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EL-HEAVEN (11)
The Path from the Moment of Creation to the End of Time

by Maji Astaborius

In the beginning there was the infinite void.  At once infinitely dimensioned, and yet dimensionless.  Possessed of the three undefined characteristics: infinite length, infinite width, and infinite depth.  Sublimely devoid of any reference or concept pertaining to size, shape, matter, energy, or any other distinction whatsoever.  Dimensionless, but possessing the potential for all the dimensions and all they might contain.  A state of total perfection, and yet, a state containing an infinite number of possibilities for states of imperfection—each point in the neutral infinite void having the potential to separate into positive and negative particle pairs.

Probability, God’s primal force of creation, selects one of the many states of imperfection over the one state of perfection.  Probability generates the word, vibration, or cyclic dislocation creating chaos, entropy, and imperfection.  Positive and negative particles arise from the void of nothingness, in effect, driven into existence.  Positive particles predominate in positive time and positive dimension.  Negative particles predominate beyond the black hole in a realm of negative time and negative dimension.

Consider a positive one and a negative one.  Here, we have two of anything adding up to nothing so long as they are opposite and equal.  They remain two things so long as they are held apart from each other.  Otherwise, they cancel each other out and reduce to zero.  Likewise, a positive and a negative universe are two things adding up to nothing.  The black hole is the agent creating the event horizon where time slows to zero and holding the positive and negative apart.

Otherwise stated, a perfectly polished mirror can be thought of as perfection.  If another identical mirror is cracked, it becomes imperfect.  If a third mirror is cracked, it will be imperfect as well, but not identical to the one before it.  We now have two unique states of imperfection.  If we continue to crack mirrors throughout eternity, each one will be uniquely imperfect. If a person is blindfolded and asked to select one of the mirrors at random, the probability is low that the one perfect mirror will be chosen, but the probability is high that one of the imperfect ones will be chosen. Likewise, there are nearly an infinite number of possibilities for something to exist, but only one possibility for infinite nothingness.  This is the reason there is something rather than nothing.

Creation begins as a dimensionless particle of probability arising out of the infinite void, becoming the fundamental space within which the probability for the particle’s existence resides; growing into one, two, and then three dimensions.  The process continues toward a fourth spatial dimension, but this is inherently an unstable condition.  The particle absorbs the unstable fourth dimension, causing a chain reaction of particle creation.  An explosion of epic proportion occurs.  The universe or space-time continuum expands almost instantaneously into a dense, hot, tangled, chaotic network of probability waves.  The expansion allows particles to settle, in effect, cool into denser states of probability.  A war ensues between these denser states, those of matter and antimatter.  The casualties suffer annihilation as cosmic background radiation while the victors become the foundation, the hydrogen and helium, of our material universe as it continues to expand and cool.  The relative changes occurring within the realms of fundamental particle, matter and energy are the foundation for the concept of time.  Fertile ground has been laid for the complexity and order to come.          

Time is inversely related to the duration of change.  When time moves fast, duration is short.  When time moves slow, duration is long.  Infinite nothingness is not only the highest degree of perfection, but is also changeless and therefore timeless.  There was never a time when the material universe did not exist.  Any notion to the contrary can be relegated to a non-time epoch of non-existence.  Either the material universe exists through all time, or it exists not at all.  No intermediate time frame can be assigned to the duration of non-existence.  It is either zero or infinity.  It either exists as a steady state or not at all.  We are forced to accept the fact that we do exist, and therefore not in a state of infinite nothingness.  Even if all of existence were to annihilate, it would immediately spring back into existence with no passage of time or measurable duration.

Each particle is inherent with the desire to regain the perfection lost at the moment of creation.  The positive and negative particles wish to recombine and achieve the perfect zero.  They are like perfect mates or would-be lovers who will never meet because they live centuries apart.  The aggregate desire of particles manifests as gravity on the physical plane, and later as love on the emotional plane, compelling them to higher levels of formation.  The particles seek out the path of least resistance to achieve this, like water twisting and turning down a hillside under the effects of gravity as it journeys to the bottom.  Just as the water seeks out the path of least resistance under the influence of gravity, the movement of particles through the cosmos is a path of predictable outcome under the influence of desire.  Gravity can be likened to hands, only here, the hands of God that shape the material of creation.  As gravity begins the process of formation to reestablish order, galaxies begin to form, leading also to higher complexity.  This is the first great day or cycle of formation. 

Stars form within the galaxies achieving a higher state of order and complexity.  They serve as furnaces for God to forge basic materials needed for later stages of formation.  These materials include carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and iron.  Some stars at the centers of galaxies become black holes with event horizons.  The galaxy has now formed a gateway to higher dimensions.  A way has been made for regaining perfection, but a means of doing so has yet to come.  This marks the second great day or cycle of formation.

Some stars reach the end of their lives in great explosions.  The hand of God once again steps in.  Under the effect of gravity some of the remnants of exploded stars, rich with material forged in the solar furnaces, form solar systems with planets and climaspheres or surface environments capable of supporting life.  This is a higher state of order and complexity marking the third great day or cycle of formation.

Within a favorable climasphere may form a biosphere or plant life. Particles become victorious over inanimate existence.  The Family Tree of the Plant Kingdom becomes an even higher state of order and complexity marking the fourth great day or cycle of formation.

The Plant Kingdom prepares the environment for animals, the splendor of a newer and greater form of life, a higher state of order and complexity—the Family Tree of the Animal Kingdom.  This marks the fifth great day or cycle of formation.

A special animal emerges from the earthly Kingdom, formed more perfectly in the spiritual image of God’s plan.  A being possessed of the attribute which is God’s greatest chance of regaining some measure of the perfection lost at the moment of creation.  That attribute is the human brain and the consciousness arising from it; the gift of abstract thought, the ability to conceive of the possibilities, to comprehend that which has not yet been discovered, the awareness of the fact that we are aware.  This marks a higher state of order and complexity—the sixth great day or cycle of formation.

Humankind is now in the seventh great day or cycle of formation. Consciousness is on the rise while God is at relative rest.

The river of God’s created particles has flowed incessantly.  God’s hand has caused processes at times constructive and at other times destructive.  The purpose of God’s plan has never been lost.  The destructive processes, such as the exploding of a star, have been necessary to yield the more constructive process of a climasphere yielding conditions suitable for life.  God’s hand placed the sun in the sky and prepared the soil from which plants, animals, and ultimately humankind are formed.  The river has of necessity flowed sometimes bitter and sometimes sweet.

Genesis 1:1-2 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

This means there was an infinite void and an elusive far-reaching force that we can call probability moved through it.

Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light:” and there was light.”

This is the chaos of particle energy which ensued at the moment of creation.  The scientist might call this the big bang.  Time moved so fast as to approach infinity, while duration approached zero, as particle energy expanded and cooled to congeal into matter.  Matter formed galaxies that would begin to slow time down and increase duration toward their centers.  This was the first day.

According to the Bible, certain things were brought into existence on certain days.  The exact order does not agree with what humankind has come to know.  Revelation and interpretation are not perfect arts.  God tends to reveal as much as humans might begin to comprehend.  Visions and other information must necessarily pass through imperfect humans.  Interpretation is limited by the state of human knowledge in a given time.  Humans of the twenty-first century have more knowledge than had the humans of thousands of years ago.  Any interpretation of the Bible which disagrees with things we have come to know might be in need of re-evaluation.  Scientists do not know everything, and yet, we are able to communicate around the globe, engage in space travel, and do a wealth of others things with the help of science.  Scientists must be right about something.  Astronomers tell us there are stars and galaxies millions and billions of light years away, meaning that it has taken as long for their light to reach us so that they can be seen.  If one accepts the idea that it only took God seven solar days to create the heavens and the earth back in around 4,000 B.C., why would He go through the trouble of making it appear as if creation began fifteen or twenty billion years ago?  How could we be certain that all was not created yesterday, but only made to look older?  How could we be certain that our memories were not created yesterday so that we only seem to have a much longer past life?  God is outside of time and would have no reason to perform such feats.  It can be seen by looking around us that God overwhelmingly prefers to work within the laws of the natural world.  It is not consistent to encourage a university education and then to say the education received is wrong, but much consistency can be found between science and religion if we are willing to open our minds. It is a testament to the value of God’s revelations that the ancients were aware of seven cycles of formation, and it is only a case of limited knowledge that problems would arise in matters of detail.  Humans are indeed formed from the clay of the earth—clay that passes through plants and animals to humans as nourishment.  The Bible frequently speaks to us in terms of parables and metaphors to simplify understanding for the people in the time it was written.  Care should be taken to not confuse these literary tools with literal fact. 

