An Arcturian in Tom Kenyon’s latest book points out something about our memory. A very simple observation, easily verified, but it shocked me and rocked my mental perceptive abilities into further awakening. He pointed out that our memories are holograms.
That’s all. That’s the insight.
We store memories holographically, without knowing how we’re doing this. You can verify this easily enough. Think of the last movie you have seen. Remember the film, call it up in your mind. Notice how it presents itself to you.
The film contained sound, dialog, action, images, a story line, characters, and it also contained your reactions and enjoyment, the chair you were sitting in, the person you were watching it with, your bodily state, your emotions, your worries. It also contained whether it was day or night, a certain day of the week, a certain season of the year. And much more.
Your memory of the film puts all of these elements in non-linear order. You might remember the popcorn you ate before you remember the opening scene of the movie. You may remember receiving a phone call during the film, and in some sense the phone call lasted as long as the film itself, in parallel. Even though you paused the DVD player when the call came. All elements of the movie experience are arranged in non-linear order, as well as in non-spatial order, in our memories. That is a hologram. All parts are available from the whole, and the whole is available from each tiny part.
Now the question: if our memory is like this, what about our present moment consciousness?
“Walter Freeman (1999) speculates that consciousness arises as discontinuous whole-hemisphere states succeeding one another at a frame rate of 6 Hz to 10 Hz. Each attention stream would thus consist of a set of discontinuous macroscopic brain states interleaved with the states for the other streams. As an analogy, imagine cutting three different films into short segments of no more that a half dozen or so frames per segment. Join the segments together so that each second or two of projected film contains segments from all three films. Now watch this intercut film. Your mind automatically assigns each short segment to the appropriate stream so that you experience three non-interfering movies more-or-less at once. La Strada, Seven Samurai, and Toy Story, as it were, unfold in your mind each in its own context.” (From: Ayahuasca Variations, by William L. Benzon)
Come to the Interconnectedness Vibrational Workshop, Sunday 15 December 2013, in Stockholm: