THE FIRST INSIGHT: RE-DEFINING ANTIMATTER
For thousands of years, humans believed to be the only rational being that belongs to the planet Earth. Despite the spiritual beliefs or religious dogmas, human minds rightly questioned and wondered, are we alone in this universe? Are we created by chance? Do we have souls? What is God, and where is God? And finally, where do our thoughts come from? Often, we know the origin of our thoughts. Our thoughts are obvious conclusions derived from our previous thoughts and previous experiences. However, many other times we wonder how do we get new ideas and new insights? Why do we become conscious and start thinking the first thing in the morning, the moment we awake up, but we are unconscious, totally unaware of our reality and our existence when we sleep? Why do we sleep and what’s the purpose of it?
In the course of years, we have some of the answers regarding reality and the nature of the world around us. The science has discovered many amazing facts about how our human body and brain function, yet, we don’t have all the answers, as we wish we could. We don’t even have the answers to the most basic questions for the most basic processes to which our bodies and minds submit every night. Why do we sleep? Why do we dream? What are dreams? What causes our DNA to duplicate itself? And things just become even more complex when we experience and try to understand the paranormal activity.
Obviously, we are missing something very important. We are missing an ingredient or some kind of knowledge that may answer all these questions, and even more.
This missing ingredient was in fact heavily discussed and was proposed to be considered as an important fact in answering these questions, about two millenniums and a half ago by our ancient philosophers. This ingredient was called etheric medium. To be more precise they called it “the thought of God” at first. Modern science however, dismisses the existence of etheric medium completely. But, should we keep such extreme views in answering such complicated matters? I think it will be wise to reconsider this matter, the etheric medium, but not from a spiritual point of view, which is always considered some kind of short cut, where people used intuition and common sense to explain matters when they did not have better clarifications for them.
So I suggest that we do the opposite of what we have always done. Let’s start our journey in search of the truth about spiritual matters like our human soul for example, from the most common concept we are all familiar with, our consciousness.
Consciousness is considered a product of our human brain, while human soul is always considered something separated from our material body. Soul is never considered as product of our brain, but somehow it is always assumed that it connects with our physical body or our brain in some specific ways. Yet, no one has ever seen, or knows for sure how human soul works. Nevertheless, we have made lots of different assumptions about the soul. Since these are all assumptions, then it is worth to discuss something that stands on solid grounds rather than assumptions. So, what do we know about our human consciousness. Scientists and psychologists have defined consciousness the feeling of awareness about the existence of ourselves and our surroundings. This awareness is a product of our brain. But what if our consciousness is simply a way to recognize the existence of our soul? Let’s see.
When we are asleep we continue to exist even though we are unconscious, we know that. To others who see us sleeping, we look motionless and almost lifeless, but to ourselves we know we exist and we continue to exist even when we are unconscious. We know that sleep, that unconscious state of being is only temporarily. Even though we were unconscious for hours, upon waking up we know that we existed during that time too, but we existed in a different reality, in the reality of our dreams. Then what if similar thing happens when we die? What if our souls exist and continue to exist after death but in another realm, just like when we are asleep dreaming, and temporary unconscious of our surroundings.
It is true that our physical bodies are made of matter. Everything that surrounds us, and we are aware if, is made of matter. On the other hand, we also experience this nonmaterial world that is always present in us during our conscious state of being. This nonmaterial world is made of thoughts, images, and emotions that have no material structure. But, we are well aware of our thoughts. We are also aware of our beliefs, and in fact we know that our thoughts and the beliefs we follow define our personalities by making each one of us unique in the way we act and behave. However, this invisible nonmaterial world of thoughts and ideas that we carry in us, needs a material environment to play its role and make itself known to us. This invisible world needs our brain, to make these thoughts noticeable.
When we think of the brain this way, as a necessity to play these thoughts, as a physical background for non-material word, we began to view the functioning of our brain in similar way to the functioning of a television or computer. Therefore, following this line of logic we can assume that it is not the brain that produces our thoughts, but in contrary, our thoughts exist prior to being recognized by the brain. Our human brain could be simply a device that recognizes thoughts and ideas and then this device makes these ideas accessible to us. These thoughts or ideas may arrive into our brain from somewhere else then; from a realm outside of our physical body. These thoughts may arrive in us in the form of electromagnetic waves just like the images on TV arrive from somewhere. As we know, the images that we see on TV are usually recorded long before they reach the flat screen of TV at our homes. Those events and movies we see on television were played live at a time. Then they were recorded and then they were transformed into electromagnetic waves which then traveled through space to finally be captured by the networks as signals. After our computers and TVs transform these signals into images we are able to see these images on the screens. Could our brain work just the same; like an electronic device in the sense that it does not create its own thoughts but it’s a tool that helps to reproduce thoughts and ideas that have previously existed? Could an invisible realm be the holder of our thoughts before these thoughts appear in our brain? Could this realm of thoughts that we each hold individually also be the one that we call soul?
This assumption that our brain is merely a devise to recognize thoughts that already exist in a realm around us, does not contradict of what we know to be scientifically true about the functioning of our brain. Since no scientific facts are contradicted about the way our brain works, we are free to make the following assumption: Our individual souls are the holders or facilitators of such invisible world of images and common knowledge that exists before these thoughts are decoded and turned into our own individual thoughts and ideas inside our brains. On the other hand, our individual souls, carriers of thoughts and ideas that resonate true to us, are just small parts of a bigger and invisible realm of knowledge, thoughts, and beliefs.
