**Well...I can't do all this math..but I agree that "new age" is BS..and the father of the New age is? Would that be Carl Jung?**

So allow me to get a more scientific view of the "new age" of Consciousness with a twist

So allow me to get a more scientific view of the "new age" of Consciousness with a twist

**Retrocausality and Signal Nonlocality in**

Consciousness and Cosmology

Jack Sarfatti

ISEP.

Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

ABSTRACT

I conjecture that the intrinsic conscious mental field is analogous to a hologram

described by a low frequency effective field nonlinear dissipative (non-unitary) local

macro quantum coherent c-number multi-component order parameter. This order

parameter landscape in our brain obeys a Landau-Ginzburg type equation for a non equilibrium

dissipative structure with signal non locality violating microscopic

orthodox quantum theory. Therefore, different parts of the brain can locally decode

messages from other distant parts without having to wait for classical electrical and

chemical signal keys to move slower than light. The coherent order parameter

landscape is phase and amplitude locked into the distributed pattern of the electrical

and chemical signals both for sensory input and motor output in a set of creative

feedback-control loops. The imprinting action of the electrical and chemical signal

patterns on the intrinsically mental landscape excites our inner conscious qualia and

explains the âbinding problemâ of how the conscious mind has an undivided

wholeness. The piloting reaction of those excitations in the mental landscape back

on the electrical and chemical signal pattern is our volition in which thought is

expressed in our motor behavior. The application of similar ideas to the

cosmological dark energy and arrow of time problems is also discussed. Indeed, I

suggest that the dark energy accelerating the universe is advanced Hawking-Unruh

black body radiation from our future observer-dependent cosmological event

horizon.

Keywords: retro-causality, signal non locality, conscious qualia, holography, arrow

of time, horizons, dark energy, de Sitter space, Unruh effect, cosmological

constant paradox, Wheeler-Feynman advanced radiation

"Science proceeds as if the past was the home of explanation; whereas the future and the

future alone holds the key to the mysteries of the present. When that first cell divided, the

meaning of that division was to be discovered in the future, not in the past; when some

pre-human ancestor first uttered a human sound, the significance of that sound was to be

interpreted by human language, not by apish grunts; when the first plant showed

solicitude for its seed, the interest of that solicitude lay in the promise of maternal

affection. Things must be judged in the light of the coming morning, not in the setting

stars." (Sedgwick, 1916)

There is now ample independent reproducible evidence in many published papers (Bem,

2011), (Bierman, 2008; Libet, 1979; Radin, 2004) for back-from-the-future

âpresponseâ in human consciousness (Stapp, 1996). Yakir Aharonov (Aharonov,1998) in

his back-from-the-future version of quantum theory argues that unlike classical

mechanics, in quantum mechanics the initial pre-selected and final post-selected

conditions are truly independent. Indeed, the uncontrollable randomness of Heisenbergâs

microscope uncertainty gedanken experiment only occurs because we integrate out the

final condition in our intermediate observations. Aharonov shows with actual

experiments using weak measurements that the statistical ensemble expectation values

need two quantum state vectors instead of the usual one. For example, in addition to the

retarded Dirac âbraâ history propagating from the past preselected initial condition to

the present intermediate measurement, we also need the advanced Dirac âketâ

destiny propagating back-from-the-future post-selected final condition to the present.

The present weak measurement expectation value in standard Dirac notation is different

from the von-Neumann projection postulate for strong measurements, namely

A w ! history ËA destiny history | destiny (1.1)

Aharonov and his students speculate that a final condition in our future retro-causally

influences the past evolution of life on Earth. On the other hand, Michael Nauenberg

wrote:

âThe claim of Aharonov et al. that at various stages of the measurement process,

ensembles can be separated into sub-ensembles which can be associated with quantum

states, leads to contradictions with the principles of quantum mechanics, and gives

rise to the paradoxes of âimpossible ensemblesâ discussed in their article. Their unphysical

description of the measurement process, leads them to the false conclusion

that âquantum mechanics offers a place to specify both an initial and an independent final

state", and to such outlandish statements like âthat quantum mechanics lets one impose . .

