The Scientific Validation of the Extrasensory and the Paranormal Part 7: A Huge Leap Forward in Understanding Our World

When the “natural philosophers” of the seventeenth century were developing what was to become the scientific method, they embarked on a completely new intellectual path.   They eliminated any consideration of religious doctrine and spiritual concepts as relevant to the understanding of events within the physical world.  In following this path, by the end of the nineteenth century, most scientists viewed the universe as a huge clockwork mechanism composed solely of material particles and forces.  The enormous successes and the rapid advances of science and technology strongly reinforced their belief that this was the correct approach to understanding the nature of our world.

This was before Einstein’s relativity theories, before the emergence of quantum mechanics and before powerful statistical techniques were developed to more precisely analyze research results.   Now, due to the availability of these sophisticated tools and theories, we know beyond any doubt that there is much more to the universe than is contained in its physical components and processes.  Nonphysical connections and interactions exist and are essential to fully understanding how physical events play out in the world around us.  What has been viewed as a strictly physical reality is actually just the tip of the iceberg that represents the understanding of the enormous potential power available to us within our world.  Instead of just random events resulting from the interaction of independent and separate objects, we find reality to be far more complex and much more multidimensional in its aspects than we have previously imagined.  Through the use of these new scientific tools, we have confirmed that every physical particle connects with every other particle instantly and without regard to the distance between them.

We see that nonphysical interactions unite every part of the universe into a unified whole.  Not only is distance totally irrelevant to these interactions, there is even strong evidence that they can act back into the past and forward into the future.  Such insights lend credence to the reports of mystics through the ages who have talked of a profound sense of “oneness” merging everything that exists.  From this understanding we also realize that the independent existence of separate objects within our universe is an illusion and the “local” interactions studied by our physical sciences are incomplete; they are approximations only.  Further, we see that by failing to account for the nonphysical dimensions along with the physical, our scientists have focused on what is by far the most limited aspect of the world.

The picture that is emerging before us is composed of at least two completely different types of interaction always present between the physical components of our universe.  Each type of interaction has its own distinct set of rules by which it always acts.  For lack of a better term, I will call them two distinct “domains” of action.  The first is the physical domain of which we are all familiar.  Its interactions are local in that they result from either the direct collision of objects or the interaction of forces that rapidly diminish with distance while always taking a finite amount of time to complete their action.  The second domain is the nonphysical one that is the main focus of these articles.  The nonphysical interactions have been called “non-local” since every action immediately affects everything else, everywhere.  Time and distance mean nothing and the response is all-inclusive throughout the universe.  Logically, both of these domains of action must always be involved in everything that happens.  Therefore, a complete understanding of the world requires that they most both be taken into account.

Since the nonphysical domain’s effects are so subtle, in the past it has been possible to ignore them and to still develop effective scientific theories that do not take this domain into account.  In other words, in many situations, to get a good approximation of what is happening, the nonphysical interactions can be ignored.   This approximation, though, limits us to the study of either objects directly contacting each other or the actions of forces or energies that diminish rapidly with distance.  In limiting our attention to the physical we fail to access sweeping nonphysical potentials that are completely independent of the limitations imposed by time and distance.  If we wish to go much beyond our current level of understanding in our sciences and technology, we will need to greatly increase our capacity to take the nonphysical domain’s effects into account. 

Due to their enormous scope of action, the nonphysical interactions are infinitely more potent and comprehensive.  This domain of action so completely supersedes the time and distance limitations of physical interactions that the only reasonable conclusion is that the nonphysical domain is actually primary, while the physical is subordinate.   We are on the brink of embarking on an exciting new path with our science that merges our current understanding of the physical events of the world with a newly developing understanding of its transcendent nonphysical dimensions.   This new path promises a huge leap forward in our understanding of the universe and an enormous increase in our power to effect changes within it.

The next article will add to these insights by providing a dramatic new look at the potential power of the human mind.


About Chuck Gebhardt

I am a physician specializing in internal medicine. I sub-specialize in nutritional medicine. I am very interested in all areas of healing research, not necessarily limited to traditional medicine topics.
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