On Quantum Spirituality: How Are Quantum Physics And God Related?

Is there a relation between quantum physics and god?Ever since What The Bleep Do We Know?! was released, it seems that there has been a resurgence of quantum spirituality in the West.

And for good reason, there are many fascinating links between Quantum physics, neurobiology, cellular biology and spirituality.

But how is Quantum physics and God related?

Well, it’s a strange thing, but I finally sorted this out for myself.

Here’s how I connected the dots.

1) Quantum physics is that of the small, going to the smallest level of fundamental particles.

And actually String Theory now proposes that there are even smaller fundamental units called “strings” (which aren’t particles) that everything in the universe is made of, even the space between matter or visible forms of energy/radiation.

This is the fundamental String field is where everything exists, including you and me, and also since we are made of it, WE ARE IT.

2) In Eastern religious view of God, God is everything.  God is within/without.

God pervades all there is, so in effect because you are made of the same stuff as God, you literally “are God” (of course on a much smaller level than all that is God/everything).

3) Since god is everything, and the Quantum (or String) field is everything, God is the Quantum field.

This is what many scientists and philosophers have been working on since the advent of Quantum physics, using Western science to prove what the Easterners have already figured out.  Amazing stuff.

There are hot debates that have gone on between scientists who believe consciousness precedes existence like Amit Goswami, Fred Alan Wolf (Eastern perspective merging science with experiential “data”), and more materialist perspectives like those of David Albert (Western, hard science only).

I tend to agree with the former scientists, because of my personal experience in this strange universe in which we live.

Materialists would of course say that consciousness is a function of reality, not that it precedes it.  It’s an interesting debate to consider and I appreciate the skepticism of the materialist perspective, even though I don’t fully agree with it.

I will say this, though I’ve never really been in agreement with the monotheistic, more materialistic/external God perspectives of Christian/Judiasm/Islam – I did have an experience when I was a child, where a Sunday School teacher, seemed to get it.

I went to Sunday School class because I had a sleep over at a friend’s house (my parents and family are not religious).

The next day at Sunday school class, the teacher was talking about God and that God is everywhere.  I distinctly remember her asking me what God is then, and I looked and pointed at a hill nearby and said “God is in that hill.”

She said, “yes that’s right.”

It seems that even in these types of religions, people that go to a deeper level find the same things as the Eastern tradition.

quantum spirituality - is it real?It took quite a bit of reading and sorting through all this information, along with experiencing deeper levels of existence through various forms of meditation.

For me to discover that “God is the Quantum field” using exercises in exploring the depths of consciousness and pure awareness.

Bottom line of what I’ve experienced and processed through my personal research and the research and experience of those like Goswami and Wolf is:

YOU ARE THE FIELD, YOU ARE GOD.  God is a metaphor for all there is.

What do you think?

What explorations have you done (if any) in seeking experiences like this?

What have you read?

Post comment below I’d love to hear from you.


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8 responses to “On Quantum Spirituality: How Are Quantum Physics And God Related?”

  1. Steve Vernon

    Fascinating post, David, and one well worth reading. I just came across it by accident and was glad I did. It IS interesting that quantum science is certainly giving solid evidence to what the Eastern philosophers and spiritual leaders have known intuitively for centuries, and which carried over to the native American tribes, who, of course, migrated from Asia. Even if you read some of the Christian mystics, you’ll see some hint of this realization, but it’s sad that these thoughts and ideas have not pervaded traditional Judeo/Christian teachings.

    1. David Hamilton

      Glad you came across the article, indeed! Over and over again, I get hit in the head how far behind Judeo-Christian teachings are in this area, though with more modern and progressive forms, they are finally catching up. Joseph Campbell said it best when he talked about the historical/literal interpretation that tends to happen in the J-C religions vs. the metaphorical use in Eastern traditions. Thanks for your thoughts and hope to see you here again soon.

  2. Karen

    I would like to know has anyone read the Bible old and new testament. Quantum physics is explain in the first chapters of the Bible/Torah. Look past the the surface meaning and read from what little we know about quantum physics. God created, before He created He would have had a plan. “And God said “Let there be light: and there was. And God saw the light, that it was good;” Genisis 1:3 etc etc
    Genesis 11 The Tower of Babel (Babylon = Iraq) The people decided to built a city and a tower whose top may reach to heaven. They spoke one language, planned and invented bricks and slime for morter. They started to achieve this plan and God said “Behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to let us go down and there confound their language the they may not understand one anothers speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad….” Genesis 11:6

    Then there is Abram and Sarai, God told them to look at the stars, then the sand to see how many children they would have and then changed their names to Abraham and Sarah ( meaning father and mother of many nations) genesis 12 at aged 100 yo and Sarah 90 yo when their son Isaac was born. It took more than 13 year for them to be able to believe, but with constant reminding looking at the stars and sands they couldn’t help but come to believe and when they did Sarah conceived. This is quantum physics the other religions know what they know because of Gods teachings pasted down through generations.

