Tuesday, September 21, 2021




Overhead, two red-tailed hawks

Float on the morning breeze,

While in the forest hunger stalks

Its prey among the falling leaves.

Clouds roll in to block the sun,

And hint that frosty nights draw nigh,

But ere the harvesting is done

More living things will have to die.

No one grieves for dying leaves,

But everyone who draws sweet breath,

Laments the loss of unknown lives,

And abhors the thought of painful Death.


We fear to see our names to be

In the Grim Reaper’s bloody rolls,

But is there any way this cannot be

A massive harvesting of souls?


The seeds were planted long ago

Upon this spinning ball of mud,

A fertile garden meant to grow

Crops of muscle, bone and blood.


Structures made of living cells,

Connected row on row,

Like artfully crafted citadels,

Designed for Souls to grow.


But now so many have succumbed,

To the lure of Satan’s goals,

Marching, mind and soul benumbed,

Into the Harvesting of Souls.

ERC – 9/16/2021

I am not writing this because I am expecting to change opinions. I am writing because, if even one human being can alerted to what is going on and find the way to escape the massive headlong plunge into oblivion being engineered by the self-appointed elite, covert groups promoting a Godless global utopia over which they expect to rule, then it will have served a purpose.

I retreated from public argument about this subject a few months ago because when speaking of facts about which I had first-hand knowledge, I was attacked, called names, sworn at, and censored by people who have been subtly brainwashed by the covert elite. I am not so thin-skinned that such attacks bother me much, because I have weathered such attacks before from misguided atheistic zealots who imagined that they were scientists or intellectuals. But when friends for whom I care very much, accused me of repeating conspiracy theories, and started parroted “fact-checking” propaganda from the liberal echo chamber, I realized that the brainwashing had gone much deeper than I realized. But now, I am prompted by spiritual imperatives to speak truth as I see it.

I first became aware of the long-term plans of global Marxism to undermine American academic intellectual freedom in 1962, when I was a graduate student in theoretical physics. I didn’t take it too seriously at the time because the claim came from a Chinese National grad student after he had had a few too many drinks, so I dismissed it as delusional bravado, even though Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev was saying the same thing publicly.

In 1968 I was recruited as one of the charter members of the Department of Interior Systems Analysis Group, specializing in environmental modeling. In this position, I was active in state-of-the-art mathematical modeling of environmental systems, which included developing predictive climate-change models. During the years I was in Washington DC (1969-1972) I became aware of long-term efforts to undermine the US Democratic Republic form of Government as specified in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, by Socialist operatives covertly embedded in government and the ranks of un-elected Civil Service employees.

In 2018, after rising to the top echelons of three different international ultra-high IQ Societies, I was approached by members of an elite, globally influential group with promises of fantastic financial assistance and benefits, including the world’s best medical treatment for my wife Jacqui, who was dying of acute kidney failure. All I had to do was pledge allegiance to their cause, and promise to “follow instructions without question, when the time came.” This requirement of blind obedience gave me pause, because I have always considered myself an independent thinker; but with the prospect of saving my loving partner’s life, and having unlimited funds for travel and research, I felt had to consider the offer very seriously. Ultimately, I balked and broke off communications with the group for two reasons: 1) When we were presented with all her options by the medical experts, Jacqui, who had already suffered through many years of severe pain and more than six years of daily dialysis, decided - against my expressed will - to avoid further painful medical treatment and go on hospice; and 2) as I learned more about this “elite” organization who were promising so much, their rituals, procedures, and goals, I realized that I could not go down that path. It is not an exaggeration to say that I believed to do so would have been tantamount to selling my soul to the Devil.

Disclaimer: I cannot, and will not, provide details about the global organization mentioned above, or name the individuals who contacted me. I will remain silent concerning such details, because I must, for a number of compelling reasons that the reader may or may not be able to fathom.

I believe that my experiences over more than forty years as a student, teacher, physicist, mathematician, hydrologist, hydrogeologist, systems analyst, professional engineer (PE), writer, and consciousness researcher, living, working, and traveling in forty US states, and  fifteen countries, studying in eight universities, including state universities in three states, private schools, and Johns Hopkins University, earning degrees in mathematics and physics, a PhD in environmental science and engineering, and pursuing independent post-doctoral research in physics, medicine, psychology, and consciousness studies, give me a right to speak. Those experiences have provided the background for my current worldview and understanding of the nature of reality.

I have published over eight hundred papers and articles and ten non-fiction books. I have received awards and international recognition in multiple fields, including environmental engineering, quantum physics, education, and alternative healthcare modalities, and I have been identified as a polymath by experts in organizations that study human intelligence. I have enjoyed membership and earned certification in at least nine exclusive intellectual and professional associations and societies, including the National Honorary Mathematics Society, the American Institute of Hydrology, and the American Society of professional Engineers, as well as MENSA and other high IQ Societies. I am currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization, a Diplomate (the highest earned rank) in the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, and a Distinguished Life Member of two additional ultra-high IQ organizations.

I have also studied the world’s major religions and esoteric sub-groups, including the Essenes, the Rosicrucian Order, Kabbalah, Dao, Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Yoga, Sufism, and advanced Yoga meditation techniques, which I have practiced daily since 1960, when I was initiated as a Kriyaban by Sri Dayamata, President of the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles California. I have been a charter member of three different exclusive groups of thinkers, dealing with the environment, health care, and human consciousness. Does all this make me an authority on subjects related to the current world crises? Not necessarily, but it does suggest that I may have a uniquely well-informed point of view. 

Please bear with me as I try to provide you with the proper context within which I believe my comments about the nature of Reality, human experience of Reality, and the current world crisis may be understood. First, I want to ask you to think about everything in terms of modeling. Not in the sense of abstract academic mathematical modeling, with complex equations, algorithms, and theoretical paradigms, with which I am uniquely familiar, but in a much more basic way, in the form of thinking of the images we create in our minds as models of reality. This is appropriate and practical, because conceptional analog modeling is what our minds do. For more on this, refer to my blogpost “The World in Crises – The Choice,” posted June 24, 2021.

