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Quantum mechanics and the tarot

  In my last post I explained  how our reality may be changed by our consciousness observing the possibilities of the quantum field. Judith Lock posted  her theory, in reply to my last post, to postulate how this facility actually explained how the Tarot works. I have always thought that the explanation for these other worldly gifts some people have may lie in the nature of the particles that our reality is constructed from. So thank you Judith. with her permission I have reproduced her comment below.

Judith Lock This is, very broadly, how tarot works.
Each card is a representation of a universal archetype. 78 cards +78 reversals = what in maths is called a big number. That is the particular combination on a particular moment on a particular day takes literally aeons, and the use of the word aeon is chosen for its true meaning, to repeat.
Tarot never was intended for fortune telling. Modern tarot has roots in The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and deep renaissance hermetic and alchemical meaning.
When studied diligently, and boy does it take long study more than I ever did for my degree and post grad, it indicates all of the possibilities open to the querent at that moment. This is where it is like quantum physics, because the moment a decision is made then everything changes.
Unfortunately it was and is plagued by people why insist they can tell you your future. The cards indicate the options for the problem, what your future is remains in your hands and decisions, because anything is always possible. I believe the alchemical roots of the cards always display what you have to change within you to achieve the outcome you desire. The question is do you want to live with yourself and/or live the life you would have to choose to achieve this. Sometimes it’s an easy yes, other times much, much more difficult transformation.
Human nature being what it is people generally hear what they want and disregard the rest. Tarot is a guide or a map, not the answer. This is why I no longer read for the general public who don’t know this. I see it as my duty of care.

Very interesting, what do you think?

 

 

Subjective reality 2

The interesting thing about subjective reality is that not only do we perceive our realities differently, due to the variation in our sense organs and the way our individual brains organize information, but that actually our consciousness may be affecting the matter that makes up our universe on an individual basis. Obviously generally we believe we are inhabiting the same universe as everyone else, probably that is true or we could not function.

Slight variations in individual realities are certainly possible though. The mechanism is quantum mechanics. This is the study of the small discrete particles of vibrating energy that make up the fundamental particles or which we, and all of creation is made. These are governed by laws which, unlike conventional physics, show an unpredictable, interlinked but random world.

There is a particular rule that applies here. That is : Individual sub-atomic particles have seemingly endless possibilities of form and position in time and space. Anything that is possible is happening somewhere, all of the time. At the moment of transformation between one state and another,they instantaneously take on every possible path. Each particle only settles on one, though, when observed or measured. The simple act of observing [changes in] what you see give us an input into creating our reality.

So, our reality is dependent on our observation of it and may be more individual than we think. Stunning !!!!!!

Reality, subjectivity and uncertainty.

Reality may be more subjective than you may think, not only because of the variations in our sense organs and consciousness in detecting it ( see last post, subjective reality), but because uncertainty, therefore variation, may be built into the mechanics of the universe.

Quantum mechanics, which looks at the science of the smallest particles in our universe which under pins all of our physical creation, has strange rules.  Unlike the conventional Newtonian physics, (Universe as a machine) where particles always do the same thing in the same circumstances, there is no such fixity on the quantum level.

There is particular quantum law which states that all matter exists in all possible states simultaneously. It only fixes into one when someone observes or measures it.

This does have mind blowing implications. Our realities may actually be fixed slightly differently. They are more uncertain and  subjective than we are aware of on a daily basis.

If anyone is interested there are articles about Quantum mechanics under the Science of reality on this website.

Marian

 

Ultimate reality

I watched a recording of the science programme “Horizon” recently. It was about black holes,  and the problems that they cause science as the normal laws of physics seem not to apply at the singularity at the very heart of them. The last quarter of the broadcast, though, was to me the most interesting. It concerned the fundamental nature, the ultimate reality of the rest of the universe and the laws which drive the behaviour of every particle. That is quantum mechanics. At the atomic and sub atomic level nothing is certain. Every thing is perpetually in motion. Nothing is fixed. As we are quantum beings this applies to us. (more…)

Other Earth energies

Co-existing with all the obvious physical energies that make our Earth what it is, there are other unseen energies which make a significant contribution.  Not only, via our sub atomic structure, are we and our Earth  part of as cosmos wide interlinked energy grid, we, ourselves, are part of the Earth energies.

Cosmos wide connections

Ourselves and the Earth, indeed all of physical creation, are constructed from atoms. Atoms themselves are constructed from nothing more that pockets of vibrating energy called quanta.

The quantum mechanics law of non locality( simply put) states that one a particle has been in contact with another they are forever linked, how ever far apart in the universe they may be. As all matter was formed from the energy of the Big Bang we are all connected at a subatomic level. The cosmos is a interconnected web.

Spirit or Subtle energies

All living things have spirit bodies, blue prints even, which work in harmony with our physical bodies enabling them to function properly and keep well.   These can been seen in our auras.

Gaia’s energy body also seeps out though the ley lines or hot spots giving additional spirit or subtle energies which can be used to enhance prayer, intention or spells.

We all receive energy to maintain them (via chakras) from  something called the universal energy stream. This is a source of energy, undetectable as yet by science, but permeating the universe, which healers use to heal.

 

Physical  body energies

Our physical bodies are constantly working bio chemical factories.

There are trillions of chemical reactions, energy exchanges, happening as we go about our everyday lives. Every sound we make, every thing we say, every emotion we feel and every thought we think are also energy. This all contributes to the Earth energy systems, we are part of it.

