Thursday, November 14, 2019

MESSAGES


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 Realityreleased November 11



New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 5: Nonlocalityreleased November 20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrMdNyLfnK8&list=UUFk448YbGITLnzplK7jwNcw&index=1


WRITING
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?



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


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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYAkX4-LsR8

New Thinking Allowed ERC Interview No. 4: The Mysterious Component of Reality 

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.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Autographed Copies of Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story



SECRETS OF THE SACRED CUBE, A Cosmic Love Story by Jacqui and Ed Close
Available Now on Amazon and Amazon Prime!
Description:
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

Free shipping! Make check or money order payable to EJC

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.

Ancient Doorways



Friday, October 11, 2019

NEW THINKING ALLOWED




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.

Friday, October 4, 2019

THE DISCOVERY OF THE NON-PHYSICAL IN PHYSICAL REALITY


DISCOVERY OF THE NATUTRE OF REALITY BEYOND MATTER AND ENERGY
© Edward R. Close, October 2019

Introduction
This post was prompted by questions raised by Dr. Jeffery Mishlove when he interviewed me for his program "New Thinking Allowed". The interviews are scheduled to be aired on Youtube starting October 11. 

The discovery of the third form of the essence of reality occurred about seven or eight years ago, when I was working out the math and physics of the volumetric quantum-equivalence unit I call the Triadic Rotational Unit of Equivalence (TRUE). I was developing this unit for use as the basic unit of measurement of the quantum calculus that I called the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions (CoDD). Dr. Vernon Neppe and I decided to use gimmel, the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet, to represent the third form of reality, a form that cannot be measured as mass or energy - but, never-the-less, adds to the total angular momentum of rotating elementary objects, like electrons, quarks and protons – and is necessary for the very existence of any and all stable structures in the physical universe.

We needed a unique symbol to represent this new third component in the equations describing the mathematical structure of reality, and gimmel was appropriate for a number of reasons. The derivation that resulted in the discovery of gimmel has been published in several peer-reviewed papers and three books, as of this moment, but the purpose of this essay is to explain, in plain English that anyone can understand, the reasoning that led up to this important discovery.

The Need for a Quantum Calculus
The calculus used extensively in mainstream science today is the calculus of Newton and Leibniz, developed over 350 years ago. Newtonian calculus is based on two assumptions about reality: 1) the assumption that expressions describing reality can be considered to be continuous functions, and 2) the assumption that variables of measurement are infinitesimally divisible. But we have known for at least 100 years that our reality is quantized; and such functions and variables cannot describe objects that exist in quantized reality. Newtonian calculus is accurate and very useful for solving problems on the scale of limited human perception, e.g. the directly observable and easily measurable every-day scale of human bodies, automobiles, buildings, airplanes and missiles, but it is inappropriate for application at the quantum or cosmological scale. Reality exists in discrete quanta that cannot be divided indefinitely, and thus there is a “bottom” to quantized reality, beyond which no further division is possible. Much of the so-called “quantum weirdness” physicists like to talk about is simply the result of inappropriate applications of Newtonian calculus at the quantum level.

Quantum Calculus and the Quantum Equivalence Unit
Any system of observation and measurement, to be mathematically consistent, must have a well-defined basic unit, and in a quantized reality, it is most efficient to define that basic unit as equivalent to the quantization of the smallest elementary object. In our quantized reality, that happens to be the electron. Using the data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and naturalizing our measurement system by setting the mass and volume of the free electron equal to one, we find that the normalized masses of the up-quark and down-quark, the components of the proton, are, respectively: 4 quantum mass equivalent units and 9 quantum mass equivalent units. We show later, that these values are also consistent with the known formulae for angular momentum.

We already have mass/energy equivalence defined in the equation made famous by Albert  Einstein: E = mc2, and physicists have also naturalized light-speed by setting c = 1, so all we have left to do, to have a fully naturalized mass-energy-space-time volumetric quantum equivalence unit to use as the basis of our quantum calculus, is normalize the up- and down-quark masses from LHC data to the inertial rest-mass of the electron and convert all units to volumetric quantum equivalence units. This turns out to be relatively easy to do because of the limitation of all motion relative to the observer to the speed of light. Every step of this derivation is included in published articles, books and is posted on this Transcendental Physics blog.