The average conscious being at this point in the physical and spiritual evolution of this planet, acts as if his or her mental images are identical with reality, but in fact, they are not. Science has shown that our experience of reality through the five physical senses is very indirect. Elementary science books describe how various forms of vibratory energy emanate or are reflected from physical objects and impact receptors in our eyes, ears, noses, fingers, and taste buds, activating electrochemical impulses that are carried by the extensive nervous systems in our bodies to our brains, where we interpret this data as information about the physical characteristics of objects existing in reality. Over time, complex mental images of the reality that we believe to be “out there” are built up in the neural networks in our brains, and all new incoming data are compared with those images. Because mental images are not stable, and are affected by emotional dynamics like desire, fear, and expectation, there is no guarantee that they are anything close to a one-to-one correspondence with reality. But we continue to take our mental images to be reality - literally making the mistake of confusing the map with the territory. This conflation of conceptual mental images with reality is the basis of much confusion and opens the door to the eternal struggle of good versus evil.

Because of my extensive training and experience in environmental modeling, I think it is appropriate here to briefly discuss the science and politics of the climate change issue. While it is true that a few politicians have backgrounds in science, most do not, and when career politicians say they are following the science, you can be almost certain that they are not! They will reference science when they think it supports their political agenda, and totally ignore it when it does not. Scientists are human beings too, and their success and recognition, especially in academia, most often depend on getting adequate funding. Wealthy political activists are happy to fund scientific research only if they believe it will support their political agendas, and scientists will emphasize outcomes potentially favorable to the political agendas of potential benefactors in proposals in order to increase their chances of getting funding.

Because of its complex multi-disciplinary nature, predictive environmental modeling is as much an art as it is a science. Comprehensive climate-change models have scores, if not hundreds of variables for which data are available and/or can be collected, and an important part of mathematical modelling is analyzing the relative sensitivity of the model results to minor changes in those variables. The modeler can justify “tweaking” the model by making slight changes to parts of the model that are affected by sensitive data input variables, based on inherent sampling error and professional judgement, and is likely to lean toward adjustments that will favor the outcome pleasing the people funding the research.

Is climate change “an existential threat” to human life on this planet? Yes, in the same sense that a tsunami or a tornado is. But analysis of the data from biological records like growth rings in ancient plant fossils, geological records in the ancient formations of the earth’s crust, and thousands of years of hydrologic records preserved in polar ice cap boring cores, shows that much greater climate changes than those caused by recent human activity have occurred repeatedly in the history of our planet. A few degrees of temperature change will affect human life and activity, but destroying a robust economy in the name of slowing or stopping climate change will affect people’s lives negatively much more quickly and tangibly. Should we limit the negative impact of human activity on the environment as much as we can? Of course. But claims that we are all going to die from climate change in a few years is more than hyperbole, it is blatant political fear mongering. The effects of the economic lockdown of the past 18 months in response to the COVID pandemic is ample evidence that there are much more serious man-man threats to human existence than climate change.

The major conflict behind all the crises threatening civilization today can be understood in terms of the universal struggle between good and evil. And indeed, many people see it that way, but there are differences of opinion about what is good, and what is evil. Only a seriously deranged individual would deliberately choose evil over good, but of course, we have seen that happen in the past in totalitarian governments, notably in Russia, Germany, and China, resulting in millions of deaths, and it will most likely continue to happen. It is easy to be fooled by political operatives who use lies and half-truths to stoke fear and hatred to divide a free society. Our options do not often appear in the form of simple binary choices. Rather than black or white, the choices we are confronted with, often appear to come in many shades of gray.

A very real problem lies in the fact that neither pure good nor pure evil exists in isolation, and the world we experience exists because of the separation of self from other. This is the basic duality of physical reality. (See G. Spencer Brown, Laws of Form, and Close, ER, Transcendental Physics.) But we know now that the physical universe is only about 4.9% of reality, and the other 95.1% is non-physical. (See Neppe and Close, The fourteenth conundrum, IQNexus Journal 2015). Based on the model developed by Dr. Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, and me, I conclude that all dynamic processes, including physical change, are driven by the slow progress of finite consciousness toward Cosmic Consciousness. (See Neppe & Close, Reality Begins with Consciousness, Close, ER & Close, JA, Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, and Sri Yukteswar Giri, The holy Science.)

The references cited above are mentioned only to emphasize the fact that besides extensive experience in education, government, and independent mind-matter research, the observations and conclusions I want to present here are also supported by a comprehensive scientific paradigm that has not been seriously challenged. These references and other relevant publications are listed in more detail at the end of this article for anyone who wants to pursue the science further.

Disclaimer: I, and I alone, am personally responsible for the definitions, axiomatic principles, and conclusions presented below. Every reader has the right to accept or reject them.


Reality consists of everything that exists phenomenologically.

Aspects of conceptual models in human minds that do not correspond to existing Reality are false.

Everything that exists is embedded in, and part of the infinitely continuous field of all-pervasive Primary Consciousness.

The sole purpose and goal of existence is the spiritual evolution of consciousness from simple awareness to Cosmic Consciousness.

Cosmic Consciousness is complete realization of oneness with the Self of Infinite, all-pervasive Primary Consciousness. Jesus of Nazareth, Krishna, Gautama Buddha, and a few others are historical examples of this.

Good and evil exist in the world of duality. Good is anything that promotes spiritual evolution toward Cosmic Consciousness. Evil is anything that hampers or reverses spiritual evolution.

Therefore, good and evil are equivalent to existence and non-existence, phenomenologically, and have the logical indicative values of True and False, respectively.

