The Way of Art

If you have heard Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, you can probably recognise the notes in this score, and even hear them in your mind. Beethoven was able to hear and write down this symphony, driven by some creative urge to represent something he found inspiring (and so do we now).

Art (music, painting, poetry and others) is a representation of some deeper aspect of reality, beyond scientific measurement and theories. Beethoven experienced and reproduced the beauty of unifying diverse elements into a whole piece of music. 

When we experience art, we share in the artist’s perception of something beyond everyday experience. Our feelings (which we may not be able to name) emerge from within some deep place within us. So, art is a way to learn about another dimension of the beauty of life than science can reveal.

The Way of Spirituality

The images above are all symbols that have meaning in various religions . They are NOT spiritual reality itself (no image or words can adequately describe what we encounter in the spiritual dimension of reality). Symbols point toward some aspect of that reality that groups of believers share. Thus, there is a difference between spirituality and religion.

Spirituality is seeking and honoring the deepest spiritual dimension of reality, taught by individuals whose names we all recognise: Jesus, the Buddha, and in our time the Dalai Lama and others. The reality they reveal in their teachings is spiritual, and we encounter it by following their way of discernment.

Jesus is different than all other spiritual leaders because he claimed that he IS the way to God. Imitating him is the way to spiritual growth and eternal life. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” [John 14:6] Jesus personifies the beauty of  heaven and the cosmos.

The Way of Science

A quantum physicist would easily recognise this as Schrodinger’s Wave Equation, and would understand its application in describing the cosmos. Thus we have  to be trained to see in the scientific way.

Science is a human process of describing the cosmos and how things work and came to be. To be true science, the results of scientific experiments must match the data gathered about reality, and the experiments must be repeatable by other scientists.

The way of science continually changes as humans learn more and more about physical reality. The picture attached to this page is a Nebula called the Veiled Lady. It was first discovered in 1784 by astronomers using telescopes.  Very recently, using the Hubble Space Telescope scientists learned that it is the remnants of a supernova that exploded 6000+ years ago. Even so, the Veiled Lady has a beauty that the mind perceives, which is beyond scientific explanations.

Why quantum spirituality?

A recently discovered Quasar Tsunami. Using the unique capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. They emanate from quasars and tear across interstellar space like tsunamis, wreaking havoc on the galaxies in which the quasars live.

People tend to understand what they see and experience. Thus, there is a double difficulty with “quantum” and “spirituality” as the name of our website. Neither quantum or spirituality can be seen, and only spirituality may be experienced. So why did we use this name for our website? To make you think about things in a new way.

The 21st century is a time of information and sensory overload. Just one example suffices. Many people network constantly  throughout the day on the Internet. They see and experience many different people and events from around the world, with little time to reflect about what all these diverse encounters mean. But all this shares somethung in common, if you think about it. Deep down, everything in the universe rests on invisible quantum energy. And even deeper down all this energy has a spiritual dimension. So we are all experiencing unity in tremendous diversity deep down, when we think about it.