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08-14-2016, 06:34 PM
This thread rambles on about different aspects of light, and I hope it can spark some interesting ideas. I have personally become very fascinated with light on a levels.

WATCH short video about light (to get a general idea) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXxZRZxafEQ&feature=youtu.be)

Light is a mystery. Science have figured out a few things, but for the most part regarding light we're in the dark.

"When reduced to a single irreducible particle, light is just a photon. And a photon can be in two places at once. They are unique in possessing energy and momentum, with no mass. They are a manifestation of energy and information that is without any physical property or substance. Like our minds..." - a mangled paraphrased quote from Sun of gOd by Gregory Sams (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?4025-Natural-Born-Alchemist-podcast-series&p=41368#post41368).

That light can transport information we already know for a fact. Just look at a fiber optic cable, which consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. But I am sure such tech will become even more advanced in the coming years.

Perhaps in such a way that you only need a transmitter and a receiver (no cable), and just shoot the light (containing the information) and having it arrive at your doorstep the same moment that it was sent.

Sell your stock in FedEx.

When people speak of the Universal Mind, or when they speak about God in this life (or from NDE)... they speak about Light.

When atheists, or those that keep science as their religion speak of the mystery they too speak of the light.

We can use it to our advantage. We can harness it. Re-create it. Understand some of its properties, but by no means are we its Master.

Light is a Macrocosm of the Microcosm of our Minds.

Here is an example of an article (written by official science fans, no hippie mumbo-jumbo) called The Enduring Mystery of Light (http://www.livescience.com/7186-enduring-mystery-light.html). There is no need to read the article, not that informative. Just posted it as an example of how light is viewed, and both the "scientific" and "religious/spiritual" thinking folks see the same Mystery.

From Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light#Quantum_theory):

"Eventually the modern theory of quantum mechanics came to picture light as (in some sense) both a particle and a wave, and (in another sense), as a phenomenon which is neither a particle nor a wave (which actually are macroscopic phenomena, such as baseballs or ocean waves). Instead, modern physics sees light as something that can be described sometimes with mathematics appropriate to one type of macroscopic metaphor (particles), and sometimes another macroscopic metaphor (water waves), but is actually something that cannot be fully imagined."


Loki Morningstar
08-15-2016, 09:35 AM
This was a really nice post. Really enjoyed it. It is one of the biggest questions at the moment in physics it seems.

As a relative discusion I am really interested in fluorescence at the moment also. The way light reacts with matter really interests me.