Unified field of consciousness. ONE = MANY
For most of us, the everyday experience is dualistic. There seems to be a separate, subjective ‘me’ who witnesses objects, thoughts, events, emotions…
Yet by means of meditation we can glimpse the true reality of a unified field of consciousness. Everything is one, and everything is many – at the very same time and without any contradiction whatsoever.
As modern science progresses, it offers more and more conceptual understanding of this beautiful experience of transcendence.
Unified field of consciousness from the perspective of NEUROSCIENCE
One of the most interesting new approaches to the workings of brain and consciousness has been developed by the Dutch scientist Pim van Lommel.
Starting his career as a cardiologist, he witnessed many baffling occurrences of near-death experiences: patients with cardiac arrests seemed to ‘remember’ with amazing clarity events which had taken place when they had been declared clinically dead.
Picked by curiosity, Pim van Lommel studied this phenomenon systematically for more than 20 years in a wide variety of hospital patients.
He published his findings in the renowned medical journal The Lancet, causing an international sensation both among colleagues and the lay public.
Pim van Lommels take on the unified field of consciousness centres around the concepts of non-localityand interconnectedness:
“The mind seems to contain everything at once in a timeless and placeless interconnectedness.
The information is not encoded in a medium but is stored non-locally as wave functions in nonlocal space, which also means that all information is always and everywhere immediately available.” (van Lommel, p. 224, 244)