Revised 08 September 2022
What is it?
The holomorphic process is something amazing that is evidently happening to the human species. What’s happening is a transformation of consciousness – a metamorphosis that is changing our worldview. Whether yours is changing for the better of worse depends on who or what you identify with. Those who identify only with truth will see the change as good and those who don’t will see it as bad. Some say that what is happening cannot be explained in terms of science, and that would be true if by “science” they only included information that stemmed from classical, Newtonian physics. Classical physics interprets the world in terms of physical substance and that is also how most people interpret who and what they are. That is because most of us were taught that physical objects, all the way down to subatomic particles, literally exist separate from and independent of the space that surrounds us.
Ever since the days of Heraclitus of Ephesus, many philosophers could see what science was missing. They called it a “philosophical blunder” when Newton defined time as an independent entity, but that’s another story. Science began to change at the beginning of the 1900s when Quantum Theory revealed that the foundation of reality is actually wave-like. That means that particles only appear to be permanent but are nothing but quantifiable units of vibrational energy. This “particle-wave paradox” was hotly debated for years and even today, most people still think in terms of physical reality. It still seems like common sense; “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” And if vibrations actually “collapse” and form into matter, who cares if they are vibrations? Matter is what matters, right? Some people would say that quantum physics is proof that reality is fundamentally physical in nature.
So physical (or particulate) and non-physical (or wave-like) are two mutually exclusive, opposite approaches to describing reality. However, there is a third, and I would say more “spirited” approach. This third approach has been around for as long as the other two, but since it is an elevated perspective, i.e. it requires one to rise above the opposites, a certain amount of growth and maturity are necessary in order to be able to see it. It was called “Process Philosophy/Theology” back when quantum mechanics was new, and more recently, it is described as the Systems Approach to understanding reality.
In the book, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision, authors Capra and Luisi say, “the process perspective is the link between organization and structure.” (p. 302) They explain that “the three perspectives of organization, structure and process provide an integrative conceptual framework” and that they are totally interdependent. Ancient philosophers (I think it was Aristotle or Augustine) said that the only thing we can know for certain is our existence (which I would correlate with structure), that we are living (which is a process) and that we can understand (mental organization). In his book, The Reflexive Universe: Evolution of Consciousness, Arthur Young presents a very similar thesis and refers to photons or “light particles” as quantum units of action. When combined with a hierarchical organization and an arc-like structure to represent a “fall” or loss of freedom of motion, turning upward to form an arc, he recognizes “purposiveness in process” i.e. evidence of a goal. (p. 32)
When I “saw the light,” (and I actually saw a light that looked like its source was in the center of a sphere, during meditation) I could see how the particle-wave paradox can be viewed as being a cyclic process that is morphed into a whole. I came up with the word “holomorphosis” and then looked up the word. I found it here in math under complex analysis and it fit perfectly with what I’m trying to describe. Later, I took a class in Philosophy and learned that Heraclites used the word “hylomorphosis” meaning something (and he didn’t know what) morphs into matter. “Holomorphosis” or holomorphic process does not restrict us to matter. We know that energy morphs into form (Plato’s theory of form is as old as Heraclites’s theory of change) – a form that depends on quantum state and we just call that “substance” (another word from philosophy). My point is that the same ideas and models that we use in quantum physics can be correlated to ideas in philosophy and theology. The goal is to reintegrate these subjects to form a better understanding of who and what we are. When that happened to me, I experienced it as a metamorphosis – a transformation of consciousness and a new worldview that is good, all good and nothing but good.
Why is it important?
The reason it is important is because the old interpretation of reality along with man’s natural hunger for power has introduced instability in the United States System – an instability that is self-destructive and threatening to tear us apart. It is not only important, but urgent. I hope to illustrate how the system description works so that it can be applied to the U. S. system. It’s a model that starts with separation and projection of a unit in opposite directions (like our polarized political system). The separation and projection produce a linear differentiation and that is followed by a non-linear differentiation – an inversion called “reflection.” These are necessary steps in the systematic growth process. Since the original unit is a single, unified, flexible pattern of energy, the first two steps create tension (analogous to gravity) and as a whole, it reaches a critical point where it becomes unstable and must reflect, and reform in order to regain stability. However, if the unit is self conscious, it can reflect on itself (in systems lingo that’s called “feedback”) long before it becomes unstable, make modifications and reformations based on small amounts of information. This results in smooth transitions and the result is called “convolution.”
The way I’ve been growing this web page is an illustration of the convolution process. In a regular blog I would leave the home page alone and just post new information in separate posts, so if you followed every post you would see the “evolution” of my thought process. You may or may not see, and I really doubt that you would see the same correlations and connections that I see as you read what I learned and posted. So instead, I go back and change this page. If you really wanted to follow me, you would have to reread the whole thing to understand each of my new and improved ways of expressing myself. However, anyone who happens to find this page after an update has the benefit of not having to experience the same growing pains that you and I did during the purification process. Can you see the correlation and connection to the story of salvation?
