Wednesday, October 3, 2012

“A Philosopher: that is a human being who constantly experiences, sees, hears, suspects, hopes, dreams extraordinary things.”

"What the philosopher is, is hard to learn, because it cannot be taught: one has to ‘know’ it from experience. Thus, for example, that genuinely philosophical combination of a bold exuberant spirituality which runs presto and a dialectical severity and necessity which never takes a false step is to most thinkers and scholars unknown from experience and consequently, if someone should speak of it in their presence, incredible." 

Friedrich Nietzsche

Peter Wilberg (born in London in 1952) is an independent philosophical thinker, teacher, therapist and author of ethnic German and Jewish-German background. Though he holds an MA in Philosophy and Politics (Oxon, 1994) and in Humanistic Psychology (Antioch, 1980), he has since pursued his lifelong research, work and writing outside the framework of academia and without any form of institutional support or funding, working as a private educator and therapist.

His own history of mystical and metaphysical experiences, expressed in his wide-ranging research, thinking, books and websites, offer a wealth of pioneering new insights and practices in a most diverse range of areas. These include the philosophy of consciousness, the philosophy of science and religion, of medicine and health, listening and human relations, psychosomatics and psychotherapy, politics and monetary economics, gnosticism, yoga and tantra.

His literary output includes 25 published books, countless still unpublished books and essays, and peer-reviewed journal articles.  

The  metaphysical foundation of Peter Wilberg's work is a unified field theory of consciousness that he calls 'The Awareness Principle' – a radical new philosophical understanding of consciousness, life, science and religion which undermines the core assumptions and basic values that dominate today’s technological and money-driven global order - which has annihilated authentic philosophical thinking and questioning. The author's aim is to rescue and demonstrate anew the vital role of philosophical thinking in today's world and reassert its significance as "primordial science" (Martin Heidegger).

The 'The Awareness Principle' itself is the recognition that awareness or 'subjectivity' has an essentially universal and field character. This universal field awareness cannot - in principle - be seen as the product or property of any thing, body or brain It is aware of. It certainly cannot be seen as the private property of any individual 'subject', 'ego' or 'being'. Instead all bodies and all beings are individualised portions,  expressions and embodiments of potentialities latent in a universal awareness  - one that is neither yours or mine - but the very essence of the divine. What is called 'God' then, is neither a supreme being nor Being as such, but rather an all-encompassing and all-pervading Awareness.

This new metaphysical principle stands in diametric opposition not just to older religious traditions and to superficial New Age 'spirituality', but also to the quasi-religious dogmas and unquestioned presuppositions of modern 'science' itself - which fail completely to confront even the most basic of philosophical questions - or to challenge the ruling 'religion' of our era - ‘The Monotheism of Money’.