Quarks in an atom; molecules in a liquid; proteins in a cell; cells in an organism; neurons in a brain; people in a city; grains of sand in a dune; snowflakes in an avalanche; stars in a galaxy: when the many parts of a system interact, behaviors appear in the whole system that weren’t present in the parts themselves. These surprising “emergent” behaviors are what our universe appears to be made of, from the Big Bang, to the unfathomable complexity of Life, to the unimaginable future yet to come.
Biology isn’t applied chemistry. Psychology isn’t applied biology. Every scale, every level of abstraction brings its own universe of phenomena, complexity, questions, hypotheses, exploration and experimentation. The whole is not only greater than the sum of its parts, it is fundamentally different. Analysis and reductionism can only provide limited insights, but never capture the essence of the indescribable. ~ SAND(more…)
E=MC2: Einstein proved Energy = Mass and Mass = Energy. That is why we were able to explode the first atomic bomb but it also means that since we are composed of atoms, “we” are also energy. Energy vibrates. It has certain properties. It vibrates at certain frequencies. It attracts and repels other wave forms based on frequency. Waveforms can piggy back other waveforms. These piggybacks can cause distortions giving the waveform a certain IQ which can be infinite in variety.
All this is necessary in understanding how our psychic anatomy functions. Our psychic anatomy is the spiritual counterpart of our physical, and just like the atoms in our body is composed of energy the psychic anatomy is composed of energy too. This energy body exists at a higher frequency level then the physical body and is as yet undetermined by science since scientists have yet to develop the scientific instrumentation to detect it with perhaps some exceptions like Kirlian photography which can detect some emanations of the aura.(more…)
Through the ages it has been known that the pineal is the interface between the higher dimensions and the physical realm. It can be said then to be the gateway between the ego personality, brain and the Divine Mind. It has been termed by metaphysicians such as Descartes and Edgar Cayce as being the ‘Seat of the Soul’. In a very real manner of speaking, the Pineal Gland is a ‘Bio-Stargate’. It is a bridge from physical to non-physical, from duality to higher dimension. It is extremely complex, and is the screen from 3d brain to Infinite Mind.
What Is The Pineal Gland?
The pineal gland is one of the most wondrous parts of our physical bodies. It is also called the epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium or the “Third Eye.” It is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces serotonin and melatonin, hormones that affect mood and modulate our wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name in Latin, pinea, which means “pine cone”), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.
Even though this gland is hidden deep inside the brain and is only the size of a pea, it has been an almost fanatical obsession of masters, mystery schools and religions throughout the ages. It was prominent in the writings of Pythagoras, Plato, and Iamblichus, as well as in Egyptian, Tibetan and Roman Catholic Church. It is even mentioned by the Founding Fathers of the USA.(more…)
The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our brain creates neural structures with up to eleven dimensions when it processes information. Essentially, you will a multiverse in and out of existence when you think. The researchers “found a world that we had never imagined,” said Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, which made the discovery.
The goal of the Blue Brain Project, which is based in Switzerland, is to digitally create a “biologically detailed” simulation of the human brain. By creating digital brains with an “unprecedented” level of biological information, the scientists aim to advance our understanding of the incredibly intricate human brain, which has about 86 billion neurons.
To get a clearer vision of how such an immense network operates to form our thoughts and actions, the scientists employed supercomputers and a peculiar branch of math. The team based its current research on the digital model of the neocortex that it finished in 2015. They probed the way this digital neocortex responded by using the mathematical system of algebraic topology. It allowed themto determine that our brain constantly creates very intricate multi-dimensional geometrical shapes and spaces that look like “sandcastles”.
The following paragraphs are intended as the shortest possible synopsis of the factors involved. The supporting data and reasoning are extensive and can be found in the various publications of Borderland Science Research.
The aeroforms (flying discs, “saucers”, and UFOs) are best understood with respect to their origin and nature as being EMERGENTS: that is, they emerge onto our plane of perception from a space time frame of reference which is different from ours. This process may also be described as a conversion of energy and a change of vibratory rates.
