Albert Einstein had a powerful internal motivation to explain how the universe and the quantum particles of our physical objects form. He wasn’t able to put this into mathematical expression. However, his contributions still amaze us. This post came together because although I didn’t want to take much time at first with it — when I received a comment and more interest than I’d expected, I decided to put more work into it. I do things like this sometimes with posts… it isn’t word-pressing of the normal sort but these articles really are mostly for me and those closest to me — I share here for reasons additional to public blogging.
I think (speculate) that Einstein “knew” that equations that he presented were from a greater consciousness than he alone; the inside workings of his fascination with reality that this inner vision, uniquely his to share, was from the source of his nature, to become a science for all of us in our shared reality. Perception then was as important to him as it is becoming in this modern age of exploring an inner shift and a great awakening. What sense we have in three dimensional reality is as difficult for us to understand as was a grand-unified theory for Einstein to explain.
I believe we are to pick up where Einstein left of — us all, together, coming to agreement that the outer reality is a mirror of sorts that, established here, in space-time as in a sense limiting us to the outer five senses while internally we have perhaps many softer, greater sixth senses.
I do my best to advance my own progress with these posts, while at the same time, making progress to advance understanding of our space-time universe. So, here I keep coming back to my initial inspirations with Einstein. While he is not the only scientist that I admire as deeply, his work is where I can be safely with this challenge to balance my inner knowing to what we perceive in our shared universe.
1905 was Albert Einstein’s year. While working as a patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, Einstein submitted a supplement to his special theory of relativity of earlier that year. In it he derived the most famous equation of all time; E=MC²; energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.
The equation showed that mass and energy were related and that one could, in theory, be transformed into the other. But because the speed of light squared is such a huge number, it meant that even a small amount of mass could potentially be converted into a huge amount of energy.
Einstein – Birth Of God’s Equation (E=MC²)
Beginning in early disillusionment with religion, and developing an intense fascination with geometry, Einstein’s “theory of knowledge” moved him past the foundations of Newtonian physics to a development of his own theories of relativity, and later to opposition of some assumptions of quantum theory.
Einstein’s great original contribution to quantum theory (1905) was just the recognition of how physical phenomena like the photo-effect may depend directly on individual quantum effects. He demonstrated step-by-step the conclusion that any radiation process involves the emission or absorption of individual light quanta or “photons” with energy and momentum (it was of great interest for me to review how human vision works).
E = hf and P = hs
h is Planck’s constant, while f and s are the number of vibrations per unit time and the number of waves per unit length
In 1909, Albert Einstein became associate professor of theoretical physics at Zurich, in 1911 professor of theoretical physics at the German University in Prague and then returned to the Institute of Technology in Zurich the following year. In 1914, he was appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin. He became a German citizen in the same year. In 1916 he published his theory of general relativity.
“When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of hopes and striving that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. . . . As the first way out there was religion, which is implanted into every child by way of the traditional education machine. Thus I came, though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents, to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve.”
Albert Einstein built up his theory of gravity, general relativity, through a series of ‘thought experiments’ and mathematical proofs. In 1915 he showed that gravity is caused by objects with mass such as planets and stars warping space-time. For example, the Earth is caught in the curve in space-time caused by the Sun, and the Moon is caught in a warp created by the Earth.
Similarly light is bent when it passes massive objects like galaxies (it was of great interest for me to review how our human brain works to assemble an inner awareness of the outer physical universe that we can perceive by this both to limit our perceptions and also allow altering these internally — thus the benefits of changing how I perceive reality by seeking internally the humility of staying with my inner sense of confusions and upsets became essential to me).
Einstein’s theory has important astrophysical implications. For example, it implies the existence of black holes—regions of space in which space and time are distorted in such a way that nothing, not even light, can escape—as an end-state for massive stars.
There is ample evidence that the intense radiation emitted by certain kinds of astronomical objects is due to black holes; for example, micro-quasars and active galactic nuclei result from the presence of stellar black holes and black holes of a much more massive type, respectively.
The bending of light by gravity can lead to the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, in which multiple images of the same distant astronomical object are visible in the sky.
General relativity also predicts the existence of gravitational waves, which have since been observed indirectly; a direct measurement is the aim of projects such as LIGO and NASA/ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna and various pulsar timing arrays. In addition, general relativity is the basis of current cosmological models of a consistently expanding universe.
Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect and his work in the field of theoretical physics.
Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity
A really rare documentary about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity that changed our perception of reality and the workings of the Universe.
Time Since Einstein
Albert Einstein shattered previous ideas about time, but left many pivotal questions unanswered: Does time have a beginning? An end? Why does it move in only one direction? Is it real, or something our minds impose on reality? Journalist John Hockenberry leads a distinguished panel, including renowned physicist Sir Roger Penrose and prominent philosopher David Albert, as they explore the nature of time.
Over 100 years ago, Albert Einsteingrappled with the implications of his revolutionaryspecial theory of relativityand came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E=MC². In “Einstein’s Big Idea,” NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation. E=MC² was just one of several extraordinary breakthroughs that Einstein made in 1905, including the completion of his special theory of relativity, his identification of proof that atoms exist, and his explanation of the nature of light, which would win him the Nobel Prize in Physics. Among Einstein’s ideas, E=MC² is by far the most famous. Yet how many people know what it really means? In a thought-provoking and engrossing docudrama, NOVA illuminates this deceptively simple formula by unraveling the story of how it came to be. .
What is the most astounding scientific fact about the Universe — of all time?
Program Description Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This was his answer. NOTE: I typed the transcript at the end of this post.
I posted several articles previously that highlight some tremendous accomplishments by Albert Einstein (listed below). This one is about dreams that Albert Einstein could not transform into a unifying theory for reality — evidence strongly indicates this was his greatest desire.
His work and the stimulation that he applied in vigorous debates and with encouragements for his colleagues did however make the pain tolerable.
First, lets review his momentum.
In 1905, Einstein published exceptional papers that proposed the existence of the photon as an elementary particle associated with electromagnetic radiation (light), detailed photoelectric effect, demonstrated the existence of atoms, wrote an introduction to special relativity, and published the paper that led to the famous E=MC² equation that defines matter as condensed energy. He continued work and in 1907, he developed the first quantum theory of specific heats and from 1907 to 1915, Einstein developed the theory of general relativity.
The Danish physicist, Niels Bohr provided in 1913 a quantum idea to explain the actions of electrons inside atoms. Einstein recognized that a quantum theory may be used to explain the characteristic light as emitted by atoms and that a great discovery had been made. He referred to Bohr’s work as “the highest form of musicality in the sphere of thought.”
