Unified Reality Theory

The Evolution of Existence into Experience


Steven E. Kaufman

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Part I The Relational-Matrix Model of Reality

Chapter 1 The Development of the Relational-Matrix Model
      Section 1 The Implicit Structure of Space-Time
      Section 2 Structure as Relationship
            2.1 Relative existence
            2.2 Necessary terminology
      Section 3 Before the Beginning (of the Universe) There Was…Absolute Existence
            3.1 The evolution of absolute existence into relative existence
      Conceptual checkpoint I-1
      Section 4 The Structural and Dynamic Aspects of the Relational Matrix
            4.1 The structural aspect
            4.2 The dynamic aspect
            4.3 The relationship between reality-cell structure and dynamic
                  4.31 The rate-of-penetration constant
                  4.32 The inverse relationship between reality-cell structure and dynamic
      Conceptual checkpoint I-2
      Section 5 Defining the Structure of the Relational Matrix
            5.1 The uniformity and consistency of structure
      Conceptual checkpoint I-3
      Section 6 Defining the Content of the Relational Matrix
            6.1 The duality of reality-cell content
            6.2 Uniformity and distortion of the relational matrix
            6.3 Degrees of reality-cell distortion
      Conceptual checkpoint I-4
      Summary, conceptual checkpoints I-1 through I-4
      Section 7 The Propagation of a Pattern of Distortion Content Through the Relational

            7.1 Distortion propagation-the basics
            7.2 Patterns of distortion propagation
                  7.21 The pattern of propagation in which distortion content decreases
                  7.22 The pattern of propagation in which distortion content increases
                  7.23 The pattern of propagation in which distortion content remains constant 
            7.3 The linear-radial distortion complex
      Conceptual checkpoint I-5

Chapter 2 The Dynamic Structure of Space: Relating the Relational-Matrix Model to      

                Space-Time and Physical Reality
      Section 1 Introduction
      Section 2 The "Big Bang" and the Relational Matrix
      Section 3 Space-Time and the Relational Matrix
      Section 4 Electromagnetic Radiation and the Relational Matrix
            4.1 Wavelength, frequency, the speed of light, and the relational matrix
            4.2 The quantum nature of electromagnetic radiation
            4.3 Energy and the relational matrix
                  4.31 Electromagnetic radiation, Planck's constant, and the relational matrix
            4.4 Energy as distortion field
      Conceptual checkpoint I-6
      Section 5 The Complementarity of Electromagnetic Radiation and Gravitation
            5.1 Matter as associations of electromagnetic radiation
            5.2 The EMR-gravitation complex
            5.3 Relating the EMR-gravitation complex to the relational-matrix model
      Conceptual checkpoint I-7
      Section 6 Primary-Distortion-Process Interaction (the Dynamic Structure of Matter)
            6.1 The pattern of primary-distortion-process interaction that forms matter
            6.2 The gravitational distortion as the basis of primary-distortion-process interaction
            6.3 Repetitive primary-distortion-process interactions (interactive-process stability 

                  and pattern integrity)
      Conceptual checkpoint I-8
      Section 7 The Anatomy of Compound Processes
            7.1 Compound-process periods
            7.2 Compound processes of the second order and beyond
            7.3 Compound-process propagation
            7.4 Compound processes and the spatial distribution of the gravitational distortion
            7.5 Gravitation's attractive nature
            7.6 Gravitational acceleration
            7.7 Gravitation's functional (but not actual) curvature of space
      Conceptual checkpoint I-9
      Section 8 Time and the Relational Matrix
            8.1 Time is a measurement, not what's being measured
            8.2 Time as a clockwork mechanism
            8.3 Temporal relativity and the interactive material structure
      Conceptual checkpoint I-10
      Section 9 Mass, Inertia, and the Relational Matrix
            9.1 Background
            9.2 Inertia and the relational matrix
            9.3 The basis of gravitational and inertial equivalence
            9.4 Mass, the relativity of mass, and the relational matrix
      Conceptual checkpoint I-11
      Section 10 The Underlying Unity of the Spatial Structure
            10.1 The extension of physical reality from the spatial structure
      Section 11 Quantum Theory and the Relational Matrix
            11.1 Nonlocality and the relational matrix
            11.2 The meaning of quantum theory
      Conceptual checkpoint I-12


