2006 07 05
By Nataly Teplitsky, Ph.D. | theepochtimes.com
TRUE SCIENTIST: Undated portrait taken in Princeton of physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), author of theory of relativity who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. (AFP/Getty Images)
"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge
in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by
the laughter of the Gods."
"Do you remember how electrical currents and 'unseen
waves' were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still
in its infancy."
The general, historical dialogue between religion and
science goes back a long way—at least to Plato,
Aristotle, and Leibniz. Before the 17th century, the
goals of science were wisdom, understanding the natural
order, and living in harmony with it.
Ever since the "quantum revolution" of about
70 years ago, various scientists have been finding the
intriguing parallels between their results and certain
Heisenberg, Bohr, Schroedinger, Eddington, Einstein—all
held a mystical, spiritual view of the world. Einstein
wrote in a letter to a child who asked if scientists
pray: "Everyone who is seriously involved in the
pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is
manifest in the laws of the Universe—a spirit
vastly superior to that of a man...." 
A New Description of Reality
METAPHYSICAL MATHEMATICS: Painting by Bernhard Christoph Francke of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Leibniz, discoverer of integral and differential calculus, noted that a metaphysical reality underlies and generates the material universe. (Painting by Bernhard Christoph Francke, Braunschweig, Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum)
About three centuries ago Gottfried Leibniz, the discoverer
of integral and differential calculus, noted that a
metaphysical reality underlies and generates the material
universe. He postulated a universe of monads—units
that incorporate the information of the whole. In his
"Monadology," Leibniz writes:
Each portion of matter may be conceived of as a garden
full of plants, and as a pond full of fishes. But each
branch of the plant, each member of the animal, each
drop of its humors, is also such a garden or such a
Leibniz's discovery of integral calculus enabled Gabor
to invent the hologram 200 years later, a discovery
that would later earn him a Nobel Prize, but a demonstration
of holography had to await the invention of the laser.
What is a hologram? Its main property is that each
of its parts, in some sense, contains the whole. If
any part of a hologram is illuminated, the entire image
will be reconstructed.
About 30 years ago, Stanford University professor of
neuroscience Karl Pribram and University of London professor
of theoretical physics David Bohm, who had worked with
Einstein, have proposed scientific theories that demonstrate
an amazing similarity to the great mystical traditions
of East and West.
This breakthrough fulfilled predictions that the long-awaited
theory would (1) draw on theoretical mathematics and
(2) establish the so called "supernatural"
as part of nature.
The theory, in a nutshell: "Our brains mathematically
construct 'concrete' reality by interpreting frequencies
from another dimension, a realm of meaningful, patterned
primary reality that transcends time and space. The
brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe."
Dr. Bohm asserts that man's reality is shaped entirely
by ideas. "Natural reality goes beyond any human
idea but the extent to which we can bring it in to our
world depends on our ideas. So we may completely miss
the natural reality because our ideas don't bring it
DAVID BOHM: University of London professor of Theoretical Physics David Bohm, and Karl Pribram and have proposed scientific theories that demonstrate an amazing similarity to the great mystical traditions of East and West. (David Pratt/Theosophical University Press)
He further elaborates, that the ideas which we have
now to deal with reality are "...sheer chaos. They
may allow for some technical progress, but in general
they lead to chaos." 
David Bohm's work in subatomic physics had led him
to the conclusion that physical entities which seemed
to be separate and discrete in space and time are actually
unified in an implicit or underlying fashion. In Bohm's
terminology, under an unfolded order of separate things
and events is an enfolded order of undivided wholeness,
and this whole is simultaneously available to each unfolded
part. The enfolded order harbors our reality, much as
the DNA in the nucleus of the cell conceals potential
life and directs the nature of its unfolding.
So, the universe seems to be a gigantic hologram, with
each part being in the whole and the whole being in
Every cell in our body enfolds the entire cosmos. So
does every leaf, every raindrop, and every dust mole,
which gives a new meaning to William Blake's famous
"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." 
The bootstrap theory of hadrons [strongly interacting
microscopic particles—NT], introduced by G. Chew
, not only denies the existence of fundamental constituents
of matter, but accepts no fundamental laws, equations
or principles. According to the bootstrap hypothesis,
"each particle helps to generate other particles,
which in turn generate it."
There is a fascinating logic in the fact that while
the poet sees the world in a grain of sand, the modern
physicist sees the world in a hadron.
Bohm pointed out that ever since Galileo, science has
objectified nature by looking at it through lenses.
Or, like Pribram put it, "Maybe reality isn't what
we see with our eyes. If we did not have that lens,
we might know a world organized in the frequency domain.
No space, no time—just events." 
Dr. Pribram drew attention to extraordinary insights
of mystics and early philosophers that preceded scientific
verifications by centuries. "How did these ideas
arise for millennia before we had the mathematics to
understand them?" Pribram asked, "Maybe in
the holographic state—in the frequency domain—4,000
years ago is tomorrow."
