Third Floor: Vibrational Chemistry
While conventional chemistry has focused on the atomic elements as miniature Newtonian solar systems composed of solid electrons, protons, and neutrons, vibrational chemistry, based upon quantum mechanics, emphasizes that atoms are made of spinning immaterial energy vortices, such as quarks. The new chemistry is concerned with the role of vibration in creating molecular bonds and driving molecular interactions. Energy fields, such as those derived from cell phones or from thoughts, interact with and influence chemical reactions.
Vibrational chemistry defines the mechanisms that mediate the mind-body connection. The body is structurally derived from over a hundred thousand different protein molecules. Proteins change shape in response to signals — harmonic vibrations in the field. The collective movement of proteins generates the behaviors we observe as “life.” Life-controlling signals originate from both physical chemicals and immaterial energy waves. The energy-protein interface is the junction of the mind-body connection. Via a process called electro-conformational coupling, protein behaviors can be influenced by neural vibrational fields derived from conscious processes (T. Y. Tsong, “Deciphering the Language of Cells”; Trends in Biochemical Sciences 14:89, 1989).
Fourth Floor: The New Biology
Traditional biology, like traditional chemistry, has also been investigated using a reductionist philosophy—organisms are dissected into cells, and cells into molecular parts—to gain understanding of how they work. The new curriculum perceives of cells and organisms as integrated communities that are physically and energetically entangled within their environment. The new biological holism endorses James Lovelock’s hypothesis that the Earth and the biosphere represent a single living and breathing entity known as Gaia. The study of Gaian physiology, emphasizing the participation and integration of all the Earth’s organisms, would reacquaint us with our connection to the planet and to our ancient role as the Garden’s caretakers.
A noetic biology will also embrace the power of epigenetics. Epigenetics, which literally translates as “control above the genes,” is a newly recognized second genetic code that controls the activity and programming of an organism’s DNA. This new hereditary mechanism reveals how behavior and gene activity are controlled by an organism’s perception of its environment.
The fundamental difference between the old DNA genetic code and the new epigenetics is that the former notion endorses genetic determinism—the belief that genes predetermine and control our physiological and behavioral traits—while epigenetics recognizes that our perceptions of the environment, including our consciousness, actively control our genes. Through epigenetic mechanisms, applied consciousness can be used to shape our biology and make us “masters” of our own lives.
Fifth Floor: Energy Psychology
Holistic revisions in the supporting sciences of physics, chemistry, and biology provide for a radically remodeled fifth tier, psychology. For centuries, our materialistic perspective dismissed the immaterial mind and consciousness as an epiphenomenon of the mechanical body. We perceived that the action of genes and neurochemicals—the hardware of the central nervous system—were responsible for our behaviors and our dysfunctions.
The foundation of quantum mechanics, vibrational chemistry, and epigenetic control mechanisms, however, provide for a profound new understanding of psychology: The environment along with the perceptions of the mind controls behavior and the genetics of biology. Rather than being “programmed” by our genes, our lives are controlled by our perceptions of life experiences!
The switch from Newtonian to quantum mechanics changes the focus of psychology from physiochemical mechanisms to the role of energy fields. Energy psychology would focus on the software of programming consciousness rather than the physiochemical hardware that mechanistically expresses behavior. Energy psychology directly impacts subconscious programming rather than trying to manipulate genetics, physiology, and behavior. This new understanding will also help parents to recognize the power that fundamental perceptions have on programming the subconscious mind. This recognition can then lead to developmental experiences that will enhance the health, intelligence, and happiness of our children.
Penthouse: Noetic Science, A View from the Top
Such renovations to each floor of traditional science not only strengthen the building but also support a new tier, an all-encompassing field known as noetic science. Noetic science emphasizes that the structure of the universe is made in the image of its underlying field. The physical character of atoms, proteins, cells, and people are controlled by immaterial energies that collectively form that field. The cellular community comprising each human responds to a unique spectrum of the universe’s energy field. This unique spectrum, referred to by many as soul or spirit, represents an invisible moving force that is in harmonic resonance with our physical bodies. This is the creative force behind the consciousness that shapes our physical reality.
Noetic consciousness reveals that collectively we are the “field” incarnate. Each of us is “information” manifesting and experiencing a physical reality. Integrating and balancing the awareness of our noetic consciousness into our physical consciousness will empower us to become true creators of our life experiences. When such an understanding reigns, we and the Earth will once again have the opportunity to create the Garden of Eden.
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, cellular biologist and bestselling author, of The Biology of Belief, is a pioneering research scientist in the fields of stem cell biology and epigenetics. His most recent book, co-authored with Steve Bhaerman, is Spontaneous Evolution.
This article was first published in the Feb 2006 issue of Shift: At the Frontiers of Consciousness, published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Reprinted with permission