In A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, promoted enthusiastically by Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle said, “We are a species that has lost its way.” He concluded this inspirational book by saying that spiritual seekers of their True Nature and Identity constitute a new species healing the deep split between Divinity and humanity in the cultural psyche. To give this emerging species a collective identity, Barbara Marx Hubbard calls it Homo universalis, to denote both its Divine and Cosmic qualities.
Similarly, as Western civilization disintegrates into chaos driven by fourteen billion years of bifurcating evolution and faced with a multitude of existential risks, the ecophilosopher Henryk Skolimowski sees a compassionate, holistic civilization emerging out of the conflict-ridden patriarchal epoch, leading to a harmonious social order, governed by Divine Light, which he aptly calls Lumenarchy.
Rick Archer has interviewed over 400 ‘ordinary’ spiritually awakening people in his Buddha at the Gas Pump series, which is a sign of a great Spiritual Renaissance spreading around the globe, indicating our entry into the beauty of the eschatological Age of Light at the end of time, a vision that Eckhart made famous in the Power of Now.
Being egolessly free of the past and future is essential as Homo sapiens faces its inevitable extinction, most probably in the next ten to hundred years, as part of the sixth mass extinction on Earth, now well underway. For, as Guy McPherson, the world’s leading authority on abrupt climate change, has said, even the transformation of the industrial society into the transpersonal, superhuman Age of Light would not prevent our beautiful planet Earth becoming uninhabitable this century.
But rather than despairing, as evolution becomes increasingly conscious of itself following the invention of the stored-program computer in the late 1940s, we have the wonderful opportunity to transcend our mechanistic conditioning. Through resolute self-inquiry, we could realize our fullest potential as a species by making the most radical change to the work ethic since our hunter-gatherer forebears settled in village communities to cultivate the land and domesticate animals some 10,000 years ago.
By being free of the constraints of the economic machine, we could collectively and synergistically complete the final revolution in science, just as Isaac Newton completed the first in 1687 with Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. By applying the abstract information systems modelling methods underlying the Internet to all knowledge, we can develop a comprehensive model of the psychodynamics of society, answering the Big Questions of human existence, such as “Who are we?”, “Where have we come from?”, and “Where are we all heading at ever-accelerating, exponential rates of change?”
We can thereby show with meticulous mathematical reasoning—as the abstract science of patterns and relationships—that Consciousness is fundamental—not matter, space, and time—and that all beings are interconnected in undivided Wholeness. We are like waves and currents on and beneath the surface of the Ocean of Consciousness, never separate from the Ocean for an instant, like waves and ripples on the holomovement, which David Bohm used to resolve the incompatibilities between quantum and relativity theories in his holographic theory of the implicate order. By solving the ultimate problem of human learning, developing a coherent body of knowledge within a single all-inclusive framework and Contextual Foundation, we can explain all our experiences from the mystical to the mundane.
Today, many individuals and organizations are seeking to consummate the sacred marriage of science and spirituality, developing a synthesis of all inner and outer sciences. These include the Science and Nonduality (SAND) conferences and Thomas Hübl’s Academy of Inner Science. Others engaged in this Scientific Revolution are Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the systems philosopher Ervin Laszlo, who has participated in a teleseminar on the Akashic Paradigm with Stephen Dinan, Ken Wilber, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Riane Eisler, and Duane Elgin.
However, these wonderful developments are taking place within the divisive financial context of the dysfunctional global economy, with its unsustainable gulf between rich and poor. It is therefore in all our interests to synergistically pool our skills and resources in the Sharing Economy in a life-enhancing global community, called the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics, with the motto ‘Harmonizing evolutionary convergence’.
We may not be able to bring about World Peace because, as Eckhart said in Stillness Speaks, an uplifting book of aphorisms, the conservative defenders of the disintegrating materialistic, mechanistic, monetary, and monotheistic world order make the most noise, fearfully grabbing the headlines in the global media.
Nevertheless, if we could raise our voices in symphonic harmony, like the recent Women’s March in the USA, miracles could happen. For, as Ananta Kumar Giri has said, “Transformative harmony involves both compassion and confrontation.” We would then be living in harmony with the fundamental law of the Universe, which Heraclitus of Ephesus aptly called the Hidden Harmony, the ability to see both sides of any situation with Divine Love and Self-reflective Intelligence.
The spiritual philosopher Tim Freke calls this harmonizing ability paralogical thinking. For, as he says, “We see the paradoxity of something when we understand it from two opposite perspectives at once,” a clear sign of Awakened Awareness, grounded in Nonduality. There is nothing more wonderful in human experience, which Tim denotes with the simple word WOW! Not surprising, this is something “everyone is searching for,” as he says.
This is key because, as Albert Einstein said after the Second World War, you cannot find Peace with systems of thought that lead to conflict. You cannot solve problems with the mindsets that create them. A radically new way of thinking is needed if we are to cocreate androgynous social order in the Eternal Now, knowing that our True Nature, which we all share, is never separate from our Immortal Ground of Being for an instant. For, as Guy McPherson says at the end of many of his YouTube videos, “At the edge of extinction, only Love remains.”