Why CAM and Orthodox Medicine Have Some Very Different Science Foundations
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Professor William A. Tiller.
When I read Science and Human Transformation, Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness, I couldn’t put it down. Why? Because I see and understand myself as a functioning application of his work and it made sense.
Professor Tiller was a guest speaker at the 2006 International Remote Viewers Association Conference. I wish I could have heard him, but at least I have his DVD. I contacted The Tiller Foundation for New Science to inquire about current Research and Development in subtle energy to share with you here. He graciously replied that I could “possibly use some of the White Papers” on my website. Possibly?
Ladies and Gentlemen, I know we’re in uncharted scientific waters but for entry level material in biofields, subtle energies and human bioelectromagnetics it doesn’t get any better than this in 2010. I hope you’re headed for the book as soon as you finish the White Papers. Florence Nightingale would have loved it.
Teresa Frisch, RN, RMT, IARP, Reiki Master / Teacher
The old perspective is perhaps best exemplified by the accepted scientific framework wherein everything in the world obeys purely objective laws with no influence arising from human consciousness or human intentionality. This level of science has the light we sense with our eyes is but a very small portion of the total electromagnetic spectrum expressed by Nature. It has also shown us that the sound we hear with our ears is but a very small portion of the acoustical spectrum expressed by Nature. And it has assumed that Nature expresses itself only in the band accessible by our physical sensory system.
It has often been stated that physics has always concerned itself with the nature of things, that is, of real objects. By real objects is meant those objects perceived by the physical sensory system since this is the only sensory system that is fully operational in the general mass of present-day humanity. However, those objects perceived by other sensory systems in a much smaller segment of present-day humanity, are no less real. Rather, they are objects for which statistical consensus does not presently exist. Almost a century ago, Steiner wrote about these supersensible domains of Nature (Steiner) and how one might proceed to develop self towards cognition of the vast information territories of these supersensible domains.
This book deals with these supersensible domains of Nature and how we might expand our present-day scientific thinking to meaningfully map out these new territories. The break with the past will come, in part, by accepting that, like light and sound, our present band of cognition gives us a window on only a very small portion of Nature’s total modes of expression. Likewise, space and time, although key variables the brain uses for cognition of the information impinging on our physical sensor arrays, are not necessarily the only variables or the best variables for cognition of the broader domains of Nature.
William A. Tiller, PhD., Science and Human Transformation, Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness
by William A. Tiller
For the past forty years this author has been writing scientific papers, articles and books in the Psychoenergetic Science area, in parallel with his orthodox science work carried out as a materials science professor at Stanford University with his Ph.D. students during this same time period. The main purpose of this work was to awaken the consciousness of humanity, the lay public as well as the scientific community, to the importance of human consciousness and its focused development upon both (1) the progressive evolution of our latent human capabilities and spiritual perspectives and (2) the actual expansion of our orthodox science to perceive and beneficially utilize consciousness as a significant experimental variable in the study of nature’s manifold expressions and opportunities.
Some significant progress has been made in the last four decades of our work towards creating a consciousness-inclusive science for humankind’s future. However, today’s orthodox physics paradigm and establishment has absolutely no capability of achieving such a goal. This is because they are not working within a reference frame large enough to even allow such a possibility. Today’s quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics and relativity theory are stuck in spacetime and thus can only handle thermodynamic potential functions that are spatially (and temporally)-dependent. Whereas, experimentally, nothing about human consciousness or human intention appears to be spatially dependent!
Truth is always in the carefully gathered experimental data via use of the appropriate measurement instruments. Today’s measurement instruments are primarily electromagnetic (EM) and thus are limited by signal velocities at the velocity of light (v≤c). However, the greater limitation is the entrapment of the orthodox physics community by (1) their great expertise in specific areas of orthodox specialization, (2) their great hubris in thinking that they have all the relevant answers and (3) their great fear for their hard-won reputations if they are seen by their scientific peers to give serious credence to “outside-the-box” experimental data or theoretical thinking. It was the same in Galileo’s day when the priests of that day would not seriously look at the experimental data!
In any event, sad as it is, how might one change that deficiency of our present world. What we have decided to do on this website is to write a series of “White Papers”, both theoretical and experimental, that point to important, well-founded data or new concepts that should be seriously considered by thoughtful humans of both the lay public and orthodox science persuasion.