    More proof look at Genesis 31 Isaac’s son Jacob was treated unfairly by his father in law, he made a deal with Laban that he would have all the speckled and ringstruck animals as payment for all the years he worked. v37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the haxel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made them white appear which was in the rods. v38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks cam to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink 39 And the flock conceived before the rods and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled and spotted.” This is quantum physics.

    I could go on. Please check your facts before making incorrect assumptions and showing your ignorance. Before making statements read the Torah or Bible they are full of quantum physics. God created QP. He says to ‘see’ not with natural eyes but with spiritual eyes. Read the Bible with natural eyes you will ‘see’ nothing. Look deeper open your mind to the scary truth God is the creator of heaven and earth, that includes you. He watched you knitted together in your mothers womb, knows your name, how many hairs are on your head and he knows your thoughts. I hope you get it for sakes and for your families. You are on the edge looking in and missing the truth by following eastern religions, they a copy and a counterfeit . Just remember God loves you no matter what you think you know and believe.

    1. David Hamilton

      Karen – I don’t see how any of what you’ve said has anything to do with facts. It’s all your interpretation, just like I’m interpreting. That’s why this is a blog, not a scientific paper. I know of little fact in the Bible, how accurate could a book be about Jesus when it was written 100-300 years after he died, which means much of the information was passed down by word of mouth? We have a hard enough time in modern times when there is digital storage, and still tons of interpretation happens. That doesn’t make any sense. Your argument has zero base.

  3. socratus

    God and Soul in Quantum Theory. / by Socratus /
    Can the conception of God and Soul have Physical Background?
    My answer is: “Yes, God and Soul have physical background
    and can be explained by physical formulas, equations and laws.”
    I will try to prove my position.
    Question: what is God?
    The Religious answer:
    God is something Absolute, Infinite, Eternal, Spiritual,
    the Highest form of Consciousness, Who created everything
    in the Universe.
    The Physical answer ( in my opinion) is more concrete:
    There is an Absolute, Infinite, Eternal Reference Frame and IT is
    Vacuum in the condition of Absolute Zero: T=0K,
    that take the functions of God and create everything in the Universe.
    Zero Vacuum T=0K is a “solo fabric” of creation everything in the Universe.
    Zero Vacuum T=0K is a Metaphysical / Spirit World.
    How can I prove my opinion?
    1. God does not create this Material World directly Himself.
    2. To create Material World and everything in It, God uses Spiritual Particles.
    3. The modern name of these Spiritual Particles is Quantum of Light.
    Quantum of Light is most phenomenal particle in the World.
    Quantum of Light is the structural essence of the Material World.
    The essence of all material objects is Quantum of Light.
    Through the behavior of Quantum of Light we can understand
    what an Absolute God has the Highest form of Consciousness.
    In the Vacuum Quantum of Light has maximal speed : c=1
    (from our earthly- gravity point of view).
    No material particles can ever attain this velocity. It means that this
    constant characteristic brings quantum of light to the world which
    is different from Material World and this is Vacuum World of Spirits.
    Many kinds of so-called different particles (waves) are only different
    manifestation / modifications of Quantum of Light.
    How can I prove this opinion?
    It seems that different particles create different waves:
    EM-waves, Gamma-Radiation waves, Röntgen-Radiation waves,
    Light-Waves, Ultraviolet -waves, Super/Ultra-High-TV-waves,
    Short/Mid/Long wave- length Radio Emission waves . . . but . .
    . . . but the energy of each of them is written by formula: E=h*f.
    It means that the difference between all these particles / radiations
    depends only on frequencies and the background of these modifications
    is one and the same particle: Quantum of Light in different frequencies.
    Why the simple quantum particle electron has six ( 6 ) formulas:
    +E=Mc^2 and -E=Mc^2 ,
    E=h*f and e^2=ah*c,
    E=-me^4/2h*^2= -13,6eV and E= ∞ ?
    My answer:
    Because an electron and quantum of light / photon and antielectron
    are one and the same particle in different actions and conditions and
    ” The Law of conservation and transformation of energy/ mass ”
    unites them together.
    The Quantum of Light is not static / firm particle.
    Quantum of Light is an elastic particle and can change its geometrical form.
    Through so-called “vacuum fluctuation / transformation” Quantum of Light
    can materialize or dematerialize its body ( virtual particle can become real
    and vice verse) using its own inner impulse h or h*=h/2pi.
    (Newtonian physics explains movement as a result of outside influence,
    Quantum physics explains movement as a result of own inner power / impulse
    of particle and therefore Quantum physics is only a modern Aristotle’s metaphysics)
    The potential state of Quantum of Light in the Zero Vacuum is: E=Mc^2.
    In the straight constant movement its speed is c=1 and its energy is: E=hc
    Quantum of Light behaves like a “particle”.
    In the rotation around its axis Quantum of Light behaves like “wave” with energy: E=h*f.
    In the Zero Vacuum nobody has influence on
    behavior of Quantum of Light. Quantum of Light by himself decided
    in which state He wants to be, it means that Quantum of Light has some
    kind of consciousness. The consciousness of Quantum of Light can evolve.
    Quantum of Light takes part in creation atom, cell, flower, . . . etc . . . and
    in creation every living being. And Its evolution of consciousness is going
    step by step (from atom, cell, flower . . . to a living being ) according to ancient
    Vedas conception: ‘ from vague wish up to a clear thought ’
    Now . . . . . if . . . .
    If Quantum of Light have some kind of consciousness which can evolve and
    the Absolute Zero T=0K gave the birth to this conscious Spiritual Particles . . . .
    then . . . . then it means that the T=0K by Itself has an Absolute the Highest
    form of Consciousness.
    The tendency to understand “God” by physical laws, formulas,
    equations using the Quantum Theory never will be ended.
    Does Quantum Physics Make it Easier to Believe in God?
    Does Quantum Physics Prove God’s Existence?http://physics.about.com/od/physicsmyths/f/QuantumGod.htm
    Does quantum theory prove God exists?
    In 1954 Einstein wrote:
    ” All these fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me
    no nearer to the answer to the question, ‘What are light quanta?’
    Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it,
    but he is mistaken.’‘
    In 1987 Feynman wrote:
    ‘ It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is.
    We do not have a picture that energy comes in little
    blobs of a definite amount. ‘
    ================ . . .
    My concussions:
    We don’t accepted Absolute Reference Frame T=0K and therefore
    we don’t know what Quantum of Light and Electron are and therefore
    every speculation is possible. I say:
    1) God is simple: T=0K
    2) Soul is simple: Quantum of Light
    ( c/d=pi, R/N=k, E/M=c^2, h=0, c=0, i^2=-1, h=E/t, h=kb,
    h=1, c=1. h*=h/2pi, c>1, E=h*f , e^2=ach* , e^i(pi)= -1)
    3) Everything else (material) is complex.
    ” If we were looking for something that we could conceive
    of as God within the universe of the new physics, this ground
    state, coherent quantum vacuum might be a good place to start.”
    / Book ‘The quantum self ’ page 208, by Danah Zohar. /
    =============== . . .
    Best wishes.
    Israel Sadovnik Socratus.

