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1 "The universe is a vast hologram, with the potential of the totality accessible in each of its myriad fragments." Translators The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

2 "Everything that lives lives not alone, nor for itself." William Blake (1757-1827), English poet, 'The Book of Thel', plate 3, 1.26 Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 4th edition (Angela Partington, editor)

3 "If enough of us can perceive the new view of wholeness emerging in our times and absorb it into our consciousness so that it permeates our world view, and hence our attitudes and actions, our new vision cannot help but reflect in world attitudes and conditions. As we ourselves become whole and live as intrinsic parts of the Whole, we can begin to re-establish wholeness in our tragically fragmented and divided world." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

4 "Intellect can give us knowledge, but wisdom is based on experience that, if reflected on deeply enough, leads us to paradox and the recognition of the unity that exists." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

5 "In human beings there is the sign of all things; the human being is like a particularly finely polished diamond, in which all the world is reflected." Heinrich Schipperges Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

6 "Each of us is a microcosm of the macrocosm – containing bits of all that exists in the universe." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

7 "Beware of the blindness to the unity that binds us." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

8 "Everywhere are to be found centres of force, and the idea can be extended from such a force centre as a chemical atom, on and up through varying grades and groups of such intelligent centres, to humanity, and thence to the Life which is manifesting through the system. Thus is demonstrated a marvellous and synthesised Whole." The Consciousness of the Atom (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "If we see the opposites in ourselves, we are less likely to judge and blame others. If we have identified too closely with the light, have too idealized an image of ourselves, then our shadow will surely come up and hit us on the backside. The same is true if we have identified with our negative side; we could be struck from behind by our goodness. Either position is a denial of our wholeness." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

10 "Initiation, which used to be an individual, secret matter, has now become a collective process taking place in the open minds and lives of many modern people. This marks the beginning of a cycle leading back to the wholeness that characterized early humanity." Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art, and Tarot (Vicki Noble)

11 "The world as you see it is a reflection of what you are, a reflection not in glass but in three-dimensional reality." The Nature of Personal Reality (Jane Roberts)

12 "You are one with all there is. You are both an individual and a world, one soul and all souls, one heart and all hearts, one mind and all minds." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

13 "Each man's spirit (though included in diverse bodies) is made all one by the immediate, and first emanation or Universal beam of Unity; and Union in Nature can no more be severed or disjoined, than the bright stream which issues from the center of the Sun." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

14 "We each have an opportunity right now to contribute to the evolution of ourselves, our species, and the planet as a whole. Everyone is needed. Everyone's genius fits into some evolving need of the whole system." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Awakening to Our Genius: The Heroine's Journey' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

15 "This deep connection between the individual human organism and the cosmos suggested by various esoteric traditions has been expressed in the famous statements 'As above, so below' or 'As without, so within'. The observations from modern consciousness research have shed new light on this ancient mystical concept….Transpersonal psychology has discovered that in holotropic ['tending toward wholeness'] states it is possible to identify experientially with just about any aspect of physical reality, past and present, as well as various aspects of other dimensions of existence. It has confirmed that the entire cosmos is in a mysterious way encoded in the psyche of each of us and becomes accessible in deep systematic self-exploration." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

16 "In the holographic domain, each organism represents in some manner the universe, and each portion of the universe represents in some manner the organism within it." Karl Pribram, 'What the Fuss is All About' The Alchemy of Healing (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

17 "The most basic truth regarding our Earth-home is that all living things, in some manner, are related to each other. This fact, while..important as a physical principle, carries implications even of a spiritual nature." The Web of Life (John H. Storer)

18 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

19 "The world is the result of a multidimensional creative venture, a work of art in which each person and creature, and each particle, plays a living part." The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

20 "There are many parts to a body and every part is necessary for the smooth running of the whole. In a community there is need for many different types to make up the perfect whole." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

21 "In relating the things of the earth to the celestial, and those of heaven to the inferior, the Chaldeans have shown in the mutual affections between these parts of the universe (which are separated in space but not in essence) the harmony that unites them in a sort of musical accord." Philo Judaeus The History of Magic and the Occult (Kurt Seligmann)

22 "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." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

23 "Every one is a living mirror of the universe, every monad reflecting every other." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

24 "A human being can never truly exist singly. On overt or subtle levels, he is linked to the destiny of the human race as a whole." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

25 "We live not in this physique only, but in all bodies, all physiques of the world." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite