**The Quantum State In
Alchemy**

by Charles Higgins

The * Quantum State *is the complementation
of three different binary lines. As an example, using the three binary lines, luminosity,
humidity, and temperature, this complementation produces a three-dimensional model with
the binary lines now labeled

Instead of four elements as in the First Complement State, the Quantum State has eight
elements. Each one of these eight elements is a complementation of active or inactive
elements from the three binary lines. The eight elements of the example are *light-dry-warm,
light-dry-cold, light-moist-warm, dark-dry-warm, dark-moist-warm, dark-dry-cold,
light-moist-cold and dark-moist-cold.*

The equation for this 3-dimensional model is derived in a similar manner as the
two-dimensional equation. Each element in the Quantum State is a *quantum field* more
simply called an *octant.* The order of the quantum fields (octants) used below is a
binary transformation of the most active field to the most inactive field in accord with
the expansion of the 3-dimensional binomial. The most active quantum field is the octant
with three active conditions.

In this quantum field the condition is *warm, dry *and *light.* The algebraic
term is the cross multiplication of an active element from each of the * p, q, *and

In symbol notation, this quantum field has three bold lines positioned one above the other
just as in the two-dimensional diagram where the symbols were placed one above the other.

There is also a special order in the placement of the symbols. In the 2-dimensional
diagram, the * p *binary line was placed above the

In the three-dimensional model the * m *binary line is placed between the

The next three quantum fields, shown above, each have two active elements and one inactive
element. The first diagram shows a condition of *warm, dry *and *dark.* Warm and
dry are the active elements of the temperature and humidity binary lines and dark is the
inactive element of the luminosity binary line. The algebraic and symbolic term for this
quantum field is

The * a squared i *element is the cross multiplication of the active elements
of the

The diagram shown in Fig. 2 has a condition of

This * a squared i *product is the cross multiplication of the active elements
of the

The quantum field in Fig.3 is a condition of

The * a squared i *product of this quantum field is the cross multiplication of
the inactive element of the

The next three quantum fields each have two inactive elements and one active element from the three binary lines.

The algebraic and symbolic term for each of the three is

The eighth and last quantum field is the product of the cross multiplication of the three
inactive elements of the * p, q* and

The algebraic and symbolic notation for the eight quantum fields is shown by their
different combinations of bold and thin lines.

The diagram above also shows the algebraic summation of the eight quantum fields. This
summation can be shown by the mensional equation

and by factoring this summed equation, we arrive at the general equation for the
three-dimensional or *Quantum State.*

or

The cross multiplication of three additive inverse binary lines is the limit to which we
can visually comprehend a diagram represented graphically. Consequently this
three-dimensional model is called the *quantum state,* it is one *quantum* of
complementation. The alchemists referred to this structure as **Ether.**

The four elements of the First Complement State plus this structure and its
complementations the alchemists called the *Quintessence of Matter*. They believed
that all things could be explained by the five elements of the quintessence of matter,
Ether, Fire, Earth, Air and Water.

**I CHING CORRELATION**

From the four emblematic symbols, the eight trigrams
are formed. This is true as will be seen in the section on *The Alchemist's Ether, *but
it is not simply by the addition of another line to the bigrams. First, the hexagram is
formed by the addition of three emblematic symbols and then the hexagram is divided into
two trigrams for its interpretations. The eight quantum fields of the ether discussed
above correspond to the trigrams of the I Ching as shown below.

**Copyright © 1997 Charlie Higgins. All rights reserved.**

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