“Quantum Activism”

After writing about hope last week, synchronicity led me to the related theme of possibility in this talk by Dr. Amit Goswami, Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon’s Institute of Theoretical Science for over 30 years (now retired) and currently Senior Scholar in Residence, Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Goswami is exploring what he calls Quantum Activism, the applicaton of principles of quantum theory to life in our world of appearances. He defines “objects,” that is, everything we encounter and experience as external to ourselves, as waves of possibility in the quantum sea. He is exploring the view that consciousness is the ground of everything. This isn’t a new idea by any means. What’s fascinating is that he is doing this from the perspective of contemporary physics. And he is specifically interested in how an understanding of quantum theories can be related to health and healing.

He also has something to say about the blueprint:

“Health, as I will show, is when not only the physical organs function properly, but also when all our other ‘subtle bodies’ function properly. Physical health is defined not only by the proper functioning of the physical organs, but also by the proper functioning of their correlated morphogenetic fields”¦The role of consciousness in biological programming can now be elucidated. Indeed, the organs are physical representations of the morphogenetic fields that consciousness uses as blueprints of biological functions to represent the latter in the physical.”

For those of you as fascinated by the quantum world as I am, here’s another good article, a review of the new bookDecoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information, by Vlatko Vedral, a physicist who is working with the theory that “information is at the root of everything.” (Thanks to Frank Lopez in San Francisco for this reference).

A universe of energy/information/consciousness: more and more scientists are acknowledging the possibility of this reality. I guess I could say… Welcome. We’ve been waiting for you.


© 2010 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei