The Second Path
My Life in the Information Field
The Second Path
Copyright © 2015 by Marcus Schmieke, Kränzlin, Germany
Published by Neomedica, Klosterneuburg, Austria
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Science and conventional medicine do not acknowledge
the existence of information fields and their medical and
other applications, due to the lack of scientific evidence in
the sense of conventional medicine. Such evidence would
require proof in the form of placebo controlled trials.
Welcome to my world!
My name is Marcus Schmieke. As I am writing this, I am
48 years old. I have been a concert piano player in my
childhood, a chess champion in my youth and later I
alternated between studying physics and philosophy and
being a monk in an Indian monastery.
Today I am spending my days at my desk in the tower of
Kränzlin castle near Berlin. I am mostly pondering new
ideas and how to implement them in the real world. The
100 plus people who work with me have helped to pass
on the ideas and products that I developed to more than
1,000 members of the medical community, psychologists,
architects, farmers, business consultants and other
Life has been good to me; it has given me a unique mentor
and role model and it has gathered around me a group of
very special people who complete, stimulate and continue
It happens quite often that people ask me for more specific
details about my endeavors, especially regarding the
Information Field; more details than I can convey in my
lectures and newspaper articles, where time and space are
limited. In the world of physics these are in no way limited,
of course! But we shall come to this later.
I have discussed some topics pertaining to my work in a
few books, albeit in a rather technical manner, probably
not easily accessible to every reader and requiring some
scientific background. The most relevant of these books
were “Das Lebensfeld” (“The Life Field”) and “Das letzte
Geheimnis: Naturwissenschaft und Bewusstsein” (“The Last
Secret: Science and Consciousness”).
None of them have been translated into English and, given
their nature and scope, they probably never will be.
In this new book however, I would like to give a more
general overview of everything I have seen, learned,
understood and received in my inner and outer worlds so
far. I feel that I have received so much unmerited insight,
happiness and knowledge, personally and professionally,
that I see it as my duty to pass as much of it on to
humankind as is possible within my modest means.
Much of what I have written in this book you may already
know, maybe in a different context; some of it may seem
far-fetched or even implausible. But give it some time, let
it sink in! It has been a long and winding path for me, too,
and I feel that I have not even completed half of it.
I sincerely hope that this book will enrich your mind and
your life, and I wish you happiness in your future life!
My Life so Far
In this book I would like to explain what I do. To do so, I
probably have to explain first who I am. And in order to
explain who I am, I probably need to tell you about the
life that I have lived up until now.
One thing that I know today is this: The two pillars of my
life around which all my activities and thoughts revolve are
the natural sciences (especially physics) and my spirituality.
All my work, everything I have written, my inventions, my
products and the people I associate with all have a direct
relation with these two, one way or another.
But it all began in a very different field. It seems to me our
life never takes the straight path towards our destination;
it likes to meander, taking different turns, showing us the
sights to be seen along the way, maybe forcing us to gain as
much useful experience as possible while en route.
I was born and raised in Oldenburg, an otherwise
unremarkable city in northern Germany with a population
of around 160,000. The first significant event in my
childhood that I can think of was being taken with music.
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acted mostly as a decorative placement area for books and
files. But over time I could almost hear it whisper. “Play
me. Play me!” Eventually, I tackled Mendelssohn again (I
know what you are probably thinking: “Schmieke plays
Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn loses.”) and came to grips
with the Rondo Capriccioso. The happy ending came near
Christmas 2011 when I played it in front of 400 employees,
business partners and users as part of the entertainment
program at our annual convention in Frankfurt. This time I
managed to play it all the way to the final chords without
Since that night, I only play the piano when I want to and
not because I feel obliged to settle a score with a 200 year
My sudden departure from the world of music and concerts
had not come without a reason (nothing in the world exists
or happens without a reason, we will come to that later
in this book). Something else had been developing inside
me, gradually, quietly and slowly and eventually taking the
place of music: the game of chess.
Chess is a game the basics of which anyone can learn
within 30 minutes. Yet it is a game that you never really
master, as long as you live, no matter what level you are
playing at. In this regard it may be similar to playing golf,
except that chess players can remain seated during the
It has been said that the first and original form of chess
probably originated from India. Everyone who knows me
(or who is reading this book) knows how important Indian
philosophy has been for me and the heritage of chess fits
right in there!
The Things I Believe in
In the first chapter of this book I told you about my
life in order to explain who I am. I would now like to
also explain what I believe in; adding an image of my
interior landscape to my exterior path in life, showing
my inventory of convictions, beliefs and findings. You
could say that this is the inner theory of my life that
complements and accompanies my outer life that I have
just reported upon.
By “belief” and “believing” I do not specifically mean a
relationship with God, but all the insights that my world
view and my actions are based upon. I have always lived
by the motto of German physicist and philosopher Carl
Friedrich von Weizsäcker who said that he judges people
by their actions and their world views, not by their faith or
This inner inventory may appear to be presented here in
an unstructured free association form. I believe this to
be appropriate for the topic: the house of our innermost
beliefs and convictions consists of many different
rooms, and not all of them are connected by doors and
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A World Without God
and Without Meaning?
One of the most important foundations of my world
view is that the world is not created, organized and
held together by purely material influences, however
detailed their descriptions by modern physics may be.
I am deeply convinced that the world can only be fully
explained if one assumes a meaningful entity as its base
European intellectual history (that has evolved smoothly
and seamlessly into science history) has for the last
centuries been based on the assumption that we can
describe and understand the world independently of the
existence of a God and also independently of ourselves.
This was an understandable approach at a time when
mankind had just recently liberated its thinking and its
scientific ideas from the dogma of the church. Up until
the Renaissance period, the church had exercised an allencompassing sovereignty over what people could and
could not think, believe or write.
Now science began to explore its limits in the opposite
direction: how far can I get in my description and
perception of nature if I totally ignore the reference and
relationships to the spiritual origins of everything, to the
soul and to God? This was a novel and to some extent
experimental approach at the time, simplifying natural
science at the cost of not being able to reflect on reality
without limits. Today, this materialistic world view has
become established practice in science without anyone
ever thinking about its origins.
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Matter and Consciousness.
The Mind and the World.
In the past seven years my main interests and the scope
of my work have experienced an intense shift of focus:
away from studying spirituality and questions like how
matter and consciousness are interacting, towards the
dynamics of the Information Field and their practical
use, especially in the field of medicine.
My own experience and that of our partners and users
have led us to realize that both conventional and
complementary medicine can be supplemented with the
technical application of the Information Field in order to
more effectively help humans and society.
Accomplishing the task, fulfilling my role: this is one
of my central beliefs. As spiritual beings we must never
assume the attitude that our earthly life is insignificant and
meaningless. We need to see and accept that fact that the
world around us is full of people who need our help. And
we ourselves are in need of our own help, too. Those who
ignore the here and now are missing the meaning of life
just as those who ignore the hereafter.
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker put it like this: ”Body
and soul are not two substances but one. They are man
becoming aware of himself in two different ways.”
Every one of us is trying to reach his goals and
objectives, however different these may be. But in
order to perceive our achievements as real success in
retrospect and in their significance to other people, we
must strive for success assuming the role of an integrated
The Second Path
The Second Path – why it is called that, what it means and
where it leads us: this is the leitmotif of this book and also,
not by coincidence, its title. During its planning phase we
had a couple of other titles on our shortlist that sounded
good and pleased most everybody involved in the project.
Out of general interest and out of habit I checked these
proposed titles with the Information Field System that is
always within reach in my office. The answer it gave me
was distinctly negative: “Keep looking, keep trying” or
something similar is what the system somewhat dauntingly
came up with.
But the Information Field did not err (it never does). We
found the right title a little while later when my publisher
came to see me. He had at the time only a very faint idea
of what the book was about, if at all. While the two of us
were having tea in the morning, he was making small talk,
telling me about an interesting observation he had recently
made about the lives and fates of most of his friends from
his youth: they all had gone through the same highs and
lows in life at about the same age, living the same rhythm,
so to speak. He suspected that there had to be some basic
pattern behind the almost synchronized fates of all of his
friends and told me what he had observed:
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At 18, on the threshold to adulthood, you have high-flying
plans, brimming with optimism, even though you hardly
know the first thing about the ways of the world at this age.
You have a vague feeling or expectation that your options
and your possibilities in life are limitless.
Turning 30, all this seems to prove true: things are definitely
looking good on all fronts. Your career is picking up speed,
your love life or family planning is very promising, your
body is functioning the way it was meant to without any
problems, in short, everything is on course and heading in
the right direction.
At 40, you are sitting firmly in the saddle. You have a
family, your children are beautiful and talented, you
have more or less reached your professional goals and
are making good money. Just about everything you had
imagined or hoped for as a young person has happened
exactly the way you wanted to.
And then, when you are about 50, your world falls apart.
You might go through a bitter divorce, losing your selfassurance, your money and your family; or you may be
broke because your business just does not work the way it
used to anymore, or because you are suddenly too old to
be employed in an executive position. Or you have been
diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, maybe cancer
or heart disease, suddenly facing your own mortality as a
very real fact. Maybe you even experience several of these
blows of fate within a short time span.