So, while we exist, and produce thoughts we are dealing with material and non-material realms. Our reasoning for example is not material because we cannot touch our thoughts, images, ideas, or our feelings. However, all these thoughts and ideas relate to a physical reality which we can in fact touch, see and feel. Since our reasoning is not material, then it is not made of matter. We could use the word non-matter to indicate this invisible world of thoughts and ideas, but I believe the word antimatter will fit this description even better. I think using the word antimatter to describe this non-material realm of thoughts is more appropriate because thoughts are nothing like matter, and the word antimatter itself indicates that antimatter is the opposite of matter.
I am aware that by using the word antimatter to describe this non-material world I am going in fact against the definition of antimatter the way physicists and scientists use it today. The truth is that scientists also arbitrary decided to call as antimatter some sort of matter made with particles, which they believe were the first particles to create all the matter. They even call this particle “the God particle” and sometimes dark matter, but in whatever case, and whatever definition they use, they speak of antimatter as some sort of matter. Since theirs is merely an assumption, on the same grounds I dare to contradict these scientists and call antimatter the realm of non-material entities.
The word antimatter itself indicates something that is nothing like matter, therefore it is not made of particles, and must not have mass, a characteristic of matter. The invisible world of nonmaterial things like thoughts and ideas fit the description of antimatter better than the “God particle” scientists are searching for to this day. Based on this new definition of antimatter, the nonmaterial world, I formulated a new hypothesis about this antimatter as follows:
- Rational thinking that occurs inside the brain could be the result of the interaction between this non-material realm, antimatter, and the matter of our physical body, particularly with our brain. Once this invisible existence (antimatter) comes into contact with our receiver, the brain, the brain will be stimulated to make us aware of our surroundings and of our own existence. Hence, it will make us conscious.
- Soul, or this invisible realm around us (antimatter), triggers and is responsible for more than one function of our human body. This antimatter is responsible for everything that we experience as non-matter, like our thoughts, feelings, creativity, imagination, ability to judge, to assess, and so on.
- Everything that is made of antimatter, is not made of matter, therefore not made of any type of particle like atoms, molecules, or sub-particles. Anything made of antimatter must not have mass, but this does not exclude the fact that it does not possess energy.
- The realm of thoughts exists in the space around us, independently of our existence and it is accessible to us due to the advanced structure of our human brain. This puts us in a more advanced scale compared to other animals on earth, but it is not a guarantee that we are the most advanced species on Earth or the only reasonable being in universe.
If we accept this hypothesis then we can further conclude that humans reproduce both matter and antimatter. Matter is reproduced (recycled) every time we reproduce our human babies, and antimatter is produced (and sometimes recycled) in the form of theories, discoveries, new ideas, and more awareness about the world we live in.
The most legitimate question at this point becomes: This mechanism of integrating our human body and mind is it pure coincidence or is it the creation of a superior intelligence? In order to understand this, we first need to understand how the universe itself is created. Let’s see if we can find a logical explanation for this by using the new definition of antimatter as the opposite of matter, made not of particles but that carries energy.
What do we know about the creation of universe? The Big-Bang Theory comes to everyone’s mind. This theory states that matter and antimatter collided together at the beginning, which caused a big explosion. This explosion signaled the creation of our universe. This theory assumed that matter and antimatter eliminated one another upon the first contact. Whatever matter was left, after the Big Bang, created our universe. The supporters of this theory assume that antimatter all disappeared after that explosion.
In contrary to this Big Bang theory, if we accept that antimatter has not disappeared, or eliminated at some point after contact with matter, then we can say that antimatter still exists, and it must exists all around us, why not? This antimatter is the holder of the realm of thoughts that constantly feeds us with new ideas on daily basis. Therefore, the universe must have been created and it continues to exist not because the matter and antimatter eliminated one another, but quite in contrary. The universe exists today because of the continuing attraction and interaction between matter and antimatter as two opposites.
But why can’t scientists detect antimatter, if the antimatter is all around us? The very fact that antimatter is not made of particles then our regular devices made to detect matter will not be capable to detect antimatter, obviously. However, even though our thoughts, images, ideas and feelings (all products of antimatter) cannot be seen or measured by our devices, they are recognized inside our brains. We can say that human consciousness is nothing more than the moment of recognizing and detecting the presence of antimatter. Our brain is the perfect device to detect and acknowledge antimatter’s existence.
This assumption that the realm of thoughts existed all around us is in fact a very old belief. Anaxagoras (500-450 B.C.), one of our first scientists and philosopher, accepted the existence of this ingredient and he called it “the mind of matter.” Even though according to Anaxagoras superstition or divine intervention had nothing to do with the creation of the world, he acknowledged that this ingredient was important in keeping small particles of matter glued together. Plato, another ancient philosopher, also believed in the same idea of ether. Plato even took this idea a bit further by calling this ingredient The thought of Zeus, for Plato Zeus was the God. Other philosophers and scientists like Rene Descartes (1596-1650), and Maxwell (1831-1879) called this invisible ingredient “etheric medium.” They stated in their theory that this invisible world of ether is not made of matter but is a holder of the matter and it is in fact the main reason why all the matter exists. Nowadays, scientists have accepted a similar theory proposed by Peter Higgs that assumes that an energy field penetrates the entire universe, and it is the interaction with this field energy that creates the particles of matter of different sizes and masses. So, this hypothesis of antimatter seems to have been around for ages. Humans have thought and rethought of the existence of this invisible realm of antimatter during all their existence. Yet, we continue to search for this special ingredient—the antimatter—even today. Have we been searching in the wrong places? When are we going to finally accept the existence of this invisible realm, which is right in front of us, in us and above us?
If we finally accept that antimatter is not matter therefore is not made of particles, therefore does not have mass, then what is antimatter made of? The rest of this book will discuss this matter.
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