Duality Nature Project: 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Good people are rare and hard to come by. I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "nice guy's finish last". It's completely true. Nice guys finish last in everything they do. To be a good person, is to set yourself up to being taken advantage of on a near constant basis. Everyone you know and come into contact with will recognize the good in you, and seek to exploit it. Well... maybe not everyone, but it certainly may seem that way! The good are naive, often times not recognizing what is happening until much later in life. Many people choose to exploit or take advantage of others. These may be considered bad people for clarification purposes.

A good person must spread their good. Against all odds a good person must do so. This is life. This Earth is like hell. It is full of evil. It is full of suffering. Good men in history have worked their whole lives in service to removing evil. Along the way they gave up themselves to the very thing they fight. A good person does not have a choice to be alive. By the time the good find out they are living in an evil world and what they must do to change that, their lives have progressed far already and they have spent a great deal of time on this earth. The good do not know evil. Good is naive.

The opposite of being naive is ignorance. Ignorance is much more common. In removing ignorance we attain perfection. We refine ourselves. This is because knowledge is power. Everyone already knows this, few realize the significance. The quote is catchy and easily remembered, but easily forgotten just the same. To be a capable human being is to have a capable arsenal. That arsenal is knowledge: A book is a bullet and wikipedia is a cannon.

Working to consciously increase one's knowledge is the noblest and wisest of actions. If a person believes he can or can't do a thing, then that belief is true for that person. I have studied and memorized whole text books because I believed I could do so. For me, belief is not a choice. It is live, or it is die. I learn and gain knowledge to live. I've become an expert at too many things to count. In doing so I have refined my mind and soul. I am a stronger, more capable, quicker human being, to name a few. Everyday is better than the last because I choose to make it so. Work is for the good who realize the seriousness of life and of this broken world. We should at least choose to live our own lives for the sake of the future, if not for the sake of the present. And the future is coming.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Million Types of Energy

All matter is composed of energy, and all energy behaves as a wave.

All matter and energy behaves as a wave because all matter and energy spins.
Earth is a spinning Sphere traveling through space time. As it does so, it rotates or spins about circular trajectories. Any point on a spinning sphere produces a spiral or wave like pattern of all the points in space that it come into contact with as it spins as illustrated in the above animation.
As the earth spins, you also spin because you are on Earth. Maybe you wouldn't normally notice this, but you are actually spinning quite fast, about 1,000 miles per hour to be more specific. If that isn't enough, all of the atoms in your body are also moving quite fast, spinning about. Also, as the earth spins and rotates about the sun, the sun also spins and rotates about the Galaxy, dragging the earth with it because of gravity. The Milky Way Galaxy in turn spins about the universe, dragging us and our solar system with it in the process. When you add all of that up, everything is like overlapping spinning waves that are constantly intersecting and bumping into each other: Everything is spinning round, and there is a hierarchy to that. Smaller spinning things like atoms compose larger spinning things like planets.

Most waves are invisible to normal sight. The only waves we see are what's called, The Visible Spectrum, but there are an unknown amount of different types of waves. It may be that the amount of different types of waves is infinite, or a ridiculously large number, as we know of a great many types already, like gravity waves, light waves, electric and magnetic waves, sound waves, etc... but the rate at which we discover new ones doesn't seem to be slowing. According to what has already been written though, it seems like there would be infinite types of waves and, as a hierarchy, they seem to work or behave almost like puzzle pieces. Waves can interlock and "fit" into one another. They can merge or repel, attract or repulse, in so many different ways and combination's. When two waves collide, for example, they produce a completely different pattern for the new structure in which they make up:

The visible spectrum are the waves that most people can see. The visible spectrum actually takes up a very small portion of all known waves though, so you can see we are quite limited in this area. By designing special machines and devices, we have so far been able to make up for this somewhat such as in the case of X-Rays being used in hospitals.
 Each color of light represents a different type of wave. These waves travel into the eye where the information is then interpreted by the mind as a specific color. Since we cannot see all waves we need instruments like microscopes and MRI machines to help us. The category of waves classified as X-Rays for example, are invisible to us, but if enough of them strike us, they actually can kill.
Since all matter is energy, and all energy is waves, then technically we could design a spectrum of waves that detailed all known forms of energy waves like space-time or gravity. Gravity waves propagate through space and are just one type of wave. Why not urge the scientific community to design a spectrum that classifies all wave types? Or we could classify atoms according to their waves and designing a whole new periodic table based on them. In short, shouldn't we be trying to harness wave power?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Time Travel and Light

All things move through time, so all things technically time travel.

Time is defined as the relationship between any two points in space (What is Time-Space?). The points can be a single object like a falling basketball, such as can be represented in math as a1, a2, a3, etc... or two different types of objects such as can be represented by a1, b1, a2, b2, etc... In this way time is presented much more concretely rather than abstract. Time is an experience that happens on a constant basis to everything in the universe and may be said to be the result of movement or motion. Since all things are moving, from the astronomical all the way down to the atomic, then all points are constantly in flux between different points in space, resulting in what we perceive as time including yourself: me1, me2, me3; 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, etc...

