Philosophy, Science

The Relationship Between Quantum Physics and Spirituality

quantum physics and spirituality

Quantum physics and spirituality seem an unlikely pairing. What relevance do subatomic dimensions have with subjective experience? Doesn’t science disprove spirituality? I’m inspired quantum theory, and how its implications correlates to Eastern philosophy. Whereas conventional physics had no room for non-material phenomena, quantum physics opens the door of mystery, suggesting science can support a spiritual worldview.

Philosophy, Spirituality

Liberty, Liberation, and the Paradox of Freedom

freedom

Freedom is a spiritual quality. Like love, or peace, or stillness, it is essential, and only truly cultivated within. Equally, freedom, like love, or peace, or stillness, is experienced in the world, or more accurately, through the world. While worldly freedom can be attained, spiritual freedom is unconditional. This freedom is not the absence of difficulty, but freedom despite difficulty.

Philosophy, Science

Mapping Depression Beyond The Chemical Imbalance Myth

Synchronicity signals something significant unfolding. Usually, that significance is an emerging insight. But occasionally, personal synchronicities relate to collective emergence. Recently, these synchronicities related to a process I was going through with reframing mental illness. I read Thomas Szasz’s Ideology and Insanity, discovered by chance at a bookstore, weeks before a significant review was published, which argues there is “no convincing evidence” the chemical imbalance theory of depression is true.

Enchantment, Philosophy

Are Ideas ‘Alive’?

A journey into the world of ideas.

As my head touched the pillow last night, and I entered the halfway house between waking and dreaming, I heard a whisper: “Thomas Aquinas.” Aquinas was an influential theologian whose work I’ve encountered over the years, yet never dived into. The echo of his name in my half-conscious state made me alert, intrigued. The whisper arrived again, along with a sense of ‘knowing’ that I was him in a previous life.

Philosophy, Science

The Best of Both Worldviews: Can Systems Theory Unite Spirituality and Science?

Ideological maps of reality collide.

Systems theory is a science of complexity. Multiple fields have applied its principles for deeper understanding, including sociology, medicine, economics, psychology, physics, and engineering. I’m particularly interested in how it can make sense of individual, collective, and cosmic consciousness, to unite spirituality and science.