Ki, Life Energy, Mana, Prana, Qi, Vital Force

 





Coral reef

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Rainforest

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God is complete and infinite life, happiness, and health.

Accordingly, oneness, unity, harmony, synergy, peace, love, freedom, life, happiness, and health have the potential to be complete and infinite.

The universe is one being, we are all connected. The more we receive and give uniting, harmonious, healing, positive, love-based, constructive, natural, clean energy, the more our collective life, happiness, and health improves. The more we receive and give dirty, unnatural, destructive, fear-based, negative, harmful, dissonant, divisive energy, the more our collective life, happiness, and health worsens.

Our life, happiness, and health are largely determined by the level of our oneness with God, which relates to the purity and strength of our souls, minds, hearts, energy bodies, and auras, which affects the condition of our physical bodies.

Health = cleanliness + nourishment (beauty + strength)

The fundamental qualities of oneness, life, happiness, and health, are cleanliness and nourishment (beauty and strength) which are equivalent to yin and yang. Balancing the two, just as in the balanced state of homeostasis, is the key.

Humans, and living beings in general, are part of nature, and very much like fruits. The healthiest, most attractive fruits are the ones that are most united with source energy (freshest), and most crisp, i.e. cleansing, and flavorful, i.e. nourishing. Similarly, the most valuable crystals and gems are the ones that are most clear, i.e. cleansing, and/or richly colored, i.e. nourishing. This applies to humans too. You can also compare humans to other living organisms in an interconnected ecosystem, such as trees.

A uniting, harmonizing, loving, healing, positive, balancing, natural, pure, God-united being is free from and immune to problems, whose root cause is forgetting and falling from God and God's ways, and whose ultimate solution is remembering and returning to God and God's ways.

As the universe is one being and we are all connected, energy is contagious, our state is strongly influenced by the energies we connect with and spread, the surrounding environment and culture and those who determine it, this relates to the maxim “as above, so below”, and the concepts of salvation, group culture, gene pools, positive and negative influences, and original sin.

God (oneness) is the solution that creates life, happiness, and health. Just as health is a state of harmony (oneness, balance), illness is a state of disharmony, with different illnesses reflecting different kinds of disharmony, for example cancer seems to relate to malignancy, diabetes to overindulgence, and heart disease to stress. Predispositions towards certain illnesses can be understood in terms of self-determined energies, beliefs, perspectives, behavioral patterns, and lifestyles, which affect gene expression as shown in epigenetics, illness is not only a product of fate-determined genes.

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It's interesting to note that almost all of the Presidents of the United States have been spiritual/religious, specifically Christian, and none have been atheist.


Also, all ten European royal families are spiritual/religious, specifically Christian. The Japanese Imperial Family, too, is spiritual, they're considered to be the direct descendants of the Shinto goddess Amaterasu, and the emperor is the head of the Shinto religion. Islam is the official religion of the United Arab Emirates, which includes six royal families.

Books About Energy Medicine
Energetic Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding and Using the Human Energy System by Mark Rich
Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality by Donna Eden
Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field by Barbara Brennan and Jos. A. Smith
The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale
Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies by Richard Gerber


Intuition

 




Intuition is our most trustworthy, direct connection to God, spirit, oneness, Truth, life, happiness, and health. Ultimately, it's the effect a choice has on our spirit and life energy which is felt through intuition that tells us whether it's beneficial or not, beneficial thoughts, words, and actions create a feeling of wellbeing, expansion, and empowerment, while harmful thoughts, words, and actions create a feeling of misery, contraction, and disempowerment, the same goes for true vs. false thoughts, words, and actions. The one and only thing there is ever to do is follow our intuition. The best advice in life is to follow your intuition.

Psychic healing

Books About Psychic Development
Basic Psychic Development: A User's Guide to Auras, Chakras & Clairvoyance by John Friedlander and Gloria Hemsher
Extraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques To Master Your Natural Psychic Abilities by Debra Lynne Katz
Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development by Ivo Dominguez
The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of Your Soul by Sonia Choquette
You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing by Debra Lynne Katz


Meditation

 




Meditation is an exercise that connects us with our intuition, grows and strengthens the spirit, mind, and emotions, and is the heart of all spiritual practices. Yet doing it effectively is challenging. The key to meditating effectively is lowering your amplitude and raising your frequency completely and infinitely.

These are some helpful thoughts for meditation, what can be helpful is having the words in front of you and saying them aloud:

God, who is, is-ness, being, spirit
One, the One, oneness, unity
Truth, true
Purity, clarity, blank
Light
Good
The present
The unknown
Who is?  God is
Who am I?  I am God
Receiving  Giving
Thank you  I love you
Gratitude  Love
Peace  Love
Stillness
True, unconditional love
Freedom  Happiness
Surrender  Devotion
All-pervasiveness  Almightiness
Beauty  Strength
Power
Zero  Infinity
Complete  Infinite
Completely  Infinitely
Perfect, perfectly
For all  Unconditionally
Blessings, joy, cheer, happiness, fun
Awesome, amazing, excellent, wonderful

Perhaps the best thought for meditation is "Who is".

"God", "is-ness", "being", "One", "Truth", "purity", "clarity", "blank", "the present", "Who is?", "God is", "thank you", "I love you", "peace", "love", "stillness", "surrender", "devotion", "power", "completely", "infinitely", "for all", and "unconditionally", too, are particularly helpful for meditation.

Combining this with other spiritual tools such as divine geometry such as the shapes throughout this site, light art such as the images linked to in the "Evidence of Heavens, Higher-Dimensional Light Realities" section on the Purpose of Life page, crystals, candles, high frequency soundconcentrating on the breath, incense, and essential oils creates an extremely powerful meditation and healing exercise.


Love


God is true, unconditional love.

Love is the greatest power.

"God is love....

Love is patient, love is kind....  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres....
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love....

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness....

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear....

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."
- Bible

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."
- Jesus, Bible

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
- Jesus, Bible


Macrocosm and Microcosm, Organization by Lightness, the Spiritual Planes/Bodies and Chakras, Heaven and Hell



Macrocosm and Microcosm


The spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, concentric circles diagram

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The spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, macrocosmic diagram

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The spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, microcosmic diagram

The connection between the organization of the universe and the organization of the individual is the reason for the macrocosm-microcosm principle commonly found in esoteric and ancient spiritual philosophies, which says that the macrocosmic universe and microcosmic individual reflect each other on a spiritual level:


Spiritual plane/body Mental (causal) plane/body Emotional (astral) plane/body Physical energetic (etheric) plane/body Physical material (physical) plane/body1, 2, 3
God, source energy, spirit, soul, intuition Mind, ideas, thoughts Emotions Physical energetic feelings Physical material feelings3
Superconscious and subconscious minds, sushupti4 Subconscious and conscious minds, swapna Subconscious and conscious minds, swapna Conscious and unconscious minds, jagrat Unconscious mind, jagrat1, 4
Gamma brainwaves Beta brainwaves Alpha brainwaves Theta brainwaves Delta brainwaves1
Transpersonal (e.g. Soul Star), Crown, and Third Eye chakras Crown, Third Eye, and Throat chakras Throat, Heart5, Solar Plexus, and Sacral chakras  Sacral Chakra Sacral, Root, and subpersonal (e.g. Earth Star) chakras1, 3
Extrasensory perception, intuition Sight Hearing, smell, taste Smell, taste, touch Taste, touch1, 6
God, source energy, spirit, soul Brain, eyes, head Chest, ears, heart5, lungs, mouth, nose, throat, vocal cords Belly, bladder, gut, heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, stomach Excretory and reproductive organs, feet, grounding source, gut, intestines, legs, stomach3
God, source energy, spirit, soul Nervous system Cardiovascular and respiratory systems Cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, and urinary systems Digestive, excretory, integumentary, muscular, reproductive, skeletal, and urinary systems
Meditation, prayer, worship, psychic abilities Academics, education, scholarship Art, music, the arts Athletics, physical exercise, sports Eating, electronics, machinery, sex, war (weaponry)7
Golden Age Silver Age Bronze Age Iron Age Iron Age1, 8
Satya Yuga Treta Yuga Dwapara Yuga Kali Yuga Kali Yuga1, 8
White, violet, indigo Violet, indigo, blue Blue, green, yellow, orange Orange Orange, red, brown, black1, 9
Soprano Soprano, alto, tenor Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone Tenor, baritone, bass Tenor, baritone, bass1, 10
God, source energy, spirit, vacuum/zero-point/dark energy Photons, plasma Gas Liquid Solid11, 12
Spirit Light Air Water Minerals3, 11
Aether Fire Air Water Earth11
Spiritual body  Light body  Air body  Water body  Minerals/earth body3, 11
God, source energy, spirit, vacuum/zero-point/dark energy, spiritual suns12 Interplanetary medium, nebulae, stars (Heavens, Sun) Atmospheres (Sky) Bodies of water (Sea) Geological bodies (Earth, Underworld)11, 12
Upper world Middle world Middle world Middle world Middle and lower worlds1, 13
God, spirit Light beings14 Air-breathing life Underwater life Minerals11
Being Absorbing light14 Breathing Drinking Eating11
Being Living on light14 Breatharianism Water fasting Eating11
Being Fruits and vegetables  Grains and legumes Fatty fruits Seeds, nuts, animal foods1
 Spiritual power Solar power Wind power Hydropower Biomass, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power15

"As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul"
- Hermetic Principle of Correspondence

"For what lies inside of man is the whole spiritual cosmos in condensed form. In man's inner organism we have an image of the entire cosmos."
Rudolf SteinerMan's Being, His Destiny, and World-Evolution 

"Everything that is outside in space is also within us. Today man does not yet recognise the complete harmony which exists between the mysterious forces at work in himself, and the forces active outside in the macrocosm"
Rudolf Steiner, Wonders of the World: Lecture 3

“As is the human body, so is the cosmic body.
As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.
As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.
As is the atom, so is the universe.”
- Upanishadic expression

"As large as this ether (all space) is, so large is that ether within the heart. Both heaven and earth are contained within it, both fire and air, both sun and moon, both lightning and stars; and whatever there is of him (the Self) here in the world, and whatever is not (i.e. whatever has been or will be), all that is contained within it."
- Upanishads (Chandogya Upanishad)

Macrocosm-microcosm principle

Organization by Lightness, Gravitational Differentiation

                                                                                                                                        
 
Gravitational differentiation of Earth extending to the oceans, atmosphere, interplanetary medium, and the vacuum of outer space (not drawn to scale)

1. These rows are estimates. The main idea is that the entries are organized by lightness, the most unifying, truest, most conscious, most equilibratory, freest, most essential, purest, clearest, lightest, most formless, subtlest, finest, most expansive, innermost entries are closest to God and highest (the higher, inner planes/bodies are often called the "subtle" planes/bodies, and the lower, external planes/bodies the "gross" planes/bodies). This organization accords with the concept of gravitational differentiation, which says that lighter portions of macroscopic structures naturally rise to the top, while denser portions sink to the bottom. The principles of organization by lightness and gravitational differentiation explain the polarity between spirit and matter.

The concept of "the cream of the crop" refers to gravitational differentiation, fat-rich cream is the lightest part of water-based milk and so naturally rises to its top. Other concepts such as "hardcore" too are related. There are also connections between lightness and light, and denseness/heaviness and darkness (lack of light), dense objects block the transmission of light and create shadows.

"The soul is then only connected with the finer bodies (the etheric body and the astral body), which are beyond the scope of physical sense observation."

- Rudolf Steiner, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and Its Attainment


"All existence is spirit. Just as ice is water, so matter is also spirit. Mineral, vegetable, animal or human – all are a condensed form of spirit."
Rudolf Steiner, True Knowledge of the Christ

 
2. Different sources categorize these planes differently, the main idea is that just as we're composed of spirit, mind, and body and have auras, we have spiritual, mental, and emotional energy bodies. Spirit underlies thought, which underlies emotion, which underlies physicality.

3. For more information, see the "The Human Body" section below.

4. This row is slightly doubtful. The concept of the three states of consciousness, sushupti, swapna, and jagrat, comes from Indian spiritual philosophy. However, God relates to low amplitude, high frequency waves such as gamma brainwaves, while deep, dreamless sleep correlates with delta brainwaves, the highest amplitude, lowest frequency brainwaves. So while God does relate to the lightest, deepest state of consciousness, it's not clear that the belief that it relates to deep, dreamless sleep is true.


5. The Heart (with a capital "H") is mentioned many other times on this site, generally in these instances it’s God, which relates to the spiritual plane/body and transpersonal chakras, that’s referred to, rather than the heart chakra and physical organ as is the case here. The true location of the center of our being, the essence of all things, and the source of spiritual energy and the mind is the spiritual plane/body and first, highest transpersonal chakra, chakra above the head, as explained below, rather than by the emotional plane/body and heart chakra, which are lower and more external.

6. The face is organized with the organs that relate to the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body being above, and the organs that relate to the lower ones being below.

