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:
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!”