IMPLICATIONS OF METAPHYSICS FOR PSYCHOENERGETIC SYSTEMS
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Psycitoetzetgetic Systems
1974, Vol.. I, pp. 310
Gordon and Breach Science Publishers Ltd.
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PSYCHOENETIGETIC SYZEMS
JACK SARFATT
International Ce. lite, for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
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The laws of physics, as we know them, are all
formulated in terms of the concept of spacetime.
However, spacetime is a concept of limited validity.
The general theory of relativity predicts the gravita
tional collapse of spacetime to a "singularity."
That is, the concept of spacetime as a collection of
lOcalized pointlike events selfdestructs or spon
taneously breaks. down. The conventional laws of
physics are transcended. Professor John A. Wheeler
(1974) has called this the "mutability principle."
In particular, concepts of energy; momentum and
angular momentum are not even definable in a
spatially closed universe nor are they even generally
conserved in the presence of curvature. Conserva
tion laws are the result of symmetry properties of
spaietime and curvature generally destroys these
symmetries. The eonseivatio,. of eneepy is, act an
ultimate immutable truth of modern theoretical
physics.
If spacetime is not fundamental but is a derived
order from something more fundamental, then
what is the primordial "pregeornetry" from which
spacetime is created? ft is the Quantum Principle.
The full meaning of quantum theory is still in the
stage of being born. In my opinion, the quantum
principle involves mind in an essential way along
the lines ,suggested, .by,ratmenedes and Bishop
BeekeIty, Pr6fessor Eugene Wigner
(1972) has said that the next revolution in theoretical
physics will occur when the properties of mind are
explicitly included in the equations of quantum
theory. Psycheenergetics will not be properly
formulated until the deeper meanings of the quan
tum principle are further clarified. Wheeler has
suggested that the quantum principle can be for
mulated as a logical calculus of twovalued "yesno"
WI propositions. Professor Roger Penrose (1E,) has
made some progress on how the combinatorics of
yesno propositions implies threedimensional struc
ture of space. A more basic question is v.tio or
what is the "participator" formulating the pro
position from which matter existing in spacetime,
is derived. Mind appears to be the function of low..
entropy, highly organised dissipative structure's of
matter in spacetime that are held far from thermo
dynamic equilibrium by the negative entropy flow
pf matter and energy (I. Prigogine, 1972). Mind
creates matter and is also a function of matter.
This is a selfconsistent process or "bootstrap"
characteristic of nonlinear processes:
The quantum principle transcends local concep
tions of spacetime and is intrinsically nonlocal in
character. Professor David Bohm (1974) has said
that conventional formulations of quantum
mechanics imply that individual quantum particles
cannot generally be isolated from the unbroken
wholeness of the entire uniYerse. A quantum
potential provides a ubiquitous and universal
cr ail parts or rho whole:
Even when the classical potential vanishes (so that in the
usual interpretation of the theory it is said that the two
particles do not interact) thcre is still a "quantum inter
action" between. them which does not approach zero. as
(X, ? X2)thc separation between the two particles?
approaches macroscopic dimensions and which depends on
the quantum state Of the whole system (Bohn. and Diley,
1974).
In my view, the Bohm14; (t974) quantum be Sc
potential proceeds from a selforganising principle
which creates spacetime and is also, at least in
part, manifested as a functional order connected 
with nonequilbrium disspative structures. it is nois,:t../
clear whether this corr.j.lation is fundamental or
fortuitious. That it is the former is a basic pre
judgement of the reducitonist metaphysics dominat
ing the mainstream of modern science.
An idea of the utmost significance for the develc..p,
ment of psychoenergetic systems that is implicit in
the above considerations is that the structure or

matter may not heiteze&...w. The first hint of this/,'L'iss.;
is dimly seen in the "Copenhagen interpretation"
of quantum measurement as "reduction of the
wavepacket." The idea becomes more explicit in the
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widely separated nonintefacting PartieleS,areCOr
.related by the nonlocal quantum potential
It would follow that somehow the rnea5fireirientV2.ihe?
momentum of the first particle actually "put!'
into a definite state of momentum pi while it:,`.!ptit''.ihe
second particle into a correspondingly definite ?cbriterl?
state of momentum p ? pi. The paradoxical feature of
this experiment is that particle 2 somehow seems to !:kriow"
int:, which state it should go, without any interac.ti;On,Aat:
.Tottld transmit information (Bohm and 1.97:1): ?
The paradox is explained by the effective long
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range instantaneous interaction between the.: twb
_ particles brought about by the quantum potential.
? However this requires us to ask: can the quantum
potential carry a signal?
The mere fact of interaction does not necessarily give rise
to the possibility of carrying a signal. Indeed, a signal has,
in general, to be a: complex structure, consisting of many
events, that are ordered in definite ways (Bohm and Hilcy,
1974):
Bohm and Hiley leave the question unanswered.
suggest the metaphysical hypothesis that the
quantum mechanical wave function is a property
of the selforganising principle which creates space
time. The prefix meta here refers to Grtedel's el
Zamj refefeftee> for the need Feff4Wr'i.T..ee outside the
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