I’m sure we were all absorbed in the rescue of the twelve soccer players and their assistant coach. They were trapped for sixteen days in a six-mile long deep cave. It all began on June 23rd when the parents of these boys texted the team’s head coach that their children had not come home for dinner. The coach knew that the assistant coach had taken the boys into the cave so he ran there and saw their bicycles at the entrance of the cave and asked for help. They were discovered inside the cave on July 2nd. At this point the situation looked hopeless since the cave was flooded, the oxygen levels were falling to blackout levels and the monsoons were coming. The children were perched on a slippery ledge above the current. Millions of people all over the world were praying that they would be rescued, and by July 10th, against all odds, they were all out of the cave
One way to explain the improbable positive outcome of the rescue is in Paul Levy’s new book, entitled Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality, where he makes a powerful argument that consciousness is key to understanding how the universe works. In the book, he relates how the manuscript had been sitting on his computer for months and he was having problems getting it published. One of his dream groups gathered in his home and each person focused on one intention - to get his book published. Within days of this meeting, he received a friend request on Facebook from Jean Huston. She read and loved his manuscript and told her publisher about it and it was soon published.
You may wonder what the rescue has in common with Levy’s book. As Levy writes, “When a group of people set their intentions into alignment with each other, magic can happen. Their shared intention gets imprinted into the very quantum field that in-forms and gives hope to our universe in a way that can really make a difference in the world”. I think this magical rescue and the way Paul Levy got his book published are two examples of the quantum nature of reality Since millions of people around the world were setting an intention that these boys would be rescued, it created that situation or in quantum terms ‘the wave function collapsed’ in a positive manner. At the same time, Levy’s dream group’s intention enabled the timely publication of his book.
The double slit experiment was the scientific experiment that revealed how consciousness not only is a part of the universe but that we as observers play a major role in continually creating the universe. In the double slit experiment photons or subatomic particles passing through a device with a double slit form an interference pattern of light that results in diffused dark patterns on a screen just as expected. In other words, the photons act as a wave. But if a person could watch each photon individually to see which slit it travels through, the photons will act as particles and no interference pattern shows on the screen. You just see marks where each photon hits. If there is only one slit in the experiment the photon always appears as a particle. Levy says, “So not only does the photon know whether both slits are open or not, it also know whether or not we are watching it and adjusts its behavior accordingly.” The one who observes the experiment actually affects the outcome of the experiment. The moment of observation ‘collapses the wave function.” It determines whether the photon acts as a wave or particle.
Levy says “Quantum physics’ new perspective can potentially liberate our mind from the mental straitjacket of the classical mechanistic worldview, in revealing new creative orders of freedom that we can step into at any moment—even right now!” The saving of the Thai soccer youth by intention is a wonderful example of a new Uber myth for our world—the Quantum Myth.