Quantum Physics returns the spiritual dimension to humanity.
I respect Western religions, as I do all of the religious and wisdom traditions. I have spent much of my life studying not only the Christian New and Old Testaments but also the Hindu Upanishads, some of the Buddhist classics, Taoism, Confucianism, and other scriptures, since as early as my last year or two in high school in a class in world religions.
Not long after that I became aware for the first time of Quantum Mechanics and have read about it ever since, on and off. I’m now over sixty years old. So it is something that I’ve mulled over repeatedly for all of my adult life. Many serious, thoughtful people, in many walks of life, as well as quantum scientists and researchers since the 1920s and ’30s, have been saying that the implications of what has long been now the emerging, new if not dominant, scientific worldview has tremendous resonance for the world. Having read some very challenging books, such as Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, I believe Quantum Physics, on the basis of science, opens the door for a whole new interpretation of life beyond the nihilism of modernity, a vision that resonates richly with the profound dimensions of the mystic traditions of Western Christianity as well as all the great religions.
In my view, the nihilism of Nietzsche, Samuel Beckett, and other writers and thinkers like them, the entire modern and postmodern periods, have long demonstrated its intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy. Quantum Physics returns the spiritual dimension to humanity in a profoundly new way that reinterprets all of the traditional religions and opens the way forward to a new era.
My epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, is all about grappling with the vision implicit in Quantum Physics in imaginative, literary, metaphorical, and metaphysical terms. I invite you to Journey to the Moon…