The Infinite Spiral Staircase Theory
Chris H. Hardy, Ph.D.
USA: CreateSpace IPP
FOREWORD & INTRODUCTION
FOREWORD by John E. Brandenburg, Ph.D., Plasma physicist
Let the readers prepare themselves for an epic intellectual journey down the spiral staircase of time and space, to its very cosmic origins. Chris Hardy has shown herself to be an original thinker of historic brilliance in unifying the metaphysical requirements of quantum mechanics with the properties of the primordial singularity required by General Relativity, all in the first instant of creation. The results of this conceptual unification are original, profound, and world-view altering.
Physics is normally about measurements, and metaphysics is about meanings, but both must come together when Schrodinger’s cylinder is opened, and where the cat is discovered to be alive or dead.
Obviously, the Cosmic Cat was alive and sprang forth purring! This fact of the conscious mind collapsing the wave function, has always been understood as mandating a role of consciousness in quantum mechanics. Some have even extended this logically to ask the role of consciousness in the Big Bang. They ask, if the Big Bang was in fact the collapse of a cosmic wave function, then what consciousness caused this collapse, and what did it learn? Now Chris Hardy has found this act of consciousness: it was an evolution in an extra dimension of the spacetime manifold.
Chris Hardy follows in the footsteps of many scientists in invoking a hyperdimensional cosmos, but where the ISS theory blazes a new path is in including consciousness and meaning in this hyper-dimensionality and further—to me as scientist, most significantly—by hypothesizing a signature of this new degree of freedom, a truly ground-breaking concept.
The existence of this ‘dimension of significance and meaning’ or ‘syg-metadimension’ changes the evolution of the universe from the vacuum, like the existence of any new degree of freedom changes the evolution of any system. However, in this case the existence of this hyperdimension of consciousness is fundamental to the evolution of the universe we experience now, all the way from its earliest moments before the Big Bang.
Chris Hardy has identified the signature of this new degree of freedom, the ‘sign of its existence,’ as a primordial field of collective cosmic consciousness, imprinted in all forms and structures of matter now found in the universe, from the particles to the stars, in a compact and curled-up hyperdimension. She has also traced this signature back to the earliest phases of the primordial universe, dominating its physics well before the Big Bang, even before space, time, and the first particles came into being. Curiously, the imprint Chris Hardy has found is hidden in the types of physics most often studied. But this fact makes her discovery all the more remarkable and brilliant. She has deduced the existence of this cosmic metadimension of consciousness from her two decades long research that posited semantic or syg fields, an extra dimension of minds and all complex systems.
The post Big Bang physics is now well known from precise measurements of the abundance of the primordial elements and from the WMAP data of the Cosmic Background Radiation showing minute fluctuations and ripples in this microwave relic radiation lingering about 270 000 years after the Big Bang but issued from the first seconds. This data gives the astonishing result that, except for some isotopes of lithium, everything that is measured requires that “the-physics-we-know,” was well established by the first second of the universe’s existence, and that before this was an “inflationary phase” of spectacular growth. However, we know that even before this epoch that sees the emergence of space, time and the first particles, this “physics-we-know” breaks down and another physics entirely, takes over. This pre-Big Bang physics, dealing with information and something else than matter and matter-energy is the Big Mystery, the open question. So the challenge that systems theorist Chris Hardy has taken up, was to find the dynamics of the process that both sparked the universe, expanded it, and then determined its present physics. The imprint of that process, the actual signature of this extra degree of freedom, that surrounds and permeates us even now: she has found it.
The signature of the cosmic semantic field, this hyperdimension, is a dynamical geometric pattern, self-generating and imbued with consciousness, and it suggests that the origin of the universe was not a random event, but an act of conscious logic. That is, the universe did not begin with a violent and random explosion, this is only the physics we presently understand. What the reader will see, laid out in compelling logic, is that the cosmos began with an idea.
So read on my friend, and drink deeply of the fine wine Chris Hardy has now poured into your glass and offered you. It is a new and memorable wine, an excellent vintage. The world, the whole cosmos, will never look the same once you have tasted it.
John E. Brandenburg, Ph.D.,
Plasma physicist and senior propulsion scientist at Orbital Technologies Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin. Author of Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field, Life and Death on Mars.
When I started to tackle the dimension of consciousness at the origin, I had no idea that it would take me into a full blown hyperdimensional theory of the universe—one that addresses not only the beginning of our universe, but also the ‘deep reality’ of all particles and matter-systems, and of course of all individual consciousnesses.
For the last twenty years, I’ve been elaborating a theory of nonlocal consciousness, that is, consciousness operating on its own meaningful or semantic dimension. This Semantic Fields Theory (SFT) posed that consciousness was indeed an energy in and of itself, of an unknown nature, that I called syg energy; this energy was creating connections at a distance spontaneously, and therefore it was operating in a nonlocal way, neither bound by space and time, nor to the laws of EM fields. In SFT, I used the frameworks of chaos theory, systems theory and neural nets in order to account for the mind as a dynamical network—a semantic field—an intelligent system able to learn and to reorganize itself according to its own intention and free-will. This network, in sync with body and emotions, is able to connect all levels of the ‘mind-body-psyche’ system between them, all the way down to the neuronal level. The mind as a semantic field is also able to spontaneously connect and exchange information at a distance with other minds, other semantic fields.
Moreover, all the living and complex systems in the environment (and even what we thought was ‘inert matter’ such as a lake or a mountain), have eco-semantic fields (in short, eco-fields). The whole of nature and the universe is thus bathing in a consciousness dimension fueled by syg energy.
In Networks of Meaning, I had analyzed in depth the architecture and network-dynamics of the human semantic field (and the connective syg energy) to make of SFT an enlarged cognitive theory, modeling also the mind-world interactions. While postulating the energy of consciousness, syg energy, as nonlocal, I had sorted out that it operates through bonding, resonance, and sympathy with others and the environment.
The present Infinite Spiral Staircase theory is building on this previous research on the semantic dimension, but reaches out to fathom the universe at its very beginning. I hypothesize that the semantic dimension and syg energy existed in the universe right at its origin, long before the Big Bang, as a hyperdimension that is still pervading the universe.
The revolutionary thesis of this book is that entirely different forces prevail at the origin of the universe; specific laws of organization and dynamics exist, wildly different from the quantum and then electro-magnetic laws that will appear later in our 4D universe. Indeed, there exists an energy threshold called the Planck scale, and it’s only after the Planck time, when the universe was an infinitesimal fraction of a second old, that the first energy-particles could be born in the Higgs field. Physicists infer that before this Planck scale, there were no particles and therefore no matter (nor was there any electro-magnetic force, strong force, weak force), and that no time and no space had formed yet. And nevertheless the primordial universe had a gigantic energy, despite the fact that we are still, at Planck scale, an immense time before the Big Bang or inflation phase.
So that, if (1) there was an immense energy, and if (2) there were no particles and no matter, then it had to be a non-matter energy. And given (3) that there were no time and no space yet, then I thought I knew what this energy was: it was consciousness-as-energy—the very syg energy that I had posited and researched in depth since more than two decades.
However, as I finally understood it, syg energy was not the only force organizing the primeval universe: two other forces were involved in shaping its dynamics and architecture. All three were woven into a triune braid forming one hyperdimension (the 5th dimension) that was encompassing the matter-universe (the classical 3+1D spacetime of Einstein). The triune hyperdimension consisted of three enmeshed ‘metadimensions’ or ‘metadims’:
o Syg metadim (syg for letter S sigma in Greek): the semantic dimension operating with syg energy (or S).
o A hyperspace created by number Pi creating a circle out of the point/center, called Center metadim (or C).
o A hypertime created by a cyclical rotation in a spiral based on the phi ratio (the golden proportion) and that I call Rhythm metadim (or R).
