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New Studies Suggest the Speed of Light is Variable

An excellent post from Exploring Energy Evolution tying in worldviews to creativity and innovation, or lack of. Reprinted with permission.

We will continue to penetrate and dilute the incredible power habit, and the voice of authority, has upon stumping, restricting civilization’s progress for decades; in an arena where reason dares not tread – the physics of outdated energy concepts and missing fundamentals – specifically when tied to “funding” and “wages”. 

New Studies Suggest the Speed of Light is Variable

Thus far, textbook descriptions of the speed of light assume that the light is traveling in a vacuum.
Space, however, is not a vacuum.
According to the Alpha Galileo Foundation, two new studies slotted for publication in the European Physical Journal D demonstrate that the speed of light is actually variable.
The authors of the studies include March Urban of the University of Paris-Sud, along with Gerd Leuchs and Luis L. Sanchez-Soto from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light in Erlangen, Germany.
A major part of the discussion in both studies is the nature of a vacuum, which on a quantum level is not, as most believe, empty. Rather, it is filled with the particle pairs.

Variable light velocity and the Constant C

Reason, is the fits of laughter that accompanies first year physics university students upon hearing the quaint, outdated concepts about approaching the speed of light – length shortens in the direction of motion, time slows down, mass becomes infinite…..

Back in the 60’s, a more reasonable, common sense explanation declared the difficulty with our present mathematical approach to the problem of relativity lies not in any error of the mathematics themselves, but in the fact that the methods and terms used in the attempt to explain them, often lead to incorrect thinking and assumptions. (StarSteps) is a must read to break the “flat earth concepts syndrome” physics still maintains in its interpretation of reality)

For example: the best known formula perhaps, which has emerged from the study of relativity, is the expression E =MC2, which simply states that the quantity of energy (in ergs) which is inherent in any mass, is equal to the number of grams of that mass, multiplied by the square of the quantity C. The quantity C is considered to be a constant, in fact the only constant which has survived in a relativistic world.

In almost every text book on physics in the world today the statement is made that the quantity C represents the velocity of light (in centimeters per second), yet every student in the world who has studied the subject, knows that the velocity of light is not a constant. That its velocity, in fact, varies slightly with each different medium through which it is propagated. Any student who has ever passed a beam of sunlight through a prism to produce a spectrum of color, has demonstrated that not only does the velocity of light vary in different media, but that the change in velocity varies somewhat with the frequency of the light when propagated in material media. This of course is the principal upon which all of our spectroscopes are designed, although most textbooks state merely that the light is refracted or `bent’ in passing from one medium to another. There are many who will dispute the statement that the change in velocity varies with the frequency, but when sufficiently precise tests are made entirely within a single medium, the results indicate convincingly that this is true.

At this point most students will remark that the quantity C refers to the velocity of light in a perfect
vacuum, but where in the universe can we find a perfect vacuum in which to test this assertion?
Astronomers and physicists have estimated that even in the remotest depths of intergalactic space there will probably be found, from three to seven nuclear or atomic particles per cubic centimeter. A beam of light traveling at approximately 3×10(10) centimeters per second would still encounter a rather large number of such particles during each second of its journey. While it is true that the proportionate decrease in velocity which would be produced by this minute concentration of matter is so small that it might be negligible for all practical purposes of measurement, nevertheless it demonstrates the fact that we have chosen as our sole remaining constant, a quantity which actually can never be a perfect constant anywhere in the know universe.

Fortunately there is a value to which the quantity C can be assigned which is a constant. Moreover the assignment of the quantity C to this factor makes possible a much better understanding of the natural laws involved in the propagation of energy. The quantity C is actually the kinetic energy equivalent of the mass energy of matter. In other words, if we take a gram (or any other quantity of matter: Newtonian mass) and convert that matter gradually into energy according to the formula E = MC2, and the resultant energy, as it appeared, were constantly applied to the remaining matter in such a way as to accelerate it uniformly in a given direction, when all the matter had been so converted we would find that we had zero Newtonian mass, infinite inertial mass and a resultant velocity equal to the quantity C, or approximately 3×10(10) centimeters per second (with respect to the given reference or starting point). The maximum velocity attained would always be the same regardless of the quantity of matter with which we started.