As we move through space, we also must move through time. We can move very far, or very short in time as a result. Currently, we are all moving very fast: We are on earth, which spins about its axis. The distance is around the earth is about 24,000 miles, and it takes about 1 day for it to spin all the way around so the earth spins about 1,000 miles per hour on average. You wouldn't typically notice unless you had foreknowledge and you spend a while observing the sky and the changing positions of the stars, moon, or clouds.

We are also moving in other ways very quickly through space and time. The Earth Travels around the sun for example. The sun, in turn, also travels around the Milky Way Galaxy. You can probably guess that the Milky Way is moving as well. This is because the universe is said to be expanding. As the universe expands out, matter and energy attempt the most stable patterns: which are curves or circles. But, in actuality, straight lines may in fact be impossible.

If one tries to draw a straight line on a spinning sphere, then what they will end up with is a curved line. The earth is one such spinning sphere: Therefore how can straight lines be made upon it?

A line is the relationship between two locations in space, a1, a2, b1, a1, etc..., what we tend to forget though is that these are averages of quantities: For example, there are an infinite number of smaller and smaller points between any two points, like a1.1, a1.2, a1.3, etc... or Transcendental number's like Pi, 3.14159..., We can likewise divide an hour up to 60 minutes, a minute into 60 seconds, etc... As long as we care to try, we can seemingly divide forever measuring in as many different ways as we care to.

As we increase our speed, we increase in time from our starting point of origin. If the starting point is the earth, and we want to increase the time between our time in relation to the earth, we will need to move away from the earth as quickly as possible. Since movement is essentially time itself or one of the many properties of energy-matter, then as we travel away from earth, we are, in a sense, emitting time as a form of energy or substance. The further and faster we travel, the more of this substance called time we or the thing traveling emits or radiates outward. In a sense, the thing or object is "giving off time".

Time is related to cause and effect. As a substance moves through a medium, such as a spaceship leaving earth, it is producing causes or waves of energy that radiate outwards from it. The waves that are produced are likened to information in that waves, or energy, becomes organized. The scientific term for this is polarizability.

As light is composed of waves of energy, called quanta, light can be considered to be organized information. When a light wave strikes an object, the orientation of it's waves change to reflect the object it strikes. In this way light is affected by the object which is a cause and effect. In a sense, the object leaves an imprint or memory of itself by rearranging the light waves. In turn, light waves then may enter a human eye where this information is interpreted as it travels through the nerve pathways and brain (Sensory Perception).

Because light is the ultimate speed limit, and it is considered as information by the way it records information when interacting with other matter-energy, light is considered the most accurate measure of time. As light transfers information throughout a medium, such as space-time or Earth's atmosphere, it is also transferring itself in the form of energy. In this way light redistributes energy throughout the entirety of the medium(s) in which it resides. For example, the light of the sun spreads out equally over distance in all directions. The same with a light bulb, the light attempts to spread out equally over a more or less circular area.

Because light carries with it information about a thing, including information about it's time, then by traveling very fast and very far away from earth, turning around, and looking through a telescope, we can actually see, because of the information contained in light itself, into the past.

If we can use light to see into the past, by increasing our speed and distance away from the earth, then we can rediscover all earth's history. We can view and even record actual events that happened in the past if we want to. In order to do this we need to be able to travel fast and far enough away from the earth to reach the light that carries the information that we desire.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Time Space is Flowing Currents of Energy

       Any and all motion qualifies as time. Motion or speed/distance (speed divided by distance) is a measure of time itself, if a thing moves, it has time, and all things move: The earth spins as it rotates about the sun, the sun rotates about the galaxy, the galaxy the universe, etc... Everything is moving very fast and has time depending on how fast it is moving in relation to everything else. Time is energy, and energy is everywhere. When we discern energy, one of the things we see/notice is time. Time is a property of energy and energy composes the entirety of the universe. Energy flows so time is also said to flow.

Time Wave Energy
       If we stir energy around, we stir time around. As the earth rotates it does this, as it is said to be "dragging" space-time with it like how the moon is attracted and rotates about us. Time is a substance like a glass of water is a substance. Unlike the substance of water though, it is invisible to us. If we let a single drop of water fall into the glass, then the whole system is affected, the same as if we stir it. This is due to waves propagating throughout the medium. In this way a single drop effects all other drops. It is because everything is connected in a sense. There appears to be empty space between things, but it is a kind of illusion: The space may be only sparsely populated, or it can be populated with energy that is invisible to normal means of detection or not immediately obvious like space.

Space may be devoid of matter but not of energy. Energy is said to exist everywhere within space. I would propose that Space is energy as all things knowable are energy, we just currently do not know very much about space or the energy of space only that it has or contains energy.

