Bipartisanship

Further to my recent post on ‘Transcending polarizing fragmentation’, those engaged in a bipartisan, both-and approach to governance, for the benefit of all, look like enemies to those who prefer divisive, either-or policies, favouring one particular group in society, with a tribal identify and mentality.

That is the great paradox of living in a dualistic world, where seeking to live in Wholeness and Peace, unifying all opposites, is regarded as antisocial, not fitting in to any particular social grouping. Such divisiveness, eschewing bipartisanship, has a long history.

For instance, Aristotle wrote in Metaphysics, “It is impossible for the same attribute at once to belong and not to belong to the same thing and in the same relation, … as some imagine Heraclitus says.” This is known as the Law of Contradiction, acting as the implicit axiom for deductive mathematical and logical reasoning and inductive scientific method, and hence for politics and economics, in which we are instructed to fight each other for a slice of the finite monetary cake. It is not surprising therefore that Erich Fromm pointed out in The Sane Society that the normal behaviour of humans in society is pathological.

In contrast to Aristotle, Heraclitus, the mystical philosopher of change, said, “The Hidden Harmony is better than the obvious,” and “Opposition brings concord; out of discord comes the fairest harmony.” However, he knew how few of his fellow citizens followed a harmonious, both-and approach to life, saying, “People do not understand how that which is at variance with itself agrees with itself.” Being an outsider to the society Heraclitus lived in, his contemporaries called him ‘The Obscure’.

We can see that some ancients were intuitively aware that the Hidden Harmony—which I call the Principle of Unity or Cosmic Equation—is the universal generating power from Janus, one of the oldest gods in the Roman pantheon. Also, a two-faced god appeared repeatedly in Babylonian art. As the god of beginnings, Janus has given his name to January, at the beginning of the year. Janus is also the god of transitions, such as the global transition process that humanity needs to pass through, from pathogenic either-or ways of thinking and living, to a healthy both-and approach to life and reasoning. 

Sadly, however, Aristotle’s Law of Contradiction still holds sway throughout society, as Carl Gustav Jung pointed out in 1929 in his Commentary to Richard Wilhelm’s translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower: “The Chinese have never failed to recognize the paradoxes and the polarity inherent in all life. The opposites always balance on the scales—a sign of high culture. Onesideness, though it lends momentum, is a mark of barbarism.”

Such barbaric behaviour is evident from the way that two-faced means ‘insincere, deceitful’. In this respect, those who engage in a bipartisan approach, constantly attempting to reconcile warring political factions, can appear weak and indecisive. Clearly, if this perception is to disappear, the rules of the game need to change, for playing the same dirty game as severely psychologically disturbed politicians unwilling even to compromise is bound to fail. Furthermore, how can we say that those who vote for such narcissistic demagogic populists to represent their apparent interests are sane?

Among my contemporaries, Tim Freke, a spiritual philosopher, coined the word paralogical to actively promote a harmonious both-and approach to life, recognizing that we live in an inherently paradoxical world. In The Mystery Experience: A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening, he says, “We see the paradoxity of something when we understand it from two opposite perspectives at once.” Tim aptly uses the simple word WOW to denote such an awakened state of being, for there is nothing more wonderful in human existence. Not surprising, this is something “everyone is searching for,” as he says.

Yet, very few are yet ready to awaken to Total Revolution in the manner that Vimala Thakar described, despite Eckhart Tolle saying in A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, “We are a species that has lost its way.” Earlier, he said in Stillness Speaks: Whispers of Now, a beautiful book of aphorisms:

The transformation of human consciousness is no longer a luxury, so to speak, available only to a few isolated individuals, but a necessity if humanity is not to destroy itself. At the present time, the dysfunction of the old consciousness and the arising of the new are both accelerating. Paradoxically, things are getting worse and better at the same time, although the worse is more apparent because it makes so much ‘noise’.

