The Mind as a Hologram
By Bob Beck
What does this mean?
It means that some people with remarkable talents, maybe one in one thousand, are sensitive enough to tune to this cosmic clock. When they synchronize their brainwave with this signal, they can access information in the hologram, which is normally not accessible except in an altered state of consciousness. If we take a hologram with helium-neon laser light which happens to be 632.8 nanometers and try to play that hologram back with a carbon dioxide laser or anything else, we’ve got garbage. That hologram, at least in the old fashioned system not the dichromates, must be played back at that specific wavelength of light. If it doesn’t you garble the image. The holographic mind, which was very hot several years ago as a topic of conversation … David Bohm, of course this is his theory, and Karl Pribram thought it was a good idea and got on board. It is now fairly certain that the mind is a hologram, it acts holographically. If you cut a picture in half and throw half of it away, you’ve lost half the data. But if you cut half of your brain out, like we had a number of hydroencephalites that had a brain about the size of a grape and we had veterans coming back from Korea, Vietnam, World War 1 and 2, that had 90% of their brain missing. They hadn’t forgotten 90% of their family—they had remembered every single person. It wasn’t as though you had thrown half of the information away. So, that suggested that the brain was processing information like a hologram. If you break that hologram into smaller and smaller pieces, you still have the whole picture but in less detail. But you can’t see that picture unless you have that specific excitation frequency of, in the case of helium-neon, which is the most common, replays that information. So as a metaphor only, if the person has by dent of meditation, religious practice, taking sacred mushrooms or whatever, the person does manage to hit that frequency in his brainwave pattern, it seems to make him more amenable to all of this information. Now this is interesting because if our brain, our mind, is a hologram and if you and you and you are existing here right now, you’re a part of it. Which means that if you can access what is in your mind, quantum physics says there’s no reason why you can’t access the whole thing. Thou art that. You are in the universe, the universe is in you. You are God. Whatever information is out there you have just a little bitty slice of it, it isn’t as sharp, it isn’t as high resolution as if you were everybody at the same time but you can do it. Any shaman or person who’s undergone any kind of mystical discipline … can demonstrate this. … So what that means to us is that maybe that magic number 7.83 Hertz is the place on the alpha-theta border. Alpha is from 8 to about, they used to say 14, we now say 12½ because there’s a kappa in the gap. Theta is usually considered to be 4 to 7. So 8 or 7.83 is right there on the bi-phasic border between the alpha-theta. We’ve known for years that theta might be the area where we access creativity. You recall that Thomas Edison, Bernard Berude, many people, would take a little catnap when they were dealing with a particular knotty problem. They would say, “I will have the answer when I wake up” and usually they would. The reason for that didn’t emerge until many, many years after the death of these people who had been using this technique. A number of us use this technique today. It was demonstrated that when you go to sleep, the hypnogogic state going from waking to sleeping, the hypnopompic coming up from sleep to normal consciousness, you pass through that alpha-theta border and that might be the place where you access the information external to your own nervous system. Now, you can get an argument on this, but great ideas down through history from the invention of calculus to inventions of many other things have appeared simultaneously at places all over the planet. So that means that maybe Rupert Sheldrake is right—that there is a morphogenetic field and that maybe this is the best way to access this.
Now getting back to, “What does this mean?” this state can be stimulated with small magnetic oscillators. I brought this one that was brought in from Germany. This is the Vittaset unit that many of the important people in Germany have to wear because it re-synchronizes the left and right hemisphere firing with this little magnetic pace setter when they’re feeling particularly distressed because they’re closer to the Eastern Iron Curtain transmitters than we are. This work has also been done by Delgado who had to leave the University of New Mexico and go to Spain because his work was so controversial. It’s been done by Ross Adey at his VA hospital out here in Loma Linda. It has been replicated by any number of people both in the open literature and in the intelligence community as a fact. Your brain can be stimulated to go into these particular states … so, instead of it being witchcraft, this is emerging as the medicine, the consciousness of the future. Instead of dropping acid to alter consciousness, there are far more benign ways. Well, I would say that science and religion are on a collision course if they haven’t collided a long time ago. I would say that we now have scientific proof that man, as a bio-cosmic resonator is tremendously sensitive to these very small stimuli. There are three to five hundred papers on this topic in the hard-core scientific literature. Now if you choose to challenge me on that figure I will take you 10 to 1 in a bet. It’s an explosion of information! Years ago we were a piece of meat. Today, we are a finely-tuned instrument that can access information exterior to ourselves and do something with it—bring it back. I’m told about a time when Bob Monroe gave a demonstration for the CIA and he was challenged to leave his body. This happened in Maryland if I got the story straight from the naval office of surface weaponry that sponsored it. That’s the skunk works back there in White Oaks, Maryland. Bob actually went to the distant site, got into the safe, read the data and came back. It was later verified on a double blind test. Half the people in that room got up and said, “Gee that’s interesting. I wonder how he did it. It has to be some kind of a trick.” And then went unconscious about it later. Their reality structure could not admit that, damn it, the Soviets have been doing this for a long time and there are some people over here that are on top of it. It’s the challenge to your belief structure that stops, well we could go on forever. One of the implications of this is that we have new technology for enhancing consciousness rapidly, safely, right now, with no side effects … that is by no means perfected. But at any rate this has been researched for about 20 years and it works.