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    THE DAHESHIST THEORY OF REINCARNATION — Part One


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    In his book "The Forerunner," published in 1920, Kahlil Gibran wrote a short parable called "Other Seas":


    A fish said to another fish, "Above this sea of ours there is another sea, with creatures swimming in it—and they live there even as we live here." The fish replied, "Pure fancy! Pure fancy! When you know that everything that leaves our sea by even an inch, and stays out of it, dies. What proof have you of other lives in other seas?"

    There are those, including the brightest luminaries of physics, who believe the universe to be arbitrary in nature, and not the result of some grand design. With fierce determination, they cling to the notion that there was no time before the big bang for any sort of Intelligent Designer, let alone a Divine Creator, to exist in.

    As far as logical conclusions go, I might have agreed with them had I not come in contact with Salim Moussa Achi, also known as a Doctor Dahesh, founder of the Dahesh Museum in New York City, prolific author, and, most importantly, founder of The Daheshist Faith, which he proclaimed on March 23, 1942. The physical manifestations that occurred when he was present were nothing short of Miracles to many of those who came in contact with him, including Mrs. Marie Haddad, noted Lebanese Scholar and Painter. News and urban legends about him spread like wildfire to such an extent that the government of Lebanon, incited by the clergy and led by President Bechara El Khoury — brother-in-law to Marie Haddad — would enact an elaborate scheme to eliminate him by the end of 1944.

    That scheme included buying off the newspapers, assassination attempts, incarceration without due process of law, the illegal removal of his citizenship, torture and exile to Aleppo, then to Azaz, Syria.

    It would all culminate in his being abandoned on a deserted road under cover of darkness — without food, money, or identification papers — in Turkish territory, as World War II was still raging on...

    But the following essay is not about how Doctor Dahesh would claw his way back to Beirut from certain doom, hide in the Hneine Palace, which is located right across from the presidential palace, home of his sworn enemy. However, and for the record: from inside the Hneine palace, Doctor Dahesh would launch an underground magazine called "The Black Books." There were, in total, 66 Black Books whose publication ran from 1945 until 1952. Mrs. Marie Haddad would bravely sign her name to every issue. In them, using words, and photographs, Doctor Dahesh would systematically expose the corrupt president and his wife, Laure Khoury, sister of Marie, and chief architect behind the campaign to eradicate Doctor Dahesh — ultimately fueling public outcry and massive demonstrations that forced the president to resign on 18 September 1952. President Camille Chamoun would subsequently restore Doctor Dahesh's citizenship. But as I said, that story is for another day. This is about a much bigger picture that involves all of us on this planet, and why we are here.

    Therefore, please think of the following as being as much a testimonial on behalf of theoretical Physics, as it is a testimony to the role Doctor Dahesh played in showing me tangible proof of the existence of The Divine Power.

    Given the fantastic nature of the events I have witnessed, and some of their implications I was privy to, it is both my privilege and duty to act as your guide through a road perhaps not taken, one that has personally provided me an impetus to embark on a life-long quest for knowledge about the wondrous nature that is our existence.

    Anything less and I will have disavowed all that I have seen and believed, and forfeited my soul.

    And I am fully aware of the reality that there is no tangible, physical proof that God exists; at least not the kind that would satisfy a mind trained to follow the scientific method, notwithstanding some of its limitations, which is a complicated process that can take many directions and starting points. On that front, and because the scientific method requires completely controlled experiments to test a hypothesis, science cannot prove everything.

    That is why, for example, debates about God and The World of the Spirits can never be confirmed or denied, given that no experiment currently exists that could test their presence. And given that I personally do not believe in—nor wish to promote—pseudoscience, I will not attempt to misrepresent my beliefs as being scientific.

    Whether I like it or not, there is a line in the sand.

    Somehow, I, and countless other witnesses have found ourselves in a position that is a proverbial no man's land between science and faith.

