Consequences for Body, Mind and the Divine
Theistic science shows how the Divine, mind and nature are linked
together, with mind and nature being an image of the Divine Source. All of our
thoughts, bodies and spirits (loves) are everywhere intertwined and linked
together. This view has many consequences for
all kinds of sciences and for many aspects of theology. In this section, we
begin to look at a few of theses consequences. We want to know how nature, mind,
loves and the Divine
are all connected together by correspondences.
Theistic Physics describes how the natural world reacts in the presence of
God (which is always), and how these reactions are modified when the Divine
Influx is filtered by intervening spiritual and mental choices (which are
On this basis we begin to understand the
connection between Mind & Body,
perhaps by means of the Limbus, or
according to other speculations.
We briefly discuss the principles and practice of
The dispositions and powers (life) that biological creatures receive from
the Divine Source depends on their form. This raises many interesting
questions and creates investigations about biological structures and
functions, both at the anatomical and the biochemical levels. Not the
least of these is the question of Biological
Evolution in Theistic Science. The Human
Form turns out to be a non-arbitrary prototype.
Here we have the foundational article "Theistic
Science: Psychology" by Leon James (University of Hawaii).
For more detailed work in Theistic Psychology, see his website at
Because of Discrete Degrees
throughout creation, we have
Cognitive and Afffective Stages
in the activity and development of the human mind, some of which are already
known from the work of Piaget, Eriksson and Gowan.
Julian Duckworth briefly discusses the manner using
in which the Bible conveys its meanings. For more extensive details of
Bible meanings of specific passages
and parables, see the site
Spiritual Regeneration and
spiritual growth have
specific meanings within theism, as, in contrast to
nondualist accounts, they
depends on specific loves and actions in the physical world. The principles of Discrete Degrees allow us to see how permanent
spiritual growth may be possible, by reviewing the principles that make
spiritual regeneration possible. Here, the
spiritual meanings of the Genesis creation story are useful, as well as the
internal meanings of the ten commandments.
Theistic Science is not monistic, but assumes a Generalised Dualism where
each discrete degree is separated from others in ways similar to the dualism of
Mind vs Body, and Divine vs Nature. Here are two papers from Leon James on
dualism, with more detail at the website
Theism is a well established philosophical position, with many sites on the
web discussing theism, its basis and its consequences. The page
www.newdualism.org/webtheism.htm provides a convenient set of links
for Theism on the Web, and points to a
new theism using
concepts of discrete degreee.
Finally, we will see how easy it is to form
partial views of the the multiple generative levels
of Theistic Science, how such partial accounts have been adopted as complete
by various people in the past and present, and related
distortions in organic development.