By Noel Huntley, Ph.D.
This question is being given increasing attention within mainstream scientific investigations. Here we shall focus on one particular aspect that the author has researched for most of a lifetime, but the reader is advised that many investigators have presented a wide variety of evidence for the tenability of a holographic universe.
Following the author's approach we have a double task. Firstly, let us show by taking a small part of our universe that it (the small part) in itself is holographic. Then we must show that this small part reflects the same characteristics as other parts of the universe, ranging up to the whole. For the layman, this is what holographic means: the whole is reflected in any part or subpart.
We shall firstly show that the learning pattern structure, the basis of skills and physical coordination, is holographic. A physical skill is a series of movements that are coordinated (connected) in space (two or more movements which are simultaneous) and also in time (in sequence but there must be connections in time).
When a sequence of movements is learned, the sub-elements---the muscles/muscle fibres, the tiny parts of the movements, the 'bits' as in a computer, that is, the information---are all cross-referenced. All these trillions of tiny parts must be linked under a single heading, precisely as a president of a company integrates everyone in the company: the executives, the managers, the ground-floor workers. The learning pattern builds up in the same manner from 'ground-floor' to 'managers' to 'executives' to 'president' except that in the learning pattern there are millions of levels (ranks) in the form of this described company hierarchy.
Figure 1 illustrates the similarity to the company organisation. This figure emphasises the spatial connections in the now, whereas Figure 2 shows the temporal relationships. Let us take an example of a golfer. He or she addresses the ball with the club face; then proceeds to swing back and forwards fairly quickly, subsequently striking the ball. All these body positions and movements must be cross-referenced, that is, coordinated under a single 'president' or input control point within the mind. Note that the amateur will not form a single pattern of the swing, and these patterns will have weak links, sometimes causing a jump from one established pattern to another parallel one ('losing the swing'). But for the expert, a single learning pattern will be formed for the complete sequence: from addressing the ball, swinging, to hitting the ball.
The mind senses only one creative thought---the intention of hitting the ball well. The learning-pattern structure's computer-features have taken the input energy of the intention at the 'president' level and distributed it automatically by means of the executives, managers, and ground-floor workers. Whereas the novice has to keep 'filling' in the gaps (managers, executives missing) using conscious creative thought, that is, the application of the intention. This is also why the swing is quite fast in the backswing and not generally pausing before the forward swing---otherwise the limit to how much time activity can be spanned will be reached resulting in the learning pattern, in effect, 'breaking' into two or more learning patterns in series. When the full integration has been developed the learning pattern's configuration is holistic. It must be---the parts of the movements must be linked automatically to execute a pattern of movements performed accurately and at speed. In fact a well-developed learning pattern must set like concrete.
It is necessary here to limit our information of the learning pattern to what is relevant to providing evidence of a holographic universe. The reader may see that the pyramid configuration, the learning pattern or the company organisation, gives a framework which has the potential for holographic application.
Let us now look at the experiential side of the argument. Anyone knows that when we execute skilled movements there is control, yet there is automaticity---the movements must become automatic. But this is a contradiction. It can in fact only be resolved by means of the holographic mechanism. How does a person control every detail of a complex (learned) sequence of movements, such as at a keyboard, but at the same time they can relax the focus of attention, shift it about, think of other things or be highly conscious of all movements. This is extremely significant and demands an explanation. Unfortunately one is so unaware of what's happening here, the mind, including the scientific mind, skips it as not important.
The mind ideates movements and the learning pattern provides the mechanism for the execution of physical movements. The ideation is the input to the learning patterns. By trained observation one will notice that the ideation is synonymous with input and is expressed as the attention. This attention can have countless distributions during a learning sequence. In two whole arm motions as in keyboard performance the attention distribution may shift from one finger, to the wrists, one whole arm, two whole arms (as a unit), both hands, or part of one's finger motion. Any of these states can be focussed on at will, and countless more, without interfering with the flow of the sequence. In fact any of these states, the ideations just stated, act as an input for the learning patterns. How can this be?
In holistic systems (see article on holistic systems), all parts are in resonance or coherence, which quantum regenerates the whole. This means a holistic system can be activated or maintained in operation by resonating with any part of its energies; from the smallest part (bit) to the whole. This is inherently holographic since any 'size' ideation (span/state of attention) can activate or continue the activation of the learning patterns. That is, when executing a learned sequence, attention, say, on one finger will keep the whole going. Realise that current science is completely unfamiliar with an understanding of a harmonic science of which holistic systems play a major role.