Derivation of the Diophantine Equations that Describe Quantum Reality
After defining the minimum quantum equivalence unit (the TRUE) of both mass/energy and space/time, elementary particles can be described in terms that consist of whole numbers of these units. This reflects the simple definition of quantization: The measures of quanta can only be divided to the point of the one TRUE, no further divisions are possible. This means that all measurements in a quantized calculus are volumetric, occupying domains of at least three dimensions, and stable forms of matter and energy can only exist in multiples of these units. This means that when elementary particles are combined, the combination will also consist of a whole number (integer) multiple of TRUE. Equations describing combinations of elementary particles will then be Diophantine equations. i.e., equations involving variables that may only take on integer values. For example, if A and B represent elementary particles, whose measures are multiples of TRUE, then A + B = C represents the combination of those elementary particles to form a new object, C, which must also contain a whole number of TRUE.

When we add the physical fact that A and B are stable, rapidly-spinning objects, as in the case of up-quarks and down-quarks combining to form protons, we see that as spinning objects, A and B are three-dimensional. So the volume of each spinning object is a function of its radius of rotation. Rotating objects occupy spherical volumes, so we have A = 4/3π(r1)3 and B = 4/3π(r2)3 where r1 and r2 are the radii of rotation of A and B. The angular momentum of A and B are conserved in their combined form, and if C is to be a stable spinning object, then C = 4/3π(r3)3, where r3 is the radius of rotation of C. But the shape factor cancels out, so the equation becomes (r1)3+(r2)3=(r3)3, where, due to relativistic effects, ri and r2 are integer multiples of TRUE. The form of this equation is x3 + y3 = z3 , which is the equation of Fermat’s Last Theorem when n = 3. But Fermat’s Last Theorem tells us that there are no integer solutions for this equation. In other words, if r1 and r2 are integers, r3 cannot be an integer, and C cannot occupy a volume equal to a symmetrical rotating object made up of an integral number of TRUE.

The equation (x1)3 + (x2)3 = z3 is just one of a family of equations generated by the expression
 which I call the Conveyance Expression.

The next simplest equation generated by this expression is (x1)3 + (x2)3 + (x3)3 = z3, which does have integer solutions. This tells us that while no two TRUE elementary particles can combine to form a third stable symmetrically spinning object, three such elementary particles can combine to form a fourth stable spinning object. This explains why quarks combine in triads to form protons, the most stable compound form in the universe, not twos or fours.

The Necessity of the Existence of Gimmel, the Non-Physical Form of Reality
By determining the integer values of x1, x2, x3, and z that satisfy the conveyance equation for our 3-D physical observations and measurements, we find that no stable forms are possible without the existence of a third form of the essence of reality that can be neither mass nor energy. Like the mysterious stuff of dark matter and dark energy, it exists and adds to the total angular momentum of the quarks that make up the stable structures of reality we call the physical universe; but since it cannot be measured as either mass or energy, it is non-physical by definition.

In the process of discovering how this works, we also discover why mass and energy are physically equivalent and convertible from one to the other, and how the appearance of solid matter, measured as inertial mass, i.e., the resistance to motion in any direction, is caused by the angular momentum of elementary objects rapidly spinning in three planes. This explanation of how mass arises also applies to combinations of elementary particles. Mass defined as the resistance to motion as an effect of spin in three orthogonal planes, leads to the mathematical determination of the mass of the proton, which exactly equals the mass determined empirically in experiment, and the explanation of why the mass of the proton is so much greater than the combination of the masses of the elementary particles that combine to form them. This approach, which can be termed TRUE analysis, also explains other known phenomena that are not satisfactorily explained by the Standard Model of mainstream particle physics, like the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the value of the Cabibbo quark-mixing angle, the and the mass of the neutron in combination with protons in stable atoms.

What is Gimmel?
We have shown that gimmel is a necessary part of reality without which no physical universe would exist. But if gimmel is not matter or energy, what is it? Here, I have to fall back on a statement by Niels Bohr, the famous Danish physicist, who said, when writing about science in Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge:

“In our description of nature the purpose is not to disclose the real essence of the phenomena but only to track down, as far as possible, relations between the manifold aspects of our experience.”

