The Universe Is A Hologram

by Puja Shah December 18, 2014

Space galaxy image

You can only imagine how incredible it was for us at Project Yourself to read in a science journal that we are merely all projections… something meditation monks have been eluding to all along.

In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics. The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity.


Well not to a completely separate study run by Japanese scientists recently.

In two papers posted on the arXiv repository, Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan and his colleagues now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence that Maldacena’s conjecture is true.

In one paper, Hyakutake computes the internal energy of a black hole, the position of its event horizon, (which is the boundary between the black hole and the rest of the Universe), its entropy and other properties based on the predictions of string theory as well as the effects of so-called virtual particles that continuously pop into and out of existence. In the other paper, he and his collaborators calculated the internal energy of the corresponding lower-dimensional cosmos with no gravity.

The two computer calculations match.

In a publication by Nature International Journal of Science, Leonard Susskind, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University in California who was among the first theoreticians to explore the idea of holographic universes says, “They have numerically confirmed, perhaps for the first time, something we were fairly sure had to be true, but was still a conjecture — namely that the thermodynamics of certain black holes can be reproduced from a lower-dimensional universe.”

Maldacena notes that neither of the model universes explored by the Japanese team resembled his own. In one, the cosmos with a black hole had ten dimensions, with eight of them forming an eight-dimensional sphere. The other, lower-dimensional, gravity-free one had but a single dimension, and its menagerie of quantum particles resembled a group of idealized springs, or harmonic oscillators, attached to one another.

But they are actually identical.

With the numerical proof that these two seemingly disparate worlds are actually identical gives these scientists hope that the gravitational properties of our Universe can one day be explained by a simpler cosmos purely in terms of quantum theory.

Wait, quantum theory…or ancient theory?

Swami Vivekandanda explained a view of this in the last century. in 1978 he stated, “Mind at a very low rate of vibration is what is known as matter. Matter at a high rate of vibration is what is known as mind. Both are the same substance.” He further clarified that what we call matter does not exist at all and it is only a certain state of force. Solidity, hardness or any other state of matter can be provided to be the result of motion.

According to Vivekananda, matter is only externalized thought.

Russian scientists, Dr. Alexander P. Dubrov and Dr. Veniamin N. Pushkin have written extensively on his idea. They wrote, “Records of ejection of psychophysical structures outside of the brain would provide direct evidence of brain holograms.”

It seems both Vivekananda and this new scientific study has found that every particle of matter interconnects with every other particle, so the brain and the whole universe itself is infinitely interconnected as well.

So perhaps we are all holograms of this holographic universe. What do you project?


Hyakutake, Y. Preprint available at:

Hanada, M.Hyakutake, Y.Ishiki, G. & Nishimura, J. Preprint available at

Chidambaram, Ramesh. Thoughts Forms and Hallucinations: Some Curious Effects of the Holographic Mind Process, Notion Press, 2014. 

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Puja Shah
Puja Shah


Puja Shah is a philanthropist and visionary poet who shares her voice with us through written and spoken word, guided meditations, and teaching. She reaches out to community health clinics and provides international outreach to women and children around the world.

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