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Raise consciousness with Mandela Effect Revelations

Most everyone on the planet is now aware that this year is like no other.  Humanity has dealt with pandemics before, such as Cholera, and the Spanish flu of a hundred years ago.  But this time, perhaps for the first time, people all around the world are sharing the collective experience of sheltering at home.

What was the question?

This year, 2020, feels to me like an especially interesting year of communication between Nature and humanity.  Physicists such as John Archibald Wheeler and Henry Stapp remind us that when we ask questions, Nature answers.  And if the answer we are collectively receiving is this novel coronavirus, we might well now wonder, “What was the question?” 

If we view this year as being a year of experiencing revelation–a year of experiencing “an act of communicating divine truth,” which is the definition of ‘revelation’ according to Miriam Webster. 

IMEC 2020:  Please watch and share new video shorts!  

Now that billions of people are focusing attention on prayer and meditation, 2020 is turning out to be a year when the majority of people on Earth are beginning to realize both a sense of deeper connection, and a dawning of awakened consciousness. When people wonder about how weird this year feels, and begin to wonder about the true nature of reality, they will start seeing reality shifts and Mandela Effects.

This year’s IMEC conference is live-streaming for free from Connecticut in the USA the weekend of June 5th-7th.  Fifteen speakers will be presenting insights into “Revelations of the Mandela Effect”:

Regina Meredith is our keynote speaker at this year’s IMEC event planned to livestream free on the internet the first weekend of June 2020.  Other speakers include:  Christopher Anatra (“the Quantum Businessman”); Sean Bond; author Eileen Colts; author Nicole DeMario; author Dale DuFay; Canadian artist Kimberly Lynn Hanson; Jerry Hicks (“DarkWolf”); Cynthia Sue Larson; Akronos Mago; Evan Maitraia (“moneybags73”); Eva Nie (“Once Upon a Timeline”); author Lauren Connell Pavelka; author Jan Engels-Smith, and author Shane Robinson (“Unbiased and on the Fence”). 

The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) YouTube channel will soon begin posting one new short (15 second to about 1 minute long) video a day, and we’re inviting each of you YouTube creators to share these video shorts in your own videos. This is our opportunity to inform the world about our Mandela Effect community, forged in our individual dark nights of the soul, and now coming together to one brilliant combined radiant light.

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Your many levels of mind holds key to selecting realities

Each of us is capable of awareness of levels of self, and the ability to choose the level of self by which we observe the Cosmos.  This power of subjective observation may seem obvious and may seem mundane, yet it holds the keys to mind-matter interaction at all levels of reality.  So you might say your power of subjective observation holds the keys to reality itself. 

Awareness that at an ultimate level, the only actions of substances are changes of perceptions is philosophical, and this was a matter of great interest to the philosopher Leibniz.  Leibniz viewed apperception as “consciousness, or the reflective knowledge of this internal state.” He adds that this is “something not given to all souls, nor at all times to a given soul.”  Some consider Leibniz to be the grandfather of artificial intelligence, since he conceived of human cognition in computational terms, with human cognitive processes following determinable axioms of logic.

This skill of being self-aware can be further developed through meditation.  We can learn that we are not those thoughts nor those feelings.  For example, we can meditate to gain the ability to learn to see our thoughts and feelings go by, like clouds in the sky.

We can practice identifying with being the Observer of those thoughts and feelings–more like the Driver in a car, the Captain of a ship, or the Pilot in a plane.  For those of us who are spiritually oriented, we can experience a difference between our daily, egoic self–the one concerned about personal safety and experiencing various kinds of pain–and our infinite, eternal Self.  

This is also where things get interesting, thanks to the Observer Effect. 

Observer Effect 

In quantum physics, the observer effect is the principle that an observer’s choice of when, where, and how to make a given observation absolutely influences what is subsequently observed.  Scientific experiments confirmed in 2019 that two observers watching the same event at the same place and time are absolutely capable of witnessing two different things, as I previously described, in my blog post:  physics experiment challenges objective reality.

