"Concepts which have proved useful for ordering things easily assume so
great an authority over us, that we forget their terrestrial origin and
accept them as unalterable facts. They then become labeled as 'conceptual
necessities,' etc. The road of scientific progress is frequently blocked for
long periods by such errors." - Einstein
The Holographic Universe Paradigm
Thanks to modern advances in Neuro-science and
Neuro-surgery and the stimulating ideas of Julian Jaynes—The Origin
of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind—and others,
we have the underpinnings of a paradigm that can explain many aspects of
the human experience both current and ancient that have hitherto been
relatively untouched by seminal explanation.
The paradigm starts with the realization that we
have two brain-minds seated in the bicameral structure inside our
craniums and that these are probably the seat of two different kinds of
consciousness. One of these is obviously the seat of self-consciousness,
and it is proposed here that the other was designed to be the seat of a
Thanks again to modern advances in science and
technology and the powerful Holographic Universe paradigm of reality
proposed by eminent physicist David Bohm and the equally eminent neuro-surgeon
Carl Pribram, we have the other half of what can be combined with the
Bicameral Mind paradigm to give a really powerful way to open new
possibilities of explanation and understanding.
Here is some of what has been written in A holographic World
by Marilyn Ferguson about Pribram, Bohm and the paradigm:
Pribram saw the hologram as an exciting model for how the brain
might store memory. If memory is distributed rather than localized,
perhaps it is holographic. Maybe the brain deals in interactions,
interpreting bio-electric frequencies throughout the brain.
In 1966 he published his first paper proposing a connection. Over
the next several years he and other researchers uncovered what
appeared to be the brain's calculative strategies for knowing, for
sensing. It appears that in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and so
on, the brain performs complex calculations on the frequencies of
the data it receives. Hardness or redness or the smell of ammonia
are only frequencies when the brain encounters them. These
mathematical processes have little common-sense relationship to the
real world as we perceive it.
Neuro-anatomist Paul Pietsch said, "The abstract principles of
the hologram may explain the brain's most elusive properties." The
diffuse hologram makes no more common sense than the brain. The
whole code exists at every point in the medium. "Stored mind is not
a thing. It is abstract relationships.... In the sense of
ratios, angles, square roots, mind is a mathematics. No wonder it's
hard to fathom."
Pribram suggested that the intricate mathematics might be
performed via slow waves known to move along a network of fine
fibers on the nerve cells. The brain may decode its stored memory
traces the way a projected hologram decodes or de-blurs its original
image. The extraordinary efficiency of the holographic principle
makes it attractive, too. Because the pattern on a holographic plate
has no space-time dimension, billions of bits of information can be
stored in a tiny space—just as billions of bits are obviously
stored in the brain.
But in 1970 or 1971, a distressing and ultimate question began
troubling Pribram. If the brain indeed knows by putting together
holograms—by mathematically transforming frequencies from "out
there" —who in the brain is interpreting the holograms?
This is an old and nagging question. Philosophers since the
Greeks have speculated about the "ghost in the machine," the "little
man inside the little man" and so on. Where is the I—the entity
that uses the brain?
Who does the actual knowing? Or, as Saint Francis of Assisi once
put it, "What we are looking for is what is looking."
Lecturing one night at a symposium in Minnesota, Pribram mused
that the answer might lie in the realm of gestalt psychology, a
theory that maintains that what we perceive "out there" is the same
as—isomorphic with —brain processes.
Suddenly he blurted out, "Maybe the world is a hologram!"
He stopped, a little taken aback by the implications of what he
had said. Were the members of the audience
holograms—representations of frequencies, interpreted by his brain
and by one another's brains? If the nature of reality is itself
holographic, and the brain operates holographically, then the
world is indeed, as the Eastern religions have said, maya: a
magic show. Its concreteness is an illusion.
Soon afterward he spent a week with his son, a physicist,
discussing his ideas and searching for possible answers in physics.
His son mentioned that David Bohm, a protege of Einstein, had been
thinking along similar lines. A few days later, Pribram read copies
of Bohm's key papers urging a new order in physics. Pribram was
electrified. Bohm was describing a holographic universe.
What appears to be a stable, tangible, visible, audible world,
said Bohm, is an illusion. It is dynamic and kaleidoscopic—not
really "there". What we normally see is the explicate, or un-folded,
order of things, rather like watching a movie. But there is an
underlying order that is father to this second-generation reality.
He called the other order implicate, or enfolded. The enfolded order
harbors our reality, much as the DNA in the nucleus of the cell
harbors potential life and directs the nature of its unfolding.
In the holographic model the implicate or non-manifest realm of reality is
considered to be like a hologram that, as in holography, can be created
by two beams of coherent light, one being a reference beam and the other
an object beam with the real data or patterns. In holography, after the hologram
is created it takes only one beam of coherent light to activate the
three dimensional projection of explicate or manifest reality. Despite
interesting aspects of manifest reality to which scientists apply the
label, time is really the irreversible and inviolate sequential series of all
observable events. This paradigm proposes that every human being shares a co-creational role
in creating the future with the Unified Collective Mind. This is not so
far-fetched, in that if we are not fatalists, we all believe our
volitional aspects of choice, will, decision, purpose etc., all
affect/effect the future.
(Scientists) used to talk of the "spiritual" values as shadowy
and unsubstantial, and the physical as solid and "real" and
reliable. They are beginning to see that the opposite may well be
true. We can certainly see evidence of the universal destructibility
of matter: perhaps it is after all true that "reality" lies in
another realm altogether, and that its values are not unsubstantial
after all. -
Phillips, J. B., Your God is too Small, MacMillan Publishing Co.,
New York, NY 10022 p. 67.
Events would be fostered sequentially
and jointly by the purpose, values, and intentions of the Unified
Collective Mind out at the leading point of the future
creation zone before they are activated and experienced at the
present. Once activated the implicate realm then becomes a complete
and perfect record of all past time/reality.
In this paradigm, it is our universe to create
jointly what we will without
negating what has already been created, but we as psychologically
disturbed human beings are
currently creating a very flawed reality without even being aware of
what we are doing or are capable of doing. Since the purpose/values of Mankind
are not in unity (non-coherent), the implicate reality in the creation
zone is formed distorted, flawed or non-ideal. Inherent in this model is the
understanding that the problems with experienced reality lie in the implicate realm
that is created before the explicate realm gets projected; therefore the
problems cannot be solved IN the explicate or manifest realm but must be
solved IN the implicate realm FROM the explicate realm before it is
activated or manifested. In plain language, our spiritual problems on
the most fundamental level of belief must solved.
Visualize a horizontal line representing the
implicate realm now with a point on it thusly:
The asterisk is the point of the present. To the
right of the asterisk is the future creation zone. In the relatively
short future zone events are already being created and "set" before they
are experienced in the present.
In the model, the Unified Collective Mind reference beam
of unfallen humans is already coherent.
The Unified Collective Mind humans would be in the explicate realm, and any
empowered intelligence would, of course, have complete access to the entire
implicate realm. Beyond the leading point point of creation,
events do not yet exist and there is nothing to access or "know." It is
possible that the creation time zone represents a safety margin and that
the original intelligence actively works to keep reality together, i.e.,
from completely disintegrating into chaos. It is also possible that the
length of the future time creation zone would be shortened as the point
of continual creation & the present come into alignment as the "object"
beam of Mankind comes into coherence.
The future time creation zone may
disappear with all of reality becoming orderly yet completely fresh and
spontaneous as the need for a safety margin is eliminated.
It is quite probable that our second brain-minds under special circumstances also
have limited access to the past, present and future implicate realm,
which would explain so-called extrasensory phenomena such as deja vu,
clairvoyance, precognition, etc. It is fathomable that some individual
minds can minimally but consciously modify the very near-term future
time creation zone, explaining phenomena such as telekinesis, stigmata,
The holographic paradigm has vast potential to explain by analogy para-normal
phenomena without resorting to direct intervention by "God" or "Demons."
In this paradigm the Unified Collective Mind cannot totally control all of
reality or the creation of reality without the co-operation of the entirety of
Humankind, including those that are fallen. The restoration of this complete collective
consciousness would begin with the "seed crystal" of a relatively small
complement of committed individuals who have come into unity of paradigm, purpose
and values (there is no other meaningful kind of unity or coherence and
this would be ideal under any humanely defensible paradigm or circumstances).
Although some or most of this may seem to be wild
speculation or conjecture, I have what I believe is the best possible
evidence that at least the above restoration of coherence and collective
consciousness is possible and within our reach.
Written by the ultimate humanist who will willingly accept
only supremacy through equality under any circumstances.