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Spirituality and science - bridging the gap

Spirituality and science - bridging the gap

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Published by Martin Euser
Book that shows the essential nature of the human being and how one can direct the mind to the inner worlds.
Contains the germs of a new integrative model for science, philosophy and psychology, continued to be developed in my blog. See book for reference.

Spiritual evolution, biological evolution, mental-cognitive evolution.
The afterlife is dealt with extensively. Principles of nature, organization, meaning, ethics and moral development.
Some attention is paid to the work of Arthur Young (fourfold model), John Bennett (systematics), and ancient ideas about life.
Book that shows the essential nature of the human being and how one can direct the mind to the inner worlds.
Contains the germs of a new integrative model for science, philosophy and psychology, continued to be developed in my blog. See book for reference.

Spiritual evolution, biological evolution, mental-cognitive evolution.
The afterlife is dealt with extensively. Principles of nature, organization, meaning, ethics and moral development.
Some attention is paid to the work of Arthur Young (fourfold model), John Bennett (systematics), and ancient ideas about life.

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Science and spirituality in the new millennium
 A research into integrative philosophy
 Free ebook, first edition, 2006 
©
 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009 Martin Euser
Section 1: Theosophy
The seven jewels of wisdom.A concise intro to the main points of TheosophyThe psychological key to man.What humans really are and how to help change this world for the betterWhat happens to us after death?Invaluable information about life and deathTowards a modernization of theosophy 
Section 2: Vitvan
 
 
 
Preface
The book you are now reading is the result of many years of dedicated study andapplication of the
 practical
Ancient teachings that are known under various namestoday: Gnosis, Theosophy, esotericism, and perennial philosophy, to name a few. Theemphasis on the practicality of these teachings will appear again and again in this book.The background for this is that the goal of this book is not just to present the highlightsof the Ancient philosophy in a modern form, but especially to show you
how to use thisknowledge in your everyday life
.Tools and techniques are described that will enable you to transform your vision on lifeand society and help you to gradually transform yourself,
 be
your innermost self!Thus, this book is a do-it-yourself book in the category of self-improvement, but it ismore than psychology alone that is being presented here. The essence of the holisticparadigm, the idea that the whole of nature is a tightly interconnected web of relationsand interactions is elaborated and illustrated.Elements of Buddhism, Vedanta, Kabbalah, Platonism, Pythagorean teachings, andAlchemy are also perceptible in this work. The author regards all these philosophies asaspects of one Truth that can be paraphrased as "the natural order process". To thosethat study the human being and his place in the macrocosm it is abundantly clear thatthere can be only one Truth, but many aspects ("truths"). I won’t claim that I dodescribe ultimate Truth (nobody can do that), but I do claim to describe some aspects("truths") of the natural order process.To acquire some understanding of the overall cosmic structure, function and ordermeans to experience a joy that transcends anything else.It is my sincere hope that the reader will be able to pick up some of this joy and that hewill find a way to express this joy in his or her everyday life.This book is actually a collection of articles and essays of mine that have appeared onthe worldwide web, during the period of 1994-1999, on the now defunctspiritweb(butsee www.archive.organd on my own domain (1999-2006), now hosted onTripod  You can still find these articles at these places, but for this book I have added anintroduction and edited the complete text to make it more readable.In the appendices and in the sections on Arthur Young and John Bennett you will findmore on
holistic science
and
integrative philosophy
, including some attempts to clarifythe relation between the Ancient esoteric teachings and science. This is an ongoingeffort of mine, in order to bridge the gap that, for many, seems to exist between scienceand spirituality.Finally, I would like to express my thanks to D.J.P. Kok, the deceased leader of theDutch Point Loma Theosophical Society, whose work has been a continuous inspirationto me. His writings and lectures served as a template for part of the Theosophy Basics
 
series and to some degree for my article on the afterlife. Also, the School of the NaturalOrder has been so kind to give me permission to use the diagrams and graphicspertaining to Vitvan’s writings in my articles.Enjoy your study.November, 2000.June, 2006Martin EuserDiscussion & feedback boards
Introduction to "
Science and spirituality in the new millennium
"
You have just started to read a book that has the potential to change your life forever. Itcontains excerpts of some of the most interesting books and lectures on the hidden sideof human life as well as results from my own investigations into the realm of esotericism.Esotericism (a Greek word) pertains to that knowledge that is meant for a limited circle,the ones initiated into the mysteries, only. Today, much of the formerly esotericknowledge has become available to the public at large, especially that knowledge thatwas once taught as the "lesser mysteries" (preparatory instructions) in the ancientmystery-schools. It has become exoteric knowledge. The greater mysteries, however,pertain to the real experience of that what has been taught and is available on the
subjective
level, for those that make themselves ready to receive the Gnosis, theunderstanding by experience of all that is holy, i.e.
whole
. Engaging in such a process isa decision that you will have to make for yourself. None will do that for you. It is adecision that will bring pain and bliss, as the purificatory process you have to engage inwill expurgate the impure elements in your nature.The first steps, however, are study and meditation on the thoughts like those offeredhere and is less demanding, although involving a reorientation on this world and yourplace within it.The goal of this book is to help you make this world a better place. How can weaccomplish such an ambitious goal? Well, by offering you the tools and techniquesnecessary to transform
 yourself 
! This is the only way to effect permanent changes forthe good, because it gets to the root of the matter: ignorance and selfishness. Byignorance you can hurt others and yourself inadvertently, so, it would be great if wecould diminish it, isn't it?One of the best ways to do this is by studying the principles of the creative process, theway nature works. Therefore, I have compiled material from two esoteric traditions inthe West, namely Theosophy and Vitvan's Gnosis, that are essential to theunderstanding of the human being, its place in the natural order and the possibility of spiritual evolution. It is to be understood that both Theosophy and Vitvan's Gnosis canbe classified as examples of esotericism and deal with the same topics, albeit indifferent ways as you will discover.

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