Seeing Holographically —from Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe, 1991

FOREST CRONES 3a, Detail 3

FOREST CRONES 3a, Detail 3

The Brain is a good computer; however the Mind is not in the Brain but in the Human Energy Field.


Visual information entering our brains is edited and modified by our temporal lobes before it is passed on to our visual cortices. Some studies suggest that less than 50 percent of what we “see” is actually based on information entering our eyes. The remaining 50 percent plus is pieced together out of our expectations of what the world should look like...the eyes may be visual organs, but it is the brain that sees.


…we are so used to responding to what we think is there, we don’t always see what really is there.


…the eye/brain is not a faithful camera, but tinkers with the world before it gives it to us.


…one of the basic tenets of quantum physics is that we are not discovering reality, but participating in its creation. In (Karl) Pribram’s view, reality at large is really a frequency domain, and our brain is a kind of lens that converts these frequencies into the objective world of appearances.


We have been taught that our mind is a product of our brain, but if the brain and the physical body are just holograms… the implication is that the mind (consciousness, the human energy field) creates the brain.


When studying the Mind and the Human Energy Field, (Valerie) Hunt says: “I think we have way overrated the brain as the active ingredient in the relationship of a human to the world. It’s just a really good computer. But the aspects of the mind that have to do with creativity, imagination, spirituality, and all those things, I don’t see them in the brain at all. The mind’s not in the brain. It’s in that darn field.”


If the mind is in the field, it suggests that our awareness, the thinking, feeling part of ourselves, may not even be confined to the physical body…


…we are indeed on a shaman’s journey, mere children struggling to become technicians of the sacred.


As long as the formlessness and breathtaking freedom of the beyond remain frightening to us, we well continue to dream a hologram for ourselves that is comfortably solid and well defined.


We are, as the aborigines say, just learning how to survive in infinity.
~Michael Talbot, The Holographic Universe,1991