Consciousness

And

Vibrations

 

 

Akiva Lane

akivalane@gmail.com

 

 


 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction. 2

Chapter 2 – Superstrings. 5

Where and What is the World of Vibrations. 5

The Standard Model of Elementary Particles. 5

The two problems with the Standard Model 7

Superstring Theory. 7

Chaper 3 – Symbols in the Chumash. 9

A Diagram of Superstring Theory. 9

The Chumash. 10

The Table and the Menorah in the Outer Room in the Mishkan. 10

The Golden Altar of Burning Spices in the in the Outer Room in the Mishkan. 11

Attaching Tzitzit (fringes) onto Four Cornered Garments. 12

Leaving the Corners of a Field For the Poor (Peah) 12

Not Shaving with a Razor the Corners of the Beard (Peyos) 13

The Harp in the Temple. 14

Comparing the Symbols. 14

Implication. 15

Chapter 4 – Emotions. 16

Waves of Emotions. 16

The Spectrum of Emotions. 16

Aristotle. 17

Charles Darwin. 17

Robert Plutchik. 17

Dr. Paul Eckman. 20

Philip Shaver. 21

Conclusion. 22

Chapter 5 – Consciousness. 23

What is Consciousness?. 23

A Possible Glimmer. 23

Some Quotes. 24

Double-Slit Experiment 24

Two Questions. 26

Chapter 6 – Relationships. 28

Feeling Resonance. 28

Dating. 29

Aggression, Control, Vulnerability, Openness, and Protection. 30

Other Relationships. 31

Subcultures. 31

Crowds. 31

Religion. 31

Companies. 31

Parent/Child. 31

Summary. 32

Chapter 7 – Colorful Words. 33

The Meaning Of Words. 33

Categories of Colorful Words. 35

Positive. 36

Beautiful 36

Big. 36

Brave. 37

Busy. 37

Calm.. 37

Friendly. 37

Good. 38

Happy. 38

Love. 38

Pleasure. 38

Smart 39

Strong. 39

Successful 39

Negative. 39

Afraid. 39

Aggressive. 40

Angry. 40

Attack. 40

Bad. 41

Boring. 42

Crazy. 42

Dangerous. 42

Dirty. 42

Disgusting. 42

Dishonest 43

Disorganized. 44

Mistake. 44

Nervous. 45

Pain. 45

Small 45

Strange. 46

Stupid. 46

Unfriendly. 46

Unhappy. 47

Weak. 47

Other. 48

Desire. 48

Entice. 48

Light 48

Move. 48

Squeeze. 49

Surprise. 49

Wet 49

Chapter 8 – Conclusion. 50

Another World. 50

Consciousness. 50

Superstrings. 50

Symbols in the Chumash. 51

Emotions. 52

Relationships. 52

Measurement 53

Physical/Non-Physical Connection. 53

Music. 53

Social Sciences. 53

A New World. 53

 

 

 

Consciousness and Vibrations

Chapter 1 – Introduction

 

We live in two worlds.  Most obviously, we live in a physical world that is measured by the four dimensions of height, width, depth, and time - a world that is populated by the things we see and touch.  Over the centuries, science has told us in ever increasing detail about this physical world, first about its atoms, then about its electrons, protons, and neutrons, and then more deeply about its different types of quarks. 

 
We also live in a second world that is not physical - the world of vibrations.  We may not know ‘where’ this world of vibrations is, but we experience it every moment of the day when we have emotions and relationships. 

 

For example, when we experience anger, happiness, sadness, fear or any emotion, we interact with this world of vibrations.  When we relate to other people, and feel our interaction with them, we vibrate in relation to them in this world of vibrations. When we look at a beautiful scene or listen to music, we vibrate in this world of vibrations. 

 

We may not be clear ‘where’ this world of vibrations is, or what it is made of – but we know it exists. To say that this world of vibrations is just a part of the physical world is incorrect and misleading. It is important for us to recognize this world of vibrations for what it is – a world independent and separate from the physical world.

 

We will be presenting an innovative theory of consciousness, a subject that has eluded science and philosophy for millennia.  The idea is simple: HOW we are vibrating IS our consciousness (with a few more words: The sum total of HOW we are vibrating at any moment in time IS our consciousness).

 

When we realize that this world of vibrations is independent and separate from the physical world, this will help us understand it better and navigate it with more expertise. Most of us deal with world of vibrations in a haphazard way, often taken by surprise by what happens in this world of vibrations because we are not focused on it enough.  The purpose of this book is to increase our focus and understanding of this world of vibrations, so that we can increase our awareness of it, and get better at navigating its ups and downs.

 

For example, look at this picture of a cute little girl.

 

Looking at this picture sets off vibrations within us – you can feel them vibrating within you - and these vibrations are taking place in the world of vibrations. How we vibrate when we experience things depends on our complex set of assumptions and prior experience. This world of vibrations is worth studying because it plays such an important part of our lives.  It might be that most of us spend as much time in this world of vibrations as we do in the physical world itself.

 

Of particular interest and importance is how we deal with this world of vibrations in relationships.  This is because what others say and do sets off vibrational patterns within us.  Then what we do and say in response changes the vibrations that others are experiencing, and then they may react by doing and saying things that effects our vibrations.  This sets off a give and take of complex vibrational patterns and changes.  Since our relationships with others is one of the most central aspects of our lives, understanding these patterns of interactional changes is important.

 

It’s amazing how we seem to resonate with some people, and have rich vibrational experiences that can go on for stretches of time, forming progressive vibrational symphonies that morph into complex and meaningful interactional patterns.  And yet other people may leave us cold, and we don’t experience vibrational patterns with them, and they seem to have little vibrational effect on us.

 

Even when we are alone, we react with ourselves, and this can engender vibrational patterns within us.  It may start with a thought that can set off vibrations that we experience, and this may create changes in our vibrations that we then react to, and so on.  With enough self-awareness, we can get better at mapping and understanding these progressive patterns of vibrational changes inside us. These vibrations within us – when we are by ourselves or interacting with others – create a symphony of music that we are always experiencing. 

 

One of the goals of therapy is to help us understand the way we react to and interact with others, and to explore the vibrational patterns we have with other people. Let’s take one example.  Let’s say that a person experienced an emotional trauma in their lives so that they find it hard to trust others, and are suspicious of the intentions of others.  When another person reaches out to them in friendship, they experience vibrations of fear and suspicion.  This causes them to act in a way that pushes the other person away.  The other person might understandably react by withdrawing their offer of friendship.  This is a vibrational interaction that can be diagrammed using a sequential story-board similar to how creators of movies plot the progressive scenes in a movie.

 

How we vibrate in reaction to our experiences depends on our complex set of assumptions, and these assumptions have been built during our lives as a result of what we have learned and experienced.  By examining our vibrational patterns by ourselves or with a therapist or friend, we can try to understand our assumptions, and analyze if those assumptions are valid, and if the assumptions are productive or counter-productive with regard to our goals and relationships.

 

Via this world of vibrations, we have a profound relationship with music.  Music itself is made up of vibrations, and when we hear the music, it sets off complex vibrational patterns within us that takes place in the world of vibrations.  The relationship between music and this world of vibrations is profound.  It could be said that we experience the world of vibrations as perpetual music that is pulsating and throbbing within us. 

 

A guitar has 6 strings, and with those 6 strings an expert guitar player can play music that is of any genre – rock, blues, classical, or flamenco – loud or soft, raucous or melodic, fast or slow.  It is valuable for us to listen more carefully to the music within us, to understand the complex melodies playing within us.

 

A great deal has been written about how management styles can improve or hinder the progress and efficiency of an organization.  It is generally agreed that the role of a manager and leader is to project a vibrational pattern and music that all the others can hear and intuit, so that they are all hearing and responding together to as they work together.  It’s important for managers and leaders of organizations to explore and understand about how these vibrational patterns work.  This also applies to the role of parents as ‘managers’ of their families, in the way they raise their children.

 

Understanding vibrational patterns within us and with others plays a crucial role in dating and marriage. When choosing a mate, or living with one, it’s important to be sensitive to the subtleties of the interaction patterns and vibrations that are happening and changing moment to moment.

 

We may not know ‘where’ the world of vibrations exists, but it is undeniable that it does exist because we experience it practically every second of the day – via consciousness, emotions, and relationships.  It is important for us to focus on understanding how we are vibrating within ourselves and with others.  Through this understanding about the world of vibrations within us we can improve how we interact with others and ourselves.

 

Scientists might question the purpose or validity of exploring a world that is not physical, saying that such an effort is futile and can’t possibly bear fruit because it can’t be physically measured.  However, with the proper focus, it’s possible that we can learn more about how this world of vibrations works, and as we learn more about it, perhaps we can get better at dealing with its complex ups and downs.

 
The world of vibrations that we experience creates a musical background that we are always listening to and experiencing.  Let’s try to understand this world of vibrations, so that we get better at navigating it. 

Chapter 2 – Superstrings

 

Where and What is the World of Vibrations

We’ve suggested that we live in a world of vibrations, in addition to the physical world, and that we experience and interact with this world of vibrations when we are involved with emotions and relationships.  The raises the obvious question: if the world of vibrations is separate and independent from the physical world, where and what is it? 

 

In relation to this question, we will discuss a theory in theoretical physics called Superstring Theory. It became all the rage in the mid 1980’s, and is predominantly accepted in the physics community. It suggests that in addition to the four dimensions of our physical world that there are 6 or 7 other dimensions, though there is little agreement as to what or where those other dimensions are. 

 

This seems relevant to our suggestion that there is a world of vibrations that is independent of the four dimensions of the physical world. In addition, the central thesis of superstring theory says that the fundamental building block of the world are vibrating strings that vibrate in 11 dimensions. 

 

Let’s learn more about Superstring theory, and then we may entertain the idea that it might be relevant to the idea that there is a world of vibrations in addition to the four dimensions of the physical world.

 

The Standard Model of Elementary Particles

The Standard Model of Elementary Particles was developed in the 1960’s, and it is commonly accepted by physicists. The Standard Model states that everything in the universe is made of 12 fundamental particles of matter and four fundamental forces.  The particles of matter include 6 kinds of quarks and 6 kinds of leptons.  The lepton most familiar to us is the electron. 

 

The four fundamental forces are:

 

Each of the fundamental forces is represented by its own particle of energy.  Particles of matter transfer energy between each other by exchanging particles of energy. The electromagnetic force uses photons, the strong force uses gluons, and the weak force uses bosons.  It’s been suggested that gravity uses gravitons, but this is a part of the Standard Model that has not been verified.

 

The Nucleus of an atom is composed of Protons and Neutrons that contain 3 quarks each.  The Nucleus and its components are held together by the Strong force by means of gluons.

 

The Standard Model uses the mathematical formulas of Quantum Field Theory. The part of Quantum Field Theory that deals with electrons, photons, and electromagnetism is called Quantum Electrodynamics. The part that deals with quarks, gluons, and the strong force is called Quantum Chromodynamics.

