December 11, 2023
SF Gate

Your Quantum Body, and Why It Matters.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, FRCP

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, Quantum Body, co-written with Jack Tuszynski and Brian Fertig.  It celebrates the most surprising turn my life took, which happened more than thirty years ago. I had a medical practice in Boston that was hectic to the point of exhaustion. I took up meditation to alleviate the constant wear and tear in my life. It worked, but there was an unexpected side effect. I became a writer. With no background but a fund of enthusiasm, I was enjoying modest success when out of the blue I had a life-changing idea.

It sprang to mind as a visual image, which showed the human body shimmering with light and energy. This wasn’t a medically respectable vision. At some level, it made sense, however, and after some inner searching, I had a breakthrough. What I saw was the quantum mechanical body. I had a strong bent for science, and I knew that every physical object has its source in the quantum field. This included the human body. Behind the appearance of blood coursing through our veins, the suppleness of skin, and the mysterious electrical storm shattering the silence of the brain, we are quantum creations. Our essence begins as ripples in the quantum field, a fact that is inescapable.

Going quantum, in fact, sounds weird and alien. In high-school physics the most important quanta are given names, the two most important being the photon as the carrier of light and the electron, which produces electricity. You can discard that knowledge and go on about your life as normal. Yet what is being missed is a profound mystery. It isn’t just the mystery of where the universe came from that requires a quantum answer. You require it as well. You are a mystery that needs quantum answers.

Yours is not a single mystery like an Agatha Christie novel but a whole shelf full of mysteries. Here are just a few that strike close to home.

The Unsolved Mysteries of You (and Everyone Else)

Everyone ages, but no one knows for sure why.

One-third of our lives are spent asleep, but the reason we need to sleep remains unexplained.

Identical twins are born with the same genes, but by age seventy their genetic activity looks completely different. Why?

Your immune system stores the disease history of your ancestors. No one knows how the body does this.

Brain cells are composed of the same ordinary atoms as every other cell. How does an atom learn to think just because it is inside your brain?

DNA triggers the right time for events like losing your baby teeth, passing through puberty, and entering menopause. Does this mean that DNA can tell time?

The next thought you will have is utterly unpredictable. Where does it come from? Who or what decides which thought is next and what it will express?

All of these mysteries matter. It matters how we age and ward off disease, where thoughts come from, and how our genes behave. To put it starkly, our lack of understanding means that people will continue to have their bodies turn on them, suffering from cancers, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. An unsolved mystery is baffling, frustrating, and tantalizing at the same time. Without realizing it, you have been stymied by the mystery of your body all your life.

I found all of this thrilling thirty years ago, and since I had another bent, for out-of-the-box thinking, the prospects of crossing the quantum horizon fascinated me. None of my medical colleagues would have supported me. We’re harking back to a time when even the mind-body connection was considered questionable. The term wasn’t taught in medical school, where even the medical benefits of meditation were considered a fringe topic.

The product of my medically weird thinking was a book, Quantum Healing, which gave me my first boost into being noticed. To mainstream doctors, my venture into mind-body medicine was either embarrassing, cocky or professionally suicidal. Where I gained encouragement was in the meditation and spiritual community, alongside the field of alternative medicine, which was still struggling for acceptance.

Their struggle became mine. Thirty-seven years later, the fringe has moved to the center. Meditation, the mind-body connection, and alternative medicine (which expanded to become integrative medicine) don’t raise an eyebrow. The worst that mainstream medicine can do now is raise an eyebrow, and raised eyebrows never stopped a revolution.

The significance of the quantum body is that it never ages, gets sick, or dies. Those features arise at grosser levels of Nature. But without a doubt, our bodies have their source in the quantum field, and so we won’t understand fully what the body is doing until it is traced back to the source.

The revolution is quantum, and being on the front lines still requires adventurous thinking. The quantum world is alien and strange. Its connection to the human body baffles people. It would be almost impossible to find someone qualified to write about medicine and quantum reality. But by great good fortune, I found two scientists with exactly those qualifications. Jack Tuszynski is a physics professor and Brian Fertig is and medical school professor, and together they have a wealth of insights into a new and exciting field, quantum biology. Their research papers break new ground, bolstering the science that supports the reality of the quantum body.

This book puts you in the forefront of a revolution that promises to alter everything we know about the human body. Everything is unfolded in three stages.

Part One “How to Revolutionize the Human Body” introduces you to the importance of shifting your viewpoint from the physical to the quantum.

Part Two: “Lifelong Well-Being” applies the quantum model to get past the stall that current models have reached.

Part Three: “10 Quantum Breakthroughs” brings the personal experience of having a quantum body.

Part Four: “The New Science of Life” presents the scientific foundation for the quantum body.

Thirty years ago I knew that Quantum Healing was just the beginning of the story. It has taken all this time to reveal many findings that were only hinted at until medical science, physics, and biology caught up. This new knowledge is hot off the press, you might say, even though science proceeds cautiously when it comes to new breakthroughs. The quantum body is a newborn, but I and my innovative co-authors are certain it is here to stay.

DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, FRCP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 91st book, Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life explores and reinterprets the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that the practice of meditation can bring.  Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution for the last thirty years. His latest book,  Quantum Body co-authored with physicist Jack Tuszynski, Ph.D., and endocrinologist Brian Fertig, M.D. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

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