Sunday, June 28, 2020
HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF?
The great Masters of Wisdom of all times have warned us against identification with the things of the material world as opposed to identification with the spiritual Source of our being. They state, in no uncertain terms, that endless suffering and death are the wages of sin. But was is sin? The definition has become blurred by so-called religious and political science. Let’s be clear: Sin arises easily in those who reject the Oneness of Spiritual Consciousness in favor of identification with limiting concepts of selfish desire for things.
Identity politics is all the rage right now. Why is that? It is the symptom of a disease far more deadly that the effects of the COVID-19 virus! It is a disease that darkens the heart and clouds the mind. The partisan politician’s most effective tool, It pulls millions either to the left or right so far, that once good people, capable of love and cooperation, begin to hate each other. This is the primary MO of evil! And each extreme side blames the other, not realizing that they themselves are the problem!
We ask, what’s the antidote? The answer is simple and obvious, but extremely difficult to implement. It’s love and compassion. But love and compassion can’t be legislated or forced on one extreme by the other. It must start in the heart by rejecting being the willing pawn of any political party. The political parties right now are trying to pull the people toward ideologies that we know have failed in the past. Why do we pretend that they might succeed now or in the future? That’s insanity! The thing that has succeeded better than any form of government in the history of the human race is what we have in the US, at least in theory: Freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom of thought, freedom of action that does no harm. Identity politics promotes the exact opposite.
Tune out about 99% 0f the talking heads on your TV screen. They are willing promoters of the insanity! Look for the few who honestly try to present both sides of the story, unconcerned about the horrible names and vicious attacks the partisans on both sides will certainly hurl at them. Do your own research as much as you possibly can. Look for real evidence and data, and don’t allow yourself to interpret it in ways that make it seem to say what you think you might want it to say.
We live in unsettled and unsettling times, but I believe the craziness, violence, and verbal attacks will be seen in a few years to have been birth pangs related to the emergence of a new level of human consciousness. Neither left nor right, republican or democrat, but a new form of universal equality born of identification with the true spiritual nature of reality and free of both blame and guilt, a true dawning of freedom and opportunity for all.
ERC June 28, 2020
Sunday, June 21, 2020
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
We are living at an extremely exciting time! Science is finally beginning to escape the confining box of materialism! Check out the work of Dr. Gary Schwartz of the university of Arizona and the founding members of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. Their work is amplified with my quantum calculus, the Neppe-Close consciousness-based paradigm shift TDVP, and the discovery of Gimmel, the non-physical part of reality. If this isn’t exciting, then you haven’t yet understood what is happening. It is the advent of a major scientific paradigm shift!
According to the current scientific paradigm, life is nothing more than an accident resulting from a big explosion that happened about 13.8 billion years ago - an epiphenomenon of physical evolution. From a purely intellectual point of view, it would be nice if that were true. It would make things really simple: You are born, you struggle through the pleasures and pains of life, you die. End of story. That way, it would make little or no difference what you did or didn’t do during your individual lifetime. Your life, pleasures and pains, accomplishments and failures, good fortune and bad, triumphs, and defeats would all be, as Bertrand Russell famously said, doomed to disappear in the great heat death of the universe. But, of course, it really isn’t that simple.
Let’s look a little more closely at the origin of Russell’s statement. It is based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which was just being formulated as the basis of scientific materialism during his lifetime. It says: “Every process occurring in nature proceeds in the sense in which the sum of the entropies of all bodies taking part in the process is increased. In the limit, i.e. for reversible processes, the sum of the entropies remains unchanged.” For those not familiar with the physics word “entropy”: It is a negative term meaning disorder, or lack of meaningful structure.
To explain the second law in terms that anyone can understand: If I lose my grip and drop my coffee cup onto a concrete floor, a natural process occurs: it shatters into hundreds of pieces, flying in all directions. The ordered, meaningful structure (the cup) becomes disorder (the pieces). We never see this reversed in a natural process. For example, no one has ever seen an old, neglected run-down house reverse its natural process of decay and revert to its once beautiful newly constructed state without the input of a lot of intelligently directed material, energy, and time! And that’s the point: The natural decay of finite physical structures can only be reversed by input from a source external to the structure.
If reality were finite, the second law of thermodynamics would always apply, and Bertrand Russell would be right: the physical universe, without any input from an external source, would eventually “run down”, reaching the equilibrium of maximum entropy, i.e., total disorder. In addition, if the universe originated in the explosion of an extremely hot, extremely dense concentration of matter, as the current scientific paradigm hypothesizes, then it would be flying apart like the bits and pieces of the coffee cup.
