Sunday, May 12, 2019


Max was born November 10th, 2018, and on May 10th, 2019, his 6-month numerical-return date, we had a bit of a mis-adventure. My first indication that something untoward had happened, was waking up at about 2:30 pm, on my king-size bed in the master bedroom, with Max licking my face and pawing at me with his king-size paws. - And I had absolutely no memory of how I got there! Very disconcerting! And my glasses and hearing aids were missing. Max was removed to his kennel, and I promptly went back to sleep.

Waking at a few minutes past 4:00 pm (I had a pre-arranged phone call via Zoom at 4:00 pm), and learning that the call had been postponed by the other party, I began trying to piece together what had happened. I re-traced my steps, starting with breakfast that morning, and tried to recall everything that led up to my waking with Max frantically pawing at me. I finally remembered taking Max for a walk about 1:30, seeing a big gray tomcat, and, to make a long story short, I  discovered that I had a collision with the Earth sometime about 1:45 pm. The planet was apparently unaffected by the collision, but I was knocked unconscious.

Thank goodness my Beltone Amaze hearing aids have a feature called “Find my hearing aid”! My glasses were embedded in the ground where I fell, and my hearing aids were scattered nearby. I convinced my son that I didn’t need to go to the ER, and two-days and as many visits to the chiropractor later, and I am about back to normal, with a sore right arm and chest. The moral of the story: If a 70-plus pound puppy lunges after a cat, or other irresistible animal, let go of the leash! You can’t do anything about the situation if you are unconscious!

I have been trying to recover memories of what I experienced during the time I was unconscious, thinking it might be like the time almost nine years ago when I had the OBE experiences in the Great Pyramid. Maybe I had some more ancient history downloaded into my brain, or maybe I was with Jacqui! But, no such luck. As far as I can tell. It was just like being asleep, except that I woke with a headache, sore arm and chest from a very real collision with the ground.

Saturday, May 4, 2019


©Edward R. Close  2019

Disclaimer: What I have to say in this article, especially about the role of gimmel in Reality, meaning and purpose, is my opinion and mine alone. I make no claim as to who else may or may not share my views.

Your life is determined by what you believe. And for most people now inhabiting physical bodies on this planet, what you believe depends upon the amount of Reality you have experienced directly yourself, plus that which you accept as real from what others have told you. But that which others tell you may be true, partially true, or it may not be true at all. So be careful what you accept as true, accept nothing blindly, put it to the test of Reality as you know it. To the extent that what you believe is identical with Reality, your life will be what it is meant to be. When what you believe becomes 100% identical with Reality, you will have reached the Great Goal of Conscious Existence. But this is a rare condition for inhabitants of this planet at this point in time. One only reaches that level of consciousness when the time is right, and the Mind is ready. The process of reaching the state wherein you are capable of realizing that goal is called spiritual evolution. Thus it is of utmost importance to look often, and deeply, into what you believe. Your happiness, your well-being and your future depend upon it.

Why do I bring gimmel up in this context? Because it is a direct link to a major part of the universe that is not available to the physical senses. The vast majority of Reality is not available to us through our physical senses because it is composed of non-physical gimmel. A major part of Reality is, in this sense, hidden. This is not a flaw in the way the universe is created, it is a necessary limitation on the physical vehicles of evolving souls. I discovered gimmel in 2012, while in the process of developing a system of quantum mathematics and applying it to quantal descriptions of the combinations of the elementary particles that form the atomic elements that make up the universe we experience. I realized immediately that this was the first step necessary in putting consciousness into the equations of science, something I had been seeking to do since the 1970s when I wrote The Book of Atma.

Stable Reality is made up of quanta of mass, energy and gimmel. There would be no stable atomic structure without gimmel. The precise combinations of quanta of the three forms of Reality, mass, energy and gimmel, that make up the physical reality of quarks, protons, neutrons, and atoms, are calculable fairly easily using the quantum math we call the calculus of dimensional distinctions. The paradigm shift from the current mainstream materialistic paradigm to the Reality of mass. energy and consciousness, that we call the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), is derived directly from the data of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) using mathematics available to anyone conversant with high school algebra and geometry. The derivation of the new scientific paradigm, including consciousness in the equations, has been published in several venues available to anyone, including this blog site. It has been validated by explaining paradoxes and experimental observations and data that are not explainable in the current mainstream paradigm.

With the discovery and validation of gimmel, and its role in the evolution of the physical universe, we now know that the evolving universe is not the result of random processes, it is the purposeful and meaningful evolution of physical organisms to act as vehicles through which individualized manifestations of Spirit can experience physical reality. Consciousness, as the manifestation and expression of Primary Consciousness (traditionally called Spirit) in the physical universe, is primary, with gimmel as its agent, organizing stable structures of matter and energy in the continuing formation of the universe for the purpose of the spiritual evolution of individuals from the bare awareness of self from other-than self, to Cosmic Consciousness. The fact that the percentage of non-physical gimmel in the elements that make up the universe known to our current science is identical to the percentage of so-called dark matter and dark energy detected by the Hubble Probe, is evidence that the universe, not just this planet, is structured by Primary Consciousness for the purpose of the development of living organisms capable of being controlled by individualized consciousness for the purpose of spiritual evolution. (Calculation of the volumetric ratio of gimmel to Hadronic matter and energy, showing its correspondence to Hubble Probe data has also been published by Neppe and Close.)

