Has anyone read...
- "The God Theory: Universes, Zero-Point Fields, and What's Behind it
All" by Bernard Haisch?
It may be useful here to distinguish between spirituality and
religiosity, in the same way we differentiate between the laws of
nature and the laws of a given society. While religious practice is
inevitably bound up with culture, spiritual laws--like the laws of
nature--are of a higher order.
and another quote:
Biologists today struggle with the profound problem of forging an
evolutionary chain between the primordial soup and thinking human
beings. For neuroscientists, the challenge is to discover how the
brain and its chemistry give rise to consciousness. This direction
from the inanimate to the conscious is taken essentially as an
unquestionable fact governing the respectable research agenda. The
mystics also have observations to report on this topic, however.
From every time and place, they point in the opposite direction.
Matter does not create consciousness, they tell us; consciousness
I maintain, therefore, that the age of exploration is only
beginning. Modern science is not at risk of exhausting its field of
research; it has simply, by and large, failed to notice the vast
possibilities for discovery outside the well-explored field of
reductionism. Science denies that there is another world beyond its
borders and treats the reports of travelers in that realm as
delusions and imaginings. Real discoveries lie ahead if we can learn
to integrate the vast physical knowledge accumulated by science over
three centuries, with the spiritual awareness embodied in our own
Borrow it from your local library :)