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The Holographic Universe, 29.11.2013
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Last year we had the entry 2012 Jun 20 (3) – Can it be that we live in a holographic universe? and today I again read about holography and will now first bring a description of holography, which I found there:

One of the things that makes holography possible is a phenomenon known as interference. Interference is the crisscrossing pattern that occurs when two or more waves, such as waves of water, ripple through each other. For example, if you drop a pebble into a pond, it will produce a series of concentric waves that expands outward. If you drop two pebbles into a pond, you will get two sets of waves that expand and pass through one another. The complex arrangement of crests and troughs that result from such collisions is known as an interference pattern.

Any wavelike phenomena can create an interference pattern, including light and radio waves. Because laser light is an extremely pure, coherent form of light, it is especially good at creating interference patterns. It provides, in essence, the perfect pebble and the perfect pond. As a result, it wasn’t until the invention of the laser that holograms, as we know them today, became possible.

A hologram is produced when a single laser light is split into two separate beams. The first beam is bounced off the object to be photographed. Then the second beam is allowed to collide with the reflected light of the first. When this happens they create an interference pattern which is then recorded on a piece of film.

To the naked eye the image on the film looks nothings at all like the object photographed. In fact, it even looks a little like the concentric rings that form when a handful of pebbles is tossed into a pond. But as soon as another laser beam (or in some instances just a bright light source) is shined through the film, a three-dimensional image of the original object reappears. The three-dimensionality of such images is often eerily convincing. You can actually walk around a holographic projection and view it from different angles as you would a real object. However, if you reach out and try to touch it, your hand will waft right through it and you will discover there is really nothing there.

Three-dimensionality is not the only remarkable aspect of holograms. If a piece of holographic film containing the image of an apple is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the apple! Even if the halves are divided again and then again, an entire apple can still be reconstructed from each small portion of the film (although the images will get hazier as the portions get smaller). Unlike normal photographs, every small fragment of a piece of holographic film contains all the information recorded in the whole.

Interestingly, holograms also possess a fantastic capacity for information storage. By changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. Any image thus recorded can be retrieved simply by illuminating the film with a laser beam possessing the same angle as the original two beams. By employing this method researchers have calculated that a one-inch-square of film can store the same amount of information contained in fifty Bibles!

This information about holography shows the connection between the material side of life and the spiritual side of life. When Jesus came through the wall and appeared to his disciples in the upper room then he materialized himself to a degree that they could see him, but not so much that they could touch him, just like a holograph. And then he materialized himself even more so that he could eat food and they could touch him. Light, and all electromagnetic waves are light, is the original substance out of which everything exists. And light is something supernatural and therefore light is the connection between the spiritual and the material world. Light is supernatural because we cannot see it, we can only see a light source or objects hit by light.

Now this information quoted above comes from a book called The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot (1953-1992).

His book was first published 1991 and republished 2011.

I am now bringing the foreword by Lynne McTaggart. It is from the 2011 edition of the book. This foreword to the book The Holographic Universe also mentions the problems today’s physicists have with Albert Einstein; see 2013 Sep 16 – Astonishing experiment proves that Einstein was wrong.


Like any good science fiction writer with a taste for journalism, Michael Talbot liked to trawl through frontier science for ideas. In the 1980s, Talbot chanced upon an obscure French experiment carried out by a junior lecturer for his doctoral dissertation. It had been an audacious project; Alain Aspect, a Ph.D. candidate at the Ecole normale superieure de Cachan outside of Paris, set out to demonstrate that, in at least one regard, Albert Einstein had been wrong.

Aspect was examining a strange feature of quantum physics called “non-locality” or “entanglement.” As Niels Bohr, a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer of quantum physics, discovered, once subatomic particles such as electrons or photons are in contact, they remain forever influenced by each other instantaneously and for no apparent reason, over any time or any distance.

When particles are entangled, the actions of one will always influence the other in the same or the opposite direction, no matter how far they are separated. They act like a pair of star-crossed lovers who are forced to separate and live independently forever, but who continue not only to know each other’s moves but also to imitate the other’s every activity for the rest of their days.

Albert Einstein had refused to accept non-locality, disparaging the theory as “spooky action at a distance.” Einstein claimed this type of instantaneous connection couldn’t occur because it would require information travelling faster than the speed of light, which he considered the absolute outer boundary of how quickly one thing can affect something else. Even subatomic particles were not supposed to be able to affect other particles faster than the time it would take the first to travel to the second at the speed of light.

In 1972, John Bell, an Irish physicist, conceived of a simple means of testing the truth of non-locality by taking measurements on a pair of quantum particles that had once been in contact but were mow separated. Our commonsense view of the world maintains that one measurement will be larger than the other and thereby demonstrate their “inequality.” If the inequality were “violated,” it would be evidence that the two particles were entangled.

Bell’s Inequality, as the theorem became known, remained a clever thought experiment until Aspect’s real-life experiment showed that when two photons were fired off from a single atom, the measurement of one photon instantaneously affected the position of the second photon. Whatever happened to one was identical to, or the very opposite of, what happened to the other. A comparison of the measurements showed that both were the same. Some invisible wire appeared to be connecting these quantum particles across space, to make them follow each other forever.

