DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1034

Where is Nonlocality?

Robert W. Boyer


Nonlocality has been supported by experimental evidence since the 1980s. This paper offers a theoretical framework for what and where it is, based on recent quantum field theories that identify three levels of nature: 1) finite local field of physical matter/energy; 2) infinite unified field; and 3) finite nonlocal field in-between. The in-between level is where ‘quantum mind’ is placed; and for the first time in modern science, this allows a logically coherent model of how mind causally influences brain and behavior. Importantly, these three-level models are converging toward the ancient Vedic 3-in-1 holistic account of ontological levels of nature. They reflect revolutionary progress on foundational issues about the matter-mind-consciousness relationship.


locality; nonlocality; ontological levels; quantum mind; 3-in-1 Vedic account

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