While the West has developed a science of the material world, there was an ancient culture in India that developed a similarly comprehensive science of our inner world. Nearly 3000 years before the Bible, the scriptures of the Vedas were passed down orally from generation-to-generation and encoded through time in a library of rhymic chants, stories and mantras recited in Sanskrit.
Recently, there has been new archeological evidence uncovered that suggests that the Vedas may have significantly influenced the ideas of the Abrahamic religions in the Middle East. In the second half of the 20th century, Vedic ideas have begun to be highly influential again in the West. There is the Vedic system of energy transmutation we know as Yoga, their holistic medicinal system called Ayurveda and Vedanta-influenced authors such as Eckhardt Tolle and Alan Watts who have brought about a resurgence of interest in exploring our inner worlds.
If you want to explore Ancient Vedic Knowledge for yourself, then there is no better introduction than the documentary Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds. I've had the opportunity to watch 100s of mind expanding documentaries and this one is one of the most fascinating films that I've seen.
The way Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds fuses Vedic knowledge, Buddhism, Yoga, sacred geometry, Christianity, quantum physics, cosmology and other philosophical systems together in a way that anyone can relate to is absolutely brilliant.
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
The documentary film is divided into 4 parts that are roughly 30-minutes each:
The first part explores Akasha, the vibratory field of information and energy which connects all things. What we now call Quantum Physics is proving what Vedic masters learned thousands of years ago through their inner explorations of the nature of mind and reality.
The second part is on The Spiral and the divine symmetry and mysterious patterns that have fascinated history's greatest thinkers like Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein. There is a holographic nature of our Universe and studying it reveals the fingerprints of a very mysterious intelligence that pervades existence.
The third part is on The Serpent and the Lotus and the interconnection of consciousness and matter. This part explores the mysterious vibrational energy that drives life itself that the Vedas call Kundalini. This cosmic life energy can be awakened and crystallized through spiritual practices like meditation and yoga.
The last part Beyond Thinking is about ending compulsive thinking and awakening the latent potential of the human mind. All our problems are created in our minds and the most effective way mankind has discovered to free our minds is through the practice of meditation.
The long awaited sequel to Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds is supposed to come out sometime during in late 2016. It is called Samadhi Movie and I highly recommend watching the extended 9-minute trailer.