  4. socratus

    The Universe (as a material reality) was emerged from one common source.
    The ancient Vedic teachers called it – Brahman,
    Lao-Tzu called it – Tao,
    The prophets of the Book called it – Yahweh or Allah.
    Today the scientific officially community called this “common source”– Big Bang.
    Of course, there is also a scientific possibility that the “common source
    for the material reality ” can be . . . 11- dimensions or M- dimensions, . . .
    But tomorrow . . . .
    When the next revolution rocks physics, chances are it will be about nothing –
    — the vacuum, that endless infinite void.
    ” The problem of the exact description of vacuum, in my opinion,
    is the basic problem now before physics. Really, if you can’t correctly
    describe the vacuum, how it is possible to expect a correct description
    of something more complex? ”
    / Paul Dirac ./
    The most fundamental question facing 21st century physics will be:
    What is the vacuum? As quantum mechanics teaches us, with
    its zero point energy this vacuum is not empty and the word
    vacuum is a gross misnomer!
    / Prof. Friedwardt Winterberg /
    Wikipedia :
    “ Unfortunately neither the concept of space nor of time is well defined,
    resulting in a dilemma. If we don’t know the character of time nor of space,
    how can we characterize either? “
    “Now we know that the vacuum can have all sorts of wonderful effects
    over an enormous range of scales, from the microscopic to the cosmic,”
    said Peter Milonni
    from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
    Although we are used to thinking of empty space as containing
    nothing at all, and therefore having zero energy, the quantum
    rules say that there is some uncertainty about this. Perhaps each
    tiny bit of the vacuum actually contains rather a lot of energy.
    If the vacuum contained enough energy, it could convert this
    into particles, in line with E-Mc^2.
    / Book: Stephen Hawking. Pages 147-148.
    By Michael White and John Gribbin. /
    Somehow, the energy is extracted from the vacuum and turned into
    particles…Don’t try it in your basement, but you can do it.
    / University of Chicago cosmologist Rocky Kolb./
    Vacuum — the very name suggests emptiness and nothingness –
    is actually a realm rife with potentiality, courtesy of the laws
    of quantum electrodynamics (QED). According to QED,
    additional, albeit virtual, particles can be created in the vacuum,
    allowing light-light interactions.
    . . . . . .