Within the limits of the innate logic of Primary Consciousness which manifest as the Laws of Nature, conscious beings have free will to choose actions that result in either good or evil, as defined above. Ultimately, only Pure Consciousness exists.

Absolute truth and reality do exist, despite the popular notion that reality is whatever a persuasive liar can make people think it is.


Based on my understanding of the comprehensive model of Reality referred to in the archived posts in this blog, and in numerous technical papers and books as the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), validated by extensive verification with experimental data from mainstream science, including from the Large hadron Collider, other quantum physics experiments, the Hubble Space Probe, and my personal experience, I am confident in presenting the following observations, conclusions, predictions, and opinions. I realize that in today’s ultra-emotional, politically-divided world, what I have to say will likely be about as effective as a teardrop in a tornado, but I still feel that I must speak up.

Observations and Conclusions

The good news is that we are in the early stages of a 12,000-year period of ascending mental and spiritual virtue, so things are slowly improving. The bad news is that there is a lot of negativity and resistance to positive change, because we are only a little over 10% into this ascending time cycle.

The current crises impacting all the nations of the world are of our own making. Because public education in the USA has been systematically converted to political propaganda centers that ignore spirituality, promote immoral perversion, and create a subservient working class, the majority of souls now incarnate are more often choosing evil than good. Because so many uninformed self-centered actions have been counter to the purpose and goal of conscious existence, i.e., positive spiritual evolution, we are beginning to experience a sharp increase in deaths and dying. This purging of the Earth of evil is in fact, a sign of the times, and constitutes a major harvesting of souls.

How did this happen in the USA, the first nation in modern history to break from the tyranny of the ruling classes and create a government “of the people, for the people, and by the people”? That’s difficult to explain in a short blog, but I must try.

Every human soul, consisting of body, mind, and spirit, contains all the seeds of good and evil, reflecting the dual nature of the world. And because Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” even the best of intentions may be subverted by the evil inherent in this world.

Governments require burocracy, and burocracy magnifies the inherent evil harbored by those who run it. This has happened with the introduction of evil retrogressive political philosophies of totalitarian government by a variety of loosely associated, self-proclaimed “elite” groups who seek power. These groups are the current reincarnation of the same type of evil tyrants, abusive Monarchs, Emperors, and dictators who ruled in the past, now appearing as Marxist Communist and Socialist politicians who believe that they are destined to rule over the uninformed masses. They are typically materialists who deny the existence of any form of intelligent consciousness greater than their own. Of course, not all people in government are evil, so how can we know who the evil politicians are? That question was answered in the Sermon on the Mount: “Ye shall know them by their fruit” – i.e., the fruits of their actions.

Many Marxist and socialist ideas are attractive, and not all people who espouse them are evil. But, in general, Marxist groups work to suppress the liberty and freedom of the individuals they seek to govern. Because they deny the human need to learn and grow spiritually, they are perpetrators of evil, whether they are conscious of it or not. When allowed to gain sufficient power, it is not unusual for atheistic autocrats to begin to believe that they have the right to decide who lives and who dies, and they believe that their actions are for the greater good of humanity.

This psychopathic assumption of a god-like role is a serious form of mental illness, and such autocrats often regress spiritually to the point that they enjoy participating in perverse sexual rituals, swearing blood oaths to subversive organizations, and committing ritualistic murders, even participating in depraved Satanic practices.

Evil is much more subtle today than it was in the days of tribal rulers, kings, and emperors. Instead of subjugation by overt brute force and violence, those coveting power over others now generate fear in more subtle ways. They subvert the meaning of common words and phrases to portray evil perversions as good, and label spiritual practices as evil. Lies are presented as truth and traditional beliefs are ridiculed as foolish and naïve.

The Apostle Paul warned: “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” — 2 Timothy 3:1-5 

Today’s ruling elite have become increasingly evil political parasites. They and their enablers became wealthy by taking advantage of the opportunities of the free society of America, and now openly use their wealth to buy votes, steal elections and consolidate their power. Their successes enable them to believe their own lies and praise the false utopian governmental theories epitomized by Marxist economics and dialectic materialism. These career autocrats are not traditional American Democrats or Republicans. They are opportunistic societal parasites who have infiltrated both major political parties, and with their wealthy enablers now control the major news media, entertainment, sports, and much of the un-elected ranks of civil service. They identify as compassionate humanists but reveal themselves “by the fruits of their actions” to be functional atheists and haters of good virtue. While ridiculing and condemning all forms of authentic spiritual practice, they often pretend to believe in one or another of the traditional organized religions, solely in order to garner popular support. A reasonable conclusion is that, as their power increases, only the “second coming” of the consciousness called Christ will be able to stop them. But this second coming will not be in the form expected by most Christians, and cannot be predicted. See The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, a revelatory commentary on the Teachings of Jesus, listed below.


Expect things to get worse before they get better, with many more deaths during the next six months. The Earth will be depopulated because of the deliberate corruption of civil society. It appears now that approximately 75% of the pre-harvest human population may die. The self-appointed elite will be rudely awakened from their delusions of grandeur, to find that they have far less control of the horrors they have unleashed on the world for personal gain than they imagined. They and their enablers will comprise most of the harvested souls, whose fate will be destruction.

 “…wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat … strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Despite the fear and panic caused by suppression of personal liberty and freedom by the efforts of the autocrats to control the masses, a brighter future of increased awareness of the innate spiritual nature of Reality is coming for those who survive the massive harvesting of souls, as then level of mental and spiritual virtue increases and Christ Consciousness becomes manifest. They will inherit the New Earth, purified, and purged of the corruption of the past.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.”

The idea of a one-world global government is neither new, nor necessarily evil. There will be a global government in the future. But it will come about as a natural result of the positive development of mental and spiritual virtue, not coercion by tyrants.  


