Science doesn't need mysticism, mysticism doesn't need science. But man needs both."
The knowledge about the Akashic field that is re-emerging today leads us to recognize that we are a creation of the cosmos, as for example expressed in the work of the astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, Poussières d'étoiles, but also the co-creators of our reality.
Near-death experiences have also been widely studied. They concern people who, as a result of an accident (cardiac arrest, any form of coma, but also shock after blood loss, "almost drowning", etc.) enter a profoundly modified state of consciousness. This state is more or less long and places them in a state close to physical, psychological or emotional death before a return to a usual level of consciousness.
Erwin László, challenged by the feedback of a person who has experienced this state, has continued his research in this field. This witness expressed in substance the testimony of most people who have experienced such a phenomenon: the fact of being persuaded, after this experience, that consciousness goes far beyond physical life and that death could be not a death but rather another form of life, or even a rebirth.
The results of his research were published in 2014, nine years after "Science and the akashic field". The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain" co-authored with writer Anthony Peake.
Starting from the bundles of clues to prove that consciousness exists beyond the brain, and thus the human body, he postulates that we are not inherently mortal but continue to exist even when our physical existence is over.
This postulate is corroborated by descriptions of advanced physics, which express the fact that the elements ("inert" or living) existing in our space-time plane are not intrinsically real but constitute manifestations of an invisible dimension where they would exist as super-strings or fields of information, as an energy matrix
For Erwin Laszlo, in this scheme and with the proof that consciousness is the fundamental basis of the universe, consciousness is immortal in its unmanifested form, and its purpose, in manifesting itself as human beings, is to evolve continuously.
In this, Erwin László also bridges the gap between science and the spiritualities of the planet.
Many principles of today's ecology have similarities with the ancient wisdom of rural communities and spiritual traditions.
As early as 1975, Fritjof Capra was the first physicist who dared to bridge the gap between science and spiritual notions, between physical and mystical vision, before turning his attention to ecology and health. In short, to humans in their environment.
He explains (1) how he had to go in search of a conceptual structure broader than that of science in order to link scientific discoveries to changes in lifestyles and to understand their meaning.
For him, many of the principles of current ecology (2) have similarities with the ancient wisdom of rural communities and spiritual traditions. He travels all the paths showing a parallel between the discoveries of physics and the teachings of Eastern spirituality. The whole is strikingly coherent and the book has gone around the world, published in 43 editions and translated into 23 languages, much to the chagrin of the more conservative part of the scientific community.
Life, since its origins, has not moved the planet forward through struggles and fights but through relationships.
Fritjof Capra participates in the Ecoliteracy project, a Californian project for education in ecology (2) and the wisdom of nature. One of his conclusions (1) after decades of research joins that of physics and epigenetics: "life, from its origins, has not advanced the planet through struggles and fights but through relationships. He is one of the (many) promoters of a new way of looking at the world, systems thinking (3), which consists in substance of considering systems as a whole rather than in their parts. With the Tao of Physics, Fritjof Capra was the first to show that the spiritualities of the East provide a coherent and harmonious philosophical framework for the most advanced theories of physical science.
In 2016, astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan publishes The Plenitude of Emptiness. For him, since energy can generate matter (E = mc²), the vacuum is responsible for all the material content of the Universe and "the vacuum is the matrix of everything". Its last chapter is entitled "The Tao of Emptiness": for oriental philosophies, the vacuum is full, filled with energy. In Taoism, emptiness is at the origin of the Universe, which is in line with modern cosmology.
The Italian astrophysicist Massimo Teodorani, for his part and following his natural gift for popularizing science, published in 2005 Bohm - la Fisica dell'Infinito (David Bohm, the Physics of Infinity) in which he deciphers the discoveries of the famous physicist.
In it, he didactically unravels the most important aspects of the work carried out by the latter, known above all for his theory of implicit order or "holographic model". David Bohm, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists of his generation, is also one of the first to have defied scientific orthodoxy by giving a global vision to physics.
