Special Press Release:

Dr. Vernon Neppe and Dr. Edward Close win prestigious ISPE international prize: the Whiting Memorial Award for 2016.

Dr. Edward Close and Dr. Vernon Neppe were honored on 9 August 2016 with the coveted 2016 Whiting Memorial Award for “expanding boundaries of scientific understanding”. The Whiting Memorial Fund is a philanthropic fund administered by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (‘ISPE’) ( to “reward individuals and groups, whose accomplishments and goals exemplify the ideals of ISPE”.

This international award is open to anyone worldwide in any discipline, and is given to a person/ persons or organization (outside or within ISPE) who typifies the I.S.P.E. ideal of “someone who strives to benefit society in general through advanced enquiry, original research and/or creative contributions, and who has demonstrated significant progress in these endeavors.” This sought after Prize may be conferred yearly, but historically has been seldom awarded, because it is only conferred when the committee unanimously chooses a worthy nominee. ISPE’s only mission is “to attract the world’s most intellectually gifted individuals and hopefully direct their achievements for the betterment of all humankind.” ISPE advances no political, governmental, religious, race, gender, ethnic, activist or academic agenda. “This is what ISPE is all about: Making our world better by encouraging profound excellence”, emphasized Stephen Levin, the ISPE President. “This award should have happened a long time ago to Drs Neppe and Close. It’s well-deserved and too long coming.” 

What is unique is that the ISPE organization played a special major role in this first joint award of the Whiting Prize: Vernon Neppe MD, PhD, Fellow Royal Society (SAf), and Edward Close PhD, PE, actually met through their ISPE membership. Moreover, these two scientists deliberately specifically joined ISPE to collaborate with another member on developing a unified theoretical model for reality: They had both already developed their own models but “we regarded that as insufficient. We needed to combine any expertise and knowledge we had to progress with this task, which we regarded as, and still regard as, the ‘song we’re singing in this world’. This work gone beyond us and we realize that development of an entirely new model of reality is of groundbreaking importance,” Dr. Neppe commented.

The two scientists have subsequently worked together for eight years and probably spent 4000 hours each on their TDVP paradigm shifting work. Drs Close and Neppe have needed to apply the empirical and theoretical findings of quantum physics, mathematical logic, philosophy, biology, psychology and consciousness research. But often it has been their creative jumps into the unknown that have been most important. Hundreds of scientists worldwide have examined aspects of the Neppe-Close work, which many have compared with an advanced multidisciplinary graduate degree which requires significant study and application. Therefore, there are only a few experts worldwide.

The Whiting Prize has not been awarded to an ISPE member since 2008. The ISPE is a worldwide 1 in 1000 intelligence organization currently with about 500 members that emphasizes progression through different levels of accomplishment. Drs Close and Neppe have both attained the highest public level of ‘Diplomate of the ISPE’ (where there are about 2 dozen worldwide). 

This is not their first award for their research: In February 2013 in Puebla, Mexico, Dr. Neppe and Dr. Close received the well-respected ‘Gabino Barreda Award’ and medal involving an earlier version of their critically important metaparadigm ‘Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm’ (TDVP).

By that stage, Close and Neppe had empirically shown how Space, Time, and Consciousness (STC) are all separate, and not just the one being ‘derivative of each other’ in our 3S-1t reality. Instead, STC is always in union. They further argued cogently that we have gone beyond Minkowski’s 1908 union of ‘Space-Time’ , and as of 2011, we have their new proposed union of ‘Space-Time-Consciousness’ (STC).

This Space-Time-Consciousness (STC) union is strongly substantiated in their massive 500 page book ‘Reality Begins With Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works’ ( (5th Edition), and in peer-reviewed publications. They contended there must be a ‘triad’: These three substrates of Space, Time and the Extent of Consciousness are and have always been inseparably tethered together in everything. ‘Consciousness’ in this context has its own dimensional ‘extent’ identity—this ‘extent’ of consciousness is necessarily inseparably tethered to Space and Time

They had also demonstrated that the Neppe-Close model of the ‘Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm’ (TDVP) is very versatile in explaining numerous facets of reality without contradiction: TDVP scores perfectly on criteria for a a so-called ‘Theory of Everything’ (TOE). TDVP scores 39/39; other than their own previous models at 27 and 23/39 respectively; yet, none of the 21 others examined have scored even 20/39.

