Postulating a Deep Layer of Mind-matter Interconnection

Due to its basic indetermination, quantum mechanics is unable to account for meaningful processes—such as, for example, an anomalous event triggered by an intention, as in a conscious psi experiment involving an influence (PK) on biological matter (plants, bacteria…), called bio-PK. And yet we know that meaning is deeply connected to psi, in the form of an intention (as above), of feelings, of interconnections with loved ones, etc. This shouldn’t take us backward into discarding the framework of quantum physics to explain nonlocal consciousness and psi. Due to the fact that only quantum physics can support the kind of space-time anomalies shown by psi events, the way backward is blocked. The only possibility is to move forward, farther into layers where consciousness and energy and matter must be deeply interconnected to the point of merging or fusing. Indeed, if meaning cannot be explained at the quantum physics level (of particles), then we must assume a deeper layer of reality in which mind and matter are so fundamentally intermingled and fused as to become a single substance: consciousness-energy. This deep level of reality, the dimension of consciousness-as-energy, is the semantic dimension, and syg-energy (semantic energy) is the energy of this dimension, having the characteristics of both consciousness and very subtle energy.

The semantic dimension presents a totally new set of properties pertaining both to consciousness and energy. It’s at least a 5-D manifold, with one (or more) dimension of consciousness, one dimension of time, and three dimensions of space (normal 3-D). The semantic dimension is thus as much of a metadimension to space-time as 3-D is to 2-D.

Thus syg-energy is organized by consciousness itself; it is steered by meaning and intention or, more precisely, by the act of creating meaning. This consciousness-energy has nothing whatsoever to do with energy waves carrying information. Here, the syg-energy itself is the embodied meaning.

Hidden Variables?

At this point, a question arises: does adding a dimension of deep reality mean endorsing some sort of hidden variables? The assumption of Albert Einstein, in proposing hidden variables, was that some hidden causal factors are at work in what appear as random events at the quantum level, bending them toward specific effects, and that these factors, presently impossible to assess, could nevertheless be unraveled one day. Hidden variables were supposed to be sets of causes leading to deterministic effects. The idea of Einstein, in proposing hidden variables, was to save the concept of a deterministic universe: “God doesn’t play dice,” he said against the new and formidable concept of pure indetermination proposed by Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, and the “orthodox,” or Copenhagen, school of quantum physics. Physicist David Bohm, in his implicate order theory, is in accordance with the concept of hidden variables.* This implicate order posits a deeper layer, annulling space. Bohm, however, saw physical reality (the explicate order) as totally determined by the implicate order: no free interactions or two-way influences, but rather a deep level of causes from which the physical reality itself unfolds in a deterministic way.

Let’s consider the question anew: does, then, a dimension of deep reality endorse hidden variables? The answer is no. The deep reality layer, as we will see, is neither deterministic nor indeterministic. Its reality lies in a novel framework nearer to synchronistic acausal events proposed by Jung and Pauli than to either of the two schools of quantum physics (the orthodox posing pure indetermination and the hidden variables based on a deterministic framework).


* David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order.

(Read more on this subject in The Sacred Network, chapter 13.)

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