THE DAHESHIST THEORY OF REINCARNATION
Part 1: THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE
In his book, The Forerunner, published in 1920, Kahlil Gibran wrote a short parable called “Other Seas”:
A fish said to another fish, “Above this sea of ours there is another sea, with creatures swimming in it—and they live there even as we live here.” The fish replied, “Pure fancy! Pure fancy! When you know that everything that leaves our sea by even an inch, and stays out of it, dies. What proof have you of other lives in other seas?”
There are those, including the brightest luminaries of physics, who believe the universe to be arbitrary in nature, and not the result of some grand design. With fierce determination, they cling to the notion that there was no time before the big bang for any sort of intelligent designer, let alone a divine creator, to exist in.
As far as logical conclusions go, I might have agreed with them had I not come in contact with Salim Moussa Achi — also known as a Doctor Dahesh — founder of the Dahesh Museum in New York City, prolific author, and most importantly, founder of The Daheshist Faith, which he proclaimed on March 23, 1942.
The physical manifestations that occurred when he was present were nothing short of miracles to many of those who came in contact with him — including Mrs. Marie Haddad, noted Lebanese scholar and painter. News and urban legends about him spread like wildfire to such an extent that the government of Lebanon, incited by the clergy and led by President Bechara El Khoury — brother-in-law to Marie Haddad — would enact an elaborate scheme to eliminate him by the end of 1944.
That scheme included: buying off the newspapers; assassination attempts; incarceration without due process of law; the illegal removal of his citizenship; torture and exile to Aleppo, then Azaz, Syria.
It would all culminate in his being abandoned on a deserted road under cover of darkness — without food, money, or identification papers — in Turkish territory, as World War II was still raging on...
But the following presentation is not about how Doctor Dahesh would claw his way back to Beirut from certain doom, and hide in the Hneine Palace, which is located right across from the presidential palace — home of his sworn enemy.
However, and for the record: from inside the Hneine palace, Doctor Dahesh would launch an underground magazine called The Black Books. There were, in total, 66 Black Books whose publication ran from 1945 until 1952.
Mrs. Marie Haddad would bravely sign her name to every issue.
In them, using words, and photographs, Doctor Dahesh would systematically expose the corrupt president and his wife, Laure Khoury, sister of Marie, and chief architect behind the campaign to eradicate Doctor Dahesh — ultimately fueling public outcry and massive demonstrations that forced the president to resign on September 18, 1952.
President Camille Chamoun would subsequently restore Doctor Dahesh's citizenship.
But as I said, that story is for another day. This is about a much bigger picture that involves all of us on this planet, and why we are here.
Therefore, please think of the following as being as much a testimonial on behalf of theoretical physics, as it is a testimony to the role Doctor Dahesh played in showing me tangible proof of the Divine power's existence.
Given the fantastic nature of the events I have witnessed, and some of their implications I was privy to, it is both my privilege and duty to act as your guide through a road perhaps not taken, one that has personally provided me an impetus to embark on a life-long quest for knowledge about the wondrous nature that is our existence.
Anything less and I will have disavowed all I have seen and believed, and forfeited my soul.
And I am fully aware of the reality that there is no tangible, physical proof that God exists; at least not the kind that would satisfy a mind trained to follow the scientific method, notwithstanding some of its limitations, which is a complex process that can take many directions and starting points. On that front: because the scientific method requires completely controlled experiments to test a hypothesis — any hypothesis — science cannot prove everything.
That is why, for example, debates about God and The World Of The Spirits can never be confirmed or denied, given that no experiment currently exists that could test their presence. And given that I personally do not believe in — nor wish to promote— pseudoscience, I will not attempt to misrepresent my beliefs as being scientific.
Whether I like it or not, there is a line in the sand.
Somehow, countless witnesses, including me, have found themselves in a position that is a proverbial no man's land between science and faith.
For the record, I understand that the scientific method is a road meant to lead us to a better understanding of the mysteries of the natural world, by refuting previous hypotheses. Thus, any discussion about the existence of supernatural beings automatically lies outside the realm of science altogether. Another limitation, or perhaps virtue, wired into the scientific method is that it is strictly objective: science alone cannot tell us whether certain natural phenomena are "good" or "bad" for the world, as it can only address and study the objective causes and consequences.
Lastly, science cannot tell us what is moral or otherwise, because scientific results lie outside the scope of cultural, religious, and social influences.
Be that as it may, and for the sake of clarity, I will borrow some terms from science, such as "frequency," "wave," and "particle" in order to better construct a picture of the universe according to The Daheshist Faith.
And speaking of faith, or rather, mathematical faith, there are many noted and celebrated theoretical physicists who believe our cosmos did not randomly spring out of nothingness.
On the contrary, they present strong mathematical evidence that our universe might have been born from the splitting, or union, of other universes, much like soap bubbles behave: when two soap bubbles collide, they can form one whole new soap bubble; conversely, one whole soap bubble can split into two perfectly whole soap bubbles.
In her February 9, 2003 article called Theories of the Brane (and by the way, that's b r a n e — as in "membrane"), Harvard Physics professor, and acclaimed author Lisa Randall writes, "Additional spatial dimensions may seem like a wild and crazy idea at first, but there are powerful reasons to believe that there really are extra dimensions of space."
Then she cites String Theory, in which it is postulated that what we think of as fundamental particles are oscillation modes, or expressions if you will, of something called a fundamental string. And we will be looking more at that a little later.
As to why we should trust mathematics in the first place: first and foremost, without mathematics—namely calculus—physics, starting with classical Newtonian physics, which is still used today for everything (e.g., from designing and erecting skyscrapers, to shooting a rocket into outer space, and landing a probe on Planet Mars) would not exist.
Physics uses mathematical equations to elegantly, and sometimes not-so-elegantly describe the way the 4 fundamental forces that govern all matter in the universe behave. Those forces being: gravity, electromagnetism, the weak and the strong nuclear forces. Gravity, which keeps our feet firmly rooted on the ground, is what happens when objects that have mass bend and distort space and time. Electromagnetism, which is responsible for the electrical and magnetic fields, gives us light. The weak nuclear force acts on the subatomic level and plays a crucial role in powering stars and creating elements; it is also responsible for much of the natural radiation present in the universe. Last but not least, the strong nuclear force is responsible for binding together the fundamental particles of matter to form larger particles.
With this short review of the 4 fundamental forces that govern our universe out of the way, I will tell you a little story illustrating the importance of mathematics:
On July 24, 2014, two years after CERN announced the discovery of what was thought to be the Higgs Boson particle, the scientists at the Large Hadron Collider confirmed that they had indeed detected the Higgs Boson Particle, and that it behaved according to the Standard Model of particle physics.
Now, why is the discovery of this particle significant?
Better yet, why should the discovery of any new particle be exciting to science, especially that physicists had always been complaining of having too many particles to deal with?
As a matter of fact, every time scientists smashed particles into each other, they got more particles. And when, in turn, they smashed those new particles, they got even more particles. As early as the 1950's, physicists were inundated with particles. It got so bad, that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, once declared that the Nobel Prize in Physics could go to the physicist who did not discover a new particle that year.
Still, they were able to fit all these particles together, in a sort of a jigsaw puzzle they call the Standard Model of Subatomic Particles.
There was one missing piece, though, called the Higgs Boson: a particle that gives mass to all the other particles. But, what is "mass" in the first place?
Noted String Physicist Brian Greene, in a World Science Festival video segment explained that when we push on a wall, or any object, we feel resistance. Logic says it is due to the constituents of the object. That is the mass. So, a piece of concrete has mass because cement, sand, and gravel each have mass. But what gives mass to the constituents of the constituents themselves? What is the thing that gives mass to everything?
To answer that question, physicists paint the image of space itself filled with an invisible substance called the Higgs Field. Particles, such as electrons, attempting to move through space interact with this field and become imbued with mass.
How were they able to confirm this hypothesis through experiment?
Brian Greene explained that they did so by taking particles and slamming them at near-the-speed-of-light, over and over, until finally, the Higgs Field reacted and flicked off a tiny speck of itself: in essence, the Higgs Boson particle.
It took hundreds of trillions of collisions for the Higgs Field to flick off a Higgs particle. Therefore, it is very hard indeed to find one.
Furthermore, the Higgs Boson, which is unlike any particle found to-date, arguably an alien species of particles given that it does not spin around, brings us one step closer to solving one of the fundamental questions in physics, which is, "Where did the elementary particles get their mass from?"
Lastly, and as regards the importance of mathematics, the Higgs Boson began as a mathematical formula in a paper. Purportedly, 40 years of technological development, billions of dollars, and 20 Nobel Prizes had already gone into the creation of the Standard Model, and unlike the otherwise beautiful equations of Einstein's General Relativity, it is not a pretty theory as far as physicists are concerned, but, according to them, it works!
The Higgs Boson shows us that even in the vacuum of space — the lowest state of energy in which there are no particles around — there might be a background field of some sort, which permeates the universe.
This background field can be, for a lack of a better action verb, whacked in such a way as to give rise to the Higgs Boson, which will ultimately help us gain understanding about two mysterious entities: one called Dark Matter, and the other Dark Energy.
Dark Energy makes up 73% of our universe.
Michio Kaku, a leading theoretical physicist credited with co-founding the String Field Theory calls it "the energy of nothing." As he puts it, Dark Energy is what's blowing the galaxies farther and farther apart. He describes it as "the energy of the Big Bang itself."
Dark Matter, on the other hand, which is invisible matter, makes up 23% of the universe, and it is pretty mind-boggling in the sense that although you can certainly call it "matter," you would not be able to hold it in the palm of your hand. Aside from being invisible matter — hence the name "Dark Matter" — it would go right through it.
Yet, it is what holds our galaxy together.
More than than, it holds other galaxies, as well as other galaxy clusters together.
But, why does any galaxy, or galaxy cluster for that matter, need any special "cosmic glue" as it were? After all, the velocity of stars orbiting the central mass of a galaxy depends on how far they are positioned away from that central mass. That’s classical Newtonian Physics. The closer the stars are to the central or inner mass, the faster they should orbit. Conversely, the farther they are, the slower their orbiting velocity should be. Otherwise, they would fly out of orbit. So, for all intents and purposes, as long as the laws of physics are respected, and barring any cataclysmic event, why even bring it up?
Well, in the 1930s, Astronomer Fritz Zwicky — who coined the term “Dark Matter” — detected a paradox. So did Vera Rubin who, in the 1970s, was studying the rotational curves of galaxies that are similar to our own Milky Way: by analyzing a large number of different galaxies, Vera Rubin produced measurements showing, strangely enough, that as we got farther and farther away from the center of a galaxy, the velocity of the orbiting gas and dust remained constant.
In other words, she unexpectedly discovered that the stars rotating around the galactic center did not, as it were, "adjust their speed," in order to remain in orbit around that galactic center. What Rubin observed, therefore, was that the outer parts of a galaxy were rotating at speeds that suggested the presence of more mass than was actually visible. And the only way to resolve that paradox of galaxies whose outer parts spin 10 times too fast is to imagine, and accept, the presence of a halo of invisible matter that surrounds a galaxy and keeps it whole.
Rubin found that there must be five or six times as much invisible material as there is visible material in galaxies.
While we certainly cannot directly see dark matter, it can be detected through gravitational lensing by observing how its mass affects the path of light coming from distant galaxies, as it makes its way through this dark matter that envelops galaxy clusters.
Moreover, it does interact with normal matter through gravity by affecting how galaxies rotate and form clusters. And here, we realize the importance of Dark Matter.
You see, the prevailing thought, as regards how the universe was formed, goes as follows:
First, stars were formed, then galaxies, then the galaxy clusters. Great, except that there is inherent problem, or paradox within this model being that stars are —technically-speaking— violent, explosive fusion reactors, blasting out energy with such force that any notion of them merrily clumping together to form galaxies—let alone clusters—is not only counter-intuitive, but unthinkable. The inclusion of dark matter in the physics, however, makes all that possible.
And it should, considering that the stars, which are essentially hydrogen and helium, make up only 4% of the universe.
And what about us, human beings, where do we fit in?
For starters, 98.5% of a human body, as well as that of most living organisms, is composed of 6 elements, which are: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus. The remaining 1.5% consists of very small amounts of trace elements.
In all, we make up .03% of the universe.
Speaking to future generations of physicists, Michio Kaku said, "We are the exception. The universe is mainly made out of dark energy. The universe is mainly made out of dark matter. Overwhelming the stars, overwhelming the galaxies, in fact, and we only make up .03% of the universe. The future of physics is you."
Still, Dark Energy, Dark Matter... It all sounds like science fiction, doesn't it?
And that brings us back to the whole issue of God, and the controversial notion that our universe was fine-tuned for life and mind, an idea that has generated much energy and controversy among scientists, philosophers, and theologians:
During an on-camera conversation with Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Leonard Susskind, one of the fathers of String Theory — best known for having proven Stephen Hawking wrong with regard to what happens when something falls into a black hole — suggested that it does look as though the laws of physics, of cosmology, and of how the universe evolved, seem to be special in a way that is unexpected; special in a way that is "very, very conducive to our own existence."
On that episode of Closer to Truth, Leonard Susskind invites us to imagine a world without electrons.
We learn that if electrons did not exist, there would be no atoms, no chemistry, no biology, or people for that matter — in short, life as we know it.
What about gravity?
While, from our everyday human perspective, it does appear as if gravity were strong, compared to the other forces in nature, it is not. In fact, if you were to compare the gravitational force between the electrons and the protons inside an atom, it is negligible compared to the electrical force.
