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The Holographic Paradigm

Ramana Maharshi describes his own experience of self-realization as follows: -
The self is the heart, self-luminous. Illumination arises from the heart and reaches the brain, which is the seat of the mind. The world is seen with the mind, so you see the world by the reflected light of the self. The world is perceived by an act of the mind. When the mind is illumined, it is aware of the world. If it is not so illumined, it is not aware of the world. If the mind is turned in towards the source of illumination, objective knowledge ceases, and self alone shines as the heart.
What is realized is that the source of self is the heart as undifferentiated light of pure consciousness into which reflected light of the mind is completely absorbed.

For Hegel, "Nothing in the past is lost - for the Idea is ever present; Spirit is Immortal; with it there is no past, no future, but an essential 'now'."

They say "Buddha" hesitated to answer questions about the ultimate nature and explanation of reality. Science with the support of technology is filling the void with equally perplexing and parallel answers.
David Bohm's 'Implicate Order' and the discovery of the Hologram gives a new meaning to the ancient concept:
"the whole being is enfolded in each of its parts, and each contains the whole."

"To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower,
Holding infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour."
William Blake

When two waves overlap (interfere), their amplitudes add at every point. The resultant pattern stores the combined characteristics (the relative phase relationships) of each. Either wave can be recalled by stimulating the pattern with the other (unforming the interference pattern).
A hologram (holos, meaning "whole," and gramma, meaning "message") is a light wave interference pattern (formed as a consequence of reflected light from an object interfering with a reference beam) recorded on photographic film that can produce a 3-dimensional image under proper illumination.
Unlike photography , which records an image as seen from a single view point and records only the amplitude, a hologram is a record of an image as seen from very many viewpoints and captures both amplitude and phase information.

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Producing a hologram

A beam of laser light is optically separated into two beams using a beamsplitter, a partially transparent mirror which reflects part of the beam and transmits the rest. Laser light is coherent, so both wave fronts are in phase. The reference beam is directed toward a holographic plate and expanded so that the light covers the plate evenly and completely. The object beam is expanded to illuminate the subject.

Any spot on a diffuse object reflects light in all directions. Therefore every spot on the object will establish its own interference pattern with the reference beam. Since the object is illuminated with coherent light each spot generates a single frequency wave front. The holographic plate is placed so that light from each spot will be visible from all parts of the plate. Some of the reflected object beam meets the reference beam at the holographic plate, resulting in an aggregate, complex interference pattern which is recorded in the light sensitive emulsion (silver-halide).
The light and dark spots on a photograph are of an image, whereas the subtle light and dark areas on a hologram are microscopic interference fringes unique to each spot [think of interference of ripples on a still lake when raining].
When it is developed, and re-exposed to laser light, the hologram re-creates all the points of light that originally came from the object, resulting in an image that has complete dimensional fidelity (depth, size, shape, texture, and relative position from any point of view).
Holographers use the same kinds of film and developers as photographers, but they have a resolving power of 50 times greater.
The hologram is illuminated (usually with normal incandescent spotlights) at the same angle as the "reference" beam during the original exposure to reveal the 3-D image. "Projected" image appears in the space between the film and the viewer. More than one 3-dimensional image can be recorded on the same piece of film.

Holograms can be mass produced photo polymer holograms, dichromate holograms (used as pendants), transmission holograms (lit from the rear like a photographic transparency), laser transmission holograms (the images appearing in the colour of the laser used), white light transmission holograms (illuminated with incandescent light; the colours change as the viewer moves up and down), or reflection holograms (lit from the front, reflecting the light to the viewer).
Embossed holograms are transmission holograms with a mirror backing that are applied to magazines, promotional items and credit cards. The holographic images are "printed" by stamping the interference pattern onto plastic and then backing the images with a light reflecting foil. The resulting hologram can be duplicated millions of times for a few cents apiece.

The holographic Brain
Large destructions of a neural system do not seriously impair its function. In the 1920s brain scientist Karl Lashley found that no matter what portion of a rat's brain he removed he was unable to eradicate its memory of how to perform complex tasks it had learned prior to surgery.
Rather than being confined to a specific location, information coming to the brain can be stored elsewhere.
Memory behaves as if it is dispersed, recorded ubiquitously throughout the cerebrum throughout the brain.
In the 1960s neurophysiologist Karl Pribram encountered holography and conceived that memories were not encoded in groupings of neurons, but in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain, similar to interference captured on a holographic image, offering an explanation of how the human brain can store so many memories in so little space. Pieces of information in the thinking process are cross-correlated with other pieces of information.

Like the brain, a holographic plate is an information storage device. Its grains of silver are likened to neurons, and the mind is like the holographic image.
The hologram records an object's form, entirety or essence, which is reduplicated throughout every part of the holographic plate. Repeated superpositions of the essences supplies the details when the hologram is illuminated.
Our visual systems are sensitive to sound frequencies, our sense of smell is in part dependent on what are now called "osmic frequencies", and even the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a broad range of frequencies. As a hologram converts a resultant superimposed wave patten into a 3-D image, evidence suggests that the brain mathematically encodes and decodes the avalanche of sense information from a frequency domain into the concrete world of perception.
Psychic studies show that our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are projections from another dimension, beyond space and time. The brain is a hologram in a holographic universe.

