Why Is "Noetics" Important?
What is Noetics?
Noetics: Why Do I care?
Science is only now providing evidence of what ancient traditions have traditionally espoused: that thought has a tangible power, enabling human beings to be creators of their own world.
What is Noetics?
A substance outside the confines of the body. A highly ordered energy capable of changing the physical world.
Why is it Important?
To reassess where we are. Noetic science is centrally concerned with value issues. Materialistic science has tended to test knowledge by noting whether it leads to the ability to predict and control; while the consensus on validation of noetic sciences has not yet emerged, it seems clear that it will have more to do with understanding than prediction, and more with joining than control. A noetic science—a science of consciousness and the world of inner experience—is the most promising contemporary framework within which to carry on that fundamental moral inquiry which stable human societies have always had to place at the center of their concerns.
Mind Over Matter?
Noetics is controversial, but research grounded in scientific approach has brought the subject into a more serious light in recent years. Many members of academia in the fields of medicine, biology, psychology, philosophy, and physics believe in and study the effect of thoughts on the physical world, from health effects to throwing dice. Though skepticism has often surrounded this field of science, research aims to both quantify and make known the power of the human mind. It won a special highlight in the Dan Brown book, The Lost Symbol, where Noetics were a central theme.
The fundamental profound insight appears to be recognition that in some essential feeling "I am cause and creator." In some sense much more basic than is implied in conventional psychology, our belief systems produce our reality.
An Example Mind Over Matter: Monkey Feeds Itself Using Its Brain
Monkeys in a lab are able to move a robotic arm to feed themselves marshmallows and chunks of fruit while their own arms are restrained simply by using their brain.
Another example of mind over matter:
Using an array of hair-thin electrodes implanted in his brain, a 25-year-old quadriplegic man was able to operate a computer, open and close a prosthetic hand, and manipulate a robotic arm just by thinking about it, according to a new study.
The theory of Noetics centers on the idea that the human mind is capable of affecting or even doing work to the physical world. It is suggested that thought and spirit are not in fact imaginary, but Bose or photon based, meaning essentially that the mind can be quantified by formulae which describe quantum materials such as light. This is a radical conclusion where many people think thoughts are weightless. Just as gravity affects all matter, so do thoughts to an apparent lesser degree. Psychokinesis, more often called telekinesis, is concerned with the direct influence of mind on matter.