Saturday, May 26, 2018


When a real paradigm shift occurs, the world changes forever. And we have now reached the point in the history of science, philosophy and religion on this planet where the world is about to change, and this time, it will change faster than ever before. Why? Because the shift is from the stultifyingly limited belief that the physical universe is primary and all there is, to the knowledge that the physical universe is but a small fraction of reality, and that consciousness, not matter, is primary. This is the basis of the science of the future of which the Neppe-Close Triadic Dimensional Distinction Paradigm is a critical part. Dr. Neppe and I are seeking support for our research from wealthy philanthropists who may see this vision of the future, but anyone can contribute by becoming a member of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences, founded by Dr. Gary Schwartz =, a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

When one realizes the truth and importance of this shift in human consciousness, one’s life is changed forever. And when this realization filters down to the average person living on this planet, the world will be a far better place. Knowledge of the proof that we are all part of the Infinite Consciousness that motivates the great spiritual masters of all times will shine a light on the dangers and futility of the belief in materialism and go a long way toward curing the ills of human civilization.

I am urging everyone to get involved in this paradigm shift personally by joining and supporting the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. You can do so by pasting the link below into your internet browser and visiting the Postmaterialist website. You will learn about the Academy, its goals and its founders. Click on the appropriate box and become a Full Member, Affiliate Member or Student Member. By doing so, you will be supporting the advancement of the most important paradigm shift ever, and connecting with me and other members to learn about the exciting progress into the science and global metaphysics of the future. 

The Academy’s first published volume is currently in press. It contains chapters written by the founders and full  members, including me. Your prayers and support are needed and will be greatly appreciated, and becoming a member of the academy will help substantially. Thanks for your help!

Ed Close

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/23/2018

Albert Einstein said: “Rafinert ist der Herr Gott, aber Bohaft ist er nicht!” (The Lord God is clever, but he is not malicious!)

God is indeed clever! He has fooled scores of mainstream scientists for hundreds of years, and continues to do so. I’m sure He finds their attempts to explain the universe as a vast machine very entertaining. No matter how many clues he gives them, they seem to be unable to see through the clever illusion displayed before them as the physical universe. Why? Because they can’t seem to shake the initial misdirection, the illusion that something called solid matter exists, and consequently, they haven’t been able to look behind the curtain of matter.

God is the master magician. Before talking about His clever trick in more detail, let me start with a simple analogy: The disappearing paper-wad trick I used to entertain my son when he was very young, and my grandchildren when they were very young: The trick is one of misdirection. You place a small paper-wad in your left hand and ask the child to pay close attention to it. You cover it with your right hand, and then you close your right hand over it and quickly raise your closed fist, showing the empty palm of your left hand. Then you quickly bring your right hand back down beside your left hand with open palm, showing that both hands are empty. The paper-wad seems to have mysteriously disappeared. This trick is especially entertaining to on-lookers who can see you pitch the paper-wad over your shoulder with the upward motion of your right hand. For children, and sometimes even adults, if you have a clever way of hiding the thrown paper-wads, it sometimes takes a number of repetitions of the trick before they catch on.

God plays a similar, but a much more clever trick with the physical universe. He projects the idea (misdirection) that there are separate material objects and particles by placing consciousness in a limited physical body with limited organs of perception that do not allow you to see the whole picture, and then challenges you to see through His trick. A few have caught on and have seen a glimpse of God’s slight-of-hand, for example:

Max Planck said: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

Albert Einstein said: “There is no such thing as an empty space, i.e. a space without a field. Space-time does not claim existence of its own, but only as a structural quality of the field.” – Relativity, the Special and General Theory, page 155 of Appendix V.

In a letter Paul wrote: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:18

Jesus said:Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

Let’s suppose for a minute that these quotes, from different types of thinkers, are not just vague metaphysical hypotheses or philosophical wanderings, but real glimpses of the truth, and that they are all glimpses of the same thing: the true nature of reality. Then we see that there is no matter as such, space-time has no existence of it own, and behind the illusion that is seen, is the true, but unseen reality. Now, let’s bring in a few more pertinent ideas and see if we can understand the nature of God’s magic trick.

First, Newton’s third Law of Motion: For every force, there is an equal and opposite force.

Second, the existence of gimmel, the third form of reality, neither mass nor energy and therefore non-physical, proved necessary for subatomic stability, discovered by application of the Close-Neppe Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP).

