Quantity, Quality, Quantum: A Paradigm of Simplicity – Part 2

September 11, 2017
To introduce the Microprism Optic’s blog - Dr Michael Christian discusses the driving forces behind Quantum Opthalmic Optics (QOO), his unique philosophy for modern optometry over two articles.

In part two Dr Christian dives into the bipolar nature or duality found in our universe, how quantum physics is changing how we perceive the world around us, and how the quantum approach can be successfully harnessed to improve vision.

Part Two

My preparation in life and experience of deep-end situations were a perfect genesis for expanded consciousness and the subsequent unfolding of events. Newtonian science has an outstanding track record of separating information systems. As a result, there are many learned people on this planet who are brilliant in their respective fields but cannot comment on the connecting of systems.

In some ways, this is good for an in-depth knowledge base but completely isolationist for a flow of information. It is therefore hard to gain information needed other than via (the privilege of) rational objective protocols, which are taught rigorously and that a scientist dare not depart from, lest he be excommunicated by his respective peers. This results in a rigid platform for conformity in scientific endeavour.

It is also a controlled system and can lead to great inertia, thwarting new possibilities of thinking. Regardless of this, there are sparks of genius throughout the ages that Newtonian science could not have envisioned. Such changes that come are disruptive. A classic example of this is the Wright Brothers. Wilbur and Orville were bicycle mechanics who dreamed about flying. They had hope in their hearts, or in terms of quantum theory, they considered the possibility that flying could become a reality. They were on a quest. They had no formal qualifications in aerodynamics or aeronautical engineering. These sciences did not exist then. But they had excellent powers of observation (awareness and applied consciousness) and of putting things together, salted with a dedication of belief. What these men did on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, changed the natural world forever. They flew a motorized biplane that has enhanced the speed of travel to all parts of the world today. It was thought impossible then, but it happened—an expression of discontinuous leap.

When it was known and accepted to be possible, which they documented via film, whole new industries arose quickly. These industries are rigorously connected to allow safe air travel today. This work was creative and, over time, led to a syntropy (self-generation) of new products and creativity rather than an entropy or breakdown. Today, the public generally takes it for granted that we can fly. It is our conditioning and habituation now. Maybe we can teleport one day. Not possible yet? This example gives an overview of knowledge, invention, possibility, differentiation, integration, and other possibilities.

Are these just epiphenomena from a materialist’s perspective? Hardly, when one considers the dynamics of quantum physics. Good science does not exist in isolation. The very word science is derived from Latin, namely scientia, meaning knowledge, skill, expertness, awareness, acquaintance. It embodies consciousness and is therefore a connector. It has flow to other possibilities, even the arts and love. It is an expression of consciousness that enriches us. Separation has been occurring since time immemorial. It has expressed itself in many guises over the centuries.

Its first expression in Judeo-Christian understanding was in the time of Genesis in the garden of Eden. Man separated himself from Yahweh (the self-existent one = eternal or infinite being) by going against his instruction (the way of being). This may, in the natural mind, seem simplistic. From a quantum perspective, there was a separation from pure consciousness and interconnectedness (coherence). Man wanted another possibility, the tree (mind) of knowledge of good (adjective of God) and evil (another way).

Enter the bipolar nature or duality and oscillation. Prior to this time, everything was good. Shock (incoherence) immediately ensued upon separation. Emotions clamped down on the isolated self of being. The repercussions have been experienced for centuries since: disease, crime, and even murder. Fortunately, it is not all like this. Good things have occurred and occur now regardless. Why? Because consciousness chooses.

"Consciousness wants health, well-being, and harmony among us all"

Consciousness wants health, well-being, and harmony among us all, when we trust or allow ourselves to be in those possibilities and allow instruction to take place. Let us consider applying this to vision care today. The separations in the treatment of vision had their beginnings in the time of Sir Isaac Newton who most cleverly and mathematically described the refraction of light through lenses and prisms through geometric optics. This work was a landmark of scholarship in 1706, entitled Opticks. To this day, Newton’s formulations are still used. It was all about quantity.

In 1810, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe—famous for his literary prowess in plays like Faust—wrote, in 1808, the treatise Die Farbenlehre or Colour Theory on the use of prisms. This treatise gave an exhaustive qualitative account of the colours of the spectrum and their effects on health. Are these qualities considered in mainstream science today? The simple answer is no. However, the Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, fostered Goethe’s writings in his anthroposophic movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in central Europe. Colour therapy is most widespread in anthroposophy today.

