Music and the Quantum Mind

David Bohm, described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century, suggested that when we look at matter, we see nothing that helps us to understand consciousness. Bohm discussed the experience of listening to music. He believed that the feeling of movement and change that make up our experience of music derive from holding the immediate past and the present in the brain together. The musical notes from the past are transformations rather than memories. (See more about this interesting connection on this website in the post titled, Read Out of the Best Books.)

In the scientific world, string theory is an elementary string that looks like an ordinary particle, with its mass, charge, and other properties determined by the vibrational state of the string. In the scriptures we read, “Intelligence [vibrating string, quantum], or the light [energy] of truth [mass] was not created [is elementary] or made neither can be.” [Everything in brackets is M. Kasey’s opinion.]

These intelligences might operate on the quantum mind level at the speed of thought. In the last chapter of the novel Marty’s Dark Matter, is the following excerpt:

Unfolding before her eyes was a chapel, and on the front rows were Marty’s children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives. Ronnie Wilson, from Dragon’s Butterfly Net, sang the beautiful Elvis rendition of “I Believe.” Before singing, he told the audience Marty had asked him to sing the song at her funeral and had told him “Some music is like the mathematical rhythm of the spirit speaking to the soul.” There were a few chuckles from the audience as they recognized the statement as Marty’s unique way of thinking.

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Richard Dawkins counselled religionists to read more than one book.

Dawkins is probably right, after all he read our Bible. As religionists we function on deep feelings, discernment, inspiration; hardly acceptable to those scientists that worship the scientific method. We would do well to read about modern scientific theory and other informative writings. We might avoid saying ill-informed things such as, “There were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark.”

Scripture suggests, “And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118)

Excerpt from the novel, Marty’s Dark Matter:

Marty attended church events with her family because she wanted to be with them. She told her children to make up their own minds about religion. Sunday was Ty’s day to read doctrinal books and rest from the complicated world of physics.

Marty was reading a book about her new fascination with light. “Did you know that beyond the seven colors of a rainbow, there are more than one million colors, including colors the human eye cannot see?”

“Did you know no one sees the same rainbow?” Ty teased. “I wonder if our eyes see, or if it’s our minds that determine what we see? Someone as confused as you might view things differently than someone as inspired as I am.” Ty laughed.

“I see more than you do.” Marty picked up a couch pillow and threw it at him.

To read more about what we can see and what we cannot see go to the SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT post Read Out of the Best Books in this website. M. Kasey

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