    1. Chandrasekar

      The question you have raised is ‘What is vacuum?; That is ‘What is Nothingness?’ The challenge is that our understanding of Nothingness is that there should not be anything. Absolutely NO THING. In this context I would like to mention a short message from one of the seers (Shankaraacharya of Kanchi mutt of south india). This was actually part of his speeches and he is no more with us. In one of his speeches he compares buddhism with hinduism. According to buddhism there is no GOD. Hinduism believes in ONE GOD who manifests himself in multiple ways.
      Now the seer brings out the idea in a lighter way through a story like speech. Buddha went and searched and meditated to find the source of all these, GOD. He could not find out. So he came out with the philosophy of Shunya (Nothingness). Adi Shankara (Proponent of Advaita (NON-Dualism) Philosophy) also went and searched and mediated to find GOD. He could not find one. But then he realized, though what he was searching was not found, HE, the searcher is THERE. So, he came up with the philosophy that Aham Brahmasmi. I am that GOD. So also the Vedas proclaim: Tat Tvam Asi, meaning You are that.
      Now it leads to the point that if You are That and I am That and if all are That, then there is no second thing. There is only one thing. If there is only one thing and so it cannot interact with anything else. Then it looks like NOTHING. Right? Interaction what tells the presence of something. That there is no second thing to interact with means not nothing but only one thing. But the experience is nothing. Please note that in the non-dualistic principle of Hinduism, non-duality means existence only one thing. Pure Bliss. Not even thoughts, for if thoughts are present, then there must have been possessor of thoughts. Then you end up with two things: Thoughts and the person who originates those thoughts. That defeats the purpose of non-duality. So what exists is pure bliss. That is why we have a famous say ‘Those who have seen do not say and those who say haven’t seen’. Pure bliss is an experience and cannot be taught, for if someone claims he has seen GOD and he is willing to show you GOD, then there comes three people: GOD, one who has seen GOD and one who has not seen GOD. Again this defeats the purpose of non-duality. So NOTHINGNESS need not mean emptyness but PURE BLISS with nothing else to interact with. You may call the PURE BLISS as realm rife with potentiality.

  5. Jason Remmerde

    Nice to know that, though many seem to disagree, we all are searching to understand the perfect, balanced solution to life. Each of us has a unique purpose, as unique as each snowflake is different. Each of us has free will, and each of us will most likely find the answer we are looking for in a unique and different way. As much as we all think we speak the same language, the meanings we apply to words, or semantics, will continually provide reasons to argue about the result of our studies.

    If having others agree with us is what validates the meaning of life, we will never find it.

    If we take the time to see what resonates with us, we can define our purpose, and if our actions align with our purpose, then our creations will provide the perfect surroundings. When different sub-groups create what they perceive to be “the answer”, then those results can be compared by others that are searching.

    Numbers seem to provide “truth”, but it is the arguments that are made with the numbers analysis which bring the flaw.

    It is when we stop looking to others to explain our own purpose and meaning, that we have a better chance of defining ourselves, which helps us find the God that created us. Yet on our own, we can accomplish nothing, so which God do we hitch our wagons to? Whether it be numbers, or science, or Budda, or Jesus, or God, or money and wealth, each of us is looking for our own meaning and purpose. Go and try out each source, and see which one brings you life.

    Someone said once, that “42” is the meaning of life. If that’s what brought them peace, and purpose, and meaning, and allowed them to have a full life experience, that’s great, but it doesn’t work for me. With numbers and science I can build techniques to become wealthy, and plans to build a house that will last a long time. Those precepts can point me in the direction of the creator, but at the end of the day I will need to use my free will to decide what I will put my faith in.

    It sounds to me like physics isn’t working for you to define who God is. The other day I tried to tighten a bolt with a screwdriver, and try as I might, it was near impossible to get that bolt tight. A screwdriver works well for the purpose it was created to do, but it can’t do everything, at least not very well. If a tool understands its creator through its purpose, different tools are going to disagree on who the creator is.

    All the pieces are used to find the answer. Allow the heart to interact with the mind, listen to what calls (resonates) with you. Find your purpose and act in accordance with your purpose, so your creations line up with your purpose, and in not too long of a time, you will find the master creator. In doing these things, you are honoring who you are, and the creator who formed you.

    Numbers can do many things, and they can point to the source that created them. intellect can understand numbers, but not until the heart is added to the intellect, will the source be discovered. Follow what brings you life and resonates with you. Maybe the heart can help to define the mind, just as well as the mind defines the heart.

    Good luck with your search. Being frustrated with imbalance is a sure sign that you are on the right path.

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