Personal Development & Spiritual Growth
Welcome to Esoteric Science
Hello and welcome to the Esoteric Science website, where you can open your mind to a different way of thinking and your heart to a different way of being. I hope the website and books spark your interest and inspire your life.
The Science of Spirituality
The Science of Spirituality is a ground-breaking book that integrates the individual systems of science, psychology, philosophy, spirituality and religion into a unified system that describes the multi-dimensional nature of man and the universe. It provides a more comprehensive description of reality than conventional science can offer and fully explains the mechanisms behind an array of paranormal phenomena that mainstream science chooses to ignore. It explains the science behind religious, spiritual and new-age belief systems, and sheds light on some common misconceptions.
Einstein said: “Religion without science is blind, science without religion is lame”, because they are two sides of the same coin. Recent scientific discoveries have unknowingly provided evidence that supports the multi-dimensional nature of reality that Hindus, Buddhists, Gnostics and Kabbalists have known about for thousands of years. By combining modern scientific facts with ancient spiritual knowledge we can begin to uncover the whole truth and bring unity out of the existing duality. There can be only one true reality, but we will never know the whole truth if we only look from one perspective and hold on to our preconceived ideas.
The Science of Spirituality systematically describes the mechanisms behind a diverse range of subject matter including: esoterics, consciousness, sleep and dreams, reincarnation, religion, creation, evolution, space and time, higher dimensions, heaven and hell, ghosts, angels and demons, out of body experiences, near death experiences, clairvoyance, psychic abilities, personal development, meditation and the meaning of life.
With science and religion we have two seemingly opposed views of how life, the universe and everything began:
- Scientists generally believe that a perfectly balanced universe spontaneously appeared out of nothingness, and that life, consciousness and intelligence randomly evolved from inert matter.
- Christians generally believe that an all-powerful and all-knowing God created the world and its myriad of life-forms (in just six days).
Not only do they both seem pretty unbelievable, they appear to share no common ground. However, recent scientific discoveries have unknowingly provided evidence that supports the multi-dimensional nature of reality that Hindus, Buddhists and Kabbalists have known about for thousands of years:
- The latest scientific models state that the universe is multi-dimensional, with six or more hidden spatial dimensions, and is primarily composed of non-physical matter (dark matter and dark energy).
- Respected doctors and medical practitioners are now openly investigating near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences and past-life regression, and are beginning to discover the multi-dimensional nature of human beings.
By combining modern scientific facts with ancient spiritual knowledge we begin to uncover the whole truth and bring unity out of the existing duality. There can be only one true reality, but we will never discover the whole truth if we hold on to our preconceived ideas and only look from one perspective. Einstein said: “Religion without science is blind, science without religion is lame”, because they are two sides of the same coin.
Science and spirituality both agree that we live in a multi-dimensional universe, and paranormal phenomena suggest that life exists in these other dimensions. Human beings may be at the top of the evolutionary ladder in our 3-dimensional physical world but a hierarchy of increasingly advanced beings live in dimensions that exist just beyond our normal range of perception. These higher-dimensional beings are omniscient and omnipotent in our physical world, which is how our concept of god originated.
A handful of these highly advanced beings periodically incarnate to teach the most advanced members of humanity about the true nature of reality. The great masters such as Krishna, Buddha and Christ (and others who kept lower profiles) are the originators of esoteric knowledge – the one true science and the one true religion. The information was shrouded in mystery and symbolism to prevent the uninitiated from fully understanding it in the event that it became public knowledge.
Most of the world’s major religions were built around carefully selected pieces of this esoteric information that were taught to the general public at various times throughout history. As time passed and the religions grew, bureaucracy, dogma and superstition developed, which further distorted the original teachings. Science developed in response to the woefully poor explanations of reality offered by western religion. The early scientists were persecuted and deemed heretics for questioning the Church and delving into the mind of God, when all they sought to do was to understand the world in which they lived. Scientific scepticism of all things mystical is still very much apparent today.
A significant amount of esoteric information was released into the public domain at the end of the 19th century but it (theosophy) failed to make much of an impact because religion was dominant, science was in its infancy and the people of the time were too reserved. The popularity of metaphysics, spirituality and new science in the 21st century indicates that the world is now ready for a modern presentation of esoteric knowledge.
Awakening to Wholeness
Awakening to Wholeness describes a two-fold path of awakening that combines psychological and spiritual development. Psychology is concerned with the personal aspects of our being (i.e. body, emotions, mind and ego-self) and spirituality is concerned with the transpersonal aspects of our being (i.e. soul and true-Self):
- Psychological Development means “growing up” psychologically, i.e. freeing ourselves from the childish, defensive, reactive and egotistical programming that keeps us from living life fully consciously. It involves mastering (not repressing) our minds, hearts and bodies to free ourselves from the fears, inhibitions, conditioned behaviours, reactive emotions, critical judgements and limiting beliefs that prevent us from living happy, peaceful and fulfilling lives. This is achieved by dissolving the “negative” psychological material that keeps us trapped in these old patterns, and by actively expressing positive qualities in our daily lives.
