the kinds of training that Russell Targ [developer of remote viewing]
as well as other disciplines related to non ordinary states of consciousness
offers, it is possible that many individuals (and perhaps most children)
can learn to use their mind-brain systems in such ways as to open the
doors of their perceptions and receive the news from the universe.
So we have access not only to things occurring in distant places but in
other time zones, like the future. In Targ' s experimental work, the viewer
as he or she is called can focus their attention to any point on the planet
as well as off it and describe what is to be found there with considerable
Further in remote viewing the perceiver can answer any question about
any events in the past, present or future and be accurate about two thirds
of he time. Why is this so? Well as we have been saying and as David Bohm's
writes in his textbook, the undivided Universe, "Like a hologram,
each region of space-time contains information about every other point
In our time, in our very years, is coming to be experienced a formula
for new ways of being. What we are now coming to suspect about the way
reality works grants a perspective on our humanity which up till now would
have seemed more mythic than real.
This it does within a sturdy background of scientific research and years
of conclusive studies by physicists, biologists, anthropologists, parapsychologists,
spiritual seekers and just about anyone interested in opening themselves
to the deeper reaches of human nature.
Many have long suspected that the very concepts of "near" and
"far" may have been a stratagem of our local minds, more habit
and cultural dictum than the way things really are. But now we discover
what poets and mystics have always suspected: our minds are stargates,
our bodies celled of mysteries, and what was taken to be remote is actually
near neighbor in the all reaching compass of the mind.
A friend of mine, Russell Targ has spent a lifetime in the science of
consciousness and human possibilities. His research methods are both rigorous
and resourceful, as they must be in such pioneering fields. In a new book
to be published later this year to which I have written the foreword he
offers us in elegant and lucid prose us the other side of the moon of
The descriptions of the work he and his associates have done in remote
viewing are as compelling, as they are key to our understanding of once
and future attributes of the human capacity.
He gives us insight into why it is that you sometimes get information
about a place, an object, a person that is not available through normal,
local, sensory mechanisms, nor classical space/time information. Where
does this apparently intuitive information come from?
Why is it that we sometimes learn with a rapidity that is more like remembering
then any learning process? In exploring these questions Dr. Targ is one
of the new group of brilliant and courageous scientists who are changing
our views of the nature of reality.
In this company we would include the English biologist, Rupert Sheldrake
and his theory of morphic resonance. Sheldrake states the very basis of
paradigm shift: things are as they are because they were as they were.
The laws of nature are not absolutes; rather, they are accumulations of
A law like gravitation, for example, is a pretty well fixed habit, probably
owing to the trillions of beings throughout the universe who give it general
assent. Yet yogis, swamis, and more than a few Catholic saints report
that in deep meditation or spiritual rapture, they have been known to
bump their heads on the ceiling, for rapture is nothing if not a paradigm
shift. Laws change, habits dissolve, new forms and functions emerge whenever
an individual or a society learns a new behavior.
This is because we are all connected through what Sheldrake calls "morphogenetic
fields," organizing templates weaving through time and space, which
hold the patterns for all structures, but which can be changed according
to our changing thoughts and actions. Thus the more an event, pattern
of behavior, or skill is duplicated, the more powerful its morphogenetic
We know, for example, that people in the twentieth century learned to
ride bicycles and to use machines more quickly and effectively than people
in the nineteenth century. Similarly, today's children and adolescents
learn to use computers and to write programs in ways that seem beyond
the competence of their parents--or as an adult friend once said when
he couldn't get a computer program to work, "Let's call in an expert.
Get the kid next door."
Discuss the articles in the September Scientific American about what happens
in the brain when one images doing a particular task. Relate this to morphogenetic
Children, some autistic people, idiot savants, people in life threatening
situations, animals knowing just when their masters have gotten on the
bus to come home --all are participating in this phenomenon. But where
is the resonance and how is it morphing? Recent cutting edge, state of
the art physics is now saying that it comes from the quantum hologram.
In each case I've mentioned, the individuals have gone beyond the bandwidth
of local perception and memory and entered a field of knowing that is
direct apprehension of much larger information to be found in the quantum
hologram. It has been advanced that this quantum hologram that holds all
knowledge and information is made of a higher light vibration.
It may be that the lower light vibration--the one that is in thee electro-magnetic
spectrum and therefore guides our perception is what serves to decode
the higher vibration of the quantum hologram in ways that are analogous
to the way holograms work:
Light from the laser goes through a maze of mirrors and "beam-splitters"
to form two beams of light to make the hologram. A beam-splitter is a
half-silvered mirror that allows part of the light (the reference beam)
to pass through directly to the film while reflecting part of the light
(the illuminating beam) toward the object from which it is reflected again
onto the film.
When the two beams meet, what is recorded onto the film is the result
of the interference patterns between the two beams. If the beams coincide,
or are "in phase" there will be enough light to expose the film
because the light energy is reinforced at the points of interference.
