What is Metaphysics?
Plato’s Allegory Cave
Manifest and Non-Manifest
In the West, the roots of Metaphysics go back to the great philosophical thinkers of Ancient Greece, who believed in a Great Architect who’s work could be revealed through the creation of sacred geometric design. Plato’s cave is a metaphor for a much greater force that lies hidden behind the veil of existence. However, this type of thought is by no means limited to Western Philosophy. Even today we find the same concept in all major religions that is expressed through symbolism throughout the world.
The Judeo-Christian-Muslim beliefs find their root with Abraham from around 2000 BC.
The eastern religions find their root in ancient Vedic philosophy. Whilst dates vary considerably, many scholars view the formation of the Vedic Era as originating with Parashara somewhere around 2000-3000 BC.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.Albert Einstein
Faith and reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which it soars to the truth.
Pope John Paul II
The time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether.
|Quantity||Quantity & Quality|
|Outer observation||Outer & Inner observation|
|Nature||Nature & Consciousness|
|Numbers = Human Tool||Numbers = pre-exist Humans|
|complex mathematical laws||geometry, music & numbers|
|hard study||fun learning|
|manifest||manifest & non-manifest|
|out of chaos||divine plan|
|logical||logical & spiritual|
- Metaphysics: physics that is beyond
- Plato’s Cave: reality is broader than our perception
- Religions: reality = divine plan, unified through symbolism
- Science: experimental data to define reality
- Our metaphysical belief: science + spirituality
- Understanding of consciousness, numbers, geometry, music, art
The answer is yes and no. It looks exactly like a circle, however, the computer screen itself is constructed from tiny square pixels. Through the arrangement of these squares, a form is created that approximates the circle. We say that the whole of life is experienced in this way. Reality is made from matter, composed of tiny atoms, bound through a field of energy, which is in constant fluctuation. Yet, at the same time it remains constant from the scale of our perception.
The great artists and metaphysist, Leonardo DaVinci created a famous image called the Vitruvian Man, that depicts the human form surrounded by a square and a circle. In view of what has just been mentioned, this image holds a very profound meaning. No form is exact, yet somewhere between the strait line (square), and the curve (circle) we exist and experience life.