The Shroud of Turin – A Quantum Hologram?

The Shroud of Turin has always fascinated. Is it merely, as secular society would have it, a man made painting? Or is it, as we,the faithful hold it to be, the actual image of Christ, imprinted on his burial cloth at the moment of His Resurrection?


In 2004, Dame Isabel Piczek—a Hungarian trained particle physicist and internationally renowned monumental artist—believed she had  uncovered hard, scientific evidence that Jesus Christ did, in fact, rise from the dead. She became fascinated by the total absence of distortion of the Shroud image, a physical impossibility if the body had been lying on solid rock. She strongly suggests, in her theory, that the image of Jesus was projected as a quantum hologram onto the cloth as His body underwent the process of Resurrection.

In her words:
“The phenomenon of the image brings us to a true event horizon, a moment when all of the laws of physics change drastically. The entire Resurrection process is akin to the Big Bang creation of the universe when something was created from nothing. You can read of the science of the Shroud, such as total lack of gravity, lack of entropy  no time, no space—it conforms to no known law of physics….the image was created in an infinitesimally small fraction of a second and its formation was absent of the effects of gravity.”

Dame Piczek said of  the complicated physics behind the image :
   “At the moment of the Resurrection  quantum time collapsed to absolute zero (time stopped moving) in the tomb of Christ, the two event horizons (one stopping events from above and the other stop-ping the events from below at the moment of the zero time col-lapse) going through the body get infinitely close to each other and eliminate each other (causing the image to print itself on the two sides of the Shroud). In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in space-time, most often an area surrounding a black hole, beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. Light emitted from beyond the horizon can never reach the observer, and anything that passes through the horizon from the ob-server’s side appears to freeze in place. Attempting to make an object approaching the horizon re-main stationary with respect to an observer requires applying a force whose magnitude becomes unbounded (becoming infinite) the closer it gets. According to the nature of event horizons the dead body must have left its image on the two surfaces of the event horizons. At the time of the explosion (when time stopped) of the event horizons these images were ejected onto both sides of the Shroud, with the body hovering parallel to the event horizons. This explains why the image shows a dead man, not the risen body, and also explains why the image is negative (went from a positive body image to the negative image like a camera film negative). This indicates how the image got onto the cloth.”

WRITTEN BY: Harold Clitheroe