In 1915, Einstein introduced the General Theory of Relativity. According to this revolutionary theory space and time are not Absolute. Space-time is not a fixed background for events. Instead, dynamic quantities of matter and energy form matter in ways that are unclear to this day. Einstein’s finding proves that space-time are defined within the universe — only. Further, his findings also prove matter is highly concentrated energy.
Matter is actually energy condensed to a slow vibration. Watch this:
With his famous equation E=MC², Albert Einstein proved that when you come right down to it everything in the universe is energy. Both in the physical plane of our reality of matter and the abstract reality of our mind are made up of energy patterns.
The concept of a universal energy flow is not a new one. The ancient Chinese called this flow chi; the ancient Hindus called it prana. The disciplines that developed in those two cultures – t’ai chi and yoga, respectively- are based on the art of tuning in to the flow of energy and using it to centre the self.
Particle physicists try to understand the nature of nature at the smallest scales possible. Today, we know that atoms do not represent the smallest unit of matter. Particles called quarks and leptons seem to be the fundamental building blocks – but perhaps there is something even smaller.
Empty space, we have discovered, is actually not empty at all.
Astrophysicists have found that less than 10 percent of the mass of the entire universe consists of the kind of “luminous” matter that we can see. What is the dark matter that makes up the rest of the universe? How can we find out? Though we understand many important properties of the fundamental building blocks of our universe, there are untold mysteries still to solve.
Advances in technology allow physicists to build more powerful and sophisticated instruments to look deeper and deeper inside matter. Like adventurers entering unknown territory, physicists forge ahead into ever smaller dimensions.
What will be their next discovery?
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It took many years to finish and then prove general relativity. Indeed however, the effort paid off. The GPS on your phone couldn’t work without General Relativity. He made discovery possible for the mathematics of using redshifts (traces of movements) of distant galaxies to discover how the universe is expanding. General Relativity includes Einstein’s 10 field equations (EFE) that aided Monseigneur Georges Lemaître‘s proposal of what’s known as the Big Bang theory and also for predictions for the existence of black holes. Without his equations there would not be gravitational lensing that is presently being used to do research as to how dark matter may influence the universe. Other areas such a nuclear power and discovery of massive objects that distort space-time such as neutron stars that have too little luminosity also are managed because of Einstein’s General Relativity mathematics.
As Einstein was becoming aware of what was a new atomic theory, by 1915 having the Bohr (quantum) model of the atom, he understood that energy levels of electrons are predictably discrete and that electrons revolve in orbits around an atomic nucleus but that the electron can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. So, by 1916 Einstein devised a vastly improved fundamental statistical theory of heat that proved itself based on the quantum of energy. His theory predicted that as light passed through a substance it could stimulate the emission of more light. This effect is at the heart of the modern laser.
Einstein’s studies revealed the possibility of making a powerful light amplifier.
Modern lasers have thousands of practical applications based on this. Lasers are great aids in research as scientists explore theories and work further to discover the nature of our universe.
By 1925 a quantum theory of physics emerged by the collective creation of a generation of theoretical physicists from many nations. Scientists were collaborating and debating how to interpret the mechanics of quantum atoms. They already sensed the vast importance of the work they were doing.
Einstein took an active role in these discussions. Heisenberg, Bohr, and other creators of the theory insisted that the new theory provided for no meaningful way to discuss certain details of an atom’s behavior. For example, one could never predict the precise moment when an atom would emit a quantum of light. Einstein could not accept this lack of certainty; and he raised one objection after another. At the Solvay Conferences of 1927 and 1930 the debate between Bohr and Einstein went on day and night, neither man conceding defeat. Momentum slowed. Herein is the basis for the title.
Einstein was there at the 1927 conference of physics. So was Bohr and many other famous scientists. Said Einstein, “Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us closer to the secret of the ‘Old One.’ I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.”
However, by the mid 1930s, Einstein accepted quantum mechanics as a consistent theory for understanding behavior of atoms. He recognized that it was “the most successful physical theory of our time.” However, Einstein could not accept quantum mechanics as a completed theory since its mathematics did not describe individual events. He hoped his own general theory of relativity would benefit by his investigations of quantum mechanics.
The search for a unified theory would occupy much of the rest of his life. However, the unified theory still eludes scientist to this day. Yet, much has been our benefit as the science of the early 1900s is still generating stimulating interests, technology and scientific milestones.
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I hope everyone is enjoying my series on Einstein and its side tracks with me. Its been a great review for me and actually, its been helpful for some school children as well. Links to the other articles and a couple of side tacks are listed below.
What is the most astounding scientific
fact about the Universe — of all time?
“The most astounding fact… the most astounding fact is the knowledge; that the atoms comprise life on earth; the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles, that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core, under extreme temperatures and pressures.
These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts, across the galaxy.
Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds, that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems – stars with orbiting planets and those planets now have ingredients for life itself.
So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.
When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big, but I feel big; because my atoms, came from those stars.
There is a level of connectivity.
That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant. You want to feel like your a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive.”
~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson
I just love what Tyson said in answer to this question.
This is a dramatization According to Einstein (but not exactly)
I want to keep this short. The video is of course only a dramatization of some of how Einstein diminished atheist philosophies. However, the little story is not complete. I’ll report just a bit of what he himself said regarding his beliefs.
Albert Einstein‘s religious views were reported comprehensively. He believed in the “pantheistic” God ofBaruch Spinoza, not in a personal god. Einstein had, “an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.” 
Einstein says that he abandoned the faith of his early childhood:
“I came—though the child of entirely irreligious (Jewish) parents — to a deep religiousness, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of twelve. Through the reading of popular scientific books I soon reached the conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true. The consequence was a positively fanatic orgy of freethinking coupled with the impression that youth is intentionally being deceived by the state through lies; it was a crushing impression. Mistrust of every kind of authority grew out of this experience, a skeptical attitude toward the convictions that were alive in any specific social environment — an attitude that has never again left me, even though, later on, it has been tempered by a better insight into the causal connections.
It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of youth, which was thus lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the ‘merely personal,’ from an existence dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings.
Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.
The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation, and I soon noticed that many a man whom I had learned to esteem and to admire had found inner freedom and security in its pursuit.
The mental grasp of this extra-personal world within the frame of our capabilities presented itself to my mind, half consciously, half unconsciously, as a supreme goal. Similarly motivated men of the present and of the past, as well as the insights they had achieved, were the friends who could not be lost. The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted having chosen it.” 
