At the latest with the first technical-industrial revolution man feels himself to be the creator of the future, who is no longer determined by the eternal powers of nature and the cosmos. Tomorrow is understood less and less as fate, but appears determinable and formable.
But it is precisely the resulting complexity that calls for signposts that guide us through the complexity of everyday life. This also applies to the desires for harmony, meaning of life and spiritual support.
The medical advances achieved since the late 20th century are no longer sufficient to cope adequately with the dynamics and complexity of modern life with its high demands on the mental and spiritual powers of man. The economic losses, damages and costs measured thereby can be seen as the emergence of new factors, which are the consequences of mental, social and spiritual disturbances and illnesses.
Technology is increasingly being misused as a bearer of hope for personal happiness, physical health and spiritual self-discovery. The belief in technology replaces the belief in a natural connection to the cosmos. Technology becomes the omniscient God in whose hands we place our lives.
We will be able to strengthen our body through technology, we will implent thinking helpers, but our actual mind/being will remain alone.
For a real freedom and contentment of our being a space must be created in which man finds himself alone.
This free space is ideally located in the consciousness of the human being –
such as meditation or prayer, regardless of devices, places or situations. This space can be created by a reference to the possibility of a feeling. This incentive to a "spiritual" rest can be given through an object or a place that awakens a view of the importance of this – a place of retreat in one's own consciousness.
The aim of the object Re is to lead to a spiritual feeling.
It serves as a catalyst for a return to the mystical. The human being should be brought into connection with the big whole - so that the complexity of the world is reduced in its overstraining effect.
The pure, calculable and factual interpretation of things has to be broken to lead to an inner freedom – made possible by seeing ourselves as a small part of the universe in which higher powers than the purely human mind prevail.