Created January 13, 2023
Welcome to this week’s Bill Harvey Blog.
The moment in which The One Self becomes self-aware needs to be explained. Why did this singularity occur? Why had it never occurred before?
And what was it? If all that had existed was nothingness, something in the nothingness constituted possibility.
The writer has come to picture this in two different ways, with and without Time:
The One Self has always existed and will always exist and is the only thing that exists. It has a waking/sleeping cycle. Every time it wakes up there is no memory at first. Perhaps there is a big bang every time The Self wakes up. The expanding universe reaches a certain point then begins to close back on itself into the sleep cycle. As if the Universe is breathing. In multiverse universe-sheaf imagery each Universe may manifest this differently.
The other way I visualize it is that all time exists at once, and the multiverse effect is compounded by different free will decisions in each starting universe.
Perhaps both views are true and co-exist, depending on how The One Self looks at it. All of this is for the enjoyment of The One Self. With infinite or virtually infinite computing power, The One Self could easily see itself both ways at once, with Time sequence or all-happening-at-once.
The design enables The One Self to pay special attention to minute details within HisHerSelf. Each of us is a special adventure-comedy-romance-drama story unfolding within the grand scheme of things, and what we experience as our “self” is actually The One Self.
How can that be?
Picture the singularity which appeared out of nothingness as a spark. That spark might be likened to a subatomic particle. However we posit it to have characteristics we do not normally associate with leptons, mesons, and bosons. Let’s call it a “psion” meaning that it has access to “psychic powers” as broadly defined to include the basic psychic power which is called “consciousness”. Consciousness itself is a psychic power. The most distinguishing characteristic that a psion has is its sustained ability to know itself to be an experiencer, and even in the absence of stimuli is able to experience thinking, feeling, envisioning, imagining, having hunches, intending, planning, anticipating…
It’s acknowledged that these are amazing powers in themselves, especially from the viewpoint of the moment in time just before the first psion existed. We will address “extrasensory perception” in the next Chapter.
Once there are multiple psions, they can interact with one another, providing stimuli one to the other.
Leibniz had a similar thought and his name for the conscious entities was “monads”.
Technically, what we postulate is happening when The One Self creates an offspring of The Original Psion, is that The One Self teleports a copy of itself with certain functionalities withheld, to a place in spacetime, where that creature beings a series of lives, moving up the evolutionary chain to a higher and higher being life to life depending on speed of learning.
Interestingly, this has a resemblance to one of Wheeler’s theories, which was that all electrons are actually the same electron at different stages in its life. That Wheeler theory also has a nexus to Plato and his concept of there being a higher level of Universe where the ideal images of archetypal things exist. Consiliency of ideas across thinkers is suggestive evidence of probable truth.
Although we do not know yet if this is the way reality really is, so far we can claim that there is a degree of agreement between our theory and the existing orthodox standard theory of physics today. Psions become part of the family of subatomic particles/wavicles. Consciousness is the field created around the particular psion. Each psion is actually the same singular spark of experiencing that noticed HisHerSelf at the beginning of the Universe.
This explains why consciousness (the observer) is so important in Einstein’s and Wheeler’s cosmologies. Recall that Wheeler indicated that matter-energy by itself can only have a shadowy existence until consciousness beholds that matter-energy. That is because the entirety of existence is there to be enjoyed, that is its purpose from the beginning. To be enjoyed by the seasoned experiencer The Original Self and by each of HisHer offspring.
The Universe which contained nothingness now also contains the singularity – the original spark of imagination which bootstrapped itself into a fullness of Universe populated by progeny each inhabited by Itself. The degree of Its own functionality transferred into each spinoff differs, with human level psions having uniqueness, free will, animation, reproduction, agency and other functionalities, which subatomic particles appear not to share. Yet even these particles are psions, they are made out of the only substance that exists, consciousness, and thus they are elemental particles/wavicles of consciousness, manifesting as matter-energy. Although it is all consciousness, some of it appears as matter-energy and some of it such as the thoughts in your head right now are invisible.
John Wheeler also happened to create the first formula by which light can be bound into matter. In Jewish cosmology and in the Bible, the first matter-energy that the first point of self-awareness creates, is light. Everything else in the world of matter-energy is a modulation of that original light.
At the human level of consciousness, we not only are consciousness (also manifesting physical bodies exhibiting some degree of energy) but we also through imagination and follow-through can turn our imaginings into matter-energy forms which other psions can appreciate.
Jung was one of the thinkers who postulated the possible existence of a collective unconscious, where all human minds touch one another in a pool. Our theory is similar except that the collective consciousness contains everything in the Universe.
Bishop Berkeley had theories similar to the one we present here. He also described a way of being in which one sees oneself as being the only thing that exists, with everything else imaginary. This is called solipsism. Our theory would then be a species of universal solipsism, where even one’s own self is imaginary, and the Imaginer is the secret identity of all psions.
The functionalities which we describe in the process of The One Self building the Universe of beings and things call to mind familiar phenomena we observe in the natural world. Amoebas split off a part of themselves to create progeny; The One Self does the same. As mentioned earlier, octopi by their multiple brains are equipped to experience multiple selves, one for each tentacle, and the same could be true of other creatures here and on other planets. In humans there are many documented cases of split personality. Some species such as ants, bees and termites may experience groupminds, and watching a flight of birds or a school of fish move as one, suggests that such a phenomenon could be an on/off option available for more evolved species.
These known phenomena demonstrate that consciousness is even more complicated than it seems, and that under certain conditions, psions may be able to share their consciousness. This is the subject of the next Chapter.
Love to all,