I studied Aerospace Engineering because I was always passionate about flight and the freedom that I expected would come with it. After leaving my engineering degree behind me I lost that passion, something was missing for me. Over the years I have been pulled towards study of sacred geometry and so was inspired when I saw this video of a helicopter design that incorporated one of the fundamental structures within that discipline, the vesica pisces.
I believe that technologies like this, made for people by the people, can offer our future something to feel good about. As we evolve spiritually I believe that many more of us will master experiences such as astral projection, which may one day make these kinds of craft void, but until then there is something exciting about this. It is up to us collectively to ensure that such technologies are used for the highest good.
As you can see from there kickstarter campaign, these guys are being supported by folks out there which is step towards ensuring that they do not have to rely on money from centralised sources.
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Some of our science greats throughout the last hundred years have been influenced by vedic scriptures from the East. These texts, which date back over 5000 years, contain writings on matter, antimatter and atomic structure as well as the hymns, prayers and myths they are better known for. Some even speak of ancient machines that used to fly through the sky and perform what seem like incredible feats. Though the blur between myth and fact remains a subject of much debate, some of the twentieth centuries most influential thinkers have obviously dabbled in the principles that are espoused by these ancient texts.
Two of the pioneers of quantum theory, Erwin Schrodinger and Niels Bohr, were known to have studied vedic principles. They also hung out with some of the leading philosopher's of eastern wisdom. Werner Heisenberg, who has the famous uncertainty principle named after him, spent time with the Rabindranath Tagore. This meeting of the minds helped him to confidently pursue his ideas about quantum mechanics, realising that they were not so crazy after all.
“The unity and continuity of Vedanta are reflected in the unity and continuity of wave mechanics. This is entirely consistent with the Vedanta concept of All in One.” - Schrodinger
Albert Einstein was a scientist who believed in the power of science and found no contradictions when reading what seem like stories of mysticism and magic in books such as the Bagavad-Gita. He had a deep relationship with what he called God, and relied on these ancient scriptures for much insight.
“When I read the Bhagavad-gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.”
- Albert Einstein
Nikola Tesla spent time with Hindu swami Vivekenanda and was aware of the wisdom contained within vedic literature. Even modern day scientists, such as Fred Alan Wolfe and Rupert Shedlrake, have been influenced by this ancient wisdom as they attempt to bridge material and spiritual realms. Sheldrake not only read vedic works, but also Buddhism and sufi mysticism. His theories, which are being widely accepted by many, run counter to the path that many biologists continue to defend.
"My ideas find readier acceptance in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions of the East than in Western culture."
- Rupert Sheldrake
This is not to claim that they are perfect in any way, and their conclusions are subject to scrutiny today, as will be the scientists of today in the future. Take for instance Robert Oppenheimer, the man in the charge of the group that produced the first atomic bombs. Whereas many scientists read translations of the texts, Oppenheimer had the ability to read ancient sanskrit and studied them throughout his years. At the time of the first atomic weapons test he famously quoted from the Bagavad Gita. "I have become death, destroyer of worlds."
Of course he was not in charge of how these weapons would be used, that came down to the decisions made by the military industrial complex, which still makes decisions with many of the technologies being used today. He was, however, aware of just how much damage they could cause in the wrong hands.
When used in service to the highest good these technologies may be viewed by many as the holy grail, gifts given from on high to those most worthy of the knowledge and wisdom. If they were alive today many of these scientists would likely find it far easier to credit their discoveries to the influence of eastern spirituality, though even now it is opposed, sometimes violently, by materialists. What is clear is that these men sought self-knowledge first, and through it found a way to contribute to progress for the human race.
Scientists and inventors are wizards who embody light and dark elements of the magician archetype. Their ingredients are numbers and their spells are often long, complicated and uncomprehensible mathematical equations. Though many of us do not understand how they came to the conclusions they did, or even what the conclusions really mean, we worship them as geniuses.
The scientists who have left a lasting impression on our minds, who have affected the course of history in many ways, were not simply intellectuals. Their greatness came from hard work and left brain analysis, but they also relied on other spiritual gifts to withdraw the solutions to some of our worlds greatest conundrums. Right brain creativity and intuition were an indispensable part of the formula.
No doubt the first scientist that pops into western minds is good old messy haired Albert Einstein, someone often quote (and misquoted) on facebook. There is no doubt that this man was an analytical thinker, but he was one who freely admitted that there was much more to the intuitive mind than what western science has so far given credit.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
― Albert Einstein
He risked everything to follow the nudges of his intuitive mind, and so does every great mind who breaks down the barriers of traditional thinking to take us forward in leaps and bounds. If they relied only upon their intellectual mind, they would rely on the conclusions of those who came before them. Listening to the intuitive mind often leads them on paths that seem scary, crazy, and even heretical in some science circles. It takes courage for these men and women to persist in the face of dogma and criticism from others.
Nikola Tesla was another great scientist of the 20 th century, though he went largely unnoticed in his time. This was largely due to the fact that the world was just not ready for his way of thinking and too many men would have had to change the whole infrastructure of their livelihood to accommodate him. Now he is beginning to be recognised as the genius that he was.
He was not a conventional scientist by any stretch of the imagination. He was known to see images of his inventions clearly in his mind, something that in his younger years had scared him. In later years he realised it was a gift. He was raised in a religious family but was open to other spiritual paths throughout his life. That openness, with an equal amount of discernment, was surely what allowed him to create unique and world transforming concepts. The father of the AC current studied vedic principles and came to understand prana and the akash in terms of energy and mass.
"The gift of the mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with his great power."
- Nikola Tesla
These are just two of the world's great scientists, it would require much writing to speak of the many influences of other greats throughout the centuries who credited a higher power with having guided their earthly endeavours.
What matters is that these men were whole brain thinkers who had a deep spiritual awareness that guided them and illuminated their paths. They paid attention to that inner guidance, even when they knew it would bring them nothing but ridicule. I believe it is this same courage that will make this kind of approach in science the norm rather than the exception. It does not require a belief in God, but it does require an openness and trust in your innate intuitive abilities.
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