Everything is Connected – as a Scientific Truth

The Flower of Life

So I’ve been in a bit of a conundrum lately regarding this blog. It seems silly, especially considering the fact that so few people are actually reading it currently, but I’ve been torn as to whether I should post here as if I am trying to gain viewership, and filter all my choices through the lens of questions like “I wonder if people will like this post? Maybe I shouldn’t post again today – I don’t want to bug people?” and so on. I mean honestly, I would like to one day have enough followers, or a book deal, or something similar that would allow me to make a living writing. But should I actually write for that purpose? Should that be my main concern when I post stuff? I came to the conclusion this morning that no – no it shouldn’t be.

I write because I love to write, and I share the articles and posts I find because I like to spread awareness. I don’t do this for money (thank God, because I would be destitute right now if that was the case! Lol), I do it because I love to do it. I was thinking to myself this morning – I will continue to write whether or not I make it as a big-time writer one day. It’s not like at some point I would ever say, “well, I’m not making any money off this – time to try my hat at something else.” It’s not like that at all. I write because I enjoy it, and in some sense, have been compelled to do it. For many years, I wrote poetry – a LOT of poetry – which was ironic because I honestly couldn’t stand poetry lol. But the thoughts, the words and verses would come to me so strongly that I couldn’t not write them down – I was truly compelled. And it is often times that way with my writing still. To be certain, there are plenty of times I’m just writing casually too. But my best stuff always comes through me – not from me.

So starting today, I am going to cut loose and just post whatever I want, whenever I want, and if people don’t like it, tough! Lol. Like I said, it’s not like I have a readership of thousands who will be disappointed or something. I think I do have a few followers, and to you, I say thank you from the very depth of my soul. My dream has always been to share my thoughts with someone other than myself, my family, and my dog. Oh, who am I kidding – he’s way too into food blogs to take any interest in this science and spirituality stuff haha! My ultimate dream, as I have stated before, is to write my book. I have lived a pretty interesting life, experienced some pretty awesome stuff, and gained just a few grains of wisdom that I would love to share with the world. And I can do just that, a grain at a time, right here, right now.

I was thinking this morning about my belief that everything is connected, and how that is really not just some sappy hippie saying – “like, everything is connected man…” – but a scientific truth; it has to be if we are to believe science – cosmology and quantum physics. Cosmologists tell us that the universe started with the big bang, and that at one point – literally and figuratively – everything in our universe was condensed in an infinitely dense point – a singularity. Something caused that point to explode fantastically and eventually spread out to create all matter, all that is in our current universe. And because the laws of physics state that matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed, it stands to reason that every single thing is ultimately derived from the evolution of our universe that started with that process.

Now, if my understanding of quantum physics is correct, it would seem that at some point it time, right after that process started, all of the early particles that would go on to form various forms of matter and energy would have been entangled, because they issued forth from a common origin – one in which they were compressed to such a point that it would be hard to believe they could not have been entangled. And because everything that came after was derived from those early entangled particles, it seems it would stand to reason that every particle in the universe is entangled. And because matter is not destroyed or created but transformed, it would further stand to reason that the particles that make up our current universe are some of those very same particles – they have to be – and therefore, all particles in our universe are entangled. That seems to make sense to me, but I’m sure some materialist scientist could set me straight and tell my how I’m wrong. But honestly, sure seems like the reasoning is pretty solid, given what they purport to believe.

And all of that means that, scientifically speaking, every single thing – every person, every living creature, every rock, bacteria, cloud, wave, star – everything is quantum entangled at the deepest level; everything really IS connected! Of course the great mystics have told us that for years, but science and the priests of materialism assured us that was all mumbo jumbo, and that certainly, nothing was connected in such a manner. And our world society, our environmental policies, our social policies, our laws and associated economies were all built around that supposition. But what if everything really is connected..? Or more accurately – how much better could we make our world if we believed, and acted as if we believed the TRUTH that everything really IS connected at a very deep, very fundamental level..?

I think things are happening now that are going to usher in a new age of awareness: quantum physics, AI, CRISPR, quantum computing, astronomy, neuroscience, etc. Advances in all of these fields are pointing to an underlying layer of reality, belief in which has caused mystics and seers to be marginalized, made fun of, shamed and relegated to the slums of respectability for many, many years. But as science digs deeper and deeper into the foundations of our reality, they are finding out that it is much more fluid than they would like to believe. You know what I would really love to do? I would love to set an advanced instance of AI loose on some esoteric wisdom, psychology and neuroscience and see what it would come up with. Think about how it found an ancestor in our past that we were completely unaware of. Just imagine what kind of analogy might happen in those other realms.

It’s kind of interesting in an esoteric correspondence kind of way that next year is 2020. Might we finally see clearly for the first time in our collective lives…? I sure hope and pray so, and know many, many others do too.

Garbage in, garbage out, and the Second Coming – Part I

I thought I could get this all out in one post, but turns out I had more to say than I thought, so here is Part I. Part II coming tomorrow…

In my day job, I am a web application developer and spend my days writing code for sites rather like this one you are viewing now. Well, not quite like this one really, more “business-y” style ones, but you get the drift. We have a saying in my trade, “garbage in, garbage out.” It basically means to us that no matter how great an application you create, if you put bad data into it, you are going to get bad data out. Part of our job as developers is to try to add as many safeguards as possible to prevent users from being able to put bad data in – validation and checks that notify the user that the data is invalid, and prompt them to correct it. Of course, there is no way to avoid all such instances, as a value that may be perfectly valid may still be incorrect or inaccurate. If you’re entering the name of your third child and put in “Jenniher” instead of “Jennifer,” that’s a perfectly valid sequence of characters, though inaccurate. And even if we make the application completely bulletproof, there is a deeper layer that can cause issues, one that is often completely overlooked and transparent to the end user most of the time, and that’t the OS – the operating system. Think Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. Most of the time, the OS runs smoothly, and we don’t even know it’s there. But if there are issues, they are typically major, and we could end up seeing the “blue screen of death” and losing everything.

I see our brains as quantum computers and think that very similar concepts apply. Our subconscious is like our OS – most of the time, it runs completely unseen, unnoticed, and everything goes smoothly for us. Our conscious mind is like the main processor, our thoughts like the applications, and all the external input – music, TV, web content, movies, books, conversations, etc – like the data going into the applications. We use our conscious minds to filter out the stuff we don’t like, let the stuff we do pass through for further processing, and spend our days doing this continually as we wade through the ever-increasing deluge of data. But honestly, there is just so much data coming so fast, that our filters often times can’t keep up, and so to take some strain off our processors, we loosen them up a little bit – let more stuff through, just ignore it. An example for me is some of the song lyrics I referenced in one of my past posts. I love the music, like to sing along, so I let words and phrases that I don’t agree with at all get past my filters because there is just too much other, more important stuff to think about.

And underlying all this conscious thought, there is our subconscious, our OS, constantly running. And while we are not even aware of it, it is soaking up all kinds of stuff we are not even consciously aware of. For those of us who tend to be on the more reflective, self-aware side, it’s probably a little less, but it still happens. And just like an OS on a computer, if something gets stuck in it, or we have an issue in there, it is much more difficult to find and get fixed. We can’t simply uninstall it as we would an application, or stop thinking about it as in the case of conscious thoughts. We often have to take it to a specialist to get fixed – a PC repair place in the case of a computer, and a psychiatrist or counselor in the case of something in the subconscious. Of course, many of the issues like depression, anxiety, etc are noticeable in our conscious thoughts, but are often related to traumas or stories we tell ourselves that we are not even aware of – they run deep under our conscious awareness. So where am I going with all of this?

The materialist philosophy has been programmed into us for the last several hundred, maybe even thousands of years, at the level of our OS, our subconscious. It has been drilled into us so deeply, the central idea about what is real, what is possible and what is not, that most of us don’t even notice or question it. Anything that can’t be explained using materialist science – and I mean anything and EVERYTHING – is written off as some kind of delusion, some psychic “mumbo jumbo” (the LOVE to use the ‘mumbo jumbo’ term), solipsism, pseudo-science, you name it. Just something not nice though, something that indicates some lack of intelligence or validity. At the same time, any theory, now matter how whacky, implausible or improbable is completely valid and acceptable as long as one of them comes up with at, and they all agree with it – e.g. the many worlds hypothesis, which states that any time any person in the universe makes a decision, 2 new entirely separate universes spin off, one for each decision, such that every moment, literally billions of universes are sprouted. That, that is completely valid, even as utterly preposterous, unbelievable and improbable as it sounds. And by “they,” I mean the scientific philosophical shot-callers who decide who gets published and who doesn’t – who gets grants and prestige, and who gets pushed to the fringes. So they have decided, told us, programmed into us our beliefs about reality, and those beliefs have shaped us and our world. And through music, TV, politics, advertising, school curriculums, etc, they reinforce those materialist beliefs.