Furthermore, they had also extended TDVP to philosophy, and proposed a mind-brain philosophical model that could justify, on the one hand, our regular three spatial dimensions in a moment of time experience of reality, as well as the infinite, survival after death, altered states of consciousness, and psi. They argued, too, that life, and order have links with the infinite, and that there is still meaning in the inanimate. These concepts constitute the Neppe-Close philosophy of ‘Unified Monism’. This is a consequence of the Neppe-Close TDVP scientific and mathematical model and is well supported. It allows a different perspective from the other philosophically restricted options that argue that “Consciousness is derivative of Space-Time or Mass-energy’ or vice versa”.

However, ironically, that the 2013 Gabino Barreda Mexican prized awarded to Close and Neppe, were direct results of these hypotheses and findings at that time. But they preceded what might have developed into even more major contributions. This time, Neppe and Close could prove their work mathematically and extend that math to paradigm shifting ways.

First, these scientists were able to mathematically demonstrate that finite reality involves 9 spinning dimensions and our current experience is just a part of that.

And secondly, Close and Neppe showed that all particles are in union with a property they had hypothesized called ‘gimmel’. This is in union with mass and energy, and gimmel, as the third mass-less and energy-less substance, is thought to be consciousness at least in part. They, furthermore, showed this gimmel is such that every fermionic particle at the subatomic level even has different gimmel properties. Remarkably, they demonstrated two other major findings:

  • The materialistic model of the atom based on the Periodic Table of the Elements is untenable because there needs to be something else (gimmel) to make them stable—otherwise the atoms would simply fly apart; and
  • The proportions of dark matter and dark energy to the cosmos correlate exactly with the ratio of gimmel to TRUE in the equivalent cosmological elements, namely predominantly Hydrogen and also Helium.

These findings suggest that the same laws of nature apply for quantum, macroscopic and cosmological levels, something different from current thinking which talks about ‘quantum weirdness’ and separate rules.

Effectively, their work goes a long way to showing that spirituality and science are linked together and that mathematics is part of the broader reality of our existence, not just a way of calculating.

These scientists look forward to furthering their work and facilitating others to incorporate these concepts into their further research. They have never received any funding and hope this recognition may be an impetus for this to change.

This is a preliminary announcement: For the present, we can direct readers to More detail will be found particularly at

Readers might also find the YouTubes on illuminating, plus research pages like and Dr Edward Close’s blogs on .

Even without their common contributions, these scientists have made very notable contributions to society:

Based on peer-reviewed publications, presentations, international honors and medicolegal consultations, Prof. Vernon Michael Neppe has achieved an international reputation in numerous and diverse disciplines: For example, these include five fundamental but related medical specialties, namely Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry and, and Psychiatry where in all these, he has been listed under (the peer chosen) “America’s Top Doctors”—and he is one of the few to be listed in all sixteen issues of this peer-reviewed book and, is apparently, the only physician ever listed in five different subspecialties (Castle Connolly).

Vernon’s other international recognitions are as an epileptologist, movement disorder specialist (in tardive syndromes), physician, consciousness researcher, neuroscientist, philosopher, creativity specialist, author and educator. Dr Neppe is Director of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle, WA. With Dr Close, he also pioneered the new discipline of Dimensional Biopsychophysics, and through that he has returned to the love of his early childhood when he was a documented ‘creative prodigy’ in mathematics. His major interests now include infinity, the transfinite and applications of mathematical ordinals.

Prof Vernon M Neppe’s formal letter qualifications are: MD, PhD (Med), FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP —Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (UCNS), FFPsych (SA), MMed (Psych), Dip PsychM —Psychiatry And Neurology, MB, BCh, BA, Dipl Amer Board Psychiatry & Neurology —Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry (-2011), Forensic Psychiatry (-2004), Amer Board of Forensic Examiners —DABFE, DABFM, DABPS (Psychopharmacology), FACFE, FAPA, FCPsych, MB, BCh, BA, FRCPC (-2011), LMACFE, FCPsych, MB, BCh, BA, DSPE, DPCP (ECAO). This makes him likely one of the most highly qualified individuals in the world based on postnominals alone.

Dr Neppe is also Executive Director and the only ‘Distinguished Creative Polymathic Professor’ of The Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization ( based on verifiable, objective, creative accomplishments. He is also Director, Human Performance Enhancement Division (HPED) of the World Institute of Scientific Exploration (WISE).

