Contents13.1 Quantum theory
The Zeta cosmology is consistent with the philosophy of panpsychism, the assumption that all that exists has consciousness. This view contrasts with the philosophy of materialism which assumes that all is inanimate matter and that consciousness is merely the behaviour of any sufficiently complex system made of matter. Assumptions such as these are behind the design and interpretation of any scientific experiment.
Human physics based on materialism is well developed and sophisticated. The so-called Standard Model of quantum mechanics makes very accurate predictions, and so satisfies many scientists and engineers who understand it. Nevertheless, there are doubts about the interpretation of quantum theory - in particular, the role the observer plays in how reality unfolds. For example, physicists now know that mere knowledge of an experimental procedure can affect what is measured.
The science of the Zetas offers a cosmology based on the assumption of panpsychism, that all is connected as a complex “wave” in consciousness space. The observer is also embedded in this space, and so is a necessary participant in any experiment. It should come as no surprise that the experimenter’s knowledge, or consciousness, affects the experiment. This chapter examines how quantum theory can be conceptually integrated with the Zeta science.
A theory proposed by Hotson (2002a, 2002b, 2009) is also discussed. Hotson's theory can be interpreted as analogous to the Zeta description of the materialization process. Hotson developed his theory in reaction to perceived violations of physical laws that appear to be accepted by most physicists. The theory is based on Dirac’s relativistic generalization of the Schrödinger wave equation in quantum mechanics. It offers a physical understanding of the creation of matter which maps onto the Zeta description of how matter is created in consciousness space.
The “Orch OR” theory developed by Hameroff and Penrose (2014), a neurophysiologist and theoretical physicist, respectively, proposes a brain mechanism for connecting with a proto-consciousness located in the space/time geometry of the universe at the smallest possible scale. Consciousness is not all-pervasive in the theory, but it exists independent of matter and is given a role to play in explaining awareness. The theory is a step toward panpsychism and the Zeta cosmology, and so appears promising in that regard.
The necessary role of consciousness in maintaining the existence of the matter universe was recognized by Edward Close (2000) in his book, “Transcendental Physics”. Close examined the implications of certain advances in physics (EPR_BELL_ASPECT) that expanded on the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics proposed by Niels Bohr. In a nutshell, this interpretation holds that at the quantum level there is no phenomenon until it registers as an observation or measurement. The critical experiments also lead to the conclusion that non-local systems may share a common reality as expressed by the Copenhagen interpretation. We know this as quantum entanglement.
Close also discussed the implications of the well-known delayed-choice double-slit experiment. Experiments of this nature (e.g., QuantumEraser, 2002; Walborn et al, 2002, 2003; Jacques, 2007; DelayChoice, 2015) show that light behaves as a particle or a wave depending on the state of knowledge about the apparatus at the instant when a measurement is taken. It could even be said that light quanta do not exist until the instant of measurement or observation; that is, the particles do not have a past. Close commented that the act of registering the phenomenon of light is equivalent to an elementary act of creation.
The result of the double-slit experiment suggests that a photon does not exist as a particle before it strikes a receptor in the eye, and only the effect of the photon exists when an observation occurs. In turn, the elementary particles in the receptors do not exist until they have an effect on other receptors further along the chain of interactions to the brain. Matter and energy become objective entities when they register as effects.
So then what is the final receptor that can stop this otherwise infinite sequence of effects? Close argued that it must be something other than quanta of physical particles. He says, “The final receptor completing an observation must be something real, existing beyond physical quanta, capable of receiving and properly organizing the distinct impressions of form and structure relayed by the effects of the quanta of matter and energy that we perceive as existing in an objective physical world. Since the interpretation of form and structure as information with meaning is a function of the conscious observer, this something must be closely related to, if not the very substance of, consciousness itself.” He emphasized that the final receptor in a conscious observer is real but non-physical; i.e., not composed of quanta of matter and/or energy. This final non-quantized receptor in the conscious observer he calls individualized consciousness.
The same logic may be applied to the whole universe which is thought to have begun in an instant at the “big bang”. But how could the first quantum of energy have taken on an objective existence as a particle when no other particles existed for it to affect? Could the receptor of the first particle have been non-physical? Close argued that, as in the termination of the chain of effects in the conscious observer, there must have been a non-physical terminator to receive the first particle. Otherwise, the physical universe as we know it could not have come into being. He called this receiver, primary consciousness.
