The Cosmic Equation

To clarify my previous post, the Cosmic Equation is not a part of mathematics, for it lies beneath the foundations of all knowledge, including mathematics. I dress up the fundamental law of the Universe in the notation of mathematical logic in order to shake the very foundations of Western civilization.

For we are not educating our children, glued to their smartphones, to live in the world today, never mind the world that could exist when they come to have children of their own. The entire traditional world of learning, which our parents and teachers pass on to us, needs to be demolished so that we humans could have the opportunity to thrive and survive for as long as possible.

Digital devices connecting to social media exist today because underlying the Internet is a universal structure applicable in all cultures, disciplines, and industries, defined as a multidimensional network of hierarchical relationships. If this self-similar structure did not exist, the Internet could neither exist nor expand at hyperexponential rates of change.

So if we are to intelligently manage our business affairs with full awareness of what we are doing, we need to bring this holographic structure into consciousness so that it can be examined in the brilliant light of day with Self-reflective Intelligence.

Then we see that we do not reason linearly, as Aristotle and Euclid taught, from axioms or assumed truths. Rather, unlike the sequential way computers execute instructions, human thought is nonlinear and nondeductive, as Ted Codd, a fellow alumnus of IBM, pointed out in 1970 in his seminal paper ‘A Relational Model of Data’.

This paper, which founded the multibillion-dollar database industry, thus enables us to bring paradoxes into our reasoning, essential if we are to be free of our mechanistic conditioning. For we live in a paradoxical world, so if we reject self-contradictions from our reasoning—as is done in mathematical proof systems—the conceptual models that guide our lives will lead us dangerously astray. To be free of delusion, the only axiom we need is the Cosmic Equation, emerging directly from the Divine Origin of the Universe.

Most significantly, we then discover that the Universe is not just the physical universe of matter, space, and time, a conception we have inherited from the Babylonians in Mesopotamia, who focused much of their attention on the skies, seeking patterns in the mechanical movements they perceived, enabling them to make predictions of solar and lunar eclipses.

At about the same period in human history, the Rishis in the Indus Valley would have had a similar pristine view of the night sky, unsullied by the light pollution most of us suffer from today. But they looked inwards, discovering that the Universe is Consciousness, called Satchitānanda in Sanskrit, the ‘bliss of Absolute Truth and Consciousness’.

It is thus through introspection that we bring the ancient wisdom of the East into awakening communities, enabling us to live in Love, Peace, and Stillness in the Presence of the Divine at the end of time. Nothing is more beautiful.

Healing my Fragmented Mind in Wholeness

In a 2017 audiobook, titled The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality, Don Lincoln says that the theory of everything—as the holy grail of physics—will ultimately be a single equation that explains all physical reality.

But physical reality is but one percent of all reality. For instance, mathematical objects, like lines, numbers, and sets, and the theory of everything, itself, are not physical; they reside in the psyche, and so are properly the domain of depth psychology, as the foremost science.

Indeed, politics, business, and all the arts and sciences are guided by concepts that we form in our minds, many of which lie in the sub- and unconscious psyche, collectively known as the shadow.

So if we are to explain all reality, we need to open up the entire Cosmic Psyche to introspection with Self-reflective Intelligence. This is what has happened to me since I went through a death-and-rebirth experience in 1980, when I was 38, as I describe in a monograph titled ‘Healing my Fragmented Mind in Wholeness’.

There I explain how I have found the elusive equation that can explain everything in the utmost depths of my psyche, characterizing the inherent both-and nature of the Cosmos. Here is this buried treasure, the apotheosis and philosopher’s stone of 40,000 years of human learning, enabling us to discover what the Universe truly is and how it is intelligently designed:

Cosmic equation

This primal Cosmic Equation, which cannot be proven from any axiom or assumed truth, can also be expressed in words as the Principle of Unity: Wholeness is the union of all opposites. This fundamental law of the Universe represents the ancient wisdom of the East in the notation of mathematical logic, overcoming the self-centredness and one-sidedness of Western thought.

