Long before physicists stumbled onto invisible 'dark matter and energy', metaphysicists had been experimenting and observing them using the sensory systems of their higher energy bodies. They generally called it 'subtle matter and energy' but it went by different names in different places; the most popular being 'qi', 'prana' and 'kundalini'. 'Qi' is a general term for 'energy' in Mandarin; 'Prana' and 'kundalini' are terms that have similar meanings in Hindu metaphysics. This invisible energy has not only been observed by those in the East, it has also been studied in the West. In the West the term 'L' energy is sometimes used. This 'L' energy or 'life energy' has the same general meaning as qi and prana. Science has been unable to measure qi, prana, kundalini or L-energy directly – just as it finds it difficult to measure dark matter or energy directly.
Is dark matter the same as subtle matter?
Obviously both dark matter and subtle matter are invisible to most of us who use the sensory systems of our physical-biomolecular body almost exclusively during this lifetime. However, convince yourself that they are the same by comparing a sample of properties of dark matter with subtle matter, below. (The list is not exhaustive. More and more correlations are cropping-up as we study the subject in greater detail.)
1. There is Mutual Affinity between Dark / Subtle and Ordinary Matter
According to science reporter Robert Britt, studies show that on large cosmic scales dark matter and ordinary matter in galaxies trace out the same shapes and structures. "They become sculpted into nearly identical sheets and filaments, with vast expanses of near-nothingness in between." According to metaphysicist Charles Leadbeater there is an affinity between "astral" matter (a form of subtle matter) and physical matter He says that astral matter is attracted to physical matter and moulds into its shape as the physical-biomolecular body grows. Astral matter follows its every change, 99% of which is compressed within the periphery of the physical-biomolecular body. Conversely, there are also observations which confirm that ordinary matter falls under dark matter's influence. There is, in fact, a mutual affinity between dark / subtle matter and ordinary matter.
2. Dark / Subtle Matter provides the Invisible Scaffolding, Mould or Template for Ordinary Matter
Physicist Chung Pei-Ma, an associate professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, concludes that "the ghost universe of dark matter is a template for the visible universe". According to Richard Massey, a dark matter researcher at the California Institute of Technology, dark matter condensed first. The gravity of dark matter then pulled ordinary matter into it. "The normal matter flows gravitationally into this sort of dark matter scaffolding," Massey says "and is constructed within that into the galaxy and the stars we see today." According to scientists, dark matter and its gravity shaped bright matter in a manner similar to how the texture of the ground shapes puddles of rainwater. This basically means dark matter acts as a mould for ordinary matter to accumulate and be shaped. Dark matter has been regarded by scientists as something that gives structure to ordinary matter. This means it allows ordinary matter to maintain its form.
Barbara Brennan, former NASA engineer and now world-renowned energy healer, says that the "human energy field" has an organizing effect on matter and builds forms; any changes in the material world are preceded by a change in this field. Metaphysicists, such as Brennan, have been insisting for years that these invisible fields form the templates for the formation of the biomolecular body. Metaphysicist Leonard Ravitz says that the invisible electric fields serve as an electronic matrix to keep the corporeal form in shape. In other words they provide the structure to our physical-biomolecular body to maintain its form.
Brennan observes through her "higher sense perception" that an "energy field matrix" in the shape of a leaf is projected by a plant prior to the growth of a leaf, and then the leaf grows into that already existing form. In other words, the energy field acts as a mould for the growth of the visible leaf. In Raymond Burr's experiments with plant seedlings, he discovered electrical fields which resembled the eventual adult plant. He also discovered that salamanders possessed an energy field shaped like an adult salamander, and that this blueprint even existed in an unfertilized egg. Young salamanders were surrounded by an electrical field of the same size as an adult salamander. He also found that electrical fields surrounding sprouts did not correspond to the form of the seeds but to the form of the grown plant. According to Leadbeater, the (invisible) "etheric double" is actually built in advance of the human fetus. "Clairvoyants sometimes see this doll-like little figure hovering about, and afterwards within the body of the mother", he says.
3. Dark / Subtle Matter generates Superficial Forms
Physicists Chung-Pei Ma and Edmund Bertschinger of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say, based on computer models of how dark matter would move under the force of gravity, that dark matter should form smaller clumps that look superficially like the galaxies and globular clusters we see in our luminous (ordinarily visible) universe.