Close named the receptor of the information carried by the final set of quanta in the physical chain of events, the receptorium. The receptorium forms non-quantized images of physical reality in a space he named the gestaltenraum. This is where “the structure of some selected aspects of primary consciousness is registered in individual consciousness.” The pattern in the gestaltenraum is the instantiation of a virtual pattern in primary consciousness where all possible virtual patterns exist. This suggested a feedback loop via a living physical participant so that consciousness can observe itself.
Close explained, “The world we know is constructed in order (and such a way to be able) to see itself. … Every observation is an instance of reality/primary consciousness observing itself. It is the completion of a self-referential loop. Structure and form, originating in primary consciousness, is projected as a spectrum of potentialities. The process is completed when one specific structure or form is selected by observation and confirmed again in the nonlocal space of consciousness.”
According to Close, primary consciousness presents the physical universe “as a spectrum of potentialities” represented by Schrödinger’s wave equation in quantum mechanics. The physical observer selects particular potentials and transmutes them through the receptorium of the individualized consciousness to the gestaltenraum. The observation is mapped to a virtual construct in primary consciousness where it has always existed.
The self-referential loop proposed by Close is also implied by this comment from a Zeta, “Now remember that without matter, consciousness has no reflection, and so all consciousness exists from one source entity, but exists in matter as multiple races.” Existence as a being of matter serves a function. The being’s intention selects potentials of consciousness projected by etheric bodies. The selections are sense information that is reflected back to primary consciousness by the heterodyning process controlled by the intention of an individualized consciousness (see “Heterodyning vibrational states”). Close would say that the quantized sensory information is processed through the receptorium and the gestaltenraum. The result in either case is the illusion that matter exists.
Close concluded, “Atomic structure depends upon the existence of elementary quanta, and the existence of quanta ultimately depends upon reception in consciousness. As it is illogical to assume that effects can exist without cause, we have to conclude that observable reality depends upon quanta, and that non-quantum consciousness, primary and individualized, are necessary ingredients of reality, participating in the processes that cause the universe to exist as it does.”
Close's reasoning about the crucial experiments endorsing the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, supports a reinterpretation of human science. Consciousness must have a continuous existence separable from the quantized universe of matter. According to Close, matter cannot exist without the spectrum of potentialities projected by the primary consciousness. Of course, the primary consciousness identified by Close is basic to the Zeta science as well.
The Zetas equate primary consciousness to the void. They said, “The void is a living entity of total consciousness, oligarchical in nature, and is partially living as an experience in separation, through illusion, of self through the vesture of matter. Each separation of consciousness is layers to perform many functions. Some levels of consciousness pervade the worlds of matter, whereas others are multifaceted in energetic form, each having the ability to exist as a race of beings in every form.”
The primary consciousness lives an “experience in separation”, meaning that the one becomes many layers, some of which are worlds of matter and others are energetic realms. Beings can exist in all these environments, and all are part of the experience of the primary consciousness.
A Zeta commented about human science, “The grid process is much aligned with the nature of all things being connected. Your scientists are now understanding the relationship between the subatomic particles, and that the state is determined by its relationship to other particles, but they do not understand that it is the consciousness that creates the state, and it is consciousness that has created the illusion of matter.”
“All things being connected” would obviously include the observed entanglement of separated or non-local particles. According to the Zeta, the correlation between the states of entangled particles (Aspect et al., 1982) occurs because consciousness creates the states. This suggests an experiment analogous to the delayed-choice double-slit experiment where knowledge of the photon’s path is manipulated. That is, the particles should be entangled only when the observer knows that they were generated under conditions that produce entanglement. If the condition for entanglement is randomly determined and the observer cannot know when it occurs, the particle states should not be correlated when the assumed condition for entanglement exists.
The Zetas emphasized that all is illusion at a deeper level of understanding, meaning all is a creation of consciousness. They agree with Close that all that could possibly be exists in the energy of primary consciousness. “Consciousness has all information, but how consciousness reveals it to itself is a different process, nothing is created.” The process of creation is primary or individualized consciousness recursively “activating certain areas of consciousness.”
