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Post Materialism

Post Materialist Science

Post-Materialist Science

Having discovered Rupert Sheldrake’s work through researching my interest in consciousness and Post-Materialist Science. I was happy to find this in a second hand book shop, along with a small pile of National Geographic magazines, but that’s another topic.

If you are interested in maintaining an open mind about the nature of the universe, our place in it, and consciousness this is a great read. In short it discusses how science wrested power from the church in the 17th century, using similar methods as religion had previously.

Then went onto make some great discoveries which have undeniably helped us. However it argues that science has now fallen into some of the same traps that organised religion has; such as dogma, which leads to inflexibility and intolerance.

This book argues against that and looks toward a new science termed ‘post materialism’. A proposed paradigm shift which has plenty of support as well as detractors. After all when has power ever relinquished its unassailability?

Approach with an open mind, although even if you don’t Rupert does a good job of challenging scepticism.

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“…the greatest secret is in water.”

Jung and Alchemy: Unconscious content

Whilst the subtitle of this post is ‘Jung and alchemy: unconscious content’; The post title  “…the greatest secret is in water.” refers to the Vas Hermeticum, (mentioned in Mark Saban piece cited below), in alchemy which is a vessel where mysterious transformations occur. Perhaps considered as a font containing the water of dreams. Jung considered it a representation of a physical, psychic or spiritual space where the union of opposites can occur. The union of the conscious and unconscious perhaps.

(Saban, Mark) As Jung points out, “[The secret] points, in a word, to the presence of an unconscious content, which exacts from consciousness a tribute of constant regard and attention. With the application of interest the continual perception and assimilation of the effects of the “secret” become possible. This is beneficial to the conduct of life, because the contents of the unconscious can then exert their compensatory effect and, if taken note of and recognised, bring about a balance that promotes health.”

Mark Saban; Alchemy and Jungian Psychology;

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