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What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist | Consciousness | Scoop.it

Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? That's what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes.

In Tegmark's view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. All matter is made up of particles, which have properties such as charge and spin, but these properties are purely mathematical, he says. And space itself has properties such as dimensions, but is still ultimately a mathematical structure.

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"Consciousness is probably the way information feels when it's being processed in certain, very complicated ways," Tegmark said. He pointed out that many great breakthroughs in physics have involved unifying two things once thought to be separate: energy and matter, space and time, electricity and magnetism. He said he suspects the mind, which is the feeling of a conscious self, will ultimately be unified with the body, which is a collection of moving particles.

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Spanda!

Spanda! | Consciousness | Scoop.it

Spanda is a Sanskrit term – derived from the root spadi: “to move a little” (kimcit calana) – for the subtle creative pulse of the universe as it manifests into the dynamism of living form. (...)


It might be described as the essence of a wave in the ocean of consciousness. An impulse or desire to create and enjoy, likened to an eternal spring, joyfully overflowing its inner essence into manifestation and inspiration, yet ever full, complete and unchanging. (...)


"Spanda is the pulsation of the ecstasy of the divine consciousness", as Abinahavagupta (975-1025 c.e.) defines it. When we sense this pulsation inside us, we are sensing our own personal spark of that huge, primordial life force. It is the energy behind the breath, the heartbeat, and the movement of our thoughts and feelings. It is also the source of all our inner experiences. When we get deep into ourselves, we realize that this throb, this subtle pulsation, is actually ‘meditating’ us.


http://www.spanda.org/SPANDAJOURNAL_C&D2.0_L.pdf


Image via @SpandaNetwork

HT @cyber_shaman


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danijel drnić's curator insight, March 19, 2013 7:29 PM

..i stvarno je tako.

danijel drnić's comment, March 19, 2013 7:31 PM
..there is circle I like to take for good example..and it goes something like this : TOUGH-WORD-LETTER-DEED. How can't this be real. I love this article. It say the true.
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What Happens to Consciousness When We Die: Scientific American

The death of the brain means subjective experiences are neurochemistry.


Michael Shermer examine's Donald D. Hoffman's Conscious Realism which asserts that the objective world, i.e., the world whose existence does not depend on the perceptions of a particular observer, consists entirely of conscious agents. Consciousness is fundamental to the cosmos and gives rise to particles and fields. It is not a latecomer in the evolutionary history of the universe, arising from complex interactions of unconscious matter and fields, Hoffman writes.



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transcendental attractor

transcendental attractor | Consciousness | Scoop.it

Psycedelic eschatologist Terrence McKenna suggests a more modern perspective: I've taken [Whitehead's] notion of concresence and attempted to consttruct a terminal cosmology that literally stands on its head the scientific explanation of the origin of the universe. I don't believe the universe is the push outward into substntial existence by primal explosion. I believe the universe is being pulled and shaped into an ever more complexified and concrescent entity that is in fact a transcendental attractor ocated in the future. It's transcendental in the sense of residing in a higher dimension than ordinary space, and in the feeling/tone sense in which we ordinarily use the term "transcendental."

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Chaos, consciousness, and the Cosmos

Chaos, consciousness, and the Cosmos | Consciousness | Scoop.it

"Once Linde started thinking about consciousness, there was no turning back. He, and others, have even calculated the probability that consciousness—in the form of thinking, disembodied brains—can be momentarily produced by quantum fluctuations in an empty universe.  And given that there are an infinite number of universes, this probability could be quite large—a bizarre mathematical result that caused physicists to debate what consciousness actually is and what implications it has for cosmology."

 

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Consciousness: The Black Hole of Neuroscience

Consciousness: The Black Hole of Neuroscience | Consciousness | Scoop.it

"The simplest description of a black hole is a region of space-time from which no light is reflected and nothing escapes. The simplest description of consciousness is a mind that absorbs many things and attends to a few of them. Neither of these concepts can be captured quantitatively. Together they suggest the appealing possibility that endlessness surrounds us and infinity is within."

 

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Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain

Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain | Consciousness | Scoop.it

The results, published Nov.16 in the journal Nature's Scientific Reports, suggest that some undiscovered, fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies.


"Natural growth dynamics are the same for different real networks, like the Internet or the brain or social networks," said study co-author Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California San Diego.

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Jung’s synchronistic universe

Jung’s synchronistic universe | Consciousness | Scoop.it

Synchronicity was one of Jung’s most profound yet least understood discoveries, in part because it cannot be appreciated until we personally step into and experience the synchronistic realm for ourselves. Jung’s discovery of synchronicity was in a sense the parallel in the realm of psychology to Einstein’s discovery of the law of relativity in physics. Because it is so radically discontinuous with our conventional notions of the nature of reality, the experience of synchronicity is so literally mind-blowing that Jung contemplated this phenomenon for over twenty years before he published his thinking about it.

 

Jung’s synchronistic universe was a new world view which embraced linear causality while simultaneously transcending it. A synchronistic universe balances and complements the mechanistic world of linear causality with a realm that is outside of space, time and causality. In a synchronicity, two heterogeneous world-systems, the causal and acausal, interlock and interpenetrate each other for a moment in time, which is both an expression of while creating in the field an aspect of our wholeness to manifest. The synchronistic universe is beginning-less in that we are participating in its creation right now, which is why Jung calls it “an act of creation in time.”

 

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How The Consciousness Shift May Be Affecting You

How The Consciousness Shift May Be Affecting You | Consciousness | Scoop.it

"This shift is being catalyzed by an increase of Divine Evolutionary Light pouring into Earth’s atmosphere. This light is the force behind all evolution throughout the universe… the process of every created thing unfolding its full divine potential and moving up the ladder of consciousness. We are currently experiencing a long, sometimes rocky transition into this higher state… a phase that may be likened to cosmic growing pains."  - via in5d.com 

 

Questions: @ddrrnt asks, "does it seem like a 'Divine Evolutionary Light' to you?  Do you feel 'cosmic growing pains' or get the sense that you're moving up a 'ladder of consciousness'"?  

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You and the universe are endowed with unlimited evolutionary bandwidth.

You and the universe are endowed with unlimited evolutionary bandwidth. | Consciousness | Scoop.it
Transmissions of Consciousness and States of Being...

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Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All"

Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All" | Consciousness | Scoop.it

"I believe that consciousness is, essentially, the way information feels when being processed. Since matter can be arranged to process information in numerous ways of vastly varying complexity, this implies a rich variety of levels and types of consciousness. The particular type of consciousness that we subjectively know is then a phenomenon that arises in certain highly complex physical systems that input, process, store and output information. Clearly, if atoms can be assembled to make humans, the laws of physics also permit the construction of vastly more advanced forms of sentient life. Yet such advanced beings can probably only come about in a two-step process: first intelligent beings evolve through natural selection, then they choose to pass on the torch of life by building more advanced consciousness that can further improve itself."

 

Max Tegmark, Physicist, MIT

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