All is Mind

“THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.”–The Kybalion, The Seven Hermetic Principles

“The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE
ALL.”–The Kybalion, The Mental Universe

All creation is one person, one being, whose cells are connected to one another within a medium called consciousness.

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, via Lights of Kabbalah

Scientific American recently published an article by Bernardo Kastrup about the mental universe, or information realism, titled “Physics Is Pointing Inexorably to Mind”. Information realism is, well, inherently hard to pin down. Basically it’s the idea that the only fundamentally real thing is information itself, and the author argues well that it isn’t information itself that’s so fundamental but the idea of information itself, since information is a concept that is abstract and not explicit in itself. This draws the author to an important conclusion:

At the bottom of the chain of physical reduction there are only elusive, phantasmal entities we label as “energy” and “fields”—abstract conceptual tools for describing nature, which themselves seem to lack any real, concrete essence.

The mental universe exists in mind but not in your personal mind alone. Instead, it is a transpersonal field of mentation that presents itself to us as physicality—with its concreteness, solidity and definiteness—once our personal mental processes interact with it through observation. This mental universe is what physics is leading us to, not the hand-waving word games of information realism.

This last paragraph of the article is what spurs me to note the similarity between “what physics is leading us to” and what Hermeticism and Alchemy have worked with for centuries, if not many millennia. Distilled in the opening of The Kybalion’s Chapter 5, “The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.”

Treat one’s mind wisely with love, inside & out.

And with that and thanks to the Source, I offer a prayer:

Peace, peace, peace, One Love

Peace of Mind
Peace in speech
Peace for body
One is The
Love is All

2 replies on “All is Mind”

  1. cr0 says:

    A few relevant links:

    Wikipedia: Panentheism

    Wikipedia: Panpsychism

    Alchemecology: Alchemical Importance of Empathy

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