Saturday, June 9, 2018

COMING HOME





COMING HOME!

Suddenly awake, I see soft light,

Billowing like an angel’s wings,


Unfolding now, within my sight.

Breath stops; and my heart sings.


I see the form of God’s White Dove

Descend, oh so softly, from above,


Two eyes become a single one,

Shining brighter than the sun,


Completely filling all I see,

As I expand away from me:


Soaring out through time and space,

I’m free, free, at last, to run the race


Across the universe of galaxies and quantum foam,

Bound for long eternities, I’m finally coming home,


Drawn in by the guiding light of the Holy Spirit’s Dove,

Into the joyful Realm of Peace, and God’s Eternal Love!

ERC 05/08/2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

EXPLORE THE MIND




COME EXPLORE THE PHENOMENA OF MIND
What do I mean by “the phenomena of mind”? I’m talking about mind as I experience it, of course, i.e., what I think of as my mind, because that is the mind I know. But, why would I be egoistic and self-centered enough to think that you might want to explore the phenomena of  my mind? What is different about my mind? Is it really worth spending your precious time and energy to try to learn about things that I have thought about or may be thinking? --Maybe.

In 1958, I had the rare privilege of visiting for a brief while with a man who, my friend, who introduced me to him, said was over 100 years old at the time. He was known as Dr. Mahija. I was an undergraduate college student, and because I was impressed with Dr. Mahija’s wisdom and knowledge, I expressed a desire to return and learn from him. His response was: “You can do as you wish, but I’ve found that most people know far too much to learn anything from me!”

More than 60 years later, being a senior citizen myself now, I appreciate the truth Dr. Mahija spoke that day far better than I did then: Most people are not interested in what you or I think. Most people are pretty much closed-minded and self-absorbed. That is only natural, however, because, after all, for most of us, it is our own life and immediate family and friends that are important to us and our happiness and success, or failure and frustration as human beings.

There is no denying that your own consciousness is all that you normally experience directly. Everything else, you must learn about very indirectly through reading, hearing, and a process of observation and inference. Images of the rest of Reality, the reality that exists outside of your own mind, is automatically filtered through the lenses of your own belief system, a unique system that has been carefully crafted by acceptance of authority, and to some extent, by your individual efforts to think about the world and your place in it.

That which does not appear to be understandable within your belief system, is generally ignored or rejected by your brain in such a definite way that you will give it no credence, and you may never even remember that you encountered it at all.  We’ve read, for example, of aboriginal tribes living on remote islands, who literally could not see massive sea-going vessels that anchored near their islands, because their brains had no images in them with which to compare these huge objects, and so their minds simply rejected the alien images as meaningless.

As human beings, our perceptions are very limited. We are only capable of seeing a very thin band of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy, and of hearing only a very limited range of vibratory sound. If, suddenly, we were able to see and hear the vibrational frequencies generated by things that exist in dimensional domains beyond those to which our physical senses have access, then, like the aborigines, our brains would ignore and/or reject the images generated by those unfamiliar energies, and remain ignorant of  the existence of the things that generated them. The human brain, and perhaps those of other sentient creatures, for purposes of creature comfort, protection and survival, are designed to fill in, and even pave over, i.e., replace, unknown images created by what we perceive, with images with which we are already familiar.

Among the 370-plus posts in my Transcendental Physics blog there are discussions, papers, proofs, poems, and ideas that I think may appeal to many. There are posts that will strike a familiar chord with you, and there may be things that will have no meaning for you, but I believe that there may be some things there that are important for you to know about, some things that are real, but that you might never encounter elsewhere. But just my belief that this is the case is probably not enough to motivate you to explore very many of the posts to be found there. Why should my posts be any more important or meaningful than the millions of other well-developed ideas and concepts that are out there to  be found on the internet today? I’ll try to answer that question in the following way:

Almost ten years ago, when I was 72, I learned that I had a gift. It  was a gift that, apparently, I had had all my life, but a gift I didn’t really know about. By a gift, I mean something one is ostensibly born with, that is so rare and highly developed, that it is far beyond that which the average person can experience. It seems that I had an extraordinarily high IQ. Not just a MENSA-level mental acuity, but a one-in-a-billion, extremely rare intellectual gift.

In my opinion, it was a blessing that I never knew that I was exceptionally gifted until late in life, because I’ve seen what happens when one person or a group of people come to believe that they are superior to everyone else. I lived through World War II, all the wars we’ve been involved in since, and more recently through the rise of political correctness. Belief in the absolute superiority of a person or group of people over everyone else, is very dangerous, and absolutely crippling for individuals, society and the progress of civilization in general.

Our country was founded on the idea that absolute power corrupts absolutely. The idea that there are kings, persons of royal blood, or divine descent, who by virtue of their inherent superiority, are entitled to tell the rest of us what to think, say and do, was rejected by our forefathers, who left other parts of the world, primarily Europe, to escape such tyranny.

The statement that "All men are created equal" was a basic part of the philosophy of those setting up the government of the United States of America. Historians have called it “the most important single phrase" of the American Revolution. Thomas Jefferson used the phrase in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the declaration of independence from the British Empire. He committed it to paper in 1776 at the beginning of the American Revolution. After that, it was quoted in writings and speeches by many of the most important people in the early political and social life of our nation. The final form of the phrase was penned by Benjamin Franklin. His wording of the idea appears in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence as follows:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
But, what do these words actually mean? What did they mean to Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin? What did they mean to the King of England? What are they interpreted to mean today?
When these words were written, only 242 years ago, New England was dominated by a group of wealthy men, i.e., men who owned property. This group of men, to which Jefferson and Franklin belonged, were declaring their independence from the oppressive rule of the King of Britain and Ireland, King George III. Most of these men, including Jefferson and Franklin, in addition to owning real estate, also owned slaves.
The safety and well-being of women, children and the elderly, in an often-hostile environment, was the responsibility of these men, a responsibility which they took very seriously. While family members were not considered “property” in the same sense that houses, land, livestock, and slaves were, they were not considered equal to the men either. In the early days of our country, women, children, slaves and men without property were not entitled to vote. That right was reserved for property-holders, i.e. men, who, had a significant stake in the future of the country because they owned part of it.
Before you condemn these slave-owning men who were the founders of our country, bear in mind that this was a huge and important step away from the conditions prevalent in the rest of the world, where virtually no one had any rights except those granted to them by the ruling class of kings and priests, who were believed to be anointed and ordained by God to rule over them. In the many Kingdoms around the world, everything belonged to the ruling class, including even the subjects who were allowed to inhabit the kingdoms, and their personal circumstances, good or bad, were meted out solely at the pleasure of kings and priests. And our founding fathers didn’t invent slavery. Slavery existed throughout the rest of the world. It began in the dawn of human history as the practice of conquerors forcing the conquered to do the manual labor required to repair the ravages of war and to maintain the empire thus established.
Today, we’d like to believe that the idea that “all men are created equal” refers to not just men, but at least to all human beings, maybe even to all living things in some sense. But we also have to recognize that this equality can probably only be true in some sort of spiritual, or overall potential sense, not in the literal sense of physical or mental traits. Clearly, most of us were never physically equal, at birth, or any other time, to Shaquille O’Neil, nor are any of us intellectually equal to Albert Einstein or other geniuses of the past, or present. Jefferson and Franklin were not stupid men; they could look around and see that there were others who were their superiors in any number of ways. With these words, however, they were expressing an ideal upon which they believed a better government could be established.
To be gifted physically or mentally does not make one intrinsically superior to anyone else. But everyone should be free to use and develop their own unique gifts to the maximum extent possible in his or her lifetime, otherwise such gifts are wasted. But no one should be condemned or looked down upon for their gifts or lack thereof: Prejudice and reverse prejudice are two sides of the same evil coin, and should not be the basis of condemnation or avoidance.
So, please have a look at the ideas, poems, discussions, cogitations and proofs recorded in my blog, with an open mind. Maybe you’ll find something of value there. Please read and consider as many of them as you will. I don’t claim to be all-knowing or infallible. The possession of the gift of a  high level of intelligence does not preclude error or fallacy. The smartest person in the world can still be wrong, and wisdom is often simple and plain. But civilization moves forward with the fuel of new ideas, and my blog posts contain some new ideas, including the discovery of the mathematical and physical necessary of the existence of a non-physical aspect of reality we call gimmel. Each post in the blog has a list of Key Words and Phrases. Type in those that are of interest into the search box, or make up some of your own, and explore!
I will appreciate any feedback, questions and comments, positive or negative.
--Edward R. Close 6/6/2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

THINK THE UNTHINKABLE






TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE
The Sabbath is the time to reflect, to think of God and perhaps of the deeper truths of the Reality we experience. Pause for a moment and imagine the unimaginable: What if you didn’t exist? Can you imagine a world without you in it? It is reasonable to believe that the world existed long before you were born, and will continue to exist after you die. But, can you prove that it did, or that it will? Is it possible that you have always existed in some form?

I’ve seen my great-grandfather’s German Bible with his name and the date in the 1800’s inscribed on the overleaf, and I’ve read a message that was jotted in the margin of a book in 1637. I’ve seen Egyptian hieroglyphs and cartouches carved in stone; I’ve seen petroglyphs scratched in cliffs by stone-age people, and I’ve seen fossils encased in Ordovician geologic formations. But who’s to say it wasn’t me, or some spark of the consciousness that now inhabits my body that wrote those lines, or carved those petroglyphs? Who’s to say my bones weren’t among those that sank to the bottom of a shallow sea 400-plus million years ago? Perhaps all these memories are recorded in the DNA of our cells, the DNA scientists call “junk” because they don’t know what it is there for.

-Think the unthinkable-

I look out over a deep green valley and marvel at the beauty; trees waving in the summer breeze, white clouds on the horizon, the sun gleaming on flowing water far below. And nearby, the soft gurgling of a cool, clear spring. I ask myself: how many have marveled at the beauty of this scene, or another like it, in the past? But, were not those souls the same as mine? Who’s to say that they weren’t me in another form? 

-Think the unthinkable-

ERC 6/3/18


PEACE AT THE HEART OF REALITY



PEACE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING
In the beauty of nature, in the depths of Reality, find timeless peace beyond understanding, a knowing that transcends sensations and thought. Discover the door in your consciousness, the link between science and spirituality. Feel free to browse the archives of this blog of over 370 posts to find discussions of this link. Scroll down to “THE UNIVERSE IS GOD’S ULTIMATE MAGIC TRICK’ AND “GIMMEL, LIFE AND CONSCIOUSNESS” Type words like Science and Spirituality, Gimmel, Proof of the Existence of God, etc.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

TDVP AND POSTMATERIALIST SCIENCE




HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE PARADIGM SHIFT
When a real paradigm shift occurs, the world changes forever. And we have now reached the point in the history of science, philosophy and religion on this planet where the world is about to change, and this time, it will change faster than ever before. Why? Because the shift is from the stultifyingly limited belief that the physical universe is primary and all there is, to the knowledge that the physical universe is but a small fraction of reality, and that consciousness, not matter, is primary. This is the basis of the science of the future of which the Neppe-Close Triadic Dimensional Distinction Paradigm is a critical part. Dr. Neppe and I are seeking support for our research from wealthy philanthropists who may see this vision of the future, but anyone can contribute by becoming a member of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, founded by Dr. Gary Schwartz =, a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

When one realizes the truth and importance of this shift in human consciousness, one’s life is changed forever. And when this realization filters down to the average person living on this planet, the world will be a far better place. Knowledge of the proof that we are all part of the Infinite Consciousness that motivates the great spiritual masters of all times will shine a light on the dangers and futility of the belief in materialism and go a long way toward curing the ills of human civilization.

