Vision of the All Things - Essenceism
My vision of everything means a willingness to logically understand everything that surrounds us. And there is a lot of it. This is not only what we see around us, although of course we need to know our Earth and understand its existence in the solar system. I want to go much further and deeper. As part of my study, I think into the entire infinite universe called the cosmos and into the microscopic world of incredibly small amounts of matter and energy. But it doesn't stop there. After all, there is much more than just the visible surroundings. There is something else that we can only guess, not see or only feel. For example, our dreams, thoughts and imaginations. They are not physical reality. They are peculiarities. Do they then belong to another reality called the spiritual realm or the spiritual world? Yes, I do.
As with most scientists, reality researchers or philosophers, I dreamed of creating a universal system for understanding as many phenomena that surround us as possible. I dreamed of the so-called theory of everything. My point was not to wander in the dark among thousands of concepts, theories, ideas or recipes for the reality that surrounds me. I wanted to capture the essence of all phenomena, as if the essence of all things that create not only the cosmos that surrounds us, but also what is hidden behind it. This is how the idea about my essenceism system was born.
Increasingly, brave space explorers surprise us with information that not only our cosmos exists, but there may also be other universes. Although we know so little about ours and are still researching it, we listen to the voice of scientists and wonder if they are right. I do not want to contradict them, but when presenting my vision of the universe, I emphasize the existence of not only this one, physical universe, but also another, non-physical "superuniverse", called the spiritual. This sphere invisible to us coexists with the physical sphere, although it is beyond time and space and functions according to other laws and principles. In my study, I would like to find answers to the questions of whether we are surrounded only by physical, biological, chemical, etc. laws, or whether it is also possible to indicate certain spiritual laws and principles that function in the non-physical "superuniverse".
Perhaps the time has come to include science in a broad sense in getting to know the full reality, both physical and spiritual.
Science offers the most complete and fairly objective description of our reality. The most perfect science is mathematics. It is immediately followed by physics, which is considered the most complete exact science. In fact, physicists created math to have a tool to describe reality.
Scientists agree that they do not create the laws of physics, but discover them, like Archimedes, who jumped out of the bath naked when he discovered the law of buoyancy.
It would seem, then, that classical "Newtonian" physics gives us a proper picture of the universe. However, this view was partially weakened by the appearance of two "new physicists" in the 20th century. The first is modern theoretical astrophysics, which only to some extent derives from astronomy that has been known for centuries. The second is quantum physics. It is precisely it that clearly demonstrated the inability to apply the laws of classical physics to the functioning of the smallest elements of matter and very small portions of energy, especially when using the highest speeds. What's so new in both of these branches of physics?
A certain necessity for an observer appeared in them. This observer turns out to be indispensable in the study of phenomena covering a range in which typical laws of physics no longer operate. While in classical physics the potential observer has only a passive meaning, limited to making measurements and accepting the existing state of matter and energy, in quantum physics, and even in theoretical astrophysics, the observer and his tools become active participants of events affecting the results of measurements and assessment of the facts.
The phenomena perceived in the field of quantum physics entitle to formulate a hypothesis about the possibility of creative human participation in events taking place on the border of space-time and the sphere beyond time and space. Practically the observer (human) can decide which of the states of matter or energy is present at the moment.
One can also try to extend the observer's decision-making in relation to phenomena that are difficult to understand or indeterminate, such as dark energy, black holes or gravitational waves, which are dealt with by theoretical astrophysics. However, then we notice that these are too "high thresholds" for us. Rather, it is appropriate to look for the right Active Observer who, thanks to the unattainable for man ability to convert energy into matter, can decide about various phenomena in the cosmos, including the alleged participation in the expansion of the universe. Such thinking resulted in establishing the fundamental assumptions of this study about my essenceism system.
This study makes a logical analysis of religious concepts based on the latest scientific achievements. This is especially true of the possibility of a Creator God. It is during the search for facts that testify to his presence that knowledge from theoretical astrophysics and quantum physics may come in handy. By accepting the Active Observer-Creator, it will be easier to accept the necessity of the presence of an Efficient Cause for the existence of all things. So I will look for the One for whom space-time is the result of His activity, while He Himself can exist infinitely beyond time and space.
Before I present the entirety of the topics described, I would like to present my vision of the universe contained in this study even more precisely. It defines my view of religious and philosophical problems in a form resembling a scientific analysis. Therefore, and with the need to systematize this method, I introduce the above-mentioned system called essenceism. It is a new concept, used only by me so far, meaning an analytical system based on logic, and intended for the study of singularities beyond time and space. This system prepares tools for the analysis of non-material phenomena, called spiritual, in order to put them into a unified theory.
Essenceism derives from the fundamental assumption that the source of everything is the Causative Original Being. He is the Absolute, Perfection, and the First Cause of everything. In principle, He has always existed, that is, from infinity. It will also last forever, that is, infinitely. In all analyzes of essenceism, I invariably follow this basic premise. I check every view, theory or statement in relation to the necessary attributes of the Original Being, identified in my study with the concept of God-Creator.
I must now explain why I have made this assumption. I did this because the existence of the Original Being is not a problem of faith for me, but a logical necessity. For I rejected the notion that the universe was made out of nothing. In this situation, without recognizing the Creator as Necessity, I would be helpless in the face of the existence of the universe, and especially in the circumstances of the creation of matter. The same is true of the existence of life. In this case, the presence of the Creator is also a necessity. Of course, my assumption will be verified in the course of analyzing the truth of the hypothesis that such a Causal Being could actually create the universe, life and people. For now, let it be just a theory.
The above assumptions are necessary to prove my additional working thesis that God knows no evil. I base it on the statement that such an absolutely good and perfect Original Agent Being could not simply create it. Of course, evil cannot exist either in His Personality or in His conception of the universe.
Thanks to the complete separation of evil from the First Cause, we obtain a "Pure" Creator, that is, absolutely good and perfect Heavenly Father, that is, the Original Being.
All this serves to create a coherent and universal system explaining as many concepts as possible that make up the name essenceism. In this study with a great deal of subjectivism, I adopted the principle of maximum objectivity. I try to conduct it without emotions, although it is very difficult to use direct scientific methods in it. However, this must be defined in a manner modeled on the scientific, so that it is neither theology nor philosophy. It is a field of non-physical research, approaching the concept of noetics, but in the sense of objective scientific research. However, I cannot present here a scientific proof for the existence of God and the spiritual world, because classical science, due to the lack of appropriate tools, cannot deal with such issues. But in a scientific way, I can present a logical way to understand the possibility of the existence of God-the Creator as the Original Being. That is why I have prepared a set of research tools which become the individual principles that make up the system of essenceism. They constitute a coherent and logical set of rules adapted to the study of phenomena occurring on the border of space-time and the sphere beyond time and space. The list of these rules and the basic principles and laws of essenceism will be provided at the end of this chapter.
In the field presented by me, I use not only the terms: infinity, non-locality, uncertainty, extraordinary, but also such as: omnipresence, extraordinary, otherworldly, spirituality, incomprehension and previously unused specificity. Some of them already have meaning in other areas of life, but I am redefining their scope in the concept of essenceism that I use.
On the Internet, in various circles of interest, at conferences organized by serious institutions, these topics can only be discussed within a given denomination, religious organization or philosophical trend. It is still difficult to find truly independent, free from established dogmas or not burdened with the current concept of research leading to the confirmation of the existence of a spiritual reality and God Himself. For this reason, it is not worth leaving them to researchers of known denominations, propagators of the idea of â‹â‹religious sects with dubious reputation, or, even worse, religious fanatics.
Essenceism is also a system that examines the life of each of us in the dimension of eternity. It does not take into account any prejudices arising from conventional wisdom.
In this text I use both the concepts of the spiritual world and the spiritual "universe", and sometimes I also use the term spiritual reality. Due to the non-physical nature of this reality, that is, its existence beyond time and space, it does not matter whether I use the name world or spiritual universe.
Why is this field of research so important? The answer should be very simple. If we understand that apart from our physical life, which lasts on average less than a hundred years, there is another part of our life in the spiritual world that will last forever, the answer is obvious. It is important to realize that our eternity in life is the most important to us. It is really worth finding out what laws and rules will apply in the next life. It should be every human need. Of course, to know something that is beyond time and space, you need to use tools other than those that we use to study phenomena in the present world. The reasoning should also be different. This is not typical scientific evidence, but a train of thought leading to the understanding that there is eternity inside and outside of us.
