**“OTHER DIMENSIONS” AND “PLANES OF EXISTENCE”**

“There is no question that there is an unseen
world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?”
–Woody Allen

I usually try to make my posts as understandable as I
can, by providing the background for a given discourse so that the reader can grasp
the message I wish to convey. But in this case, I’m going to forgo any elucidation
of contextual predication and accept that those for whom this discussion might
be meaningful will understand it, and anyone else will dismiss it as
incomprehensible.

So-called “new age” people, and sometimes others, talk
about “another dimension” and “planes of existence”. These are inexact and
misleading terms that, frankly, indicate to me that those using them probably
don’t actually know what they are talking about. For example, I’ve heard
someone say: “The aliens exist in another dimension!” Or: My spiritual guides
exist on another plane of existence.”

Nobody can exist “in a dimension”. A dimension
is a measure of extent like length, width or height.

If those using the term another dimension have

*any*inkling of what they are trying to convey, what they should say is*another dimensional domain*. Let me explain: A point (mathematical singularity) is a zero-dimensional domain; a line as a one-dimensional domain; a plane is a two-dimensional domain; a volume is a three-dimensional domain, and space-time is a four (or more) dimensional domain. Now, the question is not whether there are higher-dimensional domains. The problem is, how do we get there from here?
The idea of “existing on a plane” comes from the
mistaken idea that we literally exist on a plane, the “Earth-plane”. We don’t.
We actually exist in a multi-dimensional reality that

*starts*with a three-dimensional domain. The surface of the Earth may be thought of as a plane, but, if you rise above it, but not too far, because if you ascend high enough (about 36,000 feet in an airliner), you will see that it is actually a curved surface, with bumps and divots in it. This should bring the realization that a two-dimensional domain can only be seen as such from the third dimension. This brings to light one of the invariants of dimensionometry: the recognition of the existence of an n-dimensional domain can only be obtained from a vantage point in an (n+1) dimensional domain.
Thinking about this gives you the conceptualization of
multi-dimensional reality. In TDVP, with the application of a mathematical procedure
I developed in 1989, called Dimensional Extrapolation, we have derived the mathematical
nature of the dimensions of domains beyond 3-D. But mathematical derivations
are reflections of the nature of reality, not actualizations of it. The ability
to be able to describe something verbally and mathematically is the first step
to experiencing it. That is the power of science and mathematics, they allow us
to conceptualize and visualize reality beyond what is available to us through
the physical senses.

Are there methods, processes and exercises that can
help us to raise the level of our consciousness to the point of actually
experiencing higher dimensions directly? Yes, I believe there are. This is one
of the practical applications of TDVP. An understanding of TDVP provides a
basis from which to ascend into higher dimensions. Is this the only way? No,
but it does unite science and spirituality.

We live in a domain of nine finite dimensions, embedded
in a 10-dimensional transfinite domain, embedded in the Infinite. How do I know
this? The mathematics of TDVP, the Calculus of Distinctions indicates this, and
I have experienced it briefly several times, and experience it partially all
the time. How can one become aware of extra-dimensional reality? Remember I indicated
above that describing something verbally and mathematically is the first step
to experiencing it,

Verbalization and mathematical description are just two
aspects of the same thing, communicating experience with symbols. Most of us
remember, as children, saying a word or phrase over and over again until it
becomes meaningless, just sounds, conveying nothing. This is what someone
speaking a language you are not familiar with sounds like, just noise.
Different than the barking of a dog or the cawing of a crow, but just sounds.

Learning mathematics is exactly like learning another
language, only it is harder because no one speaks pure mathematics. People do,
however, speak German, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, etc. So, learning to speak
another language is easier than learning advanced mathematics. So, start there.
The average person who speaks only English, can learn to speak enough Spanish to
get by in about a month if she/he puts his/her mind to it. German is a little
harder because the grammar is more complex, but English is basically a Germanic
language without the grammar and a few Latin-based words thrown in, so it’s not
that hard once you get beyond over the grammar. Dutch and Swedish are “in-between”
languages, somewhat intermediate between German and English.

Why should you learn another language? It will help
you think in terms beyond your normal habits of speech. Learning to understand
and speak another language literally opens a door to different world. Slavic, Cyrillic, French, Arabic,
and Oriental languages really open doors to different ways of thinking, and
learning mathematics is like learning Greek or Latin. Learning math as a
language, not just a tool to use to balance your checkbook or calculate square
feet of floor space, allows you to think in math, and that will open the door
to TDVP and extra dimensions.

The step (leap) from writing symbols and making sounds
to the actualization of the meaning of those symbols and sounds in direct
experience is a big one. The step from intellectual comprehension of the
mathematical procedure of dimensional extrapolation (moving from one
dimensional domain to another) to directly experiencing it is definitely not an
easy one, but one very much worthwhile, because it enables you to perceive
matter, energy, space, and time from a new perspective. The next step, however,
attaining the awareness of all levels of consciousness of fewer dimensions than
the one you occupy is an even bigger jump, but the view is tremendous.

ERC 6/30/2018