Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Peter Wilberg

“A Philosopher: that is a human being who constantly experiences, sees, hears, suspects, hopes, dreams extraordinary things.”

"What the philosopher is, is hard to learn, because it cannot be taught: one has to ‘know’ it from experience. Thus, for example, that genuinely philosophical combination of a bold exuberant spirituality which runs presto and a dialectical severity and necessity which never takes a false step is to most thinkers and scholars unknown from experience and consequently, if someone should speak of it in their presence, incredible." 

Friedrich Nietzsche 


Peter Wilberg (born in London in 1952) is an independent philosophical thinker, teacher, therapist and author of ethnic German and Jewish-German background. Though he holds an MA in Philosophy and Politics (Oxon, 1994) and in Humanistic Psychology (Antioch, 1980) he has since pursued his lifelong research, work and writing outside the framework of academia and without any form of institutional support or funding.

His own history of mystical and metaphysical experiences, expressed in his wide-ranging work and writings offer profound and pioneering new insights and practices in a most diverse range of areas – including the philosophy of consciousness, science and religion, of medicine, health and human relations, listening and psychotherapy, music and mysticism, Marxism and monetary economics, gnosticism, yoga and tantra. 

His life and work has also been enriched by his development and application of new methodologies of embodied meditational and relational research - using inter-subjectivity and the ‘bi-personal field’ as a portal to new and deeper dimensions of metaphysical experiencing and truth.

The  metaphysical foundation of Peter Wilberg's work is a unifed field theory of consciousness that he calls 'The Awareness Principle' – a radical new philosophy of life, science and religion.

The 'The Awareness Principle' is the recognition that awareness or 'subjectivity' has an essentially universal and field character. As such, it is neither the product of any thing or body nor the private property of any individual 'subject', 'ego' or 'being'. Awareness, in other words, is nothing that is 'yours' or 'mine'. Instead all bodies and all beings are individualised portions and expressions of potentialities latent in a universal awareness field - one that is the very essence of 'the divine'. Every 'being' or 'body', 'thing' or 'phenomenon' therefore, is not just something we are or can be aware of. It also is an awareness or 'consciousness' in its own right -manifesting unique field-patterns and qualities of awareness latent in the universal awareness field that is its source. What is called 'God' then, is neither a being nor Being, but Awareness as such, all-ecompassing and all-pervading.

"The Being of all things that are recognised in Awareness in turn depends on Awareness."

Sri Abhinavagupta