This is just what we are witnessing today in the aftermath of the recent polarizing presidential election in the USA. Yet, this apparent battle between partisanship and bipartisanship doesn’t really address the needs of humanity, as a whole, for even national party politics is based on divisive, either-or thinking. So, for democracies to be viable, individualism, based on the false belief that humans are independent, autonomous agents, needs to be transformed into what Jung called individuation, the development of an undivided being, living in Wholeness.

Jung’s healing process of individuation goes much further than Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis, apparently with a similar purpose. For Assagioli, the purpose of personal psychosynthesis—unifying the unconscious and conscious, like Jung—is to make patients harmonious individuals, “well adjusted both within themselves and with the community to which they belong and in which they play a useful part”. Assagioli went further, seeing the need for spiritual psychosynthesis, a ‘psychosynthesis of religions’, by which he meant understanding and appreciating religions as they are, inheriting fears and beliefs laid down hundreds and thousands of years ago.

Yet, is this really a viable approach to the existential crisis facing humanity today? For, as J. Krishnamurti wisely said, “It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Today, some say that we should build bridges between the old society and the new one that they see emerging. But if a bridge spanning a river is to serve its purpose, the pillars on the two banks must be built on solid foundations. Yet Western civilization is built on shifting sands, on the denial of the fundamental law of the Universe, from which there is no escape: opposites are never separate from each other. We can never compromise with this irrefutable, universal truth. So, without awarely experiencing the foundations, as the Immortal Ground of Being that we all share, even basic human decency and compassion are not enough to awaken in the Age of Light.

Rather, the only viable bipartisan system of governance is one based on the single pillar of Nonduality in the Eternal Now, guided by Integral Relational Logic, the commonsensical system of reason that we all implicitly use every day to form concepts and organize our ideas. Yet, as this generalization of the transcultural and transdisciplinary modelling methods underlying the Internet is not yet understood and accepted, most live in ignorance of the answer to 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?”

For myself, I have been guided to develop a comprehensive model of the psychodynamics of humanity in the context of evolution, as a whole, by an apocalyptic death-and-rebirth process I went through in the spring of 1980. This life-changing event led me to abandon my business career with IBM in order to study the long-term psychological and economic implications of humanity’s growing dependency on information technology. However, until others engage in similar self-inquiry, free of anthropocentric preconceptions about what it truly means to be human, it seems that I must paradoxically continue to live in isolation, knowing that none of us is ever separate from any other being, including the Supreme Being, for an instant.

Transcending polarized fragmentation

As divisive, either-or democratic elections indicate, the human race is suffering from a pandemic of polarized fragmentation, caused by cognitive evolution being more divergent than convergent during the five thousand years of the patriarchal epoch, at least.

We are thus mostly ignorant of the fundamental law of the Universe: Wholeness is the union of all opposites. Denial of this irrefutable, universal truth, which I call the Principle of Unity, leads to delusion, making society ungovernable, as fourteen billion years of evolution pass through its Accumulation Point into chaos. This is despite the worthy attempts of progressive liberal and social democrats to unify our differences as unique beings.

For no human agent, such as a physician, psychotherapist, or spiritual teacher, can heal our wounds. Such a miracle can only come about through Self-reflective Divine Intelligence, which is the eyesight of Consciousness, which provides the radiant, coherent light that enables us to map the Cosmic Psyche holographically. At best, all we can actually do is mirror each other’s inner beings, whether these be Gnostic, egoic, something in between, or even both.

Historically, transcending the categories of our polarized, dualistic minds has been more common than healing our fragmented, specialist minds, as transcultural, transdisciplinary Panosophers. We can see this from the Nondual experiences of mystics through the ages, sometimes presenting an attractive serene demeanour. Yet, as Advaita sages teach, there is doership, for none of us is ever separate from the Absolute for an instant. Self-actualization and -realization are gifts of God—as the Datum of the Universe, ‘that which gives and causes’, from Latin dare ‘to give; cause’.

The pre-eminent Christian mystic Meister Eckhart, after whom the celebrity spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle has named himself, described what it means to have inseparable Divine and human identities, with a primary-secondary relationship between them, when he said, “The eye with which I see God is the same as that with which he sees me.”