Just as mass, energy and gimmel are the triad of variables of substance, or content of Reality, time, space and conscious imagery are the triad of variables of extent, in which the substance is contained as stable manifestations of the logic of Primary Consciousness. They are created by the stable existence of mass, energy and gimmel, and have no existence of their own. Thus Consciousness is Primary and omnipresent, as the ocean must seem to the fish who dwell deep within it; gimmel is secondary, as the organizer, and matter and energy are tertiary. All of this is describable with the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions as nine dimensional domains nested within the infinity of Primary Consciousness.

 ER Close, 5/4/2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019


This is a follow-on to my last post: WHY DO WE AND OUR LOVED ONES HAVE TO SUFFER AND DIE? In that post, I tried to explain why and how birth into a physical body and the eventual death of that body is not the end, but  just part of the duality that allows the soul to grow from minimal self-awareness to the eventual goal of Cosmic Consciousness. This post is a glimpse into this process in a more personal way, made more real to me by the recent passing of Jacqui, the love of my life.

In the previous post, I expressed the view of many at this point in time, the view that death is simply the end, in the following way:

“It seems that we are painfully born into an on-going story - not of our making - but in which we must act and interact, and over which we have little or no control, and from which we will depart in pain and suffering again. It is reasonable to ask: what is the reason for this? It seems very unfair. One answer … is that there is no answer, no reason. Our existence is an accident brought about by random events, and our experience of the world is ultimately meaningless:

Of course, the point of the post was that this is an illusion, that it is not true; that consciousness cannot be destroyed. It is what Eastern philosophies call “Maya”, what Christian mystics call ”Worldly Delusion”, and the realization that it is untrue is enlightenment, and the basis of “being saved”. Unfortunately, it is the dominant belief among scientists today, most of whom are either atheists or agnostics.

It is important to understand the difference between atheism and agnosticism. Atheism is the arrogant belief that there is no higher intelligence in the universe, no reason beyond the finite logic of the physical brain, and when the electro-chemical functioning of the brain ceases, consciousness is gone. Agnosticism, on the other hand, is simply honest skepticism, an attitude that a scientist should have about any question -  until there is evidence to the contrary. And there is evidence to the contrary of the shallow belief system called atheism. Let me amplify this with some personal experiences.

In 1996, Jacqui and I attended the “Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson II” Conference at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where I did a poster presentation of my paper “The Case for the Non-quantum Receptor”. After one of the sessions, I asked a well-known physicist if he had started meditating yet. He answered: “No, why should I?” and walked away before I could reply. If I had had a chance to reply, I would have said: Because you will never understand consciousness until you do!

It is also important to understand what meditation is not. It is not the various practices called meditation techniques, like physical postures, exercises, breath control, and mental focusing methods, etc. It’s not prayer or ritual, either. These practices and techniques can only bring you to the threshold of meditation. Meditation is direct contact with Primary Consciousness, the spiritual essence that underlies all reality. The practice of meditation techniques is like diving for pearls, diving deeper and deeper each time, until your consciousness merges with the “priceless pearl” of Primary Consciousness. No one can adequately describe this to you, it can only be understood by direct experience.

I could describe for you the serious scientific studies being carried out today by members of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, and other academic groups, that strongly support the reality of the existence of consciousness as spirit independent of bodily physical vehicles, but those descriptions are available in papers and publications by scientists like Dean Radin, Gary Schwartz, Marjorie Woollacott,  Imants Baruss, Stephan Schwartz, Mario Beauregard, Neppe, and Close, and many others. Just google these names and read their books and papers. For now, let me return to my personal objective experiences of spiritual reality.

We live in a world of life and death and seeming uncertainty. But, anyone who has even glimpsed the priceless pearl, the blazing gem at the heart of the lotus of the human mind, knows that the experience of the uncertainties of life and death is just a very persistent illusion meant to challenge us to go beyond appearances and become the spiritual beings we are meant to be. One evening in September of 1960, I experienced what Jesus meant when he said; “The light of the body is the eye; If, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be filled with light.” I’ve written about it in Chapter 8, The Doorway of Light, in my book Transcendental Physics, readily available from Amazon and other sources on line. In this experience, one that happened during Kriya Yoga initiation, the energy centers called “chakras” converged to form one brilliant light. From that point forward, my life changed. I knew the purpose and meaning of my life. I’ve shared some of this realization on this blog.

