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Since 2012, as my creative thought processes have steadily increased in maturity and profundity, I have written eight treatises emphasizing the scientific side of the science-mysticism divide, for the mystical is ineffable, inexpressible in words or other signs and symbols. They are intended as an intermediate point between the Wholeness triology and many shorter essays and articles.

The central theme of these treatises is to map the Cosmic Psyche, a term that I introduced into my writings in The Principle of Unity and the Wholeness trilogy. The purpose of this term is turn the focus of study in science from the outer to the inner, denoting the 99% of the Universe inaccessible to our physical senses, but which has only had 1% of scientific attention.

The key point is that the Cosmic Psyche is universal, something that we all share with all other beings. For, as Vimala Thakar wrote in Spirituality and Social Action: A Holistic Approach, “In truth, the inner life or the psychological life is not a private or a personal thing, it’s very much a social issue. The mind is a result of a collective human effort. There is not your mind and my mind, it’s a human mind. It’s a collective human mind, organized and standardized through centuries.” 

The aim of these writings has been to establish psychology as the primary science on which all sciences and humanities are based, with a sound mathematical foundation and semantic framework described in the Glossary on this website. In this way, these treatises would fulfil the aspirations of William James, Eugen Bleuler, and Carl Gustav Jung at the turn of the twentieth century to shine light into the darkness surrounding psychology.

As Sonu Shamdasani tells us in his introduction to Jung’s monumental The Red Book: “It was held that by turning psychology into a science through introducing scientific methods, all prior forms of human understanding would be revolutionized. The new psychology was heralded as promising nothing less than the completion of the scientific revolution.”

It hasn’t been easy, for the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, founded in the early 1660s, still holds an iron grip on science as the materialistic, mechanistic basis for studying the world we live in. So gaining the endorsement of fellows of the Royal Society for Integral Relational Logic—the commonsensical science of thought, mind, reason, intelligence, and consciousness that we all implicitly use everyday—has not yet happened.

For instance, Uta Frith FRS, emeritus professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, has said, “My own field, call it psychology, or cognitive or behavioural neuroscience, still leads a rather shadowy existence in the hallowed halls of science.  Although  nearly 100 years  old,  it  is  far  from  maturity.  There  is  as  yet  no  Newton.” Commenting on the challenges that faced Venki Ramakrishnan in 2015, when he began his five-year tenure as the President of the Royal Society, she went on to say,

“One reason for the currently poor reputation of psychology is the obstinate belief that we already know what goes on in our mind, and that we can explain why we do what we do. This naïve belief will be overcome by improved communication of empirical findings, and especially of those that go against ingrained folk psychology. It’s not rocket science. It’s a lot harder than that.”

So, with fourteen billion years of evolution still being mostly blind, we have an enormous mountain to climb, as a species and civilization, if scientists and technologists are to understand what is causing them to drive the pace of evolutionary change at unprecedented exponential rates of acceleration.

To help with this understanding, the first treatise, titled The Principle of Unity, answers three Big Questions of human identity and existence: Who are we?, Where do we come from?, and Where are we going?

Then, just as a friend was helping me to redesign this website, Ananta Kumar Giri invited me to write an essay for a book of essays he was editing on Spiritual Pragmatism and Spiritual Pragmatics. This inspired me to write a treatise on Mystical Pragmatics, later shortened into an essay for publication in India.

The next treatise, titled The Theory of Everything, describes in more detail than any of my other writings the evolutionary precursors to Panosophy, outlining the life and work of the comparatively few people who have sought to integrate all knowledge into a coherent whole, the Great Dream of humanity. This treatise also contains more information on the history of mathematics and scientific method than my other writings.

Feeling the need to present my emerging vision of evolution as a whole, I then wrote a book titled The Four Spheres, these being Numinosphere, noosphere, biosphere, and hylosphere, corresponding in reverse order to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s four stages of evolution: physical, biological, mental, and spiritual.

As a companion to that evolutionary book, I then wrote Through Evolution’s Accumulation Point, describing the mathematics that enables us to explain why the psychodynamics of society is disintegrating into chaos at the moment.

In 2016, I then published a 28-page booklet on the aims of the Alliance for Mystical Pragmatics, which I followed with a treatise on The Art and Science of Panosophy, explaining in much more detail the relationship of Panosophy to specialist disciplines of knowledge, a relationship that is similar to that of information systems architects in business to those in other departments with detailed knowledge of their workings.

Recognizing that the ecological, economic, and political problems we face as a species are psychospiritual in nature and can only be resolved when we understand ourselves, in 2017, I wrote an extended essay on The Psychodynamics of Society, giving both an ontogenetic and phylogenetic perspective.

During the next year, I began my final book, titled Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics, intended to fully consummate the final revolution in science. As mathematical objects, like numbers and circles, reside in the Cosmic Psyche, to fully understand ourselves, we need to develop a coherent conceptual model of mathematics, viewed as a generative science of patterns and relationships emerging directly from the Divine Origin of the Universe.

The first two chapters are titled ‘Business Modelling’ and ‘Integral Relational Logic’, explaining how the system of thought and reason that we all implicitly use every day has evolved from the transcultural and transdisciplinary modelling methods underlying the Internet. These chapters provide a more succinct description of the Contextual Foundation and coordinating framework for all knowledge than Part I of the Wholeness trilogy.

The other three chapters, titled ‘From Zero to Transfinity’, ‘Sequences, Series, and Spirals’, and ‘Universal Algebra in Practice’, then show how Integral Relational Logic, as a taxonomy of taxonomies, can map the whole of mathematics, just like any other specialist discipline of learning.

Name Pages Date Size
The Principle of Unity: Living Intelligently and Peacefully at the End of Time 204 May 2012 28.2M
Mystical Pragmatics: Living Intelligently with Information Technology 115 Sep 2013 5.3M
The Theory of Everything: Unifying Polarizing Opposites in Nondual Wholeness 250 Sep 2014 27.8M
The Four Spheres: Healing the Split between Mysticism and Science 200 Nov 2015 5.8M
Through Evolution’s Accumulation Point: Towards Its Glorious Culmination 124 Apr 2016 28.4M
The Art and Science of Panosophy: Evolution’s Glorious Culmination 104 Sep 2016 12.0M
The Psychodynamics of Society: From Conception to Death 84 Mar 2017 9.9M
Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, Chs. 1-3 252 Jan 2019 18.9M
Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, Ch. 4 177 Sep 2020 39.1M
Unifying Mysticism and Mathematics: To Reveal Love, Peace, Wholeness, and the Truth, Ch. 5 ? 2021?