Aspect had conclusively demonstrated that particles could travel faster than the speed of light. But he’d also produced important early evidence that at the lowest layer of matter, things are interconnected.

Aspect’s experiment had been given little popular press, but Talbot immediately recognized its significance. He was particularly taken by the interpretation of Aspect’s findings put forward by David Bohm, a University of London physicist. As Bohm saw it, with one small experiment, Aspect had shattered the very foundations of physics: matter could no longer be considered separate and individual but must be viewed as fundamentally interconnected.

As Talbot writes: “Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something.”

Bohm was an early proponent of the idea that an objective and “hard” reality did not, in fact, exist. He believed that the world was enfolded in an “implicate” state, and he used as his model a hologram.

A hologram is, in a sense, a quantum filing cabinet, in which information is enfolded – stored – in quantum waves. In a classic laser hologram, a laser beam is split. One portion is reflected off an object – say, an apple – and the other is reflected by several mirrors. They are then reunited and captured on a piece of photographic film. The result on the plate – representing the interference pattern of these waves – resembles a strange set of concentric circles.

However, when you shine a light beam from the same kind of laser through the film, what you see is a fully realized, three-dimensional virtual image of the apple. A perfect example of this is the image of Princess Leia generated by R2-D2 in Episode IV of the Star Wars series.

Bohm considered the universe a giant information headquarters of “unbroken wholeness,” in which everything in the universe is already present in some invisible domain beyond time and space – a field of all possibilities – there to be called forth and made “explicate,” or manifest, when necessary. As Talbot writes, “It must be seen as a sort of cosmic storehouse of ‘All that Is.’”

Talbot had also come across Karl Pribram, a neuroscientist who came to believe that our perception of the world occurs as a result of a complex reading and transforming of information at a different level of reality. Pribram believed that the brain uses quantum waves, like a hologram, to store vast quantities of information. Our brains read this information and from this create the three-dimensional world, much as the image of Princess Leia can be re-created when one of the original lasers is shone on the photographic plate. Most important, this model also gave Pribram a model of how the brain can carry out localized tasks but also process or store information throughout the larger whole.

In The Holographic Universe, Talbot took these ideas and ran with them. Talbot was an early proponent of the idea that the whole of the universe was one giant inseparable organism. “Everything interpenetrates everything, and although human nature may seek to categorize and pigeonhole and subdivide, the various phenomena of the universe, all apportionments are of necessity artificial and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web,” he writes. “Despite its apparent solidity, the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.”

The “all in the small” was the aspect of holography that most fascinated Talbot – the idea that each tiny portion of the encoded information contains the whole of the image. If you were to chop up your photographic plate of Princess Leia into tiny pieces, and shine a laser beam on any one of them, a full image of the princess would emerge.

Michael Talbot never knew of his book’s destiny as a classic in the field of science and spirituality. Just thirty-eight years old, he died of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in May 1992, a year after The Holographic Universe was published – well before he’d finished his life’s work.

Nevertheless, The Holographic Universe has become a powerful memorial to him. Over the years, it has maintained a consistent popularity, and the reason isn’t difficult to find. This is a story that resonates deeply with us. Many people recognize in a very visceral way that fundamentally we are all one; every day, we see more evidence of the all in the small in our lives.

Happily, science is catching up with Talbot’s farsightedness; he would be delighted by many of the latest studies in all the sciences, not simply quantum physics, demonstrating that things are far less individual than we thought they were. A new scientific story is emerging offering evidence that all matter exists in a vast web of connection. The most important aspect of life is no longer the thing – it is the relationship between things.

Over the years, I have felt a connection with Talbot beyond our common love of this subject and my admiration for his splendid book. We shared an editor at HarperCollins in the late Larry Ashmead, who shepherded my book The Field. The popularity of The Holographic Universe is a tribute to Larry Ashmead and his own farsightedness as much as to Talbot’s talent. They would both be gratified by this book’s extraordinary staying power.

Lynne McTaggart
December 2010

Above we had:

Albert Einstein had refused to accept non-locality, disparaging the theory as “spooky action at a distance.” Einstein claimed this type of instantaneous connection couldn’t occur because it would require information travelling faster than the speed of light, which he considered the absolute outer boundary of how quickly one thing can affect something else. Even subatomic particles were not supposed to be able to affect other particles faster than the time it would take the first to travel to the second at the speed of light.

And Einstein had this problem, but the problem with today’s physicists is that they still have this problem because they still today refuse to accept the results of quantum physics.

This was proven just recently when the speed of light was discussed in connection with neutrinos. Then the whole world, including the scientists, spoke of the speed of light being the maximum possible speed.

This very nicely demonstrates the idiocy of our so-called scientists. It is just pseudo-science. It is nothing but religiosity, a religious thing of people with sectarian ideas who are not really trying to find truth but are only interested to foster their belief in materialism and atheism. And most of them are even so stupid not realizing that they are led by these imbeciles and those who do, have not the guts to stand up and say so.

I think it is not proper to use the word idiot as I have just now done. The formally correct word is not idiot but, according to Psalms 14:1, it is fool: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Alternatively Psalm 53:1 will do: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Scientists must be fools because they not only cannot integrate spiritual aspects into their work, they cannot even integrate the knowledge of quantum physics into the thinking that is still governed by Einstein and Newton.


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