This great little video presents a handful of concepts from physics that illustrate aspects of spiritual reality. They are more than pure metaphors, but less than proofs. The lecture is presented in such a way that the concepts challenge purely natural thinking, while not attempting to force a perspective.
The idea here, echoed in a number of ancient writings such as Psalm 19, is that the spiritual can be perceived in nature itself. The obvious examples are feelings of awe experienced when contemplating the starry night sky. But I’ve found that there are many other examples in science. Not things that prove God’s existence, for example, as much as we may want that, but things that illustrate it.
The thing is, I’m not sure it’s the nature of nature that makes this possible, as much as the nature of our perception. It’s as if we see truths that are known but unprovable, like little examples of Godel’s Theorem. Truths that cannot be proven from nature, but are evident when we look. It’s our observation that’s important, which is itself perhaps another example. Quantum mechanics tells us that mind is inextricably linked to matter in ways that are still not fathomed. So perhaps the scientific fact that our observations affect measurements, mirrors the spiritual reality that our observations also evoke the spiritual.
Anyway, here’s the video itself. Enjoy!