I'd like to open a discussion about a theory concerning how this reality manifests itself. Ideally I'd like to share some results from years of research I've been doing on this topic.
I'd love to do this in an interactive way. I have a whole thesis but I'd prefer to discuss this with users on here step by step.
Let's start with the discovery of quantum mechanics (1922).
The brilliant Thomistic philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler, told a brief story in his book, Angels and Us. He had occasion in the early 1920’s to attend a luncheon at the University of Chicago and was the only philosopher at a table of eminent physicists, among them Niels Bohr who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. The physicists, Adler wrote, were marveling over the novelty of Bohr’s atomic model and the quantum movement of electrons. According to his atomic model, electrons move in circular orbits at fixed distances from the nucleus, jumping instantaneously among them without moving in between. It was like nothing they had ever heard before! Citing angelic motion, Adler pointed out that this idea was not novel at all.
The Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, wrote about instantaneous movement of angels some 650 years before Bohr’s atomic theory. Because they are spirits without bodies, angels can move discretely from one place to another instantly. An angel can “quit the whole place, and in the same instant apply himself to the whole of another place.” Angels move in what we might today call a “quantum leap.” Adler also noted that this reference made the physicists uncomfortable, which is not surprising since Niels Bohr was an atheist. Adler himself was, at the time, a self-described pagan.
TLDR: some philosopher met Niels Bohr in the early 1920's and realized the movement of quantum particles is not something novel but has a lot of similarities with the description of properties of angels as described by Thomas Aquinas.
Examples of these particles are protons and electrons. If you take a look at the periodic table you will find the elements are ordered by the atomic index number (number of protons). In an uncharged atom, the atomic number is also equal to the number of electrons. The number of electrons and protons define its properties and makes the substance what it is and react chemically like it does.
TLDR: the number of protons and electrons define this reality. if you change the number, you change/control reality/matter.
This is massively important to the rest of my thesis. The number of small elemental particles like electrons and protons shape our reality. This is true now and has been in the past. Their behavior is very magical and is perceived as almost supernatural.
Am I claiming these elemental particles are angels? Honestly I don't know. But there are hints in religious texts that leads one to believe they are or are at least are being controlled by a higher force.
Angels appear in many religious texts. In my next post I will be focussing on this topic and take you deeper down the rabbit hole.
I would also like to make clear I'm not a christian, muslim or jew. I have no intention to propagate any religious system.
In the bible the hebrew word for angel is mal’akh. In quran the word for angel is malaika. They are both derived from the aramaic triliteral root M-L-K. The meaning of this root is "to rule" or "to control". As such other derivations using this root are used for kings and queens (rulers). Similar to how a king rules and controls his kingdom, an angel controls material reality.
There are many verses in the abrahamic religious texts describing angels but I will focus on a specific passage inside quran that describes the rule of angels over hell.
Over it is nineteen.
And We have not made the keepers of the Fire except angels. And We have not made their number except as a trial for those who disbelieve - that those who were given the Scripture will be convinced and those who have believed will increase in faith and those who were given the Scripture and the believers will not doubt and that those in whose hearts is hypocrisy and the disbelievers will say, "What does Allah intend by this as an example?" Thus does Allah leave astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And none knows the soldiers of your Lord except Him. And mention of the Fire is not but a reminder to humanity.
In this passage the quran speaks of a number of 19 angels ruling over hell, this number should be a proof to believers and disturb disbelievers. Now, I've asked many muslims to explain how this 19 is a proof of anything. I never heared one good explanation. I've read about the code 19 theory, claiming there is some hidden code inside quran using this number 19 but I've doublechecked their claims and they are based on lies and deliberate wrong counting.
Let's take a look at the description of hell in quran. It describes a place where people are repeatedly burned by fire. Black pillars of smoke escape from it. The best mundane analogy for it is an oven or crematorium. In a crematorium when a human body is burned, since the human body is mostly composed of carbon and water - carbon escapes as a gas. This relates to the black pillars of smoke. It is carbon escaping. The biggest remainder in the human ashes left behind after the carbon escaped as smoke is potassium.
Potassium has the atomic index number 19.
To be continued
just a side note that angels are almost exclusively in the Abrahamic religions. Without a creator g(G)od they lose their reason to exist. Buddhism, Taoism seem to not need them. Hinduism has a creator but will use specialized gods (maybe Garuda etc.??). That is a possible reason for the connotations which imply a western Abrahamic religion.
just a guess.