1 Isaacson, Walter (2008). Einstein: His Life and Universe. New York: Simon and Schuster, pp. 390 2 Einstein, Albert (1979). Autobiographical Notes. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, pp. 3-5
I read a lot more but the abovesummaryis all that I need to understand that Einstein was not an atheist. I’ll suppose that his scientific imagination materialized by nature of his rebellious personality.
Here is a video (longer) including the above information:
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Nothing in the universe is faster than the speed of light – or is it?
The curvature of space-time is related directly to energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present (in space-time). This is specified by the Einstein field equations. Predictions of general relativity concern especially the passage of time, the geometry of space, the motion of bodies in free fall, and the propagation of light. The theory and other parts of relativity theory are used today in all calculations related to gravity and space-time and light. However, general relativity cannot be reconciled with the laws of quantum physics to produce a complete and self-consistent theory of quantum gravity.
Today, we’ll take a look at some of the possible unknowns that may contribute to finding Einstein’s theories lacking. For instance, we know that Einstein’s equations predict areas of space-time singularities and that paths of light and falling particles may come to an abrupt end in these places, thus causing problems as geometry of those areas becomes ill-defined, making calculations inaccurate. In general relativity, gravity perhaps is advancing with the universe expansion or at the speed of light — this isn’t clear yet. However, it also isn’t clear yet as to what the fabric of space-time is made from. Is the fabric there before particles of matter or is it expanding with the particles and with the galaxies that expand in space-time. Also, its not possible to create definitions for the total mass (or energy) of the universe, nor for the exact accelerating of the expansion.
So, maybe faster-than-light speed is not really impossible as the equations “proved.”
Senario 1: Warp Speed
Think MILLION miles per minute spaceships — or — no-movement spaceships — which is more likely? As it turns out, the latest ideas about super speed space travel are along the lines of developing a new technology that warps space-time. So, by cloaking a ship in a warped space-time fabric it can move to a different position in the universe at incredible speeds — faster than light — call it warp-drive; but actually the spaceship isn’t doing the moving, space-time moves and the ship just sits in a warp of space-time that gets moved along due to its wrapping in a fabric that isn’t held in place as other objects that are not so wrapped. It’s origin is science fiction but its being looked at as a future method for space travel.
NASA Claims Starships Traveling Faster-Than-Light May Be Possible
Program Description Scientists at NASA think that bending space and time is possible. This may allow space travel atfaster than lightspeed to different solar systems and galaxies. Youtube watch?= aqfkf0x8sqc
Is Warp Drive Possible?
Program Description The physics of space-time described by Einstein’sTheory of General Relativityallows space-time to become warped due to the relationship between matter/energy density and the gravitational field described by theEinstein Field Equations. Matter and Energy found in thelarge scale structure of the universecreates a positive torsion in space-time, causing the warping of space-time which is associated with the strength of the gravitational force. In quantum mechanics, zero point energy fluctuations can create negative energy density which should theoretically, in a large enough density, create a negative torsion on space-time. This knowledge itself is interesting, however the consequences of it could change our common sense notions of motion and provide a way to challenge the cosmic speed limit, the speed of light. In 1994,Miguel Alcubierredeveloped a geodesic equation to describe space-time warped in a bubble around a ship, creating a “warp drive.” The warp drive proposed byAlcubierrecould achieve near light speeds and even faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. To accomplish this, a theoretical device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch space-time, creating the bubble. The bubble would ride the distortions like a surfer on a wave. As evidenced by the uniformity of theCosmic Microwave Backgroundfrom the Big Bang, space-time can expand so quickly that objects can move faster than the speed of light. Therefore the current models of physics generally allow for the existence of a warp field that can accelerate objects faster than the speed of light. The real questions to ask is whether or not such a warp field can exist on macroscopic scales and if so can it remain is stable long enough to traverse a significant distance. Moreover it is unknown how it is technologically possible, i.e. under what conditions does matter allow for the creation of a negative energy density. Youtube watch?=dXyQ92SPWds
Scenario 2: Newly Found Super Speedy Particles Meantime, CERN scientists are working on faster than light application with the CERN particle accelerator.
Particles that travel faster than light?
Program Description Scientists at theConseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) in Geneva say they have discoveredsub-atomic particles that move even faster than light speed. If proven, it will be more significant than the discovery of radioactivity. In fact, faster than light particles would put Einstein’s theories of relativity back on the physics to do list. Youtube watch=POiR5yEk3LA
A Unified Theory Of All of Physics Might Be Nice To Have
Einstein worked to unify quantum physics with his theories and was unable. The work has been taken up by science at hundreds of Universities and other organizations like CERN and NASA and by other private companies. So far, its been interesting but I’m out of space for now — so, come on back another day for part three of Einstein’s nightmares.
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Yes, says Joel Mobley, a physicist at the University of Mississippi in the US. In simulations, Mobley demonstrates that ultrasound pulses could move at “superluminal” speeds (at the speed of light or exceeding that) when transmitted through water that contains thousands of tiny plastic beads.
Mobley calculated that the “group velocity” of a pulse of high-frequency sound waves could be increased by five orders of magnitude by sending it through a small chamber that contains about 8 milliliters of water and some 400,000 tiny plastic spheres. This means that the group velocity would exceed the speed of light in a vacuum. The spheres have diameters of about 0.1 mm and account for about 5% of the volume of the water-bead mixture.
The increase in speed is caused by dispersion — the phenomenon that causes different wavelengths to move at different phase velocities. When the pulse enters the mixture it experiences severe dispersion, which causes the different wavelengths to travel at very different speeds. This changes the shape of the pulse and can result in the pulse itself moving faster than the speed of light. However, the dispersion also significantly reduces the intensity of the pulses.
In a physics report posted at http://phys.org/news88249076.html, William Robertson’s team from Middle Tennessee State University also showed that the group velocity of sound waves can become infinite, and even negative. However, “no wave energy exceeded the speed of light,” said Robertson. Essentially, the pulse that made it through the filter at faster than light was an exact (but smaller) replica of the input pulse.
Gravity and space-time travel remember is what general relativity defines of most interest to Einstein’s statements about the speed of light. Is it possible that something may exceed the speed of light? Well, I’m not going to answer that yet. However, for now, I’ll say as far as I know, light speed is a cosmic speed limit. However, there may perhaps be methods in the works that will take normal space-time out of the experiment. Let’s keep thinking about this.
