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TRUE Quantum Calculus and the Electron


By Edward R Close, PhD
Copyright September 23, 2017

Uniting Quantum Physics, Relativity and Consciousness

Thursday, September 7, 2017


©Edward R. Close September 2017

It seems that human beings are a volatile and unstable species. Our history on this planet is dotted with horrible wars and millions of war-related innocent deaths. The little valley where I was born is no exception. In the center of the Louisiana Purchase, Arcadia Valley had been affected by the French and Indian wars, the Civil War, World War I and World War II by the time I was 10 years old.

The first European settlement in the Valley, on Stout’s Creek, was burned to the ground and all the settlers massacred by Native Americans in the winter of 1780. As a child, I played in and around the earthen works of Fort Davidson, the site of the Battle of Pilot Knob, which took place in 1864, occasionally finding arrowheads, lead bullets and cannonballs, relics of the massacre of 1780 and the Civil War 84 years later. In the early 1900s the first automobiles required better roads than the horse and wagon, and when a road bed was excavated near Fort Davidson a mass grave of Civil War soldiers was discovered. The site is now a State Historical Park. Bloody war with hand-to-hand combat has not occurred in the Valley since 1864, but before another 84 years passed, residents were impacted by the effects of World I and World War II.

I have vivid memories of life in the Valley during World War II: Air-raid drills, nightly blackouts and food rationing. My father, who was Tri-City Constable in Arcadia Valley at the time, obtained full-face gas masks for himself, my mother and me. I was fascinated with the masks. I still remember the sounds of the flap valves opening and closing as I breathed in and out. We planted Victory Gardens to assure that we had food if the large cities and transportation routes were destroyed.

Even though the war in Europe seemed very far away, we were told daily by radio, newspapers and even comic books, that Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Hiro-Hito were evil men, it was even suggested that the Japanese were not really human! And that this axis of evil was bent on destroying our world. Why, I wondered, would the Japanese, Germans and Italians want to bomb our little town in the middle of the San Francois Mountains? I didn’t know at the time that we were located only about twenty miles from the largest high-grade lead mines in the world, the source of most of the bullets used by US armed forces in World War I and II. And the iron mines in our valley and the next valley north, were primary sources of the iron ore used to make everything from guns to tanks for the war effort. We were only about 70 miles from a large secret underground storage of aviation fuel, and about the same distance from a large scale Uranium 238 processing facility. We were in the middle of important targets for the enemy.

My fraternal grandfather was a son of German immigrants, and there were many families of German origin in the valley, along with a mix of people of almost every other European heritage who had been drawn to this area to work in the mines. Long before World War I, my Great-grandparents had discouraged their children and grandchildren from learning German. Their attitude was: “We are Americans now, so we must be Americans and speak English.” Still, as World War II loomed, there were German sympathizers in the Valley, and in 1936 the Nazi Bund established a local chapter in the Valley.

My dad, who was half German and half Irish, born in the major mining town of Saint Francois County Missssouri in 1908, volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1925, and served for four years in Hawaii, returning home to marry and start a family before World War II began in Europe. He knew about the NAZI Bund in the Valley, but would have nothing to do with it. In 1941, when the US entered World War II, he was still under draft age, so he volunteered for the Navy, and served as a member of the Amphibian Scouts and Raiders, known today as the US Navy Seals. He was on the Treasure Island Naval Base in San Francisco Bay with the men of Operation Olympic, set to invade the Japanese homeland, when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. President Harry S. Truman, also a Missourian, decided to drop the bombs, in part, because of the anticipation of up to 90% US casualties in the invasion.

With the fall of the NAZI’s Third Reich in May1945, and the surrender of the Japanese, signed on board the USS Missouri September 2, 1945, World War II officially ended. I remember the day well. When we received the news via Radio KMOX broadcasting from St. Louis, a wave of emotion swept across the Valley, and the jubilant residents of our town drove up and down the main street, Missouri Route 21, shouting, blowing horns and waving American flags. The WAR WAS OVER! But many waited in vain for their fathers, sons and brothers to come home. More than 400,000 US service personnel were killed in the war. I was luckier than some of my friends; my father did come home.

If President Truman hadn’t ordered the bombs to fall, Operation Olympic was scheduled to leave the West Coast of the US for Japan in early September 1945. My father, a member of a platoon of Amphibian Scouts and Raiders would have been in the first wave to land on the beaches of Japan. Their job was to sabotage key Japanese facilities in advance of fourteen Combat Divisions of Soldiers and Marines, the main invasion force, which was to land on November 1.

