Our Multidimensional Reality,
Enoch, Science, and the Holy Trinity
An academic circumspection
Is there truth in this story?
by, David Freed 02/20/06
The history of mankind is full of stories, myths, and legends of gods and messengers giving mankind instruction and guidance. Many believe that the Egyptians, Summarians, were influenced from space based deities and gods during the very beginnings of civilization. The Hindu Vedic, of India, contain many similar tails. We are all familiar with the gods of Greece and Rome, Even people today, as throughout history, claim contact with outside information. Some experience divine inspiration and prophesy. Others claim psychic communication with the dead and other clairvoyance gifts, and the tabloids are filled with abductions and communication with space brothers.
Yet, it is that communication with Abram, so long ago, that dominates our planet to this day. The children of Abram became the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian powers that dominate our planets geopolitical scene. They dominate our cultures and ultimately our attitudes and perspective. Look at world history. Which message as best survived the test of time? All of the ancient gods are gone today. Even the New Agers are not looking for them. Does not the power of the message to manipulate mankind's history so thoroughly, and completely, even down to defining the very parameters of our perspective outlooks on our reality; give the message some creditability?
We are all born into a cultural bias and grow up in environments that reinforce our cultural views. I was born into a Christian home and remember being in church, as a young boy, sitting next to mom. Yet, as I tried to do the church thing on my own, I have always been left disappointed. If you ever want to see the behind-the-scenes application of the love, found in the religion, just come to a church board meeting and join the posturing and squabbling over responsibilities and money.
As a self-proclaimed scientist, I have always wanted to discuss theological issues to depths that made everyone else uncomfortable, and I have never understood that. If the Gospel is true and the Holy Bible creditable, then why cant they be discussed from the perspectives of psychology, chemistry, genetics, or even sub-atomic physics? But, in the attempt to be a good Deacon and husband, I kept my questions to myself. Although, whenever called upon to speak or lead, my views and perspectives as a scientist, just slipped right in there, after all, we are who we are. I had a few things that I could talk about for a half hour or so and one of my favorite stories to tell is the quest for the Riddle of Steele.
The Riddle of Steel and the duality of matter
I own a replica of a 13th century sword and I have never met a male that didn't want to hold it to feel the weight. Twelve pounds doesn't seem like a lot until you try swinging it around. Given the title, sooner or later, someone always brings up Arnold Swartzingner and his movie Conan the Barbarian. Conan's quest for his Riddle of Steel ended in the realization that steel is not as strong as a belief or an idea. This was an absolutely great direction to take the discussion, because the very real forged steele sword of his army could not defeat a belief or idea, neither of which are composed of real matter.
After everyone has had a chance to touch and examine it, the next step is to Ponder the question whether or not my sword is real - and of course it is real. Once its reality is established, I turn the discussion toward physics. The smooth polished surface turns out to be mountain ranges of molecular groups. Those molecules are actually composed of a collection of atoms, and those atoms are separated by large relative empty space. A closer look at those atoms and they turn out to be collection of protons, neutron, and electrons.
Most everyone of today's cultural knowledge base has some understanding of the structure of atoms. The protons and neutrons form a cluster located in the center of the atom, known as the nucleus, just as the sun is in the center of our solar system. The electrons orbit the center just as the planets orbit the sun. Most everyone understands that protons have a positive charge and electrons are negatively charged, and in the simplest form, every proton found in the nucleus has a corresponding electron orbiting the perimeter. Neutrons, on the other hand, have no charge and have no other function than to take up space and add mass.
Consider all of the empty space in our solar system. How many years of space travel does it take our probes to reach Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond? Now consider the atom and its structure. and again much of the volume is nothing more than the relatively large empty space between the electron orbits and the nucleus. Now consider that those atoms are arranged into loosely held molecules with even more empty space in their interiors.
"It is a remarkable fact that 99.99999999999999 percent of the volume of ordinary matter is empty space. If there were some way to squeeze all of the empty space out of the atoms in our bodies, humanity indeed could fit into the space occupied by a sugar cube." (Chown, Marcus, The Quantum Zoo, 2006, p 3, Joseph Henery Press, Washington D.C.)
So, the first revelation about the Riddle of Steel is the fact that 99.999999999999 percent of the very real cold hard polished steele is nothing more than empty space, or as I like to paraphrase it as 99.99999999999999 percent of it is nothing more than nothing. The next step is to invite a discussion of that 0.0000000000001 percent that is real.