Energy essentially is what constitutes all matter. It is no longer thought that the atom is the building block of nature, as atoms may be reduced to non-physical energy. This is known as wave-particle duality. At regular earth level of reality, the particle appears, but is a kind of illusion of some forms of dense energy. We say illusion because the closer one looks with a microscope, the less a thing appears to be solid particles and the more it appears as waves of energy. 


Essentially the universe exists as a hierarchy or spectrum. Particles or physical matter exist higher in terms of hierarchy as they are complex combination's of energy. Pure energy on the other hand seems to most readily exist as a wave. The wave is more basic and simpler than the particle as the particle essentially is composed of what is perceived as very dense waves.In this way physical matter is the illusion of compressed non-physical energy: That Nothing is Truly Solid...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wave Dynamics

We know that all matter is reducible and composed of energy like Quanta being the tiny energy of light. However all energy seems to behave most readily as a wave.
Spinning Spiral
I was therefore wondering about the dynamics of a wave, and how one might originate. It seems that in order to produce a wave, you would need a spinning object in the form of a sphere like the earth. As the earth spins, it drags things with it, like when you stir a glass a water with a spoon in a circle, the spoon tends to drag the water with it, producing a spiral pattern.
Frame Dragging Vortex
I think the spiral is natures attempt at a straight line on a curved spinning surface. It seems that all things spin. We are spinning right now as we speak since we are on earth. The earth spins really fast, about 25,000 miles and we hardly notice unless we pay close attention to the sky. In addition to spinning around, the earth is also rotating about the sun. The sun in turn is rotating about the galaxy and the galaxy is conceivably rotating about the universe. When you add all that up, we are moving very fast indeed and always within circular trajectories.
Archimedian Helix Conic Spiral
The action of spin produces vortexes and whirlpools: Spirals. It seems that the more perfect and/or faster the spinning object, the more perfect would be this spiral having a tendency to become more like a "perfect circle" which radiates outward aligned to the same direction. As a sphere like the earth spins, it has the attractive force called gravity drawing things near to it. The center of the earth is where the strongest attraction or gravity is and this is said to be due to the extreme density there. As an incoming object such as an asteroid comes near the earth, it is attracted towards the center so attempts to travel in a straight line. However, the earth is spinning, so every attempt the asteroid makes to travel in a straight line is thwarted.
As the sphere spins, it drags the invisible energy of space-time with it, producing anomalous curves and spirals.

Essentially, however contradictory or illogical this may seem, there are not necessarily any such things as straight lines as all things have curvature due to the spinning of the Universe, Galaxy, Stars, Black Holes, Planets, Atoms, Etc... All things spin or are located within mediums which spin and by determining spin in relation to curves we may yet be able to approximate speed among other variables.
The collective wave pattern or frequency of the sum total of all waves in any given location seems to be the determining factor in all things as all energy is a wave and all matter is just energy after all. 
No wonder DNA is a double Helix and all that other good stuff [Duality].

Monday, February 1, 2010

Electromagnetic Gravity

Physics is like the study of existence itself. It's purpose is to determine questions of why. For example, Why does the apple fall? Personally, I find it rather amazing that we are able to ask such questions in the first place. No other thing in existence that we know of is capable of asking the question, "why?". It is a product of our consciousness to ask questions: A direct result of being aware. Is it any wonder the most popular questions of our species has centered around science and divinity? Physics may only be one kind or type of science, but since it concerns reality itself ("Why?")it automatically is a core component of all the other sciences: Physics is super science.

Isaac Newton is given credit as the first true physicist. He described fall as an attraction between objects, such as the earth and the apple, which he called gravity.

For the two thousand years prior to Newton however, the dominating idea or reason given for why objects fall was that they longed to be reunited with the earth. The person who proposed this was none other than the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle.

Both Aristotle and Newton saw fall as an attractive force. Newton however, gave us a much more logical and organized explanation for the fall than his predecessor. Newton was able to describe fall, or gravity, using mathematics.

Newton, so far as we know, was the first human to attempt to logically explain aspects of reality or existence with science. Hitherto to Newton, the use of science in determining reality was a virtual unknown. That is, there was no laboratory or structure for determining facts such as the process of elimination or deductive reasoning. You gotta think, people were pretty ignorant back then. Not exactly one of the high periods of our civilization or species, though I'm sure our descendants will probably feel the same about us in another thousand years so. But back to the point, mathematics is just one type or flavor of science. Albeit many consider it to be the capstone of all reasoning and logic it is not the only and history has proven even it is subject to error.

In it's purest description, mathematics, or more simply numbers, is an abstract representation of some value. Some values are more complex than others and because of this need more math (given as numbers;letters;value,etc...) to explain them. The odd thing about it is that throughout history things we thought as a species or civilization were true about the nature of reality turned out to be incomplete at best [e.g.Pi]. After Aristotle, Newton and his physics reigned uncontested for over two-hundred years until Einstein.