If the beams are out of phase, they will cancel each other's energy and
leave a dark place on the film.
The picture of the object in this resulting film hologram can be seen
when laser or coherent light decodes it and gives us the picture.
Now amplify this to universal means and think of the film as the non-local
simultaneous-everywhere and everything matrix--the quantum hologram itself.
It is not a film but a great field of being--the order of the metaverse
itself. (Alfred North Whitehead in 1929 described it as the great expanding
nexus of occurrences beyond sense perception, with all minds, all things
More recently, physicist David Bohm referred to it as the primary order
of the universe which is implicate, enfolded, harboring our reality in
much the same way as the DNA in the nucleus of a cell harbors potential
life and directs its unfolding.) So the quantum hologram is an order of
pure Beingness, pure frequency, perhaps the essential Light itself, which
transcends any specifications and knows neither here nor there.
It is the place from which pattern and archetypes arise. It is the realm
of Love and organicity, the lure of evolution and the Mind that is minding.
It is the place from which the forms of reality are engendered pervading
everything, and potentially totally available at any particular part of
our reality. Do you realize what I am saying? Everything that was and
is and will be is not only available to you, it is part of your very being.
However you have been entrained to live in the secondary order of reality
which is second-generation reality. It is explicate, unfolded, manifest
in space and time, the decoded hologramatic image of reality. All apparent
movement and substance then, are of the secondary order. How does it get
Well, think of the incoming electromagnetic (space/time) information (visual,
acoustic, etc), as that which decodes the information of the quantum hologram,
this implicate order, and establishes the condition so that accurate three-dimensional
perception is possible. That is to say, both quantum information and space/time
information are used in the act of perception by organisms having sensory
These perceptors or lenses of our brain-mind-body system serve as the
somewhat fuzzy coherent light, which then interprets the frequencies from
the primary order. But of course, this lensing system narrows its bandwidth
through cultural and other conditioning.
By reorchestrating psychospiritual and neural functioning to bypass the
cerebral and psychological reducing valves, we discover that we are naturally
attuned to this source, this matrix of reality, this metaverse that includes
all and everything, which we call the quantum hologram.
It is then that we can see the higher order of reality, the higher vibration
of light behind the dimmer veiling of our ordinary perceptions. Put it
another way, we have a core system within ourselves that can access primary
reality. It is this system that engages a world long known to indigenous
people as well as our distant ancestors.
Because consciousness grows and releases innate potentials according to
the needs and even the stresses of a particular era, more and more people
are looking for this primary reality for what it contains and ways in
which it can address the messes we make in the secondary reality.
I'll put it another way.
The eternal part of our consciousness is forever contained in this implicate
order or quantum hologram; but the greater part of our awareness is caught
up in Bohm's second-generation reality, that which is explicate, unfolded,
manifest in space and time, filled with kittens and quasars, and the need
to connect with others.
We all have it in us to travel back and forth between the two orders,
for our brains seem to serve both as gates into God as well as hologramatic
reducing valves which render God-stuff into structure and form. What scientists
like Russell Targ's and Hal Putoff's work at SRI work, and to another
extent our own work is about is training human reality to be very fluid,
moving back and forth between ordinary and extraordinary realities, local
and archetypal worlds, implicate and explicate domains.
me add that it is likely that most if not all, subtle, ephemeral and unexplained
phenomena associated with subjective experience are connected, directly
or indirectly, with the phenomenon of the non-locality of the quantum
hologram. This runs the gamut from telepathy to clairvoyance to remote
viewing to creative insights to mystical experience.
In this regard what we call psychic phenomena are only by-products of
this simultaneous-everywhere-matrix. And synchronicity-those coincidental
occurrences that seem to have some higher design or connectedness--would
seem to derive from the purposeful, patterning, nature of the primary
order, wherein everything, regardless how distant in space or time is
interconnected through the primary reality.
In fact, there is no such thing as coincidence in the usual sense for
everything is co-insiding. What so many are observing and speculating
about now is that the phenomenon that hitherto has seemed extraordinary
is really just a fascinating subset of reality in general. Or rather,
to be more exact, ordinary reality is but a subset of extraordinary reality.
The brain then can be described in part as a quantum computer. Consciousness
emerges from quantum processes in the brain--that is the inter-reaction
between your perception on the electromagnetic spectrum and the quantum,
more ultimate, spectrum of light.
Targ's research not only implies what quantum physics affirms: the fundamental
transformation of the scientific worldview. It also demonstrates the quantum
aspects inherent in our human nature. This has tremendous implications
for philosophy, psychology and metaphysics. Think of local consciousness
on the electromagnetic spectrum of light as the foreground and quantum
mind as the background.
Since it is rare that most of attend to background or non-local during
the course of our everyday affairs, we perceive things without the subtle
awareness that would bring the full grandeur of reality into play. And
yet, as Targ shows so effectively, we all have these capacities for enlarged
perception, although they have been stunted by habit, conditioning and
the cultural trance.
