The term “spirituality” originally developed within early Christianity, referring to a life oriented toward the Holy Spirit. Why do we believe in the soul? Does it actually exist? If so, what is it? Does it differ from the self? Is it part of the material world? Does it survive the body after death? In The Spiritual Universe, Fred Alan Wolf explains the differing view of the soul in the works of Plato, Aristotle, and St. There is much more in this universe that we think about it which we perceive through our senses but there are some people which believe that they know each and everything.
The universe that we can perceive is, in fact, part of a much greater really. God can see the whole, but we are constrained to 3 dimensions, which we can only partially and inaccurately comprehend. As the Bible puts it, ‘For now we see through as glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known ‘ ( 1Corinthians 13: 12). One day, with our, knew spiritual bodies and enhanced senses we will be able to perceive and know so much more than we can see in these mortal bodies. There is a lot to look forward to in the next life.
We perceive our world and our universe as solid 3 dimensional; material, and yet when it is examined at the atomic level, there is nothing there. For example, a diamond , that we would regard as pretty solid, if it could be viewed with a powerful enough microscope would appear to be something like single golf balls in the middle of billions of football pitches, each with 14 pinhead-sized bundles of energy flying around the edges of the fields and nothing in between. Hydrogen gas would be an even smaller ball with one bundle of energy flying around. So our perceived physical reality is literally empty space. Everything in our universe is so empty that we have to wonder if it’s really there, and yet it appears to be What we consider to be so real is, in fact, a virtual reality created for our benefit by a Higher Being. It is a place for us to develop and grow into who we really are after which we will leave this virtual reality to enter the real reality, the eternal kingdom.
There is so much more in this universe than we can perceive with our senses and yet some people think we know about all of it. The dimension inhabited by the One who could create this universe are so far beyond our comprehension, that we have no way of being able to understand it. This is why we walk by faith. He knows the end from the beginning. Outside of our 3-dimensional universe, the future is as clear to Him as to us looking at a map.
We see our universe as it is a point in time. We actually can only perceive the present within immediate proximity. Sound travels at about 330 meters per second. So if I hear a sound from 100 meters away, I am actually hearing what happened 0.3 of a second ago. If I look at the sun, I am seeing what happened about 8 minutes ago, which is the time it takes for light to travel the 93 million miles to the earth. When I look at the stars, I am seeing what happened at the very least 4 years ago and in most cases hundreds or thousands of years ago.
So as we start to examine the universe, we have to recognize we are perceiving it in a very inaccurate and fragmented way by making the best use of the information available to our senses to build up a picture that we call reality. Hundreds of years ago, people thought the earth was flat and the sun and moon went across the sky, which is what actually perceived. By means of instrumentation and mathematics, we now have a different understanding of the solar system, although it believes what our senses tell us. We still talk of the sun rising and setting even though that is not what actually happens.
So let us now take a closer look at the universe, not as we perceive it, but rather what we have come to understand from careful instrumentation, observation, and calculation.
THE SPIRITUAL UNIVERSE BY FRED ALAN WOLF:
By Eugene Kelly
Fred Alan Wolf is a physicist, writer, and lecturer who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. He continues to write, lecture throughout the world, and conduct research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is a member of the Luther King. Jr Collegium of scholars. Wolf is well known for his simplification of the new physics and is perhaps best known as the author of taking the Quantum leap which, in 1982, was the recipient of the prestigious National book award for science.
In the Spiritual Universe by FRED Alan Wolf, we explore the world of spirituality from a new perspective. Many people wonder if the soul really exists, what happens to it when we are no more and so on. Fewer people wonder where our soul actually is or where it goes when we pass.
Locations like Heaven and Hell may or may not be accurate, however besides Heaven being ‘up’ and Hell means ‘down’ where and or when are they and does our soul ever actually go there? these are the questions , and many more I am sure , that brought to life what was to be ”The Spiritual universe”.
Have you ever thought about re-incarnation? If you thought it was possible, did you think further and ask, “what can I come back as?” are there limits or boundaries? ‘. Have you ever wondered? If the computer you are reading this on has a soul, or if that’s even possible? Why or why not you might ask.
FRED ALAN WOLF WRITES:
“Physicist frank tippler, at the time of this writing, professor of mathematical physics at Tulane University in new Orleans, in his recent book. The physics of immortality, makes a daring scientifically based proposal, bound to shock some, offend many, and delight , i suppose , the few. Tippler offers no excuses for his bold proposals concerning the souls, god, death, and the Christian form of resurrection. For this he has my admiration.