Once this irrefutable, universal truth is assimilated into consciousness, everything changes, enabling us to complete the final revolution in science, just as Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton completed the first in the 1600s with New Astronomy, The Harmony of the World, and Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

By accepting that the paradoxical Cosmic Equation is the holy grail of human reason, the long-running war between science and spirituality could come to a peaceful resolution with the recognition that Consciousness is all there is. For then we would intelligently view both sides of any situation—encapsulated as yin and yang in the classic ‘Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate’—from the perspective of Nondual Wholeness.

Most significantly, what Heraclitus aptly called the Hidden Harmony enables us to discover what it truly means to be human compared to the other animals and machines, like computers. Such an understanding in the collective consciousness could lead to World Peace, helping us to prepare for the inevitable death of our species, most probably through near-term, abrupt climate change, the greatest existential crisis in human history.

For, as Matthew Fox wrote in the Foreword to Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker’s Savage Grace: Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe, also from 2017, “Ours is a time not only for scientists and inventors but also mystics and contemplatives to join hands so that our action flows from being and from a deep place of return to the Source.”

In such a safe, nurturing gathering, we could collectively support each other to become liberated from the delusions promulgated by materialistic, mechanistic science—with its misconception of Universe, as the Totality of Existence. As none of us is ever separate from any other being and as Love is the Divine Essence we all share, we could thereby realize our fullest potential as a species—as Homo divinus.

For, as Eckhart Tolle said in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, “We are a species that has lost its way,” concluding this popular, inspirational book with these words: “A new species is arising on the planet. It is arising now, and you are it!”

My Liberating Work Ethic

Since I resigned from my marketing job with IBM in London in May 1980, I have been following a liberating work ethic more focused on discovering what it truly means to be human than on technological development and making money.

As a business complement to the spiritual piece on ‘I am Wholeness’ that I wrote last week, I have written another two-page autobiographical note on ‘My Liberating Work Ethic’, explaining what being free of the constraints of the economic machine and the delusional education system means to me.

I am Wholeness

As an addendum to my essay ‘Our Human Story’, I have written a two-page autobiographical note on ‘I am Wholeness’. It outlines why the cultural and collective splits between science and spirituality and East and West no longer exist within me. Such an awakening, healing process completes the final revolution in science, which would enable us to live in Love, Peace, and harmony with each other in the Eternal Now if it were ever to be accepted.

Our Human Story

With psychosocial structures currently disintegrating into chaos and with materialistic, mechanistic science unable to solve this problem, I have used my pattern-detecting skills as a mathematician and information systems architect in business to write an 18-page summary of my forty years study of the psychodynamics of society.

The essay is titled ‘Our Human Story’, with three sections titled ‘A science of humanity’, ‘Our evolutionary story’, and ‘Awakening to Total Revolution’, available on the website for the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics.

I trust that this holistic, transdisciplinary perspective could help further stimulate the awakening of intelligence and consciousness, assisting us to collectively unify science and mysticism in Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth in Stillness and the Presence of the Divine.

Realizing Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth

By understanding the root cause of conflict and suffering in the world, I continue to seek World Peace by uploading two further chapters in my final book on Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics, whose subtitle is To Realize Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, with these covers. For we cannot find genuine Inner Peace without ending the long-running war between science and religion, recognizing that God and the Universe are a single, undivided Being, inseparable from us as humans.

This also means recognizing that there is a primary-secondary relationship between the Eastern mystical and Western scientific worldviews, much easier for those imbued with Eastern spirituality than for those educated in the West. However, being a pandit, as a scholar of the scriptures, can also act as a hindrance to realizing the Truth that sets us free.

Following the first chapter titled ‘Business Modelling’, Chapter 2 is titled ‘Integral Relational Logic’, showing how, by starting afresh at the very beginning, these multidimensional business modelling methods have evolved into the commonsensical art and science of thought and consciousness we all implicitly use everyday to form concepts and organize our ideas.

This holographic, nonaxiomatic mathematical logic has emerged in consciousness through introspection to answer the most critical unanswered question in science: What is causing scientists and technologists, aided and abetted by computer technology, to drive the pace of scientific discovery and technological development at unprecedented exponential rates of acceleration?

As Integral Relational Logic has evolved from the modelling methods that information systems architects in business use to build the transcultural, transdisciplinary Internet, it can be used to integrate all knowledge in all cultures and disciplines into a coherent whole, thereby healing the fragmented mind and split psyche in Wholeness.