While it is not known why gravity is so much weaker than the other forces, one thing for sure is this: if gravity had been even a tiny bit stronger than what it currently is, stars — such as our own sun — would burn out too quickly for any life to evolve. Instead of stars and galaxies, space would be littered with black holes, and the universe would expand and contract too rapidly.
As professor Susskind put it, "Everything seems to be almost on a knife-edge; that if you were to change the rules of physics — the laws of physics — even a little bit, the world as we know it wouldn't exist."
There is a debate about how many laws, or constants of physics there are that fit into this category of fine-tuning, or description of being on a knife-edge: as it stands, the universe would not look as it does today, if a couple of dozen constants of nature were to undergo some degree of alteration that extends beyond a few percent.
Therefore, it is safe to infer that the state of our universe, and the fact we exist, is the result of a highly precise recipe — a balancing act, if you will, between all the various constants of nature.
There is one constant, however, called The Cosmological Constant, that is unlike any other. Professor Susskind describes it as "the one that is really on a knife-edge." He describes it as being on such a narrow knife-edge that it is "almost inconceivable." In other words, if we were to change The Cosmological Constant the tiniest bit, none of us would be here.
Remember that thing I briefly mentioned earlier, called Dark Energy, which is blowing galaxies farther and farther away?
Well, Dark Energy can be thought of as a sort of an anti-gravity.
Where gravity brings things together, anti-gravity is repulsive and causes them to move away from one another.
It is implicit in Albert Einstein's equations for General Relativity.
That energy could be there; physicists, according to Susskind, have every theoretical — not experimental — reason to think the world should have this kind of anti-gravity, which would cause everything to separate at an enormous rate.
Historically-speaking: in 1917, as Albert Einstein was analyzing his equations for General Relativity, he found that his mathematics was wrong, or so he thought. According to his math, he found that the Universe could either be expanding or contracting.
Given that Einstein — and the rest of the world at the time — believed the Universe was eternal, unchanging, he came to the erroneous conclusion that his equations were incompatible with the idea of a static universe. So, in order to rectify the situation, he introduced The Cosmological Constant (denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda) into his theory of General Relativity to artificially force a static universe. But when, in 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered the universe was expanding, Einstein abandoned Lambda, calling it his "biggest blunder."
Now, there is nothing particularly impressive in the concept of an expanding universe, which began with an explosion of epic proportions, known as the Big Bang; please humor me.
Every-day logic dictates that all the stuff that was projected out of that initial Bang — just like shrapnel, 14 billion years ago — would be decelerating due to gravity. In fact, there is a theory called the Big Crunch that is one of the scenarios predicted by scientists in which the universe may end.
Also based on Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, the Big Crunch describes how the universe will end as a result of the
In a nutshell, the universe will stop expanding and collapse onto itself, creating the mother of all black holes — ever!
Simply stated, the idea that the gravitational forces will end up winning in the end, seemed like the only logical conclusion: when we throw something up in the air, it will eventually come back down as long as no other force keeps pushing it up.
This makes perfect sense!
Or does it?
In 1998, scientists discovered that the Universe was actually increasing its rate of expansion at regions farthest from us. Hence, the expansion was accelerating. To explain that unexpected phenomenon, they assumed the presence of some unknown entity dubbed "Dark Energy," this cosmological constant that is pushing all galaxies farther apart by — quite literally — creating space.
And under the current scientific model where Dark energy is a cosmological constant, the Universe will keep on expanding exponentially with time, with all evidence of the Big Bang disappearing: seen from Planet Earth, the sky will have no stars, or planets. In short, cosmology as we know it will cease to exist and the Universe will turn utterly dark.
Now, here is the really mind-boggling part: the actual magnitude of this cosmological constant is so incredibly small — so tiny — that its effects are only felt on the largest possible scales of the universe.
In other words, it takes a gigantically large expanse of space and time for The Cosmological Constant to create any repulsion.
And, in deference to mathematics, it is not because the equations tell us that it has to be so; there is no mathematically logical reason things are this way! Instead, and according to Professor Susskind: it is because "whatever made the Universe, made it with an incredibly small, tiny Cosmological Constant, and no one knows why."
One thing we do know is the following: had The Cosmological Constant been a little bit stronger, it would have blasted galaxies apart, it would have prevented stars from forming — all of which formed because gravity pulled them together in the very early universe. Therefore, any sort of premature counteracting anti-gravity would have surely prevented the formation of the stars, planets, galaxies, and our existence. So, like it or not, this is a prime example of fine-tuning; physicists have no way to determine why The Cosmological Constant is so small.
Susskind offers three possible solutions:
One — and I believe he said that in jest — that God did it.
Two, it happened totally by accident: that it is a pure accident it turned out just that way and that it works perfectly. However, given that we are dealing with a hundred and twenty three decimal places, then Zero, he said: "Not likely to be an accident."
The third and last solution is one, which, according to him, Physicists do not like because it, "runs against their ambitions." That is, the ambition to explain every number, every constant… in short, everything about the universe.
So that third solution assumes that the Universe if far, far bigger than we can see, that it is diverse, that in different places, it has different properties. Hence, in some places, there are no electrons, in other places, gravity is stronger, and in others, this Cosmological Constant may in fact be bigger.
As it stands, Susskind said, "The picture is that there is a very small fraction of the universe where the conditions just happened to be right for the existence of life." He explained that the very early rapid expansion of the universe created a lot of quantum fluctuation, which in turn, created patches of space possessing different properties. Those patches of space are sometimes called pocket-universes, or bubble-universes. We happen to live in one them. According to Susskind, that's the picture, there is mathematics that goes with it; he and others believe in this particular picture of a tremendously diverse universe — often called a multiverse.
In any case, no physicist—not even one who has accepted the universe is fine-tuned—has concluded that, behind all of this fine-tuning, there exists a fine tuner.
As I mentioned before, and as far as rational conclusions go, that one is expected.
After all, even the biggest machine of science ever created, the Large Hadron Collider, has yet to detect evidence of The World of The Spirits, let alone that of an Almighty God.
Parallel to that, and nearly a century after Kahlil Gibran's inspired words, some of today's greatest scientific minds believe in the existence of something they refer to as hyperspace. To describe what hyperspace is, Michio Kaku employs the simple analogy of a fish pond, where we are the fish swimming about in our 3-dimensional aquatic space, unaware of hyperspace that lies beyond the water lilies, a dimension governed by different laws of physics and biology.
Interestingly enough, these scientists — who might have once been considered to be lunatics, or at the very least very strange — are championing the theory we have already seen mentioned in this presentation, named String Theory, which has evolved over the years, and which shows that beyond the three dimensions we're familiar with (sideways, up, and across) and the dimension of time, the universe may comprise: 9, 10, even 11 dimensions.
