Quantum Big Bang
Since the days of Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Nikola Tesla, Niels Bohr, and others who introduced quantum physics, scientists have explored the origins of the universe through that lens.
The result is a new paradigm replacing the notion that the world consists of bits of matter randomly colliding in space, materializing after the Big Bang. The quantum explanation is that everything in the universe is a non-random, connected, intelligent, in-formed expression of electromagnetic fields and forces created by the Big Bang.1
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These electromagnetic fields and forces created by the Big Bang are still being discovered today, described in grand unified field theories, zero point field theories, or universal quantum field theories. According to many physicists, there were many Big Bangs that created many universes, in what is called a multiverse.
What Came before the Big Bang?
Before the Big Bang, physicists suggest there was a more primordial field, known as the Minkowski vacuum, or what many believe to have been described thousands of years ago in Vedic science as the Akashic field.1,2
The Big Bang is thought to have excited the primordial Akashic field into quantum fields and forces. The pre-Big Bang Akashic field is considered beyond space and time as we know them, because our space-time was created at the time of the Big Bang, while the primordial cosmic Akashic field or Minkowski vacuum existed before the beginning of the universe.
The Akashic Field
Thousands of years ago, Vedic texts so precisely described the structure of the universe and its most fundamental Akashic field that Ervin Laszlo, two-time Noble Prize nominee, think tank founder, and author of 75 books, credits Vedic science by continuing to use the term Akashic field.
The Sanskrit concept of Akasha, meaning space or ether, describes the vibrational nature of the universe in great detail. The first vibrational ripple of the universe is described in Vedic texts as shabda and the movement of the vibration as consciousness is called spanda. 1,2 To describe Akasha, Laszlo quotes Sanskrit scholar I.K. Taimni:
There is a mysterious integrated state of vibration from which all possible kinds of vibration can be derived by a process of differentiation. That is called N.da in Sanskrit. It is a vibration in a medium . . . which may be translated as space in English. But . . . it is not mere empty space but space which, though apparently empty, contains within itself an infinite amount of potential energy.1,2
Physicists today have discovered that quantum fields are not empty space. In fact, the space between us and between the planets is incredibly dense—as dense as the space inside an atom.1,2
This new quantum paradigm suggests that what we see today as matter is tightly packed clusters of vibrating energy. It was previously thought that matter was vibrating on a very subtle subatomic level, but this turns out not to be the case, according to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and cutting-edge quantum physicists.1 It is not matter that vibrates, but the energy of space.
We now know that the universe is a system of complex, coherent clusters of vibrating energy. The things we see and touch are the way these vibrational clusters appear when we look at them.1
Max Planck, father of quantum physics in the 1930s, says, “There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.”1
Nikola Tesla says something similar: “If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”1 The Akashic field, in the Vedanta school of Vedic philosophy, means the basis and essence of all things in the material world, the first element.
The Elements are Created
The elements are created in sequence, according to Vedic science, from the most subtle, Akasha (space, ether), to the most dense, prithivi (earth, matter). The field of Akasha was excited by the super-contraction and -expansion of the Big Bang, creating the next element, prana (vayu, energy, movement).
It is theorized by Laszlo and others that the evolution of Akasha into prana is the transition from a state of pure potential (Akasha) to a more manifest energized state (prana, a cosmic energy that permeates all things), which physicists call quantum particles, such as leptons, hadrons, mesons, neutrinos, and others.1,2
Physicists call this pranic, energizing force an “attractor” that acts on systems in space and time.1 It is also thought that this transition from Akashic fields to pranic fields is the force that created a trend toward structure, form, and coherence after the Big Bang.
More conservatively speaking, Laszlo says, “The nonrandom evolution of the universe—and the evolution of the macrostructures of the universe—is governed by attractors.” This process is further explained in Vedic science as the manifestation of the more dense elements.
When space or Akasha is stirred by movement of prana, it causes friction, which generates heat. In the evolution of the macrostructures of the universe, this could be described as the formation of stars like our sun—creating the next element: fire.
The heat of fire, say from a sun, is said to attract and liquefy micro- and macro-structures, forming the next element: water. Water feeds the evolution of the final element: earth in English, prithivi in Sanskrit, meaning that which holds.
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Is the Universe Intelligent?
The Akashic field is thought to be intelligent or in-formed. Many call it a form of intelligence or consciousness. As the universe evolves and elements manifest, it is understood that the consciousness or intelligence is lively in all its manifestations. The pranic field, described by physicists as quantum field theories, seems to play an important role in harnessing and organizing the creative potential of the Akashic field.
Theoretical physicists, like Ervin, Nassim Harriman, and others, believe the Akashic field is a field of pure potentiality or consciousness and that the pranic field or next elemental evolution is the energizer, organizer, or “attractor” of this consciousness. They make the case that the Akashic field of consciousness still pervades everything, even after the Big Bang manifestation. It is like a spider who makes a web (of consciousness) and then walks on its own web. The Akashic field is conscious and enlivened.
Does the Brain Create Consciousness?
In this theory, the human brain acts more as an antenna tapping into the field of consciousness, rather than being the creator of our consciousness. In fact, the brain is both receiving and transmitting information from and to the field. Every thought we have is uploaded into the field of consciousness. Our collective thoughts, actions, feelings, and impressions act as feedback mechanisms to the quantum fields, helping the universe evolve.
The work of Stephen Hawking and others has informed us that not just the living world adapts, adjusts, and evolves, but the whole world and universe does as well.1,2 Through our actions and thoughts, we provide bits of information about this world that help the universe (Akashic field of consciousness) evolve—or devolve.
As the microcosm, so the macrocosm is a classic Vedic principle that appears in almost every religion and has been proven over again in quantum physics.4
In the same way microbes on plants, soil, air, and food deliver genetic information regarding new toxins and threats through a process called horizontal transfer, we act as microbes of the universe, providing information essential for the evolution and survival of the universe (aka the conscious field of intelligence that pervades everything, the Akashic field). So it seems that, at least collectively, our thoughts have power.
Religions and spiritual groups speak of “oneness,” a concept now backed by quantum physics. Based on the new science, ancient wisdom, and many religious and spiritual beliefs, we all come from and contribute to the same intelligence—call it God, Great Spirit, multiverse, or Akashic record.