This is a fact which can easily be verified by anyone who is mathematically inclined, and who is familiar with the laws of acceleration. The energy required to accelerate each gram of mass to the velocity C through energy conversion is exactly equal to total energy inherent in any matter having that mass.
This fact forms the true basis of the statement in our present day physics that the velocity C is a maximum or limiting velocity, since it represents the greatest kinetic energy differential which can exist between two given reference points.

The Quantity C: We have seen that the factor known as the quantity C has a greater significance than is usually credited to it. It is not merely the velocity with which light and other forms of energy are propagated in a vacuum. The quantity C is a degree of energy differential. We can define it as the maximum differential which can exist between two reference points in the factor which we call matter. We can also define it as the minimum differential which can exist between a reference point in matter, and one in energy. This is only true, however, when the reference point in matter is at the same energy level as the observer.

The quantity C is a degree of energy differential. We can define it as the maximum differential which can exist between two reference points in the factor which we call matter. We can also define it as the minimum differential which can exist between a reference point in matter, and one in energy.
One of the postulates of the theory of relativity is that as a body of matter accelerates and approaches the velocity of light, or a kinetic energy differential equal to the quantity C with respect to a given observer, the body loses dimension in the direction of motion. If the velocity reaches the velocity of light it will appear to have lost all of its dimension in this direction. To this observer it would no longer be matter, since matter, by definition, requires three dimensions. The matter would have become energy insofar as the original observer was concerned since it would now exhibit a kinetic energy differential equal to the total energy inherent in the original matter.

While we have repeatedly referred to the quantity C as an energy differential, we have heretofore considered it only in terms of kinetic energy. Some may believe that it can be reached only when there is a rate of increase or decrease in the degree of spatial separation between the reference points, equal to 3×10(10) centimeters per second, or in simpler terms, a velocity equal to that of light. It is necessary therefore to point out the fact that an energy differential does not necessarily manifest itself as a velocity. It can also exist as a frequency. Our present laws of physics state that the energy level upon which an electron, a photon, or other particle exists is proportionate to its frequency. The mathematical rule is E equals Fh, where E is the energy, F is the frequency and h is a factor called Planck’s constant.

We can now see that a frequency differential which by the above formula is equal to 9×10(20) ergs per gram also represents the quantity C. When such a frequency differential exists between the observer and the point which he is observing, we again find that the natural laws at the observed point reach zero value with respect to the observer. If the frequency differential exceeds this value, the action of the laws will become negative. A material object such as a spacecraft upon or near the surface of the earth would cease to exist as matter and would enter the plane of energy insofar as the observer on earth was concerned, but as we have previously pointed out, an observer upon or within the object, whose frequency or energy level had been raised to the same degree as that of the craft, would be unable to detect any change.

Creative innovations, using Corn, etc., as an oil substitute for our energy requirements, umbrellas for earth to stop global warming, and swinging on vines like Tarzan to get into space, spells out a serious deficiency in 21st century scientific understanding of reality. 

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Variable Speed of Light

Einstein’s theory of General Relativity
Suppose that you have a clock and a ruler (which is not rotating with respect to stars) and that you are not accelerating (inertial). Locally (where you are) you will always measure the speed of light at 299792.458 km/sec. However in the presence of gravity if I am at a different location than yours then I could measure the speed of light at your location to be any value smaller than or greater than 299792.458 km/sec. It depends on where I am and where you are (it depends on locations). So in the presence of gravity the speed of light becomes relative (variable depending on the reference frame of the observer). This does not mean that photons accelerate or decelerate. This is just gravity causing clocks to run slower and rulers to shrink.

Recalling the very famous second postulate of Special Relativity declared by Einstein (1905):

“The velocity c of light in vacuum is the same in all inertial frames of reference in all directions and depend neither on the velocity of the source nor on the velocity of the observer”

Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that the speed of light in vacuum is always measured the same (at 299,792.458 km/s) however this is only true locally for systems that are inertial, which means not accelerating.

From Newton’s second law: if forces exist implies acceleration exists; this means that if you are in a spaceship and fire your rockets then you are not inertial.

