A look at current scientific explorations of a grand unification theory, Holofractographic model, explaining the supernatural, a theory of consciousness, meditation and world peace.
Throughout the ages great minds have dreamt about a Grand Unification Theory that could unite all branches of science under a common tree, with a complete understanding of the physics of our universe we can eliminate unnecessary complexities across the sciences, fusing them into a coherent body of knowledge.
Many people and some famous scientists have worked / are working on a grand unification theory, these include Albert Einstein, Abdus Salam, Steven Weinberg, Sheldon Glashow, Howard Georgi, Dr. John Hagelin, Nassim Haramein, Walter Russell, Christoph Schiller, David Wilcock, Michael Talbot, Dan Winter and many more. To date a grand unification theory is still open for debate, according to wikipedia “there is still no hard evidence that nature is described by a Grand Unified Theory” and “Gravity has yet to be successfully included in a theory of everything.”
But I got curious about what scientists were currently talking about, and one of the theories called the Holofractographic model is fascinating. First it suggests that instead of viewing biological life and consciousness as randomly evolved phenomena, we may consider that they too are the direct result of the geometry of space-time.
The theory proposes that the universe is a 3D holographic fractal going inifinitely both ways (as fractals do) – both expanding and contracting, and in perfect equilibrium. Our observable universe is the interiour of a big black hole (a singularity) which is also apparently shown in Karl Schwartschilds solution to the Einstein field equations. The Universe is a repeticious fractal / ‘crystallic’. It exists in the exact same way from the scale of the ethereal / material vacuum to what we see as solar systems, galaxies, the whole universe itself. We humans are scaled fractals / ‘crystallics’ and we are connected to every fractal / ‘crystallic’ in existence. This can have profound implications on how we live, interact with the world, each other and our environment. In addition to the resources below you can also look up terms like fundamental geometry, torus, golden ratio and the Phi Ratio.
There are several sources out there for more information about the grand unification theory and related topics:
Walter Russell http://www.philosophy.org/
http://theresonanceproject.org/ (here are some of the latest scientific papers under peer review)
Christoph Schiller’s Motion Mountain http://www.motionmountain.net/
Dan Winter http://www.goldenmean.info/ and http://www.soulsofdistortion.nl
http://divinecosmos.com by David Wilcock, several books have been written on this topic and related ones.
http://permanentpeace.org/theory/index.html (Vedic science of consciousness, Dr. John Hagelin)
I actually preferred watching some videos on you tube because it is easier to understand when someone is explaining. If you have any specific resources you would like to share or add to this article please contact me.
Field theory of consciousness
According to Dr. Hagelin and his colleagues, “to understand consciousness as a field, one need only assume that it operates like every other aspect of nature.”
If consciousness is like every other aspect of nature—like gravity, like electromagnetism, like the nuclear forces and the subatomic “particles”— then it is at basis an unbounded, nonmaterial field.
Is it then possible that consciousness an “ocean” of awareness or intelligence everywhere available, with waves that radiate throughout society?
Consciousness is usually defined as The state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings, the state of being conscious; awareness of one’s ownexistence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc., the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of people, awareness of something for what it is; internal knowledge.
There are ancient teachings that talk about consciousness as a field, for example the Vedic understanding which comes from The Vedas, the main scriptural texts of the Sanatana Dharma, and are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. For more information about the teachings visit transendentalconsiousness.com. “Veda” is said to be knowledge in its totality. This knowledge is structured within the consciousness of all of us, consciousness could then be seen as the fundamental of all the fields in nature, the source of both forces and matter. According to Vedic understanding the human brain can be seen as an intricate broadcasting and receiving station for waves traversing this field of consciousness.
I can highly recommend reading “Supernatural” by Graham Hancock. It is a brilliant book that looks at the long history of humans and their shamanic traditions, the use of hallucinogenics or other methods of entering trance, as well as long standing beliefs around supernatural phenomenon from African cave art and current shamanic practices and beliefs, prehistoric cave art in Europe, current shamanic beliefs such as from the Amazon (including recent artwork), traditions and practices in many parts of the world currently held today including the religions, beliefs in fairies and fairy circles, aliens and crop circles etc. Graham Hancock then uses knowledge from research on DMT (and similar hallucinogens that are still found on every continent – which induces similar themes in experiences – and which is also naturally produced by our bodies all the time), archaeological evidence, abduction interviews and other written records, etc. as well as his own experiences (with hallucinogens such as mushrooms, DMT, Ayahuasca etc) in different places in the world and draws on the astonishing similarities of these experiences over thousands of years to look at a logical, evolutionary explanation for these phenomenon and experiences, including beliefs like some Amazonian tribes have and that is that the plants themselves teach them about the medicinal and other properties of plants.
The question is thus – are our minds a receiver and does altering our state of consciousness allow us to tune into wavelengths that would otherwise not be visible / audible to us? I will be keeping an eye out for those who take this subject and these fascinating questions further for study and debate.