To denote such an all-encompassing perspective—mapping the psychodynamics of society, as a whole—I have coined Holoramic ‘Whole-seeing’, from Greek holos ‘whole’ and horāma ‘sight, view’, modelled on panoramic. The word Holoramic is intended to emphasise that taking the more customary anthropocentric point of view puts the cart before the horse, greatly inhibiting us from understanding what it truly means to be human—with the defining characteristic of Self-reflective Intelligence—in contrast to machines with so-called artificial intelligence.

Standing outside ourselves, the motto of this eponymous website, is absolutely essential if we are to collectively resolve the great existential crisis we face today, accepting that Homo sapiens ‘wise human’ is not immortal. No one is to blame for the sixth mass extinction of the species on Earth. This is just the Universe inexorably following its own Cosmic law: all structures, emerging from the Divine Source of Being, are born to die.

In saying this, I am going even further than Vimala Thakar, who said in Spirituality and Social Action: A Holistic Approach: “In a time when the survival of the human race is in question, continuing with the status quo is to cooperate with insanity, to contribute to chaos.” As conservatism is extremely dangerous at these rapidly changing times, she therefore asks, “Do we have the vitality to go beyond narrow, one-sided views of human life and to open ourselves to totality, wholeness?” For, as she says, “The call of the hour is to move beyond the fragmentary, to awaken to total revolution.”

Vimala’s visionary book, much inspired by J. Krishnamurti and Mohandas Gandhi, is not available on her website or on Amazon, for instance, not even second-hand. It thus seems that the creative power of Life has not yet given us the vitality to synergistically transcend polarized fragmentation, liberated from our constraining conditioning, passed from generation to generation for millennia, ever since the invention of money.

This means that no system of governance that humans have experimented with during the last five thousand years—since the dawn of history and the first civilizations—is workable in today’s computer age. Viewing the Cosmos as a meaningful information system, the only viable system of governance in the wisdom society is one managed through the modelling methods of information systems architects in business, rather than the quantitative financial modelling methods of economists, bankers, and accountants.

However, such a life-enhancing way of organizing our affairs, in concordance with the underlying structure of the Internet and the Universe, would only be practical in the Age of Light within a system of governance that Henryk Skolimowski called lumenarchy. This global economy would be enlightened by the coherent light of Consciousness, after the clouds of unknowing are cleared away, as an anonymous Christian English mystic taught in the fourteenth century.

As we are still mostly living in the dark, at best semi-light, the chances of these clouds being blown away soon look pretty slim. Yet, in my eightieth year since my conception, I live as if it is still possible to awaken to Total Revolution as a community of awakened souls, demystifying the mystery of life and being by consummating the final revolution in science, just as Isaac Newton completed the first in 1687 with the publication of Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

It is an enormous challenge, for few yet have sufficient open-mindedness and -heartedness to break free of the shackles of their family and social environment, inwardly knowing that Love is the Divine Essence we all share. There is but one possibility: to bring the ancient wisdom of enlightened beings into mainstream consciousness, little understood by the polarized mind, preferring conflict-ridden, either-or thinking to a more harmonious, both-and approach to life.

As the illogicality of Western reason is still not recognized, this miracle has not yet happened. So, it is in solitude in the Eternal Now that my inner guru continues to guide me to write the final chapter of my final book titled ‘Universal Algebra in Practice’. This book, titled Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, fulfils dreams I had at 16 and 38 to transcend the materialism and mechanism of physics in order to end the long-running war between science and religion, which I set out to do as a seven-year-old.

The first three chapters on ‘Business Modelling’, ‘Integral Relational Logic’, and ‘From Zero to Transfinity’ and the fourth on ‘Sequences, Series, and Spirals’ are available on my other website for the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics, which needs to be repaired and updated if I could find a Drupal web developer who would help me to do so.

