Western science has operated for centuries on the assumption that we
can understand the universe without understanding ourselves. We are just
now seeking to make the necessary connection between the general laws
of nature to those of our own (inner) nature. But the job won’t be done
with "massive injections of the new consciousness"; we cannot
democratize the sacred by cheapening its demands.
"My aim in this book therefore" says Needleman, "has not been to
speak of the convergence of science and spirituality, but of their
separation. As in nature itself, organic unity is a reciprocal
relationship between separate but interdependent entities. In human life
as well, there can be no real unity except through the awareness of
real divisions. One may then hope to experience the magic power of
sustained awareness by itself to bring the harmony that we have until
now fruitlessly attempted to impose on ourselves and on our endangered
179 pages. Paperback.