Nature = Science = Religion

Humans consider themselves to be more intelligent, more evolved than other creatures of earth. I have come across certain spiritualists who believe that their being human is such a gift because ‘they are so much more spiritually evolved’. Many believers in reincarnation actually state that human life is the highest possible level of reincarnation on earth and it is through this that we attain the so called higher state of ‘liberation’.

It is true that humans are biologically more evolved, being the most dense, physically and mentally more complex species on earth.

Biological evolution and spiritual evolution however are two different things.

Biological evolution can be termed as spiritual ‘involution’. All matter has evolved from its original spirit form. Spirit, energy, chi, prana, shakti is life and it is the essence and original state of everything that exists (both the living and so called ‘non living’). Energy has ‘condensed’ to become what we see as matter. This is a scientific fact and a peek into quantum physics will help us understand this.

Becoming more and more complex from our original, simple, ‘unity’ state of existence – this is the process of involution.

As nature becomes more and more complex, spiritual vibrations become denser and denser, more and more complex forms of life evolve as spirit gets ‘involved’ in the play of existence. We become physically more complicated, mentally more complicated, hence highly ‘intelligent’ humans.

Animals (read other animals as humans are a part of the animal world scientifically speaking), are less biologically evolved and less mentally complicated. They are closer to the spiritual self.

Plants are even closer to the spiritual self. Minerals, crystals, rocks are close too as they have fewer complexities.

Earth (solid matter), Water, Fire, Air, are all closer to Spirit in that order.

Spiritual evolution refers to the process of us (complex human forms) becoming more and more attuned to our original essence of spirit, this means to simplify ourselves, be more natural, more scientifc, which means more spiritual.This is also ‘Shedding our Huge Human Ego’. Humans need to meditate to get rid of mental chatter and to be in touch with their simple self. Other beings of nature need this much lesser than humans do.

In the quest for achieving spiritual liberation humans have created religion. Religion is another name for shared spiritual belief system…. and there are so many variations of these belief systems… each eager to prove its superiority and establish its dominance. All these religions are untimately based on stories, books, myths and mythologies. Science and common sense urge us to understand that these myths, stories, books and mythlogies contain just lessons for us to learn, rather than facts. There is truth within them, even though they may not be exactly factual.

The fact is that all myths, customs, rites have evolved from nature. In the beginning humans observed nature and its phenomena. Sun, moon, tides, storms, lightning, rain and so on. These were all honoured as deities and as they started responding to the wishes and thoughts of humans they began to understand what magick is really all about. Every aspect of nature began to assume a deity form, animals, birds and even human. We prayed to the gods of rains for rainfall, sun for warmth, and so on.

As religion evolved into more complex forms in line with the biological and mental evolution of man, we went out of step with spirituality and nature. We forgot that all modern myths and mythologies in all modern religions have originally evolved from nature worship.

For example – what we celebrate as Christmas or birth of Jesus Christ in December was originally celebrated as Winter solistice. Around this time each year we witness the longest night and the shortest day of the year, after which days begin to grow longer and longer. This is the peak of winter and the Sun god is at its weakest dying stage, and soon as the solstice ends, Sun is born again and slowly gains power as the wheel of the year turns. This is also called Yule and originally being a nature festival that symbolised the rebirth of sun was celebrated with evergreen trees, holly and mistletoe being symbols of the cycle of death and rebirth, popcorn garlands and decorations were warpped around trees to keep the ‘tree spirits’ warm. Such a beautiul way to celebrate the magick and mystery of nature – and most of us who celebrate Christmas don’t even know that.

Gods and goddesses that are visualised as having human form are actually all originally just aspects of nature. Thunder and lightning (Zeus, Indra), male god (sun, Lugh, Mithra, Aditya, Vishnu, all versions of male ‘God’ deity in modern religions such as Christianity), female goddess (moon, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Artemis, most female deities that are conspicous by their absence in modern patriarchial religions). The lists of gods and goddesses may be endless but they are all forms of nature and should ideally help us be more and more aligned with our natural self.

Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Plants, Animals and all other beings of nature are more in tune with their essence, their spirituality than humans who falsely believe themselves to be superior. They are all far more at ease with themselves, their intuition, their ablity to ‘be’, their basic needs and desires than most humans who have created way too much stress and complication in their lives and are seeking a way to escape this through one of two extremes:

First extreme – the path of asceticism, meditation to the extent of losing their basic ‘grounding’ or practicality, celibacy, to a less extent vegetarianism, Jainism, veganism and fasting to a greater extent denial of food and water, relenquishing pleasure while being misfits in society and deeply unhappy within.

The second extreme – Overindulgence in the life process, drugs, addictions, poly-amourism (multiple partners – no committment), maximising pleasure, numbing themselves to pain while being deeply unhappy within.

A lot of so called spiritualists I have observed acually fall in one of the above two categories. I have actually found them to be broken, sorry people who are in real need of healing but their spiritual egos keep them far from accepting their natural truth.

Thankfully to help us achieve this we have Science.

As we learn to observe nature (which is the essence of science) we try to discover facts and move away from myths. We learn the language of nature and its laws. We learn how all matter is composed of vibrations that are altered through the power of consciousness. Through scientific experimentation we have discovered that there is ‘Magick’ and what we really focus on condenses from spirit to matter, from imagination to reality, E=mc square etc… – a fact that witches and mystics have known all along and ‘new age’ gurus have finally ‘exposed’ as the Secret.

We finally learn that all we really need to be is our simple, humble, natural self. This means our intuitive, spiritual, scientific, magickal self.

Imagine if we all were in tune with this part of us, with our essence.

Imagine a world where we are in perfect harmony and sync with nature, its bounty, its beauty.

A world in which we use our common sense and scientific understanding of the world to discover its facts and our natural intuition to discover their underlying truth, instead of being brainwashed by modern religious leaders into following what they claim to be the ultimate concept of ‘God’.

A world where we realise that we are biologically well evolved as humans but need to spiritually evolve – which means to go back to our natural simple, intuitive, magickal state of being.

A world in which we are truly happy, abundant, enlightened and peaceful because whatever we want and desire is manifesting each moment by the way of natural Magick and it is scientific – and real – and good. We use it only for good and never to harm, because we know that we do not want to harm anyone if we truly wish to achieve peace, joy and happiness – purity of intent – Satva-yuga!

Welcome to the magickal world of Wicca – a nature oriented spiritual system – a scientific, rational religion – a path of Love and Light!

You can read more on this on the blog and if you’d like to learn more, register for the courses.

Join us for the Yule ritual this 21 Dec 2009 (more on the page Magick on Facebook – link on this blog)

Merry Yule, Happy Winter Solstice and Blessed Be

Swati Prakash
Head Priestess – Earth Healing Temple

Founder – Global Wicca Tradition

11 thoughts on “Nature = Science = Religion

  1. You are absolutely right. The blog is great.
    Humans have an ego mind.
    Therefore although they are part of the One they experience themselves as separate.
    Trees do not have a mind but are simply part of the One.
    Having a mind is both a blessing and a curse.
    The mind is a great servant, but a terrible master.
    The problem is that we use it as our master.
    The task is to experience that we are the universe and to use the mind as a tool (instead that we are used as a tool by the mind………).
    Here is a movie you may like

    It has to do with the connection between the seasons and religion a matter which you also address in your blog.

    Love and Blessings,


  2. Greetings, Swati!

    I’m afraid I have to disagree with you on a couple of points.

    First, I’m at a loss to understand where you get the notion that there is a hierarchy wherein “Earth, Water, Fire, Air, are all closer to Spirit in that order.” This is certainly a departure from the viewpoints of most Wiccans I know, who perceive Spirit as infused in all things. Each of the Classical Elements has its role to play: surely you’re not implying that Earth elementals are somehow less spiritual than fire elementals, for example. That’s why the different elements have their respective directions, instead of being piled atop one another in some hierarchy of spirituality.

