Saturday, March 28, 2020
THE STORY GOES ON
© Copyright 2020, Edward R. Close
I would like to say that the theme of this post, this blog and, even my life, is that the Story always goes on. The Story of Reality continues forever. Reality (or God if you need to give it a name) is infinite. There is no beginning and no end. Beginnings and endings are nothing but finite human interpretations of change. Finite physical reality attests to this fact. The law of the conservation of mass and energy is the bedrock of physical empiricism, confirmed in every experiment ever documented. Now, the primary calculus of quantum reality, the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions, the foundation of TDVP, has proved that this fundamental law of physics extends to consciousness. You are an immortal spiritual being. We all are. Some of us just haven’t awakened to that fact yet.
I am physically, mentally and spiritually blessed in that I am awake to the infinity of Reality. I have never been more aware of the infinity of Reality than during this transition period of my life. When my beloved wife and partner of more than 40 years, ascended into the realm of pure spirit December 15, 2018, an important chapter of my story was over. My finite mind said: “That’s it. My life is over. I’m finished.” But Jacqui called out to me from the spiritual side of Reality and said: “No! You must carry on the work we started. I have committed to helping you carry out the goal entrusted to you by our spiritual guides, and I’ll not stop now, just because I died!” (Details of the double-blind experiment proving that Jacqui is still a conscious functioning entity is documented in a manuscript titled Survival, to be published soon.)
Jacqui, who was very psychic from birth, was aware of our spiritual mission in this life before I was. Those who have read Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, have information about some of her prophetic dreams and visions. In 2012, when she experienced acute kidney failure, Jacqui told me that she would not live many more years, and that a younger person, a woman, would come forth to help, and that she would amplify our message of love and hope to a world sorely in need of spiritual rebirth. Before Jacqui left the physical body for the last time in this life, in December 2018, that woman had already read most of my blog posts, and exactly three months after Jacqui was ushered into Heaven by our Spiritual Guides, I received an email from Europe, that read in part:
Dear Dr. Close, I am really aware of the special and difficult time you have just now. I know you are grieving. And you have the responsibility for Maximus. I don’t know if a trip to Europe would be a good idea or not. If not, please forgive me for my egoist proposal, wishing to have you here, in Vienna.
All the best to you, your projects and Maximus!
(Maximus is the puppy (a Great Dane) who Jacqui wanted me to have as a companion after her departure.)
So, the opportunity arose for me to go to Europe to speak about TDVP, and, perhaps, to meet the woman Jacqui had predicted. My friend and research partner, Vernon, (Dr. Vernon Neppe) was, and is, a tireless promoter of our Reality model, so he was open to the proposal, and began at once to work to make it happen.
While planning the trip, the date for our first European conferences changed, and the location shifted from Austria to Romania for practical reasons. But, as time passed, I began to have some premonitions of danger. There were red flags during my meditations, warning me that there was a real potential for disaster related to this trip. As the departure date (February 27, 2020) approached, there were reports about the coronavirus outbreak in China, but there was no reports of cases in Romania, and no restrictions on travel. My age (I was born in 1936) technically placed me in the highest-risk age group.
But, I reasoned: I am healthy. I have no underlying disease compromising my immune system, and I take food supplements with anti-viral essential oils every day. Nevertheless, I decided to have a complete physical, with blood and urine tests, cardio-stress test, etc. just to be sure. This would be my first trip involving an international flight since 2013, and I knew that it was potentially a stressful trip.
During the last leg of the flight, I worried about the proper way to greet my host, who I knew would be meeting me in the airport in Bucharest. A business-like handshake? A kiss on the back of her hand? A kiss on the cheek? When we actually met, there was no awkwardness. We instinctively embraced in a completely natural way. It was as if we had known each other forever! Not only that, when our eyes met, there was a deep connection, a wordless communication even, an energetic exchange from heart to heart! We couldn’t get enough of each other. After a few days, anyone with eyes to see, could see that we were in love!
