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A Quote by Walter Russell on electricity, tension, mind, think, know, interaction, desire, and matter

Electricity is the strain or tension set up by the two opposing desires
of universal Mind thinking: the desire for balanced action and the
desire for rest.

This electric universe is a complexity of strains caused by the
interaction of these two opposing, interchanging electric desires.

All matter is electric. All matter is conditioned into greater or
lesser strains according to the intensity of desire which is the cause
of all electric strain to which it is subjected.

The farther removed from rest, the greater the strain or tension. That
which we call high electric potential is merely great strain to
maintain a condition which is far from the condition of rest.

The familiar return ball with which a child plays is a good example of
electric strain. When the ball is thrown from the hand, the elastic
gradually tightens to increase the tension of resistance to strain
generated in the elastic. The strain continues to intensify until the
ball comes to rest. When the ball returns, the strain gradually lessens
until the ball again comes to rest in the child’s hand. When that
happens, the strain and tension have been voided. Tension has not
BECOME rest; it has ceased to be.

This whole electric universe is a complex maze of similar tensions.
Every particle of matter in the universe is separated from its
condition of oneness, just as the return ball is separated from the
hand, and each is connected with the other one by an electric thread of
light which measures the tension of that separateness.

Walter Russell

Source: The Secret of Light

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A Quote by Walter Russell on nature, creator, balance, god, mind, knowledge, know, spiritual, civilization, cosmic, supreme, reflection, life, death, matter, space, and relationship

It has often been declared that the human mind could never comprehend God. That statement has been based upon the assumption that the reason we could never comprehend God is that our senses could not detect God.
It is true that we cannot see God but we can KNOW Him. And therein is the essence of New Age thinking. The next hundred years will see as great a spiritual advance in the culture of our civilization as it has seen physically during the past hundred years. That which we cannot see, we can KNOW. We can see the bodies of men but we cannot see man, for the supreme Being within man is invisible. He cannot be seen. He can only be known. For the same reason we cannot see God but we can know Him, and we can know the nature of God by knowing His laws and creative processes.
When we know the nature of God sufficiently to reflect His nature in us, we become God to the extent of our ability to reflect His nature in us. By knowing the secret of Light, we will know the mystery of life and death – of reincarnation, of matter and space, and the relationship of suns to planets.
The more we know the Light, the more we shall realize our purpose in manifesting that Light gloriously. Every moment of life in the Light is a moment glorification in the awareness of our omnipotence in manifesting the Light.
Someone once asked Toscanini’s son: “What was the highest point in your father’s life?” The answer was: “Every point in it is his highest point. He lives gloriously and fully every moment of his life, whether conducting an orchestra or peeling an orange.”
That is what we must do when we fully know the purposefulness of life – live it gloriously by living it ecstatically. We can live it ecstatically only as we know the ecstatic nature of God and become like Him through being continually inspired by communion with Him. To become like Him, we must become aware of our identity with Him. We must know Him as Creator of all that is, and in so doing know ourselves as creator of all that is.

Walter Russell

Source: The Message of the Divine Iliad (Vol. 1) (Divine Iliad)

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A Quote by Walter Russell on science, healing, health, mind, matter, nature, law, god, man, love, and supernatural

There is a scientific explanation of healings by the power of Mind over matter which demonstrates that such healings are not miracles, but are within Nature’s law which cannot be transcended by either man or God. The Fact that they were beyond man’s comprehension did not prove that they were supernatural – for an airplane or radio would have been thought supernatural to dwellers in places far removed even one generation ago.

Walter Russell

Source: Message of the Divine Iliad Vol. 2 (Divine Iliad)

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A Quote by Christopher Alexander on matter, space, self, the personal, and mechanial

All matter/space has some degree of "self" in it, and this self, or anyway some aspect of the personal, is something which infuses all matter/space and everything we know as matter but now think to be mechanical.

Christopher Alexander (1936 -)

Source: The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order, Book 1, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Christopher Alexander on space, matter, life, structure, and arrangement

All space and matter, organic or inorganic, has some degree of life in it, and matter/space is more alive or less alive according to its structure and arrangement.

Christopher Alexander (1936 -)

Source: The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order, Book 1, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on duality, philosophy, physicality, being, biology, biochemistry, atoms, biology of consciousness, consciousness, enlightenment, thought-form, quantum, transformation, mind, matter, luminous embodiment, manifesation, the secret, a

Duality is not merely a philosophy; it is a physical state of being as well. The very atoms that make up our cells are based on positive and negative charges whose opposition sustains a certain life-form. Lipton has coined the phrase the “biology of consciousness” to summarize the transformational idea that living organisms, including humans, rather than being empirical givens, are actually malleable thought-forms. In other words, adopting a quantum perspective, we are basically waves that only cohere as particles through an act of consciousness. By changing our consciousness, we change our physical form and functioning.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 144..145

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A Quote by Walter Russell on nature, science, and matter

In motion alone is the answer to all of the mysteries of matter.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by David Berlinski on math, algorithm, calculation, definition, thought, matter, and computer

More than sixty years ago, mathematical logicians, by defining precisely the concept of an algorithm, gave content to the ancient human idea of an effective calculation. Their definitions led to the creation of the digital computer, an interesting example of thought bending matter to its ends.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: xi

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A Quote by David Berlinski on mind, matter, machine, algorithm, intelligence, computer, software, and human

Every computer divides itself into its hardware and its software, the machine host to its algorithm, the human being to his mind. It is hardly surprising that men and women have done what computers now do long before computers could do anything at all. The dissociation between mind and matter in men and machines is very striking; it suggests that almost any stable and reliable organization of material objects can execute an algorithm and so come to command some form of intelligence.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: xii

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Newton on spirit, matter, freedom, liberty, and free will

This process, this method necessary to man’s survival and prosperity upon the earth, has often been derided as unduly or exclusively “materialistic.” But it should be clear that what has happened in this activity proper to man’s nature is a fusion of “spirit” and matter; man’s mind, using the ideas it has learned, directs his energy in transforming and reshaping matter into ways to sustain and advance his wants and his life. Behind every “produced” good, behind every man-made transformation of natural resources, is an idea directing the effort, a manifestation of man’s spirit.

The individual man, in introspecting the fact of his own consciousness, also discovers the primordial natural fact of his freedom: his freedom to choose, his freedom to use or not use his reason about any given subject. In short, the natural fact of his “free will.” He also discovers the natural fact of his mind’s command over his body and its actions: that is, of his natural ownership over his self.

Murray Rothbard

Source: The Ethics of Liberty, Pages: 31

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