more sense to me than any of the others.
Other times the non-local model makes more sense, which is a development of Bell’s Theorem. This was stated most clearly by Edwin Harris Walker in a paper called The Complete Quantum Anthropologist. He developed a mathematical theory of a non-local mind, to which we can gain access at times. It’s a complete quantum mechanical, mathematical model to explain everything that happens in mystical and occult experience. That makes a great deal of sense to me, especially when I found that Joyce was using the same model in Finnigan ‘s Wake. I think it also underlies the I Ching. I explain this at length in my book Coincidance.
DJB: How do you see consciousness evolving into the twenty-first century?
ROBERT: It staggers my imagination. I get about as far as 2012 in my future projections, then I can’t imagine beyond that. So much is going to change by then.
DJB: What do you see coming along up to 2012?
ROBERT: In Leary’s terms, I think about one-third of the West now understands the neuro-somatic circuit, and some techniques for activating it. I think that’s going to reach fifty to fifty-one percent pretty soon–and that will be a major cultural change. I think more and more understanding of the neuro-genetic and meta-programming circuits are coming along.
It’s very obvious that quantum physics, parapsychology and all the work they’re doing attaching brain scanners to Yogis and Zen masters means we’re going to learn a great deal about the non-local quantum circuit. I think the history of mysticism has been sort of like a bunch of firecrackers with two or three going off every century. With the LSD revolution it became two or three every month and now it’s moving up to two or three every week. I see a real acceleration in consciousness, just like in technology.
DJB: Soon it’ll be fireworks every day. One final question, Bob. Tell us about any current projects on which you’re presently working.
ROBERT: I’ve just finished a book called Quantum Psychology subtitled: How Brain Software Programs Your Self and Your World. I’m working on a movie, tentatively titled The Curtain, which may or may not ever get produced. I’ve been paid enough so that I’m not wasting my time, which is a good thing to know in Hollywood. There are all sorts of people around Hollywood who’ll get you involved in projects without ever paying you a penny, if you’re dumb enough to do that.
If the movie does get produced it’ll have a tremendous impact. I’m also working on two possible television shows and I’m continuing my historical novels. I’m doing more lectures in more places than ever before, with workshops here and there, which involves a lot of traveling. Altogether, I’m very excited about what the next ten years will bring into my life.