Consciousness, Entanglement, and Reality
“The entanglement is your madness…the sword is the overcoming of madness.” ” –C.G. Jung, Red Book
Every particle in the universe is connected to every other particle, so that nanosecond to nanosecond they interact and are coupled across the vast distances of space. This leads to the central idea that we are living in a “synchronized universe,” one layer of which we see and interact with and are synchronized with. This means every particle, every atom that we see as “real” is synchronized with the other atoms and particles in what we call the “real” universe. Other universes, with a different synchronization, can coexist with our own and yet they can pass right through each other. –Claude Swanson, Lifeforce
The fundamentally interconnected medium of reality is revealed by modern physics. It suggests some remarkable human potentials. Separated particles or people (bioentanglement) remain instantaneously connected regardless of distance. Entanglement has been suggested as an explanation of anomalous cognition and psi. Quantum mechanics shows entanglement between particles exists everywhere, all the time, and affects our macrocosmic world. Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.”
Cosmologists speculate the quantum vacuum is filled with entangled particles. Entanglement is the basis of quantum cosmology. At the micro- level, the nature of the wave particle duality points to a different reality of the cosmos than is currently described by either the particle or the wave schools of thinking.In standing wave patterns, destructive interference can be made to “stand still.” The standing wave interference can be seen in two synchronous sources of vibration.
We know that mass has a vector quantity from other observations and experiments and that mass is entangled with quantum gravity and virtual to real to virtual manifestations. The fact of “self-interference” from these experiments suggests that at any moment, defined by Planck time as 10-43 sec. half of the cosmos for all intents and purpose is canceled out and invisible to the senses, no matter how measured. The missing part not described here must then be partly made up of virtual particles and photons. The part that we see and inhabit is only a small percent of the cosmos and this part can behave weirdly.
Quantum Entanglement (QE) is thought to be the working mechanism of the Higgs boson or the God particle, because it’s so fundamental. Quantum Entanglement is at the heart of understanding how significant events across the universe operate at the macro- and micro- level in split-second synchronicity despite considerable distance between them. Quantum Entanglement suggests that information is exchanged faster between Quantum Entangled particles than the speed of light, which was deemed impossible per Einstein’s special theory of relativity proposed in 1905.
The cosmos behaves in an entangled and in a quantized individualistic state. The well known double slit experiment and single photon interference is something that most practicing and aspiring physicists are aware of. It presents one of the most puzzling aspects of the particle wave duality of the cosmos. Recent experiments have shown that electrons, neutrons, whole atoms and more can behave in the same manner as photons of light when passed through double slits one at a time. In all cases, there is every indication of “self interference” that is characteristic of what we perceive as wave interference patterns.
This “self-interference” is an important consideration in the idea of entanglement, otherwise known as the non-local reality. “Self-interference” can help to explain why some mass is missing in the cosmos, but it is not the whole answer. Yet, a curious co-existence between entangled states and non-entangled state appears to be the reality in the cosmos, when we look at the foundation of it in the quantum level. Whereas entangled states represent the unity in the cosmos, non-entanglement allows for individuality and apparent separateness and duality.
Entanglement is the apparent means by which Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) like information is instantaneously channeled and non-entangled states gives each one of us the sense of separate identity and the idea that intuition is nothing more than a flight of fancy. The non-entangled state is the realm of chance and uncertainty and on the human personal level, the sense of ego identity. This combination places us in a position where the cosmos can look strange indeed, from time to time. One can suggest that one state represents objective reality and the other subjective reality.
The cosmos was born out of an initial fireball that set the initial differentials so necessary for the evolution of all following complex processes. In addition, the ongoing feedback between the virtual and manifest conditions of the cosmos keeps the whole process in a constant flux of change. This change incorporates ever increasing orders of complexity until we arrive at you and me, who are intimately connected in the entangled sense, but have a strong sense of individuality and separateness in our day to day lives. Where astrology enters the picture is insofar as the entanglement of states of all physical and energetic entities in the cosmos upon all others. In other words, there is a distinct connection between all the planets, their energies and positions upon each and every one of us in a unique way. Each unique combination also contributes to each of our unique characteristics. When the planetary relationships change, so do individuals born in that cosmic environment, differ from others who were born in a different cosmic environment. Hence individuality arises through the change in planetary relationships. Stated in more traditional terms, timing is important in the analysis of an individual from the planetary perspective. It is this in the local sense that gives us the feeling and appearance of separateness, so necessary in the complex evolution of states. The arguments and tenets of astrology have a basis in fact in the entangled and non-entangled states of the quantum.
The mystery of individualization in the cosmos that is also entangled at the fundamental level, does not however, address the question of individual consciousness. From the point of quantum individualization in the non-entangled state, we must then take another step to describe how individual consciousness arises out of the primordial complex quantum matrix. What can be said at this point is that consciousness, like anything else in the cosmos, arises from the quantum. This must by implication, suggest that the fundamental units that build and change the cosmos on a continual basis, are conscious. That consciousness can only exist where observation can occur with something else. Here we have a type of quantum relativity insofar as that one thing can only be described in terms of something else. To have consciousness, a sense of separateness in the non-entangled state must exist as a precondition. Therefore, in the entangled state, there also exists a kind of collective conscious (some would say collective unconscious), which acts as a kind of reference for the rest. This then describes why things can get downright weird. This is especially true under extreme conditions.
Everything we perceive of as our reality is a consciousness hologram, ‘entangled’ within the matrix of creation. The cosmos behaves in an entangled and in a quantized individualistic state. Some suggest a mini-black hole lies at the core of each nano particle of our being – our very own cosmic subspace, always there, always eternally the same, the very core of our being, and a direct link to subspace and therefore the Cosmos.
It did take a long time to prove that Quantum Entanglement truly existed. It wasn’t until the 1980s that it was clearly demonstrated. But it has been shown without doubt that this is the case. In 1982, at the university of Paris, a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. The problem with this discovery is that it violates Einstein’s long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light.
Quantum measurements do not fit with the idea of an objective reality. John Bell showed, in his profound and simple proof, that NO CONCEIVABLE LOCAL REALITY CAN UNDERLIE THE LOCAL QUANTUM FACTS. Bell proved, in short, that reality is non-local. In other words, even though all the quantum facts are local, these facts cannot be simulated by an underlying local reality. Any reality that fits the facts must be non-local and entangled. http://quantumtantra.com/bell2.html
CONSCIOUSNESS: is the Presence in all things-by which each thing is conscious in the degree in which it is conscious as what or of what it is or does. As a word it is the adjective “conscious” developed into a noun by the suffix “ness.” It is a word unique in language; it has no synonyms, and its meaning extends beyond human comprehension. Consciousness is beginningless, and endless; it is indivisible, without parts, qualities, states, attributes or limitations. Yet, everything, from the least to the greatest, in and beyond time and space is dependent on it, to be and to do. Its presence in every unit of nature and beyond nature enables all things and beings to be conscious as what or of what they are, and are to do, to be aware and conscious of all other things and beings, and to progress in continuing higher degrees of being conscious towards the only one ultimate Reality-Consciousness. —
Harold W Percival, Thinking And Destiny, 1946
Consciousness is the greatest and most profound of all mysteries. The word Consciousness is a unique coined English word. Its equivalent does not appear in other languages. Consciousness is the ultimate, the final Reality, that by the presence of which all things are conscious. Mystery of all mysteries, it is beyond comprehension. Without it nothing can be conscious; no one could think; no being, no entity, no force, no unit, could perform any function. Yet Consciousness itself performs no function: it does not act in any way. Because of its presence all things are conscious in whatever degree they are conscious.
Consciousness is not a cause. It cannot be moved or used or in any way affected by anything. Consciousness is not the result of anything, nor does it depend on anything. It does not increase or diminish, expand, extend, contract, or change; or vary in any way. Although there are countless degrees in being conscious, there are no degrees of Consciousness: no planes, no states; no grades, divisions, or variations of any sort; it is the same everywhere, and in all things. Consciousness has no properties, no qualities, no attributes; it does not possess; it cannot be possessed. Consciousness never began; it cannot cease to be. Consciousness IS.
Quantum entanglement is the nature of coherent organization of information. Coherent organization arises as bits of information tend to align together. Spin networks explain how this is possible. Spin angular momentum tends to combine together due to entangled spin states. As spin combines together, the spin variables tend to align together like little magnets. Alignment of information allows information to become coherently organized on a viewing screen, and makes the viewing screen holographic in nature. Alignment of information also allows for correlation of information between different viewing screens — a light-like boundary like a gravitational horizon, as explained below.
We now have to face the possibility that there is nothing inherently real about the properties of an object that we measure, which brings them into existence. Rather than passively observing it, we in fact create reality from a superposition of probabilities. Physics doesn’t tell us how nature is, it only tells us what we can say about nature.
