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How We Create The (Human) Universe

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Created and ruled by fixed laws of nature knowable through human reason/logic.
The Classic Universe
The Classic Universe
Laws of Motion
Universal Gravitation
Kepler's Laws of planetary motion
Newton explained Kepler's Laws of planetary motion
The motion of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies
Laws of thermodynamics

The Divine Universe
God created the universe and is the source and origin of life and mind
& other Luminaries
How We Create The (Human) Universe
Relativistic Universe
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Deals with the behavior of electrons, photons and other elementary particles
Fundamental processes are ambiguous. (Wave/particle duality)
The movement of atoms is random
Uncertainty principle
Observation causes collapse of wave function
Wave function provides information about the probability amplitude of position, momentum, and other physical properties of a particle
Quantum Mechanics
The Copenhagen Interpretation

According to the Copenhagen interpretation the wave function collapses when a measurement is performed.

Until recently the Copenhagen interpretation has been the most popular. Recently
many worlds theory/ meta worlds theory
seem to have gained popularity.
Albert Einstein

Mass/energy equivalence formula
E = mc2
Speed limit of light
Speed limit of light is a constant for all frames of reference
The Quantum Universe
Albert Einstein
Niels Bohr
Erwin Schrödinger
Max Planck
Paul Dirac
Werner Heisenberg

Uncertain Universe..
Eternal Inflation
Super String
Many Worlds
No data or observations possible from before the Big Bang
The Quantum Universe has led to many mathematical guessing games
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
Sir Isaac Newton
Rene Decartes
Baruch Spinoza
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Deepak Chopra, MD

General Theory of Relativity
Geometric relativity of gravitation
Unified description of gravity as a
geometric property of space time
Black holes
Gravitational red shift of light
Gravitational time delay
Relativistic Universe is much more dynamic, space-time-matter all interdependent

Quantum Mechanics Interpertations
Interpretations are sets of statements which attempt to explain quantum mechanics beyond the recipes it gives for performing calculations.

The topic is of special interest to philosophers of science and physicists.
All leading to the
Uncertain Universe
Uncertain Universe
The fabric of nature has almost reached a dead end
Dark matter
Dark energy
The visible universe in the form of stars and planets = 0.01% of the universe
0.01% of the universe
Uncertain Universe
0.01% of the universe
Atomic universe including interstellar dust
However, the nature of atoms remains mysterious as subatomic particles are also probability waves in mathematical space
0.01% of the Universe is visible in the form
of stars and galaxies
The Conscious Universe
Random events may not be enough to explain the exquisite fine tuning of the laws of nature: the rise of life on earth
The Human Universe
Based on the undeniable fact that any universe is only knowable through the human mind's ability to perceive reality

If all human knowledge is rooted in consciousness, perhaps we are viewing not the real universe based on limitations of the brain.
This proposition leads to the conclusion
that the apparent evolution of the cosmos
since the big bang has been totally
dependent upon human consciousness

We are conscious agents who create reality in our own image
Consciousness and Universe are equivalent
New mathematical formula:
U = C
There is only Consciousness

The Foundation for a Science of Consciousness
Qualia Principles
1. Science is materialistic, accepting as a given that the
physical universe exists as it presents itself. But
quantum physics long ago undermined the very
notion of physical objects – at its foundation, the
universe is not solid, tangible, or fixed.
Therefore, the old science of an external physical
universe has been mortally wounded by the new
science of quantum physics.

2. This ambiguity opens the door for an entirely new
interpretation of Nature:

3. If physicality is radically compromised, what can be
taken as a reliable foundation for future science?

The one constant that is rejected by materialists:

Consciousness makes all experience
possible. Attempts to exclude it from “objective”
experiments cannot elude this fact.
4. Qualia science begins with the assertion that
consciousness is not a trait that evolved from a
material basis until it fully emerged in human

Consciousness is fundamental and without
cause. It is the ground state of existence. As
conscious beings, humans cannot experience,
measure, or conceive of a reality devoid of
5. Consciousness, as the ground state of “normal” reality,
behaves like a field, in all respects like quantum field for
matter and energy. As in any field, consciousness interacts with
This interaction proliferates into every specific form of
consciousness, such as our own. (Consciousness did not arise as
a secondary property of atoms and molecules over time.)
But it must be understood that there is a deeper level of
consciousness that has no dimensions, because any dimension
in space-time contains qualia, and in itself, pure consciousness
has no qualia— it is the source of qualia, just as the quantum
vacuum is the source of quanta.
Consciousness can be considered the field of all fields, since it
is the field that makes possible the existence of all fields.

6. Every specific form of consciousness (such as an
elephant, porpoise, rhesus monkey, or a person)
experiences the world subjectively. Individual
subjectivity remains within the field of
consciousness, which is its source.

No form of consciousness is isolated from its
source, just as no electromagnetic activity is ever
isolated from the universal field of
7. For human beings, subjective experiences are in
the form of sensations, images, feelings and
thoughts (SIFT).

The general term for these is qualia.
Subjective reality is a vast composite of different
qualia, such as color, light, pain, pleasure, texture,
taste, memory, desire, anxiety, and joy.
8. All subjective experiences are qualia. This includes
every perception, cognition, and mental event. No
mental event can be left out, including feelings of
love, compassion, suffering, hostility, sexual
pleasure, and religious ecstasy.
At a subtle level, qualia are perceived as insight,
intuition, imagination, inspiration, creativity.
9. “Objective”, external, physical reality comes to us
through the qualia we are set up to perceive, not in
and of itself. Without our subjective participation,
space, time, matter, and energy, including all
scientific variables and quantities, do not exist in
themselves– or if they do, their reality is

We live in a qualia universe. All our interactions
with it are experiential, hence, ultimately, subjective.
(Objective data have no independent existence,
since they must be part of the data-collector’s
10. The experience of the body is a qualia experience.
The experience of mental activity is a qualia

The experience of the world – and any other
worlds - is a qualia experience.
11. The "I" feeling is a qualia experience.
The "you" experience is a qualia experience.
12. Qualia, then, allow us to connect everything
together through a common property
– every single thing is an aspect of one field of
13. As conscious beings processing reality every
moment of our lives, we express ourselves in a
qualia vocabulary. The qualia vocabulary is an
attempt to put experience into words.

The language of science, however, attempts the
opposite: to extract experience in the name of
objectivity. But “objectivity’ itself denotes an
experience. A language set apart from qualia
doesn’t exist.
14. Other life forms such as insects, bacteria, animals, and
birds have their own qualia niche.
It is inaccessible to us – although we can try to imagine it
– because each species has its own
nervous system; even microorganisms have responses to
the environment (seeking light, air, food, and each other).

Insofar as we can interpret any other life form, we are
only reflecting the human nervous system’s qualia
processing. In actuality, the reality perceived through
other nervous systems cannot be known to us.
15. Perception is the engine that creates species-
specific experiences. Each experience reshapes
physical reality, leading (in humans) to a qualia
vocabulary that keeps up with every new change.

The fact that “lower” animals, including insects
and birds, also have extremely complex
vocabularies is evidence for the creative link
between language and reality.
16. We do not see because we have eyes.
We do not hear because we have ears.
The organs of perception do not create perception
but are the lens through which consciousness and
its qualia create perceptual experience.

The perceptual can never be the actual.
We perceive what our species has evolved to
perceive. Whatever is truly real – the actual – is
more primal than the things we perceive or think
about or sense.
Qualia science explores the boundary between the
perceptual and the actual, with the goal of crossing
over it.
17. The human brain represents the reality perceived
by a particular life form. Experience isn’t organized
randomly but symbolically. We humanize reality
and in turn the qualia that register in the brain
(pain, light, hunger, emotions, etc.) cause the brain
and body to evolve as symbolic representations.

This feedback loop originates in consciousness,
not in the biology of the brain. Human
consciousness is a specific expressive outlet for
the undifferentiated field of consciousness
– the one creates the many.
18. Although we can interact with other life forms like dogs
and birds, we cannot presume that their qualia experience
is identical to ours. What feels hot, cold, light, heavy, slow,
fast, etc. to another species is unknowable – we cannot
presume to say that these basic qualia register for them in
a way similar to our response. We infer that they have
feelings and sensory experience similar to ours, but that’s
the most we can say.

It’s very unlikely that the caw of a crow sounds the same to
a crow as it does to us, or the bark of a dog to a dog. Yet we
can communicate with each other as humans because we
translate our qualia signals into a qualia vocabulary that is
generally accepted (despite wide variances from person to
person and culture to culture).
19. Each living entity creates its own perceptual reality by
interacting with the fundamental ground of existence,
pure consciousness.

Pure consciousness is a field of all possibilities.
Each possibility emerges, when it does, as qualia.
The field of pure consciousness, however, exists
prior to qualia; it is indescribable and inconceivable
by a brain that knows reality only through qualia.

The womb of creation is beyond space, time, matter,
and energy.
20. There are as many perceptual realities (physical
brains, bodies, worlds) as there are living entities
with their qualia repertoire.
21. Our understanding of subjective experience, or our
sense of empathy with others, takes place through
the resonance of shared qualia.
Whatever insight and connection we have to other
species, beings or realms of existence takes place
through the sensitivity and refinement of our subjective
qualia in relation to their subjective qualia.
What we call empathy is a shared resonance that
registers in awareness.

