NOTES ON PROPOSED INTRODUCTION: The Dream of Mortal Life

INTRODUCTION

Human Existentialism

Everyone wonders about who humans are and why we exist.  It’s also very important, probably most important, for each one of us to find our own, individual purpose for existence.

Most of our life we search for an existential understanding to our individual reality; where existentialism is: a cognitive (thinking) approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will.  The problem is, because we are not really free to choose what we want to do or not do, we cannot be free and responsible agents capable of individual development.

We were born because of someone else’s choice.  We start off becoming what those who created us and took care of us want us to become.  Many of us become what the world wants us to become.  We are forced to live how the world lives, which includes electing choices, not necessarily for our own sake, but because we are forced to in order to survive.  The only truly free choice we seem to have is the ability to end our existence when we want.

What if we had the ability to start our existence and actually did choose to exist?  What if we chose those who created our physical body and took care of us?  What if we knew before we were born what these creators were like, and we chose them and the culture into which we began our existence?  We have no doubt that someone else created our physical body and brain, but who or what makes us think and want to become a free-willed individual different than our creators?

Our existential questions include:

Who was involved in causing our existence?

What happened to cause our existence?

Where does our existence take place?

When did our existence take place?

Most important, why do we exist?

Maybe we weren’t supposed to know.  Other animals don’t know.  Plants don’t know.  No other life form knows, nor does any other seem to care.

Unlike us, other plants and animals seem to have a good relationship with Earth.  They only kill and eat what keeps them alive.  Humans, on the other hand, eat for pure pleasure.  They only have sex to produce offspring.  Humans have sex for pleasure.  All life forms, except humans, exist to fulfill only their physical needs.  Humans also need to fulfill their physical needs, but human emotional need is more important than our physical needs.  Consider a person who does not eat to look good, for example.  What other life form starves itself in order to look good?  Looking good is a unique human emotional need.  What other life form kills itself because it doesn’t feel valued by others?  Suicide is a unique emotional act that is not based on anything but a human’s need to feel valued and loved by other humans.  No other life form, except humans, kills members of its own species because there is a disagreement over emotional things that have nothing at all to do with physical existence.

Human emotional existence IS more important to us than our physical existence.  This is why we would sacrifice our individual life for an ideology solely based on human emotion.  This is why Capitalists fight Socialists, why Fundamentalists fight Liberals.  This is why we will sacrifice our physical security and wellbeing in defense of our nation, our state, our community, our family, or even our favorite sport team.  Consider a sporting event where fists fights break out over … what?  Human emotions.

Before we can find the correct answers to human existentialism, we must first understand why human emotional need is so different than all other natural life forms.  The same questions that we ask about our physical existence, we must ask about our emotions.  We cannot fully understand who we are as physical life forms unless we also understand who we are as emotional life forms.

Who was involved in causing our emotions?  What happened to cause our emotions?  Where do our emotions take place?  When did our emotions first take place?  Most important, why do we have the emotions that we do?

Unlike humans, other plants and animals don’t do things that destroy nature.  Other life forms don’t have the same free will to destroy nature.  They exist by nature, for nature, because of nature.  There doesn’t seem to be any unanswered existential questions about these other forms of life.  It’s obvious that nature caused their existence; that their existence takes place upon Earth, and that nature has been around for billions of years.  But why do these other life forms exist?

Could it be that all of other life forms exist to support human emotion?  Why don’t other life forms look in wonderment and awe at beautiful landscapes, pristine water, and clean air?  We don’t see any other life form standing up and protesting pollution, deforestation, and urbanization.  Other life forms submit to whatever humans want to do to nature, because of human emotion.  The members of the plant and animal kingdoms do not complain about their situation.  They just die out and become extinct without saying a word or making a fuse.

Except humans, every other life form upon earth exists to create, maintain, and support a natural symbiosis.  These other life forms exist in a symbiotic state with nature.  Symbiosis means that just as plants and animals depend on nature in order to survive, nature depends on plants and animals in order to do what nature has been doing for billions and billions of years: creating and supporting a world of beautiful landscapes, pristine water, and clean air.  Instead of creating, maintaining, and supporting a symbiotic relationship with nature, we fight nature.

Humans are the only life forms that have done things to destroy nature.  As mentioned, humans are the only life forms that kill each other, not to survive and do what nature needs them to do for symbiosis, but because we fear and hate each other … emotional responses.  We fear and hate each other because we don’t know who we are and why we exist.  We want to know.  But because we can’t agree on anything, we divide ourselves into groups.  Each group thinks that it has the answers and it fights to defend its answers.

There is a definite correlation between the human need to know who we are and why we exist (both physically and emotionally) and the problems that we cause to nature and to each other.  This book explores this correlation in detail.

Maybe if there were answers upon which we could all agree there wouldn’t be any need for groups.  Maybe if we could agree upon the answers there wouldn’t be a need for any nations, states, or communities.  Maybe we wouldn’t establish borders around our differing emotional ideologies and protect these borders by killing each other.  Maybe our homes and families wouldn’t need picket fences around them to separate us because we fear and hate our neighbor.  Maybe peace on Earth is tied to these answers.

Or perhaps, peace on Earth and goodwill is tied to not knowing.  Again, every other animal that contributes to symbiosis does not know, nor do they care to know.  Maybe if humans didn’t know or care who they are and why they exist, things would be different.  Some might argue that humans are more intelligent than other life forms and no matter what we will always care about who we are and why we exist?  This is simply NOT true!  Little children do not care about who they are or why they exist.  They just exist!  Everything that a little child becomes outside of simply existing as an individual life form that acts on and reacts to the natural world, is taught to the child by its family.  Children are born into families, communities, states, and nations divided by borders.  This might be the physical state in which children are born, but it is not the emotional state in which they are born.  Again, children do not have the same emotional problems that adults do.  Adults have these problems because they are taught and conditioned to have these problems.

As far as we know, no normal child is born with the answers to existential questions.  Like all other life forms in the animal kingdom that are born without knowing who, what, where, when and why they exist, little human children do not know, nor do they care.  Little children don’t seem to care until older children (also known as adults) start telling them who they are and why they exist.  But do these older children really know, or are they repeating things that other even older children taught them?

Who was the first human on Earth who figured out who we are and why we exist … if any of us actually figured it out?  And if no one figured it out, why did a few start telling the rest of us children that they figured it out?  Maybe if no one started telling others that they had figured it out, we wouldn’t be in the state that we are now: a world filled with fear, hate, misery and continual war and rumors of war.

There are three general groups of answers, each claiming to have ‘figured it out’: science, philosophy, and religion.  These made-up answers are responsible for creating more division, fear, and hate.  Science has even created better ways for the different groups to kill each other.  Science is also chiefly responsible for destroying nature and changing the natural symbiosis by which humans should be living with the natural world.  Science does not exist in any other life form.  Science is the result of humans trying to answer existential questions about their physical existence … how we exist.  But it pays very little attention to the more important questions about our emotional existence.  This is where philosophy and religion try to fill in the gaps.

Science and religion are actually subdivisions of philosophy, where philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.  Science is dedicated to the hows about life and religion to the whys.  But science does not create the division and problems that religion does.  Where science presents theories about the unknown, religion presents ultimatums and decrees about the unknown that it defends through alienation, division, and more often than not, killing.  Scientists don’t generally kill each other over their theories.  If another scientist comes up with a different theory that makes more sense, science usually embraces the one that makes more sense … about our physical existence.  Not so with religion.  Again, religion deals with our emotions, which seem to be more important to us than our physical existence … at least as we started becoming adults.

Within these three general groups of the different ways little children are taught, a few have found great value for themselves by providing answers to these existential questions.  Since science deals with observing things and figuring out how things work, some scientists are popular and paid very well for their theories on how things work.  Pure philosophy deals more with observing things and figuring out why things work.  Some philosophers are popular and paid very well.  Not to be out done by scientists and philosophers, religious leaders are even more popular and paid very well for providing the masses with ultimatums and decrees for all the answers: GOD.

Spirituality and religion are the result of the inability of science and philosophy to agree, especially on the emotional aspects of human nature.  When a scientist and a philosopher cannot agree, and their disagreements cause more confusion, a spiritual leader offers a compromise.  The compromise for not fully understanding existentialism—where existentialism is the search for understanding our existence—is called, faith.

Where a scientist is not satisfied until a conclusion can be made about how things exist, and a philosopher equally unsettled without a conclusion of why things exist, a faith-based spiritualist is comfortable with accepting that things ‘just exist’ without any conclusive answer as to how or why.   The English word “faith” is actually a derivative of the Latin, “fidem,” which means trust.  It’s much easier for little children (of all ages) to trust that they exist, because it’s obvious that they do.  It’s easier for our minds to accept and trust the obvious than to be continually confused by the unknown.

Science and philosophy can confuse us.

Did we evolve from lower life forms of life as Darwin proposed; or does Aristotle’s view of human function, Aquinas’ view of the beatific vision, or Kant’s view of the highest good, make more sense?  If the majority of Earth’s inhabitants (aged little children) was asked about Darwin, Aristotle, Aquinas, or Kant, most wouldn’t have any idea who these men were, nor would they care.

The majority of Earth’s population has accepted and trusts in some form of faith-based spirituality.  Again, it’s easier this way, especially for those who spend most of their waking hours trying to survive.  The scientists, the philosophers, and the spiritual leaders who are popular and very well paid don’t need to spend most of their waking hours trying to survive.  These can concentrate on coming up with new answers or convincing others to trust the answers they’ve already invented.

What if everyone on Earth had the time to figure out the answers for themselves?  What if instead of spending most of their waking hours trying to survive, each person had the time to do what a little child does, think on its own?  What if each person could see a tree, climb it, and sit and listen to its leaves and branches bustling in the wind, and touch, smell, and taste it?  But if each person could do this, who would be working to pay the scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders?  Isn’t it convenient that little children are taught that they can’t think on their own; that the thinking has already been done for them; and that they are forced to work instead of climbing a tree so that they can pay those who are doing all of the thinking?

Although little children are very independent and start off thinking for themselves, they are quickly convinced that they are too young and experienced to think for themselves.  Consequently, children lose their ability to think for themselves.  As they grow, they are not taught to think for themselves.  They are taught to think about what others have already thought about in the past—the education that has made our world what it is today.

Today, nothing is more important to most humans than going to school and receiving an education.  Included in this education are the Ministries of Science, Philosophy, and Religion.  We have been convinced that we are not valuable to ourselves or to each other unless we have been trained by the Ministry of Education.  But the obvious is still before us.  None of the knowledge that we have learned through education has made the world a better and safer place to live.  Our world is what it is today because of what we know, accept, and value as truth, what we were taught after we stopped thinking for ourselves.

