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In this view the entire structure and order of forms, propositions, and rations that present themselves to ordinary perception and reason are regarded as a sort of veil, covering the true reality, which cannot be perceived by the senses and of which nothing can be said or thought. Thus the individual quantum physical measurements are determined by multitudes of a deeper sub-quantum physical laws that are hidden. Bohm believes that if intelligence is impliccate “unconditioned act of perception,” than the intelligence cannot be grounded in “structures such as cells, molecules, atoms, and elementary particles.

If two wavelengths of light are of differing frequencies, they will interfere with each other and create a pattern.

He considers it the “darkness in the human brain. Bohm illustrates this higher-dimensional reality by showing the relationship of two televised images of a fish tank, where the fish are seen through two walls at right angles to one another.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm

Bohm has with his readers about the changing holography of physics was fascinating, and I found myself nodding several times as I realized he was saying what I’ve heard other pioneers in the scientific community say.

Indeed the notion of order ass a whole is not only vast, but it is also probably incapable of a complete definition, if only because some kind of order is presupposed in everything we do, including, for example, the very act of defining order. Bohm’s writing is pretty dense, but he has a lot to say and does so very carefully.


It provides the motive and a method to “think differently” Lists with This Book. As a literary work, it doesn’t do much, even for its genre, besides express possibilities and often with a too technical mathematical bent.

Creation-dissolution-creation krder coexist in that live oak tree. This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: He talks about the progression of time, and how things tend to unfold in complex, interrelated structures bohmm is so complicated, it needs a special kind of language to acknowledge how incredibly fluid it is. Perhaps one of the most unfounded books I have ever read.

The collectivity of individuals have reached the “principle of the consciousness of mankind,” but they have not quite the “energy to reach the whole, to put it all on fire. There is a special cosmic movement that carries forth the process of enfoldment and unfoldment into the explicate order.

Carrying of electromagnetic waves is only one form of enfolding mechanism but that can be performed by beams of electrons, sound and other forms of motion that can carry implicate order and they can be broadly described as holomovement.

We should however judge this book as an entrance-way into the author’s mind. Newtonian physics is still used, even though relativity and quantum are much better in certain situations. What is it that emerges from this ultimate ground, this “unknown totality of the universal flux? In both science and philosophy, Bohm’s main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular.

For Bohm there are the evils of disorder which causes suffering and death.

For example, there is the order of numbers which is in correspondence to that of points on a wholrness, the order of successive positions in the motion of objects, various kinds of intensive order such a pressure, temperature, colour, etc.

These new holistic aspects may appear possibly to have some autonomy, but ultimately they are all aspects of the All. Feb 11, Antonio Bosnjak rated it it was amazing. This is some heavy material, partly outside of wholenees grasp of understanding.


He mentioned that “integration” is impossible due to the finity of Undivided wholeness and flowing movement, Bohm’s core concept that encompasses the whole content of this amazing work. He talks of this experiment as a way to visualize the idea. Oct 25, Johnny rated it it was amazing Shelves: This view is understandable, it’s intuitive, but much like thinking the Earth is flat the intuitive, first level of observation conclusionit’s wrong.

Referring to all the elements of the cosmos, including human beings, as projections of an ultimate totality, Bohm notes that as a “human being takes part in the process of this totality, he is fundamentally changed in the very activity in which his aim is to change that reality, which is the content of his consciousness. I know theory more than the mathematics that underpin them.

Thus, in the West, society has mainly emphasized the development of science and technology dependent on measurement while in the East, the main emphasis has gone to religion and philosophy which are ultimately directed towards the immeasurable. The enfolded order is a vast range of potentiality, which can be unfolded.

Logically, if cosmic sub-totalities such as human beings can be considered to be persons of which only a few are developing toward orde levels ipmlicate Personhoodthan through the feedback interchange, the cosmos is becoming progressively personalized as well.

But perhaps it provides one framework in which we may hope to develop better theories in the future.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

Thus the principle of relative autonomy of sub-totalities–is now seen to extend to the multi-dimensional order of reality. Bohm talks extensively about how syntax and words can be chosen and modified to become more efficient at describing reality and the world around us.

I call this an implicate order, the enfolded order, and this unfolds into an explicate order.