The Quantum Activist : Amit Goswami – Movie Trailer (2) HD


Quantum physics in the form of its famous observer effect (how an observation transforms quantum possibilities into actual experiences in the observer’s consciousness) is forcing us into a paradigm shift away from the primacy-of-matter to a new paradigm: the Primacy of Consciousness. Quantum Activism is the idea of changing ourselves and our societies in accordance with the transformative and revolutionary message of quantum physics. This change is taking its cue from the emergence of a new paradigm within science; the paradigm of a consciousness based reality as articulated by Quantum Physics.

So what are the transformative messages of quantum physics? First, consciousness is the ground of all being, and all objects of our experience (sensing, thinking, feeling, and intuition) are quantum possibilities for consciousness to choose from.

Second, if we choose from what is known, that is to say, what is conditioned in us from prior experiences, we are choosing from our ego-consciousness. But if we choose what is unknown, what is unmanifest in our prior experiences, we are choosing from what spiritual traditions call God-consciousness (in scientific language we call it quantum consciousness). Choosing from God-consciousness requires quantum leaps (movement from point A to point B without going through intermediate steps), nonlocality (signalless communication), and tangled hierarchy (causal relationships of circularity)

The third message of quantum physics is the evolution of consciousness, and it is taking us toward a greater and greater capacity for processing the meaning of our lives and the world around us. The immediate future of evolution is promising to take us from our current preoccupation with the rational mind to an intuitive mind that values the archetypes; such as Good, Beauty, Truth, Justice, and Love, and gives us the ability to process the meaning of our lives through these archetypes.

So the goal of the quantum activist is to explore quantum possibilities and manifest these archetypes—Good, Beauty, Truth, Justice, and Love—in his or her life as intimately and as expressly as one can, and in doing so to help transform the world. The means a quantum activist uses to achieve this goal are threefold—right thinking, right living, and right livelihood.

Right thinking consists of understanding the paradigm shift from a user’s point of view and helping others in our environment to do so. Right living consists of walking the talk, manifesting our understanding in how we live, and becoming guiding examples for the inspiration of others. As such it takes a lot of quantum leaps, openness to being in the nonlocality of God consciousness which informs the doing of the ego’s day to day activities;, and the desire to change hierarchical relationships into tangled ones. Right livelihood consists of earning our living in a way that is congruent with our modes of thinking and living and helping our entire society to achieve this congruence.

It is exciting you say, but is that enough to motivate me? I will tell you my fundamental understanding: if you are reading this column you are already motivated. You know what? Consciousness is already pressuring you to join its evolutionary movement.

So what do we do now? We become Quantum Activists of course!

Be prepared to take a discontinuous leap. There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness. Amit Goswami, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science, shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better.

Recognized as one of the worlds most brilliant minds, Amit has recently appeared in the movies “What the Bleep Do We Know?”,”The Dalai Lama Renaissance” and authored over a dozen books from textbooks on quantum mechanics to consciousness and the New Science. We trace Goswami from his early years in India… away from the religious teachings of his childhood to seek his path in nuclear physics; and how he has come full circle through quantum insight back to the very religious axioms offered as a youth.

With daring style, the Quantum Activist presents the wisdom and humor of one of our worlds truly influential thinkers… and tells of Amit’s journey, his message, and his insight on what this means to you.

Awakening the Global Mind : A New Philosophy for Healing Ourselves and Our World- Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean is professor and chairman of philosophy at Haverford College where he has pioneered global philosophy for 40 years. He is founder and director of the Global Dialogue Institute which introduces the technology of deep dialogue for people seeking to communicate across diverse perspectives and between different worldviews. He is also cofounder of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality which brings eminent global visionaries together to facilitate the great planetary awakening.

On six CDs, in seven and one-quarter hours, Gangadean presents his vision of a new global wisdom and a primal holistic field he calls “Logos.” This Sounds True Audio Learning Course is divided into the following sessions:

• An Ultimate Mystery Story: The Quest for Global Wisdom
• We Are as We Mind: The Supreme Technology of Consciousness
• Egomentalism: The Deeper Source of Human, Personal, and Cultural Pathologies
• A Clash of Worlds: The Source of Deep Dualism, Polarization, and Chronic Fragmentation
• Deep Dialogue: The Dimensional Crossing into the Logosphere
• Awakening Global Consciousness: Personal and Cultural Healing

In a world where walls of separation are breaking down and people are feeling more connected with other cultures, the quest for global wisdom is a positive thing. Gangadean challenges us to move beyond what he calls “egomentalism” which leads to divisiveness and dualism. Instead we can move toward the integral space of Logos which awakens the global mind. In this realm, we reap the benefits of the mystery of unity-in-diversity and learn the blessings of deep dialogue, spirituality, and mutual compassion.