How it works
There are four steps that make up the holomorphic process:
- Reflection, and
Note to illustrate how this page has convolved: I previously called step 4 “reunification,” before I had recognized the parallels in control systems engineering, which uses differentiation and integration from calculus. When I did, I started calling it “reintegration”. I also realized that separation is mathematically a linear operation, (A – A’ = 0) and projection is represented as a derivative, (dA/dA’), but the process is also used to represent how holographic systems operate to project 3-D images in space, so I left separation and projection as they were. Reflection correlates with the mathematical inverse operation and integration is the mathematical inverse of differentiation, so that works to point at the final step.
It is easy for someone who understands Calculus (which includes differentiation and integration) to see how, if both A and A’ are variables, the process produces two parts rather that fully reintegrating back into the original. (Recall that the integral of (dA/dA’) with respect to dA’ is A plus a constant.) In quantum mechanics, the constant is represented as a factor called an Eigenvalue. The point is, the system produces something that has a different characteristic (called “accident” in philosophy) than the original if the constant is not zero.
Every engineer who took a course in Control Systems Engineering can recognize (dA/dA’) as a “Transfer Function” and the holomorphic process as being an expression of a closed-loop feedback system. This kind of system model is commonly used for designing self-controlled, self-sustaining systems. That is how I see reality, as being an expression of a closed-loop, self-controlled, self-sustaining feedback system full of a bazillion closed-loop, self-controlled, self-sustaining feedback subsystems. According to Arthur Young, who was an engineer who has been credited for inventing the helicopter, quantum particles are the first stage in a process. He categorized the stages into “kingdoms” that feed on each other. The visible, physical feedback loop in all living systems is what we call “food.” The “human kingdom” is the part of the “animal kingdom” that also has an invisible, non-physical feedback branch called consciousness. It has a self-control function just like any other control system, that gives it the power to survive as a self-sustaining “unit,” but unlike unconscious systems, “he” is aware of his ability to hoard excess power for himself.
- In his book, Young lists the following 6 kingdoms: Light, Nuclear particles, Atoms, Determinate matter, Plants and Animals. He recognizes that there should be a seventh kingdom but leaves the reader to draw his own conclusion about that. I see it clearly as being man, separated from the Animal kingdom, and I see the 8th kingdom as being formed by the power of truth. In electrical engineering, it’s basically information-modulated energy. In nuclear engineering, it’s the “excess” energy that is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
- It is important to realize that “energy” is simply the ability to do work, whereas actually doing work is what we call “power.” As such, the “power of truth” is actually an activation of energy. That is what makes a stable, self-sustaining system a “power plant.” It actually works. What gives an atom “staying power,” which is something Heraclitus called “Logos,” is the fact that it is a holomorphic function, i.e. it is a harmonic oscillation and so it has internal harmony. In other words, it resonates. Does that make sense? In the case of non-living particles, the model is what works. But in the case of living organisms, their bodies work as models and their subconscious minds work as operators of the model. For conscious animals, the Conscience (proper noun) works as the operator of what we can call the spiritual body-model.
Because the subject of consciousness is usually the purview of mystics those philosophers who often claim that reality is an illusion seen through the lens of the mind’s eye, let me point out that my perspective is through the lens of science and engineering. I consider physical reality to be the definition of “real” substance but non-physical form that resonates also has substance. I consider the “mind’s eye” to be the “sense” of the ineffable “spiritual body”, which the physical body develops (like the output of a system) out of life experience and repeatedly morphs into increasingly higher-level perspectives of itself as whole. That is the spirit of Operation Holomorphosis.
The holomorphic process separates and projects (like the information-modulated carrier wave from a radio transmitter projects into the atmosphere) and then, because it is actual energy, it has the ability to do work. It is able to reflect upon itself and convolve with itself, to see itself as a reflection of truth. From that perspective, it begins to see the physical body as being a “less real” form of being. Whereas the physical body has “apparent power” = “staying power” + “reactive power,” both of which are relative, the spiritual body is a reflection of truth itself and has the power of truth. Therefore, its “staying power” is “true power,” which is absolute. In reality, i.e. in truth, it is made out of and therefore part of truth itself, which is what Thomas Aquinas and many others, including the Catholic Church calls “God.” They (I should say “we” since I received my confirmation as a Catholic when I finally learned this in the Catechism last year – in 2021) recognize God as a “person” or personification of “truth itself” just as we recognize our “self” as a “person” or personification of created truth. It is created, formed and reformed, i.e. “convolved” as we live our lives. But only the part that lives in truth has living substance.
Like the physical body, it is a system that will become unstable and “stop working,” i.e. “die” when it becomes too contaminated with untruth, i.e. energy that does not resonate with truth. The way I see it, when the body dies, what remains alive will know that it is the only part that was, and still is a reflection of truth, i.e. made in the image of God. Untruth is what forms and grows like a cancer. It blocks the light of truth i.e. the “person” we call our Conscience. That is what I believe has happened to the United States as a whole. As a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, I think that the cancer in our society grew as a result of politics and can be systematically removed by reforming politics into “holotics.” I should probably start a new page, but for now, I’ll explain where I hope to go with that below.