In my opinion, the micro-organism known as SARS-CoV-2, capable of causing the severe flu-like symptoms of a disease called COVID-19, is a man-made genetically engineered bioweapon created in a Chinese lab funded and controlled by members of covert US globalists in cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party. The most likely scenario, in my opinion is that it was deliberately crafted from a natural corona virus as one of several bioweapons created for the purpose of protecting and furthering the spread of Marxist Communism worldwide.

These enhanced viruses were manufactured under the guise of “gain-of-function research,” originally initiated in the US to learn more about how viruses mutate. They were considered by most scientists with no political or monetary interest in the project as dangerous, so the work was covertly transferred to China, where the CCP could control it.

The subversive forces pushing global Communism did not expect their candidate to lose the 2016 US Presidential election, or the US economic boom that was caused by the rogue president’s lifting of many of the controls they had managed to implement over the past fifty years.

I believe their operatives released the first bioweapon being prepared in the Wuhan lab where they could blame lax security conditions, but because the release was forced prematurely, the enhanced SARS-CoV-2 bioweapon was not quite ready. As a result, the infections were not as deadly as expected. The mortality rate was similar to that of a normal flu.

Because of these unexpected problems, globalist activists embedded in the US political parties, in all three branches of government, and in civil service organizations - notably the CIA, FBI, and CDC - took immediate action - mostly illegal and unconstitutional - to stop the rogue President and destroy the booming US economy that threatened the dominance of global Communism.

A backup plan to control the uninformed independent thinkers and the rogue President’s backers with fear generated by illegally mandated lockdowns, questionable preventive protocols and hastily prepared tests and vaccines was hastily implemented. The CDC and complicit doctors focused on Covid-19 infection rates, which were as high and wide-spread as common colds and flu, and death rates were inflated by various means to stoke fear.

Finally, the mask and vaccination protocols being proposed as mandates to be forced on the general public are not science based, they are politically motivated. They are clearly inappropriate for many individuals, including me, and should not be mandated for everyone. I will explain explicitly why they are not appropriate for me personally, why I rarely wear a mask, and why, so far, I have chosen not to be vaccinated for SARS-CoV-2.

My personal reasons for not complying with the government’s suggestions for dealing with the Covid pandemic have nothing to do with politics. As a registered professional environmental engineer with years of experience in hazardous waste remediation and disposal, a certified mold inspector, and an experienced healthcare researcher, I have worn surgical masks, N-95 and P-95, respirators, partial and full-face protection, and other types of personal protection equipment (PPE) many times, when appropriate for various type of exposure to health hazards.

There are specific situations when a surgical mask can protect a doctor or healthcare worker from pathogens in the bodily fluids of infected patients, or help prevent the spread of infectious disease from a sick person who might be coughing or sneezing, but there is no scientific evidence that wearing a mask for long periods of time, indoors and outside, has any effect on the spread of viral epidemics. In fact, there is evidence that continual wearing of masks can have detrimental health effects and make respiratory infections worse. There is no scientific justification for general mask mandates. However, everyone should wear a mask when it’s appropriate, and I might wear one when there is no scientific justification, in the presence of those who have no knowledge of the science (like our current President and his enablers) to avoid unnecessary harassment.

I believe that it is very likely that far more people will die as a result of the attempts of a loosely associated cabal of self-appointed elites to take advantage of the impact of an infectious disease they manufactured to social engineer a global government based on Marxist principles, than from the COVID-19 pandemic itself.    

Even though I am among those considered to be at risk, simply because of my age, I have not chosen to get vaccinated for the following reasons: 1) I have none of the illnesses often typical of people in my age group and much younger groups. 2) I have avoided pharmaceutical drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and vaccines for more than 40 years, and yet have had only one or two short episodes of mild cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 12 years, indicating a strong natural immune system. 3) In 2020, I was exposed, in close quarters, to hundreds of people with COVID-19 symptoms without masks, and yet I developed only very mild symptoms and was classified as asymptomatic and voluntarily self-quarantined.

I choose not to take the shots offered for COVID-19 or any other corona virus flu because my research and personal experience tells me that taking them would not protect me or anyone else and could impact my natural immunity.

In summary, as a multi-discipline scientist with decades of relevant experience, I see evidence that the current triad of world-wide political, psychological, and physical health crises, are entirely man-made under the direction of mis-guided people with evil intent. These ill-conceived psychotic attempts to play God are now out of control and will probably result in a harvesting of aberrant souls of truly Biblical proportions.

ERC- 9/21/2021


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Close, ER: Infinite Continuity, A Theory Unifying Relativity and Quantum Physics, C&C Paradigm Press, Los Alamitos California, 1990 (Currently out of print)

Close, ER: Transcendental Physics, Integrating the Search for Truth, Paradigm Press, 1997, ISBN 0-934426-78-3, reprinted by iuniverse, Lincoln Nebraska, 1997

Close, ER & JA: Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, Outskirts Press, 2019, ISBN 978-1-9772-1024-1

Close, ER & JA: Survival, a triple-blind scientific experiment, Foreword by Gary Schwartz, PhD, (currently in Press for release in 2021)

Yukteswar, Swami Sri: The Holy Science, written 1894, published by Yogada Satsanga Society of India, 1919, Fifth Edition, 1957, Copyright 1949 and 1963, SRF, Eighth Edition, 1990, ISBN o-87612-051-6   

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021



About 200 years ago, Sir Walter Scott wrote ”The Lay of the Last Minstrel” a poem that still stirs my heart and soul today. I shall copy the first verse, because I could not say it better, but the last verse refers to places Sir Walter knew in Scotland, so I have tailored it to fit my own native land, the Missouri Ozarks. I think I can be forgiven this borrowing of and adding to his words, at least in part because some of my ancestors were Scotts.