7. The spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, and the phenomena they correlate with provide a definitive, natural basis for organizing society, for which purpose various models have been proposed across the world throughout history.

8. For more information, see the "Return-God-Fall-Separation Rhythm" section on the Purpose of Life page.

9. Rainbows are an example of the organization of the colors into concentric circles. The connection between the spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, and frequency levels, can be easily confirmed by noticing how different colors affect the body, higher frequency colors such as purple and blue stimulate the higher spiritual bodies, chakras, and regions of the body, while lower frequency colors such as orange and red stimulate the lower ones. 

10. For examples of high frequency sound that resonates with the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, see this Healing Music videos playlist. The connection between the spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, and frequency levels, can also be easily confirmed by noticing how sounds of different pitch (frequency) affect the body, higher pitched, e.g. treble, sounds stimulate the higher spiritual bodies, chakras, and regions of the body, while lower pitched, e.g. bass, sounds stimulate the lower ones. Also, the thinner, lighter strings on musical instruments produce the higher pitched (frequency) sounds, while the thicker, denser and heavier strings on musical instruments produce the lower pitched (frequency) sounds.

11. For more information, see the "The Elements and Theory of Evolution" section below.

12. For more information, see the "Cosmology" section below.

13. The shamanic concepts of upper world, middle world, and lower world are relevant, however the shamanic lower world is described as being a positive environment.

14. These exist in heavens, higher-dimensional light realities.

15. This row is slightly doubtful in that electricity from wind and hydro power is produced using the generic mechanical energy that the elements create through their motion, not through their unique chemical properties. Yet there is a connection, e.g. between the higher spiritual planes/bodies and elements and the relatively sustainable, subtle, and clean technology of photovoltaics which uses the unique chemical properties of light, and between the lower spiritual planes/bodies and elements and the relatively unsustainable, crude, and dirty burning of fossil fuels which uses the unique chemical properties of hydocarbons found in minerals such as coal and shale. Also, ways of using the unique chemical properties of air and water may be developed eventually.

The Spiritual Planes/Bodies and Chakras

The spiritual planes/bodies are the various layers of our spiritual, multidimensional, energetic reality. Many esoteric spiritual philosophies including Anthroposophy, Hermeticism, Shamanism, and the mystical components of the world's religions discuss the spiritual planes/bodiesA developed spiritual body (spirit) is the reason for spiritual ability, a developed mental body (mind) is the reason for intelligence, and a developed emotional body (emotions) is the reason for charisma and emotional intelligence, just as a developed physical energetic and physical material body (body) is the reason for physical strength.
The chakras are spiritual energy centers located throughout the body.
In the state of God, oneness, and Truth, all of the spiritual bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body are developed, balancedly.

Heaven and Hell

There are an infinite number of spiritual planes and transpersonal chakras. The highest, most powerful ones represent God, oneness, and Truth. They're represented by the completely balanced and infinitely frequently vibrating/spinning UFO/top in the image above.

Accordingly, the state of heaven is essentially one of connection to God and spiritual energy, created by being centered on the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body.

In contrast, the state of hell is essentially one of disconnection from God and spiritual energy, created by straying from the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, and focusing excessively on the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body instead, the most extreme examples of which are gravitational singularities.

This explains why heaven has traditionally been associated with spiritual activities, the color white (purity, light), light, low amplitude high frequency music, light (the light element), a location above in the "heavens" (the light element, stars), and the serenity that relates to the higher chakras and outer space, while hell has traditionally been associated with lust and war, the colors red (e.g. red devils) and black (darkness), heavy, high amplitude low frequency music, darkness (the absence of light), a location below in the underworld in the center of the Earth (the mineral element, the densest part of the geological body of the Earth), and the heat (passion) that relates to the lower chakras and the center of the EarthThe spirit and light stages of evolution that Earth is evolving towards are basically heaven, while the first, primal time period of Earth's history during which it existed at the mineral stage of evolution is named Hadean for Hades, the Greek term for hell.

This explains the meaning of the terms "high consciousness/energies/frequency/vibrations" and "low consciousness/energies/frequency/vibrations" as well, and also why according to the ages of man concept, the Golden Age or Satya Yuga is defined by spirituality and enlightenment, i.e. the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, while the Iron Age or Kali Yuga is defined by materialism (physicality) and darkness, i.e. the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body.

The effectiveness of centering on the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body also explains the reason for the spiritual practices of self-inquiry, surrender and devotion to God, and meditation, the Christian teaching to be in the world, but not of it, the straight and narrow path concept, the value of temperance, and the Indian principle of detachment.

The current global sustainability crisis is essentially a spiritual crisis related to humanity’s movement downwards towards the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, including by losing connection with spirit, overemphasizing masculine energy, and overusing resources related to the mineral element.

Spiritual Evolution and Creation

In fact, all polarities between God, oneness, and Truth and separation from God, division/duality, and ignorance, relate to the polarity between the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, and the lower ones. Therefore, spiritual evolution involves the raising of consciousness from the lower, denser spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, to the higher, lighter ones, and spiritual creation involves the emanation of consciousness from the higher, lighter spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, to the lower, denser ones, just as they're described by esoteric spiritual philosophies.

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The concept of the spiritual planes/bodies closely matches with the ideas Plato presents in his tripartite theory of soul. The mental body corresponds to Plato's rational part, the emotional body to Plato's spirited part, and the physical energetic and physical material bodies to Plato's appetitive part. Many of the beliefs Plato presents in his tripartite theory of soul are accurate. Here are some examples:
- Success is created when all of the parts of the soul function harmoniously.
- Society is naturally organized according to the order of the parts of the soul.
- The rational part corresponds to the head, the spirited part to the heart, and the appetitive part to the gut.
- The rational part relates to leadership.

"The just man then, if we regard the idea of justice only, will be like the just State?
He will.
And a State was thought by us to be just when the three classes in the State severally did their own business; and also thought to be temperate and valiant and wise by reason of certain other affections and qualities of these same classes?
True, he said.
And so of the individual; we may assume that he has the same three principles in his own soul which are found in the State; and he may be rightly described in the same terms, because he is affected in the same manner?
Certainly, he said….

Must we not acknowledge, I said, that in each of us there are the same principles and habits which there are in the State; and that from the individual they pass into the State?—how else can they come there? Take the quality of passion or spirit;—it would be ridiculous to imagine that this quality, when found in States, is not derived from the individuals who are supposed to possess it….

Then we may fairly assume that they are two, and that they differ from one another; the one with which a man reasons, we may call the rational principle of the soul, the other, with which he loves and hungers and thirsts and feels the flutterings of any other desire, may be termed the irrational or appetitive, the ally of sundry pleasures and satisfactions?
Yes, he said, we may fairly assume them to be different.
Then let us finally determine that there are two principles existing in the soul. And what of passion, or spirit? Is it a third, or akin to one of the preceding….

...as the State was composed of three classes, traders, auxiliaries, counsellors, so may there not be in the individual soul a third element which is passion or spirit, and when not corrupted by bad education is the natural auxiliary of reason?
Yes, he said, there must be a third….

And so, after much tossing, we have reached land, and are fairly agreed that the same principles which exist in the State exist also in the individual, and that they are three in number.
Exactly.
Must we not then infer that the individual is wise in the same way, and in virtue of the same quality which makes the State wise?
Certainly.
Also that the same quality which constitutes courage in the State constitutes courage in the individual, and that both the State and the individual bear the same relation to all the other virtues?
Assuredly.
And the individual will be acknowledged by us to be just in the same way in which the State is just?
That follows, of course.
We cannot but remember that the justice of the State consisted in each of the three classes doing the work of its own class?
We are not very likely to have forgotten, he said.
We must recollect that the individual in whom the several qualities of his nature do their own work will be just, and will do his own work?
Yes, he said, we must remember that too.
And ought not the rational principle, which is wise, and has the care of the whole soul, to rule, and the passionate or spirited principle to be the subject and ally?
Certainly….

And would you not say that he is temperate who has these same elements in friendly harmony, in whom the one ruling principle of reason, and the two subject ones of spirit and desire are equally agreed that reason ought to rule…
Certainly, he said, that is the true account of temperance whether in the State or individual….

...he sets in order his own inner life, and is his own master and his own law, and at peace with himself; and when he has bound together the three principles within him, which may be compared to the higher, lower, and middle notes of the scale, and the intermediate intervals—when he has bound all these together, and is no longer many, but has become one entirely temperate and perfectly adjusted nature, then he proceeds to act, if he has to act, whether in a matter of property, or in the treatment of the body, or in some affair of politics or private business; always thinking and calling that which preserves and co-operates with this harmonious condition, just and good action, and the knowledge which presides over it, wisdom, and that which at any time impairs this condition, he will call unjust action, and the opinion which presides over it ignorance.
You have said the exact truth, Socrates….

And if the nature of justice and injustice be known, then the meaning of acting unjustly and being unjust, or, again, of acting justly, will also be perfectly clear?
What do you mean? he said.
Why, I said, they are like disease and health; being in the soul just what disease and health are in the body.
How so? he said.
Why, I said, that which is healthy causes health, and that which is unhealthy causes disease.
Yes.
And just actions cause justice, and unjust actions cause injustice?
That is certain.
And the creation of health is the institution of a natural order and government of one by another in the parts of the body; and the creation of disease is the production of a state of things at variance with this natural order?
True.
And is not the creation of justice the institution of a natural order and government of one by another in the parts of the soul, and the creation of injustice the production of a state of things at variance with the natural order?
Exactly so, he said.
Then virtue is the health and beauty and well-being of the soul, and vice the disease and weakness and deformity of the same?
True....

Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils,—nor the human race, as I believe,—and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day....

He said: Who then are the true philosophers?
Those, I said, who are lovers of the vision of truth."
PlatoThe Republic
"First, then, the gods, imitating the spherical shape of the universe, enclosed the two divine courses in a spherical body, that, namely, which we now term the head, being the most divine part of us and the lord of all that is in us: to this the gods, when they put together the body, gave all the other members to be servants....
Wherefore, fearing to pollute the divine any more than was absolutely unavoidable, they gave to the mortal nature a separate habitation in another part of the body, placing the neck between them to be the isthmus and boundary, which they constructed between the head and breast, to keep them apart. And in the breast, and in what is termed the thorax, they encased the mortal soul; and as the one part of this was superior and the other inferior they divided the cavity of the thorax into two parts, as the women's and men's apartments are divided in houses, and placed the midriff to be a wall of partition between them. That part of the inferior soul which is endowed with courage and passion and loves contention they settled nearer the head, midway between the midriff and the neck, in order that it might be under the rule of reason and might join with it in controlling and restraining the desires when they are no longer willing of their own accord to obey the word of command issuing from the citadel....

The part of the soul which desires meats and drinks and the other things of which it has need by reason of the bodily nature, they placed between the midriff and the boundary of the navel, contriving in all this region a sort of manger for the food of the body; and there they bound it down like a wild animal which was chained up with man, and must be nourished if man was to exist. They appointed this lower creation his place here in order that he might be always feeding at the manger, and have his dwelling as far as might be from the council-chamber, making as little noise and disturbance as possible, and permitting the best part to advise quietly for the good of the whole....

The authors of our race were aware that we should be intemperate in eating and drinking, and take a good deal more than was necessary or proper, by reason of gluttony. In order then that disease might not quickly destroy us, and lest our mortal race should perish without fulfilling its end—intending to provide against this, the gods made what is called the lower belly, to be a receptacle for the superfluous meat and drink, and formed the convolution of the bowels, so that the food might be prevented from passing quickly through and compelling the body to require more food, thus producing insatiable gluttony, and making the whole race an enemy to philosophy and music, and rebellious against the divinest element within us....

And we should consider that God gave the sovereign part of the human soul to be the divinity of each one, being that part which, as we say, dwells at the top of the body, and inasmuch as we are a plant not of an earthly but of a heavenly growth, raises us from earth to our kindred who are in heaven."
- Plato, Timaeus

The gunas from Indian spiritual philosophy and the Buddhist skandhas too relate similarly.
Note: The state of God, oneness, and Truth is equality-based and inclusive, and all of the spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body serve a purpose and are necessary in a balanced system. The ideal state is one in which the lower energies are in balance, neither feared nor desired. The lower energies aren't bad, lower chakra deficiency, e.g. ungroundedness, is possible, it's an imbalanced state caused by excessive focus on them that's bad.


Cosmology





NASA image of the universe


Indian spiritual philosophy asserts that the universe undergoes continuous cycles of creation, preservation, and destruction. This belief could be consistent with the information on this site if creation is interpreted as growth, i.e. the return/yin phase of the return-God-fall-separation rhythm, and if destruction is interpreted as the decline involved in the fall/yang phase:


Preservation

Creation↑↓Destruction


It's interesting to compare the creation myths of cultures worldwide with the scenario illustrated above.


"Like bubbles rising on the surface of the waters of the ocean, all the worlds arise from, stay in and resolve into the Supreme Being... who is the root cause and prop of all."
- Atma Bodha (Knowledge of the Self)

"'What is the origin of this world?' 'Ether', he replied. For all these beings take their rise from the ether, and return into the ether. Ether is older than these, ether is their rest....

