Reality is a much-debated topic, and has been for many years through out history. Countless numbers of philosophers as well as scientists have tackled the question of what makes up our surroundings and what accounts for the entire phenomenon that we perceive. From multiple dimensions of existence, to theories of quantum mechanics and relativity, there have been many attempts to define this reality with precision and truth. What it seems to be is a conceptual organization of thoughts and definitions based on observations made by each individual. This leads us not only to an objective reality that follows certain rules according to an observer, but also to a subjective reality that can bend and change according to the will of the observer. These two sides have been chosen independently of each other for centuries and argued against each other. Unfortunately, when you use reality to argue against itself, you can no longer reach factual or plausible conclusions, as you cannot use half of something to define the whole. You can, however, use the two opposite sides of reality to define each other, and therefore the whole. In this sense, using objective definitions and subjective decisions, you can conceivably reach an accurate model of reality. All you need to begin is a probable structure.
Here, I will be getting into a field of science known as quantum mechanics, or sub-atomic particle physics. While this is known as an extremely complicated field, employing advanced mathematics, I assure you that you will not need any of that here. You see, I will be working with the philosophies behind each of the theories here, and so the math will be really inconsequential. I am interested in the “why” of quantum mechanics, not the “how.” Through the exploration and application of these concepts and philosophies. I intend on outlining an existence where all possibilities are occurring, and where the version of existence you are perceiving is based solely upon the conscious choices of each observer involved.
There is a philosophical idea that attempts to describe existence and the number of possibilities that exist. It has implications in the concept of destiny and fate, and can be used to support the concept that everything is possible. Any idea that can be conceived by a consciousness has a probability of not only existing, but occurring. It comes down to the decisions that each consciousness makes, as it is the decisions that create the interference in the infinite interactions of energy waves which ultimately make up the reality we perceive. It is known as the Multiverse, and has many startling yet supporting theories in the field of quantum mechanics. It all started one day, when someone noticed the dual nature of the particle.
The concept of Wave-Particle Duality holds that light simultaneously exibits both the properties of a wave of energy and a particle of matter. While this might not hold much significance to the average person, it was one of the single events that helped to shake the foundation of physics to the ground. It was the gateway to the beginning of what has become the field of science known as Quantum Mechanics. With the introduction of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, classical physics was blown to pieces. Essencialy, the theory says "what would the observations look like if the observer was moving at or near the speed of light?" Since this had been the reference point or the "foundation" of physics definitions over the years, changing this concept had incredibly large ramifications. It is what led to the discovery of the dual nature of the particle. Once the observer is moving at or near the speed of light, light no longer exists as a wave of energy, but as a photon, a particle. The Double Slit Experiment shows how light acts as both a wave and a particle by equating it to waves seen on the surface of water.
The Double Slit Experiment
“Shoot electrons (or anything for that matter) at a screen with two slits and record their position of impact at a detector behind the screen. You will observe an interference pattern just like the one produced by diffraction of a light or water wave at two slits. This pattern will even appear if you slow down the electron source so that only one electron per second comes through. Classically speaking, every electron either travels through the first or the second slit. This means that we should be able to produce the same interference pattern if we ran the experiment twice as long, closing slit number one for the first half, then closing slit number two for the second half. This does not apply, as the pattern will not emerge. This pattern is a result of the electron’s wave function being diffracted by both slits and interfering with itself. Until an observation is made, the position of a particle is described in terms of probability waves, but after the particle is observed, it is described as a fixed value.”
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It is this concept of observation and measurement that has become one of the great unresolved questions of Quantum Mechanics. It is this concept of observation and choice that will be the key to defining your ability to bend and shape reality around your will though, as apparently it is your decisions in focusing your observations that defines when energy becomes matter.
