October, 2011 Newsletter
The Organizing Molecule of Your Cells
Our current model of the living cell was developed during the ages of chemistry, and more recently, electricity (ions, membrane potential shifts, nerve conduction, etc.). Yet, the cell operates much in the way that a computer does, with something controlling the cellular activities. Bruce Lipton has convincingly shown that the genetic nucleus of the cell is NOT that entity (it is a blueprint or protein template library), and shows how the cellular membrane ('Mem-Brain') is the original 'silicon chip' that controls input and output through that semi-permeable liquid crystal cellular membrane, the largest organelle In the cell. (Similar to the skin of the body.)
In 1983 Dr. Frank Barr proposed in the "Journal of Medical Hypothesis" that neuromelanin was THE Organizing molecule (or nanoparticle) of the cell, acting as the 'silicon chip' of the cell's interior milieu, 'wirelessly' monitoring the cell and (via what we now know as 'quantum entanglement') being able to effect the activation of the proper genes to produce a needed protein and then, via epigenetic phenomena, to effect further modifications of this protein. While groundbreaking, in an era before the Internet, this information was too ahead of its time for science to appreciate. Now, with the death of the DNA Dogma, the evolution of computers, and the rise of the Internet, it is time to revisit this remarkable hypothesis of how the cell 'really' operates; which is much like a computer, but with a distributed multichip wired and wirelessly interconnected DPU (Distributed Processing Units).
Dr Buchelle"s presentation will review the current 'DNA Dogma," Lipton's 'Cell Mem-Brain' and the death of the DNA Dogma, then how a groundbreaking Theory of Evolutionary Process by Arthur Young (inventor of the Bell Helicopter) led Dr. Barr on a quest that uncovered this overlooked nanoparticle, the 'missing link' in the understanding of cellular living processes.
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)
Michael Buchele, MD, grew up in rural East Texas, escaped to Austin, Texas for a BA at UT Austin (Major in Microbiology, Minors in Chemistry, and Physics), then went to UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for his MD. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He has worked with the late Arthur M. Young, at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley, and has worked with Frank Barr, MD,, who has applied Young's "Theory of (Evolutionary) Process" to the fields of Biology and Human Evolution (especially the development of the human nervous system).
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked
Workshop with Michael Buchele, MD
"The Theory of Evolutionary Process and a
New Understanding of Cellular Dynamics"
Saturday, October 29th: 10:00AM-6:00PM
146 Main Street, Los Altos, CA
This workshop will build upon the Friday evening presentation. It will start with a review of the highlights of Arthur Young's 'Theory of (Evolutionary) Process', then the application of this fractal and holographic pattern into the realms of Biology, via Dr. Frank Barr's 'Theory of BioProcess'. And then we will then look again at how the neuromelanin (and other 'pigment polymers') are the 'organizers of the light' that, via photonic interactions involved in all chemical reactions, can control how the cell functions, and via the cells, how the tissues develop, and via the tissues, how the body can develop, and how the body provides a vehicle, capable of achieving a self-reflexive consciousness, through the development of the Central Nervous System and the Brain. We will also look at the Mind-Brain problem, and the Spirit vs. Matter Problem.
Arthur Young's Theory of Process and the "Paradigm Shift"
Excerpted by Michael J. Buchele, M.D.
You may be hearing about the work of Arthur M. Young for the first time. I worked with Arthur at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley from the years 1976 until his death in 1995. During that time, I was able to study his book The Reflexive Universe and The Geometry of Meaning, as well as to attend many seminars and discussions hosted by Arthur at the Institute. I became aware of the power of Arthurs' work and how it allows one to put into perspective the numerous fields of science and the multitudes of philosophies and religious traditions, all of which are trying to find the explanation of what "reality" is. I believe that Arthur has given us a key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, by providing us with a framework, as so elegantly illustrated by his Theory of Process (ToP). This four level, seven stage model allows us to integrate and relate the knowledge and wisdom from the worlds of science and philosophy into a coherent whole.
Arthur Young was an inventor who was instrumental in the development of the first commercial helicopter. Today we take helicopters for granted, as if such vertical flight is a given, not realizing that it did not exist until the laws of the universe were discovered and then applied to create something that was possible, but had never existed before. Once Arthur was well under way on the helicopter project, he began to turn his attention to understanding the mysteries of the universe. He approached the solution of these mysteries from a unique perspective, that of an inventor.
A scientist tends to take the part of the universe he is studying and experiment upon it, trying to "take it apart and find out how it works". A philosopher is allowed to ask the question "why" but most philosophers tend to do "thought experiments" that are not necessarily grounded in or testable in the "real" world. Likewise, mystics and religious leaders tend to ask "why" and then to rely on revealed truths, such as in major religious texts, or in their personal experience of the divine. Yet, in most cases these revelations are beyond the testability of science and are often not grounded or even particularly relevant to the "real" world. Because of this chasm between science and religion, the "truth" of the universe seems to fall somewhere in between.