Lady Liberty is ready to move forward
“Lady Liberty” is also a “person” or personification of a system centered on truth with freedom as its motion. The word “liberty” is defined as the state of being free. It is a “state” and that refers to the stabile condition in which a closed system is able to operate. However, too much negative feedback will kill the “output signal” and too much positive feedback will make it explode. This state is not even possible for an “open system,” which is totally free of any laws, independent of the greater system, and uncontrolled, like some people are trying to be. Liberty was “born” in a state of infancy, grew to become dependent on her “Democrat/Republican parents” and it ready to become independent. She is more mature as a result of the synergy that comes from interdependence and is ready to more forward. Unfortunately, I believe that she has cancer. I also believe that she can be cured by a holomorphic operation.
I am not a medical doctor, but as a former United States Navy Line Officer, and graduate of the Naval War College, I see cancer as an enemy that has to be fought and defeated by using a strategic operation. “Operation Holomorphosis” starts with the separation. America is divided (separation and projection) into two main parties that have been led into war with each other by leaders who think that our “apparent power” belongs to them. They want to stop the holomorphic process and retain power for themselves. People who are registered as either Democrat of Republican but who, upon reflection, feel that their party has become contaminated and corrupt can become reintegrated. They can continue the holomorphic process by separating from the party-war, (registering as Independent) and projecting a unified country that is a reflection of truth. Truth is true power; Truth is the name of “God” and is what our founders meant by “in God we trust.”
If you are not quite sure about separating without having an alternative “party” to join, check out the new “Forward” party (http://forwardparty.com), which I recently learned about. This is a group of leaders – the former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, the former governor Christine Todd Whitman and the former congressman David Jolly – who have already separated from their party (not sure if they all registered as Independents) and projected new party-types called The Forward Party, the Renew America Movement, and The Serve America Movement. Upon reflection, they realized that they were working in parallel to strengthen our democratic republic. Notice how “staying power” (Republicans) + “reactive power” (Democrats) convolve to reform “apparent power” (the whole). Then they reintegrated and settled on the name “Forward.” Their mantra or motto is,
“Not left; Not right; but Forward.” Left and right are positions. They exist but only have “staying power,” but forward is a direction. It represents the “true power” to move and to make things work.
There is a good article in the New York Post entitled
“Most third parties have failed. Here’s why ours won’t.”
By David Jolly, Christine Todd Whitman and Andrew Yang
July 27, 2022
A couple of days later, on July 29, 2022, there appeared a counter argument in the New York Times , entitled
“Why Andrew Yang’s New Third Party Is Bound to Fail”
By Jamelle Bouie
As much as I like what Yang, et. al. have to offer, Bouie made some excellent points when he explained the history of previous American third parties. He says, “there is a recipe for third-party success in the United States, but neither Yang nor his allies have the right ingredients.” Then he goes on to say,
The most successful third parties in American history have been precisely those that galvanized a narrow slice of the public over a specific set of issues. They further polarized the electorate, changed the political landscape and forced the established parties to reckon with their influence.
This serves to illustrate the importance of understanding the holomorphic process and the difference between a “party” and a “movement.” Maybe the organization that they are calling “Forward” should not be labeled as a “party” but rather a “movement.” Bouie lumped it into what he called “vanity political parties” and explained the weakness that history has revealed in these types of parties. “The two-party system in the United States,” he says, “is a natural result of the rules of the game.” I think he is right and in my words, I would say, “It’s how the system works.” He explains using words that express the dynamic process, like “the drive to prevent a plurality winner will very likely lead to the creation of two parties that take the shape of loose coalitions.” His most important point, in my opinion, is that “a successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties, either by forcing key issues onto the agenda or revealing the existence of a potent new electorate.”
It is evident to me that our government is at a critical point in its transformation. Much like Bouie’s “most important point,” my point is that a successful “move” is not to form a third party, but to integrate a program into our two-party system. The program that I have found, which is recommended by FairVote.org, the Institute for Political Innovation and the Veterans for Political Innovation (VPI), is Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV). I would recommend that the organization be called “The Forward Party-Movement” and focus their “campaign” on educating the American people in the way RCV works so that they can learn how to understand and operate the system. I don’t mean play the system; I mean seriously operate the system for liberty. Lady Liberty is ready to get back up and move forward. Once she does, her daughters – “liberty and justice for all” –will follow naturally.
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Truly fascinating and informative.
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Very intriguing subject matter! Fantastically explained concept of light and life and existence!
Thank you. I hope it eventually gets out and makes a positive impact on society.
very interesting, I would like a free PDF copy of the current version of your book, Holomorphosis and the Hologenetic Universe
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firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to be a beta reader for your book! Found your site through an IONS webinar. We’re riding the same brainwave on a lot of stuff, especially the big shift in consciousness + trying to understand the mystical through a systems-and-processes POV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilmGHPFbx1Q
FASCINATING! I can’t wait to read everything else you have posted here. I subscribed to your updates too, so keep them coming.