Another separatist, the seventeenth century French philosopher, Rene Decartes, coined the phrase cognito, ergo sum (Lt.) or, I think, therefore I am. Here is the separation of mind and body. As an observation, the state of being is a result of thinking—isolationist again. Descartes did not know that the primacy of consciousness is the ground of all being.

The Renaissance (from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries) brought in separation between church, state, and learning because of corrupt practices. This separation ushered in secularism; spirituality was relegated to the church. Learning, academic scholarship, and the arts were freed from spiritual authority. Since this period of time, the fruits of these labors have caused a great division and struggle for many to find meaning in their lives. Unfortunately, a state of separation, isolation, and polarization has perpetrated itself up to the modern era.

Even in the consideration of energy, classical Western physics states that there is only kinetic and potential energy. There is no expression for a state in between or a connector between stillness and flow. In 1979, Gary Zukav published The Dancing WuLi Masters. One of the meanings of WuLi (from the Chinese Mandarin language) is organic flow. Translated roughly in English, it is known as physics. As this expression implies, there is a flow of the kinetic; there is a stillness of the potential in a poise of being (organic or in life). It is therefore alive—not an inanimate object. It has spirit or consciousness as the ground of its being. This way of thinking has been largely separated out in Western thinking over the centuries.

Quantum physics is now bringing it back. Instead of the materialist view that everything is made from subatomic particles—everything from atoms to molecules to cells to tissues to organs, and even the brain itself (known as upward causation)—the quantum perspective observes things as downward causation. This means that anything seen or unseen is based on infinite possibility, that consciousness is the ground of all being, and that consciousness chooses.

This assertion does not negate Newtonian physics but rather places it in its proper context of an all-inclusive picture. The mind, the soul, and the spirit are included. One cannot give numeric value to them, as they are beyond space time in the physical sense of projection, extension, and interpretation. They are qualities that have different orders of perception and understanding.

This is where quantification is meaningless. Qualities based on feeling, thought, emotion, intuition, or even revelation, are as important as quantities based on myriad forms of computation. Why is this important? Patients can’t give you a mathematical formula for how they feel or what new thought equations are going through their heads after a transformation of healing is experienced by both the practitioner and patient—quantum entanglement. Subjective and objective processes are also meaningless in this context because a new state of being is experienced subjectively, not according to fixed objective parameters of treatment. Again, this does not negate the need for quantification. A resultant ophthalmic prescription may be given for certain visual needs that not only allows a patient to see well but also feel well, be well, and do well.

Even new insights into life may be given to the patient and expressed in a following evaluation. The numbers for this prescription are not standardized, meaning that it is not a general tonic for a certain form of visual anomaly but rather individualized. Classical statistics will have no meaning here, because each person’s outlook, thoughts, experiences, and insights will be different. Complicated? Seemingly, but not once quantum ophthalmic optics (QOO) is explained.

"the dynamic unfolding or flow begins... this is new or renewed consciousness"

I have discovered that when one finds a correct, simple cue to interface with the complexity of the body, non-local communication will bring the attention of the eyes (and of course the body) into revelatory parallels of simplicity and will set off one or more discontinuous leaps of dynamic rearrangement. This cue could be on a physical or on a mental, emotional, archetypal, or even possibility level. Then the dynamic unfolding or flow begins. This is new or renewed consciousness. Seemingly disparate variables, which appear to be unrelated to each other, begin their rearrangement upon flow.

When stillness of being seems coherent in the dynamic flow of doing, new possibilities begin to manifest and make their representations. The right questions are asked; the right expressions are given. Ease ensues. We are no longer problem-solving with deterministic outcomes but allowing process or intelligent, innate possibilities to actively participate and create new outcomes on multi-parallel levels.

Quantity and quality are complementary properties interfacing each other through consciousness. This is science in its entirety, a living knowledge that is creative and whole. Encapsulated simply: quantity, quality, quantum.

About The Author:

Dr Michael Christian, BSc (Hons), BSc (Optom) IMD PhD is a Holistic Integrative Optometrist who has been pioneering QOO (Quantum Ophthalmic Optics) for over twenty years. He recently completed his PhD on Quantum Ophthalmic Optics - Focusing Vision, Mind and Body awarded from the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine (IQUIM) 2014.

Dr Christian treats patients from his clinic Microprism Optics in South Yarra, Melbourne

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