Most everyone is familiar with a simple understanding of electricity and the movement of electrons. Given the right materials, known as conductors, electrons can be excited by a magnetic field to move and miles away a simple turn of a switch will turn on a light. The electron is the easiest subatomic particle to influence and therefore it is the easiest to measure. But just look at how we measure electrons. These electrons comprise up to a third of the atoms structure, and therefore must have some type of mass. Yet, nobody ever buys twenty pounds of electricity. Instead electrons are measured by their movement and expressed, in wave form, by Ohm's Law (wattage = amperage x voltage). What happened to the mass?
Werner Heisenberg was a german scientist investigation the very question of measuring the electron. Evidentially he found is research frustrating because one of his biggest revelations was his Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. Simply put, he said that the electron was evidently moving around in its orbit so amazingly fast that no matter where to attempt to measure it you will both find it and not find it simultaneously. Because of this principle it becomes impossible to measure the electron as a thing of matter, but rather, it can only be best described as a non-thing cloud of spherical energy around the atom's nucleus. Finally, there is an explanation that combines all of the math together. However the math leads to an expression of a duality to matter that is both thing and non-thing.
Duality of matter
"Matter was considered to consist of a collection of particles (that is, to be particulate or corpuscular in nature), and was governed by a set of natural laws. Energy, when manifested as radiation, was considered a collection of waves traveling through space, and was governed by a completely different set of natural laws. However, as scientist began to investigate the properties of light, they discovered that when light travels through space it has wave properties, but when it exchanges energy with matter, light has a corpuscular properties, that is, it behaves like a stream of particles, known as photons. ... Prince Louis Victor de Broglie (1892-1987), a French theoretical physicist, received the Nobel Prize for his work on the wave nature of the electron. He proposed that all matter has a dual nature, both as electromagnetic wave radiation and corpuscular." (Segal, Bernice, G., Chemistry Experiment and Theory, 1989, 2nd ed., p. 428-429, John Wiley & Sons, New York.)
"In 1900, Max Planck (1858-1947), a German physicist, ... proposed and Albert Einstein (1879-1955) confirmed that the energy of a radiation is proportional to the frequency and therefore, the energy of a single photon is expressed as E=hv, where h is a proportionality constant, now called Planck's Constant. The energy of one photon is called one quantum of energy." (Bradley, James, E., Holum, John, R., Fundamentals of Chemistry, 1988, 3rd ed, p. 192, John Wiley & Sons, New York.)
So now, thanks to Max Planck and Albert Einstein, we have the birth of quantum physics. Finally, we have a mathematical avenue to explore other subatomic particles. They are admittedly too small be be measures as particles, but we can now measure their wave energies and describe them mathematically. To do this, scientist have built super colliders to excite and accelerate protons, then once accelerated up to incredible speeds they smash these protons into other masses and each other, in a chance to observe and measure their behaviors.
Smashing protons together has opened up a totally new world of subatomic particles. Quarks, Leptons, Positrons, Gluons, and Higgs-Bosons are just a few of the names for newly discovered particles smaller than a proton. Physicist have been mapping the behavior of some of these small particles since the 1970s and they find themselves at an impasse in the very laws of nature. Some of these smaller particles seem to diminish in energy and completely disappear from reality. This is a violation of the one of the most basic laws of nature that says that matter and energy can neither be created or destroyed, but only transferred or transmuted and is expressed by Einstein as E=mc(2).
These disappearing subatomic particles have been the subject of much study, but their existence seemed so impossibly hard to express and visualize in classic terms. Dr Lisa Randall, of Harvard and M.I.T., explains the problem of trying to understand quantum physics in classic terms is like trying to translate the entire English language into ten words of French. It can not be done because the language is so much richer and fluid than can be expressed in only ten words. (radio interview, February 25th, 2005) But in essence, the quantum world is little packets of energy measured best in wave form.
String Theory Physics
Then one day, two graduate students were sitting around crunching mathematical equations and accidentally rediscovered an equation from the 1700s that seems to explain all observations. The math seems to fit every conceived situation. However, the interesting revelation of String-Theory, is that it opens the door to the possibility of other dimensions of reality. These particles that seem to disappear from our reality are not being destroyed, but are simply entering another dimension.
In fact, String-Theory Physics opens the possibility of ten dimensions of space and one dimension of time.
In the quest for the Riddle of Steele, science only reinforces that my very real cold hard steele 13th century replica sword is comprised of many smaller packets of clouds of energies, measured quantumally, and best described by a mathematical model that predicts ten dimensions of space and one dimension of time. Or, as I prefer to paraphrase it, the very things that make my sword real is dependent on the realm of the non-thing. There is so much more to our reality that deserves to be Pondered in depth.
