The Discovery of the Unified Field
The previous scientific explanations have shown that it is
the access to the fundamental quantum-mechanical level of nature's
functioning and the utilization of the principle of the Field
Effect that makes it possible to create coherence and
harmony within a system. Maharishi's supreme approach to World
Peace precisely applies these findings by utilizing a Field
Effect at the most fundamental level of Natural Law
the Unified Field of all the Laws of Nature, as recently
discovered by Superstring Theory.
The discovery of the Unified Field occured in several steps.
First, progress in quantum physics brought to light that all phenomena
in nature can be understood in terms of different, underlying
quantum fields. In particular, physicists discovered that all
the known, dynamic interactions in nature can be described in
terms of four separate fundamental force fieldsthe force fields
of the electromagnetic, weak, strong, and gravitational interactions
(see figure below). With progress in unified quantum field theories,
however, it was realized that all these different force fields
(as well as the different matter fields) are simply different
aspects of one single Unified Field of Natural Law, the holistic
transcendental field underlying all manifest phenomena found in
Nature (see figure below).
This complete unification of all the different
quantum fieldsas described in Superstring Theoryhas
the most fundamental implication that the Unified Field is a
purely self-interacting field. All phenomena in nature are generated
sequentially from the modes of the self-interacting or self-referral
dynamics of the Unified Field.
A Note for the Expert in Quantum
|The property of pure self-interaction of the Unified
Field can be seen from the Lagrangian of Superstring
Field Theory depicted below.
|Non-perturbative field theory of the string is a
very advanced topic which is still under development.
In particular a sufficiently satisfying characterization
of certain mathematical operations (like 'multiplication'
of the string field and gauge fixing) that is necessary
for a rigorous mathematical analysis of the Lagrangian
of String Field Theory has so far been given only
for specific versions of String Field Theory, such
as Witten's Open Bosonic String Field Theory and for
the Closed Bosonic String Field Theorya theory
which has been considered by F. Englert, H. Nicolai
and A. Schellekens as a candidate for a fundamental
Unified Field Theory from which they 'derived' the
Heterotic Superstring Theory via E8
x E8 lattice compactification.
This means that the above formula for the Lagrangian
represents a highly symbolic form.
For this reason one still uses mainly Polyakov's
perturbative formulation of Superstring Theory which
gives precise meaning to the above symbolic formula
in the perturbative regime. This is, however, enough
to derive the property of pure self-interaction.
The formula below with the corresponding diagrams
for perturbative Superstring Theory shows
very clearly how the property of self-interaction
expresses itself in an infinite series of loop diagrams
in which the superstring refers back onto itself.
|Further important aspects of this property of self-interaction
are discussed in the double-sided chart on the webpage
of All the Laws of Nature".
The discovery that the Unified Field is a field
of complete self-referral dynamism at the basis of nature's
functioning gives rise to a new, unified understanding of the
fundamentals of creation. Since self-referral is the characteristic
quality of consciousness, and since the Unified Field of Natural
Law is a completely self-referral field, it is natural to conclude
that the unmanifest, quantum-mechanical Unified Field of Natural
Law is identical* with the field of
consciousness in its pure, self-referral state. The self-referral
state of consciousness, Transcendental Consciousness, or pure
consciousness, is a state in which consciousness knows itself
in a completely self-sufficient manner; consciousness is its
own subject, its own object, and its own subject-object relationship.
Quantum Cosmology and the
Identification of the Unified Field
with the Field of Pure Consciousness
This identification of the Unified Field of Natural
Law as the field of self-referral consciousness is clearly substantiated
by very recent developments in quantum cosmologya fundamental
area of science which investigates the basic mechanics of how
the eternal, self-referral dynamism of the unmanifest Unified
Field gives rise to a sequentially evolving manifest universe.
By dealing with the eternal, non-changing, quantum-mechanical
wave function of the universe at the most fundamental level
of Natural Law, quantum cosmology is confronted with a deep
issue of quantum measurement theory: who is the observer that
observes and even determinesthat means actually establishes
the sequence of specific states of the evolving universe?
Quantum cosmology concludes that there is only
one, unified wholeness at the fundamental level of the Unified
Field of Natural Law and no real fundamental division into observer
and observed. Thus quantum cosmology verifies that the Unified
Field observes itself in a completely self-referral manner and
thereby confirms that the unmanifest, quantum-mechanical Unified
Field of Natural Law is* a field of
self-referral consciousness which generates the whole manifest
universe by its process of self-observation.
* A more detailed elaboration
of advanced aspects in quantum cosmology that substantiate this
important identification of the unmanifest, quantum-mechanical
Unified Field as the field of pure consciousness is contained
in the double-sided chart on the page "Unified
Field of All the Laws of Nature