“If I could spend my whole life over again I would spend it studying light” Albert Einstein
The study of light (photons), is what launched quantum physics. The ability to explore subatomic reality opened the door to whole new vistas and views of reality.
“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force. We must assume behind this force is the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” Max Planck, Founder of Quantum Physics
No picture of reality can be adequate or accurate without including consciousness as primary and causal (not to be confused with casual) as opposed to an emergent by-product of evolution or the brain.
Unfortunately, conventional, classical, physics – in the materialist, mechanistic, behaviorist, reductionist, Newtonian, Cartesian paradigm – believes the universe can be fundamentally reduced to physical/material parts and processes, and that consciousness is a secondary by-product.
It’s time for expansion into the quantum paradigm in which, as Nobel neuroscientist Roger Sperry says, “instead of renouncing or ignoring consciousness, the new interpretation gives full recognition to the primacy of inner conscious awareness as a causal reality.”
The study of photons revealed a universe that defied the classical assumptions and our common sense, everyday experience of the world as made up of self and other, and stuff we move around.
It revealed a different set of operating assumptions. Like Paradox. Light is material and non-material at the same time. Photons have no mass or charge but they create the charged mass of the universe. Photons come from beyond space-time. Photons interconnect the universe across time and space. Light makes up/is in everything and is everywhere. It carries preferred direction and knows – ahead of time – the fastest route to its goal. The study of light opens to other dimensions of the universe and of ourselves…to concepts like infinity.
Quantum physics describes a universe much like many ancient teachings: “All things arise out of the boundless…The unlimited is the first principle of things that are.” Anaximander (7th century BC)
Einstein asked how an intelligent person could stay away from the Greeks.
For Socrates and Plato, the material world of our 5 senses is an illusion and our 5 senses deceive us.
East Indian tradition calls the 3D world, maya, which means illusion. There are other non-material dimensions and no physicist will argue there are only 3 (+time). Doesn’t it make sense we would have transcendent capacities to equip our navigation? The right hemisphere is specialized for transcendent perception.
We currently have an education system and cultural outlook heavily materialist and left-hemisphere dominant. That would lock is into a 3D+time focus. We have literally bought into the illusion the ancients warned us about…there are also more recent voices for a non-material perspective and a new neuroscience.
“The dream world is more real than the world you are experiencing now.” Dagara (West Africa) Elder
“The recognition that physical objects and spiritual values have a very similar kind of reality is the only known point of view consistent with quantum mechanics.” Eugene Wigner Nobel physicist
“Up to the beginning of the [20th] century physical science sought an explanation of the universe in mechanical terms. Even the phenomena of life and mind, it was hoped, would be brought within this general scheme. The great change that has come over physical science is due precisely to the realization that this particular group of ideas is inadequate.” – JWN Sullivan, named by TIME as one of the world’s 5 most brilliant interpreters of physics to the world of common men
“We increasingly ignore the wider context that gives things their unity. In fact this spirit is now spreading beyond science, not only into technology, but into our general approach to life as a whole.” David Bohm
“The quantum window is a huge invitation to the real freedom that consciousness as the ground of all being offers us. It is also very scary.” Amit Goswami, PhD Amherst physics professor
Giving up familiar concepts – even if they are problematic – is very difficult, and very rewarding.
Consciousness has been found to play a pivotal role in quantum physics and in new empowered realities. There’s a whole new universe of opportunity “out there” and “in here”. It’s about interconnectedness and making dreams not dramas come true.
“A whole new way of viewing the world was coming into being…human consciousness and the effects of conscious human actions were an essential part of the dynamics.” Henry Stapp – quantum physicist, worked with both Wolfgang Pauli and Werner Heisenberg
“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all. It seems as though nature’s numbers have been fine-tuned to make the Universe. The impression of design is overwhelming.” Paul Davies – British astrophysicist
“This oneness of the all implies the universality of mind…If my conclusions are correct each individual is part of…the universal mind.” Henry Margenau, Yale professor of Physics