Alchemy of the Vacuum
“At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.” –Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
“The concept of the vacuum in quantum field theory is a subtle one. Vacuum states have a rich and complex set of properties that produce distinctive, though usually exceedingly small, physical effects. Quantum vacuum noise is familiar in optical and electronic devices, but in this paper I wish to consider extending the discussion to systems in which gravitation, or large accelerations, are important. This leads to the prediction of vacuum friction: The quantum vacuum can act in a manner reminiscent of a viscous fluid. One result is that rapidly changing gravitational fields can create particles from the vacuum, and in turn the backreaction on the gravitational dynamics operates like a damping force. I consider such effects in early universe cosmology and the theory of quantum black holes, including the possibility that the large-scale structure of the universe might be produced by quantum vacuum noise in an early inflationary phase. I also discuss the curious phenomenon that an observer who accelerates through a quantum vacuum perceives a bath of thermal radiation closely analogous to Hawking radiation from black holes, even though an inertial observer registers no particles. The effects predicted raise very deep and unresolved issues about the nature of quantum particles, the role of the observer, and the relationship between the quantum vacuum and the concepts of information and entropy.” –P. Davies, ©2001 American Institute of Physics.
REALITY AS SELF-ORGANIZING INFORMATION
Science itself is a questioning process. In science, a process is every sequence of changes of a real object/body which is observable using scientific method. Therefore, all sciences analyze and model processes. Processes are always properties of dynamic systems, they are characterized by such system attributes as variables and parameters. Every process model has distinguished input and output variables, that can be autonomous or controlled.
The recognition of a process is an arbitrary subjective mental operation/event because it depends on different circumstances, the observer’s goal, perception and conceptualization tools. There are numerous taxonomies of processes with different qualities: continuous and discrete, stable and not stable, convergent or not convergent, cyclic and not cyclic, linear and not linear. They are also grouped according to the name of the domain where they are analyzed.
Chaos science is never independent of the mythos of the Western tradition of chaos and order. Cartesian views have been resequenced, placing chaos above and below order, enlivening the mechanistic view. Changed assumptions are embedded in this resequencing that harkens back to ancient alchemical notions of primordial chaos, reprioritizing organic models. Microcosm and macrocosm are not causes but domains of existence.
A random or stochastic process is the counterpart to a deterministic process. It’s a different view of ‘reality’ and how the process might evolve through time. In random process there is some indeterminacy in future evolution described by probability distributions. Even if the initial condition (or starting point) is known, there are many possibilities, but some paths are more probable and others less.
A random process is a sequence of random variables known as a time series. Another basic type of a stochastic process is a random field, whose domain is a region of space. In other words, in a random function arguments are drawn from a range of continuously changing values. Inputs are random variables. Hidden fractal order spans all domains but was not mathematically describable until the computer age. There are certain clues that chaos underlies a process.
The Reality Show
Because there is no consensus among physicists, there are many theories of reality. We can view them all with our alchemical eye to determine if and how they conform with ancient alchemical theories and intuitions. Naturally, this is speculative, but then so is much of theoretical physics. When theory is based in mathematics, it may describe real or imaginary universes (Hilbert space). Theories that grow from observation and experiment reflect the physical world.
Lack of consensus is even more prevalent in consciousness studies. It relates to our alchemical quest because in alchemy, consciousness is an inherent quality of matter. Models of consciousness, from Panpsychism, to Orchestrated OR, to neural nets are even more numerous than models of physical reality. [See Journal of Consciousness Studies, JCS] Almost every writer on the subject has their own pet theory. Ultimately, matter and consciousness are categories of mind.
Dynamic entities associated with human consciousness can be modelled as energy-bearing dynamic modes with biologically relevant spatial boundaries and time spans. Actualities remain primary, but defining their dynamics is often elusive. Conventional quantum physics doesn’t deal with consciousness. Heterodox theories often include it. But the great enigmas of our existence remain the riddle of matter, the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the human mind or consciousness.
