In this series of essays we explore the relationship of spirit (consciousness) to the material world.
We try to answer the questions
"Who am I?"
"How did the universe come into being?"
We proceed from the understanding that matter cannot create matter. Therefore, a creative principle must be involved when discussing the origin of the physical universe.
Cosmologists postulate a "Big Bang," or an undefined and infinitesimal quantum fluctuation from which the universe came forth. These explanations come very close to the idea of a virtual creative or animating principle that is itself not measurable, yet which is responsible for the creation of matter and energy.
I believe that science, cosmology and philosophy are all converging on a true understanding of consciousness. I believe that the next several decades will see a marrying of these disciplines and a cooperative effort to investigate the human spirit. When that happens there will be a renaissance of understanding upon our planet, which will in turn be reflected in our human societies. This new understanding can only have a positive effect on the planetary environment.