"Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said;

"This is my own, my native universe"  Sir Walter Scott

COSMOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF THE NATURE, STRUCTURE AND GENESIS OF THE UNIVERSE;

THAT IS THE  COSMO - LOGICAL ORDER OF THE UNIVERSE.

IS THERE ANY?

DESPITE THE GIGANTIC STRIDES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN THIS STUDY OVER THE CENTURIES  AND THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WHICH WE HAVE PLACED AT OUR DISPOSAL TODAY, WE STILL WONDER IN AWE AS THE UNIVERSE OF LIFE CONTINUES TO WIDEN OUR EYES TO ITS STAGGERING COMPLEXITY,   BEAUTY AND MYSTERY.

 

LIKE A FLEA CRAWLING OVER AN ELEPHANT, WE SEEK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS UNIVERSAL ENTITY  IS AND HOW IT CAME TO BE, AND OURSELVES AS PART OF IT.

IT IS OUR HOME THIS UNIVERSE.

 IT IS MADE OF THE SAME STUFF OF WHICH WE ARE MADE.

WE ARE CREATURES (CHILDREN) OF THE CREATION, BIRTHING OURSELVES SLOWLY BUT SURELY INTO ITS AMAZING  PRESENCE.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT WE HAVE ARISEN LIKE EARTHLY ADVENTURERS FROM THE ELECTRO CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE  OF A PLANET, BEWILDERED BY THE SIGHTS AND THE INSIGHTS WHICH CONFRONT US, YET COCKILY SEEKING AND PROCLAIMING SOME SORT OF KNOWLEDGE WHICH WILL REVEAL AND UNLOCK THE NATURE OF INFINITY AND ETERNITY AS IF IT WERE OUR BIRTHRIGHT.

 

AND IT IS.

THE UNIVERSE OF LIFE IS A LIVING BREATHING SOUL, CONSTANTLY INSPIRING AND EXPIRING, POURING FORTH FROM AND WITHDRAWING WITHIN ITSELF, AN ENDLESS MOTION OF ENERGY AND FORCE, CREATING IN ITS PROGRESSIVE EVOLUTIONS AND WAKE, A BEWILDERING ARRAY OF EXPRESSIONS AND DIMENSIONS.

 

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE  EMERGING AS IT IS FROM ITS VAST BUT TINY EVOLUTIONARY COCOON OF TIME AND SPACE, LOOKING OUT ON ENDLESS VISTAS OF CREATION, CONTINUES ITS ATTEMPTS TO GRASP AT SOME SEMBLANCE OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSAL WHOLE OF WHICH IT IS A PART.

 

LIKE COLUMBUS WARILY INTUITING HIS WAY ACROSS THE UNKNOWN FRONTIERS OF THE "FLAT" OCEANS, COSMOLOGISTS TODAY SEEK TO MAP AND EXPLAIN THE UNIVERSE WITH INSTRUMENTS OF GREATER AND GREATER SENSITIVITY AND POWER.

 

THE "RATIONAL" HUMAN MIND IS SEEKING TO EMBRACE AND UNDERSTAND THE SEEMINGLY IMPONDERABLE AND "IRRATIONAL" UNIVERSAL MIND.

(or is it the other way round?)

 

IN PREPARATION FOR OUR ENTRY INTO

THE NEW WORLD OF COSMOLOGICAL MAN

THIS IS ALL A NECESSARY AND IMPORTANT PART OF OUR STUDY.

 

THROUGH THIS COSMOLOGICAL ORDER WHICH WE ARE SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND, WE WISH TO KNOW OUR SOURCE AND TO EXPLAIN FROM WHENCE WE HAVE COME, AND MAYBE TO WHERE WE ARE GOING.

IT  IS A DEEP AND ABIDING DESIRE WITHIN THE NATURAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF MAN THAT HE DISCOVER AND KNOW THE TRUTH PERTAINING TO HIS EXISTENCE.

RELIGIONISTS AND THEOLOGIANS THROUGH THE LENS OF DISTORTED BELIEF SYSTEMS AND FANCIFUL NOTIONS OF A "GOD" MADE IN OUR OWN HUMAN IMAGE AND SIMILAR ICONS, HAVE ALSO SOUGHT FOR AND EXPOUNDED UPON THIS SAME REALITY.

THROUGH THE RAPIDLY EMERGING FUSION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION, AND THROUGH THE ENDEAVOURS OF BOTH STREAMS OF ENQUIRY, DO WE STAND READY YET TO RESOLVE THE CONFUSION AND IGNORANCE?

THE RAPID AWAKENING OF THE INHERENT INTELLIGENCE GENERATED AS  A RESULT OF ALL STREAMS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR  HAVE FORCED A POWERFUL IMPETUS OF GROWTH IN ALL DEPARTMENTS OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE.

THE OUTCOME  IS TO BE A GREAT SCIENTIFIC REVELATION, A VICTORY OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT WITHIN THE HUMAN FAMILY.

 

THE MEETING PLACE IS TO BE FOUND IN THE EMERGENCE OF

COSMOLOGICAL MAN

THE NEW AGE MAN.

TRUTH EMERGES OUT OF OUR ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO FACE AND CONFRONT OUR OWN IGNORANCE.

AS FAR AS MAN IS CONCERNED THIS IGNORANCE HAS BEEN HIS SAVIOUR, HIS REASON TO GO ON AND PURSUE  PURE KNOWLEDGE. 

AS WE CONFRONT NOW THE VERY SOURCE OF OUR EXISTENCE, THE INTELLECTUAL PRAGMATIST CONTINUES TO COME FACE TO FACE WITH THE INCURABLE IDEALIST AND MYSTIC.

THE SCIENTIST AND THE POET /ARTIST ARE MERGING AND SEEING THROUGH EACH OTHERS EYES.

BOTH HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN FOSTERING  OUR ETERNAL DRIVE TOWARDS TRUTH.

THE "KNOWLEDGE OF MEN" AND "THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD" ARE MEETING EACH OTHER NOW IN THE

NEW AGE MAN.

ONE HEART. ONE MIND. ONE MISSION. ONE GOAL.

ONE DREAM FULFILLED.

LET US CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY INTO THE LIGHT

FOR IN THAT LIGHT

WE SHALL SEE LIGHT.

"If we don't know where we've come from can we know where we are meant to be going?"