Recently, I experienced the loss of the presence of my soulmate Jacqui’s physical form, but re-confirmed the survival of the consciousness of our loved ones beyond their brief tenure in physical bodies. In our new book, Secrets of the Sacred Cube, a Cosmic Love Story, Jacqui and I describe some of our first-hand experiences of the existence of consciousness beyond the physical body. This book should be available soon.

Since the new book went to press, I have had even more evidence of the reality of spiritual life beyond the grave. In a double-blind experiment arranged by others, Jacqui produced undeniable evidence of her continued existence as a thinking, loving being. Because it is in the form of data from an exploratory double-blind scientific experiment, this evidence will probably be published in a future paper and/or book.

The bottom line here is: Spirituality is no longer a subjective belief. With the discovery of gimmel, the existence of spiritual reality behind the appearances of the physical universe is measurable, and spiritual experience can now be studied by applying the scientific method and mathematical proof. The golden bird of science has at last escaped the dead-end cage of materialism!

Saturday, April 27, 2019


A Facebook friend has asked a question:

Maybe you can explain the reason for the mandatory death of a person – you, your parents, your children and all others?” - Valery Chuprin

I Believe that this is an important question, and that there is a good answer to this question. Here’s my answer:

It seems that we enter this world through pain and suffering, that of ourselves and of our mothers, knowing not where we came from, or why we are here. But we soon see that other people, like mother, father, sisters, and brothers, relatives and non-relatives, all die sooner or later, and by inference, we come to realize that our ultimate fate will most likely also be death, by some form of bodily destruction: accident, disease or old age.

It seems that we are painfully born into an on-going story - not of our making - but in which we must act and interact, and over which we have little or no control, and from which we will depart in pain and suffering again. It is reasonable to ask: what is the reason for this? It seems very unfair.

One answer, put forth by some, is that there is no answer, no reason. Our existence is an accident brought about by random events, and our experience of the world is ultimately meaningless. Examples of this thinking:

Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Act II, Scene I) : "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

About the fate of man, based on the second law of thermodynamics, the British philosopher Bertrand Russell said he believed that: “…his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labour of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins.”

The attitude of Shakespeare’s character and England’s Nobel laurate philosopher, is echoed and updated to modern physics in America’s Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg’s statement: “The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.” This is by far the dominant hypothesis of modern science.

While, as a physicist, I respect Steven Weinberg and agree with some of his views, I do not agree with this conclusion that reality is meaningless. My reasons for not agreeing are both scientific and experiential. The scientific reason first: In 1989 I developed a system of mathematical logic I call the calculus of distinctions. Applying it to certain popular scientific hypotheses, like the big bang, expanding universe theory, and Olber’s paradox, I discovered some logical contradictions that led to the realization that the calculus of Newton and Leibniz was inappropriate for application to quantum phenomena. Deriving a three-dimensional quantum equivalence unit that I called the triadic rotational unit of equivalence (TRUE), and using it as the basic unit of a new calculus, I developed a quantum mathematics that I call the calculus of dimensional distinctions (CoDD). In this system of quantum mathematical logic, all descriptions of physical phenomena are in the form of Diophantine equations; i.e., equations whose meaningful quantum solutions are integral.

In 2008, I joined forces with Dr. Vernon Neppe, a true polymath, who, among other things is a neuroscientist, to develop a comprehensive new paradigm we call the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm. In 2010, we began explaining some experimental observations that have no viable explanation in the current mainstream physical paradigm, such as why the elementary particles that form the atoms of the periodic table, have a ½ intrinsic spin, why the quark “mixing angle” is exactly what it is, and why quarks combine in threes to form protons and neutrons.  

Applying the CoDD to the description of known atomic structure in 2012, I discovered there would be no stable atoms without the existence of a non-physical form that organizes otherwise sterile physical particles into meaningful structures consistent with the logic of consciousness, supportive of organic life, the vehicle through which consciousness expresses itself in the physical universe. This was something new, something unknown to modern science to this point, so we had to represent it unambiguously, and Dr. Neppe suggested calling it “gimmel” the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet, for a number of reasons. The discovery of gimmel changed everything. It reveals that consciousness is just as much a part of reality as matter and energy; in fact, it is not only fundamental, it is primary in the formation of the physical structures of the universe. Importantly, as the primary form of the triad of mass, energy and mind, consciousness, like mass and energy obeys the law of conservation of the substance of reality. This means that consciousness, like mass and energy, can undergo changes, but cannot be destroyed. With consciousness as the primary form, guiding elementary particles to form meaningful physical structures, all evolution is driven by the mathematical logic of consciousness, known traditionally as spirit.

Now, I can introduce the second reason I cannot agree with the hypothesis that existence is meaningless: the conscious experience of spiritual phenomena. Many people, including me, have had near-death experiences (NDEs) out-of-body experiences (OBEs), and pre-birth memories that have been corroborated and validated by objective observation. Some have had transcendental or mystical experiences. The discovery of gimmel and its mathematical relation to consciousness provides the scientific basis for the study of such experiences and the functioning of consciousness in the physical domain, including real NDE and OBE experiences such as seeing objects and events while outside the body, that can be validated later, and the reality of the survival of consciousness beyond the experience of the death of the physical body. The discovery of gimmel puts consciousness into the equations of physics. Thus we have a new science that transcends physical science. Such studies and experiments are being conducted in a few laboratories around the world now.

