Ceremonial magicians have a love affair with the idea of quantum physics coz some of the effects it describes sound very much how we view magick as functioning. For instance it does posit that one thing can affect a second thing, far removed from it and with no apparent means of connection or communication… simultaneously. F’r instance.
So y’all might be interested in this new book WHAT IS REAL? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics by Adam Becker . Here’s an excerpt from the NY Times review:
“An American physicist, David Bohm, devised a radical alternative at midcentury, visualizing “pilot waves” that guide every particle, an attempt to eliminate the wave-particle duality. For a long time, he was mainly lambasted or ignored, but variants of the Bohmian interpretation have supporters today. Other interpretations rely on “hidden variables” to account for quantities presumed to exist behind the curtain. Perhaps the most popular lately — certainly the most talked about — is the “many-worlds interpretation”: Every quantum event is a fork in the road, and one way to escape the difficulties is to imagine, mathematically speaking, that each fork creates a new universe.”