Challenging Scientific “Empirical Knowledge”
An apocalypse of the Light of Universal Intelligence has undoubtedly occurred in and through the life of Walter Russell. There’s just no other explanation for what this man brought to light in a lifetime packed with discoveries and accomplishments.
Since beginning this series of posts on his book A New Concept of the Universes, I started reading three more books by and about this autor, one by his beloved wife Lao entitled GOD WILL WORK WITH YOU BUT NOT FOR YOU, and another small but highly condensed biography by Glenn Clark entitled THE MAN WHO TAPPED THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE. The third book, which I’m eager to dive into, is Russell’s THE SECRET OF LIGHT. So, I am broadening my scope of awareness of the amazing life and accomplishments of this modern day mystic and great thinker and his equally inspired and intuitive life-partner Lao.
The first two books came highly touted by a friend and blog-follower in Loveland, Colorado, who actually heard Lao Russell speak at a Homecoming gathering at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa back in 1965. Her father-in-law, the late Dr. Jerry England of noted fame in Louisiana for his victorious battle in the Supreme Court against the medical monopoly in health care known as “The England Case,” and his wife Olive, were both close friends with the Lao and visited her after Russell’s death.
Dr. England and I came up together during those early days of legislative campaigning for licensure of our profession as a separate and distinct healing art in Louisiana, which ended victoriously in 1974 when the chiropractic licensing bill was finally passed—Louisiana being the last state to license its chiropractors. To show how adamant orthodox medical thinkers were at the time toward new thought and methodology that threatened their monopoly (and their pocketbooks), even with the passage of our bill, the medical opposition sent the sheriff to arrest Dr. England at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for “practicing medicine without a license.” Dr. England got wind of the Sheriff’s arrest order and escaped out the back door. He and his wife were forced to leave the state and went to Alabama to practice and live out their days. Shortly after that, the England Case was won in the U.S. Supreme Court. With his quality of leadership, it was little wonder Dr. England and his wife were drawn to find a close friendship with Lao Russell and with her husband through his writings. Greatness attracts greatness.
All this to say that Walter Russell was a contemporary genius who lived and taught in our day and at a time when much was being discovered and revealed in the light of inspired revolutionary thinking. Chiropractic and osteopathy were being born and developed as natural healing arts by Daniel D. Palmer and his son “BJ” Palmer up in Davenport, Iowa, and Dr. H.T. Still respectively. They approached health from the standpoint of finding and correcting the cause of dis-ease as opposed to the medical approach of treating the effects. Radiant energy healing, variously called “attunement,” was also emerging both here and abroad in Japan. So, there was much coming online of an apocalyptic nature revealing newly-conceived concepts that challenged the orthodox and threatened the status quo of scientific so-called “empirical knowledge,” marking the early dawning of a Golden Age and a timely, if not divinely ordered and ordained, transformation and upgrade of human consciousness.
In A New Concept of the Universe, Walter Russell presents his case for what he called a “Two-Way Universe,” which challenged the scientific concepts of his day. Basically, Russell’s universe is pure energy that flows from Source at the center of each and every cosmic particle on a “giving and regiving” basis — as opposed to the “big bang” theory as the source of all energy propelling the movement of heavenly bodies through the cosmos. In his universe, life does not give and take. It rather gives and re-gives.
Mind you, this was at least half a century before awareness of an energetic universe became vogue in scientific thought. Today it’s rather common thought that all of matter is simply energy vibrating at different frequencies. I think this shows how new thought usually comes through one or two individuals who are attuned to Universal Consciousness — perhaps who even incarnated with this sole purpose and mission to fulfill. If it’s truth, it inevitably find its way into the collective consciousness to change the way we view reality and do things. That’s one way evolution occurs. We’ll look at Russel’s perspective of a two-way universe in greater depth later in this series. But first let me set the stage for our consideration of Russell’s cosmogony, which arises out of his “knowledge” of Universal Intelligence born of inspiration rather than book studies.
Walter Russel writes in the opening chapter of his book,
Once in a while, in long century periods, some vast new knowledge comes to the slowly unfolding race of man through cosmically-inspired geniuses, or men of super-vision, who have an awareness of the reality which lies beyond this universe of illusion.
This new knowledge is of such a revolutionary nature in its time of coming that whole systems of thought, even unto entire cosmogonies, are rendered obsolete.
When each cosmic messenger gives such a new inspired knowledge to the world, the whole human race rises one step higher on that long ladder of unfolding which reaches from the jungle of man’s beginnings unto the high heavens of ultimate complete Cosmic Consciousness and awareness of unity with God.
Thus it is that man has ever been transformed by the “renewing of his mind” with new knowledge given to him since his early beginnings, through the Mahabharata and Bhagavad-Gita of early Brahmic days, through such ancient mystics as Laotze, Confucius, Zoraster, Buddha, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Epictetus, Euclid, Mohammed, Moses, Isaiah, and Jesus, whose cosmic knowledge utterly transformed the practice of human relations of their day.
Let me be clear in distinguishing between “empirical knowledge” and “cosmic knowledge.” What Walter Russell “knew” came not from books. He left school at the age of 9 never to return. What he “knew” he knew from experiencing Universal Cosmic Consciousness. In other words, God. He goes on to write:
Then dawned a new day of the gathering of so-called “empirical knowledge,” which is gained through the senses by research and observation of effects of matter-in-motion rather than through the Consciousness of inspired Mind in meditation, which is the way that mystics and geniuses acquire their knowledge.
Since the days of Galileo this undependable method of gaining knowledge through the senses has served to multiply man’s reasoning powers by teaching him HOW to do marvelous things with electricity and elements of matter, but not one great savant of science can tell the WHY — or the CAUSE — of his familiar effects.
If asked what electricity, light, magnetism, matter or energy is, he frankly answers: “I do not know.”
If science actually does not know the WHY — or WHAT — or CAUSE — of these essentials, it necessarily follows that it is, admittedly, without knowledge.
It is merely informed — but information gathered through the senses is not knowledge. The senses sense only EFFECTS. Knowledge is confined to the CAUSE of EFFECTS.
The senses are limited to but a small range of perception of the EFFECTS which they sense, and even that small range is saturated with the deceptions and distortions created by the illusion of motion.
He then emphatically states his rationale and conclusive appraisal of scientific thinking:
It is impossible for the senses to penetrate any EFFECT to ascertain its CAUSE for the cause of illusion is not within effect. For this reason the entire mass of so-called empirical knowledge which science has gained by reasoning through the senses is invalid.
With that said to establish the setting and climate into which Russell brought his “new knowledge” and challenging concepts, I will close this post in order to work on my next post in which I will present some of the conclusions which form the basis of scientific theories — which Russell calls “unnatural theories” — and how and why Russell called them invalid. One is these “erroneous” scientific beliefs is that light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Russell says that light doesn’t travel at all. Intriguing, isn’t it? We’ll learn more about that new concept in a couple of weeks. Until then,
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