 

Since the 1960’s, when the Standard Model was proposed, all of the particles in the model  have been verified by experiments in particle accelerators such as CERN – except for gravitons. Here is a diagram and chart showing these elementary particles of matter and energy:

 

 

 

 

Family

Particle

Predicted

Discovered

Spin

Charge

Mass

Elementary

Particles

Of Matter

Quarks

Up quark

1964

1968

½

+2/3

2.3

Down quark

1964

1968

½

-1/3

4.8

Charm quark

1970

1974

½

+2/3

1275

Strange quark

1964

1968

½

-1/3

95

Top quark

1973

1977

½

+2/3

173,200

Bottom quark

1973

1977

½

-1/3

4,420

Leptons

Electron

1874

1897

½

-1

0.5110

Muon

1936

1936

½

-1

105.7

Tau

1975

1975

½

-1

1777

Electron neutrino

1930

1956

½

0

Muon neutrino

1942

1962

½

0

Tau neutrino

1970

2000

½

0

Elementary

Particles

Of Energy

Bosons

Photon

1899

1899

1

0

0

Gluon

1962

1978

1

0

0

W & Z Bosons

1968

1983

1

0

91,190

Graviton

Not yet discovered & not yet part of Standard Model

 

There is a 5th particle of energy called the Higgs Boson with the following characteristics.

 

 

 

Family

Particle

Predicted

Discovered

Spin

Charge

Mass

Elementary

Particles

Of Energy

Bosons

Higgs Boson

1964

2013

0

0

125,900

 

Therefore the entire Universe is composed of various combinations of only 17 kinds of elementary particles, 12 particles of matter and 5 particles of energy. 

 

The two problems with the Standard Model

As successful as the Standard Model is in predicting and explaining sub-atomic behavior, physicists acknowledge that there are two basic problems with the Standard Model.  First, it doesn’t explain why it is that there are THESE 17 basic particles.  In other words, is there something even more fundamental that these particles are made of that exhibits itself in these 17 ways?

 

The second problem with the Standard Model is that it does not include the force of Gravity - or Gravity’s force particle - which is assumed to be the graviton.  There is a reason that the Standard Model does not include Gravity or the graviton. This is because, as mentioned before, the Standard Model uses the formulas of Quantum Field Theory.  Quantum Field Theory deals with the small sub-atomic world, and explains the behaviour of sub-atomic particles by seeing them as points of zero size, acting sometimes like particles and sometimes like waves.

 

Gravity, on the other hand, as described by Einstein’s 1915 breakthrough laws of General Relativity, deals with very large structures such as stars and galaxies, and describes with precision how gravity acts on these objects as they move through the curved four dimensions of space-time.  

 

General Relativity does not explain the sub-atomic world, and Quantum Field Theory does not explain gravity and galaxies. Scientists, including Einstein, have tried to reconcile the seemingly incompatible formulas of Quantum Field Theory that describe the very small, with the formulas of General Relativity that describe the very large.  The Standard Model uses the formulas of Quantum Field Theory that deal with the sub-atomic world, and that is why it does not include Gravity or the graviton.

 

Superstring Theory

In 1968 an Israeli physicist, Gabriele Veneziano, wrote a mathematical equation that dealt with the strong force and the gluons that hold the nucleus of the atom together. The next year several theorists discovered that this formula actually described subatomic particles as tiny vibrating strings.

 

In 1975 John Schwarz and others came up with a version of Veneziano's formula where the tiny one-dimensional strings vibrate in 10 dimensions. They realized that this String theory describes not only the strong force and gluons, but also describes the other 3 forces, including gravitation and gravitons.

 

In 1984 John Schwarz and Michael Green showed that using Superstrings as the basic building blocks could avoid the mathematical pitfalls that resulted from using the point-like particles of Quantum Field Theory.

 

Superstring theory says that the fundamental components of reality are strings of the Planck length (about 10-33 cm) that vibrate at certain frequencies in ten dimensions. The string can be closed like a loop, or open with two end points. Just as a particle has a certain mass, a string has a certain tension on the order of the Planck force (1044 newtons).

 

It is possible to deduce the different vibrational modes of strings, with each vibrational state appearing as a different particle. Each particle’s mass and the way it interacts are determined by the way the string vibrates—in essence, by the "note" the string "sounds."

 

It was found that each unique resonance, or harmonic, of a Superstring corresponds to exactly one of the fundamental particles of the Standard Model, with the addition of the missing graviton. String theory could describe all the elementary particles and the interactions between them. Superstring theory shows how General Relativity works at the subatomic level.  The theory says that the graviton has a wave amplitude of zero.

 

In 1984-85 Superstring theory became one of the most active areas of theoretical physics, and it has retained that status ever since. By the end of 1985, during what is called the first Superstring Revolution, there were five versions of Superstring theory, each with ten dimensions. 

 

In 1995 at the yearly “Strings” conference, Ed Witten from Princeton showed that the five Superstring theories can be seen as different versions of a single Superstring theory if we posit an 11th ‘dimension. Witten called this M-theory, and this is called the second Superstring revolution.

 

We are familiar with the idea that the physical world has 4 dimensions, height, width, length, and time. Superstring theory - accepted by most theoretical physicists - says that the basic building block of the universe are tiny vibrating strings that vibrate in 11 dimensions.  If in addition to the 4 dimensions of the physical world there are 7 other dimensions, the obvious question is what and where are these other 7 dimensions.

 

This puzzle - what and where are these other 7 dimensions that Superstrings are vibrating in - has remained a mystery to theoretical physicist and everyone else. We think that this mystery might have relevance to our suggestion that in addition to the physical world, that there is a world of vibrations.


Chaper 3 – Symbols in the Chumash

 

A Diagram of Superstring Theory

In the first chapter we suggested that we live in a world of vibrations, in addition to the physical world of things that we see and touch.  When we have emotions and are involved with relationships, we experience and interact with this world of vibrations.

 

The second chapter talked about Superstring theory, and how Superstring theory says that everything in the universe is composed of tiny vibrating strings that vibrate in 11 dimensions. The characteristics of all fundamental particles of matter and energy can be accounted for by the way the Superstrings inside them vibrate. 

 

According to what we’ve discussed so far, it seems apparent that ‘vibrations’ is an essential aspect of the world. As a result, it is important for us to become more familiar with the workings of this world of vibrations.

 

Before we delve into topics relating to the world of vibrations, such as emotions, relationships, and consciousness, we want to discuss a fascinating related topic.  The first five books of the Bible has several symbols that seem to allude to this division between a physical world and a world of vibrations.

 

Let’s ask the following a question.  If we want to make a diagram that represents Superstring theory, what would we draw? We suggest that the following diagram is a good representation of Superstring theory.

 

 

The rectangle on the right represents the four dimensions of the physical world - height, width, depth, and time - because it has four sides, four corners, and has a ‘solid’ geometric shape.  The wavy lines on the left represents the other 7 dimensions of Superstring theory - because they look like strings with less physicality that the rectangle.  The rectangle and the wavy lines together represent the 11 dimensions of Superstring theory.

 

Now let’s look at some symbols mentioned in the first five books of the Bible that look amazingly similar to this diagram of a rectangle and 7 wavy lines.

 

The Chumash

The first five books of the Bible is called The Chumash, because the word for five in Hebrew is ‘chamesh’.  The Chumash tells us about the creation of the world, and then how the forefathers of the Jewish people went to Egypt to avoid a famine, and how they were enslaved and liberated.  They received the Torah at Mount Sinai, and wandered in the Sinai desert for 40 years before they entered the land of Israel.  The Chumash mentions quite a few laws, and describes a portable place of worship called the Mishkan.

 

The Table and the Menorah in the Outer Room in the Mishkan

The Chumash gives detailed instructions about how to build the Mishkan, the portable building that was the focus of worship. From the time the Jews left Egypt, they transported the Mishkan wherever they journeyed, until King Solomon built the Temple in Jerusalem several hundred years later.  The Temple that King Solomon built was based on the same instructions for building the Mishkan.

 

The Mishkan had an inner room that housed the Ark that contained the tablets with the 10 commandments.  In the Mishkan’s outer room that had three objects: a Table on the right, a Menorah (candelabra) on the left, and a small alter for incense between them.   

 

 

The rectangular Table on the right was plated with gold.  Every Friday 12 loaves of bread were baked and placed on the table.  The previous week’s bread was removed, and the Talmud says that when the Priests ate the bread it was still fresh, and just a little piece of bread made a person full.

 

The Menorah on the left had six arms and a central shaft made from a single piece of gold. Every late afternoon, a priest lit the flames on top of the 7 arms of the Menorah.

 

It seems that the Table and Menorah are an excellent example of the diagram we drew to represent Superstring theory.  Let’s look at both of these together, and see how similar they appear.

The Table represents the four dimensions of the physical world, with the fresh bread representing our physical needs.  The arms and central shaft of the Menorah represent the 7 other dimensions of Superstring theory. 

 

The Golden Altar of Burning Spices in the in the Outer Room in the Mishkan

Every morning and evening, a priest burned incense made of 11 spices on the golden Incense altar that was between the Menorah and the Table of Bread.  The burning spices gave off a beautiful aroma.  Once a year, the priests would mix the spices together in a large container, and then take a portion to burn on the small altar every morning and evening. This is the composition of the incense by weight in Maneh’s, with each Maneh equal to approximately one pound.

 

 

Spice

Weight

1

Balsam oil

70

2

Onycha

70

3

Storax

70

4

Frankinsence

70

5

Musk

16

6

Cassia

16

7

Spikenard

16

8

Saffron

16

9

Costus

12

10

Cinnamon

3

11

Agarwood

9

 

 

Smelling a beautiful fragrance is a sensation that is somewhat in between the physical and the non-physical, a combination of both.  It is fascinating that there were exactly 11 spices – possibly representing a combination of the 4 physical dimensions and the 7 non-physical dimensions. The first four spices each had a weight of 70 Maneh, with those four spices possibly representing the four physical dimensions.  By inference, the other 7 spices might represent the 7 non-physical dimensions.

 

Attaching Tzitzit (fringes) onto Four Cornered Garments

The Chumash says that a person who wears a four cornered garment should attach fringes called Tzitzit to each of the corners of the garment.  A small hole is made in each corner of the garment, and four strings are passed through each hole.  Three of the strings are white, and one of the strings is blue. The strings – called fringes - are tied to the corners.

 

Here is a diagram of a four cornered garment with Tzitzit fringes attached to each corner. The diagram on the right shows in more detail the Tzitzit – fringes – attached to each corner.

 

A common expression in Hebrew – and other languages – is the ‘arba confos ha’aretz – the four corners of the world. The Chumash says that looking at the fringes should make us mindful of the commandments.

 

It seems that here again we have the same suggested diagram of Superstring theory.  The four cornered garment represents the four dimensions of the physical world.  The Tzitzit are strings, reminiscent of Superstrings.  On each corner there are six white strings and one long blue string that together represent the 7 other dimensions.

 

Leaving the Corners of a Field For the Poor (Peah)

The Chumash says that when harvesting a field of grain, the corners of the field should be left un-harvested so that the poor can take that grain for themselves. The message, both in metaphor and reality, is that we can take for ourselves the great majority of the harvest. At the same time, we should remember the virtues of generosity and kindness for people who are less fortunate.

 

Leaving the corners of the field for the poor is called ‘Peah’, which means ‘corner’ in Hebrew. Here is an image of this commandment:

 

 

This image looks remarkably similar to the Tzitzit coming out of the corners of the four-cornered garment. The rectangle of the field represents our physical need for food, just as the four-cornered garment represents our physical need for clothing. 

 

Leaving the ‘strings’ of  grain in the corners of the field for the poor tells us that while it is essential that we satisfy our own physical needs, we should also be generous and mindful of the needs of the poor.

 

Not Shaving with a Razor the Corners of the Beard (Peyos)

The fourth symbol is similar to those we’ve mentioned.  The Chumash says: "Don’t round off the corner of your head, and don’t destroy the edge of your beard." This is known as the commandment of Peyos (corners).  Here too is a four sided shape with strings coming out of the corners.  Look at the following diagram:

 

 

The part of the face that it refers to forms a shape with four sides and four corners.  It says that a person shouldn’t use a razor to shave these corners.  It is analogous  to Tzitzis and Peyah in that what is coming out of the corners are ‘strings’ of hair, similar to the strings coming out of the corners of four cornered garment, and the grain coming out of the corners of a field. In each symbol there are strings coming out of four corners.

 

The Harp in the Temple

The last symbol we will mention is not in the Chumash, but it is mentioned in the section of the Talmud called Eruchin.  Page 13b of Eruchin says that there was a harp that was used to play beautiful music in the Temple.  How many strings did the harp in the temple have?  The  harp in the Temple had seven strings.

 

Comparing the Symbols

Superstring theory says the basic building blocks of the Universe are tiny strings that vibrate in 11 dimensions. The physical world has four dimensions of height, width, depth, and time. This implies that there are 7 other dimensions.

 

We’ve seen in the Chumash four symbols that can be interpreted as making a distinction between four physical dimensions and another realm that is represented by string-like objects that in 3 of the symbols comes out of the corners.  Here is a chart that summarizes these symbols.

 

 

Object with 4 sides and 4 corners

Strings

Mishkan/Temple

Table with 4 sides and 4 corners with fresh bread.

Menorah with 7 arms

 

Harp with 7 strings

Tzitzit

Four cornered garment

Strings attached to each corner

Peah (corners of field)

Field of grain

Leaving corners of grain for the poor

Peyos (corners of beard)

Four sided diagram on the face

Not shaving corners leaving strings of hair

 

 

 

Object with 11 Ingredients

Temple

Incense Altar with 11 Spices that were burned for its beautiful aroma every morning and evening.

 

The middle column two refers to our 4-dimensional physical world:

 

The left column has symbols that imply that there is realm beyond the four dimensions of the physical world. Superstring theory says that this other realm has seven dimensions.  This idea is echoed by these five symbols:

 

The Incense Altar with its 11 spices that were burned for their beautiful aroma every morning and evening represents the amalgam of the 4 physical and 7 non-physical dimensions, representing all 11 dimensions together.

 

Implication

These four symbols in the Chumash bear a striking resemblance to each other.  In each symbol, there is something with four sides. Then there is a second half of the symbol, with something like waving strings – such as the arms of the menorah, the harp, fringes, stalks of grain, or hair.

 

Most people agree that the Chumash exhibits extraordinary wisdom, and it seems that these symbols are trying to convey an important message. 

 

In each symbol there is a rectangle that represents the physical world – the table with bread, a garment, a field of grain, the face.

 

The important message is that in addition to the physical world, there is another crucially important aspect of the world represented by waving strings – the arms of the menorah, the fringes on the garment, the grain at the corners of the field, the strands of hair on the corners of the face.

 

It seems that the Chumash is trying to convey to us that there is more to reality than just the four dimensions of the physical world.  Admittedly, the physical world is important and essential – the bread we eat, the clothes we wear, the grain we harvest, our own face.

 

It seems that the Chumash is trying communicate to us is that in addition to the physical, there is another essential and crucially important aspect of the world, for example represented by the arms of the Menorah and the strings attached to the four cornered garment. We want to this other world represented by waving strings refers to the world of vibrations.  We will now explore aspects of this world of vibrations.

 

 

Chapter 4 – Emotions 

Waves of Emotions

Our most direct contact and involvement with the world of vibrations is when waves of emotions rise up and vibrate inside us. At any moment emotions, such as happiness, anger, fear, or sadness can suddenly surge, be felt, and then subside within us.   We are all familiar with the spectrum and kaleidoscope of emotions that make up the drama of daily life. 

 

We may feel the emotions intensely or gently, or we may suppress awareness of them because they make us uncomfortable. Our emotions can result from external events, actions of others, or internal thoughts.  Emotions can rise up like a sudden storm, fill us with their vibrations, and then just as quickly dissipate with hardly a trace.

 

The term ‘emotional intelligence’ describes the ability to navigate emotions strategically, enabling us to make intelligent decisions while we are in the throes of emotions so we don’t do foolish things that we will later regret.

 

It was probably this emotional reality that Helen Keller was referring to when she said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.”

 

Watching a sunset, listening to music, facing a deadline, talking with a friend, seeing a negative bank account balance, being accused, or losing something – along with a panoply of other external and internal events – can cause us to feel an emotional rush that wells up inside us. 

 

We feel and experience emotions as vibrations. As we vibrate with the emotions, we are participating and interacting with the ‘other’ world that is not physical, that we call the world of vibrations.

 

In this chapter we will describe various theories that categorize the spectrum of emotions. In a later chapter we will deal with how emotions affect our relationships.

 

The Spectrum of Emotions

There have been many attempts to categorize emotions and identify what the ‘basic’ emotions are. We will describe some of these theories.

 

As we mentioned before, Superstring theory says that the fundamental building blocks of the universe are tiny vibrating strings that vibrate in 11 dimensions.  We are familiar with the 4 physical dimensions of width, height, depth, and time – and that leaves 7 other dimensions that Superstrings vibrate in.

 

A musical instrument with 7 strings, and certainly a musical ensemble with 7 different instruments, can play any genre of music – and the music can be happy or sad, quiet or raucous, mellifluous or cacophonous, full of love or anger. Likewise, there is no limit to the emotional repertoire that can be produced using all vibrating dimensions, making emotional music that represents an enormous range of emotions.  We can vibrate with an infinite variety of emotional music.  

 

We will now go through some of the theories that categorize emotions.

 

Aristotle

In the second section of his book called Rhetoric, Aristotle suggests that there are nine basic emotions.

 

1.      Anger  - vs. calmness and not feeling excited

2.      Friendship - where people have a bond of shared joy

3.      Fear – vs. courage to face fear.

4.      Shame – vs. confidence regarding one’s past actions.

5.      Kindness – vs. cruelty

6.      Pity - feeling sorry for other people

7.      Indignation - feeling angry because something is not fair

8.      Envy & jealousy – that others have something that one wants

9.      Love - a strong emotional attachment towards someone or something else.

 

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin, in his book The Expressions of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), he divides emotions into eight groups:

 

1.      Suffering - and weeping

2.      Low spirits - anxiety, grief, dejection, despair

3.      Joy - high spirits, love, tender feelings, devotion

4.      Reflection - meditation, ill-temper, sulkiness, determination

5.      Hatred  - anger

6.      Disdain - contempt, disgust, guilt, pride, helplessness, patience, affirmation and negation

7.      Surprise - astonishment, fear, horror

8.      Self-attention - shame, shyness, modesty, blushing

 

Robert Plutchik

Robert Plutchik (born 1927) describes eight basic emotions in his book A General Psychoevolutionary Theory Of Emotion (1980):

 

1.      Fear – being afraid, frightened, scared.

2.      Anger - feeling angry or rage

3.      Sadness - feeling sad, sorrow, grief

4.      Joy - feeling happiness, gladness

5.      Disgust - feeling strong disapproval

6.      Surprise - being unprepared for something.

7.      Trust – feeling admiration and acceptance.

8.      Anticipation - looking forward to something

 

Plutchik’s wheel of emotions is a diagram that shows how the 8 emotions relate to each other. Emotions can exist at various levels of intensity - such as rage, anger, and annoyance - and each emotion has an ‘opposite’ emotion.

 

 

Here is another version of Plutchik’s wheel of emotions that shows how each pair of adjacent emotions results in an emotion that is a combination of the two - such as sadness + surprise = disappointment.

 

Here is a chart that shows how Plutchik’s pairs of emotions can combine to produce results that are amalgams of the component emotions.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion_classification

 

Here is another diagram showing Plutchik’s categories of emotions with primary, secondary and tertiary combinations:

                                                                                          

 

Dr. Paul Eckman

Dr. Paul Eckman (born 1934) in his Atlas of Emotions - http://atlasofemotions.org/ - says that there are 5 basic emotions:

 

Anger – We get angry when something blocks us or when we think we're being treated unfairly.

Fear – Our fear of danger lets us anticipate threats to our safety.

Disgust - Feeling disgusted by what is toxic helps us to avoid being poisoned, physically or socially.

Sadness – Sadness is a response to loss, and feeling sad allows us to take a timeout and show others that we need support.

Enjoyment – Enjoyment describes the many good feelings that arise from experiences both novel and familiar.

 

His website (created in conjunction with the Dalai Lama) has diagrams showing different possible responses for each of the five emotions.

 

Responses to Anger

 

Reponses to Fear

 

Reponses to Disgust

 

Reponses to Sadness

 

Reponses to Enjoyment

 

Philip Shaver

In 2001 Philip Shaver described the secondary and tertiary emotions for six emotions: Love, Joy, Surprise, Anger, Sadness, and Fear.

http://changingminds.org/explanations/emotions/basic%20emotions.htm

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ny71Eh0AAAAJ&hl=en


Conclusion

Whenever we experience an emotion, we are vibrating in the world of vibrations. Our emotions are our most direct experience of the world of vibrations. To use Phillip Shaver’s categories, for example, when we vibrate with love, joy, surprise, anger, fear, or sadness – we are experiencing vibrations in the world that is beyond the physical – the world of vibrations.

 

We will now discuss other topics, and how they relate to the world of vibrations: consciousness and relationships.

 


Chapter 5 – Consciousness

 

What is Consciousness?

Nothing is closer to us than our own consciousness.  Our consciousness defines us, and makes us who we are – it is our very being.  Descartes famously said ‘I think therefore I am’.  We use our consciousness every moment to decide what we want to do.  It is the ‘I’ inside our heads, behind our eyes.  It is the cause of every thought that we have, and every decision that we make.

 

So how could such a fundamental phenomenon such as our own consciousness be such a mystery to science?  The nature of consciousness has proven to be opaque to the scientific method, and has not revealed its secrets after persistent attempts by science and philosophy to discover what it is.  Consciousness – the voice that we hear inside our heads – has remained impervious to all attempts to unlock its secrets.

 

The very fact that consciousness has remained so inscrutable is itself one of the greatest mysteries of science and philosophy.  From the time that the scientific revolution helped mankind awake from the dark ages, science has been able to penetrate and conquer one great mystery of the world after another. 

 

Edwin Hubble discovered galaxies, Einstein discovered the laws they follow, and we know the size and age of the universe.  The Standard Model explains the fundamental components of matter and energy, and atom smashers have confirmed its theories.  We’ve unlocked the secrets of DNA, and can use CRISPR to modify it. Computers get faster and smarter each year, and there are ominous predictions about the awesome power and potential of AI.  Soon we will be colonizing space.

 

But the mystery of the nature of consciousness is as mysterious as it ever was.  Why is it that no matter how much we focus our consciousness on the nature of consciousness, we seem just as confused and flummoxed by its mysteries as when man started wondering about it many millennia ago? 

 

Year after year we hear brain researchers predict that with enough analysis and dissecting of the synapses of the 100’s of billions of nerves in the brain, soon we will finally understand how consciousness works.  But the fortress of the mind seems as impenetrable and unfathomable as it always has been.  