"If Newton is the father of physics, Einstein is the son."

Though there have certainly been a great number of many great physicist prior to Einstein, none came as close as him to toppling Newton. Einsteins theories and ideas have led us into a kind of revolution in thought as a species. More so than the son though, Einstein led us into a new kind of physics, thus he is more often called, "The Father of Modern Physics,". Some even go so far as to say, "Greatest Physicist Ever." He had many scientific discoveries but he is best known for his theories of relativity concerning space time and light which he won the Nobel prize for. In case that you forgot, special relativity mainly states that the speed of light is the same no matter how fast you go. Basically, you can never catch or catch up to light. (Which is really strange when you think about it. How is it that light is able to evade everything in the universe except a black hole?) General Relativity on the other hand describes Newton's fall, gravity, as a geometric property of space and time, or space-time.

Gravity is seemingly a property of matter, but it's also the combination of the four dimensions. Basically, we all know that gravity is stronger depending on how big an object, such as a planet is. Jupiter's gravity is way stronger than the Earth's, and the moon's is about a fourth or twenty-five percent weaker. What I find interesting most interesting about general relativity is that it states that curvature of space-time is a direct result of matter and energy moving through it (the 4 dimensions of length, width, height, and time).

  • Space and Time; Space-Time
Space-time produces effects that mimic things like bubbles and rubber sheets. It's invisible to all known forms of direct detection so no one can really say for sure what it is but it can be thought of as the thing that surrounds and encloses the universe and provides a kind of structure throughout, like a membrane or bubble. Not much else is really known about space-time and it is currently one of the major problems in physics so I'm gonna take the opportunity to say what I think it is.

In it's most classical description, space-time is a reference for determining a point by determining it's length, width, depth, and time where time is roughly equivalent to speed since speed, specifically the speed of light 'c', is the ultimate value or measure of time. However, since I explained earlier that things we think are true tend not to be in the long run, so too is the physical constant for light (c).

My solution? As a person of science I have decided that there are certain principles in science that all other things manifest from. This is essentially the philosophy [Philosophy] or stance of physics on the whole as well. Consider elementary particles for example, such as the electron. But the thing is, I consider everything but the fundamental's to be phenomena. To me phenomena is something not easily explained. So I attribute most behavior of matter other than elementary particles to be phenomenal or not quite definable. Everything else is just emanations or results of elementary particles (Sub-atomic physics?) combining anyways so I feel this is pretty accurate. What's more, all the elementary particles have some thing in common. I have thus chosen that the thing(s) they share in common form the foundation of my understanding of physics, and thereby reality. Most simply, this foundation is defined as charge in physics and takes the form of either positive (+) or negative (-). More specifically, charge has many behaviors that manifest in all facets of existence. In fact, all matter is essentially a phenomena attributable to charge under this conclusion as all matter has charge.

What is Charge?

I actually don't know what charge is aside from calling it either positive (+) and negative (-), which are really just terms that don't mean anything except in relation to each other when you think about it. I unfortunately don't know of anyone that truly does know what charge is either... We do know a lot about effects and behaviors of charge, such as spin and flow, but exactly what it is or even why it exists in the first place is a complete mystery. Although, you could say charge is god or the energy known as god since it permeates everything [All Pervading Energy = Universal Duality],  as some do believe, this is considered by most to be a highly radical or fringe idea.

Various Names of Charge:

(+) & (-)
The list goes on...

Charge is a fascination of science and divinity since the dawn of thought. Need I also say thought is also highly influenced by charge?

After all is said and done though charge is still a mystery but at least I've established some things about reality that I hope should allow you the reader decide what you think it is. Additionally I believe the fundamentals of physics can and will be solved/discovered by our species (Soon I think) but that the extra-fundamental's or all things not attributed to be elementary ("The Phenomenons") will continue to provide a source of research, growth, and mystery for the conscious mind for eternity to come so long as we continue to ask our favorite question: "Why?"

Wikipedia list of physics Phenomena

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pi: The Whole is Greater than the sum of it's Parts

Pi is an obsession for some... did you ever wonder why?
 In the very popular movie, "Contact," based on the popular book by Carl Sagan, contact is made with alien's from another world. One thing leads to another and the aliens send a message about Pi. The main character and scientist from the movie, Ellie, does as the message say's and ends up decoding Pi. 

Pi has been the obsession of many people, scientists, mathematicians, and nerds in general since Geometry was first discovered.

If you are wondering why by this point it's because Pi is a very strange number. If you didn't already know or forgot, Pi is defined as the circumference of the circle and is rounded off to 3.14159 or just 3.14 for most things. It's really strange in quite a few ways but as far as the decimal is concerned Pi is infinite.

