Our Place in the Universe
The Bootstrap Theory is the scientific explanation of the theory that all natural phenomenon are ultimately interconnected, and in order to effectively change and understand our human condition we need to incorporate and understand all the others.
Recent discoveries in the field of Quantum Theory reveal a radical new biological paradigm, that on the most fundamental level, that the human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting in a vast sea of energy
"The bootstrap philosophy represents the
culmination of a view of nature that arose in quantum
theory with the realization of an essential and universal
interrelationship." The "interdependence of all things" that can
also be found in many ancient spiritual traditions.
Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity also speaks of the "oneness" and interdependence of the universe. Jung states, "Peculiar interdependence of objective elements among themselves as well as with the subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers". Jung was also heavily influenced by the "new" scientific physics dawning age of which he wrote; "Physics has now demonstrated...that in the realm of atomic magnitudes objective reality presupposes an observer, and that only on this condition is a satisfactory scheme of explanation possible...This means that a subjective element attaches to the physicist's world picture, and secondly that a connection necessarily exists between the psyche to be explained and the objective space-time continuum."
These discoveries confirmed what Jung already recognized intuitively: that matter and consciousness are, in fact, interconnected in an essential way. Quantum theory and synchronous events along with matter and consciousness function as complementary aspects of a unified total reality.
(* following excerpts are taken from the Atlantis Rising web site, please see the attached Links)
Essenian philosophy speaks of "the spaces between, the
silences or between the pulses of creation" which relates to quanta, the
small pulses of light that creates our reality of time. There must be a
"pause" in between the pulses. This pause is the "NOW" moment. This "NOW" moment is the crux of
the "Stalking The Wild Pendulum" by Itzhak Bentov.
"The momentary pause in every
heartbeat is a link with the still centre of the Overself.
Where the rhythm of activity comes to an end—this may describe a man's heart beat
or an entire planet--its infinite and eternal cause is there. All this vast
universal activity is but a function of the silent, still Void."
fusing mathematics and Jewish mysticism, Stan Tenen,
a physicist, has demonstrated that the first verse of Genesis in the Hebrew
Bible generates mathematical Torus". It goes on to say, "letter forms
themselves have intrinsic geometric and mathematical properties that point us
to a profound knowledge of life and the nature of human consciousness". In
some other cultures and ancient histories, Hebrew was and is regarded as the
Language of Light because of its mathematical properties.
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist scholar, relays the ongoing message with "things have molecules, atomic particles held by forces with empty space of perpetual moving energy..One is All, All is One".
"The Tao of Physics" is a book filled with incredible information regarding scientific concepts paired with consciousness in the practice of Buddhism and Hinduism. Some of the chapters in the book are: The Unity of All Things, Space-Time, Quark Symmetries and interpenetration. In the last mentioned chapter Capra writes, "the universe is seen as a dynamic web of interrelated events..that all follow from the properties of the other parts and the overall consistency of their mutual interrelations determines the structure of the entire web."
An amazing parallel to the above statement can be found in Chief Seattle's wisdom of "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
A grain of sand, a star, water drop or a person, a proton of a hydrogen molecule is the same regardless of form. The only difference is the way the materials are organized and their "consciousness" properties. "conscious atomic sea..extending out from this sub-atomic reality, all of material creation may also be said to be conscious."
to an essay by Gerhard Adler titled "Reflections on "Chance" and
"Fate" - "This interconnectedness manifests itself in so many
ways that one has to accept it as undisputable reality."
Arthur Koestler, a twentieth century philosopher, refers to the capacity of the human psyche to "act as a cosmic resonator" and in his book, "The Roots of Coincidence", presumes the "fundamental unity of all things," which transcends mechanical causality, and which relates coincidence to the "universal scheme of things."
Koestler also refers to "the universal hanging-together of things, their embeddedness, in a universal matrix." Many ecologists and scientists commonly report, this sense of interrelationship in and of the objects and living elements of the physical world.
The Great Sufi Master, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, devotes most of his book "Awakening" to the illumination of our Oneness with the Divine as a being of pure light. Khan includes the idea of the pendulum of consciousness and compares it to the ocean and the wave of time dynamics. Sufism is about "knowing" that all things operate as One.
In "Secrets of Hebrew Letters,"..Letter sequence of B'reshit (the Hebrew text of Genesis), a text which underlies and is held in common by the spiritual traditions of the ancient world. This metaphor models embryonic growth and self-organization. It applies to all whole systems, including those as seemingly diverse as meditational practices and the mathematics fundamental to physics and cosmology." and "represent fundamental directions in a hyper dimensional space."
When one takes into consideration the correspondence between the scientific paradigm of the interconnected universe and life force , and the parallel ancient mythical and religious traditions of the sacred oneness of universal energy and awareness. The relevancy of this revolutionary change in our understanding of both science and human consciousness becomes immense.
it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame
Lucius Annaeus Seneca 5 BC-65 AD
Suggested scientific references for further study;
The Philosophical Impact of Contemporary physics; Van Nosrand 1961
The Tao of Physics; F Capra; 1992
The Book of Nothing; J.D. Barrow 2000
The Inter Connected Universe; Conceptual Foundations of Transdisciplinary Unified Theory; E Lazlow; 1995
Can the Vacuum be engineered for Spaceflight Applications; Hal Puthoff
Wave Properties of Light
Quantum Mind Conference
Physics Web: Consciousness
Physics and Consciousness
Wave-Particle Duality and Diffraction
Forty Laws of Sympathetic Vibratory Physics
SVP Universal Cosmology
Physics and Astronomy
Physics News Updates
Molecular Expressions: Power of Ten
Psychology Today: Science of Laughter
The Laughing Brain
Laughter and The Brain
Laughter: Girls Giggle and Guys Grunts
Dr. Patch Adams Gesundheit Institute
Consciousness Cosmology and Astrophysics
Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
Consciousness and the New Physics
Cosmic Light: Science and Spirit
Theory of Consciousness
Immunogenetics:DNA Music Sequencing
Genetic Music From DNA
The Music of Protein Sequences
Genetic Music: An Annotated Source List
Mystery of Sound - Sound Gnosis
Music: The Arts, Omni Magazine
The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension
The Heart's Code
C.G Jung Institute of Boston
Septem Sermones ad Mortuos
University of Science and Philosophy Alchemy Journal
The Self-Aware Universe
Tao te Ching
Physics and Metaphysics, Science and Magic
Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum
Harmonic Frequencies of The Body
Combination Tone Theory
Harmonics Energy Balancing
Sound Wave Energy Healing
Energetic Medicine: New Science of Healing
The Monroe Institute
The Universe as a Hologram
4000 Years of Women in Science
The Hypatia Institute
Contributions of 20th century women to physics
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
George Eastman of Kodak Equipment
The Einstein Papers Project
The Galileo Project
Wave Mechanics; Prince Louis de Broglie
Isaac Asimov Home Page
Leo Szilard Online
Werner Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle
Digital Library of Greek Philosophy and Science
Center for History of PhysicsPhysics Timeline: -585 to 1999