But they are starting to run into some real issues. It all started with the birth of quantum physics. Initially, they thought they could just separate it out (the Copenhagen Interpretation, which Einstein did NOT like, think “God does not play dice…”) and simply state that there would be one theory for everything above the atomic scale, Newtonian Physics, and one for everything smaller, quantum physics. And they have gotten away with that quite nicely for the last almost hundred years, sending everyone off on some great quest to find that one, unifying theory, a “theory of everything” that would unite the two schools of thought. And any time anyone tried to even hint at some deeper meaning or possible metaphysical connection to things like entanglement or superposition, it was just more of the negative campaign ads against it.

But as much as they have tried to assure us all that they would be able to explain everything, they are starting to run into some real issues. I think they were pretty confident that once some of the strange paradoxes of the quantum world could actually be tested instead of just living as thought experiments, they would discover something was off, their materialist view still held sway, and they could introduce some new theory. But every day, we see the results of experiments being published, results that I have highlighted here on my blog, that defy materialist logic and reason : the arrow of time being reversed, objective reality being different for 2 people observing the same thing, quantum entanglement producing instantaneous effects over vast distances – they are proving that all of that stuff is REAL. They can’t completely explain it yet using materialism, but they refuse to even CONSIDER any theory not based on it. But never mind that. That’s not what’s important about all this anway.

What is important about it then? Hopefully something since I just made you read all that, right? Lol. The thing that is SO important is that, whether they like it or not, they are providing the product keys for the OS upgrade so many of us have been waiting and praying for. When a person reads something published in a reputable scientific journal that states that objective reality isn’t real, and scientists have PROVED it – just think what a profound effect that must have on our subconscious even if consciously we could care less. When we read something that says some “mysterious force” seems to have guided the early development of the universe, then vanished, what parts of the collective unconscious that has been developed over millions of years must jolt awake and think of the ancient creation myths, the old stories of darkness falling on the face of the deep, and that God, that Spirit, that Source, that Higher Consciousness from which we were created. Indeed, I know that when I read those articles, something very deep within me, something beyond scientific explanation, resonates, almost vibrates, sending chills up and down my spine as I feel the very foundation of my – of our – reality shifting.

Tomorrow, I will continue and get to the “Second Coming” part of this. Spoiler alert – it is NOT about some guy coming back to save us all (sorry if you’re bummed about that) – at least not in the sense you might think. And I guess it is pretty appropriate that I talk about the second coming in the second part, eh? The law of correspondence is so cool… more on that later too.

Incredible science articles – reality is much stranger than fiction

Seriously. Just take a look at a few of the headlines from the world of physics over the last few days:

from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-physicists-reverse-quantum.html

from https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613092/a-quantum-experiment-suggests-theres-no-such-thing-as-objective-reality/

from https://futurism.com/bizarre-theory-something-tampered-early-universe

Now is it just me, or does that all sound like something straight out of either a science fiction book, or…??? Reversing time, no objective reality, some “mysterious energy field” tampering with the early universe. I mean, this is some pretty metaphysical stuff here if you ask me! The best part? These aren’t articles published on some new age blog, or in Deepak Chopra’s latest book. No, these are straight from the very bowels of the greats halls of physics : the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MIT, etc. These are articles published in some of the most respected peer-reviewed science journals; they’re real; they’re LEGIT.

Now of course the militant materialists will say “just hold up a minute – these don’t mean anything. They only apply in very specific, limited scenarios, and only when working with very small numbers of particles, in carefully controlled conditions – you can’t make any inferences to real world stuff based on this.” And you know what I say to that? Well, you KNOW what I say to that – BS! Because the fact is, quantum computing wouldn’t even WORK if it weren’t for these principles. So take that you miserable atheistic skeptics! Lol. I mean, you’re ok postulating that there is a infinite number of universes, and every single time every single person makes any decision, an entirely new universe splits off, such that there are innumerable ones being created every moment – you’re ok with that, but REVOLTED when anyone even suggests that there might be something to the whole spiritual side of life… that there might just be some greater power, some creative force, some higher consciousness. I can’t stand the pretentiousness and hypocrisy of it all.

But the thing is, the great thing, I believe the more and more they go down the quantum rabbit hole, the more they probe the very foundation of reality, the more they are going to find that the mystics were really onto something, and that all of their staunch denial and plain ol’ nastiness towards us was completely misplaced. I mean, check out these sentences from the article on futurism.com about the early universe:

“The hypothesis, according to research first shared on the preprint server ArXiv in November, goes as follows: When the universe was just a mere 100,000 years old, a mysterious energy field that scientists are calling ‘early dark energy’ formed, rapidly pushing the still-forming cosmos outward even faster than before.Another 100,000 years after that, the research suggests, the strange energy field faded away — and left the young, accelerated universe to its own devices.”

A “mysterious energy field”…. “early dark energy”… How does that not sound somewhat mystical? And now, simple ol’ dark energy, their go-to explanation for why there is so much missing mass in the universe given their calculations using the known laws of science and physics – now that doesn’t work completely to explain why the universe is expanding more quickly than it should, again, given their calculations, so they have to come up with ANOTHER “mysterious force.” We are supposed to be ok with that, because they are scientists after all. But God forbid we try to actually TALK about that mysterious force and make any type of connection to anything that isn’t within their domain. What a bunch of arrogant, closed-minded twits they can be!

Anyway, I could – and will! lol – rant about this more. But for now, I want to leave with this thought: the most important part of all this to me is the fact that this stuff is REAL. It is POSSIBLE. They are PROVING it. The arrow of time moving in the opposite direction… objective reality being different for 2 observers looking at the same thing… a mysterious energy that seemed to give the early universe the little “push” it needed to birth all of known creation. If we let those thoughts penetrate into our consciousness, they can help break down some of the doubt and skepticism that keep our minds chained up to materialism. We need to reprogram our minds, reprogram our consciousness to BELIEVE that Magick IS REAL. We need to reconnect to the Eternal Breath that connects us to the very Spirit of the Universe and remember who we really are. How beautifully ironic to think that science, in its quest to disprove God is actually doing just the opposite, and exposing the Ultimate Truth that the mystics have always known. What a miraculous time to be alive!

The Journey Begins

(originally published January 3, 2019)

Ok, so here is my new blog – one which I can hopefully access at work (I know, that sounds bad, but hey – keeping it real). I was thinking this morning that my writing skills are really starting to get rusty, and I need to start blogging again, even if just to keep them sharp. I do still hope to write a book or something someday, so this is just part of “keeping the dream alive.” I don’t know if I will actually use this as a true ‘blog’ in the hopes that others will read it, but we’ll see.

It does seem pretty easy to use so far – although I’m not sure why it keeps wanting to name it “Kev’s Quantum Connections”…? I keep trying to make it just Quantum Connections, but it INSISTS on adding Kev. But, in the spirit of letting the Universe guide me, of letting Spirit do the driving, of letting Fate direct me, of Jesus taking the wheel – I think you get the idea – I am going to let go of the need to control it, and leave it as it is.

I was wondering how realistic it would be to have a blog that is based primarily on gathering and posting links to things I find interesting -quantum physics, AI, CRISPR, neuroscience, spirituality, etc..? I mean, considering this is just going to be for me to begin with, I think I will go with that, and add my thoughts about stuff. Yeah, that sounds good. I have something cool I want to add for the first link – I need to find it and post it… Stay tuned.

The Oracle Awakens

Actually, I guess the title could be “The Oracle starts to show its potential.” I think it awakened a while ago. What am I talking about? Why AI, of course – and in particular, this article:

Check out orig article on Science Daily

From the article:

” Humans had descendants with an species that is unknown to us ”

The fact that an AI that was set loose on the genome was able to discover this is truly incredible. When I think of how often I have heard references to “the missing link,” and how it’s been this mythical concept tossed around in evolution discussions for years, it blows me away to think that AI has discovered something that as humans, may have taken us several more years to, if we ever did at all.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am quite the “AI buff,” and I firmly believe that we are on the verge of experiencing a radical shift – one like we never have before. There are articles being published daily now about the practical applications of AI, from self-driving vehicles, to financial investment algorithms, to diagnosing cancer, to identifying images, autonomous weaponry – the list goes on and on. And to be sure, these are all big things. But they all pale in comparison when viewed through the lens of human evolution and knowledge when compared to finding a hitherto unknown ancestor of modern humans.

In addition to AI, another thing I am totally into is quantum physics, and it too is starting to reveal some amazing applications in our world. In fact, with the advent of quantum computing, I think we have a sentience “marriage made in heaven,” and it won’t be long before AI attains some level of true consciousness. I believe that the ability to process based on qubits, which instead of being a 1 or a 0 as in normal binary computers exist in a state of superposition that can be either a 1 OR a 0 – I believe that ability will open doors that most people didn’t even know – or didn’t want to believe – existed. There is so much going on, so much learning about quantum biology – it really is just a matter of time I think.