Matter is Energy and Energy is Matter
"Today, young people are beginning to realize that matter is nothing but energy reduced to a slow vibration." (Bill Hicks) This was one of the more fantastic and tantalizing concepts that had yet come upon the field of science. Matter is energy and energy is matter. It's state however, depends on when an observation is made. Imagine that? Energy, all energy is "floating around" in wave form until an observation is made, either on a conscious or unconscious level. Until you (and albeit everyone else at the same time) look up and notice that there is a tree there, all the matter that makes up that tree is just a collection of waves of energy. How this energy is defined at any given point is completely up to the perceptions of the observer. Completely contingent on the fact that you are indeed observing it and the energy surrounding it. As you become more familiar (from birth on) with the different forms that energy takes, you begin to call them objects. You are able to give them shapes, sounds, smells, tastes and textures according to the observations made using your perceptions. You are able to (at least on the level of classical physics) define most everything about these energy forms, as we are dealing with a macroscopic level of particles. However, when we begin to look at things on a sub-atomic level, on the supermicroscopic level of particles, we are no longer obliged by the simplicity of observing waveforms of energy. Here, light does not even act like light anymore. It is no longer a reflecting wave of electromagnetic energy, rather it is a collection of photons all acting according to the laws of quantum mechanics. In classical physics, you are able to point to a location and say what it is that you observe existing there. In quantum mechanics, you can point to a location and say what it is that you observe that has a tendency to exist, as particles do indeed have a tendency to exist. (MORE)
Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
“The uncertainty principle states that you can not simultaneously know both the position and the momentum of a given object arbitrary to position.”
Cat in a box w/isotope attached to gas canister in a sealed environment.
Copenhagen Interpretation of QM
“An atom state is indeterminate unless measured by an outside observer”
You must factor in the human consciousness as part of the observer into the equation.
Everett Many Worlds Interpretation of QM
“The many-worlds interpretation, formulated in 1956, holds that all the possibilities described by quantum theory simultaneously occur in a “multiverse” composed of mostly independent parallel universes. While the multiverse is deterministic, we perceive non-deterministic behavior as being governed by probabilities because we can observe only the universe we inhabit.”
“In Schrödinger’s Cat, this is seen as the two separate parallel universes corresponding to a live cat, and a dead cat. Both of these states are formed, and they can have no interaction with each other. In other words, there currently does not exist a way to communicate across the separation of these states, or between one universe and another.”
Divergent States of Existence
“Information can not travel faster than the Speed of Light”
“God does not play dice with the world.” – Albert Einstein
In this hypothetical experiment the scientists do not measure the spin of each particle right away. They send the two particles, called an entangled pair, off in opposite directions until they are far apart from each other. The scientists then measure the spin of one of the particles, fixing its value. Instantaneously, the spin of the other particle becomes known and fixed. It is no longer a fuzzy probability but must be the opposite of the other particle, so that their spins will add to zero. It is as though the first particle communicated with the second. This apparent instantaneous passing of information from one particle to the other would violate the rule that nothing, not even information, can travel faster than the speed of light. The two particles do not, however, communicate with each other. Physicists can instantaneously know the spin of the second particle because they set the total spin of the system to be zero at the beginning of the experiment. In 1997 Austrian researchers performed an experiment similar to the hypothetical experiment of the 1930s, confirming the effect of measurement on a quantum system.
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The Mind – An Example of an Entangled State
Consciousness: Non-conjugate Variables
“Suppose you have a varying signal such as a sound wave, and you want to know the exact frequencies in your signal at an exact moment in time. This is impossible. In order to determine the frequencies accurately, you need to sample the signal for some time, and you therefore lose time precision. Time and frequencies are “conjugate variables.” Two variables are conjugate if the associated variable operators do not commute. Look at position (X) versus momentum (p). Position is a measurement of coordinates on a grid relative to a zero point. Momentum is mass (m) multiplied by velocity, which is distance (d) over time (t).
X = (x,y,z) p = m * (d/t)
An accurate position requires a fixed distance and time. An accurate momentum requires a variable distance and time. Therefore, neither may be measured together accurately because none of the variable operators can be shared between the two.
Deterministic Multiverse – Objective vs. Subjective
"As below, so above; and as above, so below. With this knowledge alone you may work miracles."
-The Emerald Tablet of Hermes (www.golden-dawn.com
"Framework 1 and Framework 2" -Seth/Jane Roberts
Consciousness in the Multiverse
You are indeed conditioned from birth to view these objects as matter vs. forms of energy. This takes your normal every day observations and turns them into a process that is repeated non stop. You are taken away from the concepts and ideas of "thought form" and brought into a world where all the energy around you is objectified, and made material. Additionaly you are taught that this is the only "real" anything in the world, and further subjected to the great expanse between what is and what is observed. This great expanse is what is missing from everyone's life. Most people don't even know that something should be there, rather they are conditioned to not even be consciously aware of it.