As an inventor, Arthur took a different approach. First, he realized that when science describes the universe, or the human body as a machine, which can be taken apart and analyzed, science tends to omit the fact that any machine has always had a purpose. An automobile has the purpose of transportation, a chair has the purpose of support, etc. The Universe has been described by science as a giant machine that operates like clockwork, having testable rules that can be discovered and then applied. However, science is not able to answer the questions of what is the purpose of the Universe, "why" did it come into being. Science says that "it's here, it's real, so let's deal with it!"
Instead, Arthur asked the question, "if the Universe is a machine, and operates according to discoverable rules, what are the rules and, more importantly, what is the purpose of the Universe?" He then used what he called the "Yoga of Thinking" to turn the question on its head. He postulated that the purpose of the universe was to know itself, which would require life and consciousness and the ability to ask the questions "why". Then he used his inventor's hat to declare: "If I were going to invent such a universe, what are the rules that must be followed to allow such a universe to "fly"? Since he had the wealth of scientific facts to use to test his "invention", he began on his quest to discover the rules to the Universe," and the results of that quest are revealed in the books The Reflexive Universe and the Geometry of Meaning.
I view Arthur's work as similar to a "Star Trek Universal Translator" device, in that it allows those from different "cultures" (be it science disciplines, religions, etc.) to meet on a common ground and to see where they all fit in to the overall process. In a world that seems to be becoming increasingly fragmented and divided, Arthur's work (including a book of his essays Which Way Out?) provides a "way out" to encourage dialogue and understanding so that we can truly make the universe work in its purpose of knowing itself.
Excerpted and reproduced with the author's permission. The entire article originally appeared in Bridges: The quarterly magazine of ISSSEEM, Fall, 2001, No. 3. More of Arthur Young's work can be found at http://www.arthuryoung.com/.
Book Discussion by Judy Kitt, President, FMBR
FMBR was founded over thirty years ago as an interdisciplinary quest for integrated models of consciousness. Decades of solid scientific research have made it increasingly clear that the state of our consciousness, individual and collective, is intricately linked to the quality of our lives and our physical environment.
In her new book, Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within, Amy Lansky, PhD, artificial intelligence researcher, and later, homeopath and author of the best-selling Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy -- puts forth puts forth a model of consciousness based on her description of higher dimensions in space. Citing research from a number of scientific disciplines, she demonstrates that there is much more going on below the surface of what we call reality than we are currently aware of. She does not, however, limit herself to the outer world of western scientific discoveries. Citing millennia of Eastern esoteric sciences and the teachings of mystics, ancient and modern, Amy creates a coherent and expansive map of the terrain for the reader to explore. She proposes that we can--and indeed, must--develop our own powers to perceive the forces that underlie the universe and use those powers to consciously create a better world. To that end, Amy provides exercises and tools for the readers to use in order to facilitate the process of transformation in their own lives.
Though the topic is vast, Amy has created a work that is accessible and engaging. Using examples from her own experiences, she offers a narrative that deftly guides the reader through the worlds of unexplained phenomena, alternative medicine and meditative practice. Grounded both in science and mystic tradition, her book is an inspiring invitation to explore the portals to higher consciousness for yourself.
Our world is currently confronted by challenges unlike any we have faced before, and we do not know what lies ahead. As Amy writes, "I believe that the best strategy for meeting these challenges is for each one of us to move forward into a new way of being." Active Consciousness is a handbook for doing just that. For more information go to www.activeconsciousness.com
From the Chairman
Meet Our New Board Member
As I have been talking with many members of FMBR and the outside community of seekers, I realize that everyone enjoys and benefits from learning from others who are on the same path. We can all share in the joint knowledge gained on this path. Thus, I thought it would be beneficial to have an open forum prior to our monthly meetings for questions and answers from the audience. Our own panel of experts, the same audience, would then answer the questions. We will do this for the first 15 minutes and then choose a topic for a short presentation, also no more than 15 minutes in length, prior to the main presentation of the evening. Please join us and add your voice to the discussion! Jerry Gin, PhD.
Helen Maslocka is an entrepreneur, writer, poet and social activist. She has been CEO of three successful companies, launched the Lasik procedure and held senior executive positions in public and private companies. Her love of new science, technology, and finance combined with interest in mysticism and all that is not understood calls her to a deeper understanding of the world; world events and solutions for a just world. She graduated from Boston College and Harvard University.
UPCOMING FRIEND EVENTS
OCTOBER 8: 1:00 pm San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose
OCTOBER 20: 7:00 pm Smart Life Forum, Palo Alto: Raymond Francis PhD.
OCTOBER 10: 7:30 pm RAHM: Metaphysical Exploration Group, Novato:
Gordon Davidson "Joyful Evolution --Transforming Your Subconscious with Multidimensional Psychology"
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.
With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.
Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:
- are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
- recognize they are an integral part of any experiment in which they choose to participate
- know and are prepared to expand their own level of consciousness
The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.
Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3.
Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449