. a putative final state of the universeâ." (Nauenberg, 2011)

Aharonovâs theory is still limited by what Abner Shimony calls âpassion at a distanceâ

aka signal locality. Signal locality precludes using nonlocal quantum entanglement as a

stand-alone communication channel. This means that any attempt to encode and send a

message from one part of an entangled system to another part will only show random

noise at that second part. Decoding the non locally entangled stored message always

requires an additional classical signal or âkeyâ to break the code. Brian Josephson

(Josephson, 1991) and myself (Sarfatti, 1998) independently suggested ways out of this

Catch 22 involving generalizing quantum theory with âsignal non localityâ very much like

the transition from special to general relativity where non-unitarity of the time evolution

of the quantum state is analogous to non-vanishing curvature. Antony Valentini published

detailed formal papers asserting that âsub-quantal non-equilibriumâ of Bohmâs âhidden

variablesâ permits signal non locality with profound consequences for quantum

cryptography (Valentini, 2002). In addition, the discovery of dark energy accelerating the

expansion of our observable universe is evidence for the idea that we are retro-causal

back-from-the-future hologram image computations from our future cosmological event

horizon (Davis, 2003) whose increasing area-entropy from the moment of inflation

almost trivially explains the irreversible arrow of time.

âQuantum correlations display a subtle non locality. On the one hand, as Bell showed,

quantum correlations could not arise in any theory in which all variables obey

relativistic causality. On the other hand, quantum correlations themselves obey

relativistic causalityâwe cannot exploit quantum correlations to transmit signals at

super luminal speeds (or at any speed). âŚ. Non locality and causality seem prima facie

incompatible. Einsteinâs causality contradicts Newtonâs action at a distance. Yet quantum

correlations do not permit action at a distance, and Shimony has aptly called the

nonlocality manifest in quantum correlations âpassion at a distance.â

(Popescu & Rohrlich,1996)

On the other hand, Antony Valentini wrote:

âIt is argued that immense physical resources - for non local communication, espionage,

and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this

noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the

universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or

nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early

universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use.

Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the

uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing

them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation

(solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).â (Valentini, 2002)

I assume here as a fact that we have unconscious neurological responses before the

external stimuli. This cannot be explained by orthodox quantum theory because this

presponse is non-random violating the no-signaling with entanglement theorem based on

unitary time evolution of the quantum wave function and the usual Born probability

interpretation. The latter rule is that the squared modulus of the complex-valued quantum

wave function is the probability density in configuration space for position measurements

of many entangled particles. In Feynmanâs global path integral picture we coherently

square the sum of the amplitudes for indistinguishable histories, but not for

distinguishable histories.

Furthermore, I suggest that all living matter is ânon equilibriumâ in Valentiniâs âsubquantalâ

sense within Bohmâs ontological interpretation of quantum theory. The latter

pictures real electrons and other particles on definite space time trajectories influenced by

the non local context-dependent quantum potential as well as the classical local gauge

electro-weak-strong forces. Therefore, we can apply ordinary non-equilibrium statistical

mechanics because the âhidden variablesâ are not really âhiddenâ at all but correspond

pretty much to our usual classical pictures contrary to Bohrâs position in his debate with

Einstein. All the quantum weirdness is in the quantum potential Q for fermions and its

generalization to boson field theory. Orthodox quantum theory corresponding to âsubquantal

thermodynamic equilibriumâ of the hidden variable particles corresponds to a

âfragileâ quantum potential Q. âFragileâ in this context was coined by Bohm and Hiley in

their book âThe Undivided Universeâ. It means that the hidden variables are test particles

that are piloted by Q, but do not directly back-react on it. Such direct back-reaction

would permit stabilizing feedback-control loops between the entangled particles and their

shared Q. Pumping by an external flow of energy should establish sub-quantal non equilibrium

and long-range coherence analogous to a laser above threshold. The material

hidden variables are then no longer passive test particles at the mercy of their intrinsically

thought like Q, but modify it whilst being moved by it. This change in the shape of the Q

landscape is the origin of all conscious qualia. (Stapp, 1996) Thatâs the model.

Mathematically, in the simplest case of two identical entangled point particles in the slow

speed non-relativistic limit, the extended post-quantum theory has a post-quantum potential

Consciousness and Cosmology

Jack Sarfatti

ISEP.

Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

ABSTRACT

I conjecture that the intrinsic conscious mental field is analogous to a hologram

described by a low frequency effective field nonlinear dissipative (non-unitary) local

macro quantum coherent c-number multi-component order parameter. This order

parameter landscape in our brain obeys a Landau-Ginzburg type equation for a non equilibrium

dissipative structure with signal non locality violating microscopic

orthodox quantum theory. Therefore, different parts of the brain can locally decode

messages from other distant parts without having to wait for classical electrical and

chemical signal keys to move slower than light. The coherent order parameter

landscape is phase and amplitude locked into the distributed pattern of the electrical

and chemical signals both for sensory input and motor output in a set of creative

feedback-control loops. The imprinting action of the electrical and chemical signal

patterns on the intrinsically mental landscape excites our inner conscious qualia and

explains the âbinding problemâ of how the conscious mind has an undivided

wholeness. The piloting reaction of those excitations in the mental landscape back

on the electrical and chemical signal pattern is our volition in which thought is

expressed in our motor behavior. The application of similar ideas to the

cosmological dark energy and arrow of time problems is also discussed. Indeed, I

suggest that the dark energy accelerating the universe is advanced Hawking-Unruh

black body radiation from our future observer-dependent cosmological event

horizon.

Keywords: retro-causality, signal non locality, conscious qualia, holography, arrow

of time, horizons, dark energy, de Sitter space, Unruh effect, cosmological

constant paradox, Wheeler-Feynman advanced radiation

"Science proceeds as if the past was the home of explanation; whereas the future and the

future alone holds the key to the mysteries of the present. When that first cell divided, the

meaning of that division was to be discovered in the future, not in the past; when some

pre-human ancestor first uttered a human sound, the significance of that sound was to be

interpreted by human language, not by apish grunts; when the first plant showed

solicitude for its seed, the interest of that solicitude lay in the promise of maternal

affection. Things must be judged in the light of the coming morning, not in the setting

stars." (Sedgwick, 1916)

There is now ample independent reproducible evidence in many published papers (Bem,

2011), (Bierman, 2008; Libet, 1979; Radin, 2004) for back-from-the-future

âpresponseâ in human consciousness (Stapp, 1996). Yakir Aharonov (Aharonov,1998) in

his back-from-the-future version of quantum theory argues that unlike classical

mechanics, in quantum mechanics the initial pre-selected and final post-selected

conditions are truly independent. Indeed, the uncontrollable randomness of Heisenbergâs

microscope uncertainty gedanken experiment only occurs because we integrate out the

final condition in our intermediate observations. Aharonov shows with actual

experiments using weak measurements that the statistical ensemble expectation values

need two quantum state vectors instead of the usual one. For example, in addition to the

retarded Dirac âbraâ history propagating from the past preselected initial condition to

the present intermediate measurement, we also need the advanced Dirac âketâ

destiny propagating back-from-the-future post-selected final condition to the present.

The present weak measurement expectation value in standard Dirac notation is different

from the von-Neumann projection postulate for strong measurements, namely

A w ! history ËA destiny history | destiny (1.1)

Aharonov and his students speculate that a final condition in our future retro-causally

influences the past evolution of life on Earth. On the other hand, Michael Nauenberg

wrote:

âThe claim of Aharonov et al. that at various stages of the measurement process,

ensembles can be separated into sub-ensembles which can be associated with quantum

states, leads to contradictions with the principles of quantum mechanics, and gives

rise to the paradoxes of âimpossible ensemblesâ discussed in their article. Their unphysical

description of the measurement process, leads them to the false conclusion

that âquantum mechanics offers a place to specify both an initial and an independent final

state", and to such outlandish statements like âthat quantum mechanics lets one impose . .

