THE SEARCH FOR CERTAINTY
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven”
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
Yes, to everything there is a season; and I believe the time is ripe for a global quantum leap in human consciousness. Not just an increase in knowledge, it must be a triadic leap: a physical, mental and spiritual awakening. Anything less leads to serious problems: If enlightenment is just intellectual and physical, it fosters prideful ego and eventual disillusionment as dissolution of the physical body, i.e. physical death, approaches. Awareness of the triadic nature of reality, on the other hand, reveals a reality of which the observable physical universe is only a small part, and explains why there is something rather than nothing. Triadic enlightenment integrates the logic of science, the philosophy of religion and the expanded awareness of spirituality.
The number of people on this planet ready to make this leap to a comprehensive understanding of reality may finally be reaching critical mass, a necessary condition for the inevitable shift out of the limiting paradigmatic belief in mechanistic materialism that has characterized science, the limiting dogmatic beliefs that have characterized religions, and the unrealistic fantasies that have characterized “new-age” spiritualism. Gradually, a few individuals on the leading edge of the bell curve have begun to transcend the limitations of materialistic science, religious dogma and spiritual fantasy, into an expanded awareness. This book is the story of my personal journey from the confusion of fragmented belief systems to the certainty of triadic enlightenment.
An early version of this book was completed in 1997. It was intended to be a readable introduction to Transcendental Physics, the work I completed in 1996 and published in 1997. Presenting a new scientific paradigm, Transcendental Physics reversed the basic assumption of conventional science, the a priori assumption that consciousness is an epiphenomenon arising from the evolution of matter and energy, with the hypothesis that a primary form of consciousness is the ground from which all patterns of reality, including the physical universe, originate. Transcendental Physics, the book, contained specific, detailed interpretations of complex relativity and quantum mechanics experiments and introduced some new mathematical concepts developed for purpose of putting consciousness into the equations expressing the known Laws of Nature. The Search for Certainty manuscript, on the other hand, was written for readers with less technical training. It traced the development of the ideas behind Transcendental Physics as I had experienced them, and was thus at least partly autobiographical. The purpose was to present the paradigm-shifting ideas of Transcendental Physics in non-technical terms. Dr. David Stewart, who was familiar with and even part of many of the events reported in the 1997 version of the Search for Certainty, reviewed the manuscript, and had this to say:
“For the first time, the common basis for all sciences and all religions is revealed - not in vague philosophical terms, but in concrete ways you can understand and put into practice in your own life. You can take scriptures or the works of science and, by being selective, prove almost anything. But Ed Close, in this monumental work, did not do that. Taking into consideration the totality of physics, both modern and classical, dodging no part of it, Dr. Close has applied relentless and impeccable logic to produce an intellectual triumph of our time, a unified theory that makes science and religion one. This achievement has been claimed by others before, but always there was a flaw. There are no flaws in Close’s paradigm. The search for certainty ends here for those with the capability of comprehending what Close has done for us. Both scientists and theologians, centuries hence, will thank Dr. Close for what he has done for us. This is truly the first mathematically complete articulation of the relationship between human consciousness, divine consciousness, and material reality. This could well be the most important work of the 20th century. What Einstein and his contemporaries started a century ago, Close has finished. And what makes his achievement even more remarkable is that he was able to articulate it in terms the layman can understand.”
David Stewart, PhD, Geophysicist, Educator, and Author