Pi, the circumference of a circle, repeats forever into it's decimal (3.14159 * infinity) as an irrational number. It is, so far as we can tell as a civilization, without logic and therefore unable to be understood or truly computed or measured. Isn't that strange?

So far, Pi has been calculated to more than a trillion decimal places with the use of computers but just about forty decimal is accurate enough to describe distances on subatomic levels, like in the nucleus of an atom, using mathematics.

Pi will work for any circle. The same number is always there out of millions, perhaps billions, of circles people and computers have measured.

Pi is also wholly irrational. This is largely the reason why people have become so obsessed with it. Pi has no pattern to it. It's decimal repeat's to infinite so far as anyone or any computer can tell and/as there is no pattern to it. If there was a pattern, or if we discovered a pattern, pi would no longer be irrational and we, as a civilization, could probably solve all physics and math problems to date. That is, the universe would basically be revealed to us. This could also be considered a technological singularity, due to the results it would produce. Unfortunately, as mentioned, no one has figured out Pi in the course of human history and civilization. 

Newton, Einstein, and computers are just three great intellects that have been unable to so far solve pi.

Most people who dedicate all or part of their lives to science do so because their core belief's center around the universe being logical, and therefore being able to be understood by humans. Science is essentially a system or method for determining facts. The system of science is and is based on logic (Postulates, theories, hypothesis, deduction, etc...) so it's somewhat embarrassing to have an irrational number such as pi.

The universe is supposed to be rational. If it wasn't how could we ever figure anything out? According to the rules of science, logic can be applied anywhere to figure out or solve a problem. But this hasn't worked with Pi. People have spent their whole lives trying to solve it in vain.

  • Contradiction or Duality?

Can you imagine wasting a lifetime trying to solve this?:

A line is equivalent to a minimum of two points.

If you take a string (represented as a line) and fold into a circle then compare the distance around the circle (Circumference) with the original length of the line, then the circle's circumference will be approx. 3.14 (Pi π) times larger than it's diameter.

Unlike squares, triangles, and all angels in general, circles, or any curves for that matter, appear to be irrational in comparison.

If we take any measurable distance within the circle and try to divide it evenly into it's circumference, we will not get a whole number or the number we would expect to get with logic.

Common sense or logic tells us, when viewing the circle, that it can be divided equally into parts. However this is just simply not the case. The parts that we divide a circle into, no matter in how many different ways or combination's, never add up to equal the circumference of the circle.

Hence: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of It's Parts

Saturday, January 30, 2010

All Pervading Energy Is Universal Duality

Energy is the same as information as you can't have information without energy. Energy is also heat, or at least one form of energy. Electrical energy is another. There are really many different types of energy that we classify but generally speaking, energy is a property of all matter in the universe. Essentially too, all matter is actually made of energy. The photon for example, is the smallest quantity of energy that can exist in the universe. The photon is extremely small to say the least but in importance it is second to none.

Energy is everywhere and everything. It is all around us, including within us. Energy is like the stuff of stuff; Photons as a result are constantly zipping around everywhere unbeknown to most people. This is because light is actually made up of photons [Vision and Sight: The Photoreceptive eye]. The photons are given off by the sun as light rays that travel millions of miles across space and dust until finally reaching our eyes. Did I also mention that the light is produced by millions of nuclear reactions (fusion) across the surface of the sun?

Energy and matter [duality] are said to be equivalent. I think it is more true to say they are like brothers or sisters; Two sides of the same coin. Both are very similar, with few slight differences. For one, matter tends to be positive as it generally composes the elements whose core components (Nucleus) is positive. Energy on the other hand, most commonly comes in the form of the negatives (-) like electricity, photons, (light) or even simple heat. Of the three, light is the most mysterious and studied. The physicist Albert Einstein for example spent the remainder of his life trying to figure how how light or electromagnetism (+ & -) could be used to solve and explain all problems in physics. That still hasn't been achieved unfortunately but Plant's use it (light) to maintain their life cycle through photosynthesis. And, if you don't get enough light, you can even get a vitamin D deficiency.

So what is energy?

Energy is flow.


There are two types of flow. Each type is opposite to the other type but everyone disagrees on what to call it. In physics and science in general it's usually called either positive and negative or magnetic and electric [Energy of attraction - positive (+) and negative (-)] . In other disciplines it's different though like Yin and Yang being the qualities of Chi. Or you could be much simpler about it: Clockwise counter-clockwise (Spin); up down; right left.

A lot of people call this duality, myself included. Though I'm not really sure what it means, I'm certain it's somehow key to understanding life and consciousness.. and I guess others would be as well considering it's a key principle in all fields of knowledge I am aware of. It's amazing how many two's there are. Two of everything really, right down to the sub-atomic and elemtary particles.