Third, the generalization of the Law of Conservation of mass and energy to include all reality: mass, energy and gimmel.

Now, suppose with these three facts in mind, your faculty of perception is suddenly freed from the limitations of the tiny bands of electromagnetic and physical vibrations available to your sense organs, and you are pure consciousness; what do you see?

You see that gimmel is the fabric of reality, expanding to infinity at the speed of light. At the same time, the force of that expansion is countered (per Newton’s third law) by the inertia of vortices spinning in the fabric of reality with angular velocities accelerated to the speed of light. All the forces of the universe balance out, and thus, the sum total of the dynamic interactions in physical creation is zero. And there you have the essence of God's trick: The everything and the nothing,:the cosmic illusion.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” (John 8:13)

How freeing is it, to know that there is no matter as such, no empty space or time, and that your consciousness, as a spark in the fabric of reality (gimmel) is conserved forever! Matter, energy, space and time are complex, multi-dimensional illusions created by the expansion of the fabric of reality, for God’s (and your) entertainment. With this knowledge, you can relax and enjoy the drama with Him, knowing that it is all an illusion, -a very persistent illusion to be sure- but ultimately, it’s God’s very special magic trick!

You have to hand it to God! His illusion is the ultimate, most clever illusion, and it’s the only show in town! Abraham and Moses were right; Jesus of Nazareth was right, all of the spiritual masters of the past were right, and the materialists are still looking at the disappearing paper-wad! Now you see it, now you don’t!

Wake up! and enjoy God’s shauspiel!

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/10/2018


The standard definition of cosmology found in on-line Wikipedia, is:

“Cosmology (from the Greek κόσμος, kosmos "world" and -λογία, -logia "study of") is the study of the origin, evolution and eventual fate of the universe. Physical cosmology is the scientific study of the universe's origin, its large-scale structures and dynamics, and its ultimate fate, as well as the scientific laws that govern these areas.
The term cosmology was first used in English in 1656 in Thomas Blount’s Glossographia,] and in 1731 taken up in Latin by German philosopher Christian Wolff in Cosmologia Generalis Religious
or mythological cosmology is a body of beliefs based on mythological, religious and esoteric literature and traditions of creation myths and eschatology
Physical cosmology is studied by scientists, such as astronomers and physicists, as well as philosophers, such as metaphysicians, philosophers of physics and philosophers of space and time. Because of this shared scope with philosophy, theories in physical cosmology may include both scientific and non-scientific propositions and may depend upon assumptions that cannot be tested. Cosmology differs from astronomy in that the former is concerned with the Universe as a whole while the latter deals with individual celestial objects. Modern physical cosmology is dominated by the Big Bang theory, which attempts to bring together observational astronomy and particle physics, more specifically, a standard parameterization of the Big Bang with dark matter and dark energy, known as the Lambda-CDM model.”
Comments on the Definition of Cosmology
It is interesting to note that this definition distinguishes between cosmology as a general subject and “physical cosmology” in an ambiguous way: In the first paragraph, physical cosmology is said to be “the scientific study of the universe's origin, its large-scale structures and dynamics, and its ultimate fate, as well as the scientific laws that govern these areas”. While, in the last paragraph, it states that “theories in physical cosmology may include both scientific and non-scientific propositions and may depend upon assumptions that cannot be tested.” This suggests, contrary to the first statement, that physical cosmology is not completely scientific.

To be clear about what cosmology is, we must first answer the question: What is scientific and what is not? As the definition above implies, the scientific method requires hypotheses that can be tested, but the physical cosmological model of current mainstream science contains elements that cannot be tested. The most significant one is the big bang theory itself. While scientists like to think that the Standard Model of cosmology and particle physics is scientific, it depends in large part on assumptions that cannot be tested, and therefore the current Standard Model is theoretical and not strictly scientific.

But, this is not an unforgiving criticism, because science would never have progressed very far if it adhered strictly to the scientific method. This, however, raises a crucial point that was discussed in detail in the Neppe=Close book Reality Begins with Consciousness, available at That is the importance of scientific feasibility, which we call LFAF: Lower-Dimensional Feasibility, Absent Falsification; the basis for including logically feasible concepts in hypotheses that may not be falsifiable in the space-time 3S-1t dimensional domain of physical observation. This brings us to what I will call, for want of better terminology, Close Cosmology.

