Author William Henderson
If we think of the universe as a song, we can start to see
possibilities that previously we would dismiss as fantasy. The
‘song’ - the source of existence - must come first. Matter
would resonate and structure itself according to the song. Material
existence would be the instrument with which the song is played. The
song can only be played by a material existence, even though the song
would still exist without being played. The song could not be played
without the orchestra and voices of the universe.
And what is the song? We are all capable of hearing it. It is a lonely,
searching tune that slowly moves toward a crescendo of fulfilment and
profundity. We know this song; it is the song of our lives.
And what of the mystics who have heard the ‘song’, what do they ‘hear’?
only is the mystic a potential interpreter of the “other
world”, of the supermundane, even of the transcendental, he [or
she] also confirms that there is something (others might say Someone)
out there. If mystics are not completely mad, if they are not raving
lunatics, then there are other dimensions to life than our commonplace,
commonsense, everyday technological world view would be willing to
concede. The mystic, by virtue of his [or her] encounter with a realm
very different from that most of us experience, stands as a sign that
the universe is indeed mysterious.'
A.M. Greeley. Ecstasy;: A way of knowing. Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey, 1974. P.7
In my own mystical experience sometimes there is a meeting and mingling
of myself and that ‘something’ which is ‘out
there’. The perception of that something is not internal, it does
not spring from inner feelings or imagination; it comes from out there.
Because my mind was still, and because I had practiced this stillness
for many years, I knew, and could feel, when something from outside,
rather than within, came into my awareness. This
‘something’ I received was not ‘God’, was not
ultimate peace or Nirvana, and was not a beautiful self-contained
mathematical formula. It was intensely human, infinitely tender, sad,
yearning, humble, and magnificent.
This ‘something’ I knew was simple but profound, and came
from the source of all existence. The feeling that came from this
receiving of the source was a richness and tenderness and beauty such
that words cannot describe. It was All, it was forever, and it was the
feeling of at last finding your true home, your true self, and
something else… like someone calling. I followed this source
full-time for over a decade. The source that I perceived was so real
and so wonderful that I gave up all other occupation in this world to
follow it. I was twenty-six years old when I first began receiving the
source directly, when it was only a whisper. Ten years later I decided
to return to the ‘real’ world because I finally realised I
could not find her out there, alone, at the edge. I sacrificed a large
part of my youth in total isolation pursuing the source. And I am not
the type of soul who would give away any part of his life needlessly. I
always wanted all that life could give. I never wanted to miss out on
anything, so at twenty-five years of age I had a high salaried
executive position with the material possessions and lifestyle of
material opulence. But my desire to experience everything in life drove
me to find the source. What I received was so powerful I gave up
everything to find out what it was.
I feel it is important to make clear that I was not a recluse, who
found something to comfort him in his seclusion. I was someone who
wanted everything out of life, and who could do whatever it took to get
it. I had the appearance and the ability to get the most out of
materialistic existence, but I turned my back on this because I knew
that the ‘something’ that I was receiving was real. I was a
sceptical person who was very wary of being fooled by anything or
anyone. I thought religions were like fairytales and I would not take
anything on faith alone; I had to know, I had to have proof. I knew
that what I was receiving was real, and if there was something else to
existence than just material existence I wanted to know what it was. No
theory or philosophy I studied had any factual or logical base to back
it up, and I refused to believe in the final cop-out that we are not
capable of understanding the ultimate reason for existence. I knew from
what I was receiving that this ‘something’ wanted to be
known, and it was up to us to bring it to full reality.
I also saw no point in being meek or self-effacing when it came to
theorising about existence. In articles and books scientists were
admitting that the universe seemed ‘set-up’, because of the
gigantic improbability of it being so finely ordered just by chance.
But they kept coming up with cautious little add-on theories like
chaos, or laws of harmony that they thought might lessen the odds
without having to admit to a design. I saw no point in this approach.
If a little patch up theory can exist, then a big, all encompassing
theory could equally well exist! Scientists and researchers seemed to
be willing only to accept a little magic in the universe, but
once you accept a little magic, why not consider all magic, where all
magic is the only possibility. We are all capable of perceiving
Ultimate Reality, and when it comes to questions about our very reason
for existence we must not accept just any answer merely on faith. We
must, ourselves, know. And the only way to know the truth is to
In my book, The Science of Soulmates, I reveal how you can experience the secret symphony of existence, which is also to experience and become your true self. With this comes a power that will transform your life. You will experience a wider reality and learn your ancient destiny, which is that you have a one and only soulmate who is searching for you. And you will hear your own music of existence, and enter your own song of life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
William Henderson has studied philosophy, science, religion, psychology, sociology and art at various universities and has a degree from the University of South Australia. He has worked in a wide area of employment where he gained an affinity with people from all walks of life.
At the age of twenty-six, after beginning a successful career as a company executive, he dropped out of mainstream society and began seeking true freedom. After developing his own style of meditation he began to receive what he was later to describe as the music of the source of existence. It was so strong that he followed it, trying to decipher its meaning, for the next 15 years. Along the way he discovered a way to evolve the mind to a higher level, which increased intelligence, slowed ageing, and as a side effect produced psychic abilities that enabled him to earn a living playing roulette. Most importantly he deciphered the music of the cosmos and wrote the book: The Science of Soulmates.
William lives at the edge, as he calls it, constantly wandering the planet, on the road or the sea or the sky, always at the edge of civilisation, where in the stillness he can hear and feel the music of existence, and still be near enough to share it.
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