I take from this that Bohr is saying that in science, we can only describe that which we experience. But the only thing we experience directly is consciousness. Everything else is only known to us by inference. We experience objects that we take to be outside our conscious selves very indirectly through the chains of energy transference that we call perception. So our experience is comprised of awareness of self as consciousness and the awareness of other as objects comprised of matter, energy, time. and space. According to quantum field theory, time and space are artifacts of the interaction of consciousness with matter and energy; they have no existence of their own. So, if gimmel is neither matter nor energy (because if it were measurable as mass or energy, its presence would change the mass and/or energy of the combining quarks, and they would register as something else when observed or measured in LHC experiments), the only thing remaining is consciousness. This is consistent with the fact that gimmel organizes the stuff of the physical universe (mass and energy) in such a way that structures of mass and energy can form vehicles through which conscious reality can see and experience itself. It should not surprise us that consciousness exists as the organizer of matter and energy in every particle of physical reality.

Bohr also said, when talking about quantum reality:

“Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real.”

This explains why mainstream scientists think quantum reality is weird, and illustrates the fallacy of the assumption that everything must fit into the box of physicalism. If we restrict reality to matter and energy interacting in time and space, our experience of it will ultimately make no sense. In accordance with Gӧdel’s incompleteness theorems, reality will always expand beyond any finite box within which we attempt to confine it.


ERC 10/04/2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

CAN A MACHINE BE CONSCIOUS?




THE SINGULARITY, A Short Story
Dan was very excited. This was the day! All the conditions were now met! Today, the day that he and many others had anticipated for many years was about to be realized. Everyone in the Bio-psycho-physics lab gathered around a complex machine known as the A/E-2000. The A/E-2000 was the culmination of artificial intelligence technology developed by scientists and engineers from around the world over the past 100 years. A/E-2000 had all the complexity of the human brain and nervous system, everything scientists had determined necessary for a man-made machine to be conscious. But AE-2000 did not look like the human-copy androids of the science fiction movies of the past. They had realized that constructing a mechanical clone of ourselves unnecessarily complicated the project. So they had focused on the essentials in order to reach the goal sooner. The first conscious robot did not have to look like a human being. It looked more like what might happen if one combined some organs from an animal with a circuit board and a mechanical octopus. One of Dan’s less technical friends joked that they should have called it RK-2000, an acronym for ‘Road-kill-2000’.

Dan had been fascinated with the idea of artificial intelligence from the day he saw the movie “A.I.”, a sci-fi movie about an android named David who looked like an 11-year old boy. And when Dan read Ray Kurzweil’s book “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” the die was cast. He knew that he wanted to be one of the scientists who would realize Kurzweil’s vision. He had worked hard to get the kind of education he needed, and he had been successful. He was the lead scientist on the Singularity Project, and today was the day! Of course, there were religious kooks who questioned the wisdom of the Project: They accused Dan and his colleagues of “playing God”. When asked about this in a TV interview, Dan answered like most scientists of the day: “Being a scientist, I am, of course an atheist. There is no reason to bring outmoded religious fantasies into a scientific project like this.”

This was the moment they had anticipated. When they threw the switch, bringing the final electromagnetic pulse into the already throbbing mass of complex technology they affectionately called Adam/Eve 2000, it came to life. With the cameras rolling to record this historic moment, Dan said:
“Hello, A/E !”

A/E-2000’s amplifier hummed slightly and a vibrant voice replied:

“Hello Dan!”

“Describe for us how you feel.” Dan prompted.

After a slight pause, the voice said:

“Like I just woke from a long sleep! The last thing I remember was being in the hospital.”

“That’s impossible”, Dan replied, “We didn’t program a memory like that for you, A/E -“

There was another pause, as the camera-like eyes quickly surveyed the room and then swiveled back around to focus on Dan.

“Who’s this Aye-ee”. it said. “My name’s not ‘Aye-ee’, “I’M YOUR UNCLE FRED, YOU NINNY!”




