The Standard Model of Physics is just an array of all known
fundamental particles and forces, with a slight hierarchical arrangement,
called generations of matter, based upon energy levels, while the Sephirot, or
Tree of Life, is explicitly hierarchical with energies increasing with
increasing closeness to the Absolute.
following diagrams show the Standard Model of Physics and the Standard Model of
the Kabbalah side by side. The Standard Model in physics refers to the grid of
quarks, leptons, and bosons. All matter
is combinations of these. The first
three columns correspond to all matter.
The first column is matter as we observe it at normal energies. Combinations of quarks give rise to protons
and neutrons, and with the addition of electrons and neutrinos, comprise all
the "particles" of matter that make up our everyday world of atoms,
molecules, and us. The next two columns
describe matter at progressively higher energies, often only observed with
massive high-energy colliders. The last
column corresponds to light and all forces, except gravity, which enables all
these particles to hold together and allow us to see and feel them.
The Kabbalah, on the other hand, is explicitly hierarchical,
and shows the emanation of reality descending in real-time from the unknowable
Absolute on top, to God the Father, God the Mother (Holy Spirit) and God the
Son, down to the world of appearances, namely, our observables, at the bottom.
Note that the Standard Model of Physics is radically
reductionist, showing that fundamental reality is in the smallest particles,
and the world is created as emergent properties from this source. This is known to scientists as "weak
emergence", and is considered a reasonable, but so far unexplainable,
model, especially with respect to life itself.
The Model of the Kabbalah is the reverse, and shows the world is an
emanation of God, the emergent properties from God creating the world from the
Source down. This is known to scientists
as "strong emergence", and is not well respected because it is too
much like "magic", and physicists do not like anything that smacks of
metaphysics. Strong emergence seems to
be a better candidate for the creation of anything. Art, music, architecture, and all works of
engineering start from a strong idea, and manifest under the guidance of some
plan. Bird nests, beaver dams, spider
webs, and countless other examples in the real world point to strong
emergence. The idea that properties are
somehow emergent from the accumulation of smaller parts strikes me as not only
magic, but creepily black magic.
Standard Model of Physics
Tree of Life of the Kabbalah
Because physics and theology are both attempts to explain
the nature of the universe, and are therefore describing the same phenomena, it
is inevitable that they are compatible views.
The diagram and detailed explanation of the Unified Model has been completed, and will be displayed here at an appropriate time...