Most significantly, Integral Relational Logic enables us to admit synergistic, psychospiritual energies into rational thought, initiated by the Divine Power of Life, called Prāna in Sanskrit, emerging from Ākāsha, as the Æther, undetectable by our physical senses.

We are thus empowered to complete the final revolution in science, unifying the nonphysical and physical energies at work in the Universe, just as Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton completed the first in the 1600s with New Astronomy, The Harmony of the World, and Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

To illustrate the taxonomic power of Integral Relational logic in action, Chapter 3 ‘From Zero to Transfinity’ shows how mathematics can be viewed as a generative science of beautiful patterns and relationships, emerging directly from the Divine Origin of the Universe, free from its axiomatic, linear constraints.

Beginning with Zero, related to Shūnyāta ‘Emptiness’ in Buddhism, it then gives an overview of the principal classes of number, from natural numbers and integers, through rationals and reals, to complex numbers, quaternions, and octonians. After many centuries of struggle to accept all these different types of number, their discovery indicates that human learning is reaching its natural conclusion, for there are no more major classes of number to be revealed.

The second section covers the operators between numbers, beginning with counting, addition, and multiplication and their inverses. It then shows how exponentiation and ever-increasingly powerful operators lead to gigantically enormous finite numbers, which never reach infinity.

The final two sections show how mathematicians generally look at infinite and infinitesimal numbers. The first of these describes the rather confused psychohistory of the infinitesimal calculus, at the core of quantitative, mechanistic science. It offers some fresh insights into the concepts of functional continuity and the continuum of the reals from the perspective of the Absolute Continuum.

Section four shows how Georg Cantor’s transfinite numbers, as infinities of infinities, lead naturally to Transfinity, called in Sanskrit Satchitānanda ‘Bliss of Absolute Truth and Consciousness’, transcending the paradoxes that have so troubled mathematicians since the late 1800s. For in this Divine, Nondual manner, there is then no longer any separation between mathematics and mysticism, or between any other opposites.

This wonderful unification leads to a comprehensive science of humanity, as the solution to the ultimate problem of thousands of years of human learning at evolution’s glorious culmination, known as its Omega Point, inseparable from its Alpha Point at the Still Centre of the Cosmos.

There are then no longer any divisions between the sciences and the humanities, which are all aspects of transdisciplinary Panosophy or the Unified Relationships Theory. This is popularly known as the perplexing Theory of Everything, which is elusive because of the mistaken belief that the Universe consists only of what is accessible to our five physical senses.

We can only understand what is happening to us all at the present time by looking inwards with unconditioned Self-reflective Intelligence, which is also necessary to comprehend Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics, as a mirror for what is within.

From a personal perspective, the principal purpose of Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics is to find God through science, as the subtitle indicates: To Realize Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth. Such an awakening, liberating process is absolutely essential to deal equanimously with the near-term extinction of Homo sapiens, most probably through abrupt climate change.

I describe an overview of this critical global situation in the Epilogue, making some suggestions on how we could resolve the greatest existential crisis that our species has faced since our forebears set out thousands of years ago to seek an understanding of what it means to be human in relationship to God and the Universe.

Specifically, with Gens X, Y, and Z likely to be the last generations of children to be born on our beautiful planet Earth, we now have only a few months to complete the final revolution in science, helping them to see how they should have been educated to live with the unprecedented rate of evolutionary change that scientists and technologists are unknowingly driving today.

For it is not generally known that fourteen billion years of evolution passed through its Accumulation Point in chaos theory terms in 2004, give or take a couple of years, explaining why the world is degenerating into chaos at the moment, with rising isolationism, ultranationalism, and demagogical populism.

In my experience, there is only one way to deal with the polarization that is dividing groups of humans against each other: to live in harmony with the fundamental law of the Universe, recognizing that opposites are never separate from each other in Reality. Heraclitus aptly called this universal, irrefutable truth the Hidden Harmony, which Aristotle denied, sending Western thought into the cul-de-sac it has reached today.

Yet, even though an awakening minority live in twilight, with the majority in darkness, perhaps it is still possible to disperse the clouds that inhibit us from realizing in the depth of our beings that the brilliant light of Cosmic Consciousness is Ultimate Reality. By realizing that we are all interconnected with each other, perhaps a miracle could still happen before our inevitable demise, helping us realize our True Nature in kindness and compassion for each other, collectively revealing God as Stillness, Presence, Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth.

