As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together...We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Planck was hardly alone when he spoke these words about G-d, indeed many of the pioneers of physics and those who came after them saw G-d in much the same way. It is our goal to make the work and philosophy of such brilliant minds a focus point for study and new areas of research moving forward.
Love for our fellow human beings is the most important of our core values.
Involvement in and support of community.
Enabling the human pursuit reason and knowledge.
BIRTH OF THE TERM
The beginning of a new focus in Deism
In 1995, Jim Garvin, a Korean war veteran turned Trappist monk, is the first person on record to use the term "Pan-en-desim." Garvin described his world view as being similar to the "all-pervading Great Spirit" of the Native Americans.
TERM GAINS FURTHER DEFINITION
Panendeism receives a definition by Lawrence Copling
Lawrence Copling develops a definition for the term"Panendeism." Copling refers to Panendeism as a belief in "a god who contains all of the universe, but who nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe."
PANENDEISM.ORG IS FOUNDED
The Panendeism Organization goes live to the world
The organization for Panendeism is founded by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.
Panendeism is given a defining thesis
A defining thesis titled "The 5 Immutable Tenets of Panendeism" is published by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.
The first official treatise on Panendeism is published
The first official Treatise on Panendeism, its history and its features is published by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.
NEW BOARD MEMBER
We welcome the man who brought Panendeism to light
We're thrilled to welcome Larry Copling to our board. We owe him a much gratitude for all of his efforts in giving the term the recognition that it has today.
NEW BOARD MEMBER
We welcome a brilliant new addition to our board
We're honored to welcome Bill Eckert to our board. His deep knowledge in neuroscience and healthy sense of scientific agnosticism are a great asset to the organization.
With great enthusiasm, the Panendeism Organization was founded with the intent to bring awareness to its vast spiritual and scientific implications.
In 2015, after careful consideration and open discussion between all members of the newly formed Panendeism Organization, Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott carefully drafted and published the Defining Thesis on Panendeism.
After a lot of hard work, James McDermott and Benjamin Sullivan published the world's first treatise on Panendeism. The publication introduces a rich Deistic framework to Copling's original definition.
From this website to social media and our mailing lists, we're proud to have created a platform that enables members from countries across the globe to come together.
We've scoured the world's written knowledge to craft a one of a kind resource library which, through public domain, we've made freely available to people all over the world.
While the Panendeism organization is dedicated to knowledge, community, spirituality, and humanity, the International Institute for Panendeistic Studies will be purely dedicated to groundbreaking scientific research.