WHAT IS THE NATURE OF REALITY
AND THE PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE?
© Copyright June 2022, Edward R Close
You might think that trying to answer the two questions posed above is a little over-ambitious for a blogpost of a few hundred words, but the nature of reality and the purpose of existence can be summed up in two sentences:
1) Reality is everything that actually exists.
2) The purpose of existence is to provide opportunities for individuals like you and me to expand our consciousness from the awareness of limited finite portions of reality to a comprehensive awareness of the entire cosmos, as it expands into infinity.
End of blogpost? No, the proof that this characterization of the nature of reality and the purpose of existence is correct lies in the pudding of the explanation of how I arrived at these conclusions in the first place.
In this post, I am using a method of presentation that I first heard described by the elderly pastor of a little country church in Southern Missouri when I was a child. When asked how he planned and delivered his Sunday sermons, he said: “Well, first I tell them what I’m fixin’ to tell them, then, I tell it to them - and after that - after I have told it to them, I explain to them what I just done told them!”
I have told you what I’m fixing to say in answer to the two questions posed in the title above. So, in the rest of this blogpost, I will tell you briefly how I arrived at those answers, and then I will repeat the answers and more, in the summary and conclusion at the end of the post.
Relevant Academic Research and Writing Background
I first became a published author in this lifetime in 1955, as an undergraduate college student majoring in physics and mathematics, and a member of an on-campus creative writing club. I earned membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society in 1956. I taught high-school mathematics and science and worked on an MS in theoretical physics from 1962 to 1965. I co-authored several professional papers while working as a charter member of the US Department of Interior Systems Analysis Group from1967 to 1976, and I also began working on my PhD during that time.
My first non-fiction book, The Book of Atma, with unique proofs of several important mathematical theorems in the appendices, was published by a major New York publisher in 1977. While working as an environmental engineer, hydrogeologist, and Director of Business Development for major engineering firms in Saudi Arabia, parts of the Middle East, Boston, and California, from 1981 until 1987, I continued to work on my PhD and my derivation of the calculus of distinctions.
I published the basics of the calculus of distinctions with applications to physics and symbolic logic in Infinite Continuity, in 1990, and in 1997, I published Transcendental Physics, Integrating the Search for Truth, after the manuscript won first prize in the non-fiction book category in the Heartland Writer’s Guild in 1995. Over the next five years, as I founded and built Close Environmental Consultants, and EJC Enterprises, and Transcendental Physics attracted the attention of several of the leading researchers working in the application of quantum physics to consciousness studies.
From 2001 to 2005, I collaborated with Russian mathematician Vladimir Brandon of Interphysica Lab in Moscow, and contributed to the book, Elements of Mathematical Theory of Intellect, published in Moscow in 2003. In 2003, I also published Big Creek Geology, History, Folklore, and Trail Guide, followed in 2005 by Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science, and in 2007, Nature’s Mold Rx, the non-toxic Solution to Toxic Mold.
In August 2008, I qualified for membership in The International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), and in 2009, began collaboration with Dr. Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, founder of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle Washington. Dr. Neppe and I authored Reality Begins with Consciousness in 2011, and we have published numerous papers and articles for a variety of technical journals and online magazines from that time until the present.
Over a period of less than ten years, I rose through the ranks of the ISPE to earn the title of Senior Research Fellow and was elected to Diplomate status in 2018. During that time, I was also honored as a distinguished Fellow of the Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization, and became a Lifetime member of ISI, with documented IQ in the top seven one-hundredths of one percent of the unselected adult population. I was recognized as a gifted polymath and became a member of International MENSA’s Exceptional and Profoundly Gifted Special Interest Group. Dr. Neppe and I received the highly coveted and rarely bestowed Harding Award for outstanding contributions to ISPE and human society, and in February 2013, we received the Gabino Barreda Award for excellence in science and education from the Mexican Government in Puebla Mexico.
