Five inspiring, cosmic mystery exploring days for certain
I will be taking you on a syncretic journey over the last 100,000 years of inquiry and bringing you up to date with the most current theories of cosmology including the Standard Big Bang Theory and revealing the many pros and cons of this and many of the other alternative theories more recently conceived.
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of inclusion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”
Albert Einstein - 1954
“One of the distinguishing features of human nature is that it seeks to understand the nature of the cosmos, the order of the universe in its totality.”
Joseph Milne - Author of Metaphysics and the Cosmic Order
“He who does not know what the world (cosmos) is, does not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who he is, nor what the world is.”
Marcus Aurelius’s (121 – 180 AD)
Over the millennia, mystics, mythologists, religious theologians, meta-physicians, philosophers and scientists have all viewed the universe, astronomy and cosmology in many varying lights. Collectively they have participated in a syncretic development of one of the greatest and most challenging disciplines of inquiry known. But, how does one come to fully know or truly comprehend such vastness and how does one achieve such an almost incomprehensible and colossal undertaking? This is exactly what we will be pursuing over these five special and enlightening days.
“Our minds, which invent mathematics, conform to the reality of the cosmos. We are somehow tuned in to its truths. Since pure thought can penetrate the universe’s mysteries, this seems to be telling us that something about human consciousness is harmonious with the mind of God.”
John Charlton Polkinghorne - English theoretical physicist and theologian
“Astronomy is one of the crowning achievements of humankind.”
Sir Martin John Reesm (Baron Rees of Ludlow) - British cosmologist and astrophysicist
“Astronomy gives the first glimmers of regularity in nature, the understanding of which will lead to control of humanity and the universe.”
R. E. Fosdick - Director of the Dayton Astronomical Society
Astronomy and cosmology are the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with their origins in the mystical, religious, mythological, cosmological, calendrical, and astrological beliefs and practices of prehistory. Through the ages astronomy and cosmology have developed from the more mystical and metaphysical to the more physical and mathematical interpretations. Today, from the smallest quantum fluctuations, through to the largest dark energy expansions to the massive ageless cosmic structures we can explore and probe.
“Theoretical mathematics, as applied to astronomy and cosmology, can allow human beings to access abstract horizons out beyond what their physical senses or even their extended technological senses can perceive, thereby enabling them to progressively develop theories unheard of previously.”
Dr John Demartini
It is my intention while presenting Empyrenace X – The Universe - to help you penetrate the universal mysteries of the infinite macro and micro and probe deeper into the subtle relationships between the cosmos and the innermost cosmic human being. I am looking forward to watching your brain sizzle with gamma bursts as your insights begin spontaneously popping and your inner awareness begins exploding and expanding. Come join me as we stand on the shoulders of the great giants and as we stick our hands and minds into the glue of the some of the greatest geniuses, original visionaries and Nobel laureates ever known. Get ready for a panscychic exploration of the staggering vastness of the universe. I look forward to seeing you there.
I look forward to being in your presence at this special gathering of dedicated students.
Love and Wisdom
Dr John Demartini