So, to answer my friend Valery’s question: I explain the death of the physical bodies of our loved ones and our selves as part of the spiritual journey of individualized consciousness. I discuss this in some of my posts, and in  much more detail in Secrets of the Sacred Cube, a Cosmic Love Story, the forth-coming book by my late wife Jacqui and myself. The book is in the final stages of production and should be available shortly.

Why do we have to suffer and die? To learn, and grow spiritually, to transcend the physical. You may not remember, but you chose to be born, to experience the dualities of pleasure and pain. the one does not exist without the other. Identification with the physical body brings both pleasure and pain, Through this process, we learn that we are not the body, we are eternal spirit, growing from the confinement of the finite body, through Christ Consciousness, to Cosmic Consciousness.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


To Know What Love Is

When you see the sunshine in the rain
And remember pleasure when in pain,

Behold the ancient in the new,
The clouds forming in the blue;

The brightest day in darkest night,
The warmest calm in horror’s fright;

The seed of hope in a babe’s first breath,
The warmth of love in a dear one’s death;

When you can see the spark that lives
In everything, 
You’ll know what love is.

ERC, 4/25/19

Saturday, April 6, 2019


© 2019 by Edward R. Close

"We must make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."  Albert Einstein

I want to ask you to humor me today and indulge with me in some simple mathematics. Contrary to what many people think, mathematics will not make your head explode. In fact, your head, and everything else, operates on principles of pure mathematics. The universe and everything that’s in it, is a mathematical expression of thoughts in the mind of God. If you dread and fear mathematics as something that will make you feel stupid, it’s because you’ve been programmed by the backward and heavy-handed way mathematics is taught in our schools. Today, I want to give you a glimpse of how simple the mathematics of reality can be. Reality is mathematical, and math is reality.

Reality is comprised of mass, energy, space, time and consciousness; nothing more, nothing less. “Wait a minute!” I hear you say, “Now you are talking about physics!” And that’s another subject you’ve been assiduously taught to dread as unbelievably complicated and difficult. It’s not. It’s simple mathematics. Contrary to what some elitist, ego-driven mainstream physicists revel in making us believe, physics is the simplest of the sciences. All complete mathematical descriptions of reality are reducible to relationships between only five simple things, mass, energy, space, time, and consciousness, but no description of reality is complete without all five. These five things are quantized in nature. That means that they are multiples of some small unit called a quantum. That’s all, nothing complicated. When everything is measured in three-dimensional quantum equivalence units, everything is in integers, whole number multiples of quantum units, and all the complex abstract mathematics mainstream physicists like to dazzle you with, fall away as the illusions they are.

With the discovery and empirical validation of gimmel as a quantum of consciousness, we can no longer speak of matter and energy or space and time alone, consciousness must be included, otherwise the natural symmetry and stability that holds the universe together is lost. E = mc2, for example, is incomplete. Let E represent energy, m represent mass, s represent space, and t represent time. Then, reducing the equation it to its primary elements we have E = m(s/t)2. What is missing? Consciousness. So the problem for us now, is how do we include consciousness in the equations of science? The simplest expression describing reality is R = f(m,E,s,t,C). Read this as: Finite reality is a function of mass, energy, space, time and consciousness, period. To find out what that function looks like, we need only reduce the equations of science to expressions in multi-dimensional quantum equivalence units of mass, energy, space, time, and consciousness. Reality is completely described in equations in variable of three dimensions of space, three dimensions of time, and three dimensions of consciousness. The first equations I transformed into quantum equivalence units were the simple equations representing the combinations of quarks that form protons and neutrons. Everything else follows from there.

We take things apart to understand how things work, and through that understanding to manipulate reality. This has its good and bad aspects, but without an understanding of what reality is, the outcomes are mostly bad. We pay for the advantage of manipulating reality by suffering from the degradation of our natural environment. Real science re-integrates all things again so that we begin to understand what reality really is. As the cartoon character Pogo said: “We has met the enemy, and he is us!”

So Transcendental Physics and the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP) are nothing more than putting the humpty-dumpty of particle physics back together again! Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and any other ology you may know about, are not really different things. They are all fragments of the same thing. Just as the Large Hadron Collider seeks to understand an atom by destroying it, the specialized “ologies” of mainstream science destroy the holism of reality. It is time to put things back together again.  When reunited by the calculus of dimensional distinctions in quantum equivalence units, natural science is reborn, and we begin to understand the nature of reality.

Thursday, April 4, 2019



Time and space, however persistent they may seem to be, are illusions.

Matter and energy are much less persistent than time and space,
and they’re not what they seem to be.

All four are manifestations of consciousness, fleeting as a lightening flash.

