Title: Mankind's path from ignorance to knowledge - from ego structures to truth: a foresight

Authors: Franz Moser

Addresses: Institute for Chemical Engineering, Technical University Graz, Kopernikusgasse 24, Private: Bergwirtstrasse 45, 8075 Hart bei Graz, Austria

Abstract: This foresight article deals with belief systems worldwide. The history of mankind, as can be seen from wars, suffering and misery, is characterised by ignorance about the true nature of being. Philosophies and religions, as well as science, strive to reveal the essence of being - albeit from very different points of departure. Many years have passed in this way and nowhere - not in any of the religions, or any of the different philosophies - has the true nature of being been disclosed. It is the purpose of this paper to bring forward the differences between different belief systems and in particular the present Newtonian paradigm - which can be characterised by antagonism, divisions, wars and suffering - and a new holistic paradigm. A survey of the religions and philosophies which pertain to the present paradigm and those which relate to the new one shall illustrate the essence of being through human history. The future will be characterised by a new holistic, spiritual paradigm, which will come from two sources. On the one hand we have new insights into scientific perceptions, among them quantum physics, and the other is a spiritual development based on A Course in Miracles.

Keywords: Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Plato; Berkely; Kant; Wittgenstein; quantum physics; Schrödinger's cat; Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox; Philip Lenard; Ernest Rutherford; Anton Zeilinger; A Course in Miracles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2020.111241

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2020 Vol.14 No.2/3/4, pp.264 - 274

Received: 28 Dec 2019
Accepted: 04 May 2020

Published online: 30 Oct 2020 *

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