The Cosmology of Consciousness: Understanding Our Interconnectedness
Some contemporary researchers (e.g., NoÃŽ and Thompson, 2004) would have us believe that the acquisition and processing of information to produce thoughts takes place by
means of electrochemical exchanges in the axons and dendrites of the brain. Our thinking process is said to be the product of a complex interaction of neurons and neurotransmitters, generated through the exchange of ions according to classical physics. However, after considering our brainâ€™s memory storage and other complicated computational functions, we must entertain the possibility that our brain may be functioning not exclusively according to the posits of classical physics, but according to quantum wave patterns.
1. Consciousness and Brain Functions According to the New Pioneers of Quantum Physics
Quantum mechanics describes the properties of elementary particles through quantum wave patterns of energy described as consisting of small packets or quanta. This leads to the theory of wave-particle duality, where the properties of both particles and waves exist for the same quanta. Quantum mechanical particles are also coherent, in contrast to classical physics where they are usually incoherent.
Perhaps more uniquely, there are aspects of â€˜non-localityâ€™ demonstrated, for example by Bellâ€™s inequalities. This has also revealed that the whole of the universe may be contained in every part and therefore knowledge does not have to be exclusively localized in the brain, as long as it can be reached through a quantum field that brings about a consciousness experience.
Nevertheless, scientists continue to look for consciousness â€”thought processes and the functioning of â€œmindâ€ â€” as being generated by the brain. These include modern reductionists such as Dennett (1991) and Searle (1993), who would argue that consciousness is nothing more than a state or function of the brain. Other researchers (Stapp, 1999; Hameroff, 2002), however, are beginning to identify concepts of consciousness according to a system of quantum mechanics. Herbert FrË†hlich (1968) first introduced the idea that the brain works like a coherent quantum system. Coherent quantum fields are in fact possible in subsystems of living cells, such as in DNA, pyramidal brain cells and microtubules; the latter two have been associated with synaptic communications. FrË†hlich proposed that large scale quantum coherence plays a role in the working of cells, by examining the functioning of water-soluble protein molecules at the cell membrane.
The field of â€œconsciousness researchâ€ continues to make great inroads in the area of quantum mechanics through researchers such as Henry Stapp (1999), who asserts that consciousness may be the overriding force behind brain functions, that is, consciousness itself influences the brain. This may seem to be a giant leap from previous traditional beliefs, but if the brain is a key part of a quantum network or field through which consciousness manifests, then it can be said that the brain is in consciousness and not consciousness in the brain. The notion is attractive but, as with others ideas associated with quantum mechanistic processes, very difficult to prove.
Many scientists have struggled with models of how consciousness, whether localized or universal, may exist as a quantum field that can influence or even trigger most thought processes in the brain. If we are to apply quantum physics to consciousness, the quantum wave patterns must be the key building blocks that influence the brainâ€™s neurotransmitters. Quantum wave patterns may simply activate the neurotransmitters at the point of the synapse, through such cells as the pyramidal brain cells. In this way the brain becomes the means for translating consciousness into reality as it receives the quantum wave patterns.
Stapp (1999: 153), however, goes on to further distinguish conscious mental states from the material brain, describing how the â€œreduction [of the body/brain] actualizes the pattern of activity that is sometimes called the â€˜neural correlateâ€™ of that conscious experience.â€ Specifically, consciousness encodes the intention or thought and the observer becomes â€œan integral part of the quantum systemâ€ which implies the notion of â€œfree will.â€
The prefrontal cortex is the brain area generally regarded as activated in all advanced studies done to date on the self-directed regulation of emotional response and the central understanding of willful mental activity (Spence and Frith, 1999; Schwartz and Begley, 2002). Its known functions include planning, critical thinking, problem solving, learning from experience, the ability to feel and express emotions, make judgments, and organization. However, there may be areas where the â€œthoughtâ€ behind these human expressions is reduced via the prefrontal cortex from the consciousness/quantum field.
Dr. Stuart Hameroff at the University of Arizona, on the other hand, tries to be more specific when he proposes that microtubules in the neurons of the brain act as parts of the quantum computer, where superimposition of tubulin states function as quantum bits or â€œqubitsâ€ (energy units) (Hameroff, 2003). Hameroff proposes that there are simultaneously many thought possibilities in the consciousness field, and then, through an orchestrated objective reduction of information signaling, a quantum gravity process is activated in fundamental space-time at the â€œPlanck scaleâ€ and a single thought is chosen. In Hameroffâ€™s model, the microtubule-associated proteins â€œtuneâ€ the quantum oscillations, leading to orchestrated reduction.
For Hameroff (1998), at the nanoscale, each event of the mind determines new classical states of microtubule automata which regulate synaptic and other neural functions. During the quantum superposition/computation phase, oscillations are â€œtunedâ€ and â€œorchestratedâ€ by microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs), providing a feedback loop between the biological system and the quantum state (hence the idea of â€œorchestratedâ€ events). This OR (orchestrated reduction) comes by means of a wave-function collapse, that is the quantum wave of multiple alternative possibilities being reduced to a single â€œeigenstate.â€
In quantum mechanics, a system will usually not be in an eigenstate until one measures the observed. An eigenstate prevents â€œmultiple universesâ€ from entering into a single space-time. That is, the observer collapses the wave function for the eigenstate to be created.
The processing is similar to a computer in that it relays electronic impulses of on and off signals, but it is working through qubits or quantum bits of information. The qubits exists as patterns of thought that produce a sequence of possibilities (Hameroff, 2006). One of these many possibilities is finally reduced to a thought. Unlike a computer, the processing here is not taking place entirely in the machine, but in the conjunction between the quantum wave field and the local field of relativity. Not only is the quantity of information processing greater, but the information is also non-local.
In the Copenhagen interpretation, multiple realities stop being a superposition of states when an observation occurs. To understand how the consciousness of the â€œobserverâ€ collapses the wave function, we examine Roger Penroseâ€™s (1995) quantum descriptions: U and R. U describes the unitary evolution of the SchrË†dinger wave equation. Here there are many superpositions that occur, yet each separate possibility becomes interdependent in the evolution of the wave function. However, under R [reduction/measurement] the state of multiple possibilities is abruptly reduced to one classical level as the collapse of the wave function takes place.
Many different accounts of R have been proposed. In the â€œmany worldsâ€ explanation there is no reduction of possibilities of one actuality. Each possibility becomes actual in the various branches of the wave function. Thus, there is a world in which the observer finds SchrË†dingerâ€™s cat dead and another orthogonal world in which the cat is found alive.
The final observation of the cat is what precipitates the collapse of the quantum mechanical wave function by revealing the felineâ€™s final state (Targ and Hurtak, 2006:7). As soon as we open the box and observe the cat, the wave function is collapsed, superposition is resolved, and the cat is reified in one of those two states, dead or alive. The principle of superposition claims that while we cannot determine what the state of any object is, it is actually in all possible states simultaneously, as long as we do not look. It is the measurement that causes the object to be limited to a single possibility. Here we are defining first â€˜prior eventsâ€™ of â€˜implicit eventsâ€™ whose operation is needed in order to produce the potentialities for the final reduction of the observation.
Consequently, we have a nonmaterial consciousness which acts upon our physical brain. There is a consciousness or â€œmentalâ€ world in addition to the physical world, and the two interact. It is not a non-substance, but belongs to various worlds. This is the basis for a preliminary or basic Multi-Energy Body Transduction Model (MBTM). Here consciousness becomes the medium for the second-order quantum field that interacts with the brain (neurons, etc.) producing all the functions of a consciousness linkage or matrix.
Chart 1: Basic Multi-Body Transduction Model (Hurtak, 1973)
The term â€œquantum wave fieldâ€ represents probability waves that are not definably in one place, but work with probability. Ian Thompson (1990) takes this concept one step further when he talks about a class of events called â€˜virtual events.â€™ This leads us to the notion that the mind or consciousness field has the ability to choose various outcomes. This implies that consciousness directs the brainâ€™s action according to will/free will and thought via the reduction of multiple possibilities, although this may not be true for all brain functions such as necessary automatic responses where the brain can react independent of consciousness reduction. Subsequently, consciousness also may not be displaying complete autonomy, both from the environment and from the brain itself, thereby providing the continual paradox of the â€œautonomy-interdependentâ€ relationship with brain functions.
In reality, consciousness should be seen as â€œentangledâ€ with the brain, the environment and the larger consciousness field. Here entanglement is not so much in the brain system as it is part of a larger expanded network of channels whose nature is that of a quantum field later reduced into electrochemically charged communication. Thus, we propose that consciousness is non-physical in the sense of Newtonian physics, since it is working as the observer at the quantum level while entangled with the classical functioning of the brain.
Contemporary studies of consciousness are clearly moving beyond a mere analysis of chemical functions to determine the seat of consciousness. With higher levels of information transfer, humankind views new horizons beyond being a highly evolved animal leading into seemingly endless frontiers. Likewise, several centuries of development in physics and mathematics have taught us that information is a crucial player in physical systems and life processes. According to our research, it is important to regard the physical world and its players as composed of information that comes from a quantum field, with energy and matter as hardware and software for the power of life!
2. Defining the Consciousness Field
If our brain, in terms of classical physics, is only the recipient of the consciousness field, it may be difficult to determine the field itself. Karl Pribram (1991) has proposed that the field works like a hologram. Pribramâ€™s understanding is that cognitive functions are guided by a matrix of neurological wave interference patterns. But how is the matrix created and where is its boundaries?
A neurophysiologist, Pribram originally considered that â€œspectralâ€ information is stored and distributed over large numbers of neurons creating a holonomic brain. Eventually he expanded his theory to consider that the entire universe may be a giant hologram, although questioning if that too was only a construct of the â€œmind.â€
In affirming this possibility, he also implied what Alan Aspect and his team discovered: that subatomic particles are able under certain circumstances to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of distance and without time delay, in violation of traditional notions of space and time (Aspect, et. al., 1982). So, even if the brain is a storage point for the hologram of information, this concept takes us beyond the limitations of an individual brain into a greater holographic model, establishing the notion of a larger consciousness field.
If there is a larger holographic nature to quantum physics, should it be limited to only interacting with neurotransmitters, microtubules and pyramidal brain cells? Researchers like Peter Gariaev are proposing that gravitational and quantum fields create the matrix that not only influences brain functions, but may be able to affect other aspects of our cellular structure, including our DNA.
According to Peter Gariaev and his group in Moscow, the quantum holograph also interacts with our DNA (Gariaev, et. al., 2000). Gariaev has introduced the notion of the wave genome requiring the coding of DNA sequences to temporal patterns of coherent electromagnetic fields forming a bio-hologram representing geometric information. Gariaev uses this model to describe the morphology and dynamics of DNA as a self-calibrating antenna working by phase conjugate adaptive resonance, capable of both receiving and transmitting quantum holographic information stored in the form of diffraction patterns (which in his MRI studies can be shown to be quantum holograms). The model describes how during the development of the embryo of the DNAâ€™s organism, these holographic patterns carry the essential holographic information necessary for that development. DNA could have been formed by a type of quasi-holographic/fractal connected with memory, not only in the brain cortex, but also throughout the body, like an ongoing wave patterning seen in the regeneration of a lizardâ€™s tail and, ultimately, in the regeneration of a whole organism from the oocyte (Gariaev, et. al., 2000).
Another more recent investigation by Geoff S. Baldwin has determined that DNA exhibits a homology recognition between sequences of several hundred nucleotides, which occurs without physical contact or presence of proteins (Baldin, et. al., 2008). In other words, strands of DNA with identical nucleotide sequences are about twice as likely to gather together as DNA strands with different sequences. Baldwin sees the cause of this attraction as coming from an alignment of phosphate strands where grooves on opposing DNA minimize unfavorable electrostatic interactions between the negatively charged phosphates and maximize favorable interactions of phosphates with bound counterions. However, the research was not conclusive as to the cause of this migration.
The human biocomputer makes use of vast amounts of DNA memory and the chromosome apparatus as the recording, storing, transducing and transmitting system for genetic information that must be considered simultaneously at the level of matter (physical fields) as well as light patterns (originating from consciousness/quantum fields). This can be understood via a new notion of active information being fed into the mind-body.
David Bohm suggests that â€œimplicate orderâ€ is the â€œforce,â€ or we would say the field underlying the presence of both consciousness and the information flow needed for the DNA and the existence of everything in the physical world (the â€˜explicit orderâ€™) (Bohm 1952; Bohm and Hiley, 1974). It is through this unified coherent quantum field, according to philosopher Paavo Pylkkâ€°nen (2007), that we â€œexperienceâ€ life.
In the formation of a consciousness physics we need a new theory that may start from what relativity and quantum theory have in common, namely, undivided wholeness, as in a holograph. The challenge then is to develop a â€œnew approachâ€ of results that are appropriate to describe such undivided wholeness. The concept of Pribramâ€™s holonomic mind emerged from Bohmâ€™s concept of the â€œimplicate orderâ€ which sought to unify the questions of quantum theory and relativity. Pribram in collaboration with Bohm attempted to show how â€œimplicate orderâ€ and holographic wave patterns can be implemented directly into the biological domain, especially in cognitive processes and consciousness experience.
Here, the â€œimplicate orderâ€ of the second-order quantum field provides the vital energy structure and is the archetype for nature. It is a principal field, if not the ultimate essence of living beings, and can direct organic structure to be part of a network. Ultimately, the whole human system may be able to be influenced by the greater field which can be defined as a consciousness quantum field that works like a hologram in its ongoing expanding nature and where â€œimage constructionsâ€ of super-consciousness also become known.
The part containing the whole, thus, becomes a dominant pattern in nature. What was once the greatest mystery of biology, the human body, is gradually yielding up its secrets. Humanity is more than flesh; it is a continuous transducer or â€œbiotransducerâ€ of energies which can transform our thoughts into both positive and negative events in life. We can grasp some aspects of how our mind works beyond the normal localized gathering, storage and retrieval of information when there are epiphany experiences or the unfoldment of knowledge beyond our normal senses. What is implied is that, through a greater consciousness network, we can gain access to information around the world, even to different consciousness universes. When we begin to become aware of the process, we discover that our minds are omnidirectional. Understanding our interconnectedness releases us from our limitations and makes us part of the greater totality.
3. Real-Time Observations in Areas of Consciousness Studies
A person who is able to become more aware of the field can ultimately move into more sophisticated levels of networking, and reach super-mentally into the quantum field to advanced or higher evolutionary consciousness we call â€œMind-2â€ (Hurtak, 1973). It is fitting that the basic premise for the existence of a higher consciousness/quantum field may help change the old philosophical and theoretical beliefs of â€˜this is all there isâ€™ by the expanded knowledge of who we are as entities that can see and function beyond this reality. Only by the acceptance of higher levels of existence and a universal consciousness can we reach out to utilize the transduction mechanisms of the mental matrix and its recording patterns, to explain the ongoing nature of the universe around us.
Here, we become more than simply a body of limited experience and augment our concept of the individual human into one which exists as part of the mappings of multi-level conditions and experiences operating through various developmental stages.
In reality, we are part of a much larger identity, a product of multiple interactions and experiences beyond what has been recorded in the few years of our life (Hurtak and Hurtak, 2006). True, each individual absorbs various kinds of thinking and dominant physiological drives directly, from parental upbringing to neurological, psychological, sociological, and religious involvements. However, there are myriad other experiences that make up who we are, including those levels of thought that attract us to the consciousness matrix that is around us, or what could be called the â€˜extended mind.â€™ This extended mind is not passive, for we have the ability to change our thought process or invoke a new program.
The gravity fields or waves as proposed by Hameroff (1996) and Hurtak, et al. (2007) may provide an additional explanation of this process that leads to precognition, retrocognition, and mind-reach studies currently being done by leading investigators in Russia, the USA and Europe. The additional consideration is that the quantum field can alter the field of a living organism through gravitational waves which can permit the local subjective space-time of the observer to â€œreceiveâ€ new areas of consciousness. In this scenario it is not important if the observer is aware or unaware of the process, however those who are aware may be able to affect matter and the environment more directly.