The other factor besides acceleration is gravity. Albert Einstein himself emphasized in his paper in 1917:

“The results of the special relativity hold only so long as we are able to disregard the influence of gravitational fields on the phenomena”

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CBS Front Page – Deepak Chopra: Use your mind to save your life

Deepak Chopra: Use your mind to save your life

Amazing. CBS front page. Always, better late (50 years), than not at all, acknowledging the concepts of reality.

“Positive mentality helps, but it’s more than that,” said Deepak Chopra, the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. “You have to have a clear idea about where you stand, what the data is, where you want to go, your mission for health and well-being. You have to quiet the mind. Instead of being positive all the time, a quiet mind is more helpful. What we call homeostasis. When the mind is quiet, your body is quiet and when your body is quiet, it accelerates and then things like that self-repair.”
Chopra: Civilization “bamboozled” by superstitions

Science updates on defining emotion, feeling, and their total entanglement with thought and the electrochemical systems of the body:

Deepak Chopra : Physical Healing, Emotional Wellbeing


Gregg Braden: Full conference / The Divine Matrix – see side bar video 



Pretend freedom is not the same as freedom. Simple inquiry, from our media to the funding in our educational institutions, reveal what ‘Power, Control, Profit and EBITDA’ fail to let people know about Energy, causing  massive, out of control, economic divide, poverty, debt, global warming, and ecological imbalance.

The Earth too, is a living energy system, maintaining homeostasis, the delicate balance permitting life to survive and evolve. Oversaturation of outdated energy applications upsetting this homeostasis, causes the earth, like the human body, to react in the attempt to bring back balance. Usually with forces significantly larger than mere human capacity, eliminating the causes of disruption.

Breakthrough Energy

Free the Energy, and assist the move from Empire to Earth Community.

Today, global Mega Mergers continue unabated, with the outcomes, “serving life?”, questionable.

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What would a World View be without a God Particle!

What would a World View be without a God Particle!

god particle

 As we recall, the three distinct cosmologies which had their influence in shaping the Western worldview, two were familiar, the third—and most relevant to the task at hand—had ancient roots, and may in one form or another be the most widely held….yet for some strange reason, it has virtually no public presence. 

  • The cosmos is created and ruled by a Distant Patriarch 
  • The cosmos is a Grand Machine
  • The cosmos is a manifestation of Integral Spirit 

Assessing world views is not an exercise in futility. World views shape our future. “All the good, the bad, the ugly” are world view dependent, including the most awesome possibilities or the most extreme, debilitating, limitations for both self and community. (It must be noted here, self and community cannot be disconnected, they are totally entangled, irregardless of your current world view).

In the Grand Machine world view, the “god particle” now becomes a prophet of doom, foretelling of the end of the universe.

Let us see if we can bring some semblance of optimism to this dead-end “grand machine” world view which is now confirming the Higgs boson (god particle) as a prophet of doom ; and perhaps also we can  provide some public presence to the most widely held world view “manifestation of integral spirit”, where the created become the creator at the end of time, and a new cycle commences. It will soon be noted, that what the Higgs boson confirms and demonstrates, is in isolation, a partial picture, akin to physics seeing only one half of reality to date.

Rest assured, the other half is coming soon, as continued advances in science can only reveal Reality, especially the missing elements. Any major progress physics makes heretofore, will only reveal the same matter/energy continuum, the same matter/energy curve it shares with metaphysics, as Aristotle, who authored the two books, physics and metaphysics implied. Science starts at the matter end of the curve, and metaphysics starts at the energy end of the curve. In between is Light, the constant C, the kinetic energy equivalent of the mass energy of matter.  With the ROC, radius of curvature (constant C), as the scientific, mathematical mediator, we find the same laws running through physics and metaphysics, matter to energy, from the microcosm to the macrocosm. The current, self-imposed limits in our world view, with their destructive consequences to earth and life, will dissolve, revealing unfathomable future potential and prosperity.

