This is a painting on a wall in my house, where the cover design for the book Quantumology came from. Some people want to know what Quantumology is, so this Blog is for them.
We are very small entities on a little blue planet you probably wouldn't be able to see from outside the solar system. The first thing to do is get a handle on how miniscule we are. Then you can relate to the sub-microscopic entities which are as much smaller than us as we are smaller than the Sun, and see that we belong, in some sense, to a world we cannot see.
The behaviour of that 'hidden' world is alarming, because sometimes it defies the laws of Physics to produce very weird effects, like non-locality (connected events that happen simultaneously regardless of distance in spacetime) and wave-particle duality (everything at the quantum level is simultaneously a wave and a particle). There are behaviours common to the quantum world that we are strangely familiar with, and we even take for granted some of the quantum manifestations in our lives. The more we know about those tangible links between the quantum world and our own, the better equipped we are to make the most of our experiences and optimise our precious time.
I've demonstrated how much of a difference it can make to life (not just mine, but hundreds of people who've been on my courses) to be aware of the nature of the quantum world. The most significant change is that it makes things easier. That's right, it takes the pressure off, and allows us to relax with a logic that is non-demanding. Quantumology frees the mind to get on with the job of following the spirit, and if you baulk at the word 'spirit' I'd remind you that nobody knows what goes on inside a black hole, because there the laws of physics break down and we've no idea what happens then.
Physics and metaphysics share common ground, but finding it can be a task and a half. I want this book to help people set off on the journey to their own truth, where keeping hold of what they want is a reality, not a forlorn dream, and where relationships harmonise with pleasant frequencies. The science is already here. Quantumology is the bridge ferrying over the bits you want to know about, so that you can build strength and optimism into your existence using real, proven tools to do the best possible job.
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Kathy Ratcliffe has studied quantum mechanics since 1997, leads a life surrounded by birds and animals, and is a stalwart fan of Stargate SG1.