Isotopic Mind of Healing Crystalssam
By Alexander Berezin
The symbiotic relationship between quantum physics and many ideas of New Age metaphysics and insights is presently a broadly recognized fact. Quantum connections between some areas of Holistic Medicine, such as homeopathy the use of “healing crystals” are discussed in many books written by a broad spectrum of authors ranging from “hard core” academics to numerous practitioners and healers. At the same time, the skepticism (and often up-front dismissal) of such connections also has its vocal proponents. Much of it goes from the “mainstream” academic community, many members of which are often intolerant to any ideas that (in their view) “don’t fit” the established “truths”. The core of their criticism is invariably focuses on the presumed lack or weakness of experimental and theoretical evidence of such connections. With a variety of vested interests, market realities, conformistic pressures and over-competitive structure of the modern research enterprise with its “academic cliques” that control the distribution of research grants (“grantsmanship mafia”), it is quite difficult, especially for the younger researchers, to venture into a serious studies of such connections without putting themselves on fringes with a range of dire consequences to their carriers.[ad name=”AdSense Responsive”]
Yet, the academic community is not without its “rebels” and “heretics” who are finding (often sneaky) ways to study such areas as quantum consciousness and foundations of the Holistic Medicine. With all due humility I humbly count myself among such “heretics” and “mavericks”. Having a luck to be a tenured professor of theoretical and engineering physics for 30 years, I could relatively comfortably engage myself into the studies of physical foundations of healing actions of crystals and homeopathy without concerning too much what “other think of me” (oh, yes, I got a good a good collection of “nice words” from my academic colleagues and peer-reviewers, yet eventually managed to published my key ideas in top science journals – a fine art by itself…).
If we look at the history of physical science over the centuries, our conclusion most likely be that the main call of physicists to find the explanations to the question “how it really works?” From Newton’s ideas on gravity, to Faraday’s and Maxwell’s concepts of electromagnetic field, to Einstein’s relativity, to Curie’s radioactivity and to the glorious team of quantum physicists such as Planck, Bohr, Schrodinger, Dirac and Heisenberg [apology to many others, whom I have to skip naming here], this question was a prime driving force and the true motivation to all these people.
Not pretending to be a card-carrying member of the above listed quantum club, I asked myself years ago the same question about (so called) “Healing Crystals” and “Water Memory” (physical foundation of homeopathy). While there are plenty of practical activities and New Age reflections (articles, books, workshops, etc) on these aspects of the Holistic Medicine, the question “how it REALLY works?” remained largely in shadows. Here and there we were hearing some scattered ideas on “subtle energies”, “vibrations” or “resonances”, yet nothing that can pass for a comprehensive physical theory appeared to be in sight.
So, where was the best place to look for the key? One if the greatest physicist of the last century Richard Feynman was once asked a question: “what if in some cataclysm, all our scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?”.
His answer was: “I believe it is the ATOMIC HYPOTHESIS that all things are made of atoms – little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied”. This idea of atoms as fundamental and tiny building blocks from which everything is constructed was with us long before we invented any instrumentation to discover their existence. It is sufficient to recall the great ancient atomists (Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus, Lucretius – and, most certainly, there were many more) who talked about the atomic world, sometimes with amazing insight and imagination. Skipping through centuries, we come to a revival of atomistic ideas in such figures of pre-experimental atomism as Giordano Bruno, Rene Descartes and Robert Boyle, to name just a few.
As a quantum physicist myself, this was the first door I felt I should knock to. Among other things, atomic strings can carry the information, as they do in DNA molecules and other biological structures. By why not in crystals? But how? Crystals like quartz are not “soft” as we are, they are hard structures having ordered crystal lattices with fixed positions of atoms. So, we have to look a bit deeper and scrutinize the atoms one-by-one. Traditional healing crystals have a variety of chemical compositions, quartz (likely the most popular of them) is, actually, a silicon dioxide, consisting of oxygen (O) and silicon (Si), sometime with admixtures of other elements. But, alas, oxygen and silicon are mixtures of 3 stable isotopes each (O-16, O-17, O-18 and Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, correspondingly). Isotopes are atoms having same atomic number in the Periodical Table (same number of protons in their nuclei), but different number of neutrons (the numbers like O-17 give the total number of protons and neutrons in the particular atom). As a result, different isotopes of the same element have different mass and also differ in other properties (for example, may have magnetic moments and shifted positions of atomic energy levels).
(Note: Stable isotopes are not to be confused with radioactive isotopes that are used in nuclear medicine for diagnostic and treatment; stable isotopes do not emit any radiation and are safe to handle; we all are made of stable isotopes)
Yet, in-spite that crystals technically belong to non-organic world (“dead matter”), many people who handle and wear them have a feeling that crystals are somehow alive. In fact, some crystal enthusiasts consider their crystals as their friends (or “pets”) and treat them as such. But what makes crystals “alive”, what puts a “soul” into them? The answer may lie in the extreme complexity of distribution of isotopes in them. Yes, crystal lattices as such are rather simple periodical structures with regular fixed positions of atoms in them. But because atoms of most elements have different stable isotopes, particular positions of various isotopes at (fixed) lattice sites are, actually, random. As a result, each crystal has a unique and very complicated isotopic distribution (“isotopic individuality”). Like people, each crystal is unique in terms of its isotopic distribution and no two crystals, even if they look similarly, are actually “the same”. We, humans, all have the same set of organs and yet we all are unique and different. And so are the crystals.
