Tomes have been written about what is modernly known as spirituality. Spirituality as a word is sometimes preferred over religion as the latter tends to be associated with fixed beliefs not subject to change in thousands of years.
Consciousness technology which is of course spiritual by nature stresses the viewpoint of the whole.
Orthodox science has mostly been an attempt to find out how things work by taking them apart and is bottom up, which is to say trying to find the smallest particles and elementary forces of existence and these should then add up to the whole. This is the search for the God particle or Higgs Boson through particle accelerators such as was happening at CERN in Geneva. We are not going that way.
We are sketching a philosophy and science and religion if you wish, that starts from the highest level we can conceive of. If we consider that truth can be approached by layers, then we find at the lowest level the solid aspects of the physical universe and at the highest level we find the heavenly melodies of the most exquisite beauty that can be imagined. At the highest level there is freedom, in fact infinity.
We will not try to re-invent the wheel so you will find a lot of times we will refer to others. Geniuses are basically guiding spirits, and if they do their job there is useful guidance. The aim here is to provide a fresh perspective on some things spiritual from the viewpoint of the whole. Spiritual, as we consider that the source of truth lies in that direction and not in more digging into the tiniest of the tiniest in a materialistic sense, even though eventually one will also find the truth that way.
The subject we are introducing here will not consider the world of the spirit as entirely different from the world of matter. So we may diverge from the classic mind over matter idea, which is based on the worlds of mind and matter being considered worlds apart.
This subject is based on knowledge gained by theorizing, experimenting and intuition from many sources. Modern science (main stream) is a limited approach to gaining knowledge as it only allows measurable items from a three-dimensional reality, it is mainly quantitative1. And when one starts looking beyond the glossy presentations, sleek science is full of holes-not just black holes. Modern science cannot even explain properly how a concert pianist works. Dr. Noel Huntley himself a physicist, psychologist and pianist, found out that at least one more dimension is needed to get close to any sound explanation at all.
Fortunately there is a new type of science emerging which no longer limits its view to what is called solid evidence but allows intuition and other ‘right-brain’ qualities to provide knowledge. There is no intrinsic reason why science should limit itself to knowledge gained by experimental methods. The word science itself merely means knowing. From Latin scientia, from scire ‘know’.
In the 21st century one can hardly afford to ignore the findings of quantum physics. Quantum physics changed physics but also by its implications effected all other sciences and philosophy, whether this was recognized or not. To sum up in a few words what they found, very much simplified: It became shockingly clear that there is no such thing as an objective universe.
We will come back to what subjective-objective means exactly, but it should be clear that the integrating part is the spirit.
If you are not familiar with the science of physics, the principles are easily explained. In experiments it was shown that the conscious observer influenced, if not determined, the outcome of the experiment. Thus consciousness had to be taken into account.
The time was ripe again for a spiritual science, a unification of science and religion sought after by many2. Again, as in pre-socratic times, the Pythagoreans (followers of Pythagoras) already married science and religion.
This opens many more resources to scientific inquiry.
We will not limit our sources of knowledge to what is acceptable to a university professor. Instead we will include various unorthodox sources and would not shy away from considering even certain types of channeled information, nor from quoting the bible. In this book we will not go into the subject of suppression of knowledge on this planet, as that has been sufficiently covered elsewhere3. To us, science is open source science.