Science and Religion

Science and Religion

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"He who possesses science and art, possesses religion as well. He who does not possess them, needs religion." [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

Dr. Fred Begay
"The Navajo do not have separate words to refer to religion and science. Instead, they have a single concept they call 'the sacred depths of nature' which encompasses their beliefs about the natural world." Dr. Fred Begay, Navajo Physicist

Laurence Oliphant
“The only monopoly any Church has a right to claim, is a monopoly of the errors which are peculiar to it—what truth it has, is generally common to all. The arrogance of this assumption is especially galling to scientific men and philosophers—who are, as a rule, equally arrogant in their own way—for it implies that those who make a business of science, are morally inferior to those who make a business of religion, and are excluded from any knowledge of it by reason of their rejection of clerical authority. Hence arises a prejudice against truths, which, if they were not so inseparably linked with error and authority, might appeal to their purer and nobler instincts. In throwing the dirty water out of the theological tub, they throw the child out with it, and the emotional part of their natures is apt to wither under the constant exercise of that rational faculty, which they insist is the only guide to truth.” Laurence Oliphant (Aug. 3rd, 1829–Dec. 23rd, 1888) British author, traveler, diplomat, and mystic. [“Scientific Religion; Or, Higher Possibilities of Life and Practice Through the Operation of Natural Forces,” by Laurence Oliphant, Publ. W. Blackwood and Sons: Edinburgh, 1888 (pgs. 131-132)]

"Religion and science are the two handmaidens of God between whom can be no real variance, because they are both divine, both complete, both do the work of their Lord. If they seem at variance, it is only because the dull sense of men cannot understand the beautiful variety, yet the heavenly harmony of their manifestations."—Rev. J. W. Reynolds, M.A. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Diagram XIII - The Twelve Keynotes with Their Trinities, page 38a]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"Science says that life began when in some unexplained way, a correct combination of chemical reactions produced a molecule capable of making copies of itself by triggering further chemical reactions.
Such a description of the enormous and teeming complexity and power of the LIFE FORCE as being discernible because it is 'capable of replicating itself', reveals the basic impoverishment of scientific perception and thought which produced such a theory! Furthermore, the suggestion that such a combination of 'inanimate' chemicals could get together in a specific way - accidentally - to produce such an astounding result of 'self-replication' remains unquestioned scientifically.
This is because the finite human mind, even though scientific, cannot deal with such a strange eventuality of uninitiated 'self-replication'. It is too suggestive of a magical occurrence - of some intervention from an unimaginable source which scientific men dare not contemplate for fear of ridicule.
This sheep-like acquiescence is considered more scientific than producing 'inspired' theories blocked by the materialistic laws science has established for itself. This block to future scientific progress will prevent science properly investigating the realm of mind and spirit until some enlightened scientist defies convention and dares to cross the borderline between the 'seen and the 'unseen'.

Prophets of old, if presented with the theory of molecular self-replication would have no difficulty with such a 'magical occurrence' and would say that 'God' made the chemical combinations and imbued them with life. That would not be the right explanation either.
It is this old religious concept of a 'God on High' 'creating from afar' which is blocking the man of science from moving forward to more spiritually aware reflections. Therefore, despite science's seeming emancipation from age-old doctrines, it is still as mentally bound and hindered by fears of ancient shibboleths as in the 19th century. It adopts its ridiculous theories because it has not yet perceived the 'Reality' of Our Source of Being behind and with in the living molecule." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 5, page 8-9]

de Maistre
"Religion and science, in virtue of their natural affinity, will meet in the brain of some one man of genius, and the world will get what it needs and cries for - not a new religion, but the fuller revelation of revelation." [de Maistre see Newton of the Mind]

Manly Palmer Hall
"Science and theology are two ends of a single truth, but the world will never receive the full benefit of their investigations until they have made peace with each other, and labor hand in hand for the accomplishment of the great work - the liberation of spirit and intelligence from the three-dimensional prison-house of ignorance, superstition, and fear." Manly P Hall

“I will now give my ideas of all this. This world is man's belief. The truth is the science or true shepherd. This truth put in practice is that which takes away the sins or errors of man, and the end of error is the end of the world. The introduction of religion based on science is the commencement of the new world. The science which shall devour our errors is the teaching of this great truth.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, Concerning Happiness]

Science and Religion are One

Science is slowly advancing to the point where a single law is found to be at the foundation of all other laws. This one great law is called the Law of Assimilation. It states that "every individualized object tends to assimilate itself to itself, in successive moments of its existence, and all objects to assimilate one another."

This law can be seen in the functioning of Planck's Constant which is the root of all quantum mechanics the very foundation of modern physics. This law may be rewritten as "every individual tends to love him/herself, at different times during its existence, and all persons to love one another." The practical functioning of this law was demonstrated to us by Christ, who is the law, and can be seen in John 16:16, 16:28, 17:22, 17:23 and in Mathew 22:37 & 22:39.

