Energy vs Science
This section deals with the non-physical energies, variously called life-force, bio-energy, prana, chi, orgone energy, od and many other names. It is this energy level that we most easily see as the innermost aura around living objects or that we sometimes feel as various sensations such as heat or tingling in our body, especially when transferring energy as with 'laying on of hands' or Reiki. It is also the energy that fuels our sexuality and that we feel most strongly during orgasm.
What is energy? According to Wikipedia the definition is: "a scalar physical quantity, an attribute of objects and systems that is conserved in nature. In physics textbooks energy is often defined as the ability to do work or to generate heat." "Conserved in nature" would also mean conserved in the universe.
Mayans of the classic period (250 to 900 AD) were prolific writers of books. Tragically, those books, which conveyed precise information about the culture’s history, mathematics, astronomy, and prophecy, were burned by the thousands at the hand of Hernan Cortez and his fellow Spanish Conquistadores in the early 1500s. Along with more valuable plunder, four of those ancient manuscripts, or codices, were spared and sent to the King of Spain as novelty gifts, where they were displayed in various locations throughout Europe. Eventually, one of the rare books found its way to Vienna, where it was procured by a private collector and donated in 1740 to the Royal Saxon Library of Dresden, Germany. The 800-year-old Dresden Codex, as that particular Mayan textbook is now called, is best known for its incredibly accurate astronomical predictions and dire prophetic visions of the future.
The pictures and discussion in this article represent the brilliant work of Japan's Masaru Emoto. The photos have been published in a gorgeous book called The Messages of Water (see Books ). If you still doubt that your thoughts impact the world around you, viewing Emoto's work will erase this doubt forever.
The quantum mind or quantum consciousness hypothesis proposes that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness , while quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition , may play an important part in the brain's function, and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness.
Rupert Sheldrake finally has a good web presence, he's the man with the idea of Morphic fields. A morphic field would be a description of whatever its is attached to, but existing distinct of the actual thing, and something that affects and interacts with other things, usually living things. So say you have a plant.
The Perennial Tradition deals with fundamental mysteries and the most basic questions: Why is there being at all? Why is our physical world ordered, and not governed by incoherent chaos? Why and how is this "Cosmos" (as the Greeks termed it) intelligible to humans? What is the essence of these organizing principles: number, frequency, pattern, structure, harmony, culture, and material form? 2 How do these organizing principles make apperception , understanding, and intelligence possible?
The reciprocal transformation of matter and energy is a major theme of both modern physics and Jewish Mysticism. These thought-provoking parallels give us a holistic picture of ourselves as Jews participating in the greater universe. Parallels of Mysticism and Science The secularization of Western man's world viewed during the course of the 'scientific revolution' of the past three centuries has engendered a profound dichotomy between man's religious/mystical beliefs and his intellectual/scientific perspective. The dramatic discoveries in the physical sciences during this century have not as yet profoundly affected this aspect of modern man's basic weltanschauung . However, if one explores the philosophical ramifications of some of these discoveries, what emerges from this analysis is a scientific perception of the universe which has, to a great extent, converged on that of the traditional mystical viewpoint that is central to religious thought.
Thomas J. McFarlane Spring 2000 Edited and revised for the web March 2004 www.integralscience.org
The Sixth Sense How could the patient have seen and heard them when she was clinically dead? by Allan J.
The matter in the universe is subject to various forces, but the greatest force on the cosmological scale is gravitation . This force pulls matter together to form stars , which either exist alone or are part of binary star or multiple star systems, or brown dwarfs , which are also known as "failed stars." Gravitation also acts to group billions of stars into galaxies and to group galaxies into clusters and superclusters. The main source of energy in the universe is the conversion of the matter of the stars into energy through thermonuclear reactions (see nuclear energy ). These reactions continue throughout the different stages of stellar evolution (see also stellar populations ) until the star has consumed all its available nuclear fuel.