Consciousness, Physics, and the Holographic Paradigm
Essays and Shadowless Poetry by Alan T. Williams
A New Physics for the 21st Century
The search for the fundamental constituents of matter continues,
Section 2: A Novel Concept
The original holographic paradigm of the early 1970s was the result of the combined hypotheses and conjectures of Karl Pribram and David Bohm, among others. 4 The concept was nominally based on the nonmaterial optical (electromagnetic) holographic method discovered in 1947 by Dennis Gabor, recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The 1970s holographic paradigm articulated the novel concept that the organic human brain functions in a manner similar to a real time four-dimensional hologram (3 extended dimensions and 1 time dimension) that interacts with and interprets our four-dimensional holographic universe (3 + 1). 5 Based on a mixture of physics, optical hologram theory, and experimental evidence, each organic human brain seemed to function by synergistically processing real time 4D holographic energy and information received from the cosmic 4D space-time hologram that constitutes our finite, subluminal (sub-light-speed) material universe.
Many early efforts to construct a viable holographic paradigm were directed toward unifying Pribram's objective experimental results and the nonmaterial subjective realm of conscious human experience. It is not surprising, therefore, that the effort to unify physical science, organic brain physiology, and human conscious experience eventually reached an impasse. On the other hand, experiments performed by Paul Pietsch did advance his "hologramic" model of the organic mind/brain complex. 6
Interestingly, the early theory of real time holonomic 7 mind/brain processes interacting with a holographic material universe as proposed by Pribram and Bohm, et al., was much too narrow. Moreover, the holonomic brain theory of Pribram and Bohm is essentially a quantum mechanical theory while the holographic principle of Leonard Susskind and 1999 Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft is a quantum gravity theory. Thus the holographic theories of Pribram and Bohm as well as Susskind and 't Hooft advance quantum mechanics rather than advancing Dennis Gabor's nonmaterial optical holography discovery.
While working in England to improve the electron microscope in 1947, Hungarian electrical engineer Dennis Gabor invented a method of storing a 3-dimensional image of the nonmaterial optical (electromagnetic) information pattern encoded in a beam of visible light in 2-dimensional photographic film emulsion and coined the word "hologram" to describe the stationary reconstructed 3D image result of his invention.
Compared to the partial message obtained in an ordinary 2D photograph, Gabor's 3D nonmaterial electromagnetic energy hologram is defined as the whole (or entire) message contained in a beam of light. Gabor also chose the existing word "holography" to describe the separate storage and retrieval processes that cache the information and facilitate the reconstruction, respectively, of the stationary 3D holographic image.
Reconstructed static 2D holographic images like the quantum mechanical holographic principle and 3D holographic images that remain motionless in space through time, however, accurately reflect something other than our oscillating (cyclical, periodic) nonmaterial/material physical reality just-as-it-is within which the nonmaterial/material image events of the ephemeral present moment are continually replaced by the immediately following holonomic image events in the next sequential moment of so-called spacetime.
Hierarchically, 3D holographic images that remain unchanged in space through time are created as, and reconstructed from very low order static holograms. In contrast, oscillating (cyclical, periodic) 4D holonomic image events that do exhibit sequential movement in space through time (3 extended dimensions + 1 time dimension) are created as, and reconstructed from high definition holograms that include the local nonmaterial, conditionally relative time dimension.
Therefore a reconstructed 4D hologram (3+1) exhibits (displays) the conditionally relative oscillating (cyclical, periodic) activity of a continuously progressive sequential series of synergistic holonomic image events, each of which has a duration determined by the parameters of the original (stored, parent) hologram.
The Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP) :
In accordance with the universal principle of energy (TUPE), the fundamental principles of The Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP, pronounced "teep") describe a comprehensive, all-inclusive model of energetic holonomic, nonmaterial/material physical reality just-as-it-is.