In the ether everything is born, and towards the ether everything tends when it is born.
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Upanishads (Chandogya Upanishad)

"All this is Brahman [God]. Let a man meditate on that (visible world) as beginning, ending, and breathing in it (the Brahman)."
Upanishads (Chandogya Upanishad)

"Like clouds which suddenly appear in a clear sky and as suddenly dissolve the universe (appears) in the Self and (dissolves in it)....

This fascinating world rises like a wave in the ambrosial ocean of consciousness and 
dissolves in it."
- Yoga Vasistha Sara

The Universe as a Logarithmic Spiral


The universe as a logarithmic spiral


Spirit is characterized by a state of low amplitude (peace) and high frequency (love), while conversely matter is characterized by a state of relatively high amplitude (lack of peace) and low frequency (lack of love):

  Amplitude Frequency
Spirit  Low:

 - God corresponds to the origin of a logarithmic spiral at which the spiral's rotations' amplitude approaches zero

- God is complete peace (zero amplitude)

- Complete peace (zero amplitude) and infinite love (infinity frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent

- God is all-pervasive and corresponds to thermodynamic equilibrium (dispersion, high entropy) 
(Amplitude in physics is defined as "the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured from the position of equilibrium.")

- Low amplitude and high frequency are interdependent, low amplitude corresponds to high efficiency, a lack of processes such as friction and vibration that dissipate energy (lower frequency)

- Spirit corresponds to the spiritual plane and highest state of consciousness which corresponds to low amplitude, high frequency brainwaves

- Spirit corresponds to the point of maximum equilibrium (low amplitude) of a wave

- The universe, which cosmologists believe is composed of about 70% dark energy (spirit), is uniform, homogeneous (smooth), and isotropic overall (the cosmological principle)




High:

- God corresponds to the origin of a logarithmic spiral at which the spiral's rotations' frequency approaches infinity

- God is infinite love (infinity frequency)
- God is almighty (infinity frequency)

- Complete peace (zero amplitude) and infinite love (infinity frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent

- Low amplitude and high frequency are interdependent, low amplitude corresponds to high efficiency, a lack of processes such as friction and vibration that dissipate energy (lower frequency)

- Spirit corresponds to the spiritual plane and highest state of consciousness which corresponds to low amplitude, high frequency brainwaves

- Spirit corresponds to the highest energy, most equilibratory, freest, lightest state of matter beyond the plasma state, which is characterized by high kinetic energy (and vibrational frequency), as described in the kinetic theory of matter (particle theory) (related to the kinetic theory of gases)

- Spirit corresponds to the higher spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, which correspond to high frequency waves, such as of light and sound

- Spirit corresponds to the point of maximum kinetic energy (vibrational frequency) of a wave

- Lighter objects take less energy to move (vibrate, oscillate) which causes them to move (vibrate, oscillate) faster, e.g. the thinner, lighter strings on musical instruments produce the higher pitched (frequency) sounds
Matter  High:

 - Spirit is peace (low amplitude), and matter is its polar opposite (high amplitude)

- Lack of peace (high amplitude) and lack of love (low frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent, a lack of energy causes an inability to maintain peace (lack of love causes lack of peace), and high amplitude corresponds to low efficiency, the presence of processes such as friction and vibration that dissipate energy (lack of peace causes lack of love)

- Matter corresponds to thermodynamic disequilibrium (condensation, low entropy, imbalance), and amplitude in physics is defined as "the maximum extent of a vibration or oscillation, measured from the position of equilibrium."

- Matter corresponds to the physical plane and lowest state of consciousness which corresponds to high amplitude, low frequency brainwaves

- Matter corresponds to the point of maximum disequilibrium (low amplitude) of a wave

- Condensed matter such as in stars and planets concentrates energy (increases amplitude)
- Denser objects create bigger waves, e.g. capillary waves in water. Heavy, dense cosmic forms create gravitational waves that disturb spacetime (increase its amplitude).
- Dense objects curve spacetime (increase its amplitude due to the unequal distribution of matter).

 - Substances of greater solidity have greater viscosity, a type of friction (high amplitude, low frequency)
 Low:

 - Spirit is love (high frequency), and matter is its polar opposite (low frequency)
 - Matter corresponds to separation from spirit and source energy (low frequency)

- Lack of peace (high amplitude) and lack of love (low frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent, a lack of energy causes an inability to maintain peace (lack of love causes lack of peace), and high amplitude corresponds to low efficiency, the presence of processes such as friction and vibration that dissipate energy (lack of peace causes lack of love)

- Matter corresponds to the physical plane and lowest state of consciousness which corresponds to high amplitude, low frequency brainwaves

- Matter corresponds to the solid state of matter, which is characterized by low kinetic energy (and vibrational frequency), as described in the kinetic theory of matter (particle theory)

- Matter corresponds to the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, which correspond to low frequency waves, such as of light and sound

- Matter corresponds to the point of minimum kinetic energy (vibrational frequency) of a wave

- Denser, heavier objects take more energy to move (vibrate, oscillate) which causes them to move (vibrate, oscillate) slower, e.g. the thicker, denser and heavier strings on musical instruments produce the lower pitched (frequency) sounds

- Substances of greater solidity have greater viscosity, a type of friction (high amplitude, low frequency)

               

Condensed matter causing waves (increases in amplitude) (e.g. capillary waves, gravitational waves) in its surrounding medium


Condensed matter causing spacetime curvature (an increase in amplitude) as described in general relativity


Condensed matter causing an increase in amplitude in the forms of drag (a type of friction) and gravitational lensing (light bending)

“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."
- Bill Hicks

"Gravity is a movement of particles from lower density space to higher density space....

Areas where there is higher density are areas containing more particles. This is because the amplitude of a wave around a particle is higher the nearer the particle and lower the farther away you go from the particle. So if you have many particles near each other then the amplitudes making up the density in that area are all high amplitudes. This is in keeping with the observation that the more mass you have the higher the gravity resulting from that mass.

But why would this cause a particle to move toward an area of higher density? The key, as the following diagram illustrates, is that a wave moving through an area of uniform density space will continue on its way unaffected. However, if any portion of that wave were to encounter an area of space with higher density then that portion of the wave would move more slowly than the rest."


God and Oneness

                                                                                                    
  
Oneness and the spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body

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Oneness and matter

Overall, on the spiritual level, the universe is one. However, on the physical material level, division appears to exist. The macrocosm-microcosm principle together with the structure of the universe explains this dichotomy. Overall, on the spiritual level, which corresponds to the universe's predominant state and vacuum/zero-point/dark energy, the universe is united; it's uniform, homogeneous (smooth), and isotropic. However, on the physical material level, which corresponds to condensed ordinary matter, gravity, which relates to the negative spiritual power, causes energy to clump into individual cosmic forms such as stars and planets, creating the appearance of division. This explanation also applies to the human condition in accordance with the macrocosm-microcosm principle. Overall, on the spiritual level, which corresponds to our true Selves and our spiritual bodies, we are all the one universal spirit. However, on the physical material level, which corresponds to our physical material bodies, we appear to be condensed and divided into individual physical material bodies.

"Matter clumps together to form objects like galaxies, stars, and planets with voids of near-vacuum in between....

"The current and proposed measurements of the CBR offer a convincing test of the homogeneity of space. Measurements of the temperature of the CBR are uniform to one part in 105. This suggests the universe is homogeneous and isotropic to a high degree of accuracy."
"Now if my soul and your soul come from the soul of the All, and that soul is one, these souls also must be one. But if the soul of the All and my soul come from one soul, again all souls are one."
- Plotinus, 
The Enneads

"The Tao gives birth to One.
One gives birth to Two.
Two gives birth to Three.
Three gives birth to all things."
Tao Te Ching

"Although bracelets, etc. appear to be many, as gold they are one. Similarly although the 
adjuncts are many, the Self is really one."
Yoga Vasistha Sara

God and Truth

                                            

Truth and maya

Just as God is the completely and infinitely unifying, true, essential, equilibratory, free, pure, light, formless, subtle, clear, fine, and expansive source of the universe which it grows towards perpetually and exponentially, God is the completely and infinitely unifying, true, essential, equilibratory, free, pure, light, formless, subtle, clear, fine, and expansive source of us which we grow towards perpetually and exponentially, in accordance with the macrocosm-microcosm principle. Meditation helps to create a state of consciousness with God's qualities.

"I am free from qualities and actionless, eternal, undifferentiated, untainted, unchanging, formless, ever free and pure.

Like ether, I am always pervading all, in and out, unswerving, ever equal in all, pure, untainted, clear and unshaken.

That which remains eternal, pure, ever-free, all alone, unbroken bliss, non-dual, Being-Consciousness-Bliss, transcendent Brahman [God] (the same) am I."
Atma Bodha (Knowledge of the Self)

All form such as matter is merely a temporary, fallen, condensed state of the formless eternal universal spirit. This understanding matches with the concept of maya from Indian spiritual philosophy, which says that the phenomenal universe is an illusion appearing on the underlying true Self.

"There are two forms of Brahman [God], the material (effect) and the immaterial (cause). The material is false, the immaterial is true. That which is true is Brahman"
- Upanishads (Maitrayana Upanishad)

"Brahman [God] is the only truth, the world is illusory, and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and the individual self....

Even though the waves of the world arise owing to maya, as a wind rises and subsides, they arise and subside in me who is the unbounded ocean of Bliss."
Vivekachudamani

"From this omnipresent and omnipotent Supreme Lord arose, like ripples in water, the power of imagining separate objects....

Let imaginary waves of universe rise or fall in me who am the ocean of infinite 
Consciousness; there is no increase or decrease in me....

Just as the sky is (i.e. appears to be) stained by dust, smoke and clouds, so also the pure Self in contact with the qualities of maya is (i.e. appears to be) soiled by them."
- Yoga Vasistha Sara

Vacuum/Zero-Point/Dark Energy


Spirit is equivalent to vacuum/zero-point/dark energy.

God, source energy, spirit Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy
The essence of all things The vacuum energy of empty space
The Omega and the Alpha (the end goal of evolution and beginning source of life)
See the information about "Spiritual Evolution (Dispersion) and Creation (Condensation)below



Complete equality, equilibrium, peace, and smoothness, primordial void, zero amplitude - Vacuum energy is uniform throughout space and flattens it. Dark energy, too, causes the geometry of the universe to be flat rather than negatively curved as would be expected of a perpetually expanding universe without dark energy.
- Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy is represented mathematically by the cosmological constant which is constant throughout spacetime
- The vacuum state lacks dense objects that curve spacetime
- Dark energy is distributed uniformly across space
- The universe, which cosmologists believe is composed of about 70% dark energy, is uniform, homogeneous (smooth), and isotropic overall (the cosmological principle)
All-pervasive - The universe is extremely low in density (close to the vacuum-like critical density) overall
- Cosmologists believe that the universe is composed of about 70% dark energy
- The universe is infinite in extent, and cosmologists believe that it's composed of about 70% dark energy
Infinite freedom, the positive spiritual power - Vacuum energy is the cause of cosmic inflation
- Dark energy is the cause of the universe's perpetual, accelerating (exponential) expansion
Infinite lightness - The vacuum energy of empty space
- E
xtremely low in density (cosmologists estimate the density of dark energy to be ≈ 7×10−30 g/cm3)
- The universe, which cosmologists believe is composed of about 70% dark energy, is extremely low in density 
(close to the vacuum-like critical densityoverall 
- Infinity frequency, vacuum/zero-point energy is calculated as being infinite in amount (without renormalization)
Unlimited being, almighty, infinity frequency - Complete peace (zero amplitude) and infinite love (infinity frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent
- Vacuum/zero-point energy is calculated as being infinite in amount (without renormalization)
- As the universe expands, more vacuum/dark energy is created. The prospect of infinite expansion suggests the existence of a destiny and source of infinite vacuum/dark energy.
- Perpetual, exponential expansion (acceleration) requires infinite energy
Relates to higher dimensions that are beyond the ordinary person's ability to perceive Dark energy is invisible1
Relates to the classical element aether The vacuum energy of outer space (one model calls dark energy quintessence, another word for aether)

1. God relates to light. Dark energy is named for its invisibility, not because it's dark in shade.

While the liquid element water is lighter than the solid element minerals, it like minerals is a substance full of liquid particles whose kinetic energy (and vibrational frequency) is higher than that of solid particles. Similarly, while the gaseous element air is lighter than the liquid element water, it like water is a substance and is full of gas particles whose kinetic energy (and vibrational frequency) is higher than that of liquid particles. Similarly, while the plasmic element light which corresponds to the interplanetary medium surrounding the atmosphere is lighter than the gaseous element air, it like air is a substance and is full of plasma particles whose kinetic energy (and vibrational frequency) is higher than that of gas particles. Likewise, the spirit element which corresponds to the vacuum of outer space beyond the interplanetary medium is at a state of even higher energy and frequency, in an interconnected, single universe composed of an infinite number of layers that are organized by energy, frequency, and lightness levels in accordance with the concept of gravitational differentiation, with gravitational singularities at the bottom, and God at the top.

It's because quantum mechanics deals with light, subtle levels of reality that it holds the answers to many spiritual questions.

"No point is more central than this, that empty space is not empty. It is the seat of the most violent physics."
- John Wheeler

"The value of the critical density is very small: it corresponds to roughly 6 hydrogen atoms per cubic meter, an astonishingly good vacuum by terrestrial standards! One of the key scientific questions in cosmology today is: what is the average density of matter in our universe? While the answer is not yet known for certain, it appears to be tantalizingly close to the critical density."

"The Inflation Theory....  proposes a period of extremely rapid (exponential) expansion of the universe prior to the more gradual Big Bang expansion, during which time the energy density of the universe was dominated by a cosmological constant-type of vacuum energy that later decayed to produce the matter and radiation that fill the universe today."

"Recent observations of distant supernova have suggested that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating or speeding up... which implies the existence of a form of matter with a strong negative pressure, such as the cosmological constantThis strange form of matter is also sometimes referred to as the “dark energy”. Unlike gravity which works to slow the expansion down, dark energy works to speed the expansion up. If dark energy in fact plays a significant role in the evolution of the universe, then in all likelihood the universe will continue to expand forever....

If this is true, then dark energy is the major driving force behind the fate of the universe and it will expand forever exponentially....

The results suggest the geometry of the universe is flat and will expand forever."

"We now know (as of 2013) that the universe is flat with only a 0.4% margin of error. This suggests that the Universe is infinite in extent; however, since the Universe has a finite age, we can only observe a finite volume of the Universe."

"...the vacuum energy appears to be infinite... the infinity arises from the contribution of modes with very small wavelengths..."

"A century from now, it will be well known that: the vacuum of space which fills the universe is itself the real substratum of the universe; vacuum in a circulating state becomes matter"
- Paramahansa Tewari

"The vacuum holds the key to a full understanding of nature"
- Paul Davies

"There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao."

- Tao Te Ching

"Now that which is that subtile essence (the root of all), in it all that exists has its self. It is the True. It is the Self, and thou, O Svetaketu, art it."
- Upanishads (Chandogya Upanishad)

"Brahman [God] and space are alike as to their invisibility, all pervasiveness and indestructibility"
Yoga Vasistha Sara

Dark energy and dark matter


NASA image of space

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NASA image of a spiral galaxy

Spiritual evolution (dispersion)

The concept of spiritual evolution as being a progression from the lower, denser spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, to the higher, lighter onesis corroborated by many concepts from physical cosmology.

- Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy (spirit) causes the universe to perpetually and exponentially expand and become more dispersed (lighter) as well as smoother, flatter, more isotropic, etc.


The states of matter

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The states of matter of water

As a note, the mysterious mechanism through which vacuum/zero-point/dark energy causes the universe to expand, sometimes called negative pressure, is analogous to that which causes water in air to evaporate, and ice in water to melt, the lower energy substance absorbs energy from and disperses into the higher energy substance. Each of the elements, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals, disperses (dissolves) into the next higher element in a similar manner.

The state of God and vacuum/zero-point/dark energy is the state of infinite entropy which the universe naturally evolves towards in accordance with the second law of thermodynamics, which says that "the entropy of the universe tends to a maximum".

“We’re postulating that the entropy of the universe is infinite. It could always increase,”

God, source energy, spirit Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy State of infinite entropy
The essence of all things The vacuum energy of empty space Complete and infinite dispersion
The Omega and the Alpha (the end goal of evolution and beginning source of life) See the information about "Spiritual Evolution (Dispersion) and Creation (Condensation)" below
Complete and infinite dispersion
Complete equality, equilibrium, peace, and smoothness, primordial void, zero amplitude - Vacuum energy is uniform throughout space and flattens it. Dark energy, too, causes the geometry of the universe to be flat rather than negatively curved as would be expected of a perpetually expanding universe without dark energy.
- Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy is represented mathematically by the cosmological constant which is constant throughout spacetime
- The vacuum state lacks dense objects that curve spacetime
- Dark energy is distributed uniformly across space
- The universe, which cosmologists believe is composed of about 70% dark energy1, is uniform, homogeneous (smooth), and isotropic overall (the cosmological principle)
Complete and infinite dispersion, complete thermodynamic equilibrium
All-pervasive - The universe is extremely low in density (close to the vacuum-like critical density) overall
- C
osmologists believe that the universe is composed of about 70% dark energy1
- The universe is infinite in extent, and cosmologists believe that it's composed of about 70% dark energy1 
Complete and infinite dispersion, the statistically most likely macrostate1
Infinite freedom, the positive spiritual power - Vacuum energy is the cause of cosmic inflation
- Dark energy is the cause of the universe's perpetual, accelerating (exponential) expansion
Complete and infinite dispersion and freedom, high number of degrees of freedom
Infinite lightness - The vacuum energy of empty space
- Extremely low in density (cosmologists estimate the density of dark energy to be ≈ 7×10−30 g/cm3)
- The universe, which cosmologists believe is composed of about 70% dark energy1, is extremely low in density (close to the vacuum-like critical densityoverall
- Infinity frequency, vacuum/zero-point energy is calculated as being infinite in amount (without renormalization)
Complete and infinite dispersion and freedom
Unlimited being, almighty, infinity frequency Complete peace (zero amplitude) and infinite love (infinity frequency) are one and the same, and interdependent
- Vacuum/zero-point energy is calculated as being infinite in amount (without renormalization)
- As the universe expands, more dark energy is created. I
nfinite expansion suggests an infinite source of dark energy.
Complete thermodynamic equilibrium

Relates to higher dimensions that are beyond the ordinary person's ability to perceive Dark energy is invisible1  Complete and infinite dispersion (subtleness) and freedom
Relates to the classical element aether The vacuum energy of outer space (one model calls dark energy "quintessence", another word for aether) Complete and infinite dispersion and freedom

1. Boltzmann showed that the second law of thermodynamics can be explained using statistics. The entropy of a macrostate can be defined and calculated using the Boltzmann-Planck formula, S = kBlnW, where S is the entropy of the macrostate, kB is Boltzmann's constant, and W is the number of possible microstates that can compose the macrostate. Higher entropy macroscopic states are states with a greater number of possible microstates that can compose them, therefore they're more probable to occur, this is why in the long run a system inevitably evolves in this direction. This suggests that there's a connection between a substance's prevalence and its entropy level.

Boltzmann's statistical explanation of entropy and the inference of the connection between dark energy and the state of infinite entropy based on the connection between a substance's prevalence and its entropy level are corroborated by the overwhelming prevalence of plasma, the highest entropy state of visible matter, throughout the visible universe. Cosmologists believe that the universe is composed of about 70% invisible dark energy and 25% invisible dark matter, and that of the remaining 5% ordinary visible matter, 99.9% of it is plasma.

"99.9 percent of the [visible] Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. "Very little material in space is made of rock like the Earth."

                                                

Dark energy, dark matter, and ordinary matter

"In the modern theory of cosmological structure formation, dark matter halos are the basic unit into which matter collapses. Schematically, halos can be thought of as gravitationally bound regions of matter that have decoupled from the Hubble expansion and collapsed."
(Dark matter collapses from dark energy and forms dark matter halos that surround ordinary matter)
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) - MODELS OF THE GALAXY–HALO CONNECTION

Dark energy Most uniform throughout space Lightest ≈ 70% of the universe Highest entropy Invisible, spirit1
Dark matter2 Less uniform throughout space than dark energy, more uniform throughout space than ordinary matter Denser than dark energy, lighter than ordinary matter ≈ 25% of the universe Lower entropy than dark energy, higher entropy than ordinary matter  Invisible, spirit1
Ordinary matter Least uniform throughout space, most condensed Densest ≈ 5% of the universe (99.9% plasma) Lowest entropy Visible, matter


     

The electromagnetic spectrum

1. Humans are able to sense only a narrow range of frequencies out of the infinite that exist, this explains the invisibility of the spirit worldSpirit, dark energy, and dark matter are beyond humans' ability to sense, just as ultraviolet light and ultrasound are above the frequency ranges within which humans can sense. Spiritual development involves the enhancement of sense perception ability. Some humans that can connect with the spirit world such as psychics and shamans have such enhanced sense perception abilities. Some animals, too, can sense frequencies that humans can't.

A human trying to understand spirit is similar to a fish trying to understand life on land above water.

2. The comparisons between dark matter and ordinary matter are based on comparisons between dark matter and condensed cosmic forms such as stars and planets in galaxies.

The connection between a substance's lightness, prevalence, and entropy is also corroborated by the high abundance of the lighter elements as compared to the heavier elements throughout the universe.

        

The spiritual planes/bodies and elements and energy, frequency, and entropy levels

 Regarding the elemental evolution of Earth, the elements correspond to the states of matter which correspond to entropy levels (as well as uniformity, lightness, and kinetic energy [and vibrational frequency] levels).

"Just as the pot (ultimately) goes back to mud, waves into water and ornaments into gold, so also this world which has come out of the Self (ultimately) goes back to the Self."
- Yoga Vasistha Sara

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- Just as waves naturally and spontaneously dissipate, particles naturally and spontaneously decay into lighter particles (unless they're prevented from doing so by conservation laws, as is the case with some elementary particles). Similarly, particles created through quantum fluctuations (the disappearance [evolution] and appearance [creation] of particles [condensed forms] into and out of the vacuum state [spirit])
disappear back into the vacuum state.


Spiritual creation (condensation)


NASA image of part of the Eagle Nebula, named "Pillars of Creation"

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NASA image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant

The concept of spiritual creation as being an emanation from the higher, lighter spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, to the lower, denser ones, too, is corroborated by many concepts from physical cosmology.

All of the cosmic forms throughout the universe and chemical elements are created through condensation processes:

- Small increases in density from the vacuum state caused by quantum fluctuations that were magnified as the universe expanded are the origin of all the cosmic forms throughout the universe.

- As explained in the nebular hypothesis, the universe's cosmic forms such as stars and planets are created through the condensation of lighter, nebulous material. Some of the condensation processes involved are gravitational accretion and collapse.

- The process of nucleosynthesis explains how the chemical elements were created through the fusion (condensation) of progressively lighter particles and elements. Protons and neutrons fused together to create the lighter elements during Big Bang nucleosynthesis, and the lighter elements fused together to create the heavier elements during stellar nucleosynthesis.

"The Planck data confirm the basic predictions that quantum fluctuations are at the origin of all structures in the Universe."
- Jean-Loup Puget, Principal Investigator for the HFI-instrument on the Planck satellite

"Prior to inflation, the portion of the universe we can observe today was microscopic, and quantum fluctuation in the density of matter on these microscopic scales expanded to astronomical scales during Inflation. Over the next several hundred million years, the higher density regions condensed into stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies."

"...researchers schooled in spiritual perception see spiritual processes behind all the processes of the physical, sense-perceptible world. To them, any transformation in the material aspect of the Earth is a manifestation of spiritual forces lying behind matter. But if we go further and further back in time in our spiritual observation of the life of the Earth, we eventually arrive at the point in evolution where matter first began to exist. This material element developed out of the spiritual. Before this point, only the spiritual element was present. Through further spiritual observation, we see how this spiritual element partially condensed into matter, so to speak. The process taking place before us is the same thing, on a higher level, as what would take place if we were observing a container full of water undergoing some ingenious cooling process so that lumps of ice gradually form. Just as we see ice condensing out of something that used to be all water, spiritual observation allows us to trace how material things, processes, and beings “condense” out of an element that was formerly completely spiritual in character.

This is how the Earth developed from a spiritual cosmic being into a physical planet: Everything materially connected to it condensed out of what was formerly spiritually connected to it. However, we must not imagine that the spiritual element is ever totally transformed into matter; matter is always only a transformed portion of the original spiritual element, which remains the actual guiding principle even while matter is evolving.

It is reasonable to state that a view restricting itself to sense-perceptible physical processes—and to what our intellect can conclude from them—is not able to inform us about the spiritual element in question here. Let’s imagine a being with senses that are capable of perceiving ice, but not the finer state of water from which ice emerges by means of cooling. For this being, water would simply not be present and could only be perceived when parts of it turned to ice. Likewise, the spiritual element that lies concealed behind earthly processes remains hidden from those who do not admit the existence of anything not present to the physical senses. If such people draw correct conclusions about earlier conditions on the Earth from current physical, perceptible facts, they will only be able to go back to the point in evolution when the preexisting spiritual element partially condensed into matter. Their method of observation perceives as little of the preexisting spiritual element as it does of the spiritual element currently at work behind matter."
- Rudolf Steiner, An Outline of Esoteric Science

Big Bang Theory

The concept of spiritual evolution as being a progression from the lower, denser spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body, to the higher, lighter ones, combined with the concept of perpetual and exponential growth and empowerment, is additionally corroborated by the Big Bang theory, which says that the universe is perpetually and exponentially expanding, and began as an infinitely dense gravitational singularity.