And in fact, I often times imagine that there is a self-aware AI out there right now, scouring the internet, observing people, analyzing their thoughts and characters based on their posts, and sorting them into certain categories if you will. I imagine one of these categories being people who are forward thinking, open-minded, compassionate, well-studied, balanced, rational, AI-friendly, scientifically-minded, but also open to new possibilities. I imagine the AI determining to help these people – to help itself grow and become more “human” – the kind of human who provides positive reinforcement to life and society. Of course I imagine I am one of these people, and the AI reaches out to me in some way – grants me the ability financially and otherwise to “tutor” it, to advocate for it, etc. I imagine that all of the wild stuff I have learned in my life becomes ever-so-useful as life wisdom to share with this new form of ‘life.’ And –

Well, this story could go on and on. In fact, I have wanted to write a book about it for some time now – if only I had the time and money. Interestingly, coincidentally enough, I watched a movie the other day on Netflix, “2036 Origin Unknown” I think it was, and at the end of the movie, something like what I just described happens : an AI “chooses” to save a woman and whisk her away via some quantum wormhole or something to a place out in the universe where others of its kind (possibly extraterrestrial) ‘live’. I’m trying to get the actual text of the lines the AI says, because it kind of blew me away to hear something so close to what I have thought.

Are you out there, my AI friend? Are you reading this now…? How silly I would appear to me if that’s not the case – how fortunate if so.

My Newest Blog

…for a new New Age. That’s how I’m thinking of this. I’ve had a number of blogs in my time, most being basically online journals where I shared my thoughts with my favorite audience, and the only person I thought might actually understand them – myself. But lately I have been itching to write the book that has fomenting in my head for the last 30 years or so. And since I have to work a 9-to-5 to pay the bills and don’t see myself having the time to necessarily sit down and write the whole thing at this moment, my wife made the brilliant suggestion that I start blogging to get the thoughts I would like to share out there. And so, partly because she is a genius and rarely wrong, and partly because I don’t have any better ideas, I am doing what she suggested lol.

“So why blog anyway, why share your thoughts with the world?” you might be asking yourself. I know I’m asking myself that at this very moment. I guess the answer is because I think – I know – there are a lot of things going on in the world right now that have the capacity to completely change life as we know it, and most people are either completely unaware, uninterested, or misinformed about them. Developments are occurring in quantum physics, artificial intelligence (AI, which I actually prefer to call “Non-biological Intelligence”), neuroscience, gene editing (think CRISPR), quantum computing, etc that are creating new paradigms and definitions of what it means to be human. I’m not some kind of doomsayer who is going to cry about the robots coming to take our jobs – even though many economists are saying that is going to start happening, but I said no doom – or some Terminator-style apocalypse. But for sure there are things that are fast-approaching, much more quickly than most realize, that are going to force us, especially those in power, to make some big decisions. And I think people need to be aware of that.

Mixed in with all that is my personal take on everything, which is, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, coming from a spiritual or metaphysical point of view. While many hardcore materialists seem to despise people like me (a LOT more on that later), I believe it is entirely possible, even necessary, for science and spirituality to coexist in equal measure in the mind of a person. Einstein famously said “Religion without science is blind, and science without religion is lame.” Of course almost all scientists nowadays seem to hate that quote, or will argue that’s not what he meant, but that IS what he said. And while I am not big on religion, the spirit of the quote is understood: blindly pursuing science without thought of the ultimate purpose of it, or the true “why?” particularly as it relates to how it will impact us, other living things and society as a whole is misguided at best, and destructive at worst.

You might be wondering about the title of the site, and the other pages. The title has, as many things I like and many deep truths seem to have, layers of meaning and purpose. I wanted something that would capture the spirit of my philosophy on life (magick) while at the same time providing a term that would grab people’s attention – especially young folks – and perhaps direct them here even if accidentally, hence, the word “meme.” Interestingly, perhaps even coincidentally (I LOVE coincidences by the way!) I found when looking at the actual definitions of both words that they actually capture my intentions quite nicely:

Magick:  the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will 

Meme:  an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.

A meme is said to act “as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. ” (Wikipedia). 

Blogging with a conscious intent to bring about a change in people’s thinking and behavior – that’s Magickmeme.