Why am I sharing these memories? I believe that civilization now stands at the most important threshold in all of human history: Belief in scientific materialism has produced reliance on the things of technology, and has robbed us of meaning and purpose. Without meaning or purpose, we are as likely to destroy ourselves as not, just because we can. We have a choice: We can follow the path of materialism which has resulted in war after horrible war, or we can step up to a new level of awareness. With the discovery of the existence of the third form of reality, a form that acts as the agent of Primary Consciousness in the physical world, and with empirical evidence and mathematical proof that consciousness, not matter, is primary, we can escape the dead end of materialism. 

Scroll down to the post below to read my address to the members of the Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Science, August 26, 2017.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


The following is a copy of my presentation to the founding members of the Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Science, August 26, 2017

A Presentation by Edward R. Close, August 2017

First, I want to thank Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, Dr. Charles Tart, and all who have worked so hard to make the Academy for the Advancement of Post Materialist Sciences and this meeting possible, including our anonymous benefactor. This meeting is the beginning of something I have dreamed of for many years.

I am struck by the similarities among the intellectual and psychic experiences of those gathered here today, but this should not be a surprise! It is evidence for what Erwin Schrӧdinger declared in his wonderful little book “What is Life?” published by Cambridge University Press in 1967, when he said: “There is no evidence that consciousness is plural.” Many of us know that all things are connected at a fundamental level, and, my friends, it is time for the first real scientific paradigm shift since relativity and quantum physics!

I want to start by sharing an experience I wrote about in my first book, “The Book of Atma”, published in 1977. It reveals the motivation that has propelled me throughout my life:
It was the summer of 1951. I was fourteen. I found a little book on analytical geometry written in German among some old books. Reading it, I had the distinct awareness that I already knew this mathematics. It was as if I were remembering, not learning. Also, I had just discovered the work of Albert Einstein, which had opened a whole new world for me.

One evening, in the twilight just after sunset, I walked out of the little house on my parent’s farm in the Southern Missouri Ozarks, past a line of catalpa trees, to the bank of a pond. I had been thinking about the “electrodynamics of moving objects” as described in Einstein’s special theory of relativity, and I had reached a point beyond which I could not go. Frustrated, I looked up at the sky and complained: “God, I want to know everything!”

What followed was totally unexpected, but so real that I knew it was completely natural. Suddenly, I could “hear” the silence around me. My surroundings took on a glow, as if everything were alive. My conscious mind seemed to melt, and the distinctions between my physical body and the surrounding landscape seemed to fade. I was filled with an all-pervading feeling of well-being. I knew I had received my answer! I would be a theoretical physicist!

I could spend my twenty minutes describing the series of psychic experiences and epiphanies that led Dr. Vernon Neppe and me to develop the Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), and list the paradoxes it has resolved and the phenomena it has explained that are not explained by the current materialistic paradigm, but that would only scratch the surface. Instead, I want to address Dr. Gary Schwartz’s last item in his list of important questions: “Do we need an expanded mathematics, as Close and Neppe propose, to advance Post Materialist Sciences?”

Of course my answer is yes; but let me illustrate and emphasize this answer with a short history of the development of the new mathematics that unites number theory, geometry, relativity, quantum physics, some aspects of string theory, and the consciousness of the observer.

A paranormal experience in 1957 resulted in my discovery of the work of Pierre de Fermat. My College roommate, now Dr. David Stewart, and I were carrying out experiments in which we obtained verifiable information not available to us by normal sensory means. One of the most successful of these experiments was submitted to Dr. J.B. Rhine at Duke University. During one of our early experiments it was revealed that I had access to memories of the life of Pierre de Fermat. We obtained mathematical representations of concepts that far exceeded my training at the time, but were verified by my physics professor.

In 1637, Fermat wrote in the margin of his copy of a book on Diophantine equations, that he had found a “marvelous” proof that the equation xn + yn = zn has no integer solutions for n >2.  But his proof was never found. After receiving my degree in mathematics and physics in 1962, while teaching mathematics, I spent considerable time trying to access Fermat’s marvelous proof. Sometime during that period, I realized that Fermat’s Last Theorem, considered by most to be nothing more than a hypothesis in pure number theory, had important implications for quantum physics if x, y and z represent the radii of elementary particles that combine to form what we experience as ordinary physical reality.

