ALL concepts of God in the opinion of mainstream science are unscientific, because materialism has no way to quantify or measure her existence.
Indeed, as H. P. Blavatsky declared “modern science believes not in the soul of things.” (The Secret Doctrine 1:272)
She also published an article in her magazine titled The Soul of Things (The Theosophist, Vol. 1v, No. 10) noting:
“Psychometry (soul-measuring) is a Greek word to express the faculty—natural, but ordinarily latent in us—by which the inner self cognizes the things of the spiritual (or, if you please, dynamic) world of causes. . . . “
“Step by step, these researches proved the truth of the old Aryan dogma that the Akâśa (Ether) is the cradle and grave of objective nature; and that it holds imperishably the records of everything that ever existed, every phenomenon that ever occurred in the outer world.”
The poet/artist William Blake intuitively saw “a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower,” that most of us would probably have passed by without noticing. (Auguries of Innocence)
Unlocking the Mystery of Life
“The fact is, that only the partial truth of many of the secondary ‘laws’ of Darwinism is beyond question.” (H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine Vol II p. 662)
“Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious: i.e., endowed with a consciousness of its own kind and on its own plane of perception.” – (The Secret Doctrine 1:274 – 277):
“The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life. There is design in the action of the seemingly blindest forces.”
“In 1859, Charles Darwin published, On the Origin of Species . In it, he argued that all of life on earth was the product of undirected natural processes. Time, chance, and natural selection. Since Darwin, biologists have relied on such processes to account for the origin of living things. Yet today, this approach is being challenged as never before.” (Michael Behe, Lad Allen, Director, Producer, Writer)
In the debate on intelligent design, the Christian evangelist Randal Rauser properly complains about modern scientific methods.
Science shuns any concepts not based on accepted, well established models. Intelligent design, Rauser says, can only be recognized as a valid ‘scientific’ explanation “if bound by the laws of physics.”
On this basis, he says, “if God is any part of the proposal, it is by definition unscientific — and all claims of legitimacy or illegitimacy of Intelligent Design or God must be disregarded, because science has an inherent bias. Therefore we don’t know the hidden or as yet undiscovered laws of science, then we don’t know whether an explanation conforms to them or not.”
Theosophists would agree. As H. P. Blavatsky asserts in The Secret Doctrine (1:326):
The evolution of the God-idea proceeds apace with man’s own intellectual evolution. So true it is that the noblest ideal to which the religious Spirit of one age can soar, will appear but a gross caricature to the philosophic mind in a succeeding epoch!
American naturalist John Muir expressed the old Theosophical idea of universal deity thus: “When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.” In his own simpler variation he wrote:
“The philosophers themselves had to be initiated into perceptive mysteries, before they could grasp the correct idea of the ancients in relation to this most metaphysical subject. Otherwise — outside such initiation — for every thinker there will be a ‘Thus far shalt thou go and no farther,’ mapped out by his intellectual capacity, as clearly and as unmistakably as there is for the progress of any nation or race in its cycle by the law of Karma.
“Outside of initiation, the ideals of contemporary religious thought must always have their wings clipped and remain unable to soar higher; for idealistic as well as realistic thinkers, and even free-thinkers, are but the outcome and the natural product of their respective environments and periods.
“The ideals of both are only the necessary results of their temperaments, and the outcome of that phase of intellectual progress to which a nation, in its collectivity, has attained. Hence, as already remarked, the highest flights of modern (Western) metaphysics have fallen far short of the truth. Much of current Agnostic speculation on the existence of the ‘First Cause’ is little better than veiled materialism — the terminology alone being different.”
- H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (1:326-7)
Any honest analysis of the controversy by science should acknowledge merely that the concepts do not conform to the “laws of physics as presently understood,” or the laws “as they ultimately are”—not dismissed out of hand.
Mme. Blavatsky insisted that science was necessarily limited because unwilling to follow the evidence wherever it leads — the principle that standard model science admits intellectually, but does not follow.
She cited as an example the periodic table, assumed in her day, to be the ultimate, complete and accurate account of all chemical elements. Yet today we see new elements regularly being added to the growing list.
The Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev, father of the original periodical table, included predictions for properties of elements he thought were yet to be discovered. The missing elements, and there are countless numbers of them Blavatsky insisted — those belonging to ancient occult chemistry as described in The Secret Doctrine.
West Meets East
“The universe is not the meaningless object that Western science says that it is,” IONS senior scientist Dean Radin asserts, “but rather that the universe is permeated with meaning.”
In The Voice of the Silence, H. P. Blavatsky defines the difference between the psychic and spiritual senses.
“There are two kinds of Siddhis,” she explained, “one group embraces the lower, coarse, psychic and mental energies;”
… the other is one which exacts the highest training of Spiritual powers.
In the following video clip, Dean Radin, PhD, refers to the Eastern ‘Siddhis.’ He explains the difference between Western matter-oriented science, and the Eastern spiritually-based science, that emphasizes consciousness as its keynote:
“The (ancient and modern) Western American Zuni Indians seem to have entertained similar views,” Blavatsky writes.
But materialism rejects any possibility of such a veiled reality in nature.
The Zuni present-day customs, their traditions and records, she says,all point to the fact that, from time immemorial, their institutions—political, social and religious—”were (and still are) shaped according to the septenary principle.”
An electromagnetic astral substratum of matter remains ignored. Such a field was suggested in the early 20th century by the ground breaking discoveries of the ‘mad scientist’ Nikola Tesla,
… and by Semyon Kirlian’s corona discharge photography.