Prof Neppe has written ten plus books, published hundreds of papers worldwide, lectured in a dozen countries, and to about 90% of medical school affiliates in the United States. He has chaired international symposia on four continents, and led the first USA and International Delegation in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, apparently being the first physician living in the USA to be so honored. He is also Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He also received the ‘Marius Valkhoff Medal’ in 1982 in South Africa for “exceptional contributions to … research”, an international award given occasionally (eleven recipients in 30 years).

Dr Neppe became the first director of a Division of Neuropsychiatry in a USA Medical School (University of Washington) (1986 to September 1992). Subsequently, since 1992, he became Adjunct Full Professor, St. Louis University (now the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry). He was educated predominantly in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and also at Cornell University in New York.

His contributions have been prodigious: He has developed 36 scientific copyrighted clinical and research instruments. He developed the most successful treatment for the previously incurable condition of tardive dyskinesia. And, along with two others, he pioneered the use of anticonvulsants in psychiatry: This has positively impacted the lives of millions of patients and their families. He, also, is the world’s leading expert on the déjà vu phenomenon, and has written four books in that area alone.

Websites: Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle, WA, USA (

The Vernon Neppe Gateway (

Vernon Neppe Research Site (

Vernon Neppe’s books (

Dr Edward Roy Close, PhD, PE, DSPE, DF (ECAO) is also extraordinarily accomplished in his own right. Based on his contributions, publications and books, and presentations, he is an internationally accomplished Physicist, Mathematician, Cosmologist, Environmental Engineer and Planner, and Consultant.

As a charter member of the U.S.G.S. Systems Analysis Group, Close developed state-of-the-art mathematical optimization programs, hierarchical modeling techniques and fractal geometry models of coastal geomorphology, storm cell development and other environmental modeling applications.

Pursuing an active research program in environmental remediation, Ed has made a series of breakthrough discoveries in using non-toxic compounds in mold research that have benefited millions. He is a charter member of the internationally known Integrated Health-Care Professionals Council.

Besides his three books with Dr Neppe and several more in press, he has authored numerous technical papers and five books, including the groundbreaking ‘Transcendental Physics, Integrating the Search for Truth’. He has made some remarkable mathematical contributions: He pioneered and developed the ‘calculus of distinctions’ (later on with a small assist from Dr Neppe), an extraordinary accomplishment.

In 1969, Close described the first published proof for possibly the most famous math conjecture, ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ (FLT). The FLT solution befuddled thousands who tried to solve it over three and a half centuries. Dr. Close’s solution has, to this point, been examined by tens of professional mathematicians, and yet never refuted. Some have made suggestions but, in every instance, further analyses by mathematicians have shown those suggestions to be irrelevant or incorrect. The Close solution (FLT6) is remarkably only several pages, something that contrasts with the accepted later proof that Sir Andrew Wiles produced a quarter century later which was hundreds of pages long.

Dr. Close also developed a technique called ‘Dimensional Extrapolation’, allowing for movements across dimensions, something extremely important for TDVP’s 9-dimensional derivations.

Close has also developed several new theorems of consciousness, concentrating on Number Theory and contributed important engineering applications. It was he who first demonstrated that the little known Cabibbo Angle could be derived from 9 dimensions. There are now several demonstrations of the 9-dimensional proof of our finite reality.

Dr. Close is Principal Engineer and Director of Research and Development at EJC Advantage, LLC. He is currently Science Editor of Telicom (journal of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE) ( (a position previously occupied by Dr. Neppe), and also a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization ( His doctoral education included Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Close with Dr Neppe can be regarded as pioneers of the new interdisciplinary science of Dimensional Biopsychophysics, in which dimensionometry, consciousness and the interface of the biological, psychological and physical are integrated together, a specialty that was needed to fully cover their remarkably innovative multidisciplinary paradigm shift of the Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm.

“The Whiting Memorial Fund is a philanthropic fund administered by the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (“ISPE”) (; to reward individuals and groups, whose accomplishments and goals exemplify the ideals of ISPE, “of someone who strives to benefit society in general through advanced enquiry, original research and/or creative contributions.” ISPE’s sole mission is “to attract the world’s most intellectually gifted individuals and hopefully direct their achievements for the betterment of all humankind.”