September 13, 2014 Episode 22 in new series – Walter Bowman Russell’s “Message of the Divine Iliad”

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featureddiwrnov13Walter Bowman Russell “The Message of the Divine Iliad” Episode Twenty Two (22)

Two volumes written around 1947 which sets forth the nature of universal law, the unity of all life, and how the nature of communion with our Source will make it possible to attain any desired goals. It is based on the premise that cosmic knowledge alone can make each person aware of the genius inherent within everyone. Volume I contains six booklets and ten lectures.

 

Walter Bowman Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) was an American polymath known for his achievements as a painter, sculptor, author and builder and less well-known as a natural philosopher and for his unified theory in physics and cosmogony. He posited that the universe was founded on a unifying principle of rhythmic balanced interchange. This physical theory, laid out primarily in his books The Secret of Light (1947) and The Message of the Divine Iliad (1948–49), has not been accepted by mainstream scientists. Russell asserted that this was mainly due to a difference in the assumptions made about the existence of mind and matter; Russell assumes the existence of mind as cause while he believes that scientists in general assume the existence of mind as effect. Russell was also proficient in philosophy, music, ice skating, and was a professor at the institution he founded, the University of Science and Philosophy. He believed mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed. The content of his public lectures and his writing about living philosophy place him firmly in the New Thought Movement.

wr1In 1963, Walter Cronkite in the national television evening news, commenting on Dr. Walter Russell’s death, referred to him as “… the Leonardo da Vinci of our time.” After Walter Russell died (which the Russells referred to as being “refolded”), his wife Lao Russell kept USP going successfully until she herself died in 1988. Walter Russell presented theories on the “fundamental principles of energy dynamics,” the nature of matter and the progression of the evolution of matter, and the depiction of the universe as a continuously changing, creating effort sustained by the systematic work effort of the energy of light. His depictions laws was a nonstandard cosmology. Students of his work today call it “Russelian science.”[ Russell portrayed the principles of the unity of universal law in a way which he believed brought many mainstream theories into direct conflict, or incompleteness, such as some of the principles of Isaac Newton e. g. weight as Dr. Russell explains: “… Weight should be measured dually as temperature is. It should have an above and below zero… ” He presented a view of the periodic table of elements that led him to the prediction of the existence of plutonium and the two isotopes of hydrogen, deuterium and tritium which were known in theory but as yet undiscovered in nature, (as well as elements which are still undiscovered in nature) e. g. the inert gases ‘alphanon’, ‘betanon’ and ‘gammanon’ as well as the creation of heavy water. Russell’s periodic table has not been adopted by mainstream chemistry. However in 1923, Charles Steinmetz of General Electric was able to corroborate the existence of some of the predicted transuranium elements by direct experimentation in the laboratory which helped to usher in the Atomic Age, in 1945. Such conflicts have left the work of Russell in obscurity. Robert Mayer claims this is because his cosmology, while complete in itself, would require upon its academic and scientific acceptance not only the upheaval of many scientific theories, but also matters such as the nature of God. Once, when asked how he acquired his scientific knowledge, he answered: “…I always looked for the Cause behind things and didn’t fritter away my time analyzing Effect. All knowledge exists as Cause. It is simple. It is limited to Light of Mind and the electric wave of motion which records God’s thinking in matter.” At one point, an impressed Nikola Tesla advised Dr. Russell to lock all the new knowledge in the Smithsonian for one thousand years or so, or until man is ready for it.

In 1974, in the preface to The Universal One, Lao Russell asserted that “…Dr. Russell’s thought and awareness matured in expression and he clarified and rectified errors he felt that he had committed in his earlier writings.” Besides his scientific work, Russell also worked in an array of other fields, including the arts, architecture, business and writing. He was friend and advisor to Theodore Roosevelt and gave lectures about the connection between his universal principles and the applications of these principles to human life. The University of Science and Philosophy publishes his books and perpetuates his teachings.

 

matt_presti-1Matt Presti is an independent researcher of Nature, Universal law, natural science, sacred geometry, alternative history, mythology, symbolism, numerology, alchemy, mysticism, spirituality, sacred texts, various religions, conspiracies, enlightenment, transcendence, shamanism, plants, herbology, natural medicine, alternative healing therapies, crevolution and consciousness explorer. For the last several years Matt Presti has freely given his time and effort to providing those interested with a chronicle of his journey in this realm, as host of “The Exploration of Consciousness”. After researching the collective works of Dr. Walter and Lao Russell, Matt has branched into production of a video series along with co-producer Robert Otey, which greatly helps to explain Universal Law, Natural Science, and the Living Philosophy as authored by the Russell’s to the world. Through this endeavor of the heart he strives to assist in laying the foundation upon which a world brotherhood and sisterhood may be built for the benefit of all mankind.

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