Archive for Tag Archives: ' iamshanti'

We Are Stardust!

Part 9: Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus: they are all ‘cooked’ in the stars!

The Old Astronomer Continues His Story… Until He Dies

Part 8: “The Sun and the Earth formed about four and a half billion years ago, when I was 37 ‘Milky Way years’ old. A solar system forms relatively quickly and ours probably [...]

The 59 ‘Milky Way Year’-Old Astronomer’s Story

Part 7: The universe is not only 'big in space', it's 'big in time' as well. Consequently, studying the universe makes us travel both space and time.

Chronology of the Universe

Part 6: From a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang onwards, the chronology of the development of the universe is being studied, understood and mapped by modern physics.

Doubters, Agitators, Dissidents and Rebels, e.g. the Cyclic Universe

Part 5: According to the dissident Cyclic Universe theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time, but the bridge to a past, filled with endlessly repeating cycles of [...]

Neither Big Nor a Bang

Part 4: The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model of the birth and the expansion of the universe. However, it still is a challenge to modern cosmology to understand [...]

In Search of a Birthday

Part 3: Homo sapiens has produced a great diversity of wonderful guesswork about the birth of the universe. Or has the universe no distinct starting point? Has each beginning [...]

Pale Blue Dot

Part 2. Photographed from a far away vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. That pale blue dot, that’s here, that’s [...]

Like Messages in a Bottle

Part 1: Like messages in a bottle, stones can tell us wonderful stories. They whisper of the mysteries of deep time and deep space and introduce us into our own Big History.

Dear Piero

Shanti writes to Piero Ferrucci, author of the book 'Inevitable Grace'.

Dear Maurice

Shanti aka Iam writes to Richard Maurice Bucke.

Dear Abbie

Shanti aka Iam writes to Abraham Maslow.

Pointers for Nourishing and Energising the Ego

Shanti's tongue-in-cheek guide for the ego.

Good News from the Cosmos!

Shanti reflects on the universe and its amazing work to produce us, encourages us to participate in this gift of life and ultimately to wake up.

Being Now is Being at the Turning Point

Shanti shares his insights about time, history, and the universe.


Shanti’s letter in response to the publishing of his article, ‘Osho, The Midwife of My Soul’:

Osho, the Midwife of My Soul

Shanti describes his path of learning and seeking to arrive at understanding.