Breathing the Air of Home

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

O Ozark Hills, so rough and wild,
Fine grounding for a poetic child!
Tree-covered land of rock and mud,
Land of hillside, drought, and flood,
Land of my younger days! No tyrant hand
Can e’er untie my link to this rugged land!
Still as I view each well-known scene,
Think what is now, and what has been,
It seems to me I am of all things past bereft,
Sole friends thy woods and streams are left;
And thus I love them better still,
In health, or even if extremity ill,
By Pond Springs branch then let me stray,
Though none need guide my feeble way;
To see the crystal waters flow,

O’er the rocks into Big Creek,
To think of friends of long ago,

With tears running down my cheek,
I will lay my head on sand and stone,
Where quite forgotten and all alone,
When it comes my time to deal with death,

What better place can I find, to draw my final breath?

ERC - 8/18/21

Sunday, August 8, 2021




Those rare Awakened Ones know. They have achieved the goal and seen the whole picture. They have no need to return to this spinning ball of mud, this slowly evolving fragment of Reality on the outskirts of a small spiraling galaxy with a variety of evolving conscious life forms. But when they do, they do so for a reason, but they have a problem communicating: No one here speaks their language; no one here understands. They are forced to speak in parables, or write slowly, carefully, in analogies, trying to convey what they know. Even those lesser beings, like myself, who have only seen a glimpse of the elegance of Reality in a flash of inner light, feel compelled to try to communicate what we have seen.

But how does one express in muttered sounds, write in disjointed symbols on a two-dimensional sheet, or encode in a simple binary code, the wonderfully complex multi-dimensional elegance of Reality? They write, And as many writers report, one must write whenever the inspiration strikes. One has no choice. It is as if the flow of words comes from a source unknown to the finite mind. And often, the writer does not choose the subject. When one comes to the realization that all things are connected, the subject of a given communication is actually determined by the Whole, which includes the consciousness of those who need to hear the message, the channel through which the message flows, and the Source of all logical structure, physical, mental and spiritual.  That Source is the Primary form of Consciousness, where the innate impulse of consciousness to experience itself gives rise to organized  patterns, abstract symbols and the development of language for spoken and written communication. The impulse behind this particular writing, at this particular time, is to try to dispel the confusion that is symbolized in scripture by the collapse of the Tower of Babel and the dispersion of conscious beings around the world to develop tribal cultures and multiple languages.      

Fortunately, there is an antidote for the disruption of direct communication caused by the multiplicity of thoughts and the barrier of unknown languages. That antidote is Consciousness Expansion. The expansion of one’s consciousness is an exhilarating experience! As awareness expands into additional dimensions of space, time and consciousness, verbal expression is replaced by inner communion, the barriers of language dissolves and you suddenly begin to see connections with individuals and events in the past, present and future of which you were formerly unaware. A fully Awakened One experiences all of the dimensions and domains of space, time, and consciousness. Unfortunately, At this point in planetary time, such extra-ordinary beings are few and far between.

The Planet Earth is populated by billions of conscious beings, ranging from the barely conscious to the Fully Awakened. The number of individuals at various levels of awareness plotted on a two-dimensional graph form what statisticians call a “normal distribution”, a bell-shaped curve. This just means that the largest number of people are found in the middle of the curve, defining the mean level of awareness, and fewer and fewer people are found at higher or lower levels of awareness. Everyone alive falls somewhere in this normal distribution. The level of awareness should not be confused with IQ, but it would definitely correlate closely with mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being.

In the current 24,000-year cycle of planetary time, defined by the three motions of the Earth: the daily rotation on its axis, orbital rotation around the sun, and the solar system’s rotation around the center of the galaxy, the average level of human awareness is slowly increasing from its lowest level about 1522 years ago, toward its highest level of Cosmic Consciousness 10,478 years in the future. This means that the average person alive now might require hundreds of lifetimes to reach Cosmic Consciousness, depending on the decisions he or she makes, and the average lifespan. Of course the average lifespan will also increase with the increase in average mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Note: This estimate does not necessarily imply individual reincarnation, at least not as most people think of it. I will not discuss this subject here, because it is complex, and I have dealt with it in previous writings. The point of this discussion is how a broader and deeper understanding of Reality can aid in solving problems in the specific lifetime you are experiencing now.

I must hasten to make it clear that I personally am not a Fully Awakened Being. I am just one who is a little ahead of the mean on the normal distribution curve. I am not an Avatar (An Awakened One reincarnated for a Divine purpose) or a Sat Guru (Fully Awakened Spiritual Teacher). The Awakened Ones who have blessed me with their protection and guidance throughout this life have made it clear to me where I am on the spectrum of mental and spiritual virtue. I am at a point where I should be able to understand the mathematical logic of Reality, and yet able to communicate with the average person at the present level of mental and spiritual virtue.

I have experienced several minor consciousness expansion events and a few major awakenings, but even the most profound of these events are what are called sabikalpa Samadhi (true concentration with difference). The Fully Awakened Spiritual Masters are always in the state of nirbikalpa Samadhi (true concentration without difference). In the lesser Samadhi, the individual is aware of the difference between his or her finite existence as experienced through the physical senses of the organic life form to which he or she is attached, and the temporarily expanded state of consciousness experienced while in Samadhi. In the greater Samadhi, consciousness is permanently expanded to Infinity where there are no differences.

Before I agreed to enter into this life, my six Spiritual Guides, consisting of Jesus, Krishna, and the SRF line of Avatars and Sat Gurus, presented me with a mission: They informed me that I was one of a relatively mall group who could help bring science out of the destructive dead end of materialism and show why and how students who will become the scientists of the future must include meditation techniques designed to facilitate consciousness expansion in their training. Consciousness expansion training will improve their cognitive ability not only through better intellectual concentration and focus, but it will also improve their ability to integrate the information they learn into a  broader understanding of Reality that will foster much more wisdom in the application of that knowledge.