After turning 60, most people seem to somehow come to
terms with their fate, content on compromising, no longer
chasing the often futile dreams of their youth, relaxing,
looking happier than before.
Almost everybody who lives through these twists of fate takes
them to be their very individual and singular bad luck: “Why
them of the chance to recognize and learn the
predetermined lessons in life? Are we not manipulating their
fate when we simply “erase” their disease in the Information
Field instead of letting them learn something from this
We usually answer such questions by saying that using
our system cannot spare a human on his way through life
anything. We cannot intervene in his fate, but we can,
through prudent insight, help people to deal with their karmic
lessons and spare them as much suffering as possible. For
those working with Information Field technology there are
many ways to help patients or clients to better cope with the
transformation into the second half of life.
Learning the Karmic Lessons
But what are these “karmic lessons”, anyway? The basic
idea is that we should walk the earth as students, studying
fate or karma. The word “karma” is Sanskrit, its root word
“krit” means “acting”. So dealing with karma is about
acting, not just insight.
If you want to understand this law of action, you must
understand that everything in the world is ultimately
determined by natural laws. The world is not chaotic, but
cosmic! Everything there is can be described in precise laws
of nature and formulated by mathematics. Albert Einstein
once even said: “God is a mathematician.” All that is
discovered by natural science gets measured and described
by mathematics. If natural sciences and humanities are so
obviously congruent, then nature and the mind must come
from the same source.
Looking at karma, we go one step further: this is about
subtle matter. Ethereal natural laws cannot be expressed
by numbers, by quantities. They are determined by quality,
There is a something like a golden thread running through
my life, my biography and my thinking; I am very aware of
this and have also been told about it by others.
This common thread is the connection between science,
spirituality and philosophy. It is these three things that
served as my walking stick, maps and guideposts to lend
support and direction in a long and crucial quest. What
exactly I am searching for will probably be revealed only
after I have found it.
Without a second thought, I once gave the subtitle
“Magazine for Science, Philosophy and Spiritual Culture”
to Tattva Viveka, a magazine that I had co-founded. This
interest of mine goes back a very long way. I devoured the
books by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker while still in high
school and for a time maintained correspondence with this
great German philosopher and physicist.
The Search Begins
It was almost a natural decision for me to study physics
after finishing high school; well, not exactly right after
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devastatingly than in the 1930s, when mankind was
helplessly exposed to their own repressed irrationality and
the dark forces of their own psychological potential.
The weapons of mass destruction that have been
developed since then give a clear indication of how
powerful a renewed crisis of the repressed irrational
component of human nature could become. The scope
of those weapons is not limited to military armament in
a narrower sense, but they also include technological
progress like modern information technology and the
It would be highly irresponsible not to use the enormous
intellectual and also spiritual power of scientific
knowledge, concepts and symbols to the good of the
spiritual development of mankind. I believe we can only
escape the rational bias of modern natural science by
integrating a new scientific attitude into our consciousness.
Physicists and Religion
Of course I am by far not the only physicist who has
studied the similarities, the contrasts and the interfaces
between science and spirituality. On the contrary: when
you are into physics, dealing with the philosophical and/or
spiritual component of your discipline is almost inevitable.
The very first prominent proponents of quantum physics
soon noticed the lack of meaning in their work and were
looking for solutions. Max Planck, who considered himself
deeply religious, wrote in an essay that our search for
knowledge would oblige us to “identify the world order of
science with the God of religion. Accordingly, the deity […]
is consubstantial with the power acting in accordance with
The Information Field
What I am writing here as an introduction and explanation
of the Information Field represents my personal opinion;
it is not generally recognized by science. It will certainly
seem very complex, unfamiliar and difficult to understand
at first, especially if you are not familiar with quantum
physics nor with the work of Burkhard Heim. This
restriction and caveat most certainly applies for the vast
majority of my readers and of the general population.
But: never mind! The Information Field determines,
controls and accounts for much, if not everything in your
life and your organism, whether you understand it or not;
just like you do not need to understand the function of the
nervous system or the nature of electricity. You can still
use them both with ease, in fact there is no way to avoid
using them both.
The Information Field is essentially a physical field. The
great physicists of the 20th century, by developing quantum
physics, arrived at a new paradigm that is a cornerstone of
today’s natural science: reality at its most basic level is not
matter, but information. The Information Field, on which all
creation is based, only becomes concrete physical reality
through contact with consciousness.
