Chapter 3 of Michael Talbot’s book “The Holographic Universe”, the current book we are discussing on our weekly show, Quantum Leap Book Club, touches on Carl Jung’s contributions along with Bohm and others. It is truly almost mind-blowing to look at additional concepts of how we, as individual human beings, are interconnected not only with each other but with everything in the universe.
Carl Jung concludes from his study of dreams in controlled experiments, that there is a collective consciousness by all people. He believed from the evidence he collected in his research that all consciousnesses are interconnected and in our dreams, we have the ability to communicate with each other. In his research, he observed a selective process related to individuals that were relevant to their individual memories. Jung comments that our dreaming selves are far wiser than when awake. Our dreams frequently contain metaphors that are a source for gaining greater awareness.
A psychiatrist, Montague Ulman had a strong interest in the holographic concept that suggests the interconnectedness of all people. As founder of the Dream Laboratory, he found evidence from experiments with his subjects, that in our dreams we can communicate with each other in ways there is yet to be explanations for.
Synchronicities are defined as the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. There is scientific thought that we live in a multi-dimensional universe, where we are connected to one another and our mind is the commander in chief of all we experience. My research revealed the importance of paying attention to synchronicities that surface in your life as these can be significant to experiences you are having.
All of these interesting thoughts are related to what Michael Talbot is sharing in his book, “The Holographic Universe”. He believes the tendency to fragment our lives can be resolved with a greater understanding of holography and our shared universal consciousness. Again as in the chapters, we have already discussed, these thoughts add more evidence of the value of exploring and being open to understanding how holography can enrich our lives. This information is deep and I am finding it necessary to continue to ponder and seek to understand how it applies to my life.
Joyce Mollenhauer, cohost of Quantum Leap Book Club