Relevant and Recommended Links

Some useful links in no particular order. When there are more I’ll categorise them.

An extremely helpful, clear and well-informed essay by Donald J. Degracia entitled ‘What is Physics’. He gives the Hindu explanation of metaphysics and psychology and relates it to the current orthodoxy in physics.

The FAQ section of the website Buddhism Now. Very clear answers to some common questions about Buddhism.

Website of Greg Goode. Focused on explaining ‘emptiness’, dependent origination or lack of inherent existence from a variety of perspectives, including Middle Way Buddhism, advaita Vedanta and the western philosophical tradition.

Essay by Thomas J Macfarlane, ‘The Meaning of Sunyata in Nagarjuna’s Philosophy’.

Macfarlane explains what the sages mean when they say that nothing really exists, or, in respect of the conditioned and unconditioned realms, that the two worlds are one, by reference to Nagarjuna’s ‘Middle Way’ philosophy. Discusses ‘sunyata’ or ’emptiness’ as a cure for ignorance and suffering.

Fabulous resource for the esoteric teachings of Jesus and the Nazarene Essenes.

A blog for the study of Traditionalism and the Traditionalists moderated by Mark Sedgwick. Traditionalism is the view that all religion has at its heart the same doctrine and truth, thus endorsing the idea of a perennial philosophy.

A commentary on the mystical philosophy of St. John of the Cross by Geoffrey K. Mondello.

An archive of quotations from Wei Wu Wei, who often says more in a single sentence than some people say in whole books.

The text of Unsnarling the World-Knot: Consciousness, Freedom, and the Mind-Body Problem by David Ray Griffin.(1998). The best book on modern consciousness studies that I have come across. He really does almost unsnarl it.

The text of The World According to Quantum Mechanics: Why the Laws of Physics Make Perfect Sense After All, by Ulrich Mohrhoff. Although a mathematics textbook, it gives the interpretation of QM necessary for a reconciliation with the Upanishadic world-view.

Probably the simplest and briefest possible explanation of the ‘calculus of indications’ presented by G. S. Brown in his book Laws of Form.

Website of psychologist Robin Robertson, who has ‘spent a life-time bridging the worlds of psychology, science, business and the arts’. Includes a valuable essay on George Spencer Brown.


Wide ranging article by Robin Robertson – ‘Some-thing from No-thing: G. Spencer-Brown’s Laws of Form’.

An essay by John L Bell, ‘Hermann Weyl on Intuition and the Continuum.’ Deals with one the most difficult aspects of both physics and metaphysics, the reconciliation of an extended space-time with logic and reason. Weyl’s solution is given an introduction and a good discussion.

Corcoran, J. ‘Aristotle’s Prior Analytics and Boole’s Laws of Thought, History and Philosophy of Logic’, 24 (2003). A good discussion of the tools required for metaphysics and how not to abuse them.

Wonderful essay by Thomas J. McFalarlane, ‘The Play of Distinctions’. Explores the idea that distinction is the basis for existence. Quotes from many sources including George Spencer Brown and a wide range of religious and philosophical texts, thus showing the prevalence of the idea found in religion and philosophy that the Real lies ‘beyond the coincidence of contradictories’, both as a logical solution for metaphysics and as a revealed truth.

Another valuable essay by Thomas J. Macfarlane, ‘Science; Physical and Spiritual’, in which he reconciles science and religion by equating dogmatic (exoteric) religion with dogmatic (scientistic) science, and sacred science (esoteric or experimental religion) with physical (empirical) science.


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