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What this means is: information, the physical Information
Field, is the basis for all material reality! It is the primal
cause out of which all physical processes and matter arise,
and that controls all physical processes. The Information
Field is located behind the quantum level, it is the inner
form and structure of the vacuum.
The concept and the term of the Information Field are the
results of a unified field theory or “world formula” that
Burkhard Heim postulated in the late 1970s. This theory
is very complex and most seasoned physicists claim that
it is incomprehensible. I invested much time and effort
to present it in a more comprehensible form when I was
younger. Based on this endeavor, the Information Field
became the most important basis for both my theoretical
work and for the technical systems that I later developed.
Burkhard Heim’s theory is based on a world view
that includes twelve dimensions. A world with twelve
dimensions is probably difficult or even impossible to
imagine; we know the three dimensions in space and when
we hear that time is the fourth dimension, it still makes
sense. Since Einstein we (we physicists, that is) are speaking
of four-dimensional space-time.
But twelve dimensions? Adding more dimensions to the
four that we already know is not so uncommon in modern
physics. The most extensive dimensional model that I am
aware of is the left-handed mode of the heterotic string
theory as described by a research group named “Princeton
String Quartet”, comprising 26 dimensions.
Before discussing in depth (well, somewhat) Burkhard
Heim’s theory and what the Information Field has to
do with it, I would like to give a greatly simplified
representation of it, for those among you in a hurry and for
habitual diagonal readers:
Light has always been a symbol and a metaphor for a
higher dimension, for the divine, in many ancient cultures;
just think of the halo in images of saints.
Apart from the photon there exists yet another interaction
particle, namely the graviton, a cousin of the photon in the
family of electromagnetics. The graviton is able to do a few
things that its cousin is not, like being effective over large
distances or penetrating matter. When gravitons cut through
3d space, quantum probability modifying fields are created,
i.e., fields that alter the probabilities of quantum processes.
The World in Twelve Dimensions
In its final version, Burkhard Heim’s model consists of
twelve dimensions: Consciousness Space
GIF Global Information Field
ECF – Energetic Control Field d5
Health and Consciousness
It goes without saying, but for the sake of clarity I would
like to make the following statement anyway: science
and conventional medicine do not acknowledge the
existence of information fields and their medical and other
applications due to the lack of scientific evidence; such
recognition would require placebo-controlled clinical
All our theoretical findings about the nature of the
Information Field, the structure of the world and about
reality and all that goes beyond it allow us deep insights
into our world and our self. And still, up to this point they
are just that, theoretical findings.
So my colleagues and I went one step further in the past
few years, implementing those findings into the physical
world as practical applications and actual devices that
were meant to use the power of the Information Field for
the benefit of mankind.
Although many people probably know that I own a
company that deals with the practical application of this
technology, we have deliberately avoided writing about this
company and its products in this book. This is about the
basics and the background, not about business.
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As is generally known, we implemented Information Field
technology in the medical field with good results so far.
Less known is the fact that using the same technology we
are striving for success in other fields as well, for instance
architecture, agriculture, personality development and, more
recently, management consulting and business management.
There is a huge difference between theory and experiment
and real life. When I observe single electrons in our
laboratory reacting to thought processes, I see tiny, yet
significant changes and may have proven a theory. But when
I see physicians and healers trying to apply those findings
to humans through Information Field analysis, I feel that our
work is really making a difference in this world.
Applied Information Field medicine, as it is commonly
referred to, is still in its initial stages after several years
of research. Although there is already a number of users
serving an even greater number of clients and patients, the
level of public awareness and the acceptance of our ideas
in official medical circles is still very limited. Not that this
bothers us in any way: Our confidence, our plans and the
hearts and the good will of those who work with us could
not be any bigger!
Where Mind and Body Meet
Our mind and our consciousness have influence on our
body. They may awaken it or make it tired, the may make it
sick or healthy. Everyone probably knows this and there is
ample evidence of this fact in conventional medicine.
Psychosomatic diseases, often popularly called
“imaginary” diseases, can cause “real” symptoms in the
body. Conventional medicine blames the “feelings” and
“emotions” of the patient for the symptoms in such cases,
answer. The question is: when is a person sick? The patients
would obviously answer referring to their own situation,
citing a list of their symptoms. You are sick when you have
high blood pressure; when you suffer from depression; when
your digestion is not functioning. And so on, all day long.
The physicians would reply in a more educated manner and
with more professional distance, but with equally wrong
answers: you are sick when certain organic processes,
regulative mechanisms, organs or organ groups are not
working physiologically (in English: like they are supposed to).