Being Wholeness

Ever since I was seven years of age, I have had one interest in life: to understand the relationships between humanity, God, and the Universe. Today, nearly seventy years later, I have realized in the depth and breadth of my being that these three entities are not separate from each other; they are one and the same being.

However, this inner knowing, which is best called Gnosis, is Ineffable, quite impossible to put into words. Nevertheless, like any other Gnostic, I endeavour to do so, in order to share my great joy with those around me, who are also inseparable from God and the Universe, as Absolute Wholeness.

What has moved me to write these words today is that I have just finished the third chapter of my book Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Realize Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth. This chapter, titled ‘From Zero to Transfinity’, marks the apotheosis of my life’s work to heal the cultural split between science and spirituality.

For, as numbers, Zero corresponds to Shūnyāta in Buddhism and another word for Transfinity in Sanskrit is Satchitānanda ‘Bliss of Absolute Truth and Consciousness’. So by learning to integrate all knowledge in all cultures and disciplines, individual consciousness deepens and expands to such an extent that it becomes coterminous with Consciousness itself.

There is then no past or future and we can deal with the great existential crisis that humanity is facing today with equanimity in the Eternal Now, free of the sense of a separate self. For this sense of separation has led to the chaos the world is in today, at the culmination of some fourteen billion years of predominantly divergent evolution.

Furthermore, Homo sapiens is not immortal and abrupt climate change is highly likely to bring about our demise in the next one to three decades. As mystics have discovered through the ages, we can only face death in all its forms through the realization of our True Absolute Nature, which is Oneness, unified with Wholeness in Wholeness.

Wholeness arises from evolutionary convergence through the irrepressible power of Life bubbling up from the Divine Origin of the Cosmos, like a bubbling fountain. Then there is just Stillness, Presence, Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, which passes all understanding, transcending the entire world of form, including conceptual structures and their expressions in the signs and symbols of language, such as these words in this blog post. Nothing, for me, is more beautiful.

Living in two worlds

We all live in two worlds, the superficial and profound—the mundane and mystical. On the secondary surface is the physical universe, accessed through our five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Conventional scientists call this external world of outer space and time the cosmos, which is but one per cent of the Universe—the Totality of Existence turned into one whole.

In my experience, I explore the primary profundity of the Universe with self-inquiry, observed and mapped with Self-reflective Intelligence. For me, Divine Intelligence—the ability to see both sides of any situation—is the eyesight of Universal Consciousness, which provides the brilliant coherent light we need to view the Cosmic Psyche holographically.

So we can call students of the ninety-nine per cent of the Universe that is hidden from our somatic senses Cosmic Psychologists, healing deep wounds in the cultural psyche, which arise from humanity’s apparent separation from Divinity and the long-running war between materialistic, mechanistic science and the organized religions.

Having realized the mystical Eternal Truth that sets us free in direct, immediate, Gnostic experience, there is then nothing to prevent the irrepressible power of Life from helping us to cocreate the life-enhancing social institutions we need to live in Love, Peace, and harmony with each other for as long as we humans dwell on our beautiful planet Earth.

For living in two worlds at once—the final step in Joseph Campbell’s transcultural seventeen-step model of the spiritual journey—shows us that evolution has just passed through the most momentous turning point in its fourteen billion-year journey since the most recent big bang. Humanity is thus being carried to evolution’s glorious culmination in the Age of Light, much as the scientific mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin prophesied in The Human Phenomenon, despite much evidence to the contrary in the daily media.

Business modelling

In order for evolution to be fully conscious of itself in us humans—as intelligent beings—we need to answer the most critical unanswered question in science: What is causing scientists and technologists, aided and abetted by computer technology, to drive the pace of scientific discovery and technological development at unprecedented exponential rates of acceleration?

To answer this question, we need to look at the business world through the meaningful modelling methods of information systems architects rather than the quantitative financial models of accountants, bankers, and economists, enabling us to create a comprehensive model of the psychodynamics of society.

To explain what I mean by this as succinctly as possible, I have written the first chapter on ‘Business Modelling’ in my final book titled Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal the Cosmic Foundation and Framework for All Knowledge, now with a new subtitle: To Realize Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth.

