Victor Zammit: Quantum Physics and the Afterlife
“What are the implications for science of the fact that psychic functioning appears to be a real effect? These phenomena seem mysterious, but no more mysterious perhaps than strange phenomena of the past which science has now happily incorporated within its scope.”
Nobel Prize winner Professor Brian Josephson
Professor Jessica Utts
There is a revolution going on in science. There has been a significant increase in quantum physics research in the last few years and innovative, unorthodox physicists tell us this important research has a strong bearing on our understanding of the validity of the paranormal and the afterlife.
These physicists are showing that there is no conflict at all between the most recent discoveries in physics and belief in the paranormal and the afterlife. Indeed they are showing that the phenomena we now call “paranormal” are normal and consistent with the laws of science. Quantum physics, the study of the characteristics and behavior of some sub-atomic particles, therefore adds to the evidence that non-physical energy accounts for the paranormal and afterlife.
“Since survival can be shown an essential and integral part of physics, the hope must be that the efforts still being made to discredit all evidence of survival will soon come to an end. This theory has achieved publication in Russian conference proceedings (1&2) of 1991 and 1993 respectively, and in the peer-reviewed scientific journal "Frontier Perspectives"(3) in 1997. Furthermore Prof. Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University, supported the theory during a joint broadcast on the American Radio Shows in 2001.” (Pearson 2004).
“If, then, we can adduce any evidence that life or mental activity exists in space, and only sporadically makes itself evident by some material activity, the state of our present knowledge of physics renders our acceptance of the fact entirely harmonious. We have to do no violence to our physical conceptions if we admit the fact of survival. Life and mind never were functions of the material body, they only displayed themselves by means of the material organism.”
Of the many other notable physicists who investigated survival or psychic phenomena, I include Dr Harold Puthoff, Professor Russell Targ and Professor Dr Ernst Senkowski.
Physicists urge paradigm shift
Dr Amit Goswami, a former professor of physics at the Institute of Theoretical Sciences at the University of Oregon, is now working as a senior resident researcher at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His book Physics of the Soul- - the quantum book of living, dying, reincarnation and immortality defines consciousness, not materiality, as the primary reality.
Professor John Bokris in his book The New Paradigm--A Confrontation Between Physics and the Paranormal Phenomena (2005) discusses the evidence for the paranormal, including telepathy, near-death experiences, out-of-body travel, mediumship, reincarnation, apparitions, possession, distant healing, and other phenomena and concludes that other concepts such as the paranormal, theories about consciousness, and interconnectedness must be integrated into science to give us a much better understanding of the true nature of reality.
His central idea is that we are living in a "synchronized
universe," one layer of which we see and interact with and
are synchronized with. This is what we call the “real”
universe. But alongside of this he argues there are other universes,
just as real as this one which he says:
Another physicist Dr. Claude Swanson, has put together the "best evidence" showing that our present scientific paradigm is inadequate. In his book, The Synchronised Universe, he describes scientifically controlled remote viewing and ESP experiments, demonstrations of long-range healing, psychokinesis (mind over matter), scientifically controlled experiments in levitation, teleportation and out of body phenomena (OBE). He shows how in many cases these strange forces have been demonstrated under rigorous scientific statistics, with odds of millions or even billions to one against chance.
New discoveries being shared
Many top-grade scientists with impressive credentials are
independently making discoveries in areas that challenge traditional
reductionist scientific thinking in areas such as homoeopathy,
bio-electrography, remote viewing and healing through prayer. Their
findings support the new view of a world in which everything is
interconnected in a pulsating energy field (McTaggart 2001). So far
two international Icons of the Field Conferences have been held in
which these latest discoveries have been shared (see Internet
“new discoveries in science are forcing an expansion to ideas of who and what we are, and that those who are most hostile to this topic know little or nothing about the evidence”. (Radin 2006).
The conscious universe
Rather than being lifeless matter subatomic particles are being shown to have consciousness. Dr Amit Goswami describes an experiment by Aspect, Dalibard and Roger (1982) which, he argues, experimentally disproved the notion that only matter is real.
What happens in this experiment
that an atom emits two quanta of light, called photons, going
opposite ways, and somehow these photons affect one another's
behavior at a distance, without exchanging any signals through space.
Notice that: without exchanging any signals through space but
instantly affecting each other. ( interview by Hamilton 1997).
“a century of developments in physics has taught us that information is a crucial player in physical systems and processes. Indeed, a current trend, initiated by John A. Wheeler of Princeton University, is to regard the physical world as made of information, with energy and matter as incidentals” ( Bekenstein 2003).
As shown above and in the previous chapter, there are now many scientists from around the world who have demonstrated that there is evidence for psi and the afterlife. New discoveries in quantum physics are showing that these discoveries need not be at odds with science. I predict that in years to come quantum physics will be the revolutionary way to dramatically demonstrate that survival is part of the natural order.
On the Internet
German version of Professor Senkowski’s book on Instrumental
Transcommunication is available online