Ancient Vedic physics claims reality is rooted in irreducible non-material primordial consciousness. In this theory, consciousness is the primary reality of the universe. It is all that exists and matter is illusory. There are many alternative theories of superfluidic consciousness and subtle matter. They attempt to explain pre-space, information and experiential anomalies, such as synchronicity, nonlocal mind and paranormal phenomena.
Perhaps the unified field of consciousness is all we ever experience. Imminent consciousness is the sacred quality of matter — pure being, the sacred root. Lazslo compares the vacuum with the Akashic field. The unified field of cosmic consciousness is the philosophical void, actually a plenum. Further, the vacuum has a memory, making transcendent consciousness akin to “immortality.”
If our own memories reside in a system of hologram-like solitons which reside in a medium of loosely coupled subquantum particles we are back to the Vedic theory of Akasha or Jung’s collective unconscious. To access this information we need to tune our consciousness to resonate with the holograms in the vacuum field.
There are contemporary models of consciousness/matter with and without chaos that are rooted in the vacuum. Some energetic descriptions of consciousness are more worthy of our alchemical attention than others, though each contribute another facet, another point of view. The view is that consciousness in its various forms is inherent in the process of the organization of matter and energy.
One of them is David Bohm’s Implicate Order. Another is Matti Pitkanin’s TGD physics. Alex Kaivarainen proposes a dynamic matrix Bivacuum Model. Tony Smith emphasizes conformal physics with his Clifford algebra models of consciousness. Yet another model without chaos is Leon Maurer’s theosophy-inspired “ABC Theory,” which depends on holographic and String theory for the initial singularity of the Big Bang.
Quantum and holographic mind theories abound, but New Agey theories often confound aspects of different theoretical schools of thought. Some of them mistakenly emphasize the role of the observer in theories other than the Standard Model where that is irrelevant. We cannot choose an eclectic potpourri of terms from various theories becaus they are philosophically appealing. We have to unpack each theory and its implications as coherent wholes.
Some are primarily naive projective identifications, though mystics suggest consciousness opens to the ground of being. Krishnamurti, taught that when the brain dies to thought something else operates that brings about a mutation of the brain’s structure and a permanent transformation of consciousness. This suggests quite different mechanisms than Projective Identification in which the mind becomes an aspect of something much larger. (Peat)
No Grand Unified Theory is immediately forthcoming, and conventional science is reluctant to overturn established, though flawed theories. Instead, mathematicians add new terms, which may or may not be “real.” There are many schools of thought about the fundamentals of microphysics and cosmology. A TOE theory of everything must satisfactorily explain both domains and the interaction of Macro- and Microcosm at the interpenetrating level of quantum cosmology.
Scalar physics and process physics both model subquantal processes in which chaos is foundational. Scalar physics describes the informational content of the field as a virtual or holographic blueprint in the continuous vacuum. Time has probably never been treated properly in physics, but is primary in scalar physics.
Process physics assumes information is primordial. Information systems may be open to interpretation within a deterministic chaos theory framework. Probability is the core of information. Chaos theory uses probability not only by itself but also in getting a quantity called “information.” In information theory, information is relative to signal to noise ratio in efficiency of transmission.
The quantum vacuum noise creates quantum vacuum friction which condenses matter from virtual photon flux. This implies the possibility of engineering or squeezing the vacuum with frequency tuning and feedback loops which add quantum noise. Chaos-based modulations lead to unexploited information transmission.
This opens up theoretical engineering of the massless vacuum and EM entities (potentials, fields, waves). Possibilities include energy extraction, time distortion and reversal, tuning top quarks and Higgs fields, quantum computing, photonic signal processing and memory storage. Even more startling is the biological potential for rejuvination and healing through quantum bioholography. Theoretical physics has so far failed to find a full description that facilitates experimental creation from the vacuum potential. Yet nature does so continuously.
This revives the alchemical idea of ‘self-tuning’. String theory, now called M-theory use the self-tuning brane scenario in an attempt to solve the cosmological constant problem in the context of extra dimensions. Rather than making the vacuum energy small, this approach proceeds by removing the gravitational effect of vacuum energy on the expansion of the universe. There are difficulties in obtaining cosmological evolution compatible with observation in this context. Models include a bulk scalar field coupling to the brane and rescaling of the brane volume element.