Our decision of how we choose to observe can be viewed as asking Nature a question, as physicist John Archibald Wheeler surmised.

Value of Subjective Reality  

In most cases where we notice a reality shift or Mandela effect, we remember a distinctively different event or thing than is now accepted as being historically true. We do not typically recall several different realities, but usually just one or possibly two.  There appears to be a tendency for most people observing reality shifts and Mandela Effects to be aware of binary (two-option) scenarios. For example, some people remember first hearing of Nelson Mandela’s death while he was incarcerated in prison in the 1980s–while others first remember hearing of his death in December 2013.  Another example is that some people remember the Star Wars character, Darth Vader, saying “Luke, I am your father”–while others recall him saying, “No, I am your father.”  There also exist some examples of Mandela effects and reality shifts where more than two realities are recalled.  One such example appears in the case of the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, which some people recall having previously either being:  Chic-Fil-A or Chik-Fil-A.

Our Many Minds

Our assumption that each one of us exists as a unified individual may not be true.  Carl Jung once said, “The so-called unity of consciousness is an illusion… we like to think that we are one, but we are not.”  George Ivanovich Gurdjieff emphasized the point that man has no single big “I”; man is divided into a multiplicity of small “I’s.”  

Carl Jung adopted an intriguing theory of personality, no doubt influenced by his observation of a young cousin who had multiple personality disorder.

 “When Carl Jung was still a university student in Basel, he was intrigued by the behavior of a female cousin aged fifteen and a half who began to exhibit signs of multiple personality.  She would become suddenly pale, sink slowly to the ground (or a chair), then begin to speak in a manner completely unlike her everyday self. Instead of her usual Swiss dialect, she spoke literary German in a smooth and assured manner.  Various spirits claimed to speak through her mouth,* and her mannerisms changed completely as different ones ‘took over.’”  Of the “various spirits” that spoke through her, Colin Wilson tells us, “One of them claimed to be her grandfather who had been a banal and sanctimonious clergyman.  Another was an inane chatterer who flirted with the ladies who came to the ‘séances.’  Another, who claimed to be a nobleman, was an amusing gossip who spoke High German with a North German accent.”   Jung observed that when his cousin held séances, she took on a countenance quite different from her normal appearance and manner: “She could talk so seriously, so forcefully and convincingly, that one almost had to ask oneself: Is this really a girl of fifteen and a half?  One had the impression that a mature woman was being acted out with considerable dramatic talent.”  Jung took detailed notes at the séances, and later—after studying with Pierre Janet in Paris in 1902—expanded them into the doctoral thesis he wrote for his medical degree.  In Jung’s first published work he wrote, “on the subpersonalities and other dissociative phenomena produced by his psychic cousin during her mediumistic séances.”  (Colin Wilson, “Mysteries”)

Jung observed that the tendency to split into various aspects of psyche is not merely a matter of psychopathology, but indeed occurs in normal people, too.   While typically unobserved, complexes can behave like independent beings–like aspects of ourselves with ‘minds of their own.’  Most of us recognize that we adopt various personas, which we is an expression of our ego, rather than our true self.  Problems can occur if we overly-identify with a persona (or mask) over true genuine feelings about who we are. .

Neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for discoveries concerning functional specialization in the two hemispheres of our brain.  Sperry noticed that patients with split-brain syndrome experienced one side of their body operating separately from the other.  In rare cases, a kind of split personality or dual consciousness has been observed for indivduals with split-brain syndrome, with each brain hemisphere and side of the body responding very differently from the other.  These differences are most dramatic in cases where the two hemispheres are not connected normally through the corpus callosum, but differences between the two hemispheres exist in all of us.  For most people, the left hemisphere of the brain excels at language while the right is better at recognizing images.

Our split brains employ a dual approach to simultaneously appraising situations according to two very different approaches; one very goal-based and rational, and the other more intuitive. While we typically consider ourselves to be of one mind operating with unified conscious agency, this sensation is illusory.  In much the same way that our minds work to give us the impression that sounds we hear coincide with sights we see, our minds usually provide us with a sensation that each of us naturally are of one mind.

Reality Selection  

Thanks to the amazing power of the Observer Effect, we are capable of selecting which type of Observer we wish to be, among a multitude of possibilities.

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Mandela Effect, Philip K. Dick and future memory

The Future Memory Mandela Effect Connection

The first connection between the Mandela Effect and the concept of future memory was published in PMH Atwater’s 1999 book, Future Memory.  Future Memory featured an entire chapter dedicated to the Mandela Effect subject, also known as Reality Shifts, and included a number of what we would now call personal Mandela Effect experiences.  While we think primarily of the Mandela Effect in terms of groups of people remembering different facts and different histories, there’s currently not so much discussion or conversation bringing together the topic of Future Memory with the Mandela Effect.

Many years before Atwater published Future Memory, science fiction author Philip K. Dick spoke in an talk presented in Metz, France in 1977 about his view of reality being rather malleable.  Philip K. Dick wrote many stories that we are now familiar with as movies and TV series, such as Blade Runner, The Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau, and The Man in the High Castle.  In this talk, “If you find this world bad, you should see some of the others,” Philip describes how he was able to access memories of very different lives.  Philip points out that, “We are accustomed to supposing that all change takes place along linear time axis from past to present to future,” and goes on to point out:

“An orthogonal or right angle time axis could exist–a lateral domain, in which change takes place–processes occurring sideways in reality, so to speak.  This is almost impossible to imagine.  How would we perceive such lateral changes?  What would we experience?  What clues, if we are trying to test out this bizarre theory, should we be on the alert for?  In other words, how can change take place outside of linear time at all, in any sense, to any degree?”

These hypothetical questions posed by Philip K. Dick turn out to be highly prescient of what we now refer to as the Mandela Effect.  Philip didn’t stop there; he continues in his talk to provide an example of the type of subtle changes he expects to transpire, if indeed changes do not take place solely in the forward-through-time fashion expected in classical physics.  Philip presents a metaphor of a wealthy patron of the arts who instructs his servants to hang a new picture each day above his fireplace.  Each day the servants remove the previous day’s picture and hang a new one.  Until one day, the servants realize they could make things a lot easier by simply making some changes to the current picture, by removing a tree here and adding a person there.

“The employer enters his living room after dinner, seats himself facing the fireplace, and contemplates what should be, according to his expectations, the new picture.  What does he see?  It certainly isn’t what he saw previously, but also it isn’t somehow–and here we must become very sympathetic with this somewhat stupid man–because we can virtually see his brain circuits striving to understand.  His brain circuits are saying, ‘Yes, it is a new picture; it is not the same one as yesterday.  But also it IS the same one.  I think I feel on a very deep intuitive basis, I feel that somehow I’ve seen it before.  I seem to remember a tree, though, and there is no tree.'” 

Memories of possible futures

Philip K. Dick’s biographers point out that Philip demonstrated strong proof of his precognitive memories, most notably with an eerily accurate future memory of his own demise.   Philip described how people would one day find his body lying face-down between his sofa and coffee table.  While this was the exact position paramedics found his body, in actuality Philip was still alive when they found him, and the paramedics were able to take Philip to the hospital, where he later died after having experienced a massive stroke.

False memory connection

There appears to be a connection between false memories and innocent people admitting to or being convicted of crimes that they did not commit. In an interesting side-note coincidence, a good deal of the money Philip K. Dick earned from his vast body of works was donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to exonerating innocent convicts.  As it turns out, false memories are now often considered the underlying causal reason resulting in erroneous convictions of innocent people going to jail for crimes they did not commit.

