It is tempting to assume that the
development in each of the 4 columns is powered from the bottom upwards,
such as by breaking out from small-minded thinking to higher-levels of
perception. While this is evidently true to some degree, evidence also
suggests that the main motivating force is located at the top, by which every aspect in the column is being
upwards by it, so to speak.
The evidence for
this dynamic action from the top is explored under the heading:
City of God
The man who
pioneered this amazing foursquare discipline in scientific perception, didn't
lay claim to it. He referred to his discovery as a "city" that
is originating with God for humanity. Simply put, it may be termed The City of God,
as I shall refer to it throughout this presentation.
The man who
pioneered the "City of God" concept lived 2000 years ago. He is
known as John, the Revelator, the man who had
authored the closing pages of the Christian holy book, the Bible. He presents his scientific-discipline structure at the very end of
this book, as
if to herald the next step onward.
The "City of
God" concept is applied
here to locate the 16 major elements that are focused on at this website. The
description for the columns and levels was pioneered in principle by Mary Baker Eddy in the late
1800s. The term "divine" was chosen for the top level in
recognizing that in the highest sense, man is divine as the tallest and
most capable expression of Life on this planet by far, with even the
mental capability to recognize the next Ice Age on the horizon that will
not erupt for another 30 years, and to master the challenge it presents,
beginning in the present.