Unfolding the Enfolded...

Cosmos, Mind & Soul

Coherence in Nature and in Mind

Intro

Coherence is a fundamental phenomenon in the physical world. It accounts for the fitness, the togetherness, the effectiveness of components and sub-components, the actions and processes of systems and sub-systems. Coherence is evident when things fit well, flow smoothly, are in sync play and work well together with a minimum expenditure of energy and effort, feel good or right, are 'healthy,' and enhance and advance the system, its components and situation.

Defining Coherence

Optical


Non-local

There are two forms of coherence to note. The first is the standard form observed in optical interference experiments where light shows an interference pattern due to a loss of phase coherence that occurs at distances greater than a few meters.

The second, more complex and intriguing form occurs when coherence is maintained over limitless spans of space and time, showing a quasi-instantaneous correlation of the separated parts of a system. This is the phenomenon termed nonlocality, first confirmed in quantum physics, now evident at all levels of reality: the quantum, cosmic, organic, and transpersonal. It's what Einstein termed "weird action at a distance."

Ideas to Explore

Coherence in the Physical World

quantum & cosmic nonlocality

Coherence in the Living World

body fields; non-local coherence; macroscopic quantum system; trans-organic coherence

Coherence in the Sphere of Mind

personal &transpersonal coherence: mental & somatic

Understanding Coherence

anomalous coherence implies a system-wide field, physical fields, biological fields, transpersonal fields