Subatomic Particles for Peace

Subatomic Particles for Peace

What Is Subatomic Particles For Peace All About?

I have been working with the concept "Subatomic Particles for Peace" for several years now. "What is it?" you might ask. Well, my story is a little convoluted, but here it goes. Several years ago I read a book called "The Hundredth Monkey." It is an anthropology book about the study of Japanese Snow Monkeys on some little islands in the north of Japan. The salient points to remember are: There are monkeys of the species on many of these little islands. The monkeys don't swim. The anthropologists were on one island.

After a protracted period of observation, one day the scientists noticed that one of the adolescent monkeys had begun to wash its food before eating it. Then that monkey showed its mother and she began to do it too. Other monkeys joined them in this new behavior. Eventually there were about 100 monkeys washing their food on the one island. Then, almost over night, all the monkeys on all the islands were washing their food. The conclusion is that there is a "tipping point" in collective consciousness and behavior, and this probably applies to human consciousness and behavior also. Not long after that, my friend Terry Long introduced me to the world of quantum physics. Terry told me about neutrinos (subatomic particles) that had been observed in a gold mine in South Dakota in the 1960s. The amazing thing was, the scientists found that when they observed the particles, they altered the particles’ behavior. Essentially, consciousness, by itself, can and does affect matter.

I took these two ideas on, and one night, as I sat in my backyard, the thought occurred to me: "subatomic particles for peace." I painted the slogan on my fence. Eventually I came up with the logo I use on my CDs and on T-shirts. It has seemed to me that every time someone says "subatomic particles for peace," they are contributing to a change that does affect the universe. So my endeavor is to encourage as many people as possible to just have that simple thought, however briefly, in the hopes that with our collective consciousness, we do shape our world – that we find the new paradigm that will enable us to solve the many problems in our world today. I know that it seems pretty simplistic, but as I understand it, it is simple. We do make our own world. Collectively, we may make a better one.

A human being is part of the whole called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest: a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.” (Albert Einstein, 1954)

And also the references : the movie "What the @#$% do we know"
and "The Hundredth Monkey" by Ken Keyes

Be Peace, Steve

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