Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630),
mathematician, astronomer, and the founder of modern science,
wrote in his book "The Harmony of the World" (Book V)
In today's world the frontier lies beyond the stars. It lies where we meet one another heart to heart or fail to do so. We have stood on the moon and have sent probes to the stars, but we have not yet found it easy (or even possible) to extend our hands to one another across the tables in our daily living with the smiles of universal love.
Humanity still remains isolated as a people, fearful and mystified, bound to lies and empires of lies; subjected to wars, genocide, looting, hatred, and terror. For four millennia mankind has struggled to break free, just as the astronomers have struggled to break away from earth-bound perceptions. Mankind has had but a few successes along this line, a few bright periods of renaissance, but those were quickly overturned. The astronomers were more successful. With Kepler's discovery of the principle of universal gravity (long before Newton's time) a whole new era begun. A breakout from the mental confinement was achieved that had limited mankind's vision. Now we face the same challenge, only on a greater scale. We face the challenge to achieve the vastly greater breakout from the smallness of our self-perception and the corresponding smallness of our universal love. And most importantly, we must achieve the breakout quickly as further delays might prove fatal.
On this note I dedicate my work to the advancement of universal love towards a new renaissance. May its light of harmony brighten our world.
Rolf A. F. Witzsche