In his famous insight, the prince’s nephew in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s renowned novel of social upheaval, “The Leopard,” claimed that “everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same”. [source] Of course he was talking political.
Could that mystical phrase be true for the Cosmos as well?
Could that phrase capture the true essence of what we call "reality"?
There are many scientific experiments which show that consciousness is not limited to our body. Even the Princeton university conducted experiments and reached impressive conclusions.
As physicist Chris Clarke, of the University of Southampton, says, “On one hand, Mind is inherently non-local. On the other, the world is governed by a quantum physics that is inherently non-local. This is no accident, but a precise correspondence...
Consciousness is not a thing or substance, but is a nonlocal phenomenon. Nonlocal is merely a fancy word for infinite. If something is nonlocal, it is not localized to specific points in space, such as brains or bodies, or to specific points in time, such as the present. Nonlocal events are immediate; they require no travel time. They are unmediated; they require no energetic signal to “carry” them. They are unmitigated; they do not become weaker with increasing distance. Nonlocal phenomena are omnipresent, everywhere at once. This means there is no necessity for them to go anywhere; they are already there. They are infinite in time as well, present at all moments, past present and future, meaning they are eternal. (source)
If consciousness is non-local...
If change is inherently impossible... (see here)
If our mind is what created "reality"... (see here)
Then we ARE God!
We just have to open our minds to see it...
Bibliography for the non-locality of consciousness
Let us see some interesting evidence showing the non-locality of consiousness...
1. Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research: http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/
I. Human-Machine Anomalies
The most substantial portion of the PEAR experimental program examined anomalies arising in human/machine interactions.
In these studies human operators attempted to bias the output of a variety of mechanical, electronic, optical, acoustical, and fluid devices to conform to pre-stated intentions, without recourse to any known physical influences. In unattended calibrations all of these sophisticated machines produced strictly random data, yet the experimental results display increases in information content that can only be attributed to the consciousness of their human operators.
II. Remote Perception
In another class of studies, the ability of human participants to acquire information about spatially and temporally remote geographical targets, otherwise inaccessible by any of the usual sensory channels, has been thoroughly demonstrated over several hundred carefully conducted experiments. The protocol required one participant, the "agent," to be stationed at a randomly selected location at a given time, and there to observe and record impressions of the details and ambiance of the scene. A second participant, the "percipient," located far from the scene and with no prior information about it, tried to sense its composition and character and to report these in a similar format to the agent’s
Even casual comparison of the agent and percipient narratives produced in this body of experiments reveals striking correspondences in both their general and specific aspects, indicative of some anomalous channel of information acquisition, well beyond any chance expectation.
Over its long history, PEAR has accumulated over 650 remote perception trials, performed over several phases of investigation.
2. Wheeler's delayed choice experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler's_delayed_choice_experiment)
3. PK Effects with Pre-Recorded Random Events (http://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/strange.html)
The result of a random numbers generator was recorded in two sound cassette tapes. Depending on the random result, the machine recorded a click in the right or the left sound channel of the tape. One tape was put in a safe. The other was listened by someone, who had the intention to alter its contents by consciously thinking hard that he "wishes" more right clicks than left, while he was listening at the tape. At the end, indeed the result of what he heard were what he thought and not an equal number of right and left clicks (as one would expect from the random process)! And not only that: the tape inside the safe was also affected/ altered and presented the same result as the one heard by the observer (!) as if the initial phenomenon in the past was altered!
4. Non locality psi experiments: http://www.goertzel.org/dynapsyc/1996/subtle.html
Controlled experiments concerning subtle connections between subjects removed in space, and occasionally also in time, date back to back to the 1930s, to J.B. Rhine's pioneering card-and dice-guessing work at Duke University.
Relevant work began in the 1970s, when Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff carried out some of the best known experiments on subtle connections among distant subjects in regard to the transference of thoughts and images.
Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, "Information transmission under conditions of sensory shielding," in Nature, Volume 251, 1974; Russell Targ and K. Harary, The Mind Race, New York: Villard Books, 1984; Harold E. Puthoff and Russell Targ, "A perceptual channel for information transfer over kilometer distances: historical perspective and recent research" Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 64, 1976.
Remote viewing experiments reported from other laboratories involved distances from half a mile to several thousand miles.
Over several decades, Stanley Krippner and his associates carried out "dream ESP experiments" at the Dream Laboratory of Maimondes Hospital in New York City.
In the past few years experiments such as these have been matched by hundreds of others. They provide significant evidence that identifiable and consistent electrical signals occur in the brain of one person when a second person, especially if he or she is closely related or emotionally linked, is either meditating, or provided with sensory stimulation, or attempts to communicate with the subject intentionally. (see Larry Dossey, Recovering the the Soul: A Scientific and_Spiritual Search, New York, Bantam 1989; ——, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, Harper San Francisco, 1993; W. Braud and M. Schlitz, "Psychokinetic influence on electrodermal activity," Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 47, 1983; Mario Varvoglis, "Goal-directed- and observer-dependent PK: An evaluation of the conformance-behavior model and the observation theories," The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 80 (1986); R. Rosenthal, "Combining results of independent studies," Psychological Bulletin, 85(1978); C. Honorton, R. Berger, M. Varvoglis, M. Quant., P. Derr, E. Schechter, and D. Ferrari, 'Psi-communication in the Ganzfeld: Experiments with an automated testing system and a comparison with a meta-analysis of earlier studies.' Journal of
Parapsychology, 54 (1990).)
Actual bodily effects seem also capable of being transmitted from one individual to another. Transmissions of this kind came to be known as "telesomatic": they consist of physiological changes that are triggered in the targeted person by the mental processes of another.
In the "experience of dual unity" a patient in an ASC experiences a loosening and melting of the boundaries of the body ego and a sense of merging with another person in a state of unity and oneness.
In the "experience of inanimate matter and inorganic processes" patients report experiential identification with the waters of rivers and oceans, with various forms of fire, with the earth and with mountains, and with ... The cosmic dimensions of altered-state experiences can encompass all of the planet Earth.
5. Dean Radin: http://www.deanradin.com/
Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence objects with our minds? Envision future events? And is it possible that some of
the superpowers described in ancient legends, science fiction, and comic books are actually real, and patiently waiting for us behind the scenes?
Are we now poised for an evolutionary trigger to pull the switch and release our full potentials?
Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds, presents persuasive new experimental evidence for the existence of such phenomena. He takes us on a thrilling scientific journey and challenges outdated assumptions that these abilities are mere superstition. Focusing on Patanjali's mysterious Yoga Sutras -- 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers -- Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.
For example in an experiment, Dean Radin measured the pupils of women in a lab who were being shown horrifying or stressful images flashed in sequence against images of flowers, puppies, and landscapes. His statistics suggest women's pupils dilate prior to a horrible image being shown. That's called predicting the future. (female pupils dilated roughly 7% above random chance) [1, 2, 3]
6. MD Larry Dossey: The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape our Lives (source)
7. IONS experiments in which it is shown how the mind can affect matter. (see here for the Burning Man experiment analysis)
8. Precognition of future events (Predictive anticipatory activity/ PAA): See here.
9. Ability to have out-of-body experiences at will: See here.
10. Affecting dices: See here (Dr. J.B. Rhine).
11. A man with no brain: See here.
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