Healing And The New Physics|
by Dr. Karen Wolfe
There is a new science that is challenging the Western society world view of health. It is called quantum physics. Although its first principles were enunciated by Max Planck as far back as 1900, quantum physics is often termed "new physics".
Conscious mental activity can affect our physical body. Mind is an irrefutably genuine factor in the process by which health and disease unfold.
Dr Larry Dossey, in his book Reinventing Medicine, explores Era-3 medicine, where thoughts, attitudes and healing intentions of one individual can influence the physiology of another person. This is very well supported by scientific studies into the healing power of prayer. This can’t be explained with the known principles of physics and world view of traditional science.
What is the "New" Physics?
The new physics began to emerge when a foundational assumption governing Newtonian physics began to be challenged. Evidence began to mount to challenge the assumption that the conscious attitudes and biases of the experimenter have no effect on the outcome of the experiment. Contemporary quantum theory has created new theories designed to account for the interconnectedness of the observation process.
Quantum mechanics are not the fellows who repair automobiles in Mr Quantum’s garage. A "quantum" is a quantity of something, a specific amount. "Mechanics" is the study of motion. Therefore, "quantum mechanics" is the study of the motion of quantities. Quantum mechanics does not replace Newtonian physics, it includes it. Newtonian physics is still applicable to the large-scale world, but it does not work at the sub-atomic level.
How Does it Work?
Classical science starts with the assumption of separate parts which together constitute physical reality. Since its inception, it has concerned itself with how these separate parts are related. The starting point of this process is a mental attitude which initially perceives the physical world as fragmented and different experiences as logically unrelated. Newtonian science is the effort to find the relationship between pre-existing "separate parts".
Quantum mechanics is based upon the opposite assumption. The starting point of this process is a mental attitude oriented toward a perception of the "unbroken wholeness" of which everything is a form.
There already exists an instrument of thought based on "unbroken wholeness." For example, all Eastern religions are compatible in a very fundamental way with Quantum physics and philosophy. All of them are based upon the experience of a pure and undifferentiated reality. In Zen Buddhism, the master guides the student to the point where conscious searching is finally abandoned. The rational mind is thought to impede acquisition of true understanding. Our greatest growth is achieved only through the complete integration of the spiritual and physical. In this light, perhaps the ultimate spiritual goal is not so much to transcend, but to finally acknowledge and embrace the immanent oneness of our own being.
Philosophy or Physics?
Consider the following sentences:
7 Principles of the "New Physics"
Niels Bohr proposed that the dynamics of conscious thought occur on such a minute scale, involving such infinitesimal exchanges of energy, that only a quantum mechanical explanation could properly account for the actual phenomenon of consciousness.
The New Physics and Healing
Thanks to David Bohm, the renowned physicist who developed the causal interpretation of quantum mechanics, we have returned to the concept of "wholeness" and not "separateness". There is an intrinsic unity of the constitutional elements of our being. Bohm believed in man’s essential oneness, he disdained dichotomy in favor of the doctrine of wholeness. Bohm held that we all possess the ability to listen to our bodies, and to thus harness the disease process to redirect our lives and to finally acknowledge and embrace the immanent oneness of our own being.
Dossey. Larry (1999 Reinventing Medicine – Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing. Harper Collins, NY
Goldberg, Bruce.(1998) Soul Healing. Llewellyn Publications, MN
Zukav, Gary (1980) The Dancing Wu Li Maters – An Overview of the New Physics.Bantam Books, NY
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