Consider again what we mentioned above:

“It’s also very important, probably most important, for each one of us to find our own, individual purpose for existence.  Most of our life we search for an existential understanding to our individual reality; where existentialism is: a cognitive (thinking) approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will.  The problem is, because we are not really free to choose what we want to do or not do, we cannot be free and responsible agents capable of individual development.  We were born because of someone else’s choice.  We start off becoming what those who created us and took care of us want us to become.  Many of us become what the world wants us to become.  We are forced to live how the world lives, which includes electing choices, not necessarily for our own sake, but because we are forced to in order to survive.  The only truly free choice we seem to have is the ability to end our existence when we want.”

If it’s also very important, probably most important, for each one of us to find our own, individual purpose for existence, how can we if we are not thinking for ourselves?  How can we when we depend upon someone else’s individual development?  If we depend on another’s development, then we are contributing to their individual purpose, not to our own.  We contribute a lot of money to the individual development of scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders … a lot!  And if we don’t have the money, we borrow it and go into extreme debt to contribute to another’s individual development, without any closer to finding our own, individual purpose for existence.  For this reason, among young people, a chief cause of suicide is not being able to meet the world’s … not their own … the world’s expectations of who they are and why they exist.

None of us should exist to contribute to the individual development of another.  We will never find a comfortable and fulfilling purpose for our own existence, until we are no longer forced to contribute to another’s development.  This includes making another person rich, or working for another person so that they don’t have to work, i.e. being forced to work at a job that is not consistent with your own, individual development.

 

Most people start out believing that by being educated in what others have already determined is valuable (getting a college degree) they will one day become independent and have others supporting them, working for them, making them rich … contributing to their individual development.  This is why most of our problems exist.  When we think that our individual development is more important than another’s, we value our own development more than another’s and fight to protect ours over allowing another person to pursue theirs.  “I did not become a business owner to make my employees rich.  I started my business to make me rich!”  This is sensible Capitalism.  But if you cannot become rich unless others work for you, then you are impeding their individual development for the sake of your own.  Some might argue that by offering a person a job you are giving that person the opportunity to develop.  But if they, like you, become a business owner, because you both have equal opportunity, then who will be left to do the work of an employee?  If another’s individual development is just as important to them as yours is to you, do you see where the problems arise?

We need to learn, again, how to think for ourselves.  We need to establish a world that allows us to think for ourselves.  A good start would be becoming as a little child and throwing out everything that we’ve learned and starting over, this time with an entirely different way of thinking about our existential answers.

Each human born into this world possesses the ability to reason and evaluate information according to strict principles of validity in what they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.  Little children use a pure and unadulterated way of thinking.  They think the way that they were born to think.  They see a grove of trees and do not worry about why the trees are there or how they got there or who put them there or when they were put there, they just know that the trees are there.  This is following “strict principles of validity in what they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.”  They can see the trees, hear the trees bustling in the wind; they can touch the trees and taste, and smell them.  They use pure, unadulterated common sense.  No scientist, philosopher, or religious person enjoys a bunch of trees like little children can.

If all life forms equally exist for the same purpose and are from the same cause, then why are humans the only life forms that wonders who, what, where, when, and why they exist?  What makes us different than other life forms?  What causes us to wonder?  If there was no unique purpose for why we exist, that is any different than why other animals exist, then why don’t other animals learn to wonder like we do?  Humans are very different than all other life forms, and therefore, there must be a reason for this difference.

The Real Truth is very logical and can be understood with pure, unadulterated common sense.  It can be understood when a person utilizes the unique human ability to reason and assess information according to strict principles of validity in what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell.  One will never understand the Real Truth through the prejudices of science, philosophy, or religion.

It appears more logical to a religious person that God created the universe than to a scientific person.  To a scientific person that has studied scientific theory and conclusion, a Big Bang makes more sense. Each person is prejudiced towards their own beliefs and the system by which each acquires their beliefs.  However, there are many scientists who have reviewed all the scientific information available that still believe that God exists; that if there was a Big Bang that created the universe, then it was God who made the bang.  Otherwise, the scientist can’t explain what caused the Big Bang.  The religious scientist can accept the Theory of Evolution as the way that God created the animals and plants.  In fact, religious people are more open-minded than scientists, but not as humble.  Where scientists might close their minds to other possibilities outside the realm of science, they also conclude that science does not know all the answers.  A not-so-humble religious person has an answer for everything: God.

Studying scientific theories and philosophical statements can boggle the mind and leave one more confused than satisfied.  So, why not have simple faith and trust in religion for all the answers?  A religious leader’s answers are simple: God created us and everything else.  God did it for God’s own purpose and meaning.  Humans are simply a product of God’s will.  This seems to be a simple and complete answer.  The problem is, there are many different types of faiths with many differing views of God, none of which conclusively answers our existential questions, and all of which divided us and cause us to fear, hate, and kill each other.

Scientists, philosophers, and prophets fight among themselves for the praise and trust of the people.  A scientist attempts to paint his own clear picture of the meaning of life.  The philosopher attempts to paint a clear picture of the meaning of “meaning”; and the prophet is a teacher who doesn’t paint anything or know how to paint.  To the prophet, the Earth, as it exists, was painted by God.  So why do we need to know how to paint our own picture?  Can any of us improve upon what God has painted?

Unlike the prophets of religion, spiritual and self-help gurus give scientific and philosophical people (those who reject organized religion but have found no conclusive answers) whatever meaning is most important to them in the moment.  Like talking to a therapist whom is asked a question by their client and gives the typically response, “What do you think about that?” self-help gurus will make you feel that whatever your answers are, they’re correct for you.

The god concept is not a clear picture by any means.  Therefore, a blank canvas upon which any image can be painted is preferable to the confused.  Where the scientist and philosopher paint their own pictures and expect others to accept what they have painted and value it, a blank canvas allows anyone to paint whatever one wants.  A blank canvas places a person on the same level of artistic expertise and expression as those who have learned to paint their own masterpieces, or who depend on “God’s” natural masterpiece.  Those who write self-help books, give self-help seminars, and make up lots of cool memes about existentialism, are also paid very well for what they do.  Why should these get paid when the person paying them is actually the one coming up with all the right answers—the answers that fit them personally?

These unscrupulous self-help entrepreneurs have a great scheme going.

Because the most important thing to a human is finding out who we are and what our individual purpose for existing is, why not make money encouraging us to do what we are naturally compelled to do anyway?  These are very smart entrepreneurs!  Convincing people to pursue personal development supports their own personal development.  The problem is, what good are all the self-help books, seminars, gatherings, and cool social media memes to the majority of the people living upon Earth who can’t afford the books, seminars, gatherings, or a computer or phone to read the cool memes?  A large part of humanity can’t read anyway!

If a self-help idea or suggestion, purchased for money, isn’t relevant to a young woman who is force into prostitution, for one of many examples, then the idea or suggestion is doing more harm than good.  How is it doing more harm than good?  Because if 1% of Earth’s population (80 million people) are the only ones who are able to buy the books, attend the seminars and gatherings, and read the cool memes, then they are the only ones to whom the information is relevant.  And since the purchased information (you can buy anything in this world for money) convinced the 1% to value their individual, personal development more than everyone else’s, this minority will not make an effort to level the playing field on which the opportunities to develop oneself are offered.  As long as the 1% is prospering and able to develop personally, this is all that matters to them.  Sure, some of the 1% might feel guilty and set up foundations, charities, and other philanthropic projects to assuage this guilt (which furthers their own individual development), but what real good and change do these actually perform?  There are more foundations, charities, and other philanthropic projects on Earth than at any other time during Earth’s history.  There are more religions that are concerned with the poor and the needy than at any other time in history.  So why are things getting worse and not better?

The answer is very hard for people to consider.  But it is very obvious.  The more education that people have, the more foundations, charities, other philanthropic projects, and religions that exist, the more things get worse for humanity.  What the world thinks is good for us, is actually very bad for us.  There is only one good thing that can change the world and improve humanity.  Providing each human being with the ability for each one of us to find our own answers to human existentialism, where existentialism is: a cognitive (thinking) approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will.

Human existential art is very personal.  What appear to be scribbles and a mess of colors to some can be an abstract masterpiece to others.  When each person is allowed to paint their own picture, and the art teacher (spiritual and self-help guru) praises whatever is painted, why wouldn’t this type of teacher be more important and valuable to the student than the arrogant artist who claims to have painted a masterpiece?

What worth are any of the self-help books, of any scientific conclusion, or of any philosophical or spiritual ideas to a little child?  Again, what worth are they to a young woman who is forced to prostitute herself in order to survive?  Of what worth are any of these things to our world if our world is becoming a more divided place full of hate, fear, misery, and war?

If we were to travel back in time and live among humankind during the time when language had not yet developed into reading and writing, would we find science or philosophy?  The answer is no.  But we would find religion—all kinds of different faith-based ideas established only on what is observed in the natural world.  When an ancient person came up with an idea about something, if the idea wasn’t relevant to the reality of day-to-day survival, the idea wasn’t explored much.

“Ug,” said Shrug, “God made the fish and put them in the river.  That’s why they’re in there.  It doesn’t matter how or when God put them in the river!  Stop thinking about these stupid, non-essential questions and keep fishing!”

Shrug knew that the purpose for that moment of their existence was to catch fish so that their community wouldn’t starve.  He knew that their personal worth to their community was not based on the things upon which he often pondered, but on the amount of fish they caught.  But Shrug couldn’t help it.  Whenever he was not engaged in providing the basic necessities of life, Shrug had these inner feelings, this sense about things.  It’s this sixth sense that made Shrug different than the fish that he caught to eat.

Science and philosophy base their conclusions on what is observed through the five physical senses by which a person’s reality is defined.  These two genres of thought observe what can be seen, heard, tasted, smelled, and touched and base their conclusions on these observations.  Ug needs to eat.  Ug sees the fish.  Ug hears the river. Ug touches the fish.  Ug smells the fish.  Ug tastes the fish.  But why did Shrug wonder and think outside of his observed reality?

Science might conclude that the human sixth sense of thought and feeling evolved with the species over time.  How?  Why?  If the human species evolved over time to possess a sixth sense of reality, then why haven’t other species evolved in the same way?  Philosophers will confuse the issue by proposing ideas about this unique human sense that attempt to define “wonder” and “thought.”  And prophets let their followers off the hook, so that they don’t have to use their sixth sense.

If we could gather the greatest minds (as the world supposes) of these three different genres of human thought and wonder (science, philosophy, and religion) into the same room for an honest discussion, upon what specific thing could we get them to agree?  Regardless of each of their differing personal truths, the thing on which we could get them to agree could be referred to as a Real Truth.  The discussion must be based on honesty.  What do all three genres honestly know about human reality?  It doesn’t matter what is right and true to each.  If one doesn’t understand another’s truth, and it doesn’t answer human existential questions completely, it cannot be Real Truth.

Let’s consider what two of the greatest minds in science have concluded.

One of the most renown thinkers of modern time, Albert Einstein, concluded that,

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.”

Einstein lived in a very religious home during his childhood but at the early age of twelve, he began to search for a better understanding of things.  He turned to science and read as many popular science books as he could find.  Science made a lot more sense to him than religion.  It didn’t take Einstein long to realize that the Bible was completely fictitious but he was never able to explain what the Bible was and why the men who wrote it had lied.  Had he tried to explain some of things he was thinking at such a young age, he would have been mocked and persecuted by his family, friends, and peers.

Einstein’s conclusion about human existentialism was summed up in a few words he wrote the year before he died:

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.  We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.  The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self.  We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.” (Albert Einstein, 1954)

Einstein could not explain what this “new manner of thinking” was supposed to be.  He had no clue what would save humanity, except that it had to be an entirely different way of thinking than how the world was used to thinking.  Einstein did not know the Real Truth.

As we have been observing our mortal experiences on Earth as advanced humans, and it is in our best interests to save humanity and preserve our ability to utilize this universe and the earth as the platform on which we play the game of mortal life, what can we do to help our mortal Selves save humanity?

Obviously, mortals who spend their entire life thinking about things, whether with a scientific, philosophical, or religious mind, will never figure out what this “substantially new manner of thinking” should be, because they are using the “old manner of thinking” to figure it out.  Scientists would say that we should think more scientifically to save humanity. Philosophers would say that we should think more philosophically.  The religious would say that we must depend more on God to save humanity; that prayers will save us when God intervenes; otherwise, there is no other way.

IF we didn’t base our understanding on science, philosophy, or religion, and we used own brain, once we’ve gotten rid of all the prejudice that we have acquired from these three general ways of thinking; if we were smart and logical, and used pure, unadulterated common sense, we would not pick the path to which science, philosophy, and religion points us.  Because each claims to be right, and we know that none of them can be right because so many different people disagree, then our common sense should tell us that none of these old manners of thinking can be right.

Another name that stands out as being one of the greatest scientific minds is, Stephen Hawking.   Einstein and Hawking spent most of their lives searching for any worldly knowledge that would conclusively explain things as they really are … as the Real Truth.  Both of their conclusions were similar and honest: it is impossible to know.

Einstein was also attributed to saying:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity.  And I’m not sure about the former.”

Stephen Hawking’s conclusion was more kind, but equally profound.

What if all a person could do, what if all a person did, was to think and contemplate about our existence?  What would this person conclude about it? In fact, there is such a person.  Stricken with a devastating disease that confined him to a wheelchair and dependency upon the service of others, the renowned physicist and theorist, Stephen Hawking, cannot use any part of his body except his mind.  Hawking has had the time, and has been forced by patience, to read and study a large amount of material about humankind’s association with the universe.  His study has consisted of the works of contemporary geniuses like Albert Einstein, and those of the past like Galileo and Newton, to name just a few.  After so many years, after so much reading, after so much personal contemplation, what is it that Hawking has concluded about human existence and reality?

Taken from the Conclusion of one of his most popular books, A Brief History of Time, Hawking summarizes:

“We find ourselves in a bewildering world.  We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask:  What is the nature of the universe?  What is our place in it and where did it and we come from?  Why is it the way it is? To try to answer these questions we adopt some ‘world picture.’  Just as an infinite tower of tortoises supporting the flat earth is such a picture, so is the theory of superstrings.  Both are theories of the universe, though the latter is much more mathematical and precise than the former.  Both theories lack observational evidence: no one has ever seen a giant tortoise with the earth on its back, but then, no one has seen a superstring either.

“… In effect, we have redefined the task of science to be the discovery of laws that will enable us to predict events up to the limits set by the uncertainty principle.  The question remains, however: how or why were the laws and the initial state of the universe chosen? … Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations.  What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?  The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe.  Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?  Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence?  Or does it need a creator, and, if so, does he have any other effect on the universe?  And who created him?  Up to now, most scientists have been too occupied with the development of new theories that describe what the universe is to ask the question why.  On the other hand, the people whose business it is to ask why, the philosophers, have not been able to keep up with the advance of scientific theories.  In the eighteenth century, philosophers considered the whole of human knowledge, including science, to be their field and discussed questions such as: did the universe have a beginning? … However, if we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists.  Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist.  If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.”  (Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time.)

The “mind of God” is the basis for many of the emotional answers that most people accept as their truth.  Religion is one of the results of people seeking self-worth and purpose by following the “mind of God.” There are many “minds of God” among the world’s religions.  Each god has a mind of its own.  Each god provides different answers that followers accept as truth.  For this reason, religion has been responsible for most of the conflicts that negatively affect humankind.  Nothing threatens the human race more than religion.

As Hawking poignantly pointed out, science is preoccupied with developing new theories to explain what the universe is, but has no clue, nor does it try to find out through its scientific methods, why the universe is.  Understanding why the universe is would greatly assist the individual in finding out why he or she exists, giving purpose and meaning to one’s life.

Where science can satisfy one’s curiosity of how the universe exists, religion satisfies that which science has not been able to prove: why we exist.  Religion fills in the gaps.  We exist, according to religion, because God wants us to exist and created us. And it’s very easy for people to accept the idea that God uses science to fulfill His design and will.

The human ego—finding individual self-worth and purpose—cannot be complete and satisfied simply by knowing how we exist.  Regardless of how God created us, or that God might have performed His will through science, why God created us provides what our egos need.  The why is different in each religion.  When the world treats us with disrespect or inequitably, or we cannot find our own purpose in life, God steps in and accepts us and outlines our purpose for us.  Religious doctrine is entirely based on what the individual must do to please God.  What is God’s will and purpose for me?  Once convinced that God is aware of me as an individual apart but equal (in God’s eyes) to everyone else, what better way to feel self-worth and a purpose?

If we accept God as the answer then we no longer have to struggle to understand.  Human existence becomes simple to us: God created us and has told us who we are and why we exist.  God is the answer to why.  But the question remains, who created God?  Where is the “mind of God”?  How do we know what God is thinking?  And if my god is real, and your god disagrees with my god, then you are not following the purpose that my god has outlined for me/us.  Since we each believe that our god is the only and true god, then the purpose that our god has outlined for each of us, which gives value and purpose to our existence, is threatened by other gods.  Your religion threatens mine.  In defense and in fulfillment of my ego, I will defend my religion and my god, even if it means destroying you and yours.

The value of our individual existence is threatened by anyone who disagrees with our accepted truths.  We accept answers as our only truth when they provide us with individual certainty and significance (support our individual ego).  It is our human nature to defend these answers (our truths).  Unfortunately, in defense of our individual truths, countless individual lives are ended prematurely.

We have sufficient evidence to conclude that a normal brain, regardless of the state of the physical body, no matter how much of the world’s knowledge the normal brain processes, cannot answer the questions about human existence.  If mortals aren’t allowed access to the Real Truth and to all the correct answers to their existence, then they have an excuse for being the way that they are … they have a good excuse for defending their individual truths and ending countless other individual lives prematurely.  The excuse of ignorance will lead to the demise of the human race.

So if the normal mortal brain, on its own, doesn’t have the ability and the capacity to know the Real Truth, what about an abnormal human brain?  Is it possible that a person who has an abnormal brain can understand all Real Truth?

We have evidence that some savants and prodigies, many of whom have abnormal functioning brains, can, in fact, function on a cognitive level far more advanced in ability and capacity than a normal person’s brain.  This is Real Truth.  Nevertheless, it seems that the few who have these enhanced brain capabilities lack normal social awareness and skills.  These simply cannot function in society without constant supervision and control.  What if there existed a few who had normal brains, but their normal brain’s capacity and ability were enhanced so that they could understand all Real Truth?  How would this happen?  How could this happen?  Why would this happen to just a few, and not be possible for everyone else?  And if it did happen, how would everyone respond to these few?

Real Truth can save humanity.  Understanding things as the really are, as they really were, and as they really will be, is the only one way to save the human race.  There is no other way.  Understanding and accepting things that could be classified as Real Truth would take, as Albert Einstein pointed out, “a substantially new manner of thinking.”

Since savants and prodigies have proven that our brain is capable of extraordinary things, and these types of people act very similar to uneducated little children, maybe we should consider becoming as little children again.  Maybe this should be our “substantially new manner of thinking.”  Maybe we can forget everything that science, philosophy, and religion has taught us, except that these have led us to division, fear, hate, misery, and war, and use what each of us possessed as a little child: the ability to reason and evaluate information according to strict principles of validity in what they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell.

With our “substantially new manner of thinking,” let’s ONLY consider what we know for sure:

We all experience involuntary dreams while we are sleeping.  These dreams appear to be an emotional response to whatever we experienced while we are awake.

Our dreams are instinctive, spontaneous, automatic, reflexive, unintentional, unthinking, unconscious, uncontrolled, compulsory, obligatory functions of our brain.  When our brain begins to dream, we become conscious and fully awake inside the reality that the dream has created for us.

Who is the person that is dreaming?  Who created this dream world?  What exactly is the world in which the dream experience is taking place?  Where is this dream world?  When was this dream world created?  And most importantly, why?

Because we can all agree that we do dream, and that our dreams seem real while we are dreaming, then if we can find out the Real Truth about our dreams, we might be closer to understanding our own reality.  Because our physical body reacts to our dream world’s environment just as realistically as it does while we are awake and reacting to Earth’s environment, we must conclude that both our dreams and our mortal life are perceptions of reality that our brain creates.

Considering consciousness vs. unconsciousness.  Although our physical body is lying in bed asleep, the brain has the ability to create another body and reality for us that this same brain controls.  The brain is the god of the dream world.  Our brain creates everything in and about the dream.

How can we honestly say that we are unconscious while we are consciously dreaming?  During our dreams we use all of our physical senses.  We see, we hear, we taste, we smell, and we touch things.  Our sleeping, still physical body responds to the stimulations coming from our dream world.  We experience all the same emotional responses during our dreams that we do during our waken life.  We cry, we sweat, we fear, we smile, we feel happy, we feel misery, and we can even experience sex in our dream that causes our sleeping body to orgasm.

There is one human sense, however, that our Dream Self never use while we are dreaming: our sixth sense.  While we are dreaming, our Dream Self does not think about who is dreaming.  We know that our Dream Self and our sleeping Self must be the same person: us—the individual Self.  While dreaming, our dream Self does not think about what we are dreaming.  Our dream Self just dreams.  Our dream Self does not think about where we are dreaming or when we are dreaming.  Our dream Self just dreams.  And we certainly do not think about why we are dreaming, while we are dreaming.  In a sense, our dream Self acts and is acted upon in the dream environment like a little child.  The problem in considering the similarities between our dreams and our mortal life upon earth is that our dream Self doesn’t appear to be aware of any higher intelligence or being.  Our dream Self just dreams.  But neither are little children aware of any higher intelligence or being.  Before they are taught about something or someone outside of their own brain, little children just live.

There’s a huge difference, however, between our dream world and our mortal world: no one has ever tried to tell our dream Self what to do and how to do it.  There are no scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders in our dreams.  There is only our dream Self.