If you define health in this way, you reduce human beings
to mechanical objects whose single parts function (or, in
this example, do not function) isolated from each other. But
this is not how we humans are made! Everything within
us is connected, from single orthopedic interactions to the
interactions of body, mind and soul, all held together by
meaning. You cannot classify and file the health problems
of a human being and put them in drawers labeled with
ICD-10 codes from A00 (cholera) all the way to B99
(unspecified infectious disease, or “I don’t have a clue”).
My view is this: a person can become sick when and
because they lose their meaning within. When they are not
in their dharma anymore, as the Vedas put it, not where
they belong, not with their mission in life. The steps we can
and must take against disease are therefore not isolated
repairs of single parts; we must bring the patient back to
where he really is and where he should be. Every life, no
matter how terrible the current situation may be, is always
meaningful, every moment of it.
In a larger context, this is the main task we have been
assigned in our work. We need to bring meaning and spirit
back into natural science, into psychology, into medicine.
This is the grand vision we have set for ourselves.
I have now written almost an entire book about what has
happened in the past, what others have accomplished in the
past and about my modest contribution. I also wrote about
the present, about the things that we know and do now.
It seems only appropriate or even necessary to devote a
few pages to what the future might bring. As logical as this
intention may be, there are a few things that might get in
its way: more than one scientist quoted in this book, from
Aristotle to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, has told us that
the future is open and that all the rules we have devised to
describe the world do not apply for describing the future.
It is indeed a truism that we do not have the gift to
predict the future. But it seems to be exactly this open
and uncertain nature of the future that fascinates
us, allowing certain professions to openly defy this
impossibility. Especially clairvoyants, stock market gurus
and meteorologists claim to be able to make credible
assumptions about the future, usually finding a willing
Apart from the fact that statements about the future are
not possible, the nature and structure of time are not as
stable and robust as they may seem at first glance; another
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Some time later I happened to meet the right people for
such an endeavor who moreover were already in contact
with a professor in the United States who had performed
similar experiments that made our vision appear feasible.
So we founded the institute and named it IACR. There were
four of us: Dr. Marco Bischoff, a scientific generalist, Dr.
Thorsten Ludwig, a highly skilled experimental physicist
and Markus Fromm, a young physicist and laser technician
have since accompanied me on the path to the future of
Reality versus Fiction
It was relatively late that an interesting detail about our
research was brought to my attention: the IACR has a
literary cousin, created by a world famous author. Dan
Brown, the bestselling novelist and author of “The Da Vinci
Code”, had made the Institute of Noetic Sciences the focal
point of his 2009 novel “The Lost Symbol”. In the novel the
institute is a secret research facility located in Washington,
D.C. studying the connections between mind and matter.
It does indeed really exist, like most institutions and places
in Brown’s novels. The institute was founded by Apollo 14
astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon.
Mitchell said that during his mission, while watching Earth
from space, he had had a transcendental key experience,
perceiving the presence of a divine being.
Quite some time before the release of “The Lost Symbol”
we had already implemented a working Information Field
system and performed some of our experiments at IACR.
So you could say we were the founders of the “German
Institute of Noetic Sciences”! Unfortunately, no book has
been written about it so far. Except this one, of course.
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of 10 to the power of 12 must be generated. This provides
us with gas of magnesium atoms from which we can isolate
a single atom using an atom trap; we then put a single
electron within this atom in an excited state with a laser
beam. In the last step, and this is where we are right now
as I am writing this, we will investigate if we can switch
the quantum state, or a pair of quantum states of this single
electron by the power of our mind. This is why we named
this experiment “MindSwitch”.
We are absolutely convinced that we will succeed, but still
it is very exciting! If it succeeds, it will no doubt change the
world of science.
The Future in Theory and Practice
As you can see, we have sowed a lot of seeds in our field
of the future, and without a doubt some of them will bear
some nice fruit and flowers one day.
All those outlooks into the future are practical and real
things, and some of them have their roots not in the
future, but in the recent past. But theoretical thinking
about the future is volatile and will leave this earth with
us, whereas concrete activities and results are a legacy
that survives its founder and keeps working in and for the
Of course I also have an inner and spiritual vision and I
am convinced that the future follows our vision if we are
connected with the Information Field and the supreme self,
My vision is:
• Bringing spirit and meaning back to natural science, to
medicine and psychology
• Establishing Information Field medicine, after a
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This was all I could and wanted to tell you about my life
and my work. Thank you for reading it.
I have no life’s work to leave to the world like many of my
mentors, colleagues and role models. My life is not a result,
but a process. I keep asking myself: what is most important
at this very moment? What must be conveyed and heard?
There is a saying in the Talmud that Viktor Frankl frequently
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, then what am I?
And if not now, when?”
And I have nothing to add to that.