String theory is conformal field theories coupled to the self-induced two dimensional gravitational field. Physically, it describes random surfaces with different extra degrees of freedom, immersed into different ambient spaces. Such objects are frequent in nature. Phase boundaries in critical phenomena or the surfaces of biological membranes are notable examples.
Both string- and M-theory suffer from a proliferation of dimensions and their numerous solutions do not agree with one another. Too many theories mean none of them are right. Nevertheless, it remains a popular theory with lots of interest and research because of its elegance and conventionality.
But what is elegant about a theory that probably requires a new mathematical language? The math may be elegant, but the concepts are unwieldy, even though it solves problems in entropy and black holes. It is a fiction with little predictive value after intense research that stands for the truth, but isn’t the truth. It doesn’t conform with our experience. Strings can’t resolve gravitational interactions without becoming dimensionless points or invoking “supergravity.” Supergravity doesn’t work at high energy. There are too many loose ends to strings.
In M-theory, the vacuum energy in a 4D brane is cancelled by the integration constants in the solutions. Fine tuning the vacuum energy to the measured value of the cosmological constant today would be even much harder. We can assume a phase of accelerated expansion in the early history of the universe, driven by the vacuum energy of a scalar field rolling down a potential. In a “self tuning universe,” particles going backwards in time must adjust the big bang to ensure a more “stable” universe.
21st c. Electrodynamics
Inflation theory remains a mystery. Investigation through corrected electromagnetics requires no extra dimensions. Not a state of nothing, the vacuumis active. Vacuum fluctuations of energy density can lead to the observed cosmological constant. Vacuum energy can also be thought of in terms of virtual particles (also known as zero point vacuum fluctuations) which are created and destroyed out of the vacuum. Their “reality” is evidenced by the Casimir effect. Vacuum fluctuations are always created as particle/antiparticle pairs. But stochastic fields mimic vacuum fluctuation.
In a less-tortured heterodox theory, Tom Bearden’s scalar physics, the EM wave in vacuum is longitudinal, and does not consist of EM force fields, contrary to present classical theory. There are no force fields in matter-free space. All that exists in spacetime are spacetime and changes to spacetime.
This theory has no need to resort to hypothetical dark energy or dark matter but does open a Pandora’s Box of paranormal potential, discussed in Excalibur Briefing. A nondiverged, unaccounted, huge Heaviside energy flow component associated with every EM interaction is responsible for the vexing “missing gravity” known as the “dark matter” problem in astrophysics.
Bearden rejects additional terms, such as extra dimensions, or “dark energy” finding all he needs in a corrected notion of electromagnetics that can potentially be proven on the bench. This spirit links his theoretical and experimental work to alchemy, allowing him to describe a plethora of outrageous transformations.
Bearden contends, the missing gravity may be accounted for by a long-ignored vast amount of unaccounted EM energy in the active vacuum, already present in every EM field and potential interaction. The “scalar” potential is not now and never has been a “scalar” entity. Instead, it is a multiwave, bidirectional longitudinal EM wave flow and EM energy flow entity.
Bidirectional EM flow of energy is reinterpreted with the input energy to the charge coming from the time-domain, and the output energy from the charge being emitted into 3-space, comprises a scalar potential. Scalar EM wave coupling (combining) with longitudinal EM wave coupling, in a harmonic set of phase conjugate pairs, constitutes the scalar EM potential in each and every point in space. This also agrees with quantum field theory. All EM energy in 3-space comes from the time domain. All observables are frozen 3-space snapshots of ongoing 4-space interaction.