  • The cosmos is a Grand Machine says:

The End Of The Universe, The Higgs And All The ‘Ifs’   As if calling the Higgs particle “the God particle” didn’t cause enough confusion and misinformation, here we go again, with the Higgs hitting the spotlight once more, but now as prophet of doom. Why the Higgs boson ‘God particle’ matters. First theorized 50 years ago, Higgs boson explains why particles have mass

  • The cosmos is a manifestation of Integral Spirit says:

No One-Way Universe Involution-Evolution, Gravitation-Radiation, Inbreath-Outbreath, When the created become the creator – a new round begins

The fundamental cosmogony of the then-accepted science, which so amazed me, was what might be termed a transient, discontinuous, unbalanced, on-way universe, which had a beginning eons ago, by the unexplained and unexplainable formation of a tremendous flaming mass of heat, which is slowly radiating away by splitting into smaller masses, which expand within themselves and from each other until they eventually end in heat death.
Out of this unnatural theory came the first and second laws of thermodynamics that have no validity whatsoever, for the premise that heat is energy, upon which they are founded has no validity. The resultant one-way universe allowed for no compensating generation to counterbalance its radiation, despite the accepted law of equal and opposite action and reaction. “Energy cannot run up hill,” science says, “it can only run down hill.” It so happens in God’s plan that energy runs neither up nor down hill.

 Walter Russel The Secret of Light illuminates the many questions regarding the nature of “science and consciousness.” Dr. Francis Trevelyan Miller (LITT.D., LL.D.), Historical Foundations, New York, wrote in 1947 of The Secret of Light,

“I hasten to congratulate you on your epoch-making achievement in giving the world The Secret of Light. In this little volume, with its tremendous magnitude of thought, you have given Science and human knowledge a rebirth—a transmigration from its physical plane to its potential grandeur on the cosmic plane.” “You have opened the door into the infinite—science must enter. It may hesitate; it may engage in controversy, but it cannot afford to ignore the principles you have established which eventually will revolutionize man’s concept of himself, his world, his universe, and his human problems.”

In TheosophyAnthroposophy and Rosicrucianism, involution and evolution are part of a complex sequence of cosmic cycles, called Round. When the universe attains a stage of sufficient density, the individual spirit is able to descend and participate in the evolution. Involution thus refers to the incarnation of spirit in an already established matter, the necessary prerequiste of evolution

Troward1 Troward2  The Law of Reciprocity, therefore, demands a similar, self-sustained motion in the material correspondence and mathematical considerations show that the only sort of motion which can  sustain a self-supporting body moving in vacuo [in a vacuum, without support] is a rotary motion bringing the body itself into a spherical form. Now this is exactly what we find at both extremes of the material world. At the big end are the spheres of the planets rotating on their axes and revolving round the sun [and all the stars and planetary systems rotating around the center-point of the galaxy]; and at the little end are the spheres of the atoms consisting of particles which, modern science tells us, in like manner rotate round a common center at distances which are astronomical as compared with their own mass. Thus the two ultimate units of physical manifestation, the atom and the galaxy both follow the same law of self-sustained motion which we have found that, on a priori grounds, [i.e., established by reason and not factual proof] they must in order to express the primary activity of Spirit. And we may note in passing that this rotary or absolute motion is the combination of the only two possible relative modes of motion, namely, motion from a point and motion to it—that is to say centrifugal and centripetal motion. Thus, in rotary or absolute motion, we find that both the polarities of motion are included, thereby repeating on the purely mechanical side the primordial principle of the Unity including the Duality in itself.

Consciousness : Devolution, Involution and Evolution Explained by Sri Aurobindo

 “In the beginning, it is said, was the Eternal, the Infinite, the One. In the middle, it is said, is the finite, the transient, the Many. In the end, it is said, shall be the One, the Infinite, the Eternal. For when was the beginning? At no moment in Time, for the beginning is at every moment; the beginning always was, always is and always shall be. The divine beginning is before Time, in Time and beyond Time for ever. The Eternal, Infinite and One is an endless beginning. And where is the middle? There is no middle; for there is only the junction of the perpetual end and the eternal beginning; it is the sign of a creation which is new at every moment. The creation was for ever, is for ever, shall be for ever. The Eternal, Infinite and One is the magical middle-term of his own existence; it is he that is the beginningless and endless creation. And when is the end? There is no end. At no conceivable moment can there be a cessation. For all end of things is the beginning of new things which are still the same One in an ever developing and ever recurring figure. Nothing can be destroyed, for all is He who is forever. The Eternal, Infinite and One is the unimaginable end that is never closing upon new interminable vistas of his glory.”