Genesis 2:10 “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.”

This verse has been interpreted to mean either that water rose from the ground in Eden, and then parted into four rivers flowing out of the garden; or that a river flowed through the garden, and then divided into four smaller rivers or heads.  The Bible goes on to explain that the first head is the Pison in the land of Havilah.  The second is the Gihon in Ethiopia .  The third is the Hidekel east of Assyria, and the fourth is the Euphrates, of which the location is not mentioned, but understood by the intended audience local to that area.  In more modern terms, the Pison is referred to as the Indus River, the Gihon is the Nile River, the Hidekel is the Tigres River, and the Euphrates has retained its name.  The Tigres and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia are close to each other.  The Indus River is much farther away.  The Nile River, running through areas variously known as Ham, Kush, Ethiopia , the Sudan , and Egypt , is on a different continent altogether.  They do not share the same source, and this fact has caused some confusion as to the correct interpretation.  What the story represents is the blending of oral and written traditions of the three great river valley areas: Ham/Kush, Mesopotamia, and the Indus River Valley.  Each a veritable garden in its own right in a time of once great abundance for the resident hunter-gatherer populations, echoed in the cultural memories of successive generations.

The Bible says that before Adam there was no tiller of the soil. The name Adam means red earth.  Adam would then have to be the first tiller of the soil and also somehow be associated with red earth.  It seems that Adam was either formed from red earth, tilled the red earth, or both.  East Africa which includes Ethiopia is where man is generally acknowledged to have emerged, and along with Mesopotamia, it is one of the places where we find red earth.  Ethiopia is also where we find the Qemant, a nearly extinct group of people who practice the oldest form of the Hebrew religion known.  Humans tilled the soil of Ethiopia long ago as they do today, but erosion leaves less in the way of archeological evidence.  There is however evidence of a prehistoric agricultural civilization further down the Nile in the land of Kush or modern-day Sudan .  This civilization dates to 7,500 B.C.  These people had domesticated livestock.  They were also setting up the stage for agriculture as they gathered wild grains for consumption while replanting the best seeds.  By 3,000 B.C. plant agriculture was well under way.  The Adam of Creation may have risen from the red earth of Ethiopia , but as a tiller of the soil, the oldest evidence is better kept elsewhere.

The earliest humans hunted and gathered.  Domestication occurred where suitable animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats were available.  Tending of herds and flocks became an advanced way of life.  The farming of crops was the later and more advanced stage, requiring higher levels of technology in the areas of land management, irrigation, and fertilization techniques.  A period of transition from one mode of survival to another would have produced an atmosphere of uncertainty.  Many would have been resistant to change, and reluctant to abandon a time-honored way of life.  Different schools of thought emerged: the traditionalists verses the progressives.  Disputes over whether prime land should be used for farming or grazing was likely.  These trials and tribulations can be seen in some of the stories handed down to us.  In Mesopotamia we find the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, where we are introduced to Gilgamesh, a city dweller who is thought to be a king, half god and half man, a product of a more advanced way of life.  Gilgamesh befriends Enkidu, a man who lives with the animals, and survives as they do.  Enkidu is covered with hair.  He is in essence half man and half animal, a wild man, or a hunter-gatherer if you will.  By the end of the story, Enkidu dies, signaling the end of the old way of life, but not before instilling a measure of his soul in Gilgamesh, whose soul had been corrupted by power and other trappings of civilization.  The story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25 follows a similar theme.  The two were paternal twins.  Esau was the first born, the older man, and covered with red hair, who grew up to become a hunter, living the older way of life.  Jacob was the second born, the youngest or newer man, who grew up to become a herdsman.  Jacob lived the technologically advanced way of life, but his corrupt nature led him to steal the inheritance of his older brother, and then steal the blessings intended for Esau from their father in an attempt to salvage his own soul.  Esau did not die early however.  Instead, he eventually adapted the advanced way of life by becoming a herdsman, and forgave his fearful and guilt-ridden brother for his past offenses.  In both stories, the new way of life wins out over the older, while the best qualities of the older man pass on to the newer.

In the story of Abel and Cain, Abel was a shepherd, the older man.  Cain was a farmer, the newer man.  Cain’s crop offering was rejected by God, whereas Abel’s animal offering was favored, signifying greater reverence for the older way of life.  Cain murdered his brother Abel, and for this offense was banished from his homeland. He journeyed eastward to the land of Nod where he took a wife among the resident people and is said to have established civilization.  Farming and the growth of civilization became humankind’s destiny, even if it meant displeasing God, or at least the priesthood.  Civilization brought with it government and bureaucracy to compete with the priesthood.

In Egypt we find Osiris, a god-king, depicted as a man in temple drawings.  His brother Set is depicted as part animal and part man.  Set murders Osiris, who enters the afterworld and becomes a highly venerated god.  The Egyptian story of two royal brothers departs from the others in that there did not appear to be a struggle between ways of life (possibly because this issue had been resolved long before the written version of the story handed down to us), but rather of lust for power driven by jealousy.  In later times the struggle would also include: agriculture verses industrialization; manual labor verses automation and computerization; manufacturing-based verses service-based economies; and the ramifications of outsourcing in an age of information.       

Genesis 1:29  And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

Genesis 2:9  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:  for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

The tree of life in its most fundamental form is the Family Tree of the Plant Kingdom.  God told man that his food would be of the tree bearing fruit and herb bearing seed.  There most certainly was a time when humans or the ancestors of humans ate little or no meat.  Our digestive systems resemble an herbivore’s more than they do a carnivore’s.  The relatively long length of the intestines is more adapted to the digestion of vegetable matter than of animal flesh.  God told man that of the tree of knowledge he shall not eat or else he would die.  This is the Family Tree of the Animal Kingdom.  God is saying that meat is not healthy for humans.  It is known that meat can fester in the intestines of man due to the increased length of time it takes for the meat to pass.  It is also known that meat can lead to increased cholesterol, heart problems, and cancer.  There are at least eight amino acids said to be essential because the human body can not synthesize them.  There are additional amino acids that specific populations have trouble synthesizing.  It is difficult to get them all in sufficient quantity on a vegetarian diet, especially in the absence of adequate knowledge about nutrition.  These amino acids are needed in the body to synthesize proteins.  Protein is crucial in the development of the brain’s circuitry and function.  Meat helped solve the problem of meeting the nutritional requirements for accelerated brain development.  This is how meat can be associated with knowledge.  Strict vegetarians, or vegans as they are called, may experience problems with concentration as well as memory loss if their diets are not carefully designed and maintained.  Also, the weapons, planning, and methods required to hunt increasingly larger game helped fuel the advance of technology and mutual cooperation to achieve common goals.  Without these we would stand little chance of achieving our ultimate destiny.

God formed humankind many tens of thousands of years ago.  The Hebrew scribes began putting the bible down in written form no earlier than 1500 B.C.  It becomes necessary to fill in some blanks by discussing the comings and goings, the paths and migrations of humankind during this intermediate period.  The movement of humankind over the ages is a complex matter. To accomplish this completely would be nearly impossible.  The advent of DNA technology will go far in helping to shed new light.  For now, we will describe the major movements of people and traditions in broad strokes to gain some understanding of the influences leading up to the biblical world as we have come to know it.

Between 100,000 B.C. to 60,000 B.C., a group of humans ventured beyond Africa.  Anthropologists have called them Australoids, since their features are not unlike those we find among the indigenous people of Australia .  The Australoids spread throughout much of the world, including the Middle East, southern Asia, the Philippine Islands, and Polynesia.  Their line is most notably preserved in Australia as the Aboriginals, and to a lesser degree in Sri Lanka off the southern coast of India as the Veddahs.

By around 40,000 B.C., another group of humans we might call Hamites or proto-Cro-Magnons had ventured beyond Africa.  They migrated northward into Europe where an ice age was already under way.  The climate became colder, and the sun weaker.  The Wrm glaciation reached a maximum around 18,000 B.C., and this tended to shut northern Europe and its inhabitants off from the rest of the world.  The weaker sun made it difficult for the dark skin of these new Europeans to synthesize vitamin D.  Fish oil is a good secondary source of vitamin D, but without fish as a regular part of the diet, vitamin D deficiency would be a problem.  In the United States , people have been fortifying milk with vitamin D since the 1930’s to prevent the occurrence of rickets.  Ice Age Europe could only have been worse.  A lighter complexion became an advantage, as did long, falling, straight hair to help protect the ears and neck from the cold.