Quantum models of cognition

Swedish scientist and physician D.H. Ingvar published a paper in 1985, “Memory of the Future,” which presented the cogent argument that humans have “inner futures” which can be recalled spontaneously, whenever desired, and with great detail.  The concept Ingvar presented is that our human ability to imagine a “simulation of behavior” takes place in our cognitive centers by mentally reviewing “alternative hypothetical behavior patterns in order to be ready for what may happen.”  Ingvar’s conceptualization of a human “memory of the future” is very well aligned with the more current work of Jerome Busemeyer and Peter Bruza, as published in their book, Quantum Models of Cognition and Decision.  The insight Ingvar brings is that we can view the present as being influenced by the future–which turns out to be something we’ve now seen to be proven true in recent quantum physics experiments.

More recent scientific research into memories of the future featuring new insights into the adaptive value of episodic memory reveals that, “more positive and neutral simulations were remembered than negative simulations after the long delay.”  It would seem that humans have a built-in bias toward remembering most auspicious possible futures, and selectively tending to forget negative scenarios.

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Mandela Effect mindset and books

Mandela Effect Mindset

One of 2019’s most amazing scientific discoveries includes the physics experiment that challenges objective reality.  I’m heartened to see experimental validation and verification of what physicist George Weissmann and I had presented at a Foundations of Mind conference in San Francisco in our 2017 paper, The Quantum Paradigm and Challenging the Objectivity Assumption.

I’ve been reading a marvelous book about the key role that imagination and imaginal realms play in the experience of being human:  Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, by Gary Lachman.  While this book does not set out to cover the Mandela Effect, it addresses the requisite mindset for experiencing the Mandela Effect.  One might say that in the imaginal realms, discussed by Henri Corbin, the imaginer and the imagined are inseparable–the knower and known are one.  Many of our greatest scientific breakthroughs have arisen, thanks to some kind of direct awareness being shared via dreams and daydreams.  Most indigenous societies knew how to harness this kind of direct knowing to benefit from herbal healing properties of plants in their surroundings.  Awareness of the significance of adopting such a ‘waking dream’ experience of life and reality is presented in several books about the Mandela Effect.

Mandela Effect books

I share experiences of merging between knower and known in my book, Reality Shifts, inviting you to experience how it feels to live life like a waking, lucid dream–to live a lucid, dreamlike life.  Some of the experiences I share involving instantaneous personal reality shifts were very much experienced in that dreamy state of being.  It is my hope that those reading Reality Shifts will gain a true sense of subjective reality, as well as insights into how it feels to live a waking dream–to experience an openness to collective consciousness, with information, ideas, and answers to questions coming to us as we learn to better focus our awareness.

I love seeing how several other of my favorite books about the Mandela Effect also include experiences featuring that same kind of dreamlike quality of experiences, such as Anthony Santosusso’s book, Mind Beyond Matter.  Some of these experiences can provide life-saving information and insights, as Santosusso’s book describes from his first-person point of view.

Lauren Connell Pavelka’s book, The Mandela Effect or the Miracle Effect? similarly takes us into the imaginal realm where miraculous healing can and does occur–as well as a number of other surprising shifts in reality.  The book, Mandela Effect, Friend or Foe? provides us with several different subjective perspectives, thanks to its having been written by four different co-authors:

What does this show us?

Recent scientific experimental results indicating that observations of reality can be completely different and both correct suggest that subjective reality is the basis of our material world.  Western science has been based on the assumption that some kind of “true reality” exists that is objective,  unchanging, and can reveal a singular set of truths–yet we now see both scientific proof as well as first-hand reports from people observing the Mandela Effect that this may not be the case.

Even the quantum paradigm as it has been most typically envisioned has been incomplete and incorrect, in the sense that we often presumed there would be some kind of “ultimate” “true reality” that would exist exactly the same for all observers.  Now that we have good reasons–both from scientific laboratory experiments, and also from first-hand observations in our personal lives–to cast doubt on this assumption, we can begin to see that our internal personal observations of physical material reality are active, participatory, and ultimately capable of influencing our individual experiences of the cosmos “out there.”

You can watch the companion video to this blog post at:

https://youtu.be/Dkvx-ryW7pU

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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What is the Mandela Effect, and why is it happening now?

The Mandela Effect

The phrase “Mandela Effect” refers to people agreeing that they remember something differently than is officially recorded as being historical fact.  The reference to Mandela is to the South African political leader, Nelson Mandela, since some people clearly remembered having seen his funeral back in the 1980s, which was decades before he later subsequently died in 2013.

Thanks to online discussion boards and social websites, people have been able to more quickly and easily confirm with others the specific things they remember differently than has officially “always been true.”

Some examples of commonly reported types of Mandela Effect include such general categories as:  celebrities being alive again; changes in words in books; changes in words in movies; lyric changes in songs; some key visual elements in movies being different; product names and logos being different; changes to geography; changes to human anatomy; visual changes to animated characters; changes to buildings; changes to names of various foods; and changes in when songs, books, and movies were released.

The Mandela Effect invites us to pay closer attention.  Like a game of “spot the difference,” we browse our memories of how we remember songs, books, movies, celebrities, TV shows, and news events to have been–and then compare our memories to what is officially recognized as being (presumably) unchangeable historical fact.  We primarily must rely upon our own individual memories of what we had thought to be true, and we can sometimes benefit from comparing notes and checking with others who might remember things similarly to the way we do.  People usually feel relieved to find others who do remember things the same way they do, especially when those memories no longer match the recorded facts.

 

Mandela Effect Examples

You can check to see if you might be Mandela Effected, too, by taking a self-test, to see what you remember. The idea when taking such a memory test is to go with whatever answer you remember first, rather than trying to figure it out, or think too much–and there really aren’t any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers:

(1) In the animated Disney film, “Snow White,” the wicked witch gazes into her mirror saying, “_____________  Mirror on the wall… “

(2) What color are Star Wars android C-3PO’s legs?

(3) Where in your chest is your heart located?

(4) In Isaiah 11:6 in the Bible, what animal lies down with the lamb?

(5) The famous line in the film Field of Dreams is, “If you build it, ____ will come.”

Once you’ve reviewed your answers, you can check at the bottom of this article to see how your answers compare.  It’s possible that you may remember some things differently than purportedly ‘have always been true,’ and if so, congratulations!  You have experienced the Mandela Effect!

 

Why is the Mandela Effect happening now?

Some of the possible reasons for why people are experiencing the Mandela Effect have to do with:

(1) dismissing it as an artifact of false memories and confabulation;
(2) attributing it to some kind of conspiracy;
(3) taking it as evidence that we are living inside a simulation; and
(4) considering it as awareness of changes in human consciousness.

My take on the Mandela Effect is that we are experiencing changes in human consciousness, both on a collective and individual scale.  After researching the Mandela Effect and reality shifts for over 20 years, it’s clear to me that false memories cannot account for all of the shifts that I and others have seen.  The scope and scale of the shifts are far larger than any conspiracy.

While each person retains free will to ask questions and to be answered by Nature in such a way that might be completely unique to them, we also can view the Mandela Effect as a beautiful invitation to break free from limiting ideas.  We can see evidence in the Mandela Effect of quantum behavior and phenomena that has long been thought to be confined only to “the quantum realm.”  Such quantum phenomena as:  non-local effects; superposition of states; entanglement; teleportation; bi-causality (going forward and backward in time); and tunneling.  Yet with each passing day, we are finding ever-increasing evidence that quantum phenomena likely exists at every level of reality.

With the advent of the Mandela Effect, humanity is receiving an invitation to think outside the Boolean true-false box, and enter into a wonderfully interconnected, dynamic reality based in quantum consciousness.