Ashok K. Gangadean, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA) where he has taught for the past thirty-six years. He was the first Director of the Margaret Gest Center for the Cross-Cultural Study of Religion at Haverford, and has participated in numerous professional conferences on inter-religious dialogue and East-West comparative philosophy.

His primary concern throughout his career has been to clarify the universal logos or common ground at the heart of human reason and rational life. He is Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute which seeks to embody the dialogical powers of global reason in all aspects of cultural life. His book, Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar attempts to open the way to global reason, and a companion volume, Between Worlds: The Emergence of Global Reason explores the dialogical common ground between diverse worlds. His forthcoming book The Awakening of the Global Mind further develops these themes for the general reader.

Ashok has focused over the past thirty-five years on tapping and clarifying the deeper common ground between diverse cultural, religious, and ideological worlds. In his many published essays and public lectures he has attempted to demonstrate that human reason is essentially global, dialogical, holistic, and intercultural. In his books he has attempted to demonstrate that there is a fundamental Logos or Universal Grammar underlying all cultures, religions, philosophies, and ideologies. This discovery and clarification of the fundamental Logos in human cultures, experience and life has important implications for effectively addressing the most pressing practical problems humans face today.

His Global Dialogue Institute has developed a powerful “Whole Child Education” Pilot Project that has been supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education in Indonesia. This integral approach to education and teacher training uses the power of Deep Dialogue to renovate the teaching and learning ecology of education.

While his earlier books attempt to demonstrate that human reason is essentially grounded in the fundamental Logos that is the common ground between diverse worlds, the Awakening attempts to communicate these findings to everyday people who have no background in philosophy and who urgently need to understand and cope with the profound changes we now face in the globalization of our cultures.

He is Co-Convenor of the recently formed World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality which brings eminent world leaders together in sustained deep dialogue to cultivate global vision and wisdom for the new millennium. This high level Commission has been supported generously by the Breuninger Foundation and has held annual retreats in the past three years at their Wasan Island Retreat.

Ashok has appeared on NBC News (Philadelphia), in interviews for CNN Headline News (Comcast Newsmakers) in the Philadelphia Region, and appeared last year in the national television series Thinking Allowed with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove. These two interviews on his forthcoming book The Awakening of the Global Mind continue to air in repeating cycles on the national scene.

More recently he was featured in the forthcoming series A Parliament of Minds, produced by Michael Tobias and Patrick Fitzgerald. This series arose from the World Congress of Philosophy in Boston (August 1998) at which Ashok helped convene and inaugurate the newly formed World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.

He appears in a half-hour interview on his work and participated in a one-hour dialogue with Karan Singh, Robert Muller and Ewert Cousins. He has also agreed to host a forthcoming television series on “Patterns of the Universe: Bridging Science and Spirituality”, produced by Connecting Links Productions. Ashok became the host of Philly Live: Your International Connection on WYBE TV Public Television (Philadelphia, Ch 35) every Monday night. This live television show seeks to cultivate global dialogue on vital issues of international interest. After four seasons he commenced his new Global Lens show on WYBE in the Fall of 2004.

Ashok recently formed his ((Awakening)) Productions to begin work on producing a six-part series for television on the narrative of his forthcoming book The Awakening of the Global Mind. Also, his book Meditations on Global First Philosophy: Quest for the Missing Grammar of Logos has just been accepted for publication by SUNY Press and will appear in late 2008.

Our World Needs Saints – by Rut Bjõrkman

Raised in a pious Baptist family in Sweden, Rut Bjõrkman praised the mystics in all religions and was an early leader of European ecumenism. Here she writes about the “overriding importance” of those who must eventually become “the Human Norm” — the saints.

Anyone who has attained spiritual consciousness is liberated from the constrictions of our present false existence and participates in the energies and insights of that dimension from which all life derives. He is on the other side of the curtain that still separates us from real life. He has been born again and can see God. That entails being able to perceive the Creator’s presence in everything created.

The human being involved has entered upon oneness of Being, experiencing a vital exchange with all of His manifestations. He experiences both the world and himself from within, and is conscious of his identity with the power that is all in all. He is at peace, redeemed from the unrest of a constant striving for expansion and enrichment of his transient false existence. He has bound the centre out of which he can live and in which he rests, earning only to live in awareness of this power so that he may be illumined by its light and filled with its wisdom, radiating out into the world and thereby fulfilling his creatively purpose.