A well-known theoretical and high-energy physicist
Dr. F. Capra in his famous book "The Tao of Physics"
claims that "at present level of science it is
already apparent that mysticism, or perennial philosophy,
provides the most consistent philosophical background
to all scientific theories." 
"Mystical experience," said K. Pribram, "is
no more strange than many other phenomena in nature,
such as the selective derepression of DNA to form first
one organ, then another." 
"Eastern philosophy has come into Western thought
in the past. Every once in a while we have these insights
that bring us back to the infinite," Pribram said
during the Houston conference, New Dimensions in Health
Care. "Whether it will stick this time or we'll
have to go around once more will depend on you. The
spirit of the infinite could become part of our culture
and not 'a little far out.'" 
Matter, Energy, Consciousness
According to Dr. Bohm, consciousness is a more subtle
form of matter, that "dividing the universe up
into living and nonliving things has no meaning."
"Even a rock is in some way alive," says
Bohm, "for life and intelligence are present not
only in all of matter, but in energy, space, time, the
fabric of the entire universe." And further, "Everything
is alive. What we call dead is an abstraction."
Ken Wilber, who was called the "Einstein of consciousness,"
states in the book "Quantum Questions," "The
material realm, far from being the most fundamental,
is the least fundamental: it has less Being than life,
which has less Being than mind, which has less Being
than spirit. Physics is simply the study of the realm
of least Being." 
According to Dr. Bohm, starting from an early age we
learn to see the world through a certain structure of
ideas, with which we react immediately to each new experience
before we even have time to think: "In this way
we come to believe that certain ways of conceiving and
perceiving the world cannot be otherwise, although in
fact they were discovered and built up by us when we
were children and have since then become habits."
In Dr. Bohm's "Special Theory of Relativity"
we further read, "One of the main difficulties
in the development of new concepts…in the whole
of science—has been the tendency to hold onto
old concepts beyond their domain of validity; this tendency
is evidently enhanced by our habit of regarding the
entities and structures, that we know, as absolutely
permanent in their characteristics." 
Bohm insists that truth should be "apprehended
in an essentially dynamic way, in the sense that our
knowledge of it can undergo fundamentally new developments
at any point, developments that contradict the older
structure of ideas in unexpected ways and contain unexpected
basically new features. So as in the case of relativity
and quantum theory…older ideas [Newtonian-NT]
are on a completely wrong track when extended beyond
their proper domains." 
A couple of years ago Dr. William Tiller, one of the
world's leading scientists on the structure of matter,
for the first time in Western history introduced a scientific
model of the Unseen in his groundbreaking book "Science
and Human Transformation." His two previous monographs
on the Microscopic and the Macroscopic Science of Crystallization
(Cambridge Press 1991) certainly qualify him as one
of the world's most knowledgeable research scientists
in the basic structure of material substances.
William Tiller, Ph.D. (www.whatthebleep.com)
Stanford professor for over 30 years in the Department
of Material Science, Dr. Tiller takes a giant leap toward
a unified theory of matter, energy and consciousness
that appears to satisfy Einstein's attempt to quantify
a paradigm of an energetic-field-like universe. Through
his increasingly more abstract levels of mathematical
modeling, Tiller found out that at higher dimensions
seemingly disparate equations covering common as well
as anomalous phenomena appear to merge.
Consciousness radiating in the form of information
at an infinite speed could simultaneously be present
in an infinite number of places in an infinite expanse
Tiller states that "consciousness will eventually
be discovered to be a quality of the universe that has
the capabilities of generating radiations that eventually
beget matter. In this respect the properties of matter
will eventually be found to depend on the local consciousness."
Structure of the Universe
David Deutsch, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists and a distinguished fellow of the British Computer Society (Photo courtesy of David Deutsch, www.qubit.org/people/david/ David.html)
David Deutsch is one of the world's leading theoretical
physicists and a distinguished fellow of the British
Computer Society. He created the theoretical framework
for an entirely new discipline called quantum computation,
which makes possible the construction of a fundamentally
new type of computer with powers almost beyond imagination.
Deutsch insists that in perfect accord with the laws
of quantum theory there exist innumerable parallel universes.
There must be many versions of us, Earths and entire
"All possible events, all conceivable variations
on our lives must exist," says Deutsch. "We
live not in a single universe, but in a vast and rich
Deutsch is not the originator of the concept. It was
Hugh Everett, whose 1957 Princeton doctoral thesis first
presented what was called later the "many worlds"
interpretation of quantum mechanics. "I don't think
there are any interpretations of quantum theory other
than many worlds," he says, "the others deny
David Deutsch in one of the latest interviews said,
"I'm sure that quantum theory will be proved false
one day, because it seems inconceivable that we have
stumbled across the final theory of physics. But I would
bet my bottom dollar that the new theory will either
retain the parallel universe feature of quantum physics
or it will contain something even weirder." 
