Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ahh ha!





For those of you interested in a recent post I did on Michael Talbot's "The Holographic Universe," found here, you will like this post. Recent developments may indeed be on the road to proving the universe is one giant hologram. Trish, from Synchronicity, sent me the link to some very interesting work going on at this minute that may prove once and for all that the universe, as we know it, may not exist. So if our universe is a hologram, what does that mean? Well here are some interesting suggestions from Michael Talbot and physicists David Bohm and Karl Pribram:
  • "Our world and everything in it - from snowflakes to maple trees to falling stars and spinning electrons - are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time."
  • "That what the mystics have been saying for centuries - that reality or maya - is an illusion. And that what is out there is really a vast, resonating symphony of wave forms, a "frequency domain" that is transformed into the world as we know it only after it enters our senses."
  • "Just as every portion of a hologram contains the image of the whole, every portion of the universe enfolds the whole. This means if we knew how to access it we could find the Andromeda galaxy in the thumbnail of our left hand. We could also find Cleopatra meeting Caesar for the first time, for in principle the whole past and implications for the whole future are also enfolded in each small region of space and time. Every cell in our body enfolds the entire cosmos. So does every leaf, every raindrop, and every dust mote, which brings new meaning to William Blake's famous poem:"
To see a World in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
  • "Our almost universal tendency to fragment the world and ignore the dynamic interconnectedness of all things is responsible for many of our problems, not only in science but in our lives and our society as well. For instance, we believe we can extract the valuable parts of the earth without affecting the whole. We believe it is possible to treat parts of our body and not be concerned with the whole. We believe we can deal with various problems in our society, such as crime, poverty, and drug addiction, without addressing the problems in our society as a whole, and so on. In Bohm's writings he argues passionately that our current way of fragmenting the world into parts not only doesn't work, but may even lead to our extinction."
  • On the other hand, "according to the holographic model, the mind/body ultimately cannot distinguish the difference between the neural holograms the brain uses to experience reality and the ones it conjures up while imagining reality. Both have a dramatic effect on the human organism, an effect so powerful that it can modulate the immune system."
So if the brain can modulate the immune system, it can be inferred that it may also have an effect on things outside our body. If our universe is a hologram, many things are in the realm of possibility. It also explains other phenomena once thought to be the stuff of science fiction. To go into the details would take too long here, but if you're interested, the above links might be worth your time.

21 comments:

GYPSYWOMAN said...

and i, for one, "intend" to "sense" more and more and more and more........

oh, and to have bohm and blake and talbot all in the same "spin" - be still my heart!

sorry, would love to comment further, but there's cleopatra over there, and i've been wanting to speak with her.....

great post, lady!

Lydia said...

Mind-boggling....but in a comforting kind of way. :) I will definitely be checking out the links.

Natalie said...

Yes, it is all unfolding isn't it? Very, very interesting times indeed.xx♥

DJan said...

I want to go live with the Na'vi on Pandora! I wonder if Jake and Neytiri had kids. It also brings to mind the old saw about whether it's a butterfly dreaming he's a man, or a man dreaming he's a butterfly...

natural girl said...

Totally awesome post!
Gives us great new ideas for healing our bodies and the planet as we are one and the same. HArd to get your mind around at first but makes sense the more you think about it.
Will definitely be checking the links. Thanks again for awesome post!!

lakeviewer said...

Interesting concept. The new physics concepts are mind-blowing.

luksky said...

After I read your post and link on the Hollographic Universe I immediately went out and bought the book at a local used book store. I am almost finished with the book. FACINATING STUFF!!!

Hilary said...

At one time I might have scoffed or rolled my eyes at the concept. Not so at all any more. I think there's much truth here. Off to check the links.

Jeninacide said...

Wow. My mind is boggled. I think I will go read the links now. I am not sure my brain can fathom all this new information all at once! Good post!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I've always been intrigued by the works of Bohm and Pribram. Beyond memories being housed in every cell in the brain, Candace Pert, Ph.D. claims the body itself is the unconscious part of the mind (and all the memories that it holds). Fascinating stuff.

My husband was telling me the other day that an article in Scientific American suggested based on recent speculations, that it is highly possible (think holograms) that there are identical versions of us that could exist in alternate universes. Wild!

We are like little ants scrambling for information in such a complex universe. We know so little.

Great post Nancy!

ρομπερτ said...

How very interesting to read.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Cloudia said...

This is the "new reality" that we are starting to know.



Aloha, Friend!


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Marguerite said...

Fascinating post, Nancy! I totally believe that some of these concepts are true! Mind bending, for sure! Thanks for the links!

willow said...

Fascinating and thought provoking stuff! Loved this post.

susan said...

Jung described it this way:

'The place or the medium of realization is neither mind nor matter, but that intermediate realm of subtle reality which can be adequately expressed only by the symbol.'

What you've described is most certainly true but the only way to access this truth as living beings is to seek enlightenment. Haven't you wondered why the Dalai Lama smiles?

Eternally Distracted said...

I'm getting lost! Have to come back and check the links :0)

Reya Mellicker said...

We do have an impact - our minds and words and acts are powerful - but, the multiverse is complicated. It's hard to change the big reality, easier to work on acceptance and compassion and hopefulness.

Back in my witchy days I (and many others) experienced so much disappointment that we couldn't heal the world with our minds. A lot of what goes on is beyond our reach. But we can have an impact! Keepin' it personal!!

My 2 cents.

ellen abbott said...

One of the things I encountered was the idea that physical reality is not actually real, solid and we live in it and view it. that it is actually a 'stage' and and that it looks the same to all of us because we all agree that that is the way it looks and acts, hold that in our minds and then we act out our individual lives on the stage. Very simplistically put.

Bee said...

The hologram concept is very hard for me to grasp, but not the idea that everything is interconnected.

I am reading a book about the environment which chimes with this very nicely.

Oh,yes: And I do love Blake's words! What a visionary he was . . . and in a time/place that was just materialistic (in its own way) as ours.

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

My mind is swimming!

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