The truth is neither “out there”, nor in the X-files; it is deep within.

If you go deep enough, the truth you’ll find is the same for everyone.

There is no evidence that consciousness is plural, that matter is real,
that energy is eternal, that time is linear, or that space can exist by itself,

Yet we dream that these illusions are real. Why not try to wake?
 We sleep as solid matter, we stir as energy, we dream as plants and animals,

And we wake as God.

Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh‘n, aber der Geist bleiben besteh‘n!

Cerul și Pământul trebuie să dispară, dar Duhul va rămâne vreodată!

Heaven and Earth must pass away, but Spirit shall ever remain!

Sunday, March 24, 2019


© 2019 by Edward R. Close

Recently, I posted on my Facebook page a statement that was probably considered by most who read it to be a statement of faith. What if I told you it is a statement based on solid science? For those who may not have read it, here is the statement:

Your life, however bad it may be, whatever you have done, or not done, no matter what has been done to you, or not done to you by others, all of it is forgiven by the Infinite in a quantum moment, this moment. You can be absolutely sure of this because the Spirit breathing life into your body and into all material forms, is not plural, it is singular. Your life is not meaningless. You are a saint in the process of self-realization! The infinite potential of that omnipresent Spirit is the essence of your soul.
Even though you may be unaware of it, Infinite Consciousness. beyond all things, flows continuously from Cosmic Consciousness, through Christ Consciousness, into all beings. Because of this, though you have suffered evil, and endured what seemed like endless pain, even in this moment, it is gone!  Pain, heartache and misery are not forever, like all things physical, they pass; the peace, joy and bliss of Spirit, the essence of your soul, quite beyond human understanding, are untouched. Like the seemingly infinite darkness in an ancient cave disappears with the entry of a ray of light, revealing gleaming crystals in the stone, your suffering is gone! The brilliant diamond of your soul has always been there, and still is there. Your True Self is eternal.
Neither fire nor flood, nor crashing worlds can touch your essence; you are more than flesh and blood, you are the immortal soul.

This statement, sounding like an aphorism from the Vedas or a Christian saint, or at least the metaphysical ruminations of a philosopher, is actually based on the scientific discovery of gimmel, the real non-physical part of every elementary particle and every atom, especially the electron and the atoms forming complex biological organisms. They are the vehicles of life and consciousness. They are Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Electrons, Nitrogen, (CHOSEN) the physical structures consciously chosen by Spirit. Does this mean the there is no longer any mystery of life? Of course not, because the reality underlying the physical universe is infinite. Spirit is infinite.  Reality will always expand well ahead or our ability, as finite beings imprisoned in finite physical bodies, to understand it.

The step-by-step derivation, scientifically proving the existence of gimmel as the organizing and stabilizing agent of Spirit, is available on this blog site. Simply search for “gimmel” and “Putting Consciousness into the Equations of Science”. I am not the first scientist to intuit the truths of gimmel, but I am the first, with the help of Dr. Vernon Neppe and a few others, to prove it. Planck and Einstein knew that there is something real beyond matter, energy, space and time. I’ve quoted them many times.


“There is no matter in and of itself. All matter arises and endures only by means of a force which causes the atomic particles to vibrate and holds them together to form the tiniest solar system of the universe. … so we must accept that behind this force is a Conscious intelligent spirit. This spirit is the primary source of all matter.”

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”

Now consider the following quotes:

“How do you know that the incessant progress of science will not compel scientists to consider that life has existed through eternity, and not matter? … How do you know that in ten thousand years, one will not consider it more likely that matter has emerged from life?” – Louis Pasteur, Famous Bio-Chemist

It didn’t take ten thousand years! We have proved that matter did indeed emerge from the non-material consciousness of life. We did this by demonstrating that no stable structure could form or exist without the existence of gimmel in the very first particle.

“As scientists attempt to understand a living system, they move down from dimension to dimension, from one level to the next, lower level. …I went from anatomy to the study of tissues, then to electron microscopy and chemistry, and finally to quantum mechanics. … in my search for the secret of life, I ended up with atoms and electrons, which have no life at all. Somewhere along the line, life has run through my fingers, so, in my old age, ,,, I am now trying to find my way back.” – Albert Szent-Gyӧrgyi, Nobel Prize in Medicine

I think Dr. Szent-Gyӧrgyi should be very happy to learn about the discovery of gimmel, the essence of life he sought so diligently; the elusive something that although very real, somehow slipped through his fingers. It actually exists in every electron and atom. Unfortunately, Dr. Szent-Gyӧrgyi died in 1986. It isn’t that atoms and electrons “have no life at all”, it’s just that the materialistic science of his time was unprepared to see it.

The bottom line is this: Faith goes beyond the limits of the science of the day, but scientific knowledge trumps belief or blind faith every time.

