Syllabus

Syllabus of ten module class. This was stimulated by the observations of Ronald Cowen (1941-2019) who worked with Bart Stuck from 2016 to his death.

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Overview

Appletorus

Spirituality, love and compassion in everyday life is dropping everywhere; materialism is growing in import with every passing day. At the same time, science has realized that after 500 years, it has been studying roughly 10% of the universe, with the remainder called dark. Why are we here? Where are we going? This is our focus, where the spirit meets the bone.

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Foundations

Foundations set the ground rules and operating procedures to have a data driven grounded discussion. It is essential to build structure at the outset: not having structure leads to chaos, any direction works, and there will be no progress.

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Science and Mysticism in the Microcosm

The microcosm reveals the 26 real dimensional structure of the universe, with quantized space compartments covered with information blocks that scan the surroundings constantly and react. This is the realm of strings (ten for matter, five for dark matter), quantum field theory, Wolfram hypergraphs, and the pilot wave theory of de Broglie and Bohm.

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Mysticism in Poetry

Poetry evokes concepts that words cannot express: Emerson and the Bhagavad-Gita, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Rumi all exemplify a different dimension to mysticism, and are the tip of the iceberg.

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Mysticism East and West

Mysticism is found on every continent and in every age. We survey mystic concepts in East and West. This has the hallmarks of the blind touching the elephant: one person touches the ear, another the tusk, another the tail, another the leg, and yet there is only one elephant!

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Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was born in the 19th century, lived in the first half of the 20th century, but his ideas and philosophy are for the 21st century: archetypes, the collective unconsciousness, the Golden Flower, the Red Book, comment on the Book of Job, quantum mechanics and synchronicity, and support for publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls is just the tip of the iceberg of an incredible intellect.

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Synchronicity

Jung and Pauli

Synchronicity (German: Synchronizit√§t) is a concept first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl G. Jung “to describe circumstances that appear meaningfully related yet lack a causal connection.” In contemporary research, synchronicity experiences refer to one’s subjective experience that coincidences between events in one’s mind and the outside world may be causally unrelated to each other yet have some other unknown connection.

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Astronomy, Cosmology and the Big Bounce

Andromeda

Astronomy studies the movements of the heavens, the planets, the stars, the galaxies: astronomy discovered that after five hundred years of observations, only 5% of the energy/matter in the universe has been studied, with the remainder call dark (matter and energy). Cosmology studies the overall structure of the universe, starting with the Big Bounce and leading up to the present.

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Astrology Tarot and I Ching

Yoga Meditation

Astrology deals with the influence of the heavens on daily affairs of life: each of the planets, the sun, the moon et al, evidently have a set of archetypes whose influence waxes and wanes as the heavens evolve. Tarot employs cards to forecast future events. iChing employs sticks to forecast future events.

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