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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Is Your Existence Simply A Hologram?

by Marcus Choon
from PreventDisease Website
Italian version

Take a look around you.

The walls, the chair you're sitting in, your own body - they all seem real and solid. Yet there is a possibility that everything we see in the universe - including you and me - may be nothing more than a hologram.

It sounds preposterous, yet there is already some evidence that it may be true, and we could know for sure within a couple of years. If it does turn out to be the case, it would turn our common-sense conception of reality inside out.

The idea has a long history, stemming from an apparent paradox posed by Stephen Hawking's work in the 1970s.

He discovered that black holes slowly radiate their mass away. This Hawking radiation appears to carry no information, however, raising the question of what happens to the information that described the original star once the black hole evaporates. It is a cornerstone of physics that information cannot be destroyed.

In 1972 Jacob Bekenstein at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, showed that the information content of a black hole is proportional to the two-dimensional surface area of its event horizon - the point-of-no-return for in-falling light or matter.

Later, string theorists managed to show how the original star's information could be encoded in tiny lumps and bumps on the event horizon, which would then imprint it on the Hawking radiation departing the black hole.

This solved the paradox, but theoretical physicists Leonard Susskind and Gerard 't Hooft decided to take the idea a step further:

If a three-dimensional star could be encoded on a black hole's 2D event horizon, maybe the same could be true of the whole universe.

The universe does, after all, have a horizon 42 billion light years away, beyond which point light would not have had time to reach us since the big bang.

Susskind and 't Hooft suggested that this 2D "surface" may encode the entire 3D universe that we experience - much like the 3D hologram that is projected from your credit card. It sounds crazy, but we have already seen a sign that it may be true.

Theoretical physicists have long suspected that space-time is pixelated, or grainy.

Since a 2D surface cannot store sufficient information to render a 3D object perfectly, these pixels would be bigger in a hologram.

"Being in the [holographic] universe is like being in a 3D movie," says Craig Hogan of Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois. "On a large scale, it looks smooth and three-dimensional, but if you get close to the screen, you can tell that it is flat and pixelated."

Quantum fluctuation

Hogan recently looked at readings from an exquisitely sensitive motion-detector in Hanover, Germany, which was built to detect gravitational waves - ripples in the fabric of space-time.

The GEO600 experiment has yet to find one, but in 2008 an unexpected jitter left the team scratching their heads, until Hogan suggested that it might arise from "quantum fluctuations" due to the graininess of space-time.

By rights, these should be far too small to detect, so the fact that they are big enough to show up on GEO600's readings is tentative supporting evidence that the universe really is a hologram, he says.

Bekenstein is cautious:
"The holographic idea is only a hypothesis, supported by some special cases."

Better evidence may come from a dedicated instrument being built at Fermilab, which Hogan expects to be up and running within a couple of years.

A positive result would challenge every assumption we have about the world we live in.

It would show that everything is a projection of something occurring on a flat surface billions of light years away from where we perceive ourselves to be. As yet we have no idea what that "something" might be, or how it could manifest itself as a world in which we can do the school run or catch a movie at the cinema.

Maybe it would make no difference to the way we live our lives, but somehow I doubt it.

Holographic Universe

Sunday, June 19, 2011

You Are What You Believe

BY WILL BERLINGHOFYou are what you believe. Your Life is what you believe it will be.  It is as simple as that. But if it is as simple as that, why does life never go the way you think you want it to go? If it is as simple as that why are you not rich, famous and happy despite believing you should be? Ah, now we get into the complexity of it all. The main reason why you are not is because, at some deep level, you do not believe what you consciously think you believe. At the subconscious level of our being, there are deeply held core beliefs that may or may not support our consciously held beliefs. To truly understand why we create the reality that we experience, we have to get to the bottom of things. We have to expose our deeply held core beliefs and alter them into the beliefs that more closely support our conscious mind sets. Especially if we hold that we want to be prosperous, fulfilled, accomplished and happy in our lives.