The Full becomes Empty and the Empty Becomes Full:

Flow is the movement or transfer of substance, be it matter or energy or some other thing like time, from one location to another. The substance does this naturally, we are told, to reach equillibrium. I don't know if I always like using such a simple term for such a complex process, but it is a scientific law so form your own conclusions. Otherwise let's just say flow can occur for many many reasons most if not all of which may be ascribed to the end result of balance.

Interestingly enough flow travels in waves. No one really knows for certain why this occurrs but it could be due to the structure of existance itself, otherwise known as space-time. It is thought that since space-time is curved, and flow travels and rests upon space-time (that is, within the deminsions of Length, Width, Height, and Time), the flow should naturally take on a pattern other than a straight line. However that doesn't exactly explain why there are waves. This means things are obviously much more complex than we currently know or understand, especially if you consider the scope of flow. Flow, no matter what shape, form or texture -in all forms- behaves as a wave, be it particle, gas, light, or consciousness itself [e.g. Pi mystery].

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Difference in Physical and Non-Physical

Many people get tricked into thinking that things are physical because we can measure them It seems. Brain waves for example. We may measure the brain in terms of ECG's or electrocardiographs and MRI's. However what we are measuring or trying to perceive within the mind or brain is the energies of the mind or brain. The MRI or magnetic resonance imagine works because it is designed to read or pick up on energy. But what is energy? Do you believe it to be physical?

There are things around us which we can measure but cannot physically touch. Things which appear to have form but not substance. Space-time is a good example of this. But just because a thing can be measured doesn't necessarily mean it's physical.

Many people mistake physical for meaning 'real'. But, what is real? If a thing isn't known, a thing isn't known. CERN is discovering and producing previously unknown scientific results right now. Would you also say that because a thing doesn't yet exist or rather, knowledge of a thing such as proton particle collisions, then by virtue of not knowing or being able to observe directly it doesn't exist?

"If a tree fall's in the forest, and no one is around to see it, does it make a sound?"

To me, physical is substance. This usually equates to touch. However I cannot touch space-time, yet we still measure it. Space-time is decidedly non-physical, yet it still exists and is apparently a kind of medium, like air or water would be on earth, in which the entire universe resides in.

Space-time, I would say, is energy, where pure energy, is non-physical.

Furthermore, it seems true to me that what you call physical is just a phenomena or property of pure energy since that is what all matter in the universe is reducible to.

In a black hole for example:

The black hole is said to be the twisting of the non-physical substance, Space-time.

This is said to cause extreme gravitational distortions where 'extreme' is an understatement.

The "Gravity" of space-time is sufficiently strong to attract all known matter and energy in the universe. Nothing can resist it's power so far as we know.

However energy, in the form of ultra high intensity Gamma waves, are emitted from the black hole.

"Gamma rays (denoted as γ) are electromagnetic radiation of high frequency (very short wavelength). They are produced by sub-atomic particle interactions such as electron-positron annihilation, neutral pion decay, radioactive decay, fusion, fission or inverse Compton scattering in astrophysical processes."Gamma ray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the picture above, the sphere's composed together are said to represent matter while the waves emanating from them in the form of gamma ray is said to be non-physical pure energy.

The pattern of this energy, is represented by the wavy line. The line itself doesn't actually exist in any form, it's just what we would see if we could see it in a sense. Like the pattern the energy seems to follow or oscillate on. String theory for example, says that all matter is an oscillating string, which I think is pretty much the same as saying it's a wave but a wave is just oscillating energy that we detect by it's effect on physical matter that we "see" intimately.

Space-time represents itself as waves and folds in mediums. For example, the ocean is a medium or collection of salty water and has strong wave properties. Likewise, space is a medium of sorts that also has the wave property. A black hole for example, is the twisting of space in on itself and so has a wave or spiral pattern. Matter entering the black hole follows the course of this pattern, traveling down deeper into the black hole as it spirals around and around.

The pattern observed however, is apparently similar to this:

Which also looks a lot like these "ordinary" or common things:

When a scientist looks at a wave and determines that it is non physical energy, he is just as baffled as anyone who would do the same. There is no concise theory to explain the pattern observed on every level of reality called the wave or spiral as it is a complete mystery we have yet to solve.

All we know is that the wave is like vibrations or oscillations and that it is a property of all matter-energy known in the universe including human beings and human thought.

Thought or consciousness itself can be likewise considered a pure kind of energy whose various wave patterns or oscillations are attributed to different thoughts or ideas.

Mostly though, the point is that physics is really really strange that many times don't make a whole hell of a lot of sense. All the good theories used to explain is riddled with paradox's and contradictions so essentially, we can't really say we know much about anything. Physics is good, but it hasn't yet been able to solve or deal with these problems so we must also rely on other ideas and fields of study.

