Pamela Eakins – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Dr. Pamela Eakins is a Sociologist and Visionary Cosmologist. She has taught at Stanford University, the University of Colorado and the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the founder and director of Pacific Center. Her books include:

Tarot of the Spirit
Kabbalah and Tarot of the Spirit: Black and White Edition with Personal Stories and Readings
The Lightning Papers: 10 Powers of Evolution by Pamela Eakins (2012-05-14)
Visionary Cosmology: The New Paradigm
Mothers in Transition, A Study of the Changing Life Course
The American Way of Birth (Plume)
PASSAGES for a Spiritual Birth
Priestess: Woman As Sacred Celebrant
(and several others)

The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation – Jude Currivan, Ph.D.

How holographic patterns of information underlie our physical reality

• Includes myriad evidence from a wide range of cutting-edge scientific discoveries showing our Universe is an interconnected hologram of information
• Explains how consciousness is a major component of the cosmic hologram of information, making us both manifestations and co-creators of our reality
• Reconciles Quantum Mechanics and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity by showing that energy-matter and space-time are complementary expressions of information
Our understanding of the Universe is about to transform at all levels, from the tiniest Planck scale to the vast reaches of space. Recent scientific discoveries show that the information that upholds all of our modern technologies is exactly the same as the universal in-formation that underpins, pervades, and is all we call physical reality.
Exploring how information is more fundamental than energy, matter, space, or time, Jude Currivan, Ph.D., examines the latest research across many fields of study and many scales of existence to show how our Universe is in-formed and holographically manifested. She explains how the fractal in-formational patterns that guide behavior at the atomic level also guide the structure of galactic clusters in space. She demonstrates how the in-formational relationships that underlie earthquakes are the same as those that play out during human conflicts. She shows how cities grow in the same in-formational ways that galaxies evolve and how the dynamic in-formational forms that pervade ecosystems are identical to the informational structures of the Internet and our social behaviors. Demonstrating how information is physically real, the author explores how consciousness connects us to the many interconnected layers of universal in-formation, making us both manifestations and co-creators of the cosmic hologram of reality. She explains how Quantum Mechanics and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity can at last be reconciled if we consider energy-matter and space-time as complementary expressions of information, and she explores how the cosmic hologram underlies the true origin of species and our own evolution.
Concurring too with ancient spiritual wisdom, the author offers solid evidence that consciousness is not something we “have” but the fundamental nature of what we and the entire Universe are. With this understanding, we can each transform our own lives and help co-create and in-form the world around us.

Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. Having grown up as the daughter of a coal miner in the north of England, she has since journeyed to nearly seventy countries around the world and for the last nearly twenty years has lived in the sacred landscape of Avebury. She has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood and worked with the wisdom keepers both incarnate and discarnate of many traditions.

Jude integrates leading edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic wholeworld-view. This underpins her work aimed at enabling transformational and emergent resolutions to our collective planetary issues, raising awareness and empowering fundamental change and sustainable solutions to global problems.

She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK researching ancient cosmologies and a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specialising in cosmology and quantum physics. She is the author of five non-fiction books currently available in 15 languages and 25 countries including CosMos – a co-creator’s guide to the whole-world co-authored with Dr Ervin Laszlo. Her first fictionalised e-book Legacy is recently available at amazon.

Her international corporate career culminated in her being the Group Finance Director of two major international businesses. She has extensive experience and knowledge of world events, international politics and global economic and financial systems and has spoken on transformational reforms in the UK, US, Europe, Japan and South Korea.

For the last seventeen years she has also travelled around the world in service to planetary and collective healing, some of which is described in her books The 8th Chakra, The 13th Step and most recently HOPE – Healing Our People & Earth.

Dr Jude Currivan – ‘Cosmos’ – Interview by Iain McNay


Chinese New Year and Vedic Astrology

Published on Feb 7, 2016

The comparison between Eastern and Western forms of Astrology and timekeeping is the subject of this Video. It is not a video making predictions about the coming year based on Chinese new year.

The Book of Becoming: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? A Metaphysics of Esoteric Consciousness by Ronald Alan Meakin (Author)

‘Why is there something, rather than nothing?’ From the ancient text found on The Emerald Tablet, the motion implicit in achieving higher levels of consciousness is explored through questions surrounding whether evolution proceeds through natural selection or by controlled design and whether the nature of evolution itself is changing. Along our journey we ask whether Gaia theory can by extended beyond an earthly arena, whether science and religion are really incompatible and how do paranormal experiences, such as clairvoyance, actually arise. Considerations of free will, choice, the nature of time and virtue will lead us to identify the obstacles to be found in the way of our survival and whether, or not, we are capable of developing the means to prevent the extinction of the human race.

