Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WHY DO I DO WHAT I DO?

I’ve been asked: “Why do you do what you do?” and “Why do you think it important to ‘put consciousness into the equations?” I will attempt to answer these questions here, as briefly and succinctly as I can:

During my lifetime (I was born in 1936) I have seen a steady decline in morality and a steady increase in senseless violence. Why? I believe it is because during this time, for an increasing number of us, the declarations of organized science have replaced institutional religion as the trusted source of truth. This is arguably a good thing, except for one thing: science has become more and more materialistic. Prior to 1936, many, if not most leading scientists were deeply spiritual. Newton studied scriptures, looking for clues that he believed might have been placed there by God. Einstein said “I want to know the thoughts of God; everything else is just detail.” Over the years, since then, leading scientists are busy saying things like: We have no need for concepts like God or divinity; we are nothing more than random debris from a gigantic explosion 13.7 billion years ago; and the more we know, the more meaningless it becomes. The result is that more and more people believe there is no meaning or purpose to life and human existence. As such thinking permeates the youth of our society, senseless acts of violence like drive-by shootings and the recent public school massacres occur more and more frequently. I believe we have reached a critical stage in the history of humankind.


How can we reverse this self-destructive slide toward extinction? We can start by re-connecting natural science with its metaphysical roots, by putting consciousness into the equations. Why do we need to put consciousness into the equations of science? Mathematics is the language of science, and if there is no spirituality in the language of science, science cannot provide meaning, or even a complete description of reality. You cannot have a scientific “theory of everything”, if the most important aspect of “everything” consciousness is excluded for the language of science. Science without spirituality is shallow and dead. 

I have devoted my life to the task of bringing science out of the dark ages and dead end of materialism. As Max Planck, the father of quantum physics, said in 1944: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: THERE IS NO MATTER AS SUCH! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."

If you share my concern, please follow my posts, read the archives of this site and go to www.BrainVoyage.com for more detailed information about the research Dr. Vernon Neppe and I are persuing.

2 comments:

  1. Like myself, I guess you do what you do because you want to arrive at the truth as to what this universe and our place in it is all about - A science of the whole, rather than just its material part. I was never properly schooled in the sciences; nor was I ritually churched, so to speak; nor was I really artistically inclined. Nevertheless, at a time of mental turmoil in my life, in 1980, when struggling to equate with all that my life really represented, I was overtaken by a series of voices in my head, which in no uncertain terms finally spelt out all that I'd been seeking. This mystical experience was so powerful and profound that it took me a full ten years before I could reasonably equate with it, and do just what the seeming Master Voice had bid me. Hence, my scriptural quartet, 'On the Square plus One', and all I do by virtue of my Facebook sites. So, I guess that regardless of our individual temporal backgrounds, we're all spiritually-wired, karmically, so to speak, to what could well be described as our Higher Self. From time to time, this Higher Self it seems does come to our assistance. In my case, initially however, it nearly killed me, but was magnanimous enough to inform me: 'No, Brian, you're not going to die to save humanity: you are going to live to save it.' Consciousness is really all that matters in the universe; for without it, the universe might as well not exist. Enough now, I feel, Edward, as my Facebook sites detail everything, which I welcome you to sometime explore. May the Force be with us!

    Brian, Cosmos Coconut Club, Sri Lanka.

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    1. Upon reflection, 'karmically' may have given an erroneous Hindu/Buddhism perspective to this 'spiritually-wired' connection, 'cosmically' would have been a far better choice of word. Amen!

      Brian, Cosmos Coconut Club, Sri Lanka.

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