To understand why I am advocating that everyone in general, and scientists in particular, learn and practice consciousness expanding meditation techniques, let’s take a closer look at the holistic view of reality revealed by Awakened Ones like my Spiritual Guides, and sometimes glimpsed in special circumstances by an increasing number of ordinary people. The physical universe, which is less than 5% of Reality at this point in time, is a dualistic domain, where the most impactful  dualism is Good vs Evil. There is only one reliable definition of Good and Evil: Good is anything and everything that promotes the expansion of finite individual consciousness toward Cosmic Consciousness; Evil is anything and everything that hampers, prevents, or reverses that expansion.

Finite physical reality is a temporary perturbation of the infinite self-referential field of Primary Consciousness, hypothesized in quantum field theory as the Zero Point Field, and in ancient scientific texts handed down from the last Satya Yuga (the high point in mental and spiritual virtue more than 12,500 years ago) as the Akasha. As such, the physical universe, when taken out of the context of holistic Reality, appears to be ruled by the dynamics of opposites: For every force, there is an equal and opposite force (Newton’s third Law), the equivalence of mass and energy related to the speed of radiant energy (Einstein’s Relativity), and the dialectic of entropic resolution of matter and energy (the Second Law of Thermodynamics). In plain English: if taken out of the context of the holistic space-time-consciousness structure of Reality, the sum total of all mass and energy in the physical universe is zero, and it should expand to infinity at the speed of light, rapidly disappearing, as the last quantum decays into the maximum entropy of the unperturbed zero-point field.

Fortunately, this is a false narrative. The primary foundation of Reality, as all the Awakened Spiritual Masters tell us, is Pure Consciousness, traditionally known as Spirit. Matter is illusory and ephemeral, Spirit is real and eternal. The dynamically expanding physical universe is sustained by the non-physical 95% of Reality. Science based on the metaphysical assumption of materialism fails every test of experiment and logic, even within the finite domain of the laws it has discovered. For example, no experiment has ever revealed the creation or destruction of even one quantum of matter or energy, only changes in form. This is known as the Law of the Conservation of Mass and energy. There is no evidence to support an absolute beginning or end of Reality. The experimental data-driven mathematical demonstration proving the existence of non-quantum gimmel, which conveys the logical structure of Primary Consciousness, the substrate from which all forms arise, into the physical universe, eliminates materialism as a valid basis for science, philosophy, or any meaningful belief system.

This has enormously important applications related to the current world crisis, and wonderfully positive implications for the potential future of the human race. However, like everything in this world of stubbornly persistent illusions, communicating this to humanity is not easy. There really is both Good and Evil operating in opposition to each other, and the most powerful weapon of Evil is its ability to make Good appear to be evil, and to make Evil to appear to be good. At this point in planetary time, as one of my Spiritual Guides has pointed out, the average level of human awareness is just now, only slowly increasing from its lowest level, which occurred about 1522 years ago, toward its highest level 10,478 years in the future, so the message that Good will ultimately prevail may fall on many deaf ears. That makes it even more important to put the truth out there for those who will hear it.

So what are the practical implications of becoming aware of more of Reality by learning to meditate and expand your consciousness? Does it make you able to detect good and evil more easily and take the proper steps to avoid evil and embrace good? Yes, it does, but unfortunately, it doesn’t make life easier. In fact, it generally makes life more difficult, at least at first. This is because the average person without expanded awareness, is easily led to believe that certain people and certain organized groups are good, and that other people and organizations are evil. But, with expanded consciousness, you will realize that it’s not that simple. Most people and most organizations are mixtures of both good and evil, and because of the general low level of spiritual virtue at present, most organized groups magnify the evil in people more than they magnify the good. We will do things, even evil things, in the name of family, ethnic group, state, or even church, that we would never do as spiritual individuals. Group think can easily become mob action, and a group with good initial intent can be an attractive cover for someone actually bent on doing evil.

Let’s take the type of government produced by the socio-economic theory of Marxism as a prime example. As pointed out above, materialism is a false assumption based on an incomplete view of reality, and the logical framework of Marxist communism and socialism is dialectic materialism. Does this mean that Karl Marx himself and all forms of Marxism, communism, and socialism are necessarily evil? It is easy to think so, because of the spectacular historical failures of major attempts to apply the principles of Marxist communism and socialism government to human society by tyrants like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, leading to massive genocide. These attempts failed for many reasons, but two primary reasons: 1) The underlying false assumption of dialectic materialism, and 2) Thinking that “revolution of the proletariat” necessarily requires violent insurrection.

I had an opportunity to study Marxism as part of my PhD program at Johns Hopkins University in the form of a required course in environmental economics, taught by a Marxist. Marx himself said that his mission in life was “to topple God from his throne and destroy Capitalism.” Marx and Engels were very intelligent men, and yet unable to see that Reality is much bigger and more complex than the material domain. I am quite sure that they did not think of themselves as evil, nor did those who tried to implement their theories, but the purpose of evil is to promote dualism and prevent human beings from seeing Reality beyond the ephemeral material world. So Marx’s stated mission was the very essence of evil. And he did not see a peaceful legal overthrow of the free-market system as an effective way forward, he believed those who resisted must be destroyed. He famously said: “The last capitalist we hang, will be the one from whom we purchased the rope!” But we should not assume that communism is the only evil form of government. In fact, due to the inherent evil in human nature during the dark ages of low spiritual virtue, all forms of government can morph inro tyrannical regimes. That is what has been happening to the United States of America slowly, over the past fifty years.