Modern science sees how the Sun alternately draws the Earth near and then releases it to its greater orbit in periodic fashion. Molecules and atoms do the same. Just so we all have experienced a pattern of alternately loving and hating ourselves and each other. This oscillation of opposite states of relationship may be likened unto a vibratory condition. First being in harmony or oneness and then reverting to an opposite state of discord or separateness. This undulation between opposite states unfolds in a pattern of influences. So what may be appropriate at one moment may not be appropriate in another and this rhythmic motion of time and events gives rise to the cycles or periods so evident in one's life. How does this apply to you and what can you do about and with this knowledge? Each person who is born and takes in the first breath of life energy set in vibration and attuned to the Universal Forces at that moment continues to vibrate in attunement with those very same vibrations and forces. This person has an affinity for those rhythmic conditions existing at the time of birth and will be sensitive to and respond to them during the entities sojourn on this earth plane. Various notes of Cosmic vibration were sounding at that point in time and that person forever thereafter will resonate to or be in tune with that note. If that fundamental note were middle C that person would be sensitive to and resonate to middle C regardless of the octave to greater and lesser degrees of response. In other words, that person is in sympathy with middle C. All energy in the universe, of whatever nature, has but a single source, but in its emanations and radiations becomes divided into various phases of undulations which the ancient mystics have called vibrations. These undulations have certain periodicity or periods of kinetic and static manifestations, much like the radiations from the antenna of a transmitting radio station. We may think of these various undulations as being of different wave lengths, different rates of vibrations, or different periods as we please, but the fact is that the resulting effects from the different waves or radiations account for the various forms of known and unknown energies in the universe. The vibrations may be divided into a great many octaves of manifestation, and each octave may be divided into many distinct forms of manifestation in both the spiritual and material world. Even the few octaves which cover the manifestation of sound give a wide variation of manifestation; for some of the rates within the octaves of sound may be so low as to be inaudible to the average person, and manifest only through touch, while others may be so high as to be inaudible but manifest in light or other mental or metaphysical ways. Ordinary electricity is unquestionably another form of the periodic range of the universal vibrations, as is the divine essence of the soul, the vital force of the animal body, and the lower vibrations in plant and mineral life.

"The ONE substance vibrates in different dynamic degrees, and sound, light, electricity, are the affections of the one substance by the specific degrees of the ONE ENERGY, and there is no difference between anything such as electricity and, say iron, save in rate of affection." (Edgar Cayce 195-70)

Manifesting energy directs the rhythmic motion of all things in the universe, and that motion is the fundamental principle of all material, mental and spiritual things, and that if motion were eliminated in the universe, we would see, hear, feel, and sense nothing. Matter itself is the result of the motion of its inner particles and is carried into the atoms and molecules of which it may be a part. This sub-atomic motion is the result of the motion impregnated by the rhythmic pulsations of the Universal or Cosmic energies.

"For, returning to the first principle, - as there are those forces that move one within another to bring harmony, as for light or color, or sound, or motion, all of these are but the variation of movement, vibration. What is the FIRST CAUSE? That from which all emanates, the SPIRIT of the force or influence itself; breaking itself upon the atomic structures about same, bringing those influences as it associates itself one with another in its varied forms of atomic structures." (Edgar Cayce 2012-1)

Because of the Principle of Correspondence (As above, so below) or what we call today sympathetic vibrations and because of the foregoing explanations, you resonate to that chord of vibrations that was in activity at the time of your birth. As you resonated to it so too did the planets in their orbiting oscillations. Thus the mathematics developed by the science of astrology can be used to determine what that chord was to within a great degree of accuracy. Using computers and the physics of music and musical evolution these notes can be determined and replicated into a musical pattern resonating that initial introductory vibratory impulse to which you naturally vibrate.

"For it is not strange, that music, color, vibration are all a part of the planets, just as the planets are a part and a pattern of the whole universe." (Edgar Cayce 5755-1)

Therefore, everything that is in the universe is existing and manifesting in accordance with cycles of rhythms distinctly its own, and everything that has had a beginning or a start whereby it became a distinct entity moves forward in time and space in accor- dance with the cycles of progression distinctly their own aroused from the initial fundamental tones in activity at the time of such a beginning and subservient to this initial chord of birth. Therefore, since everything vibrates and is subservient to the laws of vibrations or harmony we need only study these laws to learn the true inner nature of whatever person, thing or event.

"If you learn music, you learn history. If you learn music, you'll learn mathematics. If you learn music, you'll learn almost all there is to learn - unless something bad!" (Edgar Cayce 3053-1)

The spiritual essence that is you was created from and by the Laws of Harmony. It has been often rightly said that the laws that govern musical evolution also govern the evolution of planets and the starry heavens. Indeed, when applying these physical laws of science to the Book of Genesis we can see the interplay of harmony and disharmony in the evolution of the material world.

