Richard Warren Field, January 2009
If you have arrived at this world wide web page, you have probably made a deliberate effort to find a page like this one. (If this appeared to be an “accidental” discovery, you may want to read at least enough of the material to make sure this really was an “accident.”) I have deliberately not made this page easy to find. There are two links from my own website, a link with no fanfare from one of my less-read essays, and a link only labeled “new project” from the What’s-New page. I have affixed carefully selected search tags to create hits from only very narrow searches.
I have not told my friends and family about this page, or the project I will describe—not yet. It is new to me, vast and overwhelming in its scope, barely graspable to me right now, difficult to describe. I prefer to take passive steps right now to reach out—if the project takes shape and develops to the extent that I can share its fruits with some semblance of mastery, I will take more active steps to bring it to a larger audience. But for now, I welcome you. I hope this material has some resonance with you, and if it does, that this page begins a network of communications with like-minded individuals.
In my essay, Predictions for the Next Millennium - Y3K, I offered this prediction: “By 3000, today’s major religions will have evolved into spiritual ideas that blend physics with metaphysics. Systems of thought will be retained, such as the moral and ethical ideas taught by Buddha and Jesus. But blind faith in ‘God’s will’ will be replaced by informed ideas about how the physical and spiritual worlds interact.” When I first wrote this, I thought in terms of some great enlightened minds in the coming centuries formulating these ideas. And I still suspect that our current science, and spiritual sophistication, places this development in the future. But human nature, my human nature, my curiosity, my mental energy, will not allow me to offer this idea and then abandon to the future the possibility of melding God and Science, reconciling physics and metaphysics. So while hard at work on my other projects (they’re well documented at the main pages of my website), I have begun on a course of study to address these questions. This is my own solitary quest at this time—well, not really solitary. The course of study involves acquiring knowledge in various subjects through books, articles, CD and DVD courses, and any other research that suggests itself as I proceed, including a search for other discussions of similar ideas. So the teachers of this material are my companions right now. If you are interested in how I have laid out this course of study, read on.
I will add links to update pages as I progress.
Feel free to email any comments, if you find anything here of interest, and have a desire to share this journey in some way. If it sounds like insanity or sacrilege, I wish you well, and advise you not to frustrate yourself by interacting with this material any further.