I had originally planned to go to Israel for a week, and to Egypt for a week on my way home after the conferences, but with the premonitions of danger and the need for me to be back in Missouri to attend to details of the move from my home of 28 years to the new home being built in the Ozarks, I cancelled the Middle East part of the return trip. This freed up three days that I could spend in Romania. My new-found love and I were able to spend three wonderful days together.
On the return trip to the US, I spent 12 hours in close contact with people fleeing Europe, Asia and the Middle East, hoping to get into the United States before the travel ban. That 12 hours included standing in long lines in Istanbul Turkey, being packed into an over-booked Boeing 777 with hundreds of anxious people: individuals, families, parents, grandparents, children, and crying babies, coughing, sneezing and sweating, desperate to get to the relative safety of the United States. So, with the completion of my 14-day coronavirus quarantine, my life has been utterly transformed from stress, grief, sadness, and more stress, to the continuation of a joyful life with fulfillment, love. And happy anticipation of the future. Friends around the world who have heard about my new embracing of life, have sent inspiring messages of love and approval. This wonderful transformation in consciousness leads me to want to make the following observations:
Life is a spiritual journey. The ups and downs, however great, small, uplifting, disappointing, easy, challenging, rewarding, tedious, or painful, are all opportunities for spiritual growth, and they are the necessary steps in everyone’s journey to the attainment of eternal bliss, found only in ecstatic union with Reality. There are no absolute beginnings or ends, only change. Real love is unconditional, and those who love you will always rejoice in your success and happiness. To maximize the enjoyment of life, I suggest that whatever life brings, never react out of fear. Charge ahead at every opportunity to embrace life and live it with all the enthusiasm you can muster. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, and live with the expectation that something wonderful is about to happen at any minute. If you do this, you will not be disappointed.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
I spent most of the day yesterday unpacking dishes recently moved from my home of 28 years in Jackson Missouri. But, while doing that, I was thinking about a suggestion made by Grig Oprea of Academia Ars Moriendi in Bucharest Romania that she would like to see me offer some positive words of encouragement to the people of Romania and the rest of the world, to help us get through these worrisome times of the coronavirus scare. America, and most, if not all European countries, are virtually shut down now because of the coronavirus pandemic, and I have just returned from Romania a few days ago, just before travel bans were imposed.
My experiences with international travel at the time of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic provides a relevant background for this post. Like virtually everyone else in the civilized world, I have been directly affected by the shutdown, and like many, I am under a self-imposed 14-day quarantine because there is reason to suspect that I was probably exposed to the virus. My 10.5 hour flight from Istanbul Turkey was filled with people fleeing Europe and the Middle East, trying to get to America before the travel ban was to be imposed one day later. The plane was a Boeing 777, packed with families, people of all ages, crying, coughing, sneezing children, parents, grandparents, etc.
Many people think that mathematical models of reality, including TDVP, the model developed by Dr. Vernon Neppe and me, are theoretical constructs far removed from the every-day problems affecting real people. This is certainly true of string theories and any of the so-called Theories of Everything (TOEs) developed by theoretical physicists, but it is not true of TDVP. TDVP is the only model among potential TOEs that is fundamentally tied to physical reality and our consciousness of it. It utilizes a quantum calculus with the smallest mass of stable physical reality as the basis of all measurement, and it highlights the role of consciousness in the equations describing reality. This makes it unique: It is a model with a practical framework for solving real problems for real people. This is why Ms. Oprea suggested that we might be able to offer some practical insights into the coronavirus problem.
Conclusions about the nature of reality provided by application of TDVP principals tell us that, even though negative chaotic forces may invade our world from time to time, the real situation is that this universe of ours is a logically ordered system designed to support life. For billions of years, e.g., this planet has been circling a life-giving star, our sun, with the precision of finely-tuned clockwork. In a purely physical reality, this would not be possible. The physical law of entropy would not allow a logically structured universe to develop from a big-bang explosion in the first place. This bubble of meaningful information and purposeful order that allows conscious life to self-organize, flourish and evolve spiritually, has been protected from devolving into chaos by the logic and will of Primary Consciousness and is reflected in the will of the conscious beings currently populating our planet.