To get started on this topic take a look at the Entheogen (“generating the divine within”) page on Wikipedia that gives an introduction to the use of psychoactive substance in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context.
Time and Gravity
Prof. dr. Wubbo J. Ockels is a Dutch physicist, and also the Netherlands’ original astronaut. He is a Professor of Aerospace Sustainable Engineering and Technology at the University of Delft.
In his mind-bending TEDxAmsterdam talk, Ockels explains how ‘time’ is created by human beings, as a way our brains can make sense of gravity. The speed of light is constant, because it is made by us: it’s the clock by which we have calibrated our existence. Based on this premise, Ockels proposes a new way to explore life in our galaxy. For more information: TedExAmsterdam
What does modern science say?
Rest Is Not Idleness
Implications of the Brain’s Default Mode for Human Development and Education
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Joanna A. Christodoulou, and Vanessa Singh
While moments for reflection may be hard to come by, some research suggests that the long-lost art of introspection — from mind wandering to focused reflection — may be an increasingly valuable part of life. In this article, psychological scientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and colleagues survey the existing scientific literature from neuroscience and psychological science, exploring what it means when our brains are ‘at rest.’ Immordino-Yang and her colleagues believe that research on the brain at rest can yield important insights into the importance of reflection and quiet time for learning. Published in the July 2012 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121011162148.htm
Meditation Makes You More Creative
Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published 19 April 2012 in Frontiers in Cognition. This study indicates that the advantages of particular types of meditation extend much further than simply relaxation. The findings support the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we think and how we experience events.
Journal Reference: Lorenza S. Colzato, Ayca Ozturk, Bernhard Hommel.Meditate to Create: The Impact of Focused-Attention and Open-Monitoring Training on Convergent and Divergent Thinking. Frontiers in Psychology, 2012; 3 DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00116. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419102317.htm
Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain
Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA researchers from March 2012 suggests yet another benefit. They found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification (“folding” of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) than people who do not meditate. Further, a direct correlation was found between the amount of gyrification and the number of meditation years, possibly providing further proof of the brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to adapt to environmental changes.
Journal Reference: Eileen Luders, Florian Kurth, Emeran A. Mayer, Arthur W. Toga, Katherine L. Narr, Christian Gaser. The Unique Brain Anatomy of Meditation Practitioners: Alterations in Cortical Gyrification. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2012; 6 DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00034. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314170647.htm
Mindful Multitasking: Meditation First Can Calm Stress, Aid Concentration
Need to do some serious multitasking? Some training in meditation beforehand could make the work smoother and less stressful, new research from June 2012 by the University of Washington shows. The study by UW Information School professors David Levy and Jacob Wobbrock suggests that meditation training can help people working with information stay on tasks longer with fewer distractions and also improves memory and reduces stress.
Journal Reference David M. Levy, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Alfred W. Kaszniak, Marilyn Ostergren. The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Multitasking in a High-Stress Information Environment. Proceedings of Graphics Interface, May, 2012. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120614094118.htm
Sleeping Brain Behaves as If It’s Remembering Something
ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2012) — UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer’s disease during sleep. They discovered that this part of the brain behaves as if it’s remembering something, even under anesthesia, a finding that counters conventional theories about memory consolidation during sleep. Source: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121007134729.htm
Demystifying Meditation: Brain Imaging Illustrates How Meditation Reduces Pain
According to new research published in the April 6, 2011 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain. “We found a big effect — about a 40 percent reduction in pain intensity and a 57 percent reduction in pain unpleasantness. Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce pain ratings by about 25 percent.”
Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Understanding Mindfulness Meditation
From November 2011: In times of stress, we’re often encouraged to pause for a moment and simply be in the ‘now.’ This kind of mindfulness, an essential part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, has entered the mainstream as people try to find ways to combat stress and improve their quality of life. And research suggests that mindfulness meditation can have benefits for health and performance, including improved immune function, reduced blood pressure, and enhanced cognitive function. “On the most fundamental level, this framework underscores the point that mindfulness is not a vague cure-all. Effective mindfulness meditation requires training and practice and it has distinct measurable effects on our subjective experiences, our behavior, and our brain function.”
Published in the Nov 2011 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111031154134.htm
Compassion Meditation May Boost Neural Basis of Empathy, Study Finds
According to a study from Oct. 4, 2012, published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person’s ability to read the facial expressions of others. The boost in empathic accuracy was detected through both behavioral testing of the study participants and through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their brain activity.
