Practical Metaphysics is the bridge between Science and Theology.
Science has struggled to provide us with solutions to the most pressing issues we face as humans. We can send gigabytes of information across the world in less than a minute, yet war, poverty and famine seem to be prevalent as ever. The wheels of history, it seems, are not impacted by our technological advancements. Furthermore, it seems that science cannot answer the most pressing questions we face as humans — what is consciousness? Who is the one who is self-aware? Are we alone in the universe and what is the purpose of life?
Most importantly, why do we suffer so much?
Theology, too, has struggled to provide us with convincing answers to these questions. It is said that 84% of the world population has faith (a third is Christian). There seems to be a church, a temple, a synagogue or a mosque everywhere humans reside; faith is an intrinsic part of who we are as humans. And yet, we have failed to understand the cause of our inner struggle. In fact, the emotional turmoil that engulfs us seems to increase in an exponential manner, as evident by the increasing number of suicides and mass killings, as well as by the exponential rise of the consciousness movement in the past fifty years.
The “soft” sciences of the psyche, such as psychology and psychiatry, have also failed to deliver us with a clear map of the psyche. Instead, they list every notable human behavior which deviates from a “normalized” standard, terming them “mental dis-orders”. From what order do they deviate? How does this standard take into account our continuously evolving mental diversity?
The more we become self-conscious, and as the information revolution continues to reveal the vastness of human expression, more questions arise. Why is it that we are all so different? What causes us to be emotionally triggered? What is love? Why is it that some people can multiple 57x34 in their heads and yet others can’t figure out how much change they are supposed to receive at the store? What is the cause of dyslexia? aphantasia? Alzheimer's? Parkinson's? autism? split personality disorder? Why are some so loving while others are willing to kill a fellow human without missing a heartbeat? What is will and and what is desire? What is hope?
Who is it the one who asks?
There is a common denominator, however, to all these questions. Their answers are all rooted in the blueprint of consciousness itself, and the mechanism with which the mind operates. Many scientists will tell you that we are yet to discover this knowledge. I am here to tell you that it was never lost. Our forefathers knew the answers, and they have left us a gift — a map of the psyche and of consciousness itself, which shows how our conscious perception of reality is rooted in our infinitely unique perception of time.
The practical metaphysicist studies this map.
Such a bridge between Science and Theology must have a foot on each side; on one hand, it must offer a rational and logical thesis, a repeatable pattern which resonates with the rational mind, and can be tested as well as observed with consistency which would allow its practical use. On the other hand, it must stay shrouded in mystery, allowing for the existence of an irrational, chaotic and artistic force that shuffles the endless diversity of human expression. Proof negates faith; the intellectual understanding of our metaphysical reality must not take away from the spiritual potency of life itself.
Science’s backbone is the scientific method. It is a 300-year-old structured-procedure that consists of systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, as well as the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. It ensures that we are all playing by the same rules, and that any new theory will pass the towering gates of the rationale. Without it, science cannot cross from that which is abstract to that which is concrete, from theory to practice. But the scientific-method is also science’s Achilles heel — it systematically blocks science from exploring that which can be observed but cannot be measured.
Like consciousness, for example.
Practical Metaphysics is the science of the immeasurable. The laws of metaphysics tell us that that which is measurable exists by the very existence of the immeasurable. There is no thesis without an antithesis, much like there is no light without darkness. That which cannot be measured is to the measurable what dark matter is to matter itself. And yet, for everything to function it must have a mechanism; what cannot be measured with scientific instruments, we are told by the laws of metaphysics, indeed has a mechanism with which it functions. The mechanism is simply immeasurable.
Once, known, however, it is quite detectible. In fact, it is self-evident.
The study of physics is rooted on consistent accuracy; the study of metaphysics, however, is rooted in inaccurate consistency. Hard sciences show us unbreakable patterns that guarantee the unbreakable accuracy nature’s laws, without exception. Metaphysics shows us unbreakable patterns of randomness which guarantee that when it comes to the final product of nature, there is always an exception. Physics will reveal the reason a basketball moves in any conceivable pattern, yet it is only metaphysics which can reveal the reason a player missed an easy shot.
Metaphysics is the science of chaos.
When a pattern is unknown, observation finds nothing but disarray. Take flowers, for example; before the thirteenth century, there was no awareness of a rational pattern which dictated how many petals a flower will have. Then a man named Fibonacci discovered a circular mathematical pattern, and we now know that the number of petals in a flower will always be within the Fibonacci series (where each number is the sum of the previous two). And so, we see flowers with 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, or even 89 petals. This discovery did not take away from our appreciation of creation; on the contrary, it leaves us in awe of its ingenuity.
Same goes for consciousness. Chaos exists only when a valid theory is absent. The mysterious realm of the psyche appears chaotic, but once its structure is revealed, we then see the elegant ingenuity with which it was created. Metaphysics tells us that there is a blueprint to consciousness, that there is a mechanism with which the mind works which serves as the metaphysical “engine” of the human psyche. It tells us that there is even a logic to the chaos which seem to drive our emotional impulses. The structure is always the same one; it is a template of all that is metaphysical, reverberating throughout all that exists, much like the laws of nature are the governing blueprint by which all that is physical was created.
This structure is a theological template called “The Tree of Life”, described in a distributed body of knowledge called “Hebraic Metaphysics” that is spread across numerous religions and spiritual frameworks. It is heavily centralized, naturally, in Judaism. For thousands of years, this template was misunderstood. Using modern terminology, my book called It's About Time will bring a central piece of it to life — the structure and mechanism of the Conscious Mind.
In academia, Practical Metaphysics is an oxymoron; metaphysics is a branch of philosophy, and philosophy, by nature, is not practical. The moment philosophy becomes practical it turns into knowledge. In reality, however, Practical Metaphysics in a redundant term, since all metaphysics is practical. That, we realize once the pattern has emerged.
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