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More from "The Field"
    #2314770 - 02/08/04 04:47 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Pp. 94-96

Although each of the scientists ? Puthoff, Popp, Benveniste and Pribram ? had been working independently, Edgar Mitchell was one of the few to realize that, as a totality, their work presented itself as a unified theory of mind and matter ? evidence of physicist David Bohm?s vision of a world of ?unbroken wholeness?.

The universe was a vast dynamic cobweb of energy exchange, with a basic substructure containing all possible versions of all possible forms of matter.

Nature was not blind and mechanistic, but open-ended, intelligent and purposeful, making use of a cohesive learning feedback process of information being fed back and forth between organisms and their environment.

Its unifying mechanism was not a fortunate mistake but information which had been encoded and transmitted everywhere at once.

Biology was a quantum process. All the processes in the body, including cell communication, were triggered by quantum fluctuations, and all higher brain functions and consciousness also appeared to function at the quantum level.

Walter Schempp?s explosive discovery about quantum memory set off the most outrageous idea of all: short- and long-term memory doesn?t reside in our brain at all, but instead is stored in the Zero Point Field.

After Pribriam?s discoveries, a number of scientists, including systems theorist Ervin Laszlo, would go on to argue that the brain is simply the retrieval and read-out mechanism of the ultimate storage medium ? The Field.

Pribram?s associates from Japan would hypothesize that what we think of as memory is simply a coherent emission of signals from the Zero Point Field, and that longer memories are a structured grouping of this wave information.

If this were true, it would explain why one tiny association often triggers a riot of sights, sounds and smells. It would also explain why, with long-term memory in particular, recall is instantaneous and doesn?t require any scanning mechanism to sift through years and years of memory.

If they are correct, our brain is not a storage medium but a receiving mechanism in every sense, and memory is simply a distant cousin of ordinary perception. The brain retrieves ?old? information the same way it processes ?new? information ? through holographic transformation of wave interference patterns.

Lashley?s rats with the fried brains wer able to conjure up their run in its entirety because the memory of it was never burned away in the first place. Whatever reception mechanism was left in the brain ? and as Pribram had demonstrated, it was distributed all over the brain ? was tuning back into the memory through The Field.

Some scientists went as far as to suggest that all of our higher cognitive processes result from an interaction with the Zero Point Field.

This kind of constant interaction might account for intuition or creativity ? and how ideas come to us in bursts of insight, sometimes in fragments but often as a miraculous whole.

An intuitive leap might simply be a sudden coalescence of coherence in The Field.

The fact that the human body was exchanging information with a mutable field of quantum fluctuation suggested something profound about the world.

It hinted at human capabilities for knowledge and communication far deeper and more extended than we presently understand. It also blurred the boundary lines of our individuality ? our very sense of separateness.

If living things boil down to charged particles interacting with a field and sending out and receiving quantum information, where did we end and the rest of the world begin?

Where was consciousness ? encased inside our bodies or out there in The Field? Indeed, there was no more ?out there? if we and the rest of the world were so intrinsically interconnected.

The implications of this were too huge to ignore. The idea of a system of exchanged and patterned energy and its memory and recall in the Zero Point Field hinted at all manner of possibility for human beings and their relation to their world.

Modern physicists had set mankind back for many decades. In ignoring the effect of the Zero Point Field, they?d eliminated the possibility of interconnectedness and obscured a scientific explanation for many kinds of miracles.

What they?d been doing, in renormalizing their equations, was a little like subtracting out God.

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.  -Teilard

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Re: More from "The Field" [Re: Frog]
    #2315442 - 02/08/04 09:35 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Its important for us to realise we are all connected. I mean really know it and be it, then I think the worlds problems would solve themselves.

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    #2315719 - 02/08/04 10:38 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Well, and therein lies the problem, now doesn't it???  :grin:

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.  -Teilard

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Re: More from "The Field" [Re: Frog]
    #2318954 - 02/09/04 08:15 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quantum consciousness is a very interesting field of study although it is still in the very early stages. It has potential in the immediate future in potential resolutions regarding more specific mechanisms of memory access and knowledge storage, although sometimes it may overstep those boundaries in an attempt to explain conciousness itself. The problem is, so far related theories tend to be reductive in their approach to the the wholeness of conciousness, ignoring such important attributes as awareness, attention, and comprehension.

Anyone interested in such ideas should definitely look into the studies of Stuart Hameroff.

His homepage:

Excellent online lecture on Quantum Conciousness:

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