I’m calling this early form of Close-Neppe Cosmology Close Cosmology because it was developed during the years 1985-1988, more than 20 years before Dr. Neppe and I began working together in 2008. This cosmology was developed using the Calculus of Distinctions, a calculus developed and expanded from G. Spencer Brown’s Calculus of Indications, published in his book Laws of Form, and it was published in the book Infinite Continuity in 1990.

The calculus of distinctions differs from Brown’s calculus in that it depends on the concept of a quantum unit related to physical reality as the basic unit of measurement, in that it relates true with real and false with conceptual or non-existent, and in that it includes the functioning of consciousness as a part of reality that is every bit as real as mass and energy.

Like the calculus of indications, the calculus of distinctions can be used to evaluate the logical truth or falsity of any statement that can be described in the calculus. This means that, because it is directly related to the physical universe through its basic unit of measurement, the quantum unit of quantized reality, the mathematical structure of the calculus is identical with the logical structure of the universe. This also means that it can be used to test scientific hypotheses to see if they are logically consistent. In Infinity Continuity, published in 1990, I applied the calculus of distinctions to several cosmological problems, including the expanding universe as indicated by the red shift in the spectrum of light from distant stars and relativistic time dilation. This application of the calculus of distinctions revealed several important basic truths about the nature of reality that require a complete revision of our understanding of science, and a redefinition of cosmology.

Replacement of the calculus of Newton and Leibniz with the logically prior calculus of distinctions as applied in Infinite continuity, revealed that consciousness, not matter, is primary, that there is no absolute beginning or end, and the universe is much larger than astronomers and astrophysicists estimate.

A further refinement of this understanding was obtained when the calculus of distinctions was refined with the definition of the quantum equivalence unit, the triadic rotational unit of equivalence (TRUE) in 2011, and the discovery of gimmel in 2012. The addition of dimensionality to the calculus of distinctions made it possible to describe quantum phenomena, and the new refined calculus became the calculus of dimensional distinctions (CoDD).

Applying the CoDD to the description of quantum phenomena with variables of extent, content and conscious intent, or impact in the 3S-1t domain of physical observation, produced new revelations and explained phenomena not explicable in the current scientific paradigm. Here are a few of the revelations:

·       The physical universe is only a small part of reality. The part represented by gimmel in the structures of physical reality is far greater in volume and in effect on the logical structure of reality than the mass-energy, space-time portion.
·       Mainstream science has avoided dealing with the vast majority of reality by limiting its focus to the material aspects of reality and the physical universe.

Application of the CoDD to reality requires a redefinition of the term cosmos. The specifics of this redefinition are as follows:

·       The cosmos consists of the entirety of reality, of which the physical universe is a very small part.
·       Beyond the 3S-1t physical universe, the cosmos consists of the dimensional domains of nine finite dimensions, three trans-finite dimensions and an unknown and unknowable number of infinite dimensions.

·       The first six dimensions are quantized, the next three are measurable in flexible, relative variables.

The new definition is: Close-Neppe Cosmology is the study of everything that exists, from the smallest quantum of mass to the entire expanding universe, seen and unseen, to the transcendental cosmos, into the infinitely continuous Primary Conscious Substrate in which all things and all distinguishable domains are embedded, as well as the mathematical laws that describe the dynamic relationships between all parts of the physical and non-physical cosmos.

Thus, it becomes cleare that the science of the future must transcend the limited materialistic science of mass-energy, space-time. When consciousness is included in the equations of science. This is the point of my third book: Transcendental Physics, available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere. This new definition and the application of the CODD yields some very practical results both for science and for individual physical, mental and spiritual improvement and progress.

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Copyright © Edward R. Close 5/10/2018

Reflections on Gimmel, Life and Consciousness
Windows are so very nice, for looking out at trees and sky,
But they present a hazard for our feathered friends who fly,

And may mistake reflections there for part of their reality,
And try to reach and perch upon a branch of an imagined tree.

I heard an impact on the glass, and looked, hoping not to see,
A small body lying on the ground, alas, another sad fatality.

As I watched this little life depart,
It took my breath and broke my heart.

Why God, I asked, why must this be?
Why do you brook this cruelty?

I imagined the small egg within the nest,
The feathered warmth of mother’s breast,

It seems so similar, you see,
To what happens to you and me.

This happy little winged thing
Left the nest, his song to sing,

To spread his feathered wings and fly
To know and love the earth and sky.

But, suddenly, he’ll sing no more,
He flutters now, at death’s dark door.