Ron Meakin lives in Devon, England, with his artist wife Annie, and has taken up writing since retiring in 2010 from a life in the construction industry. Having always had an interest in esoteric studies, he embarked upon a Theology/Philosophy degree in 2003 followed by a Masters Degree in 2006 at Exeter University, specialising in shamanism, supplemented by travel to parts of the world with a spiritual history.

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The Nondual Activist: Interrelatedness & Justice, Drew Dellinger

The eco-philosopher Joanna Macy has stated that, “the sense of connectedness with all beings is politically subversive in the extreme.” In this talk, Drew Dellinger will explore the links between changing our worldview and changing the world. By examining the world-views of connection and mutuality present in all traditional cultures, we can better recognize the cosmology of separation and exploitation underlying the modern West’s ecologically and socially destructive philosophies and practices.

This talk gives an overview of the ecological and cosmological vision of Thomas Berry, the wisdom of Indigenous and African traditions, the worldview of Martin Luther King Jr., and the emerging movements for social and ecological transformation as examples of what Dellinger calls, “a cosmology of connection.”

Living in a thoroughly interconnected cosmos challenges us to act with compassion, discernment, and ethical integrity. From personal transformation, to collective social change, the ontological nonduality of existence calls us to recognize systemic injustice and deepen our expressions of prophetic courage, healing, and loving-kindness.

Drew Dellinger Ph.D., is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who has
inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and
keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement Press.

Restoring the Soul of the World : Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence By (author) David Fideler

Pub Date : 11/20/14

About Restoring the Soul of the World
Humanity’s creative role within the living pattern of nature

• Explores important scientific discoveries that reveal the self-organizing intelligence at the heart of nature

• Examines the idea of a living cosmos from its roots in the earliest cultures, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today

• Reveals ways to reengage our creative partnership with nature and collaborate with nature’s intelligence

For millennia the world was seen as a creative, interconnected web of life, constantly growing, developing, and restoring itself. But with the arrival of the Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries, the world was viewed as a lifeless, clock­like mechanism, bound by the laws of classical physics. Intelligence was a trait ascribed solely to human beings, and thus humanity was viewed as superior to and separate from nature. Today new scientific discoveries are reviving the ancient philosophy of a living, interconnected cosmos, and humanity is learning from and collaborating with nature’s intelligence in new, life-enhancing ways, from ecological design to biomimicry.

Drawing upon the most important scientific discoveries of recent times, David Fideler explores the self-organizing intelligence at the heart of nature and humanity’s place in the cosmic pattern. He examines the ancient vision of the living cosmos from its roots in the “world soul” of the Greeks and the alchemical tradition, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today. He explains how the mechanistic worldview led to humanity’s profound sense of alienation, for if the universe only functioned as a machine, there was no longer any room for genuine creativity or spontaneity. He shows how this isn’t the case and how, even at the molecular level, natural systems engage in self-organization, self-preservation, and creative problem solving, mirroring the ancient idea of a creative intelligence that exists deep within the heart of nature.

Revealing new connections between science, religion, and culture, Fideler explores how to reengage our creative partnership with nature and new ways to collaborate with nature’s intelligence.

David Fideler holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and the history of science and cosmology. A recognized authority on the Pythagorean school, he is the editor of The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library; author of Jesus Christ, Sun of God; translator of Love’s Alchemy; and editor of the humanities journal Alexandria.

Table of Contents

Preface: In Search of the Living Universe
Part I
The Cosmological Impulse:
Awakening to the Beauty of Nature

1 Starlight and Cosmovision: Awakening to the Universe

2 Beauty, Desire, and the Soul of the World

3 Life in the Cosmopolis

4 The Light of Nature and the Alchemical Imagination

5 The Lushness of Earth and the Spirit of the Desert

6 The Last Flowering: The Rediscovery of Soul in Renaissance Florence
Part II
The Death of Nature and the Rise of Alienation

7 The Mechanization of the World

8 In the Name of Utility: The Exploitation of Nature and the Decline of Pleasure
Part III
Anima Mundi:
Rediscovering the Living Universe

9 Psyche Regained

10 The Mirror of Nature: Modern Cosmology and the Reanimation of the Universe

11 The Pattern Which Connects: Life and Mind in Nature
Part IV
A World with a Future:
Cultivating Life in a Global Community

