I had several people ask me about the quote I used in my recent post In Search of Nothing. The quote compares the spiral in a snail’s shell to the various patterns in nature/creation, as follows:

“The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Nature has patterns everywhere, like fractals or the Fibonacci sequence for example. So, the question is how does science explain such phenomena? 

Math has always been used by scientists to try and describe the universe. Cosmologist Max Tegmark believes that’s because the universe, itself, is actually part of a mathematical structure. In that vein, physicist James Gates Jr. has stated that the fundamental nature of the universe contains 1s and 0s, just like computer programming utilizes.

So, what to make of the universe, then?

MIT professor Seth Lloyd believes that “The universe is a physical system that contains and processes information in a systematic fashion…. it really is a computer as scientific fact….” So, if the universe is a computer or a computer program that uses advanced algorithms that even super computers do not possess… who programmed it…

and exactly what does that make us?

 

Epilogue

Noted astronomer Carl Sagan believed that “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”  According to Sagan, then, our purpose in life must be to allow the universe to know itself. Knowing obviously implies consciousness and intelligence. So, I believe that eventually science will be forced to turn to metaphysics to try and understand creation and the immutable laws of nature… since the answers lie beyond space and time.

 

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.”  – Arno Penzias, physicist

 

 

The world has many secrets. The average person is not even aware how much of what goes on in the world is driven by these secrets – backroom deals, black ops, spying and shadow governments. It’s a real Wizard of Oz show, a lot of which comes direct from Davos.

There are many different types of secrets. For example, a few definitions from Merriam-Webster are as follows:

  • remote from human frequentation or notice
  • revealed only to the initiated
  • not acknowledged

Further, some things are classified as top secret by the government, for example information that might jeopardize national security. Unfortunately, this can also be used as an excuse to keep information from the public that they’re entitled to know. Interestingly enough, “secrets” are sometimes hiding in plain sight. That is, it’s not unusual for discoveries in some fields to be published in journals which are generally read only by other people in the same field or discipline.  Even though the information has “been made public,” very few, if any, people in the general public are aware of it and usually there are minimal efforts to disseminate the information.

Esoteric knowledge is “intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests” (according to the Free Dictionary).  Religion is a good example of that. In Christian theology, church father Clement of Alexandria admitted that the esoteric wisdom was withheld from the masses. According to the Bible, others said more or less the same thing:

  • Paul – “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature… But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,which none of the rulers of this age knew” (Corinthians 2:6-8).
  • Jesus – “To you, the disciples, it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, the masses, it has not been given” (Matthew 13:11).

The Bible, itself, is full of hidden meanings. For example, Jesus’ parables were not understood by the disciples because his teachings were heavily disguised in symbolism and allegory, which even the disciples could not interpret because they were not enlightened enough; they had not been initiated into the secret societies where this information was revealed. Further, Christian luminaries like Paul, St Augustine and Origen all agreed that the Creation Story should not be read literally as the true meaning of the Garden of Eden was veiled in allegory.

Besides, most of Genesis is not part of the Hebrews/Israelites history. It’s a remake of ancient Sumerian writings. It’s a story that relates to the Sumerian Kings List, a list that includes the kings who ruled for 400,000 years before the flood (as opposed to the Bible’s rendition of a little more than 1,000 years).

Shhh, but let’s not tell the sheeple who the gods really were. It’s a secret.

 

“Most people don’t really want the truth; they just want reassurance that what they already believe, is the truth.” – Unknown

 

 

 

 

Secret Science

07/19/2020

 

Science has a secret, a secret that they have been keeping for over two hundred years. It was first discovered in 1801 as a result of scientific research that is now generally referred to as the Double Slit Experiment. That experiment changed everything that science thought it knew about reality, namely:

That consciousness is the most basic, the most elemental building block of the universe.

 

As the Double Slit Experiment showed, an observer changes the outcome of the experiment. That is, our consciousness affects how the universe functions and, therefore, how it ultimately evolves. As physicist John Wheeler put it, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.” The reason for that is that we are an integral part of a unified field of consciousness which extends throughout the universe, a universe that is a sea of quantum energy which is constantly creating reality.

Further research on the Double Slit Experiment led to the Copenhagen Interpretation by physicists Heisenberg and Bohr. They postulated that all possible realities initially exist simultaneously. This led to the creation of a new field of science called quantum mechanics. For a mind-bending experience on quantum mechanics, you should check out the famous Schrodinger’s Cat thought experiment in which a cat is possibly both dead and alive at the same time!