22. Birth is the beginning of a particular qualia program.
An individual qualia entity emerges into the world with
a potential in qualia that unfolds as life. What happens
over a lifetime is what we have in common: namely,
interacting with other qualia entities and their qualia
23. Death is the termination of a particular qualia

The qualia return to a state of potential forms
within consciousness, where they reshuffle and
recycle as new living entities.
24. The consciousness field and its matrix of qualia are
non -local and immortal. Non-local means that the field is
all-pervasive and everywhere the same. (In fact, the very
term “everywhere” is itself a qualia.)
A field is affected by every specific event that happens in it.

The whole never loses contact with its parts; they are never
lost or forgotten.

25. We do not experience the field itself but the
qualia that emerge from it. We use these to
become individuals with a specific (i.e., local)
perspective. Locality is a qualia experience in the
non-local consciousness field.
26. Quantum mechanics is a mathematical model for
measuring qualia mechanics, defined as our set of
experiences of Nature. It’s the map, not the
territory. At bottom, the map is mathematical
because the quantum domain exhibits precise
forms and probabilities. Mathematics leads to
data, which reduces experience to numbers. As
such, this way of mapping reality loses all the
qualia that constitute experience.
27. Reality can be mapped to resemble what it actually is
– a continuous, dynamic flow of consciousness, emerging
from the universal field and differentiating into matter,
energy, worlds, and beings.

Capturing what really exists, as opposed to the numbers
that measure it in small, frozen slices, demands that
science be revamped into qualia physics, qualia biology,
qualia medicine, etc.

Quantum mechanics and classical science will always be
useful for the creation of new technologies, but qualia
science could take our civilization in the direction of
wholeness, healing and enlightenment.

28. The ancient wisdom traditions in many cultures recognized that
subjective knowledge is useful and organized. These traditions
take the qualia world and organize it into principles and
behaviors of consciousness. Consciousness has recognized reference
points, which is how Ayurveda, Qi Gong, and other qualia-based
medicine became orderly, reliable, and efficacious.

Even in Western materialism room has been made for psychology,
schools of psychotherapy, mythology and archetypes, childhood
development, and gender studies – all of these branch out from
subjective (qualia) experience of the world.
29. Spiritual practices are not unique or set apart from
everyday experiences. They are based on subtle
reference points in consciousness – in effect, they
map self-awareness. Human consciousness looking
at itself is a mirror for the field of consciousness
looking at itself.
30. Spiritual practices fine tune self-awareness.
When the tuning is fine enough, qualia no longer mask
where they come from. This is like seeing the mirror
instead of the reflection.

Consciousness sees itself and recognizes its pure,
absolute existence – the precreated state.
Even when the world’s wisdom traditions have degraded,
losing a solid connection to pure consciousness, there are
instructive relics of the old qualia science, which being
alien to modern science, gets interpreted as the paranormal,
miracles, and wonders.
In fact, the supernatural doesn’t exist except as a subtler
aspect of Nature unfolding in qualia. These outside-the –
normal qualia have as much legitimacy as the qualia that
science has stamped with respectability.
31. Qualia medicine has already emerged in diverse forms
around the world such as Ayurveda and traditional
Chinese medicine. Besides providing a fund of
knowledge about the working action of herbs, these
ancient traditions demand modern research to
determine scientifically how the body responds,
not just to herbs, but to every influence in the
environment. The field of epigenetics has begun to
flourish, examining how everyday experiences and
stresses alter genetic activity. .
32. Qualia biology would lead to a new understanding
of life and its origins. Life has always existed as pure
consciousness. Every property that has emerged in
living things had its source as unmanifest potential,
primary intelligence, creativity, and the evolutionary
Being non-local, the field of infinite possibilities has
no beginning. Therefore, life has no beginning either.
What begins, evolves, declines, and ends are life forms
carrying out their qualia programs.
33. The origin of life forms is the differentiation of
pure consciousness (pure life) into multiple forms
of life, or qualia conglomerates (life in the relative world).
34. The evolution of species is through natural selection,
but in a much more comprehensive sense than
Darwinian natural selection, which is based entirely on
breeding rights and finding food for survival.
What members of a species actually select for is
enhanced qualia experience; this is the driving force in
evolution, and since consciousness is unlimited, new
qualia emerge, flourish, and seek maximum expression.

The wild variety of life on Earth is a collective attempt to
turn one planet’s ecology into a playground for qualia.
The purpose of evolution is to maximize experience of
every kind.
35. Evolution is purpose-driven through each species
as it experiments with its environment and gets
A feedback loop is set up that creatively meets
every challenge from the environment,
sometimes successfully, sometimes not. When
seen as a whole, life on Earth is a qualia network,
but so are the individuals within each species –
everyone’s experience affects the whole.