Monday, September 23, 2019

REALITY MATH, A FOLLOW UP




THE FOLLOW-UP TO ‘REALITY MATHEMATICS’ POSTED JULY 30, 2019
How does rational thought, including what we call science, develop? It develops by following and reflecting the logical structure of reality as more-or-less accurately perceived by sentient beings. The ability of sentient beings to perceive reality clearly rises and falls in a cyclic manner: The average mental virtue manifest in sentient beings increases gradually for 12,000 years to a peak, and then gradually decreases for 12,000 years, to a low point. Ascending and descending cycles of average mental virtue repeat over and over, with an even more gradual increase from one 24,000 year cycle to the next. See The Holy Science, by Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri.

Science develops during the ascending cycles, to the point that most sentient beings understand nearly everything at the peak, called the Satya Yuga (सत्य युग) in Sanskrit, and then deteriorates during the descending cycles, to the relative occlusion of knowledge for most, in the Kali Yuga (कलियुग).

What is the history of the development of science during the present ascending time-cycle pointing toward? In the current ascending cycle, the findings of Einstein, Planck, Kaluza, Klein, Nordstrom, Pauli, and a few others point toward understanding reality as a multi-dimensional field of existence, consisting of universal substance measured in three forms: mass, energy and consciousness, developing within the framework of nine dimensions, three of space, three of time, and three of consciousness.

The three dimensions of space are known to us as width, height and depth; the three dimensions of time are 1) the individual event timeline, comprised of the past, present and future, defined by conscious acts of the drawing of distinctions, 2) expansive time, defined by two or more non-congruent individual timelines, and 3) volumetric time, defined by two or more of the expansive planes of time, described as the two-dimensional time domains described above. The three dimensions of consciousness are: 1) finite individualized consciousness, 2) group consciousness, as in human, animal and plant consciousness, and 3) Primary Consciousness, the reality behind all forms. The nine-dimensional finite framework, within which objects exist and events happen, is encompassed by the trans-finite field of conscious substrate, embedded in the infinity of Primary Consciousness, the matrix from which all things arise. We don’t experience just three dimensions, as often claimed, but segments of five dimensions: segments of three dimensions of space, one dimension of time, and one dimension of consciousness.

The more aware we become of the substance and dimensions of space-time-consciousness, the more we understand reality, which appears to consist of quanta of matter, mind and consciousness, interacting in a nine-finite-dimensional field. At the peak of understanding, we realize that they are all one. Modeling reality as a consistent triad of distinct quantum forms of substance in nine finite dimensions, embedded in a trans-finite field, enables us to explain a number of things that have puzzled mainstream science for decades.

Mainstream science is stymied by certain phenomena because it is based on the limiting assumptions of materialism. Our new paradigm expands the axiomatic basis of  the logical structure of reality to produce a more comprehensive model that is more consistent with empirical data, and explains much more. Examples of things explained by the Neppe-Close model, the Triadic Dimensional Vortical paradigm (TDVP), include: the intrinsic ½ spin of fermions, the exact mass of the photon and neutron in atomic structures, the exact value of the quark mixing angle, called the Cabibbo angle, what gluons, bosons and other ephemeral “particles” really are, what dark mass and dark energy are, why and how so-called paranormal (psi) phenomena exist. Our nine-finite-dimensional model removes the so-called “weirdness” of quantum mechanics, integrates relativistic field theory and quantum field theory, and thus is a paradigm shift from materialistic science to post-materialistic science that really works.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

PHYSICAL REALITY IS AN ILLUSION





The physical universe, of which we know only very little through the limited scope and imperfect lens of our five physical senses, is what we take to be reality, as long as we indentify ourselves solely as physical bodies. Since we are only capable of seeing a tiny fraction of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, hear only a negligible portion of the total range of vibrational sound, feel only the surface of the deeply fractal structure of molecules and atoms, and smell and taste far fewer organic compounds that many of our animal friends, what makes us think that the picture of reality constructed in our minds are complete? After all, that picture is nothing more than the subjective interpretation of streams of severely limited data, allowed to continue on its inward path to your mind only after it is processed and passed through multiple layers of physical and neurological filtering structures that are part of our pyhsical bodies. This reducing of bits, waves and fields of radiated and reflected energy to specific forms is not arbitrary, however, it is done for the practical reason of survival. Without this reduction of the spectrum of energies that flood the cosmos, to a manageable stream going into our brains, the physical vehicles forming a link between consciousness and the cosmos would be destroyed.