Alpha and Omega

In Wholeness, the past and future do not exist. In Reality, there is only the Eternal Now, where the Immortal Alpha and Omega Points of evolution and involution reside. As humans living in Peace in this exquisite space, there is thus nothing to hope for or despair about. For life and death, as growth and decay, are just two sides of the same coin.

Such a profound understanding arises from consciously living in harmony with the fundamental law of the Universe, which Heraclitus of Ephesus called the Hidden Harmony: opposites, even contradictory ones, are never separate from each other.

Taoists and alchemists also recognize the validity of this irrefutable, universal truth, which Carl Gustav Jung took as the heart of his healing process of individuation—as an undivided being, living in Wholeness.

Traditionally, our innate sense of Wholeness is depicted in mandalas, Sanskrit for ‘circle’, such as this one constructed with particles of sand by monks who follow the Dalai Lama on his travels. Such symbols also recognize the impermanence of all structures in the relativistic world of form. For, as soon as these beautiful mandalas are finished, they are returned to dust.

Sadly however, Aristotle rejected the wisdom of Heraclitus, favouring his divisive law of contradiction, which has sent Western civilization into a chaotic evolutionary cul-de-sac. This is both a psychological and mathematical issue, because axiomatic, linear proof systems are based on the denial of what we can also call the paradoxical Principle of Unity or Cosmic Equation.

So, to what extent we humans can be liberated from thousands of years of deluded cultural conditioning before our inevitable demise is the great unknown at present. Of course, anthropocentrically or egoically wishing humanity to awaken from its slumbers in the brilliant, eschatological Age of Light only leads to suffering.

Nevertheless, maybe there is still a possibility at this late hour that some, at least, could be free of wishful thinking, recognizing that Love is the Divine Essence that we all share in the Eternal Now. For, as John of Patmos said in the Book of Revelation, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Revelation is a translation of Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein ‘to uncover’ or ‘to reveal’, from the prefix apo– ‘from, away’ and kaluptra ‘veil’. So apocalypse literally means ‘draw the veil away from’, indicating the disclosure of something hidden from the mass of humanity: the Hidden Harmony.

An apocalyptic awakening is thus nothing to fear. For, when Life removes the veils obstructing our innate Self-reflective Intelligence—as the eyesight of the coherent light of Consciousness—the mystery of Life and Being is no longer a mystery and the entire Cosmos is revealed in its glorious magnificence.

A tantalizing puzzle

The Universe is designed so that its innermost secrets can be revealed to human beings invoking innate Self-reflective Divine Intelligence, as members of the species known as Homo sapiens ‘wise human’.

It seems that I am the first human on Earth to be so privileged, fulfilling a dream I had as a seven-year-old. By starting afresh at the very beginning when I was 38 in 1980 in an apocalyptic death-and-rebirth process, the fundamental law of the Universe has been revealed to me, known to Heraclitus as the Hidden Harmony.

By then generalizing the transcultural, transdisciplinary modelling methods underlying the Internet, the creative power of Life has healed my fragmented mind in Wholeness, enabling me to solve the ultimate problem of human learning by constructing a coherent body of knowledge that corresponds to all our experiences, from the mystical to the mundane.

When I set out on this experiment in learning, by understanding how the Universe is designed, I thought that it would be possible to redesign society according to the same universal principles, enabling us live in Love, Peace, and harmony with each other for as long as there are humans dwelling on Earth.

Such a Utopian vision is theoretically possible by recognizing that Consciousness is all there is, abandoning the concept of Universe as consisting of just matter, space, and time, and by managing our business affairs through the abstract modelling methods of information systems architects, rather than the divisive financial modelling methods of economists, investment bankers, and management accountants.

However, In the event, redesigning the education and economic systems has proved to be impractical. The principal reason is that most cultures in the world teach us that we are experientially and cognitively separate from the Ineffable, Immortal Absolute, leading to split psyches, out of touch with Reality, a sickness that humans have been suffering from for thousands of years.

Yes, mystics and spiritual seekers know, in their own experience, that this cultural conditioning is delusional. However, in general, they do not use this understanding to directly question the religious, economic, scientific, and mathematical beliefs of the prevailing culture.

