I believe the universe is the self-learning manifestation of the conscious intention of the primal Yin/Yang Source to explore its own potential. In my view humans are integral aspects of that self-learning effort. Thus, our individual and species role is to experiment with life and explore our potential to the fullest in all dimensions: physically, emotionally, and mentally.
I practice (and write about) interdisciplinary cosmology: the study of the cosmos using all epistemologies (ways of knowing). As a psychologist, I am fascinated by the influence of beings more advanced than humans, or the perception of them, on the development of human consciousness. Our varied worldviews (based in different cultures) are reflected in the history and impact of our major social institutions (religious, political and social) on the evolution of human consciousness.
This orientation is developed in my books Our Solarian Legacy: Multidimensional Humans in a Self-Learning Universe and Gods, Genes & Consciousness: Nohuman Intervention in Human History.
I am also interested in the concept of reincarnation and have started the first comprehensive scientific evaluation of the empirical evidence for the phenomenon. This is described in my book The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation.
My work is introduced at my websites:
THE BIGGER PICTURE (COSMOLOGY) http://www.vonward.com