Modern Science made tremendous progress for the last 40 years, together with a new mindset emerging in some scientific researchers, and brand new concepts which open completely new roads, some which may clean-up the path toward what the old traditions carried out. The discussion on the Stances of Dzyan has surfaced some key concepts like Space, Matter, Time, Forces.

Previous similar attempts were made by A. Tanon in 1948 (Theosophy et Science), Stephen M. Phillips in 1979 (Extra-Sensory Perception of Quarks), and probably others, but not many.

It is a good timing to look for similarities, close relationships, between modern science and old traditions.

We probably want to explore : the Standard Model for particles, the Big Bang theory and the latest cosmology theories, the Quantum Field theory,...

Let's give a try, keeping in mind the journey will be long and fascinating.

We have a bridge to build.




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Comment by Jacques Mahnich on February 21, 2011 at 3:22pm

Space, time and motion (cont'd)


Law I : “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.”


Another way to present this Law can be read from his DEFINITION III : “ The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting, by which every body, as much as in it lies, continues in its present state, wether it be of rest, or of moving uniformly forwards in a right line. “


Law III : “ To every action there is always opposed and equal reaction : or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.


These laws, together with the Gravitational Attraction Law are based on observation and computation. We experiment them on a daily basis : airplanes are propelled by jet engines using Law III, and if you smashed your angry fist on a table, you'll feel the reaction of the table (ouch!) Any movement benefits in terms of energy from Law I, and you know how it is difficult to get out of bed and stand up in the morning, thanks to Gravitation.


These laws do not give an

Comment by Jacques Mahnich on February 21, 2011 at 3:21pm

Space, time and motion


Starting with Sir Isaac Newton (Principia Vol.1 The motion of bodies) :


Space is declared as absolute or relative : « Absolute space, in its own nature, without relation to anything external, remains always similar and immovable . Relative space is some movable dimension or measure of the absolute space. »


Time is declared as absolute or relative : « Absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external, and by another name is called duration : relative, apparent, and common time, is some sensible and external measure of duration by the means of motion, which is commonly used instead of true time ; such an hour, a day, a month, a year. »


Place is defined as absolute or relative : « Place is a part of space which a body takes up, and is according to the space, either absolute or relative. »


Motion is declared as absolute or relative : « Absolute motion is the translation of a body from one absolute place to another ; and relative motion, the translation from one relative place into another.»


Inside this framework Sir Isaac Newton was able to develop the key basic laws to explain the motion of the bodies, including the three pillars of his corpus :


Law I : “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in right li

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