Philosophy / Metaphysics of Kundalini

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The divine power, Kundalini shines, like the stem of a young lotus;
Like a snake, coiled round upon herself, She holds her tail in her mouth
And lies resting half asleep at the base of the body. (Yoga Kundalini Upanishad)

The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion. Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today. Thus, as is now well known, this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it. Individually there has developed a widespread feeling of helplessness and despair, in the face of what seems to be an overwhelming mass of disparate social forces, going beyond the control and even the comprehension of the human beings who are caught up in it. (David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order, 1980)

This webpage is a discussion of the Philosophy and Metaphysics of Kundalini, the divine / cosmic energy that lies within every human being. When Kundalini is awakened we experience our true nature, Self as Universe.


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Introduction

The tradition of philosophical thought in India is very rich, ancient and wise. The first collection of Indian philosophy that was written down was the Vedas. The word 'Veda' comes from the Sanskrit vid, meaning knowledge. The Vedas are 'sacred knowledge' and were composed around 1200 BC.
The most significant doctrine expressed in the Vedas and the Upanishads (composed later ~ 8th or 7th century BC) is that Reality is One or Absolute, changeless, perfect and eternal, Brahman. The ordinary human world of many separate and discrete (finite) things (which our mind represents by our senses) is an illusion. Through meditation, one can experience their true Self which is Brahman, God, the One infinite eternal thing which causes and connects the many things. True enlightenment is Self-realisation, to experience the supreme reality as Self.

As Swami Muktananda writes;

In our present state, we identify ourselves with this body which has a certain size and shape. We are not aware that we are all-pervasive. It is only when the Kundalini is awakened that we become aware of our true nature, of our greatness, of the fact that not only do we belong to God, but we are God. .. when one acquires the strength of Kundalini, one expands infinitely, and then one assimilates the whole universe; one is able to see the whole universe within one's Self. One no longer remains a bound, limited creature; one achieves total union with God.

So what is this 'Kundalini'? He further writes;

Almost every tradition speaks of Kundalini in one form or another and describes Kundalini in its own way. In Japanese it is called Ki; in Chinese, Chi; the scriptures of Christianity call it the Holy Spirit. What is that Kundalini? It is the power of the Self, the power of Consciousness.
Kundalini is Shakti, supreme energy, whom the sages of India worship as the mother of the universe. Shakti is the consort of Shiva. She is the active aspect of the formless, attributeless Absolute. .. Enlightened men of knowledge perceive Her in all the forms and objects in the universe, and seeing everything as one in That, they merge in That.
What is the nature of this Shakti? She is the supreme creative power of the Absolute Being. Just as heat, which has the power to burn, is not different from fire, Shakti, which has the power to create this universe, is identical with Parabrahman, the supreme Absolute. She is Brahman in the form of sound, the sound vibration of the Absolute, which manifested the universe.

Kundalini and Shakti represent the dynamicism of Brahman. Collectively, they are the active, dynamic principle of the One Reality. This is the essence of Eastern philosophy / mysticism - the universe is a dynamic unity. Fritjof Capra expresses this understanding well;

In Indian philosophy, the main terms used by Hindus and Buddhists have dynamic connotations. The word Brahman is derived from the Sanskrit root brih - to grow- and thus suggests a reality which is dynamic and alive. The Upanishads refer to Brahman as 'this unformed, immortal, moving', thus associating it with motion even though it transcends all forms.' The Rig Veda uses another term to express the dynamic character of the universe, the term Rita. This word comes from the root ri- to move. In its phenomenal aspect, the cosmic One is thus intrinsically dynamic, and the apprehension of its dynamic nature is basic to all schools of Eastern mysticism.
They all emphasize that the universe has to be grasped dynamically, as it moves, vibrates and dances. .. The Eastern mystics see the universe as an inseparable web, whose interconnections are dynamic and not static. The cosmic web is alive; it moves and grows and changes continually. (Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, 1972.)