Indeed, while I have described what the Universe is and how it is intelligently designed in many books, articles, and web pages, few even seem to have the curiosity to learn how this miracle has come about.

This is very strange, for what I have to offer humanity is simple commonsense, that which we can all know in the utmost depth and breadth of being, recognizing that none of us is ever separate from any other being, including the Supreme Being.

So why on earth is the Universe designed in such a tantalizing manner? Just beyond reach, unable to be fully grasped except by the tiniest minority, engaged in mapping the Cosmic Psyche.

I have long imagined that on another planet in another galaxy in another physical universe in the multiverse of such universes, Holoramic ‘Whole-seeing’ understanding could spread through the population. But, with the sixth mass extinction of the species currently engulfing us all, such a liberated awakening looks most unlikely on our beautiful planet Earth, itself destined to die in a few billion years time, just a blink of an eye on the infinite Cosmic timescale.

Everything must change

The above Observer cartoon appeared on 28th March 2020, with the comment, “This pandemic has thrown our world into confusion. We need a new beginning.”

Yes, indeed! However, because of the way that the Universe is designed—building on tradition and the evolutionary past in an accumulative fashion—almost no one is yet ready to let it all go and start afresh at the very beginning, awakening to Total Revolution.

For by doing so, the seven pillars of unwisdom that underlie Western civilization become transformed into the seven pillars of wisdom underlying the eschatological Age of Light. Such a radical transformation of consciousness and awakening of intelligence is quite possible, as I know from my own experience.

Sadly, however, it seems that people’s cultural and personal conditioning is so deeply engrained in the psyche that it is virtually impossible to break free of restrictive social structures without a gigantic apocalyptic awakening, revealing the fundamental law of the Universe, which John of Patmos expressed in these words in the book of Revelation: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Such an awakening would be truly wonderful, for we would then realize the Utopian vision that Love is the Divine Essence we all share, enabling us to live in peace and harmony in community with each other for our last few remaining years on Earth. For community is cognate with Sanskrit maitreya ‘friendly, benevolent’, from Latin commūnis, originally in sense ‘sharing burdens’.

Practicing Self-Inquiry

As a follow-on to my previous post, while traditional spiritual practices, such as meditation and yoga, can help us resolve the great existential crisis facing humanity today, if we are to fully understand what is happening to our species, we need to look inwards, practicing self-inquiry. In this way, we would be following the maxim that seven wise men inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi: “Know thyself,” Plato tells us in Protagoras. In a similar fashion, when Neo visited the Oracle in the popular movie The Matrix, hanging on the kitchen wall was a sign saying Temet Nosce ‘Know yourself.’

Socrates highlighted the need for self-inquiry at his trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, saying, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Then, when he was given the choice of whether or not to accept the death penalty advocated by the democracy, he said, “I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speak in your manner and live.”

Therein lies the central issue of our times. Democracies, acting as tyrannous majorities—as Alexis de Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill pointed out in the mid 1800s—do not generally understand why they behave as they do. They mostly live in fear and ignorance.

But neither can traditional materialistic and mechanistic approaches to science and mathematics—denying the fundamental law of the Universe—help us answer the most critical of the unanswered questions 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?

We can see this most clearly in The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, by Jaques Hadamard, who, in 1945, conducted a survey of some of the leading mathematicians of his day into how they develop their ideas. Hadamard published a letter from Albert Einstein about how his concepts emerge in consciousness, beginning,

The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism (sic) of thought. The physical entities (sic) which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images which can be ‘voluntarily’ reproduced and combined.

Similarly, Stephen W. Hawking said in A Brief History of Time, perhaps with tongue in cheek, “we have, as yet, had little success in predicting human behaviour from mathematical equations!”