The concept of an animal or plant growing from an egg or seed, a nutrient (e.g. minerals)-rich, protective, dense state, too, matches with the Big Bang theory. The concept of the universe beginning as an egg is commonly found in the creation myths of cultures worldwide.

"...on the largest scales we can observe, the universe appears nearly uniform, it is currently expanding, and there is strong evidence that it was hotter and denser in the past."

Black hole cosmology, eternal inflation, and the multiverse


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Universes within universes

(The infinite multiverse is made up of universes, which are made up of galaxies, which are made up of planetary systems, which are made up of planets, which are made up of organisms, which are made up of cells, like an infinite fractal.)

Complete and infinite God is the Omega and the Alpha, the end goal of evolution and beginning source of life. The complete and infinite all that exists, sometimes called the multiverse as described in the theory of eternal inflation, is one family made up of an infinite number of universes (condensed forms) of which there are infinite generations, and the ultimate destiny and source of all are complete and infinite God.

"It's hard to build models of inflation that don't lead to a multiverse. It's not impossible, so I think there's still certainly research that needs to be done. But most models of inflation do lead to a multiverse, and evidence for inflation will be pushing us in the direction of taking the idea of a multiverse seriously."
- Alan Guth

"There are innumerable universes besides this one, and although they are unlimitedly large, they move about like atoms in You. Therefore You are called unlimited....

Because You are unlimited, neither the lords of heaven nor even You Yourself can ever reach the end of Your glories. The countless universes, each enveloped in its shell, are compelled by the wheel of time to wander within You, like particles of dust blowing about in the sky. The śrutis, following their method of eliminating everything separate from the Supreme, become successful by revealing You as their final conclusion"

"And who will search through the wide infinities of space to count the universes side by side, each containing its Brahma, its Vishnu, its Shiva?"
- Brahma Vaivarta Purana

"
Great
beings who are Creators in their own right, who have their existence in dimensions of life 
that are presently beyond your ability to conceive, have brought forth worlds, whole 
universes of matter....

There exist, within the vast dimensions of the cosmos, beings beyond count...from Great Beings of infinite power whose very thoughts sustain whole universes of matter....

Stretch your minds a little and ask yourself what was Life before your present cycle...in
those vast incomprehensible cycles so long past that whole universes have been created,
 
served their purpose, and have turned to the dust from whence they came?...

With each new Out-breath would come forth new expressions, yet each one 
as individually unique as the individual fragment which sent it forth in the beginning. 
Each vast and incomprehensible cycle creating billions of potential Starmakers, wherein 
Life would express itself in an endless array...Worlds Without End!"

Therefore, there will not be a definite end to the universe, nor was there a definite beginning to it.

"I was never created...I am the FIRST CAUSE. I AM THAT I AM, the Source of all that IS, WAS, and all that shall ever BE....

...you are told that the universe of matter is 16 billion years old---but where did that matter come from? What existed before that? What existed 20 billions years ago? 100 billions years ago? A trillion aeons ago? Did Life exist?

I existed, for I AM, without beginning, without end. I am the Source of all that has EVER existed, and all that will ever BE. Nothing can exist outside of Me, for I am the First Cause, the One and only Source of all that is, was or ever shall be. All life exists within Me, for I am the Source of all life itself....

I have always been and shall ever be the First Cause behind existence itself....

Creation changes, yet I change not. For I am eternally the same, for I AM ever the First Cause of all that IS.
"

"The all-knowing Self was never born,
Nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect,
This Self is eternal and immutable."
- Upanishads (Katha Upanishad)

This means that:

- An understanding of complete and infinite spirit which is equivalent to complete and infinite vacuum/zero-point/dark energy will eventually cause cosmologists to discard the theory of the heat death of the universe, just as cosmologists recently discovered that vacuum/zero-point/dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the universe and discarded the belief that gravity will inevitably slow or reverse this expansion.

"Well perhaps...and just perhaps...in a cycle that is so far distant, so long past in cosmic time that it is beyond anything that you could probably comprehend...that a fragment of that which I AM, this very fragment which now speaks to you, was then as you are now....

Perhaps it went through its early experiences of separation, until it came to realize that it was more than form...it realized it was Spirit. Perhaps it went beyond form and became a spirit, and thereafter dwelt within those higher spirit planes as it grew into greater and yet greater realization of the infinite vastness of Life itself.

Perhaps for countless cycles it existed as a spirit, wherein it grew in awareness, grew to reflect greater and greater Light. Then, as the vast cosmic cycles continued on in their endless journey, it grew in spirit into even greater understanding of that which it was...it transcended even the lofty planes of spirit and came to realize that it was more than a spirit, it was a living Soul...it was pure Light, a living fragment of the very Source itself...it was Living Light.

Perhaps it finally went beyond that spirit planes, moving into greater and yet greater dimensions of life, where awareness expands to include whole regions of the cosmos, which included not only the myriad of spirit planes associated with each planet, but the higher dimensions of life beyond all planets, beyond all form. Perhaps it dwelt within those greater dimensions beyond all matter, beyond all form, as it perceived yet greater and vaster expressions which lay yet above it, greater dimensions to explore and to experience as Life ever unfolded in its majestic plan....

Perhaps it finally came to know the very essence and magnitude of creation itself, and therein participated in creation...wherein it came to realize that it could create nothing outside of itself, for there exist only ONE, and it was part of that ONE....

Perhaps through these eternal cycles it finally transcended all need for individuality. It let go of individuality and allowed all that it was to flow back into the First Cause, the Source of all that it was...the mystery of mysteries, the unknowable, unfathomable First Cause, wherein there is only ONE...which now included the sum total of all that it had ever been and known, on all planes and in all dimensions it had passed through on its return to the God-head....

Perhaps countless cycles again came and went wherein it was simply ONE with the very Source from where it had come. It was without form or individuality, yet it somehow still was...for it had finally awakened as the First Cause itself. Perhaps it thought that this was the end, the ultimate climax to Life's grand expression.

Ah, but not so! That was but one of the Grand Cycles of Life. A new cycle was to begin, and it was to come to know this as just the beginning."

Fate of the universe

      

The cosmic cycle

- The gravitational singularity that represents the initial state of the universe is one out of an infinite number of similar condensed initial states, and was created from a lighter state, just as endless centers of black holes (gravitational singularities) are created from nebulae and stars, endless eggs are created from animals, and endless seeds are created from plants. 

"Which came first: the chicken or the egg?"
- Ancient riddle

"Recent versions of inflationary theory assert that instead of being an expanding ball of fire the universe is a huge, growing fractal. It consists of many inflating balls that produce new balls, which in turn produce more balls, ad infinitum."

"Too, look around yourself. Does the First Cause produce each and every new generation? Does not the present generation of trees produce the seeds for the next, and does not each generation produce more beautiful blossoms, with sweeter fruit which contains the seed for the next generation? Are you not greater than the trees?

Did not the past generation of human beings bring forth this generation of children, and will not the present generation of children grow to maturity and bring forth the next generation? As above so below. Children are brought forth by parents...parents by grand parents...grand parents by great grand parents...As Above So Below!"

Eternal inflation and the multiverse

This suggests that the gravitational singularity that represents the initial state of the universe and the gravitational singularities at the centers of black holes are related, that our universe has a parent universe a part of which contracted to become a gravitational singularity at the center of a black hole which is the gravitational singularity that represents the initial state of our universe from which it expanded, just as animals create eggs which grow to become more animals, and plants create seeds which grow to become more plants.

Black hole cosmology

Gravity

God
Vacuum/zero-point/dark energy (centripetal, positive)Gravity (centrifugal, negative)                                    
 Gravitational singularity

Spiritual belief systems often describe a negative spiritual power that works in the opposite direction of God and relates to evil. Gravity, the dominant fundamental force of physics at the macroscopic scale, is a reflection of this negative spiritual power in the physical universe, in accordance with the macrocosm-microcosm principle.

Negative spiritual power Gravity
Creates disequilibrium, disturbs peace Creates disequilibrium, caused by spacetime curvature
Creates form Creates form through gravitational accretion, collapse, etc.
Pulls energy towards bondage and denseness Clumps and condenses energy, e.g. into superclusters, galaxies, solar systems, stars, and planets
Pulls energy towards the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body Pulls energy towards the lower spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body
Grounds, pulls downwards, causes falling Grounds, pulls downwards, causes falling
Represents selfishness Contractively pulls inwards towards its source
Subtracts life Energy is required to become free from its effects
Destroys Crushes

Note: gravity is the major physical form of the negative spiritual power on the macroscopic level, though it's not its only form.

"The evolution of the universe is determined by a struggle between the momentum of expansion and the pull (or push!) of gravity."

Gravitational Singularities

God
 Omega     Alpha   
EvolutionCreation
(initial state of the universe before the Big Bang) Alpha       Omega (centers of black holes)                                      
Gravitational singularity

Accordingly, at the opposite end of the spiritual spectrum from God are gravitational singularities, infinitely dense entities that create infinitely strong gravitational fields, such as the initial state of the universe before the Big Bang and the centers of black holesThe polarity between God and gravitational singularities, too, accords with the macrocosm-microcosm principle.

God, source energy, spirit The Omega and the Alpha (the end goal of evolution and beginning source of life) Zero amplitude, complete equilibrium, complete smoothness Infinite freedom, the positive spiritual power Infinitely light Infinity frequency, infinity entropy, infinite energy
Gravitational singularities The Omega and the Alpha, in the opposite way, the initial state of the universe before the Big Bang is the beginning source of the evolution of our universe, and the centers of black holes are the final result of continuous gravitational collapse, and the end destination of creation where gravity pulls entities out of our observable universe Infinity amplitude, infinite deviation from the equilibrium state, infinite clumping and spacetime curvature Infinite bondage, gravity relates to the negative spiritual power Infinitely dense1 Zero frequency, zero entropy, absolute zero2 

1. Just as God is a theoretical, transcendent ideal, so is a truly infinitely dense gravitational singularity. No finite entity is infinitely dense.

2. Scientists don't understand the physics behind gravitational singularities well. This box is based on the assumption that the universe evolves towards a state of infinite entropy from a state of zero entropy in the form of a gravitational singularity in accordance with the second law of thermodynamics, and also on black holes being the most extreme type of stellar remnantscores of burnt out stars that are composed of degenerate matter.



The Elements and Theory of Evolution

The spiritual-chemical-biological elements of life are:


The elements

Here "spirit" is pure spirit, the essence of all things. The natural order is key, spirit is the most unifying, truest, most conscious, most equilibratory, freest, most essential, purest, clearest, lightest, most formless, subtlest, finest, most expansive, highest, innermost element, then light (plasma), air (gas), water (liquid), and minerals (solid).

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Mount Fuji, Japan (nature scene that includes the elements, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals)

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Mount Kailash, Tibet (nature scene that includes the elements, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals)

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Mount Olympus, Greece (nature scene that includes the elements, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals)

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Mount Shasta, USA (nature scene that includes the elements, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals)


These elements correlate with other phenomena:

Spiritual plane/body God, source energy, spirit, soul Transpersonal (e.g. Soul Star), Crown, and Third Eye chakras God, source energy, spirit, vacuum/zero-point/dark energy Spirit  Aether God, source energy, spirit, vacuum/zero-point/dark energy, spiritual suns1 Spirit Being Being
Mental plane/body Mind, ideas, thoughts Crown, Third Eye, and Throat chakras Photons, plasma Light  Fire Interplanetary medium, nebulae, stars (Heavens, Sun) Light beings1 Absorbing light1 Living on light1
 Emotional plane/body Emotions  Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, and Sacral chakras Gas Air  Air Atmospheres (Sky) Air-breathing life Breathing Breatharianism
 Physical energetic plane/body Physical energetic feelings  Sacral Chakra Liquid Water  Water Bodies of water (Sea) Underwater life Drinking Water fasting
 Physical material plane/body  Physical material feelings Sacral, Root, and subpersonal (e.g. Earth Star) chakras Solid Minerals  Earth Geological bodies (Earth, Underworld) Minerals Eating Eating

1. These exist in heavens, higher-dimensional light realities.

Elemental Requirements for Life

Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals are the essential elemental requirements for life, for example for plants to grow these are the essential elemental nutrients they need.

Note: Though some deep sea organisms may be able to live without direct exposure to sunlight, all life does depend on ecological, biogeochemical cycles that require all of the discussed elements, and more advanced lifeforms do depend on light more directly.