Fourier Language of waveforms
In 1947 Denis Gabor used Fourier transforms to formulate the theories that enabled the development of the hologram. Fourier developed a mathematical way (Fourier transforms) of converting any pattern into a language of waves and unconverting them back. The whole in every part is also an effect when an image is translating into Fourier language of waveforms.
There is evidence that eyesight works like a frequency analyser. Research had shown that each brain cell in the visual cortex is geared to respond variously to a pattern. Some fire when the eye sees a vertical line, others horizontal etc.,
Fourier's equations were used to convert checkerboard patterns into wave forms, which were used to test how visual cortex brain cells responded to these wave-form images. It was found that the brain cells did not respond to the original pattern, but to the Fourier translations of the patterns [like Plato's cave]. The brain seems to use Fourier mathematics (as does holography) to convert images into waveforms.
Helmholtz showed that the ear was a frequency analyser. The sense of smell seems to be based on "osmic frequencies". Bekesky demonstrated that skin is sensitive to frequencies of vibration. Taste may involve frequency analysis.
Just as pain is not really in the body but in the brain, the world can be regarded as not real but an illusion of the mind. The physiologist Bekesky demonstrated that humans have an ability to seemingly experience sensation in spatial locations where there are no sense receptors (ie outside the body). Which is the true reality, the seemingly objective world or the interference waveforms. Objective reality might not exist in the way we believe it to. What was out there was really a vast resonating symphony of waveforms, a frequency domain, transformed after in entered the senses.

[In Plato's cave, the images on the wall turned out to be shadows of real personalities parading past a fire light, an allegory for three levels of hierarchical existence, the light (the father), heaven (gods, spirits, vehicles) and perception (of the world). In the holographic model, these can only translate into the holomovement, the Implicate Order and the frequency domain here equated with objective reality.]

If the concreteness of the world is a secondary reality and if the brain is a hologram that selects some of the frequencies out of this holographic blur of frequencies and mathematically transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality? It ceases to exist.
The religions of the East have long upheld that the material world is an illusion. We may think we are physical beings moving through a physical world, but we might really be "receivers" floating through a kaleidoscopic sea of frequency, and what we extract from this sea and transform into physical reality is one channel from many extracted out of the superhologram.

The Psychological Connection
Many para-psychological phenomena become much more understandable in terms of the holographic paradigm. In a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected, telepathy may merely be the accessing of the holographic level.
Grof feels the holographic paradigm offers a model for understanding many of the baffling phenomena experienced by individuals during altered states of consciousness.
Transpersonal psychology, founded by Grof explores "transpersonal experiences", the transcending of an individual's consciousness beyond the usual boundaries of ego and limitations of space and time .
If the mind is part of a continuum, a labyrinth that is connected not only to every other mind that exists or has existed, but to every atom, organism, and region in the vastness of space and time itself, the fact that it is able to occasionally make forays into the labyrinth and have transpersonal experiences no longer seems so strange.
If the concreteness of reality is but a holographic illusion, it would no longer be true to say the brain produces consciousness. Rather, it is consciousness that creates the appearance of everything we interpret as physical.
If the apparent physical structure of the body is but a holographic projection of consciousness what we now view as miraculous remissions of disease may actually be due to changes in consciousness which effect changes in the hologram of the body.
Visualization healing techniques may work so well because in the holographic domain of thought, images are ultimately as real as "reality".
Jung concluded that mans vision was not simply a product of his unconscious mind, but from the collective unconscious of the human race. He called such images archetypes.
Since physical processes involve a wave/particle duality, it is reasonable to assume that consciousness does as well. When its particle like, consciousness appears to be localised in our heads, but in its wavelike aspect, consciousness, like all wave phenomena, could produce remote influence (eg. Psychokinesis [PK]).
Jahn and Dunne believe that reality is the interface between wavelike aspects of consciousness and the wave patterns of matter. Consciousness and the world can not be represented in isolation. There is no abstract consciousness or environment, but interpenetration of the two. PK involves an exchange of information between consciousness and physical reality that is thought of as a resonance between the mental and material, rather than a flow between the two.
The holographic idea gives to consciousness the capacity to function in a wave mechanical sense, and thereby to avail itself of all space and time. It addresses the mechanism whereby the consciousness can interact with wave mechanical, sensible things and convert it into useable information. If individual consciousness has its own characteristic wave patterns, it could be viewed as the laser of a particular frequency that intersects with a specific pattern in a cosmic hologram.
Extrasensory interconnectedness allows us to collectively construct a shared reality or ' reality-field' in which we are convinced of what we all perceive to be real. Just as PK is a resonance of meaning conveyed from a mind to a mind, remote viewing can be looked at as a resonance of meaning conveyed from an object to a mind.
Reality is established in the interaction of a consciousness with its environment, where consciousness may be non-living objects that can generate, receive or utilise information. Grof takes materialisation and other extreme paranormal phenomena seriously, and feels that reality is cloud built and pliant to the subtle authority of consciousness. The world is not necessarily as solid as we perceive it.
Given that our psyche is constantly trying to teach us things we are unaware of in our waking state, our unconscious may produce miracles in order to offer us glimpses of reality's true nature, and to show us that the world we create for ourselves is as infinite as the reality of our dreams.

The Door to Subtler Levels of Quantum Theory
David Bohm, an American quantum physicist, gave an ontological basis for quantum theory. He was surprised to find that once electrons were in a plasma, they stopped behaving like individuals and started behaving as if they were part of a larger and interconnected whole. Although their individual movements appeared random, vast numbers of electrons were able to produce effects that were well organised. Like a biological organism, plasma constantly regenerated itself and enclosed all impurities in a wall (as blood forms a cyst). These organic qualities gave Bohm the impression that the "electron sea was alive".
Bohm studied electrons in metals and their seemingly haphazard individual movements which managed to produce a highly organized collective movement he called 'plasmons'.
In 1951 Bohm wrote a classic textbook entitled Quantum Theory, in which was an account of the orthodox, Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics. Bohm sent copies to Bohr and Einstein. Einstein and Bohm both admired quantum theory's ability to predict phenomena, but could not accept that it was complete and that it was impossible to arrive at any clearer understanding of what was going on in the quantum realm.
while writing Quantum Theory Bohm came into conflict with McCarthyism. He was called upon to appear before the Un-American Activities Committee in order to testify against colleagues and associates. Ever a man of principle, he refused. The result was that when his contract at Princeton expired, he was unable to obtain a job in the USA.
After his discussions with Einstein, Bohm published two papers sketching what later came to be called 'the causal interpretation of quantum theory' which, he said, "opens the door for the creative operation of underlying, and yet subtler, levels of reality."
In this view, subatomic particles such as electrons are not simple, structureless particles, but highly complex, dynamic entities. He rejects the view that their motion is fundamentally uncertain or ambiguous; they follow a precise path, but one which is determined not only by conventional physical forces but also by a more subtle force which he calls the quantum potential. The quantum potential guides the motion of particles by providing "active information" about the whole environment, like a ship being guided by radar gathering in information and guiding it, giving form to the movement produced by its engines. The quantum potential pervades all space and provides direct connections between quantum systems.
Some explain the quantum potential in terms of fluctuations in an underlying ether.
A device that fired Bohm's imagination consisted of two concentric glass cylinders, the space between them being filled with glycerin, a highly viscous fluid. If a droplet of ink is placed in the fluid and the outer cylinder is turned, the droplet is drawn out into a thread that eventually becomes so thin that it disappears from view; the ink particles are enfolded into the glycerin. But if the cylinder is then turned in the opposite direction, the thread-form reappears and rebecomes a droplet; the droplet is unfolded again. Bohm realized that when the ink was diffused through the glycerin it was not a state of "disorder" but possessed a hidden, or nonmanifest, order.
In Bohm's view, all the separate objects, entities, structures, and events in the visible or explicate world around us are relatively autonomous, stable, and temporary "subtotalities" derived from a deeper, implicate order of unbroken wholeness. Bohm gives the analogy of a flowing stream:
On this stream, one may see an ever-changing pattern of vortices, ripples, waves, splashes, etc., which have no independent existence as such. Rather, they are abstracted from the flowing movement, arising and vanishing in the total process of the flow. Such transitory subsistence as may be possessed by these abstracted forms implies only a relative independence or autonomy of behaviour, rather than absolutely independent existence as ultimate substances.

We must learn to view everything as part of "Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement."
The complex swirls of the interference pattern recorded on a holographic plate appear meaningless and disordered to the naked eye. But like the ink drop dispersed in the glycerin, the pattern possesses a hidden or enfolded order, for when illuminated it produces a three-dimensional image.
If a holographic film is cut into pieces, each piece produces an image of the whole object, though the smaller the piece the hazier the image. Clearly the form and structure of the entire object are encoded within each region of the photographic record.

Quantum Uncertainty and Non-Locality
A set of experiments performed by Alain Aspect in 1982 involved tests of what are called the 'Bell Inequalities'. Much of the theoretical groundwork was laid by David Bohm and one of his supporters, John Bell.
These tests of the so-called Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) experiment (1935), show that quantum mechanics is a non-local theory. This means that there cannot be any 'hidden' parameters in nature such as information flowing along some higher dimensions, which could remove quantum indeterminacy.
Niels Bohr believed that the quantum world was inherently indeterminate, while Einstein believed that behind the quantum world there was a hidden reality of conctrete objects and forces operating along Newtonian principles. Einstein thought that quantum indeterminacy was just a result of observational inadequacy and imprecision.
The EPR experiment began with a process that emitted two photons simultaneously, but in exactly opposite spin states. If you measure the polarity of one photon, you then knew exactly what the polarization of the other one was, however, there were exactly two possibilities for the polarization of the first photon and you would not know what it was until after you made the measurement. However, once you had established what it was, the paradox is that the other photon had to suddenly be in the opposite state. Einstein felt that this disproved quantum mechanics because it required information traveling faster than the speed of light.
What Aspect's measurements showed was that Einstein's expectations were wrong. Rather than faster-than-light information travel, Aspect concluded that the two photons remain linked together into a macroscopic 'non-local' system. Quantum indeterminacy, therefore, is not going to go away by adding some hidden process that involves faster than light interactions. This also means that adding 'compact dimensions' ( string theory, supergravity theory etc) to spacetime does not solve the problem of non-locality because distant particles cannot use these other dimensions to signal to each other through 'shortcuts' in spacetime.

David Böhm believed the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of distance is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion.