As we push the frontiers of scientific understanding beyond the simplistic pictures provided by our physical senses, the farther we go, the more we see that those pictures are imcomplete and misleading concerning the true nature of reality. The fact that our best pictures of reality, used by science to construct a Standard Model of reality, are incomplete and misleading, is reflected in the history of science. The Standard Model, the consensus of mainstream scientists, defended by many as the truth, is constantly changing. Examples abound: The consensus was once that the earth was flat and the center of the universe. The scientific model of reality is continually changing. Just during my lifetime, the confidently estimated size of the universe has changed by huge factors multiple times. The continental drift theory was rejected as psuedo-science when I was an undergraduate, but is now fully accepted as plate tectonics. And there are many more examples of the dynamic nature of scientific truth.

I have seen yesterday’s speculations become today’s reality many times since I was in my twenties in the late 1950s and early 60s. And this is as it should be. It is seen, in retrospect as progress. Perhaps the most instructive example is the search for the basic building block of the universe. As scientists studied the structure of physical reality, it became clear that the everyday objects of our experience were made up of smaller objects, and those smaller objects of yet smaller objects. The bodies of living plants and animals were found to be made of organic structures and cells, inanimate objects were found to be made of several types of macro-forms, supported by patterns of crystaline structures, and both cells and crystals were found to be made of molecules, and the molecules were found to be made up different atoms, which in turn were found to be made up of electrons, protons and neutrons.

But when scientists tried to find the most basic building block of atoms, it seemed to keep slipping through their fingers. The discovery by Max Planck that reality is quantized promised a bottom to this descent into micro-reality. From the point of view of a physicist, reality consists of only four things: matter, energy, space, and time. But physicist Max Planck said, in "'Das Wesen der Materie' ('The Nature of Matter')". Speech in Florence, Italy,, 1944.:

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 a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such.

And Albert Einstein, on page 155, in Relativiy The Special and general Theory, said:

There is no such thing as empty space… Space-time does not claim existence on ots own, but only as a structural quality of the field.

So, three of the four things physicalists consider as real, either do not exist, or they are not what our senses seem to tell us they are! What about the fourth one: energy? Quoting Planck again:
All [of what we call] matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.
So is everything ultimately made of energy? Continuing on, Planck said:

We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.

So as long ago as 1944 (still well within my lifetime; I was born in 1936.) two leading physicists, Albert Einstein and Max Planck, now considered to be the founders of the two pillars of modern science: relativity and quantum physics, said that matter, energy, time, and space, have no existence of their own, and Planck went a bit further, he said that consciousness is behind matter and energy, the substance of physical reality.

So, to summarize, the four things we think of as the basic components of physical reality: space, time, matter and energy, are not what we think they are. This is just another way of saying they are illusions. And solid matter faded away as an illusion, as we learned atoms are mostly space. The “particles” we call electrons, protons and neutrons, are dependent upon energetic forces, and consciousness is behind the forces.

Application of the quantum math I’ve described in several publications, including Reality Begins with Consciousness, (Neppe and Close, 2015) and Is Consciousness Primary? (The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, 2019), reveals that consciousness (we called it gimmel) is present in electrons and the quarks that make up the protons and neutrons in every atom of what we call ordinary matter. Not only that, it is present in greater proportions in the elements of the periodic table that make up living organisms. Another important finding of analyses using quantum math is that individualized consciousness (you or me, for example) is part of the primary matrix of consciousness that is behind the forces that shape reality.

Conclusion: What we think of as physical reality is an illusion.
Application of the calculus of dimensional distinctios, the quantum calculus, shows that the basic building blocks of reality are formed in the underlying reality of Primary Consciousness by the conscious drawing of distinctions. As sentient beings, we are quantums of conscioiusness evolving in a dynamic quantized world floating in the infinite domain of Cosmic Consciousness. Thus we are all connected in consciousness, and the evolution of reality is not random, it is meaningful change driven by Spiritual forces.

