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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ...

a Jesuit who knew the Paris of Sacre Coeur and the Obelisk taken in 1836 from Luxor ... ... in an article written about 1927 after his first visit to China, first allowed himself - on the model of Suess's Biosphere - to use the term Noosphere for the Earth's thinking envelope, but that the vision itself had germinated ten years earlier in his mind through prolonged contact with the huge masses of mankind that were then facing one another in the trenches of France.   Teilhard first did geological/paleontological work in China in 1923, when he was at 42 years old.  After he returned to France, his paleontological views on evolution caused him to be exiled back to China, where he discovered the skull of Peking Man.   In 1946 he returned to France, and then went to America. He died in 1955 in New York City.   Teilhard says that the Eastern religions are supremely universalistic and cosmic, and that his own individual faith was inevitably peculiarly sensitive to Eastern influences, but that he rejects Eastern religions because they hold that Matter is dead weight and illusion  while Teilhard says that he believes that  Matter is heavily loaded, throughout, with sublime potentialities.   
I think that Teilhard's description of Eastern religions is inaccurate, because, as Li Hongzhi has been teaching the general public since 1992:   Cultivation energy is energy, which is matter;  High-energy matter comes from Other Spaces;  By cultivating energy, a practitioner can Transcend the Five Elements and Transcend the Three Realms.   Prior to 1992, details of such high-level Cultivation Way were not taught to the general public.  Therefore, I think that Teilhard may have acquired much of his views indirectly through his Chinese experience, although he probably was not told about such Cultivation Way explicitly and directly by Chinese, since Teilhard did not speak Chinese and at times felt "submerged in the mass of the Chinese people, an enormous, inert, earthbound mass".  


What are Teilhard's basic conclusions?

That Mankind:  will NOT drift biologically toward a state of growing granulation;  will NOT turn to an escape from death by space-travel;  will NOT simply decline towards a catastrophy or senility;  BUT that Mankind WILL turn, by planetary arrangement and convergence of all elementary terrestrial reflections,towards a critical pole of reflections of a collective and higher order.   

These statements by Teilhard seem to me to beconsistent

with Many-Worlds QuantumTheory:

The tempero-spatial ORGANICITY of the universe, whereby every element and every event are in reality  - by what leads up to them, by their present condition, and by what they will develop into - coextensive with the whole of a limitless spacetime.   By ATOMICITY the self-organization of the world progresses only by dint of countless attempts to grope its way.  

Teilhard assumes these propositions:

Left to itself, matter tends to group itself into large molecules;  Life is the natural continuation of this moleculization process;  Life continues to become complexified externally and conscious internally, extending up to the psychological emergence of reflection;  There are millions of galaxies in the universe;  Proteins appear in the universe as soon as it is possible , and wherever it is possible;  When life has taken hold on a star, it not only propagates itself on that star but carries itself as fas and to as high a degree as possible; There are thousands of millions of solar systems in which life has the possibility of beginning and developed to a high degree;  

from which he concludes that:

if we could see the specific radiation of Noospheres scattered throughout space, it would be practically certain that 

we would see a cloud of thinkingstars.


Teilhard described interaction among Noospheres by saying that life may perhaps one day ... get into psychical touch with other focal points of consciousness across the abyss of space.  The meeting and mutual fecundation of two Noospheres ... is merely extending to psychical phenomena a scope no-one would think of denying to material phenomena. Consciousness would thus finally construct itself by a synthesis of plantary units. Why not, in a universe whose astral unit is the galaxy?  
Teilhard, as a devout Jesuit, reconciled his Christian religion with his conclusion of a universe filled with thinking stars by forseeing an inevitable welding together of science and mysticism in a great tide of released evolutive power with Christ identified (by direct extension of his theandric attributes and without thereby annihilating his historical reality) as the only possible God of an Evolutionary Convergence.  
Teilhard's view of historical Christ is consistent with the Chinese view of historical Jesus Christ as a Tathagata (like Buddha Sakyamuni and Lao Zi)who wanted to save all people, but was crucified because of conflicts among the different groups of people (and their corresponding different higher-level beings) and Teilhard's view of the God of Evolutionary Convergence is consistent with the Chinese concept of Original God that is unimaginable and beyond the reach of most cultivators.  The plane of Original God is represented by 0 in this mathematical representation of allspaces:   0  Cl(0) 1 R Tao, Simplex PhysicsCl(1) 1 1 C Tai JiCl(2) 1 2 1 Q Yin-Yang, I ChingCl(3) 1 3 3 1 O 3 Realms, Tai Hsuan ChingCl(4) 1 4 6 4 1 S 5 ElementsCl(5) 1 5 10 10 5 1 M(4,C)Cl(6) 1 6 15 20 15 6 1 M(8,R), I Ching Cl(7) 1 7 21 35 35 21 7 1 M(8,R)+M(8,R), S7 {x} G2Cl(8) 1 8 28 56 70 56 28 8 1 M(16,R), 8 Trigrams, Tarot, D4-D5-E6-E7 Physics 2^8 = 16x16 = 8x8 + 8x8 + 256 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 + 8x8 + 8x8 256+1024+1792+1792+1120+448+112+16+1 = 3^8 Tai Hsuan Ching

where: {x} = twisted (fibration) product, (x) =tensor product, Cl = CliffordAlgebra, R = Real Numbers, C = ComplexNumbers, Q = Quaternions, O = Octonions,S = Sedenions(which are a NonDistributiveAlgebra), M(n,K) = nxn matrix algebra overthe field K. Compare 0,the Chinese plane of Original God, to Teiohardde Chardin's God of EvolutionaryConvergence, to AhuraMazda, to the God ofAkhenaton, to theGod of Moses,and to the unitary/unifying God of Sufi Islam. The BinomialTriangle can represent MountMeru.