Religion and Multiple Dimensions
As a member of the Judeo-Christian Heritage, the world of religion is awash with the concept of multiple dimensions, it is just inhibited from calling them as such. Where is heaven? How about Hell, if you believe in it? What about the spirit realm? Aren't these all examples of other dimensions? They certainly do not exist here, or do they? I am excited that current scientific thinking is also predicting the possibility of a multidimensional reality.
Enoch and ancient documentation
Amazing enough, there is ancient documentation that supports the very concept of ten dimensions of space and one dimension of time. Additionally interesting, is the revelation that this very documentation also comes from close relation with the Bible Story. The book of Enoch is not scripture, but Enoch was one of the most prominent men in the predeluvian era. Enoch was in the direct lineage of Adam and he was the father of Methuselah. God invited Enoch up to heaven as His guest. Enoch later returned to earth with amazing knowledge, and eventually was called into heaven without having to die as a mortal. The Book of Enoch is not considered scripture, but apart of the Jewish Mid rash, as defined as the collection of ancient Hebrew non-scriptural literature. The Book of Enoch was found complete along side of the Dead Sea Scrolls and is used by Rabbis to explore Jewish cosmology.
In a second book, The Secrets of Enoch, he describes his journey into heaven and describes what he observes there. During his heavenly journey, Enoch describes a multidimensional reality of ten heavens and one dimension of time. Complete agreement of facts from the past and the present. A concept of ten dimensions of space and one dimension of time. I understand that the book, The Secrets of Enoch, is not a well read book, so I offer the following text for clarity. Bold print added by this author.
The Secrets of Enoch
"This fragment of early literature came to light through certain manuscripts which were recently found in Russia and Servia and is so far known to exist on in Slavonic. little is known of its origins except that in its present form it was written somewhere about the beginning of Christian era. Its final editor was a Greek and the place of its composition Egypt." (Platt, Rutherford, H., Jr., The Forgotten Book of Eden, 1980, p. 81-104, Gramercy Books, New York)
III:1 "It came to pass, when Enoch had told his sons, that the angels took him on to their wings and bore him up to the first heaven and placed him on the clouds. And there I looked, and again I looked higher, and saw the either, and they placed me on the first heaven and showed me a very vast sea."
IV:1 "They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and their services to the heavens, and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail."
VII:1 "And those men took me and led me up to the second heaven, and showed me darkness, greater than earthly darkness, and there I saw prisoners hanging, watched, awaiting the great boundless judgment, and these angels were dark-looking, more than earthly darkness, and incessantly making weeping through all hours."
VII:2 "And I said to the men who were with me: 'wherefore are these incessantly tortured?' they answered me: 'These are the God's apostles, who obeyed not God's commands, but took council with their own will, and turned away with their prince, who is fastened on the fifth heaven."
VII:3 "And I felt great pity for them, and they saluted me, and said to me, 'Man of God, pray for us to the Lord'; and I answered to them: 'Who am I, a mortal man that I should pray for angels? who knoweth whither I go, or what will befall me? or who will pray for me?'"
VIII:1 "And those men took me thence, and led me up on to the third heaven, and placed me there; and I looked down-wards, and saw the produce of these places, such as has never been known for goodness."
VIII:2 "And I saw the sweet-flowering trees and beheld her their fruits, which were sweet-smelling, and all foods born by them bubbling with fragrant exhalation."
VIII:3 "And in the midst of the trees that of life, in that place whereon the Lord rest, when he goes up into paradise; and this tree is of ineffable goodness and fragrance, and adorned more than every existing thing; and on all sides it is in form gold-looking and vermillion and fire-like and covers all, and it has produced from all fruits."
VIII:4 "Its root is in the garden at the earth's end."
VIII:5 "And paradise is between corruptibility and incorruptibility."
VIII:9 "And there are three hundred angels very bright who keep the garden, and with incessant sweet singing and never-silent voices serve the Lord throughout all the days and hours."
VIII:10 "And I said: 'How very sweet is this place;' and those men said to me:"
IX:1 "This place, O Enoch, is prepared for the righteous, who endure all manner of offence from those that exasperate their souls, who avert their eyes from iniquity, and make righteous judgment, and give bread to the hungering, and cover the naked with clothing, and raise up the fallen, and help injured orphans, and who walk without fault before the face of the Lord, and serve Him alone, and for them is prepared this place for eternal inheritance."
