The 4th and 5th Dimensions


A location has no dimensions. A location continually extended in a direction forms a line. A line continually extended in another direction forms a surface. A surface continually extended in still another direction forms a solid. A solid is a 3-dimensional object.

Now we have run out of new directions in what we know as space, but directions should not be limited to space. We can now extend a solid in a new direction known as time. This forms a history. A history of something would be a 4-dimensional object. We trace the history of a person from his birth to death. This will give us a 4-dimensional object.

What new direction can we think of now? We can take any object and conceptualize it and apply that concept in a much wider domain of abstraction. Mathematics and philosophy have been doing that for a long time. So, when we look at the existence of the object in the dimension of abstraction it gives us a 5-dimensional object.

When we consider the universe, it not only has an existence in physical space with a long history, but it also extends in the dimension of abstraction as well. The ultimate abstraction of the universe may be called God.

Thus God belongs to the dimension of abstraction.


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  • vinaire  On March 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    The universe is probably a 6-dimensional object. But I need to define the 6th dimension. I am going to let that idea of 6th dimension develop. It will emerge sooner or later.


  • vinaire  On March 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    A dimension is characterized by a consistency. The 4th dimension of an object is how the “events” associated with that object have been consistent. The 5th dimension of an object is how the “concepts” associated with that object have been consistent.


  • vinaire  On March 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    We may enlarge our view of what we are looking at by extending our awareness of its associations to “events” and “concepts” by means of consistency.


  • vinaire  On March 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    A lot of thought is given to higher dimensions in the following book by Ouspensky: TERTIUM ORGANUM

    It all boils down to MINDFULNESS really. Simply observe what is observable in your dimensional plane for what it is, and then formulate a consistent picture. It is like applying the scientific method.

    That’s all it is. 🙂


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