White Paper III by William A. Tiller
Today's orthodox medicine follows the mindset and focus of today's science which has a 400 year heritage of probing the nature of Nature! A cornerstone of that heritage, since the days of Descartes, has been the now unstated assumption that, “No qualities of human consciousness can significantly influence a well-designed target experiment in physical reality”. Thus, Science as we know it is a science wherein effects of human consciousness cannot be allowed as a significant variable in the study of Nature's manifold expressions. Medicine has adopted this same unstated assumption, which is perhaps a useful approximation when dealing with seemingly inanimate objects, but not when dealing with living systems and especially conscious, self-motivated humans.
It is understandable that medical practitioners today wish to adhere to this “deny human consciousness significance” in their formal “mantra” because they feel validated and secure in the thought that orthodox science is on their side. However, for well over a century, orthodox science has ignored the validity of psycho-physiologic and psycho-energetic phenomena in nature. It has chosen to conveniently “sweep this class of natural phenomena under the rug” in whatever way it can because this class of phenomena is completely inexplicable if based on current paradigms. On the other hand, for many decades, the general public has been responding to the many examples wherein psycho-energetic phenomena, due to both unconscious and conscious energy/information processes in humans, have been harnessed to a beneficial health-enhancing procedure by courageous medical practitioners. Furthermore, the general public has been willing to pay for such treatments without social reimbursement. Over time, this human behavior has led to a medical structural offshoot called holistic medicine, integrative medicine or complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Orthodox medicine prefers to label these as medical quackery and, at every opportunity, tries to have them disenfranchised. Because it has the complete support of orthodox science, they and their professional societies, plus outdated laws, have acquired a great deal of clout and are formidable protagonists.
Meanwhile, during the past few decades, psycho-energetic science research(1-4 ) and energy medicine research(5,6) have made significant inroads into the deeper understanding of Nature relative to human health-related psychophysiology issues. In particular, there is now concrete evidence(2-4, 7,8) to suggest that two unique levels of physical reality exist. One is the familiar, electric, magnetic dipole, molecular and atomic states that have been deeply and effectively studied by orthodox science and orthodox medicine. This other level of reality appears to function throughout physical space; it interpenetrates the vacuum and the electric, magnetic dipole, atomic and molecular states. In general, these two very different levels of physical reality do not interact, consequently one level of reality is invisible to the other and hence to conventional measuring instruments. I have labeled this as the uncoupled state of physical reality. However, with the proper use of human consciousness applied through human intention, one can cause these two uniquely different categories of substance to interact and this leads to what I have labeled as the coupled state of physical reality (see White Paper I).
Although White Paper I provides a more complete description of what “coupling” means, for this White Paper, it is important to illustrate, in a mathematical equation format, how “coupling” alters an experimentally measured property of a particular material. This property could be (a) the pH or electrical conductivity, , of an aqueous solution, (b) the air temperature in a room, or (c) a magnetic property of a ceramic, for example. Let us call Q the material property to be investigated and call QM the measured magnitude of that particular property (as the experimental space is being lifted by an intention-host device from the uncoupled state to the completely coupled state of physical reality). In the zeroth order, mathematical approximation, we find that QM(t) = Qe + eff(t)Qm. (1)
QM = total magnitude of property Q,
Qe = the total magnitude of the contribution from our normal, uncoupled, electric atom/molecule world,
Qm = the magnitude of the contribution from the vacuum level, magnetic, information wave world, eff = the coupling coefficient acting between these two uniquely different worlds and
t = time.
If eff is of negligible magnitude, then the whole of the second term on the right of Equation 1 disappears and the equation just represents the result for our orthodox (standard model) physics i.e., that for our normal, uncoupled state of physical reality! However, if the application of an intention-host device, or a very strong human biofield, is sufficient to meaningfully alter both the Qm-contribution and the eff –contribution to Equation 1, then this can significantly change the magnitude of QM(t) in either a positive or negative direction, depending upon the specific intention used, yielding the coupled state.
This coupled state of physical reality is a much richer and more complex system (more variables) than our normal uncoupled state of physical reality. We can describe and mathematically model this partially coupled state system via the physics of thermodynamics to be shown in the following. In the 19th Century, thermodynamics provided a scientific basis for the “Age of Steam”. It deals with available or free energy, heat and work, pressure, volume, temperature (on the absolute scale), equilibrium states, the thermal environment and the unavailable energy or disorder in the system which is called “entropy”. Order and information might be regarded as negative entropy. Since then, it has developed considerably.
The coupled state has a higher thermodynamic free energy per unit volume than the uncoupled state (electric, magnetic dipole, atomic, molecular). Thus, if one connects a coupled state physical reality system to an uncoupled state, electric, atomic/molecular system, the coupled, duplex, system can do work of any kind on the uncoupled, electric, atomic, molecular subsystem. This material property is particularly important because our research(3) strongly indicates that the human acupuncture meridian/chakra system is already at the coupled state of physical reality. This means that humans, through their own directed and focused intention, can significantly enhance the magnitudes and qualities of the unique energies/information flowing in their meridian/chakra systems. This in turn can then enhance the electrical energies flowing in the organs and cellular structures of the electric, atomic, molecular body. This is also the source of human psycho-physiological phenomena, labeled by traditional medicine as psychosomatic phenomena.
As a brief summary of the foregoing, in preparation for the next section, we have already experimentally observed that:
Physical reality consists of two unique categories of substance in the same physical space but only one is accessible for our orthodox measurement instruments when this level of reality is in the uncoupled state. This is the level of reality studied by traditional science and orthodox medicine and is the reason why many practitioners of orthodox medicine think of CAM as quackery.
The second level of physical reality is invisible to traditional physical, chemical and medical instruments when the system is in the uncoupled state but is accessible to these same instruments when the system is in the coupled state. This second level is the level of reality being largely manifested through human psycho-physiology and is the experimental domain pursued by CAM even though many CAM practitioners do not realize it.
Thirdly, these two levels can be partially coupled by either, (a) simple electrical devices which have been „information-entangled‟ with a specific intention from some humans in a deep meditative state or, (b) bursts of subtle energies present to some degree in human bio-fields.
The bottom line here for CAM is that its practitioners can either seek validating support from item (1) above, in which case they will eventually lose their future independence to orthodox medicine, and medical evolution will take a major step backwards or, from item (2) above, which will become a newly unfolding field of serious investigation that is their future validation. The future of CAM is inextricably linked to the success of psycho-energetic science(4). All CAM practitioners need to become aware of this!
Section 2 gives a brief theoretical foundation for psycho-energetic science. Any necessary mathematics is relegated to an Appendix upon which some of the earlier comments have been based. The following Section 3 deals with several real world applications to illustrate to the reader how the theory is put to practical work. The final discussion, Section 4, deals with critical points and philosophical perspectives. The Conclusion is that orthodox medicine deals largely with the uncoupled state of physical reality while CAM deals largely with the partially coupled state of physical reality.
The main point that this author has been trying to make with this White Paper is that traditional medicine and CAM build their practices on two, very different aspects of science and they both need to understand that. I and my colleague's experimental and theoretical research of the past decade has delineated these differences: (i) there are at least two unique levels of physical substance, not just one, occupying the same general space in our physical bodies but, normally, they are minimally interactive with each other. This leads to our normal, uncoupled state of physical reality, (ii) the human acupuncture meridian/chakra system, functioning in the coarsest level of the physical vacuum (in the space between the fundamental electric particles that make up our electric atoms and molecules), are at the coupled state of physical reality, (iii) using intention-host devices, one can macroscopically “condition” a space, the measuring equipment contained within that space and, to some degree, humans occupying that space to the coupled state wherein the two uniquely different kinds of physical substance begin to significantly interact with each other and (iv) the normal, uncoupled state of physical reality is the material medium addressed by most of orthodox medicine while the partially coupled state of physical reality is the material medium addressed by most of CAM.
Traditional medicine's mindset and working arena is the uncoupled state of physical reality. CAM's working area is the coupled state of physical reality and its mindset needs to become psychoenergetic science. Both sets of practitioners need to become aware of the fact that data gathering strategies that work well for uncoupled state physics do not work well for coupled state physics and vice versa. (read more)