The Eleven Dimensions of Space/Time
Updated December 8, 2009
I offer these as a metaphysical exposition of the basic dimensions defining space/time as we experience it. Note that the number of dimensions here is the same as in what is known in theoretical physics as "M-Theory".
- primary (defines a line, the selfsame line is a coordinate axis, the center of which is the Infinite Point)
- secondary (together with the primary, defines a plane; coordinate axis is at right angles to the primary, this axis bisecting the primary at the Infinite Point)
- tertiary (together with both the primary and secondary, defines the volumetric space of the sphere; coordinate axis of which is a direction at right angles to both the primary and the secondary, and bisecting them both at the Infinite Point)
- time (defines directions at that are at right angles to the primary, secondary, and tertiary simultaneously; can be modeled as a domain encompassing all directions within a conceptualized sphere that are at right angles to the first three dimensions, the center of which is the center of the sphere, the Infinite Point. Being a domain, is not a dimension in the same sense as the other dimensions, yet it must exist in order for the following three dimensions to exist.)
- movement of primary (rotation of the primary axis by degrees around a conceptualized sphere. The line rotates with the Infinite Point being the pivot upon which the rotation occurs, and can be modeled in one fashion as the rotation of a line within a plane section. Measurement along this dimension is done by comparing the new coordinate position with a starting or reference position; the value of the difference between the two values being the measurement along this dimension. This method of measurement is also true for the following two dimensions)
- movement of secondary (rotation of the secondary axis; can be modeled fundamentally by the rotation of the secondary axis by degrees around a conceptualized sphere, relative to a reference or starting position. Taken together with the rotation of the primary dimension axis, can be modeled in one fashion as the complex rotation of a plane section within the conceptualized sphere, with the primary dimension axis line both rotating and serving as the pivot around which the rotation occurs.)
- movement of tertiary (rotation of the tertiary axis; can be modeled fundamentally as the rotation of the tertiary axis by degrees around the conceptualized sphere relative to a reference or starting position, with the center point being the axis around which rotation takes place. Taken together with rotations along the primary and secondary dimensions, can be modeled in one fashion as the rotation of a tri-axial construct relative to a starting, or reference, position, with the center of the construct as the pivot around which the rotation occurs.)
- pulse of time (expansion/contraction of time, modeled as a domain encompassing an oscillation or vibrational frequency of a conceptualized sphere in a direction at right angles to the surface; spherical expansion represents energetic radiation in the following three dimensions while spherical contraction represents energetic absorption.)
- energetic radiation/absorption along primary (oscillation along the line relative to a reference; can be modeled fundamentally as a pair of points on the line, one on each side of the center, moving with equivalent but varying spacing between each of them and the center point. Note that different pairs of points can be moving at different frequencies along this axis, as well as along the two following axes. Measurement is made by, first, establishing a reference (starting) frequency or oscillation, then comparing the test frequency or oscillation to the reference, as is true with the following two dimensions as well.)
- energetic radiation/absorption along secondary (when taken together with the oscillation along the primary dimension, can be illustrated as a varying oscillation on the plane relative to a reference; can be modeled fundamentally as a pair of points on the coordinate axis representing the secondary dimension, one point on each side of the center, moving with equivalent but varying spacing between each of them and the center point.)
- energetic radiation/absorption along tertiary (when taken together with oscillations along both the primary and secondary dimensions, is a complex three-dimensional frequency or oscillation within the volumetric space of a conceptualized sphere relative to a reference; can be modeled fundamentally as a pair of points on the coordinate axis representing the tertiary dimension, one point on each side of the center, moving with equivalent but varying spacing between each of them and the center point.)
The first consideration when describing dimensions is that dimensions are conceptual; what this means is that they are not Real, but rather abstract, relative, or illusory. The perception of dimensions is completely dependent upon the conceptual infrastructure of the one doing the perceiving. The discussion here is given from the conceptual infrastructure of us as beings experiencing human, or the human experience, within the so-called three dimensional reality.
All eleven dimensions have a common center; that is, the center of the line, the plane, and the sphere are the same, as is true with the subsequent dimensions. Thus, the common denominator of all eleven dimensions is what I call the Infinite Point. The Infinite Point is actually the first transformation dimension, but because the value of the Point is Infinity while being apparently dimensionless, it is not recognized as a dimension. Yet the nature of the Infinite Point transforms the dimensionless into the dimensioned. Time transforms the static into the dynamic, which is why I call it a transformation dimension, or hyperdimension. Time enables spatial movement (rotation) within the first three dimensions; this movement is measured along dimensions five, six, and seven. We refer to ratios of measurements along those dimensions as change over time. These ratios are more accurately referred to as change over change, because no measurement along the hyperdimension of time is involved.
Time can be modeled as a plane surface enveloping or enclosing a tridimensional space, and thus, time is curved. While this envelope represents a part of the domain of time, what we are used to calling change over time, or time lapse, from an individual's point of view is experienced along the three dimensions that follow time, appearing as sequential movement. However, the structure of time itself is hyperdimensional and far from being a simple "straight" line from past to future as we have been taught to believe. Neither is it merely movement across or along a curved plane surface as the model described above would seem to indicate. The idea of a plane surface enveloping a tridimensional space as representing a portion of the domain of time more accurately represents a multidimensional cross-section through the domain of time!