It is difficult to rock the establishment of concrete minds these days –in fact it is in any day , as Galileo , Kepler, Bruno and many others would testify if we could resurrect them. In brief, Tripler says we shall all know life again at the final moment of the universe, and then we shall experience life eternal. That is, we shall be reborn and never know death again. The catch is that we all shall be computer computer simulations contained in microcomputers, interlinked by light-speed signals traversing the whole universe and spending an eternity of time in just the last billionths of a billionth of a nanosecond (a billionth of a second) of the universe existence, just before it all comes to a crunching halt.”
It would seem as though neither frank tippler nor Fred wolf would be all too surprised if we came back as software in a computer. This may seem not only shocking but plausible in relation to the questions of limits on or maybe not.
WHAT CONVINCED ME OF THE SPIRITUAL COSMOS:
Written by Channing
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 15:47
I would like to tell my story of what convinced me that the nature of the universe is spiritual.
God the Geometer
I grew up being a Christian, although my father was an atheist after suffering from abuse going to a Catholic school. My father was a programmer and I grew up to be one too, so in our family we learned logic at an early age and there was always a significant interest in mathematics and sciences. I was always a little wary of the Christians teachings, trying to believe in them but not really being able to. I thought they were good ethical guidance, but I could never really believe that the Bible was an accurate historical account. I was stuck in “Doublethink”. I wanted to believe that God existed but also believed in science and logic and subconsciously and that the true nature of the universe could simply not be exactly as suggested by the Christian teachings.
On the other hand, I could not accept that we lived in a materialistic Universe either, and that death was the end of our existence, So I started looking for clues about whether life continues after death. In philosophy class I put out the idea that Descartes’ statement: “I think, therefore I am“could be an indicator of eternal life. My thinking was that if I exist through my thought, then why that should ever end.
MY FIRST DISCOVERIES:
I continued my search by reading many stories of near-death experiences and people remembering their past lives. I found that quite convincing, also because science has never come up with an – at least to my mind – convincing explanation why it all should be just a hallucination. There were just too many stories with similar accounts of the afterlife. I found it unlikely that our brain chemistry would by chance cause this similarly for so many people.
I had several dreams in which I had predicted the future, so I was also interested in paranormal phenomena. Being a science-fiction fan since would not seriously investigate in UFOs as well. I found it quite vexing though that apparently mainstream science would not seriously investigate either of these topics. Both types of phenomena have many credible witnesses. I also thought that Quantum Physics should be an indicator that the paranormal is possibly real.
I carried these ideas for many years, namely that there probably is life after death, our souls reincarnate many times on Earth, and that paranormal phenomena and UFOs probably are real. I even devised my own logical proof that something like a God must exist. But it would not all fit really together. What bothered me especially was the apparent disinterest by so many other people to even investigate these topics. I thought: “If I can figure this out, then why can other people, too?”
THE GREAT SEAL:
Then in April 2006 I discovered the truth behind 9/11.I was floored and shocked. I thought to myself: “If this is true, then I want to know what else in my life is a lie.’’ I spent the entire weekend without sleep or food reading websites and watching videos on the Internet about various “conspiracy theories”. Suddenly a dream that I had years before made sense to me. I had dreamed that I lived in a trailer home in a vast wasteland that was covered by a wide grid of giant pyramids. At the top of each pyramid was a great eye, which emitted radio waves, causing an atmosphere of dread and suppression? This symbolized to me that there was a conscious effort in the world to keep the people from finding out the spiritual nature of the Universe. If the world namely embraced the concept of a spiritual Universe then our problems with war, disease and poverty would quickly disappear, as well as the need to have a small group of people in power! So obviously this isn’t in their interest.
I suddenly knew why paranormal phenomena find such little regard in the sciences and the mass media. I realized that many of the “New Age” people whom I previously considered to be a little crazy, were probably onto something, and why they too were held in such disregard. So I read more on these topics and finally everything started to make sense to me.
BILL HICKS : summed it up best with: “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves, here’s Tom with the weather.”
The more I follow down my spiritual path the more evidence I find and the less contradictions I have in my world-view. As a person who places great values in logic, having a contradiction-free world-view that explains all the phenomena is immensely satisfying to me. This is the main reason for me to believe that the alternative world-view is true.
I also find that my institution has grown stronger and that I often experience synchronicities. One of my latest experiences has been a week with Dr. Greer on one of his “Ambassador to the Universe” trainings in Mount Shasta where I saw UFOs in the sky and balls of light in the trees. Another very concrete piece of evidence to me is the Egely wheel. I have bought one and can see firsthand the spiritual energy (also known as subtle energy, biofield, either, qi, prana, etc…)
Sufi cosmology: (Arabic: الكوزمولوجية الصوفية) is a general term for cosmological doctrines associated with the mysticism of Sufism. These may differ from place to place, order to order and time to time, but overall show the influence of several different cosmographies:
- The Quran’s testament concerning God and immaterial beings, the soul and the afterlife the beginning and the end of things , the seven heavens etc.
