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Everything is light and light is God

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Our Bodies And Everything In The Universe Is Made Of Light, Are Light And Eternal

Ozodi Osuji


Most extant religions were formulated by our ancestors; they had no formal study of science. They expressed their understanding of phenomena in poetic terms; they tried to use poetry to capture physical and non-physical realities. At the time they formed their religions physics was not advanced enough for them to articulate their reality in the language of physics.

As physics advances we shall be able to articulate what our ancestors said in poetic terms in the language of science, in terms that are provable in laboratories.

Let us consider the religious concept that God and his heaven is light; Gnosticism was more overt in stating that God and our true selves are light.

Gnosticism, a Greek-Roman religion, says that God is light and that our world is the opposite of light; the opposite of light is darkness; Gnosticism states that to live in matter, in human body is to live in darkness.

Gnosticism has several stories on how our world of darkness came into being; regardless of the version of those stories, they all posit how a force in heaven, in light, separated from God, light, and came to form our world of darkness. That force was called Lucifer, fallen angel, Demiurge, the Christian God, Yahweh, Son of God and so on.

The goal of Gnosticism is to show the separated ones, us, how to return to God, to light. Gnosis is Greek for knowledge of God; agnosticism is not having knowledge of God; Gnosticism proposes to give us the knowledge of God.

Gnosticism did not provide us with what pure reason and or science would consider acceptable explanation of what it means by "God is light." Nor did the other religions of mankind that also tell us that God is light explain what they mean by those statements.

At best, you may infer that religions employed the term light and darkness metaphorically, meaning that God is knowledge and darkness is lack of knowledge (knowledge of our true self and lack of knowledge of our true self).

Today, we can begin the process of translating the murky languages of religion into scientific language; we can begin understanding what religions mean when they say that God is light.

In this paper I will use the language of science to explicate what our ancestors, in their various religions, meant when they called God and our true selves light.


Take a close look at your body.  Your body is composed of the various elements in the universe. Some say that 64 of the 94 naturally occurring elements in the universe are found in the human body but the primary ones are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, phosphor, sulfur, sodium, gold and so on.

Each of the elements in your body is composed of sub atomic particles, especially electrons and nuclei (with protons and neutrons in the nuclei).

Electrons are light with some mass.  Protons and neutrons are composed of quarks. Quarks are composed of photons (with intermediate particles but all of them were made from photons, light).

Ultimately, all elements, hence all matter in the universe can be reduced to photons, light.  That is correct, the stars, galaxies, planets, our earth, land, mountains, plants, animals, everything is ultimately made from light.  Scientifically speaking everything, matter and energy is made from light.

Contemporary cosmology and astrophysics tell us that 13.8 billion years ago a spark of light came out of nowhere, got inordinately hot and exploded into photons. The photons immediately formed electrons and quarks; within a minute the quarks combined into protons and neutrons and by the end of three minutes the protons and neutrons combined to nuclei.

The universe was at this point composed of nuclei and electrons that were not yet attached to nuclei to form atoms and photons, hence is plasma.

While all these particles of light were translating themselves into matter the universe was expanding; in fact, expanding at a speed greater than the speed of light.

Allan Goth says that the universe had to expand at this inflationary rate, to avoid gravity pulling everything back to the point of singularity hence aborting the incipient universes existence.

Moreover, it seemed like the universe was right from the beginning intent on existence for it made its existence possible. Consider that it produced matter and anti-matter (electrons and anti-electrons/positrons; protons and anti-protons, neutrons and anti-neutrons, quarks and anti-quarks).

Matter and anti-matter attack each other and annihilate each other and return to radiation. If the universe had produced the same amount of matter and anti-matter they would have attacked each other and annihilated each other and returned the universe to pure radiation (light) and prevented the formation of matter based universe; our body, which is matter, would not have formed. To get around this obstacle, for every billion particles of anti-matter produced a billion and one particles of matter were produced.

Thus, when matter and anti-matter attacked each other one particle of matter survived; that surviving one particle in every billion particles of matter guaranteed the universe to form matter based universe.

