Awareness of the different elements of our conscious action and experience frees us from restricting attachments to them - from confining identification with anything we think, feel or do. This 'Awareness Principle' is both a liberatory life principle and a life practice of a sort long recognised in yogic philosophy. As well as being healing and freeing The Awareness Principle is also a new foundational principle for the sciences and religion - offering the sole possible philosophical basis for both a new Theology and a truly scientific 'Theory of Everything'. For the most fundamental scientific fact is t the objective existence of a manifest universe but awareness of that universe. Peter Wilberg's writings on 'The Awareness Principle' reaffirm and rearticulate in a new and clear way a centuries-old understanding of Hindu tantric philosophy - namely that the '1st Principle' of the universe is t matter or energy but the innate potentials and power (Shakti) of pure awareness (Shiva).