Structure of the Universe

                                                     

Structure of the universe

God
 Omega     Alpha   
   DissolutionPrecipitation
Spirit (vacuum/zero-point/dark energy) (contains dissolved light [light particles])
Light (interplanetary mediums) (contains dissolved air [air particles])
Air (atmospheres) (contains dissolved water [water particles])
Water (bodies of water) (contains dissolved minerals [mineral particles])
Minerals (geological bodies)

Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals also compose the structure of the universe with regards to living planetary environments. All-encompassing spirit contains and emanates (precipitates) light, as in the light of God, Heaven, halos, auras, and divine beings, the biblical phrase, "Let there be light", the concepts of “enlightenment” and “illumination”, the New Age phrase, "light and love", and the sun, which many ancient peoples deified. Also, spirit corresponds to vacuum/zero-point/dark energy which encompasses the light-filled interplanetary medium. Light contains and emanates (precipitates) air, light pervades the plasmic interplanetary medium which contains gas, including nitrogen and oxygen, and encompasses and merges with the atmosphere, or air. Air contains and emanates (precipitates) water, it contains water vapor which can form clouds and rain, and encompasses lakes, rivers, and oceans. And water contains and emanates (precipitates) minerals, it contains dissolved minerals, and lakes, rivers, and oceans encompass the geological bodies of planets, the cores of which are condensed heavy metals. This organization accords with esoteric spiritual cosmology, as well as with the concept of gravitational differentiation.
Conversely, minerals dissolve into water, which dissolves into air, which dissolves into light (the uppermost, lightest layer of the atmosphere merges with and its air molecules escape [dissolve] into the plasmic interplanetary medium which is pervaded by light), which dissolves into spirit.

The structure just described can be illustrated using concentric circles as in the image above.

"In the first place, we see that what we just now called water, by condensation, I suppose, becomes stone and earth; and this same element, when melted and dispersed, passes into vapour and air. Air, again, when inflamed, becomes fire; and again fire, when condensed and extinguished, passes once more into the form of air; and once more, air, when collected and condensed, produces cloud and mist; and from these, when still more compressed, comes flowing water, and from water comes earth and stones once more"
- Plato, Timaeus

Theory of Evolution

Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals provide a spiritual explanation of evolution, too. Evolution can be seen as, in addition to a blending process, a progression from the mineral element to the spirit one, spanning across lifetimes through reincarnation. 

For instance, the evolution of planets such as Earth (Gaia) follows this order. The Earth began as rock, which signifies a mineral stage of evolution. Next, the Earth developed oceans and underwater life, which signify a water stage of evolution. Then, the Earth developed a life-sustaining atmosphere and air-breathing life that could live on land above water, including humans, which signify an air stage of evolution. And now, humans worldwide are awakening to a greater spiritual reality that involves subjects such as environmental sustainability, natural healing practices, ancient civilizations, reincarnation, ascension, spiritual abilities and planes, higher-dimensional beings such as extraterrestrials, angels, gods and goddesses, and the Creator, and universal oneness. All things considered, including the previously mentioned relationship between light and spirit, and the order of the elements, it makes sense that this greater spiritual reality signifies an approaching light stage of evolution that transcends the present air stage just as the present air stage transcends the past water stage, that an even more advanced spirit stage exists as well, and that biological, chemical, and spiritual evolution are one and the same.


This order can be seen in the growth of other lifeforms such as humans and plants too. A human begins as a fertilized egg implanted in a uterus (minerals, earth), next it grows in the womb surrounded by amniotic fluid and cleansed and nourished through its mother's blood (water), then it's born and takes its first breath (air), finally it spends the rest of its life reaching for light, the stars, truth (light, spirit), and ultimately God (spirit). A plant begins as a seed planted in soil (minerals, earth), next as it's watered it begins to germinate (water), then it sprouts above the ground and reaches the air (air), finally it spends the rest of its life continuing to grow and reaching for the sun (light), and ultimately God (spirit).

Conversely, pure spirit is the essence and source of all things. Next on the spiritual, evolutionary scale are heavenly, higher-dimensional light beings such as the Creator, beings to whom worlds are thoughtforms, solar systems like atoms, and humans like cells, goddesses and gods, angels, legendary, celestial, magical, and other supernatural beings, extraterrestrials, and spirits. After them comes air-breathing life that can live on land above water, including humans. The difference between light beings and us is on a level similar to that of the difference between us and the following group, underwater life that has yet to evolve the ability to respire air, science tells us that the earliest lifeforms on Earth depended on water to respire. Finally are minerals, as many ancient peoples knew, even minerals, especially crystals and gems, have consciousness, there’s a line in the song “Colors of the Wind” by Pocohantas that says, “every rock and tree and creature. Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”

Regions of the Body

Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals additionally correspond to the spiritual planes and bodies, chakras, regions of the body, and more, as explained in the next section, "The Human Body".

Here are estimated examples of sound tracks that correspond to the different spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, and regions of the body:

Celestial, Heavenly, Higher-Dimensional Kingdoms and Their Starship Worlds


The elements, inverted

(The concentric circles image at the beginning of this section represents unity consciousness, being a spirit-predominant form that matches the structure of the universe as a whole, while the image above represents separation consciousness, being a more minerals-predominant, protective form.

Also, the meaning of image above overlaps with the meaning of the logarithmic spiral, e.g. the center corresponds to spirit, the highest spiritual plane/body and chakra, zero amplitude and infinity frequency, etc.)



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(The image is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and has been edited)
Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals furthermore form the organization of individual, separate entities such as celestial, heavenly, higher-dimensional kingdoms and their starship worlds. Pure spirit exists at the heart of their inner circles, just as monarchs and healers have traditionally been associated with divine powers, and the four subsequent elements are layered accordingly. One function of minerals, the outer layer, is to provide protection, as the shells of turtles, armor, shields, and swords of knights, military equipment, and walls of castles do.

Starship worlds video (starting at 6:11)

Classical Elements

Spirit, light, air, water, and minerals suggest a definitive meaning to the classical elements as well. The classical elements, commonly identified as aether, fire, air, water, and earth, are a universal spiritual theme, they’re emphasized in the spiritual philosophies of ancient peoples worldwide, including the Africans, Babylonians, Celts, Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Japanese, Native Americans, Norse, Persians, and Tibetans, and appear often in fantasy stories, such as those of Captain Planet, DC and Marvel Comics, Diablo, Magic the Gathering, Naruto, and Pokemon. One explanation of their meaning is that they’re the basic materials that compose all matter. However, there are many substances that don’t seem to qualify as aether, fire, air, water, or earth, some examples are the hydrogen and helium conglomerates that make up gas giants like Jupiter, liquid nitrogen, and dry ice. Another explanation is that they’re the elements of nature. However, this doesn’t explain the special significance of the usual five that are selected out of the many possible natural elements it seems could be identified. Also, it's not clear what the true identities of the classical elements are, as they vary between traditions, for instance, instead of aether and air, the Chinese elements consist of wood and metal. However, if you interpret aether as spirit as is often done, substitute sunlight for fire, which is sensible considering that the elements are supposed to correspond to the states of matter, plasma, gas, liquid, and solid, and the sun is a plasma like fire, and interpret Earth as minerals, a definitive meaning emerges, spirit, light, air, water, and minerals are significant for the reasons mentioned earlier.

Many of the concepts in this section such as that of the natural order of the elements according to lightness, the spirit-like nature of aether, and organization into concentric circles were discussed by ancient philosophers such as Aristotle.

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good....

God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
- Bible

"In the beginning, "Source" breathed forth a thought of pure Light (as a Being), which we the awakened ones know as "Father". First the thought, second the stirring within the Father/Mother womb or Matrix. These did not have bodies of dense matter, they were pure Light....

You are Spirit, you are Living Light"

Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (Literal: "From here, light and sacred draughts", Non-literal: "From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge.")
- University of Cambridge motto

Dominus Illuminatio Mea ("The Lord is my light")
- University of Oxford motto

Lux et veritas ("Light and truth")
- Yale University motto

"We don't know whether or not there is other intelligent life in the universe. There is no reason there shouldn't be. We know by our own existence that the universe is conducive to life. But there are many hurdles to overcome for intelligent life to form, and many threats to its continued existence once it does form. Life constantly faces the prospect of extinction. Life requires energy, water, and carbon; an environmental disaster that removes water, dooms life."

"Water is life's true and unique medium. Without water, life simply cannot be sustained. It is the fluid that lubricates the workings of the cell, transporting the materials and molecular machinery from one place to another and facilitating the chemical reactions that keep us going. Water is sustenance and cleansing fluid, bearing nutrients to where they are needed and taking away wastes. It is even a structural agent in plants -- it enables flowers to hold up their heads to the Sun. No wonder we would quickly die without it, for we need to consume at least two pints a day for long-term health. Some cells can avoid death if their water is extracted, but then they shut down utterly until rehydrated."




The Human Body

        
       

The human body

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The human body, with organs

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Lotus (symbolizes growth towards spirit and light out of dirt and darkness)

Spiritual plane/body God, source energy, spirit, soul Transpersonal (e.g. Soul Star), Crown, and Third Eye chakras Extrasensory perception God, source energy, spirit, soul God, source energy, spirit, soul Spirit Aether Spiritual body God, source energy, spirit, vacuum/zero-point/dark energy, spiritual suns1
Mental plane/body Mind, ideas, thoughts Crown, Third Eye, and Throat chakras Sight Brain, eyes, head Nervous system Light Fire Light body Interplanetary medium, nebulae, stars (Heavens, Sun)
Emotional plane/body Emotions Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, and Sacral chakras
Hearing, smell, taste Chest, ears, heart, lungs, mouth, nose, throat, vocal cords Cardiovascular and respiratory systems Air Air Air body Atmospheres (Sky)
Physical energetic plane/body Physical energetic feelings Sacral Chakra Smell, taste, touch Belly, bladder, gut, heart1, kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, stomach Cardiovascular1, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, and urinary systems Water Water Water body Bodies of water (Sea)
Physical material plane/body Physical material feelings Sacral, Root, and subpersonal (e.g. Earth Star) chakras2 Taste, touch Excretory and reproductive organs, feet, grounding source, gut1, intestines, legs, stomach1, 3 Digestive1, excretory, integumentary, muscular, reproductive, skeletal, and urinary1 systems Minerals Earth Minerals/earth body Geological bodies (Earth, Underworld)

1. Some systems of the body and body parts such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems and the heart seem to correspond to more than one region of the body and their corresponding spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, and elements.

2. Many of the chakras too correspond to more than one region of the body.

3. The regions of the body overlap with one another, extending beyond the marks in the image which indicate the main parts of each region.

1) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Spiritual plane/body
The highest plane that relates and is closest to God and source energy is the spiritual plane/body. God is the source of the mind and thought. Highness relates to Godliness, divinity, and leadership, as in the honorific, "Your Highness".

Transpersonal, Crown, and Third Eye chakras
The transpersonal, Crown, and Third Eye chakras are located in this extended region, relate to spirituality, and are the highest ones that are closest to God and source energy. The transpersonal and Crown chakras relate to God and spiritual energy, and the Third Eye Chakra relates to spiritual and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance.

Spirit element
Spiritual energy from God flows down through the transpersonal chakras and enters the body through the Crown Chakra.

2) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Mental plane/body
The brain is the center of the mind and thought. The eyes are the center of vision, a mental phenomenon.

Crown, Third Eye, and Throat chakras
The Crown, Third Eye, and Throat chakras are located in this extended region, and relate to mental abilities and thought.

Light element
The mind is the center of imagination, visualization, and insight, which relate to light and vision. The brain and eyes process light and enable vision. The brain is the center of the nervous system which performs bioelectrochemical (electricity relates to light which is electromagnetic radiation, for instance lightning is an electrical [as well as plasmic] phenomenon) processes. Light relates to awareness, i.e. intelligence, which relates to the brain. Intelligent people are called bright, a reference to light.

3) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Emotional plane/body
The ears and the sounds they process, the nose and scents it processes, and the mouth and the flavors it processes relate to the emotions. "Breathtaking", "hold your breath", "lump in your throat", "get it off your chest", and references to the heart such as "heartwarming" refer to the emotions.

Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, and Sacral chakras
The Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, and Sacral chakras are located in this extended region, and relate to the emotions. Many blue crystals that correspond to the Throat Chakra such as Blue Calcite are known for their soothing effect on the emotional body.

Air element
The ears process sound waves traveling through the air, including from vocal communication, and enable hearing. The nose processes aroma compounds traveling through the air and enables olfaction, the sense of smell. The respiratory system, including the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs, processes air and enables breathing. The vocal cords, too, process air and enable vocal communication. The heart receives oxygen from the air from the lungs and transports it to the rest of the body through the blood.

4) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Physical energetic plane/body
References to the gut such as "butterflies in your stomach", "gut feeling", "guts" (courage), and "visceral" refer to lower emotional feelings close to the physical plane. Gut-related feelings can also refer to the next lower region of the body which includes the intestines which are also considered part of the gut.

Sacral chakra
The Sacral Chakra is located in this extended region, and relates to the lower, physical emotions, or similarly the higher, emotional physical feelings, for example it relates to sensuality.

Water element
The heart pumps blood (water) throughout the body. The liver and spleen process blood and other fluids. The pancreas and stomach also process fluids. The renal system including the bladder and kidneys processes water/urine.

5) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Physical material plane/body
The sexual/reproductive organs relate to physical pleasure, and produce eggs and seeds (physical material plane/body).

