Ancient wisdom and modern science

For those of us who have open minds, and who do not possess so much expertise that can lead us to be convinced that what we know or believe in is unchallengeable, there is a flood of research findings or research-based speculations about possible explanations to hold our interest. Some of the conclusions offered (no doubt tentatively) are quite difficult to understand, much less accept.

But then, in January 1950, from a beach in Melbourne in Australia, on a very warm evening, a friend and I saw the impossible. What looked like a ‘shooting star’ falling at about 30 degrees from the vertical, suddenly stopped. It was clearly distinguishable from the myriad of ‘stars’ which filled the sky.

Much to our surprise, it moved upwards, at an acute angle to its former direction. To our greater surprise, it stopped again. It then changed direction, again at an acute angle. Then It stopped. Finally, It moved very fast up and into the distance, and disappeared. It had to be a spaceship. We assumed the navigator had worked out which way to go; or the occupants had finished their sight-seeing.

The following extract from ‘Forbidden History,’ edited by Douglas Kenyon, offers yet more challenging thoughts.

“… LaViolette’s book about ancient myth and the ‘science of continuous creation,’ reveals an extraordinarily persistent message encoded throughout the ancient mythologies of the world, a message now echoed by quantum cosmologists such as Stanford’s Andre Linde and even Cambridge’s Stephen Hawking.

Passed down to modern times from the myths of prehistory, these ancient myths repeatedly describe principles now pointed to in the newest of the new physics, that of a universal potential, latent within all reality. ‘In all cases,’ LaViolette says,’ the concept (the myths) convey, effectively portrays how an initially uniform and featureless ether self-divides to produce a bi-polar wave pattern.’

LaViolette elaborates, telling us that an ‘ancient creative science’ comes down to us through myth, which ‘conceives all physical forms, animate or inanimate, to be sustained by an undercurrent of process, a flux of vital energy that is present in all regions of space … Thus the ancient creation science … infers the presence of lifelike consciences or spirits in all things, even in inanimate objects such as rocks and rivers or the Earth itself.’

His view of a vast, living beyond contrasts sharply with the sanitised mechanistic paradigm … physics must see the nature of subatomic reality in a new way. It is not simply that conscious perspective affects the nature of the subatomic quanta … but that the subatomic quanta is conscious, which means that everything is conscious, even inanimate objects and seemingly empty space, the very definition, if one were possible, of mystical or spiritual reality.”

Is there not some evidence that a rock can provide, to those with a certain mental propensity, a picture of the historical city to which it once belonged< but which is now no more?