Application of the quantum logic of TDVP tells us that every process, event and change occurring in our reality always conforms to the all-encompassing logic of Primary Consciousness. In traditional spiritual terms, we might say: Even when things seem negative and chaotic, God is still in control. It may not seem that way, when we think that we are about to be overwhelmed by negative conditions like a viral pandemic. But in the final analysis, negative forces can never win. Not only because Primary Consciousness is actually in control, but also because we know now that, as conscious humans beings, we participate in that control. What this means, is that your state of mind matters. The state of the consciousness of each and every conscious being contributes to the totality of the state of the logical system we call reality. Keeping a positive mindset in alignment with the innate structure of Primary Consciousness, manifesting as meaningful order (what Dr. Neppe and I call “ordropy”), is extremely important for our spiritual, mental and physical well-being,
So what can we do to make sure we survive the coronavirus pandemic scare? If you find yourself slipping into a negative state of mind, like the fear engendered by the coronavirus, turn your attention to your connection with Primary Consciousness. Primary Consciousness is present everywhere as the very fabric of reality, the logical consciousness substrate from which everything originates. Your connection with Primary Consciousness is to be found within you; it is your “I am”, the most intimate part of your being. If a feeling of negativity, like fear of the coronavirus persists, through your connection with Primary Consciousness, ask that that your attitude be changed. When that change occurs, you will realize that the logical structure of Primary Consciousness is the essence of reality shining forth like a bright star, and that negativity is like darkness; it has no existence of its own. Just like darkness is simply the absence of light, negativity is the absence of the innate logical structure of consciousness.
Finally, in the worst-case scenario, suppose you succumb to fear, you are exposed to the virus, you are among the one to two percent of those contracting the virus who will die, and your physical body ceases to function. The quantum logic of TDVP tells us that the conservation of mass and energy, one of the most basic laws of physics, extends to consciousness. So, as an individual manifestation of consciousness, you will not cease to exist. Because TDVP is not a theory, but has been verified by experimental data and unique experience, this conclusion that your consciousness will survive the death of the physical body is not a theory, it is fact, and your consciousness is immortal. Thus, we can say: “Death, where is thy victory, where is thy sting?” As the World War II leader of Great Britain famously said: “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself!”
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Click on the link below to see and hear a TV interview rtecorded after the conferences.
During a coffee break in Bucharest
The Cluj-Napoca Conference
It was very encouraging to find so many enthuastic Romanians listening intently, reflecting the fact that the Central Europe is ready for a paradim shift from the oppressive atheistic materialism of mainstream science to a science that includes consciousness as the primary essence of reality, These people are ready for a new approach which will provide a framework for the investigation of psychic and spiritual phenomena with the same, or even greater, rigor than that now applied to the mainstream physical, chemical and biological sciences.
During our visit to Romania, both Dr. Neppe and I were interviewed by Alexandru Raducanu on Channel 33 in Bucharest, with translation by Ms. Grig Oprea, founder of Academia Ars Morendi. Things appear and disappear rather quickly on facebook, so here is the YouTube link for my interview, in case you missed it on Facebook:
Saturday, February 22, 2020
THE DANGEROUS POLITICAL DIVIDE
Is someone you love on the other side?
How can it be that someone you’ve known and loved all your life is going to vote for those evil liars on the other side, those crazy people opposing everything you believe in? It happens! But how to deal with it? Perhaps you’ve tried to reason with him/her, but he/she seems to have been indoctrinated into believing all the talking points of the other side! What to do?
The first and most important thing to do, is to undertake a serious, critical review of what you believe yourself. If the world seems all wrong, it’s a sure sign that you need to change yourself. If you believe in progressive liberalism, ask yourself exactly what is it that you want the country, or the world, to progress into? If you believe in conservatism, exactly what is it you want to society to conserve? Some things are worth progressing into, some are not; some things are worth conserving, some are not; and, if we are open to it, there is a subset of both views that we can agree on. This is what the debate must center upon, not on the angry demonizing of the other side.