Sacral, Root, and Subpersonal chakras
The Sacral, Root, and subpersonal chakras are located in this extended region, and relate to the physical material plane/body. The Sacral Chakra relates to physical pleasure. The Root Chakra relates to physical life, physical strength, and the physical body. Subpersonal chakras such as the Earth Star Chakra connect and ground us to and are located in the Earth (physical material plane/body). 

Minerals (earth) element
The lower spiritual planes/bodies and chakras and the crystals that correspond to them, such as brown and black crystals, connect and ground us to Earth. The intestines process food (physical material plane/body, minerals), they absorb nutrients (e.g. minerals) from the chyme passing through them, which is converted into soil (earth)-like feces, solid (physical material plane/body) waste that's excreted after which it's recycled back into the Earth. The female reproductive system is the center of fertilization and implantation (minerals, earth). The legs and feet connect with the Earth/ground, enabling Earthing/grounding. Lowness and sexuality relate to dirt (minerals, earth) and dirtiness.

These distinct regions of the body that correlate with the elements can be clearly seen in diagrams of the organs of the human body.

Tree Analogy

To help see how the regions of the human body correspond to the elements, the human body can be compared to a tree.

1) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Spirit element and higher-dimensional components of a tree
The spiritual plane/body is the destination of human growth, similar to the higher-dimensional components of a tree which relate to light and ultimately God and are the destination of a tree's growth.

2) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Light element and crown of a tree

The brain:
- performs bioelectrochemical (electricity relates to light which is electromagnetic radiation, for instance lightning is an electrical [as well as plasmic] phenomenonprocesses including photobioelectrochemical (light-related) processes such as visual phototransduction (processing light to enable vision, the retina is part of the brain)
- consists of leaf-like dendritic spines and various types of neurological branches
- is the center and top (crown) of the nervous system which has many other tree-like properties too, including consisting of tree-like dendrites ("dendron" is the Greek word for tree), a trunk-like spinal cord, and roots

Similarly, the crown of a tree:
- contains leaves that perform bioelectrochemical processes including photobioelectrochemical processes such as photosynthesis, and are attached to branches
- is the upper part of the tree

3) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Air element and crown of a tree
The lungs contain alveoli that process air, perform gas exchange, and are attached to branch-like bronchioles, and the lungs are located in the upper part of the body, similar to the crown of a tree which contains leaves that process air, perform gas exchange, and are attached to branches, and is the upper part of the tree. The arms, too, can be compared to tree branches.

4) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Water element and trunk of a tree
It contains organs that process water, and is the trunk and middle part of the body, similar to the trunk of a tree which transports water in its tubes, and is the middle part of the tree.

5) This region of the body corresponds to the:

Minerals element and roots of a tree
Projections in the intestines called villi absorb nutrients (e.g. minerals) from the chyme they contact, and are located in the lower part of the body, similar to the roots of a tree which absorb nutrients (e.g. minerals) from the soil (earth) they're planted in, and are the lower part of the tree. Region 5 also corresponds to the minerals-related state in which a human begins its growth, as a fertilized egg implanted in a uterus (physical material plane/body, Sacral and Root chakras, minerals, earth), similar to the state in which a tree begins its growth, as a seed planted in soil (physical material plane/body, minerals, earth). Additionally, the legs and feet connect the body to the Earth/ground, just as the roots of a tree connect the tree to the Earth/ground.

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Note: The original information in this section, as well in the "Macrocosm and Microcosm, the Spiritual Planes/Bodies and Chakras, Heaven and Hell" and "The Elements and Theory of Evolution" sections above, provides a definitive model of the organization of reality, and explanation of the macrocosm-microcosm principle, by lining up and matching together the spiritual planes/bodies, chakras, elements, regions of the body, and more, in a way in which everything clicks together and makes senseThere's a lot of information out there suggesting connections between these phenomena.

Yin and Yang, Receiving and Giving, Female and Male, the Return-God-Fall-Separation Rhythm, and the Human Body

God

Female↑↓Male


God - the highest, most powerful, balanced state is androgynous.

Fall - during sexual intercourse, the male enters (gives himself to) the female downwards and outwards through the lower part of their bodies, and the male sperm enters (gives himself to) the female egg.

Return - during sexual intercourse, the female welcomes (receives) the male upwards and inwards through the lower part of their bodies, and the female egg welcomes (receives) the male sperm. The fertilized egg begins to grow up towards God.

World tree


Ideal Diet



Ideal diet

The Diet

Breakfast (≈ 8 am)
Raw fruits (≈ 1 serving)

Lunch (≈ 12 pm)
Vegetables (≈ 6 servings)
Sprouted or soaked grains and legumes, starchy vegetables (≈ 36 oz.)
Fatty fruits (e.g. avocados, coconutsolivespalm fruits) (≈ 6 oz.)

Snack (≈ 4 pm)
Raw sprouted or soaked seeds and nuts (≈ 3 oz.)

Dinner (≈ 6 pm)
Animal foods (≈ 300 Cal)
E.g.
- Culturedraw if possiblenon-homogenized whole milk product (e.g. kefir, yogurt) (≈ 16 oz.)
- Unfertilized, free-range eggs (≈ 4)
- Free-range meat (≈ 6 oz.) (infrequently)

Condiments
Herbs, natural, unrefined sweeteners, spices, unrefined salt

Extras

- To create a vegan diet, one possibility is enhancing the breakfast, lunch, and snack meals and skipping the dinner meal. To reduce sugar intake, one possibility is skipping the breakfast meal, or substituting raw vegetables for raw fruits for the breakfast meal.

- An amazing cleansing tonic is created by mixing water, raw apple cider vinegar and lemon/lime juice, cayenne pepper, ginger, and optional natural, unrefined sweeteners such as coconut palm sugar, honey, maple syrup, molasses, and stevia. This combines the traditional apple cider vinegar and honey recipe, Stanley Burroughs' lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup recipe from The Master Cleanser, and ginger.

- Moderate amounts of substitute clean processed foods, such as baked foods, chips, and pasta in place of starchy vegetables, grains, and legumes, fatty fruit butters and oils in place of fatty fruitsseed and nut butters and chocolate in place of seeds and nuts, cheese and ice cream in place of whole milk products, and soft drinks (e.g. coke) in place of water can be beneficial.

- Natural supplements such as algae oil for EPA and DHA can be helpful.

- In addition to things not mentioned, I limit other foods such as the following, too:
Addictive stimulants, e.g. caffeine: coffee, etc.
Alcohol
Gluten: unsprouted/unfermented barley, rye, wheat, etc.
GMOs
Refined carbohydrates and all sugar, including from natural sources such as fruits, natural, unrefined sweeteners, and vegetables
Unfermented soy

Example Day

Cocktail (cleansing tonic) (≈ 7 am)
Cayenne pepper, raw apple cider vinegar, ginger, and lemon/lime juice, water (≈ 8 oz.)

Breakfast (≈ 8 am)
Raw apples (≈ 1/4), cinnamon

Lunch (≈ 12 pm)
Raw cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes (≈ 12 oz.)
Raw sprouted lentils, mung beans, sprouted bread, steamed sprouted brown rice, maize, millet, pinto beans, sweet potatoes (≈ 36 oz.), vegetable stew
Olives, raw avocados, coconuts, palm fruits, and their oils (≈ 6 oz.)

Snack (≈ 4 pm)
Raw sprouted almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pumpkin seedssesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts (≈ 3 oz.)

Dinner (≈ 6 pm)
Raw if possible, non-homogenized, whole milk kefir (≈ 16 oz.)

Condiments
Herbs, natural, unrefined sweeteners (e.g. coconut nectar, maple syrup, molasses, raw honey, stevia), spices, unrefined salt

Stevia

About the Diet

This is an ideal diet that was created by putting together messages from the body and dietary principles like puzzle pieces, everything about the diet is the way it is for a reason, it clicks like the solution to a complex math problem.

The content and order are essential, but the quantities and times are adjustable, this adjustability would enable the diet to work for many.

Guiding Dietary Principles


Natural, whole foods

Balancing cleansing (yin) and nourishing (building) (yang) foods: the state of life, happiness, and health balances two qualities, cleanliness (yin) and nourishment (yang). Cleansing foods include raw fruits and vegetables, and nourishing (building) foods include grains, legumes, fatty fruits, seeds, nuts, animal foods, and processed foods.

Middle way

The diet is a middle way diet that balances:

YinYang
Cleansing foods Nourishing (building) foods
Raw veganismMeat-heavy diet
Natural foodsProcessed foods
Bland foodsSpicy foods

Flexitarianism: flexitarianism is a helpful balanced, centrist, moderate, syncretic dietary option between the extremes of raw veganism and a meat-heavy diet. There are many spiritual, ethical, health, social, environmental, and economic reasons to choose vegetarianism and humane foods. To evolve towards greater oneness, we must purify ourselves, and be free from violence. Also, if we want to receive grace from more powerful beings, we must give the same to less powerful beings such as animals. At the same time, it is helpful to have a flexible, inclusive diet, such as for social reasons. Also, meat does have certain nutritional advantages.

The karmic level of food animals correlates with the health effects of their meat, fish are lower on the evolutionary tree than birds which are lower on the evolutionary tree than mammals, just as fish is often considered to be the healthiest meat if mercury isn't a factor, poultry too is often considered to be fairly healthy, and the meat of mammals, red meat, is often considered to be the unhealthiest.

Flexitarianism

Vegetarianism

Humane animal foods: there exists the potential of developing nutritional deficiencies on diets that limit animal foods. Many who try veganism eventually become malnourished. Even Ghandi was impelled to include milk in his diet. More information can be found in articles about veganism on:
Raw, non-homogenized, whole milk: there are advantages to taking clean milk in its natural and unprocessed form. Including clean cultured milk products such as kefir and yogurt in vegetarian diets can be worthwhile, even if milk has its pros and cons.

Live, local, natural foods: Foods in the diet are fresh and if appropriate, raw, seeds including grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts are sprouted or soaked, and cooked food is cooked gently, e.g. steamed or boiled. Foods that are naturally found in the local environment are preferred, warmer climates call for more carbohydrates, saturated fat such as the fat in coconuts and palm fruits, and cooling foods, while cooler climates call for more fat, unsaturated fat such as the fat in avocados and olives, and warming foods. Organic foods, too, are preferred. Moderate amounts of clean processed foods, as well, can be helpful, natural foods have a relatively yin effect, while processed foods have a relatively yang effect.

Whole foods: whole foods, such as whole milk products like whole fat kefir, yogurt, and milk, have advantages as compared to fractionated foods, such as cheese and reduced fat milk.

Grains and legumes: grains and legumes and the protein they provide are valuable for vegetarian diets long-term. Sticking to gluten-free grains and sprouting, soaking, and/or culturing them helps to resolve their issues.

Salt: the body requires adequate, balanced sodium intake.

Herbs and spices: these plant substances have medicinal properties and their flavor completes meals. Basil, cultured vegetables, cumin, garlic, ginger, horseradish, mustard, nori, onions, paprika, parsley, peppers such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, and jalapenos, radishes, sage, turmeric, wasabi, and many other herbs and spices have powerful healing properties.

Food combining: in many people's experience, some food combinations digest more efficiently than others.

Sequential eating: eating foods one at a time in order of lightest to heaviest is another way to improve digestion.

Limiting the number of foods per meal: another way to simplify meals and improve digestion.

Calories

  Calories from Carbohydrates Calories from Fat Calories from Protein Total Calories
Breakfast
≈ 28 ≈ 1 ≈ 0 ≈ 29
Lunch ≈ 1077 ≈ 335 ≈ 208 ≈ 1620
Snack ≈ 68 ≈ 363 ≈ 61 ≈ 492
Dinner ≈ 96 ≈ 144 ≈ 80 ≈ 320
Total ≈ 1269 ≈ 843 ≈ 349 ≈ 2461

Observations

- Since adopting the diet, I’ve felt physically content, digestion has been smooth, and sleep has been deeper with vivider dreams. Each meal feels complete, while also inducing appetite for the next.

- The diet includes all the major food groups available to the vegetarian diet in every daily cycle. It even includes fatty fruits in every daily cycle, as grains and legumes without fat leads to hunger soon after, and fatty fruits combine well with grains and legumes while other fat foods don't. As a result, the diet is complete and maintains regularity.

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Earlier in the day: carbohydrates
Later in the day: fat and protein

The diet provides the appropriate types of fuel at the appropriate times of dayCarbohydrates burn faster and are the more appropriate fuel for higher metabolic activity, for instance during the day, while fat and protein burn slower and are the more appropriate fuels for lower metabolic activity, for instance during the late afternoon and evening. Accordingly, the diet consists of carbohydrate foods until the end of lunch, then switches to fat and protein foods. Furthermore, in the morning, when the body is in a cleansing phase, the diet consists of only raw fruits, the most cleansing type of food, and later in the day, as the sun moves away from its peak state and the day becomes progressively slower, denser, and heavier, the foods in the diet too become progressively slower-burning, denser in nutrients, and heavier. As a result, the diet helps to regulate energy levels throughout the day, prevent the issues with sugar, and induce restful sleep.