We call such people saints, mystics, and enlightened ones, knowing that they are of overriding importance for humanity as source of the world’s salvation in accordance with their degree of oneness with what is holy within themselves. Just a few beings who have -— like the Buddha and Jesus of Nazareth — achieved rebirth are sufficient for the upholding across the centuries of hope of man’s redemption from unawareness of what is holy within himself.

These beings’ power to point the way towards the truth of human existence cannot be destroyed or annulled by anything. The redeeming power of the saints cannot even be diminished by the distortions of their teachings, disseminated by men who, ignorant of the mystery of such God-filled existence, found religious institutions and lay claim to power over their fellows. The saints remain the light of the world and the way to the very Source of life for all who awaken to recognition of their union with God, comprehending that they provide an example for us, calling upon us across time to follow them in returning to our lives’ spiritual reality so that we too enter upon. a state of wholeness.

These saints, who have become one with their truth of the Creator Spirit, have been relieved of the transience of time, and that is why their impact extends across the ages. They have discovered eternal life within themselves and draw upon this, and that is why they are bearers of this eternal life, capable of initiating us into it so that we submit to the energies emanating from their living souls.

Loving devotion to the great saints, study of their lives, and subjection of oneself to their constant radiance are the precondition for the awakening of such powers in ourselves. ‘Whosoever loves the saints is brought to holiness by them, and whosoever feels attracted by them already has a living soul since access to the souls of saints is only possible by way of the soul. The saint is not comprehensible to someone who is not yet spiritually awakened. He is viewed as being unworldly and as a person who has not found his way in this world.

And yet the saint is the human being whose existence is closest to the reality of life which is, after all, only to be found in the power of God. Full human development can only get under way after incorporation of this power in our lives. If we fail to do that, we remain stuck in our willful, transient, and false existence, unavoidably harming the entire world. It is only when the saints, when whole men, appear that the hope of redemption from our present state of pseudo-humanity shines forth, which is why we must view the saints as the most necessary of human beings with regard to the salvation of our world.

It is the unholy man, persisting in his willfulness and stubbornness, whom we should view as unworldly and ill-adapted to his creaturely task, as a being we must vanquish if our world is not to be destroyed by him. Our world needs the saint, it needs human beings who submit to God, since only through them can those powers which lead to implementation of God’s Kingdom in this world be released.

`For this is the will of God, even. your sanctification’. ‘Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God. am holy’. ‘Be ye therefore perfect as your Father which. is in heaven is perfect’. These demands make clear that man’s sole task is to become whole within himself, which means that he must seek union with what is holy within himself, striving above all else to become one with his spiritual reality of the Kingdom of Heaven within himself. Only then can full human development as the Creator intended get under way, since what can complete man’s creation except for God’s power from which man derives?

The Necessity and Greatness of the Guru by Abhishiktananda

The French Benedictine monk Henry LeSoux wrote magnificently about the darshan he received from the great Advaitic Sages Ramana Maharshi and Gnanananda. Although he took a traditional Hindu name (Abhishiktananda), LeSoux’s residual commitment to Christianity kept him struggling to reconcile East and West in his own heart and mind. In this excerpt from his extraordinary book “Guru and Disciple”, LeSoux/Abhishiktananda argues that the the deepest link between all religions is their common recognition of the irreducible necessity of the Sat-Guru.

Beyond the experience of things and places, of watching or participating in rites, of reading or meditating on the scriptures, or of attending lectures, there is the experience of meeting with men in whose hearts the Invisible has revealed himself and through whom his light shines in perfect purity-the mystery of the guru.
The ancient title guru is alas, too often sullied by being used lightly, if not sacriligiously. No one should use this word, let alone dare to call someone his guru, if he does not himself have the heart and soul of a disciple.

In fact it is as unusual to meet a real disciple as it is to meet a real guru. The Hindu tradition is right to say that when the disciple is ready, the guru will automatically appear: only those who are not yet worthy spend their time running after gurus.

The guru and the disciple form a couple, a pair of which the two elements attract one another and adhere to one another. As with the two poles they exist only in relationship to one another . . . A pair on the road to unity . . . A non-dual reciprocity in the final realization. . . .

The guru is most certainly not some master or professor, preacher, or spiritual guide, or director of souls who has learned from books or from other men what he, in his turn, is passing on to others. The guru is one who has himself first attained the Real and who knows from personal experience the way that leads there; he is capable of initiating the disciple and of making well up from within the heart of his disciple, the immediate ineffable experience, which is his own-the utterly transparent knowledge, so limpid and pure, that quite simply ‘he is’.