However, all sorts of people have reasons for not telling the general public about  consciousness (and the power of the mind). For atheists, it would mean acknowledging that there is “intelligent design” in the universe; for deists it would mean that although there is a creator it is not the god of their holy book; and for the elites it could very well mean losing control over the masses. So, instead we have secret science for those that have eyes to see and ears to hear.

 

Epilogue

Secret science isn’t just confined to a discussion about consciousness either. Genetic research has also had its issues. For example, in 1987 when genetic research was in its infancy, molecular biologists Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann popularized the Out Of Africa evolutionary theory on the origins of man. However, genetic research has come a long way since then. The latest genetic research from Wilson and Cann says that life began in Australia, not in Africa. A separate study showed that European haplogroups did not descend from African haplogroups. Yet, the scientific world is silent about theses findings. So, it just may be that life began in Australia, mate.

 

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”  – Carl Sagan

 

 

 

 

 

One of life’s great mysteries is who wrote the Bible and what was the basis for the material therein.  An examination of this cold case inevitably leads to the story of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. When one reads Genesis closely, you find that there’s a hole in the Genesis story. That is, almost two thousand years are missing.

The Bible begins with the Creation Story in Genesis, some 6,000 years ago.  Then, there’s a retelling of the family tree for the next 1,300 years or so until we finally get to Noah. After Noah and the Flood Story, there is more retelling of the family tree until we finally get to Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews, more than 600 years after Noah.  Except for the Creation Story and the Flood Story, there is essentially no information in the Bible other than the family tree over a period of 2,000 years.  So, why is nothing written about this 2,000 year period?

 

The background

The bible stories were not written down until almost 3,000 years after the Creation Story (some even later). Before that, legends, myths and belief systems were passed down from generation to generation orally. There apparently were some detailed stories about Abraham and his descendants, some of whom would later be identified as Israelites (through Jacob, a grandson of Abraham). However, there apparently were no stories that survived prior to the time of Abraham.  At least, no stories that the biblical writers wanted to pass along.

 

The Sumerian connection

All the scribes had was a family history. However, no new religious belief system would be complete unless it somehow told of how and why man was created.  What to do, then?  What the Israelites did was to borrow from the oldest known writings in the world, from Sumerian cuneiform texts some of which still exist today. Among the ancient Sumerian texts were two stories The Epic of Gilgamesh, the first great flood story, and Enuma Elish. “The Enuma Elish, which is sometimes referred to as The Seven Tablets of Creation, was written on seven tablets with the seventh tablet devoted to honoring God. Thus, the origins of the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, from the Hebrew word shabbath that means day of rest” (TheEthicalWarrior,Evolution, Original Sin and Creation). That’s how we got the Creation Story and the Flood Story in the Bible.

 

The Bible chronology

There’s a reason why the Israelite scribes chose the Sumerian texts. The Hebrews/Israelites were actually descendants of the Sumerians. The Sumerian texts were, in effect, the written history of the origins of the Israelites. So, the Bible starts with two adapted stories from the ancient Sumerian texts and then segues, although many years later, to the oral tradition of the history of the Israelites dating back to Abraham (who was a Sumerian himself). In that way, the Israelite scribes created one mostly continuous narrative, except for the 2,000 missing years, which linked the Israelites to the Creation, and to God himself.

 

Epilogue

You should know, though, that the scribes left a lot of material out of the Bible, the most important of which was the Book of Enoch. The Book of Enoch was a revered text and was quoted in the Bible. Yet, it was intentionally omitted from the Bible because it told a story which ran counter to Genesis. The Book of Enoch tells the story of a man who was supposedly Noah’s great-great-grandfather. According to the Book of Enoch, Enoch was taken to heaven where he became an intermediary between two warring groups of angels. There are even snippets of the Book of Enoch in the Genesis story, itself, such as the Bible’s mention of the Nephilim, giants and fallen angels. In short, the Book of Enoch is an explosive story that completely changes the narrative of man’s origins.

Of course, the scribes also left out a whole plethora of Sumerian texts which give a detailed rendering of the origins of ancient man. However, those texts have been suppressed from the history books, a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Is From Life

07/04/2020

 

It’s a basic principle of science – omne vivum ex vivo. That is, all life is from life. Louis Pasteur proved it over 150 years ago and countless experiments and research have since confirmed it. Life does not spontaneously arise from non-living material. After all, there is something that animates human beings (as opposed to rocks).

Humans are a unique life-form in the cosmos. We are conscious. We can ponder our own existence. As Carl Sagan put it, “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” So, Sagan realized that the universe was conscious and that we, as conscious beings, evolved from a conscious universe.

