Time and spirituality

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Time and spirituality

Postby Pat » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 am

What follows I found very interesting and thought others may also..it is taken from the Anderson Institute web page.

Single Dynamic Web of Energy

Without a doubt, these new scientific tools, theories and research are closing a circle and leading to the same conclusions of many ancient beliefs. This conclusion is that the world, and everything, and everyone in it are all part of the same, inseparable, dynamic web of energy.

Since we are a part of this web of energy is it also possible then that the human mind could master time? Or is it possible that the human mind itself is a time machine.

In physics the special theory of relativity states that by accelerating and moving at close to the speed of light we can actually dilate time and make time pass more slowly for a person who is traveling so fast. In this way one could travel forward in time.

Is the Human Mind a Time Machine?

Neurophysiology states that the process of the brain, including thinking, are achieved through the process of depolarization and repolarization of the membranes of the neurons that build the nervous system. The end result is the creation of electrical currents and energy.

We know from Einstein’s famous equation “E = MC2” that mass and energy are interchangeable. But it is certain that energy will be far superior than mass if we were trying to accelerate one to near the speed of light. Any mass no matter how small would require infinite energy to reach the speed of light.

According to modern physics this is not possible and light speed is a real limitation for any object. However energy may be a different story.

Pure energy can travel very easily at the speed of light. By considering all the above can we conclude that thinking, which is an energy-mediated process, should allow for the processes that govern time viewing, time travel and phenomenon such as precognition?

These possibilities are now being explored around the world. The ground-breaking work of people like Dr. Bruce Goldberg, Rick and Louisa Clerici and others continue to deliver new techniques and promise that will help people around the world tap into this power of the human mind.

By continuing to explore the energy-mediated processes of the human mind we may begin to better understand that it may be just as easy for our mind to interact and possible control time itself.

The New Alignment of Science, Religion and Philosophy

he effect of these new discoveries on our culture will be staggering in its power to lead the people of the world to enlightenment. The majority of our world population still embraces the material and scientific as the only real truth of reality.

It’s ironic that for the first time it may be these very scientific beliefs that will cause many to look beyond the walls of analytical science and step into a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey that will help them find their true place in the universe, and the universe within themselves.

The impact of science, religion and philosophy now aligned so closely for the first time cannot be underestimated. This could open a floodgate ushering the masses of the world’s population into the new age and lead to a new enrichment of the human experience for more people across the globe than ever before experienced in the documented history of civilization.

It is very impressive that this “new” view of the universe, the same views held by metaphysicists and eastern mystics for thousands of years is now being rediscovered in the strangest of places, in the scientific laboratories all around the world.

Additional Thoughts on the View of Time in Religion

In the Old Testament book Ecclesiastes, traditionally ascribed to Solomon (970–928 BC), time (as the Hebrew word עדן, זמן `iddan(time) zĕman(season) is often translated) was traditionally regarded as a medium for the passage of predestined events. (Another word, זמן zman, was current as meaning time fit for an event, and is used as the modern Hebrew equivalent to the English word "time".)

There is an appointed time (zman) for everything. And there is a time (’êth) for every event under heaven–
A time (’êth) to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1–8

Linear and cyclical time

In general, the Judaeo-Christian concept, based on the Bible, is that time is linear, with a beginning, the act of creation by God. The Christian view assumes also an end, the eschaton, expected to happen when Jesus returns to earth in the Second Coming to judge the living and the dead. This will be the consummation of the world and time. St Augustine's City of God was the first developed application of this concept to world history. The Christian view is that God is uncreated and eternal so that He and the supernatural world are outside time and exist in eternity. Christian Science defines time as "error" or illusion[citation needed].

Ancient cultures such as Incan, Mayan, Hopi, and other Native American Tribes, plus the Babylonian, Ancient Greek, Hindu, Buddhist, Jainist, and others have a concept of a wheel of time, that regards time as cyclical and quantic consisting of repeating ages that happen to every being of the Universe between birth and extinction.

Numeric and Divine time

The Greek language denotes two distinct principles, Chronos and Kairos. The former refers to numeric, or chronological, time. The latter, literally "the right or opportune moment," relates specifically to metaphysical or Divine time. In theology, Kairos is qualitative, as opposed to quantitative.
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Living in now is like meditating

Postby mirjana » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:23 pm

This is beautiful topic. Understanding time has become an appealing subject of modern spirituality. And I also think that talking about time could be interesting.
People have always connected the idea of time with life and death. There is also a perspective of time through past, present and future. Then, there is physical or objective time which is measured by watches and there is subjective or psychical time which is measured by the individual perception of the person involved in the certain event.
But, both these times are normally divided into the past, present and future. They change by the experience, so that we daily travel thought the time. In our personal Time Machine past, which is known, transforms into the selective memories and future, which was unknown, becomes something which is known as our present. And the circle goes on.
Today it is more and more presented the idea of living in now, the idea that annulated past and future, as two categories that shouldn’t influence our life. Those who stand for this idea , living in now, say that by living in now it is possible to enter deeper into the self and discover the multidimensional time, which will be like existence of many parallel life and times that we are not able to be aware of, because of being so deeply in the past and future.
Many spiritual teachers say that unifying past and future into the present we become multidimensional and closer to other beings that are the same.
They say that living in the moment of now is like meditating, because one’s mind is free of thought about past and future and being in now is flowing in acceptance guided by inner intuition, intelligence and all other inborn gifts that are there to enable us to see and live life as it is in the way as we truly are.

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