For all to exist in primary consciousness, much must remain hidden as virtual patterns or potentials, else there would be chaos. The process of creation described by the Zetas instantiates a selected subset of all possible experiences. Rather than creating a new pattern in the grid, a being’s intent to create would instantiate an existing virtual pattern.
With respect to our physical world, a Zeta said, “All physical matter has an etheric body”, and the etheric body contains the specifications or template for the physical object. The Zeta agreed that matter is perceived when “intention selects possibilities projected by etheric objects to create the physical illusion.” The possibilities projected by etheric objects are equivalent to Close’s spectrum of potentialities provided by primary consciousness. So the etheric template may be understood as the collection of wave functions defined by quantum mechanics as probabilities. The “collapse” of the wave function by observation is the selection by the observer from the possibilities projected by the etheric object.
The Zeta said, “Matter needs to exist in certain frequencies. For it to bind it needs this frequency.” The coarse matter vibrations we select with our perceptions are organizations of the vibrations of finer matter. According to the Zeta, the binding of finer matter to make our coarse matter only occurs within a particular range of vibrational states. And so, the Zeta explained, “Many consciousness are based in the physical form they need to exist at.” That is, the consciousness of an entity wishing to have an experience with our matter universe is constrained to operate within this same range of vibrational states.
The Zeta observed, “Matter defines experience of consciousness, in as it limits potential.” The potentials of consciousness that can be activated are limited in the illusion of matter. For example, the colours that can be experienced by a being of matter have a much smaller range than colours seen in the energetic realm during out-of-body travels such as near-death experiences.
If perception by a conscious being brings the illusion of matter into existence, what happens when there is no conscious being present? For example, craters were formed on the moon when it was struck by large objects, even when no living beings were there to perceive the events. The Zeta was asked, “Does matter interact with matter even when there is no individual consciousness there to perceive it?” He answered, “There is perception at all levels, even if the prime focus is not in existence.” The Zeta understands that all matter is based in consciousness, and all levels or states of vibration have an ability to perceive.
The prime focus in the Zeta’s answer refers to the awareness of the individualized consciousness mentioned in the question. In the delayed-choice double-slit experiment referenced earlier (e.g., Walborn et al, 2003), a photon exhibits the properties of a particle or a wave. When the path of a photon through the experimental apparatus is known, a prime focus exists and the photon is observed to behave as a particle. When the path cannot be known, there is no prime focus and the photon behaves as a wave. It still interacts with the experimental apparatus, however, so the presence of the prime focus of an individualized consciousness is not required for the illusion of matter to persist.
When matter interacts with matter without the presence of an individualized consciousness, a form of perception takes place at lower vibrational states. In the double-slit experiment, matter may interact with matter without “collapsing the wave function”, and the photon behaves like a wave. The consciousness of matter at lower levels of vibration does not select from the spectrum of potentialities. Rather, all possible potentialities for the photon are superposed in its interaction with other matter. This suggests that selection from the spectrum of potentialities happens only when an individualized consciousness has a prime focus.
In the earlier chapter entitled “Gravity”, a Zeta discussed re-materialization of a dematerialized craft. He said, “Re-materialization is performed and supported by energy body capacity to hold basic quanta pattern. Matter then re-establishes form.” The energy body, or etheric body, holds basic quanta pattern that represents the potential form of the physical body. The quanta pattern corresponds to Close’s spectrum of potentialities described by the Schrödinger equation of quantum mechanics. The pattern is interpreted by consciousness as matter, and by individualized consciousness as the materialized Zeta craft.
According to Close, matter arises from a mass of potentialities presented by primary consciousness. The individualized consciousness selects some of these potentialities to create physical observations. It becomes aware of the observations when the non-quantized receptorium and gestaltenraum are affected. Close could say, therefore, that matter does not have an existence separate from consciousness, but is an illusion continuously created in consciousness. This would accord with the view often stated by the Zetas, “It is consciousness that has created the illusion of matter.”
