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1 "The more we observe how the microscopic world of living cells and bacteria interact with the macroscopic world of the planet, the clouds and atmosphere, winds, tornadoes, ocean currents and the great wild jungles, the more our vision shifts to one of a total and wondrous whole – a living organism." Unknown Man (Yatri)

2 "Prayer is a pure act of the will, seeking an integral understanding of and union with the Whole, the One." Gerald Heard (1889-197), English author and philosopher, 'A Preface to Prayer' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

3 "The universe and our total beings interpenetrate." Dane Rudhyar, 'The Sun Is Also a Star' Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

4 "I saw life moving as one. The earth, the stars, the sun all lived as scintillating replicas of an even more magnificent wholeness." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

5 "Nothing is separate, except for the 'sense' of separateness, a feeling which is readily disproven." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

6 "During the night we all return to that original unconscious wholeness out of which we (and the ego) were born." Ariadne's Clue, A Guide to the Symbols of Humankind (Anthony Stevens)

7 "The essential point emerging from the observations and conclusions of today's science is that the fundamental drive behind human progress and purpose issues from a continuous rise in levels of organization." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

8 “The unity of all things, their unity within diversity, had been postulated by the [Greek] Eleatic School in the sixth century b.c.” Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

9 "What we encounter in everyday life are not discrete individuals and solid objects, but integral aspects of a unified energetic field." The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

10 "Wholeness comes first, multiplicity later; the many derive from the one." Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief (Huston Smith)

11 "We are all roommates, cohabitating in a universe of unbroken wholeness." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

12 "Remain always true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourself united with all those who, from every direction, every culture, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge." Pierre Teilhard deChardin to Jean Houston A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story (Jean Houston)

13 "Even the smallest acts and the least chores have a significance in the great household of the cosmos." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

14 "The entire universe has to be thought of as an unbroken whole. In this whole, each element that we can abstract in thought shows basic properties that depend on its overall environment, in a way that is much more reminiscent of how the organs constituting living beings are related, than it is of how parts of a machine interact." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

15 "I do want to think in terms of the whole world. My patriotism includes the good of mankind in general….Isolated independence is not the goal of the world States; it is voluntary interdependence. The better mind of the world desires today not absolutely independent States, warring one against another, but a federation of friendly, interdependent States." Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian statesman, mystic The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

16 "Each particle of consciousness is dependent upon every other. The strength of one adds to the strength of all. The weakness of one weakens the whole. The energy of one recreates the whole. The striving of one increases the potentiality of everything that is." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

17 "Every law in the universe…..extends through the entirety of the universe." The Unobstructed Universe (Stewart Edward White)

18 "The world is an integrated whole, not a collection of parts….Individuals and nations are not separate; everyone and everything is interconnected." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

19 "It is the attraction of the whole that has set everything in motion in me, has animated and given organic form to everything. It is because I feel the whole and love it passionately that I believe in the primacy of being – and that I cannot admit that life meets a final check – and that I cannot look for a lesser reward than this whole itself." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "However far science pushes its discovery of the 'essential fire' and however capable it becomes some day of remodelling and perfecting the human element, it will always find itself in the end facing the same problem – how to give to each and every element its final value by grouping them in the unity of an organised whole." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

21 "The 'whole' comprises and embraces all beings. Without and outside this whole, there is no true being. All things have their being in the whole, for it is the essence of all things." Julius Pfeiffer, 'Theologia deutsch' Mystics after Modernism (Rudolf Steiner)

22 "The one ever becomes many and the many are ever reunited with and in the one. This process constitutes wholeness." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

23 "Each heart is a world. You find all within yourself that you find without. The world that surrounds you is the magic glass of the world within you." Johann Lavater (1741-1801) Wisdom for Life (Lynette Evans, editor)

24 "You are linked together with all sentient beings." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

25 "All over the world one can find temples constructed as three-dimensional mandalas. One can also find labyrinths, which are circular walkways created from sacred geometry. Walking in them allows you to become part of an integrating mandala reflecting universal wholeness." Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite