"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."Thomas A. Eddison(1847 - 1931)

“There is no matter as such.  All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.  We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.  This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

-Max Planck, Nobel Prize winner, the founder of Quantum Theory

Albert Einstein wrote in a letter to Max Born on December 4th, 1926 affirming his displeasure with the idea of quantum mechanics and this intelligent force which lay at the very core of their research “At any rate, I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”  This is also quoted as “God does not play dice with the world / universe”.

In reply to Einstein, Niels Bohr wrote “Who are you to tell God what to do?” also quoted as “Albert, don’t tell God what to do.”

What is it that all these great physicists are talking about?  What did they find?  Through this section I hope to bring you to an understanding - or rather lack thereof.  In quantum physics the act of understanding means that you actually have not understood at all!  Confused?  They are too.  Wave particle duality and quantum entanglement has baffled physicists since 1900 and although they still remain confused they are only now embarking on possible ways to harness this information and put it into applications.

A Little History to Open

Science as we define it today has been around since Newton in the 1600s however science has been widely known for tens of thousands of years. Sir Isaac Newton would have loved to have proven religious principles through science however he lived in a time when Galileo was tortured by the Inquisition, in Rome, for heresy for saying that the Sun lies motionless at the center of the universe. Newton however did step out and daringly used the falling apple to support the theory of the earth turning round creating gravity. For more than 200 years Newtons theories were the core of the scientific era and founded what we know as classical physics. This physics works very well for explaining large-scale visible things like apples falling from trees, planets orbits and also helped put man on the moon. However during the 20th century Newtons laws no longer could be applied as scientists delved deep into the world of the atom, the birth of stars, subatomic world or how particles behaved. A new science was developed: quantum physics.

The separate universe which Newtonian theory implied is being brought down. Regrettably you will not be hearing it on the news. If you are interested you will need to search it out for it yourselves. The last 90 years of research has brought about a new physics whose conclusion is inescapable: everything in our world is connected to everything else. This means that we are not limited by skin and hair with research showing that we can use this connected consciously to tap into the same power that drives the entire universe. Everything from searching for romance and healing our loved ones to the fulfillment of our deepest aspirations, we are integral part of all that we experience each day. The catch? Our power will lie dormant until we awaken it. We need to change the way we perceive the world and move away from our “modern” world which society has formed.

Quantum Weirdness (alias Quantum Physics)

Physics and mathematics intermingle and coexist. As new approaches to reality generate more tests and experiments the physicists and math geniuses continually find things which do not match the models. What do they do? They just create more equations and more theories. So they either fudge the data or create new equations to match their experimental results. Quantum physicist Richard Feynman called it “dippy hocus-pocus”. The mathematicians call it “renormalization”. If the results of the equation don’t balance out on both sides or the real life results don’t make sense, scientist just take one part and cancel out the other part. Eureka! I will attempt to outline the core of quantum weirdness in the section The Observer Effect, Particle Wave Duality and the Electron.

 

“If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut” -Albert Einstein

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to realist, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” -Albert Einstein

You may also view the documentary “What the Beep do we Know?” before going any further:

When asked by a mother what kind of reading she should do to prepare her son to be a scientist Albert Einstein replied “Fairy tales and more fairy tales – the creative imagination is the essential element of a true scientist, and fairy tales are the childhood stimulus to this quality.”

Einstein used his imagination and his “thought experiments” to develop his ideas and concepts for his famous theories.  In one experiment he visualized what it would be like to ride on a beam of light, imagining what it would look like as he sped past a stationary object at such a speed.  He looked back at earth and saw that the light bent.  This sounds crazy, but it is the experiment he performed in his imagination, which he then back-engineered mathematically into a series of equations that would come to be known as the theory of relativity.  The important thing to note here is that he had the experience, or the journey (to use a shamanic term) and then he created the equation that explained what he found out; he made it up.  Niels Bohr also used “thought experiments” all the time and rarely even took notes.

Many scientific discoveries have occurred as the result of a visionary experience or the flash of an intuitive insight.  Nokola Tesla’s father was sure his son would follow in his footsteps by taking over the family business.  One day young Nicola became very ill with a high fever and he was not expected to survive.  Nikola said to his father that if by some chance he survived, he would not take over the family business but would instead go to school to become an engineer.  Tesla dreamed one day of harnessing the tremendous power of Niagara Falls by converting it into usable electrical energy.  One of the many things that he invented was something now called a Tesla coil.  This coil allowed for the conversion of energy derived from rushing water, via a water-powered turbine, into electrical power.  Tesla was employed by Thomas Edison after engineering school.  One day, while feeding pigeons in the park at twilight, Tesla had a vision of a vast oscillating universe that was made up of frequencies of energy.  He developed one of these frequencies that he experienced in this mystical state, harnessing the one that vibrated at 60 cycles per second.  Even though Edison’s name and his company, General Electric, are typically associated with electricity, it was actually Tesla who harnessed alternating current to power our world.

Benzene Ring was discovered by German chemist F. A. Kekulé and to use his own words:

“I turned my chair towards the fireplace and sank into a doze.  Again, the atoms that I had been pondering about were flitting before my eyes.  Smaller groups now kept modestly in the background.  My mind’s eye, sharpened by repeated visions of a similar sort, now distinguished larger structures of varying forms.   Long rows frequently rose together, all in movement, winding and turning like serpents: and see!  What was that?  One of the serpents seized its own tail and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes.  I came awake like a flash of lightning.  This time I spent the remainder of the night working out the consequences of the hypothesis.”

In other words, he went into an altered state, viewed an answer to what had been puzzling him, and upon returning to waking consensus reality spent the rest of the night making his chemical structure or equation conform to his flash of intuitive insight.  He made it up!

Many of the scientific discoveries and theories that we now consider to comprise the bedrock of scientific thought are the result of the dreams, visions, or altered states of geniuses. 

Monkeys were being studied to understand group behavior and how it is learned in islands in the Indian Ocean. The researches managed to teach, through example, how to wash a potato in the ocean before eating it and wondered how this cleaning technique would be passed on.

Over time, this one monkey had the whole community washing their dirty potatoes in the ocean before eating them. What was even more intriguing though was when the researchers visited other islands in the area. Without any demonstration or connection to the monkey(s) on the original islands all the monkeys were washing their potatoes in the ocean.

Another study which found similar results was carried out with rats and a maze.  At the center of the maze was the reward: food.  In the laboratory researchers had set up the exact same maze for generations of rats of the same lineage to go through to retrieve their food.  The rats would progressively find their way through the maze in a shorter time as the generations progressed until they were born actually knowing the route.  New young rats did not follow adult rats through the maze, they just knew their way.  At this point the researchers had an exact replica of the maze produced and set up in another laboratory to see how long it would take their rats to go through the maze for the food.  The results were equally astonishing.  The rats in a completely different location from a different lineage found their way through the maze with ease.

In his book “A New Science of Life”, first published in 1981, Rupert Sheldrake coined the terms morphic field and morphic resonance. Resonance on a morphic level is “the influence of previous structures of activity on subsequent similar structures of activity organized by morphic fields.  Through morphic resonance, formative causal influences pass through or across both space and time, and these influences are assume not to fall off with distance in space or time, but to come only from the past.  The greater the degree of similarity, the greater the influence of morphic resonance.”  This resonance refers to what Sheldrake thinks is “the basis of memory in nature …. the idea of mysterious telepathy-type interconnections between organisms and of collective memories within species.”  Morphic fields includes morphiogenetic, behavioral, social, cultural, and mental fields.  Morphic fields are shaped and stabilized by morphic resonance from previous similar morphic units, eg strategies for scaling a rock surface will go into a mountain climbing morphic field all on its own or selecting ripe fruit from a tree will go into the fruit farming morphic field.  Each of us and our ancestors are collecting knowledge for us and putting it into the various morphic fields and we each have the ability to tap into that information as we learn tasks as a whole, we progress.

In the 1920’s a rather barbaric set of experiments on the brain of rats was carried out by Karl Lashley whose research spanned another 30 years.  As a keen scientists he was on the track of discovering where memories existed and he built a jumping stand for rats where they learned to jump through miniature doors to reach food.  After learning the route Lashley systematically went about removing pieces of the brain to discover where the memory was.  His work was extremely crude and diabolical by any standard so I will skip over the details and keep to the results.  The rats, some partially paralyzed or with impaired motor skills, always made it through the purpose built jumping stand and always remembered the routine.  Regardless of whether the rats’ brains had been fried, cut apart or mushed up.  The memory itself was not in the brain.

Since Lashley there has been a fabulous array of scientist in search for the memory.  Scientist who followed Lasley were progressively Karl Pribram, Stuart Hameroff and Fritz-Albert Popp. 

Pribram theorizes that our brain primarily talks to itself and to the rest of the body not with words or images, or even bits or chemical impulses, but in a language of wave interference: the language of phase, amplitude and frequency.  We perceive an object by resonating with it, getting in synch with it.  To know the world is literally to be on its wavelength.  After seeing something the brain processes this information in wave-frequency patterns and scatters these throughout the brain in a distributed network.  Storing memory in wave interference patterns is remarkably efficient and would account for the vastness of the human memory.  Waves hold unimaginable quantities of data.  It has been said that using this holographic wave-interference pattern, that virtually every book ever published in English would fit onto a large sugar cube!  This model also accounts for our instant recall of memory.

Every neuron of the brain has been found to log on at the same time and speak to every other neuron simultaneously.  A process called “superradiance” allows for coherent signals to pulse through the entire body instantaneously.  This collective communication throughout the entire body accounts for the unity of thought and consciousness.  Consciousness is a global phenomenon which occurs everywhere in the body, and not simply our brains.  Consciousness, at its most basic, is coherent light.

If all the research is correct, our brain is not a storage medium but a receiver in every sense.  The brain receives old information in the same way it processes new information – through wave interference patterns.  Whatever the reception mechanism Lashley left of the brain in the rats, they were still able to make it through the run in its entirety because the memory of it was never burned away in the first place, it was never in there.  Some scientists go so far as to suggest that all of our higher cognitive processes result from an interaction with the Zero Point Field.  For scientists there is no such thing as nothingness.  We may perceive emptiness between ourselves and the clouds but there is no such thing for scientist – we are surrounded by information, energy, photons, waves, particles there is no nothingness anywhere, everything is everywhere.  We are surrounded by an enormous field of information.
 

In the 1990’s the U.S. Army were investigating whether or not the power of our feelings continues to have an effect on living cells, specifically DNA, once those cells are removed.  The researches retrieved white blood cells from a donor and placed them in a specifically designed chamber where they measured them electrically to see if it responded to the emotions of the person who had donated the cells.  The donor happened to be a war veteran, a pilot.  He had witnessed firsthand dogfights and lost friends and colleagues during air battles.  The veteran was in a room several hundred feet away from his cells and shown a series of video images designed to create genuine emotion.  The footage ranged from graphic wartime footage to erotic images to comedy.  While the donor experienced emotional peaks and dips, his cells and DNA showed a powerful electrical response at the exact same instant in time.  The army stopped this experiment when the donor and the cells were separately by only hundreds of feet.  However, the researcher who had designed the experiment, Dr Cleve Backster continued with his team their investigations.  A span of 565km (350miles) separated the donor and his cells.  Gauged by an atomic clock located in Colorado, the interval measured between the emotion and the cell’s response was zero. The effect was simultaneous.  This might sound absurb but remember that on a quantum level there is a field which exists and connects all matter.  Dr Cleve Backster believes “There is no place where one’s body actually ends and no place where it begins.”

This experiment suggests a couple of things: a form of energy exists between living tissues; cells and DNA communicate through this field of energy; human emotion has direct influence on living DNA; distance appears to be of no consequence.

“Action at a distance” is a well-known phenomenon in quantum physics.  One experiment for this is using when a particle is taken and is then split in 2 with each part sent off in opposing directions.  One particle passes a magnetic field which forces the direction of spin in that particle to change.  At exactly the same time the other half changes (regardless of distance) simultaneously to match exactly the direction and speed of spin.  Action at a distance is always simultaneous at the quantum level.