This raises deep concerns for theories attempting to unify the universe. General relativity, Einstein’s theory of gravity, is fully realistic — it relies on things existing independent of measurements. So the search for a theory of everything, which involves uniting quantum physics with general relativity, may be even more difficult than we thought. String theory is getting nowhere, so the answer lies elsewhere, perhaps within absolute space itself, which may be a dynamic rather than inert primordial background to the cosmic panoply. Einstein suggested decades ago, entanglement could be the key. We need to radically revision our basic physical concepts before we can make the next big breakthrough in physics.
Physicist David Deutsch at the University of Oxford warns that even re-examining entanglement might not help us find the path to a theory of everything. According to Deutsch, we are blocked by something even more fundamental than that. Entanglement is real, he says, but it tells us more about how information can be extracted from quantum systems than the nature of the physical universe. “All the philosophical hand-wringing over entanglement is based on the delusion that we have a basic grasp on quantum theory”. All Deutsch says of a theory of everything is that it is likely to come from uniting quantum theory and relativity at a more fundamental level than current entanglement experiments allow.
The idea that we live in a hologram is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and has a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard ‘t Hooft suggested, after others since the 1970s , that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole.
Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface. Such a physical theory, the Holographic Principle has been modeled by Leonard Susskind. He essentially claims we are holograms projected from the edge of the universe. His theory is tied to string theory, so it may or may not eventually gain traction. Holographic universes can be modeled in other theories, as well. http://www.scribd.com/doc/15765052/Our-World-May-Be-a-Giant-Hologram
Holography demonstrates that consensual reality is composed of multiple entangled worlds, each defined on its own viewing screen, and each observed from its own point of view. Both a world defined on a viewing screen and an observer present at a point of view arise from, and within, empty space. The expenditure of energy that animates the images of that world, as displayed on the viewing screen, is inherent in the accelerating frame of reference of the observer.
My Own Private Neurophilosophy
We each experience our reality utterly subjectively. No two observers exist within the same world, but their information states are entangled. Each observer’s world is defined on its own viewing screen. What appears to happen in either world is only correlated with what appears to happen in the other world due to quantum entanglement of bits of information on different viewing screens that define those different worlds, each of which is observed from a different point of view.
A viewing screen defines a state of information that is entangled with other states of information. Only those worlds that become entangled, and interfere with each other, can share information. Different worlds that do not become entangled, and do not interfere with each other, do not share information.
Emotional mental states play a role in self-consciousness — our ability to dig deep into the abstract representational world in search of ideas to correlate with the situation being analyzed and identify the best alternatives to choose from. How can we integrate data from inherited genetic DNA memory, perceptual sensory input, acquired memetic memory, conceptual inferential input (based on language processing), and the associated emotional mind state, all into one comprehensive hybrid biopsychosocial physical/metaphysical package?
What about the nature of consciousness? Is the nature of consciousness a part of the same world we perceive with our observations of the world? If we assume that consciousness arises within the same world with the things perceived within that world, that assumption is a paradox of self-reference, and leads to logical inconsistency, since it implicitly identifies consciousness with something that consciousness perceives within that world.
How can the nature of consciousness be identical to something that consciousness perceives within the world? Science has no answer to this question, since the scientific method is based on observation, and assumes the existence of consciousness. But consciousness cannot be measured externally. It is impossible to discuss any physical theory of any physical world without mentioning the observer of that world. Simply stated, without the observer of that world, there is no physical world.
Both physics and metaphysics place the observer at the center of this discussion. Quantum physics cannot give us metaphysical information; metaphysical claims supported by quantum physics are at best an irrelevant distraction. It is impossible to take the ‘meta’ out of physics since it is impossible to take the observer out of physics. It is impossible to take the knower out of knowledge.
All metaphysical discussions are inherently about the nature of the observer and the knower. There is no physical theory of the observer because consciousness cannot be explained physically. Our physical theories of the observable world only describe some physical thing observed by an observer. The observer is inherent in our most basic scientific principles. Furthermore, those observations are conditioned by filters — by archetypes which condition or pre-dispose our observations.
At the exclusively human level, where psychosocial considerations become part of the human species survival equation, we have to resort to brain representations of the chaos of sensations, and access an innate language faculty to classify, sort, combine, permute, and parse to extract the meaning of an otherwise atemporal, acausal, and asymmetric reality in se. Genetic and memetic memories of past and present provide the bottom-up input of coded representations.