In “The creation process”, we saw that a non-physical being may also create experiences. The being instantiates a virtual pattern in primary consciousness by invoking the creative process with the appropriate intention. Since the being is already having a non-quantized existence, it does not require a device like the receptorium to move information from a quantized to a non-quantized state. It is able to modulate the energy of consciousness space directly in the grid, and the result could be equivalent to the representation in the gestaltenraum.
Physical creation also differs from non-physical creation in that primary consciousness appears to constrain what potentialities are available to be selected. The available potentialities in successive instants in the “now” are not independent. What is possible in one instant depends on what was possible in the previous instant. We understand this as causality. For example, a human being cannot fly unaided, so possibilities related to flying are not likely to be in the spectrum of potentialities available to an observer unless the human stepped off a cliff in the preceding instant.
Creating in the physical and non-physical realms appear to be alternative ways to generate new experiences. When a Zeta was asked to comment on what was the point of life, death, and change, he answered, “All beings are of a life force nature, striving for experience, comparison. … The higher self nature seeks to understand itself via many avenues.” He also said, “We believe that the source energy has created multiple timelines and existences and dimensional processes for the ability to understand self; it is learning from facets of existence.”
The process for making ectoplasm and apports, described in “Matter and materialization”, suggests a correspondence with an interpretation of a well-known yet controversial equation formulated by Paul Dirac who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933. The equation is a relativistic generalization of the Schrödinger wave equation in quantum mechanics. It is well known today for successfully predicting the existence of anti-matter such as the positron. The implications of the equation were developed by Donald L. Hotson (2002a, 2002b, 2009) into a novel conceptual theory to address commonly accepted non-causal effects in current theories of physics.
Remarkably, Hotson’s interpretation of the Dirac equation offers a mechanism for the creation of matter that is consistent with the Zeta's explanation of materialization. The reader is encouraged to read Hotson's articles since only the most pertinent elements of his proposal will be mentioned here.
The interpretation of the Dirac equation is controversial since it predicts twice as many particle states as expected. In particular, it predicts the existence of both positive and negative-energy electrons and positrons. Negative-energy states are considered physically impossible by most physicists. Nevertheless, Dirac proposed the existence of a sea of negative-energy particles interspersed with our familiar positive-energy matter. It is filled with unlimited numbers of polarized electron-positron pairs which Hotson named the “epo”. In this negative energy state, the epos are thought to vibrate in multiple dimensions, some of which are imaginary (in a mathematical sense) where they would have lower energy. The epos that have actually been found to surround a positive-energy ion are therefore not created, but simply show themselves following a change of state. They appear in the positive energy range when the epos vectors point in real directions.
A positron may be described as an out-of-phase electron, and so an epo has a different version of the same particle at each end. The epo is said to be “charge condensed” so that each charge is affected mostly by its oppositely charged partner. The negative-energy epo has no mass or inertia and so is not detectable. Hotson contends that the negative-energy sea of epos must exist in the form of a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC), and that our reality is immersed in the BEC.
In the BEC, charges are always balanced and negative energy must predominate. The whole BEC is described by a single quantum mechanical wave function and behaves as a unit rather than as a collection of individual particles. Hotson describes the BEC as an energetic machine that is a hive of activity. Charges travel at the speed of light filling every available dimension. But in spite of the charge condensed nature of the epos, like charges must frequently meet and repel each other in the crowded BEC environment, thus generating positive energy. The positive energy manifests in our normal reality as particles with mass.
Because the Dirac equation has four roots, Hotson proposed that everything must be made of electrons and positrons with positive and negative energies. The early universe was composed of neutrons, so he suggested that a neutron must be made of epos. Consistent with this is the observation that the diameter of a neutron is the same as the length of an epo. Hotson suggested that 9180 electron-positron pairs with spin energy in ten dimensions are a stable arrangement, making an object with a neutral charge. Such an object may be formed in the BEC from random fluctuations of spins in the ten dimensions. When by chance the object has positive energy with spin energy in all ten dimensions, it is expelled from the BEC as a neutron. When it appears in the positive energy realm, the neutron may decay to a proton and an electron, and of course, these are the constituents of atoms and molecules.
Hotson describes a process of random fluctuations of the ten-dimensional epo spin vectors in the all-encompassing BEC to form a positive energy neutron, while the Zetas describe the coordination of invisible fine matter by consciousness to form matter in ectoplasm and apports. The following examination indicates that these two processes are similar.