In a moment this spark of life is gone, - and so,
I must ask from whence it came, where did it go?

As I lay his lifeless form to rest,
I have to ask: God, is this a test?

And when my body turns to dust,
As nature’s laws decree it must,

Where does the ‘I’ that I am go?
I’m asking and demand to know!

That little bird then spoke to me,
Not in words nor in bird chatter,

But in a flash of clarity I see:
Life or death, it does not matter.

A deeper question I must ask:
Beyond a bird or human mask,

What are the subtle links that tether
Gimmel, life and mind together?

The message that experience imparted was: It is time for me to move on. For more than 30 years, I’ve worked to perfect the mathematical proof that there is a part of reality that is non-physical, a real component beyond mass, energy space and time, that integrates the experience of consciousness and spirit with the awarerness of the physical universe. With the calculus of dimensional distinctions, the true quantum math, and dimensional extrapolation, linking Plato and Pythagoras, Cantor and Fermat, Planck and Einstein, the proof is complete. A handful of professional thinkers have confirmed this. But materialist mainstream scientists will try to disprove this until they draw their final breath. I’m through with trying to convince them. As Planck so correctly pointed out many years ago: “Science progresses from funeral to funeral.” We can’t expect many who have devoted their entire lives to materialism to be swayed even by mathematical proof. 

Gimmel, the third form of reality, is neither matter nor physical force, but it is a fact; it is real. There are those who will understand it, and those who won’t. As my son Joshua likes to say: “It is what it is!” So, we must move on to the more important deeper question: What is the relationship between gimmel, and the realities of human experience: life and consciousness?

I held that tiny body in my hands and watched the spark of his life fade and flicker out. I’ve experienced the same thing with other animals, including human beings, when vital organs are damaged beyond the possibility of functioning as they had when in good health; but his time was different. I realized that after the signs of life as a bird were gone, gimmel still existed in the atoms of the body; otherwise, the cells, molecules and atoms would all decay into the mass and energy of sub-microscopic quarks, and the body would disappear. Of course, this does happen over time, as various stages of organic decay proceed, but life is still there, many days later, it’s just no longer the life that expressed itself as a bird. Many of the cells of various parts of that body are still functioning. What if, I could bring together the quantum units of gimmel remaining in the body to reassemble the broken bones of the neck, or the crushed muscles of the heart, would the bird come back to life and fly away? Or is there a way to add units of gimmel to a finite physical form by the power of thought?

I have proved that gimmel, like mass and energy, is conserved in any process, and that strongly suggests that consciousness survives physical death. 

There is no doubt in my mind that gimmel is the connection between consciousness, life and the atomic structure of the physical universe, and that the potential for conscious life existed in the mutable mass and energy of quarks even before they became the first protium atoms of physical reality. The important question now is to determine exactly how consciousness works through gimmel and the dimensions of space and time to form life-supporting organic structures. If we can answer this question, we are not only on our way to knowing God’s thoughts, as Einstein wished to do, but we will also begin to know how the mind of God works.

If this of interest to you, then stay tuned, because this will be my focus henceforth.

Edward R. Close 5/10/2018

Monday, May 7, 2018


Have you ever been aware that something extraordinary is about to happen? If so, then you know how exciting that can be. I’ve had that awareness many times in my life. Even as a very small child I felt a deep connection with nature, a mental link with plants and animals that made me feel as if they were about to speak to me in some way. This awareness of an impending breakthrough intensified with an awakening in 1952, when I stood on the bank of a farm pond in Texas County Missouri and heard the inward sound of silence. Along with sensing the flow of the energy in the atoms making up the world around me, I saw a subtle glow emanating from my surroundings and felt life pulsing in everything. It was both an awakening, and an awareness that something wonderful was about to happen.

I had been inspired by reading about Albert Einstein’s paper: “On the electrodynamics of moving objects”, the special theory of relativity. I was a teenager living on my parents’ farm. I walked out into the field that night, stood on the pond bank, looked up into the stars and expressed my desire to know. Very suddenly, it was as if a switch had been thrown, and normal sight and hearing was switched off, and an inner expansion of those senses was turned on. That was when I decided I had to study physics.

I didn’t have to learn mathematics, it was as if I simply remembered algebra and geometry. And languages also came easily. Education, for me, came from within. A few years later, David Stewart, who had been my college roommate, sent me some books published by Self-Realization Fellowship. I read “The Holy Science” by Sri Yukteswar and “The Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda and learned what my experience of the “sound of silence” was. My initiation into the practice of Kriya Yoga in 1960, allowed me to integrate the teachings of Elijah, Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, Kabir, Lao Tzu: the roots of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sufism and the Tao. Earning degrees in mathematics, physics and environmental engineering, I was a research hydrogeologist by day, taught meditation classes and wrote by night and on weekends. My first book, “The Book of Atma” was published in 1977. A few years before that, I had met Jacqui, who became my helpmate. I had had many instances of mental telepathy with David Stewart, who became a life-long friend, but the deep connection was intensified with Jacqui, my soulmate.

Waking from a vivid dream in 1986, in which I saw a pebble drop into a golden pool of water. As the waves spread out in all directions, I saw the theories of relativity and quantum physics integrated by the inclusion of consciousness in the equations of physics. I wrote non-stop for several days. That awakening happened at 1:11 AM, January 16, 1986, in Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the gateway to Mecca and Medina, the Holy Cities of Islam. My second book “Infinite Continuity”, published in 1990, was the result.

I was never much of a joiner or participator in social organizations. I did not want to be a member of a fraternity in college. I was automatically inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society because of my grades. Self-realization Fellowship was an exception. I joined SRF to receive the Kriya. Like most students planning to go to grad school, I took the Graduate Record Exam. My score on the GRE made me eligible for membership in MENSA, which I joined in 1982. And, in 2008, I applied for membership in the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, an ultra-high-IQ society because I wanted to find a research partner, someone with impeccable credentials, someone who would be capable of understanding why I wanted to integrate science and spirituality. Why? Because no one seemed to be interested in my ideas. Dr Vernon Neppe, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist, turned out to be that research partner. He had joined ISPE for the very same reason; he wanted someone with an academic background in mathematics and pohysics to work with. As with David and Jacqui, I began to experience frequent telepathic connections with Vernon, and our philosophical and scientific ideas meshed remarkedly well. From 2008 until the present, we have worked diligently developing the new science and spirituality paradigm we call the Triadic Dimensional Vortical Paradigm, a comprehensive mathematical system of thought that explains nearly everything.

In 2010, I was privileged to be part of an expedition sponsored by Young Living Essential Oils to film a documentary film on the Frankincense Trail in Egypt and Jordan. Vernon and I had been collaborating for two years by telephone, Skype and email, but had not yet met in person. Once Young Living had set the dates, and I had my airline tickets from St. Louis to Cairo, I told Vernon that I would be out of touch for several weeks. He replied that It was not a problem because he and his wife Lis were going back to their native South Africa at the same time. In the past, I had always flown to the Middle East through Frankfurt Germany, but this time I was going through Amsterdam. Vernon and Lis had already made their reservations and were going to be in Amsterdam the same day I was! They were staying in the Hilton in downtown Amsterdam, and I would have a 9-hour lay-over. We would be able to spend several hours together!

Vernon recorded most of our conversations that day, as we talked about our TDVP theories. We talked about the fact that the quarks that form protons and neutrons, the basis of all of the natural elements that make up the universe combine triadically, i.e., in threes. As time grew short, and I was boarding the tram to return to the airport, I remarked: “I can prove that up-quarks and down-quarks have to combine triadically using Fermat’ Last Theorem!” That was the beginning of a string of mathematical proofs that, along with experimental data, raise TDVP from a theory to a real paradigm shift. More than 50 discoveries have ensued, and almost every day, we have the expectation that something extraordinary is about to happen!

Sunday, May 6, 2018



You’re born, you live, you strive, you die.
A few years, one or one hundred, - why?

Is there something you can learn about?
Before the flame of life burns out?

To save you from ignoble strife
That seems to be your lot in life?

Is it written that you must strive,
Work, eat and sleep to stay alive.

But, there must be something more than this,
Is there Love or Peace or Joy, -  Eternal bliss?

If not, then why waste our breath
To chase a dream that ends in death?

But, what if I could prove to you,
Through sweat and tears and drops of blood,
That hid beneath life’s residue,
There is a diamond in the mud?

What if I could prove beyond a doubt,
That in every atom’s murky quark,
Lives something none can do without:
The Gimmel Ring’s eternal spark,

shining light upon the keys
That open up the ancient doors,
Beyond which lie Eternities’
Peace, Love and Joy forevermore –

Would you be surprised?
ERC 5/6/18

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