Quantum Physics acknowledges the state of immortality described by scriptures.
So if you squeeze matter into a tiny space, it gets denser and denser,
and space curls up very tightly. . . .
this is what they say happens inside a black hole, at the center, where the density of matter is infinite,
all the matter crushed into a single point called a singularity.
There is no way to describe a singularity—space and time literally go away there—and so many physicists hope that singularities really don’t exist.
The Bit and The Pendulum by Tom Siegfried pg. 218
As I propose in my book, THE SCORPIO RING OF FIRE, black holes represent something very unusual and profound for spiritual seekers. As I elaborate therein, black holes have a very importance lesson to teach us about the fundamental meaning to life and also about where we came from and where we eventually will go.
Astrology recognizes that everything that scientists choose to study is important to spiritual seekers. Everything uncovered in the scientific world has symbolic meaning to all of us here on Earth. Even more specifically, astrology teaches that the names that scientists assign to a thing helps us to decode the meaning or message behind that discovery. In that vein, astrology has used the description of the god, Jupiter, from the ancient Roman culture, to help understand the message or lesson coming from the planet that was so-named. Yes, in those ancient cultures the planets were named after the gods because they were believed to be those gods incarnate but since then it is scientists who have decided which names to keep and use. And of course, they have chosen the names for everything discovered in the modern era (such as Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ceres which were also gods from ancient cultures).
So astrology PAYS ATTENTION to all the details of the discoveries coming from the conventional scientists in order to deduce the underlining spiritual significance. I say “spiritual” to describe the motivation to come into alignment with the forces of nature as opposed to the motivation to control and manipulate those forces, which is the motivation behind non-spiritual inquiry. [Of course, any method of inquiry INCLUDING astrology can be used in a non-spiritual way. Here I am specifically referencing only spiritually oriented astrology.]
So when scientists get together and agree upon the use of the word, “SINGULARITY,” to describe black holes, astrologers take notes. To use such a word is immediately interesting and relevant to astrologers’ search for the connections/lessons coming from the Universe about our deepest questions in life. [Here I use the phrase “from the Universe” but I could just as easily have used “from the Divine,” “from the WHOLE,” “from God,” “from our True Selves”.]
The word “singularity” is a word that I imagine quite a few Vedantist/non-dualist teachers wished they had coined themselves. The fact that it comes from the world of conventional science is marvelous, to say the least. It is a beautiful word to indicate that indescribable state of non-dual Beingness described in so many spiritual texts (the Bhagavad Gita, being one of them) as the final and highest goal of human life.
“There is no way to describe a singularity—space and time literally go away there.”
In a state of Unity, of Oneness consciousness, time and space do not exist, the great spiritual texts tell us. That state is beyond the grips of even death itself because only “singularity” is honored. Death requires separation, multiple objects along with their observers, etc. Death requires a “birth;” which is a basic way of describing change in a general sense. Things change, things are born, things die. Where there are no things, no separation of object and observer, there can be no change, nothing is born, nothing dies.
“so many physicists hope that singularities really don’t exist.”
Of course, scientists are terrified by the possibility of such a state “existing;” that is, being represented in a physical way. The existence of a singularity threatens to trump the supremacy of their human minds. The human mind is founded on the ability to categorize, to analyze something until its rules are delineated. Knowing the rules behind the operation of any natural process lets us CONTROL that process, of course. That is the motivation propping up the hubris of the human mind. The existence of a “singularity” trumps the idea that controlling things is the reason we have a mind. The “singularity” admits the possibility that there is something higher in function than the use of our mind to control things. The existence of a “singularity” opens the door to the possibility that the human mind is in its highest expression not through control of external conditions but through honoring them. The “singularity” represents a triumph of nature over the human mind. In studying a black hole scientists are looking at something that is and will continue to humble them because it represents a spiritual truth that the individualist, control-oriented mind is not the highest and best use of a human life.
Posted on February 20, 2015, in Scorpio Ring of Fire, Spiritual Physics and tagged astrology, black holes, control vs. humility, singularity, space and time, spiritual vs. unspiritual. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.