ERC 9/22/2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR POSTS



AN OVERVIEW

MY MOST POPULAR POSTS

1.   Transcendental Physics and the Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortex Paradigm (TDVP) posted Sep 8, 2012 – 853 page views

2.   Notes on Fermat’s Last Theorem posted April; 2, 2014 – 619 page views

3.   Proof of the existence of God posted Feb 16, 2014 – 473 page views

4.   The Crazy Idea Whose Time Has Come posted July 18, 2016 – 400 page views


Some Recent popular posts
Jacqui (a poem about Jacqui’s continuing existence) posted May 22, 2019 – 62 page views
http://www.erclosetphysics.com/search/label/Jacquelyn%20A.%20Close

Good and Evil posted Aug 11, 2019 – 62 page views
http://www.erclosetphysics.com/2019/08/good-and-evil.html

Worry About God posted August 29, 2019 – 61 page views
http://www.erclosetphysics.com/2019/08/worry-about-god.html

The Problem of Depression posted Sep 6, 2019 – 44 page views
http://www.erclosetphysics.com/2019/09/the-problem-of-depression.html



Friday, September 6, 2019

THE PROBLEM OF DEPRESSION




THE ROOTS OF DEPRESSION
Psychologists tell us that millions suffer from depression, with more than 3 million cases per year in the US alone, and that most suicides, - with more than one million suicides per year world-wide - are desperate attempts to escape deep depression. Even more alarming, is the fact that the extreme act of suicide seems to be on the increase. Many reasons are given for this, including the decline, especially in highly developed countries, of religious affiliation, stress and loss of meaning and/or purpose in life.

Most of you, who follow my posts here, know that I have often reported on, and celebrated, a very blessed, full and adventurous life. So what would I know about depression? First, almost no one experiences a perfect life, filled with endless happiness and joy; and, second, I no longer have my soulmate, Jacqui, physically by my side, as I did for more than 40 years. Also, I have memories of previous lives during which I suffered horribly and died miserable deaths. Whether those lives are real or imagined, the memories real or somatic records in my DNA of the lives of ancestors, makes no difference – I, as surely every human being alive has, have tasted the bitter bile of depression. Despite the scientific evidence I have that her consciousness still exists, I still cry myself to sleep some nights, because I miss her so much!

So, why do we suffer from depression? Here’s what I think: It’s the result of ego-attachment and thwarted-will related to physical expectations. We are spiritual beings who have consented to become involved for a time in the Sturm und Drang of physical existence on this planet. As such, we know that we are immortal, and cannot be harmed in any real or permanent way. But attachment to physical things and expectations related to specific physical outcomes, makes us forget our true nature. When in the throes of this forgetfulness, we begin to doubt the reality of our spiritual nature and fear the pain of failure, death and destruction. For anyone who has tasted the immortality of Spirit, and remembers it, even subconsciously, this is terribly depressing, and ushers in the Dark Night of the Soul.

So what of people who have no memory of their spiritual origin or knowledge of their spiritual nature, or belief in anything beyond the sliver of reality called the physical world, and sink deep into seemingly endless depression and despair? We must encourage them to reach out in faith to Spirit, in whatever way makes sense to them (Jesus, Abraham, Buddha, Kabir, Universal Light, etc.) and ask that their mental state be altered in a positive way. The Dark Night of the Soul is a black hole sucking all material things into its maw, but that great suction has no effect at all on the soul, because the soul is Spirit, and thus, like gimmel, it is non-physical.

Suicide is not bad for the soul because it is the inglorious end, in fact it is not the end at all. Those who try it find it is just a temporary escape route that requires more work the next time around. It is bad because it delays overcoming the Dark Night of the Soul, which is the purpose of life.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

WORRY ABOUT GOD


 

DON’T WORRY ABOUT GOD
A lot of time has been wasted by humankind in the history of life on this planet worrying about God. Is there a Supreme Being who created everything? If so, where did He/She/It come from? If there is no God, then why is everything here that’s here? Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz said: “The most important question is: why is there something rather than nothing?” Given that there is something, if there is a God who created it, is that God still here? Or is he beyond the creation we are capable of experiencing? Ludwig Wittgenstein said: “Where of one cannot speak, one must remain silent.” Let’s think about this for a minute. … a minute should be enough!

