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22.2. Assembling the puzzle pieces

Everything is one. I have discussed it in a philosophical, psychological and experiential context. I have repeatedly claimed that everything is one consciousness and that the universe is a notion in this consciousness, which in turn belongs to a spirit, the Experiencer.

It constitutes one system, one mechanism – with different elements and functions.

I will now show how the material, abstract and subjective, interact in this oneness, the «everything» – the «Source». The key is, again, perspective. We can not understand this from ourselves because we are in the middle of it all.

Once again, we must take the ultimate, global perspective of the Experiencer.

So, where are we now in this story of the world?

I have so far said that the universe is abstract knowledge in an Experiencer, «God» if you will.

The Experiencer, in itself, is pure being without any content. It is impossible to say anything descriptive about the a priori state of «pure being», but I have suggested that the Experiencer must have some ability to create; otherwise, nothing can occur. After pondering, I have concluded that this property is the ability to experience.

I have my favourite word for just this, namely varhet.

The only thing that is now needed for the universe to arise is a first idea, a very first experience.
Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh.
God took, by mistake or coincidence, a tiny insane idea seriously for a moment.

The point.

From this extremely simple starting point, the universe was «created». We have been through how it might have developed from there.

But, but, but.

That is not how physics and traditional science say it happened. I'm on a collision course with the prevailing paradigm; look:

1. Physicalism states that the universe started with The Big Bang
  1. Mass and energy (which are the same; through E=mc2) are fundamental, even if there is a «quantum field» behind them which is not material.
  2. Science does not explain how consciousness can arise from this.
  3. Physics does not explain from where the extreme amount of energy came.
  4. Physics and mathematics theoretically show that multiverses can exist but still lack an explanation of how even more energy can arise from nothing.
  5. The natural sciences do not explain death, intuition, category transgressions, etc.
  6. There is a lack of explanation for many traditional phenomena, including those observed in quantum physics, but also strange observations in almost all disciplines.
  7. Most metaphysical phenomena are unexplained.
  8. Traditional science is often in conflict with religion.
2. Idealistic emergence says that the universe started with the tiny mad idea
  1. Consciousness is fundamental because we all have it, and everything we observe is in and through consciousness.
  2. The world is then an abstraction that is experienced as something material.
  3. Energy is understood as change and is thus naturally present everywhere, resulting from abstract emergence, which is then experienced as energy, mass and everything.
  4. Allows multiverse right out of the box because tiny new ideas can emerge in droves continuously.
  5. Easily explains death, intuition, category overruns, etc.
  6. Explains most/all phenomena that physicalism cannot explain; entanglement, wave-particle duality, quantum tunnelling etc.
  7. Also explains ESP, synchronicities, rapport and other intuitive and metaphysical phenomena.
  8. Is in accordance with almost all religions.
Okay. I will now try to gather all the threads into a combined, integrated understanding.