Since everything in physical reality is comprised of "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram.
According to Böhm, the apparent faster-than-light connection between subatomic particles is really telling us that there is a deeper level of reality we are not privy to, a more complex dimension beyond our own that is analogous to the aquarium. And, he adds, we view objects such as subatomic particles as separate from one another because we are seeing only a portion of their reality. Such particles are not separate "parts", but facets of a deeper and more underlying unity that is ultimately as holographic and indivisible as the previously mentioned rose. And since everything in physical reality is comprised of these "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram. [Plotinus conceives sense-perception as the production and cultivation of images (of the forms residing in the Intelligence, and contemplated by the Soul). The soul's experience of bodily sensation (pathos) is an experience of something alien to it, for the soul remains always what it is: an intellectual being. The soul governs matter through taking its characteristics. It 'translates disturbances of the body (pain, emotion, love or lust) into intelligible realities (noeta), then contemplates them as 'types' (tupoi) of the true images (eidolon) 'produced' through the Soul's eternal contemplation of the Intelligence, by virtue of which the cosmos persists and subsists as a living image of the eternal Cosmos that is the Intelligible Realm.]

The Implicate Order
During the early 1980s Bohm developed his theory of the Implicate Order to explain the apparent weirdness of subatomic particles. Bohm believed this might be produced by hidden means that pose no conflict with ordinary ideas of causality and reality, and that this "hiddeness" was reflective of a deeper dimension of reality; that space and time might actually be derived from an even deeper level of objective reality. This reality he called the Implicate Order.
Within the Implicate Order everything is connected; and, in theory, any individual element could reveal information about every other element in the universe.
Bohm noted that the hologram clearly reveals how a "total content extending over the whole of space and time--is enfolded in the movement of waves (electromagnetic and other kinds) in any given region."
Bohm proposed a new order--the Implicate Order where "everything is enfolded into everything." This is in contrast to the explicate order where things are unfolded. Bohm puts it thus:
"The actual order (the Implicate Order) itself has been recorded in the complex movement of electromagnetic fields, in the form of light waves. Such movement of light waves is present everywhere and in principle enfolds the entire universe of space and time in each region. This enfoldment and unfoldment takes place not only in the movement of the electromagnetic field but also in that of other fields (electronic, protonic, etc.). These fields obey quantum-mechanical laws, implying the properties of non-locality. The totality of the movement of enfoldment and unfoldment may go immensely beyond our observations. We call this totality by the name holomovement."

Bohm breaks down the Implicate Order into three categories:
1) The original, "continuous field" itself along with its movement.
2) Superquantum wave function acting upon the field. A "superfield" that guides and organises the original quantum field.
3) An underlying cosmic intelligence that supplies the information the Player of this game who is the third category.

Bohm sees the whole process as a closed loop. The cosmos is in a state of process. It is a "feedback" universe that continuously recycles forward into a greater mode of being and consciousness. There is a cosmic movement that carries forth the process of enfoldment and unfoldment into the explicate. This process of cosmic movement, in endless feedback cycles, creates an infinite variety of manifest forms and mentality. Bohm is of the opinion that a fundamental Cosmic Intelligence is the (Player) Cosmic Mind; it is engaged in endless experimentation and creativity. It is moving cyclically onward and onward accruing an infinity of experienced being!
The structure of Bohm's cosmic model is:
the Ground of All Existence, Matter, Consciousness, and the Cosmic Apex.

The Ultimate Ground Of All Existence
Space is not empty, but full, a plenum as opposed to a vacuum. The Universe is not separate from this cosmic sea of energy, but a ripple on its surface. This immense background of energy at depths of all existence is likened to one whole and unbroken movement called the "holomovement." It carries the Implicate Order. The 'order in every perceptible aspect of the world comes out of a more comprehensive Implicate Order, in which all aspects ultimately merge in the undefinable and immeasurable holomovement. What emerges from this "unknown totality of the universal flux is the flow of matter, manifested and interdependent, towards consciousness.

Matter: Inanimate And Animate
Bohm considers the particle to be only an "abstraction that is manifest to our senses." "What "is" is always a totality of ensembles, all present together, in an orderly series of stages of enfoldment and unfoldment, which intermingle and interpenetrate each other throughout the whole of space."
The explicate order is secondary - derivative. It flows out of the Implicate Order, a law that stresses the relationships between the enfolded structures that interweave each other throughout cosmic space rather than between the "abstracted and separate forms that manifest to the senses.
Bohm's explanation of "manifest" is that in certain sub-orders, within the "whole set" of Implicate Order, there is a "totality of forms that have an approximate kind of recurrence, stability and separability." These forms are capable of appearing tangible and solid.
Bohm also declares that the "implicate order has to be extended into a multidimensional reality. In principle this reality is one unbroken whole, including the entire universe with all its fields and particles.
Different forms in the phenomenal world are not meaningless, but we must not divide aspects of the holomovement into abstractions, or 'things', which Bohm calls 'relatively independent subtotalities.
Bohm illustrates the higher-dimensional reality by showing the relationship of two televised images of a fish tank, where the fish are seen through two walls at right angles to one another. There is a relationship between the images appearing on the two screens. We know that the two fish tank images are interacting, but they are not two independently existent realities. Rather, they refer to a single actuality, which is the common ground of both.
This single actuality is of higher dimensionality, because the television images are two-dimensional projections of a three-dimensional reality, which "holds these two-dimensional projections within it. These projections are only abstractions, but the three-dimensional reality is neither of these. It is of a nature beyond both."
If there is apparent evolution in the universe, it is because the different scales or dimensions of reality are already implicit in its structure. Bohm uses the analogy of the seed being "informed" to produce a living plant. Life is enfolded in the totality and--even when it is not manifest, it is somehow implicit.The holomovement is the ground for both life and matter. There is no dichotomy.

