The Quantum Biological Process
by Dr Michael Ellis©2006

Quantum physics sees the universe as being full of information which is expressed in the form of energy through waves. The new science which integrates biology and physics sees all living communication as being on a quantum level. Hal Puthoff has described the zero point field as being a field which sub atomic particles pop in and out of existence on the background of energy. All elementary particles interact with each other by exchanging energy. Within this field of exchange there is a constant redistribution of process in the form of a dynamic pattern. The hypothesis is that the ground energy state of the universe is not a vacuum but a pattern containing all information of the universe past, present and future. This patterning in the vacuum also is apparently a vast inexhaustible energy source. Richard Feynman the physicist says that the energy in a cubic metre of space is enough to boil all the oceans of the universe. Within this context we need to look at some other new principles. In the new quantum universe gravity is created by time and space in the sense that matter is a measure of atomic particles as they move through the zero point field. This concept of gravity was hypothesized by Hal Puthoff and a physicist called Rueda.

The history of this new science goes back to 1935 when Albert Einstein, Podolski and Rosen did the thought experiment regarding the EPR paradox. This thought experiment demonstrated that the result of a measurement performed on one part of a quantum system can have an instantaneous affect on the result of a measurement performed on another part regardless of the distance separating the two parts. This means that information can be transmitted faster than the speed of light which violates classical physics.

In 1982 at the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect demonstrated that electrons were able to communicate regardless of distance which implies an underlying universal connectedness between all things.

This led David Bohm the famous physicist from the University of London to state that reality does not exist in the sense that the universe despite its solidity is a very detailed hologram. The ideas as understood through the conception that the two electrons communicating in Aspect's experiment are not separate entities but pure extensions of a fundamental oneness. Regarding Heisenberger's uncertainty principle tells us that it is impossible to define precisely at the same time an electron's position and its speed. The act of determining the one aspect of the electron eliminates the possibility of determining the other. Thus the talk of an objective reality without any observer is meaningless because it can never be perceived. All we can do is capture a subjective aspect of an electron depending on the observer and the apparatus used. We are no longer passive spectators faced with a chaos of atoms but full participants.

But one of the problems with the new quantum psychology is that it rarely talks about the fusion of subjective wisdom with objective reality and this is a very important point if we are to understand the nature of ultimate reality. Stanislav Grof is a consciousness researcher into altered states and states that the mind is actually part of a continuum that is connected with everything and every mind that has ever existed including the vastness of space and time itself.

This takes us into a more deeper understanding of what has become called the holographic paradigm which is basically a synthesis of the work of David Bohm and Karl Pribram.

The interconnectedness of all things implied by Aspect's experiment is further supported by the concept that everything is connected. However the hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole. If for example a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser each half will still be found to contain the entire image of a rose and this can go on and on. Thus this is no longer a reductive science but takes on the concept of holistic science. What Bohm's assertion is that at a deep level of reality everything contains everything else and even the minutest wave form or atomic particle has within it on some deep level of reality the total information inherent in the universe.

Working on this model Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram considers the brain itself is a hologram. It has been discovered that holograms possess an astounding capacity for information storage. One cubic centimeter of holographic film can contain as many as ten billion bits of information that we can access memories instantly becomes more understandable if we see the brain functioning as a hologram. Pribram believes that the brain acting like a lense uses holographic principles to convert the frequencies it receives through the senses into our world perception.

What this could mean is that the concreteness of the world is a secondary reality on which we impose our human reality.

Pribram says "When we look at something we create and project a virtual image of the object out in space and in the same place as the actual object so that the object and our perception of the object coincides. We transform the timeless spaceless world of interference patterns into the concrete discreet world of space and time". The brain can be considered to be a discriminating frequency analyzer which ultimately can access information from any part of the universe. The key point to make here is that the act of observation creates the reality.

In this theory of the brain converses with the rest of the body through waves and patterns rather than images and wave collisions create pictures at the interface of the dendritic connections in the brain. This information is further qualified by the use of MRI which uses quantum information to construct the image of the intricate parts of a human body.

The wave transmission concept has been further supported by Stuart Hameroff at University of Arizona who has defined microtubuels which are minute tubules in cells which conduct pulses or waves of light and create a global coherence of waves throughout the body and also explain how the brain operates at 1/10,000 of a second. It also gives an explanation for how instant messaging throughout the body in the form of a global consciousness is manifested through coherence.

Human beings are insignificant with respect to their quantity compared with the immensity of the universe. The brain as a substance would seem to be incapable of producing such things as thought, truth or emotion. If we were to put together all the DNA in human beings on the planet it would hardly fill a tear drop, despite this the number of dendritic connections in the brain are more than the number of stars in the known universe. The anthropic principle which states basically that the properties of the universe must be compatible with the existence of human kind. This principle is based on the following concepts; for example if after the initial big bang the initial density of the universe had been too high then the universe would have collapsed into itself which would have been too short a time for the nuclear alchemy of the stars to produce the heavy elements like carbon essential for life. Consider also the density of the universe at the beginning had to be fixed at an accuracy of ten to minus sixty. If one figure after sixty zeros had been different then the universe would be barren.

This suggests a certain pervaiding consciousness within the universe not a controlling god like omnipotent force but certainly if we take into account the nature of the holographic paradigm it would seem there is self referential biological process occurring within the cosmos and this has been the case from the start. In other words the way modern science tends to separate biology from physics is a major error when the total universe would seem to be a living biological process in which we participate.

Within the context of our quantum physics we presume that the living observer changes randomness because we come from a paradigm which is based on a division between subjective and objective. This Cartesian dualism was initiated by Descartes who made a distinction between mind and body and it was further enhanced through Newtonian classical physics.

In the Copenhagen interpretation it states that randomness is a basic feature of nature. A photon arriving at a semi transparent mirror has a 50% chance of going one way or the other. The living observer changes randomness and we also with our holographic brains collapse randomness into the reality that we perceive around us. In other words we are creative observers.

There have been a lot of scientific experiments on the nature of psychokinesis, ESP, and remote viewing as well as the meaning of healing. The various people involved have been;

  1. Helmut Schmidt who used a random number generator powered by isotope strontium 90. He found that the random chance of 25% lighting of a lamp increased to 27% with psychic people. He also used a binary system machine which gave a random event of 50/50 for heads and tails. However he found that some people were creating odds with a disparity rechance of ten million to one.
  2. Princeton Engineering anomalies research applied physicist Robert Jahn used a random event generator driven by an electronic noise source with a statistical cumulative deviation using 5,000 studies it was found that ordinary participants had been able to affect the random movements of the machine. These REG trials by Roger Nelson and Dean Radin doctors of psychology who combined all random event generator experiments showed that participants could effect the machine 51% of the time. The results from the Princeton database showed an effect size of about 0.2 per hour.
The effect size of the PEAR database of 0.2 per hour is far larger than those of many drugs deemed to be very successful in medicine. In terms of drugs an effect size of 0.03 would mean that three additional people out of 100 would survive in a life and death situation. An additional size of 0.3 would mean that an additional 30 of 100 would survive thus the 0.2 per hour is an extraordinary large figure.

Robert Jahn Professor Engineering Princeton and Brenda Dunne Psychologist University of Chicago postulate that reality is an interaction between consciousness and environment At a certain level of being the particulate consciousness of separatness becomes wave behaviour of perception and actualization which transcends all barriers.

This concept is supported by the effects of human beings on the random event generator already described. However it was also found that using archetypal images greater effects could be obtained which may suggest that at a deep level of consciousness we can actually not only pick out the pattern but manifest it in terms of coherence within the environment around us. What this also means is that each person create around them a quantum matrix of possibilities which is manifest as the collapse realities they see and act in their lives as they go through life's passages.

Pribram and Hameroff consider that this coherence of consciousness is a super radiance a rippling cascade of sub atomic coherence which negantropic in other words it goes against the law of entropy.