In an ever-expanding universe, also hypothesized by current mainstream science, none of the pieces would ever encounter each other, because they are forever flying apart; and even if they did, the second law would assure that any momentary accidental structure would rapidly decay, lacking any outside intervention. So, why is it that we have a physical universe? As Leibniz said: The most important question, the question that science should answer first, is why is there something rather than nothing? It turns out that the answer is simple: Reality is not finite. Any spiritually conscious person knows this. Every new-born child knows this. But it is hidden from the mainstream scientist by his inability to see outside the box of materialism.
The truth of the infinity of reality is not revealed by our finite physical senses. We are only capable of seeing a finite portion of reality through our physical senses, so the universe appears to be finite. In fact, it is not. Also, it is the nature of scientists and philosophers to further obfuscate the truth by inventing new words and pretending that they represent a new understanding of reality better than the old words. So yesterday’s materialism has become today’s scientific physicalism. But a handful of dirt is still a handful of dirt regardless of what you call it!
Even biologists, psychologists, and others who study consciousness, easily fall into this intellectual trap, because they admire the simplicity and clarity of the materialistic sciences like physics and chemistry. And they think that if they can invent a word for something, then they actually know what it is! They fail to realize that there is not a scientist alive who knows what gravity is, why one compound has all the distinct qualities it does, what light is, or why we experience things the way we do, never mind what life and consciousness are!
The discovery of Gimmel changes all this! If you haven’t read some of the hundreds of papers, and two or three books written by Dr. Vernon Neppe and this author, you may not be familiar with the term “Gimmel”. Like all the words in any language, it hides more than it reveals, but it is our attempt to provide a name for the third form of reality. The axiomatic basis of the belief system of our current mainstream science recognizes only mass, energy, space, and time as the basic measurable parameters of reality. The discovery of Gimmel, the third measurable substance of reality in addition to mass and energy, adds consciousness to the equations of science.
The existence of Gimmel is not a philosophical or scientific hypothesis. It is a mathematically and physically demonstrable fact of nature. It is not something that I and/or Dr. Neppe invented. I happen to be the one who made the discovery sometime in 2011, and I have been amazed ever since by the way it explains so many things that are either poorly explained, or simply ignored by mainstream science. I am happily grateful to God or, if you prefer, the universe, to have been the one to discover Gimmel, the measurable non-physical part of reality. Not that anyone else could not have discovered it, they could have, because it is there, just like the sun is there. Of course it is not as obvious as the sun, but never-the-less, it is just as real.
Bottom line: Gimmel is the up-until-now mysterious something that makes the difference between existence and non-existence, converts physical energy to life force, enlivens inert matter, and produces conscious organic life forms!
The development and application of a quantum calculus was necessary for the discovery to happen, but the precise demonstration of the existence of Gimmel can be understood by anyone with a rudimentary understanding of math and physics. Dr. Neppe and I have made peer-reviewed scientific papers available to the scientific community, and I am currently preparing a series of online courses to make the discovery available to everyone. It will begin with basic concepts, and proceed in short logical steps to the demonstration of the proof of discovery. The series of online courses will become available through the Academia Ars Moriendi, an organization promoting the enjoyment of the reality of life and death, founded by Grig Oprea in Europe. Stay tuned!
ERC – 21st of June 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
DEATH AS AN ESCAPE? THANKS BUT NO THANKS!
I am not an average human being. Nowhere near the mean. But is that really a good thing? That’s for you to decide. I have been ill for several days now, nearly three months after being on a crowded flight from Eastern Europe just after the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, followed by months of almost total isolation. I finally came down with the flu, at least a flu; I’ve not been tested. But here are some thoughts about what I’ve experienced.
Anyone who has had a serious bout of the flu, regardless of which one, knows that you reach a point where you feel that you would have to get better to die! You will shout out to God, whether or not you believe there is one, with something like: “OH God! Why do I have to suffer like this?
When I reached this point, I dug in my heels, and said: “NO DAMN WAY! I am not going out this way! Nowhere is it written that I have to leave this world in mind-numbing pain and suffering! When the time comes, if it must, to leave my body, It is my intention to leave it consciously, in peace, without pain, suffering, or remorse. I intend to leave with a clean slate, an honest report that I have done with what I was given, the best I possibly could. That I reached my earthly potential, and am ready to move on.
