Illusion. All is vanity and vexation, so said Solomon. Nothing new under the sun. We are all bubbles of illusion. With delusions of grandeur.
It is a physical reality, also. Based upon our very own science. The speed of light makes everything an illusion.
When you look at the sun, you are looking at where it was 8 minutes ago, about 2 degrees behind where it actually is. At this time Saturn is about 80 minutes behind, roughly 20 degrees. The same goes for all objects in the heaven. We have circled the galaxy before you see the light from some stars. They all are out of synch. Jupiter and the other planets and moon are not where you see them because of their varying distances from us. Wonder how the astrologists account for that.
But even right before you, what you see has already occurred. The time lag between physical location and what you see.
Ed said you don't die, you just get recycled. The transference of energy from one magnet to another is what happens on the atomic scale.
Ed wrote something that nobody seems to pay much attention to. A lot of things, actually. That was in his description of how matter is recycled from earth to the sun, etc. He made one very definitive statement. "You don't die." He also said your consciousness is just a muscle, like all other material things.
Speaking of muscles, has anyone figured out just how that electrical current changes matter to cause it to contract? That is a biggie. Would go a long way to understanding some things.
No one with any sense can deny that a greater force or being or whatever created all we know. It is just the nature of matter that it didn't spring from nothing. But, being creations of this force, I am sure it would be proud if we could figure out what we are. Anything intelligent, including gods, likes company. Even if they created it to argue with.
We do have a huge database of observations of our physical world and certain patterns have emerged. Patterns are my thing. I just find it so intriguing, the things I mentioned earlier about gravity and many others.
I died once, woke up, and then went back to sleep. In that brief, relatively speaking, period, I realized I was part of something larger, though I maintained a sort of independent consciousness. And I realized that this particular consciousness in the material world is as Ed said, just a muscle that reacts.
The tower of Babel story tells of a man that was able to reach for the stars, but evidently he wasn't ready yet. From then on he has been blinded and confused because he can't communicate like he used to.
You can experience the sensation with a really good whack on the head. The type that leaves you in confusion for a while. Even that is relative, though. You just change one way of thinking for another built upon the old, but modified, and usually better. You grow up thinking you know, find out you didn't, and then find out you really don't. Life is a bitch.
Maxwell was more right than wrong. The problem we have getting a handle on things is the terminology. The Babel effect.
Ed, Maxwell, and a few other great minds, including J.C. himself, reasoned out a logic that is on the right track. The problem is that it is very hard to think out of the box when you have been tuned to see and feel things the way we do. Looking at the universe out of individual eyes.
We are part of a larger whole. A branch circuit of a branch circuit. We kinda got to look at things like we are part of the larger circuit. Like an electron looking out. We have to think processes more than in nouns. Visualize.
We are artificial you know. We just think we are real.
You have to read Ed closely to understand what he is saying. What is he describing? The dynamics of a thought? How can you not die if matter is transformed continously? One needs to change the perception of existence a bit to start grasping that.
Picture life as a light bulb. When it is turned on there is movement. Ed's magnets or the flow of energy. It is "energized" by a disturbance of its equilibrium and in turn transfers the energy imparted to it, ie, light, etc, and in turn reacts to the energy re-transferred back to it. That returned to it modifies the input to the light bulb, varying the resistance, which in turn sets up an oscillation until equilibrium is achieved. Armored's capacitance and frequency.
In a closed system that is.
Greatly simplified example, but the process is unmistakeable. The transfer of energy makes "life". Ed's magnets, Russell's Divine Light, Jesus' living waters, and a myriad of other thoughts on the subject.
But that life's perspective is limited by the oscillations it is caught up in. Ed's "refined" senses may be a form of trancendentalism, grasping and reasoning using some rather deeply buried other energy or understanding we all have within us, and everything else.
Ed's magnets. They are the life. Part of a greater whole, with us caught up in seemingly separate eddy currents of the general flow.
Blinders are put upon us because of day to day living. The desire for a mechanism or organism to stay coherent and/or expand.
That is natural, but it is purely reactive. Which is better for survival, being reactive or proactive? Something that waits to get hit by something else and reacts to it, or something that heads out in its own, or any, direction but has a sense of self and the ability to look and see?
Having the knowledge without the maturity and understanding to use it properly could be quite dangerous. As evidenced by Ed's writing about how the lazy should perish it could be understood that free energy given to the lazy would just increase the amount of lazy people proportionally. The parasites would overwhelm the producers in short order.
Iron is intriguing stuff. Very low reluctance. Something about it makes it appear that the core of the earth, and some think even of the sun, is made of iron. That and water have unusual properties.
Also, when iron came into use the megaliths stopped. All of those megalithic sites, including the Aztecs and Incas were pre-iron age structures by Bronze Age civilizations. The Incas and Aztechs were Bronze Age. They had iron, but very little. What, almost 2000 years difference between them and the European ages?
note: Ancient megaliths may have been machines harnessing telluric currents, and I have a theory about sacrifices being used in ancient times to strengthen the circuit in those machines.
I've been trying to understand just how the crystaline structure of iron looks geometrically, but have a hard time grasping how they describe it.
Focused force. Something only stays still because force is equal all about it. Reduce the force or increase it in one direction and the object moves. Electron shields are a force. A so-called "negative" shell about everything we know.
Six directions on a plane where force can be applied. Six forces converging on a center. That force has to go somewhere. What tornados and whirlpools and magnetic streams are made of.
Two atoms of hydrogen in free space are attracted to each other. They can be accelerated to mucho speed, but they will tend to spin around a common axis and not collide because the magnetic fields extend beyond and are much more powerful than the gravitational attraction. So they spin about each other. Start packing enough of them together and you get an anvil where the acceleration cause collisions. That is what causes stars. There is spinning within each atom. Spin makes bubbles in the medium of space.
A rainbow is light hitting light from an angle with a gravitational field. Its the different lights, or motion, colliding at angles. According to Ed, gravity is his magnets, and his magnets are light. People and things are just fancy holography. Either something trapped in the collisions or something that results from the collisions. I think there is an old story Biblical in nature of us being trapped in a husk. Forgot the name for the husk. Was Hebrew I think. But I seem to remember we were not only trapped, but even protected somewhat in this husk. Haven't found that story again.
But the big thing is perhaps you can animate things by the judicious application of forces. Ed remarked on that about how the magnets he made knew where to turn, how to react. Of course, you always run into the problem of relative forces. But maybe something like that can get a lever on it.
Anyone ever read the old Vedic stuff about vimanas and how it took people with certain mental skills to fly some of them? Or in some accounts of UFO's and some mystic where it seems they can kind of will themselves to another place? Or JC saying if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you can make a tree uproot and plant itself in the ocean? Or move mountains?
What is the common thread to those and a lot of other stories? Mind over matter. The collisions of light give form and substance. Your brain emanates light. So I for one see some sort of link.