Such a diverse roll-call of physicists, a roll-call that is by no means exhaustive, does suggest that theorising an intimate connection between physics and consciousness is not unreasonable.
Dr John Hagelin. received his doctorate from Harvard University under Howard Georgi, who, together with colleague Sheldon Glashow, developed the Grand Unified Field theory. His scientific contributions in the fields of electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, he was honored for his promising work in particle physics in the development of supersymmetric grand unified field theory and named recipient of the 1992 prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who make “significant contributions to society through science, technology, innovation, invention and education.”10 While he has published many scientific articles on unified quantum field theories and related topics, he is also a world expert and pioneer of research on human consciousness.
“Once time and distance become ill-defined, the classical notion of causality has no meaning. The three fundamental pillars of rational, deductive logic—time, distance and causation—have crumbled. Our purely intellectual objective approach to gaining knowledge, which has led us to ever more fundamental space-time scales, has transcended its own methodology physics has walked the Planck!” – John Hagelin
“We know, if we drop a stone in a pond, the ripples begin to move, and they move over the whole pond, reaching all the extremities. One slight stir in any part of the pond stirs the whole pond, influences the entire field of water, and its surroundings. Similarly, by every thought, word and action, every individual is setting forth influence in his surroundings, and that influence is not restricted to any boundaries. It goes on and on and reaches every level of creation. Every individual, by his every thought, word and action, shakes the entire Universe. This is the status of an individual. One is connected with the whole Universe by every little bit of activity. An individual appears to be bound by the boundaries of home and by the boundaries of his own body, but in reality the subtle aspects of the individuality go to make universal existence. An individual is never an isolated individual. He is intimately interrelated with the whole Cosmos. Even more than that, he shares the responsibility for the life of the whole Cosmos. The entire Universe lies in the individual. Cosmic existence lies in the existence of the individual. Cosmic life rests in the individual life, and the individual life extends to cosmic life. The individual and the Cosmos are interdependent. Neither of them is independent of the other. Every move of the individual shakes the Cosmos.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“The quantum principle guarantees increasing dynamism at fundamental space-time scales. If the state of least excitation of a field, the vacuum state, were flat it would not be dynamic as required by the quantum principle. But if the field had any other specific shape, the vacuum would be “lumpy”, and hence would not be uniform and spatially unbounded. Therefore, since the vacuum state of a field cannot be flat, and cannot have any other shape that is not flat, it must not correspond to any specific shape. Again we conclude that the vacuum must be the coexistence of many shapes – indeed all possible shapes – and is thus a field of all possibilities. The vacuum state represents uniquely balanced coexistence of shapes which is spatially uniform and hence unbounded. No other state has the quality of perfect balance”.” – John Hagelin, Foundations of Physics and Consciousness, Fairfield, MUM press p. 4.3.
 Self-referral dynamics refers to the ability of the unified field to create the universe from within itself.
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