This led to the realization that a quantum mathematics was urgently needed for describing the quantized reality we live in. The differential and integral calculus of Newton and Leibniz are inappropriate for describing quantum phenomena because they depend on a continuity of the variables of measurement that does not exist in a quantized world. I believe that the inappropriate application of Newtonian calculus to quantum phenomena gives rise to much of the ‘weirdness’ of quantum physics that physicists like to talk about.

I found the basis for the needed quantum mathematics in G. Spencer Brown’s calculus of indications published in his 1969 book “Laws of Form.” And it was obvious to me from the results of the Aspect Experiment resolving the Einstein/Bohr debate, that we have to have a mathematics that incorporates the consciousness of the observer. I published the basic concepts of an adaptation of Brown’s Calculus which I called the Calculus of Distinctions in my book, “Infinite Continuity,” in 1990. The Calculus of Distinctions is different from Brown’s Calculus of Indications in several ways that I do not have time to go into here. Unfortunately, that book is now long out of print, but the basic logic is published in an appendix to my 1996 book, “Transcendental Physics.”

In those references, I show that the drawing of a distinction is comprised of a triad:
1.     the object of distinction
2.     the features distinguishing the object from everything else, and
3.     the consciousness of the observer.

Thus, a distinction is inherently triadic, and the consciousness of the observer is implicit in the logic of the CoD. Therefore, application of these basic concepts inherently includes the consciousness of the observer in the equations of science. I later adapted the CoD to reflect the multi-dimensional geometry of finite distinctions and the differentiation of existing distinctions from conceptual distinctions in the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions (CoDD).

With the help of Russian-born mathematician Vladimir Brandin in 2003, and Dr. Vernon Neppe, from 2008 to the present, application of the CoDD has allowed me to develop the definition of a true quantum equivalence unit that I call the Triadic Rotational Unit of Equivalence (TRUE), and the discovery of the third form of the substance of reality, necessary for the stability of atomic structure. This third form cannot be measured as mass or energy, but is detectable in the total angular momentum of any rotating physical system. Dr. Neppe proposed the name gimmel for the third form for a variety of interesting reasons.

We decided to call the new paradigm TDVP: Triadic because that was the nature of the underlying structure of mass, energy and consciousness. Dimensional, because to be consistent, the mathematics had to incorporate extra dimensions beyond three of space and one of time. Vortical, because of the spinning nature of elementary particles, and Paradigm to emphasize that it is a shift from the current materialistic metaphysics of modern science.

Physicists talk about a “theory of everything”. But you can’t have a theory of everything if everything is not included in it. I see the discovery of gimmel as the fulfillment of my efforts over the past 30 plus years to put consciousness into the equations of science. Gimmel has all the earmarks of consciousness, or at least of an agent of consciousness, acting through what I call the conveyance equations, to bring the logic of the multi-dimensional substrate of Primary Consciousness into the 3 Spatial dimensions, 1 Time dimension, and 1 dimension of Consciousness, i.e., the domain of physical observation.

The discovery of gimmel eliminates materialism as a viable metaphysical basis for science. It eliminates materialism because gimmel is inherently non-material, and because I have proved that it is necessary for the stability of quarks and subatomic structure. Without it there would be no physical universe. The discovery of gimmel answers Gottfried Leibniz’s unanswered first priority question: “Why is there something rather than nothing?”

I believe that gimmel is the manifestation of consciousness in physical reality. This view is justified in part because the elements and compounds supporting organic life forms prove to have the highest levels of gimmel. TRUE units and gimmel provide the necessary basis to analyze and quantify consciousness working within our physical/spiritual/conscious reality.

Through the use of TRUE unit analysis and LHC data, and applying the principles of relativity and quantum physics, several unexplained phenomena have been explained quite elegantly by TDVP. Because TDVP includes consciousness in the equations of science, and therefore is more comprehensive than materialistic theories, it can provide the mathematical basis for investigating and describing psi phenomena like those experienced by virtually everyone in this room.

My answer to Gary’s question about whether the Academy needs an expanded math is this: It is my personal belief, based on over 50 years of explorations of mathematics, physics and consciousness expansion techniques, that mathematics is not merely a tool, mathematics reflects the actual structure of reality. And if you look at the history of science, every real scientific paradigm shift of the past has been accompanied by new mathematics. The paradigm shift to the primacy of consciousness can be no exception. It is my opinion that, in this case, a new mathematics is even more crucial than ever before because of the magnitude of this shift. Post-Materialism Science cries out for a new more comprehensive mathematical paradigm, and in my opinion, that new paradigm is TDVP, and the new math is the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions.