About the Author
The roof of A. E. Beck's temple is the skyThe writer is an avid researcher of spiritual and scientific accomplishments of ancient and contemporary people of earth. Sumerians populated city-states around the Lower Tigris and Euphrates rivers as early as 5000 BCE. Sumerians said the primeval sea was the source of creation. Heaven, earth, and planets were suspended within a gaseous atmosphere. This early society created the first known cuneiform written language. Sumerians introduced mathematics, astronomy, and architecture, inspiring the Babylonians to develop the base numerical system and geometry. Greek mystic and mathematician, Pythagoras, in 500 BCE, influenced society with his Pythagorean theorem and Pythagorean School. Early Greeks identified a tiny "uncuttable" material that formed the heavens. They named this material atoms, and determined that matter was composed of atoms. Modern physics defines atoms as being made of electrons and quarks. A quark is described as tiny loops of vibrating energy strings. The source of scientific principles can be traced back to early philosophers of spiritual societies. Physicists in the 1930's began to view rays of light as forming waves that spread out in all directions. Current theories involve expansion of space-time. This is different from teachings of Tibetan monks, who define space using a diametrically opposed space-time paradigm. The monks see modern physicists' view of an electron as one point in space as flawed. They concur with a 1930's Nobel laureate's statement that characteristics of electrons are wave-like. Physicists define space as having a positive charge. The monks say space is nothingness, which is negative. The monks teach that true reality is outside space-time, where the journey of individual souls to realize god is found.