Deciding that those on the other side are pure evil, and that those on the side you favor are saints and heroes out to save the world, is a very dangerous and mistaken dichotomy. It always leads to the justification of hatred and violence. Hatred and violence are extreme outcomes that we must seek to avoid this time. Succumbing to hatred and violence has always led to disastrous results, with many innocent bystanders being hurt or killed. If you are passionate about what you believe to be a positive issue championed by one side or the other, then you must act to promote that issue; but don’t condemn your friends who don’t see it that way. Wisdom lies in knowing that even you could be wrong. In any case, ultimately it is not your job to decide what is best for the world.
Finally, if you don’t believe that there is an intelligence far superior to your own and that of any politician, - an eternal Infinite Intelligence that guides and protects us as a parent protects wayward children, then you are truly lost. The real saints and heroes in the history of civilization on this planet have all spoken of their knowledge of the existence of this Higher Power, and there is now empirical evidence proving that they were right. The eternal soul long buried under many layers of egoism, especially in self-promoting politicians, is deeply connected with the Infinite. It’s our job to open our hearts to receiving and sharing the Consciousness of the Cosmos. Our prayer should be: Infinite Heavenly Father/Mother, Jesus Christ, Saints and Sages of all religions, awaken Thy Love within me; and may I be able to awaken Thy Love in all hearts!
Saturday, February 15, 2020
REFLECTING ON THE POLITICAL DIVIDE
Today, America, and perhaps even the whole world, seems deeply divided. You may feel prompted to speak out against one side or the other; and that’s OK; but be careful! This is a subtle trap. If you find yourself being caught up in the vitriol of the division, if you are begining to hate those on the side opposing the side you think is right, beware! You are falling into the trap. You are becoming blind to the fact that we are all One. We all all children of the Most High. Our differences are quite minor, unless magnified by hatred.
Be advised that God is in control. If He were not, the cosmos would have devolved into utter chaos eons ago, the planets of our solar system would have spun into the sun, the sun would have exploded, and life as we know it would have ceased to exist. But it hasn’t. This planet has continued to spin nights and days for billions of years, and conscious beings have spun their dreams of growth and positive development for hundreds of thousands of years. Human beings have loved and hated one another as long as two or more have formed a relationship, or a society. We live in an expanding bubble of positive growth, nurtured by Love and Light, protected from physical chaos by the meaning and purpose of a Higher Consciousness which opperates beyond our understanding as finite beings.
Whether you want to call that Higher Conscious Reality God, or Nature, or the Conscious Cosmos, makes no difference; It exists. If It did not, the laws of the physical universe, which we have discovered, tell us that no stable universe could possibly have developed from a vast explosion without the action of an organizer, and if the chaos of the explosion was harnesed and molded into the extremely complex stable reality of even the simplest life form found on this planet, then if that organizer were to go away, the expanding chaos of the explosion would destroy any existing stable structure in a nanosecond.
Once caught up in the dichotomy of political division, we tend to think that this division and animosity is the worst we’ve ever known. But that is not so. We have been more divided in the not-so-distant past. In our Civil War, for example, neighbors slaughtered neighbors, brothers even fought brothers. I am old enough to have met, when I was very young, yet older people who fought in that horrible war. I grew up playing on the earthen works of Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob, Missouri, where hundred of Union and Confederate solders died. I have visited Manassas, in Virginia, and shed tears for the lingering souls of young men who died there while local farm families watched the war’s first battle from horse-drawn wagons at the edge of the field. And many such divisions have split societies on this planet in the past. No, such division is not unique. But let us pray that we have grown enough spiritually to avoid bloodshed this time, and in the future.
The Creator of this bubble of life in an otherwise chaotic universe is not dead, nor is He absent. That organizing factor exists within each and every one of us. All consciousness is part of and linked eternally with the Higher Consciousness of the Cosmos. It is your job (no small task) to reconnect with that Cosmic Consciousness in your heart of hearts, and then to work to awaken that awareness in all hearts!