Consciousness and matter do not interact, but are part of the holomovement. The observer is the observed. Consciousness is a more subtle form of matter whose basis for relationship lies deep in the implicate order.
A rock is in some way alive, for life and intelligence are present in matter, energy, space, time and the fabric of the universe and what we abstract from the holomovement and view as separate.
Consciousness involves awareness, attention, perception, understanding, and more. Bohm parallels the activity of consciousness with that of the Implicate Order.
Consciousness can be described as a series of moments. One moment gives rise to the next. That which was previously implicate is now explicate while the previous explicate content has become implicate. Consciousness is a feedback process that results in a growing accumulation of understanding.
The universe would be incomplete if the person did not exist. Individuals participate in the whole and give it meaning. This way, the Implicate Order gets to know itself better. The individual is in total contact with the Implicate Order, the individual is part of the whole of mankind, and he is the focus for something beyond mankind.
The individual who uses inner energy and intelligence can transform mankind. The collectivity of individuals have reached the principle of the consciousness of mankind, but they have not the energy to reach the whole.
An intense heightening of individuals who have shaken off the "pollution of the ages", who come into close and trusting relationship with one another, can begin to generate the immense power needed to ignite the whole consciousness of the world. In the depths of the Implicate Order, there is a "consciousness, deep down - of the whole of mankind."
It is this collective consciousness that is one and indivisible, and it is the responsibility of each human person to contribute towards building this consciousness of mankind.
The individual will eventually be fulfilled upon the completion. The person and mankind collectively will come to fullness within that greater dimension of reality - the Cosmic Apex.

The Cosmic Apex
Bohm refers to this ultimate level as the Subtle Nonmanifest, something akin to spirit, a mover, but still matter in the sense that it is a part of the Implicate Order. The Subtle Nonmanifest is an active intelligence beyond any of the energies defined in thought. The subtle is what is basic and the manifest is its result. Intelligence transforms matter.
"there's a truth, an actuality, a being beyond what can be grasped in thought, and this is intelligence, the sacred, the holy".

Does the Cosmic Apex ponder upon something beyond or outside of itself?
For Bohm, the Cosmic Apex is a Holy Intelligence. It is a Player who operates in a feedback universe. The Player is the Impicate Order. Bohm provides the analogy of the "continuous field," the information, and the Player of the whole game. This process is ever endless, ever expanding or evolving, as the Player gathers all to itself. The player continuously grasps itself. This is the Play of the Cosmic Process.

There are certain characteristics that can be discerned from Bohm's cosmic model. They are Order, Intelligence, Personalization, Creativity, and a sense of Holiness.

The holomovement, the cosmic energy that holds the All together, follows a cosmic law (order). The law of his holographic cosmic system is simply a movement which enables new "wholes" to emerge. These new holistic aspects may appear possibly to have some autonomy, but ultimately they are all aspects of the All.

Before consciousness there is information; it is information, an inwardness that enters into consciousness. This is likened to insight, or active intelligence.
Thought is mechanical in its operation. Intelligence makes the thought process relevant. "The perception of whether any thoughts are relevant requires an energy that is not mechanical, that is intelligence.
In a flash of understanding, one may see the irrelevance of one's whole way of thinking about a problem, along with a different approach. This is an act of perception.
If intelligence is an "unconditioned act of perception, then it cannot be grounded in "structures such as cells, molecules, and elementary particles.The ground of intelligence must be in the undetermined and unknown flux, that is also the ground of all definable forms of matter.

Bohm is reserved about cosmic personalization; he points to it in vague, cyclic terminology about human projections: "each of these elements is a projection, in a sub-totality of yet higher dimension. So it will be wrong to suppose that each human is an independent actuality who interacts with other human beings and with nature. Rather, all these are projections of a single totality. As a human being takes part in the process of this totality, he is fundamentally changed in the very activity in which his aim is to change that reality which is the content of his consciousness."
Consciousness is an exchange between the explicate and implicate orders. Consciousness is part of the play of the cosmic process, grasping itself (through its sub-totalities) into higher and higher levels of consciousness. If cosmic sub-totalities (such as human beings) can be considered to be persons, then through the feedback interchange, the cosmos is becoming progressively personalized as well.

This Cosmic Knower, the Player of the Cosmic Process, is pure energy. It is intelligent. It is conscious. It is a Person. And this Player is also creative. Bohm describes the Implicate as a generative order.
"This order is primarily concerned not with the outward side of development, and evolution in a sequence of successions, but with a deeper and more inward order out of which the manifest form of things can emerge creatively."
Bohm believes that the generative order "proceeds from an origin in free play which then unfolds into ever more crystallized forms." Generative order can be seen in the work of an artist.
"Fractals involve an order of similar differences which include changes of scale as well as other possible changes." Bohm notes that "By choosing different base figures and generators, but each time applying the generator on a smaller and smaller scale, Mandelbrot is able to produce a great variety of shapes and figures. All are filled with infinitesimal detail and are evocative of the types of complexity found in natural forms."

For Bohm the Holy is a "being beyond what can be grasped in thought." The Subtle Nonmanifest is "holy" in the sense that it is whole [like the Eugnosis]. It is a Presence within cosmic energy. This "holiness" has existed since the foundation of the cosmos. It is present in the cyclical process of the universe. It is pure, active intelligence from which all that is manifest in the cosmos comes. It acts through an inwardness in consciousness. It enfolds information into the many levels of consciousness, into all of life. It is the Implicate Order which is the Ground of All Existence.