They believe these extra dimensions are there, even though they have not yet been detected — not surprising considering the stipulation they reside outside of our 3-dimensional universe. Therefore, it would be fair to say that String Theory offers a radical way of viewing our universe, because it describes the entire universe, including Space, time, and even gravity, as consisting of tiny string-like objects — or rubber bands — that supposedly only appear to us as different particles because of the different ways they oscillate, or vibrate.
Therefore, String Theory suggests that our world is a vibrating mesh of strings.
And the reason String Theory is relevant is because it brings together two conflicting theories: The Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Field Theory.
String Theory, along with Supersymmetry, and M-theory, provides a framework for developing a unified theory of all of the fundamental forces of nature, the "Theory of Everything," one that Albert Einstein tried to solve during the last 30 years of his life. Leading up to that, he had successfully unified time and space, energy and matter.
Even more than that, Einstein fused the idea of space with that of time in such a way that we now accept the idea of a
4-dimensional structure called spacetime. And the most mind-bending implication of all is that the contrast between the past, the present, and the future, may well be the grandest illusion of all our universe has ever concocted.
And if you believe the laws of physics, the past has not vanished, and the future is anything but nonexistent. In any case, that is a small example of the beauty that is Einstein's theory of Relativity. Still, he could not merge Relativity with Quantum Field Theory, which he thought was at best incomplete, and he even rejected some of its aspects.
Therefore, this elusive "Theory of Everything," will have been one that reconciles the Theory of Relativity (the theory of the very large) and Quantum Field Theory (the theory of the very small).
And so with String Theory, and M theory, scientists now feel they have solved the equation.
Except that they would still need to prove the existence of hyperspace, which is an important component in solving the puzzle, and which, among other, would mean that time travel is possible and not just the stuff of science fiction.
And, who knows, we might solve life's ultimate mystery, "Why are we here, and where did we come from?"
On that front, physicists postulate that the universe, and that includes time and space and all the forces that govern it, started from a single point smaller than an electron.
They believe that a thing called "supersymmetry," a super force that would have governed our universe when it was still as tiny as a dot, suddenly and inexplicably cracked and unleashed the galaxies, stars, and planets, along with time and space. In essence, before the Big Bang, the universe was a perfect whole, then, for some reason, maybe due to the collision of universes predicted in M theory, unraveled and became other than the sum of its parts. Thus, a side effect of this cataclysmic event is materialization in and of itself, and the formation of space-time along with the 4 forces governing the universe: electromagnetism, gravity, the strong force, and the weak force.
Now, another mind-bending notion that physicists and cosmologists are now open to consider as being possible, is the notion that the universe is a kind of a hologram.
Simply put, a holographic image, something we have all seen on credit cards, gives the illusion of a 3-dimensional object by way of casting a sculptural impression inside a thin sheet of high resolution film. Although, to the naked eye, that thin sheet of high-resolution film is 2-dimensional, it nevertheless has a thickness of 10 microns. Therefore, it is within that 10 micron depth, that a sculptural impression of the pattern of information from light waves is cast.
Therefore, through interfering light waves, furnished by lasers, an imprint is created physically-speaking within the depth of the sheet of film, which is for all intents and purposes, a flat 2-dimensional surface. And that is why we can say the holographic illusion of a 3-dimensional shape is stored, as information, on a 2-dimensional surface.
And speaking of information, Norbert Weiner, who coined the term Cybernetics in reference to the theory of message transmission among people and machines, said, "Information is information, not matter or energy."
In any case, today, scientists are open to the idea that everything is a kind of a hologram, and that everything we see, and experience, or deem to be a familiar reality, may in fact be nothing more than a projection of information that is stored on a relatively thin and distant 2-dimensional surface. Now, where did this otherwise crazy idea and potentially most drastic proposed revision to the notion of reality come from?
It turns out that modern ideas emanating from the study of Black Holes, those formidable regions of space so dense that nothing can escape from them, not even light itself, point to a reality that is 2-dimensional in nature, and that the 3-dimensional world is a kind of an image of a hologram plastered, if you will, on the boundary of space.
Originally, Stephen Hawking, representing the principles of General Relativity, made the claim that any material that fell into a black hole would disappear forever. Hence, the prevailing thought was that anything thrown into a black hole would be lost forever, unable to be retrieved, or reconstituted. And that notion, from an everyday, logical perspective is the one most people would be comfortable with.
However, Leonard Susskind, representing the principles of Quantum Mechanics, among which is arguably the deepest principle in Physics, which says, "Information is never lost," did not agree. And that is how the infamous Black Hole War began in 1981, which lasted for decades, and culminated in Susskind's 2008 book titled: "Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics."
In the end, Susskind managed to prove the information sucked into a black hole is indeed conserved.
That debate led to the Holographic Principle, originally proposed by Gerard 't Hooft, and refined by Susskind.
By exploring the mathematics describing black holes, an unexpected and curious discovery was made: according to the calculations, even if the object were to disappear into a black hole, a duplicate copy of all the information it contains seems spread out and embedded on the surface of the black hole, the same way information is stored in a computer, on a flat disk. Therefore, and based on the math, everything has a 3-dimensional version and a 2-dimensional version that persists as information. Furthermore, and in theory at least, we could use this information to reconstruct it.
And if that were not enough, we end up with a real mind-boggling revelation that space within a black hole follows the same rules of physics that exist outside the black hole, or anywhere else for that matter. Therefore, if an object inside a black hole can be described, and reconstituted by way of information that is stored on the surface of that same black hole, then it might be that everything in the universe, from galaxies, stars, even space itself is nothing more than a projection of information stored on a distant surface that surrounds us. In other words, what we experience as reality may be something like a hologram; and perhaps the 3-dimensional aspect of reality is an illusion and the ultimate precise reality is whatever exists on this distant 2-dimensional surface of the universe.
A mind-boggling concept indeed. And yet, none of that, if you ask the rational scientist, has anything to do with suggesting the presence of a Creator. As it stands, the scientists are of the opinion the universe did not have a beginning, and has not existed forever; that it arose spontaneously, and that it will go on expanding forever, without the benefit of a creator.
Arguably, talking about Miracles or divine intervention has no place in this debate, because although no one has yet traveled near or faster than the speed of light, or — better still — back in time, there is the hope that one day we might unlock and harness the many mysteries that remain hidden from us. In other words, what may seem like a miracle today may one day feel commonplace.
Furthermore, unless it can be detected, observed, quantified, and replicated, or can fit a particular mathematical framework, it is not admissible as evidence, hence irrelevant.
Still, I cannot deny what I saw, even though I know there are no current scientific tools or way to process what I have experienced into a theory of sorts, one that Einstein himself might reject as "Spooky Action from a Distance," the exact words he used when refuting the idea of Quantum entanglement, that indivisible nature of the quantum world in which two particles would communicate instantaneously, regardless of the distance between them, thus requiring speeds higher than the speed of light — something that would be proven true through a series of experiments conducted by Alain Aspect and his colleagues in 1982.