With the kinds of training that Targ as well as other disciplines related
to non ordinary states of consciousness offers, it is possible that many
individuals (and perhaps most children) can learn to use their mind-brain
systems in such ways as to open the doors of their perceptions and receive
the news from the universe. So we have access not only to things occurring
in distant places but in other time zones, like the future.
In Targ' s experimental work, the viewer as he or she is called can focus
their attention to any point on the planet as well as off it and describe
what is to be found there with considerable accuracy. Further in remote
viewing the perceiver can answer any question about any events in the
past, present or future and be accurate about two thirds of he time. Why
is this so?
Well as we have been saying and as David Bohm's writes in his textbook,
the undivided Universe, "Like a hologram, each region of space-time
contains information about every other point in space-time." In the
holographic universe, there is a unity of consciousness with no boundaries
of space or time. Let me put it another way. One is not a body.
One has a body. If you really feel for this idea, it makes expanded awareness
all that more realizable.
In Targ's work in remote viewing there were the standard tests-of his
partner going to someplace in the area and having the perceiver state
what he or she was receiving of the place. These kinds of experiments
met with remarkable success.
But then there were the out of the way - or further reaches of human nature
experiments wherein the healer can reach into a person's past and heal
them then with the result that the present illness heals up very quickly.
So your healing intention will reach back into the past to affect a critical
seed moment in alternate future pathways of he development of the illness.
Remember again that modern physics seems to indicate that we live in a
spider web of space and time wherein both past and future are tugging
on the present. Another mind-quaking aspect of this that comes from quantum
physics as well as ancient eastern philosophy concerns the illusion that
there is any separation in space and time.
Buddhism for example teaches that consciousness is the ground of all being.
Therefore consciousness pre-dates and is independent of both space and
time as we think we know it. Given the quantum interconnectedness of all
things, we would have to say that although it is as if events do occurring
in time, they just are.
Another finding, which is corroborated by Robert Jahn's and Brenda Dunne's
work at Princeton is that in a total of 411 published remote viewing trials
over twenty five years, they showed that without question that remote
viewing accuracy does not decline with increasing distance form the viewer
- whether in space or time-the past or the future.
It is a question of inflow of information about a person followed by an
outflow of prayers and healing intentions (possible exercise in which
in partners one holds the name written and in their hand of a person who
has some kind of physical disturbance...while the other descries this
It is probably likely that Einstein and other high creatives who testified
to making huge creative leaps --and then spending years proving steps
that would lead to their conclusion, -were actually accessing quantum
information from the matrix reality or primary reality rather than extrapolating
from factual data.
They then used their secondary reality to work out the details.
Given our quantum hologram essence, our minds may well be omni-dimensional.
I believe that consciousness has the innate capacity to tune and modulate
to different domains. Implied here is the notion that there are within
these resonant quantum fields of consciousness availability to different
Does this mean that the mind has the means to travel in time, to visit
the time and place in ancient Palestine when Christ delivered the Sermon
on the Mount, to be present in consciousness at the signing of the Declaration
of Independence? Is the past still present, nested in the many frequencies
that make up the Quantum Mind of the Maker?
What seems to be true, however, is that by changing consciousness, we
can experience more profound patterns of the universe. I find, for example,
that when we alter awareness on the continuum of states of consciousness
towards more meditative or spiritual states, we become citizens of a larger
universe with regard to perception, time, space, dimensionality, and possibility.
We are operating at larger frequencies within the electromagnetic spectrum
of the light domain.
This is because we are operating from the higher patterns themselves--what
I am calling the archetypal domain. It is then, too, that our psychological
makeup has more source hooks in it, is less traumatized by past experience,
is more capacious and capricious, and we feel extended into a mutli-dimensional
Thus, among many other things, we are able to cause action at a distance.
There have been millennia of observations of these phenomena. Were not
prayer to have produced some positive results, religion would have been
abandoned centuries ago. That we ascribed these results to a supernatural
agency rather than non-locality is simply, again, another mode of description.
Look at all the work that has been done in recent years to document the
efficacy of prayer, particularly healing prayer. The results in most cases
are very suggestive of non-local effects.
What does all of this have to say about spirituality? God is ever present
in all aspects of existence in and beyond time, in and beyond space, in
and beyond ourselves. Ultimately it is about the transcendent and yet
ever present truth of the heart and the opening to this exquisite feeling
of the divine flow of loving awareness that is everywhere all the time
and most intimately in and of you.
Discourse on Love as spaciousness, timelessness and Goddedness.
I can think of no fitting conclusion to this talk then to offer the great
perennial Buddhist metta prayer of loving kindness. To my mind, it says
May you be in peace.
May your heart remain open.
May you be healed from all separation.
May you be a source of healing for all beings.
May you awaken to the light of your true nature.
May you never feel separate from the source of loving-kindness.
May you be happy.
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