by Bruce Goldberg, D.D.S., M.S.
Time: is it linear or simultaneous? Is there a past, present, and future, as has been accepted by traditional thought? Does Quantum Physics suggest that perhaps the very concepts of time and space need to be reexamined and redefined? Dr. Goldberg, author, practitioner, and lecturer, places before our readers some thoughts and ideas on this controversial subject.
Throughout this article I will be referring to the work of Fred Alan Wolf, a quantum physicist. Although other physicists with specialties in quantum mechanics will be mentioned, most of my references will be to Wolf’s work. While Wolf doesn’t speak for all quantum physicists, I find his theories and conclusions particularly applicable to my work with hypnotic regression and progression.
According to Wolf (1981), quantum physics may explain regression and progression by means of a series of equations illustrating a space-time continuum in which all time is simultaneous. Wolf states that there is something other than space-time, something immeasurable and a redefinition of the laws of physics. It is pure consciousness. It is our alpha brain wave level (electromagnetic radiation), which is what we deal with in hypnotherapy. Conventional therapy refers to this alpha level as the subconscious. Wolf (1981) also states that the new physics tells us that our futures (and pasts) are influenced directly with thought. He states that this is not will, but awareness; what we visualize is what we see. There is no physical world without our thoughts about it. If we are “hung up” on the past, we may choose to see the future as we saw the past, and our self defeating sequences (SDS) (Goldberg, 1988) may repeat themselves. If we alter our perception of the present via hypnotic programming (Goldberg, 1990), then our altered view may change the future.