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Non-locality and Intuition as the

Second Foundation of Knowledge

Ede Frecska and Luis Luna, TSoC, Helsinki


2015
Published in: Neuroquantology 2012, 10:537-46

Testing Boundaries
This author challenges the following concepts, which
belong to the foundation of current Western
scientific thinking:
1. Neurons are the only building blocks of
information processing in the brain
2. Consciousness emerges from neuroaxonal activity
3. What we are is skin-encapsulated,
consciousness is compartmentalized by the skull
4. All information comes through the sensory
organs, and we can know nothing that does not
pass through the senses
5. There is one, unilayered reality = perceptual
reality

The Fallacy of Neuroscience


1. An assumption that every human
experience results from the activity of
one network, the neuroaxonal
F. Crick: Youre nothing but a pack of
neurons!
This is RRR (rudely radical reductionism)!
2. Classical physics ideas are sufficient to
explain how it is we are aware
(as pointed out by D. Radin)

The Counter-proposal
1. We are nested, interacting networks
F. Karinthy (Hungarian humorist): In my
dream
I was two (three) cats playing with each
other.
2. The holographic principle prevails.
M. Pitkanen (Finnish physicist):
The Universe emulates itself on every
level.
3. At the bottom (or top?) of our existence

The Principle of Nonlocality


It is one of the two central concepts of
quantum mechanics.
Nonlocality is the direct influence of one
object on another, distant object, it means
spooky action at distance (Einstein).
Elementary particles dont lose their
connections after separation (entanglement).
However, the second central concept of
quantum mechanics the Uncertainty Principle
limits its effect (not letting it to be too
spooky).

Down into the


Labyrinth

S.
S. Hameroff

S. Hameroff 2003

The Microtubular Network

With 10,000,000 times more elements than


neurons, it is a candidate of nonlocal
information processing based on quantum
computation

The Microfilamental Network

With the cytosol it constitutes the ground floor of

S.
S. Hameroff
Hameroff

R.
R. Penrose
Penrose

R.
R. Penrose

Duality & Complementarity


in the Physical Universe
mirror symmetries (i.e., string
duality)
electricity
magnetism
strong
weak (S-duality)
particles
waves
fermions
bozons
mass
energy
local effects
nonlocal connections

The Second Foundation of Knowledge


1. Based on the Principle of
Nonlocality, and with the help of a
subcellular quantum antenna
array our body is in contact with
the whole Uni(multi)verse
2. It contains the whole Kosmos like a
hologram and supports the truth of:
The Kingdom of Heaven is within
you
Look into yourself, you are

L
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Nested
Networks
with
Two
Inputs
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neuro-

nonlocal
connection
s

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-axonal

subcellular (endomembrane)
system

quantum
correlation
s

spin network (fabric of space-time)

Duality & Complementarity in Knowledge


Perceptual-Cognitive (rational) Direct-Intuitive (visionary)
Hylotropic mode
Holotropic mode
learning by observation
from the outside
(objective)
neuroaxonal network is
the medium (in the brain)
electrochemical (based on
local effects)
performs modeling,
splits to subject-object
linguistic (not necessarily
verbal), transferable
precise, it has little
problems with replicability
peaks in Western scientific

learning by observation
from the inside
(subjective)
subcellular matrix is the
medium (in the body)
quantumphysical (based
on non-local
connections)
direct experience,
no subject-object split
ineffable, nontransferable (but can be
directly shared)
nebulous, it has big

Duality & Complementarity in


Visual Perception

An Example of Observation from the


Inside

Learning by transformation (the shamanic way)


after L. Luna

The Grandmaster of Nonlocality

The Power of Prayer and Ritual

Realm of

Realm of

The Scribe and the Visionary

Iconic figures of different civilizations with different tools


of knowledge

Tiwanaku Paraphernalia

Vilca
Snuff tray

after L. Luna

The Role of Visions in Shaping


Culture

Healing For tens of thousands of years healing was


performed in trance > visionary altered state of
consciousness (ASC)
Art Paleolithic cave and mobile art was an aftereffect of
a previous trance state
Religion The Judeo-Christian tradition originates from
Sumerian myths. Sumerian myths show the
fingerprint of ASCs

Visions were first, scriptures next!

Civilization Our civilization got started in Sumer.


Sumerians stated that EVERYTHING they knew was
learnt from Anunnakis (possibly visionary entities)
Logic The necessity of logical argumentation was
Parmenides idea, who got it in an Upper World
journey and wrote it down in hexameters. He was a

Duality & Complementarity in Culture

Visions (insights) create culture.


Language transfers it.

The Complete Paradigm


physico-

spiritual

bio-

socio-

psycho-

Modes of Information Processing for


artificial intelligence (AI):
perceptual-cognitive
humans (animals):
perceptual-cognitive
direct-intuitive
plants:
. direct-intuitive

The Law of Pruning: Reductio ad


Absurdum

During critical periods of personal growth, and before


important developmental steps, there is a strictly
programmed, finely patterned, very marked reduction
in progressively smaller elements of the information
processinglife:
system
of the brain.
Intrauterin
programmed
neuron death
(neuro-darwinian selection model of Edelman);
First two years: reduction of axon-arborization
(critical periods of perception, communication,
socialization);
In adolescence: synaptic pruning
(Piagets stage of formal operation, abstract
Nondual
consciousness, Jungian individuation may be
thinking);
related to pruning of the microtubular system (see
Hameroffs model),
Biological death reduction (but not elimination) of
the pattern of space-time left after the functioning
brain
(based
on Penroses
Orch
ORafter
model).*
* The
mind will
find the final
truth
leaving the
body. (Socrates)