As the ice age subsided, many of the glaciers and ice sheets melted away.  Water levels rose in rivers, lakes, and seas worldwide.  Coastlines moved inland, plains flooded, and new lakes formed in low lying areas.  Warmer temperatures increased the rate of evaporation, fueling the onslaught of torrential rains. Great floods became common.  By around 8,000 B.C. the glaciers had receded and people in Europe had already begun to spread southwards into the Middle East, becoming those we know as Semites and Aryans.  The ones who had stayed in Africa during the ice age came to be known as Kushites.  They flourished along the Nile River in Ethiopia and the Sudan , areas once known as Ham and Kush respectively.  Some Kushites migrated across the Suez land bridge into the Middle East to settle in areas already occupied by the Natufians, a people apparently of Australoid descent. One of these areas would become known as Canaan.  Biblically, Canaan was a son of Ham.  It is in this area we find the earliest evidence of crop cultivation dating back to 9,500 B.C., and the leading contenders as the first tillers of the soil. 

Other hunter-gatherer Australoids would settle into agricultural life by 7,000 B.C. in the Indus Valley area establishing the Mehrgarh and Harappan civilizations.  These people also became miners and traders of lapis lazuli—a highly prized stone in ancient times.  There are a scant few known deposits in the world, and the Indus Valley is in the vicinity of  two: Balochistan, which includes the site of the ancient Mehrgarh civilization, and Badakstan further to the north in the Hindu Kush Mountains—the most important deposit.  Genesis 2:12 reads: And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.  This is significant because according to the Hebrew version of Genesis 2:12, eben hassoham (or shoham) is found in the land of Havilah.  This term has traditionally been translated to read ‘onyx’.  More recent scholarship reveals that the term can mean any precious stone, but usually means ‘lapis lazuli’.  So if lapis lazuli was found in Havilah, this would have to place Havilah within the sphere of the Mehrgarh/Indus Valley civilizations.  Genesis 2:12 also states that bdellium can be found in Havilah.  Bdellium is an aromatic resin, tapped from a plant commonly identified as Commiphora wightii.  It is most commonly found in northern India and Pakistan , which includes the Indus Valley area.  Archeological finds show that they had much gold which seems to agree with the biblical description as well—but now the question: Where was the Garden of Eden?  As already stated, Genesis 2:10 cited above has been taken to mean either that a river flowed through the garden and then divided into four smaller rivers, or that water came up through the ground somewhere within the garden, then flowed away in four different directions.  These interpretations have created problems in pinpointing the location of the Garden of Eden.  If we examine each bit of information separately then place it where it best fits, a sensible picture emerges. 

Genesis 3:23: Therefore the LORD GOD sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Genesis 3:24:  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cher'-u-bims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

This was humankind following their destiny.  For a time after the great floods, humankind enjoyed an explosion of wild plant and animal food resources.  Life was indeed like living in a Garden of Eden for many, but the paradise of abundance once enjoyed by our hunter-gatherer ancestors would give way to farming the field by the sweat of the brow to harvest the grains necessary for survival.  The region later known as the Sahara Desert grew hotter and more arid.  The sun over time would relentlessly and increasingly beat down as a flaming sword whirling in all directions.  The Natufians would find greener pastures further eastward along the Euphrates and Tigres rivers, just as the Mehrgarhs would be forced eastward along the Indus River. There was no turning back.  When Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, Cherubims with flaming swords were place east of the garden to prevent reentry.  This implies that the garden was west of where humans first tilled the soil.  Since we find evidence of the earliest crop cultivation in the area of Canaan that would later become Syria , this would place the Cherubims and flaming sword at the land bridge between Africa and the Middle East.  We can now locate the starting point of the original Garden of Eden by tracing the Nile River to its source, Lake Tana, in the land of Ham or Ethiopia Lake Tana is not fed by any major rivers, and so, it might appear to have come up from the ground, then flow through the once lush garden that is now desert before reaching the Nile Delta and parting into multiple heads.  This fits well with the conflicting interpretations of Genesis 2:10 discussed above.  The courses of rivers do change over time and deltas even more so.  The Nile Delta could very well have had four heads in the past, but we might not ever know for sure.  The four heads suggested here are obviously not the four rivers alluded to in Genesis, but in some abstract sense may have represented them.  The literary Garden of Eden was most likely conceived by the writers as a far away place beyond the imagined point where the four named rivers merged into one great river.  While the location of the garden might seem impossible to ascertain when the descriptions are taken literally, fragments of truth that can be put together to tell a great deal.

Along the banks of the four rivers would flourish three great experiments in civilization: one in Kush/Egypt along the Nile River, a second in Mesopotamia along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and a third along the Indus Valley River in the biblical land of Havilah.  The Semites were dominant in Mesopotamia by the time the Book of Genesis was written.  They would attempt to represent the different versions of the tradition, but it would be told from a Semitic perspective as history is always told through the eyes of the victor.

The hardened barbaric Semites gradually encroached on the southerly peoples, sometimes peacefully and sometimes by way of conflict.  The result was the Sumerian civilization—a complex blend of cultures emerging around 5,000 B.C.  Their language shared similarities with the Uralic tongues of Europe.  The people in the north were Semitic, while those of the south were more Australoid.  Eventually, the Semites and Aryans would dominate the lands once controlled by the Australoids and Kushites in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indus Valley areas.

The Australoid line, that is to say, the Australian Aboriginal—Veddah—Sumerian line, carries with it strong elements of the biblical account of creation.  The Sumerian clay tablets reveal a place called Dilmun, somewhere to the east where the precious stone lapis lazuli was found.  It was a bright beautiful place where nothing grew until God caused it to rain, like in the account of the Garden of Eden.  They also write of a great flood, and a man like Noah who built an ark, then as the flood waters subsided, tested for dry land by releasing a bird.  They also write of God forming people from clay.  Striking elements can be found in the oral traditions of the Australian Aboriginals as well.

The continent of Australia is a great living time capsule.  It is, for example, the only place on earth where we find marsupials—an intermediate form of mammals that, rather than lay eggs like birds and reptiles, give live birth to premature offspring which must be incubated in a pouch for a period of time.  The Australian Aboriginal people, together with their beliefs, are a well-preserved testament to the remote past as well.  They represent what is probably the oldest line of humans on earth.  These people have told of a time when God made two men and a woman from the red earth.  God then showed them the plants they should eat for health and vigor.  Then there was a great drought and all the plants died.  The woman and two men were at the verge of starvation, when one of the men killed a kangaroo rat and began eating it with the woman.  They took some of the meat to the other man so that he could eat as well.  The man refused.  The woman tried to convince him that he needed to eat the flesh in order to survive, but since eating meat was taboo, the man refused to do so.  The man who refused to eat died, and according to the story, was the first occurrence of death.  The woman had tempted the man with the animal’s flesh.  This runs a close parallel to the Book of Genesis where Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit, and she in turn convinced Adam to eat as well.  The forbidden fruit can be seen as a metaphor for the serpent’s flesh.  That God created the woman and two men from the red earth also runs a close parallel with the Bible.  As already mentioned, the name Adam means ‘red earth’.  Here, we find the roots of an original Adam made from red earth, but not necessarily a tiller of the soil, and yet, a precursor to those who would till the soil of the Middle East and the Indus Valley by way of the Australoid line of succession.

Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Genesis 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

We can trace Genesis 2:4-7 back to a Sumerian belief mentioned earlier about a place called Dilmun, where nothing grew until God caused it to rain.  We can trace back even further.  The Australians have a belief called Dreamtime or the Dreaming.  They perceive a point where God designed all the living things that would come, but had not yet brought them into existence.  This was the Dreaming.  Then a point came when these designs or potentialities sprang into existence.  The Dreaming helps us to understand Genesis 2:5-6 where God formed everything, but nothing was yet living until he caused it to rain.  God had a plan, but the plan had not yet been put into motion until the moment of creation.  The rain can be seen as a metaphor for the shower of created primordial particles as reality comes into existence.  The Australians believed that God lives in the faint streak in the sky known as the Milky Way.  This faint streak leads us to the center of our galaxy where there are black holes and event horizons.  Here, we are getting into a higher dimension, and closer to the dimension of God.  More on this will be discussed later.             