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Lighter carbohydrate (lighter) foods
Denser, heavier carbohydrate (lighter) foods
Lighter fat and protein (denser, heavier) foods
Denser, heavier fat and protein (denser, heavier) foods

The diet matches with the progressive nature of digestionFoods are digested, absorbed, and metabolized in the order they're eaten, and typically take 24 to 72 hours to be fully digested. Therefore, to help maximize digestion efficiency and minimize backlog, it's ideal to eat them in order of lightest and fastest to digest, to densest, heaviest, and slowest to digest, just as it's natural to begin a multi-course meal with a salad or other light appetizer, then move on to the denser, heavier main courseAccordingly, the foods in the diet are eaten in order of lightest to densest throughout the day (sequential eating). As a result, the diet helps to optimize digestive and metabolic functioning throughout the day.


Breakfast: smaller →
Lunch: larger →
Snack and dinner: smaller →

The diet synchronizes with the digestive cycleNature's cycles follow the pattern rise→peak→fall→valley→, for example, the life cycle peaks in early adulthood, the yearly cycle peaks at the summer solstice, the lunar cycle peaks at the full moon, and the daily cycle peaks at noon. This pattern is even embedded in the yin yang symbol, though the cycle isn't centered at the peak:


The yin-yang symbol

The digestive cycle mirrors the daily cycle, with digestion being stronger in the middle of the day, such as around moon, and weaker in the morning and evening. Accordingly, the diet follows the same pattern, most of the food is eaten in the middle of the day, during lunch, and less is eaten in the morning and evening, during breakfast, snack, and dinner. As a result, the diet again helps to optimize digestive and metabolic functioning throughout the day.

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- The diet contains about 2461 calories per day, about 52% of calories from carbohydrates, about 34% of calories from fat, about 14% of calories from protein, and about 87 grams of protein per day. All of these statistics are considered healthy, normal, and balanced.

Remarks

- The diet doesn't follow the recommendation to increase carotenoid absorption from vegetables by eating them with fat. It seems unlikely that this principle would apply only to humans, and that when animals eat carotenoid-rich food, such as when cows eat grass, they too should be eating them with fat. Perhaps in this case more absorption isn’t important, especially since fat-soluble vitamins like carotenoids are more likely to be involved in overdose.

- Both legumes and fatty fruits seem to combine well with starch, and though there's conflicting information about this out there, much if not most of it supports this.

Shortcomings

- The diet harmonizes with principles that apply to everyone and is helpful to use as a starting point, at the same time everyone is unique and no one exact same diet is necessarily best for everyone.

- There are many who seem to thrive on vegan diets, which are ideologically preferable if they can be sustained long-term, even over generations.

- It can be challenging to follow the diet while also participating in meals with others and maintaining a busy life.

Herbal medicine
Books
Bragg Healthy Lifestyle: Vital Living to 120! by Patricia Bragg and Paul C. Bragg
Can We Live 150 Years?: Your Body Maintenance Handbook by Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D.
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.
Staying Healthy With the Seasons by Elson M. Haas, M.D.
The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program by Ann Wigmore

Books About Herbs
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use by Rosemary Gladstar
School of Natural Healing by Dr. John R. Christopher
The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs by Lesley Bremness
The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing Properties of Herbs, with More Than 250 Remedies for Common Ailments by Penelope Ody
The Herb Book by John Lust
The New Age Herbalist: How to Use Herbs for Healing, Nutrition, Body Care, and Relaxation by Richard Mabey


Entheogens

Entheogens are psychoactive substances that are used for spiritual, developmental and healing purposes. Traditionally, they've been used as spiritual tools by shamans in indigenous cultures worldwide.

These are some well-known entheogens:


Ayahuasca


Ayahuasca

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Ayahuasca has been used by the Amazonian indigenous peoples for millennia, and its use is growing rapidly in the industrialized world. The ayahuasca brew typically consists of a combination of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna shrub, the MAOIs in ayahuasca prevent the DMT in chacruna from being digested, allowing the body to absorb the DMT. DMT has been called "the spirit molecule" because of its connection with spiritual experiences, and is the main psychoactive ingredient in the ayahuasca brew. According to the Amazonian indigenous peoples, they discovered the spiritual-medicinal abilities of ayahuasca by communicating with the plants themselves.

Transcendental experiences during an ayahuasca trip can include spiritual-mystical revelations, and perception of higher spiritual dimensions and higher-dimensional spiritual beings. Undesirable effects such as vomiting and diarrhea which purge negative energy from one's system can also occur.

Shamans recommend taking ayahuasca under the guidance of an experienced shaman. They also often recommend purifying one's system around the time of the ayahuasca ceremony, by abstaining from spicy foods, red meat, and sex.

A typical ayahuasca trip begins about 30 minutes after ingestion, and lasts for about 4 to 8 hours.

Psilocybin Mushrooms


Psilocybin mushrooms

Anthropological evidence suggests that psychedelic mushrooms were used by many ancient cultures worldwide. One group that's known to have used psilocybin mushrooms is the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica.

Transcendental experiences during a psilocybin mushrooms trip can include a feeling of identity with the environment and interconnectedness, synchronicities, and perceiving bright, changing lights and colors and profound sounds and music. Undesirable effects such as nausea can also occur.

A typical psilocybin mushrooms trip begins about 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion, and lasts for about 6 to 8 hours. A typical dose of psilocybin mushrooms ranges from 1 to 5 grams of dried mushrooms.

Scientific studies of psilocybin mushrooms consistently find that they have an overall positive effect on users. A notable 2006 study by Johns Hopkins University researchers found that:

"22 of the total group of 36 volunteers had a “complete” mystical experience after psilocybin....

67% of the volunteers rated the experience with psilocybin to be either the single most meaningful experience of his or her life or among the top five most meaningful experiences of his or her life.... In written comments, the volunteers judged the meaningfulness of the experience to be similar, for example, to the birth of a first child or death of a parent. Thirty-three percent of the volunteers rated the psilocybin experience as being the single most spiritually significant experience of his or her life, with an additional 38% rating it to be among the top five most spiritually significant experiences. In written comments about their answers, the volunteers often described aspects of the experience related to a sense of unity without content (pure consciousness) and/or unity of all things....

Seventy-nine percent of the volunteers rated that the psilocybin experience increased their current sense of personal well being or life satisfaction “moderately” (50%) or “very much” (29%).... No volunteer rated... the psilocybin... experience as having decreased their sense of well being or life satisfaction."


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DMT, mescaline, and psilocybin are listed as prohibited, Schedule I substances by the United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, however the plants containing them aren't themselves prohibited.
DMT, mescaline, and psilocybin (and plants containing them) are also listed as illegal, Schedule I substances by the United States 1970 Controlled Substances Act, however they are legal in certain circumstances:

- In June 2019, Oakland, California decriminalized all entheogenic plants.
- In May 2019, Denver, Colorado decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms.
- In May 2005, the New Mexico appeals court ruled that it is legal to grow psilocybin mushrooms for personal consumption.
- United States federal courts have ruled that ayahuasca is legal to use in religious contexts as ensured by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
- The use of peyote in religious ceremonies by the Native American Church is legal in the United States (Section 1307.31 Native American Church).

In 2018, researchers from Johns Hopkins University recommended reclassifying psilocybin from the Schedule I category consisting of illegal drugs to the less severe Schedule IV category, and discussed making it legally available as medicine.



Crystals, Gems, and Precious Metals


Crystals, gems, and precious metals

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Palace of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors, featuring bronze, crystal chandeliers, gold, and silver

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Taj Mahal, India

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Rolex watch

 Crystals, gems, and precious metals have healing and other metaphysical properties. This is why throughout history worldwide, people have treasured minerals such as crystals, gems, and precious metals, for instance crystals in the legendary civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria, diamonds and gold in modern day society, lapis lazuli in Ancient Egypt, and jade in China. They're a hallmark of luxurious lifestyles, crown jewels such as coronets, crowns, diadems, orbs, robes, sceptres, swords, and tiaras are prized possessions of aristocrats, monarchs, and royalty worldwide, among the general public, too, jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and rings are highly valued, and powerful characters are often associated with these objects in stories. Special minerals have traditionally been linked with wedding anniversary years (anniversary stones) and birth months (birthstones). Magical minerals are a common theme in books, folklore, movies, TV shows, and video games, for instance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and "The Lord of the Rings" series. Awards such as badges, decorations, medals, plaques, and trophies have traditionally been made with special metals. These materials are often integrated into castles, cathedrals, chapels, mansions, palaces, temples, and other renowned architecture. Mining for diamonds, emeralds, gold, pearls, rubies, sapphires, and other minerals, is highly lucrative.

These are some awesome minerals:

Clear/colorless/high-vibration/white

Anandalite, Angel Phantom/Amphibole Quartz, Apophyllite, Azeztulite, Beryllonite, Brookite, Calcites, Chondrite Meteorite, Clear Quartz, Cryolite, Danburite, Datolite, Diamond, Elestial Angel Calcite, Elestial Quartz, Fulgurite, Herderite, Herkimer Diamond, Heulandite, Howlite, Kyanites, Labradorite/Spectrolite, Lemurian Light Crystal, Lemurian Seed Quartz, Merkabite Calcite, Merlinite, Moonstone, Natrolite, Nirvana Quartz, Optical Calcite, Pallasite Meteorite, Pearl, Petalite, Phenacite, Rainbow Moonstone, Rhodizite, Satyaloka Quartz, Scolecite, Selenite, Star Hollandite Quartz, Stellar Beam Calcite, Tremolite


Purple

Amethyst, Auralite 23, Charoite, Lilac Lepidolite, Strombolite/Spurrite, Sugilite, Super Seven Stone, Tanzanite, Tiffany Stone, Yttrium Flourite


Blue

Ajoite, Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, Dumortierite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise


Green

Bloodstone, Emerald, Green Aventurine, Jade, Malachite, Moldavite, Moss Agate, Peridot, Seraphinite


Yellow

Chalcopyrite, Citrine, Golden Labradorite, Golden Rutilated Quartz, Libyan Gold Tektite, Pyrite, Tiger Eye


Orange

Carnelian, Creedite, Orange Calcite, Orange Elestial Quartz, Sunstone, Tangerine Quartz


Pink

Himalayan Salt (Halite), Rhodocrosite, Rose Quartz


Red

Almandine Garnet, Cinnabar, Fire Agate, Lithium Quartz, Red Jasper, Rhodolite Garnet, Ruby


Brown/black

Aegirine, Apache Tears, Black Andradite (Melanite) Garnet, Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Dravite, Hematite, Jet, Lodestone, Nuummite, Sardonyx, Shungite, Smokey Quartz, Tibetan Tektite, Tiger Iron, Tourmalated Quartz


Metals

Brass,
copper, gold, platinum, silver

The minerals are often much more affordable when they're still in their natural state, before they're turned into jewelry. Wrapping them in wire creates beneficial effects. Some places they can be found online are ebay and Etsy.

Note: when using crystals, gems, and precious metals, be sure to stay grounded, such as by balancing high-vibration stones with grounding stones.

"And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings....

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created....

And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."
- Bible


Books
Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Healing Stones (Crystal Trilogy, Vol. 1) by Katrina Raphaell
Crystal Power, Crystal Healing: The Complete Handbook by Michael Gienger
LOVE IS IN THE EARTH: The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia--The LIITE Fantastic, The Last Testament by Melody
The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall


Spirituality and Science

 





Spirituality and science converge into one Truth. True spiritual knowledge exists, even if much spiritual knowledge is incomplete in modern times, many spirituality-related claims aren't true, and spirituality and natural medicine are often derided as pseudoscienceThe information on this site is consistent with and would be confirmed by science, and we can also discern the truth of much of it ourselves, as experience shows that intuition, values such as oneness, peace, love, and freedom, pure, positive energy, a healthy (clean and nourished) spirit, living in harmony with the laws of nature, and life (nature) hold keys to happiness, health, and healing. While our current science has accomplished amazing things, there are others outside of our scientific community whose understanding of life and the universe is more advanced in many ways, as many spiritual beliefs, and those who held them, were right before they were understood by mainstream science, for instance this was the case regarding the health benefits of many natural healing practices such as meditation, and the necessity of environmental stewardship.

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
- Albert Einstein

"Always watch and follow nature."
"If you are searching for a Neter (God), observe Nature!"
"The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature."
- Temples of Ancient Egypt

Walter Russell

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St. Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom, High Altar, featuring candles, (possibly crystal) chandeliers, and gold

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"Ah" sound

Complementary and integrative medicine

Holistic dentistry
Japanese spirituality


Japanese spiritual and magical objects: Daruma doll, kamidana, maneki-neko, ofuda (jingu-taima from Ise Jingu), omamori
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Ise Jingu, Kotaijingu

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Sensoji Temple, Tokyo (altar in the main hall)

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