Cl(8N) = Cl(8) (x)...(N times)...(x) Cl(8)  Many-Worlds Quantum Theory                                            Cellular Automata   Wei Qi

Basins of Attraction interactby Zhen-Shan-Ren.

 
Sacre Coeur:
 Around 1953, when Teilhard wrote The God of Evolution, he also wrote a litany on both sides of a picture of the Radiant Heart of Christ, or Sacre Coeur, which concludes:  The focus of all reflection ... Heart of Jesus, heart of evolution, unite me to yourself (etc.)   Much earlier, Teilhard had seen the symbol of the Sacred Heart as not a patch of crimson in the center of Jesus, but as a glowing core of fire that was universalized through Radiation.    I do not know of any direct connection between Teilhard and the Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre in Paris.   However, in my mind, they are related.  The Catholicism of Teilhard is very similar to Chinese thought, and Sacre Coeur is a Catholic Church that to me looks as though it was constructed as a Buddhist model of the cosmos: 
Here I have somewhat modified an illustration of a Tibetan Stupa (from The Mandala, by Martin Brauen (Shambhala 1997)) to compare it with a picture of Sacre Coeur (from All Paris, by Giovanna Magi (Bonechi 1995).   The comparison is all the more vivid when you realize that Sacre Coeur is atop Montmartre, the Mountain of Martyrs (named for St. Dionysius who was beheaded there around 258 AD), the place where in 1871 hundreds of Communard Rebels hid in the chalk mines, and were entombed there when the Versailles troops blew up the exits.  1871 was also the year France lost the Franco-Prussian War, and also about the time that Sacre Coeur was planned.  The previous year, 1870, French troops abandoned Rome,and the Papal States of Pius IX were succeeded by Italianpatriots including Giuseppi Garibaldi.  Not only do the entombed Communards correspond to the Underworld Realms, but if you look below Sacre Coeur, you see that its surrounding neighborhood, at the base of Montmartre, is an area that today has much Underworld activity, crime, and prostitution.   The Tibetan Stupa does not represent the plane of Original God, but, if you interpret the Human Realm of the Church, where the people worship, to correspond to the Spiritual Nature of Humans, and the Underworld Realms, below the Church, to correspond to the Material World of Humans, then you have these correspondences:  Cl(0)                  1                    R  Abstract BeingsCl(1)                1   1                  C  Light BeingsCl(2)              1   2   1                Q  GodsCl(3)            1   3   3   1              O  Guardians Cl(4)          1   4   6   4   1            S  Spiritual Humans  Cl(5), Cl(6), Cl(7), and Cl(8) combine to form Cl(8N) = Cl(8) (x)...(N times)...(x) Cl(8)  Material Human World  The Material Human World stretches out below the Church, not only as Montmartre, but as the City of Paris, the Nation of France, and the Whole Earth.   
 The overview of Sacre Coeur (from a postcard photo by Y. A. Bertrand - Explorer) shows that the central dome is surrounded by four other domes, corresponding to the 4 directions, and with the central dome, to the 5 elements of Taoism.  The highest point of Sacre Coeur, the Bell Tower contains a 19-ton bell, the Savoyarde.   As you can see from the first photo, the highest point, the Bell Tower, cannot be seen by humans entering Sacre Coeur from the front, much as humans cannot know the highest Tao. Further, Sacre Coeur faces South, as would a Chinese palace.    The site of Sacre Coeur was not only named Montmartre in honor of St. Dionysius, but was also the site of a Benedictine abby founded in 1133 by Queen Adelaine of Savoy and was visited by Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Ignatius Loyola. The Montmartre neighborhood was frequented by artists, including Marcel Duchamp, in the years leading up to World War I. During World War I Teilhard refused a commission and served as stretcher-bearer for Moroccans and Algerian Zouaves, service for which he was awarded the Legion of Honor.  In 1919, after the end of the War, Sacre Coeur was completed. 

 

Jean-Marie Lustiger, "... The Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishopof Paris, although not expressly a Kabbalist,is a Jewish convert to the Church who continues to practice theJewish Sabbath and other rituals which have strong Kabbalisticimplications. (Incidently, this "Jewish" Cardinal is considered astrong contender for being elected Pope, and it is a Kabbalistictradition that the Jewish Messiah will come when the Catholic Popebecomes a Jew.) ...", according to an article on theweb site www.kheper.auz.com/topics/Kabbalah/influence.htmin January 2001, which may have been posted some timeearlier.

 
In 1836, one of the two obelisks of Luxor was taken to Paris, where it is still located in the Place de la Concorde. The design of Luxor reflects the Tarot, the mathematical structures of the D4-D5-E6 physics model, and sedenions.   
REFERENCES: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Heart of the Matter (Harcourt Brace 1978).  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Christianity and Evolution (Harcourt Brace 1969).  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (Harper and Rowe 1959).  Jean Lacouture, Jesuits (Counterpoint 1995). Encyclopaedia Britannica. Some web pages about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin are: http://biology.semo.edu/web/courses/ui415/teilhard.htmlhttp://www.smartlink.net/~joepro/caption.htmlhttp://www.iac.net/~dlature/united/ph2paper/noosph.htmlhttp://www.noogenesis.com/chardin.html 

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