Also in 1982, a 72-old Doctor Dahesh, who by then, had suffered a series of painful and often debilitating injuries, was getting ready to leave my New York City apartment, located on the corner of 34th street and 2nd avenue. I was slated to drive him to his dental appointment in Queens, and as is customary, I had spoken to one of our building parking-garage attendants, in order for him to get my car ready. Doctor Dahesh and I were in the bedroom with large sliding windows, overlooking 34th street, with a stunning view of the New York City Skyline; the Chrysler Building was glistening a few blocks up north... I remember it being a sunny, crisp autumn day, and time seemed to stand still…
Doctor Dahesh had just finished shaving, and I was helping him get ready. You see, his chronic pain had severely limited his movement. As a result, he often required assistance in order to perform certain mundane tasks, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, getting dressed, or putting his socks and shoes on.
But, being who he was, he tried to be as self-reliant as possible. Therefore, and as far as putting his pants on, he had perfected a technique whereby, with one hand, he would use the desk as support, while lowering the pair of pants down to the floor, as low as his back could allow him arch forward. Then, ever so carefully, he would hoist one knee and maneuver his foot into one of pant legs, then proceed to lift it up to about upper-thigh level, pause for a moment then repeat the procedure with the other leg. Once securely around his waist, he would button his fly, and buckle his belt. On average, the procedure took at least a couple of minutes. And I would stand guard, ready to jump in, whenever needed.
In any case, you could imagine how long it would take him to put a pair of pants on.
Well, not that long, apparently...
You see, on that fateful day in 1982, something amazing took place: Doctor Dahesh went from—quite literally—holding the pair of pants I had just handed him, to buckling his belt, in a flash; and all I did was blink!
Here is what happened in more detail: I handed him his pants, he took them from me, and stood there, getting ready for the delicate operation. I walked a few paces to the other side of the room, while still eyeing him, and his stance had not changed; I turned my head a fraction of a second towards the dresser—mainly because I did not want to bump into it—then back to a Doctor Dahesh who, not only had his pants on, but was buckling his belt and trying very hard not to grin or look like the cat who just ate the canary!
Did I and the whole of Manhattan freeze while Doctor Dahesh put his pants on?
Therefore, and looking back on this amazing experience, I believe I witnessed evidence of hyperspace and of time travel—or something in-between! As I said, I do not wish to engage in pseudo science, but this is what I witnessed and I have not other way to describe it.
On another occasion, and this time I had been visiting him at his Greenwich, Connecticut residence, he instructed me to write and burn a Daheshist Spiritual Symbol, which is our Daheshist prayer written on a small yellow sheet of paper that is folded then burned.
I did as he asked; I drew the familiar Daheshist Star, with all the necessary inscriptions, and I added a personal request in the footer, folded the prayer, burned it, and recited the incantation requesting that our Creator grant me spiritual assistance.
No sooner had I placed the ashes in my hand in order to disperse them in the garden, than Doctor Dahesh rushed towards in an attempt to stop me.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“You forgot to sign your name to the prayer,” he replied.
“Are you sure?” I asked in total disbelief!
What occurred next would, in my opinion, provide tangible proof that nothing is destroyed, anything can be reconstituted, and that reincarnation is real:
Doctor Dahesh uttered the following words, "By God's right, and that of the Beloved Guiding Prophet, let Mario's Symbol reappear!" and gently—yet briskly—tapped my clenched fist, which as far as I knew, contained the ashes of the prayer I had just burned.
I opened my hand, and right there in my palm, the ashes had disappeared, and in their place a neatly folded sheet of yellow paper, which looked like it had writing on it.
Doctor Dahesh instructed me to unfold the paper that had just appeared in my hand, replacing the ashes I was about to throw into the breeze.
I simply couldn't believe it!
The intricate prayer I had written, with my personal thoughts and wishes, reappeared after I had just lit a match and burned it down to ashes!
And lo and behold, he was right: I did in fact forget to sign my name!
And so I rectified the situation, and burnt the prayer again, this time in its completed form, and spread the ashes in the garden—as planned.
For what it is worth, Niels Bohr, one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, and with regard to the unbelievable manifestations of the subatomic world, encouraged us to look, among other, to early thinkers like the Buddha and Lao Tzu, who sought to harmonize our position as spectators and actors in the great drama of existence.
In a February 27, 2014 article published by the Telegraph, Leonard Susskind who purportedly has no belief in a higher being of any sort said, "If you ask me, 'Is it possible that the world was created by an intelligent being?' I would ask, 'Is that intelligent being made of atoms, does it satisfy quantum mechanics?' And I realize it doesn't help at all."
True, if one believes in an anthropomorphic higher power. But what if such things as consciousness and intelligence, just like the force of gravity, extend from other dimensions, thus spilling—or rather—vibrating into our own dimension?
On that last note, we come to the end of The Daheshist Theory of Reincarnation: Part 1
(To be continued)
The following is a Summary of the Mechanics of Existence according to Daheshism, based, in part, on Lootfi Radwan’s chapter, “The Spiritual Fluid, A Scientific Understanding,” which can be found in his book, “Miracles and Prodigies of Doctor Dahesh,” as well as letters, and conferences written by the late Dr. Ghazi Brax, and last but not least from numerous discussions with several senior Daheshists, including the founder of Daheshism himself, Doctor Dahesh.
PART I: THE WORLD OF THE SPIRITS
In Daheshism, GOD is not an anthropomorphic entity. Furthermore, we don’t know what GOD is.
That being said, Daheshism demands that we respect other cultures’ idea of GOD. Therefore, a Daheshist is obligated to respect (for example) a “primitive” people’s referring to such things as menhirs, monoliths, or stones, as their deity:
Firstly, and for a lack of a better analogy, technological advancement is no guarantee of spiritual enlightenment.
Secondly, even in our technically advanced civilization, you might come across a person who not only rejects science, but might have a problem believing that everything that exists is made of infinitesimal energy fields, with vertiginous distances between them; or that we’re basically made of energy — something that can only be defined by its effects, and not by what it actually is. In fact, unlike everyday objects like chairs, and tables, no one knows what the shape, or form of energy actually is. We know energy allows us to heat our homes, cooks our food, and on occasion, drives nations to compete for it. For none of us can say that energy has a tangible form. And yet, everything that is tangible (and intangible, of course) is ultimately made of energy; better yet, energy and information combined.
However, back to my original point: none of these concepts would mean anything to some living in our midst, let alone to an indigenous people, still living as they have been for thousands of years. Simply put, giving information that is not compatible with a particular people’s intellectual mindset could have disastrous effect.
Hence, Daheshism believes in the necessity for different religions.
As a case-in-point, before we got to, “turn the other cheek,” we had to go through “an eye for an eye,” which in itself was forward leap from perhaps a more sinister outcome.
The long and short of it is this: things, such as social, cultural, and moral development (such as, great acts of forgiveness) take time, a long time to evolve.
