In this article we will continue our discussion of the new scientific paradigm that aims to explain the esoteric stream of knowledge by dipping into the Dynamic Steady State Universe (DSSU) theory developed by Conrad Ranzan and The Reciprocal System by Dewey B Larson.
We will also delve deeper into two important aspects of the new scientific paradigm; that of Infinity and the Two Natures of Reality, while also familiarizing ourselves with some common scientific issues such as the boundary problem and the initial conditions problem.
Stephen Wolfram writes in A New Kind of Science, “If the ultimate model of physics is to be as simple as possible, then one should expect that all the features of our universe must at some level emerge purely from properties of space.”
This quote from Wolfram is to remind us of the important idea that Space has Shape. This was a key axiom for Buckminster Fuller in his development of Synergetics. It is also a key to Cosmometry which advocates that the ‘physical vacuum’ or ‘space/time’ or the Aether has a structure. This structure is geometrical in nature and its foundation rests on the five Platonic solids. These Platonic solids are fractal-holographic in nature. This, therefore, leads to the idea that space itself, and all that forms in space, are fractal-holographic in nature as well.
The Dynamic Steady State Universe (DSSU)
Conrad Ranzan writes the DSSU makes “the Universe understandable with compelling concepts, sound theories, game-changing arguments, and appropriate principles”
The DSSU model is currently being developed by Conrad Ranzan, based out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. His extensive work and published papers can be found at his website: http://www.cellularuniverse.org/.
On his website Conrad Ranzan tells us the DSSU theory is based on the premise that all things are processes.
There are no ‘things’, only discrete energy events that result from the fluctuations of consciousness.
“The DSSU incorporates the causal mechanism of gravity. Space-medium expansion (Lambda), space-medium contraction (Einstein’s contractile gravity), mass & energy, gravity-domain limits…all fit into a unified fully-functional mechanism of gravity.
The DSSU employs a foundational process of energy that beautifully fits reality. As revealed in a remarkable research paper, the fundamental particle of energy, the photon, is the ultimate cause of gravity.
The DSSU uses the recently discovered redshifting mechanism —one that reveals the true nature of Hubble’s great 1920s discovery. Edwin Hubble had long-believed that the universe was not expanding, but rather that the astronomical redshift, in his words, “represents a hitherto unrecognized principle of nature.”
The DSSU predicts the process by which galaxies acquire their observed elliptical shape. It has no initial-conditions problems and no breakdown of physical laws within black holes.”
The DSSU states that the Universe is Infinite, non-expanding, and cellular. Everything in the universe is connected by a fluid-like dynamic essence medium called the Aether.
Rhombic Dodecahedron Cellular Structure of the DSSU
The Universe as a whole does not expand. Regional space (Aether) does expand and contract. The Aether is dynamic and fluid-like.
“Yes, the universe is indeed expanding, but it will NOT die a heat death. This is because in addition to expanding the universe is also contracting. Space is continuously compressing into suns, and those suns are continuously radiating back to space. The universe is in dynamic equilibrium. Science relies far too much on its sensed observations, thus missing the unsensed half of the equilibrium cycle.”1
There is a continual creation. There was no Big Bang event.
The Reciprocal System – Dewey B Larson
The Reciprocal System was developed by physicist Dewey B Larson (1898-1990). Much of his extensive work can be found at his website: http://www.reciprocalsystem.com/dbl/index.htm.
Where Conrad Ranzan and the DSSU focus primarily on the physical aspect of reality, Dewey Larson fits the physical aspect with the metaphysical aspect. Instead of working against one another, their two theories fit together quite nicely, with only minor adjustments. The work of Dewey Larson also fits quite nicely with the work of Dr. Harold Aspden, Dr. William Tifft, Walter Russell, Buckminster Fuller and Nassim Haramein. We will explore all of these brilliant thinkers as we move through this series.