We now move to the time of the biblical patriarch Abraham living in the town of Ur along the Euphrates River in the Babylonian Empire, which is said to have been established by Nimrod, son of Kush, grandson of Ham.  The Babylonians were the inheritors of the land and to some extent the culture of the Sumerians.  The time came when Abraham found it necessary or desirable to leave his home.  We do not know the exact reasons why.  We do know that his fellow countryman practiced fertility rites which included temple prostitution.  We can also reasonably assume that Abraham aspired to a higher moral order.  Abraham and his followers eventually settled in the land of Canaan.  The Canaanites shared practices similar to the Babylonians, but offered a higher level of tolerance to those of divergent attitudes and beliefs.  As the sons and daughters of Kush, the Canaanites had inherited aspects of ritual practice common to the Qemant of Ethiopia.  Many of these practices would be adopted by the Hebrews who would return to Ethiopia with transformed beliefs, thus completing a great cycle of exchange.

Canaan acted as an outpost for trade between Egypt , Babylon, and points north.  The lives of people here were in all probability less rigorously controlled due in part to their cosmopolitan posture.  The Canaanite’s name for God was El.  Abraham worshiped El.  This fact is born out in the original Hebrew of the Old Testament.  God of the creation translates as El Ohim, which is roughly the plural for God the Creator or the Most High God.  Later when God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, he was commanded to do so by El Shaddai or God Almighty.  What differed with Abraham was his interpretation of what one should do to serve God, and what standards of morals and ethics was necessary to gain God’s favor.  These were the social and religious forces in Abraham’s world, as well as the beginnings of what would more completely become the Hebrew religion.  In other words, God revealed Himself to Abraham more perfectly than He had to Abraham’s ancestors.  Humankind was changing, and God’s message was changing accordingly to meet the new challenges. 

Exodus 6:3  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of GOD ALMIGHTY, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Later in the Book of Exodus, God acknowledges that He was known to Abraham as El Shaddai, but reveals Himself to Moses as ‘Jehovah’ in the English language, or ‘YHVH’ in the Hebrew.  The Ten Commandments is revealed to Moses, cementing the legacy of a higher moral standard sought by Abraham.  In a world rampant with savagery and licentious behavior, stiff penalties would have to be imposed on deviants if a higher level of moral and ethical standards would ever be achieved.  Accordingly, in Exodus 21:17 the penalty for cursing your father or mother was death.  In Exodus 31:15 the penalty for working on the Sabbath was death.  Leviticus 20:10 imposes the death penalty for committing adultery.  Death by stoning was the penalty for blaspheming the name of the LORD according to Leviticus 24:16.  Bestiality was punishable by death according to Leviticus 20:15-16.  In Leviticus 20:17 we find that incest was apparently considered less offensive and punishable only by banishment.  These penalties would become outmoded, but they help us to understand from what we came, and to appreciate the great struggle from savagery to high civilization—a struggle with which we are still engaged.  In later times humankind would transcend the biblical moral code: Leviticus 25:44 sanctions the ownership of slaves so long as they are heathens;  Exodus 21:7 allows a man to sell his daughter into slavery; Nothing in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth condemns the institution of slavery; and yet, a later moral standard condemns the ownership of human beings.     

The Christ is a type of higher consciousness that has dwelled in people of different times and places.  Its effect is to elevate humankind by imparting knowledge and new ways of thinking.  It imparts messages most needed for the particular time and place.  Certain people have been able to tap into the Christ consciousness to an extraordinary degree.  The Christ tradition has served humankind well, going back many thousands of years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.  Two Christs are mentioned in the Old Testament.  The first is Adonai.  His name has been translated into English as the word ‘Lord’.  The second one is Tammuz.  He is mentioned once in the Book of Ezekiel as an abomination.  Legend has it that after Nimrod died, his widow, Semiramis conceived a child, Tammuz, who was born on December 25th.  The queen told her subjects that she had been impregnated by an angel, and that the child was half god.  Tammuz became a great king, and so highly esteemed by his subjects that he was worshipped as a god long after death.  Tammuz is also closely associated with the Sumerian Dumuzzi.  Adonai has been called the Syrian Christ, and Tammuz, the Babylonian Christ.  The Hebrew month of Tammuz coincides with the Feast of Tammuz, an important holiday in past times.  Babylon became the personification of wickedness, so it is only natural that their Christ would fall into disgrace.  The legacy of Adonai survived to some degree in Greek mythology as Adonis.  All of these earlier Christs were associated with immaculate conception, death, and resurrection.  Their resurrection was for the benefit of earthly things, namely, the return of spring and a bountiful harvest.  Food was of great concern, and the possibility of famine was a constant source of fear for early people.  The rivers did not always water the gardens sufficiently.  Adonai and Tammuz helped carry people through the hard times until they learned better irrigation techniques and ways of storing surplus food.  By the time of the Romans, public works had taken much of the uncertainty out of people’s lives.  They could now afford to turn inward to more spiritual matters.  Jesus of Nazareth, the new Christ, would not teach the death of winter, and the renewal of spring.  He would teach death and rebirth in the spirit.  He would provide people with the message they most needed in a tumultuous political and economic environment.  We see this progression come more or less full circle with the Egyptian/Kushite Osiris who, as a great leader early on in Kush, developed agriculture.  After Osiris’s death, his flesh was put in the ground to insure a bountiful harvest.  Symbolically, this became an annual event and Osiris became the god of annual resurrection for the crops he had developed.  When people ate of the corn, they ate of his flesh.  Later in dynastic Egypt people had reached a high level of farming expertise to the degree that they often enjoyed surpluses.  People could then afford to spend more time on spiritual matters.  Osiris assumed the throne as god of the afterworld, the spirit world, or the world of life after death.  His son Horus, conceived through a form of immaculate conception, assumed the lower position of tending to earthly material affairs.

The Thracian/Greek resurrection god Dionysus was the god of the vine, wine, merriment, and agriculture.  Whatever the redeeming qualities of this Christ, they seem to have disappeared in prehistory.  The Thracians went astray similar to the Hebrews in the time of Moses.  Dionysus became synonymous with drunkenness, fornication, and forms of sexual behavior considered unacceptable.  Dionysus transformed over time into the Roman Bacchus.  The Dionysus/Bacchus cult was highly popular at all levels of Greek and Roman society.  We can begin to appreciate the forces at work in the time of Jesus of Nazareth and the Apostle Paul

Many are of the conviction that Jesus resurrected in the flesh, while others find it difficult, if not impossible, to make such a leap in faith.  Some would argue that if Jesus resurrected than why not the earlier Christs?  Outside of the New Testament, we can not prove this one way or the other.  Generally speaking, we can say that resurrection is possible, as all things ultimately are, but highly improbable.  If a person possesses enough faith to believe, and they are happy, then there is no reason they should want to change.  If however, there are people who are in a state of doubt and uncertainty, of little or no faith, are not happy and content, then what of them?  Is it reason enough to abandon faith entirely?  Should they be made to feel deficient and ostracized by the churches?  We think not.  We submit than any path to God is better than no path at all.  How far along the path you are, is less important than moving in a positive direction.  When the demands of faith go far astray from things we have come to know, the attainment of faith becomes a more difficult task.  The leap from disbelief to faith can become too great for many.  Knowledge can serve as a foundation on which to build a bridge towards a better faith.   The leap of faith might then come into the realm of possibility if we are willing to re-evaluate conventional biblical interpretations best suited for people of times past.  The core message of Jesus is a spiritual one, and of great benefit to humanity in his time and for times to come.  The resurrection of the material flesh, like the coming of spring, is of less practical concern in societies that have largely conquered the environment in terms of material food resources.  The resurrection of the spirit is of much greater value in societies that have largely solved the problems of basic material needs.        

The Apostle Paul was the great compromiser and negotiator.  He, more than any other single person, forged the teachings of Jesus into what would become the Christian faith.  Paul contended with powerful forces within the Roman Empire.  His achievement is great, but there were things working in his favor as well.  Aside from the Christ cults already mentioned, there was the Persian Zoroastrian faith, whose prophet Zoroaster preached of good conquering evil, the epitome of evil as Satan, a hierarchy of angels, and a Kingdom of Heaven.  The Zoroastrians believed that their prophet’s seed was contained in a lake.  Once every thousand years a virgin would enter the lake and become impregnated by the seed through a kind of immaculate conception.  It did not require a great leap of faith for the followers of these cults to accept Christian doctrine.  Much was already a part of their belief systems.  A name change to Jesus might have constituted the greatest leap.  The Jewish requirement for men to be circumcised was a problem for many, as were the dietary laws regarding food that was considered clean or unclean.  Paul was able to relax these requirements.  When the new converts heard the story of the last supper, they could not help but see the bread as the flesh of Osiris and the other crop gods.  Likewise, they would associate the wine with the blood of Dionysus.  The act by Jesus of consuming the flesh and the blood of the earlier Christs served the dual purposes of consolidation and purification.  The myriad other Christs merged into the single person of Jesus in accord with the higher moral principles he taught.  It was the apostles who consumed the flesh and blood of Jesus when they had partaken of the bread and wine.   

