Monday, 30 July 2012
Metaphysic comes from 2 words, the word “meta” meaning “beyond”. So and "physics" meaning "the study of the material world." The practice of metaphysics means “beyond physics.” Metaphysics is considered to be a branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of life itself. Metaphysics examines life and all of its myriad aspects from the perspective of one who asks questions that go beyond the limited scope of science itself.
Metaphysics as a discipline, was a central part of scholarly education even before the age of Aristotle who considered it "the Queen of Sciences." Its issues were considered by the masses to be no less important than the other main formal subjects like physical science, medicine, and mathematics. Eventually, metaphysics grew to encompass the philosophy of religion where it continues to thrive to this day.Unfortunately, by the 18th century, people began to ask “how do you know that?” This change in the direction of questioning lead to what is now known as modern day science.
So what does it mean to go “beyond physics”? This concept, considered crazy talk in some circles, encourages the student tolook behind the veil, to explore every idea, to examine new ways of looking at any subject. More than that, we take these ideas and we test them, we put them into practice, and we seek to live on the cutting edge of physics and metaphysics in a way that shakes up traditional thinking.
So you must ask yourself, is this YOU? Are you the kind of person who sees the world through different eyes? Are you the kind of person who wants to take these new ideas, put them into action, and make the world a better place?