Holographic Mind Body
Does a mind arise from a body, or is a body somehow dependent on a mind? Neuroscience implicitly assumes that a mind arises from a body, but that assumption has never been verified. The problem with this assumption is that it assumes matter and energy exist within some pre-existing space and time. The body is assumed to be composed of matter and energy that exist within space and time, and somehow the mind is assumed to arise from the body. We know from the holographic principle that this assumption is incorrect. The other problem with this assumption is that it is too limited to explain the mind.
It is impossible to explain the nature of the mind with this assumption of a a mental model of the world, or a mental concept that arises in a mind. The content of the mind is information content. Behavior and emotional expression arises with the flow of energy through the world. This mental concept of the world can never explain the nature of consciousness that perceives information and energy in that world.
All concepts can be reduced to the way information is encoded in the world, and the way that information becomes coherently organized into form, as energy flows through the world. The consciousness that perceives and recognizes those coherently organized forms of information can never be reduced to a form of information it perceives. A presence of consciousness is always outside that world of form, as it perceives and recognizes those forms of information.
The mind displays an entire world that includes the body. How can the mind arise within that world? How can consciousness arise in the same world the body arises within, since consciousness perceives the entire world that the mind displays? That world includes the body. A mind displays an entire world that includes the central form of a body. The brain is part of that body. The entire world the mind displays is perceived by a presence of consciousness.
As the event horizon arises in empty space, the observer arises at a point of view. All the information in the brain of a person is defined on the viewing screen. Consciousness cannot arise inside a brain. The brain is defined on the viewing screen, like everything else in that world. Consciousness is outside, present at a point of view in empty space. The undifferentiated consciousness that is the source of all actions in the world, and the source of any individual presence of consciousness, exists as empty space.
In the holographic principle, all the fundamental bits of information for the world are defined on the surface of an event horizon, which defines a state of information for an entire world that includes the body. The mind displays an entire world that includes the body.
The form of a body is an image on a viewing screen. The form of the body is the central image, and all external sensory perceptions of the world are relayed through that central image, in the same way that all internal emotional perceptions of the body, or body feelings, are relayed through the central image. Consciousness perceives the entire world that the mind displays. Consciousness recognizes itself in all of its actions, since all of its actions arise from its true nature.
The void is the source of all information and energy. The void is the source of the universe, and everything in the world. The void is a state of zero energy and no information, which physicists call the vacuum state. In this sense, the void is the ‘stateless state’, since all states of information and energy, and all states of the world, are defined on surfaces of quantized space-time. The stateless state is the most stable state, since it is the unchanging ground state. That empty background space is the ‘ground of being’, in the sense that it is the source of all things that appear to exist in the world. It is the primordial nature of existence. Everything in the world arises from that ‘ground’.
This way of understanding the nature of the void, as the empty background space, vacuum state, or ground state from which all excited states of information and energy arise, is not controversial within mainstream theoretical physics. All unified theories, like string theory, and all theories of the creation of the universe, like inflationary cosmology, assume the existence of the void, and understand the nature of the void in this way.
The void is the source of consciousness that perceives the form of everything in that holographic world. The principle of equivalence tells us that in a state of free fall through empty space the effects of all forces disappear, the event horizon disappears, all forms disappear, and that world disappears. Ultimately, nothing exists, there is no separation, no self, and no other. The void is ‘all-one’ and alone. There is no intentionality in the void, only potentiality. Intentionality is only about actuality. Intentionality only arises with the flow of energy through the world, the organization of information into the form of a body, and the emotional actions of a body.
A key aspect of the development of coherent organization and memory in a mind is the development of a self-concept. In some sense, the self-concept is mentally constructed as a meta-stable state of high potential energy, which is characterized by a potential barrier. In some sense, that potential barrier is the expression of self-defensiveness. These emotional expressions inherently defend body survival, and allow for development of a body-based self-image that is emotionally held in mental imagination.
Simply stated, it is not possible to have a self-concept without the self-replication of such a body-based self-image. A self-concept only arises as that body-based self-image is emotionally related to the images of other things held in memory (Damasio 1999, 169). The nature of those emotional relationships are body feelings, which represent the flow of emotional energy through the body. This process occurs on a moment-by-moment basis, and only depends on short-term memory of events (Damasio 1999, 112). Damasio calls this process core self-consciousness. If there are also long-term, or autobiographical memories, then there is also a sense of an autobiographical self (Damasio 1999, 174).
