Integrating Soul and ScienceWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
"Spirit is beyond void of space. This realm, beyond void, is not an empty nothingness; it is womb of creation. -- Nature goes to same place to create a galaxy of stars, a cluster of nebulas, a rain forest, a human body, or a thought... That place is Spirit." (1) The idea of thought coming from Spirit is a little general and not something I agree with unless he means REAL thought rather than regurgitated thought. Deepak Chopra is a great and wonderful human being who escaped material competitive focused world and 'expertise' that was his, as a doctor. However, we have shown that science is getting dangerously close to finding templates and forms that mirror this kind of philosophy. The church felt science was philosophy and that all things came from this kind of godhead in 'Dark Ages'; and scientists have justifiably thought any mention of a bridge to religion is fraught with these kinds of intellectual authoritarian terrors. Perhaps now we can re-evaluate our belief in godly forces and not involve religious or priestly interpreters who ask us to 'follow' like sheep. To replace one set of interpreters with another form of 'expertise' is not good. Surely there is a balance that harmonizes with purpose and true knowingness. I like thought expressed by James Watson in his foreword to Discovering Brain. He said, ‘The brain boggles mind.’. It is also true that a lot of ‘boggling’ has been done by those saying they seek God. The equipment based on Tesla's 'non-force info packets' that draws energy from a vacuum that Bearden has patented and wireless transmission of generated energy will make perpetual motion seem tame. The real possibilities of using other dimensions as storage for energy we create could be just around corner. Someday barriers we have created in our real world through an ignorant adherence to conventions of black and white certainty will be brought down just like Berlin Wall; we built it to keep ideas and people from each other. I'm not cognizant of all ins and outs of 'red-shifts' or other astrophysical esoterics so generalities of my insights might not have as much merit. The exorcisms I've been involved in helping free both possessed and possessor are part of limbo state which energy exists in after death. Does this limbo state include same energy band- width that our solar or auric body travels in? Not by experience of astral work I've done. However, one can meet dead people in astral travel if one has a guide or spirit is attuned that you are about to visit. That spirit would be a multi-dimensional traveler then. There are many shades and variations of spiritual bandwidths and it may be because there is so much more energy in unseen world that astrophysicists told us about earlier. Ninety-five per cent versus 5 per cent is a large ratio in favor of unseen. The ultraviolet and light energies might even be part of visible universe, which would mean we can only actually see a percentage of material universe. And as big an issue as all of this kind of talk is, we still must consider whether or not we know what we see when it slaps us in face, as they say. The average person today will likely have their mind and senses closed to opportunity that thalami offer to accentuate, amplify and direct non-visual forces to our conscious processing centers. The operational paradigms of spiritual world are a science unto themselves, and astrophysicists may not have as good a picture as I hope they do. There are those I have met, who can travel between dimensions and we will deal with these aspects of life and natural possibilities versus hallucination in other parts of this book. But, if modern research is right about Thalami, I feel quite certain that all dimensions are at our disposal in every aspect of our existence. When one remembers way we thought about spirits and devils as we listened to preachers who tried to tell us about HELL - it is difficult to open our minds to what they were saying about saints who performed very miracles that men and women have always been able to do. We see that 'Gospel of Thomas' from Dag (or Nag) Hammadi 'finds' confirms Jesus never performed any miracle that you or I can't do. We are all 'children of God' (John 10:34). The dimensional spiritual world is science and real even if we are ignorant of it. That is what Gnostics he studied with say is 'Original Sin' that separates us from God - IGNORANCE! Scipio Africanus and others before and after time of Jesus were used to seeing each other and spirits of their loved ones alive or dead! In many instances there is potential to visualize future and it will happen with proper INTENT. Bucky Fuller did it, and I have too. Some say forces of darkness that created Dark Age were able to re-program world mind to point that our ability was diminished by evil they fomented. Energy of a negative nature does have to be attuned with good, in order for Abraxas or unity to occur, on grand scale and as an individual. That is why selfish prayer is wasteful and one must operate in 'brotherhood' and love to come up with things like geodesic dome or wireless 'free energy'. Still these things are on shelf and few really know how great they are and how much better world might be. Microchemical potentials and observations are exciting corollaries to chaos science. The laws of universe are 'unfolding as they should' (Desiderata was a nice poem that Pierre Trudeau often quoted as Canada's Prime Minister when I was a young man.) 'whether or not it is clear' to us! There are always good things to learn when one looks at work of these scientists. I especially enjoy those who are willing to do what Bucky Fuller described when he talked about 'stepping outside circle' or 'biting his tongue' when he felt complacent in knowledge he had in a particular area of deliberation. Professor Morowitz is a microbiologist and chemist at Yale University who we will show later as an example of what can happen when people think integratively and lose their ego. He also correctly observes that few of physical sciences encourage this integration. Is it possible to have an answer when questions are slanted to dovetail with only one perspective? We respectfully offer that no real truth has ever resulted from need of any tenured or other 'expert' who sought power from his peers rather than enlightenment from 'ALL that is!'
