I will have a conversation with Julian about his book One Earth: Three Worlds, ambitiously subtitled ‘the pattern that connects dreams, synchronicity, physics, homeopathy, spirituality and somatics.’ My review from the current issue:
This book is an important theoretical contribution to bringing together the three worlds of the title, namely the oneness world, the twoness world and the intermediary world. The first is the mystical realm, the second the empirical material realm addressed by science, while the third is crucial in relating to the two, and cannot be fully explained by either. The chapters range widely over such areas as physics, psychology, homoeopathy and their respective principles such as similarity and resonance, with a particular focus on the pattern that connects these fields. The author reminds readers that the element of passion and need has to be present for synchronicity to occur. If oneness world is a totality beyond division and therefore description, twoness world is one of objects and fields in spacetime, a world of cause and effect: oneness can also permeate/interpenetrate twoness, with seemingly anomalous effects; here lies the bridging intermediary world. As humans, we inhabit all three while the artist, healer and shaman are perhaps most at home in the intermediary realm which is also that of choice.
Interestingly, the author quotes Nick Herbert as saying that ‘a universe that displays local phenomena built upon a nonlocal reality is the only sort of worlds consistent with known facts and Bell’s proof’ – witness the 2022 Nobel Prize for physics. In this respect, Taoism is isomorphic, while also paralleling the unbroken wholeness in David Bohm’s implicate order and the separation that occurs at the explicate level. The author postulates that a future science might be able to accommodate the intermediary realm characterised by ‘the presence of oneness in twoness’, with oneness as causeless, the twoness as causal, and the intermediary as acausal. He identifies this status precisely as the biggest problem for modern science indicating that the prevailing model is incomplete. Correspondingly, oneness is consciousness itself, ‘or the space in which everything appears.’ All this is usefully summarised in a series of helpful diagrams (pp. 114-117). Highly recommended as a fresh and fruitful theoretical approach.
Julian Carlyon has been a practitioner and student of homeopathy for over 40 years. In that time, as well as teaching, he has studied with many of the world’s leading homeopaths. In the 1980’s, he trained in Jungian based transpersonal psychology with British transpersonal psychology pioneers, Barbara Somers and Ian Gordon-Brown. In the last 12 years Julian has also been a student of free movement practice based on the Amerta movement teaching of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Sandra Reeve. Julian is currently a student of the Diamond Approach based on the teachings of A.H. Almaas. Julian is a father and grandfather and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire in the UK.