    For the record, I understand that the Scientific method is a road meant to lead us to a better understanding of the mysteries of the natural world, by refuting previous hypotheses. Thus, any discussion about the existence of supernatural beings automatically lies outside the realm of science all together. Another limitation, or perhaps virtue, wired into the scientific method is that it is strictly objective: science alone cannot tell us about whether certain natural phenomena are "good" or "bad" for the world, as it can only address and study the objective causes and consequences.

    Lastly, science cannot tell us what is moral or otherwise, because scientific results lie outside the scope of cultural, religious, and social influences.

    Be that as it may, and for the sake of clarity, I will borrow some terms from science, such as "frequency," "wave," and "particle" in order to better construct a picture of the universe according to The Daheshist Faith.

    Speaking of faith, or rather, mathematical faith, there are many noted and celebrated theoretical physicists who believe our cosmos did not randomly sprung out of nothingness. On the contrary, they present strong mathematical evidence that our universe might have been born from the splitting, or union, of other universes, much like soap bubbles behave: when two soap bubbles collide, they can form one whole new soap bubble; conversely, one whole soap bubble can split into two perfectly whole soap bubbles.

    In her February 9, 2003 article called "Theories of the Brane" (and by the way, that's b r a n e, as in membrane), published on Gorged, Harvard Physics professor, and acclaimed author Lisa Randall writes, "Additional spatial dimensions may seem like a wild and crazy idea at first, but there are powerful reasons to believe that there really are extra dimensions of space."

    Then she cites String Theory, in which it is postulated that what we think of as fundamental particles are oscillation modes, or expressions if you will, of something called a fundamental string. And we will be looking more at that a little later.

    As to why we should trust mathematics in the first place: first and foremost, without Mathematics—namely Calculus—physics, starting with classical Newtonian Physics, which is still used today for everything (e.g., from designing and erecting skyscrapers, to shooting a rocket in outer space, and landing a probe on Planet Mars) would not exist.

    Physics uses mathematical equations to elegantly, and sometimes not-so-elegantly describe the way the 4 fundamental forces that govern all matter in the universe behave. Those forces being: gravity, electromagnetism, the weak and strong nuclear forces.

    Gravity, which keeps our feet firmly rooted on the ground , is what happens when objects that have mass bend and distort space and time.

    Electromagnetism, which is responsible for the electrical and magnetic fields, gives us light.

    The Weak nuclear force acts on the subatomic level and plays a crucial role in powering stars and creating elements; it is also responsible for much of the natural radiation present in the universe.

    Last but not least, the Strong nuclear force is responsible for binding together the fundamental particles of matter to form larger particles.

    With this short review of the 4 fundamental forces that govern our universe out of the way, I will tell you a little story illustrating the importance of mathematics:

    On July 24, 2014, two years after CERN announced the discovery of what was thought to be the Higgs Boson particle, the scientists at the Large Hadron Collider confirmed that they had indeed detected the Higgs Boson Particle, and that it behaved according to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

    Now, why is the discovery of this particle significant?

    Better yet, why should the discovery of any new particle be exciting to science, especially that physicists had always been complaining of having too many particles to deal with?

    As a matter of fact, every time scientists smashed particles into one another, they got more particles. And when, in turn, they smashed those new particles, they got even more particles. As early as the 1950's, physicists were inundated with particles. It got so bad, that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, once declared that the Nobel Prize in Physics could
    go to the physicist who did not discover a new particle that year.

    Still, they were able to fit all these particles together, in a sort of a jigsaw puzzle they call the Standard Model of Subatomic Particles. There was one missing piece, though, called the Higgs Boson: a particle that gives mass to all the other particles.
    But, what is "mass" in the first place?

    Noted String Physicist Brian Greene, in a World Science Festival video segment explained that when we push on a wall, or any object, we feel resistance. Logic says it is due to the constituents of the object. That is the mass. So, a piece of concrete has mass because cement, sand, and gravel each have mass. But what gives mass to the constituents of the constituents themselves? What is the thing that gives mass to everything? To answer that question, physicists paint the image of space itself filled with an invisible substance called the Higgs Field. Particles, such as electrons attempting to move through space interact with this field and become imbued with mass.

    How were they able to confirm this hypothesis through experiment?

    Brian Greene explained that they did so by taking particles and slamming them at near the speed of light, over and over, until finally, the Higgs Field reacted and flicked off a tiny speck of itself — in essence, the Higgs Boson particle. It took hundreds of trillions of collisions for the Higgs Field to flick off a Higgs Particle. Therefore, it is very hard indeed to find one.

    Furthermore, the Higgs Boson, which is unlike any particle found to-date, arguably an alien species of particles given that it does not spin around, brings us one step closer to solving one of the fundamental questions in physics, which is, "Where did the elementary particles get their mass from?"

    Lastly, and as regards the importance of mathematics, the Higgs Boson began as a mathematical formula in a paper. Purportedly, 40 years of technological development, billions of dollars, and 20 Nobel Prizes had already gone into the creation of the Standard Model, and unlike the otherwise beautiful equations of Einstein's General Relativity, it is not a pretty theory as far as physicists are concerned, but, according to them, it works!

    The Higgs Boson shows us that even in the vacuum of space, the lowest state of energy in which there are no particles around, there might be a background field of some sort, which permeates the Universe. This background field can be, for a lack of a better action verb, whacked in such a way as to give rise to the Higgs Boson, which will ultimately help us gain understanding about two mysterious entities, one called Dark Matter, and the other Dark Energy.

    Dark Energy, which we will see again a little later, makes up 73% of our Universe. Michio Kaku, a leading theoretical physicist credited with co-founding the "String Field Theory" calls it, "The Energy of Nothing." As he puts it, Dark Energy is what's blowing the galaxies farther and farther apart. He describes it as "the energy of the Big Bang itself."

    Dark Matter, on the other hand, which is invisible matter, makes up 23% of the universe, and it is pretty mind-boggling in the sense that although you can certainly call it "Matter," you would not be able to hold it in the palm of your hand. Aside from being invisible Matter — hence the name "Dark Matter" — it would go right through it.

    Yet, it is what holds our galaxy together.

    As for the stars, which are essentially Hydrogen and Helium, they make up 4% of the universe.

    And what about us, human beings, where do we fit in?

    For starters, 98.5% of a human body, as well as that of most living organisms, is composed of SIX elements, which are: Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Calcium and Phosphorus. The remaining 1.5% consists of very small amounts of trace elements.

    In all, we make up .03% of the universe. Speaking to future generations of physicists, Michio Kaku said, "We are the exception. The universe is mainly made out of dark energy. The universe is mainly made out of dark matter. Overwhelming the stars, overwhelming the galaxies, in fact, and we only make up .03% of the universe. The future of physics is you."

    Still, Dark Energy, Dark Matter... It all sounds like science fiction, doesn't it?

    And that brings us back to the whole issue of GOD, and the controversial notion that our Universe was fine-tuned for life and mind, an idea that has generated much energy and controversy among scientists, philosophers, and theologians:

    During an on-camera conversation with Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Leonard Susskind, one of the fathers of String Theory — best known for having proven Stephen Hawking wrong with regard to what happens when something falls into a black hole — it does look as though the laws of physics, of cosmology, and of how the Universe evolved, seem to be special in a way that is unexpected — special in a way that is, "Very, very conducive to our own existence."

    On that episode of "Closer to Truth," Leonard Susskind invites us to imagine a world without electrons.

    We learn that if electrons did not exist, there would be no atoms, no chemistry, no biology, or people for that matter.
    In short, life as we know it.

    How about gravity?

    While from our everyday human perspective it does appear as if gravity were strong, compared to the other forces in nature, it is not. In fact, if you were to compare the gravitational force between the electrons and the protons inside an atom, it is negligible compared to the electrical force. While it is not known why gravity is so much weaker than the other forces, one thing for sure is this: if gravity had been even a tiny bit stronger than what it currently is, stars, such as our own sun, would burn out too quickly for any life to evolve. Instead of stars and galaxies, space would be littered with black holes, and the universe would expand and contract too rapidly. As professor Susskind put it, "Everything seems to be almost on a knife-edge; that if you were to change the rules of physics, the laws of physics even a little bit, the world as we know it wouldn't exist."

