Tuesday, 2 January 2007

And Eternity In An Hour




"To see the World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an Hour. "
William Blake


How feasible would it be that this entire universe is ultimately nondual?




That, instead of millions of separate minds all thinking that we’re the consciousness of the universe, there is only One consciousness?




That each of us apparently discrete entities is in fact a holographic slice –bearing all of the data, perhaps unable to access it in entirety?



Or perhaps the question I’m asking is – how unfeasible is the setup I’ve just described?





Moreover, each of us is a heaven in miniature, and every person, indeed the entire physical-universe, is a microcosm of the greater divine reality. As we have seen, he also believed that underlying visible reality was a wave-substance.




This was Emanual Swedenborg in the Seventeenth Century
I know that just because an idea has been knocking around for a while doesn’t make it more worthy of consideration.
Yes, yes I know this already, damn it!

Here’s a book I must probably read:Michael Talbot’s”The Holographic Universe”

Where does this premise come from, which has fascinated thinkers and mystics for centuries at least?

Is it inevitable, given the moments of oneness with the All which we feel in peak experiences, that we would seek to explain it by cobbling together this,on the face of it, outrageous ermm…explanation?

Maybe it is-maybe we’re all just sitting in the dark making up stories so we don’t feel so alone or afraid.

Or maybe-just maybe-thinkers from Ken Wilber backwards have hit on a version of what’s really going on here-that we are in fact inseperable from everything that is, or has ever been, and that it really is


As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.World without end.




So Mote It Be