From 2000 until 2020, I was an invited guest speaker at twenty-seven conferences in ten states, Mexico, Australia, and Romania. During that time period, I also spoke at Mensa meetings, and was interviewed on numerous radio and TV talk shows, including Coast to Coast with George Noory, (twice), The Power Hour with Joyce Riley, (numerous times), and Shirley MacLaine’s Independent Expression Radio. I have also done several YouTube discussions on New Thinking Allowed, Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery, with the brilliant host of Thinking Allowed, Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove.
My last book, Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, with considerable detail about modeling, and a wealth of additional information, was published in 2019, and in 2020, I was honored with the unique Immortality Science Award from the Academia Ars Morendi, in Bucharest Romania, and currently, I am International Ambassador and titular President of Ars Morendi, an honor bestowed on me by Ms. Grig Oprea, the inspirational founder of the Academia. Finally, My next book is Survival, documentation of a controlled scientific experiment proving the survival of the consciousness of my late wife, Jacquelyn Ann Hill-Close, set up by Dr, Gary Schwartz, accomplished professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona, and Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. The Survival manuscript is with a European publisher now and is expected to be released in the late Summer or Fall of this year.
Despite the amount of recognition I have received, with honors, awards, speaking engagements, participation in conferences and talk shows, and acceptance into several ultra-High-IQ societies, I still felt very honored and humbled when Dr. Schwartz, asked me to participate in the very first Summit meeting of the founding members of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) at Canyon Ranch near Tucson Arizona in August 2017. I was invited to participate in the Summit because of my work on the TDVP post-materialist model of reality with Dr Vernon Neppe. As a result of being part that meeting, I was also asked to write a chapter in the Academy’s first published volume: Is Consciousness Primary? This important compendium of essays, on why the scientists present at the August 2017 AAPS summit think that consciousness is a fundamental aspect of reality, is available on Amazon, and more information is available on the AAPS website, which can be accessed by clicking on the link: https://www.aapsglobal.com/
My chapter in AAPS Vol. I is titled: Mathematical Unification of Mass, Energy, Space, Time, and Consciousness. An early version of AAPS Vol. I also contains an appendix that I prepared, introducing the Calculus of Distinctions, a system of quantized mathematical logic critical to the understanding of the role of consciousness in physical reality. Regrettably, my appendix was eliminated from the final edition of Vol. I because of editing constraints and the very considerable difficulties associated with the creation and importation of the unique graphic symbols needed for the proper presentation of the calculus. However, the basic reasoning proving the objective existence of gimmel, the non-material part of reality that stabilizes the atoms of the periodic table of elements, is translated into contemporary mathematics in my chapter.
I highlight this important connection with Dr. Schwartz and the AAPS because the existence of my chapter in the Academy’s first published volume is an important additional resource for anyone interested in the mathematical logic behind the paradigm shift embodied in the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm (TDVP) and the resulting proof of the existence of gimmel, the measurable third form of objective reality, besides mass and energy, arguably the most important scientific discovery of this century.
The Fundamentals of Conscious Existence
I have made the point in earlier posts and publications that, as conscious beings, we are all involuntary model builders. We have to be model builders, simply because we do not experience objective reality directly. The only thing we experience directly is our own consciousness, the content of which consists of memory images of past experiences and the patterns of energetic impulses currently impacting consciousness through the five senses.
The many forms of vibratory energy flooding the cosmos are filtered by the processes of perception to avoid sensory overload, and the frequencies critical to the survival of the physical vehicles of consciousness are automatically processed by involuntary neurological processes, and compared with the images of pre-existing models of reality, which are comprised of a huge number of patterns of chemically activated electrical impulses stored in the neural networks of the brain for access as mental images. They are, of course, not reality itself. They are personal models, composed of mental images of an existing dynamic reality that changes over time, and they may also be distorted to some extent by false ego-driven fantasies. Never-the-less, new informational patterns are compared with the existing patterns stored in your brain, and are accepted as real, or rejected as meaningless, depending upon whether or not they are consistent with your internal models of reality.