- The Neoplatonic views cherished by Islamic philosophers like ibn Sina / Avicenna and ibn Arabi.
- The Hermetic-Ptolemaic spherical geocentric world.
- The ishraqi visionary universe as expanded by Suhrawardi Maqtul.
The following cosmological plan, explaining a creation by the successive emanation of worlds, as taught by Plotinus, is typical.
- Alam-i-Hahut (Realm of He-ness) The Realm of Pre-existence, the condition of the universe before its formation , equated with the unknowable essence of Gods. Alam-e-Hahut has similarities to the Christian concept of Deus absconditus, the Hindu notion of Nirguna Brahman and the Kabbalist idea of the En-Sof.
- Alam-i-Lahut (Realm of Divinity): That region where incalculable unseen tiny dots emerge and expand to such large circles that they engulf the entire universe. This Realm is also known as Tajalliat (The Beatific Vision, or the circle of the beatific vision). These countless circles are the bases of all the root causes of the universe. This whole circle is known as the Ghaib-ul-ghaib (Unseen of the Unseen). Alam-e-Lahoot has similarities to the Christian concept of Deus revelations, the Hindu notion of Saguna Brahman and the kabbalist idea of Kether. The final boundary of the human knowledge and understanding is called Hijab-e-Mehmood (The Extolled veil), which is the extreme height of the Arsh (Supreme Empyrean ). Nehr-e- tasweed (The Channel of Black Draught/Darkness) whose last limit is the Realm of Divinity, is the basis of the unseen and feeds Rooh-e-Azam ( the great Soul).
- Alam-i-Jabarut (Realm of power) The stage when the universe is constituted into features. Hijab-e-kibria (the Grand Veil ) is the last limit of this realm. Nehr-e-tajreed (channel of abstraction ), whose last limit is the Realm of Omnipotency , feeds the Human Soul with its information.
- Alam-i-Malakut: The stage when the characteristics of the species and their individuals descend from the Realm of Omnipotency, separate consciousness comes into being. Its Last limit is called Hijab-e-Azmat (The great Veil). Nehr-e-Tazheer (Channel of Manifestation) whose last limit is Alam-e-Nasut , feeds The subtleties of ego.
- Alam-i-Nasut (Realm of Humans) The stage when foundations of the tangible world of matter are laid, (parallel to the Tree of Life’s sephiroth of Malamute). It includes the material Realm and all the normally visible cosmos. Nehr-e-Tazheer (Channel of manifestation) whose last limit is Alam-e-Nasut, feeds The subtleties ego.
The Human Realm is supervised by:
- One kitab-almubeen , controlling:
- 300 million Loh-e-Mehfooz (Supercluster), each one controlling
- 80 thousands Hazare (galaxies ), each one containing
- 13 billion star system, out of which
- 1 billion star system , out of which
- 1 billion star systems have life on one of their planets.
- Each star has 9, 12, 13 planets around it.
- On every planet with life on it, life exists in three different planes of existence, the plane of Angels the panel of Jinns and the plane of humans. On the other hand, it is surrounded by another realm known as Alam-e- Barzakh (Astral plane) where humans stay after they die (when the soul disconnects from the physical body). Humans can also visit the astral realm during sleep (while dreaming) or during meditation.
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- Seven Speheres
- Temporal finitism
In cosmology, in contrast to ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle who believed that the universe had an infinite past with no beginning. Medieval philosopher and theologians developed the concept of the universe having a finite past with a beginning (temporal finitism). This view was inspired by the creation myth shared by three Abrahamic religions : Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Christian philosopher, john philopponus , presented the first such argument against the ancient Greek notion of an infinite past. His arguments were adopted by many, most notably; early Muslim philosopher, Al-kindi (Alkindus); the Jewish philosopher, Saadia Gaon ( saadia ben Joseph ); and finally the Sufi thinker Al-Ghazali. Philoponus proposed two logical arguments against an infinite past, the first being the argument from the impossibility of the existence as an actual infinite”, which states:
- “An actual infinite cannot exist”.
- “An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual infinite.”
- “An infinite temporal regress of events cannot exist”
His second argument, the “argument from the impossibility of completing an actual infinite by successive addition, states.
- An actual infinite cannot be completed by successive.
- The temporal series of past events has been completed by successive addition.
- The temporal series of past events cannot be an actual infinite.”
Both arguments were adopted by the later Christian Philosopher and theologians, and the second argument particular became more famous after it was adopted by Immanuel Kant in his thesis of the first antimony concerning time.
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