Science, Spirit, and The Nature of The Universe

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Science, Spirit, and The Nature of The Universe

Post by DiminishingInsanity on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:55 am

In 1982 Alain Aspect discovered a remarkable quality of subatomic particles. He discovered that regardless of how much distance you put between them they can communicate with each other instantaneously. It doesn't matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 light years apart. Somehow, each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this is that it violates Einstein's law that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. To do so would require more energy then is available in the universe, and it would break the time barrier.

This discovery has lead some physicists to suggest that objective reality does not exist at all. Despite its apparent solidity the universe is essentially a hallucination. University of London physicist David Bohm describes it in terms of a hologram. A hologram is a three- dimensional photograph in which the entire image of the picture is present in every piece you break it into regardless of how small the pieces are. The image of the whole repeats itself indefinitely. In short, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.

Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an hallucination. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something and in fact may not even be particles at all.

Le's stop for a moment and consider the ramifications of this. What this means is that we are basically oblivious to true reality. Every physical object is composed of subatomic particles. We view these objects as separate, and yet they are not. What we perceive is merely a reflection of their true reality. If subatomic particles are not separate parts, but aspects, or facets of a deeper, underlying unity then the universe itself is an hallucination, a projection of a hologram. The images appear real in their separate, solid, uniqueness, but they are not. All things in the universe are infinitely interconnected, and "solid" objects are just empty space.

The images of the electrons in your finger tip are somehow infinitely connected to the images of the subatomic particles in a star on the other side of the galaxy. Everything that people love to separate and categorize are really the same something, and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web of reflection. Our perceptions of time and space are wrong, because in such a universe the ideas of time and space lose their reality. Concepts such as location are rendered meaningless in a universe in which nothing is separate from anything else, and past, present, and future happen simultaneously as Albert Einstein discovered back in the fifties. Perhaps one day we will discover a way to access the deeper underlying reality that we merely perceive the reflections of and pluck out scenes from the past or future.

As far out as this may sound, it is only the half of it. The receiver, or the human brain must be taken into account as well. The brain stores memories in a holographic manner. There is no one section of the brain that holds specific memories, because memories are not stored in neurons, but rather in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of light crisscross the entire picture of a hologram. In other words, the brain itself is a hologram of sorts. This also explains how we can have so many memories in such a small space.

Now, if the concreteness of the world is but a secondary illusion and what we perceive is actually a holographic blur of light and frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram and only selects some of the frequencies out of this blur and transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality? It ceases to exist. We are merely receivers of reflections in the form of light and frequencies of a reality that is imperceivable to our five basic senses.

Another question is what does this mean for what we call the paranormal? If there is no separateness then abilities such as telepathy, teleportation, and telekinesis should all be perfectly possible. Does our mind have some way of accessing true reality? Have the ancient religions and spiritualities of the east known all along what science is just now tapping into? What's more, will modern day science be able to accept that everything they think they know about the physical is wrong?

"What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?"

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