"In a way, the world is like a multidimensional, exotic plant growing in space and time, each thought, dream, imaginative encounter, hope or fear, growing naturally into its own bloom – a plant of incredible variety, never for a moment the same, in which each smallest root, leaf, stem or flower has a part to play and is connected with the whole."
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
"Jung spoke of the 'Unus mundus' and Neumann of 'Unitary Reality'. In such a biopsychic organismic system, the single personal unity is contained like a cell in an organism. It is viable functionally only by virtue of being contained in and sustained by the total system."
Return of the Goddess
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)
"A mystical experience is all-embracing…It is a realization – with one's whole being – that all things are one, a universe, an organic whole into which the self fits."
Mysticism, Its History and Challenge
"The ancient and long-obsolete idea of man as a microcosm contains a supreme psychological truth that has yet to be discovered…..An inkling of this is to be found in the words of Origen: 'Understand that thou art a second world in miniature, and that the sun and the moon are within thee, and also the stars.' (Homiliae in Leviticum)" 'Psychology of the Transference', CW 16
Basic Writings of C G Jung
(V S DeLasslo, editor)
"Each level of the universal hierarchy of beings contains all possible reality, in each case from a different aspect."
Modern Esoteric Spirituality
(Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)
"A worldwide communications network now links the people of the earth in a way unimaginable one hundred years ago. And there is clear evidence of an emerging segment of society which holds a holistic vision of human nature and ways of living."
Visions and Prophecies for a New Age
(Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)
"We are called to be a great living cloth of gold with not only the woof going from God to man and from man to God, but also the warp going from man to man." Baron Friedrich von Hugel, 'The Mystical Element in Religion'
Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations
(Margaret Pepper, editor)
"Perfect consciousness is perfect realization of the nature and relationship of parts to the fundamental unity in which they exist."
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)
"In some sense or other, this community of the actualities of the world means each happening is a factor in the nature of every other happening….We are in the world and the world is in us." Alfred N. Whitehead, 'Modes of Thought', Macmillan, 1968
Spectrum of Consciousness
"Light and energy and matter all over the universe are composed of moving interference patterns which literally bear the mark of all the other waves of light and energy and matter they've been in contact with, directly or indirectly. In other words, each part or instance of energy and matter encodes an image of the whole."
(John Briggs and F. David Peat)