The unknown

Spirit of subtle energies cannot, as yet, be detected by our science. There may be other wavelengths of energy which are also acting on, or permeating, our Earth which our instruments cannot yet detect.

Who knows what the true total Earth energies story actually is!

 

 

The reality of who we are- 2

Last time (The reality of who we are -1) I looked at our human construction and explained that actually, at base although we perceive ourselves to be solid, we are nothing more than beings made from vibrating pinches of energy called quanta.

There are two problems here, (more…)

The reality of who we are -1

 One of the main keys in understanding the nature of our reality is understanding, at base, who and what as human beings we actually are. This is so important that I begin all of my talks by explaining this.

On the face of it you may think that the answer is obvious. As we look around us we see flesh and blood seemingly solid biological beings, and animals and plants, interacting with us. What you must understand is that this seeming solidity is an illusion.

Our physical construction

As we were taught at school, we and all of the universe around us are constructed from atoms. All of our bodily systems, flesh blood and bones, ( indeed all of  physical creation) are basically made of atoms of elements in different and often complex combinations.  The interesting fact here is that atoms are themselves mostly empty space.  We are not solid at all.

When learning about the atom we are shown a diagram with a ball type nucleus of protons (+) and neutrons, with ball like electrons (-) whizzing in orbits round it. Numbers of all vary according to which element. They vary from a simple one of each in hydrogen, to multiple of each in the heavy metals.

Energy beings

This standard diagram is very misleading. These little ball thingy’s actually are not solid at all. Each element in the atom (and there are many other interesting bits and bobs also) are themselves nothing more than pinches of vibrating energy in different combinations. These packets of vibrating energy are called quanta. We are no more than energy beings. So why don’t we bleed into each other and our environment?

Well, the energies within each atom hold the atom, and any combination or molecules, together. Seeming solidity is just a factor of the strength or density of each material’s atomic charge. We can walk though air as it is hardly dense at all. We can sit on iron (or a bullet can pass though us) as it is much denser than we are, so the atomic energy is stronger.

This is the real picture!

 

What does this all mean?

There are two types of physics, each with their own laws, that seem to explain how the physical world works. That of the very big and that of the very small.

The Newtonian view of physics governs everything down to the atomic level. This sees the universe as a machine. Every particle acts in a consistent certain way according to the observed rules.

At the sub atomic level though, this does not seems to happen. In fact not only do particles not always follow “ the rules” but they can  behave in ways that give us a whole new perspective on reality.  This I will look at next time.

Aspects of reality

We, at base, are nothing more than beings made of vibrating energy.

 

 

 

 

Teslas’s truth

We think we are on the cutting edge of understanding what lies behind our reality, especially in terms of science.I am always fascinated to realize that many in previous centuries grasped fundamental principles about our existence even though they did not have the language or science to back their assertions up. For instance, Plato and his world of shadows (holographic universe?).

Most remarkable in our time though is Nikola Tesla. I have posted about him at length before. He was writing, thinking and inventing over 100 years ago. Some of his ideas are just now coming into fruition.

I found this quote which may have seemed strange when he wrote it, but is now spot on with current quantum mechanics.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”
Nikola Tesla

Aspects of reality

All that there is in our reality is a factor of energy, frequency and vibration.

Super Clues to reality – the quantum world

When looking at the nature of our reality you soon realize that it is complex and multilayered  and probably fundamentally unknowable. Even from what we can see, or scientifically detect, about our reality though, there are are super clues if you look carefully enough, to a much bigger picture beyond our current understanding. I have previously identified, in various posts, the super clues of the nature of consciousness, free will, and the mystery of life itself.( See 14/4 The nature of consciousness, 24/4 Why life?, 28/4 Free will) In looking for my next super clue I looked to the fundamental nature of our physical universe its self.

For instance even in looking at how the physical universe works around us, you begin to see that there are two layers of understanding about how everything works.

Firstly, there is three centuries old classical mechanics view of the universe as a machine. This, so called Newtonian view, held that the physical world worked according to strict scientific rules.  For every known input there would be a predictable output. If we did not understand why or how things worked it was because we did not understand the machine properly.

Secondly, and perhaps more interestingly, science has more recently begun to understand the science of the particles that make up the atoms  with which all our physical world, including ourselves, has been created. These tiny particles are, at base, just pinches of vibrating energy, or quanta, in different combinations. These fundamental particles behave though in many weird ways.  These include:

  • Their behavior is not always predictable. The same sort of particle, in the same situation, does not always do the same thing. This is most unmachine like!
  • Some times these particles act as particles, sometimes they act as waves. Waves can do things particle cannot. They can jump gaps, they can be a million miles wide, They can appear to be in many places at once.
  • Once in contact they may always share a link. I read just the other day of research that may indicate that quantum entanglement helps to prevent the molecules of life from breaking apart.
  • When changing form they instantaneously take every possible combination and just settle in to one when  someone observes them. (How they know all this, I have no idea) .  Can we then change reality by power of thought and observation? Are all possibilities happening simultaneously somewhere?

What does this all mean? It is all too weird and complex for mere unscientific mortals like me to properly understand. All I can say is that reality seems to be more uncertain but more interconnected and perhaps more individual than has been previously understood. Perhaps when looking at the origins and mechanics of our physical universe quantum theory may turn out to be the key to really understanding it all. It may be the ultimate super clue of all.

Aspects of reality

An understanding of quantum mechanics may be the key to understanding our reality.

It is also a superclue giving us glimpses of possibilities beyond our physical reality.