The Seven States of Matter
There are a total of seven states of matter in the universe. The first three familiar states were taught to us by our chemistry and physics teachers, to give a simplified understanding of matter and its forms within our universe, but as you will see there are 4 other states that exist.
The First Three Familiar States
The First State
A solid is a substance that is firm and stable in shape. It has a definite shape, size and volume. The particles in a solid are in a fixed position and vibrate.The particles are packed much closer together than particles of a liquid or gas. When a solid is heated, the atoms or molecules gain kinetic energy . If the temperature becomes sufficiently high, this kinetic energy overcomes the forces that hold the atoms or molecules in place. Then the solid may become a liquid.
The Second State
A Liquid is a substance that has a reediness to flow with Little or no tendency. It does resist change of size but doesn’t resist change of shape. An example of a Liquid is Water. When a Liquid is heated, it evaporates into a gas. This is because when the particles are heated they gain sufficient kinetic energy and become further apart.
The Third State
A Gas is a substance that is air-like which expands freely into space. Gases can be compressed easily because their particles are far apart. An example of a Gas is Hydrogen which is the most common gas in our universe. The particles in a gas move freely in and have no bonds/arrangement. Gases fill all containers no matter what size or shape. The molecules spread out and fill the container evenly. A gases particles are far apart from each other and flow easily. When a gas is heated, it is turned into an ionized plasma because electrons are forcibly removed from it.
Other States of Matter
The Fourth State
The fourth state of matter above gas is plasma. Plasma is ionized gas. It is gas that is superheated to the point some of its electrons break away from their nuclei and join other nuclei. The gas molecules are in an unstable state and therefore behave in a haphazard and unpredictable manner. Stars are made of plasma (It is estimated that 99% of the observable universe is in the plasma state.) Fire is also a form of plasma. It is powerful, dangerous and attractive at the same time.
The Fifth State
The fifth state of matter above plasma is beam. The difference between beam and the other four states is that the particles of solid, liquid, gas and plasma all move in three dimensions whereas the particles of beam move together in one direction.
Beam is harmonious and coherent whereas plasma is chaotic and erratic. The vast difference of temperament between the forth and fifth state of matter very well corresponds to the idea that there is greatest amount of chaos right before order, or there is greatest amount of confusion right before clarity appears. There is great war before there is great peace.
Beam also differs from the other four states in terms of being non-thermal while the rest are thermal. The more energetic the vibrations of particles are, the more heat they would generate. But because the particles of beam are traveling in the same direction, they do not collide against each other to generate heat.
Friction is the cause of heat. Friction is the result of particles colliding with each other and increasing their vibration or kinetic energy. Beam creates heat not in itself but when its particles clash against other matter. You feel the heat of light when its photons clash against the molecules of your skin. The greater the intensity of the beam and the more concentrated it is, the more friction it will generate when it interacts with other matter. You get incinerated when you get close enough to the sun.
Heat is vibration generated by friction of one state of matter with another or with itself. Sound is vibration propagating through matter.
The Zero State (Sixth)
Other than these five states of matter, there is a state lower than all these states. It is the zero state of matter. The zero state of matter is known as the BEC or Bose-Einstein Condensate. It is the most condensed condensate of all matter.
This state of matter was discovered by the scientist called Bose. He shared his findings with Einstein who helped him to publish his work to the world. Their joint venture resulted in the newly discovered state of matter being known as the Bose-Einstein Condensate.
A BEC exists when matter is frozen to extremely low temperatures that are a tiny fraction of a degree above absolute zero.
In this state, the atoms overlap into each other to form a wave. The BEC is a matter wave. If the wave was compressed, it would form a singularity. If enough mass was condensed into the singularity it could turn into a black hole.
It is believed that the zero state of matter could lead to the development of flat space technology. In future, it might be possible to transport huge objects in very tiny spaces as long as they are not compressed beyond the critical mass which would result in a black hole.