It is not in fact true that the mystery of the guru is the mystery of the depth of the heart? Is not the experience of being face to face with the guru, that of being face to face with ‘oneself’ in the most secret corner, with all pretence gone?

The meeting with the guru is the essential meeting, the decisive turning point in the life of a man. But it is a meeting that can only take place when one has gone beyond, in the fine point of the soul as the mystics say.

Human encounters do not exclude duality. In the deepest of them one can say there is a fusion and the two become one in love and desire, but in the meeting of the guru and disciple there is no longer even fusion, for we are on the plane of the original non-duality. Advaita remains for ever incomprehensible to him who has not first lived it existentially in his meeting with the guru.

What the guru says springs from the very heart of the disciple. It is not that another person is speaking to him. It is not a question of receiving from outside oneself new thoughts which are transmitted through the senses. When the vibrations of the master’s voice reach the disciple’s ear and the master’s eyes look deep into his then from the very depths of his being, from the newly discovered cave of his heart, thoughts well up which reveal him to himself.

What does it matter what words the guru uses? Their whole power lies in the listener’s response to them. Seeing or listening to the guru the disciple comes face to face with his true self in the depth of his being, an experience every man longs for, even if unconsciously.

When all is said and done, the true guru is he who, without the help of words, can enable the attentive soul to hear the “Thou art that”, Tat-tvam-asi of the Vedic rishis; and this true guru will appear in some outward form or other at the very moment when help is needed to leap over the final barrier. In this sense Arunachala was Ramana’s guru.

The only way of authentic spiritual communication is atmabhasha, the inner communication, the language of the atman spoken in the silence from which sprang the Word and audible in that silence alone.

Suddenly Vanya stopped in the midst of his story and, his heart filled with sadness, continued, ‘Do you now see why the word of Western preachers so seldom penetrates the Hindu soul? Yet the Christ whom they proclaim is the guru par excellence. His voice resounds throughout the world for those who have ears to hear and, more important still, he reveals himself in the secret cave of the heart of man! But when will their words and life witness convincingly to the fact that not only have they heard tell of that supreme guru but have themselves met him in the deepest depths of their souls?’

After a moment he said, ‘Such a meeting in depth is generally called darshana.’

Darshana is, etymologically speaking, vision. It is the coming face to face with the Real in a way that is possible to us in spite of our human frailty. There are philosophical darshana, the systems of the Thinkers which aim at making contact with the Real in the form of ideas. There is also the darshana of the sacred places or kshetra (4), of the Temples, and of holy images or murti, where the divinity who transcends all forms is willing to don the numerous forms invented by man’s imagination when set of fire by faith. Above all there is the darshana of holy men, the most meaningful of all for the man who is on the right wave length. The darshana of the guru is the last step on the path to the ultimate darshana, when the final veil is lifted and all duality transcended.

This is the absolute darshana, the one that India has sought since the beginning of time. Here India shows you her secret and, ‘revealing herself to you, reveals you to yourself in the most intimate depths of your being’.

The rishis of the Upanishads had already sung of the mystery of the guru:

Without learning it from another how could one
know that?
But to hear it from just any man is not sufficient,
Even should he repeat it a hundred or a thousand
times . . .
More subtle than the most subtle is that:
out of reach of all discussion . . .
Neither through reasoning, nor through the idea,
nor even through the simple recitation of the
Vedas, can one know it . . .
Worthy of admiration is he who speaks it,
Worthy of admiration is he who hears it,
Worthy of admiration is he who knows it having
been well taught.
(Katha Upanishad, 2)
The Brahmin who has investigated the riddle of the
worlds
Where Law and Rite hold sway,
loses all desire . . .
Nothing transient can lead to the intransient . . .
Renouncing the world and full of faith
he sets out in search of the master
who will reveal to him the secret of Brahman.
With thoughts controlled and his heart at peace
he receives the ultimate wisdom,
which reveals to him the True and Imperishable,
the Man (purusha) within!
(Mundaka Upanishad, 1-2)

Narada came and stood before Sanatkumara and said, ‘Master, teach me’.
‘First tell me what you know; then I shall know what to add.’
‘I know the Vedas, the Puranas and all the sciences. I have mastered the mantras, I am mantravid, but I am not atmavid, I do not know the atman, I do not know myself. Master I have heard tell that those who knew themselves were freed from suffering. I suffer and am restless; help me to pass beyond suffering.’
‘All that you have learned so far is but words.’
And Sanatkumara led Narada to know the secret of the self,
that infinite Fulness which exists only in the self, and is itself present everywhere, on all sides.
He enabled him to know the other side, that lies beyond the darkness.
(Chandogya Upanishad 7, I & 24ff)

All that I know I have imparted to you,
there is nothing more beyond!
-Thanks be to you, Pippalada, thanks be to you!
You truly are our father.
You have enabled us to reach the other side,
beyond ignorance!