The comprehensive new nonmaterial/material physics derived from the extradimensional unification of the universal principle of energy (TUPE) and The Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP) model of physical reality just-as-it-is extends the scope of our knowledge and understanding beyond not only the material limits of traditional classical and quantum physics models of reality, but also beyond historical conceptions of the nonmaterial epiphenomenal human consciousness (M*) generated by the organic human brain, thereby facilitating the scientific investigation of the omnipresent, irreducible, nonmaterial primordial energy domain (NED) within which our complex open (nonconservative) nonmaterial/material universe is created, contained, and maintained.
A few insights into the transcendent, extradimensional Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP) :
The holonomic universe:
Summarizing the TEHP model of cosmogony, the four-dimensional (3 + t1) source hologram that produces our complex open (mechanically nonconservative), reciprocally reconstructed, four-dimensional (3 + t2 ; where t2 = 1 / t1) nonmaterial/material holonomic universe is created on a transcendent (incorporeal), extradimensional nonmaterial primordial energy (NPE) plane of physical reality just-as-it-is.
Moreover, the existence of the transcendent (incorporeal) extradimensional, nonmaterial primordial energy (NPE) parent hologram reveals an unexpected transcendent level of conditionally relative activity produced by autonomous nonmaterial holonomic minds.
High frequency oscillating (cyclical, periodic) sequential image events:
Particulate matter in the material domain possesses mass, occupies space, and can be weighed. One example is the electron, the subatomic carrier of negative (q-) electric charge. Many antiparticles of particulate matter have the same mass and occupy an equal volume of space, but have the opposite electric charge. Thus the positron, the antiparticle of the electron, has the same mass, occupies an equal volume of space, and has a positive (q+) electric charge.
The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) CDF collaboration team announced in 2006 that they confirmed the discovery of astonishingly high frequency phase changes – 3 trillion oscillations per second – between the matter and antimatter phase changes of the Bs meson.
If strange quark B mesons can be made to experimentally switch polarity in the laboratory between their matter and antimatter phases 3 trillion times a second for some period of time before decaying, then an essential step forward has been taken in understanding the sequential extremely high frequency nonmaterial holonomic image events of the cosmogonic TEHP holographic model of physical reality just-as-it-is.
Autonomous holonomic mind:
Intangible nonmaterial human consciousness (M*) shares experiential information with the transcendent, egoistic autonomous nonmaterial mind (M+) it hosts through interactive nonmaterial energy interfaces that link the nonmaterial and material domains. Indeed, discrete autonomous, nonmaterial holonomic minds apparently exist on many, if not all levels of conditionally relative physical reality just-as-it-is.
On the TEHP model of physical reality, each conditionally relative original (stored, parent) hologram and each oscillating (cyclical, periodic) reconstructed material or nonmaterial holonomic image event is ultimately contained within a single all-inclusive, conditionally relative hologram that is wholly encompassed by and emerges reciprocally within uncreated, unconditioned, irreducible nonmaterial primordial energy.
In principle uncreated, unconditioned primordial energy is the fundamental, irreducible nonmaterial ground of being within which all conditionally relative nonmaterial and material phenomena manifest.
Continued in Chapter 1, Section 3: Fundamental Forces
Reference Notes (Click on the Note number to return to the text):
4 Wilbur, Ken, editor. The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes: Exploring the Leading Edge of Science, Shambhala, 1982, pp. 2-3. Reissued 1995. ISBN 0-877-73238-8
5 Ibid. (cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holonomic_brain_theory)
7 Holonomic: Having the characteristics of an energetic oscillating (cyclical, periodic) hologram.
The term "holonomic" was introduced by George Leonard to refer to entities "in the nature of a hologram,"
In these essays and The Energetic Holographic Paradigm (TEHP) model of physical reality just-as-it-is the term 'holonomic' refers to the energetic multidimensional, multidomain, conditionally relative oscillating (cyclical, periodic) image events that emerge reciprocally within the irreducible ground of uncreated, unconditioned nonmaterial primordial energy per se.
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