“A tiny bit of the impinging EM energy flow “from” the distant source charge is geometrically intercepted and diverted by the observing/detecting point charge to streamline around it, creating a “swirl around” of diverted energy flow. As can be seen, only a tiny portion of the impinging and passing EM energy stream in 3-space is diverged into the swirl. This is rather like a small diverted whirlpool of water forming around a stable rock in a flowing river. In electrodynamics the amount of energy in that “diverged whirlpool” is said to be the “collected” energy appearing upon that point charge (upon that fixed rock). That amount of energy swirled by the intercepting point coulomb at a given point in space, is then erroneously said to be the magnitude of the potential (the magnitude of the entire river). It is no such thing. The small fraction of the potential that is diverted from the potential’s flowing rivers of energy, is not that the magnitude of that potential (the magnitude of the entire set of flowing rivers themselves!) And it is certainly not “identically” the river itself! At best it is a measure of the intensity of the potential (the local intensity of all those internal rivers of energy flow) at that point occupied by the intercepting/diverting rock.”
Bearden rightly complains, “We may accurately take the mass-free, force-free EM field to be a pattern of spacetime curvatures. The coupling of this spacetime curvature set, or any part of it, with charged mass, then constitutes an EM force field. Again, the problem is the hoary old mechanics notion of having a separate massless force acting upon a separate mass. No such thing exists in all nature, and mechanics should have been rather thoroughly overhauled long ago as a result of this horrendous foundations of mechanics error that is centuries old.”
Perhaps relevant to alchemical transformations, science has accepted the present “matter-to-matter transform” approach of present electrodynamics, failing to see that the two missing transforms of matter-to-spacetime and spacetime-to-matter are in fact just general relativity itself. The solution for adding the missing two transforms into electrodynamics therefore may lie in “infolding” general relativity directly within electrodynamics, rather than placing the two on an equal footing.
That requires the analysis of the supersystem rather than the system. It creates the possibility for utilization of the “vacuum engine” that results from this “infolded GR” solution. In GR, the ST geometry itself is active, dynamic, energetic, and structuring! In higher symmetry electrodynamics, the ST geometry itself is powerfully active, dynamic, energetic, and structuring! It is not at all just a “passive spacetime” as classical electrodynamics assumes.
When these two missing transforms are added back into electrodynamics, one has suddenly extended EM theory into a new domain. One has also infolded general relativity (GR) inside the present EM matter-to-matter transforms, and also included the vacuum interaction including broken symmetry in that exchange, but in an electromagnetically engineerable manner. In short, one has a practical, engineerable unified field theory.
The great advantage of a vacuum engine is that the “action” it produces upon an exposed mass, arises directly from within each point in the local spacetime in which the mass is embedded. One does not have to “start outside” and move through space and the intervening mass toward the “inside”. Every point within an object occupies every point in time, a priori. From a single time-point, the vacuum engine’s 3-space action enters everywhere within the object, all-at-once, and the 3-space effects proceed outward from each interior point.
Therefore even a weak vacuum engine induced by EM forces can do with ridiculous ease what the most powerful particle accelerators on Earth cannot do. The engine is already everywhere “inside” an object or particle, and working from every point in it, toward an outward direction. With weak EM-induced vacuum engines one can do things inside the nucleus such as easily flip quarks inside the nucleons, so that transmutations at very weak spatial energy levels are readily obtained.
This in fact turned out to be the major secret of the low-energy nuclear transmutations occurring in some 600 cold fusion experiments worldwide. We call the exact geometrical form of a vacuum engine a template. We refer to the process of internally structuring a field, wave, or potential as dimensioning or activating or conditioning or charging up the field, wave, or potential. Russian scientists call the infolded structuring itself the information content of the field.
By realizing that ST is identically potential, one has altered one’s thinking from the standard GR theory into a correlated EM-GR theory. One has also extended GR: Not only is there a “topology” of things that can be externally done to a base spacetime, but there is also a hidden, vast EM topology within any overall base spacetime. So we now have “topologies within topologies.” This is in fact what the Russians have long called the information content of the field.
