To reach the Omega point of evolution, in theory we do not
need any books, for all we need to do is look inwards at the way we
think and organize our ideas. However, if we are to communicate what
we see and feel, we need a language in which to do so. And that language
mainly comes from the past, mostly communicated in the writings of
our fellow human beings over the ages.
The glossary contains a list of words whose
meanings we need to change within the overall context of Consciousness
if we are to return Home to Wholeness, to heal the great schism
that still exists between science and spirituality despite many efforts
to unify them. On this page, we begin with the books and papers that
were the precursors for relational logic, the ‘both-and’ framework
for panosophy, the Theory of Everthing. We shall then add other major
influences on the evolution of this ultimate theory of science.
The framework for panosophy, fully described in Ineffable,
Nondual Wholeness: The Union of All Opposites
, has evolved from the enterprise modelling
methods used by information systems architects in business. These
are the relational model of data, augmented by object-oriented modelling
methods. This section contains a list of some important references
in this field. Of course, you can also find much further information
on the Internet, which is designed by these modelling methods, reflecting,
as they do, the underlying structure of the human mind, and hence
of the Universe.
Ted Codd, ‘A Relational
Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks’, in Communications
of the ACM, 13, No. 6, June 1970.
C. J. Date, An Introduction to Database Systems.
Pin-Shan Chen, ‘The
a Unified View of Data’ in ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 1,
No. 1, 1976.
Richard Barker, CASE*METHOD™: Entity Relationship
Terry Halpin, Information Modeling and Relational
Databases: From Conceptual Analysis to Logical Design.
James Rumbaugh et al, Object-oriented Modeling and Design.
Grady Booch, Object-Oriented Design with Applications.
Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh, and Ivar Jacobson, The
Unified Modeling Language User Guide
James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, and Grady Booch. The
Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual.
Can computers program themselves without human, that is divine,
Ada Augusta Lovelace, notes on L. F. Menabrea, ‘Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented
by Charles Babbage’ reprinted in Philip Morrison and
Emily Morrison (eds), Charles Babbage and
His Calculating Engines: Selected Writings by Charles Babbage and
Naomi S. Baron, Computer Languages: A Guide
for the Perplexed.
Raymond P. Polivka and Sandra Pakin, APL: The Language
and Its Usage.
Uprooting the foundations of Western thought
Aristotle, Categories, On Interpretation, and Prior Analytics, translated
by Harold P. Cooke and Hugh Tredennick.
Aristotle, Metaphysics, Books I-IX, translated
by Hugh Tredennick.
René Descartes, Discourse on the Method
of Properly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking the Truth in
Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh, Descartes’ Dream: The
World According to Mathematics.
The limits of mathematics
Morris Kline, Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty.
Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman, Gödel’s
How mathematicians work
Jaques Hadamard, The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical
Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh, The Mathematical Experience.
Dressing the framework
The framework for the panosophy is like
the skeleton of a body that supports the flesh and the organs. As
the Theory of Everything is a coherent body of knowledge that corresponds
to all our experiences from the mystical to the mundane, we need
to put some 'flesh' on the bare skeleton, which can also be called
a system of coordinates, like Descartes’s systems of coordinates
for Euclidean space.
Unifying relativity and quantum theories
David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man, translated
by Bernard Wall, with an introduction by Julian Huxley.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Human Phenomenon, translated
by Sarah Appleton-Weber, with a forward by Brian Swimme.
Richard Maurice Bucke, Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind.
Jan Christiaan Smuts, Holism and Evolution.
Peter Russell, Waking Up in Time: Finding Inner Peace in Times of Accelerating Change.
Peter Russell, The Global Brain Awakens: Our Next Evolutionary Leap.
Ken Wilber, The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development.
Ken Wilber, Up From Eden: A Transpersonal View of Human Evolution.
Fritjof Capra, The Turning Point: Science, Society and the Rising Culture.
Building a sane society
Erich Fromm, The Fear of Freedom.
Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.
Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving.
Erich Fromm, To Have or To Be?
A history of science
Arthur Koestler, The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing
Vision of the Universe.
Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation.
Arthur Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine.
Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up.
Towards the Theory of Everything
Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes.
Ken Wilber, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution.
Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything.
Ken Wilber, A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality.
Brian Greene, Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation.
John D. Barrow, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory.
Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature.
Finding parallels between science and religion
Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism.
Ken Wilber, The Marriage of Sense and Soul: Integrating Science and Religion.
Peter Russell, From Science to God: The Mystery of Consciousness and the Meaning of Light.
David Lorimer, ed, The Spirit of Science: From Experiment to Experience.
David Lorimer, ed, Thinking Beyond the Brain.
Ravi Ravindra, Science and the Sacred.
Norman Friedman, Bridging Science and
Spirit: Common Elements in David Bohm’s Physics, The Perennial
Wisdom and Seth.