The mental construction of a self-concept only arises as an emotional projection to past or future events, as a body-based self-image is emotionally held in mental imagination, and is related to the images of other things held in mental imagination (Damasio 1999, 133). Holding of images in mental imagination is the nature of what we call memory and anticipation of events, and is inherently emotional in nature. The holding of a body-based self-image in mental imagination is inherently self-defensive in nature. The construction of any mental concept is emotional in nature, as an image is emotionally held in mental imagination and related to other images.
There are two kinds of emotional expressions that are inherently related. The first kind of expression is an emotional attachment, and the second kind is a self-defensive expression. They are related since self-defensive expressions only arise with emotional attachments. It only makes sense to defend attachments. Without an attachment to something, there is nothing to defend. Attachments come first, followed by self-defensive expressions.
The participation of the amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus, and limbic system in the formulation and synthesis of the representations (in harmony with natural law) into cortical phase spaces has to be detailed and remains a great challenge to cage into a credible formulation. The materialist/physicalist need not be challenged by a hybrid epistemic-ontological model of reality. Kant admonished, conceptual thoughts without perceptual meaningful content (“intensions”) are empty, just as pure physical ontology without metaphysical epistemology is blind.
The indelible complementary/supplementary and semantic interactivity of the perceptual and conceptual (ontological and epistemological) is essential for an existential cognitive act to take place, because neither senses can conceptualize, nor rationality can sense. Yet, there may be conceptual meanings without rational underpinnings (intuitions) or perceptual experiences that resist expression as logical constructs (revelations). We unavoidably come to the conclusion that, beyond sensory phenomena, a complex structured reality “exists” that resists being reduced to logical representations.
Archetypes appear as images. The images of a physical world appear within space, encoded in terms of bits on information on the boundary surface of that space. In this sense, that bounding surface acts just like a holographic viewing screen that projects perceivable images to a focal point of perception (Bousso 2002, 28). If that bounding surface is a sphere, then that focal point of perception is at the central point of view of that sphere.
That physical world of images demands of us that we inquire into the nature of the consciousness of the observer present at that focal point of perception. Things can always be deconstructed into the nature of information and energy, reducing all information and energy down to its fundamental holographic nature. The holographic nature of the world describes at the most fundamental level possible how all information and energy is encoded in the world. All unified theories are inherently holographic in nature.
But what does that fundamental description of the world tell us about the fundamental nature of consciousness? What is the nature of the consciousness that perceives that holographic world? What is the screen? The nature of the ‘observable world’ as observed from the central point of view of that accelerating frame of reference. The holographic principle implies both system and environment are defined on the “screen”.
The key insight of the holographic principle is that an accelerating frame of reference, with an observer present at the central point of view, can arise even within empty space. The event horizon is a two dimensional surface that is as far as the observer present at that central point of view can see things in space due to the constancy of the speed of light. Both observer and event horizon arise in empty space. In this sense, the propagation of a light wave is like the projection of an image from the viewing screen to the central point of view. The nature of time arises as images are animated over a sequence of events, like the frames of a movie.
What or Who is Conscious?
If our experience consists solely of images, does that mean it consists solely of archetypes? In the sense that archetypes appear solely as images, a viable argument can be made for that notion. At least we can explore it in a variety of ways, based on both physics and psychology.
The source of intelligence is more complicated than brute computational power, David Deutsch conjectures. What matters for knowledge creation, Deutsch says, is creativity. New ideas that provide good explanations for phenomena require out side the box thinking as the unknown is not easily predicted from past experience.