Dewey Larson focuses on the reciprocal nature between the two aspects of reality: the physical, which he calls space/time, and the metaphysical, which he calls time/space. His Reciprocal System is a “comprehensive theoretical framework capable of explaining all physical phenomena from subatomic particles to galactic clusters. In this general physical theory space and time are simply the two reciprocal aspects of the sole constituent of the universe-motion.”
The framework of all his ideas rest on the notion that “All is Motion,” or in the words of Conrad Ranzan, “All things are Processes.” Or, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, “Nature consists exclusively of endlessly transforming energy.” There are no solids, no things; only energy event complexes and relationships.
Two fundamental postulates sit at the foundation of Larson’s work. They are:
First Fundamental Postulate:
- The physical universe is composed entirely of one component, space-time, existing in three dimensions, in discrete units, and in two reciprocal forms, space and time.
Second Fundamental Postulate:
- The physical universe conforms to the relations of ordinary mathematics, its magnitudes are absolute and its geometry is Euclidean.
The word reciprocal expresses a function so related to another that their product is One.
A mathematical example is 4 x ¼ = 1.
1 = The Monad = represents Unity.
Reciprocity also expresses mutual action or relationship.
This means the Universe is One, yet has two reciprocal parts that work together so seamlessly and are so interdependent one upon the other, one could not exist without the other. They are not two opposite and separate ‘sides’, they are two interdependent relationships of one unified whole – the Universe.
His second fundamental postulate asserts that the geometry of the universe is Euclidean. This effectively denies the impossible-to-visualize framework of string theory and its nine, or more, ‘dimensions’.
The Universe and Infinity
Now we will explore a few key aspects of the new scientific paradigm, starting with the question of Infinity.
As Plato asks in Timaeus 28b, “The first question to be asked…is the perennial first and fundamental question: did [the whole universe] always exist, in which case it was not created and has no beginning, or has it come to be, in which case there was something that began it in the first place?”
This is no easy question to answer, and perhaps the answer is a paradox. The universe always did exist and it has come to be.
This alludes to the metaphysical aspect of the universe always existing and the physical universe coming to be.
Is the Universe Infinite?
Conrad Ranzan writes, “Euclidean geometry means that the universe is either finite and surrounded by nothingness OR it is infinite and has no boundary…Infinity and Nothingness are notions the profoundness of which tax the limits of our brains. They represent the unattainable limiting concepts of existence itself…A universe, if it exists, and obviously it does, must exist as an infinite universe.”
Although it is impossible for anyone to prove, there is no question in our mind that the invisible metaphysical source reality of consciousness, energy and spirit is Timeless and Infinite – infinite in space, time, variety, quality and potential. This concept of timelessness is of key importance to the esoteric stream of knowledge and the Perennial Philosophy.
But what of the physical reality being infinite in space and time?
The DSSU states that the cellular structure of the Universe is physically infinite. That is, it is composed of tessellating geometric cosmic cells that are stationary and stable and repeat outwards to infinity. Though matter that accumulates along these geometries can be seen, the actual outlines of the geometric cells are invisible. They are more like force fields than physical structures. They are the very shape of space itself. This “Universe” with its invisible geometric cellular structure can represent the invisible metaphysical reality.
Tessellating Rhombic Dodecahedra & Octahedra
Whether the physical reality of the universe is truly infinite, we cannot say with 100% certainty. We at Cosmic Core suspect, like Ranzan, that it is. Yet it could be shaped as an unimaginably large (or infinitely large) torus, in which the physical reality blossoms forth, moves through its growth and evolution cycles and then collapses back inwards, the process then repeating to infinity.
If the entire Universe is a torus (or a octahedron or dodecahedron) then there could just as well be other universes connected – each Universe a cell in a tessellating universal cellular structure. If so, these Universes are all connected and unified and come from the same Source. They are not each floating out there in the void, separate and alone. Each universe affects each other universe. They may be separate physically, but they are not separate metaphysically.
