In the mind of every thinking person there is set aside a special room, a museum of wonders.
Every time we enter that museum we find our attention gripped by marvel number one,
this strange Universe, in which we live and move and have our being.
John A. Wheeler
from the Forward to The Anthropic Cosmological Principle
by John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tipler
Welcome to a tour of the macrocosms and microcosms of our fascinating Universe.
In these pages you can explore some of the most exciting things being learned in the fields of physics and cosmology. At the same time, you will find yourself exposed to the emergence of a new metaphysical understanding of the universe, one which reaffirms the most ancient understanding, representing a very important step in the evolution of human awareness. Even if you are not ready for a leap such as this, today's scientific view of the universe in itself is fascinating in the way it forces us to replace the classical paradigms that rule our everyday perception of things with a profoundly different perspective.