This book clearly explains in detail who is dreaming, what our dream Self dreams, where our dream Self is having the dream experience, when our dreams occur, and most essential to an understanding of Real Truth, why we dream.  Answering these questions about our dreams will also give us some conclusive answers about who we really are and why we really exist—all based upon the Real Truth that we dream.

The Spiritual-Religious God Concept

Most people have a spiritual-religious mindset.  Again, this might be because it’s much easier to accept these types of answers because most don’t have the time to ponder and figure out the answers themselves.  But there could also be another reason.

Similar to how we could view our mortal brain as being the god of our dream Self—because our mortal brain (our mortal Self) creates and controls everything that happens during the dream—we can conceptualize that a more powerful brain (a Higher Self) could create and control everything that happens during our mortal life.  If this were true, then this could be the reason for the physical and emotional responses that so many people feel—an attraction towards something greater and more powerful than themselves.  This could explain some of the voices that people hear inside of their heads.

Among the spiritual-religious, there are many who claim to know the truth.  There are many voices, many ideas, many explanations and so much confusion.  Who is right?  Who is wrong?  Or are both wrong?

There are many who claim that God has called them to do something special: to be God’s messenger and deliver God’s message to the world.  There have always been these types.  There will always be these types.  In some ways, these claimants say the truth.  Each person is the only true god of that person’s reality.  Our brains produce the voices that each of us hears.  Whatever one’s brain believes to be true is that person’s only truth.  This truth is the only reality that a person knows.  It is the only reality in which a person lives and finds meaning and purpose for their own existence.  It can be said that this personal truth comes from one’s own god.

The concept of God can give meaning and purpose to one’s existence.  God provides a person with a feeling of specialness and self-worth.  This god concept—where one believes that something greater than the Self exists and that this something is aware of the person and cares about the person’s reality—is universal.  But again, this concept does not exist in the reality of little children.

During the developmental stages of life, other aged children care for us, protect us, and provide the means of a personal feeling of specialness and self-worth.  For a few years, the only god that the child knows is other aged children (adults) who provide care and protection.  Being the center of everyone’s attention, we form a perception about our reality that everything that exists is about us—about our Self.

The god concept—the child’s perception that he or she is the center of attention—is replaced as soon as the child begins to realize that the universe in which he or she exists does not actually revolve around him or her.  There are many other children who were taught that they are the center of the universe.  Nevertheless, the seeds of our mortal human nature have been planted.  The perception of the child’s specialness, self-worth and purpose forms emotional roots in the child’s brain that cannot be easily uprooted.  These are the roots of our shared humanity.  These emotional structures are anchors that are a part of us and remain with us throughout our life upon earth.

To consider a substantial new way of thinking that might save the human race and create peace on Earth, we must consider how can we return again to becoming as little children and start thinking for ourselves.  How can we start valuing our Self as we did when we were little children?

The roots of our individual importance can be fertilized and nourished by the Real Truth that our mortal brain is actually an extension of a highly advanced, individual brain.  In other words, unlike any other life form, humans are wired to believe that each of them, as an individual, is the most important thing that exists, that the universe revolves around the Self … because it actually does!

Whether one can accept this as the Real Truth or not, wouldn’t it be a good foundation on which to base “a substantial new way of thinking”?

The problem is, during mortal life upon earth, we share the earth’s limited space and resources with others who have the same deep-seeded idea about the Self that we do.  Our emotional anchor is that each of us is the greatest thing that exists.  Although it might be easy for us to accept this concept about our own Self, often it is very hard to accept this about others.

Mortal life is all about protecting and sustaining this concept—that I am the greatest thing that exists in the universe.  When we exist in a shared environment of limited space and resources, and we’re each wired to believe that our particular Self is more important than any other, the conflicts begin.

When our self-worth and value is threatened or not respected by others, our brain cannot accept the inequality.  Our emotional anchor loses its weight and we became buoyant, causing us to float aimlessly in the sea of humanity.  There is not a mortal upon earth who has not experienced an emotional low and felt as if they have lost their emotional anchor and are floating aimlessly upon the sea of humanity.  To counterbalance the weight lost in our emotional anchor, we naturally seek for ways and means to regain the weight—to protect and support the power and greatness of our Self.

In doing this, many of us have accepted gods that give us back this power and greatness.  Once “God” is aware of us as an individual and takes an interest in our Self’s wellbeing, these feelings begin to fertilize and provide nutrients to our human roots.  Once our own Self grows and is sustained by our chosen god, it is natural for us to want to share our personal god with others, especially with those like us, who have lost a sense of their own greatness and self-worth.  If we can get others to accept our god, then our self-worth, value, and personal importance receives even more fertilizer.  We begin to feel that others would be forever lost without us.

Every mortal man or woman who claims to be a messenger from God once felt like he or she was worthless and that his or her life lacked purpose and meaning.  At the lowest state of this emotional turmoil, God spoke to the person and called them as God’s only messenger.  In each and every case, the person’s own brain spoke and extended the call in an effort to secure the anchor that provides emotional stability.

If one were to analyze and honestly research the past history of anyone who has ever claimed to be God’s true messenger, one would find a point in the claimant’s past where he or she found him or herself at an emotional low.  The claimant, if honest, would admit to this low and acknowledge that it was at this crucial ebb in the tide of their emotional security when God came to their rescue and extended the call.  This process happens the same way to everyone, but in different ways depending on the type of anchor that secured them in the past.

As mentioned, often when one is at this emotional low point, one will search for help.  If, during the search one encounters another who appears confident and secure in their own Self, and who claims to have found a meaning and purpose for their life, the emotionally distraught person will consider the other’s message.  It was successful for them, then why not for me?  In this way, missionaries, preachers, and evangelists find their followers.  In the same way, non-spiritual people are drawn to social causes.  In the same way, others are drawn to sport teams.  Although the results might be very different, the emotional draw is the same in each case.  The aged child is trying to regain the value and self-worth that supports the foundationalized and innate feeling that the universe revolves around them … because it’s suppose to and actually does because their mortal brain is an extension of each person’s Higher Self!

Why not consider and incorporate this new perspective—this “substantially new manner of thinking”—into our current reality?  Couldn’t this perspective solve many of the problems that we have created?  If we believed this about our Self, and we could believe about everyone else what we do about our Self, wouldn’t it be more likely that we could obey the Golden Rule: do unto others what you would have them do unto you?  Wouldn’t we learn to love our Self with all of our heart, might, mind, and soul; and our neighbor as we do our Self?  Wouldn’t we be able to accept another’s opinion and belief as being right for them—for their Higher Self, for their God—and not try to force our God upon them?  Wouldn’t we try to work together as a human race, playing together as little children seem to be able to do?

Our “substantially new manner of thinking” is this:

Mortality is nothing more or less than the natural dream response of our Higher Self’s advanced brain to our daily eternal existence, similar to how our mortal dreams are an involuntary emotional response to our mortal daily life.

This response is responsible for the God Concept.

The eternal nature of humans

All things are made of something.  We call this “something”: matter.  The basic structure of matter was not created nor can it be destroyed.  Consider a piece of wood.  What we see is wood.  What we hear is wood.  What we taste, smell, and touch is wood.  But what is wood, really?  Let’s burn it and see what happens.

When it completely burns its main elements come apart.  But we can still see, hear, taste, smell, and touch what is left.  But what’s left isn’t wood anymore.  Humans have been observing what is left after wood burns for thousands of years.  By using our sixth sense, a few of us invented and applied a name to what was left after wood burned.  50% of wood is the element carbon (C), and the rest is oxygen (O), hydrogen (H), nitrogen (N), and a few other trace elements.

Wood serves a good purpose.  But after it burns, wood doesn’t serve any purpose because it no longer exists.  The elements that remain, that were not and could not be destroyed by fire, no longer serve the same purpose as wood does.  Separated and by themselves, wood’s elements seem to be useless.  A compendium of these elements appears to be what serves a purpose.

What if the human body (including the brain) is the greatest, most perfect compendium of element possible?  What would be the purpose for human life?  We want to believe that our life has purpose and meaning.  We want to believe that life supports the reality of each person individually, first, and then of all of humans collectively.  We want to believe that our individual existence matters and is important not only to our self but to others.  Unlike every other life form that exists, we spend most of our existence trying to be important, especially to others.  We want to be loved an accepted, if only by one other person.  Why are we so different than every other life form in this aspect?  Why are we the only life form that cares about other life forms?  What is our self-awareness and why is it so different than other life forms?  Again, let’s default to our “substantially new manner of thinking”: humans are the greatest, most perfect life form that exists.

This new way of thinking shouldn’t be difficult to accept if we think like we did as little children and use the logic of a little child.  Let’s only consider what we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell in our world.  Let’s not think of anything else.  What is the life form that has the greatest opportunities in life, the greatest potential, the ability to control all other life forms for its wants and needs?  The human being.

When our body dies and decomposes, is that the end of the individual?  If it is the end, then the human body cannot be the greatest compendium of element possible, and individual life has no real meaning, not to the individual, nor to the collective.  What happens to the elements that were bonded together to form our physical body?  Once separated, where do these elements go?  Isn’t it reasonable to accept that the elements that make up our physical body return to the ground from which they came to become, possibly, wood to make a tree?  Is there any wonder why some people feel that their ancestors are a part of nature, or that humans reincarnate as other life forms?  This being true, then there is no real purpose for individual existence than to be recycled back into nature, not necessarily to become part of the human collective, but part of nature.

But nature does not control humans and mandate them by instinct.  Humans control nature.  It seems—according to our “substantially new manner of thinking”—that nature exists for us.  If our dream world exists specifically and solely for the individual who is creating and experiencing the dream, then couldn’t Earth exist specifically and solely for the individual who is experiencing life upon Earth?

There are trees in our dreams.  Where did this dream wood come from that makes the trees in our dreams?  Because it can be destroyed, wood is not eternal.  Because the elements that make up the wood were not destroyed by fire, the elements that make up wood seem to be eternal.  But what makes up these eternal elements?  Are not the elements themselves compendiums of something else?  If elements are made of some kind of eternal matter that was never created, therefore it can’t be destroyed, are elements compendiums of eternal matter?  If elements are also compendiums, like wood, then they can be changed or destroyed like a piece of wood, if enough energy (like fire to wood) is applied.

For thousands of years no one really thought about what wood was made of or what was left over after it was burnt.  Wood served the purpose that we wanted it to serve.  Why does it really matter why or how wood exists?  It exists, so we use it how it exists.  Eventually, to gain value for their selves (because they didn’t want to physically assert themselves by gathering wood, and so they would be valued as much by the community as the wood gatherers were), a few decided to use their unique sixth sense and apply names and understanding to why and how wood exists.  Eventually, the basic components of all things were given names.  But what good is an atom or a string or quark to a guy who is trying to stay warm?  We need a compendium of these in order to get any use out of them … at least that is what we thought anciently.  Those who allowed others to do the physical work for them, began to use their sixth sense about things more frequently.  Now we can create much more warmth with just a few atoms than we can by burning an entire forest of wood.