The Cosmic Pilgrim
Humanity is the pilgrim in this cosmic process. There are the evils of disorder (which causes suffering) and death. Bohm does not believe that there is disorder at the level of the non-human universality, rather it is at the level of humanity because of ignorance. Nature has allowed humanity the luxury to make mistakes, because humankind must have the "possibility of being creative. It is our fledgling ranking in this cosmic process that places us in these circumstances of choice and possible chaos.
Disorder, and its consequent suffering, will prevail as long as all the different elements (of any given system, whether a human body or human society) "chaotically grow independently of each other, don't work together."
Bohm is dispassionate about Life and Death. He uses the analogy of a live oak tree. Creation-dissolution-creation all coexist in that live oak tree. The "leaves are continually forming and some are dropping off at the same time, so that it looks as if it's a constant tree." Bohm continues, noting that "its from the nonmanifest that the tree is continually forming and into the nonmanifest that it is dying."
What of the evil of Ignorance? The ignorance of humanity, in Bohm's opinion, is a matter of closed mindedness. He considers it the "darkness in the human brain." It is a matter of the human ego closed to the Universal Mind, to the supreme intelligence who communicates through the mode of insight.
Insight is pure perception. Because of the low level of our ego development (manifested by our grandiosity, emotional fears and pressures, and ignorant worldviews), this insight is often deflected by a closed mind. The opposite of the closed mind is the openness to interiority. Human beings must look within in order to meet and scrutinize universal insight.
Unfolded creative intelligence originated in the depths of the generative order (the Implicate Order). In the free play of thought the creative intelligence responds to opposition and contradiction with new proposals. Every aspect of human experience, whether physical, mental, emotional or intellectual, can be profoundly affected by creative intelligence, wherever this is able to act. Through its action everything may take on a new meaning.
The consciousness of mankind is one and not truly divisible. Each person has a responsibility to achieve this and nothing else. There is no other way out. That is absolutely what has to be done and nothing else can work. Only through collective cooperation can man accrue the high degree of energy required to "reach the whole of the consciousness of mankind." Bohm believes that the individual is in total contact with the Implicate Order. The individual is part of the whole of mankind and can go beyond it."

Society, Health and Healing
"It is proposed that the widespread and pervasive distinctions between people (race, nation, family, profession, etc., etc.) which are now preventing mankind from working together for the common good, and indeed, even for survival, have one of the key factors of their origin in a kind of thought that treats things as inherently divided, disconnected, and "broken up" into yet smaller constituent parts. Each part is considered to be essentially independent and self-existent."
From David Bohms 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order'

The universal tendency to fragment the world into its parts and ignore the interconnectedness is responsible for problems in science, health, environment etc. We cant treat parts of our body and not ignore the whole. We can't deal with social problems (crime, poverty, drugs etc.) without addressing the whole society.
The mind and body continually interact and are too closely interwoven to be treated as independent entities.
Illness can be regarded as part of an unbroken whole process. Health ensures when our focus is toward a principle of relatedness and oneness and away from fragmentation and isolation.
Imagery and the unbroken wholeness of all things can affect changes in the body. Dossey feels instead of being separate fundamentally isolated biological units, we are dynamic processes that are no more analysable into parts than are electrons.
We are connected to forces that create sickness and health, to the beliefs of our society, to the attitudes of our friends, family, doctors, images and words we use to apprehend the universe.
When they saw the relationship of emotional outbursts with seizures that followed, epileptic children shown in videotapes became almost cured.
Man's response to placebo medication can be explained by the mind/boy's inability to distinguish between an imagined reality and a real one.
As every electron in some way contains the cosmos, every figure and cell may contain its own acupuncture microsystem. Iridology and reflexology, a massage that involves accessing all points of the body through stimulation of feet, may be implications of a holographic nature.

Notes from The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
If the universe is a "holodeck" [an environment in which occupants can call up and alter a holographic simulation of any reality they desire], all things that appear stable and eternal, from the laws of physics, to the substance of galaxies, would have to be viewed as reality fields, props in a giant mutually shared dream. All permanence would have to be looked at as illusory, and only consciousness would be eternal, the conciousness of the living universe.
Jahn thinks that only the reality created by the interactions of consciousness are real. There is no profit in modelling the abstraction of 'out there' if it can not be verified, and there is a world beyond the bubble of our perceptions.
The mechanism for the collective unconscious might be explained by the holographic model. All things and consciousnesses are interconnected. We are beings without borders, boundless. The consciousness of man is one. The world of objects is only a description but we entrap ourselves in a circle from which we rarely emerge.
As long as the formless breathtaking freedom of the beyond remain frightening, we will continue to dream a hologram for ourselves that is comfortably solid and well defined.
There is no reality above and beyond the integration of all consciousnesses, and the holographic universe can be sculpted in limitless ways by the mind.
We are only able to tap into information in the implicate order that is relevant to our memories. 'Personal resonance' limits the infinite variety of images available to our personal consciousness.
Psychiatrist David Shainburg takes Bohm's assertion that our thoughts are like vortices in a river (that know no boundaries) literally, saying that vortices of thought (ideas and opinions) become cemented in our consciousness, and cause us to become repetitious, create blockages in the creative flow of our consciousness, keep us from seeing our wholeness, and make us feel disconnected.
The remembered image of a thing (as in phantom limbs) can have as much impact on the senses as the thing itself.
Every action starts from an intention in the deeper, nonlocal implicate order from which our universe springs. The imagination is already the creation of the form; it has intention and the germs of all the movements needed to carry it out. It takes the creation through the subtler levels of the implicate order until it manifests in the explicate.

