Bryanton, Rob. Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New Way of Thinking About Time and Space. 2006, Oxford, UK: Trafford Publishing.
For thousands of years, we had the rich inner pictures we perceived from elaborate storytelling. Then there were the 2D images in black-and-white then in color on the big movie screen. Now we have 3D images popping out at us, from screens big and little. In Imagining the Tenth Dimension, Bryanton jumps way past 2D and 3D to 10D, inviting us to imagine the 10D reality that physicists tell us we live in, and possible implications of that 10D reality.
For the timid of mind, Bryanton starts by warning the reader that, “anyone wanting to dismiss the levels of detail we are imagining in these pages as ‘too extravagant’ would do well to keep in mind how extraordinarily, inconceivably extravagant we already know the universe to be” (p 5). “All of these theories [of physics, such as string theory] tell us that it is the harmonics of superstring vibrations happening in the tenth spatial dimension that create the basic laws that define our reality–the strength of gravity, the charge, spin and nature of subatomic particles…It is the energy of these strings’ vibrations which is converted into mass” (p 5).
Bryanton walks us quickly through the initial build up of the dimensions, showing that 0D is a point, 1D is a straight line, 2D is a split, a branch into two lines, creating a plane, and 3D is a fold, which is “what we move through to get from one point to another in the dimension below” (p 11). Instead of adding a third dimension to space, creating a volume, like most do, Bryanton uses the fold to start us thinking about how we perceive reality differently from different dimensions, a mechanism he uses in the subsequent dimensions. So, the third dimension is how we can jump from one point to another in the perception of the second dimension.
He now repeats this pattern with the 4D being a line, which connects two points or states of existence of the 3D being. Two different states of you, for example, connected with a line, as perceived from 4D. 5D is a split, branching into different possible lines. You know one of those lines, which you live on as time, because that is the one you lived on, in your 3D experience of a 4D reality, branching in 5D. Which branch you experience is a function of choice and circumstance. 6D is then a fold into different worlds of branches you, as you experience yourself, did not take. The pattern then repeats, with 7D being a line of all possible timelines for the universe we experience, 8D is a split, and 9D is a fold. 10D consists of the vibrating strings that make up existence, according to string theory.
This is how Bryanton builds up an inner image of the experience of 10D reality. For the rest of the book, he looks at some implications of this image. Such as, what or who chooses the path we take at each branch in the 2D, 5D, and 8Ds? Is it you when you are aware, conditions when you are not, or a higher-order existence? He then explores the notion of time. Does time exist as a separate thing, a dimension, or is time what we call the experience of movement through the changing of energy states? If existence is full of energy everywhere, and energy moves, through power and work, then maybe the higher order dimensions of energy shifting states is what we call time, in our 3D experience of reality. And we only experience one line of shifts in form–our time–because that is the one we experienced. Time is what 3Ders, like us, call the experience of 4D. Bryanton also explores why the speed of light is constant, while Einstein found all other speeds to be relative. “In the ten dimensions as we’re imagining them, the speed of light is defined by interactions in a higher dimension than the one we live in. This is how it can be independent of how we move in the fourth dimensions.”
Through these explorations, Bryanton leads us to choice. “As creatures with free will, we are constantly moving through the fifth dimensional paths that are available to us, selecting one of those paths as our personal timeline…a life-changing decision or event that breaks old habits and old patterns will certainly direct a person’s life to a new trajectory, making other future paths more likely to be followed from that point on” (pp 118-119). Awareness matters. Choice makes a difference. And this is the link to ecosynomics, that choice makes a difference in the agreements we consciously enter, and that these agreements change everything. And, as I explored in an earlier blog, you already know all of this, from your own experience. The question is whether you use what you know to choose the agreements that influence the interactions that determine the experience and outcomes you achieve every day. With Bryanton’s enjoyable read, you have 10D glasses with which to perceive the multi-color, multi-possibility universe of choice before you. It is your choice whether or not you put on the 10D glasses.