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1 "All the principles of human reason unite and as it were concentre in the idea that God is one." A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

2 "All that lives and breathes evolves from the emanations of the One." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

3 "The I AM, the One, is the 'Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.'" The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

4 "So we say deep down the consciousness of mankind is one. This is a virtual certainty because even in the vacuum, matter is one; and if we don't see this it is because we are blinding ourselves to it." David Bohm Unknown Man (Yatri)

5 "The One loves us." The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space (John C. Lilly, M.D.)

6 "We all move as one, and let us priase life that it is so." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

7 "Actually there is only one single energy, one all-encompassing motivating force which lies at the root of our life's activity." Opening quotation, from a 1564 Preface to the Taoist text 'Can Tong Qi' The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

8 “There is but one single thing, one medicine.” ‘Abraham le Juif’, from the Paris codex (Fr. 14765) Collected Works (Carl Jung)

9 "The 'I' is ultimately the same in all of us. We are collectively one great being….This is why we are to 'love thy neighbor as thyself' – our neighbors are literally ourselves." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

10 "There is but one Spirit pervading space. Life and Form, its positive and negative poles, are one." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

11 "We are not simply physical forms, lost in and limited by the material world, but are in essence unlimited, eternal spiritual beings, a part of the oneness of all life." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

12 "Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air diffusing itself, question the beauty of the sky….question all these realities. All respond: 'See, we are beautiful.' Their beauty is a profession. These beauties are subject to change. Who made them if not the Beautiful One who is not subject to change? St. Augustine, Sermo 241, 2 Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

13 "Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many." Shankara The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

14 "John Wheeler has proposed a conception of the universe that he has called 'observer-participancy', or a closed-loop participatory universe in which – as quantum physics would have it – nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. In other words, the Creator and the Created are One." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

15 "Love in all its aspects is the symbol of the Logos as One….Whosoever expresses Love, brings spirit, which is One, into manifestation." Dion Fortune Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

16 "The multiplicity of things and events around us are simply expressions of one and the same ultimate reality, which rises above all ideas and images and is more than its manifestations." Mysticism, Its History and Challenge (Bruno Borchert)

17 "The One Cosmic Life-Consciousness, binding everything together, and permeating everything, flows through all." Lina Psaltis, introduction Dynamics of the Psychic World (Helena P. Blavatsky)

18 "And what if all of animated nature be but organic harps diversely framed, that tremble into thought, as over them sweeps plastc and vast, one intellectual breeze, at once the Soul of each, and God of All?" Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), 'The Eolian Harp' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

19 "Heaven, Earth, and I were produced together, and all things and I are one." Chuang Tzu (c. 300 bc), Chinese philosopher, from 'The Texts of Taoism', James Legge, translator, Dover 1962 Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

20 "Let the true light shine on me, so that I may see the glory, that glory which was there before the world began, and deign, O invisible One, to take shape within me, so that seeing your incomprehensible beauty, I shall possess your image,…so that I can become like unto you,…becoming myself a God by divine grace." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Logos' The Holy Fire, the Story of the Fathers of the Eastern Church (Robert Payne)

21 "According to the Indian view, our separateness from each other in space and time here on earth – our multitude – is but a secondary, deluding aspect of the truth, which is that in essence we are of one being, one ground." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

22 "The holy omnipresence of the Divine One [is] in all things." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

23 "You are a One who contains the Many." The Search for the Beloved (Jean Houston)

24 "The One to be praised, the Father-Mother, the One rich in mercy, takes form in its seed." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

25 "The grandiose concept of cooperative oneness [is] charged with the power of love and freedom unbounded." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite