Are we living in a hologram? Science vs Spiritual Theology
Researching spiritual based practices and beliefs of course, inclusive of meditation, the Hermetic Principles and Laws of Attraction (LOA) – to name a few – without coming across this idea that we are living in a Holographic Universe, appears to be unavoidable.
As a result, I have decided to delve deeper into the mysteries of the holographic principle and take a look at the comparisons found in Ancient Spiritual beliefs and the Scientific community.
What is a hologram?
- a photograph of an interference pattern which, when suitably illuminated, produces a three-dimensional image.
The Holographic Paradigm in Science:
According to the recently published journal Physical Review Letters conducted at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), the University of Waterloo/ Perimeter Institute (Canada), INFN/ Lecce/ University of Salento (Italy) they express the idea, originally suggested in the 1990s, that the universe could be thought of in the same context as when we watch a movie at the cinema; we see these cinematic images in 3D having height, weight and depth to them however unlike our perceived reality, we are unable to reach out and touch or hold what we see. The study shows the complex comparisons between networks of features in the data and quantum field theory and as a result, that the simplest of quantum field theories – not simple for me – could explain the origins and development of the universe we now see.
Professor Skenderis on the University of Southampton website, states:
“Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanism at the quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this.”
Interestingly, I also came across a podcast on the topic with author Anthony Peake whose perspective certainly gives food for thought, however, it is over an hour and a half long so I have taken the liberty of extracting some quotes, that I found most interesting:
“Just a little bit of an explanation, in that my position, is actually non-duelist, technically, in the sense that I believe that the human mind has a duality to it…but in terms of my overall viewpoint in how the universe functions, I believe that everything is “one essence” as it where; that mind and body, mind and spirit, are actually elements of the same thing at a deeper level of reality. Now, what we’re really talking about when we talk about the nature of the holographic universe is the idea, that the way in which the mind functions, and interfaces with external reality, is an ongoing mystery to modern science. In other words, its called a hard problem – the idea that inanimate matter, can bring about thought and intelligence and self-reflection, in other words, every single person that is listening to this discussion at the moment, knows that they have an inner life; they have an inner narrative, they have a history, they have anticipations, they have hopes, they have fears, they have loves… but none of these things exists in three-dimensional reality, none of these things can be measured or quantified by…science. So in other words, consciousness itself is a mystery in that, however hard you try to think about it, the idea, that inanimate matter, which becomes organic matter, but is still “non-thinking”, can bring about sensations, thoughts and feelings is still in fact, the “hard problem”….but if we adopt the view, that mind, thought and brain and everything else, are just manifestations of a deeper reality, then it suddenly makes sense. What I suggest, just for a second that you reflect on, is that if everything you are seeing – everything you are perceiving – is being processed by your brain, in other words, light is hitting your eye or electrical radiation is hitting your eye, which is then being converted into electrical impulse that travels along your nerves; your neurons, into your brain and into the part of your brain that processes sight, it is then and only then, that it reconverts the electrical impulses into what we can only term an “image”. Now, the original image is a very small, postage-sized area of light on your retina which is inverted and warped and yet your brain creates this three-dimensional reality that you can see or that you think you see through your eyes but of course that is not the external reality and we have no way of understanding what that reality is because the brain adds to what it sees due to the blind spot…”
Now, this podcast expands on the theory of what we perceive to be real or not, along with research into the subjects of Deja Vu and intuition that further explains the complexities Science faces when approaching the question ‘do we live in a holographic universe‘ and in turn, does this theory offer an insight into our existence within this Universe? The more universally acknowledged theory can be found in more detail in Roger Effrons Visual Pathway Theory. This hypothesis has been proven rather popular and is often recited naively, as a defining answer but a professor at Leeds University that has a research unit on Deja Vu found people who have been born blind had profound Deja Vu experiences or technically deja-scenti that renders Effrons theory slightly inaccurate, given that – in laymen terms -, Deja Vu is not the by-product of our past experiences mistakenly shown again through our eyes. As a result, it leans more so towards the idea that we may not be walking this earth alone and that reincarnation or the notion of past lives is something to be considered.
At the University of London, physicist David Bohm believes that the research conducted at the University of Paris by physicist Alain Aspect, should be expanded on, stating, ‘under certain circumstances, subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distances separating them…Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing…whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart.‘ concluding that an ‘objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.’
Nevertheless, like most scientific findings or conclusions – and with religion – the community doesn’t often agree with one another’s theories or results and ironically, have different viewpoints on the same information but I do enjoy reading up on this topic and look forward to seeing these theories develop over time as there is certainly, some of the worlds greatest minds working on it.
