The Heart of Matter: A Mystical Science

Modern physics is, in a sense, a mystical science that stands in opposition to the notion that, “science explains everything” or that “science gives us the truth.”

Ilia Delio, The Not-Yet God: Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Relational Whole, Ch. 1

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La física moderna es, en cierto sentido, una ciencia mística que se opone a la noción de que “la ciencia lo explica todo” o que “la ciencia nos da la verdad.”

Ilia Delio, The Not-Yet God: Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Relational Whole, Ch. 1

What is being moved? What is being asked?

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  1. Barbara Schwartzbach on February 1, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    I am moved by Love and Kindness, awakening and taking action for this beautiful complicated planet.

  2. Joe Masterleo on February 1, 2024 at 7:16 am

    Science describes and explains the empirical basis of the material (explicate) order, which is to the non-material (implicate) order what the tip of an iceberg is to the largest (submerged) part of the iceberg itself. For example, the Webb Telescope has made astrophysicists realize that they know and understand only about 3 to 4% of what there is to be known about space. The rest remains a mystery consigned to wastebasket terms like “dark matter” and “dark energy,” which basically says “we don’t know what the rest of space consists of, or how it’s held together.” As the highest part of matter, Teilhard would say its spirit, or more accurately spirit-matter, two aspects of a unified whole, implicate and explicate, invisible and visible, seamlessly joined and organically co-present each other like two sides of a coin, or the inside and outside of a glove. The hidden part, as mystery, cannot be known by empirical methods, only inferred. It’s another name for Christ, defined by the apostle Paul as “he in whom all things consist and hold together” (Col. 1:16-17). No telescope required when known in your heart.

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