That this is so, is obviously suggested by the phenomena themselves; since physical matter, as we know it, could not withstand the speed, temperature, and strain imposed by the observed operations of the discs and other forms. This does not conflict with the apparent composition of the ‘landed’ discs.
When the energy conversion takes place, the aeroform becomes visible and tangible. It appears to be and definitely is what we call solid substance, and so remains until the vibratory rate is again converted. The “steel” of the landed disc is an etheric steel and its copper is etheric copper – since the prototypes of all our metals exist in etheric matter; nevertheless chemical analysis has shown certain radical differences. The conversion process amounts to materialization and dematerialization (“mat and demat”). “Demat” on our plane of perception would be “mat” for any consciousness functioning on the etheric level, and vice versa.(more…)
One of the mysteries in the science of biology today is how a living entity acquires its form. It is considered that the DNA will eventually reveal this missing information, and as we shall see this is both correct and incorrect depending on the context. In fact, the information in the DNA strands is so complex that we sometimes refer to such systems as random. However, what we shall be mainly concerned with here is specifically how the geometry of a living organism takes action.
A full description of even some of the subsidiary concepts involved here is not possible since we are considering processes which generalize to all fundamental systems of mind, life, and the universe; for example, how minds communicate verbally (from concepts), how physical mobility is achieved in musculature system, and even how advanced extraterrestrial propulsion systems work (which are based on nature’s universal processes).
This information is not being presented in a form suitable for the orthodox scientist since there will not be the space to justify the concepts; it will be assumed the reader already has some familiarity, such as with the nature of the vortex.(more…)
When scientists talk about the universe, more often than not they are actually referring to the observable universe.
The observable universe is everything that astronomers can see through light that has travelled to Earth over the last 13.8billion years – the Big Bang and the dawn of time as we know it.
By that reasoning, you would think that the observable universe is 13.8bn light-years either way, so almost 28bn light-years wide.
However, space is always expanding and astronomers actually put the observable universe at somewhere around 92bn light-years.
But let’s start on a smaller scale.
The Earth has a diameter of 12,742 km – which, if you were to travel the entire diameter of our planet, then it would be the longest distance you will ever travel – providing there are no astronauts reading this.
The closest thing to Earth is the Moon, which is approximately 384,400 km – in between these celestial bodies you could fit every planet in our Solar System.
Already that number seems huge, but the distance between the Sun and Neptune – the most outer planet in our Solar System – is 4.498bn kilometres.
So, if you could somehow manage to get all of the planets in one picture, the Earth would be roughly the size of a microscopic virus in relation to the Solar System.
Then, our solar system would not even register if you were to get a snap shot of the galaxy that we are in, the Milky Way – which is around 950,000,000,000,000,000 kilometres wide.
The Milky Way alone is so vast that it would take around four years for light from the nearest star, not including the Sun, to reach us and around 100,000 years for light from the edge of our galaxy to arrive at Earth.
When you consider that light travels at 299,792 kilometres per SECOND you begin to get a feel for how big the universe is.
Additionally, the Milky Way is not unique in its size.
Astronomers predict that there are around two trillion galaxies in the observable universe.
To fit two trillion galaxies in the observable universe it would need to be pretty big, which brings us back to the start.
The observable universe is 92bn light-years wide, with a light-year being the distance light takes to travel in, you guessed it, a year – which is about 10 trillion kilometres.
In terms of a distance that we can slightly fathom, 92bn light-years is roughly 440 sextillion kilometres.
That as a number is 440,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilometres.
If it takes the average person an hour to walk five kilometres, it would take 88,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 hours to walk across the entire observable universe – The Milky Way is 950,000,000,000,000,000 kilometres wide.
However, as our brains are not capable of fathoming that distance, there is something about it which makes it seem as if it is not that great.
Astronomer Royal Martin Rees likened it to a chimpanzee trying to understand Albert Einstein’s theories.
He once said: “Some aspects of reality – a unified theory of physics or a full understanding of consciousness – might elude us simply because they’re beyond human brains, just as surely as Einstein’s ideas would baffle a chimpanzee.”
And that is just the observable universe – what we are able to see.
