Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 18, 2014 • 4 Comments
Quantum Physics, The Source, Understanding Reality

To watch mainstream scientists flounder in their attempts to understand human consciousness used to be pass-the-popcorn time. You could see that they were missing the Big Picture, but you figured that if they took sufficient origin_4290962747wrong turns eventually they would stumble upon the truth. Law of averages. Just made sense. They couldn’t insistent on being wrong forever.

Or could they?

What we think of as human consciousness is primary and pre-existing. It predates the universe. It is part of the Source energy that keeps the universe continuously in existence. Max Planck, who is among the greatest physicists of all time, won the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics as the father of quantum theory, but Planck better deserved a Nobel Prize for what is humankind’s greatest discovery. In 1931 he said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

Robert Lanza has been called the third most important scientist alive by no less an authority than The New York Times. In 2009 Lanza followed up on Max Planck’s pioneering insight by expounding his theory of Biocentrism, the notion that “life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe.” His should have been a transformative book! But biocentrism still has not appealed to mainstream scientists sufficiently to shift their ongoing floundering in a more constructive direction.

Scientists are experimenting, too, with communication by mind, which they sometimes naively call “brain-to-brain communication.” For example, experimenters have succeeded repeatedly in having one person’s mind direct the movements of another person’s body. Surely some of these researchers must be scratching their heads and thinking that if this experiment works so well, then how on earth is it possible that human consciousness is confined to the brain?

Einstein          So it begins to appear that scientists have begun to stumble in the right direction, which makes it discouraging to read Scientific American’s Ten Big Ideas in Ten Years of Brain Science and find that not a single Big Idea comes anywhere close to the possibility that the brain does not generate the mind. If it is even potentially true that human consciousness predates the universe and our brains only receive it, then that would be the biggest of big brain-related ideas, it seems to me!

           Instead of eagerly investigating the leading theories of our greatest scientific minds, most mainstream scientists remain un-conscious about the true nature of human consciousness. This, despite Max Planck’s pioneering insight that is many decades old; despite the wonderful work of America’s third greatest living scientist; and even despite the fact that there is no evidence that human brains generate consciousness, and in fact there is a lot of evidence against this highly speculative theory (including the fact that the human genome has just been reduced to only 19,000 genes, nearly all of which genes predate even primates).

Max Planck is not the only prominent physicist to realize that the theory that human consciousness is primary and pre-exists the universe must follow inevitably from a better understanding of quantum mechanics. Physicist Euan Squires said, “Every interpretation of quantum mechanics involves consciousness.” Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician Sir James Jeans said, “The Universe begins to look more like a great thought Erwin Schrodinger Sculpture In University of Vienna Courtyard -than like a great machine.” Physicist John Wheeler said, “A life-giving factor lies at the center of the whole machinery and design of the world.” And the great Erwin Schrodinger, winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics, said, “Multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind… ” “Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.” Every quantum physicist with a free and creative mind must have had this notion as at least a passing thought!

Let’s give our last word to the immortal Max Planck, who one day soon will be seen as the grandfather of a consciousness theory of everything. In 1944 he said, “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.”

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4 thoughts on “Un-Consciousness

  1. When I saw that you’d written: “…the grandfather of a consciousness theory of everything,” I was reminded of the movie “The Theory of Everything” where the character of Stephen Hawking is played by a very fine young British actor, a Mr. Redmayne.

    1. Hello dear Mary! Ever since quantum physics first was advanced as a theory, physicists have been searching for a theory that would integrate quantum physics with Newtonian physics – a “theory of everything.” Despite the ever more complicated (and often outright weird!) lengths to which they have gone, no such theory ever has been accepted. The thing which actually unites physics – doesn’t just unite its two concepts that operate only in the material universe, but also unites material physics with the rest of the greater reality – is consciousness. Thomas Campbell, a fascinating physicist and engaging speaker, published a quite workable consciousness theory of everything in his book My Big T.O.E. (get it ;-)? – 2008, I think). But of course the reality-has-to-be-physical guys all still ignore his theory. Not for much longer, though – the truth always wins!!

  2. At least the “brain to brain” experiments could help guide scientists beyond their present “belief based reality” to question the “medium of transmission” that explains their positive results. Consciousness is its own medium of transmission, One Whole, contains ALL and provides access to ALL. It’s how you communicated with the deceased, including your horse. What a beautiful meeting, brings tears to my eyes.


    1. It’s so lovely to see you here, Bruce! Thanks for reading and commenting. I agree that eventually the brain-to-brain experiments – they are putting a considerable distance between the brains now! – might begin to help at least the youngest researchers to get a better understanding of what actually is going on. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so impatient, but what frustrates me is that so many people continue to be harmed by a longstanding scientific intransigence whose basis is just in maintaining financial support for their university programs. This historic lack of curiosity is all about money at its base. But in the end the truth will win, as it always does ;-). Big hug to you, dear Bruce!!

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