Luminous Ground & Synchronicity

Luminous Ground: The Zero with a Thousand Faces (by Iona Miller): Whether or not the universe arises from ‘Nothing” depends on what one means by that word. A ‘quantum vacuum,’ can be distinguished from the philosopher’s, mystic’s or theologian’s idealized ‘nothing’. What we formerly took for nothing turns out, on closer examination, to have the makings of electrons, protons and neutrons. Ever since physics first penetrated the atom, a new kind of uncertainty has become a principle of science. The archetypes of cosmic history are those of raw nature. Nothing has ever existed. Aspect’s experiment showed electrons have extraordinarily mysterious aspects of being or moving we have dubbed “superpositions”. We are still left with interpreting the framed results of our experiments. Electrons emerge from the “black box” of science in a spectrum of possible directions. Analogously the philosophical pith of subquantal physics contains multiple avenues for continuing exploration.

Synchronicity: When Cosmos Mirrors Inner Events (by Iona Miller): Things often fall apart, but sometimes they fall together in the probability field. Such transformative points can be life-changing quantum leaps in self-awareness. The issue is one of 'similar things' that seemingly stop the arrow of time dead in its tracks, immersing us in the extraordinary, the mysterious. Jung and Pauli suggested synchronicity is essentially direct insight into the hidden confluence of psyche and matter. It shocks us into broadening our view of the world and the fabric of reality. Synchronicity is the core of the world and human existence. It is a unique expression of the metaphor-forming process. Repeated engagement with the spectrum of unconscious imagery impacts us resonantly on all levels by molding us with experience, emotion and memory. The synchronistic totality of all conscious and unconscious self-organizing processes has its own holistic psychic structure. Psyche and substance are two aspects of more fundamental energy, which forms a universal substrate. The artificial delineation between mind and matter blurs in both the scientific and psychological models. Synchronicity explores the borderland between meaning and spacetime, where chance meets necessity, when external and internal circumstances align in meaningful coincidence. It links the observable and unknowable, the effect of the particular and specific with the universal. In this nonlocal effect, certain qualities manifest relatively simultaneously in different or proximate places. It is a parallelism that cannot be explained causally. Is this psychic phenomenon kindled by an invisible field effect linking multidimensional spaces? Quantum mechanics reveals stunning secrets of nature, but it is a science of frozen frames, snapshots of measurement, rather than a process-oriented science that shows how they fit seamlessly together. The most fundamental archetype of process is the Field. The quantum vacuum is a dynamic massless scalar field. Scalars are just active information; a hologram is pure information. Entanglement is a property of nonlocal quantum information exchange.