God, curvature and the properties of space

It was the nineteenth century mathematician Georg Friedrich Riemann who came up with the insight that the properties of space were outcomes of its curvature. This new vision of geometry in physics allowed Einstein to develop his own theories of spacetime geometry and its curvature.

Some of today’s pioneering physicists who seek to unify relativity theory with quantum physics are looking deeper into ways of understanding the structure of space and time, and the causal process behind how these geometries are generated and take on limits and boundaries. For this, physicists are finding the classical Cartesian grid or coordinate system too rigid and inadequate and are beginning to embrace the idea of structured spaces based on functions and trajectories, that is, concepts of flow (active information).

Some forward-thinking physicists even suspect that the dynamical laws that govern physics on a fundamental level are pre-geometrical and prior to the spatio-temporal arena. New (non-classical) principles of action and their structure need to be described if causal process and dynamical magnitudes emerged out of a non-local and non-physical realm.

Thankfully, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg understood the importance of curvature (more than a century before Riemann) and conjectured a non-classical model of causal process and multi-leveled structures of space based on concepts of flow (functions). His model of reality straddled everything from static and inert situations to spiritual and theological flux (non-physical changes of state) by lawfully removing constraints on curvature.

He claimed that God’s creative activity (Divine coming forth or Holy Spirit) flows in complex gyres, vortices and spirals totally removed from any involvement with time and space. During creation, as these functions took on more geometrical constraints and limits, they generated various and distinct species of spaces. Space was not only not continuous, it could be classified into discrete orders—physical, mental and spiritual “spaces.” Swedenborg had stumbled upon the answer to quantum gravity, which not only unified the two pillars of modern physics but united physics to theology!

He would eventually discover that all structured spaces were derived from God’s love (dynamics) and wisdom (structure) and that natural laws and forces were actually spiritual laws and forces projected into the geometrical constraints of space and time. Spiritual law and natural law corresponded to each other. It is because of this correspondence and causal linkage that an Infinite Creator can act in the finite world.

I believe this information, when studied more closely by modern academia, will produce a real shake up in our view of reality. As a catalyst for such a project my new book Proving God explores these unexpected ideas in deeper detail and provides a scientifically plausible theory for why LOVE IS THE ULTIMATE SCIENCE!


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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