 

We scratch our collective heads and wonder why the nature of consciousness is so mysterious that all the research doesn’t shed more light on this inscrutable phenomenon inside our heads. This question is itself one of the great mysteries of science, let alone the grand question about what consciousness is and how it works. It is all very, very strange.

 

A Possible Glimmer

We would like to suggest a possible reason why the nature of consciousness has remained so elusive.  Perhaps we’ve been looking in the wrong place for the answer.  Quite predictably, we’ve been looking in the physical world and its four dimensions of height, width, depth, and time.  We’ve been looking at molecules and electrical impulses. The scientific method does experiments with components of the physical world so that it can test and verify results.

Perhaps the nature of consciousness exists in the ‘other’ dimensions of Superstring theory, in the part of reality alluded to by the Menorah and the fringes described by the Chumash.  Perhaps our consciousness exists and works in the world of vibrations.

 

Some Quotes

Here are some quotes from scientists about the mystery of consciousness.

 

In 1868 the biologist T.H. Huxley wrote:

“But what consciousness is, we know not; and how it is that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as the result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the Djin when Aladdin rubbed his lamp.”

 

Max Planck, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, wrote in 1931:

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

 

David Chalmers, in “The Puzzle of Conscious Experience” (Scientific American, 1995), says that understanding consciousness is a ‘hard problem”:

 “Conscious experience is at once the most familiar thing in the world and the most mysterious. There is nothing we know about more directly than consciousness, but it is extraordinarily hard to reconcile it with everything else we know. Why does it exist? What does it do? How could it possibly arise from neural processes in the brain? These questions are among the most intriguing in all of science.”

 

Chalmers continues in "Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness" (1995):

“There is nothing that we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing that is harder to explain. All sorts of mental phenomena have yielded to scientific investigation in recent years, but consciousness has stubbornly resisted. Many have tried to explain it, but the explanations always seem to fall short of the target.”

 

Since science usually examines ‘objective’ reality, it seems difficult for Science to explain the 'subjective' nature of consciousness, how the inner life of the mind 'feels'.  Chalmers claims that we have the following stark choice:  either to eliminate consciousness (deny that it exists at all) or characterize consciousness as an unreduced feature of reality, on par with gravity and electromagnetism.  Scientists and philosophers are currently involved in a heated debate, not only about what consciousness is, but also about why an understanding of it has been so elusive.

 

Double-Slit Experiment

Amazingly enough, one of the great un-solved mysteries of Quantum mechanics involves consciousness.  It is called the Double-Slit experiment, and was first performed with a beam of light by Thomas Young in 1803, and in 1961 with a beam of electrons.

 

Quantum Mechanics says that elementary particles sometimes act like particles and sometimes like waves.  In the double-slit experiment a beam of light or electrons is directed at a metal sheet with 2 parallel slits. 

 

 

 

When the beam is focused on the double slits, a pattern forms on the second sheet that receives the light or electrons after they pass through the 2 slits. Usually the second sheet shows an ‘interference’ pattern - as seen below - that indicates that the electrons are acting like waves.

 

 

If, however, someone measures or looks at the electrons BEFORE they enter the double slits, the pattern they make on the receiving sheet shows only two parallel bars, as if the electrons are acting like particles.

 

 

This experiment has been performed countless times, always with the same result. If no one examines the electrons before they enter the two slits, the electrons act like waves. If someone directs their consciousness at the electrons or light before they enter the two slits, the electrons and light act like particles.

 

When referring to the double-slit experiment, the great mathematician and physicist Richard Feynman said it is "a phenomenon which is impossible to explain in any classical way and contains the only mystery of quantum mechanics."

 

This strange affect that consciousness has on Quantum Mechanics led Max Planck to say, “I regard consciousness as fundamental….  Everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

 

As we quoted before, David Chalmers says: “It is extraordinarily hard to reconcile consciousness with everything else we know….There is nothing that is harder to explain. …. Many have tried to explain it, but the explanations always seem to fall short of the target.”

 

Two Questions

We have two questions:

 

Here are the answers that we propose.

 

We suggest that consciousness is involved with the world of vibrations.  Consciousness itself is not part of the physical world, but rather exists in the vibrations of the ‘other’ dimensions of Superstring theory. We live in two worlds – the physical world and the world of vibrations – and WHO we are in the world of vibrations IS our consciousness.

 

Obviously the vibrations of our consciousness affects our body.  When we vibrate in the world of vibrations with emotions such as anger, joy, sadness, fear, and love, our consciousness goes through dramatic changes, and causes dramatic changes in the systems of our body.  These vibrations affect our nerves, and the nerves affect the vibrations - in a constantly changing feedback mechanism, working in both directions.

 

Science must learn how to detect the interaction between the nerves of our brain and the non-physical vibrations in the world of vibrations. Somehow the physical world and the non-physical world of vibrations interact, and we must develop tools that help us focus on and measure this interaction.

 

This is the same interaction that is going on in the double-slit experiment.  The non-physical vibrations of our consciousness has an effect on the behaviour of the light and electrons in the double-slit experiment.

 

How do the non-physical vibrations of our consciousness affect the physical photons and electrons, and how do they interact with the nerves of our brain?  That is what we must investigate and learn how to measure. Currently our physical tools can only measure physical phenomena. But our consciousness is not physical – it exists in the world of vibrations. 

 

We have before us a new realm of investigation – the interaction between the non-physical world of vibrations, and the physical world. We must investigate and learn how the non-physical vibrations of our consciousness interacts with the nerve endings in our brain, and the beam of light and electrons of the double-slit experiment. 

 

As we develop the tools that enable us to conduct this investigation, we will unravel and explain this mystery. We will learn how the non-physical vibrations of our consciousness interacts with the physical world.

 


Chapter 6 – Relationships

 

Feeling Resonance

The area of relationships is one of the most relevant, dramatic, and useful areas in our lives that involve vibrations. We are involved with many kinds of relationships – such as with friends and family – and with each person vibrations plays a central role.

 

Each of us is unique in terms of our abilities, psychology, personal history, education, cultural background, ideas, desires, and strengths. Other people are also unique. With each person that you relate to, there is a particular multi-dimensional set of vibrations that reflects how both of you are vibrating together.

 

We tend to choose and develop friendships with people who we resonate well with.  With family members – spouses, children, siblings, and parents – the issue of improving resonance and minimizing dissonance is always a topic that lies not too far from the surface of our minds.

 

When we meet people, we can usually sense whether resonance is likely or unlikely, and whether or not it’s worth pursuing. With some people we quickly feel potential harmony, other people leave us cold, and with others we feel a dissonance that makes us want to keep our distance. We are always aware of the vibrations between us and those we are close to in our complex and colorful tapestry of relationships.

 

When you have a conversation with someone, feel the unique and special vibrations that happen with that person that is different than those you experience with anyone else.  One of the beautiful aspects of the world of vibrations is that if we pause and listen carefully to the resonance that is happening between us and another person, we can deeply sense how this relationship is special and unlike all the other relationships that we are involved with.  

 

Navigating the complexity of relationships is a valuable art and skill. It requires listening to the vibrations when we are interacting with the other person – to sense how they are affecting us, and how we are affecting them. The interaction involves a feedback loop like a Ping-Pong game.  With each action and reaction, the state of vibrations gets changed in subtle ways that’s often hard to explain.

 

We are drawn to people who we feel are on our wavelength, and we want to enhance the resonance that makes being with them exciting and rewarding. When we are involved in an interaction, it’s important to be attuned to the changing vibrations, and to pick up the vibrations of the other person as reflected in their voice, eyes, speech, face, attitude, and demeanor.

 

Like different types of music, periods of relationships can be mild or intense, calm or turbulent. Even the most harmonic relationship sometimes has cacophony, conflict, discord, and dissonance. Working out differences and misunderstandings in relationships requires great navigational skill and sensitivity. Because relationships are an extremely important part of life, it is usually worth trying to resolve these differences. Having relationships means sharing life. When we recognize how much of our lives are involved in relationships, we realize how pervasive they are – and how much time we spend in the world of vibrations.

 

Dating

Good friendships can get by with a moderate amount of compatibility. We get together with friends, have a good conversation and share our thoughts, and then part until the next time we meet. It’s wonderful, even exhilarating, but the time together is limited.

 

However we need much more compatibility for relationships such as marriage, where people spend so much time and so many years together. Choosing a marriage partner needs attention, judgement, and care to make sure that the choice has a high probability of success. 

 

Marriage involves a deep level of commitment and intimacy, and it’s important to examine the relationship closely regarding harmony, resonance, and vibrations. Dating is the process of looking carefully at the relationship to see if there’s the level of compatibility needed for marriage.

 

Like a jewel with many facets, each of us is composed of countless aspects that are either amplified or dampened by another person. The vibrations with every couple is unique and unpredictable, and on a date we feel how we resonate with each other emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually.  Compatibility depends on so many parts of our nature, background, personality, and disposition.

 

It’s like having unknown chemicals in a lab that we can’t predict to what extent they will blend or explode. People can be high or low energy, open or closed, public or private, athletic or sedentary, extroverts or introverts, adaptable or inflexible. What’s the music that they feel when they are together? In addition, relationships involve progressively giving the other person more trust, and seeing what they do with it.

 

Here’s a quote that seems relevant, that I stumbled on while writing this book, from The Theory of Celestial Influence(1954) by Rodney Collin, p117: ‘‘The phenomenon of personal attraction and repulsion between different types of people and different sexes is a thing which every individual daily observes and measures for himself: it is perhaps the most certainly known thing in his whole experience. ..Every time two people’s eyes meet, they can feel and study the closing of a magnetic circuit. Yet because no known instrument can measure this circuit or the degree of this attraction and repulsion, it is tacitly ignored.’

 

Since no two people are perfectly compatible, consideration has to be given regarding what compromises are possible or out-of-bounds. A relevant saying is that people have friends because of their similarities, and have marriages in spite of their differences.  Obviously there must be significant traction and attraction. Some people need engrossing conversation, others don’t. Factors that must be weighed include values, cultural background, interests, needs, looks, and psychological maturity.

 

It would be great if there was a vibration measuring device that could measure how two potential marriage partners will resonate and harmonize with each other. In the end it boils down to the nature of the resonance that the people feel towards each other. They have to feel that the vibrations between them is harmonic, strong and vibrant.

 

Aggression, Control, Vulnerability, Openness, and Protection

So far we’ve discussed relationships where people want to open up, share, and give to each other as friends or spouses. Such relationships greatly deepen and enhance our lives. However, there is another type of relationship that we’d like to describe, where the other person’s primary motivation is to satisfy his own goals and needs, and satisfying the other person’s needs is secondary if it exists at all.  It is important that we are aware of this other kind of relationship, and be prepared to deal with it when it occurs.

 

For example, this happens all the time in business and negotiations.  Each person has his own interests in mind, and wants to maximize his own goals and the goals of his company.  Much has been written about how it’s may be best to aim for a win-win result as opposed to each side being so aggressive that it tries to overpower and negate the interests of the other side.  In dealing with the strategies of the other side, it is always important to avoid being naïve and to protect one’s own interests, and to watch carefully for games and techniques that the other person may try to use to take advantage of us.