ERC Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019


© 2019 by Edward R. Close

The Significance of the Discovery of Gimmel
Non-physical gimmel is real and at least as important in the structure of physical reality as mass and energy and it very well may provide us with a refreshing new avenue to investigate consciousness in a systematic, scientific manner. In this discussion, I will use the triad of mass, energy and gimmel to address an important and very basic question about the nature of consciousness: the question of whether consciousness is an epiphenomenon of physical complexity, or the architect of it; in other words, which came first, matter or consciousness?

The current mainstream paradigm assumes that particulate matter, in the form of quarks, electrons, and protons, evolved first, producing hydrogen and other elements billions of years ago, and that self-aware consciousness arose only very recently, after sufficiently complex organic structures had evolved. But this is a very restricted view of consciousness, assuming that it is limited to the self-awareness in human beings and functioning perhaps, to a lesser extent, in other living organisms. In the light of the discovery of the necessary existence of gimmel in every single elementary particle for atomic stability, we have evidence that the logical structure of consciousness exists in every particle of the physical universe, suggesting that the reasoning leading to the mainstream model may be flawed. Consciousness, not matter, may be primary.

Consciousness and the Physical Universe
Self-aware sentient beings, in particular, human beings like you and me, are born into a world where an amazing plethora of complexity already exists, and apparently has existed for billions of years. Some of us, sometimes called scientists, are capable of conceptualizing different levels of complexity, and using objects that exist around us to build laboratories and instruments to investigate some of the existing complex objects discovered by those who have preceded us, like the atoms known as the elements of the periodic table.

The reality you experience, including your own body, appears to be made of a range of complex molecular and atomic structures, in turn made of electrons, protons and neutrons. Clever scientists before us have discovered that protons and neutrons are further composed of even more elementary entities, known as quarks: specifically of two sizes, called up-quarks and down-quarks, for reasons we need not go into here. All of these objects making up our environment appear to be made of atoms, starting with the simplest atom, the hydrogen atom, consisting of only one electron and one proton, ranging through more and more complex atoms consisting of hundreds of electrons, protons and neutrons; so everything appears to be made of atomic structures composed of only three things: electrons, up-quarks and down-quarks. Some of the atoms, at a certain level of complexity, combine to form life-supporting organic compounds that join together and form self-aware organisms like you and me, capable of conscious experience.

Limitations of the Standard Model of Particle Physics
When we decided to study these complex structures, to see what makes them work with Swiss-watch-like precision, we started with the hydrogen atom, the smallest and simplest structure existing at or near the threshold of observation and measurement using our physical senses and conceivable extensions of them. Gradually, we devised increasingly more sophisticated ways to break atoms apart and measure the mass and energy of the constituent particles indirectly. We had to devise indirect methods to do this because the sub-atomic constituents (electrons and quarks) are so very, very small that we couldn’t observe and measure them directly.

The methods we devised were intrusive and destructive, including ionization (forcing electrons out of the outer-most shell of atoms) and engineering collisions of protons (obtained by the ionization of hydrogen atoms) with each other and other atoms. More and more sophisticated methods were developed for accelerating particles and targeting other particles and atoms. Using powerful electromagnets, particles were accelerated to extreme velocities, with momentums great enough to penetrate complex atoms and break them apart. The atom-smashers, from the earliest versions, built in the late 1920s and early 1930s, from the Cyclotron, to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in use today, employ the same method: blasting atoms apart and examining the resulting fragments.

The Swiss watch analogy is instructive: An atom, considered as a finite object, separate from any more complex structure, is, like a fine Swiss watch, an intricate, dynamic structure of interacting parts. If you decide to take a watch apart to see how it works, hopefully, you have the appropriate watch-maker’s tools on hand, so that you can take it apart carefully, in order to observe how each cog-wheel, spring and ratchet operates and how they work together to produce a precise and accurate time-keeping instrument. But suppose you are a five-year-old child, and the only tool you have is a hammer. You manage to pop the case apart, but the mystery of how the clock works is not immediately apparent, so you continue to hammer it until you have produced as many bits and pieces to look at as you can. When you finally stop  hammering, the various constituent parts may be so damaged and even broken into pieces in the smashing process that, their function while they were in the watch is totally obscured.

If we count the number of pieces scattered around when our five-year old is finished hammering, we may have many times more pieces than the number of parts used in the construction of the watch, and studying them will not likely lead to much understanding of how a watch works. Particle physicists are like children with hammers. Their standard model of reality based on destructive collisions consists of as many as 80 or 90 particles and anti-particles. But most of these particles are not functional in the atoms making up the everyday stable world we experience, they are created by the atom-smashing process, and they decay rapidly, lasting for  only very extremely short periods of time under extreme high-energy conditions, which may or may not have existed at the time of the hypothetical big-bang origin of the universe.

