Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quote of the Week 122 - The Visible Universe

The visible universe accounts for only 4 percent of the universe’s total mass.

-- From an article in a recent “The Week” magazine discussing The Large Hadron Collider, a huge tunnel built by scientist underground between France and Switzerland. Physicists are using it to collide atoms at speeds close to the speed of light in attempts to produce the theoretical subatomic particle named the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle. It is so named as it is designated as the piece of the atom that endows all other pieces with their mass, and as such is the theoretical primal building block for the rest of creation. Physicists are hopeful that being able to generate an actual Higgs boson will not only validate the prevalent theory known as the Standard Model, but that it might also help provide clues to the whereabouts of the remaining 96 percent of the universe’s invisible mass, which scientists call “dark matter”.

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Quote of the Week 381 - Heaven

Heaven is all round,

Translated to sound.

--Michael Hedges



Announcing Publication of New Book, DIMENSIONS: Navigation the Spiritual Spectrum

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum, now available at Amazon, in paperback print and Kindle versions. It is easily found by searching my name, or by searching the full title and subtitle. You can also click on the image of the book in the right hand column of this blog.

What a great way to start the New Year, cozying up to a fire, real or imagined, and reading a new spiritually inspiring book, sure to become a classic!

DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum

Grounded in the traditions of Torah and Veda, Steven J. Gold takes us on an oceanic tour of the depth and breadth of spiritual consciousness. Sharing personal stories and insights into various traditional scriptures as examples, he urges us to adopt a spiritual worldview, to “ponder infinity, awake and arise,” to “find your inspiration and follow it.”

“The chapters…are records of what happens when Steve’s right mind, and heart, are given full freedom to wander where they wish. As discoveries and correlations are made, his well-trained left mind and sharp wit give his observations shape and form…” – Brother Shankara, Resident Minister, Vedanta Center of Atlanta

“Universal Ice Cream: Dive deep into Steve’s wonderful book to help find your favorite flavor on the Spiritual Spectrum.” – Rabbi Mitch Cohen, Spiritual Leader, Congregation Shalom B’Harim, Dahlonega, GA

“Steven J. Gold’s Dimensions is an exploration of spirituality from the inside out. If you are looking for a guide through the pathless land of truth, read this book.” – Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The World Wisdom Bible

Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

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