Beyond that is unknown.
Experts believe that the universe is probably infinite and does not have an edge, making all of these numbers seem even more insignificant.
As most readers probably know, the vast majority of our DNA “text” is not used in the coding of proteins and enzymes—it is non-coding—and scientists generally don’t have any idea what its purpose is. Thus, in their infinite wisdom, they initially dubbed it “junk DNA”. How much of our DNA is junk? About 95–98 per cent—rather a lot of waste for Nature to hang onto, I think you will agree (some scientific estimates go as high as 99 per cent). Since it is not responsible for constructing our basic physical form, its purpose has remained mysterious to conventional mindsets until very recently. We now know that a large portion of that “junk” DNA is made up of mobile genetic elements (transposons and retrotransposons) or “jumping DNA”, which can rewrite and activate—or deactivate—certain genetic codes. Jumping DNA reportedly makes up as much as half of the total DNA nucleotides.
Another major portion of the non-protein-coding regions of the genome is comprised of variable-number, tandemly repeating sequences known as “satellite DNA”. Microbiologist William Brown believes that through specific conformational arrangements, satellite DNA interfaces with the so-called “morphic field”; various conformations have specific resonances with the morphic field and can therefore tune into different information programs. Since satellite DNA is very specific to each person, each of us tunes into a distinct and unique morphogenetic pattern.(more…)
When you hear about ghosts, spirits, and other supernatural phenomena, it’s easy to take them as nothing more than tall tales. But every so often you’re faced with evidence that causes you to question everything.
In the early 1900s, electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla supposedly created a “crystal radio” that could channel the spirit realm. While many people cried foul and claimed his invention was bogus, one man recently recreated the very same device… and the results were absolutely spectacular.
This man decided to build the same spooky spirit radio that was originally constructed by inventor and experimental physicist Nikola Tesla.
For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy’s nearest galactic neighbors: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). “There were hints that this magnetic field might exist, but no one had observed it until now,” says Jane Kaczmarek, at the University of Sydney, and lead author of the paper describing the finding.
“Not only are entire galaxies magnetic, but the faint delicate threads joining galaxies are magnetic, too,” said Bryan Gaensler, Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto, and a co-author on the paper. “Everywhere we look in the sky, we find magnetism.”
“In general, we don’t know how such vast magnetic fields are generated, nor how these large-scale magnetic fields affect galaxy formation and evolution,” says Kaczmarek. “The LMC and SMC are our nearest neighbours, so understanding how they evolve may help us understand how our Milky Way Galaxy will evolve. Understanding the role that magnetic fields play in the evolution of galaxies and their environment is a fundamental question in astronomy that remains to be answered.” (more…)
Although it takes place outside the headlines, even those that deal with science, a heated debate is occurring about mind and matter. On one side is a camp of so-called physicalists, formerly known as materialists, who hold fast to the assumption that any and all phenomena in nature can be reduced to physical processes, namely the forces and the interaction between objects (atoms, subatomic or elementary particles, etc.) — these are the building blocks of the universe. On the other side is no single camp but a mixed assortment of skeptics who hold that at least one natural phenomenon–the human mind–cannot be explained physically through such methods.
When one explanation (the physicalist) is supported by the weight of highly successful theories in physics, biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience, and the other side has no accepted theory on its side, the debate seems totally unequal. But in David versus Goliath battles, be careful of rooting for Goliath. The possibility of a science of consciousness, which would involve a thorough explanation of mind and how it relates to matter, can’t begin until the obstacles in its path are removed and old accepted assumptions are overturned.
That has already begun, on all fronts. In physics, the essential problem of how something came out of nothing (i.e., the big bang coming out of the quantum vacuum state) stymies cosmologists, while at the microscopic level the same mystery, this time involving subatomic particles, emerging from the virtual state, is equally baffling. In biology the prevailing Darwinism cannot explain the quantum leap made, with astonishing rapidity, by Homo sapiens in terms of reasoning, creativity, language, our use of concepts as opposed to instincts, tool-making, and racial characteristics. We are the offspring of the newest part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, and yet there is no causal connection between its evolution and the primal Darwinian need to survive. This is evident by the survival of a hundred primate species lacking a higher brain, reasoning, tool-making, concepts, etc. Finally, in neuroscience and biochemistry, there is zero connection between nerve cells, and their chemical components, and mind. Unless someone can locate the point in time when molecules learned to think, the current assumption that the brain is doing the thinking has no solid footing.(more…)
Until we have a sensible theory that can explain the natural spiral shape of galaxies without invoking unseen matter and strange forces, we have no right to claim we have the ability to deduce a “theory of everything.”
It has been said that the human talent for self-delusion is our most highly developed faculty. The very notion that some scientists are within grasp of a “theory of everything” is a fantasy on a par with the flat Earth theory. It is not possible to have a theory of everything until we know everything about the universe.
Physics’ greatest endeavour has ground to a halt. We are in “a period of utter confusion”, says Nobel laureate David Gross. That is worrying because the topic is central to finding a “theory of everything” that will describe every force and particle in nature.
Einstein’s relativity, which reigned supreme for a century, is a flawed basis for such a theory. Although it deals with gravity, it tells us nothing else about the nature and interactions of matter. Crucially, general relativity is incompatible with quantum theory. Since the 1960s, theorists have struggled to solve this problem, so far to no avail. And the trouble is we have nothing to put in relativity’s place.(more…)
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the towering scientific and technological achievements of our age, and it has deepened our capacity for observation and discovery beyond measure. The documentary Hubble: Universe in Motion probes the revelations brought forth from this breathtaking invention, and celebrates its role in forever altering our understanding of the universe.
First launched into orbit in April of 1990, the Hubble telescope remains in operation to this day. It’s captured a series of beautiful and fascinating details which may hold the key to comprehending the mysteries of an evolving galaxy. Reaching depths and realms of space never before documented or even imagined, the Hubble has enabled top astronomers tremendous insights into the history and functions of solar systems, black holes, exploding stars, planets and even the possibility of inter-galactic life.
Hubble: Universe in Motion summarizes several of the most profound discoveries made possible by the Hubble. For example, the telescope has successfully traced the violent process of star formation, and offered clues relating to the course of each star’s entire life span. Armed with this knowledge, scientists can reasonably predict the future of our own Sun. In another segment of the film, we learn how the unparalleled resolution of Hubble telescope imagery has allowed astronomers the ability to pinpoint characteristics of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies in greater detail than ever before. They’ve also uncovered the existence of massive black holes residing in the center of the most active galaxies in the universe, examined the most obscure blemishes on Pluto’s surface, and basked in the awe-inspiring intricacies of Saturn’s majestic rings.(more…)
In the new physics and in the new field of cosmometry,1 it is the fundamental pattern that results in the motion (Bohm’s holomovement) from which all is created. Everything starts with the point of infinite potential. The tetrahedron at the point gives birth to the cuboctahedron (Vector Equilibrium); its motion and structure result in the creation of the torus structure. The torus structure is self-referencing on a moment by moment basis since all must pass through the center. But isn’t self-referencing the basis for consciousness? It is said that all of creation has awareness, but at different levels. We know plants are aware of threats and of death to other living creatures by the work of Cleve Backster. We know we influence random number generators from the PEAR studies at Princeton. We know baby chicks will influence the movement of robots programed to do a random walk from the work of Rene Peoc’h. Quantum physics has embraced geometry with the work in the equations which explain the Feynman diagrams where particles come in and out of existence; those equations form a structure called the Amplituhedron — which is a quarter of a star tetrahedron.
We also know that the tetrahedron can form the star tetrahedron and that each point of the star tetrahedron can form its own star tetrahedron, which can go on infinitely. That is, there is infinity in the finite. As in the fractal and holographic universe, each point or tetrahedron is connected to every other point. If each point has awareness due to formation of the torus, then Hermes teaching of “As above, as below” has meaning in the torus structure.If the torus is the fundamental unit of self-reference, is that the fundamental unit from which consciousness arises? The torus or double torus appears to be fundamental to all of creation — from galaxies to planets to atoms to photons. (more…)