THRESHOLD SCIENCE

INTRODUCTION

Threshold thinking offers a newly emerging perspective on our world and ourselves.

It draws on many sources, ancient and contemporary,

and requires some considerable revising of old habits and assumptions in thinking.

It is applicable to all disciplines, secular and spiritual.

The Threshold referred to is the interface,the critical level of transition,

between the pre-physical and the physical-material realms of being,

and between the two primal polar opposite forces of the cosmos, levity and gravity,

which manifest as expansion and contraction.

A familiar example of such a threshold in the physical realm would be the boiling point

and freezing point of water, and at a more subtle level,

the transitional phase between waking and sleeping consciousness.

A subsidiary physical polarity would be, for example, the positive and negative poles of a battery.

 

Threshold Science is essentially a psychological approach to the broad subject of science.

So, one thing it does is look at contemporary materialistic science and its technological applications.

This necessarily involves (a) re-interpreting various orthodox findings and theories,

and (b) investigating what has influenced the way scientists think in coming to certain conclusions.

That requires examining to what extent they have or haven’t questioned the assumptions,

implicit or explicit, behind their commitments and behaviour as scientists.

 

Threshold Science also offers a radically different, all-inclusive and coherent way of perceiving,

understanding and dealing with this world –

in contrast to the unbalanced, fragmented and sometimes confused ways of materialistc science.

In this respect, the function of Threshold Science somewhat resembles the way a psychologist

may be asked to investigate why a particular individual or organisation is under-performing,

even though the psychologist is not a specialist in the field of activity in question.

In these situations, there may well arise some resentment at an open-minded, inquisitive outsider

coming into a previously enclosed world –

to assess its shortcomings and suggest improvements in how it functions.

 

Threshold Science is not an alternative discipline in opposition to current orthodox science.

However, it does enable the whole range of contemporary science and its practitioners to be observed

doing what they do in their greater cosmic context.

That’s due to the powerful overview and penetrating insights gained from the Threshold perspective,

as described in Notes from the Threshold, also available FREE as a download from www.pathwayinitiatives.co.uk/

 

This is an open-ended ‘work in progress’, intended to be periodically updated.

 

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