The fact that a stable objective reality actually exists outside of the accepted confines of your immediate physically conscious vehicle, is evidence of a real, consistent underlying logical structure that is there to be discovered by conscious beings equipped with sensing mechanisms capable of perceiving and understanding it. If that were not the case, no science would be possible. If, on the other hand, as a conscious being, you are not happy with your experience of existence, it is probable that it is your consciousness that needs to be changed, not reality. The objective reality of the physical universe is not intrinsically good or evil, it just exists, reflecting the logic of the primary form of consciousness, supportive of your existence as a living organism, but largely independent of your awareness of it.
At this stage in the evolution of the mental and spiritual virtue of human consciousness on this planet, the only thing that the average human being experiences directly is his or her own consciousness, which contains an internal model of reality composed of mental images stored in the memory of the ego, which is one’s own immediate personal sense of self, and the perceived relationship of that ego to reality. But, because the essence of a person’s individualized consciousness is an imagined self-centered reality, tacitly accepted as real, it is very difficult for us to change our internal models to make them more closely aligned with the reality that actually exists.
If you try to “re-imagine” reality in an egoistic effort to force reality to conform to your internal model, then you will be fighting an uphill battle that you will lose in the end. Objective reality reflects the logical structure of Primary Consciousness, which will prevail over the impact of individual models, even if objective reality may be affected by the combined impact of individual conscious entities at the quantum level, a theory of existence sometimes called consensus reality.
Reality is only one thing, and it is holistically perfect in the sense that it is the only truly logical system that actually exists in any present moment. But time is a very tricky illusion. As Albert Einstein noted in his last appendix to his theory of relativity, space and time have no existence of their own; they are dimensions of the extent of reality that simply do not exist without the existence of at least one quantum of objective content. And objective content is composed of mass, energy, and gimmel. Notice that I said mass. Not matter. As Max Planck declared: “there is no matter as such” and as Einstein observed, and TDVP analysis validates: mass proves to be nothing more than a measurement of the resistance of an object made up of rapidly spinning components to acceleration by an external force.
Application of the calculus of dimensional distinctions to the combination of two up quarks and one down quark to form a proton (the most stable physical object in the universe) results in the discovery that a specific number of units of non-material gimmel is necessary to make the proton, and consequently all of reality, stable. This, in turn implies that everything that exists in the physical universe consists of whole numbers of quantum triadic rotational units of equivalence (TRUE) of mass, energy, and gimmel, exhibiting measurable dimensions of space, time, and consciousness. In plain English, existence consists of finite manifestations of Primary Consciousness in the form of the unified spinning of vortices of mass, energy, and gimmel, expanding cyclically into and out of the infinity of Primary Consciousness.
Summary and Conclusion
Applications of the quantum calculus reveals the fact that reality consists of all of the logically consistent combinations of mass, energy, and consciousness that are possible, interacting in nine finite dimensions within the infinite field of Primary Consciousness. As such, physical reality is a finite reflection of the logic of Primary Consciousness, expanding continuously out of, and back into itself, making the nine dimensions of space, time, and consciousness nonlocal, non-linear and cyclic. Specific conclusions that follow from the application of the logic of the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions (CoDD), using the mass and volume of the free electron as the natural basic quantum equivalence unit, to analyze quantum phenomena, include, but are not limited to the following:
· Reality is the totality of everything that exists.
· The elementary spinning objects that make up the atoms of physical reality are not particles of solid material; they are symmetrical vortices, spinning in at least three mutually orthogonal dimensions in the infinitely continuous field of Primary Consciousness, exhibiting specific quantum measures of mass-energy, spacetime, and gimmel.
· The universe provides life-supporting physical worlds on which individual conscious beings have the opportunity to learn how to expand their consciousness and advance on the path of physical, mental, and spiritual virtue, if they choose to do so.
· None of the basic measurable variables of reality, space, time, mass, energy, and gimmel have any objective independent existence of their own. They only exist as complementary elements of the objective manifestations of consciousness.
· Consciousness is not only a fundamental aspect of existence, it also is the primary essence of existence, from which everything arises, evolves, and eventually returns.
In the next post, I will introduce an objective method of modeling that I believe can help anyone understand the mystery of their own existence.
ERC – 6/26/2022