Throughout human history, our expanding and deepening understanding of the universe has always had to fight its way through the firmly entrenched, but inaccurate, beliefs of the day. For example:
6th Century BC – Pythagoras: The earth is spherical, not flat.
16th Century AD – Copernicus: The sun is at the center of the universe.
20th Century AD – Einstein: E=mc(2) Mass and energy are equivalent.
And here we are again…21st Century AD – TBD: Physical reality is a manifestation of thought.
For decades, a small group of visionary scientists have been probing the boundaries of physical reality and human consciousness. These breakthrough scientists of our time – our Pythagoras, our Copernicus, our Einstein – have shown in experiment after experiment, study after study, that there is more to the Universe than the physical.
Our Universe is More Like a Thought Than a Thing
They have demonstrated what the “New Science” has been pointing to for nearly half a century: that our universe is more like a thought than a thing, and is actually a manifestation of consciousness. While this will be one of science’s most life-changing revelations ever, for many it will not be a new notion … just as the spherical nature of the earth and the sun’s central place in our universe were not new ideas once they were finally accepted by the masses.
The truth of the creative nature of thought has also been around for a very long time. Mostly, it’s been known in the domain of religion and spirituality – “As ye believe, so shall it be,” “We reap what we sow.” However, in 2004, filmmaker and entrepreneur William Arntz brought these ideas – and their scientific underpinnings – to millions more through his groundbreaking, award-winning, hybrid documentary feature film, What the BLEEP Do We Know!? The film explored the emerging convergence of these ancient spiritual principles with leading edge science. And pointed out how adherence to these new notions of reality will utterly change the planet.
In the movie, the leading character, Amanda, played by Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin, wends her way through a “dark night of the soul,” followed by a transformative awakening. As we observe Amanda’s moves through life, scientists comment on how our beliefs, brain chemistry, memories, and other factors form our lives. Animation shows how our neurobiology informs our experience, and – in the more recent Down the Rabbit Hole “prequel” to the What the BLEEP film – the legendary double-slit quantum physics experiment illustrates the elusiveness of physical reality.
There’s More to “The Secret” than “Thought is Creative”
Lately, a popular phenomenon called The Secret has emerged on the Internet and in the media. A top-selling book and DVD, The Secret presents The Law of Attraction – the premise that we attract into our lives the content of our thoughts, both “positive” and “negative.” “While certainly true,” notes Arntz, who has studied the field for decades, “The Law of Attraction is just one strand in an incredibly complex, sophisticated, and awesome tapestry of how the universe works.
For example, quantum entanglement says that at the most fundamental level, all matter is intimately connected across space and time. When that concept is applied to the idea that mind and matter, like matter and energy, are the same, you realize that everything, everyone, is, in fact, inextricably woven together.
“This ‘New Science’ is not about to go away,” says Arntz. “These scientists are pointing out that our physical reality – both as individuals and in the largest macro sense – is interconnected with our consciousness. They are on the verge of explaining how it works on all levels, in all fields. And that knowledge will transform our understanding of health, medicine, business, governance, and every domain of human endeavor. We are on that trajectory now, and it’s just a matter of time – and not that long a time – before this explosion of understanding transforms us all.”
Scores of individuals, organizations, research institutes, and other committed explorers are pursuing these investigations. Among the most influential experts in the field over the last 30 years are:
- Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. Physicist and systems theorist, author or co-author of 11 books, including the groundbreaking, The Tao of Physics(1975).
- Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. Biologist, author or co-author of 10 books, including A New Science of Life (1981) and Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science.
- Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D. The founder of systems philosophy and twice nominated for the Noble Peace Prize, is the author or editor of 69 books, including The Connectivity Hypothesis: Foundations of an Integral Science of Quantum, Cosmos, Life, and Consciousness (2003).
- Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D. Moon-walking astronaut, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and author of The Way of the Explorer (1996).
- Dean Radin, Ph.D. Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science, author or co-author of three books, including The Conscious Universe: The scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena (1997).
- Roger Nelson, Ph.D. Research Coordinator of Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) at Princeton University. Currently heads the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton.
- Candace Pert, Ph.D. Pharmacologist made groundbreaking discoveries about neuropeptides and their receptors, author of several books and tapes including Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine (1999).
- Andrew Newberg, M.D. Associate Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, author of three books including Why We Believe What We Believe (2006).
- Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. Cell biologist and author of several books, including The Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter And Miracles (2005).
- Gary Zukav, author of several books, including The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (1979).
- Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. Physicist and author of nine books, including Taking The Quantum Leap: The New Physics For Nonscientists (1981).
- William Tiller, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus – Stanford University, author or co-author five books, including Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness (1997).
- Lynne McTaggart, journalist and author of five books, including The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (2003).
“Fascinating experiments are underway,” notes Arntz, “in research facilities all around the world. The results of this scientific exploration will point humanity in an entirely new direction. We will find that many of the age-old truths of the wisdom traditions are actually grounded in solid science. This will call upon humankind to behave in ways that promote cooperation, health, and peace, for the sake of our survival and success as a species.”
Arntz is committed to the dissemination of this information that will form “the basis for a new understanding of who and what we are, our actual power as individuals, and our mandate to serve life and future generations.” To this end, he has compiled a New Science Media Resource Directory and is making it available free of charge to journalists and other members of the media.
The directory will become available online during the week of March 12th. To request one, register at: http://www.whatthebleep.com/newscience/.
Or you can email your request for one to: email@example.com. The website will also offer click-through options to visit the websites of some of the scientists and purchase various of their books.
“With these world-changing scientific breakthroughs,” Arntz reflects, “there’s always a small group of people who are at the leading edge of a new worldview. I want to enable as many media professionals as possible to be educated about this change before it happens. This is a change that will affect everyone.”
Source: Captured Light
It will look like this: Physical Reality is a Manifestation of Thoughts