To break this down, consider a screen with dots on it. Let these dots be the 'bits' (as in computers) of the learning patterns. The bits are in effect basic storage elements and will store one pulse of energy/information---which can be replenished continually. Now imagine these dots distributed into various patterns or groupings spatially (we are not considering time yet), and let these patterns send a corresponding distribution of pulses to provide physical movements of the body. One pattern for instance might activate several fingers and a wrist, etc. Note that for a learned sequence though there is no isolated pattern. All the dots are basically cross-referenced; let's say for the sake of simplicity all are linked behind the screen for a learned condition.
Now if every dot is interconnected. When we activate dots they activate the whole (behind the screen). This is a slightly weak model for showing the holographic effect but it has the advantage of potentially illustrating the connections in time as we shall see. This whole screen pattern is a spatially frozen one in time---one frame of many frames in a 'footage' for the sequence of movements. It is a quantum state. All tensions in the body whether hands and arms or neck or eyebrow become totally cross-referenced; each tends to activate the others. This is why it is vital to relax the body in general when learning skills and only allow the programme to high-light the relevant tensions (see article on instrumental technique). This means at the 'president' level (behind the screen) the formatting of the programme is one undivided whole---one wave carrying the sublevels within it---and the programme is, as far as possible, relevant to the desired activity.
Now imagine this distribution of bits on the screen switching on and off. It is thus replaced by other frames of dots which may or may not have the same distribution, depending on whether any change has been made in the movements. Thus we have different whole frames of these 'dot' patterns switching on and off. However, there would be no learning unless these frames were connected in time. These frames have information density in space (number of bits/dots per unit space) and information density in time (number of frames per unit time). But these information (space and time) densities are the same since the learning patterns act fourth dimensionally---in spacetime.
What we are leading up to is that the learning patterns act holographically in time, as well as space. We now have to imagine the dots of one frame interconnected to the dots of consecutive frames. The amount of time spanned---number of frames as it 'moves' through time---is governed by the degree of learning or the level of skill. This is called holographic amplification. The holographic 4D learning patterns span space and time and 'move' through time maintaining a holographic continuum, which means the interlinking of movements continues through time, much like we scroll information on a computer screen. The information in the holographic learning pattern is continually being reset (from circuits containing all the information for the whole sequence).
In Figure 2 we might for simplicity consider unit A, B, C, D as providing impulses for finger action, say, one after the other, that is, in time. One has to imagine the temporal triangle superimposed on the spatial triangle but at 90 degrees, now extending in time. We see the interconnection throughout the learning pattern structure ('managers', 'executives' 'president'). This means when, say, a finger action A is made, its accuracy and control is governed and aided by all the other units in the learning pattern. Similarly for B, C, D, etc. In effect, future positions of movements can consolidate the present ones. This is an extraordinary concept but merely the property of holistic systems (see article on holographic control for another angle on this). If the investigator can make the observations indicated here he or she will be convinced that the learning pattern is holographic---and that there is no other way skills could be executed so that there is control and automaticity.
There is much more detailed information on this approach, for example, in the author's book Superhuman of over 25 years ago the similarity to evolution of the human species of how the bits/units of the learning pattern expand---actually multiply (reproduce)---was recognised but it seemed so far-fetched for any reader to believe, it was omitted (it is now fairly common knowledge within the New-Age field). Nevertheless just as these units of information---say, one (group) for one finger motion---'evolve up' the learning pattern pyramid to operate more fingers, etc., like a ground-floor worker is promoted up the company ranking scale---manager, executive, etc.---so collective consciousness of a race operates in similar divided units and evolves/ascends this hierarchy from its own low individuated levels to high integrated levels.
What are the justifications for considering that this mere learning pattern indicates that the whole universe is holographic? When we look at the schematics of the learning patterns, see Figures 1 and 2, we see the hierarchical properties. The lower levels operate within the context of the higher levels. The ground-floor workers function in the context of the managers; the managers in the context of the executives, etc. These levels have the characteristics of fractals (see articles on fractals); groups within groups: repeated similar patterns but with change in dimension. For example, the tree has a fractal structure: trunk to branch, to smaller branches, etc. to twigs; or the human arm: shoulder joint, elbow joint, wrist, and fingers. Furthermore, on a larger scale we have planets, stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, superclusters of galaxies, universe, these are all self-similar patterns on different dimensional scales.
We must allow for the fact that science has only a 'surface' or 3D interpretation of entities of the universe. A planet's energy is in the form of a vortex and has an oscillation as large as the planet---it has wholeness in its own right, apart from the molecules that make up its physical structure. Similarly a star encompasses its whole solar system, as an undivided whole, a vortex; and so on. Even atomic systems will be found to be compatible with the macro-configurations described above. The atom functions on wave mechanics; similarly it will be discovered that the solar system likewise operates on the same wave principles. These are all correspondences on different dimensional levels.
