I began this project with a working theory which I discarded early into the process, as the true reality of hyper-dimensional space/time led me in a completely different direction. My first insight involved how electromagnetic energy operates within the framework of space/time at a constant relative velocity (the speed of light “c”). That was followed, several weeks later, with the realization of what the true basic physical system of our universe must be. Those insights led to an understanding of the hyper-dimensional nature of space/time, which led to a logical physical explanation for the Second Postulate of Special Relativity (the Invariance of Light Speed), and so on.

In the end, what I have published in my book The Enlightening is a sprawling theory of physics and space/time, ranging from what I refer to as mega-scale structure beyond our universe (possibly my favorite part of the theory), to a hyper-dimensional view of our own universe (including a shockingly familiar structure/ physical shape), to a new view of our Milky Way galaxy that is somewhere between multi-dimensional and hyper-dimensional (as referenced above), to a clear explanation for the double-slit experiment (including a simple experiment of my own that easily demonstrates a profound and devastatingly simple model of wave-particle duality), to a fundamentally alternative way of thinking about gravitation, to the very specific physical structure and mechanism of a photon, to quantum entanglement and all the way down to the very smallest scales and most fundamental aspects of particle physics. So, I think the crackpot thing will fade away when people see what I actually have here.

Put in simpler terms, it’s like when you’ve finished a crossword puzzle, and you’re quite certain that you got every answer right. All the letters and words fit together seamlessly. That’s how this is. After all this time, I nailed it! Welcome, everybody, to a new, infinitely larger and extremely more interesting universe!

Two or three months after discarding those ideas, I had my first big realization, which involved electromagnetic energy and the space/time continuum. Perhaps two or three weeks after that, I awoke about 2:30 a.m. and immediately sat straight upright in bed, as I realized that my unconscious mind had deciphered not only the basic physical shape of our universe, but also the “extra” detail that is of such primary importance to my new understanding of it. Without hesitating, I jumped out of bed and wrote down the idea so I wouldn’t forget in the morning. From there, just about every new avenue of thought intersected beautifully with what had become my theory of the hyper-dimensional space/time continuum and the hyper-dimensional universe. The more ideas that dove-tailed into the theory, the more my confidence grew that it was correct.

Throughout the entire process, I was terrified that I would explore some new avenue that would be contradicted by cosmological data, or that I would discover cosmological data that conflicted with the idea of hyper-dimensional space/time. Each time I began to be concerned over some new thought or idea or data set, eventually I would come to realize how it did, in fact, fit perfectly into the whole of the theory.

Also, I was keenly aware of several things that my theory needed to explain, and I was terrified to think that I might not be able to offer up an explanation for those things—wave-particle duality, for one example. In the end, I was able to furnish a solid explanation/ description for every area of concern that I was aware of. Truth be told, I filled in the last several blanks as I wrote the book itself.

Many people (scientists included) have discussed the possibility of a multi-dimensional universe. The Enlightening is the book that describes exactly how it all works, in clear and simple language that even a non-scientist may understand. This book reveals the true reality of our hyper-dimensional universe via a new look at relativity, electromagnetic energy, and large-scale structure. The kicker here is that these new cosmological ideas are presented within the plot and context of a stunning and memorable novel. This hybrid novel incorporates elements of science fiction, mythology, and fantasy into its exploration of relationships, imagination, and the potential of a more enlightened future. And yes, of course there’s a little romance, as well…

In fact, here is the Big Secret about the continuum, as revealed in the book. The space/time continuum travels at all velocities (i.e. in an infinite range of velocity), and operates at all wavelengths (i.e. an infinite range of wavelength). However, it only interacts with mass/energy at the specific relative velocity c (i.e. “the speed of light”), and at a specific wavelength determined by various factors. Electromagnetic energy, which is physically moved by the continuum, can only interact with mass/energy at this same relative velocity c, and, again, at a specific wavelength which depends on the energy level of the photon.