There are certain natural phenomena that can be observed but cannot be explained by current or commonly accepted scientific laws.
Because of this, they are simply ignored or dismissed as unreal or even impossible.
Fire walking, routinely practiced in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Fiji Islands, is one of the phenomena ignored by traditional scientists.
Another is telekinesis or psychokinesis, the observable and measurable ability of the mind to affect matter, such as moving objects without any physical means or bending a metallic spoon.
Still another example is the power of the mind to accelerate or retard biological processes, like germinating a radish seed in a matter of minutes, or retarding the growth of the larvae of a fly by simply commanding or intending it.
Currently accepted classical laws of Newtonian physics cannot explain such phenomena, so these are dismissed as imaginary or illusory.
Newtonian physics declares they are not real, yet they obviously are!
Now comes a relatively new and controversial science given many names like modern physics, theoretical physics, quantum mechanics or quantum physics. This branch tends to put some semblance of rationality on things that seem to be completely nonrational.
In so doing, we find those who study it sounding more like Eastern mystics than die-hard scientists.
Niels Bohr, the leading Danish quantum physicist, declares: “Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
I think it was the British physicist Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington who said, “The universe is beginning to look more like a great thought than a great machine.”
It cannot be said that Newtonian classical physics is wrong because it has proved to be remarkably accurate and useful when looking at the observable, physical reality around us. It helped put man on the moon, for example, and allowed him to come back safely to earth.
That was achieved because of the application of Newtonian physics, among others.
But classical physics has proved to be inadequate in explaining the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.
The real problem, Gary Zukav pointed out in his fascinating book “The Dancing Wu Li Masters (An Overview of the New Physics),” is that we are used to looking at the world simply. “We are accustomed to believing that something is there, or it is not there. Whether we look at it or not, it is either there or it is not there.”
Zukav added that “experience tells us that the physical world is solid, real and independent of us. Quantum mechanics says, simply, that it is not so.”
I have always intuitively known that there must be another way of explaining many seemingly “impossible” things that I and many other people all over the world have done or experienced, other than saying they are not real.
Quantum physics seems to be able to provide such explanation. When I met American physicist George Weissman last year, I thought it would be a great idea if we could conduct together a seminar that would explain the connection between quantum physics, Eastern mysticism and ESP.
George is married to a Filipino woman from Cagayan de Oro and lived there for two years. He has a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the University of California Berkeley. He collaborated with well-known physicist Fritjof Capra and Zukav in writing their books about quantum physics.
He worked closely with physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff in their experiments on remote viewing at the Stanford Research Institute (now called SRI International) in Menlo Park, California, as well as with many other outstanding psychics and scientists.
In the ’70s, he became the foremost catalyst for the emergence of the new field of physics and consciousness.
On June 22, Dr. Weissman and I will hold a unique one-day seminar on quantum physics, Eastern mysticism and ESP.
This seminar will not be repeated, because George will return to the United States shortly after our talk. It will consist of discussions about the history and theories of quantum physics and its relation to Eastern mysticism and ESP. There will be exercises in remote viewing and telekinesis that will be facilitated by both of us.
Those interested in joining this once-in-a-lifetime seminar in the Philippines may call tel. nos. 8107245 and 0908-3537885 for details. No knowledge of quantum physics or experience in ESP is required to appreciate the seminar.
The next seminar on “How to Heal Yourself Through Visualization” is scheduled on June 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 nn. For details, call the numbers above; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.