. a putative final state of the universeâ." (Nauenberg, 2011)

Aharonovâs theory is still limited by what Abner Shimony calls âpassion at a distanceâ

aka signal locality. Signal locality precludes using nonlocal quantum entanglement as a

stand-alone communication channel. This means that any attempt to encode and send a

message from one part of an entangled system to another part will only show random

noise at that second part. Decoding the non locally entangled stored message always

requires an additional classical signal or âkeyâ to break the code. Brian Josephson

(Josephson, 1991) and myself (Sarfatti, 1998) independently suggested ways out of this

Catch 22 involving generalizing quantum theory with âsignal non localityâ very much like

the transition from special to general relativity where non-unitarity of the time evolution

of the quantum state is analogous to non-vanishing curvature. Antony Valentini published

detailed formal papers asserting that âsub-quantal non-equilibriumâ of Bohmâs âhidden

variablesâ permits signal non locality with profound consequences for quantum

cryptography (Valentini, 2002). In addition, the discovery of dark energy accelerating the

expansion of our observable universe is evidence for the idea that we are retro-causal

back-from-the-future hologram image computations from our future cosmological event

horizon (Davis, 2003) whose increasing area-entropy from the moment of inflation

almost trivially explains the irreversible arrow of time.

âQuantum correlations display a subtle non locality. On the one hand, as Bell showed,

quantum correlations could not arise in any theory in which all variables obey

relativistic causality. On the other hand, quantum correlations themselves obey

relativistic causalityâwe cannot exploit quantum correlations to transmit signals at

super luminal speeds (or at any speed). âŚ. Non locality and causality seem prima facie

incompatible. Einsteinâs causality contradicts Newtonâs action at a distance. Yet quantum

correlations do not permit action at a distance, and Shimony has aptly called the

nonlocality manifest in quantum correlations âpassion at a distance.â

(Popescu & Rohrlich,1996)

On the other hand, Antony Valentini wrote:

âIt is argued that immense physical resources - for non local communication, espionage,

and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this

noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the

universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or

nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early

universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use.

Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the

uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing

them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation

(solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).â (Valentini, 2002)

I assume here as a fact that we have unconscious neurological responses before the

external stimuli. This cannot be explained by orthodox quantum theory because this

presponse is non-random violating the no-signaling with entanglement theorem based on

unitary time evolution of the quantum wave function and the usual Born probability

interpretation. The latter rule is that the squared modulus of the complex-valued quantum

wave function is the probability density in configuration space for position measurements

of many entangled particles. In Feynmanâs global path integral picture we coherently

square the sum of the amplitudes for indistinguishable histories, but not for

distinguishable histories.

Furthermore, I suggest that all living matter is ânon equilibriumâ in Valentiniâs âsubquantalâ

sense within Bohmâs ontological interpretation of quantum theory. The latter

pictures real electrons and other particles on definite space time trajectories influenced by

the non local context-dependent quantum potential as well as the classical local gauge

electro-weak-strong forces. Therefore, we can apply ordinary non-equilibrium statistical

mechanics because the âhidden variablesâ are not really âhiddenâ at all but correspond

pretty much to our usual classical pictures contrary to Bohrâs position in his debate with

Einstein. All the quantum weirdness is in the quantum potential Q for fermions and its

generalization to boson field theory. Orthodox quantum theory corresponding to âsubquantal

thermodynamic equilibriumâ of the hidden variable particles corresponds to a

âfragileâ quantum potential Q. âFragileâ in this context was coined by Bohm and Hiley in

their book âThe Undivided Universeâ. It means that the hidden variables are test particles

that are piloted by Q, but do not directly back-react on it. Such direct back-reaction

would permit stabilizing feedback-control loops between the entangled particles and their

shared Q. Pumping by an external flow of energy should establish sub-quantal non equilibrium

and long-range coherence analogous to a laser above threshold. The material

hidden variables are then no longer passive test particles at the mercy of their intrinsically

thought like Q, but modify it whilst being moved by it. This change in the shape of the Q

landscape is the origin of all conscious qualia. (Stapp, 1996) Thatâs the model.

