Is our reality real?

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Most people have dwelled on the question about the meaning of life. Where do we come from? Where do we go? What is the meaning of life? How do I expand my consciousness in order to access higher dimensional orders? Are we simply biological machines with no purpose and no meaning? Or are we ultimately spiritual beings gathering physical experience in order to evolve into higher dimensional orders?

The quantum mind or quantum consciousness is a group of hypotheses proposing that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness. It posits that quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function and could explain consciousness.

Eugene Wigner proposed that the wave function collapses due to its interaction with consciousness. Victor Stenger characterized quantum consciousness as a "myth" having "no scientific basis" that "should take its place along with gods, unicorns and dragons. As always, scientists are as divided as heaven and earth. What to believe?

Ultimately when a physicist looks at matter, the truth is that he sees almost only emptiness with a few exceptions. David Bohm suggested that both quantum theory and relativity pointed to this deeper theory, which he formulated as a quantum field theory. As such matter offers few solutions to the question about how consciousness arise.

Unquestionable, there is a missing link between physics and neuro-science. Sir Roger Penrose who came up with the Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch-OR) theory, together with anaesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, has said that;

'I'm not saying that consciousness is beyond physics, either—although I'm saying that it's beyond the physics we know now.'

World famous Mathematical Physicist, Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, England.

The American mathematical physicist Henry Stapp, claim that quantum waves are reduced when they interact with consciousness. This is interesting because it is like waves on the big sea. Some waves nullify each other, whilst other double in size.

My experience is that consciousness is absolutely present within humans before birth. Often it seems to establish itself in the unborn baby by the time all the organs a full formed. That is roughly three months.

Photography: Lennart Nilsson, Sweden

The truth after all is that we are made up of more than 99% emptiness if we consider atoms and their relationship to electrons. Are we in fact approaching a world where we are made up of string theory?

Just like the waves on the sea, the wast emptiness of our Universe is made up of strings (waves) that propagates through space and interact with each other. Because String theory potentially provides a unified description of gravity and particle physics,it is also a candidate for a theory of everything. In fact string theory is related to quantum field theory. Perhaps they are all one?

Is it then possible that my English patient who became a Master of understanding physics when in an altered state of consciousness, was right? That there is an infinite number of Universes? That a souls can be at many places simultaneously. That consciousness needs to be non-physical but that it takes on physical forms to experience itself.

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Hamilton Waikato New Zealand

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