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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

Book Review by Art Ariechert


From studying "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot where he talks about Dr. David Bohm's holographic universe theory;  and by reading numerous Near Death Experiences I've figured out why we are here, and the answer is quite simple.  All the pieces of the puzzle sort of just "popped" into my head one afternoon as I was walking from the kitchen into the living room.  It was almost a mystical experience.   We are here for three simple reasons. 

#1.  To become separate unique individuals. 
#2.  To experience time and space. - Because according to Einstein and a whole lot of other quantum physicists time and space aren't real. 
#3.  To gather memories of what it feels like to have a physical body, which we do by forming memory engrams which we will use after we die to re-create a physical body using the quantum physics principle of "thoughts being things" or "consciousness creating reality" like in Dr. Fred Alan Wolf's book "The Spiritual Universe."   
We become unique separate individuals by experiencing separation (like death, divorce, or by time and space - like when a loved one moves far away), and by experiencing duality.   Race, religions, our weight, height, color, culture, socio-economic status, personality, emotions, etc. all exist for the sole purpose of teaching us what it means to be "separate" because on the other side the feeling of oneness and connectedness are overwhelming due to it's holographic nature .  Even crooked teeth, the bumps on our noses, shapes of our faces, etc., all teach us what it feels like to be a unique individual.  That's why we have to live a life in a physical body, so we'll know what it feels like to be an individual.  The feelings of oneness and connectedness are so overwhelming on the other side that "individuality" may be the only thing that can't be learned while existing in Heaven.    Everything in the physical universe exists in a "dual" state so that we can identify with it, and thus imprint on our consciousness what it means to be "separate." 
The other side is the world of the quantum, where thoughts are things, and where consciousness creates reality.   It is also totally holographic in nature.    That's why many NDEs say that they went into  a "hall of learning" or "place  of knowledge" and it seemed like to them the building was "made of knowledge."    I recently read a NDE where the boy said he thought of a mountain and one instantly appeared.  This explains negative NDEs.   People that have a lot of negative baggage personify their negative thoughts into demons so they can do battle with them, and overcome them.  Hate, anger, fear, jealousy, etc., all become demons, but at the point when they call out to the light, the light appears and so do their demons.  
The feelings of "all knowledge" and pre-birth feelings during NDEs are because of the holographic nature of the experience.  In a hologram, where everything is connected to everything else, where everything is cross correlated, and where nothing is separated, all one has to do is think of a thing, and it appears.  
The evidence we have for reincarnation can be explained by children, who haven't developed a strong sense of "self" having their minds act like receivers, picking up information from other folks lives and then they manifest the physical signs of those lives through the quantum principle of thoughts being things or consciousness creating reality.    When adults are hypnotized their natural filter is turned off, and they pick up information from other people that have lived long ago. 
We don't live for just ourselves, but for all the consciousness in the entire universe.   The knowledge and memories and feelings that we are learning and storing do not belong to us alone, but will be available for everyone to use after they cross over so they can create a reality on the other side.   Everything is shared on the other side.   It's a place where there is no separation.   I have lots of links to support what I'm saying but I'm tired of typing.  
I know I'm right, but I'm just not a good enough writer to put it all in a book..  By putting the holographic universe and NDEs together it all makes perfect sense.   We are here to learn what it means to be separate unique individuals, learn how time and space feel, and what it feels like to have a physical body.  After all, one can't read a book about how riding a bike or making love, and really understand and know how it feels to do either.  It's only by the doing of a thing that one really comes to know how it feels.  
Excerpt from Mark H's NDE: "Suddenly I thought of a mountain, I had seen as a child.  When I looked up from the road there it was; The Mountain!  Not just the mountain!  But the most breathtaking mountain I had ever seen!  Details the likes of which no one could imagine.  Colors shades of color, shadows for which there are no words in the human language to describe it." 

Excerpt from Randy Gehlings' NDE: "That was really cool! I kind of felt as though my body exploded - in a nice way - and became a million different atoms - and each single atom could think its own thoughts and have its own feelings. All at once I seemed to feel like I was a boy, a girl, a dog, a cat, a fish. Then I felt like I was an old man, an old woman - and then a little tiny baby." http://www.near-death.com/experiences/animals04.html

Excerpt from Mark Horton's NDE: "This was very pleasant and comforting and went on for microseconds or billions of years, I have no idea since time just wasn't an operative construct and had no meaning or relevance to existence. I literally had the feeling that I was everywhere in the universe simultaneously." http://www.mindspring.com/~scottr/nde/markh.html 

Excerpt from "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot:

"In a holographic universe, even time and space could no longer be viewed as fundamentals. Because concepts such as location break down in a universe in which nothing is truly separate from anything else, time and three-dimensional space, like the images of the fish on the TV monitors, would also have to be viewed as projections of this deeper order. At its deeper level reality is a sort of superhologram in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously."   http://earthportals.com/hologram.html

Excerpt from Daisy Dryden's DBV: "Two days before she left us, the Sunday School Superintendent came to see her. She talked very freely about going, and sent a message by him to the Sunday School. When he was about to leave, he said, "Well, Daisy, you will soon be over the 'dark river.` After he had gone, she asked her father what he meant by the "dark river." He tried to explain it, but she said, "It is all a mistake; there is no river; there is no curtain; there is not even a line that separates this life from the other life." And she stretched out her little hands from the bed, and with a gesture said, "It is here and it is there; I know it is so, for I can see you all, and I see them there at the same time."  http://www.survivalafterdeath.org/books/barrett/dbv/chapter3.htm

I don't believe we are here to "become one with God" or "learn how to love" or any of that stuff.  Einstein called the Universe a "persistent illusion" and I have a sneaking suspicion he was correct.  This isn't the main show, it's an illusion we have to endure to learn a few simple lessons.  - Art Riechert ariechert@aol.com

Excerpt from Michelle M"s NDE:  "I understood that it really didn't matter what happened in the life experience, I knew/understood that it was intense, brief, but when we were in it, it seemed like forever. I understood that whatever happened in life, I was really ok, and so were the others here.  I remember understanding the others here.. as if the others here were a part of me too.  As if all of it was just a vast expression of me.  But it wasn't just me, it was .. gosh this is so hard to explain.. it was as if we were all the same.  As if consciousness were like a huge being.  The easiest way to explain it would be like all things are all different parts of the same body.. so to speak. "   http://www.nderf.org/michelle_m's_nde.htm