Trying to conceive of an actual infinity is nearly impossible with our finite conception of reality viewed through the finite apparatus of our brains. Yet that does not take away from the very real, and very likely possibility that not only is the invisible metaphysical Source reality infinite in potential, but the physical reality is infinite in time and space as well, as the two are inextricably combined.
As Conrad Ranzan states, “Infinity is an inconceivable having actuality.”
An infinite universe is necessary for a problem-free cosmology, says Ranzan. It is necessary that there are no boundaries, no initial conditions and no end conditions in order to be fully compliant with the cosmological principle.
The perfect cosmological principle, according to Wikipedia, states that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic in space and time. This principle underpins the Steady State theory and works against the idea that the evolution of the universe is chaotic and random.
Dewey B Larson & an Infinite Universe
The Fundamental Postulates of the Reciprocal System support an infinite universe. Zero and Infinity have equal standing in Larson’s work. They actually have a reciprocal relationship.
Zero space = Infinite time
Zero time = Infinite space
This ties into the idea that:
Three dimensions of space = 1 dimension of time
In space/time, you can move in three dimensions of space – that is right/left; up/down; back/forth, but only 1 dimension of time – forward.
Three dimensions of time = 1 dimension of space
In time/space, you can move in three dimensions of time – that is past, present, future, but only 1 dimension of space – ‘here’.
Put together this means, under the right circumstances, we are able to move freely through space and time. This includes the strange phenomenon of time travel and teleportation. We will only say the ‘right circumstances’ of which we mention involve the evolution of human consciousness to a certain positive degree that these things become possible. This will also require certain scientific truths to be brought out into the open.
The importance of Larson’s work in this regard is to show that yes, though we might not know how at the moment, time travel and teleportation are indeed possible and do not go against the laws of physics.
These concepts of reciprocal time and space might seem confusing at first but they will be discussed in great detail as we move on.
For now, imagine a torus or hourglass.
The upper funnel of the torus/hourglass is space/time. You can move around at will, changing your coordinate position in space, but you can only move forward in time. You cannot jump ahead to future times and you cannot go backwards to the past. You can only stay in the ‘present’ and move forward towards the future. This is known as the ‘arrow of time’ and we are all familiar with it. This is what we experience every day in physical reality.
The lower funnel of the torus/hourglass is time/space. There you can move through time at will. This is the metaphysical reality – the realm of timelessness. You can move through the past, present and future as you desire, but you will remain in the same ‘place’, or the same ‘space’. Space is one-dimensional. Time is three-dimensional. This effectively means time travel in this realm is possible. As humans we experience this in our dream states.
In reality, every atom, electron, subatomic particle, and Aether unit that composes our consciousness, minds and bodies continually oscillate back and forth from these two realities. This is the consciousness/matter feedback loop. The oscillation happens so fast we do not notice it.
Various processes allow human consciousness to enter the realm of time/space and remain long enough to explore. These include: focused meditation, lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, certain psychedelic experiences, fasting, breathing techniques, certain classified high-technology, and other spiritual practices.
It is to be noted that when you enter the metaphysical realm it is your consciousness that does the exploring, not your body. Your body remains in space/time. It remains in the same space. Your consciousness is free to roam. Just pause to think about your dreams for an instant. You can time travel in dreams. You can teleport. You can levitate. You can visit with the dead. You can materialize objects. You can shape-shift. The normal physical rules of reality do not apply. It is a psychological reality. In that spiritual realm you do not have your 3D body. You only have your consciousness which is both dimensionless and contains infinite dimensions.
This is the meaning of Zero Space = Infinite Time and Zero Time = Infinite Space.
The Mainstream View of Infinity
Conrad Ranzan writes, “Although the argument in favor of an infinite universe is compelling, it does not diminish the extraordinary difficulty of grasping the conclusion’s totally uncompromising meaning and its power to out-scale anything imaginable into unimaginable insignificance. It is as though that which has no limiting barrier becomes itself a conceptual barrier of sorts. Ironic indeed. Infinitude becomes a barrier of the mind. … We each deal with that issue as best we can.”
