The Holographic Jesus
An ancient Egyptian manuscript has just recently been translated. Written in the Coptic language, this Christian text has an interesting spin on the Last Supper story. Namely, that Jesus could change shape and form. That in and of itself may not mean much, except that it throws new light perhaps on several of the other biblical stories.
Biblical scholars and theologians have never been able to adequately explain the post-resurrection stories about Jesus. The ones where Jesus appears separately to the disciples and Mary Magdalene but they do not recognize him. In Mary’s case, she thought Jesus was a gardener and the disciples thought that they were talking to a total stranger. What’s more Jesus did not allow them to touch him. How could he when he was not in physical form? Finally, Jesus simply disappears right in front of the disciples!
In order to understand how those things are possible, one needs only to turn to quantum physics. In his book ,The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot elaborates on this process as follows: “Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time: The brain is a hologram folded in a holographic universe!” In the movie, The Matrix, Morpheus stated it much simpler when he said, “What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Just as Morpheus stated, we create our reality as a result of our brains interpreting electrical signals received from our physical senses. For example, our eyes “see” in 2D and transmit a 2D electrical signal to our brain which converts it into a holographic 3D image. This image is then displayed in an area of our brain, all of which gives us the perception that we are actually seeing a real object outside of ourselves. This area of the brain that sight takes place in is not only incredibly small, but contains no light whatsoever!
Albert Einstein said that, “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one” and distinguished scientists like David Bohm, Alain Aspect and Karl Pribram agree. In that vein, Einstein was the first to realize that space and time were constructs. However if space/time is a construct (someone built them), then who are we and what exactly does that make Jesus? Keep in mind that we’re talking about the Jesus who the disciples couldn’t recognize or touch. In effect, we’re talking about… a holographic Jesus.
Of course, believers think that they already know the truth about God – their sacred books tell them so. Each religion’s sacred book is considered by their followers to be the one and only Word of God because, for them, truth is in the eye of the beholder. What new words of wisdom can you tell people who proclaim that they are God’s chosen people (as if God would ever choose one of his children over another). Under those circumstances, what’s a prophet to do other than to keep on blogging?
“Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers.”
– Sufi mystic Rabia Basri