The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav
......Gary talks about his experience writing "The Dancing Wu Li Masters."
A SPECIAL WORD FOR ALL SPIRITUAL EXPLORERS
My life is devoted to the transformation that is now occurring in the human species. We are expanding beyond the limitations of the five sense and evolution through the exploration of the physical world into perception that is not limited to the five sensesand evolution through the alignment of the personality with the soul.
Exploration of the physical world is the development of external power—the ability to manipulate and control. External power has produced agriculture, medicine, surgery and spacecraft. Everything that does not occur naturally in the worlds was built with external power.
The alignment of the personality with the soul is the creation of authentic power. It is accomplished through responsible choice with the assistance and guidance of nonphysical guides and Teachers. The soul seeks harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. Choosing these things aligns your personality with your soul, and creates authentic power. Choosing otherwise does not.
The alignment of the personality with the soul is the creation of authentic power.
The development of authentic power requires choosing harmony over discord, cooperation over competitions, sharing over hoarding, and revering Life instead of exploiting it. As you make these choices again and again, those parts of yourself that are in opposition to your health begin to lose power over you, and you begin to gain power over them. Eventually, they disintegrate.
My first experience of authentic power came in writing The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of Physics. When I was at work on this book I forgot to be worried aboutmy rent (I was unemployed), angry at my injustices, and jealous of others. I was excited, happy, engaged, productive, and fulfilled. I soon noticed that the book that I was writing was more intelligent than I, more humorous than I, and more coherent than I.
I had never written a book before, or even studied physics before. The day before it was released, The Dancing Wu Li Masters was acclaimed by the New York Times, and immediately won The American Book Award for Science in 1979. It was then bought by every major book club in the United States and re-published in mass market edition by Bantam Books. It has since been translated into sixteen languages and continues to sell briskly around the world.
This experience of authentic power—and the assistance that came to me as I labored onthe book—came by grace. I later learned that it can be developed into a permanent way of life. That is our future. That is authentic power.
July 1978 Copyright© 1984 by Gary Zukav
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