The YIN MIND
Connection, Its Means
One source of understanding of connection is from The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination, by Jacob Bronowski. The text is the Silliman Lectures, given at Yale University, in 1967, but not published until 1978. This book was a key reference in the thesis I submitted in 1986. The subject about which I read was: connection.
On pages 58, 59 and 69, Bronowski develops the theme: ” . . . the world is totally connected” ” . . . there are no events, anywhere in the universe, which are not tied to every other event in the universe.” ” . . . every event in the world is connected to every other event.” “It is . . . an essential part of the methodology of science to divide the world, for any experiment, into what we regard as relevant and what we regard . . . as irrelevant.” ” . . . the basic assumption that I have made about dividing the world into the relevant and the irrelevant is in fact, a lie.” ” . . . the universe is totally connected . . . any cut you make, at all, is a convenient simplification.” ” . . . in essence, it is a distortion.” If, however, the connection about which Bronowski speaks, is a connection of light, of the kind used in the considerations of relativity, much of the universe is remote and only able to be connected, at a much delayed rate, of the order of magnitude of light years.
In the book, A New Story of Science, by Augros and Stanciu, the Old Story of Science, the story which only regards matter and materiality as real, the story articulated by Newton, as a physicist and Bertrand Russell and Karl Marx, as philosophers, mind is shown to have become the distinguishing characteristic between the New Story of Science and the Old Story of Science.
The necessary observer, in relativity and the participant observer in quantum mechanics is associated with the other-than-material mind in the findings of brain scientists Sherrington, Eccles and Penfield. If the mind is other than an epiphenomena of brain physiology the mind is exempt from connection by physical light and its finite rate of connection. We, thereby, may be able to understand the notion of aka fingers as a transcendent means of connection by mind, understood in the ethnopsychology of the Huna of Hawaii. The aka fingers can be regarded as making connections using what can be called mind light.
In the modern gnostic literature of Edgar Cayce, the mind is said to operate in dimensions other than the three or four dimensions of space-time. This explains the way in which the participant-observer of quantum mechanics, affects all observations and measurements.
We can understand why and how it was possible for Bronowski to say, “There is almost no scientific theory which was held to be fundamental, in 1867 which is thought to be true, in that form, today.” We can see that the old scientific method of isolate and define is impossible! We can’t even isolate and define the self. There is no objectivity! There is no independence. There is only interdependence. Being is its own justification. This is true because being involves mind and the mind connection, but more.
Spirit is the shuttle between the universe and the mind. We may even understand there is Spirit light. We are the connection! That is why coincidence is not a matter of chance. Meaningful coincidence is the product of mind light and Spirit light. How significant, that coincidence is the first insight and the guiding means to the other insights of The Celestine Prophecy.
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