All posts by Mani Navasothy

Visionary Artist, published Author, Astrologer, Pagan Teacher, Wiccan High Priest & Ritual magician, Photographer/ Digital Film Maker; Sci-fi/ Doctor Who fan!

Welcome to my world..

Quantum-Magician Welcome to the World of a Quantum Magician!

Up & Down,  Strange & Charm,  Truth & Beauty (or Top & Bottom)- these are the 6 quark pairs that make up all matter as we know it..!  We are talking about the `particles’ which make up protons, neutrons and so on..   It’s actually more particle physics than quantum mechanics…but hey…!

The diagram shows a typical  interaction.. of a quark being scattered by an electron, with the force carrier (X).  That’s where the real science ends..

But of course the whole thing is on a membrane…and a `light’ penetrates this side from the other side, through a `light-hole’.  That’s just my art..   It’s a bit of graphics I created.. including the fake beard on my face, Sun (lots of photos of bonfire merged), and a `planet’.     Enjoy.

Imagination squared (i~squared = r)

Phoenix from the flame..?!

Hello Universe..!

So here we are, almost on the eve of Mid-Winter Solstice.. longest night – shortest day.. a time when the Sun-child is reborn, according to many Pagan beliefs.    Quite an apt time for QuantumPhoenix to surface..again.

It was possibly my 2nd oldest internet username/handle.. way back in the days of telnetting .   As the name suggests, it was a re-invention of the Self..  and an integration of Science, Magic & Myths…with me ofcourse!

So how do I see it..the name?  The power of the magic and regeneration, lurking inside a Quantum of energy… undefined, yet full of possibilities, undulating as a probability wave in all dimensions…awaiting collapse into a single reality!!

What’s reality?  Is that an esoteric question or a scientific one?  Are you asking or am I asking myself?  Am I asking me who is here, or the me in a multiverse?    More on that.. another time..  But to get back to reality…it’s just i-squared.   Well, that’s `i’ the imagnary number squared (equals r – the real number..) That’s the O/Level maths..

I like to think of it as `imagination-squared = reality manifest’ – after all it fits right in with the collapse of a probabiliy wave function, by the effect of an observer!