Government always starts with good intent, but the evil inherent in the world of dualism can easily subvert it into a way to inflict pain, suffering and death on the people it seeks to control in the pursuit of an imagined greater good. Every form of government seeks to control, and clearly, a peaceful global government must eventually emerge to keep human being from destroying each other. But the lesson here is not that globalism is evil, but that it should not be forced on humanity by violent revolution before it can actually work, and it must be based on Spiritual Reality, not dialectic materialism. We have seen that governmental materialism inevitably leads to disaster. A peaceful and successful global society must be allowed to develop naturally. Force always evokes resistance, and often leads to violence and unnecessary death and destruction.

The history of humanity so far in this ascending cycle of  12,000 years, starting in 500 AD, has been one of struggle out of tribalism with physically dominant leaders, into hierarchical ruling classes with dictators and  monarchs who used whatever they could to maintain their power to lead and control larger and larger groups of people. From the beginning of the current ascending cycle, the leaders, who rose to power did so by brute force, defeating and killing or enslaving other contenders, devised clever ways to maintain their positions of power, including outwitting the leaders of other groups, overseeing the ritualistic sacrifice of things of value to spirits or gods assumed to be in control of things they could not control, and claiming to be descended from divinity. This pattern of behavior continues even today, just in more subtle forms, like social elitism. And science and technology, which seemed to promise a brighter future, has given the ruling class the capability to kill, enslave, and control on a massive scale. But since they are not much wiser than the tyrants of the past, they may well destroy civilization and themselves in their quest for wealth and power.  Will the human race survive the current crisis that has virtually shut Western Civilization down? The answer, fortunately, is yes, because this dark history is only half of the picture.  But we are facing a difficult struggle out of scientific and political materialism.

In 499 AD, we reached the lowest point in mental virtue and spiritual understanding in this 24,000-year cycle. To understand what is happening, we have to look at the whole picture. How do we do this? By Consciousness Expansion and by studying the information left for us by the Ancients, and interpreted by the rare Avatars and Advanced Souls who reincarnated during the late descending and early ascending ages of the Kali Yuga to help us get through these dark and difficult times.

At this point, it will likely become evident to even the casual reader that I am entering into an area of cognition involving concepts that lie beyond current ontological and epistemological understanding of the majority. Reality is a nine-dimensional self-referential internally logically-consistent system. In order to at least partially overcome the difficulty of attempting to communicate a visualization of the nine-dimensional self-referential nature of Reality, I shall have to resort to a series of three-dimensional analogies. But this post is already longer than I thought it would be, so I will stop here and continue with the 3-D analogies In my next blogpost on consciousness expansion.

ERC – 8/8/21

Tuesday, July 27, 2021




(This is a continuation of the discussion in the previous post)

For Your physical body, it appears that there is a definite beginning, and an unavoidable end. We call the beginning  birth, the end death, and your life is what happens in between. For you, as a conscious being, these experiences are extremely important. Between the two painfully traumatic events beginning and ending your life, you consciously experience an amazing range of emotions associated with pleasure and pain. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are just two examples in the range of impactful emotions that we experience as human beings. During a life, you see only a brief episode - a short excerpt - of an on-going drama, through a tiny window of time in the vast history of sentient beings and the expanding physical universe within the self-referential cosmos. Viewing a life from a purely physical perspective, however, with your birth, life, and death, not much has happened. Nothing is created in the process of birth, and nothing is destroyed when death happens. These events simply mark a pair of life-defining events that, as physical events, are just two different arrangements of a very small amount of matter and energy in the ever-existing vast expanse of reality.

The way in which a relatively small number of elements are first organized as conscious life forms, and then disorganized and dispersed by natural entropic processes over which you have little or no control, makes the difference between your birth, life, and death as events in space and time. From that purely physical point of view, everything that happens during your lifetime, whether it takes a hundred years or a few minutes, is nothing more than a series of minor changes in the geometric structure of a few trillion atoms, with very little effect on the story of reality in general, consisting of the development, cyclic movements, and eventual disruption of solar systems and the formation and dissolution of galaxies over billions of years. But does physics tell the whole story? In a word, NO!

The innate desire of Primary Conscious to expand and contract and experience itself within itself, necessitates the development of mental and physical duality as individual awareness of the distinctions experienced as self and other. To guide the individual conscious being toward the ecstasy of Cosmic Consciousness, pleasurable sensations arise when actions that enhance the development and maintenance of organic life forms that are suitable vehicles for consciousness, are committed, and painful associations arise from actions that will result in injury to, or death of the physical vehicle being developed for expanding individual awareness.  

Sometimes, you may have the illusion of being in complete control of your life, but the amount of free-will you actually have is very limited. Do you remember deciding to be born? Can you choose not to die? By flapping your arms can you fly? By thinking in some focused manner, can you affect physical changes in your body?  Most of us, at this point in planetary time, barely out of the darkest of times, called the Kali Yuga (the dark age of mechanistic thinking) by the Ancient Wisemen, have no memory or foreknowledge of anything before birth or after death, and a very limited ability to change anything in between. And yet, there are some among us who, because they have a lot of money and some power over others, try to change the purpose and destination of the human species. In effect, they want to play God, without even beginning to be qualified.

This morning I had a fleeting memory of someone in the year 1317. He specifically pointed out the date, so I wouldn’t forget it upon waking. I’ve had such memories before. Most of them occurred during or after sleep or meditation. they seemed to be from the consciousness of someone in the past. Are these memories real glimpses of the actual past? Distant viewing in spacetime? Time travel? Evidence of reincarnation? Or imaginations caused by the random firing of synapses in a half-awake, half-asleep brain? - These are not trivial questions! For me, and I think for many others, they have to be asked.

Because I have had such memories throughout my entire life, I have thought about these questions a lot, and I have arrived at a number of conclusions. My conclusions are supported by logic and empirical evidence, validated in several instances by experiences and observations of other people, but I cannot include all of the arguments and evidence in this short blogpost. I can only summarize here; but I have provided the details in six published books, three additional books, one in press, two in colleague review, and in a number of published technical papers. Most of the information can be found among the 500 plus posts in the archives of this blogsite.

