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Discovery of black hole: The metaphysical dimension

BY: Larweh Therson Cofie
The black hole has no size but there is this abstract size of the event horizon which is the last point that light can escape

On May 12, 2022, a team of astronomers unveiled the image of a black hole in the universe. 

Working with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the astronomers took and released to the world an image of a black hole known as Sagittarius A (star).

What is a black hole?
Andrea Ghez, an astrophysicist and a Nobel Prize for Physics laureate, described a black hole as “a strong gravity plus an infinitely small object”.
She added that a ‘’black hole is not huge. It is the image of the phenomenon that happens around the black hole.

“The black hole has no size but there is this abstract size of the event horizon which is the last point that light can escape.”
Black holes “represent the breakdown of our knowledge,’’ she said.

“Study of the black hole enables researchers to see what you might call the expanded version of gravity; in a way, the Einstein’s theory was the expanded version of Newton’s version.

“Newton’s law helped humanity to explain how gravity works here on our little planet but we need Einstein to study the universe,” she added.
This article is concerned with Einstein’s general theory of gravity.

Einstein’s general theory of gravity is described as “a distortion of space (or more precisely, spacetime) caused by the presence of matter or energy. A massive object generates a gravitational force by warping the geometry of surrounding spacetime,” according to Wikipedia.

What is gravity?
According to United States (US) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), gravity is “the force of attraction that two objects exert on one another.

“The gravitation force tugging between two bodies depends on how massive each one is and how far apart the two lie.

“Even as the centre of the Earth is pulling you towards it, keeping you firmly on the ground; your centre of mass is pulling back at the earth.
“But the more massive body barely feel the tug from you; while with your smaller mass, you find yourself firmly rooted, thanks to the same force.”

Wikipedia defines metaphysics as “the branch of philosophy that studies the fundamental nature of reality, the first principles of being, identity and change, space and time, causality, necessity and possibility.

‘’It includes questions about the nature of consciousness and the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.”

What has the 2022 discovery of a black hole and unveiling of its image had to do with metaphysics?

All the major religions of the world have investigated matter and its relationship with the human mind, soul and spirit.

The Christian, Islamic and Hindu religious concepts of a black hole are well known because they were explained in the doctrines of the various religions.
All the revealed religions agreed that there is a black hole, abyss or bottomless pit.

This black hole burns eternally with fire and attracts dead matter, mind and spirit that get near to it.

It has the power, as a black hole in the universe does, to pull in objects, including light, close to it.

Dead astral/psyche, mind and spirit bodies are pulled into the metaphysical black hole, like a black hole does. It is, also, a place of no return.

Ancient philosophers have mentioned a dark space between the Earth and Hell or Hades called “Erebus”.

Erebus is the buffer zone or gateway into Hell, Hades or Tartarus, the abode of Cronos, King of the Titans.

In the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ referred to the bottomless pit as a place Jehovah God had prepared for those who failed to keep and observe the Ten Commandments.
Paradise, Heaven or the Holy City is the opposite of the bottomless black pit.

In Paradise or the Holy City, there is eternal happiness or bliss. There is no sorrow, toil, pain and death.

In the Holy Quran (Sura CI), Prophet Mohammed wrote in one of his sacred poems titled: The Day of Noise and Clamour.

“In the name of Allah most gracious, most merciful.”
“What is the Day/ Of Noise and Clamour? / And what will explain / To thee what the Day/ Of Noise and clamour is?

“It is a day whereon / Men will be like moths /Scattered about/ And the mountains / Will be like carded wool. /Then, he whose / Balance of good deeds / Will be found heavy, / Will be in a Life / Of good pleasure and satisfaction.
“But he whose balance of good deeds / Will be found light, - / Will have his home / In a Bottomless Pit.

“And what will explain / To thee what this is? / It is a Fire blazing fiercely!’’
Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu Bible, mentioned three levels of consciousness that represent hell, the space between hell and heaven – the Tamasic, the Rajasic and the Sattvic planes.

The Tamasic plane is occupied by spirits that pull inside beings close to it.

The Rajasic plane resists the Tamasic force and keeps itself free of it.
The Sattvic consciousness is over and about the Rajasic and Tamasic because it is capable of overpowering both.

The Sattvic field generates goodness and embodies all the cardinal virtues, whereas the Tamasic harbours cardinal evils.

The concepts explained earlier have something to do with gravity, gravitational force and relativity.

As NASA explained, the Earth’s gravity pulls all objects, including human bodies, close to it and the human body also push back the Earth’s gravity.
The pulling back of the Earth’s gravity is significant.

It explains all the differences between stones and metals, plants, animals and human beings, saints, angels, gods and God Almighty.

It all depends on the capacity of one object to resist the gravity or electromagnetic pull of another.

God, Allah, Jehovah or Brahma is the highest and most powerful electromagnetic force in creation.

Hell, Hades or Tartarus is regarded as having the lowest electromagnetic force.

However, it is capable of attracting into itself any object that is close to it, especially dead matter, psyche / mind or soul.

That conforms with the Christian, Islamic and Hindu view that any soul that debases itself will go to the bottomless pit.

Souls, minds and psyches that are baptised or charged with the electromagnetic force of the holy spirit of God, will be pulled up into Paradise (Christian), Garden of Bliss (Islam) or Nirvana (Hindu).

Do you know that Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German physicist and father of the atomic bomb, believed in God?

He has said that he did not believe in a personal God. He believed in the universal God behind the principles of creation, preservation and renewal.

According to Albert Einstein, “the highest principles of our aspirations and judgement are given to us in the Jewish-Christian tradition.”

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