Holographic paradigm

Holographic paradigm

The holographic paradigm is a form of quantum mysticism extrapolated from two theories:
* That the universe is in some sense a holographic structure — proposed by David Bohm
* That consciousness is dependent on holographic structure — proposed by Karl PribramThis paradigm posits that theories utilizing holographic structures may lead to a unified understanding of consciousness and the universe.


The holographic paradigm is rooted in the concept that all organisms and forms are holograms embedded within a universal hologram, which physicist David Bohm [Bohm, David (1980) Wholeness and the Implicate Order, Routledge, London.] called the "holomovement". It is an extrapolation of the optical discovery of 2-dimensional holograms by Dennis Gabor in 1947. [Professor T.E. Allibone CBE, FRS. “THE LIFE AND WORK OF DENNIS GABBOR, HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO CYBERNETICS, PHILOSOPHY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 1900 – 1979”.] Holography created an explosion of scientific and industrial interest starting in 1948.

Engineer Thomas Bearden describes holograms as:

photographic recordings of the patterns of interference between coherent light reflected from the object of interest, and light that comes directly from the same source or is reflected by a mirror. When this photo image is illuminated from behind by coherent light, a three-dimensional image of the object appears in space. The characteristic of a hypothetically perfect hologram is that all its content is contained in any finite part of itself (at lower resolution). Observationally and perceptually, the universe is a hologram and in each part of itself, since all of it can be detected from/in each internal particle. [Beardon, Thomas (1980, 1988, 2002), Excalibur Briefing, Strawberry Hill Press, San Francisco.]

In 1973, what has come to be known as the Pribram-Bohm Holographic Model was non-existent. But the Seattle thinktank, Organization for the Advancement of Knowledge (OAK), led by Richard Alan Miller and Burt Webb, were able to synthesize the work of Northrup and Burr on the electromagnetic nature of the human being with Dennis Gabor's work on optical holograms and come up with a new notion – a holographic paradigm.

In Languages of the Brain (1971), Pribram [Pribram, Karl (1971), Languages of the Brain, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: New Jersey.] had postulated that 2-dimensional interference patterns, physical holograms, underlie all thinking. The holographic component, for him, represented the associative mechanisms and contributed to memory retrieval and storage and problem solving.

However, Miller, Webb and Dickson extrapolated that the holographic metaphor extends to n-dimensions and therefore constitutes a fundamental description of the universe and our electromagnetic embedding within that greater field. It suggested the human energy body or bioenergetics was more fundamental than the biochemical domain.

The "Holographic Concept of Reality" (1973) [Miller, R.A., Webb, B. Dickson, D. (1975), “A Holographic Concept of Reality,” Psychoenergetic Systems Journal Vol. 1, 1975. 55-62. Gordon & Breach Science Publishers Ltd., Great Britain. "Holographic Concept" was later reprinted in the hardback book Psychoenergetic Systems, Stanley Krippner, editor. 1979. 231-237. Gordon & Breach, New York, London, Paris. It was reprinted again in the journal Psychedelic Monographs and Essays, Vol. 5, 1992. 93-111. Boynton Beach, FL, Tom Lyttle, Editor. Accessed 6/07: http://www.geocities.com/iona_m/Chaosophy/chaosophy13.html] was presented at the 1st Psychotronic Conference in Prague in 1973, and later published by Gordon & Breach in 1975, and again in 1979 in Psychoenergetic Systems: the Interaction of Consciousness, Energy and Matter, edited by Dr. Stanley Krippner.

Miller and Webb followed up their ground-breaking paper with "Embryonic Holography," [Miller, R. A., Webb. B., “Embryonic Holography,” Psychoenergetic Systems, Stanley Krippner, Ed. Presented at the Omniversal Symposium, California State College at Sonoma, Saturday, September 29, 1973. Reprinted in Lyttle's journal Psychedelic Monographs and Essays, Vol. 6, 1993. 137-156. Accessed 6/07: http://www.geocities.com/iona_m/Chaosophy/chaosophy14.html] which was also presented at the Omniversal Symposium at California State College at Sonoma, hosted by Dr. Stanley Krippner, September 29, 1973. Arguably, this is the first paper to address the quantum biological properties of human beings--the first illustrations of the sources of quantum mindbody.

The premise is based in this hypothesis:

The organization of any biological system is established by a complex electrodynamic field which is, in part, determined by its atomic physiochemical components. This field, in turn, determines the behavior and orientation of these components. This dynamic is mediated through wave-based genomes wherein DNA functions as the holographic projector of the psychophysical system - a "quantum biohologram".

Dropping a level of observation below quantum biochemistry and conventional biophysics, this holographic paradigm proposes that a biohologram determines the development of the human embryo; that we are a quantum bodymind with consciousness informing the whole process through the level of information. They postulated DNA as the possible holographic projector of the biohologram, patterning the three-dimensional electromagnetic standing and moving wave front that constitutes our psychophysical being -- quantum bioholography.

Recent development

The Gariaev (Garyaev) group (1994) [Gariaev, Peter, Boris Birshtein, Alexander Iarochenko, et al, “The DNA-wave Biocomputer.”] has proposed a theory of the Wave-based Genome where the DNA-wave functions as a Biocomputer. They suggest (1) that there are genetic "texts", similar to natural context-dependent texts in human language; (2) that the chromosome apparatus acts simultaneously both as a source and receiver of these genetic texts, respectively decoding and encoding them; (3) that the chromosome continuum acts like a dynamical holographic grating, which displays or transduces weak laser light and solitonic electro-acoustic fields. [Miller, Iona, Miller, R.A. and Burt Webb (2002), “Quantum Bioholography: A Review of the Field from 1973-2002.” Journal of Non-Locality and Remote Mental Interactions Vol.I, Nr. 3. Accessed 6/11/07. http://www.emergentmind.org/MillerWebbI3a.htm]

The distribution of the character frequency in genetic texts is fractal, so the nucleotides of DNA molecules are able to form holographic pre-images of biostructures. This process of "reading and writing" the very matter of our being manifests from the genome's associative holographic memory in conjunction with its quantum nonlocality. Rapid transmission of genetic information and gene-expression unite the organism as holistic entity embedded in the larger Whole. The system works as a biocomputer -- a wave biocomputer. [Miller, Iona (2004) “From Helix to Hologram,” Nexus Magazine http://www.ajna.com/articles/science/from_helix_to_hologram.php] [Crisis in Life Sciences. The Wave Genetics ResponseP.P. Gariaev, M.J. Friedman, and E.A. Leonova- Gariaevahttp://www.emergentmind.org/gariaev06.htm]

Gariaev reports as of 2007 that this work in Russia is being actively suppressed. [Miller, Iona (2007), private correspondence with Peter Gariaev.]


* The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes (Paperback) by Ken Wilber (Editor)
* Gariaev, P.P. (1994), Wave Genome, Public Profit, Moscow, 279 pages [in Russian] .
* Gariaev, P.P. (1993) Wave based genome, Depp. VINITI 15:12. 1993, N 3092?93, 278pp. [in Russian] .
* Gariaev, P., Tertinshny, G., and Leonova, K. (2001), "The Wave, Probabilistic and Linguistic Representations of Cancer and HIV," JNLRMI, v.1, No.2.
* Marcer, P. and Schempp, W. (1996), A Mathematically Specified Template for DNA and the Genetic Code, in Terms of the Physically Realizable Processes of Quantum Holography, Proceedings of the Greenwich Symposium on Living Computers, editors Fedorec, A. and Marcer, P., 45-62.
* Miller, Iona (1993), “The Holographic Paradigm and the Consciousness Restructuring Process,” Chaosophy ‘93, O.A.K., Grants Pass. http://www.geocities.com/iona_m/Chaosophy/chaosophy11.html
* Karl H. Pribram, "The Implicate Brain", in B. J. Hiley and F. David Peat, (eds) "Quantum Implications: Essays in Honour of David Bohm", Routledge, 1987 ISBN 0-415-06960-2
* Talbot, Michael (1991), "The Holographic Universe", Harper Collins Publishers, New York. ISBN 0-06-092258-3
* Peat, F. David "Quantum Physics: David Bohm" http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Physics-David-Bohm-Holographic-Universe.htm

ee also

* David Bohm
* Aharonov-Bohm effect
* Bohm diffusion of a plasma in a magnetic field
* Bohm interpretation
* Correspondence principle
* EPR paradox
* Holographic principle
* Holomovement
* Membrane paradigm
* Wave gene
* Implicate order
* Penrose-Hameroff "Orchestrated Objective Reduction" theory of consciousness
* Implicate and Explicate Order
* John Stewart Bell
* Karl Pribram
* The Bohm sheath criterion, which states that a plasma must flow with at least the speed of sound toward a solid surface
* Influence on John David Garcia

External links

* [http://twm.co.nz/hologram.html The Universe as a Hologram] by Michael Talbot
* [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0047-7729(199023)20%3A4%3C80%3ATHPANM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B The Holographic Paradigm: A New Model for the Study of Literature and Science] by Mary Ellen Pitts
* [http://www.cox-internet.com/hermital/book/holoprt7-1.htm Consciousness, Physics, and the Holographic Paradigm] essays by A.T. Williams
* [http://www.acsa2000.net/bcngroup/jponkp/ Comparison between Karl Pribram's "Holographic Brain Theory" and more conventional models of neuronal computation] By Jeff Prideaux
* http://www.geocities.com/iona_m/Chaosophy/chaosophy11.html Miller, Iona (1993) The Holographic Paradigm and CCP: Explication, Ego Death and Emptiness, "Chaosophy 93".
* Miller, Iona FROM HELIX TO HOLOGRAM. An Ode on the Human Genome. Life is fundamentally electromagnetic. http://www.nwbotanicals.org/oak/newphysics/Helix%20to%20Hologram.pdf
* [http://www.journaloftheoretics.com/Articles/2-5/Benford.htm] Sue Benford, Empirical Evidence Supporting Macro-Scale Quantum Holography in Non-Local Effects,

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