The three metadims form the CSR hyperdimension (Center-Syg-Rhythm). The hyperspace and hypertime are entwined with Syg metadim (the semantic dimension) to create the triune braid that takes the shape of a near-infinite spiral staircase issuing from the point of origin.
Metadim Center creates the primordial spiral of the origin by incrementing at a blinding speed the radius of the universe by the phi ratio and drawing the next quarter circle or ‘bow’ of the golden spiral.
Metadim Rhythm jumps in frequency at each bow and vibrates, thus creating a staircase of frequencies. Each bow ejects, like an arrow, a virtual particle called a sygon, prefiguring the strings-particles appearing after Planck scale.
Thus we have a dynamic and self-propelled geometry—a topology driven by a specific rhythm in a spiraling progression, and the whole staircase is in-formed and inspired by a cosmic field of information and a conscious collective intelligence (Syg metadim).
The infinite spiral staircase (or ISS) thus contains a near-infinite number of distinct frequencies, like musical tones, that are also the frequencies of the virtual particles: the sygons. But these frequencies, because they are entwined in a braid with Syg metadim, are loaded with meaning and alive active information.
This ISS theory hypothesizes that the infinite spiral staircase is containing, on its infinite number of bow-frequencies, the information about all the systems and civilizations that evolved in parent universes and all possibilities of evolution of our universe: it is a Cosmic DNA.
So, the dynamical topology of the early universe issuing from the point of origin shows two numbers, Pi and Phi, enmeshed in the cosmic consciousness of the self-creating universe. Thereafter, in our 13.7 billion years old universe, evolving in spacetime, all information about its evolution is inscribed in a synchronistic and instantaneous score on some of the ISS bows, thus creating an ongoing evolving melody for each given system (such as a solar system or humanity on Earth).
So how did I myself make the leap from a theory of semantic fields in cognitive sciences to a theory of deep reality before the Big Bang, as a hyperdimension of all-that-is—of all particles, matter, and systems, including living beings and minds?
There are a few reasons, let me share some with you.
The first and foremost is the deep intertwining of mind with matter, that I had posed and developed at the very beginning of my research on SFT (in the early nineties). I’ve always been convinced, mostly by my capacity to ‘see’ the syg-energy fields on individuals, groups, and specifically objects and sacred buildings (as I discuss it in The Sacred Network) that consciousness is an energy in itself. It’s not an information carried by a carrier wave (such as conversations on a cell phone’s microwaves), but a specific type of energy that is itself finely tuned and imbued with meaning and thoughts. Syg energy is thus a concept similar to psychologist Carl Jung’s psychic energy and to physicist David Bohm’s active information. Syg energy, I posed, pervades the universe and influences the organization of matter, of systems, and the world at large. And yet, all minds use it and activate it, and it is itself modulated and colored by the psychological state, emotions, thoughts, values, beliefs, etc. In brief, syg energy is colored by the actual state of the person’s semantic field.
So, if mind and matter/energy are so entwined that an energy of consciousness exists and is able to organize complex systems, then what kind of scientists could tackle the theory? Physicists who may know very little about the dynamics of consciousness? Or cognitive and systems scientists who may know very little about physics? Obviously both should try to bridge the gap, as it occurred with the famous collaboration of physicist Wolfgang Pauli and psychologist Carl Jung, both eminent theorists in their respective fields. The researchers willing to elaborate a candidate theory should propose foundations and dynamics across dimensions, but the onus is on them to sort out the pertinent forces and dynamics within the consciousness domain.
Thus, the crucial problem that such a hyperdimensional theory has to solve is to explain how and why meaning, intention, and free will are real forces able to influence events in the world. It is not enough to state that desire and intention (or need, or focus, etc.) will bend random events toward the desired state, as has been experimentally proven, or else that mind and matter are entangled. What we need a theory to explain is why such psychological factors (such as intention or meditation) are having an influence on events, and on what foundations and dynamics lies the mind-matter entanglement. As far as I’m concerned, in the mid-nineties I’ve posed the processes and parameters of this entanglement in the mind-body-psyche system, and as well between a mind and the environment’s eco-fields, and since then I have strenuously kept on extending this SFT theory. As highlighted by Jung, Bohm, and Brian Josephson, meaning (as an ‘I’ or 1st person perspective) is central to this mind-matter entanglement. This is why I call ‘semantic’ (or syg) the energy of consciousness, from the Greek root referring to ‘giving meaning to something.’ Syg energy is what allows us to live in a meaningful environment.
