"Soul is an aspect of every form of life from a Logos to an atom….Brotherhood is a fact in nature, not an ideal."
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
(Alice A. Bailey)
"The network is a pattern that is common to all life. Wherever we see life, we see networks."
The Hidden Connections
"We are not only a link among many others, but a vital, creative factor in the vast cosmic drama, capable and indeed called upon to play a dynamic part in the world toward the building up of all into one harmonious whole." Jeanine Miller, 'The Relevance of the Vedas to Modern Man'
The American Theosophist
"We are to recognize in this whole universe a reflection magnified of our own most inward nature; so that we are indeed its ears, its eyes, its thinking, and its speech – or, in theological terms, God's ears, God's eyes, God's thinking, and God's Word."
Myths To Live By
"According to the theosophical perspective, the universe is one – living, intelligent and intelligible, multileveled, and comprised of beings that, together with the universe itself, co-evolve toward a higher life." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'
Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony
(V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)
"Working with every conceivable kind of insect and animal from the protozoa upward, biologists have discovered a world of wondrously vast and orderly linkages and feedback loops between our environment and all organisms."
The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision
"Everything that happens, happens in the same 'one world' and is a part of it. For this reason events must possess an a priori aspect of unity."
"No element could move and grow except with and by all the others with itself."
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"Mankind is interdependent and the happiness of each depends upon the happiness of all, and it is this lesson that humanity has to learn today as the first and last lesson." Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927), 'The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Art of Personality'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"The essence of mystical contemplation is summed up in these two experiences – union with the flux of life and union with the Whole in which all the lesser realities are resumed – and these experiences are well within your reach…for this act, St. Thomas Aquinas taught, is proper to all – is, indeed, the characteristic human activity." Evelyn Underhill, 'Practical Mysticism'
Divine Light and Love
(Peter Roche deCoppens)
"Cosmic Consciousness involves an attention-widening so that the whole cosmos is perceived as a unity, and one's place in this whole is simultaneously perceived."
Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences
"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
"Pertinent findings speak of a hitherto unsuspected form and level of coherence in nature. This kind of coherence means a quasi-instantaneously synchronized state, with nonconventional connections between the parts that make up a system, and between the systems and their environment. Such connections seem to obtain over all finite distances and finite times, and they suggest that the 'nonlocality' discovered in the microscopic domain of the quantum may extend into the macroscopic domains of life, mind, and cosmos. Nature, it appears, is made up as a nested hierarchy of nonlocally connected coherent systems."
The Connectivity Hypothesis
"Without a belief in, and the radical cultivation of, mystical consciousness and the insights into the interconnectedness of all reality in sacred joy and sacred love that it alone can bring, we will not be able to develop the necessary awareness to help us solve the terrible problems that threaten our lives and the very life of the planet."
The Essential Gay Mystics
(Andrew Harvey, Editor)
"If I put a person on a pedestal, I feel separated and somehow less than him or her. Likewise, if I look down on someone, for whatever reason, I separate myself. It is possible to see others on the same level, not looking up or down. When I do this I can see others as equally valuable parts of the whole fabric of reality of which we are all a tiny part."
Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions
(Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)
"Holistic consciousness perceives human existence as an aspect of a unitary, cosmic organism."
Return of the Goddess
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)
"Through the years, people have related, oh, five hundred or six hundred near-death experiences to me. When people come back out of that experience of light, they'll often say that they have a sense that everything is interconnected. In some way that's hard to put into words, we're all the same. We all share one mind. And it doesn't stop with people, it has to do, too, with trees and plants and living things." Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Angels: The Mysterious Messengers
(Rex Hauck, editor)