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On the Forbidden Letters  by Julia Cicci
Acknowledgements
I am grateful to Benito Marucci for his advise on the KaluzaKlein/theory
and Sophia PonteWeill for the many penetrating discussions I had with her on
the Forbidden Letters.
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2009.
Introduction
'And this explains why our friend could still hear common street noise
outside his apartment when he traveled to the centre of the earth over 19 years
ago with tremendous speed.'[The Paris 4]
'What if it's all true? What if tests show conclusively that Kaluza, Klein
and their successors were right about the hidden recesses of space?'[2004:292]
'We are in deep water here.'[The theosophist Sarah Johansson on the Forbidden
Letters at moonfruit.com]
[ Theodor Kaluza ]
In his 1914 paper on the possibility of a unification of the electromagnetic
and gravitational fields, the Finnish physicist Gunnar Nordström[
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Nordström ] claimed that the
interpretation of James Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism allowed us 'to
regard four dimensional spacetime as a surface in a five dimensional
world.'[Nordström] That world was to be proposed independently by the German
mathematician Theodor Kaluza five years later in a letter to Albert Einstein.
At first Einstein was thrilled: 'The formal unity of your theory is
astonishing.' But, after realizing 'the extra metaphysical poundage that theory
would add to general relativity, Einstein politely resisted for a time.'[2004:8]
Later he would embrace that dimension again, clearly placing no more
restrictions on the size of it, assuming 'that all fields (of fourdimensional
spacetime/Cicci) are extended, like strands of spaghetti, into fivedimensional
spacetime.'[2004:195]
In physics Kaluza's theory is a model that seeks to unify the forces of
gravitation and electromagnetism. It was Kaluza who extended general relativity
'to a five dimensional spacetime.'[Wikipedia]
The question now is, could Kaluza's five dimensional spacetime actually be
the microcosmic cucurbita of Alchemy? After all, that mysterious microcosmic
space is, at the same time, believed to be 'a whole world in itself, a
macrocosm.'[1970:pars 410]*)
*) See
http://www.worldmysteries.com/PhilipGardiner/forbidden_letters_27.htm
The Paris 4 tell us that not the microworld is a product of the macroworld,
but the latter an output of the former ('the real sun and moon are in you'/ 'the
world is my projection'). Now, the latest development in physics, the Mtheory,
seems to agree here with the Paris 4. Because that theory 'imagines the universe
as a shadowtheater.'[2004:11] In other words: as mere projection. And it's only
these shadows, the projections, the Nordströmian surface, that can be seen. The
'backstage area (of five dimensional spacetime/Cicci), called the bulk, can
never be seen, because it admits no light.'[Ibid.]
Nevertheless, researchers 'are trying to test this new model of physics (the
Mtheory/Cicci) and their strategies make use of experiments that rely on
gravity, rather than light.'[2004:12] Because only gravity 'is thought to have
special access to this backstage.'[Ibid.] According to Mtheory only gravity
'can penetrate the bulk.'[Ibid.] And that was already pointed out by Anil Sriram
of course in his July 2008 response article on the Forbidden Letters at
WorldMysteries:
'An alchemist who has to descend (into the earth/Cicci) is somehow pulled of
course. And this strongly suggests gravitational forces might be at work here to
enter this mysterious dimension of traverse. And this makes a lot of sense.
Because physicists discovered that only the force of gravity 'is capable of
exerting an extradimensional influence.'[2008:188] The other three forces of
nature, the electromagnetic, the weak nuclear and the strong nuclear are not
capable of exerting such influence. 'Only the gravitational force can leak into
other dimensions.’[Ibid.][Sriram]
One person in particular, the theosophist H.P. Blavatsky, was sceptical of
extra dimensions in space. In The Secret Doctrine Blavatsky rejected that idea
altogether, arguing 'for new ways of understanding the characteristics of
matter.'[2005:45] Many fellow theosophists maintained interest though in a
fourth spatial dimension, 'equating it to the astral plane.'[2004:46] According
to one of them, C.W. Leadbeater, that plane is the 'nonphysical domain in which
clairvoyance and other occult phenomena supposedly take place.'[Ibid.] A plane,
according to solipsism, still rooted in the human Self, the, in the words of
Edward Edinger, 'ordering and unifying centre of the total psyche, the central
source of life energy, the foundation of our being, most simply described as
God.' Because that alone, in my opinion, could explain why the descending
alchemist 'could still hear common street noise' in fourdimensional spacetime
when he was riding fivedimensional spacetime. If he was riding an extra
dimension in the first place of course, and not something else.
© Julia Cicci
References
Nordström, G., On the Possibility of a Unification of the
Electromagnetic and Gravitational Field, Phys. Zeitsch., 15, 1914.
Halpern, P., The Great Beyond, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New
Jersey, USA, 2004.
Stein, James D., How Math Explains the World, Harper Collins, New
York, 2008.
Jung, Carl G., Mysterium Coniunctionis, Princeton University Press,
Princeton, N.J., USA, 1970.