So, what to do? Well, some spiritual teachers, such as Thomas Hübl, founder of the Academy of Inner Science, is planning to lead a community gathering within the auspices of Science and Nonduality (SAND) conferences on 28th March 2020, with this theme:

We are living through a global challenge where collective trauma layers are being reactivated. It’s important that we meet this moment with presence: honouring our fear while awakening the resilience that has been transmitted from our ancestors who survived crises in the past.

We can choose to raise our awareness—to create mutual support and collaboration, find a new vision, and fully embody our potential.

I am sure that this event could help many in their healing activities. However, in itself, it doesn’t address the central issue facing us all. SAND-20 in Italy, scheduled for July, has this invitation: “Join our annual gathering in Italy for six inspiring days of exploration, experience and celebration of this mystery we call life.” However, no one in the planned programme, which may not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, addresses how we could demystify the mystery of life and being.

So, as the most advanced studies of inner science do not tell us how to map the Cosmic Psyche in its entirety, they cannot help us to understand what it means to be human, where we have come from, and where we are all heading at breakneck speeds. If we are thus unable to awaken to Total Revolution, as Vimala Thakar urged us to do, does this then mean that Homo sapiens ‘wise human’ is destined to become extinct in the near-term without more than a few liberated, awakened beings realizing their fullest potential as superintelligent humans?

Healing our sick society

Western civilization is based on delusion, with a false conception of the Universe, as the Totality of Existence. This psychological disturbance affects ever aspect of our lives, from the classroom to the boardroom and the bedroom.

Erich Fromm was one of the first to point out that we live in a sick society in the 1940s and 50s in The Fear of Freedom (Escape from Freedom in the USA) and The Sane Society. In the latter, the titles of the first two chapters were, “Are we Sane?” and “Can a Society be Sick?” answering them with a resounding ‘NO!’ and ‘YES!’, respectively.

Then in his greatest masterpiece To Have or To Be? in 1976, inspired by the Buddha and Meister Eckhart, Fromm said that if humanity is to avoid psychological and economic catastrophe, we need a holistic art and science of humanity as the basis of social reconstruction.

Invoking Self-reflective Intelligence and using my skills as an information systems architect, computer scientist, and mathematician, I have spent the last forty years developing the necessary self-awareness to be free of the delusions that so grievously affect the society I live in.

Life, bubbling up from the Divine Origin of the Universe, experienced as Consciousness, has healed my fragmented mind in Wholeness, as the union of all opposites. However, to reach the understanding I have today, I have needed to pass through an apocalyptic awakening, revealing the Universe’s innermost secrets: how it is intelligently designed and what it truly means to be human compared to computers with so-called artificial intelligence.

Furthermore, I have needed to adopt the most radical change in the work ethic since the invention of money some 4,000 years ago. Money is the primary immortality symbol, providing citizens with a precarious sense of security and identity in life because Western civilization teaches that humanity is separate from Divinity, as the Immortal Ground of Being that we all share.

This division is another symptom of our sick society, which we can best call schizophrenia ‘split mind’, out of touch with Reality. Not the least, we are taught from an early age that we must fight and compete with our fellow human beings for a slice of the finite monetary cake, causing much suffering and catastrophic ecological damage today.

So even though some know that Consciousness is all there is and Love is our Divine Essence, I live mostly in solitude, wondering if I could make a worthwhile contribution to society as a wise elder before our inevitable demise during the sixth mass extinction of the species on Earth.

To explain the dilemma I face in life, I have recently written a short piece on ‘The Meaning of Life’, answering the question, “What is the meaning of life?” that Nicolae Tanase, known as ‘Excellence Reporter’, asked me, as a contribution to his Encyclopedia of Life.

I have followed this up with a two-page monologue answering another Big Question of human existence, as I experience it, “Who are we?” This is available on my website for the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics, with the motto ‘Harmonizing evolutionary convergence’.

A few have acknowledged the potential contribution that I could make to society, as a new Acknowledgements page on this website describes. However, we are, as yet, lacking the liberating cooperation that we need to collectively awaken to Total Revolution, as Vimala Thakar urged us to do in Spirituality and Social Action: A Holistic Approach in 1984.

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.

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.