Mapping the physics of the mind
Story by Chris Graham
Sigmund Freud began mapping the pyschoanalytical mind. Much work has been done since Freud to map out the chemistry of the mind.
Hugh Fulcher has been working for 16 years to map the physics of the mind.
The approach got going with a basis on the old line about doctors being able to cure themselves. Fulcher, a nuclear physicist, started his work trying to treat by his own devices the bipolar disorder that he has been dealing with since being diagnosed in 1977.
It came about by accident, to hear Fulcher, a Forest author whose most recent book, Bipolar Blessings and Mind Expansion, was released last month, tell it.
“I call them scaps,” Fulcher said of the snaps, crackles and pops that many of us experience in the chiropractic sense. It occurred to Fulcher one day that scaps might just also be tiny releases of energy.
It then occurred to the physicist in Fulcher that the energy that he assumed was being released had an origin from within.
Fulcher’s theory: that the mind is the source of the energy, basically resonating light.
“All the neurons in there are resonating tiny amounts of light. They all get together and resonate together in the form of subconscious. And when it resonates long enough, what happens is it develops into consciousness,” Fulcher said. “There’s millions of little things in there resonating lasting just a little time that we’re not conscious of. That’s what makes up our subconscience and eventually our conscious mind.”
His theory in place, Fulcher started putting himself to the test by putting himself through a range of exercises on and around the head and face. The thinking was that he could train the brain to release energy and in the process teach his mind to heal itself.
He demonstrated a series of exercises that he does daily involving his face and neck that come across to the observer as what a chiropractor might do if she was trying to adjust herself without having to consult a colleague.
Fulcher said he has been able to manage his bipolar disorder through a combination of regular head, face and neck exercises and prescription medications for 16 years.
“I know there are people who are going to read your story who are going to question everything I say. I understand that. It took a long, long time for people to accept psychoanalysis, and now people are trying to dispel a lot of what Freud had to say. It’s easy to dismiss new ideas. I understand that. And of course my work is based on personal study. But it’s worth looking into more,” Fulcher said.