    There is a debate about how many laws, or constants of physics there are that fit into this category of fine-tuning, or description of being on a knife-edge. As it stands, the universe would not look as it does today, if a couple of dozen constants of nature were to undergo some degree of alteration that extends beyond a few percent. Therefore, it is safe to infer that the state of our universe, and the fact we exist, is the result of a highly precise recipe, a balancing act, if you will, between all of the various Constants of nature.

    There is one constant, however, called the Cosmological Constant, that is unlike any other. Susskind describes the Cosmological Constant as being, "The one that is really on a knife-edge." He describes it as being on such a narrow knife-edge that it is, "Almost inconceivable." If we were to change the Cosmological Constant the tiniest bit, none of us would be here.

    Remember that thing we briefly looked at earlier, called Dark Energy which is blowing galaxies farther and farther away?
    Well, Dark Energy can be thought of as a sort of anti-gravity.

    Where gravity brings things together, anti-gravity is repulsive and causes them to move away from one another.

    It is implicit in Albert Einstein's equations for General Relativity.

    That energy could be there; physicists, according to Susskind, have every theoretical, not experimental reason to think the world should have this kind of anti-gravity, which would cause everything to separate at an enormous rate.

    Historically-speaking, in 1917, as Albert Einstein was analyzing his equations for General Relativity, he found that his mathematics was wrong, or so he thought. According to his math, he found that the Universe could either be expanding or contracting.

    Given that Einstein and the rest of the world at the time believed the Universe was eternal, unchanging, he came to the erroneous conclusion that his equations were incompatible with the idea of a static universe. So, in order to rectify the situation, he introduced the Cosmological Constant (denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda) into his theory of General Relativity to artificially force a static universe. But when, in 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered the Universe was expanding, Einstein abandoned Lambda, calling it his "biggest blunder."

    Now, there is nothing particularly impressive with the concept of an expanding universe, which began with an explosion of epic proportions, known as the Big Bang. Every-day logic dictates that all the stuff that was projected out of that initial Bang, just like shrapnel, 14 billion years ago, would be decelerating due to gravity. In fact, there is a theory called the "Big Crunch" that is one of the scenarios predicted by scientists in which the Universe may end.

    Also based on Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, the Big Crunch describes how the universe will end as a result of the
    Big Bang.

    In a nutshell, the universe will stop expanding and collapse onto itself, creating the mother of all black holes, ever!

    Simply stated, the idea that the gravitational forces will end up winning in the end, seemed like the only logical conclusion. When we throw something up in the air, it will eventually come back down as long as no other force keeps pushing it up.

    This makes perfect sense!

    Or does it?

    In 1998, scientists discovered that the Universe was actually increasing its rate of expansion, at regions farthest from us. Hence, the expansion was accelerating. To explain that unexpected phenomenon, they assumed the presence of some unknown entity dubbed "Dark Energy," this Cosmological Constant that is pushing all galaxies farther apart. And under the current scientific model where Dark energy is a cosmological constant, the Universe will keep on expanding exponentially with time, with all evidence for the Big Bang disappearing. In short, cosmology as we know it will cease to exist and the Universe will turn dark. Seen from Planet Earth, the sky will have no stars, or planets. It will be utterly dark.

    Now, here is the really mind-boggling part: the actual magnitude of this Cosmological constant is so incredibly small, so tiny that its effects are only felt on the largest possible scales in the Universe. In other words, it takes a gigantically large expanse of space and time for the Cosmological Constant to create any repulsion. And it is not because the Mathematics tells us that, according to Professor Susskind; instead it is because, "Whatever made the made the Universe, made it with an incredibly small, tiny Cosmological Constant, and no one know why."

    One thing we do know is the following:

    Had the Cosmological Constant been a little bit stronger, it would have blasted galaxies apart, it would have prevented stars from forming, all of which formed because gravity pulled them together in the very early universe. Therefore, any sort of premature counteracting antigravity would have surely prevented the formation of the stars, planets, galaxies, and our existence. So, like it or not, this is a prime example of fine-tuning, and physicists have no way to determine why the Cosmological Constant is so small.

