The Cosmic Hologram is on my Christmas list for sure and I’m extremely looking forward to it.
You may be familiar with his work, however, linguist and ancient cosmologist Laird Scranton’s (podcasts available on YouTube and highly recommended also) extensive back catalogue of literature including The Science of the Dogon, discusses how Dogon pictograms and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting their creation narratives, describe quantum string theory in a manner which would not look out of place drawn upon the chalkboards of highly respected quantum physicists.
Scranton also affirms that Dogon tradition renders their perplexingly advanced (even if not understood in a scientific manner) knowledge of a subatomic science being given or imparted to them by an 'immaterial' (and why not holographic) teacher or being, which resides alongside us in a duality outside of the material world we currently habit. Scranton informs us that this echos Buddhist tradition also. And it’s here where we encounter Strassman’s god-like molecule produced in the brain - N,N Dimethyltryptamine.
I mentioned it in the opening article but The Tibetan Book of the Dead speaks of the re-incarnation of one’s soul over a period of 49 days. The same period of time is also celebrated throughout Christianity between Easter and Pass Over – 49 days resurrected. The pineal gland appears in the human embryo typified around 49 days also, and as of the turn of the year now confirmed (by Michigan University I believe) as scientific fact that DMT (Strassman’s Spirit Molecule) IS secreted by the pineal gland of laboratory rats. Strassman further states that it’s usually just a matter of time as most, if not all mammalian species tend to follow suit – including humans. The problem here arising that we’re not really in a position to simply access the pineal gland of a very much alive and healthy human being.
I believe the profound significance of this highly-misunderstood and under-studied naturally occurring chemical compound has been remembered in tales such as those of Osiris so we do in fact ‘remember’ – Mr Hancock’s species with amnesia, if may be so bold!
Symbols, mythological lore and even constellations serve as glorious reminders of the importance of certain pieces to the proverbial puzzle – a bigger picture, if you like. I’m not suggesting for an instant that I claim to have all the answers – far from it. However what I am certain of is that should we decide to simply shake ourselves free of this ‘we’re the greatest’ tag, we may find ourselves tip toeing precariously close to an over-riding sense of understanding of what that bigger picture, or indeed hologram, may look like.