Second, psi research up to now is our best source of data showing (through robust double or triple blind experiments) that mind can indeed influence biological matter and the distribution of randomness as well—to make it conform to the subjects’ intention. And as I did my doctoral thesis on psi research linked to altered states (such as dreams, meditation, relaxation, etc.) and worked to prepare it at a psi research lab called the Psychophysical Research Laboratories, in Princeton, New jersey, I certainly had a good grasp of these data.
Third, my book The Sacred Network focused on the real life experiences showing consciousness (1) as creating syg-energy fields, with an analysis of their parameters, structures, psychological correlations, etc., and (2) as allowing a tinkering with space and time (consciousness as nonlocal). The whole third part of The Sacred Network was devoted to ‘Space and Time Singularities,’ that is, exceptional collective semantic fields or Telhar fields, creating a shared consciousness that showed a clear-cut tinkering with either 3D space or the linear time of classical physics. All the arguments and discussions were directly based on objective and factual evidence from real-life experiences (a phenomenology approach). I believe I demonstrated clearly, to minds free of preconceived ideas, that a part of our consciousness operates indeed beyond space and time, that it behaves as a still mysterious new type of energy and is sometimes observed infringing on, or overriding, the classical Einsteinian spacetime framework.
Let me dare say that these experiences are invaluable in regard to the present ISS theory. On the one hand, they make the link with a part of humanity pursuing an age-old quest for a ‘know thyself’ and an inner and spiritual path of knowledge, to which part I also belong. And on the other hand they bring an objective demonstration (albeit not a proof) of the reality of consciousness-as-energy. Indeed, they bring many cues as to the workings and dynamics of this syg energy in our minds and in the world. Syg energy is in an ‘exalted’ or ‘excited’ state in the semantic fields of people having peak experiences, as well as in sacred places and objects, and thus becomes ‘visible’ for the sensitive, appearing as syg-energy structures such as a sphere, a torus, or a rod, in a domain of frequencies usually outside the range of visible light.
Fourth, the real trigger was the work I did for my book called “Jung’s Prediction,” primarily focused on synchronicities—that is, meaningful coincidences—a phenomena discovered and studied by the renown psychologist Carl Jung in the middle of the twentieth century. Early in his research on synchronicity, Jung entertained a correspondence with physicist and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli, one of the pioneers of Quantum Mechanics (QM). Jung and Pauli both had the strong conviction that there existed a dimension of deep reality in which mind and matter were merged. In my view, it pointed to consciousness being an energy and having physical properties, an energy enabling its interaction with matter. Such deep interactions would allow synchronicities and nonlocal processes to happen, and would be also the dimension in which dwells a higher consciousness in human beings—their Self (atman, soul). The deep reality as a CSR hyperdimension is the core subject of this present book: not only is it a semantic level of organization in all the living and in matter systems, but it resides also at the subquantum scale.
I was practically finished with the writing of this book on Jung (in November 2010), when I had a breakthrough and conceived three ‘meta-dimensions;’ I then wrote a whole new chapter while the ideas were still crystallizing about how these metadims worked and how they constituted a new manifold, which I called Center-Syg-Rhythm. The creative spur was so sudden and so intense that I kept writing new stuff in the book up to a few hours before sending the belated file to my French publisher. At the end of the chapter, I used metadim Rhythm to explain the entanglement of particles irrespective of distance (as shown in the famous EPR paradox experiments that proved the instantaneous nonlocal entanglement between particles. And still, I had no inkling of the ISS yet.
Finally, when I got involved in books and data on the Big Bang and the pre-space, I came to understand that consciousness must have existed at the very birth of our universe, before the emergence of spacetime, because I knew and had theorized that syg energy was operating on parameters and dynamics independent from spacetime.
