3.17.2009

Where Quantum Physics and Metaphysics Meet

I'm fascinated by the way that the quantum sciences—Quantum Physics and Quantum Mechanics—are coming into agreement with what channeled entities have been saying about the nature of reality, namely that everything is energy and that we shape that energy with our thoughts.

Einstein, in his work with mass and energy, discovered that everything is energy, and that energy and matter are interchangeable. Quantum Physics goes further, indicating that nothing is fixed and everything is in a state of potential. It postulates that our thoughts influence energy. That indeed we are Creators, that we shape, form, and mold the energy of our thoughts into the energy of our reality.

Theoretical Physicists and others from Newton to Einstein, and today’s physicists including David Deutsch, John Hagelin, Fred Alan Wolf, Amit Goswami, Stephen Hawking, and scientist Gregg Braden among others, are acknowledged leaders in this area.

One of my favorites is Stephen Hawking, not just because of his search to find answers to seemingly unanswerable questions inside of science, but to do so despite of his personal struggles with his physical being. He continues to attempt to prove his theories despite what would have easily stopped many. He asks:
Where do we come from? How did the universe begin? Why is the universe the way it is? How will it end?

All my life, I have been fascinated by the big questions that face us, and have tried to find scientific answers to them. If, like me, you have looked at the stars, and tried to make sense of what you see, you too have started to wonder what makes the universe exist. The questions are clear, and deceptively simple. But the answers have always seemed well beyond our reach. Until now.

The ideas which had grown over two thousand years of observation have had to be radically revised. In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. And our galaxy itself is just one of billions of galaxies, in a universe that is infinite and expanding. But this is far from the end of a long history of inquiry. Huge questions remain to be answered, before we can hope to have a complete picture of the universe we live in.

I want you to share my excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see."
I agree, Professor Hawking, I agree. It’s just that my search is through the non-physical science of Metaphysics, while yours is through the more physical sciences of measurement and observation. You observe with mind and instrument, I observe with the less easily defined non-physical senses. Each is equally valid, and equally worth pursuing. Perhaps that’s the most amazing discovery of all.

In other words, both Quantum Physics/Mechanics and Metaphysics attempt to answer the question “what is the nature of reality”. One does it with hard science, the other with esoteric science. The thing that’s so exciting to me is how much in agreement the two are becoming. Both agree that the Universe is made up of energy, and that our thoughts mold that energy into the reality that we perceive. That’s pretty exciting stuff!

About Stephen Hawking

From his section of the PBS website Stephen Hawking’s Universe here is a little bit about this amazing human, if you aren’t familiar with who he is:
The British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-) has devoted much of his life to probing the space-time described by general relativity and the singularities where it breaks down. And he’s done most of this work while confined to a wheelchair, brought on by the progressive neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Hawking is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, a post once held by Isaac Newton. 


      
In the late 1960s, Hawking proved that if general relativity is true and the universe is expanding, a singularity must have occurred at the birth of the universe. In 1974 he first recognized a truly remarkable property of black holes, objects from which nothing was supposed to be able to escape. By taking into account quantum mechanics, he was able to show that black holes can radiate energy as particles are created in their vicinity. But perhaps his most impressive feat was writing the international bestseller A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME. The book spent more than four years on the London Sunday Times bestseller list—the longest run for any book in history.
To read more about this amazing man, visit his official website.

For a general (but lengthy) explanation of quantum physics I suggest What is Quantum Physics.

For a wholly entertaining look at Quantum Physics and it's connection to metaphysics try Quantum Physics. In the author's own words "Once you accept the paradox that unrealized probabilities have a tangible existence, almost anything becomes possible." I can't wait until the concepts that make his head explode become real. *grin*

Phishna added this link to information on Fractal Time. Interesting work you've done, with some amazing results. Thanks for contributing!

2 comments:

phishna said...

Fractal Time Theory here:

http://fractaltime.blogspot.com/

Kathelena said...

Great stuff. Thanks phishna!