New Moon Reflections for LibraWritten by Ronni Lynn
According to Jan Spiller's marvelous book New Moon Astrology (Bantam Books) each month there is an opportunity to make personal wishes with advent of New Moon.
The moon changes astrological signs approximately every two days. However, when moon exactly conjuncts sun (shares it’s astrological degree), it is no longer visible in sky and at this point in lunar cycle it is called a "NewMoon". This occurs once every month (in rare instances, twice) and marks beginning of a new monthly astrological cycle.
The new moon signifies a start of a new personal cycle each month. It's a time to renew or revise our goals, reach for what we wish for most and renew ourselves. When setting goals or aspiring towards our dreams and desires it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, our wishes can only involve ourselves. We cannot try to change others, only our attitudes towards those people, in hopes that they will respond favorably to us. Another important aspect of this process is to meditate on qualities of sign that new moon is occurring in. These astrological qualities will give us powerful hints on what to strive for, and how to approach or strategize towards what we want to accomplish. It is a good idea to set approximately 10 goals or wishes each month. Jan Spiller also suggests that you do not combine several wishes into one wish! Keep your thoughts clear and separate, and write them down each month. I recommend a special notebook or journal exclusively used for this purpose.
It is often best not to include a wish unless you can clearly visualize it coming into fruition within your imagination. If not, there may be preliminary steps you need to take first, so instead, try visualizing these. Trust your feelings and intuition in this process- you will know what feels right. Some wishes become realized soon after new moon. Others are more resistant and can take many months. Keep repeating wishes each month until they begin coming true as long as you continue to believe that they are right for you. When things in your life such as people, events, and your own attitudes begin to "shift", welcome this new change as evidence that your life is now reflecting your positive intentions. Try to go along with these shifts, as they may be helping you fulfill a wish!
When new moon is in astrological sign of Libra we can begin to focus on how we interact with other people. Libra is sign that teaches us about healthy and balanced relationships. The reason that relationships require constant balance is that they involve two people. It is very fitting then, that Libra’s symbol is “Scales”.
This month we would benefit from contemplating our relationships. In any relationship, romantic or otherwise, both partners must accept uniqueness and differences of other person while not forgetting themselves in process. This isn't so easy as we all know. This goes for all sorts of partnerships including marriage or long-term romantic partners as well as business relations, student-teacher relationships, close friendships and so on. When you refer to another as "my" as in "my boyfriend", "my co-worker" "my teacher" or "my business partner" they fall into Libra realm of significant others. As we wish for harmony and balance this month, you may feel a gentle shift in your reactions to others. Welcome this change in yourself as it could be just what you need to get a fresh start on how you relate interpersonally.
Before embarking on healthy relationships or when entering into negotiations with others, it is most vital that a preliminary step is taken. This step acts as a foundation for relating in a balanced way with others. What is this step? It is "knowing thyself"! First formulate a clear picture of who you are and what you want in relation to other person or social situation. If you are going to compromise with others, as is usually case, it is important that you are aware of what you may be altering or giving up. If there is something that you are unable to compromise about, it is good to go into a relationship knowing this beforehand- before you run into a roadblock with this person.