 

This mode of relating can also occur in inter-personal relationships.  One person might be good at camouflaging their motives, and pretend that they want a genuine friendship, but in reality they consciously or unconsciously want to take advantage of the other person and give little in return.  In a strange version of this behavior, the aggressor might not even be aware that he’s doing this, and this may be the only mode of relating they are familiar with or comfortable with. This might be because they were hurt as children or later in their lives, and are afraid of opening up and being vulnerable.

 

It’s unfortunate that people who tend to be overly trusting and naïve have experiences where they were taken advantage by other people.  We’ve heard stories of sexual predators, but there are many types of predators who sense when others are not savvy in protecting themselves.  This can even happen when sales people claim with a sincere voice that they have your interest in mind when their only interest is making the sale.

                       

This is a common topic in therapy, where the patient doesn’t know how or when to trust, because they’ve been a victim of this behavior. It’s important to learn how to trust, and when to trust. It’s crucial to know how to protect yourself, and how to sense when others don’t have your interest in mind, especially when they claim that they do. The trick is to be open, trusting and vulnerable to the right extent with the right people, and being closed and protective with the ‘wrong’ people who can’t be trusted.

 

A selfish person may be so good at hiding their real motives, and sometimes it’s hard to see a wolf hiding in sheep’s clothing. Not every smile is genuine. Ultimately the main tool that helps us sense danger and protect ourselves is feeling both the vibrations coming from the other person, and the vibrations that are resonating inside us in response. If we are attuned to our own feelings, we can feel the vibrations of aggression and insincerity that the other person may be trying to hide. When we determine that the other person is not genuine, we can send out vibrations that say, “I’m onto you, I see your real motives. I know how to protect myself, so keep your distance and don’t try anything sneaky.” The other person will then usually back off.

 

It’s not wrong to protect yourself and protect your own interests. Be strategic and keep your eyes open.  That’s not being selfish, it’s being realistic and mature.  The irony is that if you are good at sensing predators and selfish people, and can know how to deftly and subtly build a barrier against their machinations, that helps you be MORE open with people who are genuinely giving and loving, to participate fully in beautiful relationships.

 

Even in the best relationships, people’s interests are not totally aligned, and people have to learn the techniques of conflict resolution. For example, one person may be a morning person, while the other may like to stay up late.  One person may want to go out and have fun, while the other person may want to stay home and relax. One person may focus on things always being neat, while for the other person this may be less of a priority. These are legitimate differences and warrant discussion and caring resolution. It’s inappropriate to try to ‘win’ such arguments over the other person.  The only good resolution is when both people feel their needs and interests are being considered and met.

 

The main tool for sensing and dealing with selfish people is being savvy about the vibrations that emanate from them, and sending out clear vibrations back to them that you know how to protect yourself.  Then you can welcome with an open heart the vibrations of genuinely giving and loving people.

 

Other Relationships

We will give short descriptions of other relationships where vibrations are important.

 

Subcultures

Members of a sub-culture share values and norms with the other members of the subculture.  It may be exhibited in their clothing, speech, and activities.  It gives them a feeling of connection and belonging.  When they get together, they enjoy the vibrations of feeling part of group that gives them a sense of shared meaning and identity.

 

Crowds

People enjoy being part of a crowd, such as at a political rally or a sports event. They feel the thrill of sharing an emotional experience with hundreds or thousands of people.   This feeling is summed up by Gustave Le Bon in his book The Crowd: “In a crowd every sentiment and act is contagious, and contagious to such a degree that an individual readily sacrifices his personal interest to the collective interest....An individual in a crowd is a grain of sand amid other grains of sand, which the wind stirs up at will”

 

Religion

A religion can enhance the relationship that a person feels with the Almighty. It gives people the words and occasions where they can express heartfelt prayer, by themselves or in groups. Their common set of beliefs and practices helps give them a sense of meaning and purpose.

 

Companies

Courses about leadership emphasize that in order for a company to succeed, the head of the company should inspire the company workers with a clear message about the purpose and future of the company.  This helps inspire each worker with an understanding of where the company is heading and how every person is playing a part in helping the company get there. 

 

Parent/Child

The relationship between parent and child is extremely strong.  It is the only relationship, besides the relationships between siblings, where the connection is biological. As close as friends and spouses may be with each other, the bond between a parent and child is always special. Watch a child walking holding his or her parents hand to get a sense of the magic and eternal nature of this relationship.

 

Summary

Our lives are enhanced by our multi-faceted network of relationships. In all our relationships we feel vibrations that connect us. Our interconnected and varied world of relationships is one of the primary ways that we participate in and experience the world of vibrations.


Chapter 7 – Colorful Words

 

The Meaning Of Words

Humanity created language to help people communicate what they think and feel, and we use words in speech and writing to express our intentions and to describe what we experience. Emotions flow through our bodies, and thoughts light up our mind, and we need words as points of clarity to explain these emotions and thoughts to others and to ourselves. Our emotions and thoughts form a geography of a vast territory. The words of language help us to understand what is happening to us externally and internally.  The words point to locations of meaning on the landscape of this geography.

 

There are many languages, and each word in every language was created and continues to exist because it is needed to express and clarify what is going in some location on the territory of what we experience. We use words to point to coordinates on the map of meaning, and every word describes a specific place on the vast terrain of our thoughts and feelings.  We need words with common meaning to describe locations and events on the geography of meaning.

 

Each word vibrates and resonates in a particular way, in the same way that every piece of music vibrates and resonates in a unique way.  When a piece of music is put into a software program such as Audacity, we can see the resonance of that music as a pattern of vibrations. 

 

Here is a picture of the first word ‘Yesterday’ of the Beatle’s song Yesterday:

 

Here is a picture of the first movement of Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

 

The notes, harmonies, and overtones of the music vibrate in a unique way, and these pictures shown above give us a glimpse of these vibrations.  When an MP3 file for this music is fed into an audio amplifier and speaker, we hear the distinctive vibrations of the music, and we vibrate along with the music.

 

In a similar way, each word in a language has a particular resonance of meaning.  As we learn the words of a language, we become more familiar with the meaning of the word by hearing how other people use the words to express the ideas and emotions of their experience.

 

The more we focus on a word and feel the depth of its meaning, the more we feel its vibrations and resonance. We can feel the word vibrating within us, and the more that we concentrate on the meaning of the word, the more we can feel it resonating inside us.

 

Colorful Words
Around the year 1999 I became aware of a special class of English words that have extra emotional punch and dramatic effect. I call them ‘colorful’ words. Colorful words are useful when we want to describe a dramatic situation that requires an extra level of emotionality. For example, if the stock market falls 10% in one day, saying that it fell doesn’t convey the emotional drama as much as saying that it plunged or plummeted.  Colorful words have more dramatic resonance.


These special words are better at expressing emotions and thoughts with greater emotional impact. The words have a special flair that wakes up the reader or listener, and grabs their attention.


After I became aware of this interesting category of words, I started to write the colorful words down when I heard or read them, and within a few years I had collected over 200 of them. I showed them to friends and co-workers, discussing how marvelous they were in describing thoughts and feelings with greater emotionality.  At that time I worked in 7 World Trade Center.  On September 11, 2001 the list – along with a lot else – went up in flames.


I gradually re-assembled the list, and over the years the list grew. I thought it might make an interesting coffee table book – with each word having a definition, along with a sentence and picture illustrating its meaning. Then I thought of the idea of turning it into a website, and that is how www.colwords.com came to be. The site now has over 1600 words that are divided into over 50 categories, along with quizzes to help learn and remember the words.


The Most Colorful Words
For the purposes of this book, I went through the 1600 colorful words from the website, and selected the words that seemed the most colorful and vibrant. If you really concentrate on the meaning of these great words, you can almost feel yourself resonating with their meaning.


One of the challenges of this book has been that we’ve discussed aspects of the world of vibrations that perhaps can’t be directly measured.  We’ve suggested that this world of vibrations may be inter-connected with the seven non-physical dimensions of Superstring theory, that are beyond the four familiar physical dimensions of width, height, depth, and time.


Perhaps when you concentrate on these very colourful and resonant words, it has an effect on you that CAN be measured – perhaps by connecting you to a device such as an electro-cardiogram, or perhaps to a different kind of device.


Meanwhile, as you read the following words, concentrate deeply on their meaning, and feel the words resonating inside you.  Perhaps this is a way that we can better understand and map the contours of the world of vibrations.

We will now list the categories of these colorful words, followed by the colorful words themselves, each with a definition and a sentence that illustrates its use.  Perhaps these categories and words can give us a better understanding of the geography and terrain of the world of vibrations.


Categories of Colorful Words

Positive

Negative

Other

Over 200 Colorful Words

Positive

Beautiful

1.      Elegant - pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner - With her classically beautiful features, Audrey Hepburn appeared elegant no matter what she happened to be wearing.

2.      Exquisite extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate – Patty carefully knelt down to get a closer look at the exquisite rose, afraid that touching it would tear it.

3.      Glorious - having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration - Fred and Jane loved hiking in the mountains because of the glorious views of nature.

4.      Gorgeous - beautiful; very attractive - Vince was amazed by the gorgeous sunset he witnessed from the island.

5.      Majestic - having or showing impressive beauty or dignity - The majestic snow-capped mountains were part of nature's true beauty.

Big

6.      Gargantuanenormous- The gargantuan dragon was as tall as a skyscraper and equally as fearsome.

7.      Momentous - Important because of the effect it has on the future - Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon was a momentous event because it gave people the feeling that nothing was beyond their reach.

8.      Monumental - great in importance, extent, or size - The invention of the transistor in 1947 at Bell Labs was a monumental event in the history of technology.

9.      Spectacular - beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way - The spectacular fireworks lit up the night sky in various colors.

10.  Stupendous - extremely impressive - Evel Knievel became famous as a daredevil for his death-defying and stupendous stunts.

11.  Vast - of very great extent or quantity; immense - The island was in the distance as the vast ocean stretched out before Tom.

Brave

12.  Gallant - Brave, heroic - In 1826, the defenders of the Alamo made a gallant but unsuccessful attempt to fight off the Mexican troops.

13.  Valiant - possessing or showing courage or determination - Brave soldiers always march valiantly towards danger, unafraid of the risks to themselves.

Busy

14.  Splurge - spend (money) freely or extravagantly - To celebrate her promotion, Charlotte maxed out her credit card and splurged on a year's worth of clothing at the mall.

15.  Surge - (of a crowd or a natural force) move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward - The surging ocean waves meant the surfers had to run towards the beach to avoid danger.

16.  Tumultuous - making a loud, confused noise; uproarious - The president was drowned out by the tumultuous sounds of the protestors.

17.  Vibrant - full of energy and enthusiasm - Ike had a vibrant personality which made him the perfect salesman.

18.  Vivacious - (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated - Marilyn Monroe was a vivacious actress whose charisma seemed to burst through the screen.

Calm

19.  Haven - a place of safety or refuge - Trying to get away from the bitter cold, the lone cabin seemed to be a perfect haven to Martha.

20.  Mellow - (especially of sound, taste, and color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness -Warren felt relaxed as the mellow sounds of classical music played on the radio.

21.  Placid - (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited - With the sun setting in the distance, Jenny was as placid as the calm waters around her.

22.  Serene - calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil - Sitting by the lake that was miles from civilization, Gwen felt truly serene.