The Body Matrix
The Design Body
“The whole quarrel between the esoteric and profane sciences,” Blavatsky wrote in her Secret Doctrine (2:149):
…lies in the demonstration of the existence of an astral body within the physical.”
For humanity to achieve wholeness, The Secret Doctrine points to the overarching need for a recognition of the electro-magnetic design body in man and nature—a living plasma design field.
The Zero Point Age
“Is there such a thing as a life force—an energy field that connects all living things across space and time? Could the existence of this living energy field provide a scientific explanation for supernatural phenomena?
After interviewing cutting-edge scientists in many disciplines, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart presents a compelling and stunning argument for this theory in her groundbreaking masterpiece, The Field.”
Science and Spirituality
The ‘field’ is what Rupert Sheldrake calls the “morphic resonance.” It is a living life matrix, also referred to as the “plastic potency” in Theosophical occult physics.
And Lynn McTaggart talks about The Field: “It’s a concept that eliminates one of the biggest problems we have in the world, which stems from the erroneous idea that we’re all separate.”
By ignoring the implications of these and many similar discoveries of an underlying invisible, intelligent structure in nature, mainstream science dooms itself to fruitless speculations, centered on a soul-less and purposeless universe.
“If there is anything on earth like progress,” Blavatsky opined in The Secret Doctrine (1:506), “Science will some day have to give up
… such monstrous ideas as her physical, self-guiding laws—void of soul and Spirit—and then turn to the occult teachings.
Because of the eye-popping aura patterns revealed by technician Semyon Kirlian, and the vibrant fractal forms of Benoît Mandelbrot, the hidden energy designs of nature become patently obvious to our senses.
Fortunately for humanity, ancient occult science is being restored to its legitimate place today by mind-matter researchers, notably the Institute of Noetic Sciences—and concepts promoted to the public through a host of films.
Among these are Renée Scheltema’s Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What, and The Living Matrix which explores the science of subtle energy medicine.
Alfred Tennyson was not just a poet laureate, but might also be considered a true scientist. He sensed the hidden side of nature, and was unafraid to acknowledge its mystery. In the classic “Flower in the Crannied Wall” Tennyson wrote:
“I pluck you out the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower – but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.”
Summoning to this theme the law of Analogy, which Blavatsky calls “the first key to the world-problem”— she goes on to picture the existence of forms as great chain “whose links are all connected.” And these links, she says:
“… have to be studied co-ordinately in their occult relations to each other.”
“Every one of the higher, as of the lower worlds, is inter-blended with our own objective world, it is no metaphysical figure of speech, but a sober fact in Nature, however incomprehensible to our senses.”
(The Secret Doctrine Vol. 1, p. 601-605)
“Our Deity is neither in a paradise, nor in a particular tree, building, or mountain, H. P. Blavatsky declared in the Key to Theosophy — it is everywhere.
IT is the mysterious power of evolution and involution, the omnipresent, omnipotent, and even omniscient creative potentiality.”
“… in every atom of the visible as of the invisible Cosmos, in, over, and around every invisible atom and divisible molecule.”
“Allow the pointers to point to the dimension
of the formless One Life that is you.”
– Eckhart Tolle
“Every one of the higher, as of the lower worlds, is interblended with our own objective world,” The Secret Doctrine postulates, therefore …
… it is no metaphysical figure of speech, but a sober fact in Nature, however incomprehensible to our senses.
It doesn’t require any leap to understand why science and religion are compelled to join hands. They co-exist, because of the inseparability of energy (spirit or consciousness) and matter.
…and, if the two are once divorced, the whole Kosmos would fall back into chaos and non-being.
The Secret Doctrine PROEM Vol. I, p.13-18
Ancient metaphysical postulates of Theosophy have now begun to visibly flower. For over one-hundred years, untold numbers of respected scientists of the day have sparked a rekindling of the torch of Truth. Helena Blavatsky declared over a century ago that
All systems large and small, “are inextricably interwoven and interblended at every point.”
And further: “It is a fundamental principle of the Occult philosophy— this same homogeneity of matter and immutability of natural laws, which are so much insisted upon by materialism — but that unity rests upon the inseparability of Spirit from matter.”
Science & Religion
Preeminent among the torch-bearers are organizations is notably The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). This would very likely be welcome music to the ears of Helena Blavatsky, writer of The Secret Doctrine, boldly subtitled “The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy.”
Thanks to such fearless investigators, and to the multitudes of enthusiastic Theosophical students world-wide, the seeds of the perennial wisdom— sown long ago — have become, as stated by senior scientist Dean Radin of IONS:
… the paradigm-shattering roots of an emerging, 21st century worldview.
IONS Institute of Noetic Sciences
Of the sincere religious believers, Blavatsky wrote: “Their charity, and simple, child-like faith in the infallibility of their Bible, their dogmas, and their clergy, .
“…bring into full activity all the virtues that are implanted in our common nature.”
Theosophy can only find objective expression in an all-embracing code of life, thoroughly impregnated with the spirit of mutual tolerance, charity, and brotherly love. It has to throw all the light it can from the torch of Truth, with which its servants are entrusted. It must do this without fear or hesitation, dreading neither reproof nor condemnation.
Some Words on Daily Life, C.W. VII, p. 173-175
(written by a Master of Wisdom)
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Thanks for the link. An interesting and useful take on the issue.