The hyperdimensional nature of time indicates that what we think of as "time passing us by" is actually something else. Real movement along or within the hyperdimension of time would take us out of our space/time universe, and is a movement that is not a part of our daily physical experiences.
Transformation dimensions are unique to the groups of three dimensions that follow them. Time, for example, enables other dimensions to exist, but time, itself, seems to exist outside the infrastructure of the dimensions it enables. Actually, time encompasses the entire spatial dimension infrastructure, as do all transformation dimensions in space/time. This is because time is actually congruent with the Infinite Point, making it of infinite measure across the spatial dimensions. This also means that time is no more a dimension than is the Infinite Point. To label time as a "dimension" is merely to relate to the terminology most familiar to readers, but in Truth time, as well as all other transformation dimensions, can be understood more accurately as a harmonic of the Infinite Point. Time, when modeled as a dimension, is longitudinal to any given coordinates in the three spatial dimensions, and that means the true measurement along time goes across dimensional realities, such as alternate universes. Time, therefore, is more accurately referred to as a hyperdimension, and that term is synonymous with the phrase, "transformation dimension".
What is conventionally accepted as the measurement of time is actually a measurement along dimensions five through seven within our space/time. We call such a measurement change over time but this is actually a misnomer because the measurements involved are both measurements of change, not time. All measurements of time are actually measurements of change along one or more of the spatial dimensions, so the units of measurement used for spatial dimensions are equally useful for measurements of change over time. The movement of an hour hand around an analog clockface, for example, can be measured in centimeters or inches. In fact, the functioning analog clockface itself is a crude model of the fifth dimension (movement of a line within a plane). So when we "measure time", we are actually comparing the value of one change with the value of another. For example, when we say that a reference object is moving at one meter per minute, what we are actually doing is comparing the movement of the object to the movement of the minute hand on the analog clockface. Let's say that this analog clockface has minute markings 5 millimeters apart. Our observation is that for each 5 millimeter change in the position of the minute hand, the reference object is changing position over a length of one meter. All so-called measurements of time are similar comparisons. The clock, then, is the reference measurement of movement that all other measurements of movement are compared to. A little contemplation reveals that this is not actual measurement of time at all. Real measurement of time defies conceptualization just as measurement of infinity defies conceptualization.
This hyperdimension concept is challenging to describe, but it is quite clear once you understand the relationship between a transformation dimension and the three dimensions that follow. For example, time itself is not measured within our space/time; what we are used to thinking of as the measurement of time is actually a ratio of change over change. This is relative and dependent upon the existence of at least one following dimension. The units we call seconds, minutes, and hours are symbols we use to indicate the rate of change along one or more spatial dimensions. If we could use those units to measure time without reference to any other dimension, we would be measuring time itself. But how does one know what a minute is without a clock or other spatial reference to serve as a guide?
In order to get a feel for this, try the mental exercise of attempting to measure time without resorting to the referencing of other dimensions. Were you able to do it? No? This is because the hours, minutes and seconds we call "time" have meaning only when compared to a reference, such as the atomic clock, and that reference relies upon spatial dimensions. Relative to our space/time universe, actual time itself is static, or more accurately, is pure potentiality, just as is the Infinite Point. However, this characteristic enables the dynamic movement that is defined by the three dimensions following time.
True measurement of time yields one value only, and that is infinity. To measure finite values in units of seconds, minutes, or hours along the hyperdimension itself would be to measure along dimensions other than the eleven specified here. As previously mentioned, these measurements would define value differences between alternate universes, not values representing a distance between points of movement in our space/time. Defining this difference requires a complex coordinate set specifying "where" and "when" as well as pan-magnitudinal coordinates in all eleven space/time dimensions for the destination universe. Pan-magnitudinal refers to the complete set of orders of magnitude derived from the eleven dimensions required to define our space/time. Accessing these alternate universes is not a part of our human experience, at least while within a physical body. However, living in alternate realities is.
The question of how we access these alternate realities is our next focus. In fact, we do so every day of our lives, and furthermore, we become aware of them as we compare experiences with other people. Each of us is making our way through a unique set of alternate realities that comprise what we call our life. No two people live through identical alternate realities, as can be demonstrated by interviewing multiple witnesses to an event such as a football game.
This is not a mystery; take two witnesses at this hypothetical game. One of them is smoking and, on seeing a touchdown take place, removes the cigarette from their mouth, throws it on the floor, and stomps it out. The other witness is not smoking, and, indeed, has never smoked. The smoker's reality includes the smoking as well as the extinguishing of the cigarette while the game is being witnessed, but the non-smoker's reality includes neither of these aspects of experience even though both people are witnessing the same event. The non-smoker could have chosen to smoke, but they did not, and that choice is one of the differences that made their reality alternate to that of the smoking witness. This difference in realities (smoking vs. non-smoking) is but a single example of many differences between each of the realities we live through.
To recap, what we experience as movement along time is in a direction transverse to the actual time dimension. As a result, we are surrounded by neither the past nor the future, but rather a vast plurality of alternate realities that converge and diverge at the point we call "now". The choices we make continually determine which of the alternate realities we live through. This should help you understand what I mean when I state that time is pure potentiality; that potentiality is actualized differently by each of us as we make individual choices.
Now, a surprise; our perception of "time lapse", or change over change, is not Real, but is a result of dimensional limitation. Actually, any perception of dimensions requires dimensional limitation to be inherent in perception, because finite dimensional measurements are fractions of whole dimensions, while whole dimensions in turn represent fractions of Infinity. This concept, "fractions of Infinity", is explained in Fractalic Awakening; to recap, a fraction of Infinity is a uniquely limited parameter of infinite measure, such as a line of infinite length or a plane of infinite area.
Since time is One, just as everything else is, accurate perception of time as a whole dimension would be indicated by a simultaneous Awareness of the entirety of the dimension, not just a point or finite distance along the dimension. To perceive in this manner would be to perceive all of time as a simultaneous structure rather than as a linear progression. One might think that with that caliber of awareness, you would know the future and the past as they are. However, remembering that actual time is transverse to what I have shown is actually change over change, you would instead be aware of limitless past possibilities converging at your point of consciousness, and limitless future possibilities diverging away from your point of consciousness. That perception represents the true structure of time. I call the hyperdimension of time the kronospheric. See my essay, The Kronospheric, for more information on this topic.
An exercise to help you visualize this concept is to imagine yourself at a point on a line, appearing to move inexorably in one direction with no option to reverse course. You can imagine what lies "ahead" and remember what lies "behind", but you cannot alter your rate or direction of travel. Next, visualize yourself "escaping" the limitations of this point and line by "moving" away from them at right angles to the line. From this new extra-dimensional vantage point, you can now see the entire line representing the life you had lived up to that point, but in addition you'd see what can be modeled as a three-dimensional array of alternate lines on the "future" side of your previous limited point of consciousness, all converging at that point. This array represents all the alternate future life lines you can live. A similar three dimensional array of alternate lines on the "past" side is diverging away from that point of consciousness, and amongst that array can be found your past life line. Note that this array does not represent the lives other people have lived, but the alternate lives you do not remember having lived. From this new vantage point, there is no "past" or "future", just the entire dimension as One. I expand upon this understanding in my essay, The Kronospheric.
The next transformation dimension, or hyperdimension, is the eighth dimension. I call it the pulse of time, and it transforms the dynamic into the energetic. The eighth dimension enables energetic movement within the first three dimensions; this energetic movement is defined by dimensions nine through eleven. This movement is in a direction at right angles to the movement defined by dimensions five through seven. The pulse of time also determines the "speed limit" of space/time (the speed of light). Anything vibrating at an energetic frequency greater than this speed will transcend the dimensional parameter of time itself and thus "disappear" relative to those of us here in our space/time universe.
With regard to the pulse of time being defined as the expansion and contraction of time, the emission and absorption of energy can be understood personally as expansion and contraction within a given focus. That focus is your own consciousness. This perception brings with it the further understanding that energy does not leave you or separate from you, but simply expands out from you while remaining a part of, or connected to, you. This means we need a new description of this process described as "taking your energy back". The truth is that you pull back or draw in energetic that has remained connected to you after expanding out, being attracted to, and/or adhering onto, something or someone congruent with it. Contrast this with the conventional idea that discrete energy waves, particles or "wavicles" leave an object (i.e. are emitted) and are acquired by another object (i.e. are absorbed) or radiated out into space. In this conventional viewpoint, the wave, "wavicle", or particle separates from the source, moves through empty space, and then is absorbed by the sink, thereby becoming a part of the sink and fully divorced from the source. This conventional idea is congruent with the paradigm of separation while the new concept of energetic expansion and contraction is congruent with the paradigm of Oneness.
Do other dimensions exist besides the eleven presented here? Yes, indeed, but to define them, we must transcend our space/time. The twelfth dimension, for example, is the next hyperdimension. I refer to this one as the dance of time and it involves a non-linear oscillation that is congruent with the fourth dimension itself, enabling such higher-dimensional activities as freezing time or jumps to alternate universes. The movement made possible by the twelfth dimension is measured along the 13th, 14th and 15th dimensions following it. However, moving through time in this manner is not characteristic of the range of motion available to us in our space/time universe, so we would consider movement along these higher dimensions to be supernatural or paraphysical.
While the first eleven dimensions comprise the fundamental iteration that has yielded our space/time, the process of iteration is not complete once the eleven dimensions have manifested from the Infinite Point. As in the generation of a mathematical fractal image such as the Mandelbrot set, the first iteration of the eleven dimensions is used as a new starting point for iteration at higher orders of magnitude. Thus, the 11-dimensional spherical construct becomes the new point from which a higher-order spherical construct is developed. The same eleven dimensions, as previously described, define the infrastructure of this higher order construct.
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