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Holonomy, through a wide range of aspects, can be considered a “movement in which new wholes are emerging. Throughout this work Bohm makes it quite clear that an investigation of thought consciousness, or perception is necessary for science to progress, since all scientific inquiries rely upon our perception for their execution.

We like to think that observer and observed are separate, but this is an illusion. He uses the analogy of a live oak tree. Even as someone with two degrees in physics, it took some time to wade through all the mathematics.

Consciousness, Bohm notes, can be “described in terms of a series of moments. I may have had the idea before in a very germ form. Physics, Philosophy, and Theology”. Overall not an easy read for the untrained or uninitiated, but still worthwhile. This view is understandable, it’s intuitive, but much like thinking the Earth is flat the intuitive, first level of observation conclusionit’s wrong.

Bohm uses the example of Mandelbrot’s mathematically-derived fractals to illustrate more scientifically this cosmic generativity. Finally, the manifest world is part of what Bohm refers to as the “explicate order. The key to this argument is ordr hologram is only an instrument whose function is to make a static record of this order.

Bohm believes that the generative order “proceeds from imllicate origin in free play which then unfolds into ever more crystallized forms. One has to work with the probabilities rather than certainties, because it is impossible for an observer to describe all aspects of a particle at once speed and location. As a human being takes part in the process of this totality, he is fundamentally changed in the very activity in which his aim is to change that reality which is the content of his consciousness.


Perhaps the target audience for this book is other academics already qualified in the field. It unfolds into explicate order in which everything is separated. Folling this analogy, Bohm sees the whole process as a closed loop; it goes from the screen to imllicate computer to the Player and back to the screen.

This article discusses the vision David Bohm intuited from his insight gnosis into the quantum world. The Implicate Order Enfoldment, unfoldment, and the implicate and the explicate.

Bohm believes that a special cosmic energy holds the All together, and this cosmic energy follows a cosmic law order. As a literary work, it doesn’t do much, even for its genre, besides express possibilities and often with a too technical mathematical bent. For Bohm there are the evils of disorder which causes suffering and death. The author’s world view is where consciousness and physical reality would not be fragmented and the wholeness is real. The key point is that the Bohmian scheme proposes that there is more to the world than the explicate order of matter, namely the implicate order and what may be beyond that.

During the early s Bohm developed his theory of the Implicate Order in order to explain the bizarre vohm of subatomic particles–behavior that quantum phyicists have not been able to explain.

The last chapter provides non-technical presentations of implicate order in physics, and then this is extended to the field of consciousness. This is the picture of the whole where everything is inherently connected to everything wholenesw to make up the universe and the multiverse.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

This is some heavy material, partly outside of my grasp of understanding. Such movement of light waves is present everywhere and in principle enfolds the entire universe of space and time in each region. It is the interplay between the implicate and the explicate orders. If conscious experience cannot be fully accounted for within the explicate order of matter, then there is no choice but to explore the role played by the implicate order and what may lie beyond it.


Thus the principle of relative autonomy of sub-totalities–is now seen to extend to the multi-dimensional order of reality. The player continuously grasps itself. The “leaves oreer continually forming and some are dropping off at the same time, so that it looks as if it’s a constant tree.

We begin by noting that the ordinary Cartesian order applying to separate points, finds one of its strongest supports in the function of a lens. Consciousness, therefore, is really our most immediate experience of this implicate impliccate. Within this milieu there are independent sub-totalities such as physical elements and human entities with relative autonomy.

He shows that the equations of relativity wholenes quantum theory can be written in non limiting ways, that is to say they are true regarding their space, b Wow, this book is heavy, I’m going to try and simplify the essence of it.

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Instead, the universe is better understood as a process. Ib Ravn – – Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. Trivia About Wholeness and the I got through only a few more pages of the second where Bohm makes more wholeness guesses at existence by saying things like ‘all modern languages have a subject-verb-object structure’ as it is obvious that Bohm has a very small and biased view of reality and history.