Particle physicists have known and shown for more than 40 years that (i) space is a seething inferno of EM energy, (ii) a charge continually undergoes a violent energy exchange with the vacuum EM flux. That exchange is what a charged mass is doing, to make it a “charged mass”), and (iii) the charge is a broken symmetry in that violent energetic flux of the vacuum. “Broken symmetry” means that the charge disrupts and alters part of that virtual particle flux to observable EM energy flux. The charge continually absorbs virtual energy from the vacuum, radiates some of that absorbed energy back to the vacuum in virtual form, but integrates and radiates the remainder in a flow of potentially observable energy. http://www.cheniere.org/techpapers/rifemicroscope.htm
Again, the structuring of the vacuum engine has no limitation in fineness, because spacetime is continuous. Hence it freely extends from the observable realm on down into the virtual realm. This is no more audacious than stating that virtual and observable entities occupy the same time domain simultaneously. Obviously, if one is using the structuring of time, one gathers in both those virtual structures and those observable structures, and also the exact correlation between them. This is a direct engineering application of an EM hidden variable theory, somewhat similar to that proposed by David Bohm in his holographic theory.
All living systems already use this “infolded” bidirectional, longitudinal wavepair EM in their ongoing living functions. Just as they used frequency modulation, EM signals, EM oscillations, etc. before we even had an electrodynamics or a physics, living systems do use the infolded EM (and vacuum engines) in all their living functions, and particularly in their cellular regeneration and restoration (R&R) system, as contrasted to the immune system. The immune system cells are the fighters and the debris scavengers/cleaners. They go after the hostile invaders, fight them, and usually win—littering the battlefield with the debris. Then the immune system scavenger cells clean up the residue.
But many of the body’s cells will have been damaged in the fight. The immune system itself cannot heal or restore a single damaged cell, even its own! It is not a healer ! It is a searcher, a marker, a killer, and a residue-cleaner. All healing/restoration of living cells is done by the R&R system, not by the immune system. The magic “unified field theory” so long sought by scientists, has long been utilized by the regeneration and restoration system of the body in its minute-to-minute and day-to-day healing and restoring actions. The R&R system uses the supersystem, not just the system.
If we could produce the negative (time-reversal) of the sum template of the resident vacuum engine and amplify it, we would have a powerful new type of vacuum engine. It would be an exact vacuum anti-engine to act upon that specific diseased or abnormal condition of the cell and gradually erase the delta and bring the cell physically back to normal. An exact, amplified vacuum antiengine for reversing the precise abnormal condition of the mass, down to and including even the quarks in the atomic nuclei, is formed by time-domain (longitudinal EM biwave) pumping.
The result or “output” is that the entire cellular mass and all its constituent parts are “time-reversed” back along their previous “track through time”, back to a previous normal physical state.The new anti-engine would operate upon all the mass of the cell, at every level no matter how small. It would change the cell’s abnormal genetics back to normal genetics. One could of course reverse cellular damage due to aging, and rejuvenate the body or regenerate any tissue.
This fulfills the ages old alchemical dream, the secret of rejuvination and perhaps immortality as the ambient vacuum also functions as a living memory of all its events. That’s a whole new “subtle physics” reality. Present physics with its assumed quantum observation limitations just has not even gone into it—primarily because physics has been focusing upon the quantized aspects of the photon.
The photon is quantized in one aspect only—its magnetic vector potential—and not in its unquantized aspect—its scalar electrical potential! Physics has rather ignored the unquantized (and therefore continuous from the smallest to the largest scale) time aspect of the photon. All EM fields and waves, being comprised of photons, thus also carry (1) energy and energy internal structuring, and (2) time and internal time structuring. Again, this is the Russian information content of the field.
As an additional proposal, we tentatively suggest that this principle also may be the long-sought “hidden chaos” or “hidden order” in quantum mechanics that is known to be present, but has not yet been explained. Chaos can be characterized with tools of information theory and applications encompassing fluid and celestial mechanics, chemistry and biology.
Information and algorithmic complexity theory applied to chaos and generalization of Lyapunov exponents account for spatiotemporal and non-infinitesimal perturbations. The relation of chaos and information theory is more than purely formal. Redundancy is an important concept in information theory, moreso in algorithmic information theory. The chaos model returned the physical sciences to the ideas of information theory, though Claude Shannon’s work predates chaos theory by some two decades. Chaos based modulations can be viewed from an information theory perspective.