Part II The Integration of Experience, Awareness, and Consciousness into 

           the Unified Model of Reality

Introduction to Part II

Chapter 1 Experiential Mechanics I
      Section 1 Physics and the Evolution of Our Understanding of the Relationship 

                     Between the Experiencer and the Experience
            1.1 Classical Reality
            1.2 Relativistic reality
            1.3 Quantum reality
      Section 2 The Introduction of the Unexperienced/Experiential-Reality Duality
      Section 3 The Nature of Unexperienced Reality-Two Possibilities
            3.1 Possibility one: Assuming the existence of defined realities in unexperienced 

            3.2 Possibility two: Not assuming the existence of defined realities in unexperienced 

            3.3 Comparing and contrasting possibilities one and two
      Conceptual checkpoint II-1
      Section 4 The Experiential Process
            4.1 The relational nature of the experiential process
            4.2 Wave/particle duality and the mechanics of experience
                  4.21 The experiential process
                  4.22 How the experiential relationship creates complementary wave and 

                          particle experiences
                  4.23 Why wave/particle duality reveals itself in the quantum realm
                  4.24 Why the complementary wave and particle realities aren't simultaneously 

            4.3 The uncertainty principle and the mechanics of experience
      Conceptual checkpoint II-2
      Section 5 The Relational Nature of Physical Reality
            5.1 If a tree falls in the woods…
            5.2 The reality of functional objectivity versus the illusion of physical objectivity
            5.3 How the illusion of independent-object existence is created
                  5.31 The mechanism of the illusion of independent-object existence
                          5.311 How the experiential process creates defined physical objects
                          5.312 How the experiential process separates the experiential reality from 

                                    the experiencer
                 5.32 The support of the illusion of independent-object existence
                         5.321 The consistency of our own experiences
                         5.322 The verification of our experiences by other experiencers
            5.4 The experiential something and the unexperienceable nothing
      Conceptual checkpoint II-3

Chapter 2 Consciousness and the Awareness of Experience
      Section 1 The Nature of Awareness
            1.1 Awareness as intrinsic to physical reality
            1.2 The localization of existence into awareness
            1.3 The coexistence of awareness and experience
            1.4 The function of the defined physical reality we experience as brain
      Section 2 Consciousness as Absolute Existence
            2.1 Before the beginning (of the universe) there was…consciousness
      Section 3 Experiential Mechanics II
            3.1 The framework of experiential reality
            3.2 The experiential construct
                  3.21 Two experiential constructs, external and internal
                          3.211 Relating the experiential constructs to brain structure
                          3.212 Two levels of neuronal organization, invariant and variable
                  3.22 Relationships between the external and internal experiential constructs
            3.3 Relating the two experiential constructs to experiential functions
                  3.31 The character of mental and physical experiences
                  3.32 The experiential theater
      Conceptual checkpoint II-4
      Section 4 Experiential Mechanics III: Positive and Negative Emotional Experiences
            4.1 What-is and what-is-not
                  4.11 The positive and the negative
                  4.12 Projection and reflection, the good and the bad
            4.2 The alteration of the experiential construct that is emotional experience
            4.3 Experiential optics: The projection and reflection of awareness
            4.4 Attention
                  4.41 Attention and the experiential lens
                  4.42 Emotional growth and atrophy
            4.5 "What's love got to do with it?"
      Conceptual checkpoint II-5
      Section 5 The Dimension of Experience
            5.1 Projected and reflected states of being; Good moods and bad moods
            5.2 The creation of "I" as awareness' experience of itself
            5.3 The trap of misidentification
            5.4 Pleasure and pain
                  5.41 Karma
                  5.42 Judgment
            5.5 The evolution of awareness
      Conceptual checkpoint II-6
      Section 6 Free Will and Intention
            6.1 Free will and experience
            6.2 Free will and action
                  6.21 The stress of controlling our actions
                  6.22 Attempting to escape control
      Section 7 Moving Naturally Against Our Nature
            7.1 Biting into the apple of knowledge
            7.2 The cosmic game

      A final note



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