Unfolding the Enfolded...

Cosmos, Mind & Soul

Quantum Reality

Quantum Physics
& Synchronicity

Vic Mansfield notes that,

Simply put, no physics, classical or quantum mechanical, can give us a complete understanding of synchronicity. Yet, both relativity and quantum physics can help prepare us to understand the mystery by freeing us from bondage to absolute views of spacetime, causality, and an excessively objective attitude toward nature--all legacies from classical physics. [p. 81, Mansfield,]

Seeing Quanta

Physicist Nick Herbert observes that the only time quanta ever manifest as particles is when we are looking at them.This has sometimes caused him to imagine that behind his back the world is always "a radically ambiguous and ceaselessly flowing quantum soup." But whenever he turns around and tries to see the soup, his glance instantly freezes it and turns it back into ordinary reality.  He believes this makes us all like Midas,..."Likewise humans can never experience the true texture of quantum reality," say Herbert, "because everything we touch turns to matter." [p. 34, Herbert] 

Or, as he puts it another way,


    Shall I look at Her
     Or shall I not?

     Hard, small, separated
     If I look;
     Soft, spread-out, connected
     If I don't.

     Hard particle and soft wave: both?
     Small right-here and spread-out everywhere: both?
     Deep connected yet lonely separate?

     Some day you gotta show me
     How You do that.