And under no circumstance, as per a written directive by Doctor Dahesh, should a Daheshist engage in proselytizing, or in any sort of coercion.
Our main goal here is to open some minds to the possibility that there might be a grand design behind our universe, and that whoever, or whatever created it, established an unequivocally just and fair system of checks and balances. Ideally, we would have a fresh dialogue that seeks harmony among science, art, mythology, philosophy, and moral and social codes, among others. And please note that I said “harmony,” not “unity.”
We are not here to turn physics into faith, or faith into pseudo science. To truly unify faith and science requires the kind of Mathematics that has not yet been invented. As I indicated before, nothing would make me happier than having a brilliant mathematician show just how we can transition from a folded prayer I burnt, whose ashes I clutched in my fist, to somehow traveling through the slices or frames of spacetime, and replayed itself, without causing a thermonuclear reaction.
The same goes for the incident with Doctor Dahesh jumping ahead of me almost a full minute.
Did all of New York City come to a full stop for a full minute, or did he have an invisible warp drive tucked away somewhere in the bedroom that I didn’t see?
Finally, as Daheshists, particularly the last generation of Daheshists to have witnessed Doctor Dahesh’s Miracles — and I call them miracles because theoretically-speaking, and according to the likes of Michio Kaku, we are thousands of years away from being able to achieve such feats — our mandate is to help those who are, for whatever reason, disillusioned and asking questions such as, “Why is this happening to me?” or, “If God was so loving and kind, why doesn’t he put a stop to wars?”
And while I am not offering any promise of quick-fix solutions, immediate remedies, magic spells or potions as it were, I am providing a loose sketch of a road map to an often long journey towards understanding and acceptance — two important components of inner peace. All I ask is a temporary suspension of disbelief.
Now, what about GOD? What is GOD? Where does GOD reside?
Here, and to give what I am about to explain a historical context, I will share with you a translated passage, which was originally written in Arabic. It is an excerpt from Volume Number I of MIRACLES and PRODIGIES OF DOCTOR DAHESH (originally translated from Arabic to French by Chucri Chakkour), a detailed log kept by the late and acclaimed Lebanese poet Haleem Dammoos, one whose literary work was read and studied by Kahlil Gibran.
Known as the Second Believer, and Chronicler of Daheshism, a gentle giant, and man of peace who was made to suffer more than one year in jail as punishment for his adherence to Daheshism, Haleem Dammoos would record the following entry on August 1, 1942:
August 1, 1942 – The First Miracle : The Appearance of the Extra-Terrestrial — A Discussion
We were three at my home in Ras-Beirut : Doctor Dahesh, Brother Yussef El Hajj, and I.
It was ten o’clock at night when Doctor Dahesh rose and approached the window ... and here, he gazed at the moon. That’s when we heard a subtle murmur reaching our ears. And, lo and behold, a light mist materialized before us and began to shrink, to compress, and to diminish until it revealed a man whose face was red and whose form was amazing and whose face sparkled as if it was the surface of a mirror. His size was similar to ours. He approached us and began to speak to us at a mind-boggling speed, but in a tongue completely foreign to what we were familiar with. And in our turn, we asked him to express himself in Arabic — we asked if he could do so, because we were unable to understand a single word of what he was saying.
That’s when Doctor Dahesh approached him, put his hand on his mouth ... he immediately began to express himself in Arabic and in a very clear fashion.
And he said, “I am the inhabitant of one of these Worlds that are inaccessible to your human eyes. Once, I was an inhabitant of your planet — and that was thousands of years ago. And — what you refer to as — 'Death' befell me … but in reality, death is none other than a passage from one World to another, from one condition into another. For as soon as I permanently closed my eyes in your planet, leaving behind my body as food for earthworms, I found myself in a world of sublime beauty.
If you ask the question, ‘How come we, the living and the inhabitants of this planet are not capable of seeing you — you, who have abandoned your material body and now wear a transparent Spiritual body?’
My answer would be that the explanation would require many volumes and that I would have to remain with you for many long hours — which is not possible because, and already, the hour to leave you is almost upon us. Nevertheless, I will explain a fact and supply you with proof. And here is, then, the explanation:
Each human being possesses two bodies: One material and the other Spiritual.
As for your Material World, it possesses vibrating waves, similarly to the Spiritual World which also possesses vibrating waves that are unique to it. But the difference — from the point of view of the speed of vibration — between the vibrating waves of the Material World and that of the Spiritual World is huge.
The speed of the vibrating waves in your Material World is far lesser than the speed of the vibrating waves in the Spiritual Worlds.
When (what is commonly referred to as) death occurs in your world, the spiritual body — which represents the second portion of your personal entity— separates from the material body and rises until it reaches the World whose vibrating waves are identical to its own.
That is why it is impossible for you to perceive this spiritual body because the organ of sight is under the influence of your material world whose vibrating waves are too slow by comparison to the Spiritual World — and to the speed of the vibrating waves in this spiritual body, thus the impossibility to see anything whatsoever. As for the proof, and in order to simplify the problem, and so that you are in a position to better understand it, I will give you this following example: Imagine you are standing upright, on any street ... and that a car passes right before you, rolling at great speed. It will pass you without your being able to identify the passengers that were inside the car ... and that is due to its staggering speed.
But, if it is given to you to climb inside another car, and follow it until you are able to catch up with it — at which point you would be riding side by side, regardless of speed — you would be able to perceive those who are inside the other car ... just as they would be able to see you — since both your speeds are now identical. Likewise, the same can be said about our ethereal world.
You will not be in a position to perceive it with your eyes that remain subject to the laws of matter and with these vibrations that are far slower than the waves of our Spiritual World."
We asked him a few questions and received — for each question — an adequate answer.
He took leave of us and began to dissipate little by little before us until he disappeared completely.
His vanishing was as extraordinary as his appearance had been incredible.
The preceding was written in 1942.
In today’s parlance, you can easily imagine a scenario in which every particle, or wave, or wavicle that makes you who you are (and that includes your mind ) were made to vibrate at a vertiginously high frequency. Suddenly, you no longer perceive your Universe in terms of space and time. You probably have just entered a whole different dimension, with different physical laws — that is, if such a designation were to still apply. You have probably just traveled, by “human” standards, billions, upon billions of light years; yet, you probably didn’t travel anywhere, really.
You are, arguably, still here, there, and everywhere at the same time. You have just become a holistic being, one that is other than the sum of its parts.
Well, technically speaking, you have always been one; except that, now, you can really get it!
Congratulations, you have just taken your very first step, after an insanely long, and often arduous journey, into the REALM OF GOD: Welcome to the 150 levels of the World of the Spirits, also known as The Divine Worlds.
The highest, or purest of these Divine Worlds are called: THE HEAVENS — the REALM OF GOD
Ordinarily, I would be describing, in great detail, these Divine Worlds... Except that I can’t.
