The Origins of Man and the Universe , or the 'myth that came to life',
is the story of how we and the earth got here - from the Big Bang to the
coming End of Time. Barry Long relates our inner life to the outer world
in ways that draw us towards the solution of the ultimate puzzle: What's
behind it all? What on earth are we doing here?
The author uses gnosis, or the knowledge of the unknown,
to reveal the essentially simple structures that govern our complex existence
we fit into the universal scheme of things. He shows how a spiritual principle
became intelligent flesh and blood; how existence is formed; how 'nothing'
becomes 'something'. He reconciles the dilemmas of science and religion
by transcending them.
This is metaphysics made meaningful through self-knowledge,
not the abstractions of science or philosophy. The contents are completely
original, rely on no other authority and are the product of a period of
spiritual realisation. Going further than science they are beyond proof,
are strangely compelling and convincing. In an appendix the author speaks
about how he came to this knowledge and wrote it down.
Don't buy this book for a quick, easy read. Read it for
eternity - literally, because that's what it's about.
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