Complicated pattern of isotopic distribution in crystals make them somewhat similar to a human brain with its complicated network of neurons. Some isotopes have magnetic moments and their interactions lead to the formation of “isotopic neural networks” (INN) that I have discussed in details in my books [1,2,3] listed below. That may actually be a physical clue to the healing actions of crystals. The said INN pick up our vibrations (which may contain our emotions, concerns, dreams, etc), transform them and return to us in a form of healing energies. In a metaphysical way, this human-crystal interaction mimics the healing interaction between humans (say, between a healer and a patient) or between two mutually supporting partners.
Most crystals (not just quartz) have a capacity to form INN which, in a sense, can be called “crystal brain”. For example, diamond (which is chemically a pure carbon, C) has two isotopes, C-12 (99 %) and C-13 1 %). Isotope C-13 has non-zero magnetic moment. Thus, the network of magnetic C-13 atoms form INN in a diamond crystal. Perhaps, this is the true reason why people love diamonds and try to wear them!
Isotopic randomness (isotopicity) has a variety of potential applications to technology (quantum computing, nano-informatics, novel materials), biomedicine, psychology, genetics and other areas as was discussed in [1.2,3]. Furthermore, INN in crystals may have their analogues in liquid systems. That, in turn, can bring to light the physical foundation of homeopathy. Since the work of Jacques Benveniste in late 1970-s, the close link of homeopathy to water memory effect was posited. While not without its critics, this work has generated a number of models aimed to explain this link. Among other suggestions, I proposed, in analogy with crystalline INN, a model of water memory based on isotopic diversity. Water is, in fact, a liquid crystal and the oxygen isotopes in it can form a dynamic INN stabilized by the polarizational effects. Different isotopes of oxygen in these “soft” INN can carry information similarly to different letters in digital strings. This information can be reduplicated at subsequent stages of homeopathic dilutions (“succussions”) and maintain the record of the efficacy of prime medical substance even when not a single molecule of it remains in the solution (below the so called “Avogadro limit”). This “isotopic idea” of homeopathy still awaits experimental confirmation that may well bring a breakthrough in the entire art of homeopathy (not to mention potential Nobel Prize in medicine).
References Alexander Berezin, “ISOTOPICITY PARADIGM – PHYSICIST DISCUSSES STRANGE WORLD OF ISOTOPIC RANDOMNESS”, York University, Toronto, 2015.
Randomness and Self-Organization, Maxwell’s Demon, Schrodinger’s Cat, Water Memory, Healing Crystals, Quantum Consciousness, Isotopic Engineering, Morphogenetic Fields and Subtle Energies, Prime Numbers and Infinity, Isotopic Biology, Cosmology, Quantum Tunneling, Quantum Entanglement, Chaos and Complexity Emergence, Digital Information and Nanotechnology, Quantum Computing and Parallel Universes, Living Planet and Gaia, Creativity and Surrealism, Salvador Dali, Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges.
https://www.amazon.ca/Isotopicity-Paradigm-Physicist-discusses-randomness/dp/1772210110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424795587&sr=1-1&keywords=alexander+berezin Alexander Berezin, “ISOTOPICITY PARADIGM: ISOTOPIC RANDOMNESS IN THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE”, Cambridge International Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2015.
https://www.amazon.ca/Isotopicity-Paradigm-Isotopic-Randomness-Universe/dp/1910889083 Alexander Berezin, “DIGITAL INFORMATICS AND ISOTOPIC BIOLOGY: SELF-ORGANIZATION IN PHYSICS, BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY”, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2016.
About the author:
Alexander (Alex) Berezin was born 26 April 1944 in Russia (USSR), in 1970 obtained a PhD in theoretical physics (quantum solid state physics) from Leningrad State University. Apart from physics, he received an education in the History of Arts from the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad where his mother worked as a senior expert in arts and a curator of the French painting collection. From 1969 to 1974 he worked as a researcher (theoretical physicist) at the Ioffe Physical–Technical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Leningrad, and from 1974 to 1977 he was a Docent (Associate Professor) of physics at the Naval Engineering Academy, Leningrad. In 1978 he emigrated with his family (wife and two children) to Canada. Between 1978 and 1980 he was a research associate at the Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. His last work (1980–2010) was as a professor at the Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and he retired in 2010. His present status is Professor Emeritus and he lives in Toronto.His areas of interest and publication activity include: quantum physics, nanotechnology, physics of information (energy and information), electromagnetism, electrical and thermal properties of materials, physics of isotopes, extended ideas on isotopic diversity (isotopicity) in digital informatics, biology, biophysics and biomedicine and emerging technologies, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and physics of chaos, randomness and self-organization, randomness and creativity, complexity theory, phase transitions, quantum computing, non-local quantum effects and quantum entanglement, singular (delta) potentials in quantum mechanics, environment and health physics, sustainability, electrostatics and self-organization in Coulombic systems, pollution control systems (electrostatic precipitation), quantum physics of consciousness, philosophy and foundations of mathematics (Platonism and Pythagorism, Cantor’s “alephs”, number theory, prime numbers, tower exponents), fractals and Mandelbrot sets, cosmology, “parallel universes” and inflationary cosmological models, virtual and simulated realities, futurology and transhumanism, singularity ideas, arts (in particular, visionary arts and surrealism), architecture and design.
He has published 160 peer-reviewed papers in major physical and engineering journals, 65 articles in conference proceedings and 260 other publications (abstracts of talks and seminars, magazine and newspaper articles, reports, etc).