Jun 01 2012

Reading Berendt’s The World is Sound: Nada Brahma – Music and the Landscape of Consciousness (part 2)

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Jean Emile Charon is either on to something, or he’s a crackpot. I don’t know enough about him to say, just yet. But I’m preliminarily curious/interested, so I’m going to try to track down some of his work, so I can decide.

Here’s the little bit I know about him, courtesy of my readings today:

In a sense, electrons have a “choice” about how they behave in certain circumstance (if you want me to go into Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, superposition, and the double-slit experiment, let me know).

Jean E. Charon says that they actually exercise their option.

Per Berendt:

“No doubt, Charon’s ideas are speculative – rejected by many of his colleagues – and yet a continually growing group of physicists – clustered in France around Charon and in the United States around leading research in Pasadena and Princeton (the ‘Princeton gnostics’) – believes that it has found the source of mental and psychic impulses in the electron and the photon.

“Charon writes: ‘Inside its micro-universe, the electron encloses a space that is able, first, to store information, second, to make this information available again during each pulsation period of its cycle by way of a sort of memory system, and third, to control complex operations by communicating and cooperating with the other electrons of the system.’

“The electron is a sort of ‘miniature black hole.’ Its structure is similar to that of the black holes in outer space and, to a certain degree, to their preliminary form, heavy pulsars. Like black holes and pulsars, the electron has an extremely high temperature (between 60 million and 650 million degrees Centigrade; try to imagine such temperatures in the unimaginably minute space of the microworld!) and simlarly has an immense density (between one thousand billion and one million grams per cubic centimeter). Like black holes, it is also characterized by curved space and curved time in the sense of Einstein’s theory. Thus, the time of electrons (and of black holes) is not identical with our ‘material time,’ which leads from the past to the future. It is rather a ‘mental time’ which ‘runs cyclically,’ so that everything once stored can be retrieved during any further cycle. For Charon, the electrons are the ‘prime stores’ of memory. They are among the few elementary particles that do not disintegrate; in other words, they exist from the beginning of the cosmos to its end. As Charon writes:

“‘An electron that was successively part of a tree, a human being, a tiger, and another human being will thus remember for all time the experiences it has collected during these different lives. The electron will maintain within itself all of its experiences as tee, as human being No. 1, as tiger, and as human being No. 2, to whose organisms it belonged at certain times.’

“The groundwork for these discoveries was laid as early as the twenties by the Swiss physicist Wolfgang Pauli. The ‘Pauli exclusion principle’ holds that atoms are able to ‘know’ and to ‘remember’ whether they have been in contact with a specific atom before and that they ‘know’ the state of other atoms.

“The electron’s recollections are stored and controlled by its spin, and they are assembled with the help of photons. Each progression of the spin leads to an increase in information. What is most surprising and, in our present context, most wonderful is that these progressions take place in steps comparable to the steps on the string of a monochord.

“Photons control not only memory but the process of cognition. As Charon points out, they are messengers: ‘Here, a photon of the outer shell disappears, thereby making its impulse, its energy, and its spin available to a photon of the electron shell.’ In this way, the interior photon now possesses the potential that previously belonged to the exterior one….

“In comparison to an electon that has existed as part of an animal or a human being for a long time, an electon that has been in dead matter has a totally different level of information. In a sense, both have gone through different ‘courses of education,’ which makes it improbable that a spin exchange (Charon speaks of ‘communication,’ ‘mating,’ ‘deeds,’ ‘cognition,’ and ‘love’) will take place between them – which coresponds exactly to normal human behavior. Psychologist Oscar Ichazo writes: ‘Love is the recognition of he same consciousness in oneself and in the other person.’ And Charon motes: ‘In contrast to the views that most organized beings have worked out for themselves, it is their electrons that give or elicit love. The organized being itself is only the vehicle of this love, and even that only in a narrow sector of space and time.'”

To which, I reply with a hearty “I don’t know.”

There are some bits I find interesting (electrons as conscious/consciousness for instance), and this spin exchange as a possible method of information exchange. In magick, there is certainly talk of “currents”, and I wonder if it might be something like this. It might also explain some synchronicities, and possibly be interesting in terms of Sheldrake’s morphogenetic fields. It also gets interesting in terms of non-locality.

On the other hand, I freely admit that it could also be a total load of shit.

I want to talk to my physics professor, and see what he knows of Charon, and the info Charon is using to back up his claims. Unfortunately Berendt doesn’t give a whole lot about that. This is the first I’ve heard of Charon, and I’ve started doing some preliminary web searching on him.

If nothing else, I think I might be able to adapt a few of his ideas into my own personal Grand Unified Theory Of Everything.

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