The more we figure things out, the more we can use things to serve our needs.  But if we didn’t exist, then why would anything else need to exist?  What other life form would figure these things out?  What other life forms would need things?

What we can all honestly agree on is that all life forms need the sun.  This is Real Truth.  But what is the sun?  Where did it come from?  Who or what created the sun?  When and why?  If we are the only life form who cares about the sun, maybe it was created for us.  Maybe by us!

If the sun is a nuclear reaction of a few atoms, and its light and warmth—like a piece of wood—come from its elements’ atoms doing something, what are the sun’s atoms doing?  The few who didn’t like gathering wood came up with the idea that the sun converts hydrogen (H) atoms into helium (He).  If these thinkers are correct, then once all of the sun’s hydrogen is converted into helium, the sun is going to burn out and disappear.  When it does, all of life will disappear.  That will be the end of the human life form.  So it’s just a matter of time before humans disappear after the sun does.  If the sun disappears and ends human existence, then all things must also come to an eternal end until there is nothing but “matter unorganized.”

We must consider who, what, when, where, and most importantly, WHY, did the sun become organized matter in the first place.  If human existence ends when the sun does, then equally, the sun must end when human existence does.

But what if humans created the sun so that they could exist colletively?  What if the sun has always existed and was never created?  Like the dream trees that exist in our dreams, created by our brain, but only for our dreams, the sun was created and exists by our Higher Self’s brain, but only for our mortal life.  The reason why there is light in our dreams, but no sun, is because our dreams are an individual perception created by our individual mortal brain.  There are no other free-willed individuals in our dreams.  The others in our dreams serve our free will and the needs of our individual mortal brain.  The sun that we see during our mortal life is the light and energy that is shared by every individual existing in the Earth experience, which is a collective experience of a lot of individual Higher Selves.  Where our mortal dreams are an individual experience, our mortal life is a collective experience.  We perceive the sun as it is because it is the energy that is shared by all of our individual Higher Selves, each of us experiencing mortal life upon Earth … according to our “substantial new manner of thinking.”

Let’s consider what science knows about the sun.

If the sun, like wood, disappears and is broken down into its basic components by burning, then what happens to the sun’s basic components?  If wood gets its elements from the surrounding environment, then why couldn’t the sun also get its elements from its surrounding environment?

The sun was created in and from the environment in which it exists.  The same source of the sun’s basic components is also the source of its eternal existence.  The sun will never run out of hydrogen (H).  The sun’s natural processes suck in “dark matter” (eternal and infinite matter) from the space environment in which it exists and is continually creating hydrogen.  Its natural processes then take the hydrogen and convert it to helium.  During the conversion process, light and heat is produced.  As long as there is dark matter, the sun will never run out of its basic components.  And what non-wood-gathering thinker could ever propose that there is a limit to the dark matter of space?

Space (i.e. dark matter) is infinite.  Space is eternal.  Space was never created nor can it be destroyed.  Everything else found in space was created in space, from space, by space, for space.  But where did space come from?  Did someone create space?  If someone or something did, then who, what, where, when, and why?  Again, the most logical answers to these questions can be given by considering our dreams.

Our brain creates the Space where our dream world exists.  This dream space is also just as eternal as the space in which planet Earth exists.  If our brain creates the space where the dream world exists, then the same type of human brain can create the space in which the sun, the moon, the stars, and planet Earth exist.

Human beings are the highest and most advanced compendium of matter that exists anywhere, in any space, in any dimension of time and space.  In their eternal, perfect state (compendium of elements), it doesn’t matter what basic components make up this highly advanced human brain and the body that supports it, this advanced brain and the advanced body that supports it were not created nor can they be destroyed.  If our Higher Self could be destroyed, then we would have been created.  If we were created, then we can be destroyed.  If we were destroyed, then the Space in which we were created would cease to exist upon being destroyed.  And if we can be destroyed, then how could we have ever existed?  What perception of our existence and reality would remain?  When would the process of creation and destruction end in nothingness?  It is impossible for there to be nothing.

This new concept about our existence is very hard to understand, not because it is not Real Truth, but because of the filters placed in our brain by science, philosophy, and religion.  To consider these concepts—the “substantially new manner of thinking” that can save humanity—we need to think of these things as a little child would.

Our mortal life is actually occurring in our eternal Higher Self’s brain.  Similar to a dream, our mortal existence is a direct response to our daily activities as these highly advanced and indestructible compendiums of matter.  The difference between our advanced brain’s dream process and our mortal brain’s dream process is that our advanced brain can control when the  dream starts and stops.  However, once our eternal Self starts the dream process, the Space, time and reality created during the process occurs instinctively, spontaneously, automatically, reflexively, unintentionally, unthinkingly, unconsciously, uncontrollable, compulsory, and obligatory to the physical needs of our advanced brain.  The other difference is, unlike our mortal dreams, many other free-willed advanced humans start the dream process at the exact same time and share in the advanced dream experience.

Relative to our current Space and Time, when a group of advanced humans join the dream experience at the exact same time, the group needs a fixed place in Space in which to carry out their mutually shared dream.  This is why an infinite number of galaxies, solar systems, and planets exist.  The universe that we perceive from Earth is the dream universe of our advanced brain.

We enter these advanced dreams similar to how we would enter a multi-player online computer game played wirelessly over a powerful game interface.  The power that controls this wireless interface to which all the players must be connected is the sun.  We must first desire to start playing the game.  We then enter the game and choose our own avatar.  Upon entering the game, there are other more experienced players who are there to help us learn how to play.  The game has its own protocol and rules.  If a player does not play by the rules, the other players will react to control or eliminate the player.

We each enter the dream, or rather, play the game, for our own individual reasons.  Since the game is actually being played inside our head by our advanced brain, the reason we play is to provide our advanced brain with something that it needs.  Again, a dream is an instinctive, spontaneous, automatic, reflexive, unintentional, unthinking, unconscious, uncontrolled, compulsory, obligatory reaction to something going on in our brain during our regular, conscious daily activities.  Simply put, the dream of mortal life is our highly advanced brain’s way of regulating and balancing itself.

Humans have unconditional free will inside the dream experience.  This is because each of us is “playing the game” for our own selfish interests, induced by the needs of our singular, advanced brain.  Therefore, it can be said that Free Will is our ability to act and be acted upon according to each of our individual needs.  If our Free Will is compromised or in some other way impeded, the instinctive, spontaneous, automatic, reflexive, unintentional, unthinking, unconscious, uncontrolled, compulsory, obligatory reaction is to fight against whatever is affecting our Free Will.

The overall purpose of the game, of the dream, is to exercise our Free Will in supplying our advanced brain with what it needs.  Because our individual needs are different, the game’s protocol and rules are set up to support each person’s Free Will.  If anyone violates these rules, or if, as a group, we are unable to get along with each other and play nice and allow each other to exercise individual Free Will, our brains will kill off the offending person[s] or end the experience altogether.  This is the main reason why there are so many wars and rumors of wars upon earth.  Our mortal avatars haven’t yet figured out how to live with each other and afford each the ability to exercise equal Free Will.  Until we do, we will always be experiencing conflict.  If we fail to establish the right protocol and follow the rules of Free Will, we will end the game.

Humans have lived upon Earth ever since it was created.  Since it was created in our minds during the dream experience, Earth has always existed, just as the world in which we live during our mortal dreams seems to have always existed.  We’ve tried many different ways of participating in the dream of mortal life as a group.  When we first made the attempt, all of Earth’s landmasses were together.  There were no high mountains that divided the land.  There was very little landmass that was too far north or south.  Most of Earth’s land existed along the equator, where human life could exist without extreme weather conditions.  That was our first attempt.

We’ve tried to make life upon Earth work five previous times since this current dispensation of human time.  We failed each time.  After each time we failed, we thought of different things to do to Earth in order to give us a different look and opportunity to get it right.  The Earth’s division by mountains, rivers, oceans, continents, and different human races was a direct result of us trying out new ways to get along with other while we played the game of mortal life, or rather, experienced the dream of mortal life.  This sixth time is our last opportunity to try.  If we fail this time, then we will concede, as a group, that we cannot make it work.  We will stop trying with this particular group and release ourselves from the dream so that we can start over with an entirely different group of advanced humans.

Again, everyone goes through a low point, often many times, in life where one lacks self-worth and purpose.  When one is in this state, the general response of the brain is to create a god, or search for a god, that will fulfill the person’s needs.  These needs are individual.  Although the fulfillment of these needs is the same for every mortal, every person needs are different.  There are times, if universally needed, when we all need to be reminded of the same thing, that which our mortal brain is not allowed to know: the Real Truth about who we are and why we exist.

In an attempt to possibly save the human race this sixth time during the history of Earth—which is the platform that all of our advanced Selves use to experience the dream of mortal life—we (all of us) decided to make a desperate, final attempt to allow us to continue the experience together.

Simply put, there was a finite group of us, as advanced humans, who made the decision to dream at the exact same time. Dreaming is how we can describe making the choice to connect to a multi-player wireless platform where the mortal experience takes place in our eternal, advanced world, in our eternal advanced brains.

In other words, we are going about our normal routine as advanced humans and we decide we want to have another mortal experience. To do so, we have to consciously connect our brain to a collective of other humans who decided to dream at the same time we did. For our particular group, or rather, for those advanced humans who decided to dream at the exact same time, we needed an isolated platform on which we could begin the experience. Others were already engaged with their own group, in their own experience. We couldn’t disrupt other groups that had already started. We needed our own platform.

If you can perceive our mortal experience as an advanced, multi-player computer game played wirelessly over the Internet, then you can perceive how we wirelessly connect to each other’s brain to play the game of mortal life.  Our advanced game’s interface is perceived as our known universe.  Each time a new group of players goes online and begins to play the game a new solar system of new planets is created within a galaxy.  A galaxy consists of a lot of different groups of different players who started the game at different times. Because new players don’t know how to play the game, they enter the game, first, on one of the planets that is already created and being played upon by older, more experienced players.  But there are only a limited number of experienced players who want to take the time to teach newer players how to play the game and use the interface properly.  Once the new players learn how the game works, then they can create their own solar system of planets where they can play their own game, not according to an older player’s instructions and desired world, but according to their own.

Our particular group of 15 plus billion advanced humans, all of whom decided to play the game at the same time, created the solar system to which Earth belongs. In our real world, as advanced players, all of the planets of our solar system are inhabited according to the choice of the players.  Planets are created and set up according to the wants of the players (new creators).  Planets are shared with chosen close friends and associates.

As we experience mortality, these planets appear real to us, but they are not really relevant to our mortal existence because they are not inhabitable.  Mortality parameters mandate that instead of living on the planet of our choice, with other players of our choice, we must all live together on one planet: Earth.  The Earth experience is the dream experience of our advanced selves playing the game while our advanced Self inhabits one of the planets of our newly created solar system.  Our mortal perception of our advanced reality is what we perceive now as the solar system of uninhabitable planets.  The proof that we are only living in a perception of our true reality is that no matter how far we might travel in our known mortal universe, we will never encounter other mortals.  Although it makes complete sense to our mortal mind that other humans could exist somewhere in the infinite universe, we have no empirical evidence of this.