Western Physics (with its 'particles' and 'forces' in 'Space-Time' ) has never correctly understood the Eastern world view. It is also important to understand that the ancient Indian philosophers did not actually know how the universe was a dynamic unity, what matter was, how the One Thing / Brahman caused and connected the many things. Thus Eastern philosophical knowledge is ultimately founded on mysticism and intuition. The ancient Indians further believed (along with our current postmodern society) that human Language could never directly describe this One Thing (which must therefore remain beyond comprehension) and which we called 'God'. (Brahman, Tao, etc.)

How can one know that which is infinite, perfect and unlimited with an intelligence that is finite, imperfect, limited? How can one know That with the mind which is created by That? The wise say: That cannot be known. (Swami Prajnananda)

If One Thing / Brahman is all that exists, then there can be no logical concepts, (as logic requires two things), nor indeed any understanding of how this One thing could cause the Many changing things which we experience in the world. The error has been in not correctly realising the properties of the One. The ancient eastern philosophers are frustratingly close to the truth, with Kundalini and Shakti representing the dynamic principle of Brahman, 'the sound vibration of the Absolute'.

Recent discoveries on the properties of Space and the Wave Structure of Matter (Wolff, Haselhurst) confirm that we can understand Reality and the interconnection of all things.
The One Thing / Brahman, (Space) has Properties (Wave-Medium) that give rise to the many things (Matter as the Spherical Wave Motion of Space). This then allows us to form the necessary connections for language and logic (as logic requires a relationship between two things). Space and Motion exist a priori (necessary for us to have senses, the cause of our senses).

Kundalini, as the 'active aspect of the formless, attributeless Absolute' can now be described as the (spherical wave) Motion of One Infinite and Eternal Space / Brahman. As it is through (wave) Motion that Space manifests the many things.
See below for brief introduction to the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM).

Please see links on the side of this page for the main articles which explain and solve many of the problems of postmodern Metaphysics, Physics and Philosophy from the new foundation of the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter (WSM).

We hope that you enjoy reading this website and will read and practice not only the wisdom of Kundalini, but also the wisdom which comes from understanding our true connection to the universe. Below you will find quotations from Kundalini - The Secret of Life by Swami Muktananda.

Karene Howie & Geoff Haselhurst



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Nature of Kundalini

Within every human lies a divine / cosmic energy called Kundalini. Kundalini is Shakti, whom the sages of India worship as mother of the universe. She is the active aspect of the Absolute.

Man badly needs this knowledge of the Self. It is because he lacks this knowledge, which is the knowledge of true humanity, that so many terrible things are happening in the world. .. To attain humanity again, man will have to know who he really is; he will have to realise his own Self. If man doesn't respect himself, how can he respect others? Therefore, first of all, man should know the Self.

Within every human being lies a divine energy called Kundalini. This energy has two aspects: one manifests this worldly existence, and the other leads us to the highest truth. The mundane aspect of this energy is functioning perfectly, but the inner aspect is dormant, sleeping. When the inner Kundalini energy is awakened, it sets off different processes of yoga within us, and leads us to the state of the Self. This is why there is no knowledge more important that the knowledge of Kundalini.

Almost every tradition speaks of Kundalini in one form or another and describes Kundalini in its own way. In Japanese it is called Ki; in Chinese, Chi; the scriptures of Christianity call it the Holy Spirit. What is that Kundalini? It is the power of the Self, the power of Consciousness.

Kundalini is Shakti, supreme energy, whom the sages of India worship as the mother of the universe. Shakti is the consort of Shiva. She is the active aspect of the formless, attributeless Absolute. .. Enlightened men of knowledge perceive Her in all the forms and objects in the universe, and seeing everything as one in That, they merge in That.

What is the nature of this Shakti? She is the supreme creative power of the Absolute Being. Just as heat, which has the power to burn, is not different from fire, Shakti, which has the power to create this universe, is identical with Parabrahman, the supreme Absolute. She is Brahman in the form of sound, the sound vibration of the Absolute, which manifested the universe. In mantras She is the form of matrika, the letters, and in words She is of the form of knowledge. All letters are composed by Her; it is She who brings sound, language and the alphabet into existence.