Program Description The Elegant Universe, “The Edge of Knowledge,” The central problem of modern physics: the incompatibility of Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics. He then lists the physical curiosities — properties of the motion of light, gravity, and the behavior of particles at the subatomic level — that have prevented physicists from establishing a single coherent theory for how the universe works. At the end of this section, Greene describes both the objectives and the promise of superstring theory, which attempts to merge the laws of general relativity with those of quantum mechanics. Superstring theory depicts particles that are one hundred billion-billion (a quintillion) times smaller than a single atomic nucleus — not as dots but as tiny strings of energy. They vibrate in different patterns, which in turn produce different particle properties. But because these strings are too tiny to locate with current scientific tools, superstring theory is not yet predictable or testable.
I like to think of this as “Einstein’s Loves” Its a full length feature from PBS NOVA.
Einstein’s Big Idea
Commercial free! YAY
Program Description Over 100 years ago, Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2. In “Einstein’s Big Idea,” NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation. E = mc2 was just one of several extraordinary breakthroughs that Einstein made in 1905, including the completion of his special theory of relativity, his identification of proof that atoms exist, and his explanation of the nature of light, which would win him the Nobel Prize in Physics. Among Einstein’s ideas, E = mc2 is by far the most famous. Yet how many people know what it really means? In a thought-provoking and engrossing docudrama, NOVA illuminates this deceptively simple formula by unraveling the story of how it came to be.
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
Einstein was known for a few humorous comments regarding daily living.
This is my third year beginning at WordPress. To tell you in one sentence what I’ve learned in these past two years at WordPress, I’ll put it this way:
All of creation is to comprehend together that reality is the experience of expanding kindness.
There is no other need for time. We are not humans, planets and stars blowing on a solar wind. We are mind. We are with all that is when we are with being in God’s will. True mind is in His love. This is what is important.
The truth is in our kindness.
I’ve known no greater kindness than contemplating a sense of love with Almighty God.
I’ll share with you a kindness today is that I am worthy of love. You are the worth of my love. My challenge today is to understand that. I pray that God will expand in me today, absolute awareness; His love of you in Him.
I was wondering what I’d most love to share as a kickoff into my third year here. I settled on one of my favorite subjects. I’ve always wanted Einstein to be fun at least and maybe even easy-peezy to understand. So, here is my conclusion for today’s contribution. I hope that this is easy as 15 minutes of your time and as wonderful as a visit with your friend may be.
Einstein’s Relativity: Time Dilation
Einstein: “Any person moving at a constant velocity will observe the same laws of physics that a stationary person observes.”
Since the speed of light is part of the laws of physics, Einstein postulated that all observers will measure the same speed of light regardless of their state of motion. But speed is just a measure of distance moved in a given time and in order to agree on the speed of light different observers might have to disagree about distance and time.
… In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gravity. He explained gravity as the manifestation of the curvature of space and time. Einstein’s theory predicts that the flow of time is altered by mass. This effect, known as “gravitational time dilation”, causes time to be slowed down near a massive object. It affects everything and everybody; in fact, people working on the ground floor will age slower than their colleagues a floor above, by about 10 nanoseconds in one year. This tiny effect has actually been confirmed in many experiments with very precise clocks. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Vienna, Harvard University and the University of Queensland have discovered that the slowing down of time can explain another perplexing phenomenon: the transition from quantum behavior to our classical, everyday world.
The first thing that I felt when I sat back today to begin here was that I’ve missed you all for most of this year while I was working over at my Facebook page. I don’t use WordPress the same way that I’d begun here. This is now a place for pages that I want to feature and not a place where I post a daily update.
I connected with more than 1500 friends at Facebook during this past year and my work consumes most of my online time. I hope you will drop on by my FB page if you’d like… really.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
How is it that there are infinities? Since discovery of fractal geometry, infinities are everywhere. The term “fractal” was first used by mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975. A fractal is a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. If the replication is exactly the same at every scale, it is called a self-similar pattern. As mathematical equations, fractals are usually nowhere differentiable. The mathematical roots of the idea of fractals have been traced throughout the years as a formal path of published works, starting in the 17th century with notions of recursion. The word comes fro the Latin frāctus meaning “broken” or “fractured” and fractals are not limited to geometric patterns, but can also describe processes in time. Fractal patterns are found in structures and sounds, in nature, and technology.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
~ Albert Einstein
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity Arthur C. Clark
Video Description Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry.
This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics.
The Mandelbrot set – someone has called it the thumb-print of God – is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics.
With Arthur C. Clarke as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians, including Benoît Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simple formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, what it means, its internal consistency, and the revolutions in thought resulting from its discovery. Asked if the real universe goes on forever, Stephen Hawking defines its limit of smallness; the Mandelbrot set, on the other hand, may go on forever.
The invention of the silicon chip in the 1970′s created a revolution in computers and communication and hence transformed our way of life. We are now seeing another revolution which is going to change our view of the universe and give us a better understanding of its’ working.
The film explores the fractal universe helped by: Professor Ian Stewart of the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, an author of over 100 published scientific works; Dr. Michael Barnsley, former professor of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology who received a 2.5 million dollar government grant in 1991 to develop a fractal image compression systems.
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity A 1995 Television Movie
The film celebrates the discovery of the Mandelbrot Set – one of the most profound and remarkable events in the history of mathematics. The programme explores the revolutionary world of Fractal Geometry – its far-reaching and often unexpected implications – its powerful and revolutionary applications.
Director: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
The structure of space-time is quantized. In other words, space itself is made of discreet super tiny tiny tiny packets of energy: the smallest little vibration that the electromagnetic spectrum creates. These tiny packets are what you could think of as the “pixels” that make up the universe: the smallest quanta of energy.
First discovered by Max Planck, the smallest distance you can possibly measure is the length of this universal fundamental wave-from called the Planck length:
(10 to the -33cm)
It is nearly impossible to visualize how small the Planck is. However if you picture a little dot that is .1mm (or about the smallest thing the unaided human eye can see) and blew up that little dot like a balloon to the size of the observable universe, the Planck would then be about a .1mm dot in that universe. Or in other words, that original .1mm dot is about 1/2 way in scale between the size of the observable universe and the Plank!
Nassim Haramein calls these tiny packets Planck Spherical Units (PSU) because they are spherical, like most other structures the universe creates at all scales. These spherical waveforms overlap and perfectly pack together to form the very structure of space itself.
Using these universal voxels (spherical pixels), Nassim calculates how many of them fit on the inside of a proton volume compared to how many are present on the outside surface area of the proton (or any black hole). This ratio, a geometric relationship, is the gravitational field!
Gravity is essentially a ratio of information on the inside to information on the surface.
Nassim has discovered a discreet, quantized, voxelated way of describing gravity in which all you need to do is essentially count these little Planck Spherical Units without having to use highly complex tensor equations normally needed to solve Albert Einstein‘s field equations.
A geometric solution for gravity.
The irony of it all is that this solution has been right under our noses this whole time thanks to many ancient cultures encoding this geometric relationship right into their monuments and documents: The Flower of Life!
Famed mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, who worked alongside Stephen Hawking for many years on furthering the developing Big Bang theory, has debunked Hawking’s ‘no-God-needed’ theory of the universe as “hardly science” and “not even a theory” on Premier Christian Radio.
Speaking on the station’s weekly faith debate program Unbelievable? on Saturday 25 September, Penrose described Hawking’s new book The Grand Design as “misleading” adding that M-theory, which Hawking claims has made God redundant as a cause of the universe, was “not even a theory” and “hardly science” but instead “a collection of hopes, ideas and aspirations.”
Penrose was in dialogue on the program with Alister McGrath, professor of theology at Kings College London. The two men joined host Justin Brierley to respond to the question of whether Hawking’s new theory had made God redundant as a potential explanation of the origin of the universe.
Criticizing M-theory, Penrose said: “It’s a collection of ideas, hopes, aspirations. The book is a bit misleading. It gives you this impression of a theory that is going to explain everything; it’s nothing of the sort. It’s not even a theory.”
Our Universe has not been shown to “create itself from nothing.”
Asked whether science shows that the universe could “create itself from nothing” as claimed in the book, Penrose was strong in his condemnation of the ‘string’ theory that lies behind Hawking’s statement: “It’s certainly not doing it yet. I think the book suffers rather more strongly than many. It’s not an uncommon thing in popular descriptions of science to latch onto an idea, particularly things to do with string theory, which have absolutely no support from observation. They are just nice ideas.” He added that such ideas are “very far from any testability. They are hardly science.”
As a former colleague who worked closely alongside Hawking in developing gravitational singularity theorems, Penrose is perhaps the most high profile scientist yet to dismiss Hawking’s views.
“Multi-verse” has not superseded God
He also responded to the so-called “multi-verse” hypothesis that Hawking’s theory also posits. Christians, including Professor McGrath, have pointed towards the fact that our universe is incredibly “fine-tuned” for life to come into existence, thus providing evidence of a transcendent designer. Hawking’s “multi-verse” hypothesis is a form of the ‘anthropic principle’: since ours is one in an array of universes, we inevitably only observe a universe with the correct ‘settings’ that support conscious life.
Responding to the ‘multi-verse’ hypothesis, Penrose, a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association who describes himself as having “no religious beliefs,” said: “Its overused, and this is a place where its overused. It’s an excuse for not having a good theory.” [These ideas are not supportive of ‘no God is needed’ ideas either — although sometimes put forth in such a manner as to shed doubt on the God idea.]
Premier presenter Justin Brierley said: “What’s interesting is that Penrose’s criticisms of Hawking are not driven by any faith position. Instead he simply recognizes that the science does not justify making statements about God’s non-existence, which is a much more honest position than other well-known scientists, such as Dawkins, who want to equate science with atheism.”
Penrose’s own alternative view of the universe is detailed in his new book “Cycles of Time” published by The Bodley Head. As for myself, I am convinced that matter is connected together — every single subatomic particle of it — with its source — by a directedness energy that the source is — some call it love; I do.
Creation began perhaps 14 billion years ago. Most scientist believe that it was caused by an explosion or expansion of a condensed kernel of energy as it has been called; a condensed particle of sub-atomic substance that somehow managed to become the entire universe even though it was smaller than an atom. Actually, there is some evidence that originates from the premise of the Big Bang (Theory). The useful Big Bang evidence is based on red-shift evidence of light that the universe is expanding — evidence that is 13.7 or more billions of years old. The red-shift of light that we see indicates that light is speeding away from the center of the universe. In other words, space between objects giving off light is increasing. Okay for the speeding part by me… on average light travel is nearly 300 million kilometers per second (671,000,000 mph)… very speedy, indeed. Even galaxies are traveling very rapidly — roughly 400 kilometers per second (900,000 mph).
Mathematically, the density of matter (a singularity its called) at the heart of a black hole is infinitely massive in infinity-no-space… okay, here is where physics is bonkers and why I say the big bang is a theory as silly as the TV show. There is no way that every particle of matter can fit into nothing… nah. Even the mathematicians roll their eyes… physicists do as well. Its cr-Azy. Matter in source is not mater then. This means nothing to us in the universe but matter did not come from nothing. That is absurd as well to believe.
The light and speeds are observable and even though physics has problems with measuring positions and speeds at the same time, there is physical evidence that supports the mathematics. There are problems there too though.
You fell into a black hole…
oh, my, that’s not so good…
here is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain:
Program Description Our Milky Way may harbor millions of black holes… the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe far beyond our galaxy, there’s evidence of something far more ominous. A breed of black holes that has reached incomprehensible size and destructive power. Just how large, and violent, and strange can they get?
A new era in astronomy has revealed a universe long hidden to us. High-tech instruments sent into space have been tuned to sense high-energy forms of light — x-rays and gamma rays — that are invisible to our eyes and do not penetrate our atmosphere. On the ground, precision telescopes are equipped with technologies that allow them to cancel out the blurring effects of the atmosphere. They are peering into the far reaches of the universe, and into distant caldrons of light and energy. In some distant galaxies, astronomers are now finding evidence that space and time are being shattered by eruptions so vast they boggle the mind.
We are just beginning to understand the impact these outbursts have had on the universe: On the shapes of galaxies, the spread of elements that make up stars and planets, and ultimately the very existence of Earth. The discovery of what causes these eruptions has led to a new understanding of cosmic history. Back in 1995, the Hubble space telescope was enlisted to begin filling in the details of that history. Astronomers selected tiny regions in the sky, between the stars. For days at a time, they focused Hubble’s gaze on remote regions of the universe.
These Hubble Deep Field images offered incredibly clear views of the cosmos in its infancy. What drew astronomers’ attention were the tiniest galaxies, covering only a few pixels on Hubble’s detector. Most of them do not have the grand spiral or elliptical shapes of large galaxies we see close to us today.
Instead, they are irregular, scrappy collections of stars. The Hubble Deep Field confirmed a long-standing idea that the universe must have evolved in a series of building blocks, with small galaxies gradually merging and assembling into larger ones.
Quantum theory tells us that both light and matter consist of tiny particles which have wavelike properties associated with them. Light can be thought of as an electromagnetic wave that travels at the speed of light. However, light is also particles called photons. Albert Einstein first explained the photoelectric effect is proof that light exists in tiny packets of particles, which he called photons.
With Max Planck’s work on quanta of heat, Einstein went on to propose the most stunning idea of twentieth century physics. We live in a quantum universe, one built out of tiny, discrete chunks of energy and matter that seem to alternate as waves and particles. Light is composed of particles called photons, and matter is composed of particles of an atom called electrons, protons, and neutrons.
In 1919, six years before the invention of quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle, Einstein showed that there would be a problem with the theories of cause and effect. The peculiar dual nature of quanta as both waves and particles might make it impossible, he warned, to definitively tie effects to their causes
Materialism is an atheistic philosophy that says that all of reality is reducible to matter and its interactions. It has gained ground because many people think that it’s supported by science. In reality, quantum mechanics says that even if we have complete information about the state of a physical system, the laws of physics typically only predict probabilities of future outcomes. These probabilities are called the “wave function” of the system.
Personally, I love it… that the real analysis; the actual science supports that something unnatural occurs and that is what forms matter. If you are a believer that science can explain precisely how it works… well, it can’t. It is still a bit of a mystery. In fact its a mystery that science may never solve.
The astrophysicist speculates on where our science will be happening.
Question: Are Americans still leading in scientific innovation?
DeGrasse Tyson: If I put on my pure scientist hat as opposed to my American scientist hat, pure scientist hat, I say, if we don’t build the land, somebody else will and the science will get discovered. If we don’t explore the moons, somebody else will. It will get discovered. That’s one of the hallmarks of science that distinguishes it from art. In science, if you don’t do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn’t compose the Ninth Symphony, no one else before or after is going to compose the Ninth Symphony that he composed, no one else is going to paint Starry Night by van Gogh. So science, when done properly, is never owned by one nation or another. .
So… That’s what happened with particle physics in America. We were building the largest super collider ever was, the Superconducting Super Collider, to be based in Texas. Two hundred mile circumference ring, we accelerate particles, smash them and explore the conditions that were common in the early universe. That budget got cancelled by congress as we were winding down out of the Cold War. So no longer was the physicist [IB] the way they were after the Second World War going into the Cold War because it was the innovations of physicists that created the bomb in the Manhattan Project. Physics basically ended the war.
So, without a war, certainly without a Cold War, there is a question as to what the value of the Super Collider was to the nation. Now, I don’t know how many people you get to admit that fact but my [read] of history is that when nations spent huge amounts of money on things, it’s hardly ever for the pure value of exploration, there’s usually secondary motives. Primary motives that are presented secondarily like military, like economics or some other sort of factor that matters to national security.
So what happened? Europe took up the task. So, at CERN, which is the acronym for the super collider [The Large Hadron Collider], the European consortiumm super collider in Switzerland, they now have the most powerful collider in the world. They are the ones who are going to be probing the conditions near the Big Bang, not us.
So my pure scientist hat is I don’t care who does it as long it’s done, long as somebody does it. The American scientist in me, ’cause I’m born and raised in America and I care deeply for this nation, is I kind of prefer that we did it because I know we can.
If we weren’t wealthy or if we had… I’d say, you know, now is not the time. Let some other wealthier, more powerful nation do it than us. But is it time for me to say that? Are we really that poor? Are we really that… without means of a 3 trillion dollar budget to spend? It’s about the balance of that portfolio of spending that makes a nation, how much do you spend on art, health care, poverty, research and development, the veterans, military. You layout the portfolio, that is the country that you live in.
Three trillion is enough to buy, as far as I’m concerned, anything we want, anything we choose to. And so, I wish it was here because if we make it here, the opportunities arise here, the engineering opportunities, the engineering solutions to problem we never seen before, that then create a climate, a landscape of innovation that… I remember growing up, America had, like, the longest bridge, the longest tunnel, the fastest planes. And for awhile there, I thought, well, it’s just [bragging] rights, what are you doing. And then, I realize, in order to create the extremes of these technologies, you have to innovate.
You can’t just step there, it’s not… it’s hardly ever just make it a little longer. This was longer so it’s more stress on the structure, there’s… so we have to invent something new to accommodate this need or this desire. And there, [you know,] the seeds of innovation.
Where did Jung learn about dealing with the darkness within so as not to project this outward… and how did he carry out this courageous work?
I’ll begin at the end…
What is The Red Book?
The Red Book — Liber Novus The Red Book is an account of Carl Jung’s journey in the abstract of his unconscious… handwritten by Carl Gustav Jung, this is the pinnacle for all of his works… the final proof really of Jung’s contributions to understanding the human psyche. The marketed book includes a reproduction of his handwritten manuscript (Swiss) as well as a translation by Sonu Shamdasani and including Jung’s abstract illustrations.
It is a huge book (18 x 12.3 x 2.5 inches), a mystical book; it includes Jung’s fabulous color illustrations… handwritten, its like a medieval manuscript.
The Red Book, Publication Date: October 19, 2009 | ISBN-10: 0393065677 | ISBN-13: 978-0393065671
The book is Jung’s personal journal. If you’ve not read any of C. G. Jung’s work, this is not where to begin at exploring his works on discovering the unconscious. There is a lot of material in this book that goes unexplained; most of understanding, in fact, rests on Jung’s volumes of works.
His work, “Man and His Symbols” is inexpensive and a good place to begin (see also, video; length: 2:31:19). Regarding, approaching the unconscious… Jung claims that he had a dream in which he recognized the need to explain his theories to the lay public. Man and His Symbols is a concise summary of Jung’s works on the unconscious.
The Red Book is a written account with paintings of Jung’s ongoing, many years of fantasy. Inspired in his work with severely mentally ill patients, by his research, and by his need for spiritual growth and investigation, Jung began in spiritual growth as a Christian. As far as I know, he never claimed to separate from Christianity. However, he was Gnostic. The video at the end of this post is interesting regarding his beliefs. I note below an excerpt from another work that fascinated Jung, his writing of “The Seven Sermons to the Dead” in which he explores the totality of divine power. So, this is not a typical book review.
My exploration here is for my own purposes to explore Jung’s works and my own spiritual path; it is good for me. I practice nondual Christian training shaped not solely by organized Christian religions. I am not Jungian either; nor Gnostic.Being Christian, I think that Jung’s work is outstanding in as far as he goes. Jung stops at the critical place in spiritual development though; he stops short of awakening in the Holy Spirit while concentrating on continuance to deal instead by escaping the ego from the experience of a humanized spiritual experience (summarized here). Certainly, his work is outstanding and warrants extensive examination.
I know, I’ve been a Jungian student for many years. Personally, I would like to have met him and gain, by his experience, first hand.
Christian religions may fail to adequately describe the ego problem. The ego is merely identity, an illusion really that is non-existent. Ego projections separate us from divinity and may disturb us and even helplessly enslave the higher-self in space-time. Ego is constantly contrasting others and we find ourselves led by its self-centered dominance into controlling behaviors, confrontations, anger or self-pity, repression, fear, bitterness, resentments, and self-doubt. Following along in a life that is daily disturbed by ego, experiencing awareness of the higher-self emerges slowly, if at all, from what we don’t want. I think that there isn’t any escaping ego. We must gain faith in divinity greater than our own and seek connections to God’s will by seeking Holy Spirit’s steady guidance.
Jesus consulted with Holy Spirit from a man’s life in form as Jesus grew to be the human vessel of God the Son. Christ makes appearances then from the last days or weeks or possibly months until Resurrection. Our need for salvation was fulfilled in the Resurrection by defeat of Jesus for the beliefs in fears. He defeats even our greatest beliefs in meeting with Satan for forty days. Jesus completely surrendered to Christ consciousness and thus is the way of the light as Christians believe. Clearly God’s will is all about being love and our self-discovery ought be restrained when our minds wander from this. Certainly love is not a lesson from the ego. Unconditional love is incomprehensible to ego.
Jung’s influence is growing in religious circles since he related experiences in a religious manner. His work is of the study of the psyche; and psyche in Greek means “soul.” However, Jung was an occultist and his major theories stem from his experience with spirit guides, in particular, Philemon. Jung was on to something important indeed with his exploration of the psyche. Human’s operate mostly by self-centered ego and while spiritual growth is not impossible, ego identity dissociation from spirit is very difficult to overcome. Personally, I greatly value Jung’s work but I draw the line at discovery of my higher-self by occult methods. In my opinion Christian relationship with Holy Spirit is the way to go.
In 1957, Jung gave an interview to Aniela Jaffé about the Red Book and his process; saying:
The years… when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.
Program DescriptionProfessor Sonu Shamdasani introduces the creation and significance of Carl Jung’s Red Book. On view to the public for the first time, the book was the center piece of the exhibitionThe Red Book of C. G. Jung: Creation of a New Cosmologyat The Rubin Museum of Art from October 7, 2009 – February 15, 2010.
SORRY: the source volume is low. This was the best video I could find for what I wanted to quickly demonstrate from Jung’s work.
The Undiscovered Self — Jung — AwakeningIf you are making a study of Jung’s works, begin instead of with this book with an overview of Jung’s Analytical Psychology, with his theory of archetypes, with self-reflection and with understanding of your own personality… the who are you approach works, in my opinion. Jung’s greatest contribution really is to the questions we all ask of ourselves… who am I? What are my motivations, communication style, and relationships preferences about? You are a lot more effective when you understand yourself as well as people that you must motivate or manage or develop and help or live with. Unless you are planning to spend years at studying Jung, the real importance of his work for you will be that he provides experiences that stimulate asking questions to connect with a higher-self.Use, for example, a personality sorter and begin to know who you are and how prefer to be… if continuing with Jung, read Jung’s earlier published works… it may take 10 or 20 years to evolve a comprehensive knowledge of his work… I’ve been at it for that much or more. Jung’s works came about over many years — his lifetime really.
There are many important aspects of personality. The personality is our way of communicating. As a beginning, you’d discover which psychic energy attitude type is your preference. Orientated by, and related to the object, what is your preference? Are you more Introverted or Extraverted?
An introvert attitude is an abstracting one, motivated from within. That is, energy is internally directed toward the inner self. The primary problem presented to the introvert attitude is how to be withdrawn from the object. The extrovert maintains a positive attitude energy being directed outward toward the outside world.
Strongly orientated extroverts or introverts experience things in quite different ways and this may sometime cause conflict or misunderstandings with others.Jung said that extraversion and introversion are not mutually exclusive and will be self-balancing or compensating through the conscious and unconscious. A strongly extraverted outward consciousness will possess a compensatory strong inward unconscious introvert; and vice-versa. Jung linked this compensatory effect for example to repression of natural tendencies and resulting unhappiness or illness.
Explore the duality of your psyche… set out knowing that you must face your unconscious and even your deepest fears. In the end, an awakening must confront the skeletons in your closet.Beginning with God… forge a path to knowing that the human psyche is “by nature religious.” If you are not open to and interested in spiritual development, Jung is most probably not for you. If you immature in spirit, perhaps Jung is also not for you.If you want to know about reality, about living fully a conscious life, then delve into Jung’s works after finding some spiritual maturity… and come finally about it then to study “The Red Book.” You’ll probably discover his images are interesting too.
Program Description In this seminar Murray Stein and Paul Brutsche, International School of Analytical Psychology, discuss some of the different images in Carl Jung’s Red Book.
The Red Book
Here is a brief description of the fantastic Jung that awaits you:
I categorize the work as
CONFRONTATION WITH THE UNCONSCIOUS… THE FINAL HUMAN FRONTIER
like a future sci-fi may capture, a Jung companion work;
a summary of the revelation of Carl Jung…
Septem Sermones ad Mortuos .The Seven Sermons to the Dead transcribed by Carl Gustav Jung, 1916 written by Basilides
Beginning by Pleroma (the totality of divine power) everywhere is completely and without bounds nor end. There is no-thing and yet this is source of all. We, as Creatura, not in the pleroma, but in self, have from source, the smallest point that is everything and yet nothing. This is knowledge. By our Christian view, knowledge is lost or befuddled by choices (good and evil) and we miss the mark (source) by this sin. The separation by sin causes us to forget source and original knowledge; forever concocting choices as though each moment is separate from timeless all.
From Jung’s work, we understand the Pleroma as a source which is endless and eternal that has no qualities because it has all qualities. Even in the smallest subatomic particle known to science, the Pleroma is present without any bounds, eternally and completely. Yet, the smallest to greatest material of the universe have no place in the Pleroma.
Here is an introduction (source: The First Sermon to the Dead)“I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities. This nothingness or fullness we name the Pleroma. Therein both thinking and being cease, since the eternal and infinite possess no qualities. In it no being is, for he then would be distinct from the pleroma, and would possess qualities which would distinguish him as something distinct from the pleroma. In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. It is quite fruitless to think about the pleroma, for this would mean self-dissolution.”
From Pleroma, mystically, there is Creatura (creatures). “We submerge into the Pleroma itself, and we cease to be created beings. This we become subject to dissolution and nothingness.”
“Creatura is not in the pleroma, but in itself. The pleroma is both beginning and end of the created beings. It pervadeth them, as the light of the sun everywhere pervadeth the air. Although the pleroma prevadeth altogether, yet hath created being no share thereof, just as wholly transparent body becometh neither light nor dark through the light nor dark through the light which pervadeth it. We are, however, the pleroma itself, for we are a part of the eternal and the infinite. But we have no share thereof, as we are from the pleroma infinitely removed; not spiritually or temporally, but essentially, since we are distinguished from the pleroma in our essence as creatura, which is confined within time and space.”
Jung on Individuation:
We, also, are the total Pleroma; for figuratively the Pleroma is an exceedingly small, hypothetical, even non-existent point within us, and also it is the limitless firmament of the cosmos about us. When we strive for the good and the beautiful, we thereby forget about our essential being, which is differentiation, and we are victimized by the qualities of the Pleroma which are the pairs of opposites.
IndividuationIndividuality is the higher self. The Jungian process of getting there is individuation; the striving after the true being self. So, individuality is in an evolution. Individuality does not ever die nor dissolve unless under special circumstances, perhaps the individual may cease to be, by choice. Individuality remains eternally. Individuation is the process of coming to a psychological wholeness via self-discovery of opposites.Personality does not know why nor how, nor about an incarnated history… as with every birth memory of the past is gone… we come into the world, babes in the flesh, crying and needy. Yet, individuality has an overview of incarnations and of some knowledge of the meaning of everything. Upon an awakening, some people claim to have knowledge of past lives. I do not promote beliefs that these are actual lives of an individual. However, the reported experiences are much like this. I maintain openness to possibility of multiple incarnations. How this may work is beyond the scope of this post. However, we certainly do learn of our individuation via the generations of material that is available to us as much as by self-examination.
IncarnationIn traditional Christianity, incarnation is a belief that Jesus, God the Son or the Logos (Word), “became flesh,” being conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary, also known as the Theotokos (God-bearer). This is a process that is mysterious and mystical. My understanding of incarnation do not exclude possibility re-incarnations; although, I don’t presently see this as a single person re-incarnating as I more fully explore what is the human experience of incarnation histories. See also:hereAs for Jung’s work, individuation is a process; becoming aware of oneself—that is of the fundamental composition. Individuation is the way toward discovery of a truest self.Liber Novus (printed on the book cover — a subtitle) means in Latin “New Book” but for Jung it meant the new way. Jung certainly put it there to say, “This is the book of the new way.” I like to say, its “The New Way Book.”I’ve met and interacted with more than ten thousand people in my time here… I am writing about this one lifetime.I’ve come to know that we all make choices for reasons. Our choices stem from states of consciousness.
…1. Nothing exists …2. Everything exists
It is logically impossible for the idea, God, to not exist, therefore, everything exists is “more” correct, as it may seem. We’d take into consideration potentials as well.Therefore, there is more to be than already is. This will always be the case, I’d say. So, neither state is of itself true, in my opinion. The idea, God, is ever expanding and yet, unchanging.Wait… then, can there be another course of thinking that is more accurate?
…1. Nothing exists …2. Everything exists …3. Multiplicity is
While the idea, God, is an idea that is represented as a singular being (although not a being in the sense of what we’d normally propose as being), we may perceive God as three or more differentiated beings (the aspects of one).Christianity is what I know best… so, I’ll say from that experience that the idea, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is three ideas of the one God. We typically declare in Christian views that they are three beings in unity, as one God.
Anima and AnimusIn reality, every female and every male is a psychological amalgamation of feminine and masculine characteristics (see: contrasexual).Anima (feminine) plus Animus (masculine) contrasexuality derives from the ultimate triune… Eros (masculine–independent archetype: god of love) and Logos (feminine dependant archetype: the principle governing the cosmos) that forms a soul-image.In a simple statement, two bring about a third and the amalgamation of the two in each.It is simple, yet elegant too.Look at love verse hate, and then wonder, what is the third aspect of that duality (autonomy vs. unity)?Is it choices?Choices come about in the differentiated world of men and women.If analyzed to their core, each choice is a factor of two opposing views (or two plus two more, and perhaps another pair and so on).
We experience yin verse yang (love vs. fear, etc.) and we therefore come to a decision based on choices… morality and ethics, desires, or needs… needs being the most important factor; yet the lowest functioning of reasons for decisions. “After the first “fall,” the divine consciousness descended to the level of the divided consciousness; now after another “fall” descending even further, divine consciousness comes into the depths of the unconscious; it has been “forgotten.” So, we may have a privilege to discover the potential realms of existence and face the great challenge of the “ascension of consciousness” through awakening to love. We discover that fear is the condition that separates us from the divinity that is love.
For this reason, Jung forged a reconciliation… to healing… to the divine. Read him if you dare. Open mindedness to all possibility is the ideal. There we may see there is no need for attack and defense — all that is real is love and all that is unreal is fear. A focused and sustained attention enables us to see our attachments, clinging to suffering, attempts to avert imagination from fears to fantasy, an so on. We must seek hope of releasing their hold on us. A focused and relaxed attention equips us to contact, collect, and organize our inner energies; to support the emergence of consciousness from the lower energies. Attention enables us to relate to other people and provide possibility of opening our heart-mind. Heart animates life in the present moment. Taking the present moment as an opportunity then for connecting with Holy Spirit, directing our attention toward the Divine, in true prayer, Spirit creates a channel through us by which the higher-self may awaken… into consciousness.
It is the subjective, anti-scientific, mystical aspect of Jung that attracted me to his works and to embrace some of his theories. During his time, Jung was mistakenly identified as a scientist. This simply is not the case. His great work of identifying personality characteristics can be and has been integrated into modern scientific works. However, his methods were not scientific.
So, here for you is another update of lifelong lessons of mine — a bit more of The Hunt For Truth of spiritual awakening. Its not really a book review, not really a summary of my learning, but a fair summary of my fascination with Jung and his book. He had got me thinking. This is really my findings for myself upon reflection of the genius of Carl Gustav Jung.
Jung, Brief Biography (Amazon)
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytic psychology (also known as Jungian psychology). Jung’s radical approach to psychology has been influential in the field of depth psychology and in counter-cultural movements across the globe. Jung is considered as the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is “by nature religious” and to explore it in depth. His many major works include “Analytic Psychology: Its Theory and Practice,” “Man and His Symbols,” “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” “The Collected Works of Carl G. Jung,” and “The Red Book.”
Jung, Beliefs (Youtube)
Carl Jung and Gnosticism
Program DescriptionThis is a clip from a British documentary, however the exact source is not identified.
Program Description The World Within – C.G. Jung in His Own Words
A 1990 Documentary about Carl Gustav Jung that explains his standpoints mainly by using footage of him talking.
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