Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is
not only queerer than we suppose, but
queerer than we can suppose.
– J. B. S. Haldane
The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest.
By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet.
There is nothing to be done about it but ignore it, or see.
And then you walk fearlessly, eating what you must, growing wherever you can.
– Annie Dillard
The conclusion forced upon me in the course of a life devoted
to natural science is that the universe as it is assumed to be in
physical science is only an idealized world, while the real universe
is the spiritual universe in which spiritual values count for everything.
– J.B.S. Haldane
In case you tried to watch ‘The Living Matrix’ last week (as I included a link then), I may owe you an apology. When (since then) I tried to watch it (again) myself, I found that it had been withdrawn from YouTube for copyright reasons. But … it’s is available on Gaia.
As I have said – we are due for a major Paradigm Shift. To support this notion I wish to draw from a certain segment of ‘The Living Matrix’ :
In studying the ‘electrophysiology of intuition’ they found that the heart-brain-body system is quite capable of fore-knowing imminent events.
Subjects were wired for data collection (from the heart, the brain, and the body) … then showed a series of photos on a screen. These images were of two kinds – beautiful/peaceful … or emotionally disturbing. The subject could (consistently) respond appropriately to the image shown … before the image appeared.
And first to respond is the heart. The heart talks to the brain. Then the body responds. And the subject becomes conscious of the emotional response when the body responds. And all this data has already been gathered prior to the image even coming onto the screen.
(If you have not already done so … you may want to look into “Heartmath”.)
This is (part of) who we are.
And it is well beyond the limits of the current (commonly approved and accepted) Materialistic Paradigm.
(Like I said before … ‘we don’t have a clue’.
I wish also to commend to you a certain film – “Tambien La Lluvia / Even the Rain” (2010)
It is a movie about a film crew which (18 years ago) goes to Bolivia to try to make a movie about Columbus and his interactions with the natives of the New World. But this filming effort happens to coincide with (and gets tangled up in) the Bolivian Water Wars – which occurred in early 2000 – a public response to an attempt by corporations to privatize water rights. Bechtel wanted to own all the water … even the rain.
This film (ambitious) film is not lacking in irony. It turns out (that in the past 500 years) … not much has changed.
The film offers a fine example of a (crucial) aspect of our current Basic Situation – the super rich fully intend to exploit the masses for their own enrichment. This is a course that is well underway and to which the 1% are fully committed.
But whatever groups are prosecuting whatever selfish schemes … we need to realize that it is Humanity which poses the Great Threat to the Planet.
And since we are the problem … it is we who must become the solution.