Ideas are energy.

Since our launch, so many people have embraced our philosophy that ideas are energy. Ideas are not selfish. Ideas are not viruses. Ideas survive because they fit in with the rest of life.

So, we wanted to highlight some of the key conversations shared by those extraordinary minds that have shaped this contemporary view.

We will be adding other supportive conversations asap. In the meantime, we look forward to your feedback.

Sputnik Observatory

Jacques Vallee: The Physics of Information

In physics, you learn that energy and information are two sides of the same coin – that information can be transformed into energy and visa-versa. If you observe a physical system, you are taking information out of the system by observing it, but you cannot do that without taking energy out of the system. So there is a balance, there is an equilibrium between energy and information. Yet the only physics we have is the physics of energy. What we teach in universities, in Stanford and Berkeley, is the physics of electromagnetism, fields, energy. And there should be another physics: which would be the physics of information. You can think of the world as a world of energy, particles, atoms, molecules, fields and so on, which is the world that we learn about in school. But you could also think of the world as a universe of information with human consciousness becoming aware of the information from microsecond to microsecond.

Robert Thurman: Decode

The living animal brain is like a television set, it has a receiver. It can decode impulses that are in the air, and not just ones that are transmitted by a course thing like a television transmitter, but that are transmitted by other brains.

Dr. Fritz Albert Popp: Brainwave Resonance

It’s very likely that our brainwaves are resonance interactions of the external world with our brain, or that these resonance interactions came up because our brain was, more or less, evolved by these processes – so we are pictures of the information of our surroundings.

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho: Interference

Our whole body is intercommunicating via electrical currents of different kinds – from long distances to the most local distances inside the cell. And could you imagine why? And we are coherent to a high degree. We are like a radio, for example, a television. They depend on coherent electromagnetic fields and signals in order to work which is why they can be affected.

Rupert Sheldrake: Morphic Resonance
From a conversation with Sputnik Observatory:

Morphic resonance from one’s own past is probably the most important kind of resonance of all. In every organism there’s a resonance from its own past. This helps to maintain the organism’s identity. I think this is the basis indeed of individual memory. When I remember what I did a year ago, I don’t think all those memories are stored in my brain. The conventional  view is they must be stored in the brain because the brain is the mind and there’s nothing except the physical structure. Well, people have tried to find memories in brains but they’ve proved extraordinarily elusive. I think that’s because they’re not there. I think they’re no more stored in the brain than the programs you see on the TV set are stored inside the television. The brain is more like a TV receiver than video recorder. The memory is outside the body. It’s tuned into across time, from the past.

Ervin Laszlo: The Field
From a conversation with Sputnik Observatory:

For the past 250, 300 years, in the Western world, we believe that nothing else exists but what we can see and hear and touch. Or taste, or feel. And this impoverishes our consciousness and our lives, also. So the implications are there, if through science now, these latest theories in sciences, we could recognize that the world has a memory – is much more to it than we think, than we have thought in the West, then we could enrich our lives again. This field registers information, but it also maintains it. Similar, in that sense, to the internet, where you enter information. It doesn’t disappear right away, it stays until you remove it. There is nothing that could remove, from this field, information. A holographic information capacity is mind boggling. We are told that according to some calculations that the amount of information contained in the US library of congress could be stored on a holographic superposed medium, multidimensional medium, about the size of a cube a sugar. And we could, if we had the proper access to that, we could remove any volume, any word, any letter in any volume from that. Because the information is all there and it’s all accessible. It’s like a tremendous internet, in that sense, it’s a good example. So it’s coming a little bit closer to our understanding. People could also ask: where is the internet? Where is the information? How do you touch it? I mean you don’t touch it, you don’t see it, but it’s there. And in this same way this information is present, has been present from the beginning of the universe. And it registered all there is and it conserves all there is, so it’s a memory, it’s a cosmic memory.

John Beaulieu: Tune In
From a conversation with Sputnik Observatory:

I think my favorite metaphor now is if you were to look at a satellite dish and you look at the base of your cranium, they look the same. Where a satellite dish looks like that, it’s round and so on, and it has a little thing that comes out. Your cranium looks the same way, and it has a bone called the sphenoid that comes out. What happens is your cranium is constantly rotating, just like a satellite dish, and you get different frequencies, you tune into different possibilities – that’s the transits of the stars above.

Karl Pribram: Out there is your brain
From a conversation with Sputnik Observatory:

What’s above is below – what you see out there is your brain.

4 responses to “Ideas are energy.”

  1. Louise says:

    these videos are amazing.
    I’m going to spend the rest of the day making connections.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful content with EVERYBODY!

  2. n8 says:

    I learned recently that a Hungarian, a French and a German Scientist corroborated Einstein’s theory of relativity. (His special theory, I believe. The one he expressed as E=MC2.) Essentially, they mathematically conjured up proof that 95% of the weight of an atom isn’t matter. According to their calculations, gluons themselves have zero mass, yet, they exist nonetheless. Thus, the measure of the “dance” between gluons and quarks is what constitutes the total weight of an atom. Strongly suggesting that mass and energy are one in the same. Like space and time.

    So, if you look at, say, your kitchen table, for instance. You might conclude that it is a static, inanimate hunk of matter. However, according to what could now be referred to as the “law of relativity,” due to the mathematical substantiation of Einstein’s postulate, your kitchen table is, contrarily, as active as a 5 year old on a school playground.

    With that, one could conclude that ideas, which are a product of human cognition, are every bit as active or “energetic” as a kitchen table. Perhaps even more so.

    Seems like an open and shut case to me.

    Then again, what the *bleep* do we know?

  3. Rob says:

    Ideas, too, are like seeds in that they may lie dormant in the form of words, music, or art and begin grown again when experienced. Yea, I just got out of working in the garden and your right so many things are just so interconnected it’s actually nutty. And while were on that topic, thanks for being out there professing the kind of nuttiness that I love. It’s good to know I’m not alone…once in a while.

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