Sunday, December 8, 2019
The Question of Survival
The question of whether the consciousness of a living person can survive the physical destruction of that person’s physical body arises because of the assumption that no one really knows what consciousness is. Clearly, mainstream science does not; and most mainstream scientists today accept the assumption that consciousness is epiphenomenal, i.e., a strange, insubstantial something that arises when matter and energy reach a certain level of complexity, although no one seems to know exactly what that level of complexity is, or even whether the complex structure must be a living organism or not, This position is consistent with the metaphysical belief system now known as physicalism, a updated, scientific version of materialism.
Beyond the Quantum Veil
It took a while, but eventually, I began to get over the intense heartache that came with the realization that the life Jacqui and I had shared so joyously was over, gone, and that I would never again in this life, feel the smoothness of her skin and the warmth of her physical presence. We were now separated by an invisible curtain that I knew I must somehow part. Fortunately, I also knew that I had some advantages that might make this possible: First, I knew that Jacqui was probably working to do the same thing from the other side. Her message through the medium had been loud and clear: She had been a tremendous help to me while alive, and, as she said, she was “not going to stop just because she died!” Second, we had meditated together for more than forty years.
What is beyond the quantum veil, beyond the physical universe, and beyond the land of our dreams? Based on Sri Yukteswar’s cyclic concept of time and the development of mental virtue, G. Spencer Brown’s Laws of Form, and the esoteric teachings of all the mystic geniuses of all of Earth’s history, - almost all of reality! The reduction valves of our senses only allow us to see a fraction of it. But, even that fraction reflects a bit of the wonder and bliss of Reality. That is why we can be enthralled by the majesty of a mountain range capped with snow, the exquisite beauty of a rose, or the wonder of a starry night. The rest of this book is dedicated to the chronicling of part our journey together, Jacqui’s and mine, with Jacqui in the spirit world, and me incarnate, working together to do our part to help humankind reach our goal: The goal of all existence, Cosmic Consciousness!
The beauty of the paradigm shift my research partner and spiritual brother, Dr. Vernon Neppe and I call the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), is that it provides a logical theoretical framework within which to explain the experience of working with someone who has gone beyond the quantum veil into the greater reality of the Spirit world, the so-called “other side”. Within that framework, we can see how the Spirit world is not something wholly apart from physical reality: In the dimensionometry of TDVP, the spirit world and physical reality are not disconnected realms, separated in a way that ‘never the twain shall meet’. On the contrary, the physical domain of three dimensions of space and one dimension of time is a sub-domain existing within the spiritual domain of consciousness, in the same way a line exists within a plane, or a plane exists within a volume.
Beyond what we normally perceive through the physical senses, the spiritual domain with its embedded physical world is immersed in, and surrounded by the infinitely continuous matrix of Primary Consciousness. In the same way physical reality is a sub-domain, embedded within spiritual reality, the logical structures and patterns of the physical universe, which we call the laws of science, are a sub-set of the greater logical structure of Primary Consciousness. That part of the logic of the greater logical structure of Primary Consciousness is conveyed down into the physical domain by the existence of gimmel, the non-physical, organizing aspect of physical reality, found in every discrete, spinning vortex-like (vortical) particle, viz., quarks, protons, neutrons and atoms, that make up stable, life supporting physical reality. With this link-up of experience with the mathematical logic and science of the TDVP, Jacqui and I will continue to tell our story.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Proof of the Continuation of Consciousness
This book presents, perhaps for the first time in the current period of development of empirical science and ascending mental virtue, indisputable scientific evidence of the survival of human consciousness beyond the destruction of the physical body. For years, many people have reported near-death experiences (NDEs), out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and evidence that the consciousness of loved ones who have died survives, but the evidence is usually very subjective. The evidence reported in this book goes beyond subjective feelings, dreams. Imagination, or seeing visions of smiling departed loved ones, assuring those left behind that they are happy in a reality beyond the pain and suffering of physical life. This book contains proof, in the form of the results of a double-blind scientific experiment, that Jacquelyn Ann Hill-Close, known and loved simply as Jacqui by thousands she helped during her all-too-short lifetime, survived the funeral pyre and still has the ability to interact with those of us she has left behind.
This is not a ghost story. It is not an account of a faint voice in the darkness or an eerie apparition. It’s not based on dreams or wishful thinking, it’s a report of credible scientific evidence of the continued robust existence of Jacqui’s consciousness, still functioning in much the same way it did when she was moving among us in a physical body. This book is a sequel to the book Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, written by Jacqui and me, her husband of more than forty years, and published about nine months after she left her physical body for the last time in this life.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
MESSAGES FROM THE HEART AND MIND
On this blog I have now posted 458 statements, essays and videos, comments on science, life, Thinking, and living. Read as many as you wish. Search with key words, like Dr. Vernon Neppe, Edward R Close, Jacqui Close, Quantum Physics, Relativity, Consciousness, Spirituality, Proof, Gimmel, Love, etc. Here are links to my latest efforts, two new books, and recent You-Tube interviews with Jeffery Mishlove on New Thinking Allowed:
Information on how to get Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story
Is Consciousness Primary? [my contribution is Chapter 4 and Appendix A]:
Http://www.Amazon.com Search for “Is Consciousness Primary?”
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 1: The Delayed-Choice Double-Slit Experiment, released October 11
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 2: The Constancy of the Speed of Light, released October 21
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 3: Spiritual Practice and Scientific Inquiry, released November 1
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 4: The Mysterious Component of Reality, released November 11
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 5: Nonlocality, released November 20
New Thinking Allowed: Interview No. 6: Mathematics and the Physical Universe, Released November 29
I wrote my first book of poetry when I was 10 years old. The first time words that I wrote were published was when I was a freshman in college in 1955. I’ve written more than 200 technical papers, and my first book was published by Libra Publishers in New York in 1977. In the 42 years since then, I’ve authored and/or co-authored nine books, - and as long as I am alive, there will be more to come!
So, I’m a writer? No, writing is just something I do. Why do I do it? I agree with Flannery O’Connor, who said: "I write to discover what I know." I also agree with Anais Nin who said: "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
In my latest book, Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, I have tried, as diligently as I could to reflect these sentiments, and to fulfill the words of Carl Sagan, famous Cosmologist and popularizer of science. I think he got it right when he wrote: "A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time--proof that humans can work magic."
Finally, it was Franz Kafka, who said: "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."
I write, first and foremost, for myself. It’s my way of getting everything out in concrete form, so I know what I know, understand and remember. And I’m willing to share. I offer it to you, to read to ponder and think about. You don’t have to agree, but read first, with an open heart, then decide.
ER Close, November 14, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
WHAT IS LIGHT?
©Edward R. Close, 2019
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3
To most people, the word light just means visible light, but physicists have discovered that visible light is just a tiny fraction of an existing spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. Most physics texts define the radiant energy that includes visible light, as “a transverse electromagnetic wave” that moves through the vacuum of interstellar space at the enormous velocity of 186,282 miles per second. That’s more than 670 million miles per hour. But, if light is a form of energy that travels in waves, like the kinetic energy of a rock thrown into a pool of water travels in waves in the water, we must ask: What is it that oscillates in the vacuum of empty space? If that isn’t enough of a puzzle, a little farther along in the physics text, we find out that light can travel at this tremendous speed either as little energy packets called photons, or as waves of electromagnetic energy, as indicated in the definition, depending on how we choose to measure it!
But it gets even worse! In the delayed-choice, double-slit experiment, we learn that light is neither particle (photon) nor wave, until it impacts a receptor, like a photographic plate or a screen. Until then, it is only describable a mathematical expression called the Schrödinger wave equation, which is a probability function. That means that it only gives us a range of probabilities concerning the location of the photon or wave, but reveals nothing about its physical characteristics, such as whether it is wave or particle. That is not revealed until it impacts a receptor. So, we must ask: why? In my opinion, the Close-Neppe discovery of gimmel answers that question. I will explain more later in this post.
