Regarding science and religion being evolutionary drivers of each other; thinking of the world in terms of dynamic axes, rather than conflicting polarities; the oscillations of Zhabotinsky soup, etc....
There are no solids. There are no things. There are only interfering and non interfering patterns operative in pure principle, and principles are eternal. |
Principles never contradict principles. Principles can interaccomodate one another only in non interfering frequency ways. Principles can interaugment one another if frequency is synchronizable.
That is just so rich. Reminds me of a bunch of things. Like the dynamic yin-yang symbol:
Also reminds me of the double-triangle Star of David (Mogan David), which is dynamic in a similar way to the yin-yang symbol above. There's a perfect animation somewhere on the Net--for now, here's the plain symbol:
The forms of sacred geometry do not represent things. They represent processes. Pictures and models of things, after all, are all frozen. They are not at all alive. For sacred forms to be sacred, we must see them as snapshots of the processes of life. ... |
Thus, in Hebrew, the double-triangle, known as the Mogan David represents the "dispensation of ongoing manifestation." In other words, the double-triangle represents the way one dimension pours itself out into the next dimension just like the way a seed pours itself out until it becomes a fruit.
This is the sacred process and the sacred path. It is an animation of the "hero's journey" expressed in a sequence of geometric snapshots.
On the Double Triangle
Also reminds me of colliding galaxies:
Perhaps when our scientific imaginations and our spiritual imaginations become vast enough, they can "interaccomodate one another in non-interfering frequency ways" as the dancing galaxies do.
Bucky's words also remind me of the cerebral nasal cycle:
A rhythm of alternating cerebral dominance exists in humans. This rhythm is tightly coupled with the nasal cycle, which shifts in airflow through the left and right nostrils. |
Greater EEG amplitudes of one brain hemisphere correspond to predominant airflow in the opposite nostril. The nasal cycle is known to be regulated by the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
In the end, the quarrel between religion and science may just be our right brains and left brains working desynchronously, and writ large at the cultural level.
The central teaching of mysticism is this: Reality is One. The practice of mysticism consists in finding ways to experience this unity directly. |
The One has variously been call the Good, God, the Cosmos, the Mind, the Void, or the Absolute.
No door in the labyrinthine castle of science opens directly onto the Absolute.
But if one understands the maze well enough, it is possible to jump out of the system and experience the Absolute for oneself.
--Rudy Rucker, Infinity and the Mind
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. |
Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.
A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity.
In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.
The fact is that scientific knowledge and spiritual knowledge are already married, as Muktananda keeps reminding us.