What do we mean when we talk about energy?

What do we mean when we talk about energy? from Goldfish Consulting

By: Goldfish Consulting  10-27-2015
Keywords: Science, quantum physics, energy,

Although a difficult concept to define, the idea of energy as a non-physical force has been with us since the beginning of time. Texts from the Middle Kingdom of China dated around 3000 Before Common Era (BCE) report a universal energy called Qi, which is found in all matter, and is known as a life force. In Indian culture, energy is known as “prana” and is seen as the life energy for all living things, whether they are animals, plants or human beings. Prana is described as the energy that allows life to exist and that permeates all existence. Energy is distributed to body regions through seven specific nodal points called chakras. Western science has discovered that the chakras are positioned in roughly the places where the major endocrine glands of the body develop. Writings in Greece around 500 BCE describe a vital energy that may be likened to a luminous body. In more recent times, Dr Mesmer (1700s), a physician, and Baron von Reichenback (1800s), a scientist, studied subtle energies and electromagnetism. Today we recognise that the energies these scientists were trying to describe were a combination of metabolic processes, endocrine coordination, homeostasis and most importantly, bio-scalar energies. The work of Albert Einstein is particularly relevant to the discussion of energy. Einstein formulated the Theory of Relativity, with the famous equation e = mc2. This equation predicts that if we expose an object to a very powerful and high-intensity electronic field, we will gradually transform the object’s mass into energy. It can therefore be postulated that energy should also be able to transform into mass. Einstein is regarded as one of the finest scientists of all time. He demonstrated that traditional Newtonian beliefs and approaches had to be abandoned in order to explain phenomena on the very large (cosmological) and very small (quantum mechanical) scales. Einstein’s ideas revolutionised cosmological research and provided fertile ground for other scientists. Hawkins built upon Einstein’s ideas in cosmology, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle rejects the notion of the passive observer, and Schrödinger demonstrated that we can never know a system completely. Quantum physicists see systems as energy systems that trade energy with each other. Particles are excited by the introduction of energy and this causes them to behave differently. Quantum physicists believe that atomic particles carry the characteristics and behaviours that are similar to physical matter as well as waves of light. At the atomic level, matter has a dual aspect: it appears as particles and as waves. Light, for example, is emitted and absorbed in the form of photons, but when these particles of light travel through space, they appear as vibrating electromagnetic fields that show the characteristic behaviour of waves. Energy, depicted as vibrations, takes centre stage in this new science. All living organisms are made up of energy. This perspective gives us a new foundation on which to study living organisms, including man. Humans are also made up of energy slowed in vibration and congealed into the gross matter of flesh and blood. When studying man, we can focus on the cellular level to identify principles that are true at all levels. to read more, go to: http://www.goldfish-consulting.co.za/blog/what-do-we-mean-when-we-talk-about-energy

Keywords: Science, quantum physics, energy,

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