When we die and become aware of our actual existence as advanced humans, we will perceive our Self as highly advanced and living on our own planet, of our own choosing, in our own solar system, with other advanced humans with whom we started the game at the same time.  In this real universe, every planet of every solar system of every galaxy is inhabited by advanced human beings.  Otherwise, there would be no point of a planet existing.

However, our mortal life upon this earth is VERY important.  It allows our advanced brain the opportunity to dream, which is an emotional release that the brain needs to stay balanced.  In fact, without the ability to dream (experience mortal life) our existence as advanced humans playing the game with each other, will not continue. It cannot continue.  Our real advanced brain, the one in which the game is actually being played, will not allow an experience that inhibits its eternal balance.

NOTE: ALL of the above concepts will be covered in our upcoming book.  We wanted to present the above in order to explain how IMPORTANT mortal life is to our eternal existence. We must be able to dream.  If the group of advanced humans to which we are assigned in order to dream is not working out properly, then all of us will disengage from the dream experience and choose another time with a completely different group of advanced humans in order to start the dream process over again.

However, we have already established certain bonds and relationships with many of the players with whom we are now dreaming.  We do not want these bonds and relationships to be broken without making an effort to keep them.  Our group has failed five different times in the past to make the dream of mortal life work.  The ONLY thing that will save us this time is a complete understanding of Real Truth as it pertains to our existence.

To make this attempt, we chose two messengers: Joseph Smith (on April 6, 1820) and Christopher (on June 16, 1987).

Joseph and Christopher were not our first attempt.  In each of the past five dispensations of time when we were on the verge of extinction, we called other True Messengers.  Each time, our mortal, human nature rejected their message and we killed them.  This always occurred when what these messengers taught challenged and confounded the ways and means by which we, as mortals, were receiving our self-worth and value: through science, philosophy, and religion.  The ministers of these three main genres of knowledge were threatened by a True Messenger’s message of Real Truth. Because most people gain their value and self-worth from these different ministers of mortal knowledge, it was easy for the ministers to turn the masses against our True Messengers and have them killed.

We learned a lot from the last five dispensations of human time upon earth.  From the things that we learned, not only during these past dispensations but also during this sixth dispensation, we figured out a way to present the Real Truth through a True Messenger without getting him killed. The way that we came up with was to present sound, undeniable evidence that the True Messenger is who he claims to be. 

The Dream of Mortal Life

The authors of this book declare that humans are the most advanced and intelligent life forms that can possibly exist.  Regardless of how life came to be on Earth, the most intelligent life is human.  No other life form is as or can become as intelligent and as superior as a human.  Where all things (living-organic or non-living-inorganic) are made of matter, a human is the most advanced and perfect compendium.  Each human’s physical body is a perfect collection of matter.  These eternal bodies exist in an unchanging eternal environment that is suited perfectly for a human being.  In this perfect state of existence, a human life form was not created, nor can it be destroyed—it has always existed.  The mortal life experience upon Earth plays out in the mind of an advanced human similar to how mortals experience a dream.

We know that we exist, but how we came into existence and for what purpose puzzles us.   Many have asked themselves, “Who am I, and why do I exist?”  Although many answers have been given, all are suppositions, theories, or beliefs that are easily argued and discounted.  Each individual, if interested, must answer these questions for one’s self.  This book provides answers that are more probable than any other ever given.

Experiencing Things on a Conscious Level

Every thought that we have and every action that we take starts in our brain.  Thinking, feeling, hearing, smelling and tasting within our mortal environment is the result of activity in our brain.  Our brain also allows us to experience things that are not part of our mortal environment.  In effect, dreaming puts us in a different world from what we are actually experiencing on Earth.  Our dream world seems as real as what we experience on Earth.  This should be an undisputed fact; for it is how humans experience dreams.

Life on Earth and life in our dreams seem real to our mortal brain.  Death on Earth and in our dreams also seem real.  But, if a human brain is destroyed through death, then the mortal experience comes to an end.  The Earth, solar system and Universe perceived by the human brain comes to an end for the person who dies.

“Waking up” ends a dream; but the death of our dream self is not the death of our real self.  In contrast, this mortal experience ends on the death of a mortal human.  The immortal self “wake ups” after death; for mortal life is but a dream.

Eternal Matter vs. Human-made Matter

Matter makes up any physical world.  There is no past, present, future, or anything without some form of matter.  It is impossible for nothing to exist.  “Nothing” cannot be seen, felt, heard or smelled.  If “nothing” exists, then we could not perceive whether it exists or not.  If we experience anything, it consists of some form of matter.  Some matter, however, cannot be experienced by our mortal physical senses.    For example, we cannot see the elements that make up air.  It seems like nothing is there.  But a lot of matter is there.

For example, air is made up of forms of matter we call nitrogen and oxygen.  We cannot see the wind, but we can feel it, and we can see its effect on our environment.  What blows across our face are forms of nitrogen and oxygen.  Whether or not we can experience it with our physical senses, all matter, of any kind, takes up space.

As humans, we have an interest in defining what “matter” is.  For matter to exist and to be understood, we must be able to experience it through our physical senses.   If a human cannot see, hear, smell, taste, touch or sense matter by thinking about it, then we do not consider matter during our mortal existence.  We think of the universe as “ours.”  We think that the matter found in the universe is the only environment in in which “we” exist.  But this is just another theory.  However, this idea of the universe seems real because we can experience it with our physical senses.

But what about what we feel and think?  Feeling and thinking are physical processes that happen in our brain, so they are real.  What about the things that we can imagine?  Many of the things that we imagine are not part of our physical universe.  They exist only in our mind as feelings and thoughts.  But our individual feelings and thoughts are still a part of “us,” and “we” are a part of the universe.

Where there seems to be nothing, simply darkness, between the stars and planets, there is still a form of matter that we call “dark matter.”  Just because we cannot see it does not mean it is not there.  There are forms of matter that humans have yet to discover and understand.  These forms of matter, although not currently experienced or understood by humans, still exist.  But until these new elements are discovered and understood; and more importantly, until their existence is applied to our physical existence so that they make sense to humans, they do not yet exist.

For example, one of the most widely used forms of matter made by humans is plastic.  Who was it that imagined plastic before it became a real thing?  The collection of matter that makes up plastic did not exist until humans made it.  Plastic is made up of two basic elements that humans accept as eternal, carbon and hydrogen.  We think that carbon and hydrogen are natural forms of matter that we assume humans did not make.  We learned how to combine these two natural forms of matter to create an unnatural form of matter that serves our human needs.  No other life form is able to do this.  Because plastic exists, it seems probable to us that plastic has always existed and that it will exist in the future.

We have experimented with other forms of natural matter to produce unnatural forms of matter that did not exist until we created them.  Again, we are the only life form that can change natural forms of matter for our own use and pleasure.  There are animals that use matter like a rock to meet their needs.  But no other animal, except humans, can change the basic structure of matter by changing its structure.  And before we change the natural structure of some thing, we must first imagine it.  Some believe that imagination is more important than knowledge: “For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”  Only humans imagine.  This ability to think about things that don’t exist as if they do has helped us become (as mortals) the greatest life form upon Earth.

Science has determined that there are some elements that are eternal—that have always existed as the collection of matter in which they are found; that were never made and cannot be destroyed.  Because humans are a life form that is also a collection matter, it is reasonable to believe that the human life form is also eternal—without beginning or end.  The Real Truth is that we can create new forms of matter to serve our needs.  It is also reasonable to consider the idea that advanced human life forms might have been responsible for the creation of the elements of matter that serve their mortal needs, such as carbon and hydrogen.  Are carbon and hydrogen elements that exist and make up our dream world?  If not, what elements do?  How was the matter that creates the environment in which we dream created?  Where did it come from?  If our dream self is also made of dream matter, then this self must have come from the same source: our dream.

A highly advanced human mind would obviously create a dream that is much more realistic and uncomplicated than our mortal dreams.  When an advanced human is dreaming, wouldn’t it seem reasonable that their advanced dream could be just a real as a mortal experience?  When we dream as mortals, during the experience, our dream self is not aware of any other existence.  Our dream self does not perceive the experience as a dream, but as the only reality.  Where the matter that makes up a mortal dream universe is a cause of a mortal person’s brain creating a dream environment, isn’t it possible that the matter that makes up our known universe is a direct cause of our advanced brain?

Our Emotional Needs as Humans

Mortal humans have invented words for the basic parts of matter–protons, neutrons, and electrons.  Scientists claim that these basic parts have other more basic parts, such as “strings” and “superstrings.”  None of these invented things can be observed by the physical senses of humans.  Most people do not care how these parts of matter exist.  But most want to know why.

The concept of the basic parts of matter is called “nuclear physics.”  This concept creates ideas, or theories, about how we are.  These theories provide personal value to humans who make up these theories and use them as their answers to the question of who we are.  Because these theories do not explain why we exist, or why we are—we are still left with the unknown.

If we can physically experience something, then there shouldn’t be any argument about its existence.  For example, we can touch, see, hear, smell, and taste a rock—a non-living form of matter.  Figuring out how a rock exists gives science its value and purpose, which is based on our ability to reason.  Why it exists gives philosophy and religion their value.  Where science plays on our logic and reason, philosophy and religion play on our emotions.  Our ability to have emotions about what we physically experience, whether through science or philosophy and religion, unites us as humans.  No other life form wonders and questions how and why a rock exists.  No other life form cares.  No other life form has the logic, reason, or the emotions (feelings and thinking) to care.

When we use our reason to guide us and inspire our actions, we usually do well in finding out things that we know about ourselves.  But as mentioned, our imagination is what has allowed us to progress and evolve into the greatest life form that exists upon Earth.  Reason is the basis of science—which is what we can observe with our physical senses.  But, as humans, we are not emotionally fulfilled unless we also understand why we do what we do.  Our imagination—the emotional, feeling, thinking part of us—is responsible for understanding why.  Without science, we would be solely dependent on our emotion-based imaginations.  Our emotions and imaginations are individual and separate us and cause us to argue among ourselves.

Little children are much different from adults.  They do not argue about the existence of a rock.  They don’t care why it exists.  If a little child sees a rock, she or he plays with it, even sharing it with other playmates.  Not at any point while playing with the rock does a child question how or why it exists.  Children play with a rock to fulfill their physical senses.  Little children get along so well because of their mutual determination to experience their environment only according to their physical senses.  If playing with a rock makes a child happy, then the child does not wonder about the rock until the rock is taken away.  No longer able to play with the rock, which created happiness for the child, the child experiences imbalance and negative emotions.  The children without rocks begin to question why it’s fair that a few children get to play with rocks, while others do not.  If there were a lot of rocks for each child, there wouldn’t be an argument or conflict.  Deprived of a rock to play with, a child will use its imagination to divert the emotion of depravity and play with something else.  There are countless things that a child can imagine and invent when deprived of plaything.  Anything in a child’s environment can be used a plaything.  Adults are simply aged children who have forgot how to use their imagination.