Evidence Supports Health Benefits of ‘Mindfulness-Based Practices’
According to a report in the July 2012 Journal of Psychiatric Practice, Specific types of “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have demonstrated benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems. “An extensive review of therapies that include meditation as a key component — referred to as mindfulness-based practices — shows convincing evidence that such interventions are effective in the treatment of psychiatric symptoms and pain, when used in combination with more conventional therapies,” according to Dr William R. Marchand of the George E. Wahlen. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120711104811.htm
Meditation Reduces the Emotional Impact of Pain, Study Finds
From June 2010, a study found that people who meditate regularly find pain less unpleasant because their brains anticipate the pain less, a new study has found.
Journal Reference: Christopher A. Brown, Anthony K.P. Jones. Meditation experience predicts less negative appraisal of pain: Electrophysiological evidence for the involvement of anticipatory neural responses. Pain, 2010; DOI:10.1016/j.pain.2010.04.017. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100602091315.htm
Yoga Reduces Stress; Now It’s Known Why
ScienceDaily (July 24, 2012) — Apparently earlier in 2012, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels of people who care for those stricken by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Now they know why. “As previously reported, practicing a certain form of chanting yogic meditation for just 12 minutes daily for eight weeks led to a reduction in the biological mechanisms responsible for an increase in the immune system’s inflammation response. Inflammation, if constantly activated, can contribute to a multitude of chronic health problems.” Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120724144538.htm
Chinese Meditation Prompts Double Positive Punch in Brain White Matter
Published in June 2012 — A Texas Tech University scientist studying the Chinese mindfulness meditation known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT) said he and other researchers have confirmed and expanded on changes in structural efficiency of white matter in the brain that can be related to positive behavioral changes in subjects practicing the technique for a month and a minimum of 11 hours total. They reported improved mood changes coincided with increased brain-signaling connections. They also found an expansion of myelin, the protective fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves, in the brain’s anterior cingulate region. Deficits in activation for this area of the brain have been associated with attention deficit disorder, dementia, depression, schizophrenia and many other disorders, said Tang, who is now the director of Texas Tech’s Neuroimaging Institute and holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and professor in the Department of Psychology.
Journal Reference: Y.-Y. Tang, Q. Lu, M. Fan, Y. Yang, M. I. Posner.Mechanisms of white matter changes induced by meditation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207817109. Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120613183813.htm
Spirituality Correlates to Better Mental Health Regardless of Religion, Say Researchers
From August 2012: Despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith, according to University of Missouri researchers. The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation between health — particularly mental health — and spirituality by tailoring treatments and rehabilitation programs to accommodate an individual’s spiritual inclinations. “In many ways, the results of our study support the idea that spirituality functions as a personality trait,” said Dan Cohen, assistant teaching professor of religious studies at MU and one of the co-authors of the study. “With increased spirituality people reduce their sense of self and feel a greater sense of oneness and connectedness with the rest of the universe. What was interesting was that frequency of participation in religious activities or the perceived degree of congregational support was not found to be significant in the relationships between personality, spirituality, religion and health.” Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120820132332.htm
Can we permanently stop war?
According to Permanentpeace.org peace-creating assemblies have been thoroughly field-tested in more than 50 demonstration projects, and most of these demonstrations have been covered in 23 academically published scientific studies. Source: http://permanentpeace.org/evidence/research.html
Read more about their theory for world peace: http://permanentpeace.org/theory/index.html
Here is a brief overview of the Permanent Peace Theory. The information comes from this website: http://permanentpeace.org which is said to be created by the US Peace Government, John Hagelin, Ph.D., and Maharishi University for Management. This same theory is also being discussed by other people and there are books that refer to it like those written by David Wilcock.
The four basic Vedic concepts is said to be validated by both scientific theory and experiment:
the unified field, Transcendental Consciousness, individual growth, and the direct creation of peace
The unified field
“The Vedic tradition indicates that, as the ocean is the basis of all its diverse waves, so a single unified field of intelligence (or consciousness) lies at the basis of all diversity in the physical world. In recent decades, quantum physics has shown that, in fact, such a single unified field does exist—non-material and omnipresent. As the source of all the laws of nature, this unified field of natural law—defined in the latest superstring theories—can be seen as the most fundamental level of the organizing intelligence of nature.“
“In Vedic descriptions, the human mind can directly contact this unified field of nature’s intelligence. The connection to the unified field is said to take place during Transcendental Consciousness—a fourth major state of consciousness—distinct from the three commonly experienced states of waking, sleeping and dreaming. In the last thirty years, scientists have identified such a fourth state of consciousness.“
“When, in Transcendental Consciousness, the individual awareness opens itself to the unified field of nature’s intelligence, the human mind and body are said to evolve rapidly toward higher levels of functioning. Now hundreds of studies have documented such growth—as measured by increased intelligence and creativity, improved health, and enhanced psychological maturity.”
Peace in the world
“Vedic science explains that a large group of people can together experience the inner peace of Transcendental Consciousness. This profound influence of peace then radiates into the entire society. Now 50 demonstration projects and 23 published studies have identified this radiating influence of peace, as measured by reduced crime, accidents, warfare, and terrorism.”