It is in the nature of human beings to be apprehensive about change. It is part of our survival programming – we never know whether the unknown will be beneficial, or a threat to our survival. Whenever somebody suggests something new, this automatically triggers the survival mechanism. Some people use this energy to explore and discover ways to improve conditions on the planet, while others take a defensive posture.
This was true in Jesus’ day, when the religious establishment opposed the brash young man who dared to suggest that there was new knowledge that could be beneficial to humanity.
About 450 years ago, shortly after Columbus sailed to America and proved that the earth is round, a scientist named Galileo proclaimed that he had confirmed what Copernicus had figured out – that the earth and the other planets rotate around the sun. This would explain why planets sometimes appear to go backwards in the sky.
In the mid-20th Century a scientist named Jose Silva ran into an opposition from leaders in the church… Silva always insisted that he was not trying to hurt religion or replace it. He simply wanted to add some knew discoveries to what was already known.
However, the religious leaders of the time believed that the earth was at the center of the universe. It had to be so, they reasoned, since man was a divine creation. This had become part of their doctrine, their dogma. Galileo’s assertion upset church leaders so much that they tortured him to force him to recant. But this did not change the reality that the earth in fact does revolve around the sun.
In the mid-20th Century a scientist named Jose Silva ran into similar opposition from leaders in the church, as well as scientists, and even leaders in the business community. Many of us who wanted to explore this new science with him also ran into opposition.
Jose didn’t claim to know it all. He described his research findings as “semi-conclusions” because more will surely be added later. Perhaps he has discovered half of the truth. New research will find even more of it. Here is how he explained it at a Silva International Convention.
“We learned how to activate our brain within the subconscious by guiding the mind to look for a different brain frequency and to learn to use it,” he said. “That’s what psychorientology means – orienting the psyche, your mind, to look for and find that specific dimension, and then to use it.”
“Science is open-ended all the time,” Jose continued. “It is like a telescope – if you get a better telescope, you discover more planets, more solar systems, more galaxies. If you discover a better microscope, you go further within matter.”
Surely someone will get a better “telescope” some day and learn even more in this field. It will not negate what Jose Silva found. When scientists figured out that there was some kind of body that was influencing the orbits of the outermost planets, they predicted that there was one more planet on the outskirts of our solar system. They did not have a powerful enough telescope at the time, but when they got one, they could actually see the planet Pluto.
The discovery of Pluto did not change what scientists had already discovered. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and the other planets were still there. Scientists had simply gone farther. Jose Silva always insisted that he was not trying to hurt religion or replace it. He simply wanted to add some knew discoveries to what was already known.
The experiences of millions of people during the last decades, since Jose Silva began his research, certainly indicate that his discoveries have tremendous value.