However, there is something beyond the universe. In the Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot described how this all works, “Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time….” In other words, the source of life is outside of the universe.

By contrast, science likes to claim that the universe began with a big bang and that everything was created out of “nothing”. The reason for this illogical reasoning is that if it was not created out of nothing, then, by definition, it had to be created out of something, and something conscious at that. So, you can understand why both atheists and creationists alike have chosen not to go there.

In order to answer the age-old question of what meaning our lives have, we have to first determine whether or not there is a source, a first cause so to speak. Our lives either have meaning that relates to such a source or they have no meaning at all.  Rather, we would simply be cosmic accidents – random blobs of electro-magnetic energy in a universe that was created out of nothing. In such case, Louis Pasteur would likely be rolling over in his grave.

 

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.”         

    – Bernard d’Espagnat, physicist

 

 

What’s the implication of  “I know that I know nothing,” a saying derived from Plato’s account of the Greek philosopher Socrates?  Well, if arguably the smartest man doesn’t know, why do we think that we do?

Specifically, this can be applied to science and our understanding of the universe.  It was none other than Albert Einstein who said that man would never be able to grasp the universe. Einstein believed that reality is an illusion.  Max Planck, the father of quantum theory, explained why that is so when he disclosed that matter does not exist. Yeah, if matter does not exist, that’s a real dilemma. For what is it then that our physical senses perceive? Einstein’s illusion?

The main problem in understanding the universe is that we can’t see the bigger picture.  That is, we an infinitesimal speck in a universe, in a sea of universes which exist in other realities/dimensions. However, we cannot observe beyond space and time.  Our understanding of the universe is limited to our observations of causality which is most often limited to the effect (and not the cause).  We cannot tell what the source is or where it’s located.

Here’s a couple of gems, though, that science has come up with:

  • Our DNA is self-organizing, self-directing and self-replicating, and far more complicated than our most advanced supercomputers… almost a life form unto itself.
  • Everything in the universe, including ourselves, is nothing more than probability waves that coalesce into particles…only after they are observed. 

What we have, in essence, is an intelligent, conscious and ever-evolving universe.  No wonder Einstein said that man could never understand it.

“All that there is – is consciousness, a circle of life with no beginning and no end.  We are all connected, part of the same infinite energy that exists beyond space time and at the same time interpenetrates the physical world.”  – TheEthicalWarrior, Who Moved My Cheese (Universe)

They say that life mimics art.  What if I told you that life also imitates a flashlight? Sounds too preposterous, right? Let me explain.

Picture a dark room. Pitch black.  Movement cannot be detected even if it exists.  Now picture a flashlight in that room. The flashlight, of course, has an energy source (a battery).  So, we all know what happens when the flashlight is turned on…photons of light are emitted from the flashlight and as a result the room becomes illuminated.  Where there was only darkness, now there is light (life).  You could say that life begins and that the source of that life is the flashlight (battery).

So, what happens when the flashlight is turned off.  Did light (life) end? 

The answer is that life, like the flashlight, exists in a state of potentiality. Sub-atomic particles exist in all possible states simultaneously. They have distinct properties only after they are observed (by human consciousness). It gives new meaning to what physicist John Wheeler said: “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”

The process by which consciousness creates life has been well-known within scientific circles for almost 100 years.  However, it’s a dirty little secret that the masses were not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

Epilogue

Even religion has its own version of life mimicking a flashlight, as follows: “Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.  And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” – Genesis 1: 2-3

Christian theologian Brian McLaren once said, “One of the problems is that the average Christian in the average church who listens to the average Christian broadcasting has such an oversimplified understanding of both the Bible and of church history – it would be deeply disturbing for them to really learn church history.” So, let’s go back to the very beginning of Christianity to get a clearer picture of what actually took place.

Christianity, as a movement, can be traced back to the period immediately after The Resurrection. What would eventually morph into Christianity was practiced by what was then called the Jerusalem Church and was led by James, the brother of Jesus. The teachings of the Jerusalem Church were intended for Jews (on how to live their life according to the Torah). For example, Jesus and his disciples lived their life according to the Torah (Jewish law) because they were devout Jews.

Paul The Apostle was affiliated with the Jerusalem Church and taught in Antioch, an ancient Greek city in Turkey. Paul espoused a different version of the church’s teachings which he taught mostly to the Gentiles (non-Jews). Paul’s teachings would lead to Christianity.

In spite of the fact that Christianity has its roots in Judaism (the Old Testament), the similarities end there. Although both religions are monotheistic, the beliefs of Judaism and Christianity are really quite different.  The important differences between the two are Christianity’s beliefs in Original Sin, The Trinity, the messiah story and salvation through Jesus. Of those, the only thing included in Judaism is the belief in a messiah. Even though the Christian belief in a messiah came from the writings of Jewish holy men (in the Old Testament), the two messiahs are very different. Jewish holy men wrote of a messiah who would be a mortal man, not unlike King David who was considered to be both a king and a messiah.  Their messiah would deliver Israel from its enemies while Christianity believes in a universal savior that came to save all of mankind. In effect, two great religions separated by common religious scriptures.

 

Epilogue

Christianity would follow different paths in the generations to follow. Three hundred years after Jesus, Christianity would be swallowed up by the Roman Empire resulting in Roman Catholicism, centered in Rome with the Pope leading the church. Over time, large blocks of Christians moved away from Catholicism, first the Eastern Orthodox Church and then through the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation would later fracture into a myriad of denominations. As a result, what passes for Christianity today in most Christian churches bears little resemblance to the teachings of Jesus. However, the major belief systems of Christianity (see above) still stand in stark opposition to the Jewish holy men who wrote the Old Testament.

 

 

 

DNA of the Gods

01/08/2020

The Sumerian civilization of the ancient Middle East appeared suddenly out of nowhere almost 6,000 years ago.  I say out of nowhere because that ‘s how world-renown expert in Sumerian history Samuel Kramer described it.  In any event, the Sumerian civilization had no precursor in world history and not even the vaunted Greek civilization, which followed some 3,000 years later, could compare to the Sumerian civilization.  So, where did they come from and where did they go to?  How come their advanced civilization was never passed along to future generations?

To understand the enormity of this occurrence one needs to understand that civilizations evolve in small increments over long periods of time.  In this case, man overnight took a quantum leap from being a hunter-gatherer to building great cities and using advanced technology, and then suddenly forgot how they did it and regressed back to being hunter-gatherers again.

There’s really only one way to explain such an unusual occurrence.  They came out of nowhere because they literally came from nowhere.  That is, from nowhere on this planet. Just ask former Nobel Prize winner Sir Francis Crick who came up with the ground-breaking double-helix structure of DNA and realized its implications. That is, DNA in many respects is more advanced than Man himself.

The heritage of the ancient Hebrews/Israelites can be traced all the way back to the Sumerian civilization, back to their patriarch Abraham.  Abraham’s descendants would one day reduce to writing their family history which was passed on orally for some 3,000 years.  It’s called the Old Testament (of the Bible) and the Book of Genesis has its roots in Sumeria and ancient Sumerian texts.

The ancient Hebrews were told to keep the bloodline pure, a sacred bloodline which stretched all the way back to the Sumerian kings.  That bloodline contained the legacy of the Sumerians, literally the DNA of the gods.  The Sumerians left but their DNA has been passed on from generation to generation. However, over time, the DNA of the descendants of the Sumerians has been watered down because they did not keep their bloodline pure.  As a result, these descendants literally de-evolved over the last 6,000 years.  One could only imagine what the Sumerian gods would say if they ever returned.

 

“With stunning abruptness… there appears in this little Sumerian mud garden… the whole cultural syndrome that has since constituted the germinal unit of all the high civilizations of the world.” – Joseph Campbell, The Masks of God 

The Source

01/06/2020

A few of you have asked about the “Source” of life from my last post The Third Way. Here’s what I can tell you. No one knows about the Source.  No one. It is beyond space and time.  As Michael Talbot said in his book, The Holographic Universe, our universe is the result of energies emanating from another dimension, a deeper order of existence. Therefore, from a scientific standpoint, we will never be able to observe and/or measure the Source.  All we can observe is the effect.  

There are, however, perhaps a few inferences that we can draw based on our observation of the effect:

  • There must be an uncaused first-cause (the Source), whether it be personal or impersonal.
  • The Source can never be part of the Creation.  Religious implication: As it says in the Book of John, no one has ever seen “God” (the Source).
  • The beauty and harmony in Nature is a reflection of the Source.

Further, Heaven is man’s interpretation about the Source. Life can be compared to some extent to a flashlight.  When you turn on the flashlight in a dark room, the room is illuminated by the light; thus the biblical expression, “Let there be light (life).  Death, on the other hand, is an illusion; when you turn off the flashlight the light returns to the Source (heaven).  It only ceases to exist in this dimension.

In the final analysis, it is my belief that we are all spiritual beings having a physical experience as opposed to physical beings having a spiritual experience.  We come from the Source and we return to the Source.  Beyond that, only God(?) knows for sure.

 

The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”  – John Wheeler, physicist