The S.M.O.P. acronym is formed from the four key words in the phrase “The Science of Metaphysical and Oriental Philosophy”
|Science||Typically refers to Physical science, the study of the material universe.Here it is used in an expanded sense to include the study of the entire universe, including the non-physical, using the methodology of science.|
||Meta means “beyond”, therefore the literal meaning is that which is beyond the physical, and Metaphysics is that which is beyond material world physics. Most dictionary definitions relate these two words to philosophy, but for me it is the field of Physics as it relates to the entire universe, including that which is beyond the material realm (Newtonian and sub-atomic physics)|
||Often used interchangeably with the term Eastern as in “Eastern Philosophy”, both of which relates to Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Confucianism primarily.|
1. The rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
2. Any of the three branches, namely natural philosophy, moral philosophy, and metaphysical philosophy, that are accepted as composing this study.