Oddly enough, the fields of study we typically rely on are perceived complements or even opposites of physics, like religion and philosophy.

buddhism physics - Google Search

Eventually, as a result, I expect that science and divinity will become unified in a sense... a kind of divine science if you will. Once minds are open/been made aware that is. I believe we are very close to achieving this as it is, we just need to "connect the dots".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Awareness Quotes

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
- Chinese Proverb -

Whatever is material shape, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all material shape should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: "This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self." Whatever is feeling, whatever is perception, whatever are habitual tendencies, whatever is consciousness, past, future, present, subjective or objective, gross or subtle, mean or excellent, whether it is far or near — all should be seen by perfect intuitive wisdom as it really is: "This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self." Zen Quotes by Buddha Gautama (born 563 B.C.) 

Externally keep yourself away from all relationships, and internally have no pantings in your heart; when your mind is like unto a straight-standing wall, you may enter into the Path. Zen Quotes by Bodhidharma (470-543)  

"Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away. If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way. " Langya

"When you're deluded, every statement is an ulcer; when you're enlightened, every word is wisdom. " Zhiqu
He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other — take it that such a one has attained Perfection. "Bhagavad-Gita"

The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other....Zen Quotes by Ma-Tsu.   

Neither is there Bodhi-tree, Nor yet a mirror bright; Since in reality all is void, Whereon can the dust fall?....Hui Neng (638-713). 

Do not mistake understanding for realization, and do not mistake realization for liberation....Tibetan Saying. 

I were a tree among trees, a cat among animals, this life would have a meaning, or rather this problem would not arise, for I should belong to this world. I should be this world to which I am now opposed by my whole consciousness and my whole insistence upon familiarity. This ridiculous reason is what sets me in opposition to all creation. I cannot cross it out with a stroke of a pen....Zen Quote by Albert Camus. 

You cannot describe it or draw it. You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which to put the Original Face; it will not disappear even when the universe is destroyed....Zen Quotes by Mumon. 

When you pass through, no one can pin you down, no one can call you back....Zen Quotes by Ying-An. 

The reverse side also has a reverse side....Japanese Proverb. 

Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views-then the world will be governed....Chuang-tzu.  

God has no religion.....Mahatma Gandhi.

Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you....Sheng-yen.

The process of practice is to see through, not to eliminate, anything to which we are attached. We could have great financial wealth and be unattached to it, or we light have nothing and be very attached to having nothing. Usually, if we have seen through the nature of attachment, we will have a tendency to have few possessions, but not necessarily. Most practice gets caught in this area of fiddling with our environments or our minds. " My mind should be quiet". Our mind doesn't matter; what matters is non attachment to the activities of the mind. And our emotions are harmless unless they dominate us 9 that is, if we are attached to them)---then they create dis-harmony for everyone. The first problem in practice is to see that we are attached. As we do consistent, patient zazen we begin to know that we are nothing but attachments; they rule our lives. But we never lose an attachment by saying it has to go. Only as we gain true awareness of its true nature does it quietly and imperceptibly wither away; like a sandcastle with waves rolling over, it just smoothes out and finally Where is it? What was it? .....Zen Quotes by Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen    

 No matter how many years you sit doing zazen, you will never become anything special. Zen Master Sawaki, in Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253 ), Instructions for the Zen Cook 

Ride your horse along the edge of a sword; hide yourself in the middle of flames....Zen saying. 

I cannot tell if what the world considers 'happiness' is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness....Chuang-tzu. 

 All conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own salvation with diligence....The Buddha's last words.

If yin and yang do not exist, the One (the Great Ultimate)" can not revealed If the One cannot be revealed then the function of the two forces will cease, Reality and unreality, motion and rest, integration and disintegration, and clearness and turbidity are two different substances. In the final analysis, however, they are one. - Chang Tsai, (1020-1078)
he negative and positive spiritual forces (kuei-shen) are the spontaneous activity of the two material forces (yin and yang). Sage hood means absolute sincerity (1) forming a unity with Heaven, and spirit means the Great Vacuity in its wondrous operation and response. All molds and forms in the universe are but dregs of this spiritual transformation. - Chang Tsai, (1020-1078)

The life of plants is based on earth [for their roots grow downward]. Their transition from integration to disintegration depends on the rise and fall of yin and yang. - Chang Tsai, (1020-1078)
Yang cannot exist by itself; it can exist only when it is supported by yin. Hence yin is the foundation of yang. Similarly, yin cannot alone manifest itself; it can manifest itself only when accompanied by yang. Hence yang is the expression of yin. Yang controls the origination and enjoys the completion [of things] while yin follows the way [yang produces] and completes the work of yang. Shao Yong, (1012-1077)

Yang is superior and spiritually powerful. Being superior, it can control the external world. Being spiritually powerful, it can preserve its unlimited efficiency. For this reason the Way creates heaven and earth and all things without showing itself. All these are patterned after the Way. Yang is the function of the Way, while yin is its substance. Yin and yang operate on each other. When yang is the function, yin becomes superior. When yin is the function, yang becomes superior. Shao Yong, (1012-1077)

“The empty body is dreadful, when the soul goes out from within. The burning fire of life is extinguished, and the smoke of the breath no longer emerges. The five relatives (the senses) weep and wail painfully, and waste away through the love of duality.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib 

“While you are alive, conquer death, and you shall have no regrets in the end.”

