Toward a Continuity of Life

Reading Vine Deloria’s landmark God Is Red, I came across this striking excerpt from James Jeans’ Physics and Philosophy, tying together an overview of Native spirituality with the relatively recent insights of quantum physics. Using the metaphor of individual components of  basic systems, becoming in turn the components of increasingly complex orders of relationship, he remarks:

Space and time are inhabited by distinct individuals, but when we pass beyond space and time, from the world of phenomena towards reality, individuality is replaced by community.

…When we view ourselves in space and time, our consciousnesses are obviously the separate individuals of a particle-picture, but when we pass beyond space and time, they may perhaps form ingredients of a single continuous stream of life.

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