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.

His own history of mystical and metaphysical experiences, expressed in his wide-ranging work and writings offer profound and pioneering new insights and practices in a most diverse range of areas – including the philosophy of consciousness, science and religion, of medicine, health and human relations, listening and psychotherapy, music and mysticism, Marxism and monetary economics, gnosticism, yoga and tantra.

His life and work have also been enriched by his development and application of new methodologies of embodied meditational and relational research - using inter-subjectivity and the ‘bi-personal field’ as a portal to new and deeper dimensions of metaphysical experiencing and truth.

The  metaphysical foundation of Peter Wilberg's work is a unifed field theory of consciousness that he calls 'The Awareness Principle' – a radical new philosophical understanding of life, science and religion which he sees as totally undermining the core assumptions and basic values of today’s wholly money driven global order – one which has resulted in huge contraction of awareness in all spheres of human life and knowledge, spiritual and scientific, economic and political, psychological and relational.      

The 'The Awareness Principle' itself is the recognition that awareness or 'subjectivity' has an essentially universal and field character. As such, it is neither the product of any thing or body nor the private property of any individual 'subject', 'ego' or 'being'. Awareness, in other words, is nothing that is 'yours' or 'mine'. Instead all bodies and all beings are individualised portions,  expressions and embodiments of potentialities latent in a universal awareness  - one that is the very essence of the divine.

What is called 'God' then, is neither a supreme being nor Being as such, but rather an all-ecompassing and all-pervading Awareness.

This new metaphysical ‘Monism of Awareness’ stands in diametric opposition, not just to older concepts of God or 'spirituality' but also to the wholly unquestioned presupposition of modern science - neither of which even begin to question or challenge the true ruling religion of our era - ‘The Monotheism of Money’.

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