Currently mainstream scientists claim ignorance on the subject of infinity. They do not know and do not claim to know. They say it could work either way.
Recognize, however, that physics equations don’t work unless an infinite universe is supposed, yet the expanding universe hypothesis only works for a finite universe. From this it should be obvious that the expanding universe hypothesis is flawed, yet the idea remains entrenched within the dogma of the ‘science/religion’ mainstream scientists cling to today.
They have an unsolvable paradox and so claim ignorance on the matter. Roger Penrose sums up the mainstream assertion quite nicely, “We do not know whether the universe as a whole is finite or infinite in extent – either in space or time.”
The Boundary Problem
Dr. Harold Aspden writes, “Boundary conditions are of vital importance to the physicist. The mathematician can examine his ideal regions, his singularities, and forget the practical boundary problems. This is where Relativity fails.”
If the Universe is not spatially infinite it must have a cosmic edge. Einstein constructed the modern cosmic boundary – a mathematical hypersphere of geometrized space.
Ranzan writes of Einstein’s conception, “If the universe of spherical space were static, then as you approach its bounding surface (or cosmic edge) you are “bounced” back towards the center of the universe but from the opposite end of the universe!”
Einstein’s Universe sounds like a torus, but his had no center. His center was anywhere and everywhere. Einstein’s idea does not necessarily contradict the new scientific paradigm – that of ‘all points in space and time are connected’ and black holes/wormholes exist everywhere. Yet his theory had a definite omission – that of the reciprocal aspect of space and time – the reciprocal aspect of the physical and metaphysical – the reciprocal aspect of consciousness and matter.
If there is a cosmic boundary to physical reality, what’s outside the boundary?
In the conventional view of the expanding universe hypothesis, an expanding universe must be expanding into something. This ‘something’ is conventionally accepted as ‘nothing’ – or nothingness!
There is no ‘nothingness’. ‘Nothingness’ is simply the metaphysical realm of energetic Infinite potential, unmanifest and waiting in potentiation. It contains the perpetual processes of Consciousness.
This, then, returns us the idea that the universe is Infinite. Infinity creates finites. Finities are Infinite.
Psychologically and spiritually there are no true boundaries. There are only physical boundaries – illusions of separation between the metaphysical and physical.
It is like our finite body and our Infinite soul. There can be a finite physical universe and an Infinite non-physical Universe yet they are so interconnected they are One, and that One is Infinite.
The Law of One states, “The universe is infinite. This has yet to be proven or disproven, but we can assure you that there is no end to your selves, your understanding, what you would call your journey of seeking, or your perceptions of the creation. That which is infinite cannot be many, for many-ness is a finite concept. To have infinity you must identify or define the infinity as unity; otherwise, the term does not have any referent or meaning. In an Infinite Creation there is only unity. You have seen simple examples of unity. You have seen the prism which shows all colors stemming from the sunlight. This is a simplistic example of unity.”
Initial Conditions Problem
An infinite universe has no initial conditions because it was never in an infant state. It always was. It is the only type of universe that presents such a situation.
Spirit-Consciousness existed first. It created the physical universe according to the vibrations/fluctuations of consciousness and resulting geometric fluid dynamics in Aether.
There are no end-state conditions. The Universe will always exist. Different things will flow through it, experiencing a beginning and end but always returning to Infinity – the Infinite Cosmic Consciousness – becoming All That Is once again.
There was no Big Bang or Big Collapse. There is only matter and life (resulting from consciousness) flowing through a stationary Universe. There are infinite cycles of life flowing through the universe – infinite versions of the universe, but only one timeless Universe that always remains. Processes cycle through the universe, expanding and collapsing, but the Universe itself does not expand or collapse. It endures infinitely.