Is this arrogance? Must I surrender to the fate of nearly everyone else? Is that the will of God? I don’t think so! Would a loving Father want pain and suffering for his child? I think not! Especially when I am told that He, in the form of a special incarnation, has done that for me. Must we surrender to the will of the author of this creation? Yes, of course, but in my opinion, it is much better to do it before you find yourself at Death’s door in pain and suffering.
He sent me here with specific things that I need to do. And I’m not leaving until they are done! Even when my beloved wife Jacqui had to leave, she said to me: “You must finish our job!” She even found a way to send me that message after her dear body had been cremated. In a message delivered through a triple-blind scientific experiment, she declared, with a statement and a promise: “Yes, I came to help you while I was alive, and I’m not going to stop just because I died!”
So, I’m sorry, Death Angel, thanks, but no thanks! I’m not ready to go yet. I’ll let you know when I’m ready to cross over to that other shore.
ERC June 10th 2020
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
THE AMAZING PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION
Have you ever wondered why life isn’t perfect? I have. And it may or may not surprise you to learn that I have an answer. It’s a good answer for me, but when you read it, you will probably think my answer is imperfect, or incomplete, and of course you will be right! It is! Because there really is no answer to this question that everyone will agree upon as perfect. And that’s as it should be. There’s a reason for this world’s imperfections. If you find something in this world that appears to be perfect, you need to look at it a little more closely, because you are missing something. Nothing in this world is perfect. Now, why is that?
It has to do with logic, mathematics, and quantum physics. Have you ever heard of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems? “Oh no!” I hear someone say, “Not mathematics again! That’s just not my cup of tea!” Relax. I’m not going to fill pages and pages here with my proof of Gӧdel’s theorems, even though I could. But it’s never a good idea to do something just because you can. And I don’t expect many of you who read this will want to spend your precious time learning a new system of mathematical analysis that involves nine rotating dimensions. You probably have better things to do. That’s why I write these blog posts: in the hope of giving those who need it an understanding of things that they will not find anywhere else. I spent years studying the calculus, symbolic logic, relativity, and quantum mechanics, so you won’t have to.
Why would anyone spend 10 or 15 years of the best part of life studying such things? Because when professional scientists refer to matrix algebra, eigen functions, twistors, tensors, Gassmann and Lie geometric algebras, quantum tunneling, and non-locality, I want to know what the heck they are talking about. How else can I understand how they reach the conclusions they do? How else can I know whether they know what they are talking about, or are just blowing pretty smoke rings? Most of the time, it turns out that they are just blowing smoke rings!.
So why isn’t the world we experience every day perfect? Let’s start by looking at the simplest thing about quantum physics: We’ve known for more than 100 years, thanks to Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, that the physical world is quantized. That means that it is made of whole multiples of extremely small things. So unbelievably small, in fact, that it is amazing that we can know anything about them all. And Albert Einstein (that’s right, Albert had no middle name. - I guess his friend Max used them all up!) started the ball rolling for quantum technology with his Nobel Prize wining explanation of the photo-electric effect, based on Planck’s earth-shaking discovery.
Now, go stand in a field somewhere, where you cannot see any effects of human activity, if you can, where everything you can see is natural. Do you see any straight lines? Any perfect circles? Pick up a rock and look at it carefully. It may have fossils and/or crystals in it that suggest perfect lines, triangles, rhomboids, or spheres, but use a geologist’s hand lens, and you will see that there are small “imperfections” that seem to mar those geometrical forms. Look at the most perfect shiny white billiard ball you can find with a magnifying glass, or an electron microscope. When its surface is magnified enough, you will see that it has bumps and divots like the mountains and craters on the moon! Look at magnifications of anything that appears to have a perfect geometrical shape. Long before you get anywhere near the quantum level of smallness, you will see that there are no perfect lines, squares, spheres, or any shape or form that you can call perfect. Now, why is that?
The answer is simple! (I almost said perfectly simple!) In a physically quantized world, there are no straight lines, perfect curves, circles, or spheres! Such things are physically and mathematically impossible! Another pure math theorem called Fermat’s Last Theorem, proves that two perfect shapes cannot merge to form another perfect shape! I’ve published the proof of that in several papers and books. So, even if the smallest things, the distinctions that actually make up physical reality, namely electrons and quarks, are perfect little spinning objects, as soon as they start combining to form atoms, perfect shapes are no longer possible.
