Lifting the veil on Bohm's holomovement

Author: Andrew Lohrey, Bruce Boreham
Conference/Journal: Commun Integr Biol
Date published: 2021 Nov 22
Other: Volume ID: 14 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 221-229 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/19420889.2021.2001157. , Word Count: 138

In this paper, we argue that Bohm's unbroken and undivided totality he called the holomovement, the title he gave to the concept of the self-organizing universe, is more coherently understood when viewed as universal consciousness. Bohm's understanding of consciousness oscillates around being a quality of local minds and the interconnected totality of the holomovement. We suggest such equivocations impose limitations on Bohm's general holistic framework because they import into his model the limiting restrictions of Cartesian separation and are, therefore, incongruous for use within his holistic model of the holomovement. We also argue that the term 'meaning' has a structural and functional agency appropriate to Bohm's model of the holomovement, while also reflecting the living characteristics of this organic totality that is full of meaning.

Keywords: Holomovement; consciousness; local realism; meaning; nonlocality; wholeness; worldviews.

PMID: 34858545 PMCID: PMC8632281 DOI: 10.1080/19420889.2021.2001157