Spiritual Theology on our Holographic Universe:
Coincidentally – like most of what I find – ancient spiritual beliefs have too, long acknowledged this notion of a Holographic Universe, albeit in Spiritual terms and not Scientific. Just as much as the holographic paradigm – so defined in Science – provides a deeper understanding into the so-called hard sciences like biology, the same can be found if we look into the hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt, that can be interpreted as already providing the answers we seek on the matter.
Egyptian hieroglyphs are, of course, one of the oldest forms of writing that we now know about, that came to light over 3,000 years BC. However, as you can imagine, deciphering this language or symbology, would leave room for misinterpretation given that we have alternative perspectives, beliefs and understandings in comparison and at first, were deemed ideograms – literal signs like you see on the road – only to be now recognised as phonograms that you would pronounce phonetically to create the sound of the “hieroglyphic language”, which you can read about here on my earlier post regarding Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and Ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphs that show knowledge of this theory thousands of years earlier.
A more popular known finding of hieroglyphs and ancient writing would be the discovery of the Rosetta Stone during the French invasion of Egypt in 1799 by Napoleon Bonaparte’s army – that name of that popular language school makes total sense to me now – that contained hieroglyphs, demotic and Greek alphabetic script of the time. The Rosetta Stone was a profound discovery as it had the potential to decode the ancient languages. Nevertheless, scholars can too, misinterpret ancient forms of writing, with the question and results, on both ancient spiritual beliefs and scientific beliefs depends solely on the attitude one takes to the quantum understanding. For example, quantum physic is currently understood as a mathematical encoding of a probability distribution over a set of deeper physical states called Clifford fragments – according to Robert Spekken’s Perimeter Public Lecture on February 7th, 2018.
The late Indigenous Wisdom Keeper, Abd’el Hakim Awyan, born in Giza Plateau (1926-2008) revealed that the pre-dynastic Egyptians known as the Khemetians – 42 tribes of Africa-, were also far more technological and spiritual advanced than we currently were as they recognised their connectedness to everything or All that is, and co-existed peacefully.
The Khemitians are now known as Hebrews and according to the indigenous traditions, the Tibetans, Russians and Europeans, including many tribes from the Black African Nations also belonged to the tribes of ancient Khemit. Skills in manifestation, alchemy and trans-dimensional journeying, that also references a dimension other than the three-dimensional world, Science believes we live in today. More notably, we still see the remnants of their ancient structures all over the world that reflect the very cosmology and energetic design of the holographic universe.
Engineers and Architects have now confirmed that the Great Pyramid of Giza – built from over 100 tons of granite within 20-60 years to serve as the Pharos Tomb – where in fact not built by slaves as we were originally taught in school which is cohesive with the beliefs of Khemitology and recent evidence has supported that they were bio-organic (bio-organic chemistry is a scientific discipline that combines organic chemistry and biochemistry) energy devices that are still ‘alive’ today. I also learned myself, that the words alchemy and chemistry are actually derived from ‘El Khemit’ which indeed adds weight to the understanding that our predecessors were in fact wealthier in the knowledge of our reality and nature.
According to Ancient Egyptian beliefs, the Egyptian five-pointed star – Sirius – represented the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Earth as well as the five stages during the journey of the Sun. The winged Scarab beetle symbolised Kheper – “the Driller” or the first phase of coming into being -. The symbol of Ra, who represented the learning and development evolution. The symbol of Oon – where we get the word “moon” from – also described as “The Wise One“, represented advances in civilisation and the ability to thrive in and amongst our environment and fellow people, through knowledge. The symbol of Aten – “The Wiser” – symbolising civilisations reach of a higher state of consciousness or being – and shows humanity vibrating in a higher dimension. And last but certainly not least, Amen or Amun whose symbolic of the age we have experienced for centuries that consist of dualistic polarities, knowledge and wisdom manipulated and hidden from us. All, displaying that not only have we different levels of consciousness but each level is too, a different perspective on reality which is also referenced as alternative dimensions.
Regardless of whether we believe this to be true or not, if we are – according to both Khemtic and the later Egyptian beliefs – entering into the cycle of Kheper – which by design, means we are currently experiencing the dimension of Amen or Amun, the age of separation – certainly rings the proverbial bell, then I would certainly welcome the age of spiritual knowledge and an ending to this light vs dark, corrupt era, wouldn’t you?
Like everything in life, the truth can only be concealed for so long until it dusts itself off and slaps us in the face. In the meantime, this certainly has given me food for thought on the proposed notion of a holographic universe and it shall be no less than interesting, to see how this unfolds over time; I just hope I am around long enough in this lifetime, to see the results.
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Sending you all love and light