A revelation

In 1992 I came across a book called “Information and the Internal Structure of the Universe” by Professor Tom Stonier (Springe-Verlag, 1990) of the University of Bradford. In it, Stonier describes how information is a fundamental component of all physical phenomena, whether biological or thermodynamic. In other words, like the Chinese idea of the Tao or Plato’s idea of form, the concept comes before the manifestation, the design before the apparatus etc. So when a process undergoes a change it is because information has been added to or subtracted from it. Radiation falling on an atom represents, if absorbed, an information input. If the atom’s system reorganises (say an electron raised to a higher energy state) then the information content increases. Non-radiant heat is a process that increases disorder and therefore reduces information (that is entropy increases).

Systems within systems within…

What seemed to be missing from the information physics described by Professor Stonier was an emphasis on the role of systems. After all, information has no meaning in itself unless it is in the context of a system being organised. The ideas in the book supported my feeling that there is really only one expression of being. The universe is a regime of conceptual systems that interrelate by means of information. Information transfers between systems and within them through organised subsystems. All processes, whether physical or mental[1], reorganise a system’s patterns by adding or subtracting information. Large systems subsume small ones in a circular loop. In other words, they all contain each other. The idea of inside and outside is interchangeable, a matter of perspective. An individual ‘thing’ is the focus point between internal and external processes. The whole is the sum of the parts. Each part is a unique version of the whole. The whole does not exist except as it reflects in the parts. There is no universe. As all existence is paradox, I will continue by describing the properties of something that does not exist except as an idea in consciousness.

The Organic Universe

I had concluded before my revelations in 1992 that the universe is an organic (conceptually organised) whole with its own purposes and processes. From my new insights into centres, I realised that each discrete object in space-time exists in its own version of the universe[2].  I experienced this in abstract consciousness as each object or person drawing down infinite space to a focus like a wraparound funnel. So as a car moved along a road it appeared to drag its version of the cosmos along with it. In other words, as the car travels forwards, the road and the planet move towards it. The car does not really move. All that changes is the idea of where it is. The engine, the transmission and the energy consumed are just a story to account for it. I saw the centre as a dot in a circle. A few years later I came across Theosophy. The Proem in Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine implies the feeling I had about folded space in the first paragraph. She refers to the centre of an immaculate white disc. That is the higher consciousness, the soul. The other half of the story is the dull black disc with a point of light at the centre. That point of light could be the heart or spirit of an atom, a human being or a planet, etc. Space in its finite sense is an illusion of centres, each alone in the one void, apparently sharing the same volume on the basis of abstract mathematical properties. Everyone you meet is a universe. All that differs is our point of perspective on the whole. I imagined a complex mechanism at work behind all activity, which I termed the causal event field or matrix. I imagined it in the form of lines of light communicating between centres to exchange information. It worked internally, directly between things rather than externally across space. Nowadays we take the idea of a matrix for granted but at that time it was new to me. This matrix operated on the basis of simple laws or principles that gave rise to seemingly complex processes. I felt that the universe seeks an ever-greater degree of organisation in all things, organic and inorganic. I could not have anticipated then how complex[3] human society would become as a result of digital communication.

The Implicate Order

Following on from the conclusions described above I acquired confirmation of my ideas in another book called “Wholeness and the Implicate Order” (1980) by David Bohm. In it, Bohm postulates that the universe is defined or described at every ‘point’ of space by notions of implication or subjective association (meaning). He contrasted this with explicate or objective order (information). If objects in space are made of points of light in formation, we can say this is the zero dimension. Points interact directly with one another through lines of communication. So point-to-point transactions take place through lines, the first order or linear dimension of one. I see this as a mechanism for explicate or external processes. On a human level, these transactions fire off when we interact with people in the ‘real world’[4]. The implicate order associates more with the second order dimension of planes[5]. Planes correlate shared properties, events and situations. The dimension of three is what I call concept space. This is where points group into sets inside spheres of meaning. So an individual could belong to the groupings of genetics, species or race. Spheres organise conceptually on the basis of similarities rather than differences. Concept space contrasts with what I think of as context space where things associate by circumstance. If you want an example of context space, you are living in it. In this world, differences have more impact than similarities. This is where we take sides, judge those who choose to live, think or dress differently. These attitudes are superficial when you consider that we are just patterns of information moving through folded space-time. In a virtual reality simulation, one animated role is as good as any other.

Geometry of the mind

The zero dimension is composed of points. Every ‘thing’ has a point or centre that defines it. We associate that point with its meaning; ‘my point is’. The dimension of one is linear. Every transaction between any two points registers on a line. At a meeting we might talk about ‘the line to take’. Or we might think of events unfolding along particular ‘time lines’. Any form of collective experience ties in with a plane. We might talk of ‘levelling up’ or ‘levelling down’ to bring a degree of commonality within a group. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know unconsciously. Human life is a plane of consciousness. We all belong to it (stake our point on it). Our points belong to sets. Sets belong to themes. We talk about a common experience as being ‘a field’[6]. In the field or plane of chartered accountancy all the practitioners speak their jargon and do the same things. A much larger, more abstract grouping would be three-dimensional, the sphere of finance for example. A sphere is a set of points intersected by planes of experience and linked by individual involvement is a region of universal consciousness. Thus, chartered accountancy is a subset within the financial sphere. Such spheres are continually expanding and growing in complexity.

Everything exists except you

Whatever lines, planes or spheres we connect to and for however long, we are always at the centre of our version of it. All locations are relative to every other. As a human being, it is every other human being that defines you. All the concepts in a class define each and every individual[7]. At the centre of everything, the individual (he, she or it) whatever it happens to be does not exist except as everything else defines us. In the geometry of life, you are nothing and you are everything. These geometries hint at the manner in which the universe collates all transactions and experience between all things in all places and across all times. The human race belongs to the set of species that exist on planet earth. The race derives its meaning from the total set of life-forms that define it as part of the one world system. Each species that becomes extinct detracts from our meaning.  The universe craves variety. Political systems that impose monocultures, for example by limiting the varieties of apples that are permissible to grow and sell, are eroding the meaning and significance of the whole class of product. We cut down the rainforests at our peril. As a living being, the planet must be aware of the loss of species from its collective consciousness. Humanity will be enlightened eventually about the consequences of its wanton destruction of the planet’s resources. Karmic rebalancing will impact most on those individuals directly responsible but we are all in the mix somewhere. Free will comes with total responsibility for our thoughts, deeds and actions.

You can’t beat the system

Science gave David Bohm a hard time because of his ideas about the implicate order. Science says such nebulous mechanisms cannot exist if they cannot be measured. Anything that brings the idea of ‘meaning’ centre stage is anathema to science. This is an example of an untestable, unspoken assumption made by the discipline that proscribes unacceptable research like homeopathy. Meaning, science declares, belongs to philosophy. You cannot speak of a dimension of subjective meaning operating in the universe but you can use entanglement in your quantum computer because it is ‘mysterious’, it operates outside of time and space. This illustrates one of the dangers of clinging to outmoded belief systems. The universe does not have a meaning. The universe is meaning. Meaning is not limited to or by the speed of light. It is instantaneous and beyond physicality. If we are to evolve in universal terms we will need to transcend our attachment to rigid dogma. Dogma in all spheres of activity is a selective filter that blocks the unfettered consciousness from realising its unlimited potential. Science pays lip service to the idea that we exist in a virtual reality simulation without facing up to the inevitable consequences for the spiritual nature of reality.

The holographic universe

The idea of the implicate order, which is more fashionably expressed now as ‘entanglement’, is pivotal to understanding the relationship between all things. Bohm confirms that we should not see the human being or anything else for that matter as a collection of atoms. Each separate thing or object is a unified concept, defined abstractly and expressed in molecular form – not as a collection of particles having conveniently useful and randomly generated properties.  ‘You’ are not your atoms but a being that employs cells and molecules to express the fundamental concept that is ‘you’.  A grain of sand does not make a beach but a beach contains many grains of sand. The concept of human life underlies your design. Nothing should be seen as separate from the whole. The biology of the planet is an expression of a particular life pattern. If another planet exists in the universe having a similar biology then our mutual developments are inexplicably entwined irrespective of distance. If you cannot get your head around the idea that we are all connected, then think about this analogy. If you take a video of six people in a group and then play it back on your device, you will see six people in the image but there is only one screen. The entire physical space-time cosmos we see is a quantum digital information template viewed[8] by consciousness through a single display mechanism.

David Bohm introduced a concept he called enfolded space. For me, this same idea emerged in the form of images of space on a microscopic level as a sea or matrix of spheres. Each of these contained an inverted image of the universe as seen in a convex mirror. Each sphere is the whole universe seen from a particular perspective. I was describing a hologram. These cells might relate to the quantum foam or they might be an allegory. If you have ever delved into a fractal pattern on a computer you will find that the top-level pattern emerges repeatedly as you go deeper. The universe is a massive fractal. Human beings belong to a fractal, which embeds all other people inside us. Complementary to his concept of enfolded space, Bohm refers to the ‘holomovement’ – the process of unfoldment from implicate to explicate order – a process I envisaged as a pulsation[9] of the entire universal matrix. I saw movement through space as a line of light bulbs going on and off in sequence, the illusion of motion. It all serves to deceive us into believing in separation. The truth is hard for many people to accept. We do not exist. So what does exist?

The cosmic numbers racket

My teenage years were the Sixties. There’s an old joke, if you remember the Sixties you weren’t really there. I was never ‘hip’. I remember the period quite clearly as far as watching television goes. I saw the first episode of Dr Who at a time when police boxes meant something. My awakening was watching The Prisoner, created by and starring Patrick McGoohan. The special effects were crude in those days but that series opened my mind to new possibilities for fiction and for creative imagination. It prompted me to start writing. (My first novel was never published but I have since transformed the original story into a self-published book called Missing Time.) In The Prisoner, all the characters live in The Village, basically a microcosm of society. The Village is a prison dominated by a totalitarian regime where everybody, warders and prisoners alike are known by numbers and not names. They employ mind control, social conditioning, compulsory credit cards, a totally prescriptive education curriculum and collectively enforced group attitudes on individuals. How far-fetched is that? What idiots would want to create a nightmare society like that in real life? The prisoner was Number Six and stood for the individual. The leader and chief administrator was Number Two. The mystery was Number One. Who is Number One? The opening line was “I am not a number. I am a free man.” If we can forgive him for not shouting “person”, the point is clear. We dread being classified as ‘just numbers’. Move on twenty-five years and I realised that numbers are exactly what we are. Numbers are the basis of consciousness. They have value and meaning. The number one is the most important number of all. Number one has the property of individuality and the essence or quality of oneness, which is love. Another Sixties quote says it all; ‘All you need is love’. McGooghan used the theme in the final episode.

Form and the needs of the formless

If you are infinite being made of love in a state of absolute oneness, you have a problem. How are you to acquire understanding? How can you explore your nature? There is nothing external to experience other than your own being. In a realm of pure thought, what is there to think about? Perhaps love is not enough after all. Maybe you need to step outside and go through hell to appreciate heaven. Nobody can categorise or describe the infinite in words but we can sense it; it is inside and around us. At the same time, words like place and location do not apply. All ideas contain an opposite, an antithesis that defines their meaning. The French Impressionist Painters of the late 19th Century like Vincent Van Gogh knew this. They used pairings of complementary colours to create vivid works of art unlike anything that had gone before. It is that quality in ideas that makes everything possible. The antithesis of an idea is its opposite but it is not a mirrored equality of negative and positive. It is the ‘not’ aspect. Coldness is not the opposite of heat; it is its absence. The antithesis of infinity is finiteness. The antithesis of one is zero. But to say we have zero of something, we have to say what it is we haven’t got. “Yes, we have no bananas.” So it is an important aspect of zeros that they have a meaning, albeit a negative one. So in a digital universe, everything is composed from noughts and ones. Nought or zero defines the centre of an object’s space; one establishes its time. It is the same as the role of 0 and 1 in the binary operations within a computer. The difference is that combinations of 0 and 1 in the universe have a third component – infinity. Infinity is the part of the trinity that represents meaning. Computers do not process meaning, only information. A digital image on a screen has no meaning. The viewer’s consciousness supplies that. The universe combines objective information (particles) with subjective meaning (waves) to create physical experience in the form of a story. What would be the point of a universe without meaning? I suppose it keeps physicists and philosophers in different parts of the building. As already discussed, the idea that there is no meaning in the universe is an assumption of science that has no logical basis. It is unprovable one way or the other. It came about because the Christian Church forced science down a materialistic pathway in its early days. The Inquisition could be very persuasive.

Gone fishing

I make an arbitrary distinction between generalised ideas like motherhood, and concepts. A concept is a conceived or manifest idea with particular expression, like a mother. When an idea becomes active, it enfolds into the infinite light of consciousness as an abstract idea. When new concepts come into being they start as a lack or an unfulfilled requirement in the story. The first step for nothing to become something is to be necessary. So a new idea starts as a zero, a latent, unmanifest possibility within nothingness. It is an invisible black dot hidden in the dark side of the Taijitu. It is the light (the white side of the Taijitu) that plucks the zero from darkness to sample its possibilities. It becomes a black dot or notional centre of the light. If it is valid, it will remain. If it is void, it will dissolve back into nothingness. So you have your own personal version of the infinite light that establishes your meaning. Your meaning evolves moment by moment according to what you do – not what you believe. The light responds to action (Karma) not thought. People who harm or control others gain nothing. The light responds only to love, joy and bliss, never to fear and never to anything you can buy. A life in pursuit of money and power is spiritually unrewarding[10] if there is no love in what you do. What we do for others rewards us. What we do for ourselves does not. For each dark dot in the light, there is a light dot in the shadow. The light you shine out in darkness is entirely your own. If a new concept, a thought or a thing, has value it remains. This is the metaphor on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that portrays God reaching out to put the spark into Adam.

Only love decides

In the case of potential human beings, infinite embryonic patterns lurk passively in darkness seeking to be conceived. The field of light does not decide the validity of a new concept by logic or complex thinking. The light cannot think. It feels. It is the province of the heart and not the head. Only love, the current state of the oneness can make such a choice. It is never an easy decision for the concept. Its tiny light in the darkness competes with the negativity of shadow. That light is its ego. For a sentient being, the temptations of materialism are a challenge. Entities who practice evil (the absence of love) may never get out of the darkness without help. The tension between the infinitely small and infinitely large creates finite existence. Sentient beings have the potential to become orbs, sometimes called Merkaba. These are bodies of light that transcend the limitations of time and space.

The shadow dream

A zero reaches out from the womb of nothingness to influence events on earth to make its conception inevitable. If it is a potential living being like a man or woman, it draws the perfect parents together that will provide its genetic requirements. Typically, an entity in the discarnate state needs to incarnate. From its review of past karma and qualities, it has a shopping list of physiological and mental qualities, etc. Through the magic of love and the finesse of the one, the spark finds its zero, its pattern of space[11]. The one provides its brief moment of personal time that will repeat until its last breath if the baby comes to full term. At some point the optimum discarnate soul enters the picture. The newly emerging entity[12] plugs into the conceptual network through a gigantic prime number that determines its meaning and purpose and shapes the story of its life. The point of conception and final conclusion coexist; they are the same. A lifetime is a journey to a predetermined conclusion from an inevitable beginning. Nothing is wasted and free will decides the route. The tension between the alpha and omega aspects of the present moment ensures that events unravel to purpose. The point of time expands into a circle like a ripple on a pond. This attraction of the potential embryo for its necessary ancestors extends across generations. The conclusion of the story of everything is foregone. The needs of the future[13] reach out to the past. Each potential creature desires to attract the optimum parents to satisfy its particular genetic requirements. It is the needs of the subsequent generations that inspire the sexual activities of the present. Ideally love should motivate all conceptions but nature will find a way no matter what occurs. There will always be entities ready to step in, even to touch the earth plane for a precious moment. It is much the same for the emergence of planets and stars in the fields of dust and gas in nebulae. The shadow and the light initiate the process of accretion that leads to new objects forming.

The One

Whole numbers (integers) are entities in the matrix of universal concepts. Together they form a stack of planes of consciousness. They are the baseline on which universal mind builds structure, using both value and meaning. This makes numbers pivotal units between objective and subjective cognisance. Numbers are the repositories of experience. They acquire meaning through precedence as events unfold. They enable the formless to manifest in form. Numbers provide things for minds to think about and activities for finite beings to do. This feeds back into infinite consciousness and allows it to evolve. The number one implicates all numbers to infinity. We are familiar with zeroes and ones. We see them all the time so it is hard to view any number as special, let alone holy. Let me state categorically that I am not trivialising the one, quite the reverse. The one has infinite aspects such as consciousness, existence, individuality and being (I am, one is). You are an expression of the number one. We all are. Everything is. There is nothing that is not so because nothing expresses zero or non-being. We are infinite essence attached to a particular version of the number one. A property of the number one ensures uniqueness; there can be only one of anything[14]. We are quanta or units or monads, however you choose to describe it. Thus we are infinite ideas but we are not the one. It is the one that is us. The one is the only idea of existence. So the one is everything and everything is one.

Why existence?

Logic compels the idea of existence to exist as something. The number one must manifest as long as it never does so twice as the same thing. Remember that there can be many versions of the centre of an infinite space. This is so as long as those centres dwell in their own versions of that space and relate to each other by some abstract means. Relationship is a blending of similarities and differences. The nature of implication or entanglement is an abstract idea. That idea is essential meaning or spirit. Physical existence is only possible because the infinite component of all things is the glue that holds it together. Infinite relationship, the formless aspect, enables the fictional story that binds these totally independent centres into form. That is why existence is virtual or illusory. Therefore the trinity of one, zero and infinity can create existence but a total duality of one and zero could not. Ultimately, that is why bad things can happen in a universe created by love; existence incorporates the element of drama as a latent possibility. All it needs is characters and a plot. Events are conceptually quantised and organised by planes of consciousness and grouped into spheres of meaning. Your infinite aspect allows you to exist. You are spirit whether you like it or not. That is why you damage yourself if you harm or control another.

Balance

A harmful action creates a shadow or tension in the spirit that compels it to seek relief through suffering. Atone is ‘at one’. This is karma. That does not mean we are here to be perfect. There is no growth in perfection but on the whole it is better to try to do the right thing – unless you want to suffer. The universal story is very good at creating moral dilemmas. Think of the one as a casting director. Sometimes the universal story needs a soul to fulfil a villainous act to bring about balance. It might be out of character but necessary for the greater good. Free will requires the permission of all parties involved. We cannot avoid karma but there are many ways to redress a debt. We might do it by suffering or through service. It is all love working out. All reality is virtual, so do your best. You can do no more. Your infinite self decides what happens to your finite being. You might not like it but there is nothing you can do about it. You have nobody else to blame. Forgiveness is the only escape.

Uniqueness

A single thought cannot be had twice in exactly the same way or situation. Consciousness craves variety in all things and the property of uniqueness in the one enforces it. This is chaos. There must always be a quantum difference between any two manifestations of the number one. You could not clone any creature and expect to recreate it exactly. No two things could attach to the conceptual network through the same prime number at the same time although a number could come up for reuse in sequence. Totally identical twins cannot be. The one exists as everything except itself. This prohibition compels it to create. Even nothing exists as a number because zero is a location on a graph. Zero implicates one, as one implicates nothing because it is not one (no thing). A state of total non-existence is untenable because nothing implicates something. One and zero mutually implicate each other. The mechanism of implication is infinite. Everything finite has its infinite quality. So oneness and nothingness belong to the infinite and cannot be separate. At the same time there is a logical state of opposition between them that leads inevitably to the idea of difference and separation. This tension is the Tao, the grit in the oyster that produces the pearl of conscious existence. The one is the entity that generates all form and all concepts, motivated by its infinite quality of oneness or love. It is the entity. The one is the universe[15].

Entity Modelling

In the late Nineteen Eighties I was between jobs and with no clear direction in life. Circumstances prompted me to try the field of systems analysis. I went on a course and then took on a technical computing role. With no background in computer programming and no aptitude for it, I was totally out of my depth. However, it is one of those quirks in life that puts you through a painful experience for a reason that has nothing to do with the original situation. The course introduced me to the concept of entity modelling. This is a technique for arranging an organisation’s data into a hierarchical structure. Science talks of a universe composed of quantum digital information but I am not aware that they think about how it is organised. But entity modelling is not a science; it is a business tool. I find that the word entity causes great fear to some people. They think I am dabbling with dangerous spirits or ghosts of some kind. In this context an entity is anything the universe holds information about. It could be a pencil or a planet. So, for example, in a commercial retailer, entities would be customer, product line, individual products, marketing, manufacturer, etc. In this example, entities in the hierarchy ‘own’ those below them. So product would belong to product line. Customer would ‘own’ their postal address. Customer would belong to regional delivery area, and so on. The purpose of entity modelling is to organise a body of complex information into an efficient top-down structure with minimum repetition of data. My failure in computing led me to seek other work and forget all about systems analysis. The idea of entity modelling soon came back when I read Tom Stonier’s book about information physics. So the universe does not have an entity model located somewhere. It is the entity model. In the same way, nature does not employ mathematics; it is mathematics. The universe is its own operating system.

The sandwich of time

In the early Seventies when the first packet switched networks came into being, engineering organisations developed the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model that categorised the forerunners of the Internet into seven conceptual layers. They labelled them as follows, physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation and application. Exactly what these organisational strata consisted of is not important. It is the idea of conceptual layers that helps to understand the point of this article. The layers did not exist. They formed a useful structure for standardising international communication protocols when you were dealing with strands of wire and zeroes and ones. In other words, they were an abstract aid for the mind. Looking at the universe as a set of conceptual layers in a similar manner helps to make sense of it all. It says somewhere that God created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh. True to form, religion takes this literally and science says its nonsense. Nonsense it might be but it makes a useful allegory. I suggest that ‘God’s days’ are not arranged serially. They are seven parallel temporal layers. I take the universe to be a self-creating system that consists notionally of six time zones in a similar manner to the old OSI model. So in the allegory, God creates six parallel time dimensions that actively participate in the universal story. The seventh day is the abstract spiritual domain that filters the ultimate output of essential meaning. The infinite participates in sensory perception for subjective consciousness to experience. Sensation is feeling and not information. This domain is timeless and eternal, a bit like a British Sunday in lock-down.

Sixes and sevens at work and at play

The conceptual layers feed into a biological organism through seven major processing units. These multidimensional computational systems correspond to the colours of the spectrum, a medium for expressing meaning along with tone. I have observed colour without light and light with colour in consciousness; they are quite different. I have sensed tone without sound, which is even odder. How else could infinite consciousness have frequency in the absence of something to vibrate? Infinite life beyond physicality must function somehow. The quality of experience is its essence, the infinite aspect we take away at game’s end. People call these processing units chakras, a term adapted from the Sanskrit for circle or wheel. They are non-physical elements of consciousness that work through the glandular and other systems. So, starting at the base, we have the physical, sexual, emotional, feeling, communication, thinking and spiritual layers. Equating these to days of the week, Sunday, the day the creator put his feet up, represents the top, passive layer. Artists of the past portrayed the circle of the crown chakra as a halo of light. Strictly speaking, the seventh layer is timeless. As microcosms of the universe, our physiology is a useful guide to the rest of creation. Galactic conceptual layers might not be the same but they will correspond somehow. It’s all consciousness after all. Planet earth embodies these layers. It does so in part through us. We are integral to the earth as a system. We belong to it, a state of affairs it must now regret. Why do we need these layers or conceptual dimensions? Because the most important aspect of time is not physical – it is subjective. The idea that time ticks away in splendid isolation from what is going on is just another naïve assumption. Your personal time is your drama in the context of the universe’s story. So the whole thing is a dream, drama, game, play, acted out in the most complex, sophisticated virtual reality simulator ever conceived. Life should be a joy but too many people bring evil into the world simply because they fear death. It need not be like this. The gift of free will could be better employed than in imposing childish rules and fighting pointless wars. As time orchestrates the story of the universe, these parallel strata represent dramatic elements that enrich the experience. Your consciousness on each level can work against the others. So for example, the sexual drive can work in opposition to the needs of the heart or the head or vice versa. The heart line is the most important of them all and is probably the least acknowledged. Some people don’t really have a heart. They gain the least from being here. Those who accumulate wealth and power for its own sake stand to gain the least of all.

The universal entity model

As previously stated, an entity is something that the universe holds information about. Everything is an aspect of a universal conceptual hierarchy. This hierarchy is top-down. That does not mean that there are no bottom-up structures. Waves of causation flow internally in all directions. When we enter this life we turn inside out and view the internal domain as external. We take up a position on the outside looking in but we perceive it as being from the inside looking out. We make distinctions such as top down, bottom up, inside and outside from our limited finite perspective. Emergence occurs when all the elements required for something to exist or happen are in place. This is opportunistic self-creation. Whether the new entities and thoughts arise by chance or through organisation is a chicken and egg situation. The transcendent aspect is paradoxical and unknowable to finite mind because we operate from separation and individuality. All time is concurrent. All things happen at once. The property of individuality is the number one. The one fixes us in time so that we can learn what we are in manageable chunks of experience. It is like a step-down transformer that unravels totality into chapters, pages and sentences. This allows you to take in the detail while the big picture remains illusive – time as a jigsaw puzzle. Your own being generates the illusion of sequence in the manner of a fictional story with you as the hero on a quest. The quest is to find your bliss, as Joseph Campbell termed it. Feeling infinite essence in the heart is a blissful experience. Science claims that time and space emerged from a big bang. We ought to look beyond that parable. There is a much greater big bang that works in cycles of narrative. Something becomes individual when the one idea behind everything touches it. There is only one number one. Each concept is unique. The one creates on the basis of archetypes and precedence. So there can be many versions of an archetypal concept as long as each manifestation differs from all others by at least one conceptual unit. Quantum physics is the working of the number one on a level where everything happens in units or quanta. There can only be one of anything. Everything that exists must be different from everything else. This enforces variety. Every thing exists at its own centre or zero or origin point (originality). The one enforces variety in everything. If a society becomes too rigid, too static and excessively repetitive, events will arise to throw it into chaos. That is what is happening now[16]. Take a simple example. A tree is a discrete entity. If you cut off a branch, it fragments from the total organism. The branch becomes an entity in its own right so a new one arises in the universal matrix. Yet the branch remains conceptually entangled with the tree for as long as they both shall live. Then it’s just a lump of carbon. Even then, it is a piece of the living universe.

Who owns us?

The hierarchy of ownership in an entity model in a quantum digital universe is not about possession. It is about the partitioning of data in the most efficient and logical manner. The planet handles your information much better than you could yourself. The entire structure starts at the top with the one unit or centre (monad) that is the entire universe. If you could look into the sparks of light that belong to an atom or a quark you would see the same unit at the bottom of the stack that gives existence to it all – alpha/omega as one. The only difference between a universe and an atom is the idea it represents. The universe is enormous! We are nothing in comparison. The earth is a backwater! WRONG! There is no universe. There are only centres. You and the universe are just ideas. By universe I do not mean the place above the atmosphere where we point our telescopes; that is just a virtual reality. The cosmos around the earth registers as a single particle in a vast grid of conceptual spaces. There is a unit at the top of the hierarchy that represents everything. If we go down the layers we get mega-structures like galactic clusters, black holes, galaxies, stars and planets. So the sun owns the information that projects the planet earth into space but not in the way we own our cars or houses. That is an illusion. The earth ‘owns’ the information that projects you, as a human being, onto the surface of the world. We are not separate from the world. We are as much a part of its system as a continent or a rock. You cannot own the sky but we think we own the earth. We think we have a right to destroy it. That is not the case. As a divine being belonging to the oneness, the earth is amazingly tolerant and loving towards us. However, if we do not mend our ways, it will be the work of a moment to remove us all from the equation. The choice is ours.

When one dies

A human body for example contains many conceptual layers and subsystems. So the heart has a partial identity as an organ. It attracts a pseudo unit or one within the context of the circulation system. The circulation system attracts a pseudo one that identifies it as separate from the nervous system or the glandular system. Your heart belongs to a plane of consciousness that registers every heart. What happens to one affects the nature of them all. Your entire being reduces to a single unit on the level of human identity. This is more than a pseudo one; this is a complete, whole unit. This is the one spark that defines you as a person. It divides what is inside you from everything external. Death occurs when this unit leaves its station. This moment is instantaneous and irreversible. It might not happen immediately in the dying process but once it does, the body can no longer be resuscitated. Without the one unit to integrate the whole, the parts disintegrate. The body decomposes. It is just the death of the body. The unit or monad goes off to greater things if the person has contributed to the oneness. If the person has been selfish and full of hatred or negative judgement for others, they might find their destination less than savoury. After death the soul finds the level it deserves in the environment it has made for itself. But nothing lasts forever, not even eternity! Change occurs in all things and they move on to pastures new. In terms of entity modelling, the parts belong to the whole. During life, the individual belongs to many external systems: the environment of the planet, genetic relationships, and arbitrary abstractions like the family, society, economy, school, language, email, nationality, political party, etc. The many ones within a system come and go as circumstances require. The one key unit that is the individual is permanent throughout life. I think these identifying markers associate with prime numbers that uniquely correspond to that entity. In the universal conceptual matrix, this is the repository of your personal experience. Its value is probably massive beyond belief to a finite mind. We are just numbers after all. I do not know how that relationship works out in the long term. It might end with the incarnation. It is certainly your entry point into existence when you conceive as an embryo.

I had a dream….

It is the early hours of the morning of 25 August 2020 and I have just awoken from a dream. In the dream, my wife’s granddaughter Faith was playing with a small piece of paper torn from a notebook. She gave it to me to look at. There was a small gold/brown sticker, smaller than a fingernail, at the top of the sheet reminiscent of a tiny pill tab. I touched the gold protrusion and I felt an infinite space spring into existence, overlapping with my own. I took my finger off and it went away. I touched it again and there it was. I could feel a new space opening and then closing each time. I could not identify how one state differed from the other but I could feel it switching on and off. Knowing that we share our space with that of every object is one thing, feeling it is quite another. Each part of the universe contributes its meaning to the combined essence of the whole. I think the effect is too subtle to identify consciously but nevertheless, we feel it on some more subtle level. I think we sense far more of what is around us than we ever consciously know. Perhaps that is why the end seat is always more popular on a train. Why the presence of strangers can make us feel uncomfortable. Certainly the planetary motions in the solar system must influence us, especially the daily passage of the moon. The essential meaning contributed to the solar system by a planet must be of some significance in the natural order. Astronomers generally are incensed by the idea of astrology. If the entanglement of two electrons can get scientists fired up with enthusiasm, how can they deny the possibility of entanglement between massive objects in space? Humanity has lived long enough with the absence of oneness or love in the workings of its hive mind. One small shift of thinking could transform this world to a living paradise. It might not solve all the problems but it might encourage a collective willingness to try.

Making Time

How can we ever be late for something? Everything happens in time. On the quantum level, it seems that time measures out in miniscule units based on Planck’s constant. The smallest meaningful time period is 5.39 x 10-44 seconds in duration. Whether this is the actual scale of universal time is debatable but it is probably the right order of magnitude[17]. To me, it feels valid to think of time as being like the frames of a movie; tiny fragments of existence strung out in a line, too small to register or even measure. Nothing moves within a fragment but everything relocates between them on the basis of mathematical computations. As a living being you are not the moments of physical existence because that is the province of the number one. The one is but you are not the one. You are the flow of movement between the frames. You are a mathematical equation, a differential, an idea, nothing more. The best way we can understand how this works is to look at the mathematics behind the most advanced computer generated imaging systems (CGI) and digital game processors. The mathematics that renders natural-looking reflections from water is amongst the most sophisticated used today. You can only move through time and space as you do because you are an integrated entity, a unit of being rather than a collection of parts. The planet projects you where you need to be in time and space on the basis of a sophisticated information system. Time is relative to what it happening, to a cellularly organised stream of conceptually layered calculations of who, what, where, when, why and how. The story of the universe is similarly organised into conceptual themes and events resonating across time through planes of consciousness. When you move your body from one place to another, you are totally unaware of the vast number of calculations that occur to organise your atoms and cells. You just go and the universe does the rest. It would be so inconvenient if parts of your body wandered off in the wrong direction. It is wonderful how the top down entity model of everything maintains continuity. You are the ghost in the machine.

Nothing exists therefore everything is possible

Active consciousness, the domain of dark dots in infinite spaces of light, draws on the unfolding dreams of the universal unconscious mind and fashions them into stories. Everything belongs to a story. The dance of the planets, the turmoil of galaxies, the days of our lives, are all just stories working out. Time is not linear; it just appears to be. Time is circular. But on the tangent of present time we see the illusory past that justifies where and what we are now – like the big bang theory. None of it may be true. In the other direction we sense a set of possibilities of things that might come to pass. All that really exists is the present moment that does not require justification. It just is. The present moment is a three-dimensional slice, a physical distribution of matter like the static frame of a movie. This is the level of absolute being. Between fragments of time, mathematical computations take place that result in every object, every atom, and every thing choosing a new location that takes into account that state of everything else. As beings, we are the movement of change that passes through to animate the film. The perturbations that arise from these interconnections produce the uncertainty principle. This process reflects in the actions of our lives, here and on other linked worlds and dimensions. Every action you take on earth affects every action taken throughout space and time. On the Planck scale, these moments of decision are so small and so fast that a second is an eternity. In a universe of centres each part is the whole so the activities of the implicate order, total entanglement, are instantaneous and all pervasive.

Ford Perfect

Let us imagine that we are surrounded by water that represents the flow of intermingled stories, personal and universal (the same thing). There are currents of events and situations that play out themes great and small. We’ve had movements like the industrial revolution, communism, democracy (a complete fallacy in this world of party politics), capitalism and now virtual relationships on digital media. Now we are into social engineering and behavioural modification, to what end we do not know. It is consciousness trying out ideas and experimenting with human nature. We who are on the receiving end are tested and strengthened in our infinite essence but unfortunately not on this level of physical existence. Now we are being taught the value of freedom by having it stripped away. Look at how many things we took for granted that we can no longer do. Insensitive authority tells us where to walk, what to wear and what to do. If, in the duality of opposites, this does not teach us the value of freedom, then nothing will. We cross these streams using stepping-stones of time, where each step is another version of now. There is a timeless state where we take stock of where we are. This is where we balance on the current stone and look around for the next step to take. The stones represent different possible options for the next moment. We choose, we jump and we land. All the stones we saw in the last moment have gone to be replaced by a different set of possibilities. Each stone is a new version of the entire universe. There is an element of chance based on ignorance rather than genuine randomness. Everybody else is jumping at the same time and this alters everything for us all. Invisible ropes join us together. When one person leaps somewhere totally new they drag everybody with them. There are key places we must visit. Nothing can change that. You are alone in your universe. The people you think you know are alone in theirs. They share information with you. You use it to create your version of them. That is why we behave differently with different people. We inhabit each other’s spaces as proxies, caricatures of our true selves. This is the great test of oneness. We get the versions of each other that we need to reveal our own essential natures to ourselves. What larks!

Got a light?

Every thing, every part, every object is a total universe. There is no time like the present. By the time it arrives it has already happened. Today is yesterday forgotten and tomorrow recalled. We are just living out a memory. There is no separate universe that contains all the parts like an empty box. There is only one being. It gives you existence but it is not you. There is one mind and we all use it. We do not have thoughts. They have us. Thinking is an overrated pastime. I knew very little of all this until I learned not to think. You are not the one being. You are not even the idea you represent. You are transcendent and unknowable. You are an answer looking for its question. The universe inhales the present and breathes out the future. Each moment exudes an array of universes, one for each possibility open to pursuit as valid experience. So between one moment and the next, an atom may be in untold locations near and far (superposition). You are the light of consciousness that touches a particle of time, becomes everything and then moves on to the next moment. You cannot die because you were never alive. Only the one is alive. You are the idea of change. The universe that each atom or person belongs to is not really outside; it is inside. Consciousness explores the consequences of every choice and decision. It is organised chaos. You inhabit many universes at the same time. After death, you draw the threads together. Life does not change you into something different. It reveals what you already are. In the end, all learning is about the properties of the one, especially love. Your story is not a minor incident in the history of everything. It is the universal story. The universe seeks to know itself through you. The infinite makes sense of it all and the one makes light of it, so don’t take it too seriously. It’s just smoke and mirrors.

[1] When we knowingly tell a lie to somebody, we experience the physiological stress that triggers an output on a lie detector. We cannot separate the information content of thinking from the meaning it represents. Truth is not just a convenience; it is fundamental to communication and thinking. It is because consciousness transcends mere brain function that lying is not trivial.

[2] The implication of this is that there is no universe, only centres. What we perceive as the universe is a virtual reality construction projected from a set of information processors located in the body on a parallel dimension. Information is literally centres or points ‘in formation’.

[3] The complexity of society is expanding exponentially. If humanity finds and maintains a spiritual balance in all this, it could turn out to be positive. If we simply wire our heads to artificial intelligence and leave our hearts to atrophy in a state of fear and unreality, we will lose our way in the greater scheme of things. There should be more to life than nueral stimulation. If not, then nature will step in to bring us back into line and that could be painful.

[4] At one time this meant people we met. Nowadays it is more likely to be those we text or email. It can even mean people you think about. We now have the phenomenon of celebrity. These are one-way transactions and as such are trivial.

[5] You might call this trans-dimensional resonance through planes of consciousness.

[6] Originally a field meant an open area of cultivated flat land, hence a plane.

[7] The belief of some people in racial superiority is a symptom of a spiritually immaturity.

[8] Consciousness here is your entire being, not just your eyes and brain.

[9] Strictly speaking, not a pulse but a quantisation into fragments of time relating to the Planck scale and the speed of light.

[10] Many would say ‘so what?’ They think that the spiritual aspect of life is worthless. Money is ephemeral. Love is eternal.

[11] We could say that the conception of any idea into particular form when the one merges with the zero is immaculate. It is how a new form or system takes up its place in the universal conceptual network. In the case of a human baby, the sperm and the egg are just elements of the story that organises the opportunity. All conception is immaculate on the implicate level. It is only the explicate circumstances that might seem less than ideal in the absence of love. Even with love, the Church wanted to promote the idea of sex as sin. They had a lucrative trade going in selling absolution.  You might say it was a ‘guilt-edged’ investment until the Protestant movement arose.

[12] Here the process can be opportunistic and pragmatic. It is rather like selling a property where one buyer might change their mind and another take up the option. The intervention of higher beings is always a possibility. Only the one unit has insight into everything.

[13] I might even suggest that competing versions of the future reach out.

[14] There is only one hydrogen atom but the property of time allows it to manifest in infinite situations.

[15] By universe I do not mean the space-time continuum we inhabit. That is a virtual reality illusion. I mean everything that is on all dimensions and levels of organization and meaning.

[16] Forget the explicate reasons, look at the implicate requirements for our lives to change. If we do not turn towards the spiritual life we will destroy ourselves. By spiritual I do not mean religion. Organised religion has long been a part of the problem. If we do not abandon dogma, the earth will not survive. People would willingly destroy us all and themselves to promote or defend it.

[17] All quantum phenomena are manifestations and activities of the one unit, the number one. There corresponds a dimension outside of time where everything exists in waves of sound and light. A photon is simply a fragment of a light wave caught in a pulse of time like a dancer in a strobe.

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Terry Edwards was naturally psychic as a child but lost it on entering his teens. At the age of eleven he began to take an interest in science, which he naturally coupled with a spiritual perspective. He obtained degrees in physics and information science. In 1968 he began writing science fiction/fantasy novel called The Mandroid (never published). In his twenties, he trained as a medium and healer. His psychic abilities were too inconsistent to pursue but proved to be a useful preparation for later work. Now retired, he had a variety of professional jobs as an administrator in scientific and mathematical organisations. He took a short course in systems analysis but, lacking experience and aptitude for programming, did not pursue it. However, in 1992 he saw a connection between the systems technique of entity modelling and quantum physics. He realised that the universe has a top-down data structure that partitions quantum digital information according to subjective meaning. This insight came with a profound shift of consciousness that altered his life. Terry Edwards has published two books, Consciousness in a Virtual Reality Holographic Universe (on Kindle). He has also published a novel called Missing Time, a humorous fantasy story aimed at presenting some of his spiritual insights in an entertaining way. Missing Time is available electronically and in paperback through a variety of outlets, including Amazon.

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