No life form is emotionally affected quite like the human.  Just like any other life form, if we can’t do something or have something in our environment that could benefit our senses, we will do anything within our power to obtain the thing for ourselves; which unfortunately includes, killing other life forms, even each other.

Happiness: The Stability and Balance of All Matter

When as mortals we experience sadness or inequality, we wonder, “Why do other humans get to have something that I don’t?”  This causes us misery and conflict.  It even causes some to kill other humans, which if not stopped could end the human race.  We see our own safety and desire to continue to live.  Being the greatest collection of matter that exists, we wonder why we would do harm to our own selves.  We seek to find a balance and something that makes sense with what we experience so negatively on Earth.

We naturally seek to be happy.  “Happiness” is simply the stability of matter.  When matter is stable, it fulfills the reason for its existence and the purpose for which it was created.  We yearn to fulfill the purpose for our existence.  We naturally seek to be happy.  Our brain produces the feelings of happiness.  Our brain does everything in its power to be happy (stable).  Our brain, being the eternal, unwavering compendium of matter that it is, operates to maintain its own stability … but why and how?  One of the ways that our advanced brain maintains its stability is to create dreams.  Our mortal experience is all about having joy.  Mortals exist that they might have joy.  To understand more about why and how, we must learn more about our amazing brains.

Science

We experience our environment through our natural senses.  We can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the matter that forms our universe.  Our known universe consists of matter that we have defined as stars, meteors, asteroids and other heavenly bodies, along with galaxies of solar systems and solar systems of planets.

All matter is made up of atoms, which is the name by which we define the smallest thing that we can physically sense.  We can see an atom through a special microscope that we invented to try to understand how matter exists.

We once believed that matter could not be created or destroyed.  The question remained: how can an atom exist if it was not first created?  Scientists began to explore the idea that maybe atoms were made of eternal, never-changing material.  But if atoms are eternal, and weren’t created and can’t be destroyed, we wanted to know how and why we were created.

We experimented with nuclear reactions, which involve the basic components of elements of the protons, neutrons, and electrons that form atoms.  As we thought about it more, we were able to experiment with these ideas until we developed the ability to create a reaction in the atom that destroyed the atom, and other reactions that created new atoms.  With this understanding, not only did we learn how to create new elements, but we also learned how to end all human life, profoundly demonstrated in our nuclear capabilities.

What we can all reasonably agree that things seldom change from their natural state of existence, until humans do something to change them.  The human life form in its perfect state has always existed and will always exist as the greatest life form possible.  Being the greatest life form possible, all other forms of matter must exist for the sake of humans.  IF there was an explosion that created the known universe, then this explosion was initiated and created by a human, for the sake of that human’s existence.  Human existence required humans to create the experience.

Consider the solar system.  Planets revolve around a star we call the sun.  Energy from the sun provides stability and safety for the planets.  The sun’s energy creates a force field around the other planets in the solar system.  This force field does not allow any matter to enter into it or to leave it.  This solar system was created by the free will of advanced humans, who knew how to create a sun in just the right way for the planets of the solar system to exist.  When advanced humans create a new sun, it is like creating a nuclear explosion outside of Earth’s atmosphere.

The Dream Universe

Our mortal brains create experiences that do not seem to be part of our known universe.  We have these experiences in a dream state.  As mortals, we cannot control our dreams.  They happen whether we want them to or not.  What happens in our dreams appears to be controlled by something outside of our free will.  Our mortal, earthly brain is not capable of stopping or changes the events of a dream.  Yet, what we experience during the dream experience can cause our physical body to respond.  Our bodies sweat, cry, become afraid, feel peace, happiness, joy, and can even have sex, during our dreams.  Our mortal brains create an entirely new and different reality than we experience on Earth, which we assume is our only reality.  There seems to be a dream universe that exists only in our mind.

The mortal human brain can dream; but also, the advanced eternal brain can dream.  Our mortal life on Earth, in this solar system and in this Universe, is a dream experience of our advanced brain, which produces the mortal experience and can generally be controlled by our eternal brain.  When we die, we simply wake up from the dream of mortal life.  We are then able, with an advanced brain, to recall the events of the mortal dream perfectly, as if they just happened.

The Eternal Nature of Humans

The human life form was not created nor can it be destroyed.  The dream of mortal life upon Earth will end upon death, but the brain that is actually responsible for the mortal dream cannot and will not end.  Humans, in their perfect form and environment have always existed and will always exist in the same form and in the same environment.

This book answers the age-old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg”?  Our answer: neither.  Both have always existed.  There has always been some form of a chicken that lays eggs, and there have always been eggs that hatch into chickens.

Evolution

Evolutionists would argue that chickens evolved over millions of years into their current form.  These arguments would be conclusively wrong when reasonable facts are applied and considered.  The domesticated chicken did not evolve.  It is the creation of human intellect and the manipulation of the natural environment … by humans.  Humans figured out how to crossbreed and create hybrids of naturally occurring species to serve their wants and needs.  This is the case with many current varieties of plants and animals.  No one can argue that humans have the ability to create new hybrid species of their own choosing, and that they have done it time and time again.  Most plants and animals used by humans are not natural and did not evolve.  Their natural forms were manipulated and changed into unnatural forms by mortals to serve human wants and needs.

We will reasonably prove that no life form, flora or fauna, naturally evolved.  As we have done and do today, humans living in the past manipulated and changed other life forms to support their existence.  From the largest dinosaur to the smallest fungi, all animals and plants were formed and placed on Earth to serve human existence.  If humans have the intellectual aptitude and technology to create various hybrids of plants and animals today, why could isn’t it possible that all plants and animals that were found upon Earth in the past were a human creation of prehistoric hybrid breeding accomplished by ancient human civilizations?  It is possible and is highly probable.

Extinction of Species

There are all kinds of theories as to why species of plants and animals became extinct.  None of these theories reflect what we observe happening upon Earth.  In our current experience, plants and animals become extinct because their natural environment is changed by another species.  Humans are responsible for the extinction of many species of plants and animals.  This is the only Real Truth that we know about extinction.  Therefore, if humans are the only discernable and observable cause of extinction today, why isn’t possible that ancient humans were the cause of all extinction in the past?

Different Periods of Human Civilization

Earth’s written history only accounts for a very, very small timeframe of human existence.  This is because writing has only been around for about 6000 years.  If we base human existence on the empirical evidence of writing, then it is easy to understand why some religions teach that the Earth is only 6000 years old.  But this supposition does not make sense when we study the natural environment and observe its different stages of development.

We have evidence of many different species of plants and animals that we consider millions of years old.  If we can accept the idea that dinosaurs existed millions of years ago, then why is not possible, even probable, that humans also existed millions of years ago?  And just because we have no written record of humans living millions of years ago does not mean that they did not exist along with the dinosaurs.

Let’s suppose that we killed each other and no human survived upon Earth.  There would be metal records, vinyl records, paper records, and many other kinds of evidence that proved that we once existed on this planet.  Where’s the evidence of past human civilizations?  What happen to the evidence?  What would happen to human historical records, no matter in what form, if we were not around to maintain them or make new ones?  Wouldn’t these records and all the other evidence of human civilization conform to the natural laws of entropy and decomposition and disintegrate?  How then, would there remain any proof of our existence for other humans who might come along millions of years from now?

It shouldn’t be very hard to accept that it is possible that humans existed millions, and even billions of years ago.  If from our known observations we have concluded that the modern human species has only been around a couple of hundred thousand years, and that it only took that many years to evolve to the point that we have, and even fewer years to develop the technology that we have, why is it not probable that there have been many, many societies of the human species upon earth that evolved similarly to the way we have, destroyed themselves, and then the laws of entropy wiped out any evidence of their existence?  It is possible, and is highly probable.

Various ice ages and other natural environmental effects could have easily wiped out any evidence of prehistoric human existence.  Consider a hill in which various layers are visible to the naked eye.  Each layer is covered with a different layer.  We have not been able to conclusively explain how each layer covered the one beneath it, nor have we been able to determine what exactly is in each layer.  All we know is that a lot of carbon-based entities once existed and eventually decomposed through the pressure and influence of natural law back into the carbon from which they were made.  We currently describe these decomposed carbon-based materials as “crude oil.”  The pressures and natural erosion of millions of years could have easily pressed into indiscernible matter any evidence of human existence from millions of years ago.

Did ancient civilizations of human beings exist that were far more developed and advanced than our own?  It is probable that the natural forces that exist upon Earth are responsible for covering up the evidence of these other human civilizations.  Again, if crude oil is the result of plant and animal matter that died millions of years ago, and this oil consists of molecules of hydrogen and carbon atoms, isn’t it highly possible and probable that human remains are also part of these fossil fuels?  What happens to the human body as it breaks down and decomposes?  The same thing that happens to all carbon-based life forms upon Earth: it becomes a hydrocarbon … crude oil.

The Truth vs. Real Truth

From these few observations of possibilities it should be easy to accept that our actual knowledge of human existence is profoundly limited to the truths that we have accepted about ourselves.  But what we can agree on is that we wonder about our existence.  We have all wondered who we are, where we came from, and why we exist.  But is what we believe and perceive about reality actually true?  Why do other people’s perceptions and beliefs differ from our own?  Is ours right?  Is theirs?  Could it be that we’re both right?  If we’re both right, but our ideas don’t agree, that leaves the possibility that we’re both wrong.  And if we’re both wrong, is there such a thing as Real Truth upon which we can all agree?  Or is it possible that the Real Truth about our existence doesn’t exist?  But because we exist, and we can all agree that we do, there must be a Real Truth that completely and unarguably answers the questions about our existence.

In order for one to take this book in hand and study it to its intended end and purpose—receiving a disclosure of Real Truth about human existence unlike any other book ever written before it or will ever be written after it—one must be willing to consider things that the majority of the people in the world do not know nor accept as part of their current paradigms of beliefs and knowledge.  One must be willing to consider that there have been Real Truths hidden since the foundation of the world.  Real Truth must exist, whether we understand it and agree with it or not.

Language, Reading, and Writing: Understanding Their True Purpose

When you read this book, it is because you have been taught to read.  Someone in the past invented letters, then words, then structured sentences, then convinced you of what they mean.  Why was writing developed?  What was the agenda of the one who invented it?  If a group of children who could not read or write were left to themselves, which one of them would eventually invent a system of writing as they grew into adults?  Why would that one do this?  Could it be possible that the one who invented writing did so to control your mind by introducing concepts to you that are of that person’s imagination, so that person could control how you think and what you do and gain their own value and purpose from controlling you?  This is the Real Truth about the creation and use of writing.

To understand this Real Truth, we must first consider how writing developed in our past and for what purpose.  We must consider what writing has done to us as a species.  Is it not true that writing is responsible for most of the wars and misery that we are currently experiencing?  Are not the Bible, the Quran, and other religious and scientific writings specifically responsible for most human argument and conflict?  We must consider why and how these powerful writings were created before we can control them so that they don’t control us.  This book will explain language, writing, and modern communication in detail.