    Susskind offers three possible solutions:

    One, that God did it.

    Two, it happened totally by accident: that it is a pure accident that it turned out just that way and that it works perfectly. However, given that we are dealing with a hundred and twenty three decimal places, then Zero, he said, "Not likely to be an accident."

    The third and last solution, which, according to him, Physicists do not like because it, "Runs against their ambitions." That is, the ambition to explain every number, every constant, in short, everything about the universe. So that third solution assumes that the Universe if far, far bigger than we can see, that is diverse, that in different places, it has different properties. Hence, in some places, there are no electrons, in other places, gravity is stronger, and in others, this Cosmological Constant may in fact be bigger.

    As it stands, Susskind said, "The picture is that there is a very small fraction of the universe where the conditions just happened to be right for the existence of life." He explained that the very early rapid expansion of the universe created a lot of Quantum fluctuation, which in turn, created patches of space possessing different properties. Those patches of space are sometimes called pocket-universes, or bubble-universes. We happen to live in one them. According to Susskind, that's the picture, there is mathematics that goes with it; he and others believe in this particular picture of a tremendously diverse universe — often called a multiverse. (Although, and in the interest of full disclosure, he prefers to call it megaverse, on account of the term multiverse reminds him of multiplex movie theaters, something he shies away from in favor of smaller movie theaters!)

    In any case, no physicist—not even one who has accepted the universe is fine-tuned—has concluded that, behind all of this fine-tuning, there exists a fine tuner.

    As I mentioned before, and as far as rational conclusions go, that one is expected.

    After all, even the biggest machine of science ever created, the Large Hadron Collider, has yet to detect evidence of the The World of The Spirits, let alone that of an Almighty God.

    Parallel to that, and nearly a century after Kahlil Gibran's inspired words, some of today's greatest scientific minds believe in the existence of something they refer to as hyperspace. To describe what hyperspace is, Michio Kaku employs the simple analogy of a fish pond, where we are the fish swimming about in our 3-dimensional aquatic space, unaware of hyperspace that lies beyond the water lilies, a dimension governed by different laws of physics and biology.

    Interestingly enough, these scientists, who might have once been considered to be lunatics, or at the very least very strange, are championing the theory we have already seen mentioned in this presentation, named String Theory, which has evolved over the years, and which shows that beyond the three dimensions we're familiar with — sideways, up, and across — and the dimension of time, the universe may comprise 9, 10, even 11 dimensions.

    They believe these extra dimensions are there, even though they have not yet been detected — not surprising considering the stipulation they reside outside of our 3-dimensional universe. Therefore, it would be fair to say that String Theory offers a radical way of viewing our universe, because it describes the entire universe, including Space, time, and even gravity, as consisting of tiny string-like objects — or rubber bands — that supposedly only appear to us as different particles because of the different ways they oscillate, or vibrate.

    Therefore, String Theory suggests that our world is a vibrating mesh of strings.

    And the reason String Theory is relevant is because it brings together two conflicting theories: The Theory of Relativity, and Quantum Field Theory.

    String Theory, along with Supersymmetry, and M-theory, provides as framework for developing a unified theory of all of the fundamental forces of nature, the "Theory of Everything," one that Albert Einstein tried to solve during the last 30 years of his life. Leading up to that, he had successfully unified time and space, energy and matter.

    Even more than that, Einstein fused the idea of space with that of time in such a way that we now accept the idea of a 4 dimensional structure called spacetime. And among the most mind-bending implication of all is the sharp difference we see between the past, the present, and the future, may be the grandest illusions of all that our universe has concocted.

    And if you believe the laws of physics, the past has not vanished, and the future is anything but nonexistent. In any case, that is a small example of the beauty that is Einstein's theory of Relativity. Still, he could not merge Relativity with Quantum Field Theory, which he thought was at best incomplete, and he even rejected some of its aspects.


    Therefore, this elusive "Theory of Everything," will have been one that reconciles the Theory of Relativity (the theory of the very large) and Quantum Field Theory (the theory of the very small). And so with String Theory, and M theory, scientists now feel they have solved the equation.

