Renaissance scientist Paracelsus further advanced this notion, advocating a harmony between the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (Nature).
In China there developed the theory of "correspondance" or "synchronicity" whereby it was believed the macrocosm is duplicated in the microcosm.
Into the Land of Dreamers
September 10, 2009
On the Character and Dynamics of Holographics
This too was the view of the ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras.
Again, a thinker ahead of his time, in the cosmology of Anaxagoras, stuffs are continuous, not particulate.
In everything there is present a share of everything
The cosmic development does not, and cannot, produce any pure stuffs - every stuff always contains a portion or share, however small, of every other stuff.
Such is the nature of the hologram: take any fragment of a whole holograhic image, and from that single fragment, the whole image can in turn be reproduced. Just as the whole contains the part, the part correspondingly contains the whole.
This fragment-whole relationship parallels that seen between a body and its cells, whereby each cell contains the genetic information of the entire body.
NewScientist, January 2009
"If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
CraigHogan, Director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics
Scientific American, November 2005
"Amazingly, some new theories of physics predict that one of the three dimensions of space could be a kind of illusion - that in actuality all the particles and fields that make up reality are moving about in a two-dimensional realm...or, more precisely, the theories predict that the number of dimensions in reality could be a matter of perspective: physicists could choose to describe reality as obeying one set of laws (including gravity) in three dimensions or, equivalently, as obeying a different set of laws that operates in two dimensions (in the absence of gravity)."
So here we have the latest of modern-day physics describing a realm of reality with only two dimensions and no gravity. Furthermore this realm is intimately tied to the 3-dimensional gravity-bound realm we here experience.
And I can't help but think of 2-dimensional ghosts floating about this parallel reality...life beyond this realm we commonly see...and the fundamental basis of existence as we know it.
And I can't help but wonder, in this 2 dimensional realm, how all things must come together...
How Albert Einstein and David Bohm must be laughing and chatting, advanced studies far beyond Princeton...as Richard Feynman plays bongos in the background to the tune of Allen Ginsberg singin' The Times They Are a-Changin'...and off to the side, he sits there grinnin', Anaxagoras with a beautiful woman.