THE ACADEMY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF POSTMATERIALIST SCIENCES
I am urging everyone to get involved in this paradigm shift personally by joining and supporting the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. You can do so by pasting the link below into your internet browser and visiting the Postmaterialist website. You will learn about the Academy, its goals and its founders. Click on the appropriate box and become a Full Member, Affiliate Member or Student Member. By doing so, you will be supporting the advancement of the most important paradigm shift ever, and connecting with me and other members to learn about the exciting progress into the science and global metaphysics of the future. 

The Academy’s first published volume is currently in press. It contains chapters written by the founders and full  members, including me. Your prayers and support are needed and will be greatly appreciated, and becoming a member of the academy will help substantially. Thanks for your help!

Ed Close

Here's the address: https://www.aapsglobal.com 



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

GOD'S MAGIC TRICK





THE UNIVERSE IS GOD’S ULTIMATE MAGIC TRICK!
Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/23/2018

Albert Einstein said: “Rafinert ist der Herr Gott, aber Bohaft ist er nicht!” (The Lord God is clever, but he is not malicious!)

God is indeed clever! He has fooled scores of mainstream scientists for hundreds of years, and continues to do so. I’m sure He finds their attempts to explain the universe as a vast machine very entertaining. No matter how many clues he gives them, they seem to be unable to see through the clever illusion displayed before them as the physical universe. Why? Because they can’t seem to shake the initial misdirection, the illusion that something called solid matter exists, and consequently, they haven’t been able to look behind the curtain of matter.

God is the master magician. Before talking about His clever trick in more detail, let me start with a simple analogy: The disappearing paper-wad trick I used to entertain my son when he was very young, and my grandchildren when they were very young: The trick is one of misdirection. You place a small paper-wad in your left hand and ask the child to pay close attention to it. You cover it with your right hand, and then you close your right hand over it and quickly raise your closed fist, showing the empty palm of your left hand. Then you quickly bring your right hand back down beside your left hand with open palm, showing that both hands are empty. The paper-wad seems to have mysteriously disappeared. This trick is especially entertaining to on-lookers who can see you pitch the paper-wad over your shoulder with the upward motion of your right hand. For children, and sometimes even adults, if you have a clever way of hiding the thrown paper-wads, it sometimes takes a number of repetitions of the trick before they catch on.

God plays a similar, but a much more clever trick with the physical universe. He projects the idea (misdirection) that there are separate material objects and particles by placing consciousness in a limited physical body with limited organs of perception that do not allow you to see the whole picture, and then challenges you to see through His trick. A few have caught on and have seen a glimpse of God’s slight-of-hand, for example:

Max Planck said: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

Albert Einstein said: “There is no such thing as an empty space, i.e. a space without a field. Space-time does not claim existence of its own, but only as a structural quality of the field.” – Relativity, the Special and General Theory, page 155 of Appendix V.

In a letter Paul wrote: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:18

Jesus said:Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

Let’s suppose for a minute that these quotes, from different types of thinkers, are not just vague metaphysical hypotheses or philosophical wanderings, but real glimpses of the truth, and that they are all glimpses of the same thing: the true nature of reality. Then we see that there is no matter as such, space-time has no existence of it own, and behind the illusion that is seen, is the true, but unseen reality. Now, let’s bring in a few more pertinent ideas and see if we can understand the nature of God’s magic trick.

First, Newton’s third Law of Motion: For every force, there is an equal and opposite force.

Second, the existence of gimmel, the third form of reality, neither mass nor energy and therefore non-physical, proved necessary for subatomic stability, discovered by application of the Close-Neppe Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP).

Third, the generalization of the Law of Conservation of mass and energy to include all reality: mass, energy and gimmel.

Now, suppose with these three facts in mind, your faculty of perception is suddenly freed from the limitations of the tiny bands of electromagnetic and physical vibrations available to your sense organs, and you are pure consciousness; what do you see?