This and similar events that made it possible for the universe to produce human beings is called anthropoid principle; that is, it seems that from the beginning the universe had the intention of producing human beings by arranging things to happen in such a manner that the end result is the production of people; if any of the things that happened had not happened human beings would not have come into existence.  For example, if there were not more matter than anti-matter we would not have been produced.

Does this make the universe teleological; that is, did the universe have intention of producing certain outcomes? I do not know the answer; those who claim to be atheists must be careful in attributing every event to accidents!

As the universe expanded it continued cooling down; at each reduced temperature level new things were formed; that is, cooler temperature made it possible for what is formed to form.

At a certain temperature level, 400, 000 years from the Big Bang, nuclei captured electrons and atoms were formed (especially hydrogen and helium atoms; an atom is nuclei with electron circling it).

The hitherto plasma universe is now one continuous sea of hydrogen and helium. The universe continued to cool down; millions of years' later space occurred in the cloud of hydrogen and helium.  Hydrogen separated into clumps.

Each clump of hydrogen is acted upon by gravity and in its core heat and pressure led to the fusion of hydrogen to helium and stars are born.

A star is a clump of hydrogen in whose inner core heat and pressure lead to fusion of hydrogen to helium and light and heat is given off.

Hydrogen is composed of one electron circling one proton in the nucleus (some hydrogen isotopes have one or two neutrons); helium is composed of two electrons circling a nucleus with two protons and two neutrons in it.

All the elements in the universe are composed of electrons circling nuclei with protons and neutrons in them; the difference between one element and another is the number of electrons, protons and neutrons each has; for example, whereas, hydrogen, the simplest element, has only one proton and one electron, uranium, the heaviest element, has 92 electrons circling a nucleus with 92 protons and 146 neutrons.

Nuclei (protons and neutrons) is held together by the strong nuclear force; nuclei is eventually decayed by the weak nuclei force; when nuclei decays protons separate from neutrons; neutrons do not exist independently for more than ten minutes thus neutrons decay to protons and electrons with some neutrinos given off (the decay process is called radiation, depending on the type of radiation it is called Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation).

Electrons are held to the nuclei of atoms by the electromagnetic force.  Gravity balances atoms relationships with each other as well as the relation of stars, galaxies and planets to one another.

There are no innumerable stars.  Closer stars are grouped into galaxies. There are over 200 billion galaxies; each galaxy has over 200 billion stars and trillions of planets.

Our galaxy is the Milky Way galaxy; it has over 200 billion stars. Light travelling at the speed of 186, 000 miles per second takes 100, 000 light years to go from one end of our galaxy to the other.

Some of the stars light we see at night have been travelling for billions of years before they reached us. Indeed, some of the stars that generated the light we see and call stars are long exploded and gone out of existence but the light they gave is still traveling in space and time.

A star is a bunch of hydrogen atoms fusing into helium atoms. Eventually, a star has less hydrogen to fuse to helium and begin fusing helium to carbon. When helium begins to run out it fuses other elements to oxygen and so on.

When the fusion process reaches iron the heat inside the star is no longer able to fuse to higher elements; instead, the star grows in size and become hot and explodes in supernova.

During the explosion of stars, the extreme heat generated forms elements higher than iron. These elements are showered into space. They form a cloud of elements and dust, nebulae.

Eventually, the cloud of elements from exploded massive stars is acted upon by gravity and is agglomerated into medium sized stars, with their planets and accompanying comets and asteroids.

Our sun, Solar, and its nine planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune Uranus and Plato) and comets (in the comets belt) and asteroids (in the asteroid belt; also see, Kuiper belt and Oort cloud) around it were formed from exploded massive stars 4.5 billion years ago.

When massive stars explode they slough off their outer regions (to produce nebulae) and their cores implode to form either neutron stars or black holes.

Neutron stars are composed of only neutrons; all atoms in the imploding star are crushed into neutrons (if neutrons do not exist independently how come they now exist as a star?) and spin at incredible speed.

Black holes are such that whatever enters their event horizons, not even light, can escape. We do not know what is inside black holes.

As noted, our universe is composed of galaxies, stars, planets, comets and asteroids.  These objects in space live and die. Stars explode and die all the time.

Our sun will explode in five billion years; before then its planets would have died.  In trillions of years all the stars would have died. That is, all matter in stars, planets etc. would decay to atoms.