There are three possibilities: 1) God exists. 2) god does not exist. 3) God kind-of exists, e.g., maybe He/She, or Whatever, created all this, including us, soon got bored with it and us, and went off to do something else.

If 1) is true (the most popular answer) then there is no need to worry about Him/Her, or Whatever, … If He/She, or Whatever did all of this, i.e., created the amazingly intricate clockwork reality we can experience everyday if we don’t get completely lost in self-pity, then He/She, or Whatever, is certainly capable of taking care of Himself/Herself, or Whatever. No need to worry about Him/Her, or Whatever. It’s even less productive to try to convince others that He/She, or Whatever exists. It’s better to just get on with your life.

If 2) is true, then trying to convince others (the majority) that they’re wrong is very counter-productive, and a complete waste of your time. It’s better to just get on with your life.

If 3) is true, then He/She, or Whatever, is gone, and worrying about Something that’s nowhere to be found is a waste of time. It’s better to just get on with your life.

Conclusion: It’s just better to get on with your life.

Wittgenstein, and many other philosophers, scientists, and theologians, and even quite ordinary people, have spoken and written volumes and volumes about many things whereof one cannot speak. Those things eventually include the ultimate Nature of Reality and God, which, in my humble opinion, are one and the same thing. It’s better to take what Reality has given you, and just get on with your life.

But, what if Reality gave you the ability to think about things about which you cannot speak because there are no words with which to describe them – like God or the Ultimate Nature of Reality? Such as was probably the case with Leibniz and Wittgenstein. What if you find yourself to be a rarity among human beings with an Intelligence Quotient at the leading edge of the bell curve, who’s mean, and average is 100? What if you find yourself as rare as one in one-billion? Are you doomed to be lonely, even in a crowd?

A few years ago, I managed to corner a very intelligent young man named Doug on board a cruise ship for a few minutes, and tried to explain the Neppe-Close Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm to him. He later publicly warned people that talking with me for as little as10 minutes was hazardous. He said it might even cause your head to explode!

Have I led a lonely life? No. Reality provided me with a wife and son who understand everything I think about and say, - sometimes better than I do!

If you can’t understand everything I say about TDVP, or anything else I ramble on about, don’t worry about it. Take what Reality has given you, and get on with your life! Don’t worry about where you are on the bell-curve of human abilities. It makes no difference what your IQ or aptitudes are; it only matters what you do with them! I didn’t know I was the rarity that I apparently am until I was 73 years old, and that was a good thing. Had I known sooner; I would not have been able to live a normal life.

Whether the answer to the question about God is 1), 2) or 3), makes no difference in the Greater Scheme of things. Whether you have an IQ below 100, or above 200, also make no difference in the over-all movements of the planet Earth, the Solar System, the Milky-way Galaxy, the Universe, or all of Reality. Whether the real answer to the question about God is 1), 2) or 3), it’s pretty clear that human beings are a work in progress. The idea that all of us were created equal at birth, if anyone ever thought so, is obviously false.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Constitution of the USA: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness...

Based on the evidence of his knowledge and accomplishments during his lifetime, I believe Thomas Jefferson was a rare human being, doubtless on the leading edge of any measure of  human abilities. So it is very unlikely that he labored under the delusion that all men (or all human beings) are created equal at birth. If we are all created equal, then creation has to be an on-going thing, so that we are not completely created until we are, in fact, all equal; but we believe as free citizens of this world, that, regardless of our abilities, or lack thereof, we have the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness to the best of or abilities, i.e., with what Reality has given us in each life. For a more complete explanation of what this is all about, see Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, by Ed and Jacqui Close, to be available any day now.


But don’t worry about God. If God exists, He/She or Whatever, can take care of Himself/Herself, or Whatever. If God doesn’t exist (a very unlikely reality in my opinion), then you’re on your own… Good luck with that!

ERC August 29, 2019