No one can, as a matter of fact — at least not in a way that wouldn’t transgress the limits of our human brain’s limitations. But since we cannot transgress certain limits, ever, the prospect of peering into the Realm of GOD is therefore impossible.
The only thing we do know (by way of Revelation) is that the Realm of the Spirits comprises, once again, 150 levels, and that, within these levels, dwell the Spirits.
From these Spirits, extend what is known in Daheshism as the Spiritual Fluids, in various degrees of loftiness, and depth, forming two subsequent realms known as Paradise, and Hell.
Similarly, both, Paradise and Hell, are also each composed of 150 levels.
And within each level, you can expect to encounter a mind-boggling number of worlds that thrive, each subject to its own sets of physical laws.
Could we, instead of saying “150 levels,” say, “150 dimensions”?
Probably so. But what is important to remember here is that every level, dimension, degree, or whatever you feel comfortable calling it, can only be perceived by entities, or beings, of compatible wavelengths.
That is why, for example, an Earthling sees The Moon as a barren wasteland despite a revelation from Doctor Dahesh that it is teeming with life; not only that, The Moon even boasts a more advanced civilization, and a higher spiritual level to boot!
And speaking of Planet Earth, or rather the reality we humans perceive while existing as human beings in a normal state of consciousness, it’s worthy to note that it is on the threshold of the first level of Hell.
So to recap, we have the non-localized, unconfined, unrestricted realm of The World of the Spirits (the Heavens), where Spirits thrive. From them, extend a network of energy signatures known to the Daheshists as the Spiritual Fluids. These form everything that does not belong in the Heavens.
PART II: THE SPIRITUAL FLUIDS
As I have indicated above, in The World of Spirits — 150 levels in all — reside the Spirits. These are the DIVINE levels whose upper parts constitute the realm of GOD ALMIGHTY. From these Spirits extend the Spiritual Fluids that permeate all of the two other principal realms:
Paradise, and Hell — each broken down into 150 levels. And as we have seen, Earth (and its associated reality) resides on the threshold of the first level of Hell.
So what are the Fluids anyway, and can we see them?
In a nutshell, Fluids or Spiritual Fluids are the fabric and hidden consciousness of Paradise and Hell, where creatures and things of every imaginable type, size, and tendency dwells. Therefore, it is important to ponder the essence of these Fluids, their effect, and outcome of their interactions.
For me, personally, understanding what Fluids are is akin to understanding the characteristics of atoms, or particles.
For example, a block of wood is in the final analysis nothing but empty space and the particles that make it up are not really “solid” (as we understand the meaning of the adjective “solid” to be), but they are — rather — made of energy.
And when it comes to defining what energy is, we cannot describe it in terms of an absolute shape (outline) or form (physical structure), or mass... Just as we would when defining a block of wood, or a chair — both of which are the end-result of that amalgam of particles, which congealed, as it were, and formed molecules, and so on and so forth, thus building the final illusion of an absolute “image” (or “projection” if you will) of that block of wood or chair. The fact of the matter is that reality, with all its degrees of solidness, and absolute notions pertaining to patterns and shapes, looks very fuzzy when viewed up close.
And if we go past a certain scale, it is downright empty space.
And just as information had to play a part in order for wood to be transformed into a chair, the same applies for Spiritual Fluids: they possess consciousness. And we’ll look at that aspect of the Spiritual Fluid a little later. For now, let’s just accept the prospect that we cannot truly fathom what Fluids are.
However, we can develop an intuitive notion about their composition, and that might include using metaphors, and analogies.
In addition, I don’t think anyone can escape having to read up on Physics (and ponder these concepts for a reasonable amount of time) in order to begin to feel comfortable with the notion that, for example, Gravity, Electromagnetism, the Weak and Strong Force, and perhaps other forces still unknown to us, are, in essence Spiritual Fluids.
And that in the final analysis, they are sub, sub, sub..... particles of the sub...sub...sub... particles.
And finally, that, at the end of the day, we will never fully understand how it all works.
Nevertheless, in the meantime, we have enough to decode certain Scriptural Passages; for example, we have all heard of Eve being created from one of Adam’s “ribs.”
Today, I can safely tell you that it was no rib of Adam that was the source of Eve’s incarnation in The Garden of Adam that was the source of Eve’s incarnation in The Garden of Eden. Rather, it was one of Adam’s Spiritual Fluids.
Fluids are the utmost fundamental energy building blocks of the Realms of Paradise and Hell.
Now, let’s look at “Man.”
“Man” is made up of a body, a soul, and a spirit.
Before I continue, it is important to mention that the SPIRIT element of Man only resides in the realm of The Spirits.
Remember that I have indicated that from these Spirits extend the Spiritual Fluids that permeate all of the two other principal realms: Paradise, and Hell. So, in a way, Man, in part, is a “projection” of a Spirit that only resides in the Realm of the Spirits. As to the human body itself, it is made up of fluids — formal, generic Fluids found in “nature.”
Let’s use some analogies: Imagine a honey comb. The honey the bees produces varies in taste based on what flowers they eat from. However, they all make the same kind of wax. Or, imagine two computers using the same parts, yet, are different in the sense that they are run by two different operating systems. Think “Software” versus “Hardware.”
Better yet, imagine all the computers of the world use the same type of metal frame... Hence, in Paradise, and Hell, there exists generic building blocks in the same fashion we have generic bricks and mortar that can either go into the construction of a palace or a modest cottage.
As far as being building blocks, those generic Fluids — also known as The fundamental Fluids —
point to those Fluids that determine the common form, senses, and attributes of a species, or subspecies.
Human beings, for instance, have a common Fluid: the basic “blueprint,” if you will, that specifies how many ears, eyes, and so on, each human being, should typically receive. The same holds true for trees, penguins, rocks and so forth. However it is only the The main Spiritual Fluid — or the vital Spiritual Fluid — that provides life to a human, or an animal, along with its main traits — tall, short, white, black, etc. — and its dispositions.
And it does so once it enters a fetus AT THE TIME OF BIRTH.
When death takes place, in a flash of unimaginable speed, this Spiritual Fluid leaves the body, and sets on another journey, taking on another form, in a world compatible with its deeds.
In rare cases and for spiritual reasons, the Principal Spiritual Fluid leaves a person’s body causing him, or her, to live in a vegetative state — a life without consciousness. The Internal Fluids (as I choose to call them) are received through genes: each newborn creature inherits Fluids from both parents.
The Principal/Vital Spiritual Fluid, however, is related to only one parent, which is why a parent sometimes favors one child, over another, or simply feels closer to one child. The External Spiritual Fluids (again, my own designation) are those a creature can get, not at birth, but during their lifetime.
And the reason I decided to call them “External” versus “Accidental” (as I have seen others call them in English) is because there are no accidents. The bottom line is this: everything is the result of an action, in some space-time dimension (that is, assuming there is such as thing as space and time in other dimensions). So, for example, if you wake up one day and decide — for some unknown reason — to write a best seller, or learn the violin, it’s not because some random event took place. It all has a reason behind it.