This concept of coherence has been investigated by Popp a theoretical biophysicist who noted that carcinogens reemit light at different frequencies just as cancer does. He also found that light is produced in the body. He constructed an instrument to measure light from living organisms and found that grown in the dark potatoes registered a high intensity of light with high coherence. In fact we know that photosynthesis is the driving force for life on this planet.

Harold S Burr showed that it is a field of electromagnetic radiation that guides the growth of the organism and provides the infrastructure for the development of the embryo.

Popp also found that wave resonance or light emission was used not only for internal communication within the organism but for communication between living things. He also found that all living things emit a permanent current of photons linked to an organisms position on the evolutionary scale. The more complex the organism the fewer the photons being emitted. When light is shone on living cells the cells take the light and after a delay shine intensly before settling down into a equilibrium of production. He found that light emissions follow natural biological rythms and vary with disease and increase in stress. A human being is like a candle with the healthiest body producing the lowest light in the state of coherence.

Stimulation of acupuncture points has an effect on electromagnetic molecular signaling with high frequency stimulation producing endorphins and low frequency stimulation producing cortisol. Popp considered that DNA is the master tuning fork for the emission of light. Each cell in the body undergoes 100,000 chemical reactions a second and coherence and communication amongst these reactions would not be possible without some blueprint or infrastructure of information produced by the emission of electromagnetic radiation as light.

Biophoton vibrations cause molecules to vibrate and create their own unique signature frequency. This frequency is the driving force for communication in the whole living organism.

Jacques Benveniste former Research Director at the French National Institute for Health found that homeopathy leaves memory of a substance in water which acts as a template for the molecule or substance. This is because water is a template of infinite hydrogen bonded electric and magnetic fields. In 1991 Benveniste demonstrated that specific molecular signals transferred onto a computer using amplifier and electromagnetic coils could be replayed to effect living substances in another part of the world. These frequencies have been proven to effect basophilic and neutrophil activation, skin testing, oxygen activity, and plasma coagulation.


  1. Dreams Miamonides medical Centre Dream Reseach Lab found that a dreamer could be a vessel for a borrowed thought.
  2. Charles Tart Berkley a gifted healer and psychic found that if he gave electric shock to himself a receiver hooked to a machine would receive the information on a physiological level.
  3. Professor Braud University of Houston found that the effect of being stared at increased electrodermal activity unless the starer and the recipient had already known each other. He also found that remote intention and influence could create coherence in those people who are either highly nervous or whose attention was wondering the most. With anthropologist Marilyn Schlitz they found that human intention could also effect bacteria, yeast plants, ants, ticks, mice, rats, cats, dogs, human cells, human enzymes, human eyes and movements, breathing, and brain rythmns. The conditions conducive to this kind of influence included; relaxtion techniques, mediation, bio feedback, reduced sensory input, dreams, right brain functioning, and belief systems.
Early ESP work was modeled on the concept of a mental radio in which in a state of altered consciousness our bandwidth expands. The other hypothesis is that the coherence induced by the sender effects the quantum field or matrix around them and to whom it is sent which then juxtaposes itself and modifies the matrix of the receiver.

The matrix is therefore an underlying plastic field which can be affected by consciousness and though experiments through the quantum effects already described. However they are obviously limited unless there is a major event which can influence the field on a more massive scale. People do have the ability to create massive change within their lives so that their field of discourse of behaviour and action effects everything around them. We only have to look at the biographies of great leaders and pioneers to see this is true.


Dr Michael Ellis

Dr Michael Ellis is a medical doctor, futurist, and peace worker, living in Melbourne.

Dr Ellis is Founder of The Medical Renaissance Group. The aim of The Medical Renaissance Group is to create a new kind of medicine which integrates mind, body and spirit, society and the environment.

He is also Founder of the Centre for Change which aims to create an openness of dialogue for men and women of goodwill, in order that we can find a way out of the current global crisis. It also aims to contribute to the creation of a planetary peace culture, which affirms our deepest respect for all life which makes up the biosphere.

Dr Ellis has higher qualifications in general medicine, paediatrics and nutritional medicine.

He has a special interest in mind-body medicine and in optimizing the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual. He is a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University, where he is particularly interested in brain longevity and the prevention of dementia.