not make sacrifice of its reality." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

56 "Understand and know at last that We Are All One. The human race, and all of Life, is a unified field. It is all One Thing." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

57 "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)

58 "The beginning of all things is one and the end of all things is one, and the end and the beginning are the same." Hippocrates The Way of The Earth, Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought (T. C. McLuhan)

59 "The greater our awareness, the more our perception of multiplicity dissolves." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

60 "The Law for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Cosmos, from the sun to the glow-worm in the grass, is One." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

61 "Let all Nature hear the Hymn…let every bar of the Abyss be opened…I will hymn the Lord of Creation, the All and One…let the immortal Cycle of God receive my praise…Let us all together give praise to him….powers of mine, hymn the One and All…Your own Word through me hymns You." 'The Hymn of Regeneration', Corpus Hermeticum The Mystery Religions and Christianity (Samuel Angus)

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

63 "Everything is multiplicity within unity….In the image of God who created them, all beings are at once one and many from the galaxy to the electron." Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest, 'Abide in Love' Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

64 "The cause of almost all human destructiveness and sorrow can be traced to absence of the knowledge that division is an error and oneness is the fact concerning human life – indeed all life." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

65 "All around us, as far as the eye can see, the universe holds together, and only one way of considering it is really possible, that is, to take it as a whole, in one piece." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

66 "There is one God who created and framed all things…into a being." The Second Book of Hermas, Command I, v. 1 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

67 "The one cause – which is the Whole – is what existence is and what we are." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

68 “Pelagios asks: ‘Why speak ye of the manifold matter? The substance of natural things is one.’” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

69 "In the manifold unity of universal life, the innumerable individualities distinguished by their variations, are, nevertheless, united in such a manner that the whole is one, and everything proceeds from Unity." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

70 "According to the Zohar, the Kabbalistic Book of Splendor, when you hold on to the Divine Energy and push through the narrow feeling of otherness to the side of oneness, the glory of God is raised up in all realms of existence." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

71 "What we know of ourselves and the universe in which we live is an integral part of the One's own Self-revealing, Self-knowing state….The One knows itself through us – through our eyes, and ears, and minds, through our entire being." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

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

73 "According to the Indian view, our separateness from each other in space and time here on earth – our multitude – is but a secondary, deluding aspect of the truth, which is that in essence we are of one being, one ground." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

74 "How truly the Lord is one." Edgar Cayce A Million Years to the Promised Land (Robert W. Krajenke)

75 "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)

76 "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)

77 "In descending to finitude, the singularity of the Infinite splays into multiplicity – the One becomes the many. The parts of the many are virtues, for they retain in lesser degree the signature of the One's perfection." The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition (Huston Smith)

78 "Scientists are now beginning to recognize a oneness that lies beyond all perceived reality. The oneness is God, and our beingness lies within it." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

79 "The one divine Principle, the nameless That of the Vedas, is the universal Total." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

80 "I do KNOW of a power of a very personal nature and an irresistible influence. I call it 'God.' I use this term because it has been used for this kind of experience since time immemorial. From this point of view any gods, Zeus, Wotan, Allah, Yahweh, the Summum Bonum, etc., have their intrinsic truth. They are different and more or less differentiated expressions or aspects of one ineffable truth." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1951-1961 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

81 "The absolute, the intelligible, lies at the centre, in the direction in which everything is heightened to the point of being but one." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

82 "Fundamentally all is one, all beings are one." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

83 “All the evidence seems to tell us that all of nature does indeed function by virtue of one fundamental force.” The Secret Power of Music (David Tame)

84 "We are part of the One, never apart from the One Life." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

85 "The function of Love is one." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

86 "All is one life." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

87 “Plato maintained that the One is All-Being.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

88 "We who dwell on this earth belong to one humanity; There is but one God, and we are His children." Sant Darshan Singh, 'The Cry of the Soul' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

89 "The consciousness of this inner unity, the recognition of the One Self dwelling equally in all, is the one sure foundation of Brotherhood." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

90 "Anaximenes of Miletus, son of Eurastratos, who had been an associate of Anaximander, said, like him, that the underlying substance was one and infinite." Fragments of Anaximenes (ca. 585-525 bce), Milesian philosopher A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

91 "There can be only One witness, One perceiver, and that is the one God hidden in all creatures." The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs (Edward Carpenter)

92 "The universe is one mighty, inconceivable medium." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

93 "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)

94 "All the breathing, the pulses, the rhythms and movements of the natural world on earth or in astronomical spaces are variations of the one universal pulse, which gives rise to them." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

95 "Art is the humble and marvelous image of the cosmic order itself….The spirit of the forms is one." Elie Faure Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

96 "Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air diffusing itself, question the beauty of the sky….question all these realities. All respond: 'See, we are beautiful.' Their beauty is a profession. These beauties are subject to change. Who made them if not the Beautiful One who is not subject to change? St. Augustine, Sermo 241, 2 Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

97 "There is only one eternal moment – an eternal love, spirit, or consciousness – that constantly becomes seer and scenery." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

98 "Natural magnetism…will draw the pilgrim irresistibly along the road from the Many to the One." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

99 "All boundaries that we ordinarily perceive in the universe are arbitrary and ultimately illusory. The entire cosmos is in its deepest nature a single entity of unimaginable dimensions, Absolute Consciousness." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

100 "One nourishes many sides, thus All is One." The Zohar, Isaac Myer's translation The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite