In this shorter and simplified second edition of his ground-breaking book, Brian Hines shows the connection between the findings of the new physics and the insights of the great mystics. He presents the theories of contemporary physics with elegant simplicity and a sense of humor that makes for an intellectual tour-de-force. In addition, the experimental methods of contemplative meditation are described in detail to show how one can confirm the facts of spiritual science. While quoting from the mystics of the great traditions, the author has chosen the great 12th Century Sufi mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi, as the mystic scientist par excellence. As the new physics attempts to describe the subject of its experiments and theories, it is forced to resort to the language of poetic metaphor to convey its speculative concepts. Physics now deals with what cannot be perceived but only inferred, and the myth of the materiality of existence is dissolving. The spiritual "scientist," on the other hand, explores through his or her own being levels of reality which both encompass and transcend the laws of science. By refining the instrument of human consciousness according to verifiable principles developed over countless centuries of experimentation, the spiritual scientist seeks an empirically rigorous and objective experience of reality. The reader will find his or her appreciation of these two fields deepening as the core principles of both are analyzed and compared. Viewed in this light, modern science is no longer seen to be in conflict with faith and spirituality. A seeker after truth can learn about both material and spiritual planes of reality with complete confidence that knowledge of one is consistent with knowledge of the other. In truth, there is only one Law running throughout all of existence, one Voice producing all of the myriad sounds. When God whispers, creation thunders.
Author: Brian Hines Publisher: Adrasteia Publishing Published: 05/04/2018 Pages: 208 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.63lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.44d ISBN: 9780977735235
About the Author Brian Hines is a life-long student of philosophy, mysticism, spirituality, science, and meditation. A retired health planner and health policy analyst, he has a Master's Degree in Social Work and completed the course requirements for a Ph.D. in Systems Science. Hines also is the author of Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization, a modern exposition of an ancient classic, the Enneads, along with Life is Fair, which offers a karmic rationale for vegetarianism. Since 2004 he has posted regularly on his Church of the Churchless blog, which reflects his continuing philosophical and spiritual evolution.