Human Thought: Science vs. Religion

As explained above, the best theory that the greatest scientific minds in the world have been able to produce is the postulation that billions of years ago the beginning of all life started from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature.  Creationists counter with the idea that an all-powerful god created everything that exists.  The questions produced from these two ideas are insurmountable and confusing to our common sense.  If an explosion of a small volume of matter was responsible for creation, then where did the “small volume of matter” come from, and what energy source was responsible for the matter reacting in the way that it did?  And if a god created everything, then who created this god?

The Real Truth lies somewhere between the two ideas, and exposes the weaknesses of both.  What we know for sure is that human beings exist.  We know that the human form is a compendium of matter that has the ability to act and be acted upon in the environment in which it finds itself.  Humans can control their bodies.  They have the ability to command energy within the contained environment of a physical brain that produces both chemical and physical reactions.  The human mind calls upon an unexplained phenomenal energy called “thought” to create these physical actions.  One thinks about opening and closing the hand.  Thinking creates the chemical reaction within the brain that is responsible for sending energy through nerves to the muscles of the arm that move the hand—the physical reaction of opening and closing the hand.  But what caused the thought?  If thoughts lead to actions (which include thinking) and actions lead to life experience, then life is simply a collection of thoughts acted upon.  Thinking is a conscious act that science has not yet explained.  To understand how life began, we must consider how, and more importantly, why a thought begins.

There had to be matter that existed to allow an explosion resulting in the Big Bang, according to this theory.  Humans are also made of matter.  They’ve always been made of matter, they are made of matter now, and they will always be made of matter.  According to the Big Bang postulation, the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature was set in motion by something either within itself or by some outside force.  Regardless of where the command or kinetic energy came from, something caused the matter to react.  Did the “small amount of matter” think and cause its own explosion?  Or did something outside of the matter think and cause the matter to explode?

Based on what we know about ourselves and how our own brain (matter) operates, the command to create the explosion could have originated from within the matter itself—from the Big Bang’s brain center.  But that’s assuming that the Big Bang Theory is correct.  To suppose that the Big Bang occurred from an internal command of some kind implies that the matter could think on its own without outside manipulation.

This takes us to the reality of the human form.  As an infant develops inside its mother’s womb (or soon to develop in the artificial environment that advancements in technology will provide) its brain develops as a mass of matter.  But can an infant’s brain inside the womb produce a thought, i.e. think?  Can any thought occur in a developing infant’s brain?  What a terrible thought to imagine that the brain is fully functional inside the womb and that the fetus has the ability to think!  What a dark and lonely place to start thinking!

Although the fetal brain produces energy that causes reflexive actions throughout the development of the body, the brain cannot think inside the womb as it does outside of the womb.  It’s not until the body leaves the womb and the brain becomes conscious that the brain begins to think for itself and consciously cause free-willed actions that are not connected to the mother’s thoughts.  We can understand that thinking is responsible for the chemical reactions inside of our brains that cause physical reactions.  But what caused the first chemical reaction of normal thought to take place in the newborn’s brain outside of the womb?  It couldn’t have started from within the limited space of the developing brain inside the womb, or we would have evidence that a developing fetus can become fully conscious.  We don’t have any evidence of this and it would be unthinkable to think that it could occur.

Something different happened inside the brain outside the environment of the womb that transferred energy to the diaphragm that began the process of breathing.  Breathing can be consciously controlled.  Stop breathing.  You see?  Now stop your heart.  You can’t.  The heart was beating before the process of energy transfer responsible for breathing began.  Therefore, it is easy to understand that the brain functions involuntarily and voluntarily.  Involuntary means that no other source of energy (thought) is responsible for the action.  Voluntary means that something willed the thought that began the action.

The first human thought after the body leaves the womb was caused by something outside of the human body.  The energy that produced the very first thought, and every thought thereafter, was produced by a compendium of eternal matter that has always existed, exists presently, and will always exist: the advanced, higher self of the individual in its perfect form.

Is it possible that an advanced human thought created inside the perfect human brain is the force responsible that caused the “small amount of matter” to explode and create a universe, its suns, its planets, and its moons?  Can this same powerful human thought signal the beginning of a new mortal life?  If science can so easily accept that a “small amount of matter” existed to cause such a significant start to human life (by a Big Bang), why can’t it accept the probability that the human mind is also a “small amount of matter” with powers that originate within itself?  This book will prove this possibility as being the only probability that can be.

Humans Are the Only Gods That Exist; Each Individual is an Equal God

The Real Truth is that humans are the most significant and powerful matter that has ever and will ever exist.  As mortals, we do not fully understand this important Real Truth, because we only see our beginning at birth and our end at death, as mortals.

If we are eternal human forms of matter, then we must be aware of our existence as the greatest life forms that exist.  We must also be aware that we are different from every other human.  This is the purpose of existence and the purpose for moral life.  We ARE the gods that we suppose exist outside of our mortal world and experience.  As highly advanced humans, we gain new experiences, as our eternal brain acts within an imperfect, mortal world.  We exist and advanced human beings without a beginning or an end.  We experience a world that is different from the real eternal world in which we live.

All of our personal experience is occurring as chemical reactions within our individual advanced brains.  These chemical reactions make us think that we are participating in an experience outside of our true self, when in reality, our eternal, advanced body never leaves the environment in which it has always existed.  But our advanced minds (brains) can create universes, galaxies, solar systems, and planets of new experience. This is the essence of mortal existence.

Although the Big Bang didn’t actually happen exactly how science postulates, if an individual human wanted to create a universe in this way, it could.  The power of that one brain could have easily provided the necessary energy to cause a chemical reaction that was responsible for a “cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature” that created the life experience of that individual.  Whatever you can think, you can do as an advanced human being.

We are all EQUAL Advanced Humans.  We experience mortal life to experience a contrast to the reality of our eternal and perfect existence.  This contrast creates a feeling of eternal happiness—joy, as we experience gratefulness for being who we really are.

Understanding the above Real Truth helps us to understand that, if we want to experience peace and happiness, every rule and law that we allow to govern us as mortals should be based on two basic principles:

The first is that we are all eternal, advanced beings, even gods, with equal powers and abilities, and we should value ourselves as the equal gods that we are.  The second is like the first–we must value others like we do ourselves.  The Real Truth is based on these two rules or laws.

If the above revelations are Real Truth, then more evidence is needed to prove them, or at least to prove that the Real Truth is probable.  Proof is demanded by those who have been deceived so many times in the past and who are continually being deceived by the claims of science, philosophy, and religion that are not Real Truth.  Those who claim to know Real Truth must provide the answers that will overcome falsehoods.

Religion, Education, and Economic Classes

Where did religion start?  Is the Bible true?  Are any religious writings true?  Where did all the stories of the world’s religions and philosophies come from?  Where did history and traditions come from?  Who determined what was recorded in history?

Religion and education became the way that the priests and educated ones could control people.  The people who made up religion and education were supported by the people who were uneducated.  The masses had to pay the priests and professors to be saved from their ignorance.  The priests and professors taught their own version of the history of the world that would benefit them, rather than the masses.  History was written by the educated who could write.  Those who could write wanted to protect the value of their writing skills.  Only those who would pay them could learn to write too.

Consider the Bible and its influence on the human mind.  Consider how the priests became the ruling class and were able to convince their followers to provide them with religious offerings so that the priests wouldn’t have to work.  Gold became a value that was based on the view that god sat on a throne in heaven, where the streets were made of gold.  The priests wanted the masses to give them gold to please the gods that the priests made up.

Consider leaders like Hitler and Napoleon, who were weak in terms of their physical strength.  How did they get control over the masses that were often stronger than they were?  Their workers, who were left in ignorance, were uneducated and easily mislead by those who they supported as their leaders. Because the workers did not know who they really were or why they really existed, they listened to the leaders.

The working class does all the work.  A boss tells the workers what must be done and then depends on the laborers to get it done.  The working class of laborers is responsible for figuring out how to do things better by actually doing it.  When the laborers come up with a better idea, the ruling class that pays the laborers usually takes the credit.  The bosses take credit for the ideas that their laborers come up with, without given credit to their laborers.

Those who became our educators sat around and thought about things.  They avoided physical labor.  Once they came up with an idea, they were able to convince others that it was worth our time and money to learn things only they understood.  They said, in effect, “Listen to what your teachers tell you. Listen to them give answers to questions that the masses don’t have time to figure out on their own, because we have the time to sit around all day and make these things up for you.”

Knowing something and doing it are very different human activities.  Humans are not equal, however, when those who claim to know the truth rule over us.  Those who didn’t want to work hard got others to do their work for them.  For example, building the Great Pyramids in Egypt required rulers to use their brains to come up with reasons to get others to do the hard work for them, by providing the physical labor.  There were many more slaves than the armed guards that controlled them.

But how did the rulers convince the slaves to work for them without force?  The slave class could have easily rushed the guards and overcame them.  What kept them from doing this?

Our rulers turned the masses into slaves, just as today when leaders and corporations make us work for them.  The rulers want to protect the control that they have over us.  They convince us to do things that will keep them power over us.

At first, this was done using religion to control us.  For example, when the Great Nile River in Egypt flooded and destroyed our crops, they convinced us that “God” was angry with us.  We were commanded to build temples and churches that they dedicated to the gods.  They made life easier for the ruling class, by accepting offerings to the gods that they used for their selfish needs and wants.

Saving Humankind by Educating the Masses

There are many things about mortal life that we do not understand.  Our lack of understanding of science, philosophy and religion has control over our lives on Earth.  Change will never come and we will never be equal, as mortal humans, until we understand as much, or more, as the few who pretend to know.  This challenge seems impossible to overcome, as mortals.  There has never existed a book of complete knowledge that can teach us the Real Truth and overcome the ignorance that now controls us.

The Dream of Mortal Life will meet these challenges.  This book will provide the answers to questions that have never been answered, and that seem like they can’t be answered.  Once the answer is given, few will be able to dispute its possibility.  Understanding that something is possible can become probable, when we use our common sense to think of the possibility that it is Real Truth.

We live at a time when our knowledge and our skill through technology (our scientific knowhow) can improve are ability to live and to exist in our mortal world.  But as life becomes physically easier, it seems to be getting harder for us emotionally; and we have more time on our hands to think about who we are and why we exist.

When all of our physical needs are met, but our emotional needs are not, we search for answers.  We are often confused and misled by the answers that are given by others.  And the answers provided by science, that tell us how things exist, do little to explain why they exist.  The answers provided by the greatest minds in science, philosophy and religion are not making our world a better, safer place to live.  We are close to destroying all humans, as has been done before.  We fight over the answers that our mortal brains come up with.  Maybe we fight because we do not have the right answers that make sense to us, our common sense.

The Dream of Mortal Life provides these answers to help create peace on Earth and goodwill towards humans.