23.  Tranquil - calm and peaceful and without noise - Barry loved fishing on the tranquil lake in the morning.

Friendly

24.  Buddy - a close friend - George did everything with his best friend Bill, and it was wonderful to have such a close buddy, someone he knew he could always count on.

25.  Camaraderie - Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together - Sam liked his fraternity because of the feeling of camaraderie he felt with all his friends there.

Good

26.  Fabulous - amazingly good; wonderful - The rising sun created a fabulous view of the Eiffel Tower.

27.  Flawless - perfect and without any imperfections - Bill was determined to buy the flawless diamond for his gem museum

28.  Paradise - an ideal or idyllic place or state - Peter wanted to leave his job and vacation at an island paradise.

29.  Sublime - extremely good, enjoyable, or Heavenly - Martha loved art, and going to a great art Museum was for her a sublime experience

30.  Superbexcellent - BMWs are known for their precise handling and superb performance.

31.  Precious - (of an object, substance, or resource) of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly - Despite its universal presence, water is still our most precious resource.

Happy

32.  Bliss - supreme happiness, utter joy or contentment - When Jack and Bertha compared themselves to their friends battling the snowstorms up North, they felt that lying on the Florida beach was practically bliss.

33.  Ecstasy - extremely happy - Arnold loved the quiet beauty of the woods and the lake, and it filled him with a feeling of ecstasy.

34.  Euphoria - a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness - When Ted and Alice were married, they both felt a feeling of euphoria that they hoped would last as they began the challenging road of marriage.

35.  Rapture - extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement - After a tense week, Lenny looked forward to his Friday afternoon massage, when he felt himself float almost into a state of rapture.

Love

36.  Adore - love and respect (someone) deeply - The newlywed couple adored each other and every day found new aspects about each other that they loved.

37.  Cherish - protect and care for (someone) lovingly - Kayla cherished her dog and would show him affection all the time.

Pleasure

38.  Aroma - A definitive fragrance that is pleasant - Sarah inhaled the delicious aroma of the fresh coffee, savouring its promise of warmth and flavour. The smell evoked special memories of home.

39.  Luscious - (of food or wine) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste - The luscious chocolate cake on his tongue made Asa feel like he was in heaven.

40.  Mellifluous - (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear - The mellifluous sounds of his favorite music allowed Archie to relax in peace.

41.  Scrumptious - (of food) extremely appetizing or delicious - After losing 20 pounds on her diet, Abby wanted to reward herself with a scrumptious piece of cheesecake.

Smart

42.  Eloquent - To speak beautifully, clearly, and effectively - The Roman statesman Cicero was famous for his eloquent speeches.

43.  Lucid - expressed clearly; easy to understand - The prosecutor's case was presented in such a lucid way that the jury easily understood why the defendant was guilty.

44.  Profound - regarding an idea as being full of deep meaning - Mary loved her philosophy teacher, and the way he expressed profound thoughts in a simple and accessible way

45.  Revelation - Realizing or disclosing something that was previously not known - Samantha vividly remembers the day she had the revelation in therapy that relationships are one of the most important things in life.

Strong

46.  Invincible - too powerful to be defeated or overcome - Superman is able to fight for truth, justice and the American way because he is invincible against his enemies.

47.  Resilient - To withstand adversity; show a quick recovery following adversity - The cowboys living in the Wild West had to be resilient to survive in an environment of untamed elements.

48.  Tenacity - holding tightly onto a opinion or goal in a determined way - The tennis player was hard to beat because he had tremendous tenacity to win and fought vigorously for every single point.

49.  Vitality - the state of being strong and active; energy - Despite being far older than most of the other runners, Hank's vitality shone through as he completed the marathon.

Successful

50.  Miraculous - So amazingly successful, that it almost seems to be a result of a miracle - After the polio epidemic of 1952 that infected 60,000 children, the Salk vaccine introduced in 1955 seems like a miraculous protection.

51.  Phenomenal - very remarkable; extraordinary - Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, and turned it into one of the largest companies in the world, and everyone would agree that that Facebook has been a phenomenal success.

52.  Prevail - To win and be successful - Though the 15 rounds of the boxing match was extremely difficult, in the end Mike prevailed over his opponent.

53.  Supreme - (of authority or an office, or someone holding it) superior to all others - In Iran, the Ayatollah is the supreme ruler who controls the country's population.

54.  Thrive - (of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously - After heavy rains and patient care by the landscaper, the garden was soon thriving with beautiful plants and flowers.

Negative

Afraid

55.  Dread - anticipate with great apprehension or fear - Ben and Betty dreaded walking through the haunted forest, afraid that ghosts could appear at any time.

56.  Harrowing - intensely distressing - Although they were happy to be alive, the plane's passengers were still trying to overcome the harrowing crash landing in the river.

Aggressive

57.  Belligerent - Hostile and aggressive, with an implied threat of violence - Germany's occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938 and early 1939 was a belligerent action that the world chose to ignore

58.  Brazen - bold and without shame - The brazen pickpocket robbed people in broad daylight.

59.  Coerce to force an unwilling person to do something by using force or threats - Betty was coerced into going medical school by her parents, and she eventually dropped out.

60.  Defiant - refusing to obey authority, sometimes even to the point of refusing to accept criticism - Lars was a defiant child who always refused to obey his parents.

61.  Ferocious - savagely fierce, cruel, or violent - As the king of the jungle, the lion is one of the most ferocious animals on Earth.

62.  Relentless - to act intensely and continuously, usually negatively - The monsoon's relentless rain caused flooding that left the village partly under water

63.  Squelch - to inhibit or suppress - The press secretary firmly denied and squelched the false rumors about the president's policy.

64.  Thwart - prevent (someone) from accomplishing something - Jim suspected that Fred his office mate said negative things about him in order to thwart Jim from advancing in the company.

Angry

65.  Despise - to feel a strong dislike for someone or something - The students couldn't learn from the teacher, because they felt the teacher despised them

66.  Furious - Being full of intense anger - Bill was furious that the electric company shut off his electricity by mistake even though he had paid the bill.

67.  Livid - furiously angry - After he was laid off from his job without warning, Dave was livid with rage.

68.  Loathe - To feel intense dislike or disgust for someone or something - Jerry and Newman loathed each other so much that their frequent arguments could be heard down the hall.

69.  Rage - A very strong feeling of anger - After 20 years of dedicated work, the way Allen was let go from the company without any notice left him with a rage that he never really got over.

Attack

70.  Annihilate to totally destroy – The atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima annihilated the city.

71.  Bash - to hit hard and forcefully - When George Nash came home from the pub drunk the third time this week, his wife took out a stick and screamed, “I told you that if you came home drunk again that I would bash your head in.”

72.  Berate - to criticize someone in an angry manner - When the private acted in an inappropriate way, his officer berated him to give him the message clearly not to act that way again.

73.  Betray - expose (one's country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy - Benedict Arnold famously betrayed the heroes of the Revolutionary War by helping the British.

74.  Bombard - attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles - The navy bombarded the enemy with cannon fire in order to overwhelm them quickly.

75.  Clobber - hit (someone) hard - Muhammad Ali would frequently clobber his opponents until they couldn't get up.

76.  Decimate - kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of - The raging wildfire decimated the forest, leaving only a few trees standing.

77.  Demolish - pull or knock down (a building) - The old building was demolished in order to make room for a new one to be put in its place.

78.  Devastate - to destroy something completely - The plague of locusts totally devastated the field of grain.

79.  Massacre - killing a lot of people - When the Mongols put down a rebellion, they massacred all the people who rebelled.

80.  Obliterate - to destroy (something) completely so that nothing is left - The devastating tornado obliterated the small town until nothing was left standing.

81.  Ransack - go hurriedly through (a place) stealing things and causing damage - Within only a few minutes, the burglars ransacked the house in order to find the owners' jewelry and cash.

82.  Smash - violently break (something) into pieces - In Jewish weddings, it's common for the groom to smash a glass with his foot as part of the ceremony.

83.  Strangle - To try to kill someone by squeezing their throat - When Martha's boss shouted at her, she felt like strangling him, a feeling that she thankfully was able to control

84.  Terrify - cause to feel extreme fear - The series of grisly crimes terrified the people in the neighborhood, and everyone was afraid to go out at night.

85.  Vanquish - defeat thoroughly - Alexander the Great vanquished entire countries in his quest to build one of the world's biggest empires.

Bad

86.  Abysmal - A deplorable, poor or inferior state - The living conditions in the slums were abysmal because the shelters were unsafe and there were no services to provide clean water and remove waste.

87.  Calamity - an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster - Hurricane Katrina was one of America's worst calamities, causing widespread death and destruction.

88.  Catastrophe - an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster - The Great Chicago Fire was a major catastrophe that nearly destroyed the city.

89.  Debacle - a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco - Amongst human-led disasters, the sinking of the Titanic is considered a major debacle.

90.  Devastation - great destruction or damage - The tornado ripped through Oklahoma, causing widespread devastation that destroyed entire neighborhoods.

91.  Horrendous - extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible - Walton traveled through the horrendous aftermath of the hurricane that destroyed his town.

92.  Toxic - Containing or being something poisonous especially when capable of causing serious injury - After years that the chemical factory dumped waste in Pine river, the river became too toxic for anyone to safely visit.

93.  Vile - extremely unpleasant - Mr. Burns was a vile man who would harm anybody if it meant he could profit from it.

Boring

94.  Drab - lacking brightness or interest; drearily dull - Tonya needed to hire a decorator to liven up her drab dining room.

95.  Monotonous - Repetitious and boring - Bertha found working on the assembly line of the factory to be monotonous, and she had to drink coffee to stay awake.

96.  Tedious - too long, slow, or dull: tiresome or monotonous - The meeting was so tedious that the employees couldn't even pay attention.

Crazy

97.  Berserk - To behave in a wild and uncontrolled way as a result of something unexpected happening - When Anne found out that she had lost all her money as a result of stock fraud, she went berserk, running around the house, screaming and breaking dishes.

98.  Delusional - Seeing or believing things that are not real - Betty was confident that she would be a millionaire by the time she would be 25, but her friends thought she was delusional.

99.  Deranged - behaving in an uncontrolled or dangerous way because of mental illness - The investigator could tell that these crimes could only have be done by a deranged criminal.

100.          Lunatic – a person who is crazy - Martha was a defensive driver, to be safer with regards to a possible lunatic behind the wheel of another car.

Dangerous

101.          Ominous - giving the impression that something bad, unpleasant or threatening is going to happen - The dark clouds overhead were an ominous sign that a storm was coming.

102.          Pernicious - Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way - People used to think that smoking was good for you because it seemed calming, but now we realize that its pernicious effects are deadly over time.

Dirty

103.          Grime - dirt ingrained on the surface of something, especially clothing, a building, or the skin - Miners come home every day with grime on their faces from working with coal all day.

104.          Slime - a sticky liquid substance that is unpleasant to touch - When Arnold brought his box of snails to class, few people wanted to touch them because of the slime in the box and on their shells

Disgusting

105.          Gory - involving or showing violence and bloodshed - Horror movies are known for their gory scenes where people are murdered by the scary villain.

106.          Grungy - grimy; dirty - The grungy room required a lot of cleaning before it could be used by anybody.

107.          Hideous - ugly or disgusting to look at - The Elephant Man was famous for being so hideous that he had to cover his face everywhere he went.