And unlike the Internal (inherited) Fluids, External Spiritual Fluids belong to the individual who, ultimately, acquires them on his or her own. And at the risk of complicating matters, yes, this also applies (generally-speaking) to animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Some Fluids put a person under the influence of his/her Spiritual Fluids projections in the higher or lower worlds. Sure, you can refer to these External Spiritual Fluids as, habits, tendencies, skills, and so on.
Therefore, the SPIRITUAL fluids (a step above the GENERIC, or FUNDAMENTAL fluids), are, if you will, the SOFTWARE that make up the essence of the human self. Therefore, the SPIRIT, which resides in any of the 150 levels of The World of the Spirits — or The Heavens, or Nirvana — it is a Divine and Pure essence that is not bound by the natural laws, and only resides in the community, or society of SPIRITS (i.e., the World of the Spirits).
THE SPIRIT is located in the community of Spirits which was created by the CREATIVE FORCE THAT IS GOD ALMIGHTY before time or space ever existed — not that either time or space would necessarily have to exist in the realm of The Spirits!
And the Spirits are the ORIGIN of ALL OF CREATION, and THE MOTHERS OF ALL THE BEINGS.
In other words, if anything exists anywhere in the 150 levels of Paradise, or the 150 levels of Hell, it does so thanks to a MOTHER SPIRIT.
From these MOTHER SPIRITS, the FLUIDS are dispatched (or sprung) and these FLUIDS in turn make up
(or form) the beings varying in levels according to DIVINE WISDOM and COSMIC LAWS, and to THEM shall they return after they, the FLUIDS, have reached the height of their elevation and purification.
Now, the plot thickens!
The Spiritual Fluids are further broken down into three categories:
Spiritual, Material, and Inferior in their tendencies.
And relative equilibrium can only be achieved when the Fluids that have a Spiritual (i.e., lofty) tendency are able to dominate the other two.
So to recap, we have Generic/Fundamental Fluids, and Spiritual Fluids And the Spiritual Fluids are broken down into three types (in their tendencies):
Spiritual ( as in “lofty”) in their tendencies.
Material in their tendencies.
Lowly in their tendencies.
Now, The Spiritual Fluids that have a Spiritual tendency, or a tendency towards loftiness, are the ONLY ones that are allowed to leave the Earth towards a loftier world. Whereas the Spiritual Fluids with Material Tendencies shall remain within the ATTRACTION of the EARTH.
As for the Spiritual Fluids with Lowly tendencies — and by “virtue” of their wickedness and being rotten — they will be subject to the Attraction of the INFERNAL WORLDS.
Once again, every SPIRIT is a TRUE MOTHER SPIRIT to a group of beings via INVISIBLE BEAMS — or RAYS.
As a result, every MOTHER SPIRIT rises and falls, through the SPIRTUAL RANKS in accordance with the rise and fall of the Beings connected to it (i.e., that the MOTHER SPIRIT has “created”).
Therefore, the BILLIONS of STARS and PLANETS are broken down into 150 LOFTY SPIRITUAL LEVELS and 150 LOWLY levels.
The upper levels make up the WORLDS OF PARADISE — or Paradisaical Worlds, and the lower levels — or the INFERNAL WORLDS.
And EVERY Higher or Lower level encompasses MILLIONS of MATERIAL ORBS, each containing it own LAWS, CLIMATE and INHABITANTS.
Again, EARTH, on the SCALE OF THE COSMIC CIVILIZATIONS is situated exactly BETWEEN the upper worlds and lower ones.
No space ship or rocket can lead us to the whatever GLORY awaits us in the UPPER worlds.
Only an inner spiritual rising will allow any FLUID, after departing from MAN, to materialize in an UPPER WORLD it merits materializing in. On the other hand, if MAN lowers himself and clings to all that worldly, well, then MAN puts HIMSELF in the field of attraction of the LOWER WORLDS and his FLUIDS will MATERIALIZE there — after they depart from him — on a Planet filled with Ignorance and Darkness, and Wickedness, and where untold misery and hardship are rampant, and that is according to the DIVINE COSMIC LAWS.
Earlier in this presentation, I made a reference to science fiction, a subject I am particularly fond of.
In reference to science fiction, Professor Michio Kaku said, “Most of science fiction is in fact well within the laws of physics, but possible within maybe 100 years. And then we have type two impossibilities, impossibilities that may take 1,000 years or more. That includes time travel, warp drive, higher dimensions, portals through space and time, star gates, worm holes. That’s type two. And then we have type three, and those are things which simply violate all the known laws of physics, and they’re very few of them.”
Doctor Dahesh, arguably a “type three impossibility,” taught that GOD had sealed the mysteries of Existence, as well as the ultimate purpose of Creation, from even His prophets — in fact I once went up to him as he working away at his desk and asked him if he, himself, had ever seen God; to that, he stopped writing, smiled, shook his head, and replied, “Not even the Prophets, God’s messengers, have seen Him.”
And then I asked him, “Do animals have prophets?” That’s when he said, “Now, let’s not get into that!”
Doctor Dahesh wrote, “Man, may you one day understand that as powerful as you are, as marvelous and astonishing as the deeds you perform are, as admirable as the works you accomplish are, and even if your discoveries were to surpass the horizon as no one before you has ever been able to do, and whatever they might be ... there lies within the depths of existence something incomprehensible and elusive, something whose nature and essence are unknown ... This something laughs and mocks your achievements, and will keep on doing so until your ephemeral hour ends. And you shall leave as though you have never come.”
MARIO HENRI CHAKKOUR, AIA
December 6, 2015
PODCAST SERIES SUMMARY: In the first-half of the Twentieth Century, Doctor Dahesh would arguably reveal the presence of a multidimensional universe through mind-boggling physical manifestations that were beyond his control. I was fortunate enough to meet him in the early 70s and would later become one of his personal assistants.
Between 1980 and up to his death on April 9, 1984, he would grace me with his presence at my New York City apartment. We sometimes spent weeks together, during which many miracles would take place. After his death, I struggled with finding a bridge between what I experienced and the way with which science was telling me I should think. I grappled with the notions of belief and knowledge, and constantly found myself in a no man's land between science and faith.
But then, things would evolve in the scientific community to such an extent that many scientists—who might have once been considered to be lunatics, or at the very least very strange—are championing mind-boggling theories.
Still, none of that provides tangible scientific proof that the universe was created by a higher power, that it has meaning beyond what we know.
As for me, and given the fantastic nature of the events I have witnessed, and some of their implications I was privy to, it is both my privilege and duty to act as your guide through a road perhaps not taken, one that has personally provided me an impetus to embark on a life-long quest for knowledge about the wondrous nature that is our existence.
Anything less and I will have disavowed all I have seen and believed, and forfeited my soul.
MARIO HENRI CHAKKOUR, AIA
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