    Except that they would still need to prove the existence of hyperspace, which is an important component in solving the puzzle, and which, among other, would mean that time travel is possible and not just the stuff of science fiction.

    And, who knows, we might solve life's ultimate mystery, "Why are we here, and where did we come from?"

    On that front, physicists postulate that the universe, and that includes time and space and all the forces that govern it, started from a single point smaller than an electron.

    They believe that a thing called "supersymmetry," a super force that would have governed our universe when it was still as tiny as a dot, suddenly and inexplicably cracked and unleashed the galaxies, stars, and planets, along with time and space. In essence, before the Big Bang, the universe was a perfect whole, then, for some reason, maybe due to the collision of universes predicted in M theory, unraveled and became other than the sum of its parts. Thus, a side-effect of this cataclysmic event is materialization in of itself, and the formation of space-time along with the 4 forces governing the universe: Electromagnetism, Gravity, the Strong Force, and the Weak Force.

    Now, another mind-bending notion that physicists and cosmologists are now open to consider as being possible, is the notion that the universe is a kind of a hologram.

    Simply put, a holographic image, something we have all seen on credit cards, gives the illusion of a 3-dimensional object by way of casting a sculptural impression inside a thin sheet of high resolution film. Although, to the naked eye, that thin sheet of high resolution film is 2-dimensional, nevertheless has a thickness of 10 microns. Therefore, it is within that 10 micron depth, that a sculptural impression of the pattern of information from light waves is cast.

    Therefore, through interfering light waves, furnished by lasers, an imprint is created physically-speaking within the depth of the sheet of film, which is for all intents and purposes, a flat 2-dimensional surface. And that is why we can say the holographic illusion of a 3-dimensional shape is stored, as information, on a 2-dimensional surface.

    And speaking of information, Norbert Weiner, who coined the term Cybernetics in reference to the theory of message transmission among people and machines, said, "Information is information, not matter or energy."

    In any case, today, scientists are open to the idea that everything is a kind of a hologram, and that everything we see, and experience, or deem to be a familiar reality, may in fact be nothing more than a projection of information that is stored on a relatively thin and distant 2-dimensional surface. Now, where did this otherwise crazy idea and potentially most drastic proposed revision to the notion of reality come from?

    Black holes.

    It turns out that modern ideas emanating from the study of Black Holes, those formidable regions of space so dense that nothing can escape from them, not even light itself, point to a reality that is 2-dimensional in nature, and that the
    3-dimensional world is a kind of an image of a hologram plastered, if you will, on the boundary of space.

    Originally, Stephen Hawking, representing the principles of General Relativity, made the claim that any material that fell into a black hole would disappear forever. Hence, the prevailing thought was that anything thrown into a black hole would be lost forever, unable to be retrieved, or reconstituted. And that notion, from an everyday, logical perspective is the one most people would be comfortable with.

    However, Leonard Susskind, representing the principles of Quantum Physics Mechanics, among which is arguably the deepest principle in Physics, which says, "Information is never lost," did not agree. And that is how the infamous Black Hole War began in 1981, which lasted for decades, and culminated in Susskind's 2008 book titled: "Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics."

    In the end, Susskind managed to prove the information sucked into a black hole is indeed conserved.

    That debate led to the Holographic Principle, originally proposed by Gerard 't Hooft, and refined by Susskind.

    By exploring the mathematics describing black holes, an unexpected and curious discovery was made: according to the calculations, even if the object were to disappear into a black hole, a duplicate copy of all the information it contains seems spread out and embedded on the surface of the black hole, the same way information is stored in a computer, on a flat disk. Therefore, and based on the math, everything has a 3-dimensional version and a 2-dimensional version that persists as information. Furthermore, and in theory at least, we could use this information to reconstruct it.

    And if that were not enough, we end up with a real mind-boggling revelation that space within a black hole follows the same rules of physics that exist outside the black hole, or anywhere else for that matter. Therefore, if an object inside a black hole can be described, and reconstituted by way of information that is stored on the surface of that same black hole, then it might be that everything in the universe, from galaxies, stars, even space itself is nothing more than a projection of information stored on a distant surface that surrounds us. In other words, what we experience as reality may be something like a hologram; and perhaps the 3-dimensional aspect of reality is an illusion and the ultimate precise reality is whatever exists on this
    2-dimensional surface of the universe.

