The theory of gravity and quantum Being proposes that all consciousness arises from this root quantum state, which undergoes transition to classical reality through the action of awareness. Because awareness is a fundamental property of the universe, we see a universe form through the perpetual collapse of the quantum state into classical reality. Awareness itself is what discriminates and creates classical reality, so in a certain sense we can say that all of the universe is an entity of awareness which creates itself and begins to exist by performing the function of observation necessary to bridge the gap between the quantum state and the material world.
This means that all Being—everything that can be seen—has already arisen from the fundamental field of awareness that observes.
This places the action of observation, of seeing, at the root of all cosmological functions and universal conditions. Creation is an engine of self observation.
An infinite number of actions of seeing take place throughout what we call the space time continuum at all times; this is, in essence, eternity. The material universe arises from that; and what we observe as gravity within the material world is really the attractive force of Being to other Being.
Readers of my other work may recall how I’ve explained that even at the molecular level, a form of care is exercised: even atoms and molecules have feelings, no matter how small a scale they operate on.
We could redefine the word feeling on the atomic level in several ways, one of which means to have an affinity for the other – which is defined by positive and negative forces, Gurdjieff’s holy affirming and holy denying – and the other which means to have compassion, that is, like feeling. This gives us a window into the nature of the third force, Gurdjieff’s holy reconciling. It is, above all, compassionate, because it includes and resolves both the positive and negative forces in its action. If you think about this a bit you will understand why the law of three runs the whole universe — and how it begins to exist instantaneously at the moment that consciousness discriminates and creates its bridge between the transcendental (quantum) and the classical states.
The extraordinary feature of consciousness is that it can know itself. This is, of course, the enterprise that the entire universe is engaged in at every level; and yet once Being arises at a certain functional level of consciousness—the threshold which humanity crosses in its existence—it has a capacity to know this more directly and in a cosmological context, rather than automatically and only in relationship to the function of its own level.
I’ve spent many years writing about the function of inner gravity, the inner solar system, and so on, because our conscious Being (to the extent that we participate in it) is an exact model of everything that takes place throughout the universe in terms of this function of relationship, the action of gravity, the formation and order of orbital systems, and so on. It seems useful to me here to explain the nature of inner gravity in relationship to planetary gravity and solar gravity.
When Gurdjieff said that the moon is sensation, and that we need it in order to create our individuality, he was referring to the planetary nature of Being:
“The Moon in man is sensation. It is that broken part of the original consciousness of man, and it is that part towards which a man who wishes to work has a primary responsibility; for sensation in man is the growing part of his inner cosmos. The Ray of Creation inside man extends from free attention to sensation.”
The moon is, for the earth, above all a gravitational entity – and his emphasis on the importance of the moon (as well as his entire explanation of the rate of creation) all centers around that understanding. Gravity is not just some physical phenomenon — it is the action of Being within its affirming, denying, and reconciling capacities to form relationships with others and to create more order. It is, in other words, a more conscious force, because it represents the action of the law of three. Because it’s a conscious force, a thought, sensation, and feeling behind the action of the universe itself, it is mediated through intelligent form, which exists within both the quantum and classical state as a wave function. That is to say, it is a movement through the particles that arise through the collapse of the quantum state.
This predicts that we’ll never find a specific particle that mediates gravity; it is a force of movement, which is imparted by relationship of vibration. Once again, you will probably recognize Gurdjieff’s law of octaves as being deeply rooted in this question.
Wishing the best for you on this day,
Lee van Laer is a Senior Editor at Parabola Magazine.