You see that gimmel is the fabric of reality, expanding to infinity at the speed of light. At the same time, the force of that expansion is countered (per Newton’s third law) by the inertia of vortices spinning in the fabric of reality with angular velocities accelerated to the speed of light. All the forces of the universe balance out, and thus, the sum total of the dynamic interactions in physical creation is zero. And there you have the essence of God's trick: The everything and the nothing,:the cosmic illusion.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” (John 8:13)

How freeing is it, to know that there is no matter as such, no empty space or time, and that your consciousness, as a spark in the fabric of reality (gimmel) is conserved forever! Matter, energy, space and time are complex, multi-dimensional illusions created by the expansion of the fabric of reality, for God’s (and your) entertainment. With this knowledge, you can relax and enjoy the drama with Him, knowing that it is all an illusion, -a very persistent illusion to be sure- but ultimately, it’s God’s very special magic trick!

You have to hand it to God! His illusion is the ultimate, most clever illusion, and it’s the only show in town! Abraham and Moses were right; Jesus of Nazareth was right, all of the spiritual masters of the past were right, and the materialists are still looking at the disappearing paper-wad! Now you see it, now you don’t!

Wake up! and enjoy God’s shauspiel!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

COSMOLOGY REDEFINED



COSMOLOGY REDEFINED
Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/10/2018


CLOSE-NEPPE COSMOLOGY

The standard definition of cosmology found in on-line Wikipedia, is:

“Cosmology (from the Greek κόσμος, kosmos "world" and -λογία, -logia "study of") is the study of the origin, evolution and eventual fate of the universe. Physical cosmology is the scientific study of the universe's origin, its large-scale structures and dynamics, and its ultimate fate, as well as the scientific laws that govern these areas.
The term cosmology was first used in English in 1656 in Thomas Blount’s Glossographia,] and in 1731 taken up in Latin by German philosopher Christian Wolff in Cosmologia Generalis Religious
or mythological cosmology is a body of beliefs based on mythological, religious and esoteric literature and traditions of creation myths and eschatology
Physical cosmology is studied by scientists, such as astronomers and physicists, as well as philosophers, such as metaphysicians, philosophers of physics and philosophers of space and time. Because of this shared scope with philosophy, theories in physical cosmology may include both scientific and non-scientific propositions and may depend upon assumptions that cannot be tested. Cosmology differs from astronomy in that the former is concerned with the Universe as a whole while the latter deals with individual celestial objects. Modern physical cosmology is dominated by the Big Bang theory, which attempts to bring together observational astronomy and particle physics, more specifically, a standard parameterization of the Big Bang with dark matter and dark energy, known as the Lambda-CDM model.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmology
Comments on the Definition of Cosmology
It is interesting to note that this definition distinguishes between cosmology as a general subject and “physical cosmology” in an ambiguous way: In the first paragraph, physical cosmology is said to be “the scientific study of the universe's origin, its large-scale structures and dynamics, and its ultimate fate, as well as the scientific laws that govern these areas”. While, in the last paragraph, it states that “theories in physical cosmology may include both scientific and non-scientific propositions and may depend upon assumptions that cannot be tested.” This suggests, contrary to the first statement, that physical cosmology is not completely scientific.

To be clear about what cosmology is, we must first answer the question: What is scientific and what is not? As the definition above implies, the scientific method requires hypotheses that can be tested, but the physical cosmological model of current mainstream science contains elements that cannot be tested. The most significant one is the big bang theory itself. While scientists like to think that the Standard Model of cosmology and particle physics is scientific, it depends in large part on assumptions that cannot be tested, and therefore the current Standard Model is theoretical and not strictly scientific.

