Metatheology

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Metatheology is what lies beyond belief and outside the box of traditional theology.

Inside the box are contained creeds, dogmas, doctrines and confessions of faith.

Metatheology begins where theology ends. It associates with such counter-cultural disciplines and approaches as thealogy/feminist theology, gnosticism and other esoteric philosophies, (neo)paganism and shamanism, ecospirituality/deep ecology. Its methodologies and tools include natural philosophy, free thinking and mysticism. Rather than rejecting, it embraces the world of imagination.

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

(William Blake)


Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

(Albert Einstein)


Metatheology can also be understood as a more formal term for evidence-based spirituality. Its approach is open-minded but rigorous: grounded in scientific methodology balanced with phenomenology. It integrates science and gnosis: the two ultimate ways of knowing for the material and metaphysical worlds. It accepts with humility the limits of human knowledge, which is continuously having to change with each new discovery.

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

(William Shakespeare)

You cannot step in the same river twice.

(Heraclitus)

You will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

(John)

Eppur si muove.

(Galileo)

The heroes, saints and martyrs of metatheology include: Socrates, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Pelagius, Cicero, Hildegard of Bingen, Hakuin, Kabir, Galileo, Erasmus, Giordano Bruno, John Dee, Isaac Newton, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, William Blake, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, James Lovelock, Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, Einstein, Alan Watts, Osho, the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Ken Wilber.