Gravity is working against me
Gravity wants to bring me down
Oh I'll never know what makes this man
With all the love his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away
Gravity, John Meyer
Quantum mechanics is common currency in modern esoteric practice, dished out like it readily explains all the hard problems of magickal work. Widely evoked, barely understood but funky as all hell, QM does provide scientific testable ''evidence'' of things and therefore is important to include alongside the eye witness testimony that we often have to rely on. If we are putting magick on trial here, QM et al will constitute an expert, if relentlessly confused, witness.
The most popular of the interpretations is the Many Worlds Theory whereby every moment, multiple realities are being created and co-exist - in one universe the cat is alive, in another it is dead, etc - as the wave functions are being collapsed into observable reality. We may witness only one version but how do we know that not all possibilities are happening some other where in their own fragment of time and space? In this thinking magicians influence probability to end up in the universe they would like - a kind of probabilistic surfing. Although the most popular there are other ways of interpreting the results of Young's Double Slit and other quantum experiments, with serious consequences for Magick, and it is to one of these that we turn in our last post on Evidence - TIQM or the Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. The reason this interpretation stood out in my long hours of reading on the bus was the way it resonated with what Raziel says not only in the way that Superdeterminism explains away such things as non-locality, spooky action or infinite worlds but also in the more obscure areas like the message on Anti-Time Clones or on the Reversiverse.
There is a way to escape the inference of super-luminal speeds and spooky action at a distance but it involves absolute determinism in the universe and the absence of free will. Suppose the world is super-deterministic, with not just inanimate nature running on behind the scenes clockwork, but also our behaviour, including our belief that we are free to do one experiment or another, absolutely predetermined, including the 'decision' by the experimenter to carry out one set of measurements rather than another, the difficulty disappears. There is no need for faster than light signals to tell particle A what measurement had been carried out on particle B, because the universe, including particle A already 'knows' what that measurement, and its outcome, will be.
John Stewart Bell
Bell Test Experiments are ways of testing the various interpretations of the data of Quantum Mechanics and their results suggest that theories that depend upon local hidden variables (i.e. faster than light communication and other funky ''quantum'' stuff) should affect these experiments in certain constrained ways and they don't. Particles lose energy into the vacuum itself though so what is causing this energy loss - could it be that the particle is entangled with itself leading to the ''everything is one electron'' type of thinking? In Q.E.D. (Quantum Electro Dynamics) it is shown that nothingness spontaneously splits into particles and anti-particles which then annhiliate each other. One interpretation, depending on some retrocausality, is that the anti-particles are actually particles going back in time when we see them manifest it as if the reversiverse is directly contacting this one. What then if that energy loss in the void is not to do with a particle somehow interacting with itself persay, but interacting with, to quote Raziel, its ''anti-time clone'' - what if that energy loss is actually the result of a kind of transtemporal friction mediated through some extra orthogonal time dimension? The universe and the reversiverse literally rub against each other, and this ''spark'' that Raziel talked about is the heat energy lost from that self-same friction? Is time literally burning you out?
My dedicated study of physics finished after college and although I considered applying for Physics and Philosophy at Oxford, I pursued biochemistry and genetics at university instead. I do maintain many good friends who are physicists though and the thinking in this post has been run by them and any new material generated will also be factchecked with such ''real physicists''. Anyway when most are confronted with this kind of thinking, physicist or otherwise, the argument against it starts with personal incredulity (I don't understand so that is not how it works) or when people ''get it'' defeatism (well if so then what is the point of science or anything, huh?). What I will show this year is that by getting beyond our delusional idea of 3 dimensional freedom we can access, through Raziels compatabilist approach, another type of genuine freedom. Based on the average current understanding of magick in our community, I reckon that most people will find this kind of thinking impossible, depressing or frightening but with Saturn in Capricorn, in these strange days leading to 2020, Chronos is coming for you.
Time is on my side, yes it is,
Time is on my side, yes it is,
Now you always say that you want to be free
But you come running back
You come running back
You come running back to me
The Rolling Stones