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A Thought on the Occult and natural sciences, their relation and complementarity

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A Thought on the Occult and natural sciences, their relation and complementarity

The natural sciences study the physical phenomena of nature; the occult sciences study the hidden side, the causal side of nature, for example what actually (i.e. scientifically) happens after we die; what the causes are behind physical manifestation; what the “soul” (jīva, monad) in reality is and what are its properties; what subtler forms of matter exist apart from physical matter and what are their properties; what the actually existing force of life is; how mind influences matter; how the soul of a being influences its physical expression (i.e. what forces and energies are involved and how they work); where and how the influence of the jīva (i.e. superphysical entity, the life essence) of a human being, a plant, or a cell etc. enters into its body; what our inner levels of being really are; what is the qualitative and energetic connection between spiritual intuitions, the mind, the emotions and the physical constitution; whether and how DNA in its constitution and/or its (temporary) specific activity is directly influenced by the jīva and the superphysical aspects of the human being.

An important field of science should be the study of subtle magnetism and its information carrying wavelengths in nature and in the human being. This may lead us to proof of the actual existence of (a) soul.

Occult science can not be separated from occult philosophy, because mind itself is part of the hidden side of Nature. Very much can be found, often as hints, in ancient oriental literature and modern theosophical literature. Deep study of such literature is of paramount importance as a basis for such studies.

 

(Taken from: Culture Transcending Education from a Theosophical Viewpoint)