It may very well be a musical universe

Exploring quantum and spiritual commonalities

Open for discussion: Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake from TEDxWhitechapel

The “Science Board” has spoken. “After due diligence, including a survey of published scientific research and recommendations from our Science Board and our community, we have decided that Graham Hancock’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s talks from TEDxWhiteChapel should be removed from distribution on the TEDx YouTube channel.”

A story about money that will change your life.

Recognizing healthy and non-healthy world views, for the benefit of future generations.

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” This is a time that requires commitment and courage. A time to soar to new heights. Through your actions and communications, you can inspire business leaders, political leaders, students and teachers, housewives and husbands – everyone – to manifest a world our children and grandchildren will want to inherit.

The Economic Hitmen – How It Is Done!

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Challenging Restrictive World Views Inhibiting Imagination and Creativity

Challenging Restrictive World Views Inhibiting Imagination and Creativity

Sound and vibration
Stepping beyond the “box”, matter at its essence is but a frequency of vibration (Einstein). Light, as we now know through the expanded version of E=MC2, has an equivalency role in matter, representing the kinetic energy equivalent of the mass energy of matter.

So instead of just transmitting “Pictures/light” in the air waves, when might we be interested in doing something more substantial, such as transmitting matter? The science of sound shows that sound is something more than mere vibratory signals, not only does sound interact with life but it sustains and develops it. Rumors and legends abound with the use of sound in the construction of Coral Castle and the Pyramids.

Revisiting our “flat world” concept of E=MC2 is in order to reopen the doors to our self imposed limits in science, which limit our reality, from our imaginations, to our creations.

Acoustic levitation

Published on Sep 12, 2012
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level. Read more:…

Amazing Sound and Water Experiment (nice visual, how about for real?) ,

Elementary exploration and discovery: Enhanced Transmission of Light and Matter through Nanoapertures without Assistance of Surface Waves
Transmission of matter bypassing space/time requires a substantial upgrade in our understanding of space and time, both of which represents nothing more than energy differentials between specified points of reference.

How NASA might build its very first warp drive


The Alcubierre Drive  The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity
The idea came to White while he was considering a rather remarkable equation formulated by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. In his 1994 paper titled, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity,” Alcubierre suggested a mechanism by which space-time could be “warped” both in front of and behind a spacecraft.

In summary, warps and worm holes not required, just a simple ROC, the radius of curvature of all natural law – represented by the quantity C: A Power Point Introductory Presentation

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Chip daddy Mead: How to Kick Start the Stalled Scientific Revolution

Chip daddy Mead: ‘A bunch of big egos’ are strangling science’.

The scientific revolution has stalled, here’s how to kickstart it  ISSCC Microelectronics pioneer, Caltech professor emeritus, and all-around smart guy Carver Mead believes that the scientific revolution that began with the discovery of special relativity and quantum mechanics has stalled, and that it’s up to us to kickstart it.  “A bunch of big egos got in the way,” he told his audience of 3,000-plus chipheads at the International Soild-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco on Monday. Much more work needs to be done to restart that revolution, Mead said, with the goal of explaining in an intuitive way how all matter in the universe relates to and affects all other matter, and how to explore those interrelationships in a way that isn’t “buried in enormous piles of obscure mathematics.”


I agree. I personally do not need this anymore:


21st Century humans can do better:

advanced transportation

Nick Cook, who was aviation editor for Jane’s Defence Weekly, provides an excellent, yet tip of the iceberg, synopsis of antigravity’s possibilities, in his book ”The Hunt For Zero Point” .

It is time to retrieve the baby, who was thrown out, both deliberately and unknowingly, with the bathwater. E=MC2’s possibilities extend far beyond nuclear power or the atomic bomb, more closely characterizing the potential in the ancient phrase “let there be light”. The quantity C, by definition is light’s velocity. The quantity C, light’s velocity, is also the kinetic energy equivalent of the mass energy of matter (light stationary becomes matter). …..And by the very nature of its definition, the quantity C becomes the radius of curvature of all natural law (ROC).  This recognition with applied ROC principle, opens all doors to LIMITS, both physical and of the mind. And to top it off, it is 4th grade comprehension. That’s 4th grade elementary school.

• StarSteps Part one
• StarSteps Part Two
• StarSteps Part Three

Being told, “Adapt to the threat of climate change”, runs counter to everything I understand about freedom, and the wonders of scientific possibilities.