Corruption of Humankind and the Way Out of It
The question that David Bohm asked so many times was,
"Has humanity taken a wrong turn somewhere in the
past, which has brought about endless division, conflict
He confirms this when he talks about "the corruption
of mankind," which was caused by "the pollution
which has accumulated over the ages…in the nonmanifested
consciousness of mankind, which we could call the sorrow
of mankind because it leads to all this violence, corruption,
disorder, self-deception…" 
The nonmanifest, according to Bohm, is n-dimensional
and not temporal, and cannot be handled in any way by
"And I think," Bohm continues, "that
this present (…pragmatic) view of science has
contributed considerably to the disorder in the brain.
The origin of the chaos in human relationships is in
our fragmented, atomistic…untruthful way of thinking."
We can only comprehend truth to the extent to which
it resonates with some portion of already perceived
reality. However, we are capable of raising our level
of awareness, enlarging our consciousness.
According to Dr. Tiller, "By the entity's thoughts,
attitudes and actions, transformational changes occur
in the dense and subtle matter, which can produce a
refined structure in the matter." 
As a result of his life's work, Dr.Tiller arrived at
an amazing—for a modern scientist—conclusion,
"We have come from advanced societies whose special
technologies suited the great mental capacities of the
inhabitants and we are heading back in that direction.
We have come from societies where the inhabitants reliably
sensed deeper dimensions of the universe than we presently
do, so that they readily manipulated space, time and
matter, and we are heading back in the same direction."
"...TO IGNITE THE WHOLE CONCIOUSNESS OF HUMANKIND…"
The Virgin of Compassion (Photo courtesy of George Mitrevski, Auburn University)
"A human being is a part of the whole, called
by us 'Universe,' a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as
something separated from the rest—a kind of optical
delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind
of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires
and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our
task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to
achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement
is, in itself, a part of the liberation, and a foundation
for inner security," wrote Albert Einstein in 1950.
According to Dr. Tiller, "We need to realize that
what we dislike in our society cannot be effectively
changed from the outside because it is only symptomatic
of that which is inside of us. The only real change
takes place within us. We must change there first and
then the outer consistent materializations will naturally
Dr.Tiller insists that it is very important "to
pay attention to inner world self- development…and,
by example, radiate our highest qualities to enrich
those around us." 
As Tiller postulates, "the higher is one's consciousness
the more there are …energy types and energy band
correlations that function at higher dimensional levels…Thus,
a person who is very enlightened… manifests fantastically
large energy densities" .
Being a physicist, Dr. Bohm uses the analogy of an
atom with thought, and with a thinker who authors the
thought. When the binding energy of the physical atom
is released in an accelerator, the resultant energy,
staggeringly huge, becomes freed. Analogously huge amounts
of cosmic energy are required to create and sustain
the thinker, to maintain his illusion that he is a stable
According to Bohm, "consciousness functioning
as thought (as opposed to insight) cannot know truth
and compassion at first hand and herein lies the root
of its failure to embody these energies in its daily
"Dissolution of the thinker is the highest priority
the seeker for truth can undertake," asserts Dr.Bohm,
"The dismantling of the thinker yields energy that
is qualitatively charged, not neutral or value-free.
It is energy unbound and flowing, characterized by wholeness,
n-dimensionality and the force of compassion."
Dr.Tiller is reasoning in a very similar way. He insists
that there is an inherent capacity of every organism,
gland or cell to resonate to the frequency of love,
which would occur automatically in a system without
free will, which presents resistance. Isn't this similar
to Bohm's "killing the thinker"? Such emptiness
brings the cessation of thoughts and transforms us into
an instrument "capable of stepping down the staggering
cosmic energy in ways that permit us to focus it on
the microcosmic level…" .
Professor of Philosophy Rene Weber in her article "Field
Consciousness and Field Ethics" further elaborates:
"The rare individual who functions as such a channel
seems to those who come in contact with him to belong
to a new species of man. Such a human being radiates
clarity, intelligence, order and love by his mere presence.
He seems capable of transmuting our chaotic interpersonal
world into an ethical realm by his very atmosphere,
which unmistakably is charged with energies for which
we have neither names nor concepts." 
According to Dr.Bohm, it is through individual that
the general consciousness has to get cleared up. "It's
something like the transformation of the atom. In the
early days they transformed a few atoms, we could call
that the transformation in germ… and then it spread
like a flame and became… a power and chain reaction.
The individual who sees the principles may be like
the one who has discovered the transformation of the
atom. In principle, he has already transformed mankind,
but it has not yet come about…" 
However, according to Bohm's considerations, it still
needs a higher energy to reach the whole of the consciousness
Speculating on where this more intense energy may come
from, Bohm affirms: "…it is possible now
for a number of individuals who are in close relations
and who can trust each other to establish a one-mind
of that whole set of individuals. In other words, that
that consciousness is one, acting as one. If you had
as many as ten people, or a hundred people, who could
really be that way, they would have a power immensely
beyond one…that would begin to ignite this whole
consciousness of mankind…This is absolutely what
has to be done." 
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