morphic resonance

According to Sheldrake’s hypothesis of formative causation, morphic resonance is the influence of previous structures of activity on subsequent similar structures of activity organized by morphic fields. Through morphic resonance, formative causal influences pass through or across both space and time, and these influences are assumed not to fall off with distance in space or time, but they come only from the past. The greater the degree of similarity, the greater the influence of morphic resonance. In general, morphic units closely resemble themselves in the past and are subject to self-resonance from their own past states. Sheldrake suggests that memory depends on morphic resonance from an organism’s own past. Through morphic resonance each member of a species draws upon a collective memory and in turn contributes to it. In the most general terms, Sheldrake sees the so-called laws of nature as more like habits.

This general idea was suggested in the early twentieth century by the American philosopher C.S. Peirce and also advocated by the American physicist Lee Smolin in his book Time Reborn. The American physicist David Bohm thought that morphic resonance agreed well with his own concept of the quantum “implicate order” with an inherent memory. Wikipedia, Morphic Resonance

See Also

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Law of Attraction
Law of Chemical Affinity
Law of Cycles
Law of Force
Law of Sympathetic Oscillation
Quantum Entanglement
Sympathetic Resonance
Sympathetic Vibration

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