The central idea in this chapter is very simple but not easy to assimilate into consciousness by those who deny the existence of Life bubbling up from the Divine Origin of the Universe, like a fountain.

Such a radical change in the way that we view causality is absolutely essential if we are to become free of the mechanistic cause-and-effect paradigm that has governed Western thought for millennia.

As this first chapter describes, I began to question the traditional causality paradigm when developing a pioneering marketing programme for decision support systems in the late 1970s for IBM in London.

For IBM’s principal management information tool at the time was able to dynamically create functions, execute them, and then erase them as if they had never existed, known as metaprogramming today.

Such a possibility arises because in stored-program computers, programs and the data they process are stored together in memory as strings of zeros and ones. So could a computer program itself without human intervention? As every program has come into existence through the execution of a previous program in a long cause-and-effect chain, where did the first program come from?

Aristotle’s answer to a similar question is that an Unmoved Mover acts as the Primary Cause of all change in the Universe, which Thomas Aquinas used to prove the existence of God in five different ways in Summa Theologiæ. Today, this first cause is sometimes regarded as a big bang, which supposedly brought the universe—as mass, space, and time—into existence around 13.8 billion years ago.

But such a notion does not explain how humans are able to create programs and other theories and artefacts that have never existed before in the manifest world of form. To understand what is happening to humanity at the present time, it is essential that we let Life into science in the Eternal Now, beyond past and future.

The urgency of such a total transformation of consciousness became crystal clear in two articles published in The Guardian yesterday.

First, under the rubric Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw, Olivia Solon reported on a debate between humans and a machine at IBM’s San Francisco office on two topics: “we should subsidize space exploration” and “we should increase the use of telemedicine”.

The machine is called Project Debater, a development of IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which beat humans in the TV quiz game Jeopardy! in 2011. Project Debater is intended to show that computers with so called artificial intelligence could mine vast quantities of data, thereby finding patterns that could aid human decision-making.

The consensus of this demonstration was that the machine was better in terms of the amount of information it conveyed, but worse at delivering its arguments in full flowing spoken prose. One reason for this is that science, medicine, and economics are still stuck in their mechanistic, materialistic, and monetary worldview, not realizing that Consciousness—as Ultimate Reality—is all there is.

The confusion about the nature of Consciousness was highlighted in a ‘long-read’ article in The Guardian titled Out of their minds: wild ideas at the ‘Coachella of consciousness’ on the 2018 Science of Consciousness conference by Tom Bartlett, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This annual conference—put on by the University of Arizona under the aegis of its Center for Consciousness Studies—began in 1994 under the more modest title ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness’. Its intention was to provide a forum to debate what David Chalmers called the Hard Problem of Consciousness Studies: how is it that consciousness arises from the brain?

Of course, this question cannot be answered within science as it has been practised since the first scientific revolution, introduced by Johannes Kepler and Isaac Newton in the 1600s, because as mystics well know, the physical universe, including the brain, emerges from Consciousness.

This is essentially the Eastern worldview, at the heart of the ancient wisdom, known to Gottfried Leibniz as philosophia perennis and Newton as prisca sapientia.

However, the new-age guru Deepak Chopra, who spoke at the conference, rather muddied the waters, as he has been doing for some years. It seems that he still wants to perpetuate the conflict of opposites, as exemplified by a book that he co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, titled War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality.

For myself, the only way I know how to resolve this dilemma—completing the final revolution in science—is to engage in self-inquiry with a thought experiment that starts afresh at the very beginning, like a computer switching itself off and on again, so that it has no programs within it, not even a bootstrap program to load the operating system.

Having described the business modelling problem that I was wrestling with during the winter of 1980 before I abandoned my innovative business career with IBM, this summer I plan to write Chapter 2 of my new book on ‘Integral Relational Logic’, the commonsensical science of thought and consciousness that we all use to form concepts and organize our ideas in tables and networks.

As Integral Relational Logic is the rational science that lies beneath the foundations of mathematics, it can be used to organize all knowledge in all cultures and disciplines at all times into a coherent whole. This second chapter will be a little longer than a 22-page article that I wrote in 2013 and a summary of the definitive exposition of Integral Relational Logic, which forms Volume I of a trilogy on Wholeness: The Union of All Opposites.