In the future, the universe would be composed of unattached atoms; those atoms would decay, that is, separate to nuclei and electrons. The nuclei would decay; separate protons and neutrons and neutrons quickly decay to protons and electrons.

In trillions of years in the future only electrons and protons would exist.  Eventually, electrons would decay to photons. Protons will be the last to decay to quarks and since quarks don't exist independently they would decay to photons.

Thus, in the end the universe would be composed of only photons.  These photons would have lost heat and would be cold photons.  The universe would be a cold place with cold radiation, cold photons in it (microwave light is cold light).

Do photons decay to something else?  To answer that question we have to understand where the original light that came out during the big bang came from. At this time we do not know where that light came from and, as such, we do not know what  light, photons would decay to, return to when the universe ends.

The known fact is that photons that came from the Big Bang explosion still fill the universe today; some photons were transformed to matter.

Space is filled with photons (and other particles; electrons are all the time attacked by positrons, anti-electrons, annihilating each other and returning to pure photons).

Space is also filled with cosmic rays; cosmic rays are composed of unattached, mostly hydrogen, protons; helium nuclei and nuclei of other elements and electrons.

In space are neutrinos on their journeys from stars, supernovas and other radioactive activities to only God knows where they are going to; neutrinos have some mass, smaller than the small mass in electrons; they go through objects, such as our bodies, mountains and stars without interacting with them.

All sub-atomic particles, be they electrons, protons, neutrons and neutrinos were made from the photons invented by the Big Bang explosion. In effect, all matter (and anti-matter) is made from photons, from light.

Something is that which it is made from; matter is made from light and, therefore, is light, albeit in disguised form.

Superficially, you would not know that the stone you are looking at is made of atoms that are made of particles that are made of photons hence that stone is made from light. The same goes for your body, animals, trees, planets and stars.

Everything in our universe is made from light and is light. Our universe is light; where we see darkness is light that we cannot see; there are many types of light, including visible and invisible light.


Quantum mechanics has a theory called many worlds, posited by Hugh Everett in 1957.  It says that when our universe was formed 14 billion years ago many other universes were also formed. This is the concept of multiverse.

Multiverse posits that there are infinite universes; each universe operates with different laws of physics. What exists in our present universe exists in all the other universes but is configured differently. That is to say, we, people, on earth exist in other universes in other forms!

No one has seen other universes.  However, people with acute perception say that they have seen one or more of the universes; they claim that there is a universe that is like our universe but that everything in it is made from photons, light.  They say that everything we have in our world exists there but are made of light. They say that each of us, animals, plants, planets, mountains, stars etc. is in it but are made of light. If you build a house or chair etc. on earth that house or chair now exists in the universe of light forms; they look as the houses and chair that you built on earth except that they are constructed of light forms.

One force, you, on earth built the house of matter and also built that house in light form in the world of light forms. You exist in both the material and light universes and what you do on earth you did in the world of light forms. Now, this is pure science but it reads like science fiction! But then what is science and what is fiction?

Whereas to empirical science the idea of multiverse is still hypothetical, mystics claim to have seen the world of light forms and experienced the universe of formless light.

Mysticism is what is not known to all of us so I do not have proof of its conclusions. What I accept is the provable, science.

Nevertheless, pure reason tells me that if our world is composed of light in dense form (matter) that there is no reason why that same light cannot be used to construct a universe of light forms.

I believe that there is a universe of light forms and a formless light universe. By the end of this century, I believe that physics would have demonstrated the existence of the universe of light forms but for now it is mere hypothesis.

If there are infinite universes in different forms, there is no reason why one of the universes could not be composed of pure light, light not in forms. There is no reason why a universe of one continuous wave of light cannot exist.

We know from physics that wave and particles of light are the same. Light behaves as wave if you want it to act as wave for you or light is particles if you want it to act as particles for you.

There is no reason why we cannot logically infer that there is a universe of unseparated wave of light where particles and wave are one.


Our universe is made of light; that light has consciousness in human beings. Our bodies, as we have seen, are made of light disguised as matter; in matter there is consciousness (in human persons).

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: (907) 310-8176