    Second, veganism is an ethical principle, not an ascetic one. Vegans decline to participate in the exploitation of animals by eating meat, wearing leather/fur, or using animal byproducts. That doesn’t mean they can’t be utter hedonists or, more likely, reasonably balanced individuals.

    Third, (OK, three is not “a couple”), you define “poly-amourism” as “multiple partners – no committment.” Unlike the first point above, where there could be just a difference of opinion, this is simply and indisputably wrong. The roots for the word “polyamory” come from “poly” (many) and “amor” (love); that’s many loves, not many random sex partners. Polyamory is about building relationships, not merely friendly friction; it’s about deep connection, including a sexual component, but it’s not about sex per se. If you do a little research (even Wikipedia will do nicely, although you might want to check out something like, you will find plenty of support for my position and precious little for yours. Sorry to sound harsh, but the poly people I know have educated me well in this.

    You do make some excellent points in this article, but I did feel a need to address the ones where we differ.

    Best regards,


    1. Thanks for reading an sharing your reactions.

      The order of elements is pertaining to order of involution and I’m not saying any is superior to the other. By spirit i mean that which exists even in vaccum (not air, fire, water, earth). It is not just infused in all other elements it is the essence of all that is but condensation has led reality to take on many varied forms …more denser beginning with air, fire, water and most dense being earth.

      I said extreme to a lesser extent – vegetarianism. veganism…etc…in my personal opinion all kinds of beings vegetarian, non-vegetarian are all leading to some balance of nature and those who believe vegetarianism, veganism etc is more eco-friendly or a nicer thing to do could be imagining this.

      About polyamory (as you yourself defined – building deep connections including sexual with many partners) – This is not my definition of commitment in a romantic relationship. If some people imagine it as their definition each one to their own.

      Finally these are the views of my tradition of Wicca and in no way do I imply that it is the only and right one. Only those followers to whome these make sense join the tradition. And if I find that some other view point is more rationally sound I will incorporate and adapt.

      It is great to have the right questions raised here….thanks again!

  3. energy=nature is all that is not created from mud/dirt,by some deity.but evolved by nature from 1 celled organisms,and proof is in our dna and genes.there was never any so called first huma/adam etc whatsoever.bcoz we find fossils of other humanoid species etc also.

    there was never a time when energy=nature did not exist,bcoz energy cant be created or destroyed.

    the creation-protection-destruction-transformation of
    universe,or rather all creation is a continous process.

    before big bang people dont know what existed,but our ancient texts clearly say this,that creation-growth-protection-destruction-transformation is an eternal cycle.

    finally the 5 elements and what others exist which we dont know r part of the same energy-shakti-nature,and in nature nothing is superior or inferior,unequal or equal,evetything is in its place.

    so nature worship can be considered as truth worship.

    om shakti


  4. we r ourself part of nature,and the 5 elemts and many others we may not know r in us.we r children of nature,and indivisible from nature,bcoz the elements exist in us and also we cant live without them.can we survive without food,air,water,sunshine etc ???


    it means we r indivisible from nature.some monoatheist
    ideology falsely believe that some deity created nature,and also man,but this is a falsehood,as its now proven
    that we r evoled by nature,and we as indian nature worshuippers have always known this fact.

    om shakti


  5. The design for your website is a bit off in OmniWeb. All The Same I like your website. I may have to install a “normal” browser just to enjoy it. 🙂

  6. I am from different spiritual belief systems, however, I was thought to respect others spiritual beliefs. I gained insight on Wicca, nature, and science. I was always interested in learning more about the different faiths of poeple. As a Christian woman, I disagree with certain viewpoints, but I open to having helpful knowledge. Human beings, I admit lost much of spiritual self due materialism, forsaking God, being too worldly minded rather spiritually minded.Informative blog, and insightful. Man wasn,t create to lord over God,s creation, but to serve, love, worship( communication with Him), to be stewards of the earth and all of creation. Science and faith, I beleive are reflect exploring truth, one deals with nature, natural laws, while the other deals with spiritual world and spiritual laws.
    By Denise Swoveland

  7. Hi swati, i like your new show on tv ‘the chair..’ but still people need the prove that ‘dead do speak’.

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