Mystical Holographic experience
If the mind is able to intercede in the implicate order (the holographic plate that gives birth to the hologram of the universe) any physics is possible.
Subtle information fields (holograms, auras) mould our bodies and matter
Reality is a frequency domain (interference patterns that compose the implicate order), and our brain is a lens that converts these frequencies into the objective world of appearances.
Mystical experience is the going back and forth between the "image-object" domain and the frequency domain, the human energy field beyond our normal perception.
The aura and healing forces required to manipulate its energies emerge from frequencies that transcend the need to be transmitted through space and time.
The human energy field exists everywhere and is non-local until it is plucked out of the frequency domain by human perception.
If as Bohm suggest, consciousness has its source in the implicate order, the mind and the holographic record of the past exist in the same domain. The past is active in the present as an implicate order. It is non-local and can be accessed from any location. The past may be just one more thing that is encoded in the frequency domain, a portion of the cosmic interference pattern that most of us edit out and only a few tune into and convert into hologram like images.
During a remote viewing experience, the mind appears to access a domain in which all points are infinitely connected in space and time.
If the future is a hologram whose every detail is already fixed, it means that we have no free will. We are puppets of destiny moving mindlessly through a script that has already been written.
In a holographic universe the mind participates with reality, and the innermost stuff of our psyches can register as synchronicities in the objective world. We are sculptors of our own fate.
Worldwide prayer and meditation is given validation in this case.
Access to holographic reality becomes experientially available when ones consciousness is freed from its dependence on the physical body. As long as one remains tied to sensory modalities, it can only be an intellectual construct.
Although consciousness (what thinks and perceives) appears to be localised in our heads, under the right circumstances it can detach and exist anywhere.
In a holographic universe, location is an illusion. Just as an image has no specific location on a holographic film, in a universe organised holographically objects possess no definite location. Even consciousness is non-local.
In a dream, everything is unfolding out of a deeper, more fundamental reality of the dreamer. When we are in the disembodied state, we drop our thought habits we remain a vibrational pattern of many interacting and resonating frequencies.
When the mind is in the higher frequencies of the near death dimensions, it continues to do what it does best, translate those frequencies into a world of appearances.
Thought forms combine to form patterns just as interference waves form patterns on a holographic plate.
In near death experiences thought is indistinguishable from light. One simultaneously comprehends the whole, and every part. There is no judgement except self-judgement, and a heightened awareness and lucidly honest in self-reflection.

Holographic Matrix
The superhologram is the matrix that has given birth to everything in our universe.
Because of the imaginal nature of the afterlife realm (a world that is created by imagination, but is ontologically no less real than physical reality) the Sufis concluded that imagination itself is a faculty of perception, and that one could use creative prayer (visualisation) to alter and reshape the fabric of one's destiny, that the afterlife realm is a generative matrix that gives birth to the universe. All physical things arise from this spiritual reality.

By meditating deep into the psyche one arrives in an inner world that "turns out to envelop that which was outer and visible". The spiritual realty is within us - the land of non where. Consciousness is everywhere and nowhere.
Death is like walking into your mind. We keep our attention here so as to be able to do things, but consciousness always stays in the unlimited depth beyond time and space, in the subtler realms of the implicate order.
Contact with eternity is in the present moment, but it is mediated by thought. It is a matter of attention.

Yoga gives the idea that subtler levels are accessed through a shift in consciousness.
Aurobindu says humans possess a mental screen that keep us from seeing beyond the veil of matter. Everything is comprised of different intensities of luminous vibrations. Consciousness is composed of vibrations and even matter is to some degree conscious. In the great and luminous kingdoms of the spirit all separateness is an illusion, and all things are ultimately interconnected and whole. As one descends from higher to lower levels of vibrational reality a progressive law of fragmentation takes over, that keeps us from experiencing the intensity of consciousness, joy love and delight for existence in the higher realms.
He was so convinced that any attempt to reduce the universe into absolute facts and unchangeable doctrine lead to distortion, that he was against religion, and emphasised that spirituality came from the universe within.
"we must not only cut asunder the snare of the mind and senses, but flee from the snare of the thinker, the theologian, the meshes of the word and the bondage of the idea.
All these are within, waiting to wall in the spirit, but we must go beyond, proceed from illumination to illumination. Nor must we attach ourselves to truths we hold most securely, for they are forms of the ineffable, who refuses to limit himself to any form of expression"

"The lesson of quantum is that matter can only achieve concrete existence in conjunction with the mind. If mind is pattern rather than substance, then it is capable of many different representations." Bohm says the implicate domain could equally well be called Idealism, spirit, consciousness. The separation of the two is an abstraction. The ground is always one.
The question is asked, "if a journeyer to the inner dimensions encounters a being of light, is that being a reality or just an allegorical phantasm. In a holographic universe all appearances are illusions, images constructed by the interaction of consciousness present, but based on something that is there. The universe appears in explicate form, but has its source in the ineffable, the implicate.
UFO's have been thought of as visitors from other dimensions or levels of reality.

Human consciousness began as a ripple that left the eternal ocean. Similarly Adam and Eve can be thought as having left their home in the implicate and forgot it was part of the cosmic wholeness. One is free to experience pleasures provided one realises one is a holographic projection of a higher order dimension.