    A mind-boggling concept indeed. And yet, none of that, if you ask the rational scientist, has anything to do with suggesting the presence of a Creator. As it stands, the scientists are of the opinion the universe did not have a beginning, and has not existed forever; that it arose spontaneously, that it will go on expanding forever, without the benefit of a creator. Arguably, talking of Miracles or divine intervention has no place in this debate, because although no one has yet traveled near or faster than the speed of light, or — better still — back in time, there is the hope that one day we might unlock and harness the many mysteries that remain hidden from us. In other words, what may seem like a miracle today may one day feel commonplace.

    Furthermore, unless it can be detected, observed, quantified, and replicated, or can fit a particular mathematical framework, it is not admissible as evidence, hence irrelevant.

    Still, I cannot deny what I saw, even though I know there are no current scientific tools or way to process what I have experienced into a theory of sorts, one that Einstein himself might reject as "Spooky Action from a Distance," the exact words he used when refuting the idea of Quantum entanglement, that indivisible nature of the quantum world in which two particles would communicate instantaneously, regardless of the distance between them, thus requiring speeds higher than the speed of light — something that would be proven true through a series of experiments conducted by Alain Aspect and his colleagues in 1982.


    Also in 1982, a weakened and frail Doctor Dahesh and I were getting ready to leave my New York City apartment in order to run a few errands. We were in the bedroom, overlooking 34th street, with a stunning view of the New York Skyline, The Chrysler Building was glistening at a distance... I remember it being a sunny, crisp day. Doctor Dahesh had just finished shaving, and he was getting ready, and I was helping him get dressed, after having spoken to one of our building parking garage attendant, and asked him to ready my car. Doctor Dahesh's near-crippling chronic pain severely limited his movement, so he often needed help doing the simplest of things, such as walking. For example, whenever we walked down the street, he always had his left arm around my right arm for support, while he used a walking cane with his right hand. Helping him in and out of bed was a delicate operation. You could imagine how long it would take him to put a pair of pants on his own.

    Not that long, apparently...

    On that fateful day in 1982, he went from holding the pair of pants I had just handed him, to buckling his belt around his waist, in a flash; all I did was blink!

    Therefore, and arguably, I believe I witnessed evidence of hyperspace and of time travel.

    On another occasion, and this time I had been visiting him at his Greenwich, Connecticut residence, he instructed me to write and burn a Daheshist Spiritual Symbol, which is our Daheshist prayer written a small yellow sheet of paper, folded, and burnt. I did as he asked; I drew the familiar Daheshist Star, with all the necessary inscriptions, and I added a personal request in the footer, folded the prayer, burnt it, and recited the incantation, requesting that our Creator grant me assistance. Once I was done, I placed the ashes in my hand in order to disperse them in the garden. No sooner had I placed the ashes in my hand than Doctor Dahesh, as if overtaken by a totally different entity, appeared from his study, rushed towards me while announcing that I had forgotten to sign my name to the prayer! Truth be told, something had happened earlier that upset me, and I was not perhaps totally focused. So, I felt bad, really bad. As far as I am concerned, what transpired next would constitute proof positive that nothing is destroyed, anything can be reconstituted, and that reincarnation exists: Doctor Dahesh uttered the words, "By God's Right, and that of the Beloved Guiding Prophet, let Mario's Symbol reappear!" and gently, yet briskly tapped my hand. I opened it and there in my palm, the ashes had disappeared, and in their place, a neatly folded sheet of yellow paper, which looked like it had writing on it. Doctor Dahesh came to and asked me, "What happened?" I explained. That's when he then instructed me to unfold the paper that had just appeared in my hand, replacing the ashes I was about to throw into the breeze. I was nervous... I couldn't believe it... I simply couldn't believe it... The intricate prayer I had written, with my personal thoughts and wishes reappeared after I had just lit a match and burnt it down to ashes! Lo and behold, he was right! I did in fact forget to sign my name. And so I rectified the situation, and burnt the prayer again, this time in its completed form, and spread the ashes in the garden, as planned.