A Stable Universe with Cyclic Physical Processes – Dewey B Larson
The work of Dewey Larson dovetails beautifully with Conrad Ranzan’s DSSU. According to Larson, the Universe is changeless when considered as a whole. This is the ‘Steady State’ Universe of the DSSU.
We live in a Universe which is forever changing in detail but will always remain the same as a whole. This is the ‘Dynamic’ aspect of the DSSU.
The Universe is one of motion. “All is motion,” says Larson. “The senses have not revealed to man that this is a substanceless universe of motion only,” says Walter Russell. “Motion simulates substance by the control of its opposing wave pressures of motion which deceive the senses into seeing substance where motion alone is.” This is the Universe of continual Processes.
Motion, according to Larson, continually alters the relationship of the subsidiary units. This means motion (vibration/oscillation/fluctuation/frequency/harmonics) continually changes the relationships of the parts of the Universe’s whole.
Subsidiary phenomena resulting from displacements are constantly changing. The effect of the reciprocal postulate in combination with the probability postulate precludes any net change in the universe as a whole. Total displacement remains constant.
This aligns with the perfect cosmological principle – the universe has essentially the same aspect from any point in space or any point in time.
Two Natures of Existence
Keith Critchlow writes, “The explanation of the world, our modern obsession, by a series of reductions has, [Mircea] Eliade believes, one aim in view: to rid the world of any extramundane values. This systematic banalization of the world, as he calls it, is pursued with one purpose: that of conquering and mastering it. Traditional societies, he finds, pursue the aim of understanding the mystery of the World in order to live as the World ‘lives’, that is to say, by perpetual renewal. It is the meaning of human and therefore cosmic existence that matters, and this meaning is of a spiritual order.”
This spiritual order Critchlow mentions is the basis of the idea of the two natures of existence. These two natures of existence have been mentioned several times in previous articles and they will be discussed in detail again and again. Repetition in Cosmic Core is purposeful. Important ideas, especially new ones, need to be reflected upon many times from many perspectives in order to be integrated into the mind.
This idea of the two reciprocal natures of reality is one of the absolute most important concepts to grasp when attempting to understand the esoteric viewpoint of reality and the new scientific paradigm.
All is based on consciousness and a consciousness feedback loop.
As Bucky Fuller said, “What is really important…about you or me is the thinkable you or the thinkable me, the abstract metaphysical you or me…what communications we have made with one another.”
In the ancient Greek tradition these two natures of existence were the Intelligible and the Sensible.
Keith Critchlow writes, “These two ‘worlds’ have also been called reflections of each other.”
The Intelligible is related to spirit, the intangible source. The Sensible is related to matter, the material expression.
Critchlow goes on to say, “Traditional wisdom, it seems, has always placed both within the same unity: matter cannot be appreciated without principle nor principle without matter.”
Plato unites these two realms through Being. Being (or reality as we know it) must embrace paradox as it composed of both the actual or sensible and the theoretical or ideal.
The Reality that is not There: The Metaphysical Reality
“This is perhaps one of the defining assumptions of modern culture: that if something cannot be located within the coordinates of space and time, we are entitled to doubt whether it has any existence whatsoever…
Modern science has set out not simply to restrict the parameters of its inquiry to physically locatable reality, it has also adopted the philosophical stance that what is physically locatable is the only reality there is. And this has now become a kind of collective reflex embedded in our predominately scientific culture.”2
“If we restrict ourselves to the view that in order for something to exist it has to be ‘out there’ in locational space and time, then we will actually have to ignore a significant portion of reality taken as a whole. For reality as a whole includes both what is externally locatable and what is not locatable.”3
Jeremy Naydler in The Future of the Ancient World gives three examples of this invisible but omnipresent realm that we meet in our everyday lives.
These three examples include:
The cycle of the seasons and the disappearance of the plants every winter.