But, this is not an unforgiving criticism, because science would never have progressed very far if it adhered strictly to the scientific method. This, however, raises a crucial point that was discussed in detail in the Neppe=Close book Reality Begins with Consciousness, available at www.BrainVoyage.com. That is the importance of scientific feasibility, which we call LFAF: Lower-Dimensional Feasibility, Absent Falsification; the basis for including logically feasible concepts in hypotheses that may not be falsifiable in the space-time 3S-1t dimensional domain of physical observation. This brings us to what I will call, for want of better terminology, Close Cosmology.

CLOSE COSMOLOGY
I’m calling this early form of Close-Neppe Cosmology Close Cosmology because it was developed during the years 1985-1988, more than 20 years before Dr. Neppe and I began working together in 2008. This cosmology was developed using the Calculus of Distinctions, a calculus developed and expanded from G. Spencer Brown’s Calculus of Indications, published in his book Laws of Form, and it was published in the book Infinite Continuity in 1990.

The calculus of distinctions differs from Brown’s calculus in that it depends on the concept of a quantum unit related to physical reality as the basic unit of measurement, in that it relates true with real and false with conceptual or non-existent, and in that it includes the functioning of consciousness as a part of reality that is every bit as real as mass and energy.

Like the calculus of indications, the calculus of distinctions can be used to evaluate the logical truth or falsity of any statement that can be described in the calculus. This means that, because it is directly related to the physical universe through its basic unit of measurement, the quantum unit of quantized reality, the mathematical structure of the calculus is identical with the logical structure of the universe. This also means that it can be used to test scientific hypotheses to see if they are logically consistent. In Infinity Continuity, published in 1990, I applied the calculus of distinctions to several cosmological problems, including the expanding universe as indicated by the red shift in the spectrum of light from distant stars and relativistic time dilation. This application of the calculus of distinctions revealed several important basic truths about the nature of reality that require a complete revision of our understanding of science, and a redefinition of cosmology.

Replacement of the calculus of Newton and Leibniz with the logically prior calculus of distinctions as applied in Infinite continuity, revealed that consciousness, not matter, is primary, that there is no absolute beginning or end, and the universe is much larger than astronomers and astrophysicists estimate.

A further refinement of this understanding was obtained when the calculus of distinctions was refined with the definition of the quantum equivalence unit, the triadic rotational unit of equivalence (TRUE) in 2011, and the discovery of gimmel in 2012. The addition of dimensionality to the calculus of distinctions made it possible to describe quantum phenomena, and the new refined calculus became the calculus of dimensional distinctions (CoDD).

Applying the CoDD to the description of quantum phenomena with variables of extent, content and conscious intent, or impact in the 3S-1t domain of physical observation, produced new revelations and explained phenomena not explicable in the current scientific paradigm. Here are a few of the revelations:

·       The physical universe is only a small part of reality. The part represented by gimmel in the structures of physical reality is far greater in volume and in effect on the logical structure of reality than the mass-energy, space-time portion.
·       Mainstream science has avoided dealing with the vast majority of reality by limiting its focus to the material aspects of reality and the physical universe.

Application of the CoDD to reality requires a redefinition of the term cosmos. The specifics of this redefinition are as follows:

·       The cosmos consists of the entirety of reality, of which the physical universe is a very small part.
·       Beyond the 3S-1t physical universe, the cosmos consists of the dimensional domains of nine finite dimensions, three trans-finite dimensions and an unknown and unknowable number of infinite dimensions.

·       The first six dimensions are quantized, the next three are measurable in flexible, relative variables.

The new definition is: Close-Neppe Cosmology is the study of everything that exists, from the smallest quantum of mass to the entire expanding universe, seen and unseen, to the transcendental cosmos, into the infinitely continuous Primary Conscious Substrate in which all things and all distinguishable domains are embedded, as well as the mathematical laws that describe the dynamic relationships between all parts of the physical and non-physical cosmos.

Thus, it becomes cleare that the science of the future must transcend the limited materialistic science of mass-energy, space-time. When consciousness is included in the equations of science. This is the point of my third book: Transcendental Physics, available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere. This new definition and the application of the CODD yields some very practical results both for science and for individual physical, mental and spiritual improvement and progress.