Michael Talbot discusses David Bohm and Karl Pribrim’s Research on the Holographic Universe.
With Introduction and Commentary by Maryann Miller
– Michael Talbot, who passed through transition in 1992, at the age of 38, was the author of several books on holograms and quantum mechanics and their relationship to ancient mysticism and the theoretical models of reality. Talbot explored the works of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, who independently reached the conclusion that the universe operates on a holographic model. In Talbot’s book, “The Holographic Universe,” Talbot also arrives at this conclusion and maintains that the holographic model might also explain numerous paranormal and unusual phenomena as well as offer a basis for mystical experiences. The following is an excerpt of Talbot’s writings, with my comments in green.
Michael Talbot: “Does Objective Reality Exist, or is the Universe a Phantasm?”
“In 1982 a remarkable event took place. 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. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect’s name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science.
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. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart.
Somehow, each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein’s long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect’s findings. But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations.”
From the early ‘60s Russia and the USA have been very interested in the paranormal and have conducted numerous experiments to investigate its legitimacy. One such experiment carried out by the Russians (which was to my way of thinking real animal cruelty) was with a mother rabbit and her babies. It involved inserting electrodes into the mother rabbit’s brain and then placing her on a submarine and taking her out into the ocean and submerging to some 500 feet. They then killed one of the baby rabbits and at that exact same moment, the mother rabbit’s brain registered a reaction. This, to them, was proof of the connection of minds, which later lead to their remote viewing experiments.
“University of London physicist David Bohm, believed Aspect’s findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.” To understand why Bohm makes this startling assertion, one must first understand a little about holograms…
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