The Essence of a Cup


empty-cup

I’VE COME TO UNDERSTAND that the essence of a cup is not the cup itself, it is the space within the cup. It’s the space that defines it’s purpose…to hold something without form.

Likewise, I believe the essence of the Universe’s smallest particles is not it’s electrons, protons, neutrons, etc. Their essence, indeed their purpose has to do with the space within them.

It’s About Space
If we consider the atom is 99.99% empty space perhaps we would see that our research at CERN is looking in the wrong place to find the so-called God Particle known to scientists as the Higgs boson. And that perhaps the God Particle isn’t even a particle at all!

Ask the Right Question
As a thinking spiritualist I find it hard to watch as science continues to overlook the most obvious question…what’s with all the space? Case in point this recent article: “A question of spin for the new boson” by James Gillies.

Where is Beauty?
To quote from Alan Watts’ book Become What You Are: “A symphony is not explained by a mathematical analysis of it’s notes; the mystery of a woman’s beauty is not revealed by a postmortem dissection; and no one ever understood the wonder of a bird on the wing by stuffing it and putting it in a case.” (p.61)

The purpose of the Universe and everything in it cannot be discovered by analyzing the cup alone. The key to understanding is to ask the right questions and look in the right place for the answer.

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God is Consciousness


The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5 – New International Version 1984)

I try not to quote too much scripture on this blog and will likewise keep it to a minimum as I complete my book, but I came across this quote last night and it suddenly clicked with me.

What I Believe
My core conviction, the belief that has driven me to write is that we are only part of a sea of consciousness and that “Universal Consciousness” is what we in the Abrahamic tradition have come to call God.

In the book I am using bleeding edge science mixed with, archaeologic discoveries and the occasional religious insights to make my case, so when I read the above quote it suddenly dawned on me that “the word” is consciousness! 

In the beginning there was only consciousness…and that was God (1+2). That consciousness (conscious observation) creates our reality (3) as quantum physics tells us. That the light or spark inside all humans is that light of consciousness(4). And finally, that whether we acknowledge it or not (the darkness) that light of God shines in us and through us into our space-time material world!

The Source
While I don’t (and never will) rely on The Bible as factual evidence of anything I feel that there are some stories, particularly in the old testament that give incredible insight to beliefs of a long lost civilization going back perhaps 15,000 years and more.

For the most part the Old Testament and Torah, are an amalgamation of many oral traditions passed down through the eons and brought together as a single work between 600 and 400 BCE during the Babylonian Exile period. While the New Testament is a hodgepodge of information spliced together by the early Christian Church which had it’s own political agenda. And in fact, many biblical scholars question that the Gospel of John was even written by John. Perhaps the true author was someone with a much deeper understanding of the way the Universe works and camouflaged it for a future generation to discover.

A ‘Nous’ Understanding
Many new scientific discoveries are pointing toward the idea of one consciousness. A consciousness that created and continuously creates the Universe and everything in it that we experience as “reality”. Juxtapose these new discoveries with the quote from the book of John and you may suddenly realize that we are coming out of the darkness, that the veil is lifting.

As Above So Below


Mark Miller, a doctoral student in Brandeis University, is researching how particular types of neurones in the brain are connected to one another. By staining thin slices of a mouse’s brain, he can identify the connections visually. The image above shows the three neurone cells on the left (two red and one yellow) and their connections.

A international group of astrophysicist used a computer simulation last year to recreate how the Universe grew and evolved. The simulation image above (right) is a snapshot of the present Universe that features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter (web). (The New York Times)

One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light-years across. One shows neurones in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the Universe. Together the suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena. -DAVID CONSTANTINE

(Source: Mark Miller, Brandeis University; Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Supercomputer Simulations http://www.visualcomplexity.com)

The Scientific Method is Flawed


I BELIEVE that the scientific method is flawed. The only thing that I know for sure is that I am conscious. Consciousness is what we have first, everything after that is questionable. Bringing that one known truth into a scientific world view is where the problems begin.

This is an excerpt from the DVD Thinking Allowed. You can purchase the full DVD here.

Black Whole Movie


Nassim Haramein is a brilliant researcher, thinker and dreamer. Much of my inspiration to dig deeper into the past to find a connection to today’s religious traditions is due to his work.

About a year ago he released a film called Black Whole. To boil it down to one phrase this film uncovers scientific proof that we are one. The global acceptance of this idea is the core premise of what I’m calling “The Nous Age”.

Watch the short trailer here

The entire film is now available to watch online thanks for Vimeo (below for your convenience. If you have never heard Nassim’s astounding research sit back and be prepared to be amazed!

I AM: The Shift is About to Hit the Fan


I AM continually amazed (but not surprised) at the growing number of people who are “waking up” to the need for a new paradigm and who are willing to take the leap to tell as many people as they know.

Coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous” -Tom Shadyac

The documentary film I AM by Tom Shadyac, who is perhaps better known for his hollywood blockbusters (Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, Ace Venture: Pet Detective) is another fantastic example of a man at the peak stepping out to tell his audience “what he knows”.

If Tom’s track record with movies is an indicator I AM is poised to be a truly earth changing, paradigm shifting catalyst…moving us even closer to The Nous Age.

WATCH the trailer below, then order it here: ORDER I AM

Consciousness Matters


THE CORE BELIEF behind The Nous Age principle is that consciousness is the primary element of the Universe.

This short film was produced for the IONS conference this summer in San Francisco which I attended.

It features: Edgar Mitchell, Deepak Chopra, Marilyn Schlitz, Dean Radin and Cassandra Vieten in an exploration of the Mysteries of Inner Space.

Reality and the Extended Mind


JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR Adrian Nelson has released the first installment of his documentary, Reality and the Extended Mind. It covers the GCP (Global Consciousness Project) in some detail, along with interview segments with Dean Radin of IONS, Brenda Dunne and Bob Jahn of the PEAR lab, and Herb Mertz and Adam Curry of Psyleron, Inc.

The World and indeed the Universe is an awe inspiring place, we can only TRY to understand it better.

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