My several books, essays, and articles, outlined in a bibliographic essay, show how this universal system of thought can be used to map any discipline whatsoever, including mathematics, enabling us to realize Love, Peace, Stillness, and Presence at the heart of the Cosmos.

So to tidy up my various writings on mapping mathematics, during the autumn and winter of 2018 and 2019, I plan to write three chapters on how mathematics can be viewed as a generative science of patterns and relationships emerging directly from the Divine Origin of the Universe, rather than viewing it as an axiomatic, deductive, and mechanistic proof system, which eschews self-contradictions.

I’ll announce the availability of these chapters on this website when they are available. Thank you so much for listening.

Abrupt climate change

I look at the Universe through the eyes of its fundamental law, which states Wholeness is the union of all opposites. One consequence of this law, which is called the Principle of Unity, is that all beings in the relativistic world of form emerge from the Formless Absolute and return there at the end of their lifespans.

So, while the Absolute is Immortal, no forms or structures are. As Shakyamuni Buddha said on his death bed, “Behold, O monks, this is my last advice to you. All component things in the world are perishable. They are not lasting. Strive on with diligence.”

This fundamental life-and-death principle applies as much to Homo sapiens as our own bodies. Our species is not immortal. One day a generation of children will be born who will not grow old enough to have children of their own.

With the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Polar Science Centre projecting that the Arctic will be ice-free in the summer of 2018 or 2019, as this chart of the exponential trend indicates, it looks as if that generation has already been born.

To see what effects these projections could have on climate change in the immediate future, this chart shows the way that the concentration of three principal greenhouse gases have increased since the beginning of the industrial revolution, around 1750. Now there are between 500 and 5,000 gigatons of methane frozen in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, north of Russia, compared to just 5 gigatons currently in the atmosphere. And methane is 150 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide during its first ten years in the atmosphere.

So if just one per cent of the minimum estimate of methane trapped in the Arctic were released into the atmosphere, this would double its parts per billion, having the effect of an increase of 300 parts per million of carbon dioxide, an increase of 75%, far beyond the 410 ppm in April 2018. As planet Earth warms, methane is likely to be released into the atmosphere at ever-increasing exponential rates through a positive feedback loop.

One consequence of this is that governmental attempts to keep the average temperature on Earth below two degrees above pre-industrial levels and predictions that temperatures could actually rise by four or five degrees by 2100, making the Earth uninhabitable by then, are way off the mark, as Guy McPherson and many others have been saying during the past few years.

For studies done by Sam Carana suggest that temperatures could rise even faster in the next few years because of huge eruptions of methane from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean and many other factors. So there is a high probability that Homo sapiens could be extinct by the middle of the 2020s, with our ability to grow corn for baking our daily bread being lost by 2020.

It is vitally important not to blame humans for this critical situation. Even if our lives are awarely (consciously and intelligently) guided by the Principle of Unity, enabling us to live in love, peace, and harmony with each other and our environment, we are all the products of some 13.8 billion years of evolution and don’t have the power or free wlll to defy the fundamental law of the Universe, through changes in lifestyle, geoengineering, or whatever.

For myself, my psychospiritual practice has been inwardly preparing me for this inevitability since 1982, while seeking to complete the final revolution in science by explaining what is causing scientists and technologists to drive the pace of evolutionary change at unprecedented rates of exponential acceleration.

Although my initial vision of human extinction in two or three centuries has become just a few years, I continue to pursue my life’s purpose to consummate the sacred marriage of science and spirituality, unifying mysticism and mathematics. We could thereby establish Consciousness as Ultimate Reality, showing that we are all interconnected, that none of us is ever separate from any other being, including the Supreme Being.

For I cannot defy my guiding spirit, which the Greeks and Romans called Daimon and Genius, respectively. In my experience the best way to face death is to come fully alive as a superhuman being, free of the mechanistic constraints on our learning imposed on us by our cultural and personal conditioning. For as the scientific mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said in The Human Phenomenon:

The way out for the world, the gates of the future, the entry into the superhuman, will not open ahead to some privileged few, or to a single people, elect among all peoples. They will yield only to the thrust of all together in the direction where all can rejoin and complete one another in a spiritual renewal of the Earth.