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
"Tis light makes colour visible:
at night red,
greene, and russet vanish from thy sight.
So to thee light by darkness is
since God hath none, He, seeing all, denies
to mortal eyes.
From the dark
jungle as a tiger bright,
form from the viewless Spirit leaps to
"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."
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.
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
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
The philosopher Heraclitus was right: "It is
in changing that things find repose."
of light have reflected
continual metamorphosis of our inward instruments of knowing.
Through research, artistic practices and
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
culturally, and the
possibility of re-linking the
moral and sensual, the
physical and spiritual, in a fresh, unitary
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
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.
the mingling of nature and
mind arises an understanding of the light of
life." - Arthur Zajonc
Light is defined as: sunshine
to make luminous
to enliven or
brightness of the eyes
to emit light; be
to fill with illumination
to set on fire; ignite or
illumination derived from a
source of light
electromagnetic radiation of any
the period of time between sunrise
source of fire, such as a match or
an individual with the power of
perception through inner
the way of illumination for an
something, such as a window, that admits
Quaker doctrine, the
guiding spirit or
divine presence in each
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
light is used figuratively to denote that which resembles
physical light in any regard, as spiritually illuminating,
enlightening, or enlivening
"Our eyes have evolved as light receptors by an
adaptive process that responds to the nature of light.
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.
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
"This is the message we heard from Jesus and now
declare to you: "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
God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all." - 1
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
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
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.
is carried into adulthood with future effects directly proportional to
degree of fear and trauma experienced initially in
'Dark' thoughts are seen by a man's soul as detrimental
to living whereas 'light' thoughts are seen as spiritually
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
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.
essentially streams of
photons, "particles" of light which have
radiant electromagnetic energy bind
electrons to the orbits of
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
We consist of such furiously made "stardust"
We are, in essence,
beings of light born from solar fury. "-
Evolution of the theory of light
theory was the first theory developed to
explain the nature of
theory was regarded as consisting of any actual
transmission of material particles, or corpuscules, sent off in all directions
from luminous bodies, and traversing
space, in straight lines, with the known velocity of about 186,300 miles per
math was correct.
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. Conceptually this is accurate: objects in sunlight gain radiant
energy when exposed to the rays of the
The currently accepted theory,
electro-magnetic theory of light, most accurately describes the properties of
light as a form of
Einstein makes an assumption"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.
reject that authority, as indeed we should reject authority in all fields of
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.
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.
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.
And that "observer" part was very hard to
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
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
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