Love and quantum noncommutativity

In physicist Paul Dirac’s famous equation for quantum noncommutativity one can distill a couple of important spiritual principles! His equation is expressed thusly:

ab – ba = ih

In normal commutative equations you get “zero.”

ab – ba = 0

But in quantum theory (the first equation shown above) you get more than zero, you get “ih.” This seems to be a breakdown of common sense but it hides a spiritual dynamic that something non-material is operating within physical process. In his book The Reflexive Universe the late inventor Arthur Young points out that “h” of Dirac’s equation signifies Planck’s constant, which states that “quanta” express whole units of action. Furthermore, circular or angular momentum provides us with a visceral form for how action can be “packaged” into a coherent or whole unit.

So the process of ab – ba can represent a circular action starting at point “a” and moving in a semi-circle until it reaches its furthest point at “b” then returning in another semi-circle back to point “a” where it started. This circular return to its starting point mathematically represents “zero.”

Young explains that the “i” in “ih” represents an imaginary unit of action—yet is an equally real event taking place in another dimension. In this way, causal process in the physical world is an involvement of an idea into matter and its evolvement from matter to create something useful.

The process of a seed growing into a tree that then produces seed, or, a person leaving home to go to the store and returning home are examples of physical action being packaged into a whole unit while returning to “zero”—the starting point. But there is a real concept being expressed in the formation of a tree and a real intention to accomplish something by the man going to a store.

All process is fundamentally conceptual (imaginary). When you remove physical process from the equation (ab – ba) you are left with the creative concept (ih) of utility.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg anticipated such a noncommutative top-down theory of causal process and stated that God’s creative activity flowed into gyres and various circles, which expressed some utility and purpose. Usefulness in process expresses goodness. Goodness is an expression of God’s Love.

That is why in my new book Proving God I introduce a theistic version to Dirac’s equation:

LOVE = ih

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
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6 Responses to Love and quantum noncommutativity

  1. Gordon M Latta says:

    In reading your excerpt from “God and quantum noncommutativity” I am struck by the same thought that has long rattled around my physically bound brain…namely that God’s perfect intention, plan, design, is, of course, fulfilled in the gift of life in all things earthly. God doesn’t sit upon some ethereal throne making plans or figuring out just how to deal with His silly creations down on Earth/ God loves. From that love life is brought forth. It is OUR response to that love that causes meaning in the gift of life. Like it or not, we are loved and we cannot interrupt that love no matter how badly our life and actions are perceived by our fellow human beings!

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Gordon,

    Yes! Love is fundamental reality and the principle of agency in God’s universe. Even scientists will come to this conclusion in the near future!

    Spiritually yours,

  3. sks says:

    Rock on, you guys. This is exciting stuff! 🙂

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear sks,

    Thanks for your support!

    Spiritually yours,

  5. Derrick says:

    Completely ignorant and probably off topic question. Does this equation (ab – ba = ih) mean that you sometimes get a negative and sometimes a positive value, i.e. not just more than, but sometimes less than zero? And is that value have to do with energy flow or location along axis?

    (I am now kicking myself for not taking more higher math and quantum physics.)

  6. thegodguy says:

    Dear Derrick,

    In quantum mechanics the equation shown above never equals zero. In fact, the answer must always equal the Planck constant (which is always a complete unit of some type of action and has a fixed value – any value). So when a process is stripped of its usual involvement with time and space it can be represented by an imaginary value like “ih.” Swedenborg’s doctrine of Love and Use are great examples of non-material (spiritual) expressions for “ih.” I am not saying that quantum mechanics is a complete theory but its promotion of non-local and non-temporal realities brings us a step closer to a scientifically plausible theory of God and the Divine scheme.

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