Basically, I have concluded that Consciousness is Primary, and the purpose of the physical universe is to provide a way for Consciousness to experience itself. Consciousness cannot be adequately assessed by the finite mind because it has no beginning or end, and the forms through which it expresses itself are constantly changing in accordance with the logical structure of Consciousness itself, progressing from simple to complex geometric patterns, to rudimentary awareness, through a spectrum of increasing awareness, to the full awareness of Cosmic Consciousness. While the progress of mental virtue and spiritual awareness, on average, proceeds at the slow pace of planetary time, individual conscious beings may forge ahead, go with the flow, or lag behind. Clearly, we should seek to forge ahead, and the best way  to do that here and now, is to seek the company of those who have attained Cosmic Consciousness.

A moment of Divine inspiration is worth many years of intellectual cogitation. Learning facts and knowing reality are not the same thing. There are vast differences between data, information, knowledge, understanding, actualization, manifestation, and realization. Consequently, at this point in planetary time, Realized Masters are very few and far between. Most of us labor in some form of unconsciousness or subconscious sleep. Those Awakened Ones, fully aware in the illumination of Cosmic Consciousness, are the way-showers, the embodiment of the Truth and the Light.

For the Awakened One, the is no longer any sleep. The body may sleep, but the soul is ever awake. There is no darkness. Every corner of the Awakened One’s consciousness is illuminated in Divine Light! Allow the Awakened One into your mind, and your body will be filled with Light. Allow the Awakened One into your heart, and you will be shown the path to your own awakening.

ERC July 25, 2021  

Saturday, July 10, 2021


I think the most challenging thing about being a human being is having to deal with the very real paradoxes of life. A prime example is that, In order to experience the pleasures of life, like enjoying the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, soaring with the melody of a beautiful symphony, or loving someone who loves you in return, it appears that we must experience the pain of birth, the agony of various illnesses, and a sad decline into the oblivion of death. To be human is to be open to a paradoxical experiences. But, as one of my favorite scientists of the last century, Danish quantum physicist Niels Bohr, said:

"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress!"

To put a finer point on the paradox of being human, think of the pleasure of enjoying the best meal you’ve ever eaten in juxtaposition with the most horribly miserable physical circumstances you’ve ever endured. Imagine the experience of the ultimate physical, mental, and spiritual satisfaction of complete union with that Special Someone you love, and the possibility of being slowly tortured and killed by a psychopathic murderer. Such are the extremes that you might experience as a human being. Obviously, we seek to experience the joys of life and avoid the potential horrors as much as we can, but it seems the ultimate paradox, that to experience the joys of life, we must also experience some of their opposites. So the question is: How can we use these paradoxes of being human to make some progress?

Niels Bohr also said: There are trivial truths and there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.”

What? Some examples might help. Here’s a trivial truth: An electron has an electric charge. The opposite is plainly false. If something has no charge, it cannot be an electron. Why? Because of the way we have defined that thing we call an electron. We don’t actually know what an electron is, but we know a few things about what it does: It apparently exists as some THING moving around both inside and outside of atomic structures, and it has an electric charge. We have called that thing with an electric charge acting in that peculiar way “an electron”. So the statement “An electron has no electric charge” is plainly false – simply because we said so! Therefore it is a trivial truth. On the other hand, If “God exists” is a great truth, then the opposite statement “God does not exist” may also be true. Now here’s a real paradox! How can both be true?!! But if they are, then perhaps we have hope of making some progress in our quest  to understand what life is about.

The theologian says “Yes, God created man.” And the atheist says “No, man created god.” (The word “man”, used in this sense obviously means all of humanity, not just those of the male gender.) Can both be making a true statement? Yes, they can, and here’s why: Both statements are dependent upon our experience of what we call space-time, and thanks to the findings of relativity, quantum physics and TDVP, we know that space and time are not what we think they are.

Albert Einstein showed us that space and time have no existence of their own, they are simply the geometric extensions of the fields of the universal distributions of mass and energy.

Einstein once wrote:

People like us who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion!”

I agree, and TDVP shows us that the arrow of time exists only as a convenience of human thought. In my opinion, based on my research, whether it is true that God created man, or that man created God, depends entirely upon where you happen to be in the illusion of the experience of your self-created time-line in three-dimensional time.

As human beings, it is only possible for us to say that something is true or false, if it is related to something that we have actually experienced. Niels Bohr again:

"Physics is to be regarded not so much as the study of something a priori given, but rather as the development of methods of ordering and surveying human experience."

And one of my favorite modern philosophers, Austrian-born Ludwig Wittgenstein, said:

"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."

If you have not experienced something, you cannot attest to the truth of its existence, and if you have experienced something, then you can only speak of it in terms of analogies and allegories when trying to describe it to someone who has not experienced it. Have you experienced God? I think it is pretty obvious from the flaws we have, that “man” is a work in progress, and whether you think God is creating us in his image, or we are creating God in the image of what we imagine God might be, may depend entirely upon where you are in your spiritual journey.

From the atemporal point of view of the holistic spiritual understanding of Reality suggested by TDVP, to be human is to be a spiritual being whose consciousness is infinitely continuous, but who sadly, is temporarily confined to a semi-autonomous body whose world is finite and extremely limited compared to the entirety of Reality. In other words, to be human is to be a living paradox. But that paradox provides us with the opportunity to progress. The Spiritual Masters of all time have told us that the only way to resolve this paradox is to transcend the confinement of our physical bodies, and awaken from the illusions of space, time, and matter that come along with being confined to an imperfect body, and experience pure consciousness. Slowly and reluctantly, science is beginning to agree!

ERC – July 10, 2021