“ I have done this, and I will do that - I am an idiotic fool for saying this! I have forgotten the Doer of all; I am caught in the love of duality. There is no pain as great as the pain of Maya; it drives people to wander all around the world, until they become exhausted.” 

“Within Maya, the poise of intuitive balance is not produced. Maya leads to the love of duality.”

“The ignorant worship the love of duality; in the Lord's Court they shall be punished. So worship the Lord, the Light of the soul.” 

“Those who do not understand the nature of sin and virtue are attached to duality; they wander around deluded.” 

“This world is deluded; You Yourself have deluded it. Forgetting the One, it has become engrossed in duality.” 

“Deep within, mind is soiled and stained by the love of duality.” 

“When egotism and duality are eradicated, one intuitively merges in peace.” 

“Forever and ever, You are the only One; You set the play of duality in motion. You created egotism and arrogant pride, and You placed greed within our beings. Keep me as it pleases Your Will; everyone acts as You cause them to act.” 

“By Guru's Grace, intuitive understanding is obtained; subduing the sense of duality, they are in love with the One.” 

“For the sake of Maya, they set the stage and dance, but they are in love with duality, and they obtain only sorrow.” 

“Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption.”

“The waves of desire in the world-ocean are intoxicating wine. ”

“The purpose of Zen is the perfection of character” - Yasutani Roshi

“Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment.” - John Bradshaw quotes

Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.”  - Shunryu Suzuki

“Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave.” - Paul Walker

“Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over.” -  Amy Alcott

 “There is no Catholic Zen, Jewish Zen or Islamic Zen. It has no theology.” - Kenneth Byalin

 “Everything is self-evident.”  - Rene Descartes

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Perceiving Reality

What is reality? Have you given the question serious thought? When we try to pin down reality, and seriously discern it's nature, we generally run into paradoxes and contradictions:

"Are dreams considered reality or would you say reality is only physical? If it's only physical then would you consider there is no reality to consciousness or the ability to think since thought is not physical...?"

The only definition I was able to decide on that will fit all other definitions of reality is that reality is perception.

Reality is what you Perceive beyond the immediate you called the 'self' or 'me'.

At our essence or core the only thing we can utter with any certainty of truth is the famous maxim,

"I think therefore I am"

(as first spoken by Rene Descartes)

A maxim is taken as an undeniable logic or truth about something. Most people wouldn't debate the quote as being true because it's considered self evident or self obvious.

Since all we are truly is our minds or our thoughts, then what we perceive is obviously our reality. The question then is:

Is what you perceive to be reality in conflict with other perceptions of reality?

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Importance of Sacred Geometry

When I first discovered Sacred Geometry, I didn't think much of it. It's easy to overlook it's significance, and most do. Sacred Geometry is not easily explained however there is one key feature that is present in all geometries that are said to be sacred: the key is called the ratio.
There are various ratio's and all of them are what you would call 'mysterious'. Pi would be my first example and the one you are probably most familiar with. If you can recall high school geometry for a moment, Pi is the circumference around a circle.

However Pi is very strange. As you might know, people sometimes become... obsessed with pi you could say. This is because, in spite of logic, Pi is wholly irrational. This really pisses smart people off sometimes who desire to know everything. To date, Pi is one of those things in existence which no one has been able to really explain.

Pi is just one ratio out of many but all the ratio's in sacred geometry, including pi, are direct explanations of the physical world. Basically, they represent patterns in nature. The circle for example, or Pi, is universal: All circles found in nature are similar and have the same ratio's.

The circle is generally overlooked in importance which is a shame. The few that do realize it's importance often become obsessed with it as well which is ironic however anyone can understand Pi or the circle because circles are everywhere.

Circles are a primary structure of reality. The sun, earth, and moon are circles for example. Machines often have circular parts as well. If you could understand the nature of a circle then you might better be able to understand how the wheel of a car turns.

A circle is essentially a line which have curved in on itself to become a loop. Other curved lines found in nature are generally referred to as logarithmic spirals.

Logarithmic spirals were first proposed by Rene Descartes. Rene Descartes was the guy who first said, "I think therefore I am." Personally I feel he is one of the most influential people in history and ranks higher than Da Vinci but you probably have your own opinions, if any but Descartes is definitely a recurring theme in my topics.

Logarithmic Spirals look like this:

This very pattern is found everywhere in nature, only typically we don't notice it. The pattern is represented by ratios. We can explain using geometry:

Thus we call it, Sacred Geometry: The Geometry of Life. Why life behaves this way or why things like entire galaxies or single conch shells find it most useful or natural to form themselves in this spiral pattern however, Is a complete mystery.