Current Update as of July 09, 2006
Inspired by The Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies
Edited by HENRY REED, Ph.D.
Book Summary by Clayton Montez, M.A.
We are not immortal. But our experience is. So says the distinguished philosopher and scientist Ervin Laszlo who spent 40 years researching the significance of the Akashic record.
Mystics and sages revere the Akashic record as the constant and enduring memory of the universe. The clairvoyant Edgar Cayce frequently tapped into these memories for past-life and health readings: And by the records in time and space, as we have moved through the realms of His kingdom, we have left our mark upon same (Reading 1567-2). Laszlo ties these wisdom traditions with the best of modern science to show empirically what the Akashic record means for us.
Laszlo explains in his new book, Science and the Akashic Record, An Integral Theory of Everything that all things in the world are recorded and all things inform one another. The lived experiences of all people what they think, feel and perceive is read into the Akashic record or what scientists call the A-field. These historical markers never fade and are accessible over and over again regardless of whether the people whose experiences we relive are living or dead.
Therefore, Laszlo claims that other worldly encounters, such as with past-life recall, out of body experiences, and contact with the deceased, are often misunderstood as establishing a connection with an ethereal entity. Instead, he suggests that the ideas, images and impressions entering our consciousness are grounded in the collective memory bank of humankind, the A-field. It is not our individual body and our individual soul, but our individual experiences that achieves immortality, says Laszlo.
An age-old intuition, the Akashic record is getting a fresh look as an all-encompassing cosmic information field that connects organisms and minds in the biosphere, and particles, stars, and galaxies throughout the cosmos. Although we cannot perceive the A-field with our physical senses, Laszlo illustrates examples where it produces effects that can be detected. These discoveries led him through a life-long process of piecing together cutting edge theories in diverse fields such as cosmology, quantum physics, biology, and consciousness research.
with the field of cosmology, it is a critical link to understanding
the A-field because it looks at the relationship of the universe
with living matter. Theoretically, the critical threshold of matter
density and its relative influence on gravity with the forces of
expansion and contraction determines a universes capacity
for supporting life. Our existence depends upon what the cosmologists
call a flat universe.
Laszlo reasons that a universe such as ours with galaxies and stars, and life on this and presumably other life-supporting planets is not likely to have come about by chance. He cites calculations by Roger Penrose that our universe is 1010(123) among alternate universe possibilities. Accordingly, the Big Bang conjecture that accounts for creation owes its existence to a pre-conceived blueprint; information initiated by a cosmic vacuum from a pre-existing universe called a metaverse the mother of our universe and perhaps of a vast number of other universes.
the beginning of the 21st Century, new observations and
experiments proved the mechanistic, predictable world of Newtonian
science inadequate. Even Albert Einsteins theories strayed
from the strangeness of the quantum world. In this world, quantum
physicists discovered that the foundation of physical reality has
no uniquely determinable location, and it exists in several ordinary
states at the same time.
the 1980s, this extraordinary snapshot of the real world was
confined to the exploration of the microscopic world. Soon experiments
started to replicate what Thomas Young found out about the nature
of light as early as 1801. The ultra-small particle called a photon
could be detected as a wave.
While quantum science experiments are too complex to go into any great detail, it is noteworthy that quantum physicists were able to manipulate the coded information of the entangled particles and found some interesting results.
important experiment by Albert Einstein and his colleagues Boris
Podolski and Nathan Rosen in 1935 showed that two particles in proximity
could influence each others rate of motion and direction.
Later others discovered that the two paired particles would complement
each other when separated at great distances.
Alan Aspect in 1980 and Nicolus Gisin in 1997 empirically demonstrated that these particles could communicate with each other regardless of the distance that separates them or to difference in time.
experiments support the notion that quantum vacuum not only transports
light, energy, pressure, and sound, it can convey information. Laszlo
reasons that particles linked within the quantum vacuum can carry
information on the state of the whole universe in much the same
way that objects are linked in the sea: by making and receiving
Unlike the seas memory that dissipates when acted upon by external forces, such as the wind, gravity and shorelines, the attenuating waves in a vacuum move without resistance. Thereby, Laszlo suggests that the wave memory of particles may be eternal. He proposes a daring hypothesis: The quantum vacuum generates the holographic field that is the memory of the universe.
