Time and Torsion in a Conscious, Holographic Universe

Quantum Holograhic TimeBrendan D. Murphy, Guest
Waking Times

Some 2,500 years ago the Buddhist Avatamsaka Sutra described the cosmos allegorically through the imagery of Indra’s net. In the heavenly abode of the deity Indra, there was cast an infinite net reaching in all directions, and at each node point in the net there was a jewel, each reflecting the light of all the others—infinitely. Should any jewel be touched, each of the infinite other jewels would instantly be affected, presaging physicist John Bell’s theorem that everything is interconnected in this interdependent universe. In particular, the Buddhist vision illustrates the concepts of dependent origination and interpenetration (all phenomena arise together and are intimately connected “in a mutually interdependent web of cause and effect”[1]). “For the Huayan school, Indra’s net symbolizes a universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all members of the universe.”[2]

This essentially describes a holographic universe which organises its emergent phenomena fractally—our holographic universe. In The Tao of Physics, Capra explains the relevance of Indra’s net to particle physics, stating that “particles are dynamically composed of one another in a self-consistent way, and in that sense can be said to ‘contain’ one another.” This is a principle of the hologram: that each part contains within it the information that codes for the whole. In other words, all information fundamentally exists nonlocally, infinitely reflected in all the facets of existence.

So, what is a hologram? A hologram is a 3D image you can observe from different angles — produced when a single laser light is split into two separate beams. The first beam is bounced off the object to be photographed. Then the second beam is allowed to collide with the reflected light of the first on photographic emulsion (film). When this happens they create an interference pattern that is recorded on the film — an image that looks nothing at all like the object photographed, and somewhat resembling the concentric rings that form when a handful of pebbles is tossed into a pond.

  • But as soon as another laser beam (or in some instances just a bright light source) is shined through the film, a three-dimensional image of the original object reappears. What’s more, if the image is, for example, cut down the middle, or even divided into dozens of fragments, each section will contain not a particular section of the object, but the whole thing (albeit at a lower resolution). The information is essentially distributed nonlocally throughout the holographic film. Sound familiar? The hologram’s ability to store and process massive amounts of data is essentially due to the properties of light, which, incidentally, the body’s own DNA and cellular systems all use to communicate throughout our physical organism. The photon itself is considered to be localized information in its purest form.[3]

    A Holographic Information Processor

    In 1997, a young physicist named Juan Maldacena used M-theory and branes (D-branes to be exact) to suggest that the entirety of the manifest world could be a holographic projection of information embodied in its boundary.[4] Remarkably, using the information content from only two dimensions in space, we can create a hologram depicting all three dimensions. The number of pixels the hologram comprises is proportional only to the area of the region being described, not the volume[5] (which suggests that how far away the supposed “boundary” of our universe is, is unimportant in projecting our reality.) The assertion that the multiverse is created by holographically organized information is increasingly being supported at all known levels of existence. “The latest discoveries across all scientific disciplines are revealing… the physical world as being imbued with and in-formed by a holographic field; thus it is innately interrelated, coherent, and harmonic at all scales of existence.”[6]

    Recently, German scientists using equipment for detecting gravitational waves encountered a particular and unexpected noise, possibly the sound of the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time, according to Craig Hogan, a physicist at Fermilab in Illinois. Hogan had actually predicted the existence of this sound and approached the Germans with his explanation, suspecting that it may be due to the universe being a “giant cosmic hologram.”[7]

    Physicist Raphael Bousso has written: “The world doesn’t appear to us like a hologram, but in terms of the information needed to describe it, it is one. The amazing thing is that the holographic principle works for all areas in all space times.”[8] Further proving this applies to all scales (quantum in this case), researchers at IBM created a holographic projection in a carefully arranged assembly of several dozen cobalt atoms 20 nanometers in diameter. When they inserted a magnetic cobalt atom into the ellipse and bombarded it with electrons at one focal point of the ellipse, a fully configured ghostly image of the atom appeared at the other focus of the ellipse.[9] Leading string theorist Leonard Susskind has pondered that “[o]ne of the strangest discoveries of modern physics is that the world is a kind of holographic image.”[10]