    For what it is worth, Niels Bohr, one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, and with regard to the unbelievable manifestations of the subatomic world, encouraged us to look, among other, to early thinkers like the Buddha and Lao Tzu, who sought to harmonize our position as spectators and actors in the great drama of existence.

    In a February 27, 2014 article published by the Telegraph, Leonard Susskind who purportedly has no belief in a higher being of any sort said, "If you ask me, 'Is it possible that the world was created by an intelligent being?' I would ask, 'Is that intelligent being made of atoms, does it satisfy quantum mechanics?' And I realize it doesn't help at all."

    True, if one believes in an anthropomorphic higher power, sure. But what if intelligence, and consciousness, just like the force of gravity, extends from other dimensions, spilling into ours?

    The following is a Summary of the Mechanics of Existence according to Daheshism, based, in part, on Lootfi Radwan's chapter, "The Spiritual Fluid, A Scientific Understanding," which can be found in his book, "Miracles and Prodigies of Doctor Dahesh," as well as letters, and conferences written by the late Dr. Ghazi Brax, and last but not least from numerous discussions with several senior Daheshists, including the founder of Daheshism himself, Doctor Dahesh.



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    Thanks so much Mario for this great essay or lecture that I may consider a true genius work.

    It combined aspects of spirit, science, and summarized them in a beautiful artistic literary work.

    Indeed, secience is still striving for truth, and can't be reached except by understanding the existence of spirit; its from that point that they may start to really understand the reason of existence of all matter.

    You showed us that what we see is an illusion linked to reality that is beyond our perspectives; represented by particles as information and thought if we may use the term. All this under the control of a high system that governs our world.

    By the way, are their any other universes than the one that we exist in?

    Do you believe Mario that our universe is the first one that is created by God almighty? were their other universes before it?

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      Originally posted by Y.S. View Post
      Thanks so much Mario for this great essay or lecture that I may consider a true genius work.
      You're welcome, though I'm not sure I would go as far as calling it "genius work." I know this essay was over 30 years in the making. The first version, finished in 1987, was called "Daheshville." I wrote it by request. In it, I imagined myself visiting a place called Daheshville — because I had heard that the Doctor had evoked the name "Daheshville" when talking about a future Daheshist city—and having a conversation with its guide. In any case, the people who asked me to write an essay explaining Daheshism practically said what you said... "Genius work." But it never saw the light of day because it was, more than likely, far too abstract.

      In any case, I kept revising, and revising it until I finally published it under the current title, "The Daheshist Theory of Reincarnation."

      Thorough, polished, etc., yes. True genius... I guess if it succeeds in forcing one staunch atheist, or agnostic, into realizing that the notion of a universe starting from nothing is arguably as irrational as the alternative view (i.e., one in which a higher power played a hand), then I suppose it would be.

      My ultimate goal here is to make certain people stop and think about the bigger picture they've been avoiding: the fact we exist — period — is absurd. So absurd, in fact, that the only thing to do is surrender to the will of the Creator (something typically viewed as insanity and weakness by those who keep professing their higher degree of intelligence, on account of their being "rational thinkers.") Again, no rational thinker would accept a universe existing (1) from nothing, and (2) at all for that matter.


      Originally posted by Y.S. View Post
      By the way, are their any other universes than the one that we exist in?
      Yes.

      Originally posted by Y.S. View Post
      Do you believe Mario that our universe is the first one that is created by God almighty? were their other universes before it?
      Are we that special? Why should this universe be the first to have been created? So in terms of what I believe: no, I don't think so. Besides, time is an illusion that may or may not be felt in other universes; the same goes with our physical laws. Everything we experience runs according to a particular set of laws. These laws might not apply elsewhere. That is why, for example, a Personality of Doctor Dahesh could assume a seemingly human aspect, without being subject to the laws of Earth—or of this universe, and that includes gravity.
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