His theory, published in 1952 (4), that behind the tangible (and therefore visible) world of physics lies what he called the "implicit order" that would bring together "the totality of things and events". In this sense, he introduced into quantum mechanics the possibility of a causal link in addition to probabilities through what he called "quantum potential".
Let us note at this point that all the descriptions of the different theories converge globally towards a coherent scheme.
David Bohm has profoundly transformed methodology in physical research by introducing an ambition of understanding before the mathematical resolution of problems into the scientific research process.
His first investigations concern plasma (5) and he elaborates a mathematical description of plasma that brings together its two dimensions, individual and collective. He observes, fascinated, that plasma resembles, in the behaviour of its electrons, a perfect metaphor of... society (the electrons, in this diagram, being the individuals).
He is then one of the first physicists to undertake a real search for understanding physics rather than its "simple" search for solutions in the form of mathematical problems.
When he published Quantum theory in 1951, he already highlighted the fact that the state of electrons, at a fundamental level, depends on their relationship with their environment. According to his work, the state of the electron is not expressed at random but under the action of a "quantum potential" which would be "a weak but highly informed energy capable of giving form to a raw unformed energy (5)" and is consistent with the principle of non-locality we have already discussed.
The holographic universe, the "whole" in every part.
The universe described by Bohm implies that matter cannot be fragmented and that therefore, everything being linked, this impression of separation of things is an illusion. This concept of illusion is also well known in the tantric tradition of India as "Maya", the veil of illusion (6).
It thus describes an "implicit order", from the realm of the imperceptible to our five senses, and an "explicit order" that is manifestly revealed (the world we perceive), the latter having its origin in the former.
Intuitively, Bohm also exposes a vision of infinity in the form of countless spherical mirrors reflecting each other endlessly and calls this organization "holographic movement". That is to say, each part contains all the information possessed by the whole. This characteristic of "all in each part" has provided an entirely new way of understanding the systems underlying the organization of the universe.
Bohm is not the only researcher to advance this theory. Other scientists have gathered strong clues through their work that the universe may be a hologram. Karl Pribram (7), Professor at Stanford University, neurophysiologist and pioneer of research on the cerebral cortex, is one of them and considers that reality is holographic in nature.
In the 1960s, he was already a renowned brain physiologist when he realized that the hologram offers a powerful model of brain processes. His theory (the holonomic theory of the brain and cognitive function) describes both that the brain is a hologram and how it can store so many (complex, accurate) memories in so little space with the ability to recall them at will.
In the 1970s, thinking he was at the end of his research possibilities, he wanted to explore other fields of science that could use the hologram organization. His son, a physicist, tells him about Bohm's work and Pribram is flabbergasted: by publishing his latest work, David Bohm draws a diagram in which, far beyond the brain, holographic organization extends to the entire universe! This supports his theory.
Cosmologists are now using this holographic model to mathematically model the physical structure of the universe. The entire stream of research including a holographic approach that has been conducted since this time also encompasses a cloud of experiences in the psychic sphere and Karl Pribram is known for his contribution to neurological research on engrams (biological traces of memory in the brain) as well as for his contributions to the neurophysiological basis of (many) so-called psi or spiritual experiences.
See also the other posts that links science and ancestral knowledge.
(1) The Tao of Physics, Fritjof Capra.
(2) Ecology is not to be taken here in the political sense of the term as it is sometimes understood in Europe, but in the primary sense, i.e. as a science which studies living beings in their environment and the interactions between them."
(3) Systems thinking, without denying scientific rationality, considers that it does not offer sufficient parameters for human development, and should therefore be developed in conjunction with the subjectivity of various spiritual traditions. This model of thinking is promoted by scientists, researchers, philosophers and intellectuals from various fields. Systems thinking implies interdisciplinarity. Source Wikipedia.
(4) In the prestigious journal Physical review. He discovered, among other things, the physical phenomenon known as the "Bohm diffusion".
(5) David Bohm, the physics of infinity, Massimo Teodorani.
(6) See The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo.
(7) See Karl H. Pribram, Brain and behaviour, 1969. The experiences are perfectly described in Michael Talbot's book, The holographic universe.