In my 1999 book, “When the Impossible Happens: Confessions of a Reluctant Psychic,” inwhich I revealed, for the first time, the many strange paranormal and psychic experiences I have undergone, I wrote in the epilogue that “we need to develop a new science that will take into consideration the strange occurrence of phenomena that could not be explained by conventional science.”
I proposed such a science to be called the “Science of the Impossible.” I further said that “it is no longer enough for mainstream scientists to try to explain these phenomena in terms of the accepted principles and methods of modern science, and if they cannot do so, to dismiss them as either fakery or fraudulent.”
I believe that the new science which alone can explain the unexplainable, such as clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis and bilocation, among others, is quantum physics—also called particle physics or quantum mechanics.
Quantum physics has conclusively shown that the universally accepted laws of classical Newtonian physics simply do not apply to the subatomic or microscopic particles of matter. This conclusion came as a shock to these pioneering physicists, and they initially rejected it.
Even Albert Einstein refused to accept it, and was quoted as saying that “God does not play dice with the universe.” But apparently, God does!
The following are some of the incredible and paradoxical conclusions and implications that have come out of the experiments of modern physicists on the subatomic or quantum level of matter:
1) 99.99 percent of matter is empty space.
2) You age faster at the top of a building than at the bottom.
3) A subatomic particle can be in two or more places at the same time.
4) Time travel is possible.
5) A particle can influence the action of another particle at great distances.
6) The faster you travel, the thinner you get.
7) An object changes as it is observed. Therefore, the distinction between object and subject is blurred.
8) Nothing stays static or immovable. Everything is always in a state of flux.
9) It is impossible to know both the location and the velocity of a subatomic particle with complete certainty.
10) Every breath you take contains an atom breathed out by José Rizal, Elvis Presley, or Adolf Hitler.
When ancient Buddhist mystics say, “Everything around us is ‘Maya’ or ‘illusion,’” they merely anticipated by some 2,500 years the findings of modern quantum physics.
For as long as man has lived on earth, he has always relied on the testimony of his own senses in determining whether something is out there or not, except perhaps the ancient Greek philosophers, like Thales of Miletus, Democritus, Heraclitus and Plato.
“Is reality ‘one’ or ‘many,’” they asked. “Is it possible for us to know the true nature of the physical universe? What is the ultimate substance of matter? What is it made of?”
Various theories were proposed to answer this very difficult question. Democritus came nearest to the truth when he declared that the ultimate constituent of matter is the “atom,” meaning “indivisible,” which, of course, was proven to be false when modern scientists discovered that the atom is made up of still smaller particles called protons, electrons and neutrons.
But when modern physicists started probing more deeply into these smallest particles of matter to find out what’s inside, they were shocked to discover that matter consists mostly of empty space! But how can something that is visibly and palpably there be made of nothing?
This has led the eminent Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, to declare: “Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
And the late science writer Michael Talbot, in his book, “Mysticism and the New Physics,” quoted cybernetics expert Heinz Von Foerster as saying that “the human mind does not perceive what is there but what it believes should be there.”
So, the Buddhist mystics were right, after all. “This world, as we know it, is an illusion.” In the bizarre world of quantum physics, nothing is certain.Everything is just a bunch of probabilities.
And, “If anyone is not shocked by quantum theory,” declared Niels Bohr, “he has not understood it.”
The next Basic ESP and Intuition Development seminar will be on Nov. 14-15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested parties may call tel. no. 8107245 or mobile no. 0908-3537885. E-mail: [email protected]