 

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Answers:

(1) Magic
(2) Gold and silver
(3) the center
(4) the wolf
(5) He

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Quantum Supremecy, Quantum Time, and Quantum Rules

Quantum Supremacy

Some of the world’s leading experts in the field of quantum computing, such as Scott Aaronson, sound quite enthusiastic regarding the imminent arrival of quantum supremacy.  “Quantum supremacy,” is meant in this context to suggest that quantum computing is expected at some point to be able to out-perform classical computing by a significant margin under verifiable (reproducible) conditions.  There has been a great deal of buzz and excitement over an anticipated announcement by Google sometime soon that they have achieved such quantum supremacy.

Having said all that, when I think of the phrase ‘quantum supremacy,’ the first thing that comes to my mind is the title of a wonderful paper published in 2015 in Contemporary Physics by physicists David Jennings and Matthew Leifer, No Return to Classical Reality.  Jennings and Leifer audaciously start their paper with the fighting words,

“At a fundamental level, the classical picture of the world is dead, and has been dead now for almost a century.”

This seemingly brash statement is fully backed by demonstrating that there exist fundamental phenomena of quantum theory that cannot be understood in classical terms.  And as the authors state, “We now have a range of precise statements showing that whatever the ultimate laws of Nature are, they cannot be classical.” 

I’ve touched on this topic before, and written about it in my 2015 paper, Primacy of Quantum Logic in the Natural World.  Support can be found for the primacy of quantum logic in the natural world in the cognitive sciences, where recent research studies recognize quantum logic in studies of: the subconscious, decisions involving unknown interconnected variables, memory, and question sequencing.

From my perspective as a reality shifts and Mandela Effect researcher since 1998 (more than 20 years)–I’m absolutely thrilled by the prospect of considering classical reality to be a special case and subset of the greater and all encompassing quantum reality.  And I’m thrilled that recently, we’re seeing ever-increasing evidence from scientific researchers that Jennings and Leifer’s bold assertion is quite likely true.  We are unquestionably now in the Quantum Age, and reaching a point where many of us can see that there indeed is no return to classical reality.

 

Quantum Time

One mind-boggling recent discovery indicating true quantum supremacy along the lines of “no return to classical reality,” is that time has been found to demonstrate truly quantum behavior.  Physicists at the Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Vienna, and University of Queensland announced this year that particles aren’t the only ones capable of existing in a state of superposition–time is also capable of existing as if it’s in two or more states simultaneously.  The international group of scientists looked at quantum temporal order, where no distinction exists as to whether one event caused another, or the other way around.  They reported in the August 22, 2019 issue of Nature Communications that quantum properties of time exist such that cause and effect can exist in both a forward and backward direction.  Specifically, they considered a thought experiment in which they considered the question, In a Quantum Future, Which Starship Destroys the Other?

 

Quantum Rules

Another exciting recent announcement came from physicist Markus Arndt and his team at the University of Vienna in Austria, as they announced in a paper published in September 2019 that Even Huge Molecules Follow the Quantum World’s Bizarre Rules.  This finding challenges the long-standing assumption that there will always be one set of physics rules to follow for larger objects, and the wild, wacky, weird rules of quantum physics only need be considered for those tinier things ‘confined’ to the Planck scale.

Arndt and colleagues appear to be upsetting that old apple-cart, and beginning to topple long-standing assumptions, as his team have observed quantum-like properties in rather enormous molecules composed of 2,000 atoms, which is comparable in size to some proteins.  These results immediately lend credence to the possibility that quantum mechanics might in fact be applicable at all sizes and scales.

The quest to find where, exactly, a ‘seam’ or boundary line of demarcation might exist between classical, relativistic and quantum ‘realms’ meet is exciting, since as quantum logic and rules keep being verified at ever-more-massive scales, there is a distinct possibility that there is no seam–there is no dividing line.