108.          Odious - extremely unpleasant; repulsive - Mary felt that cleaning the bathroom was a particularly odious task.

109.          Putrid - (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell - Samantha had to throw out her leftovers because of the putrid smell.

110.          Repugnant - Unpleasant and disgusting - Mary found the use of curse words so repugnant, that she would pick herself up and leave the presence of anyone who started using them.

111.          Repulsive - Extremely unpleasant and disgusting - When Jim went fishing, he asked his friends to put the worms on the hooks, because he found it too repulsive to do it himself.

112.          Sordid - Dirty and unpleasant - Fred cleaned up his life, and started a nice family, and he didn't want to be reminded of his sordid past that involved drugs and dishonest activity.

113.          Stench - a very bad smell - Eve covered her nose so she wouldn't have to smell the stench coming from the trash heap.

Dishonest

114.          Bamboozle - To cheat or fool - When Fred and Joan investigated and added up the numbers, they realized that the great deal they had purchased on the internet was all a lie, and that they had been bamboozled.

115.          Charlatan - a person who falsely pretends to know or be something in order to deceive people - The man selling snake oil claimed it would cure all diseases, but Harvey knew the man was just a charlatan.

116.          Corrupt - having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain - Voters are upset with their corrupt politicians who only care about enriching themselves.

117.          Devious - Showing a skillful use of dishonest tactics to achieve goals - It took a while for the District Attorney to realize that the politician was using devious methods to hide the fact that he was taking bribes.

118.          Fraud - Intentional deception for personal or financial gain - Monty was sentenced to 10 years in jail for tax fraud when the tax man discovered that he had undeclared assets.

119.          Hoax - a humorous or malicious deception - Despite evidence that says otherwise, some people still believe the moon landing was a hoax.

120.          Hoodwink - deceive or trick (someone) - The con man surveyed the crowd in order to find someone to hoodwink.

121.          Hypocrite - someone who acts in a way that contradicts what they say they believe in - Barry claimed that he believed in honesty, but the way he usually lied when it was convenient showed that he was just a hypocrite

122.          Plunder - steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder - Seeing his chance, the pirate plundered as many gold coins as he could find on the wrecked ship.

123.          Rogue - Behaving in a way that causes damage - Martha's friends tried to warn her that under Charlie's charming exterior was a rogue that would eventually hurt her.

124.          Scam - a dishonest scheme; a fraud - When Joel received an e-mail that promised him a million dollars, he hoped it wasn't a scam.

125.          Sham - a thing that is not what it is purported to be - To the naked eye, a counterfeit handbag looks like the real thing, instead of a poorly made sham that it really is.

126.          Sinister - the intention to do secret actions that are meant to do harm - The prince always treated the king with great respect, but he was using the queen in a sinister plot to have the king killed so that he could take over.

127.          Swindle - use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions - Criminals have recently been swindling people by pretending to be IRS agents and demanding money.

Disorganized

128.          Chaosa state of utter disorder and confusion – Even when revolutionaries have good intentions and are motivated by high ideals, often their actions cause a breakdown in society that leads to chaos, until a military dictatorship steps in to maintain order.

129.          Clutter - a collection of things lying about in an untidy mass - While the room was a messy clutter of books, it did provide plenty of reading material.

130.          Deteriorate to gradually get worse - The empty house deteriorated because there was no one to fix things that broke.

131.          Havoc - widespread destruction - The city's inhabitants walked through the destructive havoc caused by the falling bombs.

132.          Hodgepodge - a confused mixture - When Betty emptied her bag after trick-or-treating on Halloween, she dumped onto the table a hodgepodge of all kinds of candies.

133.          Jumble - An untidy collection or group of things - When Dorothy visited her son's apartment to surprise him, she was shocked by the mess! Everything was scattered about in such a jumble, that it looked as if a tornado had swept through.

134.          Mayhem - violent and chaotic disorder - After the National Guard shot the protesting students and fired tear gas in Kent State, it was mayhem as the students ran in all directions.

135.          Pandemonium - wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar - The release of the newest limited-edition sneakers led to pandemonium amongst the large crowd of shoppers.

136.          Shambles - a state of total disorder - After the mild earthquake, Steve's room was in shambles, making it very difficult for him to find the things he needed right away.

137.          Turbulent - characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not controlled or calm - The turbulent waves rose and crashed from a great height, making the water unsafe for swimming.

138.          Turmoil - A state of agitation or turbulence - The turmoil caused by the rush of water going in all directions over the rapids was dangerous for swimmers.

Mistake

139.          Blunder - a stupid or careless mistake - Emma realized she had made a huge blunder when she accidentally deleted the entire spreadsheet.

140.          Fiasco - a thing that is a complete failure, especially in a ludicrous or humiliating way - In the 1980s, Coca-Cola released New Coke, which ended up being one of the costliest business fiascos ever.

141.          Negligent to mistakenly fail to do something that should have been done - Bill admitted that he was negligent in not locking the door, and as a result the house was robbed.

142.          Squander - waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner - Many lottery winners end up squandering their fortune and returning to their life of poverty.

143.          Stumble - trip or momentarily lose one's balance; almost fall - Danny ran too fast and stumbled, spilling his coffee on the floor.

Nervous

144.          Frazzled - to feel completely exhausted and worn out, and unable to think straight, after a great deal of mental or physical effort - After being up two nights in a row writing a 60 page history paper, and drinking 60 cups of coffee, Simon's mind felt frazzled.

145.          Frenetic - fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way - Every James Bond movie features a frenetic car chase that has the audience on the edge of their seats.

Pain

146.          Agony - extreme physical or mental suffering - In a famous moment from the 1992 Olympics, sprinter Derek Redmond collapsed in agony on the race track until his father helped him to the finish line.

147.          Anguish - severe mental or physical pain or suffering - With her personal and professional life in disarray, Jenny's anguish was often too much for her to bear.

148.          Excruciating - intensely painful - Becky had to see the dentist because her toothache was causing her excruciating pain.

149.          Grueling - extremely tiring and demanding - Troops go through grueling training before they can finally serve their country.

150.          Torment - cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering - William enjoyed tormenting his younger sister until she would run away and complain to their mother.

Small

151.          Infinitesimal - extremely small - While our solar system may seem enormous to us, it is infinitesimal compared to the size of the entire universe, which by current estimates is 90 billion light years wide.

152.          Minuscule - Very small, tiny or microscopic - The dwarf tomato was so minuscule that one would struggle to cut it with a knife, let alone find it in a salad.

153.          Negligible - A very small amount of something - If you had invested $1600 in stocks in 1978, and added only $100 per month, in 2016 you'd have $500,000, all from that seemingly negligible monthly amount.

154.          Paltry - a very small amount of something, indicating that it has little importance or worth - One day John spoke to his friends with anger as they were going down into the mine, "How does the company expect us to support our families on the paltry wages they give us?"

155.          Puny - small and weak - The puny man had no chance against the bodybuilder, but he decided to give it a shot anyway.

156.          Scanty - small or insufficient in quantity or amount - The detective persisted in his investigation even though he only had scanty information about what had happened at the crime.

157.          Skimpy - (of clothes) short and revealing - Ami's father said firmly that he wouldn't letter her go to the beach in the skimpy bathing suit she had just bought.

158.          Sparse - thinly dispersed or scattered - The desert mountains were dotted with sparse vegetation that managed to survive in the harsh climate.

159.          Trivial - of little value or importance - Jan was a master of trivial knowledge about her favorite football team, but she didn't know the name of the Vice President.

Strange

160.          Bizarre - Very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest, amusement, or discomfort - Sally's bizarre dresses turned heads when she walked down the street.

161.          Grotesque - Very strange and distorted compared to what is normal - When Alan visited the Jordan family, he felt that the way that the son bossed around the parents was a grotesque distortion of the way normal parent-child relationships should be.

Stupid

162.          Buffoon - a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown - With his mismatched clothing and general absentmindedness, Roy was viewed as a harmless buffoon that no one took seriously.

163.          Dope - a stupid person - After the salesman had gotten Jerry to sign a contract to buy land in Arizona, Jerry visited the land and saw that it was worthless, and then he felt like such a dope.

164.          Dunce - A derogatory term used to ridicule someone who is not very clever, or who does not learn easily - Being called the dunce of the class motivated Joe to work harder and he finished top of the class. Now sometimes he puts on a joker's costume to make fun of those who used to make fun of him.

165.          Gullible - easily persuaded to believe something; credulous - Charlie Brown was so gullible that he kept trying to kick the football, even though Lucy would always pull it away.

166.          Ignoramus - an ignorant or stupid person - Casey's coworkers regarded him as an ignoramus, because whenever they asked him questions about his job and what he was doing, he threw up his hands and said, "How would I know that?"

167.          Inept - having or showing no skill; clumsy - In his rookie debut, Omar seemed inept because he struck out every time he was at bat for his first 4 games, but then he improved, much to his and his team's relief.

168.          Jerk - a contemptibly obnoxious person - Tia was just trying to drive home, but the jerk in the next lane yelled at her for driving too slowly.

169.          Nincompoop - A stupid or foolish person - Bill's doctors told him that since he was a diabetic, he was a nincompoop for eating cake.

170.          Nitwit - a silly or foolish person - Ernest may have been a simple nitwit, but he had a kind heart.

171.          Scatterbrained - Disorganized and lacking in concentration - Kathy liked having deep conversations with people, and felt that spending time with scatterbrained people who talked about nothing important was a waste of time.

172.          Sucker - A person who has been easily fooled or tricked into doing something - Tim felt like such a sucker when he found out that he had bought fake goods on the internet.

Unfriendly

173.          Bicker - To argue about things that are petty and unimportant - Kelly and Joe recognized that the first rule of marriage is to save your arguments for the important issues, and not to bicker over unimportant things.

174.          Callous - unkind and without sympathy for the feelings for other people - When people realized how callous Francis Underwood could be in his relationships, they stopped being friends with him

175.          Hostile - To be unfriendly towards someone you see as an enemy - In couples therapy, the first thing Emily tried to do was to get both people to feel less hostile towards each other.

176.          Obnoxious - extremely unpleasant - Jared simply wanted to motivate his employees, but he didn't realize yelling at them through a megaphone was extremely obnoxious.

177.          Taunt - provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks - The bully taunted Nico so much that it made him depressed.

Unhappy

178.          Despair - Having no hope that things will get better - Alan sank into a despair that he could not overcome by himself, so he went to a therapist.

179.          Dismay - a strong feeling of disappointment about something unexpected and hard to fix - After the market plunged by 10%, the news networks showed Wall Street traders feeling dismay.

180.          Gloom - An emotional or physical state of darkness and depression - The depressed family lived in a dark house, and the gloom of the house matched the gloom of their moods.

181.          Grief - deep sorrow, especially that is caused by someone's death - Bella was filled with grief upon hearing that her beloved grandmother had suddenly passed away.

182.          Sob - cry noisily, making loud, convulsive gasps - Nicole sobbed when her mother told her she was taking her toys away.

183.          Wail - give a cry of pain, grief, or anger - The baby wailed loudly while her mother changed her diaper.

184.          Weep - to shed tears - Unable to control their emotions any longer, the mourners at the funeral couldn't help but weep when the pastor spoke of their deceased relative.

Weak

185.          Brittle - hard but liable to break or shatter easily - Glass is usually brittle and can break apart despite its strong appearance.