We are familiar with the philosophical statement, 'As above, so below' which is based on the axiom of Hermeticism, 'What is here is everywhere; What is not here is nowhere'. This again is the holographic property. Let us quote some leading physicists, philosophers and science writers:
Ouspensky, in his book A New Model of the Universe, states that everything is everywhere and always. Physicist John Wheeler of Princeton states that the geometrodynamical quantum foam of superspace represents a superhologram of the universe, and physicist Jack Sarfatti's interpretation of this quantum superspace is that the wormholes connect all parts of the universe directly to every other part. Leading physicist David Bohm stresses quantum interconnectedness and unbroken wholeness. Charles Muses and Arthur Young refer to objects as superhologram images. Science writer Michael Talbot reiterates that thought processes are holographic in that all thoughts are infinitely cross-referenced with all other thoughts. Physicist Keith Floyd states that holographic models of consciousness make such brain processes as memory, perception, and imaging clearly explainable. Science writer Fritjof Capra speaks of the universe as a hologram, in which each part determines the whole.
We will now introduce a completely unfamiliar law of physics which is inherent in every energy process. This has been given in the author's other articles. It is the intrinsic relationship between integration and differentiation. Wholes inherently contain parts. When the relationship between parts and whole is noncoherent---such as a motor car---the whole is equal to the sum of the parts (3D logic). Clearly there is no holographic relationship in this case---it is a linear one-line relation. If, however, the parts are coherent (as in harmonic and benevolent technologies), the whole is greater than the sum of the parts---which is a property of life and all natural entities of the universe. The relationship now becomes nonlinear/hierarchical as demonstrated by the company organisation model given here. The special relation integration/differentiation now applies. The integration thus means the parts are coherent (common frequencies in phase).
With this relationship, the greater the integration, the greater the differentiation. For example, one strives to learn independence of finger action in skills, such as piano technique, but one does not realise that to achieve independence one must develop dependence, meaning integration of greater numbers of movements spanned by the learning patterns as one whole. This also contains the true definition of skill/technique---see other articles.
If a society was operating with a proper relationship of these variables, satisfying the integration/differentiation principle, because of the greater harmony of the whole there would be greater recognition of individual rights (differentiation). In general, our perceptions have greater sensitivity for the parts (any variation, irregularities, errors) when the whole is focussed upon. Psychologists have done experiments which indicate this but haven't known why or what they meant.
The apparent reason why focus on the whole gives more information about any part within the whole, than focus upon that part, is because the whole is a larger quantum state than a part and is an oscillation of higher frequency. The whole represents a higher-order configuration; information rate and information density automatically have to be greater---this is also higher intelligence. As an example, science will eventually establish that a solar system is a whole quantum state oscillation, and is of higher frequency than the quantum oscillations of the planets (the parts).
The fractal nature of the world is well established. We know that fractals are self-similar patterns on different dimensional scales. This is clearly a property of the holograph produced from the hologram photographic plate. The author, in the articleFree Will and Fractals, shows also that consciousness could be analysed in terms of fractals, tying in with our other approach of relating consciousness to the learning pattern and in turn with its holographic character. Thus consciousness and freewill are inherently holographic. But why? See article The Source of Fractals. To express in energy form, in the most efficient manner, the basic unmanifest of no space or time, those energies will distribute so that the infinite potential parts separate out, covering small to large to the whole (every state), forming a hierarchy with smallest parts (lowest frequencies) at the 'bottom', rising to the whole at the 'top', and all parts are interlinked and can thus access the others but through the rules/physics of the dimensional levels.
Thus the whole is reflected in its parts and we have a holographic property. The greater the strength of the whole (meaning unity) the greater the strength of the part or individual---more energy, frequency, understanding, is fed to that part. Each part is as strong as its whole is operating efficiently.
As a very brief piece of evidence for those readers who recognise valuable transmissions of information from extraterrestrials is that we are told Earth has a blueprint, that is, it has codes with correspondences to human DNA. These codes are stored in the planet's grid system. This is of course an area which our orthodox science knows nothing about. Thus if the grid codes are changed (or mutated), this informational change will transfer to all living DNA on the planet (similarly the reverse flow will also work).
The universe is holographic fractally (as opposed to infinitely holographic), for example, the levels, planet, solar system, galaxy, are fractal levels similar to the relationship of wrist, elbow, and shoulder. However, note that these levels are 'selected' discrete manifest structures, whereas in the background would be a virtual fine holographic gradient, as is demonstrated if we cut up a hologram photographic plate into increasing smaller parts---all parts manifest the whole image. What is this holographic background? It would be the true nature of unity. Unity, beyond spacetime, must be intrinsically holographic, covering the complete virtual state gradient (see article on unity in the new educational series).
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