The Zeta model introduces the concept of a spectrum of granularity for describing matter. At the coarsest end of the spectrum is matter that we normally experience, so this must be positive-energy matter such as the nucleons or larger. The electron was given by a Zeta as an example of non-combined finer matter. It follows that the epo is a form of finer matter since it consists of a positive and a negative electron. These are each the same particle differing only in phase. We can say, therefore, that the epos in the BEC with their randomly oriented spin vectors fall somewhere towards the fine end of the matter granularity spectrum, and are described by the Zetas as non-organized fine matter.
While Hotson attributes the formation of a positive-energy structure in the BEC entirely to random fluctuations, the Zeta model says consciousness can promote such an organization by imposing a “framework of materialization” on the finer matter. In the case of an apport, this framework is the mirror image of the copied etheric body. Consciousness biases the orientation of epos spin vectors from imaginary to real directions so that finer matter structures in the framework assume a positive energy. If the structures were the size of 9180 epos, the resulting stable object would enter the coarsest state of matter as a neutron and be forced out of the BEC.
Hotson's proposed mechanism must be only part of the process since ectoplasm and apports are made of more than just neutrons. Perhaps the framework of materialization can form more complex kinds of coarse matter. The Zeta says that created matter “is seen as certain elements, some of a finer framework, others of a gross process.” The pluralization in “others of a gross process” suggests that more than neutrons can be created as coarse matter. This comment may refer to the carbon atoms organized by an apport’s etheric body, the template for the physical object. A carbon atom can form from the combination of three helium nuclei (i.e., alpha particles), each consisting of two protons and two neutrons (Epelbaum, 2011; ScienceDaily, 2011). We have already seen how a proton or a neutron may emerge from the BEC when the energy of a cluster of epos becomes positive as proposed by Hotson, or as fine matter is drawn together by consciousness according to the Zeta model.
The creation of positive-energy matter is described in different ways by Hotson and the Zetas. Nevertheless, it is easy to see by analogy how they correspond. When the points of correspondence are recognized, each description suggests how the other might be extended.
For example, Hotson's model offers information about the framework of materialization acted upon by consciousness in the Zeta's model, and the kind of manipulation needed to create matter. Specifically, the framework of materialization is embedded in a field of epos, and consciousness may change the orientations of the epos spin vectors so that the energy of a structure within the framework becomes positive. The resulting nucleon is ejected from the BEC.
In turn, the Zeta model says that a spectrum of matter granularity coexists with the coarsest granularity of our physical reality. The spectrum consists of multiple layers, and the finer layers are undetectable by our senses and instruments. As proposed by Hotson, the epos form the negative-energy layer in the BEC, and can become positive-energy matter in the adjacent coarsest layer of matter. The Zeta’s assertion that there are multiple layers suggests that the epos layer is filled in a similar manner from an even finer layer. Like the BEC, each layer would contain only objects satisfying constraints unique to that layer.
The Zetas' comments indicated that some material from which ectoplasm and apports are made is “manufactured” from the medium's body. The primary source material for ectoplasm is the water in the body. The water molecules are decomposed into hydrogen and oxygen ions by spirit consciousness and reorganized so that the corresponding etheric objects approximate the desired properties of the ectoplasm as closely as possible.
The process for creating an apport differs somewhat, especially when the object is made of elements not found in large quantities in the body. For example, a brass apport would require significant quantities of zinc and copper. Material outside the body can be used instead, and small samples of this material is required to condition the “conduit of materialization” in the medium's body so that more can be created.
Gaps in the etheric framework for both ectoplasm and apports are filled when consciousness draws in finer matter. This matter forms carbon atoms that are then transmuted with the “energy of existence” to complete the creation of new physical matter. The drawing of finer matter is analogous to the creation of neutrons from the epos in the BEC as described by Hotson.
Sometimes ectoplasm is accompanied by crackling noises that sound like discharges of static electricity (e.g., Foy, 2008; TreurnietScole, 2012). This effect might occur when matter emerges from the BEC, such as the nucleons proposed by Hotson. A neutron will decay into a proton and an electron. The electron may be given enough kinetic energy to escape and may negatively charge nearby matter, leaving behind the heavier proton with its positive charge. An accumulation of such opposing charges on floating bodies of ectoplasm might neutralize with a crackling sound upon contact with other bodies or objects in the room. Another effect often produced by some mediums is a small ball of light flying around the room. This light might be a corona discharge between streams of particles with opposite polarity emerging from the BEC.
