"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.)
"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)
"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)
"The whole environment participates in the nature of each of its occasions."
Adventures of Ideas
(Alfred North Whitehead)
"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
"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
"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
"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)
"Behind all multiplicity in Hinduism there is always the underlying indivisible and eternal unity of all things."
The Essential Mystics