Luckily there are ways of getting deep into the Subconscious realm of your being. Not only is it possible to connect with your Subconscious or Low Self, it is also possible to connect with your High or Soul Self. There are many therapeutic techniques and therapies that allow such Inner work to be accomplished. One such way is through a form of Regression Therapy that is based on the adapted teachings of Huna. The Therapy involves a guided inward journey with the client with the purpose of introducing them to their Low and High selves so that they can commence the process of rewriting the scripts of their lives as well as introducing them to their higher purpose and being. But what is Huna and how can an understanding of it possibly help us shift the beliefs that we hold that define our lives and our reality?

Huna is a philosophical, alchemical approach to life that is ancient in its origins that is practiced to this day, in Hawaii. Practitioners of Huna are known as Ka-hunas and are the Shamans of the indigenous Hawaiian people. Ancient Ka-hunas were renowned for the miraculous things that they could do such as instant healing, walking on lava and hot coals, changing the weather or even making things appear out of thin air. Even today Ka-hunas are renowned for their healing abilities and the magical things that they can do. What is central to the Huna teaching is that each human being is a Triune being, or a three part being. Huna teaches that we each have a High Self, a Middle Self and a Low Self. Our High Self is the Spiritual aspect of our Being that exists beyond Third Dimensional reality. Our Middle Self is that part of us that is the Conscious Mind and gives us our sense of self. And finally there is the Low Self, also known as the Subconscious. It is the Low Self that most interacts with the Physical Third Dimension of Reality. It is servant to the Middle Self and will create for the Middle Self, in the Physical, whatever the Middle Self believes. The Low Self is also the Gateway to the High Self which is that aspect of us that exceeds normal Third Dimensional reality and literally opens the Way to the Miraculous and the realm of High Magick.

In Huna it is possible to petition our High Self to manifest that which is normally deemed impossible. Furthermore the High Self is deeply interested in the well being of that aspect of it's being that is immersed in physical reality and tries to guide us in our everyday lives. But if the Low Self holds the core belief such a reality is not open to us because of the way we have been taught in this physical reality, then it will not actively participate with the High Self. Furthermore it will create a reality based on the core beliefs that it holds, core beliefs usually installed at the earliest stages of our life experience, that being childhood itself. Therefore we live lives that are dictated by the beliefs we were taught as children or were formulated by our early life experiences, good or bad. And we are held captive to these deep core beliefs that the Low Self holds for the rest of our lives. Beliefs that will unconsciously sabotage us from attaining what we wish unless we do something about them.

That is why it is so important to realize how we participate in the creation of our everyday realities and our collective reality. If we have been mislead in how we create our physical reality, then our Low Self will create the errant core beliefs that it holds. If it does not believe we have access to a higher state of being, it will not actively open the Gateway to that higher level of reality. It is imperative that we understand how our true Multidimensional personalities work, and how important our beliefs are in the creation of the physical reality we immerse ourselves in. If our personal reality is fraught with beliefs at the various levels that limit us, we experience a reality of limitation. If we believe we are capable of amazing things then the aspects of our being will work together to accomplish amazing things in our lives.

What is most important is that we change the beliefs that govern our perceptions of reality. That we recognize and accept that we create our lives and all of our life experiences, in accordance to what we believe in. It is our responsibility to wake up to the fact that we are much more then we think we are and that we effect our lives more extensively than we were ever led to believe. And that we are affected by other aspects of our being that we may never even have considered before. What an amazing world awaits us and what astounding lives can be ours when we finally realize who we really are and what our true birthright really is. It would definitely put a new slant on the saying, be careful about what you wish for, you might just get it!

Friday, June 10, 2011

History of Magic

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part 1/6

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part - 2/6

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part - 3/6

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part - 4/6

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part 5/6

Episode 1 - Mind Reading/Mentalism Part - 6/6
This show will trace the development of entertainment magic throughout the world, from its earliest roots in religious ritual and tribal shamanism to today’s international stars of Las Vegas and television.
This series will cover all of the mentalism subject from prediction, book test, blindfolded, fortune teller, levitation history, secret tricks to developments.
This is the story of how the dream of levitation and fantasy of the mysterious east combine to the magic golden age.
On all form of magic, close up is the oldest, the simplest, and the purest. At its heart there is trick that hardly change for thousand of years. This is the story of how the magician has taken the scientific advantages and use them to conjure up a new ways to make things appear and disappear.
There is one kind of magic that put the magician in danger or appears to.
This is the story of how dangerous magic has been defined by one man legacy for more than one hundred years.