The Shivasutras, the principle scripture of Kashmir Shaivism, state, iccha shaktiruma kumari - 'She is the willpower of God, the ever-young maiden called Uma.' She is called ever-young because She is always playing; Her play is the creation, sustenance and dissolution of the world.

Another name for Kundalini is Chiti, universal Consciousness. .. every atom of this world is filled with Chiti. Everything we know is Chiti.

Whatever we see or don't see, whatever exists, from the earth to the sky, is nothing but Chiti, nothing but Kundalini. It is that supreme energy which moves and animates all creatures. She enters each and every creature and thing that She creates, yet never loses Her identity or Her immaculate purity.
This divine power is the power of our own Self. Though we talk about awakening the Kundalini, the truth is that everyone's Kundalini is already awake. Just as She has created the external universe and dwells within it, She has created this human body and pervades it from head to toe. Dwelling at the center of the universe, She holds it together and maintains it. In the same way, dwelling at the center of the body, in the muladhara chakra at the base of the spine, She controls and maintains our whole physiological system, through its network of 72 000 nadis.

Kundalini is the support of our lives; it is She who makes everything work in our bodies. When Her flow is external, Kundalini functions through the mind and senses and provides the motive power of all our activities. She is at the root of all the senses of perception and organs of action, and She makes each one work according to its nature. .. She makes the mind think, the intellect decide and discriminate, and the imagination fantasise. It is SHe who brings the breath in and out and makes the heart beat. It is the inner aspect of Kundalini which has to be awakened. Kundalini in her outer aspect is all-pervasive, and that is why even though She is functioning inside us, we don't perceive Her. Only through subtle understanding can we come to know Her; without understanding, we cannot find Her. This understanding arises when the inner Kundalini becomes active. We cannot know Her, but She can know Herself. The sun illuminates the world and also illuminates itself, and in the same way the effulgent Kundalini, which illuminates the mind, the intellect, the senses and their objects, also illuminates Herself and makes Herself known.


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Awakening of Kundalini

When Kundalini is awakened we become aware of our true nature, of our greatness, of the fact that not only do we belong to God, but we are God. On the several ways Kundalini can be awakened.

The awakening of the inner Kundalini is the true beginning of the spiritual journey. Just as when She is directed outward, Kundalini enables us to explore the outer world, when Her inner aspect is activated, we are able to experience the inner, spiritual world. The scriptures say that as long as the Kundalini is sleeping, it doesn't matter how many austerities we follow, how much yoga we practice, or how many mantras we repeat, we will never realise our identity with our inner Self. We will never known our own divinity, or understand God, or experience the all-pervasiveness of Consciousness.

In our present state, we identify ourselves with this body which has a certain size and shape. We are not aware that we are all-pervasive. It is only when the Kundalini is awakened that we become aware of our true nature, of our greatness, of the fact that not only do we belong to God, but we are God.

A verse in the Shiva Mahimna Stotram says, 'How can I describe You when You are beyond the mind, body and senses?'
When the Self is limitless, unborn and eternal, how can It be known? Only through the medium of Shakti can we gain entry to the Self.
This is why it is essential to awaken the inner Kundalini Shakti. According to Shaivism, when one acquires the strength of Kundalini, one expands infinitely, and then one assimilates the whole universe; one is able to see the whole universe within one's Self. One no longer remains a bound, limited creature; one achieves total union with God. One merges with Shiva and becomes Shiva.

Although Kundalini pervades the human body, She has a special abode at the center of the body, in the muladhara chakra at the base of the spine. In fact, there are three kinds of Kundalini within the body - Prana Kundalini, Chit Kundalini and Para Kundalini - each of which has a different location. Kundalini can be awakened at all three locations; however, it is at the muladhara that She is usually awakened. The word mula means root and adhara means support. According to the yogic scriptures, this root is three inches long, and within it the Shakti resides in a subtle form, coiled three and one-half times; this is why She is known as Kundalini, the coiled one. When She is awakened, She uncoils and begins to journey upwards towards the abode of Shiva in the sahasrara.