Metaphysicists, such as Leadbeater, say that the etheric and astral bodies look superficially like the biomolecular body but they operate differently, being based on electromagnetic rather than largely biochemical processes as in the biomolecular body.
4. Dark / Subtle Matter Astronomical Objects Outnumber Ordinary Objects
Ma and Bertschinger of MIT say that computer simulations of the evolution of dark matter predict far more clumps of dark matter than ordinarily visible luminous matter in a specified region. According to Ma, "Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has about a dozen satellites, but in simulations we see thousands of satellites of dark matter."
Mystic Paramahansa Yogananda said in 1946 that "just as many physical suns and stars roam in space, so there are also countless astral suns and moons." In 1957 metaphysicist Norman Pearson noted that so far (in Science) we have only considered physical planets; but there are also planets composed of 'super-physical' matter. In fact, he says, "The super-physical planets form the greater part of the planetary population of the Solar System."
5. Dark / Subtle Matter Particles Can Pass through You
Compare the description of dark matter particles, called WIMPs, by a physicist with the globules of L-energy, described by metaphysicist Paul Pearsall:
"If there are as many WIMPs [ ie dark matter particles] as would be required to explain the motions of galaxies, large numbers are whizzing through the room you are sitting in, and through your own body, without you noticing" – John Gribbin, Physicist.
"It [ie globules of subtle L -energy] passes unchanged through any known substance and nothing shields or deflects it" – Paul Pearsall, Metaphysicist
"We do not know what the remaining 90% of matter is, but this 'dark matter' differs from ordinary matter in being able to pass right through both ordinary matter and other dark matter, just like ghosts are supposed to pass through stone walls . " – Theoretical Astrophysics Group, University of Oxford
Ron Cowen says, "Evidence indicates that when speeding fragments of dark matter meet, they do not collide as other matter do but pass right through each other, ghostlike." Observations by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory suggest that if dark matter particles do collide, they do so relatively weakly. In other words, they will not be appreciably affected on collision.
Leadbeater noted (almost a century ago) that subtle astral bodies can and do constantly interpenetrate one another fully, without in the least injuring one another. "People on the astral plane," according to him, "can and do pass through one another constantly, and through fixed astral objects." When passing through another subtle astral body for a short time, the two astral bodies are not appreciably affected. However, if the interpenetration lasts for some time, Leadbeater says that they do affect one another "as far as the rates of vibration [ie frequencies] are concerned."
This is not surprising, as (according to plasma metaphysics) subtle bodies are electromagnetic bodies. Hence, when two subtle bodies pass through each other slowly there would be electromagnetic effects – such as changes in frequencies and distribution of charges over the subtle body. David Spergel of Princeton University, commenting on the findings by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, is of the view that "the findings do not rule out interactions, other than gravitational effects, among dark matter particles." Hence bodies composed of dark matter particles can interact with one another electromagnetically. The ability of subtle bodies to pass through other subtle bodies and objects betrays the fact that they are composed of low-density dark matter.
6. Dark / Subtle Matter is of Low Density
According to scientists, the average dark matter density in the Solar System is much lower (a trillion trillion times lower) than that of rocks, water and other substances typically found on Earth.
Out-of-body researcher, Robert Monroe, observes that the 'Second Body' can penetrate walls and concludes that, "Anything that can interpenetrate a wall must have very little density." Metaphysicist Leadbeater observed (around 1910) that astral matter is only relatively solid. Almost a century ago he said, "The particles in the densest astral matter are further apart, relative to their size, than even gaseous particles. Hence, it is easier for two of the densest astral bodies to pass through each other than it would be for the lightest gas to diffuse itself in the air. " In other words, astral bodies are composed of "collisionless" dark matter.
7. Dark / Subtle Matter rapidly increases in Density towards the Center
A study using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey provides the most direct evidence yet that galaxies reside at the centre of giant, dark matter concentrations that may be 50 times larger than the visible galaxy itself! The 'lambda cold dark matter' model is a popular scientific model that predicts that dark matter rapidly increases in density towards the centre of a galaxy. Astrophysicists modeling the motion of dark matter say that each clump had a density that peaked in the centre and fell-off toward the edges in the exact same way, independent of its size. Observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory support the cold dark matter model. To test the model, researchers used Chandra's sharp optics to measure the temperature and intensity of the hot, X-ray-emitting gas in a galaxy cluster some 4 billion light-years from Earth. The data obtained by John S Arabadjis and Mark W Bautz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with Gordon P Garmire of Pennsylvania State University in State College, found that the density is greater the closer it is to the centre of the cluster.
Leadbeater reported in 1910 that the densest aggregation of subtle astral matter is within the periphery of the physical body of a man. Similarly, he said, in the case of the Earth, the greater part of its astral matter is gathered together within the limits of its ordinarily visible physical sphere. The density profile of subtle astral matter is consistent with the density profile of dark matter observed by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
8. Dark / Subtle Matter is "Weakly Interacting"
Physicists say dark matter 'interacts weakly' with ordinarily visible matter. They could well have said that there are 'subtle interactions' between dark and ordinarily visible matter. The term 'subtle' used by metaphysicists is not much different in meaning from 'weakly interacting' used by physicists to describe the nature of interactions between ordinary and dark matter.
9. Dark / Subtle Matter is Composed of High Energy Particles
Dark matter particles include supersymmetric objects and particles. According to scientists, these are higher mass-higher energy particles that have not been detected by our current low energy particle accelerators because of their high energies.
Subtle matter (in traditional metaphysical theories) is considered to be made up of highly energetic particles which generally becomes visible (as objects) after some training in meditation or similar exercises. In Hindu metaphysics, we find references to not only the "anu" (ie standard physical particles) but "param-anu" (which are super-physical particles). Valerie Hunt, Professor Emeritus at UCLA and internationally recognized authority in the area of energy field medicine, says that "even ancient Hindu literature asserts that the energy body possesses a higher vibration [or frequency] than normal matter-energy." Modern 'seers' were unanimous in their opinion that subtle bodies consist of "as yet undiscovered higher frequency matter and energy" and have mass – long before any widespread awareness of dark matter or supersymmetry theories.
10. Dark / Subtle Matter forms Webs
According to Britt, scientific studies show that both ordinary and dark matter work in concert to build a web of filaments in space, with dense junctions where galaxies cluster together. The resulting structures, he says, look something like spider webs.
In 1904 metaphysicist Annie Besant reported that, "During human antenatal life a single thread weaves a network, a shimmering web of inconceivable fineness and delicate beauty, with minute meshes. Within the meshes of this web the coarser particles of the bodies are built together. " The Chinese acupuncture map of meridians in the physical-etheric body also resembles a web of energy. According to Brennan, the physical-etheric body is "like a sparkling web of light beams". To a clairvoyant, "the etheric body consists of a definite structure of lines of force and sparks of bluish white light move along these lines" she says. This web has been discussed in more detail in the author's article Acupuncture Meridians and the Cosmic Spider Web.
11. Dark / Subtle Matter is Subject to Gravity
"Thanks to a new analysis by physicists at Caltech and the University of Toronto, we can expect that lumps of dark matter gravitationally attract each other in just the same way that lumps of normal matter (like you and the Earth, for instance) attract each other. " – Science Daily, October 2006
"Astral matter [ie dark matter] gravitates towards the center of the Earth, just as physical matter does." – Charles Leadbeater, Metaphysicist, 1910
According to Brennan 'aura' appears to have weight. Monroe believes that the 'Second Body' has weight and is subject to the gravitational force. (Weight is, of course, an effect of the gravitational force.) It appears that what was discovered by Science in 2006 was observed by Leadbeater almost a century ago and also by many other experimental metaphysicists.
There is only one inescapable conclusion: The dark matter and energy of physicists is the subtle matter and energy of metaphysicists. Sooner or later qi, prana and kundalini must be accounted for by Science under dark matter and energy – after all they are, by definition, dark matter and energy. It is also important to note that the metaphysical evidence strongly suggests that certain people can see this dark matter (using the sensory-cognitive systems of their higher energy subtle bodies) which is ordinarily invisible to most of us.
© Copyright 2007 Jay Alfred