A Physicist gets “schooled” by an Angel

Once upon a time there lived a highly intelligent theoretical physicist named Thomas. He believed that everything could be explained by physical laws and focused his investigations on indentifying the foundational principles of the universe.

Thomas knew that the universe displayed order, orientation and was unified. He believed that this unity would one day be expressed mathematically. He also believed that he could arrive at such a mathematical equation if he could successfully unify the four fundamental forces of the universe. These four forces were known as electromagnetic force, nuclear strong force, nuclear weak force and gravity.

As Thomas rolled these ideas around in his brain, a powerful light suddenly filled the room. As his eyes adjusted, he noticed a humanlike figure was in the room. This unexpected visitor was actually glowing and was responsible for emanating the strange light. The light was unique because it seemed to be the illumination of pure ideas!

“Who are you?” asked Thomas.

“I am an angel of God and I have been sent here to help you understand the laws behind the unity of the universe,” said the glowing figure.

Thomas, feeling he was obviously overworked and fatigued, decided it might be interesting and even mentally recreational to interface with this temporary illusion. As a dedicated scientist he was quite willing to observe the manifestations of his own mind. Amused, he replies, “So, you think you can help me unify the four fundamental forces of nature?”

“The forces you call fundamental are not fundamental at all. Even some of your own colleagues are beginning to doubt that the so-called nuclear weak force is not fundamental. Besides, true fundamental forces must also be universal forces and participate on all levels and scales of the created universe,” answered the angel. “There is no other way that a universe in process could be unified unless everything in Nature obeyed the same rules.”

“I couldn’t imagine a world being so mathematically fine-tuned,” returned the physicist. “Can you offer me some further insights?”

“Yes, I can,” said the angel. “But this is not possible for the way you normally use your brain. I must elevate your thinking to a deeper neural substrate where higher cognitive functions operate. These higher cognitive functions do not take part in your natural mind but in your spiritual mind.”

The angel put his hand on Thomas’ forehead. “I have been given Divine permission to raise your consciousness to a spiritual level where one can directly observe causal principles.”

Thomas felt like his mind was being sucked up into a whirling vortex. When he got his bearings, the features of the figure before him became more discernable as if his thinking became sharper. In this new mental state even the angel’s words changed their significance. As he listened to the angel’s discourse, his mind now somehow spontaneously recognized that each term had numeric values, which flowed forth in a linked series of precise mathematical ratios that closed in a perfect unity. Thomas was surprised that this angelic language was unfolded so creatively, yet mathematically. The angel was communicating through some higher kind of physics!

The angel repeated his words and challenged the scientist to look deeper and make more penetrating observations.

This time Thomas was able to discern that there were repeating laws and patterning principles operating in all the angel’s discourse. Each word seemed to gravitate towards a new state of equilibrium—promoting the exact ratios required to create a common equilibrium throughout the whole series of the discourse. Everywhere Thomas turned his attention, he perceived he was in a realm where complexity was organized into comprehensive unities. Even more remarkable, this universal patterning principle of process seemed to be organic and living because it required sustenance! He now could directly observe that all coherent mental concepts represented real living forms and must get their sustenance from supportive information—literally food for thought.

“Angelic discourse is the unfolding of God’s universal order and therefore the form and sequence of heavenly values is always represented in all our expressions,” revealed the angel. “We angels refer to this unifying and ubiquitous sequence as the ‘Circle of Life.’“

“What makes the phenomena I am now witnessing relevant to the physical laws of the universe?” asked the physicist in a more serious and respectful tone.

“In heaven, where first causal principles reside, all process is unified by the laws of love. In the physical world, the laws of love come under the constraints of time and space where they simply transform into their material analog—as the laws of harmony,” stated the angel with a warm and comforting smile. “Again, all physical process has its origins in heaven and is under the same law and order as spiritual process.”

“Why have you shared this information with me?” asked Thomas.

“The Lord God is currently revealing new sacred information concerning both theology and salvation to the world in a way that will now explain these concepts within a more rational and scientific framework,” explained the angel. “It is time that I return you to your former state of mind.”

Thomas opens his eyes to find himself back in his office. Having these powerful ideas still fresh in his mind he makes a desperate attempt to write down some equations on paper. But after a few scribbles he realizes that his normal, worldly mind cannot express these ideas.

“Geez, I don’t know a damn thing about reality,” thought Thomas out loud. “These ideas are beyond the approach of worldly and contemporary academia. I will have to become an angel and get revelations from God in order to continue my scientific goals!”



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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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