“In the case of the perennials, all that is left in winter are a few muddy roots or tubers; in the case of the annuals some tiny seeds. That is all that remains in physical, external space. The rest is gone – it is actually nowhere. But it is from this ‘nowhere’ that the plants return in the spring, once more unfolding into locational space, once more taking on externally perceptible form. One of the reasons why it is such a joy to greet the plants again when they reappear in the spring or summer is precisely because they reappear miraculously from ‘nowhere’.
The plants are nature’s shamans, constantly passing out of ‘locational’ space and then back into it again. They are travelers between worlds, repeatedly going through death and rebirth…In the overall cycle of their existence they are more ‘nowhere’ than they are ‘somewhere’, and this is a very remarkable thing to contemplate!”4
Furthermore, writes Gyorgy Doczi, “It seems unreasonable to believe that the number of seeds in a sunflower is preordained, yet something like that is exactly what happens. Irrational numbers are not unreasonable; they are only beyond reason, in the sense that they are beyond the grasp of whole numbers. They are infinite and intangible. In patterns of organic growth the irrational phi ratio of the golden section reveals that there is indeed an infinite and intangible side to our world.”
The diurnal cycle of day and night and the process of sleep.
“Every time someone goes to sleep, they pass out of locational space. Of course we see their body, just as we can see the tubers of the peony in winter, but their soul is no longer present to us. Despite the fact that their body is physically observable, the person who is asleep is essentially absent…we all of us, whether we remember it or not, have direct experience every night of being ‘nowhere’.”5
The experience of dying.
“When someone dies we can feel that the person who was ‘there’ has, like the sleeper, passed out of locational space and no longer has any existence in the external world of space and time. If we ask, ‘Where have they gone?’ the answer that seems most appropriate is ‘inward’ – inward to a kind of space that has no external location. As Rudolf Steiner has said, the environment of the dead is a soul environment in which one’s inner world becomes one’s ‘outer’ world.”6
“We all of us stand between two worlds: an outer world of objects in locational space, and an inner world that we become aware of within our own consciousness in nonlocational space…to leave out these nonphysical levels is to give a very partial picture from which all that is most important and most meaningful has been expurgated.
It is only be attending to and intensifying our inner life that we can begin to develop a true picture of reality that includes both the visible and the invisible, both the physical and the nonphysical aspects of existence.”7
The First Nature of Existence: The Metaphysical Reality
Robert Lawlor writes, “The architecture of bodily existence is determined by an invisible, immaterial world of pure form and geometry.”
As Plato wrote, “this world of ours is an image of something.” Timaeus 29b
This realm is the unseen, infinite Source of reality. This realm refers to the Universe itself – the infinite, timeless, unseen metaphysical Universe of pure infinite potential. This realm is perpetual. It has no beginning or end. It is Infinite. The existence of the Universe refers to the existence of its processes – the processes, or archetypal principles, that manifest the Universe.
Without processes there can be no Universe.
These processes are the fluctuations or oscillations of the fundamental essence fluctuators of the Aether (the Aether units). In other words, the fluctuations of Consciousness. These fluctuations are vibrations/frequencies arising from thoughts, emotions, intentions, imagination, focus…etc.
Consciousness is the medium of the metaphysical realm.
The Universe = Processes. This cannot be stressed enough!
Processes = Fluctuations of Consciousness.
Consciousness creates matter.
This metaphysical realm is stationary and stable. It is the realm of Spirit-Consciousness. It is also called Time/Space. Time is three-dimensional and Space is one-dimensional. Progression in this realm tends to move objects apart in space. This realm reflects the Wave nature of wave-particle duality.
This realm is called the ‘realm of non-existence’ in DSSU. Non-existence essentially means non-physical or metaphysical. Conrad Ranzan says this about it:
“It turns out there is another kind of extra dimension; like those of string theory it is not a visible dimension; but unlike those of string theory this dimension produces detectable effects.
