Most of this post was written weeks ago, but Life has intervened. See later post(s) to hear about what has been in the way of my blog writing of late …
Just finished reading this very thought-provoking book. It was first published in the UK in 2001, and was written by science journalist, Lynn McTaggart. I have not yet read the follow-up books, The Intention Experiment; and various resources under the title “Living the Field”. McTaggart and her husband, Brian Hubbard, co-edit a journal that has been out for many years, called “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” (WDDTY). That journal is a very useful resource, too.
This book is well-researched and compiled, and is a good distillation of a lot of leading edge science, especially of the latest physics. The number of ways in which our whole view of the world needs to shift when comprehending the Zero Point Field is absolutely huge. McTaggart makes the case that the ZPF or the Field will actually harmonize and unify the Newtonian world view and that of quantum physics. And, it makes so much sense of so many things. Here are just a couple of stand out examples to me:
1. In the coherence I have spoken of in previous posts, which can be explored and which one can learn to have greater access to, turns out to be the same process that occurs at the micro-cosmic and macro-cosmic levels, simultaneously. That is, within our smallest brain cells we have micro-tubules (“light pipes”) which conduct photons (light waves) within and between nerve cells throughout the brain, and probably throughout the whole body. When groups of cells begin to become coherent with each other the trend can escalate to
create global coherence of the waves in the body – a process called ‘superradiance’ – [which] then allowed the coherent signals to pulse through the rest of the body. Once coherence was achieved, the photons could travel all along the light pipes as if they were transparent, a phenomenon called ‘self-induced transparency’.
It is suggested that this phenomenon could account for the instantaneous operation of our brains – operations which incidentally can not be explained by means of even very high speed nerve conduction pathways alone.
2. What is even more exciting and explicative of some age old mysteries, however, is how this makes sense of instantaneous coherence within groups of people (and beyond just people, to include animals and plants in one’s environment) – and all this across huge distances. In other words, coherence arising and communicated, without restriction of space-time constructs, throughout the Zero Point Field. As I have said before in this blog, I am burning to participate in joint exploration of this experience of coherence or Presence.
By the way, the assertions McTaggart has made, and conclusions she has drawn in this book derive from evidence from some very hard-nosed “prove-it-to-me-first” scientists of high renown.
I would welcome comments from anyone who has read the book, or for whom my comments have spurred thoughts and impressions.