Deutsch sees quantum superpositions as evidence for his many worlds quantum multiverse, where everything physically possible occurs in an infinite branching of alternate histories. Deutsch argues that a great deal of fiction is close to a fact somewhere in the multiverse. Deutsch extols the usefulness of the concept of fungibilty in quantum transactions, his universes and the particles they contain are fungible in their interactions across the multiverse structure. Deutsch explains that interference offers evidence for this multiverse phenomenom where alternate histories affect one another without allowing the passage of information, as they fungibly intertwine again shortly after experiencing alternate events. According to Deutsch, our perspective on any object we detect with our senses is just a single universe slice of a much larger quantum multiverse object. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beginning_of_Infinity
Quantum theory does not express the fundamental nature of consciousness. The fundamental nature of quantum theory is the uncertainty principle, which describes how something is created from nothing, as virtual particle-antiparticle pairs spontaneously arise from the vacuum state. Virtual pairs appear to separate at an event horizon, as observed by the observer present at the central point of view. That separation of matter from antimatter, called Hawking radiation, is the essence of the holographic principle (Penrose 2005, 30.7). http://scigod.com/index.php/sgj/article/view/155/186
Inflationary cosmology tells us the total energy of the universe is zero, since the universe arises from the vacuum state as a spontaneous eruption of energy, due to the virtual creation of particle-antiparticle pairs. Those virtual pairs are created out of nothing and normally annihilate back into nothing, with a total energy that adds up to zero. Virtual pairs appear to separate at the cosmic event horizon, as the antiparticle appears to cross the horizon. That separation is how a universe of matter is created.
How can the total energy of a universe of matter add up to zero? The answer is gravitational attraction. The negative potential energy of gravitational attraction cancels out all forms of positive energy, like mass energy and kinetic energy. Even the dark energy that is responsible for the exponential expansion of the universe is canceled out by gravity. Everything ultimately adds up to zero.
The holographic principle explains how all the information for the universe is encoded on the surface of the event horizon. That encoding of information is inherently related to the separation of matter from antimatter at the horizon. The holographic principle is the only known way to unify relativity theory with quantum theory, and unify the equivalence principle with the uncertainty principle. The probability factors embody the uncertainty principle.The principle of equivalence tells us there is no way to distinguish the effects of a gravitational field from an accelerating frame of reference.
Quantum field amplitudes are calculated with a sum over all possible particle paths. The path of least action is the most likely path in the sense of quantum probability. We measure a particle-like behavior of the point particle when we measure its position at some moment of time (Susskind 2008, 80). Quantum field amplitudes also exhibit wave-like behaviors due to the sum over all possible paths. Those wave-like behaviors include phenomena like interference patterns. We measure a wave-like behavior when we measure the interference pattern (Susskind 2008, 78).
All the debate about the correct interpretation of quantum theory is about the nature of observation. The only way to take the meta out of physics is to take the observer out of physics, which is impossible. The only other option is to explain the nature of the observer with a physical theory, but that is equally impossible. Such a physical theory of the observer would give a physical explanation of the nature of consciousness, but no such physical explanation is possible. That is what the incompleteness theorems prove.
The many world interpretation is seen as the natural interpretation by those that accept it. Those that hold onto the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics see the flaws of that interpretation, and don’t like it, but consider the many world interpretation as too far-fetched and too radical an idea. But there is no natural way to understand the holographic principle without it. The holographic principle explains the subjective nature of reality. There is no such thing as objective reality.
If reality was objective in nature, information in 3+1 dimensional space-time could be encoded on a three dimensional lattice of quantized space, referred to as voxels (Susskind 2008, 295). But information is not encoded in three dimensional space. Information is pixilated, and is encoded on the two dimensional surface of an event horizon, as observed by the observer present at the central point of view of that surface.
The encoding of information arises purely from the principle of equivalence, which expresses the equivalence of all points of view in empty space, and the uncertainty principle, which explains how something is created from nothing as virtual particle-antiparticle pairs appear to separate at a horizon. Simply stated, without the observer of that world, there would be no observable world. The key idea is that an event is a decision point where the path branches. The quantum state of potentiality includes all possible paths.
Besides physics, there are many mutidisciplinary approaches to the self-assembly an self-organization of nature, each of which contributes a partial view of different domains and complex systems of organization. Transpersonal psychology refers to disciplined inquiry into human experiences in which an individual’s sense of identity extends beyond its ordinary limits to encompass wider, broader, or deeper aspects of life (Krippner, 1998, p. ix).
Simply put, one’s sense of identity is extended beyond its ordinary limits, giving him or her the impression that “reality” has been encountered more completely. Ultimately, both mathematically-induced propositions and transpersonally-induced beliefs are ultimately inferences about an invisible world. Enter a conceptual ‘time,’ this time as an ‘emergent’ phenomenon. We do this by manipulating tensor space mathematics to cancel the effects of the temporal asymmetry nature tries to impose on us.
Truth is a goal to be achieved as we travel the sinuous path along an evanescent asymptotic line. Consequently, we can only have opinions on the probable value of our representations of an invisible reality, and this is as close as we can go about knowing the truth of our reality.