Over time, it became desirable, if not necessary to codify or standardize the Christian faith.  By the third century A.D., a substantial amount of Christian literature was circulating.  Each church had its own favorite gospel or gospels.  Aside from Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the other accepted books of the New Testament, there were many others in existence.  The Church Fathers had to resolve an intense debate regarding whether Jesus was more god or more man.  It was decided that he was more god, and this in part determined what books would be included or rejected.  They also had to take great care not to offend the major churches, each having its own favorite books.  This is one reason Matthew, Mark, and Luke all appear in the New Testament even though they often say the same thing word for word.  The problems the Church Fathers encountered must have been similar in nature to the problems facing the writers of the creation story in the Book of Genesis, where two or three earlier traditions had to be blended.

The other issue was the celebration of holidays.  People do not easily give up their cherished traditions.  The pagan winter solstice holiday would still be celebrated, but it would be called Christmas.  The Christmas tree and mistletoe are remnants of the older tradition.  The spring equinox holiday or the fertility rites of spring would still be called Easter (from Ishtar or Eastern Star or the planet Venus, the goddess of fertility), but it would be celebrated to honor the flesh resurrection of Jesus.  The Feast of Tammuz during the Hebrew month of Tammuz would be replaced by Saint John’s Day.  The enduring symbol of the Zoroastrian faith is the eternal temple flame.  It survives in the Catholic Church as the flaming heart of Jesus.

The Bible did not come to humankind complete and fully formed.  It is dynamic and living, to reflect the changing needs of living, changing beings.  Humankind arose from the clay of the earth, and when we became sufficiently capable of receiving the messages, the Bible shaped its way into our lives.  Once, the tree bearing fruit and herb bearing seed was our only food, as God commanded—the Bible, the science of physiology, and Australian oral tradition support this.  The serpent or snake represents the first meat humans tasted, perhaps because of its relative ease to capture as compared to larger game.  For the Australians, it was a kangaroo rat, another small animal.  Later, the dietary laws in the books of Exodus and Leviticus permitted the eating of certain animals that were considered clean.  Cain murdered his brother Abel, but was not sentenced to death, since capital punishment did not exist.  Instead, he was banished to the land of Nod where he found a wife among a different people.  The patriarch Abraham, as a tribal leader was allowed to have more than one wife, but in later times, only a king was allowed the privilege.  The time would come when polygamy would be a crime for all in most societies.  So, new covenants were established to meet the changing needs of people.  When the world was less populated, it was advantageous for successful men to be fruitful and multiply, but as populations grew, stricter controls were put in place.  It is not possible in one time to predict all of the needs of humankind in a later time.

Some of the actions of Abraham could be considered crude by the standards of later times, but must be viewed within the context of a different set of social standards existing under the auspices of the Canaanite god El.  According to Genesis 12, Abraham took his family to Egypt during a famine.  He convinced his wife Sarah to lie by telling the Egyptians she was his sister.  Sarah was a beautiful woman and Abraham feared that, as her husband, his life might be taken so that an Egyptian could have her.  Sarah told the lie and spent time in Pharaoh’s house while Abraham reaped gifts of livestock and servants.  This could be considered prostitution and amoral in later times, but in Abraham’s world where temple prostitution was the norm, it appears that the means justified the end.  Years later, in Genesis 22, God tells Abraham to sacrifice his son on an altar, and then at the last minute, provided him with a goat to use instead.  A test of faith?  Why?  If God is all-knowing, wouldn’t He already know the outcome?  Which god would play such cruel games?  Which man in later times would not be considered criminally insane for attempting such an outrage as slitting his child’s throat?  Which court of law would accept God’s command to do so as a valid reason?  The Canaanite El was an angry, jealous, testing; even trickster kind of a god; but this would not always be the case.  The Ten Commandments was not yet in place and Abraham was the precursor for better things to come.

Over the course of time, some standards of morals and ethics have been established that can be considered universal.  Murder, rape, and child abuse would easily fall into a category as universally evil.  As a world society, we are still struggling with such issues as abortion, genetic engineering, cloning, and homosexuality.  Even though the Bible might appear to provide us with direction, we can not say that humanity is at a level of universal agreement one way or the other. Technology will continue to present issues unforeseen.  Perhaps one of the great responsibilities of humankind is to establish a universal standard of morals and ethics that will prevail to the end of time.

We have spoken of creation, spirit, soul, and consciousness.  These terms can have broad definitions, sometimes leading to uncertainty and confusion.  We will provide definitions within the context of this writing for the purpose of more effective communication.

Creation is the act of bringing something out of nothing.  Stars, planets, trees, humans and so forth are not created using this strict definition.  These things are formed and shaped from that which has already been created—the positive and negative particles that came into existence at the moment of true creation.  We build a house, we do not create it.  The materials we use to build it are simply transformations of the stuff of creation.  Energy, as it is known in the science of physics, is not involved in the act of creation, rather, it is the result.  Conversely, if positive and negative particles recombine, no energy is released.  This is one reason the known laws of physics fall apart as we move back to the beginning of time.  The laws of physics rely on the existence of matter, and energy.

Spirit is the reason there is something rather than nothing.  It is what causes particles to exist.  It is probability acting on the infinite void.

Soul arises from life.  It involves the experience acquired through the senses, and the mind’s interpretation of that experience.  A child locked in a closet to adulthood would be possessed of less soul than a Mother Theresa who had traveled the world and had seen the suffering.  Non-living things are possessed of spirit, since they exist, but not of soul.

Consciousness is awareness, and high consciousness is awareness of the abstract and not yet seen.  It arises from soul and mind in higher beings.  In general, all living things have some soul, but little or no consciousness.  Human beings abound with consciousness, and this is what earns us a special place in the vast cosmos.  We comprise the most complex system known in our universe.  Sometimes, the terms spirit and soul are used interchangeably.  This is not necessarily incorrect.  Just as soul is a higher manifestation of spirit, consciousness is a manifestation of soul on a higher plane.  It is something like water, which can exist in vapor, liquid, or solid states, but it is still water.  It is simply transformed to more highly ordered states by the forces acting on it.  The Bible does not mention the concept of consciousness per say, but it does use the term ‘heart’ in a way that some have interpreted to mean ‘mind’ which is the source of consciousness.

Quantum physics is the physics of the very small.  Psychokenesis is a phenomenon concerned with the effect of consciousness on matter/energy.  This can further be broken down to micro-psychokenesis or micro-PK, and macro-psychokenesis or macro-PK.  Micro-PK pertains to the effect on particles at the atomic level, while macro-PK deals with matter on a larger scale, essentially, any tangible object.  Experiments in micro-PK, most notably at the PEAR laboratory at Princeton University, have shown that focus of conscious attention can shift the probability of events at the quantum level by as much as four per cent, depending on the individual participating in the experiment.  These experiments have been so extensively documented that the possibility of the outcome occurring purely by chance is so infinitesimally remote as to be considered null.  Change is said to occur instantaneously at the quantum level.  There is no proof for this, but at the very least, these changes exceed the speed of light.  The evidence strongly suggests that consciousness transcends time and space, operating on the same level as probability.  A more fully formed consciousness could shift the probabilistic outcome further, even into the realm of macro-PK.  Whatever power there might be in magic and prayer may reside in the potential effect of consciousness on the micro and macro levels of material existence.  More fully formed consciousness will undoubtedly be possessed of greater power to alter reality and move matter through force of will.

At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy is at least one black hole.  Black holes are super-dense bodies having so much gravity that when light gets too close to them, the light is captured.  The event horizon can be thought of as a spherical shell enclosing the black hole.  The size of the shell is determined by the distance from the center where light would circle around the black hole forever, neither escaping nor falling in.  If it was possible to travel close to an event horizon, time would slow down for the traveler.  Duration would increase.  In other words, it would take longer for the hands of a clock near the event horizon to advance as viewed from Earth.  The closer the traveler got to the event horizon, the longer it would take to get closer still.  To the traveler, time would seem normal, but if the traveler looked back towards Earth, things would appear to move faster and faster, due to the relative difference in duration.  For the observer on Earth, the traveler would never reach the event horizon.  The time could come when the black hole vaporizes away or otherwise ceases to exist.  Now, if the traveler was able to pass through the center of the black hole and continue beyond the event horizon on the other side, he or she would be in the universe of negative time, dimension, and matter.  Owing to our psychological sense of time, a clock in this universe would appear to run backwards.  Near the negative event horizon, negative time would slow down and duration would increase in a negative sense.  This universe would appear to run back perhaps to the moment of birth of the black hole.

In the first case, the traveler attempted to reach the origin of time from the positive event horizon, and tended toward the distant future.  In the second case, the traveler approached the negative event horizon and tended toward the distant past.  If the traveler could hover in the realm between the positive and negative approaches to the event horizon, his or her clock would not move as viewed from earth.  Time would be zero, and duration would be infinite. The traveler would be neither in the present nor in the future.  He or she would be outside of space and time.  The traveler would be in the vicinity of transition into the eleventh dimension.  In our universe there are three spatial dimensions, plus the fourth dimension of time, plus the fifth dimension as the integral or summation of time from the origin to positive infinity to total five.  The negative universe has the same dimensions except in the negative sense, with the fifth dimension being the integral or summation of time from the origin to negative infinity.  This totals ten dimensions in all.  The dimension outside of time becomes the eleventh.  Our past, in a strange way, is also the negative universe.  It is our sister.

One might ask: How is it possible to emerge in another universe rather than reemerging in the same universe after passing through the black hole?  It is indeed difficult to visualize higher dimensional reality.  The figure eight (figure 1) might be a useful tool in helping us visualize time reversal.  Let the figure eight represent a time line and the point of intersection in the middle, a black hole.   Now imagine yourself moving along the upper line in a clockwise direction.  This we will call positive time.  If you pass through the intersection or black hole, you will find yourself moving in a counter-clockwise direction.  The direction of time has reversed.

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The mobius strip (figure 2) helps us to visualize the transition into negative space.  One can be constructed very easily with a length of ribbon or strip of paper.  Label one side of the strip positive to represent positive dimension, and label the other side negative represent negative dimension.  Rotate one end 180 degrees, and then connect the ends together.  The point where the ends connect will represent the black hole.  Imagine yourself walking along the surface of the ribbon.  It turns out that each time you pass through the connected ends or black hole, you end up on the opposite side of the ribbon, representing a change from positive space to negative space, or vice versa.

One might also imagine blowing up a balloon and tying it off.  Let the tied part represent a black hole.  The balloon has two surfaces, one inner, and one outer.  Let the inner surface represent a universe of concave curvature, and the outer surface represent a universe of convex curvature.  Each time we pass through the black hole represented by the tied off end, we end up in a different kind of space.

These examples convey the intriguing sense that the universes should not be thought of in terms of geographic distance from each other, but merely as flip sides of a higher reality.  It should be emphasized that these are not perfect examples, and to actually pass from one realm to the other in the flesh is probably not possible, but should help provide some sense of what happens.  Since no light can leave an event horizon, it is not possible to observe the interior, but it is reasonable to consider a rise in complexity and order must exist given what can be observed at the other levels of formation previously discussed.

Hawking radiation is a special type of radiation, named for the physicist Stephen Hawking.  Hawking has shown that the radiation observed emanating from black holes is due to the creation of particles and what he calls virtual particles.  A net number of particles radiating from our side of the event horizon are what we observe as radiation.  A net number of virtual particles appear within the event horizon, reducing the mass of the black hole.  These virtual particles might be more properly called negative particles, since they have the effect of reducing the apparent positive mass of the black hole.  We say ‘apparent mass’ because whatever lies within transcends our normal concept of matter, becoming more like an intense concentration of stored gravitational energy.  Creation becomes an ongoing process, not just an event at the very beginning of existence. 

Reaching the event horizon is much like attempting to travel at the speed of light.  Approaching the speed of light would take the traveler into the future.  If the speed of light was reached, the traveler would be outside of time, and if it was exceeded, the traveler would go back in time.

Many religious leaders tell us that God is in a higher dimension, or that God is outside of time.  If the religious leaders are correct, and we believe they are, then God’s domain can be none other than this eleventh dimension we have described.  For reasons already described, we can not expect to reach this domain in the flesh.  The way to it is through consciousness, or spirituality to use the traditional term.  Consciousness is the vehicle we can use to transcend time and space.  The eleventh dimension is the seat of humankind’s consciousness fully formed, the mind of God, the Godhead, the Kingdom of Heaven.  The event horizon or fifth dimension is the eye of God, the gateway to the higher realm.  It is quite likely that all or most galaxies have event horizons.  From our fourth dimensional perspective, they are loosely scattered over great distances, but from an eleventh dimensional perspective, it would be a different picture entirely.  Much more than the human mind can comprehend.  Imagine the earth as a point in space.  Then imagine the earth’s revolution around the sun.  If we could see all the positions of the earth’s path simultaneously, it would become a ring.  The movement of the solar system and the galaxy would impart additional degrees of motion to alter the picture further.  A tree would not only appear as a tree, but also as a seedling, and the wood taken from the tree to build a house.  A person would be seen entering the womb, in a state of old age, and everything in between.  Everything the person had ever done and everywhere the person had ever been could be seen from an eleventh dimensional perspective as one grand event.  Reality would appear as a tangled ball of rope string, rubber bands, paper clips, and the like.  We could make little sense of it with our limited capacity, but could probably begin to appreciate the interconnectedness of all things.  The present moment is but a tiny slit filtering our perception down to something understandable, or like viewing a holographic picture from one angle in a given moment.    

We can begin to see how human consciousness merges into the realm of God, in effect, becoming as God.  The fully formed, all-knowing God is, from our perspective, in the future, for we have not yet realized the Kingdom.  This might explain why God can seem so distant.  When we are in highly spiritual states of mind, we begin to transcend time, and God can then seem much closer.  For God who is outside of time, no such limitation exists.  Past and future exist as an eternal moment.  It is like holding a movie reel in one’s hand and having access to any frame on the reel.  God could conceivably change a past event, thereby changing subsequent history, our memories, our very being or not being, and we would never know.  Even a resurrection comes into the realm of possibility.

Prophecy and revelation are imperfect arts.  Revealed truths frequently come in the form of images, rather than spoken words.  The meaning behind the images might not be immediately understood.  Anything revealed by God must be communicated and interpreted by imperfect beings of limited knowledge.  The conceptual ability and vocabulary might not yet be in place for an accurate interpretation and complete expression.  Huge numbers in the billions and trillions, and distances in terms of light years, would have been completely out of the range for most ancients to comprehend.  It can take years, lifetimes, or even ages to attain complete understanding.  Prophecy and revelation have value and purpose, but finding the deepest meaning and adequate words to describe the experience is a challenge.

 Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the LORD Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

The messiah’s name was prophesied to be Immanuel, but for the Christian, the messiah’s name is Jesus.  When the Book of Revelation was written, most people interpreted it to apply to their time.  They felt that its prophecies would soon be fulfilled.  People of every generation since have felt the same, and that the Kingdom was close at hand.  Perhaps we should consider ourselves reaching the Kingdom more than the Kingdom coming to us.  Humankind must accomplish certain things before this can happen.  Reaching a certain critical population is probably one of those things.  More people will be required than our Earth is able to support.  It takes fifty trillion to a hundred trillion atoms to form a living cell, then, the same number of cells again to form a human body.  It might take as many people before consciousness can be fully formed in the Kingdom.  Expanding out to the planets and stars is part of the plan, and humankind’s destiny is to populate the heavens.  This will not only help insure the continuance of humankind, but it will provide the living space required to support countless trillions of humans needed to realize the Kingdom.  Consciousness will have the ability to move matter through force of will.  The miniscule effect of consciousness on quantum particles that we observe in the laboratory will pale in comparison to this God-like force fully formed.  It will be super life.  It will then be possible to say that reality is the ripened fruit of imagination.  New worlds could be willed into existence—another ‘let there be light’—a new creation.  Or maybe we are just that, the new creation.

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In the branch of Jewish mysticism known as the Kaballah, there is a tree of life (figure 3).  This tree describes the creation and formation of the universe.  It consists of levels of creation and formation called sepheroths.  The sepheroths emanate from the most high, downward.  The correct order is top to bottom, right to left.  Each stage, read in this manner, traces the order of occurrence.  The traditional interpretation is concerned with qualities of mind, emotion, and intellect as the basis of creation.  These sepheroths are seen as emanations, starting with the concept of infinity at the top, called Keter.  Chokmah is wisdom, and Binah is knowledge.  Together, these upper three represent the unknowable mystery of creation.  Moving down, we see that Chesed is love, Geveruh is judgment, Tipheret is beauty, Netsach is victory, Hod is splendor, Yesod is foundation and Malkuth is kingship.  These lower seven sefiroths are associated with the seven days of creation.  This is the traditional teaching, but creation and formation based on things we have come to know fits beautifully into the basic framework of this tree as well (see figure 4).  The upper three become Keter—the infinite void, Chokmah—probability, and Binah—gravity.  The first six days of formation are: Chesed—galaxy, Geveruh—sun, Tipheret—planet/climasphere, Netsach—biosphere, Hod—animal, and Yesod—human brain.  Malkuth, the seventh day of formation, is the day we are presently in, the formation of consciousness in the higher realm, while God is at relative rest.  The divisions for the days of creation are not chosen arbitrarily to fit this scheme.  There is something called free energy rate density.  It is a measure of how much energy passes through a system per unit time and mass.  It can be thought of as a measure of how brightly a light bulb burns for its given size.  Each day of formation is associated with a value for free energy rate density (see table 1).  It can be seen that after each great cycle of formation, the free energy rate density increases exponentially.  So much so, that if the human brain had the mass of the sun and fluxed all of its energy as light, it would burn about seventy-five thousand times brighter than our sun.  Formation tends towards smaller more complex systems over time as free energy rate density increases.  The completion of the seventh great cycle will yield a free energy rate density of a magnitude capable of literally changing reality.  The scientific and the religious schools of thought will merge together as one unified truth.

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The emanations of creation and formation can also be thought of as concentric shells, as in an onion or other bulbous plant (figure 5).  The outermost shell represents the infinite void, the next shell represents probability, and the third represents gravity.  These comprise the creation stages.  The formation stages of galaxy, sun, climasphere, biosphere, animal, human brain, and fully formed consciousness are similarly represented.  This representation properly conveys the sense of things getting smaller as complexity increases.  The bulb flowers to yield the fleur-de-lis (figure 6), a stylized lily or iris, a bulbous plant.  The flower represents consciousness fully formed in the Kingdom.  Another way of looking at this is as Malkuth being located at the center of Chokmah, in other words, the center of our galaxy; thus completing a great loop in the stages of formation.

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hurricane nautilus

The Yin Yang symbol (figure 7) traditionally represents opposite or complimentary forces such as good and evil or male and female.  It can also be regarded as a stylized representation of two Golden Spirals: a spiral arm in our galaxy and a spiral arm of our sister galaxy in the negative realm of the past.  The dots represent the centers or event horizons of the respective galaxies, or we can think of the two dots as two views of the same event horizon, one from the positive side, and the other from the negative side.     

There is a saying of the ancients: ‘as above, so below’.  That is to say, they felt a great similarity between the unseen world and the seen world, heaven and earth, or God and humans.  There is some evidence to support this belief.  The shape we see in a crystal, such as quartz, is derived from the shape of its molecule.  The spiral arms of our galaxy follow the same mathematical progression as the spirals of a hurricane or Nautilus shell (see figures 8-10).  Careful study can reveal further relationships in the growth patterns of many plants, and the structure of music.  Musical composition is in some respects a microcosm of the universe, while the universe becomes the greatest musical composition—the song of God.  Identical forms tend to appear and reappear at different levels of existence.  A study of the Fibonacci series in mathematics, and the theory of fractals can show this well.  Thought can also assume form, but in a more abstract sense.  The form of thought by the ancients often agrees with the form of thought of later times even though the details may differ.  The story of creation in the Book of Genesis, and the scientific explanation for the universe are examples.  The Australians somehow came to the conclusion that God resides in that part of the sky leading to the center of our galaxy.  Australia provides the best view of the Milky Way, as astronomers well know.  Whether by accident, intuition, or divine revelation, they came to the conclusion that this was a special place in the sky.  This close association with the center of the galaxy might have something to do with their time-transcendent perception of things.  When the Australians observe an object, arrangement, or situation; they tend to see not only its present condition, but its past and anticipated future conditions as well. Traditionally, the Australians do not have a word for time.  They see time as location.  Not until Einstein did the rest of the world begin to see time as a fourth dimensional coordinate or location if you will, in a space-time continuum. 

The following is a hymn taken from among the oldest sacred scriptures of India .

Rig Veda, Book 10, Hymn CXXIX. Creation.

1.  THEN was not non-existent nor existent: there was no realm of air, no sky beyond it.  What covered in, and where? And what gave shelter?  Was water there, unfathomed depth of water?

2.  Death was not then, nor was there aught immortal: no sign was there, the day’s and night’s divider.

3.  Darkness there was: at first concealed in darkness this All was indiscriminated chaos.  All that existed then was void and formless: by the great power of Warmth was born that Unit.

4.  Thereafter rose Desire in the beginning, Desire, the primal seed and germ of Spirit.  Sages who searched with their heart’s thought discovered the existent’s kinship in the non-existent.

5.  Transversely was their severing line extended: what was above it then, and what below it?  There were begetters, there were mighty forces, free action here and energy up yonder.

6.  Who verily knows and who can declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation?  The Gods are later than this world’s production.  Who knows then whence it first came into being?

7.  He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it.  Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not.

Without attempting to analyze this hymn in great depth, we can say in verses one and two that in the beginning there was nothing.  Chaos comes into existence in verse three.  Desire appears in verse four.  The reader may wish to meditate upon this hymn for deeper meaning.

We have attempted here to speak of the naked God, that is, the God free of cultural clothing.  We have spoken of the highly significant core contributions of those societies, ultimately our ancestors, now forgotten or largely ignored.  It is unfortunate that so many are unable to truly realize the common ground we share, the single spring from which we arose.  We as individuals, families, and societies seem to have become separate universes or realities unto ourselves.  It has been estimated that there are a hundred billion cells in the human brain and the same number of galaxies in the known universe.  It is interesting to consider how cells are to the brain, as galaxies are to the universe.  Cells have nuclei at their centers where information is stored as DNA.  Our galaxy has an event horizon at its center which might indeed be a great repository of knowledge.  A brain cell can be thought of as representing some unit of consciousness, and a galactic center can be thought of as representing some greater unit of consciousness in a higher dimension.  The universe might be considered the sum total of existence within the natural boundary of a space-time continuum—the great ‘I AM’.  The brain can be seen as the sum total of existence within the natural boundary of body, being, or self, the ‘I am’.

‘I am’ has to do with the brain and a unique intersection of sensory inputs: those of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, and the intuitive sixth sense.  The realization of the ‘I am’ is born from some awareness of this uniqueness at the beginning of the road to higher consciousness.  Intuition involves the ability to become aware or conscious through means that do not directly involve the normal five senses.  In part because of the way the brain is wired, the ‘I am’ seems to manifest within it in a fuzzy, not clearly defined, quantum kind of a way.  People who have undergone hemispherectomies, or surgical removal of half the brain retain there basic sense of the ‘I am’, and it matters less which side of the brain, right or left is removed.  We also have to consider that the material of the brain is constantly being replaced by way of nourishment, and so, the ‘I am’ is not tied to any distinct atoms or molecules.  Nor can DNA explain it.  Identical twins share identical DNA, but they are two distinct individuals, each with their own unique sense of the ‘I am’.  For this reason, cloning would not insure immortality and can not be considered a way to preserve the ‘I am’ in a new body.  A clone is in essence a twin with a different birth date.  So the question remains: What is the nature of the ‘I am’? 

Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Here, life is likened to a silver cord connecting us to God.  It is our connection with reality, and ultimately, the ‘I AM’.  The silver cord seems all that is truly unique—an intangible ‘something’ that we can call interconnectedness.  We are in essence our relationship with our environment.

Through conscious awareness and experience of the realm beyond our base material existence, the silver cord is strengthened.  When we die our senses shut down and the brain ceases to function.  The silver cord is no more.  Whatever survives of mind and consciousness beyond the threshold of death must surely do so not only in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved us, but also in the higher realm, via the silver cord, and in accord with how effectively it was utilized by way of right thought and right action in life.

The mind can be thought of as containing myriad doors, ordinarily shut.  On one side of the doors is base material existence.  The other side opens to the higher-dimensioned realms of existence.  Thought, whether good or bad, involves the operation of synaptic junctions in the brain.  As problems are solved, the synaptic junctions operate in combination like keys unlocking the myriad doors of liberation to understanding.  This leads to the potential of solving bigger problems and acquiring even greater understanding.  This is one way to describe the process of enlightenment or the sense of an epiphany which we all experience.  We have the choice of living with the doors of liberation shut, and a weaker connection with higher reality, or we can unlock the doors and enjoy a greater experience.  Our higher being grows, and as it does, death becomes less significant and more of what we are in terms of consciousness survives physical life. 

Human beings on the whole seem thoroughly saturated with sense of self.  No one but ourselves can really feel our pains and sorrows, our loves, hates, and fears.  Feelings of pity, sympathy, and empathy for others are not the same as actual experience.  They are not as intense.  They arise by transference and substitution of similar earlier personal experience.  Others outside of our ‘I am’ might not understand that limitations of character, emotion, and mind can be as permanent, debilitating, and unalterable as the loss of limb or sight.  The cruelty of nature is that all are accountable for their deeds.  It is only through the civility of society that those adjudged insane might be excused.  Even here, in these worst case scenarios, life may provide redemptive purpose.  Successes in life can range from many to none.  Lessons can be learned from abject failure.  An inner life can, in ways, be made richer and more abundant by outward failure.  Such lives do not provide an example of how one should live, but rather how not to live, and the reasons why.  In them, we may find a message that transcends the messenger.  Some bitterness in the river of human life might be as necessary as the destructive forces we find in nature.  A forest might burn completely away of natural causes, and yet, the way is paved for new and improved growth.  The rivers do indeed run sometimes bitter and sometimes sweet at all levels of existence.  As human beings, we hold a special place in the universe, but even so, our lives can be reduced to examples of particles’ journey along the greater river.

We are all, to varying degrees, a universe unto ourselves, each a variation of perception, taste, and attitude; each a unique degree of integration or disintegration with the larger reality.  The workings of the personal universe can spin out of control and out of synch with the larger.  Individuals, families, and societies seem sometimes bent on exploiting or even destroying each other.  One biblical verse illustrates this attitude well.

Deuteronomy 14:21  Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God.    

The above verse was written at a time when people were forging standards of behavior to help them function cohesively at something closer to a tribal level.  In a world of globalization, this can not be an acceptable standard of behavior.  It is not proper to sell diseased meat to anyone, and yet, this type of behavior persists.  We seem to each have our own preferred set of truths.  To some degree, this is fine, but it might be well to consider the possibility of ultimate truth.  As an example, there was a time when people thought the sun and stars revolved around the earth.  That was the accepted truth, but during the Inquisition, Galileo was persecuted for believing the earth revolved around the sun.  The scientist Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for refusing to recant his beliefs regarding the same.  Today, it would be extremely difficult to find a person who would not agree that the earth revolves around the sun.  This fact is a universal truth, and we submit there are many other universal truths as well.  There are problems and pitfalls along the path to truth.  A person of great notoriety might make a trivial statement, and yet, people will hang on every word said as they attempt to extract great meaning from it.  On the other hand, an obscure person can make a profound statement and be completely ignored.  Just as the people in power during the Inquisition were wrong, the people in power in more modern times might be wrong as well.  No one should be above scrutiny.  Truth is truth no matter the source.  A desire for truth is the compass, and the ability to reason, the yardstick.  Beyond that is intuition and faith, the frontier where consciousness might be tested to the limit.

Whatever truth there might be in the existence of hell is rooted in the bitterness and sorrow of our earthly existence.  Hell can be found right here on earth.  The idea of an otherworldly hell carries with it some problems.  What is considered moral or ethical or good in one place or time might not be in another.  Morals and ethics, and standards of good and evil are in a constant state of flux, varying from time to time, place to place, culture to culture, and people to people.  The universal standard of morals and ethics is a work in progress.  What gets you in heaven in one time, place, or culture, might insure eternal damnation in another.  The heretics who believed the earth revolved around the sun in the time of Galileo would have gone to hell as compared to the enlightened persons of more modern times who might have an excellent chance of making it beyond the pearly gates while holding the same belief.  Anyone today practicing the polygamy of the biblical Abraham, and King Solomon, or the infidelity of David, might have to face the flickering fires of the underworld.  Heaven and hell would quickly become very confusing places.  We would either need many heavens and many hells to maintain order in these realms, or face the prospect of finding ourselves rubbing elbows with some unlikely bedfellows.  It does rather seem there is but one place. Either we get there, or we do not. Just as some fruit ripens to yield the seed for the tree of the next generation, while other fruit shrivels and returns to dust, some people might likewise wither in the spirit or consciousness and never survive death.

It will be a great day when we realize that concentrating on what we have in common, rather than our differences, might provide us with the best chance of achieving our ultimate destiny.  Jews, Christians, Muslims, and others have much more in common than they have different.  The differences perceived are more often constructs of humankind than they are of God.  The greatest service to God is not through prayer or adherence to any particular faith or denomination, although these should be important considerations for the individual.  If the Kingdom is ever realized, it will be sometime in the future.  The children are the future, so the path to the Kingdom is through the children.  The greatest service to God is to do right by the children—not only our own children, but the children of others as well.  We should all share a common goal in this regard.  The saying in some cultures is that it takes a village to raise a child.  In a global community, it might be better to say, it takes the world to raise a child.  Once this can be fully realized, our differences will seem less important.  Constructivity will more completely replace destructivity, allowing us to soar to incredible heights among the stars.  This is the way to the Kingdom.  ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is fine, but ‘Come to thy Kingdom’ might be a better approach in terms of formulating our attitudes and actions—something like the Noble Fourfold Truth and Noble Eightfold Path taught by Buddha.  The proliferation of conscious beings living constructive lives in the earthly Kingdom increases the flowering of consciousness in the heavenly Kingdom of the eleventh dimension.  In complimentary fashion, consciousness in the heavenly Kingdom benefits conscious beings, diminishing hell on earth, while leading to a true spiritual resurrection for all humankind.  This can not happen through the efforts of only a few brave enlightened souls.  It can not happen with Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, or Mohammed alone.  Nor can it happen solely through the efforts of the latter-day left-brain prophets such as Einstein and Hawking.

The galaxy is like a machine or electronic circuit whose assembly is not yet complete.  The completion will require the joint, concerted, well-orchestrated effort of many—tens of trillions by our estimates.  It is not a simple task.  Complexity is on the rise, and this includes the complexity of the problems that will need to be solved as well.  No one living should expect to experience the Kingdom in this life, although we do not rule it out as a possibility.  Once we reach our last day in this life, the wait should not seem long at all.  We will be outside of time as if in a deep slumbering. Transcendence from time seems the ultimate remedy for the impatient soul.  A life well-lived and in harmony with the master plan is the best beginning for the great journey ahead, to the time we can truly say—

Holy is the fruit of the child of the last day.
In faith, we surrender our sorrows, our hates, and our fears.
We abandon our transgressions of unsacred lust, vice, and avarice.
In faith, you grant us the knowledge to carry out your will,
And the wisdom to fulfill our true destiny.
Inspire us with your transcendent presence.
Comfort us in a sea of love and compassion overflowing.
Enlighten us with a vision of the Kingdom as our eternal moment.
For great is your power to heal,
And blessed is the flower unfolding.

 

 

Relativity and the Negative Universe
 Positive and Negative Solutions for Matter, Time, and Distance

E = mc, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light.  

c = d/t, where d is distance and t is time.

Substituting,

E = m d/t

solving for t                   solving for d

t = md/E ,                  d = Et/m
t = √(md/E)                d = √(Et/m)

So there is a positive and negative solution for time and distance. 

By simply multiplying the energy equation through with a negative one, we see that negative energy equals negative mass times the speed of light squared.

-E = -mc

Energy and matter will always be either both positive or both negative.  Energy is matter and matter is energy.  Positive energy yields positive matter, and negative energy yields negative matter.  Matter is simply energy in a cooled down state.

Let (d)= D

By cubing d we obtain the three-dimensional space D, which can be positive or negative.

3dcoordsys

We can now build a three-dimensional coordinate system using D, t, and m as the x, y, and z coordinates respectively (see diagram 1).  This system is for qualitative purposes only.  We are only concerned with whether the values are positive or negative.  Eight octants emerge which represent eight possible universes.  Four of the octants would require time and dimension to exist on different sides of the event horizon in a single universe.  This would create an anomaly that could have some meaning from a higher dimensional perspective.  Two of the remaining octants imply realms where positive matter exists in negative space-time, or negative matter in positive space-time.  In either of these, gravity would be a repulsive, rather than an attractive force.  Matter could not undergo formation to higher levels in any way that could be compared with our own experience.  One of these realms could possibly be a remote region of our own universe. 

The two remaining universes are identified by the dashed lines in the diagram where D, t, and m are either all positive or all negative.  We occupy one these, but it is not possible to know for sure which one.  It is simply convenient to define ourselves as positive, so the opposite by default is negative.  As a practical example of this idea, there was a time when the electron was defined as having a positive charge.  Later on, it was discovered that electricity flowed in the opposite direction than previously thought.  To correct for this misgiving, the electron charge was simply changed to a negative.  If we can not know which of these two universes we live in, how can we deny the existence of either?

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