In the spring of 2004 milestone experiments by two teams of physicists, one at the National Institute of Standards in Colorado and the other at the University of Innsbruck in Austria demonstrated that the quantum state of entire atoms can be teleported by transporting the quantum bits that define the atoms.
Briefly, Laszlo explains that the two charged atoms and a third encoded atom show a real world possibility of teleportation. Like the experiment described above, when the first atom is measured, the second atom transforms: it assumes the exact state that is encoded in the third atom. Because the process destroys the superposed quantum state of the first atom and re-creates the same state in the third atom, it appears to emulate science fictions idea of beaming objects from one place to another.
beaming entire objects or people is beyond the present scope, state-of-the-art
teleportation experiments show that human thoughts and images can
transfer in the same way that the atoms did in the above experiment.
When two people are emotionally close to each other, a third person
concentrates on a given thought or image.
The above tests are said to exemplify a new paradigm in science because it shows the interaction of non-local, random sub-atomic particles in a vacuous space that has no known form of communication: it does not expend energy, and it transcends the hitherto known bounds of space and time. Laszlo deduces that this instant informational interaction is most likely within the realm of the A-field, a physically real information field.
theory of quantum fields also reaches out to explain the system-wide
correlation among molecules, genes, cells, and organs in living
organisms. No matter how diverse the various organic systems that
make up the organism, they are all in instant and continuous communication.
The level of coherence in the organism gives it the appearance of a macroscopic quantum system. In 1995, Eric A. Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Earl E. Weiman discovered that certain conditions in living tissue would produce interpenetrating waves among separate particles and atoms.
They found that molecules and molecular assemblies would vibrate or resonate at the same or compatible frequencies even when they are separated and distant from each other. The correlation between the matching frequencies creates what quantum biologists call a macroscopic wave function as it applies to the entire organism.
Systematic biology, when combined with quantum physics, adds a novel twist to Darwins theory of evolution. Darwin held that species survival depends upon adaptability to the environment through random mutations and natural selection. Yet a modern understanding of the DNA code within an organisms cell shows that random arrangement within the DNA structure is unlikely to sustain the life of a species. Laszlo points out that an irreducibly complex organism cannot just change parts and expect the whole to survive.
an organism is viewed as a quantum system, researchers have found
that electromagnetic fields and quantum fields trigger adaptive
mutations within the DNA structure. Mutations become a necessary
outcome through an interconnected system of genes and the environment.
The information field that links quanta and galaxies in the physical universe and cells and organisms in the biosphere also links the brains and minds in the realm of consciousness.
Amongst the diverse strategies used to study consciousness, e.g., non-locality, biofeedback, meditation, etc., the studies show that the human mind is not an isolated entity. Consciousness is essentially shared by all of humanity.
illustrates in Science and the Akashic Field the research
that shows that we all have access to a celestial receiver,
but we lost touch with the vague and meaningful images, intuitions
and feelings that connect us to the subtle extrasensory world around
Furthermore, modern day experiments including studies of remote viewing, thought transference, EEG synchronicity, dousing and Near Death Experiences, demonstrate a preponderance of evidence that consciousness is not confined to individual interpretations of personal experiences, but is indeed an overarching connection with everything in the world that transcends both space and time.
Grofs investigation into dual unity, for example,
shows that one person could merge experientially with someone else
immediately present or distant, and alive as well as dead.
The universality of consciousness, and its imprint upon the quantum field in Laszlos reasoning, brings to bear that we humans create an Akashic record of our lifetime experiences, a record that is not limited to ourselves and to our individual existence. The cumulative information in the Akashic record or A-field is vast; it embraces other humans as well as other forms of life, and all things in the universe.
Laszlos vision of reality purports that this rediscovery of connectedness through the Akashic record validates our sense of belonging, of oneness:
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