THE UNIVERSE IS GOD’S ULTIMATE MAGIC TRICK!
Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/23/2018
Albert Einstein said: “Rafinert ist der Herr Gott, aber Bohaft ist er nicht!” (The Lord God is clever, but he is not malicious!)
God is indeed clever! He has fooled scores of mainstream scientists for hundreds of years, and continues to do so. I’m sure He finds their attempts to explain the universe as a vast machine very entertaining. No matter how many clues he gives them, they seem to be unable to see through the clever illusion displayed before them as the physical universe. Why? Because they can’t seem to shake the initial misdirection, the illusion that something called solid matter exists, and consequently, they haven’t been able to look behind the curtain of matter.
God is the master magician. Before talking about His clever trick in more detail, let me start with a simple analogy: The disappearing paper-wad trick I used to entertain my son when he was very young, and my grandchildren when they were very young: The trick is one of misdirection. You place a small paper-wad in your left hand and ask the child to pay close attention to it. You cover it with your right hand, and then you close your right hand over it and quickly raise your closed fist, showing the empty palm of your left hand. Then you quickly bring your right hand back down beside your left hand with open palm, showing that both hands are empty. The paper-wad seems to have mysteriously disappeared. This trick is especially entertaining to on-lookers who can see you pitch the paper-wad over your shoulder with the upward motion of your right hand. For children, and sometimes even adults, if you have a clever way of hiding the thrown paper-wads, it sometimes takes a number of repetitions of the trick before they catch on.
God plays a similar, but a much more clever trick with the physical universe. He projects the idea (misdirection) that there are separate material objects and particles by placing consciousness in a limited physical body with limited organs of perception that do not allow you to see the whole picture, and then challenges you to see through His trick. A few have caught on and have seen a glimpse of God’s slight-of-hand, for example:
Max Planck said: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."
Albert Einstein said: “There is no such thing as an empty space, i.e. a space without a field. Space-time does not claim existence of its own, but only as a structural quality of the field.” – Relativity, the Special and General Theory, page 155 of Appendix V.
In a letter Paul wrote: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:18
Jesus said: “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10
Let’s suppose for a minute that these quotes, from different types of thinkers, are not just vague metaphysical hypotheses or philosophical wanderings, but real glimpses of the truth, and that they are all glimpses of the same thing: the true nature of reality. Then we see that there is no matter as such, space-time has no existence of it own, and behind the illusion that is seen, is the true, but unseen reality. Now, let’s bring in a few more pertinent ideas and see if we can understand the nature of God’s magic trick.
First, Newton’s third Law of Motion: For every force, there is an equal and opposite force.
Second, the existence of gimmel, the third form of reality, neither mass nor energy and therefore non-physical, proved necessary for subatomic stability, discovered by application of the Close-Neppe Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP).
Third, the generalization of the Law of Conservation of mass and energy to include all reality: mass, energy and gimmel.
Now, suppose with these three facts in mind, your faculty of perception is suddenly freed from the limitations of the tiny bands of electromagnetic and physical vibrations available to your sense organs, and you are pure consciousness; what do you see?
You see that gimmel is the fabric of reality, expanding to infinity at the speed of light. At the same time, the force of that expansion is countered (per Newton’s third law) by the inertia of vortices spinning in the fabric of reality with angular velocities accelerated to the speed of light. All the forces of the universe balance out, and thus, the sum total of the dynamic interactions in physical creation is zero. And there you have the essence of God's trick: The everything and the nothing,:the cosmic illusion.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” (John 8:13)
How freeing is it, to know that there is no matter as such, no empty space or time, and that your consciousness, as a spark in the fabric of reality (gimmel) is conserved forever! Matter, energy, space and time are complex, multi-dimensional illusions created by the expansion of the fabric of reality, for God’s (and your) entertainment. With this knowledge, you can relax and enjoy the drama with Him, knowing that it is all an illusion, -a very persistent illusion to be sure- but ultimately, it’s God’s very special magic trick!
You have to hand it to God! His illusion is the ultimate, most clever illusion, and it’s the only show in town! Abraham and Moses were right; Jesus of Nazareth was right, all of the spiritual masters of the past were right, and the materialists are still looking at the disappearing paper-wad! Now you see it, now you don’t!
Wake up! and enjoy God’s shauspiel!