36. Genes, epigenes, and neural networks store and
remember each step of evolution, following the
path traced by experience. Seen for what they
actually are, these recording devices are symbolic
signatures of dynamic qualia networks.
Each network is self-organizing, because no two
species and no two individuals are working from
exactly the same qualia program. Each scenario is
unique; each works through its own possibilities.
37. Evolution is a never-ending process because it is
rooted in an inherent property of consciousness,
the impulse to create. Although evolution is
synonymous with growth, the actual process
includes the preservation of new creations and
absorbing them into the entire system, whether
that system is the human body, a niche in the
environment, or the entire cosmos.
38. Humans have the gift of self-awareness, which is the key to
freedom. Self-awareness means that we are not driven,
much less are we imprisoned, by our qualia propensities.
We are as dynamic as mind itself. This bespeaks an
unbreakable connection with pure consciousness, which by
definition cannot be a prisoner of itself. Infinite potential
knows no limitations.
Self-awareness, coming to terms with its true nature, will be
the starting point for the next leap in our creative evolution
as a species. This leap will also remake the cosmos, since we
inhabit a humanized universe.
The universe fits our perception of reality.
39. This leap in evolution will be conscious, dictated
by human aspirations. It will involve the
emergence of new self-organizing networks of
qualia structures and conglomerates.
That is, a new mindset will emerge, catch fire,
reach a tipping point, and finally establish itself as
the next human reality. Such a transformation
isn’t mystical. When the layers of aggression, war,
poverty, tribalism, fear, deprivation, and violence
begin to fall away, the qualia that remain lie
closer to their creative source. It’s crucial for
outworn qualia to be peeled away first; in turn,
this requires that inertia, born of unconsciousness,
is abandoned in favor of the dynamic growth of
new qualia networks.
40. Quantum mechanics and classical science will
always be useful for the creation of new
technologies, but qualia science could take our
civilization in the direction of wholeness, healing
and enlightenment.
Qualia science.
Niels Bohr
Special Theory of Relativity
2. Fundamental reality is the awareness, the excitations of which,
are the experience of observer & observed in the timeless now.
3. The fundamental experience of both observer and observed is
sensations, images, feelings and thoughts. (SIFT)
4. Systems of thought (human constructs) are many -- religious,
theological, philosophical, scientific, economic, political, mythological.
5. Therefore no construct has a privileged position over others.
6. The construct is real for the being embedded in it.
7. Excitations of awareness in the form of sensations (including sense
perceptions), images, feelings and thoughts constitute all experience.
8. Excitations are in time, awareness is not in time.
9. Birth, death, body, mind, brain, universe, God, stars, galaxies,
Big bang, anything that has been given a name, by humans
(itself a label) are constructs.
10. Freedom lies in the experience of identity beyond constructs --
pure awareness/ consciousness -- prior to subject/object split.
11. All human suffering is the result of attachment to a construct,
including the fear of the construct we call death.
Death happens to an experience, not to the awareness in which
the experience is born and dies in the timeless moment of now.

12. Freedom is now in -- Being.
1. Everyday reality is a human construct.

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1. Consciousness is how we know any experience
2. All experiences are modifications of core
consciousness or pure awareness
3. Humans create constructs around raw experience
and assign names to them
4. Constructs created science, technology, art, religion
and civilization
5. The most fundamental constructs are mind, brain,
body, world and cosmos
6. When we experience sensations,
(including sense perceptions), images, feelings and
thoughts (SIFT), we give it the name mind
7. When we experience sense perceptions we give
them names such as brain, body, world and cosmos
8. Names and descriptions are language constructs
that "nail down" raw experience
9. A baby's raw experience is sensory (sight, sound,
touch, taste and smell), along with pleasure and pain
10. The attraction or aversion to experience is
rudimentary emotions
11. The interpretation of sense perception is thought
12. Without these human constructs, reality is consciousness
in various modes of itself (not yet labeled as sense
perceptions, thoughts, emotions etc.)
13. The "real" reality is Being (Existence) and Awareness.
It is timeless, formless and without dimension
14. The rest, mind, brain, cosmos are human constructs,
derived from modes of knowing & experience in
15. Forms and phenomena rise and fall in an eternal now
16. Devoid of constructs, we are eternal timeless awareness
recycling in space/time as the experience of form
and phenomena
17. Conclusion:
Anything that can be named or described - from
particles to galaxies, DNA to genome, from mind to brain,
world to cosmos - is a human construct.

Constructs are derived from modes of knowing and experience
in consciousness (modifications of awareness in awareness)
The Universe we know is a Human Construct
Divine Universe
Classic Universe
Relativistic Universe
Quantum Universe
In the deeper reality there is no mind, brain, body or universe. There is only you.
Human Universe
The Universe is a Human Construct
There is no Universe
Enlightenment -- Atman = Brahman
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