The physical reality we experience is built up primarily of the mass and energy of three particles: electrons, protons and neutrons, combined in various stable configurations. And protons and neutrons are primarily comprised of the mass and energy of up-quarks and down-quarks, so at the most elementary level, the physical features of everything we experience in our lives on this planet are the results of combinations of electrons and quarks and the associated gravitational, magnetic and electro-magnetic forces that are generated as results of their interactions in space and time. The other members of the particle zoo, generated by the hammering of particles together in high-energy particle colliders, while interesting from a theoretical point of view, are so ephemeral they have little or no effect on the physical reality we experience as sentient beings.

Deriving and Applying a System of Quantum Equivalence Units
We have concluded that the basic building blocks of our physical reality, measurable in units of mass, energy and volume of space, spinning at some specific number of rotations per unit of time, are electrons, up-quarks and down-quarks. The free electron has the least mass of the three, and if we take that mass as the quantum unit of mass, normalize and naturalize the LHC masses of the up-quark and down-quark, we find that they have masses of 4 and 9 quantum mass units respectively. Then, by naturalizing the units of space and time (extent and duration), Einstein’s famous equation, E = mc2 yields  a system of measurement in which the units of mass, energy, space, and time are equivalent. Noting that quarks, because they are rotating physical objects, are three-dimensional, I call these 3-D units quantum equivalence units. In the geometry of symmetrical rotating objects, application of Fermat’s Last Theorem proves that quarks must combine in threes to produce stable rotating objects. Because of these facts, the resulting basic units of quantum calculus are called Triadic Rotational Units of Equivalence (TRUE).

Using the TRUE as the basic unit of the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions, an adaptation and expansion of G. Spencer Brown’s Calculus of Indications, from his seminal work Laws of Form, we have, for the first time since Planck discovered that physical reality is quantized, a quantum calculus appropriate for the investigation of quantum phenomena. With application of this system of mathematical logic, we are able to solve a number of puzzles that have plagued particle physics for decades, like explaining the EPR paradox, the double-slit and delayed-choice experiments, as well as explaining why the Cabibbo quark-mixing angle has the exact value it does, why fermions have an intrinsic spin number of ½, why neutrons and other complex particles have the exact masses they do, and much more.

A Wider Range of the Scientific Investigation of the Nature of Reality
By developing the proper tools for investigating quantum phenomena, and applying them to the known parameters of the elementary particles that make up the physical universe we experience, a third form of the substance of reality, necessary for structural stability, was discovered. We call that third form gimmel. Each and every elementary particle has to have an exact number of mass, energy and gimmel units to be stable, and thus the amount of gimmel in every combination of particles in physical reality can be mathematically determined. When this method of analysis was applied to the elements of the periodic table, we found that the major life-supporting elements, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, contain higher percentages of gimmel than other elements, especially those that are poisonous or detrimental to consciousness-supporting life. This strongly suggests that the universe is the result of intelligent design. The discovery of gimmel reveals that the self-referential structure of the physical universe is designed very specifically to support the development of complex living organisms capable of manifesting increasingly sophisticated forms of consciousness.

So what is gimmel that makes it capable of affecting the nature of the physical universe in this way? It is not some form of matter, or some form of energy, as I’ve pointed out in the previous post, because if it were, it would add to the measurable mass and/or energy of the particles that form protons, they would no longer be quarks, atomic structure would be unstable, and there would be no physical universe as we know it. Science can only describe what we experience and become consciously aware of through physical, mental or spiritual perception. That means that to understand what gimmel is, we have nothing but our experience to draw from.

Consciousness is the only thing we experience directly. Matter, energy, space and time are experienced indirectly through the reduction valves of the physical sense organs that only allow vibrational energies of specific ranges of frequencies to be channeled to the central nervous system where they are converted to images. Space and time have no existence of their own because space is simply the dimensional extent around and between objects, and time is the duration between events. Without objects and events, there is no space or time. So there are only three sources of our experiences: matter, measured as mass, energy, measured as force, and pure consciousness, measured as individual awareness. Since gimmel cannot be matter or energy, by process of elimination, it is pure consciousness.

Historically, when pure consciousness has been perceived in the midst of physical reality by finite self-aware individuals, it has been called the Holy Spirit. To complete the only model that is able to describe everything we can experience as human beings, we need only envision three finite dimensional domains of three dimensions each, embedded in an infinity of pure consciousness. All of the laws of physical, mental and spiritual reality are conveyed into the dimensional domains of finite quantized reality mathematically from pure consciousness in the mathematical ratios of mass, energy and gimmel. 

There could be no particles, no hydrogen atoms and no physical universe without gimmel. If, as concluded above, gimmel is pure consciousness, then consciousness is primary and matter secondary, not the other way around as assumed by the materialist mainstream scientific paradigm.

Pure consciousness, represented in the structures of the physical universe, is Planck’s “conscious intelligent spirit”, and Einstein’s “spirit … manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”(See the previous post.)