"Science and religion are ONE when their purposes are one." Cayce (5023- 2)

An interpretation of the soul personality (your spiritual essence) is derived in much the same fashion. The Soul Personality is your inner soul consciousness and not of your outer ego-self. The inner self is the true YOU, with all of its latent talents, abilities, hang-ups and purposes. The outer self is composed of the various shells and personality tonal colorations we have created and is that which we present to those around us. This outer shell is the one we and others have come to know as "you" and we ourselves, through habitual image reinforcement, have even come to accept as "me." However, this inner person is of a different caliber. The "you" that was born is not necessarily the "you" you see yourself as being today. For this reason you may see contradictions or inaccuracies in an analysis of yourself. The Laws of Harmony are exact and lie at the very foundation of the Universe. As these laws unfold the consequent actions and results are as predictable as the laws themselves for these are the laws that govern the actions and reactions or causes and effects, sometimes referred to as karma. It is cautioned that you have a person who has known you for some years work with you with great care and discernment. We each know we cannot accurately see ourselves just as others do. Therefore, have this friend, counselor or family member read and compare what you togæther find to what they have come to learn about you. A frank and open discussion will help you to come to "know thyself."

"Harmonize thy life as ye do the tones of nature itself; and more joy and beauty will be in thy daily experiences." (Edgar Cayce 262-121)

The Principles of Harmony are not a panacea for one's personal discords of life. They are but a tool for focusing on the harmony already inherent in your very being. It is a helpmeet or stepping stone which may be used to achieve this harmony of being and experience. You must desire this oneness and do those things which are in alinement with that ideal of harmony. The focusing on the inner tones and chords will stir your inner being into life. YOU must listen inwardly to that awakening motion, begin to flow in rhythmical undulations with it. This will not be unlike a swooning synchronization to inner promptings, much like a dance with the Cosmic forces bestiring within you.

"As has been indicated, in the interpretation through the dance or through the athletic forces or dramatic forces that may bring to the mind and experience of others the glory of expressing the rhythm and the music of the inner self." (Edgar Cayce 1207-1)

The awakening and growing experience is a process - not something that happens all at once. It demands attention, discernment and above all APPLICATION or just plain work. It is seen as a two step process: 1) Cease doing that which brings discords. 2) Begin doing more and more of that which is concordant with your inner self, its purposes and desires.

"For not knowing a thing makes one wise, but the ability to use it or apply it. Not what one knows but what one does about that it does know makes for that influence and those changes in the experiences of individuals that bring about either weal or woe in the experience of an entity." (Edgar Cayce 1159-1)

The idea then is to bring yourself and your life's circumstances into harmony. By understanding your true inner self and getting away from those thoughts and activities which are not in accord or not in harmony with it you will be doing just this. The idea is to first learn who and what you are. Then study yourself, your activities and your thoughts making lists of the spiritual, mental and physical attributes and experiences. Cross out items not coincidental to what you are learning about yourself and underline those that are. Over a period of time a mosaic pattern will emerge depicting things about yourself that make you feel good. This feeling of wholeness comes from within and will resonate in a positive fashion as you zero in more and more to harmony or oneness of self and self's activities. Meditation is a process of self-focalization or centering. In other words, through the meditation process, you listen inwardly ever seeking the original chord or impulse which is you. Meditation is you assimilating your inner self to your outer self. It is in you as you are in it. This impulse is of the Divine realms of spirituality and is your connecting link to harmony with the Universal Creative Force. This inner first cause which resulted in you being created is a motion of rhythmical undulations which may at times be perceived as music, color or rhythms of activity. Meditation for purposes of discerning this inner harmony is absolutely essential, for without music there cannot be found the complete expression sought; whether it be music by instruments, or the music of doing good, or the music found when just being quiet in the moonlight, or listening to the voices of the night. That is music of the soul..." (Edgar Cayce 5164-1)

A word of caution should be added. If you perceive yourself as being much different than this growing awareness indicates then you may have an outer shell which has been created over the years of life's experiences that is or may be detrimental to the oneness you seek. Discord creates separateness or aloneness. Discord is anathema to oneness or harmony. Oneness to what? The true inner chord which is you, your oneness with the Universal Creative Forces, which is God. "For music is that upon which the greater interpretation of the soul and mind may be based, in attuning the body to the Infinite." (Edgar Cayce 3053-1) This discordance is the "evil" spoken of in the Bible. Discord and that which causes discord causes separation from oneness with this Divine force. Therefore one should avoid discordant thoughts activities and events which are perceived as problems, stigmas or other non-coincidental influences. "Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it." (Psalms 34:14) "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." (Proverbs 8:17) No better counsel can be given for attaining peace and harmony than that given by Jesus the Christ for did not He come to be the Way? His two commandments are the law in application and show the way to harmony or oneness with one's environment and associations: Commandment I: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Matthew 22:37) Commandment II: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Matthew 22:39) Love is harmonious existence or oneness with others. Love is harmony - anything else is discordant and divisive. When you have sought and worked for this harmony, then - "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." (John 14:20) [Dale Pond]

See Also

All Sound Religion
Christ Consciousness
Figure 6.5 - Triple Planes - May Underlay some Sacred Geometry or Religious Concepts
Steiner - Keely and Spiritual Science
The Connecting Link Between Mind and Matter - Keelys Progress - Part 2
True Science
Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter
Vibratory Physics - True Science
18.18 - Awakening is the Essence of Religion

Created by Dale Pond. Last Modification: Wednesday January 18, 2023 04:44:37 MST by Dale Pond.