So, some things are perfect, you say? I thought you said nothing in this world is perfect! Well, that’s not perfectly true. There are perfectly symmetric things at the quantum scale of physical reality, but we can’t see them! You might be relieved that the realm of perfect things is beyond the scope of this post. It has to do with Plato’s perfect solids, - there are only five! - It also has to do with why the universe appears to be expanding, why elementary particles are spinning, and why they are not really particles! But that’s a subject for another blog. In this post, I am just trying to explain why nothing we can see, touch, taste, hear, or smell is perfect, and why that’s OK. In fact, it’s more than OK, it’s perfect…
Back to Gӧdel’s incompleteness theorems: Don’t worry, you needn’t bother with studying the works of Gauss, Bolyai, Lobachevsky, Riemann, Cantor, and Hilbert, nor do you have to understand countable infinities, mathematical consistency, and the systematic codification of formal logic, and follow all of the tortured steps of Gӧdel’s proofs, - unless you really want to - and have the time and patience to follow the chain of reasoning, - which is about like looking at lizard tracks in the snow. I am here to tell you that we can just jump straight to the final, most important conclusion of Gödel’s incompleteness theorems:
Any consistent logical system of representation will always be incomplete.
What does this have to do with the imperfect world we experience? In a word: Everything!
Everything made of finite parts, like electrons, quarks, protons, and atoms, in short, everything in the physical universe, is sure to be incomplete, because, if it is logically consistent, Gӧdel’s theorems prove that it is forever incomplete! Another way to say this is: In any consistent system of thoughts or things, there will always be questions that can be asked, but that cannot be answered within that system. There will be describable forms that cannot be found within the world in which they are described. The idea that they can be, or should be there, is a product of the limitations of our physical senses.
The physical senses, with which our bodies are equipped, hide more of reality that they reveal, especially at the quantum level. The images our physical senses convey to our brains in quantized electrical impulses suggest perfect forms that do not exist in quantized physical reality! Our minds weave images that we take for realities perceived; but the perfect logic and form we imagine, is not really there in the physical world. This raises the question: Do those perfect forms exist anywhere? Plato thought so. Or are they just illusions created by the inability of our physical senses to see the quanta that make up physical reality?
Wait! We just asked another question! Could it be that maybe that question cannot be answered within the logical system of language, English in this case, that allowed us to ask it? But, wait! That’s yet another question, a question about a question! Does Gӧdel’s theorem apply to each question, as we make a descent into an infinity of questions about questions? Yes, it could. But, in the physical world, there is no infinite descent. Zeno’s paradox does not work in the physical universe, because in a quantized world, there is no such thing as half a quantum of anything.
So where does this leave us? Is there a way to determine whether a given question can be answered within the system in which it is asked? After all, there are a lot of questions that can be answered without the need to invent a new system of logic. All Gödel proved was there would always be at least one question that couldn’t be answered within the consistent system of logic that allowed the question to be asked. I am happy to be able to tell you that there IS a way to determine whether a given question can be answered within the system in which it is asked! That’s the good news! The bad news is that it involves applying the Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions interpreted for logic, and that way leads into a world that’s difficult-to-visualize: a domain of five more dimensions beyond space and time. (Du-du, du-du,… du-du, du-du,… do you hear the Twilight Zone theme song playing in the background?)
Yeah, OK, you’re right; I promised that you wouldn’t need to study mathematics, symbolic logic, relativity, and quantum physics to understand why life isn’t perfect. So, I’d better stop trying to impress you with what I may or may not know perfectly well, and get back to the point. And that point is: the importance of imperfection.
A perfect world would be a complete waste of time and space. Most of us would be bored out of our skulls within a week. If stuck in a perfect world, I know I would! If there were a god trapped in that kind of endless perfection, don’t you think he (or she) would dream of creating a place like this mess we human beings call home? It is only the incompleteness, the physical and mental imperfections, that give us the room and ability to grow mentally and spiritually. So, my advice is, don’t hanker after a perfect world. You might get what you wish for! Instead, be thankful that you have an imperfect reality with Gӧdel’s holes in it, through which you may escape into a new multi-dimensional reality, and eventually, once you’ve tired of that one, from that one into another one, and then another, …and so on, ad infinitum!
There is no real evidence that anything has ever created itself out of nothing. So there must be a higher intelligence beyond this imperfect physical world! Be thankful to God, She, He, or It, or whatever you want to call the more perfect creator, that the world you experience offers the amazing perfection of being perfectly imperfect. I, for one, say Amen! Thank you God for that!
As for me, I am perfectly happy to be imperfectly perfect ... most of the time.
ERC June 2nd, 2020