There are several ways in which the Kundalini Shakti can be awakened. She can be aroused through intense devotion to God, through repetition of mantra, or through the practice of various yoga exercises. Different modes of awakening the Kundalini have been described in the scriptures. The easiest and best method is through Shaktipat from the Guru, when the Guru directly transmits his own divine Shakti into the disciple. It is the divine function of the Guru to awaken the dormant Shakti; when the Guru transmits his power into a disciple, the inner aspect of Kundalini is automatically activated and set into operation.
Shaktipat is a great and divine science. It is the secret initiation of the greatest sages.
A true Guru, then, is one who can bestow divine grace on a disciple through Shaktipat, who can awaken the three aspects of Kundalini, can pierce all the blocks in the disciple's spiritual centers, and who can still the disciple's wandering mind and help him find peace within himself.

Kundalini Awakening in Daily Life

The awakened Kundalini transforms us on every level of our being. When Kundalini is awakened, She transforms our outlook and makes us see the world around us in a new way. What has seemed difficult and frustrating begins to seem enjoyable and full of flavour, and one has new enthusiasm for one's activities and pursuits.
Kundalini generates supreme friendliness among people. She makes us able to see each other as divine, to see our husbands and wife, friends and neighbours as filled with God.
All talents, all inspiration, all creativity, lies in the womb of Kundalini, and when She is awakened, She releases great creative powers.


Siddha Yoga

The perfect yoga, Siddha Yoga, is also called Maha Yoga (great yoga) because it encompasses all other yogas.

Just as a seed contains the whole tree in potential form, Kundalini contains all the different forms of yoga, and when She is awakened through the grace of the Guru, She makes all yogas take place within you spontaneously. The process which begins when you receive Shaktipat is called Siddha Yoga, the perfect yoga, or Maha Yoga, the great yoga. The path of Siddha yoga is the path which has been trodden by the greatest saints.
Siddha yoga is called Maha yoga because it encompasses all other yogas. There are many kinds of yogas: Hatha Yoga, the practice of physical exercises; Bhakti Yoga, the path of love; Raja Yoga, which is attained through mediation; Mantra Yoga; Laya Yoga; Jnana Yoga and many others. When Kundalini is awakened, all these yogas take place automatically. You don't have to make any effort to practice them; they come to you on their own.

When the awakened Kundalini rises through the central channel, She pierces the six chakras, or spiritual centers, the three knots (Brahmagranthi, Vishnugranthi and Rudragranthi) and finally brings about the samadhi state, the state of equality awareness, establishing the disciple permanently in the topmost spiritual center, the sahasrara, where he becomes one with Lord Shiva. This manifestation of the Kundalini corresponds to Raja Yoga and culminates in the ultimate realisation of God within oneself. In this way, Siddha Yoga is very easy, very natural. There are many paths through which you attain the final goal with great effort and difficulty, but in Siddha Yoga you attain it very naturally and spontaneously. The samadhi that follows Kundalini awakening is not the kind of samadhi which makes you inert. It is conscious samadhi; it makes you more alert, more aware. This state has been called in the Shivasutras: lokananda samadhi sukham - 'The bliss of the world is the ecstasy of samadhi.' In this state, one recognises the presence of God in everything. The whole purpose of Kundalini awakening is to attain this natural samadhi while continuing to function in the world.


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Purification of Body and Mind

On Prana and the cleansing of the nadi. The basis of all disease and pain is the impurities that block the flow of prana in the nadis. As Kundalini moves through the sushumna She transforms the body and makes it fit for spiritual sadhana.

Prana is the most important element in the body. It is Shakti in the form of prana which supports the body, the senses and the mind. In fact the entire universe arises from prana - the scriptures say, praksaamvit prane parinata - 'Universal Consciousness evolves into prana' and sarvaam prane pratisthitam - 'Everything is established in prana'.

