"Beginning as ever with the study of the microcosm as the clue to the macrocosm, but seeking at the same time to envisage the macrocosm in order to understand the microcosm, man will some day establish an intelligent relation to the whole of which he is a part and with conscious cooperation. Thus the higher mind and the lower mind, the abstract and the concrete, the subjective and the objective will be brought into a functioning unity and man will be whole."
The Destiny of the Nations
(Alice A. Bailey)
“For this age we must have a doctrine of synthesis, a code actuated and dominated by the spirit of unification.”
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
(Manly P. Hall)
"The ordered system in which each and all by the supreme Artist's skill are wrought together into a single whole yields a divinely musical harmony, sweet and true."
(Walter Scott, translator)
"The body shows that every individual function exists for the whole….The members of the body are inescapably dependent on each other; what they do for each other gives meaning to their individuality."
The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians
"The natural contours of your psyche are quite aware of the inner sweep and flow of your life, and its relationship with every other creature alive. Intuitively, each person is born with the knowledge that he or she is not only worthwhile, but fits into the context of the universe in the most precise and beautiful of fashions."
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
"The recognition of the part as whole, and of the whole in every part is perfectly natural, for it is the way God thinks, and what is natural to Him is natural to you."
A Course in Miracles
(Helen Schucman and William Thetford)
"This wholeness of our being can never be grasped adequately at a single point of time, but needs to be perceived as it changes, moves, evolves, and involves from birth to death and death to birth."
Return of the Goddess
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)
"The Divinity within all life innately relates each of us to every other living thing, and every other living thing to us, in true kinship."
Kinship With All Life
(J. Allen Boone)
"Pursue the line of conduct marked out by the strictest integrity, as regards the interests of the whole." Last words of Lorenzo de Medici (d. 1492), poet and prince of Florence, Italy
Last Words of Saints and Sinners
"All That Is is alive within the least of Itself….It endows all of Its creations with Its own abilities that then act as inspiration, impetus, guiding lines and principles, by which these parts then seek to further create themselves."
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
"Whether we call him Person, or Sacerdotium, or Magna Matter, or by any other grammatically masculine, feminine or neuter names, 'That' of which our powers are measures is a syzygy of conjoint principles, without composition or duality. These conjoint principles…become contraries only when we descend from the silent level of the Non-duality to speak in terms of subject and object and to recognize the many separate and individual existences that the All or Universe presents to our physical organs of perception. And since this finite totality can only be logically and not really divided from its infinite source, 'That One' can also be called an 'Integral Multiplicity' and 'Omniform Light.'" Ananda Coomaraswamy, 'Hinduism and Buddhism'
Spectrum of Consciousness
"As the smallest grain of dust is bound up with our entire solar system, drawn along with it in that undivided movement….so all organized beings, from the humblest to the highest, from the first origins of life to the time in which we are, and in all places as in all times, do but evidence a single impulsion." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), professor at College de France
A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1
(Dagobert D. Runes, editor)
"Nobility, in the deepest and truest sense of the word, is the capacity to serve the purpose of a Greater Whole-in-the-making." Dane Rudhyar, composer and author, 'The Transformation of Karma into Dharma'
Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
(Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)
"This planet of ours is a vital living thing. Mother Earth is literally a living, conscious being, a great living organism." Walter Ernest Butler (1898-1978)
Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages
"All such parts (of living organisms), right down to the level of single electrons, must be looked upon as potentially, if not intrinsically, alive and almost inevitably serving in their respective ranks as vital units of the sublimely hierarchical structure of the living body-mind."
Seven Mysteries of Life, An Exploration in Science and Philosophy
"The alchemist…knew definitely that as part of the whole he had an image of the whole in himself."
"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