The extra dimension of DSSU theory is simply the realm of non-existence; the realm into which aether contracts as part of the secondary gravitation process; the realm from which aether expands as part of the tertiary gravitation process.”
The Second (Reciprocal) Nature of Existence: The Physical Universe
This realm is the seen, visible, finite reality. It represents the Particle nature of wave-particle duality.
This realm refers to objects or entities in the Universe that result from universal processes. This realm is ever-flowing and ever-changing. These objects or entities are subordinate to the processes that form them, sustain them, transform them and terminate them.
“In other words,” states Conrad Ranzan, “the duration of the existence of particles and entities need not be the same as the existence duration of the Processes – the duration of the former may be shorter. That is what is meant by their subordinate status.”
The point is that we have an Infinite universe filled with finites. These finites are the objects and entities formed and maintained by an infinite and eternal consciousness.
It is also called Space/Time. Space is three-dimensional and Time is one-dimensional. Progression in this realm tends to move objects closer together, aka, gravity.
Remember Larson’s First Fundamental Postulate:
The physical universe is composed entirely of one component, space-time, existing in three dimensions, in discrete units, and in two reciprocal forms, space and time.
Periodic Reversal of Direction = Oscillation
“The world as you know it exists as it does because you are yourself a living portion of a vast ‘conscious grid’ of perception. In a manner of speaking, the physical universe is transposed upon another reality that must be its source. The world was and is created in dimensions outside of time, and outside of space as you understand it. The living grid of perception that causes one world or reality is also ‘wired into’ all other such systems. There is a give-and-take between them.”8
Larson explains that the multiple unit of space or time replaces the normal unidirectional space-time progression with a progression which merely oscillates back and forth over the same path.
When viewed from the standpoint of a reference system which remains stationary and does not participate in the space-time progression, the resultant path of the oscillating progression takes the form of a sine curve.
This means that the ‘unit’ of space or time (the Aether unit) oscillates back and forth between the two realms of existence. When stationary and viewed from one realm of existence, the oscillation takes the form of a sine curve! Sine curves = waves (amplitude/frequency/harmonics).
Here we have returned to our definition of energy. Energy is measured in waves. These waves result from the oscillation back and forth between the physical and metaphysical. The characteristics of these waves (amplitude/frequency) result from the quality of consciousness that instigated them.
Remember here that sine waves are not simply up and down wave patterns. When viewed from one perspective they are, but from another perspective they can be spherical waves pulsating in and out as concentric spheres, or they can be seen as straight-line spirals – corkscrews moving through space.
Plato describes these concepts in a different way. He writes in Timaeus 36e-37a, “Once the whole structure of the soul had been created to the satisfaction of its creator, he next made the whole corporeal world inside it, and then joined their centers and fitted them together. Then the soul, which was interwoven throughout the entire fabric from the center to the furthest limits of the universe, and coated the outside too, entered as a deity upon a never-ending life of intelligent activity, spinning within itself for all time. The soul is invisible (as opposed to the body of the universe, which is visible), and since it is characterized by reasoning and harmony, it is the supreme creation of the supreme intelligible and eternally existing being.
The soul was blended together out of identity, difference, and substance (its three ingredients); the principle of its partition and bonding was rational proportionality; and it circles back on itself.”
There is much coded information in this passage. First we have consciousness (soul coupled with will) creating the physical world.
The centers were then joined. This can mean that the center of everything connects with the center of everything else. This is the idea that ‘all points in space and time are connected’. There is a singularity at the center of all physical matter and this singularity is a ‘wormhole’ or gateway to the invisible metaphysical reality.
The soul was interwoven throughout the fabric of the universe from center to edge. This refers to the continual oscillation between time/space (metaphysical/soul) and space/time (physical matter). They are interwoven and connect all things from the center to the farthest reaches of the universe.
