The recent US Congress legislation on UFOs and “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” (UAP) signifies a historical shift. Beyond acknowledging extraterrestrial existence, it parallels the approach of transpersonal psychology in exploring expanded consciousness and spiritual experiences, aligning remarkably with quantum physics concepts. Together, they unveil a broader reality where known and unknown merge.
Morphic and Akashic Fields
A Shared Vision Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic fields suggests invisible fields with organismic information influencing development and behavior, while controversial and not widely accepted due to lack of empirical evidence. Irwin Laszlo’s akashic fields propose a collective consciousness encompassing the universe, containing past, present, and future experiences, thoughts, emotions, and actions, seen as a universal cosmic archive or memory.
Rupert Sheldrake is known for his morphic field theory, which suggests that invisible fields containing information about the shapes and behaviors of organisms influence the development and behavior of individuals. However, this theory is widely controversial and has not been widely accepted by the scientific community due to the lack of solid empirical evidence to support it.
According to Irwin Laszlo, the Akashic fields are a collective field of consciousness that envelops the entire universe. They contain information about all past, present, and future experiences, as well as all the thoughts, emotions, and actions of every living being. From this perspective, the Akashic fields are often thought of as a kind of cosmic archive or universal memory. They are perceived as a form of universal collective consciousness containing information about everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen in the universe, although this idea does not have consensus in the scientific community.
Parallels with Quantum Physics
These two contested theories remind me of quantum physics laws. Let’s apply quantum laws to Sheldrake and Laszlo’s theories, exploring how physics can inspire metaphysics through conceptual analogy:
- Superposition Principle: Morphic and akashic fields might contain superimposed information on multiple realities or patterns, akin to quantum particles existing in multiple states.
- Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle: Knowledge of these fields might be limited by uncertainty, where accessing them could alter the information, similar to quantum measurement affecting a particle’s state.
- Wave-Particle Duality: These fields could have both information flow (wave-like) and storage (particle-like) properties, mirroring quantum particles’ dual nature.
- Quantum Entanglement: Information in these fields might be mysteriously and non-locally interconnected, where accessing one piece of information instantly affects another, even remotely.
- Quantum State: Information in these fields could be described as quantum states with past, present, and future universe or life system data.
- Decoherence Principle: Quantum decoherence could be analogous to the loss or confusion of information in these fields due to environmental interaction or observer disturbance.
- Non-locality Principle: Information in these fields might be non-local, meaning access to this information wouldn’t depend on distance.
A Bold but Speculative Exploration
These analogies are speculative and not based on solid scientific evidence. However, not long ago, science also believed in the absence of life beyond Earth.