The occurrence of a black hole while making BEC would not need to be too much of a concern anyway because it would require a tremendous amount of energy to compress mass into the critical point.
The zero state of matter, like the fifth state of matter, is also non-thermal. It does not emit heat as well since its particles are not in motion at all thereby not causing friction.
Some elements of each state of matter are able to exist at room temperature. There are room temperature plasmas and matter waves (dark matter).
So these are the six states of matter. But all things exist in sevens, since it is the nature of the universe to exist in sevens. The fifth state of matter is not the limit, there is a sixth state above it.
Mind, Thought and Consciousness (The Seventh State)
Thought wave is the sixth state of matter. Thought wave exists at a higher energetic level than beam. Thought wave can even move faster than beam. It moves at the speed of infinity. The universe moves at the speed of thought. Thought wave is local and nonlocal. It is present and omnipresent.
The truth is, all matter is basically one and the same. All matter is different manifestation of thought wave or etheric matter. All other states are condensations of the highest state.
Thought is consciousness, consciousness is mind. The Universal Mind is what all things ultimately consist of.
Every single elemental type of matter has its own default state at room temperature. That is because it has a mind, consciousness or memory to exist in that state and have its corresponding properties. It is a mental programming present within the matter that arranges the atoms, molecules or subatomic particles in a particular manner.
There is Intelligence in Everything. All Stuff is Thinking Stuff.
As the Universal Mind thinks of a form, it takes the form. As it thinks of a motion, it makes the motion. Everything you see in the universe is an expression of a thought of the Universal Mind. That is the way all things were created. We live in a mental universe and all things are truly thought forms.
When science is able to develop ways of manipulating the mental programming within matter, we will be able to create "smart objects" such as paper that can uncrease itself perfectly after being crushed into a ball. Or even a "mercury man" terminator machine who can transform itself into any shape and color. We are able to change the form and properties of an object by changing the way it thinks.
This sums up the seven states of matter, from matter wave to thought wave.
All matter is one matter. All matter is thought wave. All matter is energy. All energy is one energy. All energy is kinetic energy. Everything moves, everything vibrates. All energy is consciousness. Thought is mind in motion. All matter is mind. All matter and energy are different manifestations of Mind. Mind is Matter. Matter is Mind. Mind is the universal matter.
Everything needs a medium to exist in. The law of the universe is something must exist in something else. Something cannot exist in nothing. A total vacuum is space empty of everything else except the Ether (dark energy) or thought wave. There is no such thing as complete empty space. It would not even be space at all.
All matter has mass and occupies space. Mass is the measure of an object's resistance to changes in either the speed or direction of its motion. The Ether or thought wave is what fills up the space in a vacuum. It has the least amount of mass because it is of the lowest density. There are different densities of thought wave and different densities in Ether. The Universal Mind is the Ether or Thought Wave by which all other thought waves (etheric matter/energy) pass through.
Something cannot be created from nothing. In the beginning, there was nothing but God or the universal mind. God can only create from himself. God is the universal matter. All things are manifestations of the universal mind/matter. The universe is one continuous sea of energy. There is no separation except by perception.
The universe was created as an idea in the Mind of God. First there was thought wave. The thought wave became beam, the beam became plasma, the plasma became gas, the gas became liquid, the liquid became solid and the solid became black holes. There is balance of forces in the universe. The universal thought wave is even finer than our individual thought waves. The universal mind is the Ether that permeates all things and is All Things.
Everything is Mind. Mind is Everything. The Universe Is Mind.
Other Proposed States of Matter
Apart from the 7 classic states of matter, other possible forms are proposed such as Fermionic Condensate, Rydberg Molecule, Quantum Hall State, Photonic Matter, Degenerate Matter, Dark Matter and so on. Some of these states fit into the classical 7 state model discused above, but others are a grey area. To read about these other forms of matter, we invite you to read this article.