series of essays we explore the phenomenon of self awareness, and try to
relate consciousness to the physical world.
We try to
answer the questions
the universe come into being?"
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 non-physical creative or
animating principle that is itself not measurable, yet which is
responsible for the creation of matter and energy.
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.
be an exciting time to be alive!