Mineralization and Meditation
If we take these considerations into account with our earlier observations about life creating hardened substances, then we can start to gain some insight into the variety of mineral substances found in the Earth.
Observation of various rocks and minerals will in fact show they have different real effects on human beings. For example if we attempt to hold a radioactive rock in our hands for very long it could affect us in very serious ways. If we hold a piece of granite we will note its texture, roughness, hardness, color, etc. In turn metals like copper will interact with us at a variety of levels, one of which may be to turn our skin green!
The observations we’re left with are that rocks far from being inert, can have a wide variety of effects on human beings in contact with them. We can and do experience directly at least part of the true nature of many of these rocks and minerals.
A natural question for intuitive science then is can we have experiences and form ideas of which beings may have originated the various rocks and minerals in the world? If we can study the form of an antelope horn and learn all sorts of things about it and contemplate its many relationships with the Earth, the plants it grazes on, how other animals relate to it and how humans are involved with it, can we also do the same with various minerals?
Put another way, if we can connect the diamond to the living growing plant of long ago, if we can connect the fossilized trilobite with an ancient creature, can we connect a piece of peridot for example, with a being whose extension it might possibly be? The even broader question is did all non-living objects originate from some form of living being? How can we answer this question?
The answer isn’t a foregone conclusion since it has to be tested by you to be meaningful to you. The simplest answer is to go and look. Get a variety of rocks and minerals and meditate on what you observe and experience. If they generate experiences that simply can’t be defined physically, then you can meditate on the nature of those experiences to progressively get to know the beings they might have come from.
Are we justified in taking our direct impressions as valid facts alongside of any other facts we may gather like for example, measurements, chemical analysis, etc? The answer again is yes. Typically, our first direct sense impressions are rarely the whole reality of the thing experienced. But as we continue to contemplate the object of observation through its many interactions with its environment including us we begin to form a more complete picture of the thing under study.