When one study martial arts and go beyond what we call just kicking and punching, some of us have interest in the philosophical side of it. Adding this some of the Asian mystical movies and some hearsay makes it irresistible.
In our system Sayokan, we are real and scientific, no mystery, but we have our ALPEREN (person who holds warrior spirit and matured in spirituality which is usually involves his/her religion) if anyone like to pursue philosophical side, can do so in their own belief system.
This goes beyond physical body and involves metaphysics. Even though the definition of metaphysics differs and a wide variety of explanations can be found, for this writing and my usage, I will use the meaning of “A wide range of controversial phenomena believed by many people to exist beyond the physical. a- mysticism, referring to experiences of unity with the ultimate, b- occultism, extrasensory perception, including telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, retrocognition, and mediumship, and doing beyond the usually recognized fields of human activity”.
I did a search to find out if human beings has any sort of control whatsoever in their environments.
In my religion (Islam) and Turkish history, we have DERVISHs (one of the known good examples is Mevlana, the whirling dervish) who are known to do or perform some of the extraordinary things.
I found a small book called “Metaphysics in the universe and Guenon’s eastern metaphysics” written by a Professor who was teaching at Erzurum Ataturk University at that time.
I contacted Prof. Dr. Sadık Kılıç and asked him how I could get hold of his book. He was very kind to post it to me as a present. I was in for treat in this small but well researched book.
What I found in this book was a clear articulation by Prof. Dr. Sadik Kilic of existence, creation and how they related to each other.
Lifeless layer is the first one which includes things like stones, clay etc.. The second layer of creation is plantation which includes vegetables and trees, anything can grow on earth. The third layer is Animals and the last layer of creation is human being.
In picture 2, we can see the domination layers. Human being can dominate Animal, Plantation and Lifeless layers which come underneath. What is striking here is that Human being is created in a way to dominate the nature.
Prof. Kilic also says that if the nature is changing in a bad ways and getting worse this is due to negative, unfavourable change in civilizations and cultures. Changes in the spirituality and thoughts effect our objective reality. In other words, we shape our world and environment with our thoughts.
If we look at all the prominent personal development teachers of today, they all talk about the power of thoughts. But this is not something new to us. They say, we are all connected (watch the movie “The Secret” for example), there is no material world as we know it. Then the quantum physics comes into the game.
This teaching is used many centuries ago for individual gains, specially financial and personal power by some and books written about it as well.
With today’s technology, we are able to analyse human brain much better and can see that different thought patterns can form connections between different brain cells. The possibility of using human brain (thoughts) to it’s full potential (only around 10% is used) opens up a new age that nobody knows where will take us.