MAINSTREAM science creates an almost insurmountable obstacle to understanding the real nature of life because of one persistent belief.
They steadfastly refuse to recognize life as a distinct force, and in so doing our modern science blocks all understanding of the nature of reality.
“The greatest problem of philosophy, is the physical and substantial nature of life,” H. P. Blavatsky declared:
“It is its independent nature, which is denied by modern science — because that science is unable to comprehend it.”
“The reincarnationists and believers in Karma alone dimly perceive,” Blavatsky insisted, “that the whole secret of Life is in the unbroken series of its manifestations: whether in, or apart from, the physical body.”
(The Secret Doctrine 1:238)
Nevermind: “modern science’s definition of life still rests on Herbert Spencer’s old definition, one that describes the phenomenon, but gives no hint of its real cause.”
(“Moxon’s Master” – Ambrose Bierce)
What is Life?
“Life is a definite combination of heterogeneous changes,” Spencer insisted:
“both simultaneous and successive in correspondence with external coexistences and sequences.”
Spencer’s assertion is maintained as the consensus view because “most researchers still believe they can build from one side of nature, the physical,” says the biocentrist Dr. Robert Lanza … concluding, crucially: “without the other side, the living.”
The Anthropic Principle
Dr. Lanza details his frontier science view in his book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.
He shows that his Biocentrism — an extension of the Anthropic Principle, described by the Einstein disciple physicist John Wheeler — asserts a view of life incompatible with modern materialism.
“The Anthropic Principle was proposed in Poland in 1973, during a special two-week series of synopsia commemorating Copernicus’ 500th birthday,” a physics website explains:
“It was proposed by Brandon Carter, who had the audacity to proclaim that humanity did indeed hold a special place in the Universe, an assertion that is the exact opposite of Copernicus’ now universally accepted theory.”
The premise of Biocentrism is, with important modifications, asserts an intelligent hierarchical structure to nature, is also a central premise of Theosophy.
The ancients held that the universe is created by life, and not the other way around.
“The point in the hitherto immaculate Disk, Space and Eternity … denotes the dawn of differentiation,” H. P. Blavatsky explains at the outset of The Secret Doctrine (Vol. 1, Pg. 1).
“It is the Point in the Mundane Egg [see Wikipedia “World Egg”] … the germ within the latter which will become the Universe, the all, the boundless, periodical Kosmos, this germ being latent and active, periodically and by turns.”
The Milky Way Galaxy
“The one circle is divine Unity, from which all proceeds, whither all returns. Its circumference — a forcibly limited symbol, in view of the limitation of the human mind — indicates the abstract, ever incognisable presence, and its plane, the Universal Soul, although the two are one.”