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Synchronicity and the Noetic Triune

Synchronicity, a phenomenon commonly experienced by most people and often written about [Bibliography],  was recognized, named, and defined by Carl Jung in the 1920s.

Jung variously described synchronicity as an “acausal connecting principle”, “meaningful coincidence” and “acausal parallelism”. [Wikipedia]

Synchronicity is one of those anomalies which the prevailing scientific paradigm and worldview fail to accommodate or explain. Even the new akashic paradigm addresses neither meaning nor synchronicity. However, the noetic triune, which subsumes the akashic paradigm, has several important attributes which enable us to comprehend and explain better the existential reality of synchronicity:

 First is the integral wholeness and interconnectedness of all aspects of reality.

 Second is Import, one of the three elemental aspects of the noetic triune. Import is the meaning and spiritual nature of the Idea as manifested in and by the Image.

 Third is in-formation, the reciprocal relationship among Idea, Image, and Import. In-formation is  timeless, like instantaneous feedforward and feedback, and analogous to causality, forming and informing the three constituent aspects of the noetic triune: Idea, Image, and Import.

 A synchronicity–an existential episode, an experience–has two essential properties, acausal connectedness and significant import. It may arise and develop when in-formation among co-incident entities is coherent and resonant.

 Acausal connectedness, unlike causality in spacetime, is not physical and is not constrained by spacetime locality. In the philosophy and science of Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli, acausal connectedness would occur at a level deeper than spacetime, one they termed the Undus Mundus. In David Bohm’s cosmology, it would occur in the Implicit Order (the Explicit Order being the level of physical reality); and Bohm’s unfolding and enfolding would be reciprocal aspects of Ernest Laszlo’s in-formation. Acausal connectedness is inherent in Laszlo’s akashic field.

 The significant import, i.e., profound often affect-ladened meaningfulness, of synchronicity is most likely attributable  to the coherent resonance of the in-formation with existing personal milieu, thus making Import highly individualistic and subjective. So for one person that which is a potent synchronicity–profoundly affective, highly emblematic and message-laden, and often spiritual in nature–is for others merely a meaningless, insignificant co-incidence.

 In sum, we might say that a synchronicity is a meaningful, acausal relationship in which reciprocal in-formation resonates coherently, thereby developing, expanding, and amplifying within the noetic triune–in a highly personal way–the Import-ance, the powerful meaning and spiritual nature of the co-incident experience.


‘learn to think like gnostics,..’

The journal NeuroQuantology recently published an invited paper by Philip Carter titled Consciousness and Perception in Higher-Dimensional Quantum Space-time1 which, I believe, is a particularly significant work, fostering an approach to a worldview compatible with and complimentary to a noetic triune worldview.

In the Conclusion, Carter tells us:

The central message of this paper is that, in order to solve physics, we must learn to think like gnostics, to think in terms of inner space and not just outer space,…2

Indeed you will as Carter ‘s framework for consciousness includes two imaginary planes, inner dimensions added to the classical three dimensions of physical, outer space.

The paper is structured in two parts: in the first,

[a] higher-dimensional spacetime model is proposed, accounting for nonlocal quantum phenomena while embracing Special Relativity as a limiting case;3

while in the second

…a consciousness model within the higher- dimensional spacetime framework, integrating elements of physics, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics4

is introduced.

Carter depicts the complete two-part model in Figure 21.5

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The quantum spacetime model provides the basis for an explanation of nonlocality and entanglement unaccountable within Special Relativity. The consciousness model incorporates  what Carter terms esoteric ideas and knowledge derived from adepts,  philosophical and spiritual thinkers and practitioners. He contrasts orthodox Aristotelian and gnostic Platonic views, arguing that

… science, and in particular physics, have indeed been hindered by deeply entrenched [orthodox] philosophical and theological predispositions, tracing their roots back to the early centuries of Christianity and before.6

Definitely not a no-braner

The paper is no simple read in the park. Those who go beyond this simplistic, abbreviated description are in for some tough slogging. They must be prepared to engage with such challenging physics constructs as: Minkowski spacetime (Figure 27); the gravitational wavefunction; 3-, 4-, and 5-branes; the Transactional Interpretation (TI) of quantum mechanics; and offering and confirming standing waves. Dare I also mention such esoteric notions as: the identity of space and consciousness; objective and subjective space; emotional energy and relative motion in imaginary (i) space; and the ensuing physics of perception–just to name a few others.

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Does a photon experience time?

Well, to find out you’ll just have to read Quantum Spacetime and ConsciousnessIt will be well worth the effort to engage with Carter’s fresh thinking. I hope you will appreciate the enlightenment of a promising integral worldview of physics and consciousness, one that joins inner and outer, real and imaginary space and, possibly, provides further insights into the physics of a noetic triune.

1. Available as Quantum Spacetime and Consciousness on the free e-prints alternative archive,
2. ibid, p. 38
3. ibid, Abstract
4. ibid, Abstract
5. ibid, p. 37
6. ibid, p. 37
7. ibid, p. 8