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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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In 2001 I have reformulated the “seven jewels” of wisdom into a more
scientific form  as seven postulates for the building of a holistic science.

Briefly (schematic), the postulates are:

Dynamical equilibrium, which manifests as feedback­systems and
the principle of homeostasis. Also in moral sense as law of karma!
Ecology, psychology, physiology, etc.  Connected with ableness to
be; interaction.

• The principle of cyclic or spiral development.  Ecology(seasons,
population densities), psychology (mood swings, bio­rhythm),
physiology (breathing, blood­circulation), etc. Coupled oscillations.

• The principle of layered/stratified and phased development by
emanation, absorption and secretion of substances. Hierarchical and
heterarchical development. Physiology: hormone­system,
neurophysiology. Anatomy: layers in skin; structure of organs
(tissues); organ­systems in body. Spiritual: composite nature of
each being. Physics: atoms (shells), molecules. Transformations
occur “up” and “down” the hierarchy.  Order and evolution.

• All 'things' and beings have their unique archetypal, structural­
vibrational
 pattern based upon which they develop, grow, manifest
and die. Essence vs existence. Basis of identity, autonomy and
freedom. Basis for inner (personality­Self) and outer resonance
(influence of environment or milieu). Compare this with the
signatura teaching of Boehme, Paracelsus, etc.

• The process of gradual development of qualities latent within each
being, which is the real meaning of the term "evolution." Phase
transition from potential quality to manifestation of functional
capability. Kingdoms of nature show jumps in qualities developed.

• The principle of polarity that works in a threefold manner
(integrated in the triad: regulative consciousness­principle, active
energy­principle, receptive matter­principle) . Examples: psycho­
somatic coupling; energy­matter coupling; male­female; attraction
vs repulsion; antagonisms; mutuality; complementarity; particle­
wave duality.

• There is one field of consciousness­matter­energy from which

emerges, through a process of division, secretion and emanation,
rays or 'particles' of consciousness­energy­matter, called monads,
that share in the properties of this field, but have their own
characteristic pattern. This field is the basis for connectedness and
interaction.

In the table following you can see that scientists have already
discovered some natural principles that conform (as a subset) to
these postulates.

A schematic overview of points of agreement between

holistic and reductionist science

Holistic­spiritual
paradigm

Reductionist paradigm,
already shifting to
second­order systems­
theory

Comment

Law of dynamic
equilibrium (from material
to spiritual worlds)

Feedback/homeostasis
(physiology, physics)

Systemic approach
applicable to both
paradigms

Law of cycles (on all
levels, from elements to
historic cycles).

Spiral Dynamics as a first
sketch of development of
value­systems.

Cycles are accepted from a
materialistic point of view.
From periodic revolutions
of planets to bio­rhythms.

Many cycles are
measurable. Additionally,
statistical approach yields
estimates of duration of
cycles

Hierarchical structure of
universe

Embeddedness. Small
systems mirror larger
structures to some degree.

Hierarchies are recognized
to some extent. Groups,
sets and subgroups/sets are
known in math, physics,
chemistry, etc. Also,
consider cells, tissue,
organs, organisms as
hierarchies.

Structure, function, order
are terms acceptable to
scientists. Applicable to
individual entities as well
as complete systems of
beings or ‘things’

Unique characteristic of
each being (subtle pattern
of vibration, archetype);
qualities; in­form­ation

Ditto, to a certain extent:
gene pattern, personality
pattern. Information.

Qualia­problem!

Applicable from genes to
resonance phenomena and
to larger systems of
populations, stars, etc.
Unique wavelength of
mass­particles

Progressive evolution.
Real evolution starts from
within each being.
This doesn't deny
influences from the
environment.

Very limited view (increase
of complexity in Darwinian
evolution)

Considerable differences
between esoteric point of
view and scientific
viewpoint.

Duality is basis for
manifestation.

Domains of Fact and
Value, irreducible to each
other. John. G. Bennett's
systematics

Fragmented view. Matter is
energy. Wave/particle
duality. Boson­fermion
interaction.

Duality is recognized in the
form of polarities (proton­
electron, ions in cells,
antagonisms (muscles), etc.

Unity in diversity.
Matter is crystallized spirit.

Entities are sevenfold.

Intuited by great scientists

Alfred North Whitehead
postulates bipolarity of
entities in his "process and
reality" writings.

From unified fields to the
"Divine Mind" : Such
unified fields are the
effluxes from Divine
Beings, according to the
great philosophers of old,
including the later Jacob
Boehme.

Note: agreement is present to a considerable degree on the material level of
existence. It has taken scientists centuries to arrive at the same conclusions as the
old sages and philosophers, but scientists now must take a leap of faith to accept
the holistic paradigm as more fit to explain the nature of man and the universe.
See my previous articles in this book for a fuller description of the esoteric
aspects of this subject­matter. The scientific form of these postulates needs more
study and development. If you want to contribute to it, you can find me through
my blog at Tripod and through the contactform at meuser.awardspace.com.

You can comment on entries of my blog.

Some important links

My domain at meuser.awardspace.com

Particular unique is my Jacob Boehme page with many of his
works in pure textform plus figures

My scribd account

Many new articles, books and notes can be found there!

Homepage Martin Euser

My  Systematics blog: harmonizing fact and value on Bennett can
be found there too.

Finally, take a look at this social networking site of theosophers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Martin Euser received his Masters degree in clinical Psychology and his Bachelors degree
in Theorethical Physics from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He worked for
many years at this University as a teacher in statistics, methods of research and as a
courseware developer.
He is the author and publisher of numerous articles on contemporary spirituality, varying
from Gnosis, Theosophy and Kabbalah to Sacred Geometry. He has studied esotericism
for twenty­five years and has added valuable psychological and scientific insights to this
field of study, especially by summarizing writings of lesser known esoteric teachers. His
interest for integrative philosophy of science is demonstrated by his research of the
writings of Arthur Young and John Bennett, to name a few important independent
thinkers.
His homepage is: meuser.awardspace.com  where you can follow the latest developments
in the field of scientific spirituality. His scribd site is the site where most important new

notes and articles of his  appear.

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