X:1 "And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness and unilluminated gloom, and there is no light there, but murkey fire constantly flameth aloft, and there is a firery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons. merciless torture, and I said:"
X:2 "'Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place.'"
X:3 "And those men said to me: 'This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who dishonor God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after the sodomites fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcraft, and who boast of their wicked deed's, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancor, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and for themselves wax rich, injuring them for other men's goods; who being able to satisfy the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who knew not their creator, and bowed down to soulless (lifeless) gods, who can not see or hear, vain gods, who also built hewn img and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is prepared this place amongst these, for eternal inheritance.'"
XI:1 "Those men took me, and led me on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the successive goings, and all the rays of the light of the sun and the moon."
XI:2 "And as I measured their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the sun's light is greater than the moon's."
XI:3 "Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like a wind going past with very marvelous speed and day and night it has no rest."
XI:4 "Its passage and return is accompanied by four great stars, and each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the sun's wheel, and by four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand issuing with the sun continuously."
XI:5 "And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night a thousand."
XI:6 "And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the sun's wheel into the firery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight."
XIII:1 "Those men bore me away to the east and placed me at the sun's gates, where the sun goes forth according to the regulation of the seasons and the circuit of the months of the whole year, and the number of the hours day and night."
XIII:2 "And I saw six gates open, each gate having sixty-one stadia and a quarter of one stadium, and I measured them truly, and understood their size to be so much, through which the sun goes forth, and goes to the west, and is made even, and rises throughout all the months, and turns back again from the six gates according to the succession of the seasons; thus the period of the whole year is finished after the returns of the four seasons."
XIV:1 "And again those men led me away to the western parts, and showed me six great gates open corresponding the the eastern gates, opposite to where the sun sets, according to the number of the days three hundred sixty-five and a quarter."
XV:1 "Then the elements of the sun, called Phoenixes and Chalkydri break into song, therefore every bird flutters with its wings, rejoicing in the giver of light, and they broke into song at the command of the Lord."
XV:2 "The giver of light comes to give light to the whole world, and the morning guard takes shape, which is the rays of the sun, and the sun of the earth goes out, and received it brightness to light up the whole face of the earth, and they showed me this calculation of the suns goings."
XVI:1 "Those men showed me the other course, that of the moon, twelve great gates, crowned from west to east, by the the moon goes in and out of the customary times."
XVI:2 "It goes in at the first gate to the western places of the sun, by the first gate with thirty-one days exactly, by the second gate with thirty-one days exactly, by the third with thirty-one days exactly, by the fourth with thirty-one days exactly, by the fifth with thirty-one days exactly, by the sixth with thirty-one days exactly, by the seventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the eighth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the ninth with thirty-one days exactly, by the tenth with thirty-one days perfectly, by the eleventh with thirty-one days exactly, by the twelfth with twenty-eight days exactly."
XVII "In the midst of the heaven I saw armed soldiers serving the Lord, with tympana and organs, with incessant voice, with sweet voice, with sweet and incessant voice and various singing, which it is impossible to describe, and which astonished every mind, so wonderful and marvelous is the singing of those angels, and I was delighted listening to it."
XVIII:1 "Then the men took me to the fifth heaven and placed me there, and there I saw many and countless solders, called the Grigori, of human appearance and their size was greater that that of the great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths perpetual, and there was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the who were with me:"
XVIII:2 "Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?"
XVIII:3 "And they said to me: 'These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on the earth from the Lord's throne, to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men and how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all time of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvelous big men and great enmity."
XVIII:4 "And therefore God judged them with a great judgment, and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on the Lord's great day."
XIX:1 "And those men took me and bore me on to the sixth heaven, and there i saw seven bands of angels, very bright and very glorious, and their faces shinning more than the sun's shinning, glistening, and there is no difference between their faces, or behavior, or manner of dress; and these make the orders, and learn the goings of the stars, and the alterations of the moon, or revolution of the sun, and the good government of the world."
XIX:2 "And when they see evil doing they make commandments and instruction, and sweet and loud singing, and all songs of praise."
XIX:3 "These are the archangels who are above angels, measure all life in heaven and on earth, and the angels who are appointed over the seasons and years, the angels who are over rivers and seas, and who are over the fruits of the earth, and the angels who are over every grass, giving food to all, to every living thing, and the angels who write all the souls of men, and all their deeds, and their lived before the Lord's face; in their midst are six Phoenixes and six Cherubim and six-winged ones continually with one voice singing one voice, and it is not possible to describe their singing, and they rejoice before the Lord at his footstool."
