To support some of the concepts explored in The Last Observer, I have been posting and will continue to post, quotes from people on the nature of reality and magic. It’s actually quite amazing when you start looking for these quotes, how much agreement there seems to be between widely diverse people on the topic of reality……….
Let’s explore a few;
[I can’t accept quantum mechanics because] “I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.”
We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
J. K. ROWLING, speech to Harvard Alumni Association, 2008
“Every man lives in a world of his own creation, built in accordance with his own imagined mental pattern. Change the pattern and you change the world,”
Paul Foster Case
In other words, the visual world that we perceive, the phenomenal world of experience, is actually internally generated by the brain. Well, by the brain is the wrong term. Even by saying it’s the brain suggests that consciousness is an active phenomena of the brain. Consciousness exists in a field and what the brain does is it eschews into that field.
“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.”
“In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it.”
“All is one and reality is consciousness experiencing itself”
Edward – in The Last Observer
Science and magic converge… and, to some extent, that is what The Last Observer is all about.