It is said that ectoplasm should never be touched by bystanders for fear of harming the medium. A famous example of such interference is the Helen Duncan case (HelenDuncan). Authorities suspected that her productions of ectoplasm were fraudulent and interrupted a séance to expose her. Before she was arrested, the ectoplasm whipped back and appeared to cause second degree burns to her body. It is believed by some that her death a few weeks later may have been caused by more serious internal injuries from the incident. This episode suggests that the consciousness of the spirit control was distracted by the intrusion, causing it to lose control of the ectoplasm. Apparently, the conditions created by consciousness need to be actively maintained or the medium may suffer.
We can speculate how the combined Zeta-Hotson model could account for an injury to Helen Duncan. Consciousness changes the epos spin states in the materialization framework to form positive energy nucleons for creation or transmutation of elements and to promote biochemical activity. Control by the medium may need to be continuous in order to keep the neutrons and any resulting proton energies positive. In this positive-energy state, the created protons may have combined chemically with Duncan's physiology as hydrogen ions. If so, the removal of constraints on the epos spin vectors when the spirit control's consciousness was distracted could have had serious consequences. The created nucleons, including any resulting carbon atoms, might have reentered the BEC or fine matter state when the energy became negative again. Such random disappearances of atomic and sub-atomic particles could have disrupted Duncan's physiological processes.
A corollary to this speculative hypothesis is that the consciousness of the spirit control is normally able to manage an orderly retreat of the ectoplasm. A slow release of the control imposed by consciousness would allow disappearing particles to be gradually replaced by available positive-energy particles, thus avoiding harm to the medium.
The Zetas confirmed that a conscious entity may use the heterodyning process to produce a vibrational potential that is the difference between two original vibrational states (see “Heterodyning vibrational states”). The non-linear device required for this process is the intention of an entity. In the chapter section on “Self-healing”, for example, the heterodyning process was described as part of a control system that helps to maintain homeostasis in the body when cellular processes go awry. The local consciousness maintains a blueprint of the body, and detects any deviations in the physical body from the blueprint information. This information is communicated to cellular processes to restore the body to its optimum state. So the self-healing control system communicates corrective information across a realm boundary to the appropriate cellular processes.
A similar process of heterodyning appears to send sensory information across the same realm boundary, but in the opposite direction. Sensory systems have well-understood physical brain mechanisms, and these must somehow communicate their information to a corresponding etheric mechanism. The local consciousness would use this etheric potential to activate the “felt” sensation that is a property of consciousness.
A Zeta confirmed that the etheric body is part of the sensory system when he said, “The etheric body of a human, or of any entity, is designed to accept light as a mechanism to provide stimulation.”
The existence of etheric components of sensory systems was also indicated when a Zeta was asked why there were often mysterious sensations of cold in a séance room. He replied, “I would say that the etheric body presents itself at a reduced temperature to the physical body, but the physical body has a perception that the temperature has changed, but it has not.” A spirit or other energetic entity can affect the etheric sensory component directly, and so a person could feel a drop in temperature even though there was no change in the ambient temperature of the room.
The use of heterodyning in sensory processes was also confirmed in a brief discussion about hearing with a Zeta. He said, “So ear position is an available source of input. Each position, all channels, seeking to be understood within the frameworks of difference.” The Zeta had earlier proposed the word “differencing” as an alternative name for the heterodyning process, and so he indicated with this comment that the heterodyning framework is indeed involved in auditory perception.
The heterodyning process transfers the information from the physical to the etheric mechanism when the local consciousness has the intention. A Zeta said, “The physical body is a potential. The way that its potential is perceived and used is directly a response from the entity working with the physical body.” He described what the process has to work with as follows.
Zeta: You have one frequency in the physical, multiple frequencies in the etheric body, and then the highest possible frequency that you are able to be determined by. That attachment is a active flow of energy and frequency between the physical and the higher self using the etheric as the intermediary process.