And that gave me a head start as well as a definite momentum to try to fathom how consciousness-as-energy (syg energy) could exist and operate before the Big Bang. And I dove enthusiastically into more research. As I was finally writing a synthesis of what I had learned (the blueprint of the actual chapter 1), I suddenly had a grand insight that unfolded itself at a stunning speed—a conceptual, architectural, visual and musical understanding of the Infinite Spiral Staircase as the self-organizing architecture and dynamics of the pre-Big Bang universe; it was a topological yet dynamical theory positing the self-actualization of our primordial universe, and its cosmic consciousness.
The core of the whole theory did unfold in about two weeks (October 28 to November 15, 2012) and it included, as a second leap, formalizing the ISS (and thus the Center-Syg-Rhythm manifold) in each particle, system, and mind (the actual chapter 7).
At that point, I had the feeling that everything was in its place; that what I had worked on all along—syg energy, the semantic dimension, and the semantic fields—had now a foundation as a hyperdimension that could later be framed in mathematical physics. It had also a keystone in ontology (the science of Being and of the ultimate questions on the nature of existence): it posed consciousness as the universe’s fundamental force. Indeed, a force creating order and complexity in the world (or negentropy) is duly observed at work everywhere by scientists: just think for example about our science and technology growing exponentially! The universe is screaming for the theoretical foundations of consciousness as the negentropic force organizing reality, a force that counts for such an immense part of the dynamics of the whole that physics has now to reckon with it.
The new paradigm of the ISS theory: consciousness as part of a hyperdimensional theory of the universe
The ISS theory poses the foundations of a new stand for physics: that of integrating consciousness as a real force and a specific set of dimensions in a hyperdimensional theory of the universe. Among the novel concepts having a bearing on an integral theory of the universe:
· our own input, as individuals, in the cosmic ISS, along a two-way flow of syg energy (simultaneously information and energy);
· not only the spontaneous imprinting of all events and beings in the ISS (the ancient concept of Akasha) but influences received (often as archetypal forms) from it, and our own intentional influences on it;
· the allowance for imperfections, discordant melodies, and roots of conflict at the ISS as source;
· the existence of previous universe-bubbles, along a collar of bubbles (that need not be the only such collar), whose information would be inscribed in the steps (or bows) of our own cosmic ISS, and yet leaving an immense space for novel input;
· the hypothesis that the universe-bubble that immediately preceded our own ended up in a global black hole that, through a X-shape funnel (or hourglass), transformed itself into a white hole launching with enormous energy a new ISS—a new universe;
· the hypothesis that the information of the previous universe-bubble is inscribed in our ISS, in a tiny part of its global system, acting as a cosmic DNA;
· this doesn’t preclude numerous such collars of universe-bubbles and accommodates the multiverse concept (but not its random feature);
· the prediction of numerous intelligent civilizations existing in our galaxy and in our universe-bubble, all feeding the cosmic ISS; and the added idea that, all of them being linked to the One-ISS, we share the same ubiquitous Center-Syg-Rhythm hyperdimension; so that, somehow, within the whole bubble, the evolution of conscious beings must be resonant or enmeshed, even if some of these intelligent civilizations have a probability to be millions of years older than ours;
· And lastly, let’s realize that we are free and therefore responsible for the future of Earth as a collective planetary semantic field endowed with free will, creativity, and vision.
In the present book, I have kept the development of the core chapters practically untouched, as well as the spontaneous unfolding of concepts, the process of creative insights feeding into one another, launched and fueled by the exquisitely profound dreams of Pauli, the constant back and forth between left-brain logic and right-brain intuitive thinking, the entwining of logic and intuition. Thus I hope that this book, which means for me the sharing of an insight, can also be an exciting ride along a creative spur and may trigger insights and a grasp of the deep reality we are living in and sharing, and of its boundless potentials for experiencing our own Self and exploring our mental capacities.
Provence, France, July 17, 2014
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