186.          Decrepit - (of a person) elderly and infirm - Maryanne was viewed as decrepit due to her age-related physical ailments, but she was as feisty and sharp as people half her age.

187.          Dilapidated - (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect - Once a prosperous city, Detroit has succumbed to poverty, with dilapidated houses lining the abandoned streets.

188.          Feeble - lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness - Warren wanted to lift weights to be healthy, but he was too feeble at his age.

189.          Flimsy - comparatively light and insubstantial; easily damaged - With just a tiny bit of pressure applied, the smartphone was surprisingly flimsy.

190.          Fragile - Easily broken or damaged - Annette considered buying the beautiful lamp, but she thought it might be too fragile for a house with young children.

191.          Frail - (of a person) weak and delicate - The strongest marriages last even when one spouse is in frail health.

192.          Rickety - (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse - Artie was terrified when he had to cross the rickety rope bridge that could collapse at any moment.

193.          Succumb - fail to resist (pressure, temptation, or some other negative force) - Michael had tried to quit smoking, but he kept succumbing to the temptation of nicotine.

194.          Weary - feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep - Tessa was weary after working 80 hours in one week.

Other

Desire

195.          Crave - to have a very strong feeling of wanting something, even desperately - After Les was assigned to the computer room night shift, he found he couldn't sleep during the day, and he craved eight hours of uninterrupted sleep.

196.          Obsession - Not being able to stop thinking about something - Though Arnold didn't smoke, he had an obsession with pipes, and collected thousands of them.

Entice

197.          Beguile - to charm or enchant someone, sometimes in a deceptive way - Jim really didn’t like sitting at a desk and programming, and sometimes he suspected that he chose to be a programmer because he had been beguiled by the hope of becoming a rich entrepreneur.

198.          Entice - attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage - Evan wasn't supposed to eat the donut, but Dennis enticed him by waving one in front of his face.

199.          Lure - tempt (a person or an animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward - The venus fly trap plant uses its beautiful colors to lure insects to their death.

200.          Seductive - Very tempting - Because Bill liked travelling so much, he found the offer for the airline job very seductive.

Light

201.          Dazzle - (of a bright light) blind (a person) temporarily - In the dark forest, the travelers were dazzled by the extremely bright stars in the sky.

202.          Radiance - bright light or inner glow that shines from something or someone - When David saw the ark opened, revealing the Torah scrolls inside, he sensed a radiance of wisdom emanating from them.

203.          Sparkle - shine brightly with flashes of light - The river sparkled with the sunlight shining down on it.

Move

204.          Avalanche a mass of snow, ice, and/or rocks that fall rapidly down a mountainside - The shot fired by a hunter caused an avalanche that buried the small village at the foot of the mountain.

205.          Burst - to suddenly break apart, spilling its contents, usually as a result of internal pressure - The old rusted water main under the street burst, causing the road above to flood.

206.          Collide - moving objects to hitting something violently - The captain was totally surprised when the Titanic collided with the iceberg.

207.          Erupt - To explode suddenly after forces can't be held back any longer - After rumbling for a week, the volcano erupted spewing forth rivers of lava

208.          Hurtle - to move very fast, especially in a way that seems dangerous - The large meteor was hurtling towards earth, and the astronomers estimated that it could land in a major city, causing astronomical damage.

209.          Plummet - fall or drop straight down at high speed - The CEO had to be replaced after sales had plummeted in the previous quarter.

210.          Plunge - to quickly fall a long way down - When the summer heat hits, few things are as enjoyable as plunging into the pool.

Squeeze

211.          Crumple - crush (something, typically paper or cloth) so that it becomes creased and wrinkled - Greg crumpled up so much paper that the wastebasket began overflowing.

212.          Crunch - crush (a hard or brittle foodstuff) with the teeth, making a loud but muffled grinding sound - Chips of any kind, whether potato or tortilla, will always involve people crunching them.

213.          Squish - the act of crushing something that is soft - Looking up at the giant person's shoe above him, the bug knew he was about to get squished.

214.          Wring - To squeeze and twist something - Betty was good at wringing every cent out of every dollar she earned.

Surprise

215.          Astonish - surprise or impress (someone) greatly - Susie was astonished when seeing fireworks for the first time.

216.          Startle - cause (a person or animal) to feel sudden shock or alarm - The speeding car startled Victor, and he had just enough time to jump out of the way.

Wet

217.          Drench - wet thoroughly; soak - The sudden rainstorm drenched Barbara's clothes, making them stick to her body.

218.          Gush - (of a liquid) flow out in a rapid and plentiful stream, often suddenly - On a hot summer day, water gushed out of the fire hydrant to cool everyone down.

219.          Soak - To make something very wet - The thunderstorm during the race soaked the runner's clothes.

Chapter 8 – Conclusion

 

Another World

We live in a physical world that we see and touch.  We ALSO live in an ENTIRE OTHER world of vibrations that involves our consciousness, emotions, and relationships. Perhaps a majority of what we are involved with is happening in this OTHER world. To better comprehend all that we do and happens to us, we should focus on this OTHER world and delve into its workings. The practical implication of this dramatic insight is that we must increase our examination and understanding of this OTHER world of vibrations. 

 

We are involved with this OTHER world of vibrations all the time, whenever we experience consciousness, emotions, and relationships.  The world of vibrations obviously has an essential and dramatic impact on our lives.  However, since it is not physical and can’t be directly measured, we generally deal with it only in a haphazard manner.  In addition, this OTHER world has mostly escaped the attention of science, because science gives credence only to what it can physically measure.  We must try to rectify this oversight, and develop tools to examine, measure, and understand this OTHER world of vibrations.

 

Consciousness

David Chalmers succinctly describes the enigma of consciousness: “There is nothing that we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing that is harder to explain.”

Our definition is simple and revolutionary:  HOW we are vibrating IS our consciousness (with a few more words: The sum total of HOW we are vibrating at any moment in time IS our consciousness). Our consciousness ebbs and flows, twists and turns, and rises and falls, as our interaction with the world of vibrations changes. Science has been looking for consciousness in the brain, and this is the wrong place to look.  The location of consciousness is in the world of vibrations. 

 

Superstrings

In 1984 John Schwarz and Michael Green proposed Superstring theory, saying that the basic building blocks of the universe are tiny VIBRATING strings that VIBRATE in 10 dimensions.  This theory was revised in 1995 when Ed Witten suggested that several versions of Superstring theory can be combined if we posit that there are 11 dimensions.  Superstring theory is one of the most vibrant areas of physics, and most physicists are adherents of Superstring theory.  These sites describe their annual worldwide meeting:


https://indico.cern.ch/event/929434/

https://www.stringwiki.org/wiki/Conferences


Even though Superstring theorists remain convinced that there are 11 dimensions, they cannot tell you much about the OTHER 7 dimensions that exist in addition to our 4 familiar physical dimensions of height, width, depth, and time.  They are perplexed about what and where these OTHER 7 dimensions are.

 

Symbols in the Chumash

The Chumash has five symbols that allude to this OTHER world of vibrations: 

  1. the Menorah with its 7 arms
  2. the STRINGS attached to a four cornered garment
  3. the stalks of grain left at the corners of a field
  4. the strands of hair left uncut from the corners of a beard.

 

In addition, the Talmud in Eruchin 13b says that the harp in the Temple had 7 strings.

 

The most vivid of these symbols is the menorah.  When entering the central building of the Temple in Jerusalem, on the left was a table with bread on it.  This table with its four sides and bread (that we need for survival) represents the four dimensions of the physical world.

 

The 7 arms of the menorah represent the 7 dimensions of the world of vibrations.

 

 

The other symbols are mirror images of each other, telling us that there are two aspects of the world:

 

 

The wavelike strings emerging from the four corners is a repeating symbol that might be telling us something significant. 

 

Also, every morning and evening, a priest in the Mishkan/Temple would take a handful of spices and burn it on the small altar for its beautiful aroma.  This combination of spices had exactly 11 ingredients, possibly representing an amalgam of the 4 physical and 7 non-physical dimensions.

 

Emotions

As we feel emotions throb and reverberate within us, we are in touch with the world of vibrations.  As events unfold in our daily lives, we respond with emotions such as happiness, anger, sadness, and fear. Though the world of vibrations is not physical, perhaps we can measure the vibrations indirectly with devices that sense the amplitude and resonance of our emotions.

 

Relationships

Relationships are a mystery and an art. As the inspirational speaker Brian Tracy says: “80% of the satisfaction in life comes from meaningful relationships”. We resonate with some people much more than others in a way that is hard to understand and predict. The rate of divorce is testimony to how much we need to better understand the dynamics of relationships. We can feel the tangible excitement of harmonizing with some people, while relating to others leave us cold.  Greater comprehension about this aspect of the world of vibrations has the potential to vastly improve our lives. Perhaps insight in this area can help people choose good partners.

 

Measurement

Science learns about the world via the scientific method using experiments that can be duplicated and verified. Applying the scientific method to the world of vibrations faces an inherent impediment, because the subject matter is not physical. Perhaps we can infer information indirectly by measuring physical things that the world of vibrations affects, such as our emotions. We can apply the mathematical formulas that are known about waves, and how overtones and harmonics are involved with sound and music. Because so much of our lives are involved with consciousness, emotions, and relationships, greater verifiable knowledge and understanding about the world of vibrations can be enormously rewarding.

 

Physical/Non-Physical Connection

Can the physical 4 dimensions interact with the 7 non-physical dimensions? It seems to happen within our own body.  There appears to be a reciprocal feedback mechanism between our nerves or hormones interacting with our consciousness and feelings. Certainly pleasure and pain has a dramatic affect how we vibrate. In addition, we saw in the double-slit experiment how consciousness changed the behavior of electrons or photons, making them act less like waves and more like particles. Can it be said that consciousness made them ‘vibrate less’?

Music
Since we are always experiencing vibrations coming from outside and inside us, this might explain the important role that music plays in our lives. We are drawn to music that harmonizes and resonates with the vibrations that we are feeling. Our need and appreciation for music is a universal feature of human experience, and exists in all cultures, throughout history. Melodies and rhythms reflect the personality of a culture – from renaissance to classical, or pop, rock, jazz, and rap. We all appreciate the feeling of resonating with music that appeals to us.  

Social Sciences

We can apply what we learn about the world of vibrations to the social sciences such as sociology, economics, politics, ethics, management, and psychology.  So much of what we know about these fields is informal and imprecise. We will benefit by learning more about what creates resonance or disharmony in these various fields. 

 

A New World

We have presented a radical and revolutionary theory, that there is an ENTIRE WORLD of vibrations that we live in that is not physical.  It is made up of 7 non-physical dimensions that is alluded to by both Superstring theory and the 7 arms of the Menorah. We experience this world every second via consciousness, emotions, and relationships.

 

This world of vibrations has eluded science because it is difficult to measure things that are not physical. An adventure awaits us as we try to understand the workings of this world of vibrations better, perhaps through indirect methods. An important question is: how do the 7 dimensions work together to bring about the vibrations that we feel? Is it analogous to how the strings of a guitar or the instruments of an orchestra harmonize together to create music?

 

We are neophytes in the exploration of this important realm, but it is an exciting quest, with potentially rewarding dividends. As we learn more about the mechanics and formulas of the world of vibrations, we may become better at navigating the complex arena of consciousness, emotions, and relationships.