Science and Consciousness
Science and Consciousness
"We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense... There is no place in this new kind of physics for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality." Einstein
Albert Einstein, with his general theory of relativity, opened the doors of science along with the mystical realities. Einstein theorized that space and time are intertwined and that matter is inseparable from an ever-present quantum energy field and this is the sole reality underlying all appearances. This theory challenged the basic assumptions about the universe and what it contained.
Physicists found that the most basic atomic particles in the cosmos comprise the very fabric of the material universe. An electron, for example, can be shown to be both a wave and a particle depending on the observer's perspective.
Physicist David Bohm, in his plasma experiments, at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, Bohm found that individual electrons act as part of an interconnected whole. In plasma, the gaseous electrons more or less assume the nature of a self-regulating organism, as if they were inherently intelligent.
This scientific discovery of Non-Locality, the wave/particle duality, meant that everything is joined or connected together. Space and time is composed of the same essence as matter. Bohm found this to be a conscious atomic sea and extending out from this sub-atomic reality, all of material creation may also be said to be conscious. Since all matter and events interact with each other, time (past, present, future) along with space and distance, all is relative to the observer and operate as one under the law of Non-Locality.
"A principle related to nonlocality is called Bell's Theorem. This is a quantum physics law that says that once connected, objects affect one another forever no matter where they are. Following the principle of Bell's Theorem,...an invisible stream of energy will always connect any two objects that have been connected in any way in the past."
This meant that everything is connected to everything else and that physical reality is BOTH waves and a particles. This model birthed the "holographic universe" idea, the powerful conscious energy that the whole can invariably be found in the tiniest particles: an atom of a blade of grass to the most distance galaxies. The building blocks of atoms are merely, "parcels of compressed energy, packed and patterned according to certain mathematical formulae."
"Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Program at Princeton University, ..refers to quantum concepts such as the principles of complementarity (the action in one system can effect the actions of another system at a quantum energetic level, free of the limits of time and space) and wave mechanical resonance (matter and energy exchanging manifestations as vibrating waves and particles)"
(excerpts from the Heart's Code see Links)
Matter and Energy are two poles of the same unity. Shamans and Mystics call this Oneness or Interconnectedness.
"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars" also "I am large, I contain multitudes." Walt Whitman
Michael Talbot, in "The Holographic Universe", describes all of material creation as a "ripple...a pattern of excitation in the midst of an unimaginably vast ocean" and "despite its apparent materiality and enormous size, the universe does not exist in and of itself, but is the stepchild of something far vaster and more ineffable."
Talbot continues, "Bohm, believes that our almost universal tendency to fragment the world and ignore the dynamic interconnectedness of all things is responsible for many of our problems...we believe we can extract the valuable parts of the earth without affecting the whole...treat parts of our body and not be concerned with the whole...deal with...crime, poverty, and drug addiction without addressing... society as a whole."
In the book "Stalking The Wild Pendulum", Itzhak Bentov outlines sound and vibrational wave behaviors, atomic molecular structure, realities and time along with the quality and quantity of consciousness and the various levels of our realities. We know that reality is made up of two components, one an immutable line-background and the other dynamic, which are a "vibrating aspect of the same thing", then we know that mind and matter are made of the same basic stuff." Restated: "We compare solid matter to ice and mind or consciousness to steam or vapor, all being the same basic stuff in different form."
The Kaluza-Klein Theory was the first theory of higher dimensions. It simply states the gravity in which light could be explained as 5th dimensional vibrations. This evolved into "Supergravity Theory" which then led physicists to the "Superstring Theory" - it postulates that all matter consists of vibrating strings. This theory raised the standards and levels of mathematical science because it seems to explain all the fundamental laws of nature.
"The symmetries of the subatomic realm are but remnants of the symmetries of higher dimensional space" Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku says in "Hyperspace", "physicists...are now seriously studying multiply-connected worlds as a practical model of our universe." Multiply-connected spaces mean that spaces are not retractable and cannot be shrunk, as in the example of wormholes. Theoretical physicists demonstrate parallel universes by two parallel planes connected by a tube/wormhole which has time/space travel implications. Superstring theory also assumes there are an infinite and alternate series of parallel universes that exist. This can be thought of as layers of pages in a ream of paper, each layer connected by a dimensional "tube".
George Bernhard Rieman, who was the first to lay the mathematical foundation of geometries in higher dimensional space, birthed the idea of a "simultaneous 4th Dimension". He claimed universes are "completely self-consistent and obey their own logic." He tried to discover "the unity of all physical laws" which appear simple when expressed in higher dimensional space. In this process, he redefined Euclidean geometry.
In an attempt to visual this higher dimensions, Charles Howard Hinton mathematically conceptualized the ability to "see" four dimensional objects which he deemed the hypercube, a tesseract: a hypercube that has been unravelled and viewable in the 3rd dimension.
The importance and significance of mathematics and the profound role we have come to understand within nature can also be found in the Fibonacci numbers. This logarithmic series of numbers demonstrates the occurrence of many analogous spiral forms in nature. This underlies fractal mathematics and allows imaging of our natural world. Fibonacci shapes are found in the shape of galaxies, the nautilus shell and the double helix of the DNA molecule to name a few.
The "Unification Theory" is built on the fundamental knowledge of physics, the oneness and interrelationship and nature: ecologically, individually and the whole world. The knowledge of this system and its dynamic capacity to survive, grow and transform in relation to the other dynamic systems is most profound. The theory encompasses all living and non-living systems that exist, which parallels the particle and wave duality and its coexistence within the whole universal system of operation. Countless mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and religious thinkers have attempted throughout the ages to find the one thing that can tie all things together.
With all the break-throughs in the dynamics of our natural world, the topic of physics and consciousness is becoming more well renowned by physicists. In the Spring of 2003, the Quantum Mind Conference on "Consciousness, Quantum Physics and The Brain" was held in Arizona, USA. Their web site states, "recent experimental evidence suggests quantum non-locality occurring in conscious and subconscious brain function, and functional quantum processes in molecular biology are becoming more and more apparent. Moreover macroscopic quantum processes are being proposed as intrinsic features in cosmology, evolution and social interactions."
Perhaps in knowing we are all a part of this Non-Locality, or Oneness, we can make strides to improve our society, our nation and our world.
"A scientist can have, almost approaching a religious experience, as to realize that we are children of the stars, and that our minds are capable of understanding the universal laws that they obey."