    Indeed, David Bohm and Karl Pribram discovered the holographic properties of nature concurrently for themselves, working as they were in the physical domain and the realm of the human brain, respectively. Adding to this, Laszlo and Currivan clarify that a system’s information is more fundamental than the energy through which that system manifests and expresses itself. The probabilities describing a system are never random, but represent information, no matter the field of study—including quantum physics.[11] Everything is fundamentally informational. Anton Zeilinger states succinctly in Dance of the Photons that the concepts of reality and information cannot be separated from each other.[12]

    This is illustrated brilliantly by Thomas Chalko in an excellent article on apparent EM randomness being broadcast over the frequencies of a digital mobile phone network which college students — unaware that the frequencies they were observing belonged to actual “intelligent” conversations between living people — were instructed to investigate. The students analyzed the data using a statistical approach that allowed them to actually make predictions of many events within their frequency band. They had become quite convinced that their theory actually “described the Reality”, and statistically speaking, it did to some extent. However, Chalko points out that by adopting a statistical approach the students completely missed millions of very real intelligent phone conversations, because they simply couldn’t conceive that the data that “appeared to them as ‘random’ was actually the consequence of a very intelligently encoded information transfer.” The thought of trying to decode their data never even occurred to them.[13]

    The inference is clear: true randomness is an illusion, an artefact of limited perception and knowledge. The universe deals in intelligently encoded information that is perhaps intrinsically meaningful and thereby creates an ordered and meaningful cosmos, but there are many ways to analyse and extract information and meaning from the one system (complementarity). The phone calls taking place between people manifested within the EM band as seemingly random fluctuations, but in reality these fluctuations were the result of conscious choices being made each moment by the people holding the conversations that possessed and expressed meaningto them and their own particular methods of analysis. The phone calls taking place looked random to the students because of the way they looked at them; they were not decoding them in a way that allowed them to extract or perceive the embedded meaning within privy to the speakers.

    What if the vacuum’s “random” quantum fluctuations are really the functions or effects of the language being spoken by the holographic cosmos as it converses nonlocally between its many component parts? What if lurking behind it all is… conscious choice — on a scale we can barely begin to comprehend?

    In a holographic and self-referencing (“holofractal”) universe, if sentience and intelligence exists at one scale, it must exist on all of them. It is interesting that Bohm’s research into plasmas yielded the observation that electrons in a plasma configuration began to act as if they were part of a larger, interconnected whole, so much so that he frequently had the impression that the electron sea was “alive.” Mircea Sanduloviciu and colleagues have even created plasma spheres that can grow, replicate and communicate, fulfilling most traditional requirements for biological/living cells.[14]

    Scaling things up, single-celled slime moulds demonstrate the ability to memorize and anticipate repeated events, a team of Japanese researchers reported in January 2008. The study clearly shows “a primitive version of brain function” in an organism with no brain at all.[15] In the late 19th century, over 110 years ago, Cienkowsky observed the feeding activities of the amoeba Colpadella Pugnax and found them so poignantly indicative of intelligence that he remarked that “one is almost inclined to see in them consciously acting beings!”[16]

    Scaling up still further, in his fascinating 1919 study, Modern Psychical Phenomena, Hereward Carrington detailed rigorous experiments on a group of especially talented horses which were capable of carrying out complex mental arithmetic — beyond even the mathematical abilities of the scientific men testing them! Their intelligence and communicative abilities with humans surpassed anything previously expected of the equine species.

    Time is Holographic Too!

    Knowing that we have this incredible universe permeated with intelligence at all scales, the holographic principle demands that these different expressions of consciousness must be integrated and woven together in a unified psychic tapestry; interconnected in ways unrestricted by space-time (nonlocally). This is what psychical research and parapsychology have overwhelmingly shown. (I cite many experiments proving this point beyond all rational doubt in TGI 1.)

    The respected parapsychologist Dean Radin analysed the results of variations of experiments on the sense of being stared at, constituting 33,357 trials over sixty experiments from publications cited by Sheldrake and others. The overall success rate was 54.5% as opposed to the 50% expected by chance, registering odds against chance of 202 octodecillion (that’s 2 × 1059) to one. Even accounting for an estimated “file drawer” of six unreported “negative” studies, odds against chance remained absurdly high at 1046 to one.[17] There is an observer effect on living systems, in other words, and we can, under certain circumstances, attribute it to a “visual ray.”[18] More generally though, “in order to observe anything you have to be aware and thus inextricably linked with whatever is being observed,” since we are all entangled at the most fundamental level of reality—which is a unified field of consciousness itself.

    The research of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) has yielded irrefutable proof of the link between the quantum sea/vacuum and processes occurring within the collective human mind on earth. The GCP has set up all around the globe, some 65 (as at 2007[19]) random number generators (RNGs) whose data is fed into the internet and linked back to Princeton University. The team looks for correlations in the data between the RNGs. For instance, in data from four hours before the September 11 terrorist attacks (which, according to the FBI and the notorious Dick Cheney, cannot be evidentially linked to the late CIA asset and former “employee” Osama Bin Laden, and certainly not to the bare minimum seven “hijackers” who turned up alive after the fact—oops!), they found an enormous level of coherence between the RNGs, indicating a hyperdimensional “forewarning” of a large impending event and collective subconscious focusing on it. The period immediately surrounding the event shows a huge spike in coherence as humanity’s collective mind was focused consciously on events as they unfolded. The same results occurred before the Asian tsunami of 2004 and during the funeral service of Princess Diana (whose death occurred under highly suspicious circumstances).[20] The September 11 RNGs’ deviations from chance represented the largest such deviations for the whole year of 2001.[21]

    Though there are many other sources substantiating the notion, the GCP alone has effectively proven that: consciousness is a real something; it is “hyperdimensional,” in the sense that it can “see” into (exists “in”) the near future (as well as the present); collective consciousness focused in harmony (resonance) can affect quantum events—suggesting strongly that consciousness is itself more fundamental than any form of energy/matter “in” so-called space-time.

    As I show in TGI 1 & 2, consciousness appears to be synonymous with the non-electromagnetic spiralling torsion forces of the universal aether/vacuum (which Western science largely pretends don’t exist). It is this energy that appears to be responsible for virtually all mind-matter interactions documented in the annals of psi research and quantum nonlocality in general. In fact, it is not unreasonable to think of torsion as “consciousness in action.” (Note: anything that spins [as all atoms do, for instance] generates torsion waves, and any organism or structure made of multiple atoms generates its own aggregate torsion field. In fact, virtually every process imaginable generates torsion waves which remain embedded as informational fields in the vacuum/aether/fabric of space. A tornado-like vortex, for instance, can be thought of as a static torsion field. Some researchers use the terms “scalar” and “torsion” interchangeably. See my book for much more information on this fascinating area of research.)

    It is interesting to note, as Lynne McTaggart does, that if you simply reverse presentiment and/or precognition and call it backward influence, so that all future mental activity influences the present, you maintain the same model and results as seen in various retrocausation studies and in the GCP’s research.[22]All precognition might be evidence of backward-acting influence; all future decisions may always influence the past through the temporally nonlocal process of “morphic resonance.” This can be adapted to fit the torsion picture which reveals that, since past, present and future are nested together in the now, there can really be no ordinary linear causality to start with.

    Using the late systems theorist Dewey Larson’s reciprocal model, we can quite effectively account for suchphenomena, and we have the late Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kozyrev’s experiments to further support the idea,since he—and others who subsequently replicated his work—were able tomeasure a force (the flow of time/torsion) emanating from the future positionsof stars,[23] meaning that the “future” is in some sense really present here withus in 3D reality because “hyperdimensional” torsion fields are “trans-temporally present.” Thus, time has three dimensions, or operates three-dimensionally—it is not a one-dimensional river flowing “towards” an imagined future. Co-opting Larson’s ideas,we might speculate that presentiment research has perhaps indirectly shownthat the astral aspect of the psyche is responding to a stimulus that, to it (as a torsion field),occupies the present, but which has yet to unfold linearly in our “explicateorder” experience of reality.

    Mind StreamIn August 1958, test officials at Eglin Air Force base in Florida were conducting experiments with a super-sensitive infrared camera, to see if they could photograph events after they had occurred. The infrared camera is sensitive to even minute heat rays emitted by objects. The camera they had devised was so refined it could detect differences in thousandths of a degree. With it they took a picture of the base parking lot, which was empty at the time. But when the film was developed, it clearly showed cars that had been parked in the lot several hours before but that were not there when the picture was taken. The report of this experiment was carried by the Associated Press in an account published in the Miami Herald. Because the infrared camera was classified the Air Force refused to say how far backward in time the camera was able to go, or to release any of the pictures to the press…[24]

    This is a bizarre notion — does the past still exist right now in the infrared frequencies of the EM spectrum? Relativistic physics says the past still exists in the space we occupy, as does occult doctrine, while it is known that informational torsion fields can linger virtually indefinitely, coupling with EM energies which then leave a detectable imprint of the past in space (Poponin and Gariaev’s experiments on the DNA “phantom” [see Chapter 13 of TGI 1] speak directly to this concept). Evidently, the infrared zone is indeed a “magic window” through which we can view (to a limited extent at least) the Akashic record.

    Improving on this, however, is (once again) English inventor Harry Oldfield’s technology. Working in a cemetery with his PIP (polycontrast interference photography) imaging system, which detects the light that interacts with subtle energy fields (such as human auras), Oldfield captured not only discarnate presences, but the presence of a mausoleum and stone monument in the background that were no longer standing, which belonged to an earlier century (probably some 200 years ago, around the time of the Napoleonic wars, according to an employee at the cemetery).[25]

    Thus, the past is always present as static torsion fields coupled with electromagnetically detectable light, just outside our normal perceptual range. For me, this research lays waste to the notion of time as a one-dimensional linear flow in which each present moment fades into oblivion as it becomes the “past” — and it offers strong support for the notion that the “Akashic records” of the past can be perceived consciously and “read” by sensitives with the necessary faculties. Effectively this research appears to prove Larson’s theory that time is 3-dimensional — one dimension of time for each of space. Moreover, such material also supports the holofractal universe concept, since we can see now that the ever-present “past” is always nested within the now, meaning that time is indeed “holographic” (whole in every part) and unfolds in a “fractal” self-referencing manner.


    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratitya-samutpada

    [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra%27s_net

    [3] D.G. Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 109.

    [4] E. Laszlo & J. Currivan, Cosmos, 14.

    [5] R. Susskind, The Cosmic Landscape, 338.

    [6] Laszlo & Currivan, 19.

    [7] Farrier, Scientific Evidence that the Entire Universe Is a Holographic Projection around the Earth, Feb. 7, 2010. www.neatorama.com

    [8] The Holographic Principle. www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=sidebar-the-holographic-p

    [9] D.G. Yurth, Seeing Past the Edge, 114. See also CERN Courier, Cobalt magnetic resonance forms quantum mirage. <http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28197>.

    [10] Susskind, 338.

    [11] Laszlo & Currivan, 49.

    [12] Zeilinger, Dance of the Photons,267.

    [13] Chalko, Is Chance or Choice the Essence of Nature? <http://nujournal.net/choice.html

    [14] Alfred, Our Invisible Bodies, 65–8, 133–4.

    [15] Slime Molds Show Surprising Degree of Intelligence. Discover Magazine (2009). http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/071

    [16] See H.P. Blavatsky, Studies in Occultism (a collection of articles from Lucifer magazine 1887–91), www.theosociety.org/pasadena/hpb-sio/sio-hp.htm).

    [17] D. Radin, Entangled Minds, 127–9.

    [18] See The Grand Illusion – Book 1 for more detail on this concept.

    [19] See M.D. Jones, PSIence.

    [20] Ibid., 91–2.

    [21] Radin, Entangled Minds, 195–207.

    [22] McTaggart, The Intention Experiment, 171.

    [23] A.P. Levich, On the Way to Understanding the Time Phenomenon: the Constructions of Time in Natural Science. Part 2. The “Active” Properties of Time According to N.A. Kozyrev. World Scientific, 1996, 1–42.

    [24] Davis, W.E. The Black Box and Other Psychic Generators. 1987, www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_psycho17.htm.

    [25] See Harry Oldfield’s Glastonbury Symposium presentation on Youtube.

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