Often, when Kundalini first becomes active, one feels heavy-headed and sleepy. This is the result of the movement of prana and it is a sure sign that the Kundalini has been awakened. As Kundalini moves through the sushumna She transforms the body and makes it fit for spiritual sadhana; it is only after the body has been purified that the Shakti can work with full force. The basis of all disease and pain is the impurities that block the flow of prana in the nadis. These blockages are caused by imbalances and disorders in the three bodily humors - wind, bile and phlegm - due to undisciplined habits of eating and immoderate living. In order to purify the nadis, Kundalini inspires the various Hatha Yogic movements of kriyas, which take place in the physical body. In the form of prana, She penetrates all 72 000 nadis, consumes all the old decaying fluids, then releases vital energy into them all. As the nadis become filled with prana, the body becomes rejuvenated from within. It becomes strong and firm, with the suppleness of a child.
Sometimes during this process, latent germs of diseases may be brought to the surface, and as a result, the person may start to suffer from that disease. However, this is happening to expel the disease from the system permanently, and there is nothing to be afraid of.

The purification of the nadis is purification of the entire system. The same blockages which cause disease also give rise to such feelings as aversion, hatred, lethargy, dullness and greed, and these qualities also disappear when the nadis are washed by Kundalini. When the nadis is cleansed, the mind is purified. The mind is intimately connected to prana. To control the mind, to make it still and even, the yogis try to control the breath. This is why they practice so many different kinds of pranayama, or breath control.


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The Attainment

As Kundalini travels up the sushumna and merges with the sahasrara / Shiva, the individual attains the state of samadhi (awareness in which one experiences the supreme reality and becomes Self-realised).

In the center of the sahasrara, there is a triangle, which one sees in meditation, and in the center of this triangle resides supreme Shiva, who is also called the supreme Guru. This is the goal of the Kundalini's journey. When the Kundalini reaches the sahasrara, it plays, and in doing so, it makes the knowledge arise in you that everything is the play of God. This is called pure knowledge, or shudha vidya, in Shaivism; the Shivasutras say that when this pure knowledge arises in you, you attain Godhood.

In the center of that effulgence lies a tiny and fascinating beautiful light, the Blue Pearl, and when your meditation deepens you begin to see it, sparkling and scintillating.
The scriptures describe this Blue Pearl as the divine light of Consciousness, which dwells in everyone. It is the actual form of the Self, our innermost reality, the form of God which lies within us. The Blue Pearl is subtler than the subtlest. It is the size of a sesame seed. Yet even though it is so tiny, it is very big, for this whole world of movable and immovable things is contained within it. .. within the Blue Pearl are millions and millions of universes. The Blue Pearl contains the entire cosmos.

The vision of the Blue Pearl is not the end of your journey. Finally, as you meditate and meditate, one day the Blue Pearl will explode, and its light will fill the universe, and you will experience your all-pervasiveness. This experience is the culmination of sadhana, the ultimate realisation. In this state, you lose the awareness of your own body, and merge with the body of God. It was when he became absorbed in the intoxication of this state of divinity that the great Sufi saint Mansur Mastana said, Analhaq - 'I am God'. It was experiencing this that the great Shankaracharya proclaimed with firm conviction, 'I am Shiva'.

The truth is, this very body is the temple of God. There is no greater temple than this human body. Everyone should contemplate this and understand that God lies within.

This is the knowledge that arises as Kundalini merges in the sahasrara. This is the state of Parabhakti, supreme devotion, in which there is no devotee, no God and no world, but only oneness. Just as a river, after flowing for a long time, merges with the ocean and becomes the ocean, when Kundalini has finished Her work and stabilised in the sahasrara, you become completely immersed in God. All your impurities and coverings are destroyed, and you take complete rest in the Self. The veil which made you see duality drops away, and you experience the world as a blissful play of Kundalini, a sport of God's energy. You see the universe as supremely blissful light, undifferentiated from yourself, and you remain unshakeable in this awareness. This is the state of liberation, the state of perfection.

A human being who has attained this state does not have to close his eyes and retire to a solitary place to get into samadhi. Whether he is meditating, eating, bathing, sleeping, whether he is alone or with others, he experiences the peace and joy of the Self. Whatever he sees is God, whatever he tastes is god, whatever words he speaks are God's. In the midst of the world, he experiences the solitude of a cave, and in the midst of people, he experiences the bliss of samadhi.