Therefore, for the purposes of all this work, I ask myself how this assumed Original Causal Being, or Initial Necessity, exists, which is the creative source of all things. As part of the answer to this question, there is a need for a starting point from which to start learning about something that exists beyond time and space, and Someone invisible, more powerful than everything else.
This starting point, and at the same time the starting point for further steps, should be energy.
Energy is a quantity or state that does not quite conform to the laws of physics we know. It is about primordial energy, not yet converted into any other form. Scientists, unable to determine its original character, call it a peculiarity. You could say that because it is both a physical and a metaphysical value, in the sense of what is beyond physics. This means that it is a phenomenon that functions both in space-time and beyond time and space. For science, we discover it only when it appears on the verge of the world of physics, as if out of nowhere. Then we get to know its advanced transformations in the form of nuclear, thermal, kinetic or potential energy. Only then can we speak of the existence of measurable energy in time and space. We can analyze it, measure it and convert it into other physical values. However, when we return to its original form, it slips out of control of existing research tools, because it behaves differently than all other typical physical quantities. It still remains undefined, even mysterious, as for example dark energy.
Scientists and theologians, even when they are convinced that the universe was made of nothing, argue that there must have always existed some laws, understood today as the laws of classical physics, quantum physics, and astrophysics, according to which the universe was formed. This contradicts the statement that the universe was created out of nothing, because something had to exist, i.e. the laws or principles mentioned above. The existence of primary energy also seems logical. It can be identified with the chaos preceding the creation of the world, which is mentioned in many ancient sources. Anyway, the universe was created, it means there was such a possibility. It may have been a function of an intelligent source that is the Original Being named in connection with the First Cause argumentation above.
By analyzing the origin of the universe and its subsequent expansion, we can see that it must have arisen from this initial indefinite energy, as is everything that surrounds us. We are therefore dealing with the infinite and inexhaustible source of the universe from which it arose. This source, or energy in its original state, still eludes the laws of quantum physics and astrophysics, not to mention the fact that it cannot be determined by the laws of classical physics. It emerges from beyond time and space, a bit like the Big Bang, which supposedly was the beginning of the universe. When it exists as pre-energy in the initial state, it fills both the space-time that surrounds us and the sphere beyond time and space. This is where my "metaphysical" thesis appears that it can be omnipresent and omnipresent, just like the First Cause we are looking for, that is, God-the Creator. Can it be said, then, that primary energy is one of the basic attributes of the Original Being, i.e. the Great Architect, and testifies to its existence? Yes. That's how I understand it. Other basic attributes of this Being should be the original laws and principles that exist in Him. The latter necessity is necessary in order to be able to analyze His existence at all.
From that moment on, I call this primary energy the Energy of the First Cause and treat it as a creative building material derived from the Creator. This leads to the rational statement that God created the universe from Himself. Therefore, I give a definition according to which energy in its original state is the basic material of all things. It is, in my opinion, the only physical attribute of the Creator. I accept him as a researcher of the laws of the universe, a physicist and a rationalist. In this I see the proper beginning of understanding the existence of the First Cause.
The most interesting for a researcher looking for the existence of God is the boundary between the sphere remaining beyond time and space and the space of space-time, that is, between the immaterial and the material universe. On the other, unknown side of this border, there is the First Cause with all Its attributes, and on ours, all visible universe. In other words, humanity is on one physical side with its scientific research tools. So he sees everything one-sidedly. This is similar to the limited perception of the already mentioned Big Bang, which is considered the beginning of the universe. This theory of the cosmic beginning makes sense only in the event that it results in the material world. Meanwhile, it should concern two parallel realities: physical and spiritual. This means that from the point of view of an observer placed in a sphere beyond time and space, this Big Bang did not exist at all, because there are no specific places in this sphere, and time does not pass. So I am not arguing as to whether this great event happened at all or how it should be perceived. For now, we know quite well what followed. However, we still have no idea what was before him, and science does not even try to ask itself this question, having only tools unsuitable for investigating the causes of this cosmic event. It is worth remembering, however, that people created science and do not always have to adhere to its limitations. Therefore, we can ask ourselves what was originally before him. The answer inevitably leads to the conclusion that the Creator has the primary energy that could have caused the Big Bang and that the decision to initiate it could have come from Him as well. If He did it, creating physical reality, He did not only transform Primary Energy into matter according to His laws and principles. He also had to transfer to the emerging universe the laws and principles inherent in Himself. Only by applying this perspective can we speak of the total participation of the First Cause in the creation of mankind.