Mathematically, in the simplest case of two identical entangled point particles in the slow

speed non-relativistic limit, the extended post-quantum theory has a post-quantum potential

**The rest of the paper...as I don't want to waste bandwidth.**

http://journalofcosmology.com/SarfattiConsciousness.pdf

Quite interesting....consciousness with a scientific twist....but hey...what the heck do I know? Very interesting theory's here however. And I will close this with this portion.......http://journalofcosmology.com/SarfattiConsciousness.pdf

Quite interesting....consciousness with a scientific twist....but hey...what the heck do I know? Very interesting theory's here however. And I will close this with this portion.......

**âWe will show that a most relevant feature of ME is its enhanced stability against**

**thermal decoherence, even by several orders of magnitude, compared to the case of**

**simple LDE âŚ From the point of view of consciousness studies, this and other papers**

**concerned with quantum features in proteins involved in photosynthesis look to sound the**

**death knell for the recent orthodoxy that quantum features could not persist in biological**

**tissues, thus leaving the road open for the possibility of quantum coherence and**

**entanglement in the brain.â (Guadli, 2011)**

**The âCatch 22â forbidding the use of non local entanglement as a stand-alone**

communication channel depends on the linearity and unitary time evolution of the

Schrodinger equation in the configuration space for many particles. We can also use the

Wigner phase space density, but there is no new physics there relevant to our quest for

signal non locality. However, spontaneous symmetry breakdown of an invariance group G

of the dynamical action means that the ground state for real particles (and the vacuum

state for virtual particles) is described by the emergence of off-diagonal-long-range-order

(ODLRO) in the quantum correlation functions that obey a Landau-Ginzburg equation.

The formation of ordinary crystals, superconductors, and the Higgs mechanism in the

standard model of quarks, leptons and gauge bosons correspond to G = T3, U1 and SU2

respectively. This mechanism gives macro-quantum long range phase coherence in an

effective order parameter c-number theory whose dynamical equation is nonlinear, non unitary

and local in ordinary space time. Therefore, the necessary conditions for passion

at a distance no longer obtain. This is what happens in all living matter in my opinion

corresponding to Brian Josephsonâs idea of the biological utilization of non locality. Of

course small vibrations in the macro-quantum coherent c-number will obey the usual

quantum randomness with a linear unitary evolution in the configuration space of the

vibrating quasi-particles and collective modes. The coherent order parameter is a source

and sink for these incoherent quantum vibrations of its amplitudes and phases. The matter

quantum information wave and its boson particle hidden variables essentially fuse

together because a significant fraction of all the particles condense out of configuration

space to occupy the same single-particle quantum state in ordinary space.

Edit: I just found out......

communication channel depends on the linearity and unitary time evolution of the

Schrodinger equation in the configuration space for many particles. We can also use the

Wigner phase space density, but there is no new physics there relevant to our quest for

signal non locality. However, spontaneous symmetry breakdown of an invariance group G

of the dynamical action means that the ground state for real particles (and the vacuum

state for virtual particles) is described by the emergence of off-diagonal-long-range-order

(ODLRO) in the quantum correlation functions that obey a Landau-Ginzburg equation.

The formation of ordinary crystals, superconductors, and the Higgs mechanism in the

standard model of quarks, leptons and gauge bosons correspond to G = T3, U1 and SU2

respectively. This mechanism gives macro-quantum long range phase coherence in an

effective order parameter c-number theory whose dynamical equation is nonlinear, non unitary

and local in ordinary space time. Therefore, the necessary conditions for passion

at a distance no longer obtain. This is what happens in all living matter in my opinion

corresponding to Brian Josephsonâs idea of the biological utilization of non locality. Of

course small vibrations in the macro-quantum coherent c-number will obey the usual

quantum randomness with a linear unitary evolution in the configuration space of the

vibrating quasi-particles and collective modes. The coherent order parameter is a source

and sink for these incoherent quantum vibrations of its amplitudes and phases. The matter

quantum information wave and its boson particle hidden variables essentially fuse

together because a significant fraction of all the particles condense out of configuration

space to occupy the same single-particle quantum state in ordinary space.

Edit: I just found out......

**Jack Sarfatti & Russell Targ are heading to Las Vegas to meet with 100 ex Army officers who do remote viewing.**