(Prasna Upanishad 6)*
* NOTE: The quotations from the Upanishads found in this book are free ones and are not intended to be literally exact.
1 mantravid (knowledgeable of words, sayings, formulae or science)
2 mantravid: ?vid mfn. knowing sacred t?text G?S´rS. … the bounds or limits of morality and propriety, rule or custom, distinct law or definition Mn. MBh. …
3 atmavid’ (the knower of the Self puts an end to the sorrow)
4 Kshetra [kshetra]: temple; in Yoga, field of the body

2013: Raising the Earth to the Next Vibration – Richard Grossinger


For the Earth to move to the next vibration, says Richard Grossinger, consciousness must change in profound ways, and these involve core elements of humanity: evil, grief, bliss, and compassion. “2013 “locates these elements in often unlikely places and seeks their nature and capacity for change. With playfulness and precision, “2013 “tackles the questions of creation and existence in their twenty-first-century incarnation.

In these intellectual field notes, the author’s absorbing style combines memoir with scientific deconstruction, metaphysical ontology, and experimental prose that recalls the Black Mountain school to draw transcendental insight from the ephemeral space-time we call daily life. Moving with equal ease between matters cosmic and earthly, Grossinger details existence as an exhilarating adventure always pushing us toward a higher state in this wide-ranging, humorous, and heartfelt book. Including an informal course in psychic development, “2013 “sheds light on the ephemera of planets and iPods, politics and Zen, Buddy Holly and road trips in its study of the elements of psychic development that could transform humankind and the Earth.

Author Biography:
Richard Grossinger is the author of more than two dozen books, including On the Integration of Nature, The Bardo of Waking Life, The Night Sky, Planet Medicine, Out of Babylon, Book of the Earth and Sky, and Mars: A Science Fiction Vision. The publisher of North Atlantic Books, he lives in Berkeley, CA.

Reviews/Endorsements:
“Richard Grossinger is one of the most original spiritual writers of our time. Gifted with an extraordinary range of knowledge, a passionately idiosyncratic mind, and a style whose electric elegance married with profound wisdom challenges all of us to go deeper into the adventure of transformation that our time is demanding. This book will open up the essential questions of the Earth to all those who are lucky enough to read it and will raise the level of conversation about them to a new height of complexity, passion, and action. All of Richard’s work is fascinating and inspired; but this book is his most important yet. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism and The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi

“Deep within everyone lies a longing for a handbook of the future, an internal wisdom that helps us navigate the ever-expanding unknown. If read carefully and contemplatively, this astounding document will facilitate your joyfully expanding into the future rather than fearfully contracting away from it. The World-Spirit is grateful.”
Robert Sardello, author of Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth

“I think 2013 is fantastic. These adjectives and phrases came to my mind: brilliant, intimate, humorous, erudite, sophisticated. Grossinger has a great synthetic mind and is a master of poetic prose and imaginative, free-ranging scholarship.”
Michael J. Harner, author of The Way of the Shaman

“In 2013, Grossinger illuminates the real-life experience and implications of the techniques and systems he studies; and even more importantly, he models, with kindness and generosity, how to engage life maturely and fearlessly. Mixing honesty, self-reflection, fascination, and openness to adventure, he meets life in a way that can give each of us everything to look forward to now, in 2012, and beyond.”
John Friedlander, author of Basic Psychic Development: A User’s Guide to Auras, Chakras, & Clairvoyance

“The latest addition to Grossinger’s unique genre, the ‘poetic textbook,’ inspires us to view the panorama of our times inside the details of our lives and the healing story within the history: outrageously vast yet grounded and humane.”
Frederick Baker, coauthor of Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through the Labyrinth of Sexuality

“In 2013, Richard Grossinger delivers a deep and complex, endlessly ranging examination of where we are now, displaying many moods, delving into many worlds. It may seem at odds with the zeitgeist and therefore be imperfectly noticed by those demanding something they can text to their brains, ‘Get to the point, will you?’ But this brilliant and luminous book echoes the play of all of our minds and is to be treasured.”
Michael Brownstein, author of World on Fire

CONTENTS
1. Ground Rules of Creation
2. Provinces, Precincts, and Trails
3. The Planes of Consciousness
4. Opening a Portal
5. Epilogue: The Chalice and the Interdimensional Light

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