**WHAT IS THE NATURE OF REALITY?**

This is not a trivial question; and I
would argue that sooner or later, in this world or the next, every one of us will
have to think about it, and try to answer this question for our self. With the craziness
that is going on in the world today, maybe now is a good time to have a look at
this question and make a serious effort to answer it.

Let’s start
by thinking about what is behind the question: It assumes that there actually is
something called reality, and that it is, to some extent, independent of whatever
we may think about it. If this were not the case, then each of us would be adrift,
alone, like a vessel on the surface of an endless ocean, below an endless sky, with
no polestar, no lighthouse beacon, no land, nothing to relate to. But our individual
awareness of the physical world, and interactions with others in it, strongly
suggest that there is a reality independent of our thoughts and actions. The
question also assumes that reality is knowable. This is important, because if
reality is unknowable, we are again in a world of ultimate uncertainty,
grasping at straws of an elusive reality, that continuously dissolves and slips
through our fingers!

In fact, the
history of modern science up until 1900, resembles this concept of reality: Holding
an object in his hand, a physicist could grasp it as a solid reality, made up
of structured molecules of definite size and shape, but when he looked more closely,
the molecules were made of atoms, and looking deeper into the atoms, he found
that they were almost nothing but empty space. Then, these tiny bits of matter,
that he had thought of as the indivisible elemental building blocks of reality,
turned out to be made of negative and positive electrically charged bits of matter,
which he named electrons and nuclei, whirling, around very far apart, with
nothing solid in between.

Probing
deeper still, he discovered that the nuclei were also not really solid, but
were made of electrically charged protons and chargeless neutrons. Surely, in
them, he had finally found the building blocks of physically reality! But no!
These “proto” particles were made of even smaller spinning bits, whimsically called
quarks, which decayed rapidly when separated from the nuclei. With the decay of
quarks, solid physical reality had literally dissolved into energy, and slipped
through his fingers. The solid object he held in his hand was exposed as an
illusion. And of course that meant that the solidity of the hand holding the
object, made of cells, molecules, atoms, etc., was also an illusion. And what
about his brain and reasoning mind? Could they also ultimately be something very
different than they seemed to be? Could the analysis be carried on
indefinitely, like an infinite descent into nothingness, or did it stop
somewhere?

Even though,
in the world of daily experience, a physical object can be only be divided into
separate parts a finite number of times, that is apparently just a physical limitation
of the instrument of division. Conceptually, the dividing of objects could conceivably
go on indefinitely. Interestingly, this is exactly the conceptual basis of the most
useful mathematical tool of modern science, called infinitesimal calculus, or as
it is commonly known: “the calculus”. However, between 1900 and around the year
of my birth, Three very important discoveries changed everything. Those
discoveries were:

· Max Planck’s discovery that energy
only occurs in exact multiples of a very small amount of energy called a
quantum of energy. This marked the beginning of Quantum Physics.

· Albert Einstein’s discovery that time
and space have no absolute existence of their own. This marked the beginning of
Relativistic Physics.

· Kurt Gӧdel’s discovery
of proof of the Uncertainty Theorems, which, when combined with relativity and
quantum physics, marked the end of the belief in finite axiomatic determinism.

What do these
three discoveries mean in plain English? The first tells us that there is a
bottom to the infinite descent in the energy of the decaying quarks: one quantum.
The second tells us that, because of the equivalence of mass and energy (E=mc^{2})
there is a bottom to the division of objects: one quantum. The third tells us
that the logical structure of reality is infinite, because no finite model is
complete. What do they tell us about the nature of reality? Together, they hold
the keys to the paradigm shift that led to another new discovery. The new
discovery was made possible by the
development of a truly quantized calculus called the Calculus of Dimensional
Distinctions (CoDD), using a quantum equivalence unit based on Large Hadron
Collider data. Application of this new calculus and consistent mathematical
procedures led to the discovery of the existence of a non-physical quantity that
is necessary in addition to mass and energy for the existence of a stable physical
universe.

What does this
new paradigm tell us about the nature of reality? It has already told us far more
about the nature of reality than was possible to learn within the current mainstream
scientific paradigm. It has logically explained things that were inexplicable
in the current mainstream paradigm, such as why quarks only combine in threes
to form protons and neutrons, why the Cabibbo quark-mixing angle has the exact value
it has, and why the proton and neutron have the exact masses they do.

I can only
present a summary here. More detail can be found in “Reality Begins with
Consciousness” by Dr Vernon Neppe and me, available in e-book form at www.BrainVoyage.com,
in several technical papers published in the journal of the Exceptional
Creative Achievement Organization (ECAO), and in Vol. 8, No. 3, of the IQNexus Journal:
https://www.iqnexus.org/mag.htm ,
in “Is Consciousness Primary?”, Vol. 1, published by the Academy for the Advancement
of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS Global), in other posts on this blog, and in “Transcendental
Physics”, and “Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story” books by me,
available on Amazon.com.

In summary, the
reality we experience consists of an extensive domain of nine finite dimensions
containing a distinct number of dynamic finite
objects made up of relativistic quantized energy, inertial mass, and
individualized conscious beings, all embedded in the infinite field of Primary
Consciousness. The logical structures of individual consciousness, quantized
energy, inertial mass, and the nine-dimensional finite domain, are conveyed from
their origin as ideal distinctions in Primary Consciousness, into physical
reality, embedded in three dimensions of consciousness, three dimensions of time,
and three dimensions of space.

Nine finite
dimensions of reality are definitely indicated and specifically defined by the
mathematics, and you may be surprised to learn that we can actually naturally
relate, at least conceptually, to seven of them, not just the three dimensions of
ordinary space: length, width, and depth. When the mathematical description of the
rotation and projection from a 3-dimensional domain to the next dimensionally
larger domain, a 4-D domain, using the Pythagorean Theorem, which you may
remember from your high school geometry, is accomplished, an additional number of
a new type must be used to represent the location of the unitary projection into
the additional dimension. I call this procedure of projection from a lower to a
higher dimensional domain Dimensional Extrapolation.

For example,
points in the 3-D quantum domain are exactly located by three integers, and a
point located one unit into the fourth dimension must be represented by four
numbers: 3 integers plus an imaginary number (the square-root of minus one,
which is the fourth root of unity) After each set of three, the next dimension
must be represented by a new type of number, otherwise, the point to which you project
will still be in the same dimensional domain. The location of all projections
out of 3, 6 and 9-D domains require additional new numbers that are
sequentially higher dimensional roots of unity.

As the description
of reality is expanded into domains with more dimensions, we find that we can explain
more and more of our experiences as conscious beings. As we expand our awareness
of the nine dimensions of reality through dimensional extrapolation, with each added
dimension, the reality we perceive becomes more complex and richer, with additional
subtle qualities, because each dimensional domain contains all of the domains
of fewer dimensions within it, and the domain of nine finite dimensions is
embedded in the infinite field of Primary Consciousness. Each dimension adds more
subtle inter-dimensional relationships to the total experience of reality, and
expansion beyond each of the sets of three dimensions with the same type of
numerical units, is an entry into a higher dimensional domain with much more
subtle qualities. Time is more complex and subtle than space, and consciousness
is more complex and subtle than time.

To
understand this mathematically invariant feature of dimensional domains better,
it is helpful to perform the following thought experiment in quantum geometry,
using the concept of dimensional extrapolation:

In quantized
reality, a point is not a mathematical singularity, it is a single quantum of
extent. It then follows that a line of quantum points forms a 1-D domain, and
conversely, this 1-D domain contains, potentially, an infinite number of zero-D
domains (quantum points). Similarly, a 2-D domain (a quantum plane) has the
potential of containing an infinite number of 1-D domains (quantum lines); and 3-D
domain (a volume filled with quantum points), potentially contains an infinite
number of 2-D domains (quantum planes), and an infinite number of 1-D domains. Continuing
to extrapolate into the next dimension, i.e., into the first dimension of time,
a 4-D domain, we find that it has the potential to contain an infinite number
of 3-D domains.

But, as pointed
out by Einstein, this logical structure of dimensional domains only exists
because of their content, And because reality is dynamic, the configuration of
the mass-energy-consciousness content of each 3-D quantum domain on a given quantal
timeline may have changed by quantal amounts from one quantum of time to the
next. Such a sequence of dynamic 3-D
realities defines a specific finite timeline as experienced by a specific conscious
individual. Finally, each individual conscious being experiences one quantum of
consciousness in the seventh dimensional domain, which contains experience of
all of the dimensional domains contained below it. So the invariant rule that holds
for all finite dimensional domains is that every n-dimensional quantum domain
contains within it n-1, n-2, n-3, … and n-n= 0-D domains like potentially
infinite sub-sets.

Even though
we are aware of one dimension of consciousness, most of us at this time in the
spiritual evolution of consciousness on this planet are so focused and
identified with the 3S-1t body, that we are oblivious of the 2-T and 3-T
dimensions (n = 5 and 6) domains, even though partially aware of the 7-D
domain! A conscious being fully aware of his or her domain and all of the
sub-set dimensional domains below it, would be a very aware person in today’s
world, That person would not only be aware of his or her own timeline, but also
those of others, as well.

Because while
using dimensional extrapolation to move from lower to higher dimensional domains,
we shift our thinking from plane geometry to solid geometry, to
hyper-dimensional geometry, I think it is appropriate to describe the quantum
geometry of nine-dimensional reality as ** dimensionometry**.

The
discovery of the third quantifiable essential aspect of the content of reality,
a variable represented by gimmel, the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet,
allows us to include representation of experimentally verifiable non-physical
phenomena in the equations describing the reality we experience. As conscious and
self-conscious beings, we can conceive of, and thus potentially perceive at
least two dimensions of time and two dimensions of consciousness in addition to
the three dimensions of space. This potential should be a powerful motivation for
us to expand our consciousness as rapidly as possible during this lifetime. For
the betterment of the world, we should also want to help each other and others
to understand how to do this too.

ERC 9/14/2020