- Spiritual Development means “waking up” spiritually, i.e. raising our level of consciousness (to connect with our true-Self) and widening our breadth of consciousness (to experience life more fully). It is not about transcending the world; it is about bringing higher levels of consciousness down into our being and expressing them in our daily lives. It is about being here as fully as we can and experiencing all of life. There is nothing we can actually “do” to spiritually evolve because it is the result of not doing, undoing or being. Simply “being” is at the core of every authentic spiritual practice, including meditation, mindfulness and prayer.
- Understand why we think and behave the way we do.
- Heal and re-integrate the wounded parts of our psyche.
- Manifest our full potential.
- Let go of the things that are holding us back.
- Lead a happier, richer and more fulfilling life.
- Know and express our true-Self.
- Realise that what we have been searching for has always been here – inside of us.
- Recognise that the opportunity to awaken is always right here and now.
Awakening to Wholeness clearly and comprehensively describes the dynamics of human consciousness, ego-development, psychological healing, personal development and spiritual awakening. It also includes a range of powerful transformational tools, techniques and practices that can help us to:
When we were born, our personal consciousness was undeveloped and inexperienced, and we had very little understanding of the world outside of us. As we learnt about the world we gradually constructed a mental model of how (we believed) things were out there. The more we learnt about the outer-world, the more complex our inner-world model became. Over time, it developed into a meticulously detailed virtual representation of reality. The virtual-reality world inside our mind was a near-perfect representation of the real world, but it was (and still is) coloured by our beliefs and distorted by our misconceptions.
Our interactions with other people helped us to fit them into our inner model, and their interactions with us helped us to fit our self into our inner model. The concept of self we developed through our interactions with others was that we are a separate individual who is contained within a physical body. This was very different to our inherent sense of true-Self, which is pure, radiant, infinite and one-with-everything. So, at this early stage of life we had a sense of two different selves – our true-Self and our “false” concept of self. The two selves were so different that we didn’t know which one to go with – we didn’t know who we were.
Our parents related to us as if we were a separate individual in a physical body (our false-self); not as if we were an infinite radiant being (our true-Self). They interacted with our false-self and pretty much ignored our true-Self. Only our false-self got validated, so we eventually went with that one. Essentially, the false-self came into being because we were not seen for who we truly are. Our false-self became our identity and our virtual inner-world became our home.
Obviously, we can’t live solely in our virtual-world because we have to eat, drink and interact with the real world in order to survive. We have to maintain a connection between our virtual-world and the real-world, so we project our virtual-world and virtual-self out onto the real-world. This gives us the impression that we (false-self) are living in the real-world. We perceive the real-world with our virtual-world seamlessly projected over it. This virtual-world overlay is what makes an anorexic person believe they are fat, or a tone-deaf person believe they are a great singer.
When our two images of “reality” don’t match up; when our real-world experience clashes with our inner-world expectations, our inner-world and our (false) sense of self are de-stabilised. This makes us anxious, so we feel compelled to reinforce our (false) sense of self and our model of reality by justifying, denying or blaming someone else. Our false-self is in control in its virtual inner-world, but it has very little influence on the real outer-world, so we often get frustrated when things don’t go our way.
Our virtual-world provides the added benefit of distancing us from the confusing, distressing and traumatic situations of the real-world. As a young child we learnt how to use our virtual-world as a psychological buffer to soften the impact of real-world distress. It allowed us to block out or distort certain aspects of our reality, paint a rosier picture of our life and justify the other people’s negative behaviour towards us. It allowed our innocent immature consciousness to cope with the sometimes harsh realities of the real world. Over time we stopped perceiving the real world directly because it felt safer to perceive life indirectly, through the intermediary of the mind. Over time we became so identified with our false-self and our virtual-world that we fell asleep to objective reality and forgot who we truly are. This is the root cause of most of our difficulties in life.
We have lived most of our lives not knowing who we truly are, and not knowing why we can’t find lasting happiness or fulfilment. We have tried everything we could think of to feel happy, but nothing really satisfies us for long. So we keep striving and strategising in the hope that one day everything will be perfect; but no matter what we do or how hard we try, lasting happiness always seems to elude us, and lasting fulfilment is always just out of reach.
If we sincerely want to know authentic peace, happiness and contentment we need a new strategy for life. What we actually need is “no strategy” – no “doing” – just “being”. We have been “doing” all our lives, and it hasn’t really got us anywhere. This book is focused on “being”. It can help us to realise that what we have always longed for and what we have been subconsciously searching for has always been there – we have just been looking in all the wrong places. It can help us to realise experientially that what we seek has been there all along – right inside of us.