PROUD SCIENTISTS AND METAPHYSICIANS By William Samuel
Even beyond the turbulence of subjectivism, there are sticking places where physical scientists and metaphysicians are loitering along the banks, wading in the shallows of arrogance and self-superiority. In this world of appearances, metaphysicians wax, wane and suffer no less than anyone else and, in the end, they find their brands of subjectivism inadequately meeting their own needs, much less the needs of the world. Caught in the sterile void of "absoluteness," the suffering subjectivist faces an awful anguish and wonders why his metaphysics does not work as it did in the beginning, why his organizations languish and why there are no more answers now than a hundred years ago. This book is for the metaphysician, the physicist and astronomer who want more Light—and the answers to those questions.
Once I wrote of the chemical insanity that would smash the world—and it did. Now I speak of a new madness in the name of pseudo-metaphysics to shake the world, wherein much of mankind will find its faith in everything shattered, unable to find God's good in anything, anywhere, outside himself. Completely unaware of it, the bastions of legitimate subjectivism face an attack from every quarter by an insecure and threatened "religion," in the NAME of religion which isn't working either. The only ones who won't be conquered in the melee already begun, objectivist and subjectivist alike, will be those who have moved onward in their studies to FIND the Light of the Child within themselves and follow Its leadings rather than the world's.
THE TREE OF LIFE IS SOON TO BLOOM
In the days ahead, when the flowering begins, those who ran with the Child will be part of the flower and the seed.
As time goes, physical science will soon understand what time and space are actually about. In a very literal sense, we are approaching the end of human ignorance. If the prophets are right—and they have been remarkably right to date—our reach to the limits of light, human understanding, corresponds to a period of tumult in personal and world affairs. Therefore, we have only a short time remaining to turn from our self-limiting views, slough off the old sense of ignorance with its cherished notions, and awaken to the Child of Identity and Its birthright.
But that isn't the end of things either. Humanity is soon to make a spiritual and metaphysical breakout into a new day, a new time and space. Those who find the Child within, and listen to Its Covenant, are to DO what they have been intended to do from the beginning of linear history. Another "dimension" is to be added! This book is about that.
The reader has a role to play in these events. This volume would not have come into your hands unless you were to be a part of the story soon to unfold.
HOW TO READ THIS BOOK
Truth, however it is expressed—whether it is the physics of the world or the jargon of the mystic—contains layer upon layer of meaning, addressing every human condition and state of comprehension. Consider David's Twenty-Third Psalm. His words "I shall not want" mean something to the trusting child, to the fearful heart of the soldier, to the anguished lover, the worried business man, the invalid, the mother and father. It is a meaningful statement to the aging heart of one grown weary of the world or to any human condition one might imagine. Isn't that true? If those four words can mean so much to so many, is it any wonder that some meanings may elude us for the moment?
Reader, do not struggle with this book. Read gently. If something seems vague, do not puzzle overmuch, but read on. Things that aren't clear immediately will become clear later, and when you have an opportunity to reread small sections, you will be delighted to find that the book has become new again. Repetition is not necessarily repetition. With each Glimpse the entire book is new—and so is our world—because it is yet to be surveyed in the light just discovered. There is more to read on each topic in the RELATED PAPERS section of the book.
There is a saying that nothing has been read once until it has been read twelve times. Read these words. Make them your own. 'Eat them up;' as the ancients said. But with all the reading and thought, get understanding. The intellect can reach no more than its limits of reason and logic. The New Covenant this book speaks of is lodged deeply within yourself already. Your Heart will take you there. I assure you, this book heralds Something Wonderful.
One of the grandest gifts I could give the reader is to introduce two small volumes: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS and LaoTse's TAO TE CHING. You may be familiar with them already. If not, you will enjoy them mightily.
The Thomas "sayings of Jesus" came into my studies around 1958 when they were first published in English. They came ringing a Hallelujah Chorus of bells within me, confirming my own insights and intuitions of many years, just as the TAO TE CHING had done earlier. Now, these years later, the authenticity and antiquity of "Thomas" is an established fact recognized by scholars the world around, and I am not the only one to deduce that both men are making essentially the same subjective statement—and addressing the innocent, guiltless Child within us all.
These two books require a reading from a "subjective" point of view wherein they make a consistent metaphysics. Neither book can be comprehended by the Western set of mind that views "things" as separate objects "out there" in the world.
If the reader should find unfamiliar quotations from Jesus as he reads this book, he can find them in THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS.
It might be well to note that LaoTse preceded Jesus in history by about five centuries. The scholar can follow the Gnostic Idea from East to West to its birth as a doctrine of Love in the first century A.D.—only to have all but traces of its original subjectivism removed from worldly view within the first 500 years of its history. Interestingly, this is what both Jesus and LaoTse said would happen—and the prophets before them. However, both men say, in nearly identical terms, that in the final days of linear time "There is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed, and there is nothing covered that shall remain without being uncovered."
The Child Within Us Lives! By William Samuel