by Amy L. Lansky, PhD
January 18, 2012
It's Not a 'Coincidence'
The following is excerpted from
Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within ,
recently released from R.L.Ranch Press
If a holographic image has many different holograms embedded within it, shining a laser of a specific frequency upon it will cause only those holograms made with lasers of the same frequency to stand out.
That's because things with the same vibration naturally resonate and reinforce one another - just as two violin strings at the same pitch resonate with one another.
This property of resonance has [also] been used to explain how each of us might interact with mysterious fields like the psi or Akashic fields... People pick up only that with which they personally "resonate."
Each individual's resonant frequency,
determined by their life experience, physical body, and energy body,
limits what they can perceive.
And while members of an entire species might be able to tune into a fairly broad spectrum of frequencies (think of Carl Jung's notion of the collective unconscious that humans supposedly tap into ), smaller, more tightly connected groups - such as members of the same family or loving couples - resonate in more focused zones of vibration; they have access to their own "private frequency."
In fact, Sheldrake goes even further and
suggests that morphic fields can explain how human memory operates.
Instead of being stored in our brains, he suggests that memories are
stored in the morphic field. Our brains then pick them up via
resonance, like radios tuning to their own private stations.
For example, individuals gifted at psychokinesis - the ability to affect physical objects with the mind - have described the experience as a feeling of resonance with those objects.
A fascinating body of evidence has also been uncovered by Dean Radin and his colleague Roger Nelson at Princeton's PEAR lab...
Then, in 1997, they decided to place REGs at fifty locations all over the world, run them continuously, and see if they could pick up on major world events.
The results were astounding. Over the next ten years, Radin and Nelson studied the machines' reactions to 205 major world events and discovered that they did indeed respond to events that were intense on a global level - especially those that were tragic.
The most striking effects occurred in response to the events on 9/11, which caused the largest daily average correlation between the machines' outputs. Even more amazing, this correlation became noticeable a few hours before the first of the twin towers was hit! [8,9]
An instance of collective precognition?
As this study showed, when nearly all of
the people on Earth "got onto the same wavelength" on 9/11, even
One of Jung's patients was recounting her dream about a golden scarab beetle when he heard a rapping on the window.
When he opened it, a rose chafer beetle - the insect most similar to a scarab in Jung's region - flew into the room. Jung quickly put two and two together. He realized that the mythological meaning of the scarab - an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth - was highly pertinent to his patient's problems.
And this was also the reason why the
insect had appeared in waking life.
Each field of meaning has a particular
vibration to it, and objects, individuals, emotions, dreams, and
events with similar vibrations will tend to resonate with one
another and then co-occur. This is what creates synchronicities. In
fact, various theories of quantum physics require the existence of
Most of us think that everything that occurs in our world is due to some causal mechanism. A causes B causes C. However, synchronicity - the co-occurrence of events within the same field of meaning - may be another fundamental reason why things tend to happen.
Many things in life that we think are
due to cause-and-effect or mere coincidence may actually be due to
However, in September 2008, just as I was working on the section of this book that describes his work, Steve got word that Sheldrake would be giving a talk at his research laboratory at Sun Microsystems.
Now please understand; talks about things like the morphic field are not commonplace in computer research labs. In fact, Sheldrake's talk was poorly attended.
But it just so happened that one of the lab's researchers had met Sheldrake in Scotland and had invited him to speak the next time he was in our area. When Steve heard about Sheldrake's visit, he asked if I could also attend, and we both received an invitation to have lunch with him the next day.
Before I could even finish writing about Rupert Sheldrake, I was sitting and having lunch with him!
In fact, it is the very foundation of homeopathy - an alternative medical system originally developed in Germany in the early 1800s. The word "homeopathy" literally means similar (homeo) suffering (pathy), and practitioners of homeopathy choose medicines for their patients based on a principle of cure called the Law of Similars.
This principle can be described as follows:
In other words, homeopathy is the science of healing based on similarity of vibration.
The Law of Similars essentially says:
Bring two things of like vibration together - a
remedy and a patient - and the effect will be a cure of the
We all know the common effects of drinking coffee:
These symptoms are manifestations of the vibration of coffee, and coffee imparts these qualities to those who drink it.
Now, if a patient comes to a homeopath seeking help for chronic insomnia, and their insomnia is characterized by an overactive mind, excitement, acuteness of the senses, heart palpitations, and diarrhea, it is likely that the homeopath will prescribe Coffea Cruda - a remedy prepared from coffee.
That's because this patient manifests the same vibrational qualities as coffee.
And if the remedy is truly homeopathic
to the patient - that is, if coffee's symptoms match his or her
overall emotional, mental, and physical state - it has the potential
to completely cure their insomnia, not just palliate it as a
sleeping pill would do.
The process, called potentization, involves a sequence of steps in which a substance is repeatedly diluted and vigorously shaken. In fact, for most remedies, these dilutions are so extreme that they do not contain even a single molecule of the original substance! Nevertheless, homeopaths have found that the higher the dilution, the more potent a remedy can be.
They believe this is possible because the energetic signature of a substance is captured by the potentization process.
In other words, potentization enables the innate vibrational quality of a substance in nature to be unleashed and harnessed. It is this vibration that evokes the symptoms caused by a remedy, and it is also this vibratory signature that enables the remedy to cure a similar vibratory state in a patient.
Like vibrations cure like vibrations...
Recent studies have shown that the encoding of information in homeopathic dilutions is not about their chemical composition; it's more about the bonding structures between the molecules within them.
Apparently, the shaking process (also
called succussion) performed during homeopathic potentization
is the critical step that develops these structures.