In summary, essenceism tries to describe the beginning of the universe, taking into account both the latest scientific discoveries and its latest theory of creationism. In both cases, my system relates to a state where it all began in a process unimaginable to us. So far, science is making various hypotheses about this. Some astrophysicists believe that space-time arose from an original singularity, and others from a transformation of quantum space-time, perhaps resulting from the collapse of the previous universe. Thus, some believe that the universe arose out of nothing, and others that it is another form of infinitely transforming universes.
Essenceism has a hypothesis about it. He claims that this phenomenon most likely comes from the "inside" of the sphere beyond time and space. This sphere is too difficult to study with current scientific methods because it is not directly related to the space-time of the universe. However, according to essenceism, its existence constitutes a coherent solution to the puzzle of the origin of the universe.
Beginning in the first half of the 20th century, science used the latest technology to investigate the origins of the cosmos. She noticed that first there was some peculiar impulse that started a phenomenon called the Big Bang. It was a great discovery comparable to the discovery of the DNA code. The analysis of the very beginning of the existence of the cosmos continues to this day, and although science often "flexes its muscles", proclaiming that it has understood this initial peculiarity, modesty requires refraining from euphoria.
Both the point of view of science and essenceism predict that the phenomenon under study was a sudden emergence of a new reality. According to science, the so-called cosmological inflation caused the expansion of the elusive state of reality carrying with it all the energy of the universe, that is, the ordinary and the dark. This was done at a speed much greater than that of light, and in a time that was different from its current passage. Its course has stretched, a phenomenon we call temporary inflation. Therefore, it is worth understanding this event well. Since space was expanding at a speed much faster than the speed of light, time, according to Einstein's theory of relativity, flowed proportionally slower, or actually almost stood still. In this state, from a single point called the singularity, the fundamental form of the universe was suddenly born. This is how science explains the vision of the Big Bang it describes. From her point of view, it was an incredibly rapid expansion of an unfamiliar "environment". It could indeed look as if something suddenly arose out of nothing. No wonder that the fact of the Big Bang is still beyond scientific research possibilities. Essenceism confirms that it was an event that exceeded the hitherto image of humanity about the creation of the universe. It was even referred to as a kind of explosion, which gave rise to its popular name: Big Bang.
According to essenceism, we have a process that began in complete darkness to investigate. They symbolize a state beyond time and space that eludes all research instruments at the disposal of science.
My system explores the state beyond time and space from the very beginning. For its part, it wants to support science that can only deal with phenomena happening in the space-time of the universe. Thus, essenceism, without conflict with the results of scientific research, claims that at some point from one point, which was a "window" between two states of reality, the process of creating the universe took place. Figuratively, this initial state can also be imagined as an impenetrable "curtain" separating the sphere beyond time and space from the spacetime of the emerging cosmos. This means that on the "causal" side of this "curtain" we have a sphere beyond time and space, and on the "effect" side of the forming universe. The fact of the appearance of the above-mentioned singularity can be compared to the "keyhole" in the "gate" between the sphere beyond time and space presented by essenceism and the emerging space-time universe. This "window" or this "keyhole" deserving the name peculiarity is precisely this mysterious passage into the new reality. This transition must have released a pre-existing source of energy, because everything that exists in the universe was made of energy. Here is the fundamental difference between the theory of essenceism and purely scientific theories. Most scientists still claim that the universe arose from nothing, while essenceism represents the source of energy from the First Cause. This is why my system puts forward a thesis about the initial primary energy coming from the Original Being. At the same time, this transition took place according to specific laws of physics, both ordinary and quantum. So these rights must have existed before. Essenceism claims that their source, as in the case of primary energy, is also the Original Being existing in the sphere beyond time and space. It can therefore be said that through the infinitely small "isthmus" (singularity) the Creator poured into the forming space-time all the energy necessary for the creation of the universe..