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Nothingness & the Fractal of Self: A Non-Dual Philosophical Theory & Scientific Model of Consciousness (Part I)

Sam Breslauer


The nature of consciousness is one of the greatest mysteries humans are aware of. In this paper, the author offers a theory and framework of the fundamental origin and function of consciousness. It is a non-dual theory that frames consciousness as the underlying all pervasive infinite dimension/field of reality. It begins with an original formulation of non-dual philosophical presuppositions, which extend from key principles that uphold the Advaita Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism. These presuppositions are then logically represented by the Fractal of Self (FOS) model, a pre-big bang theoretical framework that attempts to conceptualise how the absolute state of existence (Nothingness/0 dimensionality) gives rise to the Self (infinite consciousness) as a single overarching whole dimension, which subsequently gives rise to a self-contained universe made of infinitely evolving fractal dimensions. This model also makes clear how the underlying metaphysical structure of reality nests within it the 'physical' universe that we objectively observe and describe through scientific study. After a sequential description of the initial evolution of the FOS structure is given, the model's alignment with current science is then made explicit with underlying connections being made with various principles firmly established within physics. A personal perspective on the implications of this theory in regards to the 'nature' of our intimate 1st person human perception is then outlined.

Part I of this two-part article includes: 1. Introduction; 2. Non-Dual Philosophical Presuppositions; 3. Scientific Model of the Early Pre-Big Bang Universe: The Fractal of Self (FOS); 4. Diagram 1.1- Sequential Description of the FOS; 5. The Essential Behaviour of The FOS: The Non-Dual Philosophy of Self Loving Self as the Reciprocal Process of Love Between Chaos and Order; and 6. The FOS model and Bohm’s Implicate Order.

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ISSN: 2153-8212