XX:1 "And those two men lifted me up thence on to the seventh heaven, and I saw there a very great light, and firery troops of great archangels, incorporeal forces, and dominions, orders and governments, cherubim and seraphim, thrones and many-eyed ones, nine regiments, the Ioanit stations of light, and I became afraid, and began to tremble with great terror, and those men took men and led me after them, and said to me:"
XX:2 "'Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, and showed me the Lord from afar, sitting on his very high throne. For what is there on the tenth heaven since the Lord dwells here?'"
XX:3 "On the tenth heaven is God, ..."
XX:4 "And all the heavenly troops would come and stand an the ten steps according to their rank, and would bow down to the Lord, and would again go to their places in joy and felicity, singing songs in the boundless light with small and tender voices, gloriously serving him."
XXI:1 "And the cherubim and seraphim standing about the throne, the six-winged and many-eyed ones do not depart, standing before the Lord's face doing his will, and cover the whole throne, singing with gentle voice before the Lord's face: 'Holy, holy, holy, Lord Ruler of Sabaoth, heavens nd the earth are full of Thy glory.'"
XXI:2 "When I saw these things, those men said to me: 'Enoch, thus far it is commanded us to journey with thee,' and those men went away from me and thereupon I saw them not."
XXI:3 "And I remained alone at the end of the seventh heaven and became afraid, and fell on my face and said to myself: 'Woe is me, what has befallen me?'"
XXI:4 "And the Lord sent one of his glorious ones, the archangel Gabriel, and he said to me: 'Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise before the Lord's face into eternity, arise, come with me.'"
XXI:5 "And I answered him and said in myself: 'My Lord, my soul has departed me, from terror and trembling,' and i called to the men who led me up to this place, on them I relied, and it is with them I go before the Lord's face.'"
XXI:6 "And Gabriel caught me up, as a leaf caught up by the wind, and placed me before the Lord's face."
XXI:7 "And I saw the eight heaven, which is called in the hebrew tongue Muzaloth, changer of the seasons, of drought, and of wet, and of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which are above the seventh heaven."
XXI:8 "And I saw the ninth heaven, which is called in Hebrew Kuchavim, where are the heavenly homes of the twelve signs of the zodiac."
XXII:1 "On the tenth heaven, Arvoth, I saw the appearance of the Lord's face, like iron made to glow in fire, and brought out, emitting sparks, and it burns."
XXII:2 "Thus I saw the Lord's face, but the Lord's face is ineffable, marvelous and very awful, and very very terrible."
XXII:4 "And I fell prone and bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord with hid lips said to me:"
XXII:5 "'Have courage, Enoch, do not fear, arise and stand before my face into eternity."
Ponder this, In Enoch journey into heaven, does he not encounter a total of ten different heavens, realms of reality, or dimensions just as predicted by modern day String-Theory physics?
Now that Enoch is before the Lord, God begins to share with Enoch the secrets of creation.
XXII:10 "And the Lord summoned one of his archangels by the name Pravuil, whose knowledge was quicker in wisdom than the other archangels, who wrote all the deeds of the Lord; and the Lord said to Pravuil:"
XXII:11 "'Bring out the books from my store-house, and a reed of quick-writing, and give it to Enoch, and deliver to him the choice and comforting books out of thy hand.'"
XXIII:1 "And he was telling me all the works of heaven, earth and sea, and all the elements, their passages and goings, and the sun and moon, the goings and the changes of the stars, the seasons, tears, days, and hours. The rising of the wind, the numbers of the angels, and the formations of their songs, and all the human things, the tongue of every human song and life, the commandment, instructions, and sweet-voiced singings, and all things that it is fitting to learn."
XXIII:2 "And Pravuil told me: 'All the things that I have told thee, we have written, Sit and write all the souls of mankind, however many of them are born, and the places prepared for them to eternity; for all souls are prepared to eternity, before the formation of the world.'"
XXIII:3 "And all double thirty days and thirty nights, and I wrote out all things exactly, and wrote three hundred and sixty-six books."
Ponder this, this book supposedly draws upon Enoch's writing and one of the very first items of creation covered in this ancient text deals directly to the Quantum nature of creation and the duality of matter.
XXIX:1 "And for all the heavenly troops I imagined the image and essence of fire, and my eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning received its wonderful nature which is both fire in water and water in fire, and one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock."
Isn't this passage, from this ancient text, a confirmation as to the duality of matter? Clouds of energy that also from the substance of matter. the thing built upon the non-thing. The E and and m of E=mc2. the fire and the water of the rock of reality.