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A Study on Hologram and Reality - Focus on H. P. Blavasky’ and Contemporary theosophical theory

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2013, 38(), pp.169-198
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : June 30, 2013

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1성신여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This dissertation aims to expound man, the universe, and substance, the concepts Itzhak Bentov(1923-1979) describes in his mental science in connection with H. P. Blavatsky’s theories and theories succeeding to Blavatsky’s, and elucidate Bentov’s notion of substance opposite to that of Michael Talbot(1953-1992). This is also intended to explain briefly the difference of the concepts of holographic art clarified by holographic art theoreticians and the notions defined in modern theosophy. According to the theories of Blavatsky and modern theosophy that are the theoretical foundation for Bentov’s mental science, man and the universe are the substances engendered through “vibrations with consciousness”(trinity character). According to their theories, spirit and matter are one-and-the same substance, and this substance is the matrix of all humans and things in the universe through vibrations. That is to say, man and the universe are the real derived from substances through vibrations. Human consciousness is the substance in the seven-fold structure the planets in the seven-fold structure divide through trinity. Human thought and sensibility work through the astral body and mental body in the humanity’s seven-fold structure(physical body, ether body, astral body, lower mental body, higher mental body, buddhic body, atma body).According to Itzahk Bentov succeeding to the theories of Blavatsky and modern theosophy, the human memory does not work on the holographic principle in a physical brain, as Michael Talbot claimed but functions through the operation of the mental body. For Bentov, human consciousness does not work through a physical brain(object beam) but functions through mental brain(object beam) modified from the reference beam. According to Itzhak Bentov, man and the universe operate, anchored to the principle of hologram, not hologram itself as Michael Talbot claims. That is, for Bentov, substance is the reference beam while man and the universe are the object beams. Bentov explains the object beam has to be in a repetitive cycle(the cycle of transmigration) on the principle of karma, the principle of cosmic balance when this becomes one with the reference beam. In other words, for Bentov who embrace Blavatsky’s theories and modern theosophy, man and the universe pertain to the object beam divided from substance through an attribute of trinity of the substance. Bentov also explains that man and the universe are a process of cognizing themselves through experience when the reference beam of substance is divided into the object beam. According to modern theosophy theorists, holographic art is neither the abstract objects with spontaneous creative energy in which light separates from human spirit nor any revelation of the gap between object beams. This aims to reveal human emotion and spirit. That is why seven colors are innate in light, and feelings and thoughts are identical with the colors differentiated through vibrations according to their theories.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.