There is “a active flow of energy and frequency between the physical and the higher self”, suggesting that the heterodyning process transfers information from the physical senses to the higher self rather than to the local consciousness. This rather surprising turn was pursued by asking the Zeta, “Does the local consciousness use heterodyning to allow the body’s physical senses to activate an etheric potential and a consciousness potential, in order to create awareness of the sensation?” The Zeta replied, “There is capacity for the local consciousness to participate in this process, but the greater process is the higher-self heterodyning, as you call it, back to the local consciousness, and beyond.” The sensory information is indeed communicated to the higher self. It is the higher self that uses heterodyning to share the sensory information with the local consciousness and “beyond”.
According to the medium, the word “beyond” was used pointedly to mean “something well beyond what we understand.” Perhaps the Zeta had in mind the role of the senses in creating the illusion of matter as discussed in the earlier section on “Quantum theory”. The Zeta said, “Consciousness has all information, but how consciousness reveals it to itself is a different process, nothing is created.” The process of creation is consciousness recursively “activating certain areas of consciousness.” The Zeta added, “Without matter, consciousness has no reflection, and so all consciousness exists from one source entity, but exists in matter as multiple races.” The physical senses of those races participate in the self-referential loop that enables the source consciousness to experience itself.
The heterodyning process requires two vibrational states as input, and generates a difference potential as output when there is an intention to do so. One input to the process would obviously be the physical potentials generated by the biological mechanism for a particular sense. The Zeta said, “There are chemical exchanges within the physical body that produce electrical impulses. Those impulses provide properly formed mechanisms which interchange with the etheric body.”
The other input would be the “highest possible frequency that you are able to be determined by”; that is, the state of consciousness that defines a particular entity. It is a relatively constant state of vibration, so when the local consciousness has the intention, the difference potential would follow the variations in the physical potential of the senses. The difference potential is applied to the state of the etheric body, and its potential is altered accordingly. Finally, the etheric potentials are transmuted to potentials in consciousness to create the “felt quality” of the sensation. The consciousness potentials are irreducible properties of consciousness and are the inexplicable qualities we feel as sensations.
A human theory somewhat analogous to this process is the “Orch OR” theory proposed by Hameroff (1998, 2001). The theory accepts the premise that consciousness has an existence separate from the physical body. Hameroff, a neurophysiologist, and Penrose, a theoretical physicist, suggested a specific quantum process for communicating physical sensory information to consciousness (Hameroff and Penrose, 2014). They proposed that quantum computations are the basis for consciousness and occur in brain cell microtubules. The microtubules are part of the cytoskeleton, an intracellular matrix that supports the shape and function of all cells.
Penrose (1994) recognized the theoretical non-computability of consciousness. By its nature, the collapse of a superposed quantum state is non-computable, and Hameroff (2001) agreed that it is “an essential feature of consciousness which distinguishes our minds from classical computers”.
According to the “Orch OR” theory, quantum-superposed states form in the microtubules in brain neurons. When a certain threshold is reached, the superposed states undergo an orchestrated objective reduction (the OR in “Orch OR”), and collapse to create a discrete conscious event. A sequence of such collapses produces a stream of consciousness.
Hameroff speculated that physical processes in the brain connect via quantum entanglement to a consciousness embedded in a Planck-scale, space-time geometry (Hameroff and Chopra, 2010). He “sees the universe as an ocean at the level of Planck scale geometry, containing precursors of consciousness, proto-conscious qualia, as well as precursors of mass, spin, electrical charge and other fundamental components, ranging up to biomolecular scales”. Communication with this ocean via a sequence of quantum computations gives rise to the experience of consciousness.
Note that qualia, the felt states of the senses, are included as “proto-consciousness” to be felt when activated by the “Orch OR” quantum process. This is analogous to the Zeta cosmology where experiences of sensations are consciousness potentials activated by the heterodyning process invoked by intention. Further, Hameroff proposed that matter receives its properties from precursors in consciousness, and this seems analogous to the relationship between matter and etheric templates. Although he does not take the panpsychist’s view, the theory could evolve to recognize matter as a construct of consciousness that communicates with consciousness potentials via the proposed “Orch OR” quantum process.