I can say without exaggeration that I know something about what reality is understood to be like in our culture. What modern physics and philosophy tell us about the relationship between human being and nature, and how their perceptions and concepts have shaped the world and worldview. I have been trained in particle physics and philosophy of science and for years have researched and taught these things in academic institutions. My list of publications includes many scientific articles and I have written a comprehensive basic work covering this topic, "QUANTUM METAPHYSICS. The Role of Human Beings within the Paradigms of Classical and Quantum Physics" (University Press 2006, Gaudeamus 2008). 

However, when faced with the fundamental questions about the nature of reality – if ever, one recognizes one's ignorance. Despite the increased knowledge and technology, no one can declare with certainty and once and for all what kind of world we live in and what all this is about: why we exist and what we are striving for. Maybe that's why, the expertise, academic career, or influence never became very important to me. Actually, I jumped off the "squirrel wheel" even before I graduated, by moving to the country in the early 1980s. Nature, inner peace, my own path and research seemed more important than the career path of a particle physicist and the competition for research positions, even though the subject of my studies deeply interested me. During my years as an organic farmer, I taught physics and mathematics in middle school and high school; I improved the world by starting a local green movement and a nature conservation society. Since then, life has brought other kinds of challenges and opportunities, which you can get more information about, e.g., from the attached mini biography The Challenge of Natural Philosophy, in which I describe my own path in the work How we became Doctor of Philosophy (Finnish Philosophical Association, 2010).

Questions related to physics and the renewal of the perception of reality have always remained central to my life and have only become stronger with the joining of the Physics Foundations Society. While the unexpected features of quantum mechanics mostly only revealed the limitations of classical physics' way of thinking, new experimental evidence and more extensive theories can provide the ingredients for a better understanding of the nature of reality. Gradually, but inexorably, a new worldview is opening up before us, where quantum paradoxes become understandable. The new framework also provides a better understanding of human internal structures and dimensions of consciousness.

In recent years, yoga and meditation, which I have been practicing for a long time, have become an increasingly important factor in my own life. The connection with top-class neuroscientists Andrew and Alexander Fingelkurts made it possible to enable the EEG-guided meditation project that has deepened my understanding of the relationship between mind and brain. How each of us can modify and balance the automated neurophysiological processes in our brain through our own actions. With modern technology, the ancient knowledge contained in Patanjali's yoga philosophy and psychology can be better opened to modern people. 

The idea of founding the KalpaTaru was born when the Finnish Yoga Association invited me to speak at the Valamo Yoga Days in 2008, and I immediately became the second instructor for the annually repeated courses at Saarijärvi Yoga Institute. With these courses, I began to yearn for more dynamic and inspiring interactions with like-minded people in my life – people who ultimately rely on their own experience when looking for a more authentic and real content in their lives. The philosophical knowledge I acquired from books deepened even more into a personal experience when I attended the Hamsa meditation instructor training (8 months), that emerged from the yoga tradition. Since 2020, I have been a member of the European Yoga Federation. Meeting influential people in different countries who have found a connection to their inner core has increased my confidence that humanity can still fix the global problems it has caused. 

KalpaTaru is a place where we can collectively deepen our understanding of the world and humankind, share our experiences of the dimensions of matter, mind and consciousness. Welcome to get to know us!



Bachelor of Science, B.Sc. (physics), University of Helsinki, 1979.

Master of Science, M.Sc. (particle physics), University of Helsinki, 1983. Master's thesis: EPR paradox.

Licentiate of Philosophy, Lis.Phil. (theoretical philosophy), University of Helsinki, 1994. Licentiate thesis: Niels Bohr as a reformer of the physical worldview.

Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. (theoretical philosophy), University of Helsinki 2004. Dissertation: Quantum metaphysics, the Role of Human Beings within the Paradigms of Classical and Quantum Physics.


Main positions and activities

Summer worker, deputy assistant and pre-examiner, University of Helsinki, Department of High-Energy Physics. Total 8 months, 1980.

Lecturer in mathematics, physics and chemistry, Luumäki Primary School, secondary school 1983 – 1985.

Physics teacher, Taavetti high school 1984 – 1988.

Adult Education Centre teacher, Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki Adult Education Centres 1990–1992. A total of seven long courses on the topics: Modern physics for everyone, Physics and worldview, Fundamentals of philosophy.

Lecturer in philosophy, Laajasalo College and Open University of the University of Helsinki 1995-1996.

Chairman (half-time), Green Association, Green Education and Study Centre 1995-1997. Also, numerous project and teaching assignments at ViSiO 1994-1997.

Academy of Finland researcher, in prof. Eeva Martikainen's projects "Contemporary theology and the change in western perceptions of reality and history" 1999-2001 and "Theology and perception of reality" 2002-2003.

Visiting researcher, University of Cambridge, UK. Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies (CARTS), Westcott House. Michaelmaes semester 1999.

Acting Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, Institutionen för humaniora, Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden 2003-2005. Several introductory and basic courses in the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, metaphysics and epistemology.

Visiting researcher, University of Vienna, Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation der Österreichen Academie der Wissenschaften, 6 months in 2006.

Independent researcher, non-fiction writer and lecturer, since 2007. Philosopher's reception and EEG-assisted meditation within the framework of the KalpaTaru business name.