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“It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all.
From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend.
Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”
Christ Consciousness using word symbols

light

Chinese charater for light

"In the initial stage of emanation,
the prevalent manifestation was
that of the infinite Light
."

Nissan Dovid Dubov


photons projected as rays

"Tis light makes colour visible:
at night red, greene, and russet vanish from thy sight.
So to thee light by darkness is made known:
since God hath none, He, seeing all, denies
Himself eternally to mortal eyes.
From the dark jungle as a tiger bright,
form from the viewless Spirit leaps to light."
-Rumi

wizard representing light

"For he whose mind is well trained in the ways that lead to light,
who surrenders the bondage of attachments and find joy in his freedom from bondage,
who free from the darkness of passions shines pure in a radiance of light,
even in this mortal life he enjoys eternal inner peace."
- Dhammapada



"What is the nature of this invisible thing called light whose presence calls everything into existence excepting itself?

Light touches all aspects of our being, revealing a part of itself in each encounter. We have seen the character of successive ages reflected in the images they have made of light.

Light has been treated scientifically by physicists, symbolically by religious thinkers and practically by artists and technicians.

Each gives voice to a part of our experience of light.

When heard together they craft a fuller image of light than anyone discipline can offer - all speak of one thing whose nature has been the object of human attention and veneration for millennia.

Only more recently have we grown certain of the entanglement of nature and the human mind.

The transformations of cultures over time have had profound effects on the insights humanity has had into nature.

These form a sequence, not of disjointed fragments, but a whole that unfolds in time, a series of awakenings that reflects inner growth.

The philosopher Heraclitus was right: "It is in changing that things find repose."

Scientific and intuitive knowledge of light have reflected the continual metamorphosis of our inward instruments of knowing.

Through research, artistic practices and quiet contemplation, light's elusive being constantly re-creates itself in our mind's eye, offering fresh epiphanies to every generation.

The very existence of that transformation suggests the possibility of further evolution, individually and culturally, and the possibility of re-linking the moral and sensual, the physical and spiritual, in a fresh, unitary imagination.

Every manifestation of light is a potentially occasion for grasping the truth of light, be it the dappled disks of light beneath the shade of a tree or the moonbeam that furtively makes its way through a chink in the wall.

Each instance offers an occasion for enlightenment, for seeing the light.

Seeing light is a metaphor for seeing the invisible in the visible, for detecting the fragile garment that holds our Earth and all existence together.

In the mingling of nature and mind arises an understanding of the light of life." - Arthur Zajonc




light is a mystery

Light is defined as:

sunshine

illumination

dawn; daybreak

to make luminous

to enliven or animate

brightness of the eyes

to emit light; be lighted

to fill with illumination

to set on fire; ignite or kindle

illumination derived from a source of light

electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength

the period of time between sunrise and sunset

source of fire, such as a match or cigarette lighter

an individual with the power of perception through inner vision

organic photon receptor

the way of illumination for an individual

something, such as a window, that admits illumination

Quaker doctrine, the guiding spirit or divine presence in each individual

natural source of light such as the sun or a star or an artificial source of light a fire, a candle, a lamp, a lantern, a lighthouse or an electric lighting fixture

light is used figuratively to denote that which resembles physical light in any regard, as spiritually illuminating, enlightening, or enlivening mankind


waves of photons


"Our eyes have evolved as light receptors by an adaptive process that responds to the nature of light.

Their structure tells us things about the true nature of light.

There is no room for a view that all our knowledge of light is nothing more than a mental creation.

It is precisely because it is a creation of our minds that our knowledge of light contains elements of an underlying reality.

The fact that we possess eyes bears witnesses to the reality of that something we call light." - John D. Barrow



light prism rainbow

light metaphor

"This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you:
God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all." - 1 John 1:5

"A true seeker must transcend those joys and delights that are just the ray and reflection of the glory of God. He must not let himself grow content with such things, even though they are of God, come from God's grace, and are of the radiance of God's beauty, for they are not eternal; with reference to God they are eternal: with reference to man, they are not.

Think of the rays of the sun shining into houses. They are rays of the sun, and they are light, but they are attached to the sun and not the houses.

When the sun sets, the ray's light does not remain. What we have to do, then, is to become the Sun itself, so all fear of separation can forever be ended." - Rumi




Early religious speakers and writers used concepts that would be most widely understood by the audience.

This tradition is ensconced in Christianity as the fight between the dark forces of evil and the good forces of light.

In Hinduism the principle fight is between the Creator Brahma, a light force, and the Destroyer Shiva, a dark force.

Little children are afraid of the dark. Little children are afraid of the dark because they can not see. Little children understand that the ability to see is advantageous to their well-being. Therefore their fear of the dark is justifiable.