Then we see that the soul is invisible (the metaphysical reality) and the body is visible (the physical reality).
The universe is characterized by reasoning and harmony and is bonded by ‘rational proportionality’. This can refer to the knowledge that all physical matter is created upon a matrix of fractal-holographic geometry. Inherent within geometry is proportion and harmony (musical notes, EM spectrum…etc). Therefore, everything is formed through harmony and life is formed through order.
Life was led from chaos to order which was regarded in all ways better.
Lastly Plato writes that universe ‘circles back on itself.’ This can refer to the torus and oscillation from time/space to space/time. It can also refer to the spiraling cycles all life goes through from the daily and yearly, to the cycles of reincarnation and beyond. It can also refer to the fact that nothing every truly dies, it is only reborn anew in a different way.
Mark Booth writes in The Secret History of the World, “Although modern sensibility has little patience with metaphysics, with what might look like high-minded, recherché abstractions piled up on each other, the cosmology of the ancient world was, as any fair historian of ideas will allow, a magnificent philosophical machine. In its accounts of interlocking, evolving dimensions, the clashing, morphing and intermingling of great systems, in its scale, complexity and awesome explanatory power it rivals that of modern science.
We cannot simply say that physics has replaced metaphysics and made it redundant. There is a key difference between these systems which is that they are explaining different things. Modern science explains how the universe comes to be as it is. Ancient philosophy explains how our experience of the universe comes to be as it is. For science the great miracle to be explained is the physical universe. For esoteric philosophy the great miracle is human consciousness.”
Amy Edmondson reminds us, “Our bodies are physical, but life is metaphysical.”
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Modern science has tried to effectively cut itself off from the metaphysical, claiming that nothing exists except what you can sense with your five basic senses. This has been detrimental to the psychological, emotional and spiritual evolution of humanity and it has prevented us, as humans, in understanding how the Universe truly works and what our part is in that Universe.
We will explore in great detail the science that gives credence to this metaphysical reality as we move on. We are laying it out bit by bit in order not to overwhelm.
Keith Critchlow remarks, “It is a particular ‘modern’ view that treats the metaphysical factors of human existence as hermetically sealed from the physical, and is part of the contemporary habit of compartmentalizing or atomizing human experience and activity. It is as ‘unwise’ as sealing off ‘mind’ from ‘brain’ or function from structure…We are unwittingly taking part in this anomaly of attempting to conduct society without the metaphysical or spiritual dimension. It is that very dimension which addresses itself to origins and destiny and humanity’s overall relationships with our universe or the ‘whole’.”
As expressed by Herbert J. Muller, “men of science, men given to ‘realism,’ are likely to make a clean sweep of old interests and sentiments as so much rubbish. They regard religion as superstition, metaphysics as moonshine, art as primitive pastime, and all ritual as monkey-business.”
E. M. Joad makes this comment: “Under its influence young men and women confidently affirm that there are no absolutes, that metaphysics is nonsense, that the scientific is the only method which reaches valid results and that the order of reality which science studies is the only order that there is.”
Pierre Lecomte du Nouy adds, “It cannot be contested that the heart of many men is the stage of a conflict between the strictly intellectual activity of the brain, based on the progress of science, and the intuitive, religious self. The greater the sincerity of the man, the more violent is the conflict.”
“The development of the Reciprocal System,” to end with Dewey Larson, “has now brought these two basic entities [the physical and metaphysical] within the boundaries of science.”
It is my hope that Cosmic Core will help unify these two aspects that have seemed so at odds with one another, and encourage understanding of the greater working of the universe, and of the power inherent in each person’s consciousness to contribute to the evolution of our planet from a sorrow-ridden, war-torn, racist, greedy society to one of peace, abundance, health and justice for all.
- Naydler, Jeremy, The Future of the Ancient World: Essays on the History of Consciousness, Inner Traditions, 2009
- Roberts, Jane, Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment, Volume One: A Seth Book