Research into the ability to observe how consciousness might collapse the wave function has been done at several universities. Hall, et al. (1977) in his experiments established two observers. Observer 2 was â€œaskedâ€ to determine if an event had been consciously observed by Observer 1. After many trials, the results showed only an equal-to-chance (50%) outcome. To refute these results, Dick Bierman (2003) from the University of Amsterdam performed his own tests, but varied Hallâ€™s original format. Biermanâ€™s variation was not to â€œaskâ€ Observer 2 to make a conscious observation, but to record if the brain of Observer 2 could â€œunconsciouslyâ€ make the determination as measured by EEG electrodes monitoring different signals within the brain. His results showed a <0.02 determination beyond chance that Observer 2 was able to somehow react to the greater quantum field (Bierman, 2003:45). Although Biermanâ€™s results have been challenged and his results show a minimal increase over chance, research on subjects done by Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ (1978) at Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s showed higher results of cognition, employing observers who were â€œtrained subjectsâ€ in the process of remote viewing.
In 1995, comprehensive studies in remote viewing were released to the public and declassified by the CIA. These showed how leading experts working at Stanford Research Institute in Palo Alto, California achieved results that were worthy of government funding. Not only did their research offer accurate remote viewing results in terms of images transferred across considerable distances of space, but it demonstrated that information could be instantaneously transmitted over thousands of kilometers without degradation (Targ and Rauscher, 2001). These events, or â€œoccasions of experience,â€ could be considered actual quantum state reductions of events in physical reality that were picked up non-locally from the quantum field. This suggests that the quantum field is also a consciousness field that does involve quantum state reductions, e.g. in a form of quantum computation whereby the larger mind functions as an â€œencyclopedia galacticaâ€ in the universe.
It is important to note here that quantum mechanical forces may not transmit, but â€œsimply areâ€ part of a larger field and only appear to be instantaneously moving from one particle to another. This may be correlated to what is also called by paraphysicists the â€œPsiâ€ field.
In support of the consciousness/quantum field are tests and analysis done with RNGs (random number generators), as investigated by Roger Nelson at Princeton University, under the title â€œGlobal Consciousness Project (GCP).â€ The hypothesis considers that a physical system which is a well-defined part of the material world will at times exhibit anomalous behavior correlating with global human mental activity (Bancel and Nelson, 2008).
Data from a worldwide network of RNGs is continuously acquired and archived. The purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world as a real-time indicator of global consciousness coherence. Several events of global significance have been clearly identified by the project team. The results shows that the aggregate deviation of data during 236 registered formal events was significant at 4.5 standard deviations (Bancel and Nelson, 2008). Although acknowledged to be a small deviation, nevertheless from events such as 9/11 to disastrous events that caused major loss of life in India, there seems to exist a consciousness field that can be registered immediately worldwide through the RNGs.
Here, global consciousness is determined to be non-local and can also influence physical objects, as shown in earlier studies by a noted member of the Chinese Academy of Science, Dr. Sheng Bao Ching, who in 1988 reportedly watched in China the teleportation of material weighing several grams from one room to the next through the power of the mind. Similarly, Uri Geller halted a moving cable car halfway in its transit to a mountain top in Germany in 1972. The accuracy of Uri Geller, although controversial, has been scientifically corroborated and can be seen in a recently released film document by Russell Targ (2008) regarding the studies done at Stanford Research Institute.
Data implies that a higher consciousness attunement can reach into old and new levels of information. This may also mean that information can be acquired that is not within the normal third- or fourth-dimensional realm, but originates in non-local or multi-dimensional fields, much like that described in religious experiences. Going beyond the fourth-dimension to encompass other realms may be explained by superstring theory, where through a particular resonance or field, multiple levels of information can be linked. Through this non-linear consciousness imaging, our consciousness is expanded to communicate on different levels of reality, activating within our mind and our being a higher perceptual level of communication.
4. Understanding the Unity or Coherence of the Quantum Field
Robert Jahn (1982) and the others who have continued the research of the PEAR (Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research) have shown that the human biocomputer may be capable of evolving into more sophisticated levels of networking, from the primary consciousness field to advanced or higher evolutionary consciousness states, in unbounded four-dimensional space and beyond. Already studies of energy forms suggest a series of parallel universes. Numerous individuals have shown a potential for vast mental capabilities if they begin to investigate their own minds to the very depths of being. This could be explained by the notion of Mind-2 which allows for our entire multiverse to be arranged holographically (Pribram, 1991), wherein the seeding of expanded concepts of the hologram establishes a continuous field.
It is important to begin to redefine who we are as part of a greater Being that can exist outside of ourselves or exists beyond where we think we are now. In this way, the observer becomes also the â€œparticipant,â€ transmitting at a distance actions of the type reported in experiences of paraphysical projection and remote viewing whereby some persons with super-sensitive minds gain access to universal knowledge on different â€œconsciousness thresholds.â€
Our research suggests the existence of a synchronized universe which can be tapped as higher states of consciousness are achieved. Self-organizing fields can generate changes in matter. Active information is also continually being fed into the mind-body complex. This supports, yet also goes beyond, the notion of â€œpanpsychismâ€ which is the doctrine that the mind is a fundamental feature of the world which exists throughout the universe. Here we also introduce the concept of â€œworld soul,â€ which becomes part of the collective consciousness of the Universal Mind.
Nagarjuna, the father of Madhyamika Buddhism (2nd century AD), devised a system based on the non-dualistic â€œtetralemmaâ€ system of mathematical logic. Often called the â€œSecond Buddhaâ€, Nagarjuna asserted that we could go beyond our local mind set into realms of the infinite, which he also termed the presence of â€œnothingness.â€ However, â€œnothingâ€ can be interpreted as the â€œno-thingâ€ brought about by the unity and oneness that is the All. This equates to the Western philosophical concept of the Ain Soph which means Limitless. Ain Soph consists of the two Hebrew words Ain, meaning â€œnothingâ€ (or â€œnotâ€ which is similar to the concept of sunyata), and Soph, which means â€œend.â€ When the two concepts are joined, one arrives at the Limitless, or the Infinite without boundaries, beyond three-dimensional logic. Nagarjunaâ€™s expertise was in handling the dialectics of â€œemptinessâ€ (sunyata) versus substance and concepts (Targ and Hurtak, 2006:54).
Nagarjuna understood in ancient times what we are still discovering today through the concept of the superposition of quantum states. Just as in the case of wave/particle duality, where SchrË†dingerâ€™s cat is neither alive nor not alive at the same time, we also take part in the quantum state of consciousness (Targ and Hurtak, 2006). And just as quantum physicists have moved beyond the concept of a particle â€œorâ€ a wave as being exclusive of each other, so Nagarjuna tells us that we must move beyond what we think is true and what we think is false into what is both true and false and what is beyond the reality of both truth and falsity into what is unbounded and without limitation.
Our consciousness is derived from a harmonious â€œsupremeâ€ energy quantumâ€”projecting, creating and discovering â€œitselfâ€ through the human instrument of birth and life. What is new about all of this is that scientists are becoming more aware of the theological implications, recognizing that the evolutionary mechanisms are not simply the resonance couplings of a few milliseconds expressed in amps, ergs, or teslas of energy generated in the physical body, but issue forth from a holoarchy of fuller Life processes.
What emerges for us is an expanded Multi-Body Transduction Model (MBTM) of various interconnected life systems. A complete pattern from biotransducer to MBTM provides for an understanding of the many vehicles we have available as follows:
Chart 2: Advanced Multi-Body
Transduction Model (Hurtak, 1973)
Consciousness, thus, is the totality that is everything, and extends into space-time, manifesting itself in an indefinite number of ways and perceptions. For some it is the Noosphere (Teilhard de Chardin, 1975) while for others it is the Logos-sphere (Gangadean, 1998). For the mystics like Nagarjuna, consciousness is self-realization which changes the separation between the I and the collective that brings â€œthingsâ€ into oneness.
In achieving an understanding of the illusion of limitation of being on earth, yet respecting it for its greater ability to give us a schoolhouse for life, we begin to differentiate between the origin of thoughts and emotions to gain control of our own thought process in the field of higher Divine Thought. The control can only be maintained by our own positive understanding of our true Self in relation to those around us and the greater consciousness field.
If this is true, what happens after the material body passes away? During an individualâ€™s lifetime, experiential information may be created and then modulated within the quantum wave field by the personality self. At the death of the body, relevant lifetime-gained information naturally is retained within the consciousness field, to which a type of â€œsoulâ€ body may be also attached. According to this model, at the time of physical transition, all the essential information modulating existence is maintained in the quantum wave field and the soul is absorbed into the next plane of existence within the supernature, in moving life beyond the levels of this reality to new levels of experience.
Thus, we are introduced to a supra-consciousness realm where facts and objects are universally connected. The â€˜new physicsâ€™ itself is starting to open to a greater consciousness field existing within the universal Plenum. In this space through synchronicity, the past, the present and the future exist simultaneously. Inside the mechanisms may be a type of hologram, but it is a universal network of consciousness which shapes intellects and interacts with the world of ideas. In effect, we have already reached the threshold of the Noosphere that opens itself into an Infinite Pathway.
Yet, only when individuals dynamically unite in cognitive awareness of the greater consciousness can they experience consciously what the Hebrew mystics called the greater Tree of Life, providing the many levels of knowledge. The expanded system of thought experience was known to the ancient Buddhists, as well as to Eastern and Western sages who reached outside their physical body to experience greater levels of mastery and information.
To become aware of our limited self and move into our expanded Self, we can use the ancient practices from the Judeo-Christian and the Hindu-Buddhist philosophies. For ages they have taught us how to know the differences between earthly thought and higher thoughtâ€”what we are here to learn and who we truly are and, most importantly, how to reach a higher sense of Love.
It is all a function of the flux flow of what at the highest level is called Love, which is represented as a higher resonance that allows for varying degrees of admittance into the consciousness matrix and movement through and into the body-mind as a nectar of radiant fullness. Thus, the experience of Love or lack of Love at any moment can be understood within scientific principles that bring resonances of the fields into sharper focus to become rationally comprehensible.
In the new physics of consciousness, there are three suppositions relevant to this understanding:
* First, the physical view of matter is no longer limited to Newtonâ€™s Principia, that is, the physical view that matter is the basis of life is seen now as an illusion. Matter may, however, be part of a continuum of many different evolutionary processes connected with the power of the quantum field involving multiple dimensions interacting with this electromagnetic spectrum to provide the triggering mechanisms of life.
* Second, life is being seen as a transient, epiphenomenal reality, involving a process that takes place without absolute time and space. Life is not seen exclusively as the by-product of solar evolution. Rather, it is seen as the process of a dynamic interaction of multiple realms going through all phases and all configurations. Although the interpretation of life has been seen as a process which the philosophers of science agree upon, in reality, that definition is now expanded into something that transcends corporeality.
* Third, gravitation is a key element in our three-dimensional realm, where matter as we know it is gravitationally trapped light. Ultimately, the total alignment and resonant attunement of the bio-matrix of the whole body is seen as part of the all-pervading quantum field of the Plenum of space that determines the quality and degree to which the brain experiences the holistic field.
Since everything that occurs in the living universe is ultimately the by-product of one or more quantum mechanical events, the universe is inhabited by a greater consciousness field that collectively is responsible for the detailed workings of the universe. The explanation of consciousness may perhaps be reached through the analytic study of higher states of consciousness upon which new theories and experiments would have to be built.
From a spiritual side of philosophy, we are within an energy sea which owes its origin to a divine process. Is humanity a happenstance biosuit, a social animal walking on the surface of the planet without meaning, being pulled by a wide variety of conscious and unconscious demands of life? Is he/she a complex of both biological and consciousness vehicles, including energy embodiments subsumed under a multifaceted soul that links to other learning horizons and other worlds in acknowledging the larger Plenum as a larger holographic system of life that expresses the Universal Mind?
Through â€œquantum mindâ€ studies, and with the consideration of the expansion of quantum realities, the living being is no longer reduced to consideration as a chemical generator, but is seen as part of a living energy network. We are part of a consciousness field that is itself part of the Universal Mind, which exemplifies the collective field that causes us to be moved beyond our separate selves into an open-ended structure of Life. This vastness also allows us to turn our mind, heart and feeling attention to the great mystery and awesome wonder of universal existence and feel the profundity of reality that is the majesty of the cosmic domains of life. The challenge of finding the corresponding consciousness-bioenergetic linkage within is before us, as we now take the important steps of expanding our frontiers in the 21st century, giving ourselves the new name of Homo Universalis.
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