This trait is carried into adulthood with future effects directly proportional to degree of fear and trauma experienced initially in childhood.

'Dark' thoughts are seen by a man's soul as detrimental to living whereas 'light' thoughts are seen as spiritually uplifting.


light as metaphor


"Light from anywhere in the universe travels through space at 186,000 miles per second. Photons enter the eye/brain/mind configuration as stream-bursts of light via the retinal process, which amplifies each photon's energy a million times or more.

Every waking moment visible light flows into your eyes, intiating a magnificent process which entails light oscillating through swirls of multitudinous neural fibers, passing through a refraction process involving millions of microscopic rods and cones located at the back of the eyeball, which produce electro-chemical currents that surge through the optic nerve and into the thalamus, then the visual cortex, mysteriously creating the marvelous process we experience as sight.

The entire edifice of how we perceive reality is intimately reliant on the retina's reception of light waves, the largest percentage of which are photons radiating from the sun.

Sunlight is essentially streams of photons, "particles" of light which have zero "mass."

Photons as radiant electromagnetic energy bind electrons to the orbits of atoms.

Atoms, of which the entire phenomenal world is made, are born from the astronomically immense upheaval of super nova explosions which occur every second across the universe of one hundred billion galaxies, with each explosion producing a luminosity one billion times that of our sun.

We consist of such furiously made "stardust" and "starlight."

We are, in essence, beings of light born from solar fury. "- Lew Paz



path to the light

Evolution of the theory of light

Newton theorized the transmission of material particles, or corpuscules, sent off in all directions from luminous bodies, traversing space, in right lines, with the velocity of approxiamately 186,300 miles per second.

Isaac Newton argued that the geometric nature of reflection and refraction of light could only be explained if light was made of particles, referred to as corpuscles, because waves do not tend to travel in straight lines.

Newton sought to disprove Christiaan Huygens' theory that light was made of waves.

The theory of the nature of light known as the undulatory or wave theory consisted of the propagation of vibrations or undulations in a subtile, elastic medium, or ether, assumed to pervade all space, and to be thus set in vibratory motion by the action of luminous bodies, as the atmosphere is by sonorous bodies.

The currently accepted theory, electro-magnetic theory of light, most accurately describes the properties of light as a form of electro-magnetic oscillations.



starry starry night

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"Special relativity theory (1905) has a special difficulty. It baffles almost everyone, yet nothing more than high school algebra is involved. So it's not the math.

It's that we must accept something that is impossible to believe – except on Einstein's authority.

We should reject that authority, as indeed we should reject authority in all fields of science.

It was the Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887 that launched special relativity. It involves only unaccelerated, linear motion. If curved motion, acceleration, or gravity, are involved, then we must turn to general relativity (1916), where the math gets much more difficult.

Albert Michelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, attempted to detect the passage of the orbiting earth through the ether, the medium in which light waves travel. It was postulated that just as sound travels in its medium, air, so light waves need a medium, too. As the earth orbits the Sun at a speed of about 48 miles per second, it should be possible, using an interferometer – an instrument that Michelson had perfected – to detect the Earth's passage through that ether. Michelson's idea was that there should be a difference in the measured speed of the to-and-fro motion of a light beam within the interferometer – the difference being caused by the forward motion of the earth during the light beam's time of transmission. The difference in light speed would cause a "fringe shift" to be seen in the interferometer, which was sensitive enough to detect such an effect.

But no such fringe shift could be detected. This "null result" threw the world of theoretical physics into turmoil.

Michelson, incidentally, never accepted relativity theory.

Einstein postulated – assumed – that the speed of light is a constant irrespective of the motion, not just of the light source, but also of the Observer.


traveling light

And that "observer" part was very hard to accept.



A sound wave travels at a constant speed in air (of a given temperature and density) whatever the motion of the sound source. Sound from an airplane travels forward at a speed that is unaffected by the speed of the plane.

But if you travel toward that approaching sound wave then you must add your speed to that of the plane's sound wave if you are to know the speed with which it approaches you. But Einstein decreed that the simple "addition of velocities" that applies to sound does not hold true for light. Light waves approach us at the same speed whether we travel toward or away from that light beam.

It's important to note that Einstein didn't observe that in any experiment. He postulated it.

He said: "Let's assume it is true."

What follows from it? Well, speed is distance divided by time. When you move toward that light beam, which (Einstein said) always approaches at a constant speed irrespective of how you (the observer) move, then space must contract, and time must dilate to exactly the extent that is needed to ensure that the light approaches at an ever-constant speed. It's a bizarre claim. What Einstein did was take the fundamentals of physics, space and time, and argue that they must be subordinated to a velocity." -Tom Bethell


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