Those of us experiencing reality shifts, quantum jumps, and Mandela Effects will be glad to hear that we may be well on the way to developing a recognized, respectable scientific explanation that these types of phenomena (1) can be expected to naturally occur, (2) are a integral part of a recognized scientific model, and (3) are absolutely necessary in order for life and reality as we know it to even exist at all.

 

I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Quantum Search is Nature’s Way

Quantum Search

This week brought us extraordinary news confirming that Nature appears to utilize a special kind of quantum search algorithm.  The Grover’s search algorithm, when utilized by quantum computing systems, has the ability to almost immediately find what it is looking for.  It is able to do so because it undergoes coherent evolution, such that it elegantly and efficiently hones in exactly on the answer (or answers) being sought.

Physicist Lov Kumar Grover was employed as a quantum physicist at Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1996, when he noticed an algorithm that could utilize special properties of quantum physics to more quickly find a target solution in the fewest possible search steps.

David Deutsch provides wonderfully informative descriptions of key elements of quantum computation a series of lectures at Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford, including a detailed description of Grover’s Search Algorithm.  David describes how there exists a ‘marking operation’ that marks the target (answer) term in the quantum superposition state by changing its sign (described at 12:31 in the video).  Deutsch describes how the Grover’s algorithm when utilized by quantum systems can search through a million possibilities in only about a thousand iterations, or search through one trillion possibilities in just a million iterations.  And most spectacularly, the Grover’s search only exactly hits the sought-after target state only when N equals four, so that a single Oracle call of the Grover’s search algorithm is enough to do the whole search (21:57).  The Oracle version of the Grover’s algorithm searching task has proven itself to be optimal–to be the fastest algorithmic search possible when compared with all other possible classical and quantum search algorithms.

Quickly finding Holes in the Grid

Stephane Guillet and colleagues at the University of Toulon in France have found evidence for the Grover search as a naturally occurring phenomenon, and provide the first evidence that electrons may naturally behave like a Grover search, seeking out defects in a material.  Grover’s search algorithm can be reformulated as a kind of quantum walk across a given surface, conducting a search across a two-dimensional plane, and doing so much more quickly than a classical search.  Guillet’s team simulated Grover’s searches for electrons that were exploring triangular and square grids.  With square grids, electrons could choose between four different directions, and within triangular grids, electrons select between three different options.  Guillet’s team also included defects in these grids, in the form of holes, and also quantum interference effects, all the while testing to see how quickly an electron could find a hole in the grid.

One giant breakthrough in Guillet’s team’s work is that they might just have found the process used by electrons in real life, moving across crystals in the real world.  If free electrons implement something like the Grover search algorithm, scientists can bypass the need for developing fully error-correcting quantum computers, and follow the shortcut of finding places in Nature where the Grover search naturally occurs.

Searching the Genetic Code

Amazingly, the genetic DNA code utilized by every creature on our family tree of plants and animals is based on four nucleotide bases.  These nucleotides (G, C, A, and T) encode information for constructing proteins from 20 amino acids.  Researcher Apoorva Patel at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore described how Grover’s algorithm could explain the significance of four nucleotide bases and 20 amino acids in the paper, Quantum Algorithms and the Genetic Code.  Patel showed that four is the optimal number for Nature to work with, such that the difference between four alternatives can be determined in a single step, utilizing Grover’s algorithm in a quantum process.  And choosing which amino acid is best from 20 possibilities can be quickly determined in a three-step quantum search.  It turns out that four nucleotide bases and 20 amino acids are the optimal numbers in order to ensure optimal efficiency in assembling DNA and proteins, provided the search operations are quantum–and not classical.

Quantum Processes are Nature’s Way

With an ever-increasing body of evidence, we are starting to see that not only can quantum processes occur in warm, wet, noisy natural settings such as biological systems, they likely play pivotal, dominant roles.  We are at a juncture at the dawning of this new Quantum Age where we are privileged to see how quantum logic and quantum processes provide optimal solutions.  And on some very deep level, we are already intuitively attuned to recognizing and appreciating such things as quantum search.

I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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