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1 "The world of the shaman is one of cosmic unity and a sense of love….It is the same world of the Christian mystics of the medieval times. It is the same world of the great Eastern saints." Michael J. Harner The Roots of Consciousness (Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.)

2 "Every part of the part contains knowledge of the whole of the Whole." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

3 "A gradual and steady growth in group consciousness and responsibility, a submergence of the wishes of the personal self and the manifestation of a loving spirit characterise those who are oriented towards the divine whole." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

4 “The bond of unity intimately relates all beings.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

5 "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)

6 "We are inherently connected with all other beings on this planet. Within nature, we are all interrelated, inexplicably linked together to form the miraculous whole called earth. This awareness enables us to fulfill our destinies within the human collective – while contributing our uniqueness to the healing of the world." Helen Hunt, M.A., 'Living from the Heart' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

7 "Undoubtedly, the most fundamental principle of Judaism's entire visionary way is that the cosmos is a coherent and meaningful whole." Edward Hoffman As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

8 "All now appears as one great connected and interrelated whole." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

9 "From the master Ashtavakra: 'You pervade the universe and the universe exists in you. You are by nature Pure Consciousness. Do not be small-minded!'" The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

10 "The whole environment participates in the nature of each of its occasions." Adventures of Ideas (Alfred North Whitehead)

11 "See yourselves fitting into your rightful place, giving what you have to give to the whole, and so feel part and parcel of that wonderful wholeness, no longer separate or divided, One in thought, word, and deed." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

12 "The Tibetans have a practice where, on the outbreath, you are actually supposed to mix the mind with all space, or mix the mind and sky. This means, when you breathe out, you simply feel your separate identity going out with the breath and then dissolving into the sky in front of you – dissolving, in other words, into the entire universe. It's very powerful." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

13 "Could it be that the human heart and the world's heart are one in their self-surpassing? We believe that they are. As we grow in love and strength, we become vehicles for the world's growth." The Life We Are Given, A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul (George Leonard and Michael Murphy)

14 "The Savior replied, 'Every nature, every modeled form, every creature, exists in and with each other….Anyone with two ears able to hear should listen!" The Gospel of Mary, 2:2-5 The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle (Karen L. King)

15 "The human, in the act of knowing, of attaining knowledge, actually participates in the creation of the world, contributing something indispensable to the wholeness of being. Cognition is world generative and, through the pure moral impulses it produces, it is equally world restorative." The Imagination of Pentecost: Rudolf Steiner & Contemporary Spirituality (Richard Leviton)

16 "Just as with the distribution of information in a hologram, each portion of ourselves and our universe contains the information of the whole." The Sphinx and The Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision (David Loye)

17 "The universe exists in each of its individual atoms." H. B., anonymous author Cosmic Consciousness (Richard M Bucke)

18 "In that fullness of unity the whole is fully present in the part." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

19 "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with each other." The Gospel of Mary The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

20 "Earth has dynamic form, each aspect of which uniquely identifies its own existence as separate and yet as linked to all life." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

21 “The one real world is always there in its undivided wholeness.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

22 "Like a huge fire that is fed by what should normally extinguish it, or like a mighty torrent which is swelled by the very obstacles placed to stem it, so the tension engendered by the encounter between man and God dissolves, bears along and volatilises created things and makes them all, equally, serve the cause of union." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

23 "Behind all multiplicity in Hinduism there is always the underlying indivisible and eternal unity of all things." The Essential Mystics (Andrew Harvey)

24 "Life is a triumph of cooperation and creativity. Indeed, since the creation of the first nucleated cells, evolution has proceeded through ever more intricate arrangements of cooperation and coevolution." The Web of Life, A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Fritjof Capra)

25 "The moving finger of God in human history points ever in the same direction. There must be community." Howard Thurman Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite