Before moving on to discuss the spiritual side of the Universe from a Panpsychic perspective, let’s summarize our discussion of Panpsychism so far:
The Big Problem: The standard scientific paradigm of traditional Materialism produces what often gets referred to as “the Big Problem.” If everything is just matter with no interior dimension, no mental dimension, no consciousness dimension, then how does the consciousness that we all experience every day and that is what we know best about reality emerge out of this purely material stuff?
Panpsychism provides a very simple solution to this Big Problem, by saying that all matter has two sides, a physical side and a mental side. Another way to put this is that some form of consciousness extends all the way down and all the way up through out nature.
Alfred North Whitehead: Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy provides what can be seen as an ontology for Panpsychism. He recognizes that every “actual entity” has a physical side and a mental side and “prehends” (connects with) every other actual entity.
Actual entities are also sometimes referred to as actual occasions, because every actual entity has a temporal dimension, whereby the actual entity’s mental pole, which establishes which type of entity it is, determines which prehensions are positively received and are incorporated into the contrast that is the ultimate constitution of the actual entity. A “nexus” of actual entities, a line of temporal inheritance, is what we experience as an object.
From the smallest quantum all the way up the hierarchy of being to Whitehead’s conception of “God,” everything is composed of these actual entities. God and the realm of ideas (forms, or what Whitehead calls “eternal objects”) constitute the mental pole of the whole physical universe.
Pierre Tielhard de Chardin: Pierre Tielhard de Chardin presents what can be taken as a a Panpsychic epistemology. He tells the story of physical entities becoming more complexly integrated with correspondingly increased complexity and coherence of interior mental experience, providing knowledge about the worlds outside and inside the entities. The power of this knowledge has grown exponentially as single-celled organisms evolved into multi-celled organisms which, in turn, became the great plant and insect and animal kingdoms.
With the emergence of the human socio-cultural reality, the primacy of evolutionary direction shifted from the development of physical entities each with a mental dimension, to the socio-cultural evolution of human society. People became able to use their mental dimensions to guide their own evolution.
Chardin asserted that this process has led to the emergence of what he called the “noosphere.” The biosphere (the sphere of life) exists in between the lithosphere and the atmosphere and the biosphere gave birth to the noosphere, “the sphere of human consciousness and mental activity especially in regard to its influence on the biosphere and in relation to evolution.”
Chardin goes on to suggest that the emergence of the noosphere is the prerequisite for a subsequent evolutionary leap that he calls the “Omega Point” when human consciousness as a whole develops a coherent self-conscious vantage point for the whole human species and the Earth itself.
Resonance Physics: Resonance Physics can be seen as physics from a Panpsychic perspective. Guided by the principles of the hologram and the fractal, Resonance Physics starts with spinning tiny Planck Spherical Units that holographically connect with all the other Plancks, many of which spin so rapidly that they change state and click into forming protons, which are black holes with a close-in gravity so strong that the protons can overcome their positive charges and clump together to form the different atoms surrounded by orbiting electrons.
The size difference is so great between the Plancks in a proton and the proton itself that all the Plancks in each proton are equivalent to all the protons in the Universe, making for profound protonic stability. The Plancks on the surface of protons holographicly reflect all the other Plancks on the surface of the other protons and connect through worm holes across space/time to other protons, so that the Universe is a tissue of connection and information exchange.
In this way, the material Universe indeed has a mental dimension woven throughout every physical aspect of it.
The Universe began with a Big Bang, after which atoms, made of black hole protons and electron energy pulses, spin to form solar systems and the solar systems spin to form galaxies, with great black holes at their centers, and the galaxies spin to form galactic superclusters, with even greater black holes at their centers, and all spin to form our Universe that is itself a black hole that spins out protons into a surrounding Universe, with a lower density of Plancks outside the protons than inside the protons, leading to inflation, whereby the emergent protons start new Universes with new Big Bangs.
All around us and within us throughout the universe, we are made of proton proto-universes vibrating and spinning at speeds up to the speed of light.
With all this in mind, now let’s take a look at the other side of the cosmic speed limit for matter – the spiritual side of the Universe, which can provide us with the foundation for a Panpsychic axiology.
Psychoenergetic Science: There is a scientific model of explanation that links seamlessly with what we have said so far about the Panpsychic understanding of the material Universe and, at the same time, that accounts for the Creator, a Living Conscious Universe, and our ability to expand our consciousness and participate fully in this Living Conscious Universe.
This Tiller-Einstein Model of Explanation is the basis of what Dr. William A. Tiller, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, has characterized as “Psychoenergetic Science.” (www.tillerfoundation.com) (In what follows, I’ve modified the terminology slightly to sync up with Resonance Physics.)
Positive Space/Time: According to Tiller’s model of Psychoenergetic Science, in positive space/time, energy and matter vibrate and spin at speeds less than, near to, or at the speed of light, and have a basic nature that is “electromagnetic”.
Positive space/time is the realm of physical matter and the physical world where:
- Electricity is the primary force in electromagnetic fields.
- Velocities are limited to the speed of light.
- Protonic mass emerges when spinning quanta hit the speed of light.
- Likes repel and opposites attract.
Negative Time/Space: In negative time/space, subtle substance vibrates and spins at speeds faster than the speed of light, is magnetic in quality, and has a basic nature that is “magnetoelectric”.
With negative time/space we enter the realm of spirit and the metaphysical world where:
- Magnetism is the primary force in magnetoelectric fields
- Velocities are in excess of the speed of light.
- There is no mass, only vibration.
- Likes attract and opposites repel.
Unlike the situation in the physical world of space/time where energy/matter always has mass, the subtle substance—sometimes referred to as virtual matter—of negative time/space has no mass per se but has vibrational frequency in what amounts to a “mental” medium.
The spiritual world of negative time/space is Alfred North Whitehead’s realm of God and the forms (or, as he calls them, eternal objects). Negative time/space can be seen as the mental dimension of the Universe and Positive space/time as the physical dimension of the Universe, which, itself, has a mental dimension embedded within it.
Deltron Particle/Waves: According to Psychoenergetic Science, the magnetoelectric force is carried by “deltron” particle/waves, which allow the attractive, integrative, hyperconscious magnetoelectric forces from negative time/space to interact with matter and electric energy in positive space/time.
These magnetoelectric flows of deltrons between negative time/space (the metaphysical world) and positive space/time (the material world) constitute the subtle energies that connect the physical world with the increasing levels of order and integration of the spiritual world.
Wormholes: The recognition of the subtle substance of negative time/space provides a way to explain the wormhole connections between particle/waves at the quantum level. Quantum mechanics has clearly demonstrated that a change in a particle/wave at one location often produces an instantaneous change in one or more particle/waves that can be very very far away.
This instantaneous action at a distance is very hard to understand if we pursue an explanation in the positive space/time below-the-speed-of-light world. According to Einstein’s relativity, something moving much faster-than-the-speed-of-light, which would be necessary to cause such an instantaneous change at a distance, would acquire more than an infinite amount of mass.
However, if we accept that the worm holes are connections made in the negative time/space faster-than-the-speed-of-light world of subtle substance, then they become much easier to understand. Wormholes use deltronic magnetoelectric fields to weave subtle substance together with material substance by connecting different parts of material substance together through subtle substance.
Consciousness: Our consciousness is the internal experience of deltronic magnetoelectric fields. Our consciousness is like a wormhole using subtle substance to experience and connect the succession of our spacio/temporal instants, which connect us to the worlds all around inside us and outside of us.
When we mentally talk to ourselves or physically talk to someone else, the wormhole-like deltronic magnetoelectirc fields are what allow us to begin a sentence in one moment, continue it in a succession of other moments, and complete it in a final moment and yet the whole sentence makes sense. They provide the underlying ground that allows us to unify a succession of instants to form a sentence, or a whole developed complex thought, or a whole developed complex action.
In this context, our consciousness in each present moment is a portal between the material world in positive space/time and our experience of it in negative time/space. Mindfulness opens that door more widely. In Vision Meditation, we can walk through the door and participate directly in the negative time/space world. The more we strengthen our physical and psychological vehicles and the more consistent our Mindfulness practices, the more easily we can enter the metaphysical worlds and the further we can go.
Since all subtle substance is massless. There are no limits to the speed at which subtle substance can vibrate and travel. In fact, the speed of entities in negative time/space can approach infinity, where time is essentially transcended, and then these entities are essentially everywhere at once.
Another word for this deltronic magnetoelectric energy flow—with its essence of like attracting like—is love.
The Creator: In this context, the constantly increasing order leads to a hierarchy of unified and unifying forces that can be seen as spirits and Gods, eventually arriving at what is essentially, from our perspective, perfect order or the Creator.
By systematically engaging with consciousness practices, we can come to transcend the separation of incarnation and consciously re-engage with the Creator—with that perfect order—and consciously experience everything as an aspect of the Creator, and consciously participate in assisting the Creator with the evolution of Creation in the little universe on the tiny planet where we live.