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Great scientific discoveries canīt be made by using logic.

Albert Einstein

When Edmond Halley would say anything disrespectful of religion, Newton replied:

"I have studied these things - you have not!" 

Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists of all times, but he was also a mystic. Today we can read that he was an alcemist, but then you should be aware that esotericians have used this symbol (trying to make gold) for mans development for ages, to get rid of ignorant questions. 

Another man who used regular meditation was the inventor Thomas Alva Edison. As he sat down to meditate he held one sphere in each hand, palms held upwards. If he went down to a state that was too deep, he dropped his spheres and woke up from the noise as they fell to the floor. After that he could start all over again. Many of Edisons inventions were created this way.

At a closer look we can see that most of our great thinkers, musicians and artists also were mystics. We can make a long list, and just from the 20:th century we can name people like Einstein, Bohr, Planck, Heisenberg etc. Some of them kept this side mostly private, while others, as Einstein, did some attempts to show the importance of mysicism to the world. In this way Einstein got regarded as a little excentric by ignorant materialists, but they could "accept it" because his ideas in physics were so fantastic.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once told how his music were created. He described how it came to him when he was in a state of relaxed stillness. Suddenly it was just there. Mozart could hear the beginning, the middle and the end at the same time. He could hear all instruments. After that he only needed to sit down and write all the notes. It is a fact that Mozart never rewrote a single note. In a simular way Beethoven descibed how he could get into a meditative state when he travelled in a coach, and how the music then would start flowing into his mind.

The Swedish technician Balzar von Platen, known as the inventor of the refrigurator, claimed that he in 1914 were visited by "a spirit" who described how he should construct a device that would take heat from the cold and give to the warm, a kind of "perpetuum mobile". After the meeting von Platen never fully could remember this device that "violated the laws of nature", but parts of the ideas eventually became the refrigurator.

The only thing that is needed to give full understanding of all this is that we accept the existence of "nonphysical levels". The obvious explanation then becomes the only one. Our greatest minds had better contact with "other levels of reality" then most of us do. They have, often fully conciosly, tried to reach these levels by meditation, and get their ideas. The thoughts and ideas did not form then, they were there before, on higher levels of existence, but they were "transformed" by the genius to our physical reality. Many great thinkers also have tried hard to explain this contact in a simple way to their fellow humans, and in so risking total humiliation.

The Greec philosopher Plato tried this in his time, when he described what he called "the world of ideas" that according to Plato was "more real then our reality". I still remember how I was tought in school that "Plato had some cracy ideas" but that he was a genius otherwise.

Maybe we will find that the difference between our greatest scientists, artists and even religous prophets is in fact quite small. Most of them were mystics or esoterics on some level, and with a good contact with "inner planes" they were able to give a contribution to mankind.

Those who believe they know everything
have no possibility to find out they donīt
Leo Buscaglia
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