The Buddhist nonvoid is the reality of visible objects. The void, like the implicate order, is the birthplace of all things in the universe, which pour out of it in a boundless flux. Only the void is real, and all forms are illusory, existing because of the unceasing flux between the two orders.
The void is subtle, indivisible, and free from distinguishing characteristics. Because it is a seamless reality it cannot be described in words.
But the nonvoid is also indescribable, being a totality in which consciousness and matter are indissoluble and whole. While the nonvoid contains an infinite complexity, paradoxically its indivisible aspect is always present. "In a universe thus composed, everything interpenetrates, and is interpenetrated by everything else; as with the void, so with the nonvoid -the part is the whole.
Milarepa (11th. Cent.) said we are unable to perceive the void directly is because our unconscious mind (inner consciousness) is too conditioned in its perception, and keeps us from seeing the "border between mind and matter" (frequency domain), causes us to form a body. In the invisible realms the illusory mind is the culprit, his disciples practice "perfect seeing and contemplation" to realise the "ultimate reality".

Brahman (pure consciousness) is formless but is the birthplace of all forms in visible reality, which appear out of it and then enfold into it in endless flux. The physical is brought into being through the veiling and projecting powers of consciousness. Because it is a second generation reality, a creation of veiled consciousness, it is transitory and unreal (Maya).
Nature is the illusion (Maya) and Brahman its maker. (Svetasvatara Upanishad)
Because everything unfolds out of the irreducible totality of Brahman, the world is a seamless whole. Maya keeps us from realising there is ultimately no such thing as separateness, "severs the united consciousness so that the object is seen as other than self, and then split into the multitudinous objects of the universe.
There is such objectivity so long as consciousness is veiled or contracted.
In the ultimate experience, the experiencer, the experience and experienced are undifferentiated.

According to Kabbalah tradition the universe is an illusory projection of transcendental aspects of God, but it is not nothingness, for every reflection of reality, even remote, broken up and transient, necessarily possesses something of its cause.
For aborigines, the source of the mind is in the Dreamtime. Humans normally believe that their consciousness in their bodies.
The Dogon of Sudan say "to draw up and then return what one had drawn - that is the life of the world", illustrating their belief that the physical is perpetually flowing out of and streaming back into this more primary aspect of existence.
Probably the central concept of Shamanism is the notion that underlying all visible forms, animate and inanimate, there exists a vital essence from which they emerge and by which they are nurtured, and to which everything returns.
Blake interprets the Sufi saying: "the macrocosm is the microcosm" as "seeing the world in a grain of sand".
Anaximenes, Pythagorus, Heraclitus, Plato, Philo and Maimonides all embraced this idea.
Hermes Trismegistus said "the without is like the within of things; the small is like the large". Medieval alchemists distilled the sentiment into the motto "As above, so below".
Visvasara Tantra states "What is here is elsewhere".
In Black Elk's "Great Vision" says he "saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw, for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together as one being".
Empedocles wrote that "God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and its circumference is nowhere. Avatamsaka Sutra likens the universe to pearls hung over the palace of the god Indra "so arranged that if you look at one pearl, you see all the others reflected in it.

Swedenborg saw a wave substance around people, and in it a persons thoughts were visible as images he called "portrayals". He saw "solid concepts of thought as though they were surrounded by a kind of wave. But nothing reaches human sensation except what's in the middle and seems solid."
When he "thought of someone he knew, his image appeared as he looked, but all around, like something flowing in waves, was everything he had known and thought about him from boyhood." The energy field may be the body's version of the implicate order.
Tiller suggests the universe started as a subtle energy field, a divine pattern or idea that influenced less subtle levels of the cosmic energy field which became dense and material

Swedenborg describes angel telepathic communication as a picture language so dense that each image contains a thousand ideas.
He said, although humans appear to be separate we are connected in a cosmic unity.
Each of us is a heaven in miniature and every person, even the physical universe is a microcosm of the divine reality.
He believed that the underlying visible reality was a wave substance, that our universe was constantly created and sustained by two wavelike flows, one from heaven and one coming from our own soul. "We are constituted by the intersection of two flows, - one direct from the divine and one indirect, from the divine via our environment. We can view ourselves as interference patterns because the inflow is a wave phenomenon, and we are where the waves meet.
He also believed that despite its ghost like ephemeral qualities, heaven is actually a more fundamental level of reality than the physical world
It is the archetypal source from which earthly forms originate and return (similar to the implicate order).

Holophonic Sound
Zuccarelli found that ears emit sound. These are the audio equivalent of the reference laser used to create a holographic image, so he used them as a basis for a new recording technique that reproduces sounds more realistic and 3-D than stereo an effect which is maintained even through only one side of a headphone.

In a universe in which the consciousness of a physicist affects the reality of subatomic particles, the attitude of a doctor affects whether or not a placebo works, the mind of an experimenter affects the way a machine operates, and the imaginal can spill over into physical reality, we can no longer pretend that we are separate from that which we are studying. In a universe in which all things are part of a seamless continuum, strict objectivity ceases to be possible.
all things in the universe are infinitely interconnected in a seamless web . Time and space are no longer fundamentals. nothing is separate from anything else. Past, present, and future all exist simultaneously.
The central underlying theme of Bohm's theory is the "unbroken wholeness of the totality of existence as an undivided flowing movement without borders."

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