If the world seems wrong to you, it is a sure sign that you need to change yourself. You can only do so by making that reconnection with the Love and Light of the Higher Consciousness of the Organizer in your heart.
ERC – 02/15/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES POSSIBLE
When does the impossible become possible? When opposites become one, when all becomes one, and one becomes all. Then thought becomes mathematical, science becomes poetry and poetry becomes science.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all of the previous centuries of its existence.
- Nikola Tesla 1856
Many years ago, I cried out to the universe: “God, I want to know everything!”
The Universe answered, but it took me 70 years to fully understand the answer, and for science to become poetry.
There is no such thing as an empty space. …Space and time claim no existence of their own. They are structural features of the field. - Albert Einstein 1952
The realization that space and time have no existence of their own, allows us to understand the true meaning of following poetic statement:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
- William Blake 1862
- William Blake 1862
But we seem to live in a very hard, physical world. The minute we are born, our soul tells us we are infinite and eternal, but the world insists that we are finite, insignificant and very mortal. Life appears to be the beginning of a journey that only ends in death. Which vision is reality? The man who discovered that the physical universe is quantized, 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 a 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 which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter. – Max Planck 1905
Is it possible that the physical universe is an illusion? Is it possible that life is meaningless? Is it impossible to know?
When does the impossible become possible? It doesn’t happen when we take everything apart to see how it works; it happens when we put it all together. When we come to know that the physical and the non-physical are one, when a stranger is instantly known as yourself, when you are everything and nothing at the same time, i.e., when you are fully awake and fully conscious.
Yesterday I met a stranger. But there was a de-ja-vu moment: I knew her, and she knew me, from the beginning of time, for the past and future are inventions of the mind. We never experience anything but the present, there is only here and now, then and there are phantoms of the mind. In reality, there is only the I AM, the one consciousness that we all share.
A good friend of many years, formally trained as a scientist, but also a deeply religious man, once said “science has its limits. There are questions science cannot answer.”
Are there questions that are Impossible for the rational mind to answer? He was both right and wrong. Are there important questions that are impossible for science? Yes for science as we know it. No for science as it must become. The physical universe is quantized, discrete, separate. But consciousness is infinitely continuous, and consciousness is the only thing we experience directly. Matter, energy, space and time, we only experience indirectly through the imperfect organs of the senses. Consciousness we experience with our whole being.
Mainstream science today tells us that there is nothing but matter and energy interacting in time and space. But the great minds I quoted above, upon whose work mainstream science relies, said “There is no matter as such”, “Space and time have no existence of their own.” And science will advance by leaps and bounds when it begins to study the non-physical phenomena we experience directly.
The truth is: the physical universe, a fraction of the reality we experience, is quantized, while consciousness, the only thing we experience directly is infinitely continuous. When we realize that they are one and the same, the impossible becomes possible, and we can hold infinity in our hand, experience eternity in this hour, see the world in a grain of sand, and Heaven in a wildflower.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Last night, after working on Power Point number 9, the last group of slides for my presentations in Bucharest and Cluj Romania, I proceeded to engage in my customary evening meditation. At one point near the end of my meditation, there was a sudden flash of realization. Sudden insights during meditation are not that unusual, but often they are too subtle to describe verbally, and many times they are very personal. I think, however, this one is worth sharing because it provides some insight into how the Neppe-Close TDVP paradigm shift, and specific applications of it, may impact people in the near future.
I had been focusing on explaining how and why gimmel exists in specific amounts that can be calculated exactly in every elementary particle of the stable elements of the Periodic Table, and how the cells of the human body contain the most gimmel. In a flash, I was aware of my consciousness, in the form of gimmel, in every cell of my body. That would be remarkable enough by itself, but I was also aware of the connection of that conscious awareness with every mineral, plant and animal, in short, all forms of manifest consciousness, through the Infinite Consciousness Substrate of reality. It was there for a flash, a quantum of three dimensional time, and it left me with the knowledge of the reality of this link in my memory.
This experience prompted me to write the following about the progression of consciousness in the physical universe: