Monday, May 26, 2008

The Rational Scientist and the Intuitive Arts Practitioner

In our daily lives, each of us incorporates our rational “knowings” and our intuitive “knowings” into a wholistic matrix that helps us make sense of our world. It’s likely that each of us leans a little more toward one way or the other type of knowing depending on personal preference.

The phrases “rational scientist” and “intuitive practitioner” are used extensively throughout The Sage Age. These are not mutually exclusive types of people. Rather, they represent schools of thought in perception and focus. For example, “rational scientist” refers to those who primarily make use of the intellect in the methodical investigation of reality. The term “intuitive practitioner” refers to those who primarily use a supersensible means of perception in a wholistic investigation of reality. In other words, they use senses other than the five associated with the tangible world. The term “intuitive” is a little different than the word “spirituality” in an important way. The intuitive arts are concerned with the esoteric sciences meaning that they deal primarily with the investigation of metaphysics in a methodical manner. Spirituality, on the other hand, is personal and subjective and focuses on how each person relates to everything in accordance with their beliefs.

At this point in history we have the opportunity to combine all ways of knowing to understand informed energy in an entirely new way thereby resolving many of the dilemmas we face today. The Sage Age highlights the information that each way of knowing brings and blends them into new models for new thought.

How do you combine your rational and intuitive knowings to form a wholistic view?

1 comment:

Yvonne Perry said...

Great post, MaAnna. To answer your question, I have to begin by saying that I'm not much of a scientist. However, I do blend my knowledge of the natural world, the business world, and my spiritual knowing daily as I use my intuition, intention, prayer, meditation, and good old common sense to operate my writing business.
I'm always looking internally for the answers I need, but I also reach to other methods of obtaining information. I do not hesitate to research or pose questions to both my human friends and nonphysical guides.

To me, there has never been a separation between spirit and science. Both call upon us to believe things we don't necessarily understand.