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Traditional pyramidal science finds itself at point today where, given the laws and concepts that govern it, solutions to the inconsistencies it itself generates appear unattainable.
How is the universe interconnected? What relationship exists among the galaxies, stars, planetary systems, living things, cells, molecules, atoms, DNA, and quantum matter?
New discoveries and theories attempt to shed light on this new reality. We find ourselves before a paradigmatic shift, in the making since the beginning of the century, in response to science’s incapacity to find solutions to problems that, as we are now coming to realize, are much simpler than they once seemed. Einstein would have needed to know what a fractal or a hologram was in order to discover a unified field theory or the theory of everything, a search which occupied the second half of his life. If this information had been available at the time, it is highly likely that holographic theory and string theory would play an active role in our society, resulting in many things being quite different than they are today.
Since the Renaissance, and especially in the previous century, thinkers of all disciplines have proposed new models for understanding phenomena. Looking back to the high noon of the Renaissance in the fifteenth century, we find the seven steps that Leonardo da Vinci claimed led to a state he referred to as conexione, or connection. Aldous Huxley said that by transcending the conventional, limiting mode of perception, what he called the “value reducer,” we become attuned to the source, or matrix, of reality. Leibniz, the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician whose discovery of integral calculus made holography possible, postulated a universe of monads, units that include the information of everything. And finally, the eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume anticipated David Bohm’s theory of holomovement when he claimed that human beings are nothing more than a beam of perceptions occurring “one after the other with incredible speed, in perpetual flow and movement.”
But out of what necessity did these theories grow? And what do they have to tell us?
Newton, Maxwell and Einstein carried out the first unifications of the laws of physics in order to arrive at a better understanding of things. Newton’s law of gravity unified the heavens and the earth, proving that the same force that acts upon the planets or the stars is at work when an apple falls from a tree. Maxwell formulated a set of equations that unified the laws of electricity and magnetism. He was able to do this because he understood that if you are close enough to an electrical storm with a compass in hand, the instrument will go wild with electrical charges, thus demonstrating the relationship between electrical and magnetic forces. And with his new theory of gravity, the theory of relativity, Einstein united space and time in a single fabric that he called space-time. As we can see, these scientists were searching for a theory that could explain everything in simplified fashion.
Around 1920, Niels Bohr and a new group of physicists discovered what were thought to be elemental particles (they were also waves). And not only this, as a result of his discovery Bohr went on to state that three undiscovered elements were missing from the periodic table. The scientific community ridiculed his theories until the missing elements were discovered and Bohr was subsequently awarded a Nobel Prize. Shortly thereafter strong and weak nuclear forces were discovered. These two forces, along with gravity and electromagnetism, hold everything together and keep all things in motion. Strong nuclear force is the glue that joins protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom, while weak nuclear force is the cause of radioactivity (particles that shoot out of atoms). This discovery gave rise to what is known today as quantum mechanics, or in other words the way things behave at the subatomic level.
The problem with all of this, however, is that our laws attempt to explain the function of everything in a totally fragmented way, while our theories, such as the law of gravity, are incomplete. During the second half of the previous century, the main objective of a part of the scientific community was the attempt to unify all of these laws into one. Quantum mechanics, holography, string theory, holodynamics, golden geometry, and transpersonal psychology are only a few of the new sciences evolving at an exponential rate.
What can be learned from this paradigm shift is essential for a better understanding of the reality we live in. It might be said that we are trapped inside a four-dimensional matrix, three spatial dimensions and one temporal. The new sciences tell us that such an existence is merely the way our brain translates the information that enters it through the senses. In fact, according to M theory (old string theory), we live in a universe with eleven dimensions in which everything is connected outside of what we call time. Seeing ourselves as divided from what surrounds us is an illusion which we have invented ourselves.
If we stop and think for a moment, we will easily see the logic in all this. Everything we know consists of the same thing: matter. Heaps of different types of atoms – elements – consist of a nucleus with protons, neutrons and a cloud of electrons orbiting the nucleus. Protons, neutrons and electrons are made up of even smaller particles called quarks, of which more than 200 different kinds are known to exist. Everything is made up of this: the air we breathe, water, rocks, trees, me and you – everything! If this is the case, why then can’t I communicate with these things? Ah, right. These things are inanimate. Yet in countless experiments the new sciences have demonstrated that all levels of matter are conscious: from a photon or an electron to molecules of water or cells, all the way up to human beings and beyond. Everything is part of an infinite dance of information. Moreover, we also know that atoms are, in fact, energy, light and waves spinning in circles so quickly that the inertia generated from the movement produces the density of what we call matter. It’s as simple as that: light turning flips in different ways and composing everything we know.
Ignorance of our connection with the infinite is the result of the way we have been educated. Until the age of six, we are basically miniature quantum supercomputers, ceaselessly storing all the information we receive, the only drawback being our inability to select what we want according to our whim. What we are given and how it is given to us determines who we end up being unless, somehow, we are able to re-program ourselves.
In fact, what all of this amounts to is merely a very simple method for controlling a lot of people simultaneously by keeping them ignorant of the fact that they are being controlled: “Out of sight, out of mind,” literally. Freethinkers in the new sciences are moving toward establishing a connection between the most advanced discoveries in all fields and the ancient knowledge of many cultures that existed thousands of years ago.
Cultures such as Mayan, Egyptian, Hindu or Chinese culture possessed certain knowledge and skills that, given the period in which they were developed, are simply astonishing. The coincidences, if one wishes to call them that, between our scientific knowledge and the knowledge of these civilizations are so surprising that anyone who knows about them could not doubt their correspondence. Within this cluster of information, we find a date forecast by each one of these ancient cultures, as well as by our technological instruments today: the 2012 winter solstice. According to the ancients, this date signifies the shift of the ages, a time when human beings will receive specific information that will bring about a transformation in collective consciousness. What we’re talking about here is evolution: an alignment with the source of reality. It is difficult to fully grasp the profound implications of this advance, although empirical proofs for it are becoming overwhelming. There exists a science that explains in luxurious detail how the mechanisms needed to access these “altered” states of consciousness function — states which rather than being altered are, in fact, our true nature. We are part of a fractal universe, and therefore share its form. We must return to our essence, for the evolution of our consciousness as well as that of our planet depends on it.
What we offer here is a kind of textbook, written in simple easy-to-understand language for everyone. With it, readers will gradually come to understand the historical evolution of science and how science continues to evolve in the present. It is a clear and concise tool that can be used at all levels of education, even with small children, as the concepts considered are neither complex nor technical. Furthermore, links, images and interviews accompany the text, allowing readers to explore any of the topics discussed in much greater depth. The texts are written by gen and other authors and are designed to appeal to a widely diverse audience. The bibliography consists of books, interviews, articles, documentaries, Internet, and studies.
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