ERC 3/18/2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019


© 2019 by Edward R. Close
The purpose of this post is to follow up on the discussion of the question “What is Gimmel”, Posted Wednesday, March 15th, which summarized the derivation that led to the discovery of gimmel, and ended with:

Now, ask yourself: if gimmel is not mass or energy, exactly what is it? Everything physical is measurable in variables of content (mass and energy) and variables of extent (space and time). Gimmel cannot have even one unit of mass or energy. If it exists in space and time, what is it? There are clues in the quantum math and physics derivations that led to its discovery, but what do YOU think it might be? Please post your thoughts in “comments”. or send me a Facebook message”.

There were a number of good responses that tended to be in one of two forms: Responders thought gimmel might be either evidence of God or Spirit’s creation of a stable physical universe, - or gimmel might be some form of consciousness. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive; the form of the answer appears to depend of the belief system of the person responding. People with a belief in some form of organized theology tend to believe that gimmel is evidence that God created the universe. But that is a philosophical answer, not a scientific answer. People with personal experience of Spirit can make that leap, and that is wonderful. It is a clear answer for them, and provides a testimonial for others who seek answers, but I agree with Leibniz who said if something is real, there is a logical path to its discovery and validation. The discovery of gimmel validates the existence of something non-physical in the very most basic structure of the universe.

The discovery that gimmel exists in every particle of physical reality, from quarks to electrons to atoms, and the fact that the highest levels of gimmel are present in the elements and organic compounds that provide the basis for life and consciousness, tends to support the theory of intelligent design, especially if gimmel is consciousness, or the agent of consciousness that organizes the physical universe in a logical manner.

As pointed out in the previous post, gimmel clearly provides an answer to Leibniz’s question, concerning why there is something, rather than nothing: The derivation of quantum equivalence units (TRUE) proves there would be no physical universe without gimmel. It is worth noting that Leibniz’s answer was theological: In his view, there is something because, in the beginning, God created it. But this answer can only avoid the infinite regression of what was before creation of the universe, if God, then what is God, and what was before God, etc, if creatio ex nihilo (creation from nothing) is assumed as axiomatic.

As explained in the August 30 post, “QUESTIONS OF SURVIVAL AND REINCARNATION”, creatio ex nihilo was an ad hoc theory invented by early Christian theologians to protect the Catholic Churches from the Emperor Justinian I, who threatened to destroy them if the Christian scholar Origen’s interpretation of the Christian teaching of the pre-existence and post-existence of the human soul was not removed from their scriptures. Despite their frantic efforts to comply with Justinian’s brutal edict, some evidence of the original teaching remains in the scriptures today. For example, Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”.

Origen, born in Alexandria, was the most prolific Christian writer of the third century AD, producing more than 6,000 treatises on Christian philosophy and theology, including commentaries on the Hebrew scriptures and the teachings of Jesus recorded in scriptures some of which became known as the New Testament. He wrote about the eternal existence of souls in “De Principalis” as follows:

"Each soul enters the world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defects of its past lives. Its place in this world is determined by past virtues and shortcomings."

If this is true, as conscious beings, we are finite sparks of infinite consciousness, evolving spirituality in a reality designed for that purpose. The illogical absurdity of creatio ex nihilo and the paradox of infinite regress are both avoided if all individualized consciousness, i.e., souls, are actually part of Primary Consciousness (traditionally anthropomorphized as God) which has always existed and will always exist. And, if Primary Consciousness is realized as the infinitely continuous substrate of reality, then gimmel is evidence of the intelligent design of the universe. While the discovery of gimmel is new, the conclusion it suggests is not. I think Max Planck, the father of quantum physics, saw where his discovery of the quantization of mass and energy was pointing. In an Interview published in 'The Observer', 25 January 1931, p.17, He said:

I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.

In 1944, in a speech entitled Das Wesen der Materie (The Nature of Matter), delivered in German, which was his native tongue, Max Planck said:

Es gibt keine Materie an sich. Alle Materie entsteht und besteht nur durch eine Kraft, welche die Atomteilchen in Schwingung bringt und sie zum winzigsten Sonnensystem des Alls zusammenhält. Da es im ganzen Weltall aber weder eine intelligente Kraft noch eine ewige Kraft gibt—es ist der Menschheit nicht gelungen, das heißersehnte Perpetuum mobile zu erfinden—so müssen wir hinter dieser Kraft einen bewußten intelligenten Geist annehmen. Dieser Geist ist der Urgrund aller Materie.

I have seen two or three translations of this statement, none of which, in my opinion, fully capture Planck’s meaning. Here is my translation:

There is no matter in and of itself. All matter arises and endures only by means of a force which causes the atomic particles to vibrate and holds them together to form the tiniest solar system of the universe. But since there is neither an intelligent force nor an eternal power in all the physical universe – mankind has not managed to discover the passionately-desired perpetual motion — so we must accept that behind this force is a Conscious intelligent spirit. This spirit is the primary source of all matter.

What is Gimmel? My conclusion is that gimmel is real evidence of the existence of the Conscious Intelligent Spirit Planck spoke of; Gimmel is the fingerprint of God, if you will.

I’d like to end this discussion with one of my favorite Einstein quotes:

“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.