Pause for thought: What climate change just might ruin – 54 photo slides

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Top U.S. Admiral: Climate Change Biggest Threat

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Faces of the future

Faces of the future

A look beyond  the recent article questioning “The End Of The Computers As We Know It“.

Our world views are accelerating in scope and complexity, driving our behavior and creativity. Deficiencies and blind spots in one’s (individual/group) world views also become glaringly obvious in the increasingly more lethal outcomes our skewed resourcefulness generates.

The End Of The Computers As We Know It. If you wonder why HP, Dell and other leading computer manufacturers believe the end of the computer as we know it is near. It’s not the iPad that has them concerned about the future. It is developments like the ones Corning is working on.

“Elementary my dear Watson” say those who have paid attention to the reawakening awareness of energy’s broader definitions.

As the potential and expanding applications of ‘glass’ foretell, one can be supremely assured that as Energy’s evolutionary applications, which have been stagnating since the late forties, unfold, the Star Wars concept, “beam me up, Scotty” is about to emerge on the very near horizon

Technological possibilities so far, continue seemingly endlessly. Opening the doors to a world view of an infinite universe whose core essence is energy itself, will translate this same unbounded creative potential to the quality, prosperity and sustainability of all human life. This imposes a choice, a ‘rite of passage’, if you will, upon us, for our children and future generations: continued energy poverty and its consequences, or Energy Evolution.

Today we have the capacity and know-how to “free the energy”.  And now we also have a comprehensive motivator.
What’s at stake .

Uninhibited empowerment runs parallel with the creative evolutionary forces and laws of our universe, that which gives rise to, and support life. It will be noted, an economic system, on a global scale, must do the same.

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World Views Sound Off!

We have heard a lot about sequestration in the last few weeks culminating into yesterday’s block pit.

CBS: Sequester blame game continues as government shutdown looms

Is no one yet tired of being played upon with these focused, yet extremely disconnected trivia ploys?

How much longer will the acceptance of limitation, conservation of the INFINITE continue?

The above questions can be clarified and recognized with an examination, and comprehension of our current world views, and the gaping, fundamental, foundational flaw in science, one of gargantic mathematical misinterpretation (deliberate or otherwise).

Looking to Nature for a new take on energy:

If our world views continue to be mentally challenged with limitations, so too, will be the realities we create in the world about us.
David Korten has surmised the three dominant world views we hold today.  Just for grins, on the assumption that, as David Korten proposed, “the third world view—and most relevant to the task at hand—has ancient roots, and may in one form or another be the most widely held with virtually no public presence”, let us look at why there is such a massive public silence on this third world view to turn the sound back on.
  • The cosmos is created and ruled by a Distant Patriarch 
  • The cosmos is a Grand Machine
  • The cosmos is a manifestation of Integral Spirit 

We will find the reason for the mentally challenged obstacles the world now faces to reside in the true causality factor, the sequestration of science, holding back the “third world view” application possibilities. Even so, today we are witnessing, like shooting stars, or the sun breaking through the clouds, people and groups the world over, beginning to tell their stories. These will merge into new “OUR” Stories, Visions, and Future without limits.


We need only to look less at the “look yonder” ploys, be less obedient to the masters of consolidated media, to reveal the true causality blockage factors: the sequester and sequestrant,  in THE SEQUESTRATION OF SCIENCE; specifically in the stagnant Energy arena, causing the physical choke hold on Evolving Life and Infinite Possibilities.

The limits have always been in our minds, not in the universe.


Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story of Our Time 

Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time.

Thomas Berry wrote in The Dream of the Earth. “The deepest crises experienced by any society are those moments of change when the story becomes inadequate for meeting the survival demands of a present situation.” The challenge before us is to create a new civilization based on a cosmology—a story of the origin, nature, and purpose of creation that reflects the fullness of our current human knowledge.

Three Cosmologies

Three distinct cosmologies have each had their influence in shaping the Western worldview. Two are familiar. The third—and most relevant to the task at hand—has ancient roots, and may in one form or another be the most widely held. It has virtually no public presence. 

  • The cosmos is created and ruled by a Distant Patriarch 
  • The cosmos is a Grand Machine
  • The cosmos is a manifestation of Integral Spirit