Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D.
aka Dr. Quantum™. Physicist, author, and speaker
How the Artist Creates the Universe
According to physicist Werner Heisenberg, discoverer of the uncertainty principle, there is a middle realm of human and animal experience that lies in the twilight — between the conscious mind in waking awareness, “in here,” and the physical world we all take to be real and “out there. I have referred to this concept as the “imaginal” realm and pointed out that it is the ground from which all artistic creation develops and the self expresses.
Being “imaginal,” this realm can be viewed as a dream of a great spirit. Then our thoughts, feelings, sensations, physical space and time, and, as I have attempted to show in nearly all of my books, even the self arise from it.
Now what does this all have to do with you as an artist? If we take seriously the idea that the universe is being created by a single dreaming spiritual entity, then it would follow that each of us is part of that dream. However, we also dream every night. Could the dreams we have be nothing more than crossing over a boundary between the dream reality and the “big dreamer”? In other words, are we possibly not only the dream of the great spirit, but with a slight shift in the perspective view of this boundary, can we discover that we are the dreamer/creator?
Fred Alan Wolf is a world-renowned physicist, writer, and lecturer who also conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 14 books, three audio CD courses, many scientific and popular articles, and received the National Book Award for Taking the Quantum Leap.
He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars and was Professor of physics at San Diego State University for twelve years as well as visiting professors at many international universities, including the Universities of Paris and London.
Dr. Wolf has appeared in many nationally released films including: “What the Bleep Do We Know?”, “The Secret,” ”The Evidence for Heaven.”, “Star Trek IV, Special Collector’s Edition” discussing ‘Time Travel: The art of the possible,’ “Spirit Space”, and many other films. He has been interviewed on several radio and television programs including New Dimensions Radio, Western Public Radio, National Public Radio, and many others.
He was the visiting scholar/scientist-in-residence in the Pacific Northwest sponsored by The Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy during the spring season, 1994. He has spoken numerous times before The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, and several other prominent organizations and been interviewed on a number of television shows between the years 1995 to the present including: The Discovery Channel’s The Know Zone, Sightings, The Thinking Allowed Television Series, The Malone show, The Evidence for Heaven. Star Trek IV, Special Collector’s edition, The Fabric of Time, The Case for Christ’s Resurrection, Down the Rabbit Hole, and the PBS series Closer to Truth.
His latest book (2011) is entitled Time-loops and Space-twists: How God Created the Universe.
“The medium is the message.” – Marshall McLuhan
I like this quote because it is nearly pure quantum physics (the observer effect) at its heart indicating how our creations alter and inform us.