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Sunday, February 7, 2016

‘Dark Matter’ - The Physical Basis for Mysticism


The recent scientific concept of “dark matter” suggests that we should seriously reconsider the timeless mystical perception of the physical universe.
This article shows that the traditional physical description provided by mystics for subtle bodies and subtle matter would today be categorized as “dark matter,” and that by taking these mystical concepts literally we can utilize this excellent mystical model as a physical basis for the understanding of numerous mystical and psychic phenomena.
Serious scientific investigations have been put forth in an effort to study phenomena such as subtle energies (qi or prana), psychic healing, clairvoyance, hands on healing, healing through prayer, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences to name a few.
The accumulating scientific evidence has generated various models in an effort to account for each phenomenon independently. However, these modern scientists have overlooked the traditional comprehensive physical explanation which mysticism has provided for these and other related phenomena.
Traditional mystical teachings assert that the creation of the universe is divided into several major planes of matter or consciousness, and that man, in addition to his visible body, has interpenetrating subtle bodies which are made up from each of these planes of matter. Most, if not all, of the spiritual writings and teachings that have emerged from every culture contain this concept.
Although the concepts of subtle matters and subtle bodies have been dismissed and ignored by scientists, mystics have persisted in this knowledge. Against this background we now have the recent scientific discovery of “dark matter” in the universe. Western scientists do not know what “dark matter” is, because we cannot readily detect it or see it, and yet it produces significant gravitational interactions. Theories fall into two broad categories:
(A) large objects which do not emit light, such as the remnants of burnt out stars, like black holes and white dwarfs, and
(B) small objects which are not composed of charged particles and are therefore not visible.
“Dark matter” is not a rare or insignificant ingredient, but makes up at least 90% of the mass in the universe. This article will focus on the second category for “dark matter”. As the author has stated in a previous article, and as will be shown here, the known properties of the uncharged form of “dark matter” would be consistent with the physical properties associated with mystical matter from other “planes”, the matter that also constitutes the subtle bodies of humankind.
We will show the role of “dark matter” subtle bodies in phenomena such as qi (or prana, or ki), clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, psychic healing, the power of prayer, and other extraordinary phenomena and will propose that this type of “dark matter” was present before (and therefore responsible for) the Big Bang which created visible matter.(1)