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A Learned Layman's View of Ultimate Reality..............
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2017
First and foremost I want to applaud anyone who is willing to shake the box called ‘reality’ and reopen it to see how the pieces contained now fit together. Mr. Masri has done an excellent job at doing just that. I, like the author, have done the same thing, with the same box over the past thirty years. My professional degree lies in the field of social science yet I, too, felt driven to answer the age-old questions of Who are we? and Why are we here? I, however and unlike Mr. Masri, did not allow myself to go into areas where the data moved from ‘highly probable’ into ‘highly improbable’. Yes, this is a tempting transfer because I, too, need to envelope the entire scope of reality and need closure to these questions. But, when we do this we move towards the arena that first drove us away and had us shake the box to begin with; myth and/or incorrect science.
While the initial findings and conclusions of the author deserve accolades, his final conclusions drift back into fantasy, unreality and dogma. Yes, the universe as we know it is completely intertwined within itself and there is unity among it various supposed independent parts. Yes, there is a level of consciousness that inhabits ALL forms of being, both animate and inanimate. And yes, there is a much higher power that put this process into motion that we are all a part of. There are numerous fields of scientific studies that have shown this to be verifiable but until we can change the present Newtonian paradigm that we are living with the rest of humanity will continue to view us simply as three dimensional objects with five senses that move in a linear manner through time. A new paradigm is emerging that categorically shows that all that we perceive is a mere illusion of what reality actually is; the mere interruption of wave patterns which cause the formation of matter. While the author sees these wave patterns as being diffuse, pervading and non-descript I feel strongly that the wave patterns themselves are actually consciousness that exist on an infinite level. Consciousness was here before the Big Bang and has existed throughout. It was consciousness that created matter and not matter, through the process of evolution, that created consciousness.
To this point the author and I, although using different terminology, fully agree. Where Mr. Masri veers off into the bushes is when he begins to make conclusions that are no longer based on factual studies per se but, rather, mere thoughts and suppositions. First, there is very, very little validity into the his projection that the pyramids of Egypt were created by alien beings. No, I am not denying that this is not possible but I am stating that based on the data we presently have that this seems farfetched. Secondly, we all realize that there was a massive number of different species that was created over a short period of time, one that simple evolutionary theory cannot defend. But, no, there is no proof that this was caused by a simple cycle of our sun with another supposed twin star which caused both sun flares and additional photons striking the earth. Nor that within the next decade a similar cycle is supposed to occur which will cause homo sapiens evolve into a higher species. The author then links these supposed cycles into the Mayan calendar as ‘proof’ that both cycles are factual. The only thing we know for certain about sun flares and high solar radiation is that it is the major cause of cancer by causing mutations in our DNA structures. There is no proof that the solar radiation causes major evolutionary developments.
There comes a point in anyone’s research where believable data ceases to exist and mere conjecture and wishful thinking begins to take over. It is at that point in which you research must stop and wait for additional credible studies take place. If we do not and simply allow wishful thoughts to dictate our conclusions we find ourselves in the same place where we started; We began by questioning the myths and untruths that we had been taught and now are concluding that other myths and possible untruths lead us to accurate conclusions. Let us not let history repeat itself. The answers to these universal questions are too critical to be placed under doubtful pretences again...............