An evolutionary, four-dimensional view of consciousness and reality


My name is David M. Petersen; I recently graduated from SJSU with honors in philosophy. The purpose of this page is to put forth my evolutionary, four-dimensional view of consciousness and reality, which I will term 'Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism.' One person exposed to this perspective called it a "theory of God/Universe/Energy."
I read, think, and write; I just can't help it. I had only recently begun to pursue a formal degree in philosophy; this work is actually more the product of about 12 years of independent research and much of it has been corroborated in my mind by my formal studies. In the end, I am an "outside the box" big picture thinker who has read quite a lot of books and has argued with everyone who will debate with me about the nature of reality.

This site has been accessed thousands of times world-wide.

An overview of the theory

The problems with the field of philosophy and the people "doing it" these days

Influential books

An essay entitled "Consciousness 'around' nothing"

An essay: Can “God” be defined in a way that allows for the possibility of empirical confirmation of God’s existence?

The theory: a short but deep book called "The Evolution of God (the Super-Conscious Unity)" which outlines what should be a new movement in philosophy that I will call:

Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism (S.E.M.H. for short)

(This may be a later version than you've bookmarked)

An essay on freewill

A speech on mysticism

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These documents have version numbers and I fully expect to be debating and revising this theory my entire life. I therefore challenge anyone to find a flaw in my logic and email me. Come on; don't be afraid; I need to debate with you! You will of course be credited for your contribution, if any, by the inclusion of our debate on this site.

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An overview of Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism (updated 1/15/2011)

All religions are attempting to describe the same "Supreme Being."

This Supreme Being is a completely integrated part of the universe.

The universe is half organized and half chaotic at every level.

The universe is both a 'sequence of interactive three dimensional events' and an 'eternal four dimensional energy structure' at the same time - an existence similar to the so-called wave-particle duality observed in quantum physics.

Individual freewill is a deep-rooted and completely necessary part of this total interactive energy system.

The universe is an integrated series of physical systems, including consciousness, that are "spun" around nonexistence (absolute nothing) and interconnected.

The definition of physical energy should therefore be expanded to include consciousness.

The fact that consciousness is physical energy in no way detracts from its intrinsic spirituality.

There is life in other galaxies at around the same stage of evolution as we are, and when viewed as an unfolding three dimensional energy structure this entire universe is evolving into the Supreme Being, which in reality is the 'Super-Conscious Unity' of all the energy in the universe.

The true connection with the Super-Conscious Unity is through the (well documented) mystical experience.

Everyone and everything is absolutely necessary for the entire system to exist at all.

There is a form of eternal life but not eternal consciousness for us, there is only eternal consciousness for the Super-Conscious Unity. However, this eternal life state is more real than we can imagine.

Sequential-Eternal-Monotheistic-Holism - influential books and periodicals

The First Three Minutes - Steven Weinberg
A Brief History Of Time - Stephen Hawking
Relativity - Albert Einstein
Quantum Reality - Nick Herbert
The Alchemy Of The Heavens - Ken Croswell
About Time - Paul Davies
The Origin Of Humankind - Richard Leakey
Complexity - M. Mitchell Waldrop
The Phenomenon Of Man - Pierre Teihlard de Chardin
The World's Religions - Huston Smith
The Teachings Of The Mystics - Walter T. Stace
A Brief History of Everything - Ken Wilber
How Near Death Is A Near Death Experience? (article) - Catherine Houck
"The Hidden Mind," Scientific American Special Addition, Vol. 12, number 1, 2002

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