Scientists, pretty much like most human beings, fall quite easily into the self-delusional trap of thinking that naming something is the same as knowing what that something is. The definition of light is an excellent example. Look at the definition quoted above again. It sounds very scientific and may convince the reader that the physicist who wrote the book actually knows what light is. Nothing could be further from the truth! Almost everything mainstream science theorizes about light is vague, and even paradoxical like the question of its particle-wave nature, and certainly only scratches the surface of an understanding of what light is. Exactly what is a transverse electromagnetic wave? It’s a self-propagating wave of energy that consists of two forces, electric and magnetic, energetic pulses that manifest in vectors that are at right angles to each other. The electric charge alternates from positive to negative, while the magnetic force alternates from attraction to repulsion, and the whole thing travels like a juggler on a unicycle in a direction which is at right angles to both of the directional electromagnetic forces. The neat little diagrams of electromagnetic waves that we find in physics books tell us about as much about light as a cardboard cutout of a cartoon picture of a man tells us about human beings.
In the Neppe-Close Triadic Dimensional Vortex Paradigm (TDVP), reality consists of dynamic mass, energy, consciousness events occurring in a nine-finite-dimensional domain, embedded in a 10th dimension which is transfinite, embedded in an infinitely continuous conscious substrate. Gimmel is the link between the 3S-1t (three dimensions of space and one quantum of time) domain that is available to our physical senses and the infinitely continuous conscious substrate. And light is the actual form of the infinitely continuous conscious substrate.
What is light? Nothing less than the physical manifestation of Primary Consciousness. The reason light does not exist as particle or wave in 3S-1t until it impacts a receptor, is because it is the impact on something perceptible to our senses, that causes it to manifest in 3S-1t. This explains the double-slit experiment, the delayed-choice experiment, the EPR paradox, Schrödinger's cat, and quantum entanglement.
ERC November 8, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
NEW THINKING ALLOWED ER Close with Dr Jeffrey Mishlove
OCTOBER 11, 2019: TODAY’S THE DAY!!!
The first of six conversations between Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove and Yours Truly (Edward R Close) on NEW THINKING ALLOWED is available TODAY at:
Here are the titles of the six conversations and dates scheduled:
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 1: The Delayed-Choice Double-Slit Experiment Scheduled for release October 11
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 2: The Constancy of the Speed of Light
Scheduled for release October 21
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 3: Spiritual Practice and Scientific Inquiry
Scheduled for release November 1
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 4: The Mysterious Component of Reality
Scheduled for release November 11
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 5: Non-locality
Scheduled for public release on November 20
New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 6: Mathematics and the Physical Universe, Scheduled for release November 29.
Please feel free to peruse the many posts on this blog for related discussions.
Please feel free to peruse the many posts on this blog for related discussions.
Monday, October 14, 2019
SECRETS OF THE SACRED CUBE, A Cosmic Love Story by Jacqui and Ed Close
Available Now on Amazon and Amazon Prime!
430 pages with 21 full-color photographs, 20 tables and numerous first-hand accounts of Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs), Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) and other personal experiences from the lives of the authors. Price on Amazon: Hardcover $55.95, Quality Paperback $40.95
To get an autographed copy, watch for conferences that I will be attending, or send $40 for a Quality Paperback, or $55 for a Hardback copy, with return address and the name for whom the book is to be autographed
To: Ed and Jacqui Close (or EJC)
PO Box 368
Jackson, MO 63755
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Note: This book is, in part, a report on the results of my research of the past 50 plus years. If you wish to contribute to the advancement of my research into consciousness and the mind-matter connection, include any amount you can afford and request that it be used for my research.