It is to attain this that we should meditate, that we should have our Kundalini awakened. We meditate so that we can become aware of God manifest within us. This is the knowledge of Siddha Yoga, the fruit of the inner yoga which is activated when Kundalini is awakened by the grace of a perfect master.
And this is why I tell everyone, 'Meditate on your Self, honour your Self, worship your Self, for God dwells within you as you.'

Swami Muktananda


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Glossary

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Chit (Chiti) - (1) Divine conscious energy (2) The active or creative aspect of God; the power which manifests the universe.

Kashmir Shaivism - non-dualistic philosophy that recognises the entire universe as a manifestation of Chiti, or divine conscious energy. Kashmir Shaivism explains how the unmanifest supreme principle manifests as the universe.

Ida - the nadi which extends from the muladhara to the ajna chakras running alongside the sushumna and terminating above the base of the left nostril. Ida is referred to as the moon nadi because of its cooling nature.

muladhara chakra - the chakra at the base of the spine where Kundalini lies coiled. From here, Kundalini controls all the activities of the physiological system through its network of 72 000 channels (nadis).

Nadi - a channel through which life-force is circulated through the human body. In the physical body, nadis take the form of blood vessels, nerves and lymph ducts; in the subtle body they constitute a complex system of 72 000 astral tubes through which prana flows. Of these, the most important nadis are ida, pingala and sushumna.

Pingala - same as Ida but terminates at the base of the right nostril. Pingala is referred to as the sun nadi because of its heating nature.

prana - (1) Life Breath, the vital force of the body and universe which sustains life and is the power of animation; (2) the outgoing breath; (3) in the human body, yoga divides prana into five types according to the functions it performs: prana controls the breath, apana controls the elimination of waste matter, samana distributes nourishment, vyana moves the body parts, and udana is the upward force in the sushumna and is the power which, when activated, impels us upward toward Self-realisation.

sahasrara - the topmost spiritual center described as a thousand-petalled lotus located in the crown of the head. It is the seat of Shiva, the supreme Guru. As Kundalini travels up the sushumna and merges with the sahasrara, the individual soul attains the state of samadhi.

samadhi - a transcendental state of awareness in which one experiences the supreme reality and becomes Self-realised. This state occurs when the topmost chakra, sahasrara is activated. There are types of samadhi depending upon the the degree of activation and the type of yoga employed. In Siddha Yoga, the samadhi state is not attended by unconsciousness to the external world; rather, one experiences sahaja (natural) samadhi, in which one remains fully alert and perceives the all-pervasiveness of universal consciousness throughout all daily activities.

Shiva - a name for the all-pervasive supreme Reality, the conscious inner Self. In his personal form he is revered as the lord of yogis and is known as the supreme Guru from whom the lineage of Gurus descends. He revealed and expounded various scriptures known as agamas, among them the scriptures of the Kashmir Shaivism and the tantras.

Sushumna - The primary nadi of the subtle body, running up the center of the spinal axis. It is the only nadi which connects all six chakras with the sahasrara, the abode of Shiva at the crown of the head, and thus it is through this nadi that the Shakti must flow before Self-realisation can be attained.


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http://www.tantra-kundalini.com/ - Interesting essay and pictures on Philosophy of Kundalini / Tantra. In Tantrism the state of ultimate bliss is a transcendence of dualities male-female, energy-consciousness, Shiva-Shakti.

References

Swami Muktananda, Kundalini The Secret of Life. SYDA Foundation 1979.
Swami Prajnananda, preface to Kundalini, The Secret of Life, Swami Muktananda.
Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics. Wildwood House 1975

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The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of cultural life. ... We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. ...
Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!" (Albert Einstein)


Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

Given the current censorship in physics / philosophy of science journals (based on the standard model of particle physics / big bang cosmology) the internet is the best hope for getting new knowledge known to the world. But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality.

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