Wholeness and the Implicate Order.
"The new form of insight can
perhaps best be called Undivided Wholeness in Flowing
Movement. . . In this flow, mind and matter are not separate
substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole
"There is the germ of a new
notion of order . . . This order is not to be understood
solely in terms of a regular arrangement of objects . . .
or . . . of events . . . Rather, a total order
is contained, in some implicit sense, in each region of
space and time."1b*
"For several centuries,
there has been a strong feeling that nonlocal theories are not
acceptable in physics. It is well known . . . that Newton felt
very uneasy about action-at-a-distance and that Einstein
regarded it as 'spooky.'"2a
"The basic idea is to
introduce a new concept of order, which we call the implicate
order or the enfolded order."2b
"Consider a tree . . . which
grows from a seed. . . [L]ife is eternally
enfolded in matter and more deeply in the underlying
ground of a generalized holomovement as is mind and
Italics in the original.
1 David Bohm. Wholeness
and the Implicate Order. David Bohm, 1980.
London, UK: Routledge.
a Fragmentation and Wholeness, at 11.
b Quantum Theory as an Indication of a New
Order in Physics. Part B: Implicate and Explicate Order in
Physical Law, at 149.
2 David Bohm and Basil J.
The Undivided Universe: An
Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory.
D. Bohm and B.J. Hiley, 1993. London, UK:
a The Many-Body System, at 57.
b Quantum Theory and the Implicate Order, at 350.
c Quantum Theory and the Implicate Order, at 388.