Homeopathic experience has shown that
these unique signatures can then be transmitted to dry pills, and
that the power and distinct effects of these pills remain stable
indefinitely if they are stored properly...
Unfortunately, Benveniste's career was set upon a rocky course when a colleague encouraged him to study the phenomenon of potentization.
His first paper about the subject
described how antibodies of immunoglobulin E (anti-IgE) could be
potentized beyond Avogadro's number (the point at which it is
unlikely to find a single molecule of a substance remaining in a
dilution) and still cause substance-specific effects.
But perhaps this wasn't surprising. Benveniste's work had essentially shown that any drug could be potentized and still remain effective. That means that billions of doses of any drug could be produced for pennies - information that drug companies would spend a fortune to attack and suppress.
And in fact, there is evidence that a
world-wide campaign to discredit homeopathy has been funded by the
pharmaceutical industry for this very reason [14,15].
Because he suspected that the potentization process conveys an electromagnetic signal into the water of a dilution, he developed an apparatus that could digitally record it. He then transmitted this signal electronically - via E-mail - to a distant laboratory, and had it "replayed" into water there.
Amazingly, the resulting water caused the same effects as the original substance. Benveniste eventually conducted several blinded experiments using this protocol.
He published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Immunology in 1997 that described one such experiment, in which a specific antigen was potentized, recorded, E-mailed to Chicago, and replayed into water in a Chicago laboratory (below insert) :
This water did indeed cause antigen-specific effects on isolated guinea pig hearts.
I saw Benveniste present this paper at
Stanford University Medical School in 1999. The large lecture hall
was standing-room only, but the audience was politely incredulous.
Not only could billions of doses of a substance be prepared cheaply using potentization, but its signature could be E-mailed and imprinted into water essentially for free...
Despite the fact that other initially-skeptical scientists have successfully replicated his work [17,18], acceptance of Benveniste's work remains for the future. Perhaps, with the growth of a new consciousness in the scientific community, that future will arrive sooner rather than later.
Indeed, in 2009, some new research
conducted by Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier confirmed the
same kinds of effects that Benveniste described ...
It provides us with a method for capturing the energetic signature of any substance in nature. But perhaps even more significant is homeopathy's therapeutic principle, the Law of Similars - because it says something specific about how fields of meaning operate and interact.
There may even be a direct relationship
between the Law of Similars and synchronicity.
Psychiatrists have long known that patients sometimes alternate between specific physical symptoms and specific mental or emotional symptoms.
In fact, when mental symptoms are
present, physical symptoms often vanish, and vice versa. This
phenomenon is an illustration of the fundamentally psychosomatic
nature of disease - that disease manifests in both the psyche (mind)
and soma (body)...
That is why each patient manifests a unique pattern of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms - a pattern that is an outward representation of his or her vibratory state.
As Whitmont points out, each homeopathic remedy is also associated with a vibration... The Law of Similars then states that bringing together the vibratory pattern of a patient and the similar vibratory pattern of a remedy can be curative.
The reason this is true, Whitmont suggests, is synchronicity... Homeopathic remedies are curative because they share the same synchronistic field as a disease and therefore can replace it within a patient's body.
Hahnemann proposed essentially the same
explanation in the early 1800s for the operation of his remedies
upon what he called the dynamis or vital force - the energetic etheric field that encompasses the physical body.
Just as the dream of the golden scarab
said something meaningful about the psychological state of Jung's
patient, holistic practitioners recognize that each person's unique
manifestation of disease is not merely the result of genetic
inheritance or the accidents of life - it is a reflection of a field
of meaning vibrating at the core of their being.
Because they border on the paranormal, they are rarely openly discussed. Both tend to occur during provings - the homeopathic drug trials. The object of these trials is to see what pattern of symptoms a substance will create in healthy volunteers.
Today's provings are conducted using modern techniques like double-blinding and placebo controls. Thus, some test subjects (called provers) are given placebo while others are given the actual remedy.
Since the trials are also blinded,
neither the provers nor their supervisors, who collect symptom
information, know who has been given a real remedy or a placebo, nor
the identity of the substance being tested. Nevertheless, the
following kinds of phenomena have been observed during many trials.
By simply intending to join a remedy
trial, a prover may enter into the field of meaning of the remedy
substance. Just as paranormal phenomena often defy the normal
constraints of time and space, the fields of meaning created by
homeopathic remedies may as well.
Consider, for example, the blind proving of Androctonus conducted in 1985.
Even though the provers did not know that they were taking a remedy made from scorpion venom, they developed the following kinds of symptoms:
Notice how evocative many of these symptoms are of scorpions - violent, cruel, and antisocial.
Indeed, this remedy has been effective in treating patients with serious mental illness.
In my book about homeopathy, Impossible Cure, I describe the case of one man who, thanks to Androctonus, experienced a cure of severe allergies and headaches, as well as a significant lessening of arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
The man was an avid hunter, obsessed with guns and knives. He told his homeopath how he would wait until his prey came to him and how he could sense and communicate with them. Interestingly, scorpions also let their prey come to them, and they can accurately detect their victim's location by sensing their vibrations.
After taking Androctonus, this hunter
was not only alleviated of his physical problems, but he also became
much less interested in his extensive collection of weapons
Just as Merlin the Magician showed the future King Arthur what it was like to be a fish or bird, a prover who takes a potentized remedy may learn what it's like to be a scorpion, a dolphin, a flower, or even a mineral!
Our entire universe may be intricately
and intimately interconnected through vibration and meaning.