Unfolding the Enfolded...

Cosmos, Mind & Soul

Holographic Order


The hologram is the physical model of storage and retrieval of memory for Laszlo and Pribram and the underlying order of the universe for Laszlo and Bohm.


Karl Pribram, a Stanford University neurophysiologist, proposed a holographic model of the brain. In 1971 he published his classic book, Languages of the Brain, in which he presented his hypothesis of a holographic model of the brain and supporting research evidence.

The essence of the holographic concept is that Images are reconstructed when representations in the form of distributed information systems are appropriately engaged. [p. 152]

The conclusion then follows that information representing the input is distributed over the entire extent of the neural pattern just as it is over the entire extent of the physical holographic pattern. [p.153]

Men's brains, through Image and Act, will create and communicate continuously, constructing languages--the regulators of human affairs. [p. 385]

Donald Bohm, a British physicist and philosopher, proposed that the universe is structured very much like "a kind of giant flowing hologram".

In 1980 Bohm published Wholeness and the Implicate Order in which he developed his concept of a holomovement, a holographic model of the universe which explains, in part, the wholeness and non-local nature of the universe.

Bohm's holomovement is enfolded in a hierarchy of implicate and explicate orders; these orders unfold into lower-orders, culminating in the explicate order, our everyday tangible reality.

One of Bohm's most startling assertions is that the tangible reality of our everyday lives is really a kind of illusion, like a holographic image. Underlying it is a deeper order of existence, a vast and more primary level of reality that gives birth to all objects and appearances of our physical world in much the same way that a piece of holographic film gives birth to a [holographic image]. [p. 46]

Ervin Laszlo, in his theory of everything (TOE), places memory in the Akashic Field (the A-field), whereas Pribram located memory distributed in a holographic brain,. Therefore, Pribram's holographic memory is local, in the brain, while Laszlo's memory is universal, non-local. Bohm conceptualized two orders or reality, implicate and explicate. Similarly, Laszlo postulates two domains of reality, virtual and manifest.