12 The Turning Point: Returning Home in the Space Age

13 The Alchemy of Engagement: Working in Collaboration with Nature

Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness: How Stories Create the World By Richard Heath

How stories enable us to identify the inner spiritual aspects within our material world and participate in the evolution of human consciousness foretold by ancient myths

• Reveals the heightened creativity necessary and available during a precessional shift between ages

• Identifies where and how cosmic energies of consciousness and creativity can be found using principles developed by G. I. Gurdjieff and John G. Bennett

• Explores how myths, megaliths, language, and cave art enabled narratives shaped by sacred proportion

All of culture can be said to be made up of stories. In fact it is stories, more than language, tools, or intellect, that make us human. Our Neolithic and Megalithic ancestors recognized this and stored, within their mythic narratives, an understanding of how sky changes evoke changes in consciousness as human cultures progress through each Zodiacal Age of the precessional cycle. As we enter the Age of Aquarius, it is time to recognize the profound power of stories to give our world meaning.

Exploring how ancient myths, megalithic structures, the formation of language, and even prehistoric cave art are narratives shaped by sacred proportion, Richard Heath explains that stories enable us to identify the inner spiritual aspects within our material world and participate in the evolution of human consciousness. He reveals how the precessional myth of the hero’s journey to steal fire from heaven describes a necessary search for new cultural modes that occurs at the end of an Age as the dominant culture begins to falter–and how the massive information bubble created by our modern world, while drowning us in meaningless narratives, also contains the components for an evolutionary shift in consciousness. Presenting key principles advanced by G. I. Gurdjieff and John Bennett to help us awaken to the continuing evolution of our consciousness, Heath shows how to access the spiritual intelligence and heightened creativity available during the galactic alignment of the current “twilight” between two precessional ages.
Richard Heath has degrees in systems science and is the author of Matrix of Creation, Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization, Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness, and Sacred Number and the Lords of Time. He lives in Perthshire, Scotland.


This film presents a core theme from the book of the same name by Richard Heath. In this human development is presented as having a necessary developmental structure that conforms to that of a musical octave. This connects with Gurdjieff’s harmonic cosmology, presented in the previous film, in this series called The Politics of Number.

Vedic Cosmology: Integrating God and Physics by Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D.

In 2012, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, called for a debate between scientists, philosophers and theologians to find common ground between science and religion over how the universe began. Even though the explanations found in the texts of the world’s spiritual traditions are admittedly not exhaustive in the details referring to the origin of the universe, they do outline key concepts thereof which are important to the development of the philosophy for spiritual development that they present. The Vedic cosmology of ancient India is incredibly rich and has many points of tangency with modern cosmology, which may help in the construction of that common ground between science and religion that CERN is looking for.

One of the strongest points of tension that often comes up in cosmology between science and religion is the age of the universe. Some interpretations of the Bible calculate it to be about 6,000 years old, while the most recent calculation according to the Lambda-CDM concordance model is 13.8 billion years. The Vedic literatures see the manifestation and eventual destruction of the universe, like most events in nature, as a periodic occurrence and give it in trillions of years. In fact, they talk about an expansion of the universe after its inception and an eventual contraction at the end of its lifespan, in line with modern cosmology’s concepts of inflation and/or dark energy. Ideas regarding a cyclic behavior of the universe have also been proposed by prominent physicists like Sir Roger Penrose and Paul Steinhardt. Vedic cosmology also states that within the lifespan of the universe, there are periodic partial devastations of the universe. The time elapsed since the last one is on the order of billions of years, which roughly corresponds to the age of the universe calculated by cosmologists. In between the partial devastations, there are time periods called ages. The current age we live in, the Age of Kali, began about 5,000 years ago, which is roughly in line with (or equivalent to) the Bible’s estimates of the age of the universe. We can thus begin to see the potentiality of Vedic cosmology in creating a bridge between science and religion: The apparent contradiction regarding the age of the universe can be regarded as simply calculations of different important periods in the history of the universe.

Another big point of discussion is the process of creation itself. The process described in the Bible, despite being in a sequential order of increasing complexity, seems to involve spontaneous creation, by God’s will, of objects and beings. That spontaneous creation would be in opposition to the gradual and piecewise development of suns, planets and life described by astrophysics and evolutionary biology. The Vedic literatures also involve spontaneous creation of complex forms, but it includes an interesting gradual development of basic elements with which the complex forms are later created. These basic elements are said to manifest themselves one from the other in a succession going from the subtlest (pradhana) to the grossest (earth/structure).

Within the Vedic view, as in the unification theories of particle physics, there is an undifferentiated form of material energy (or field, in modern jargon), called pradhana, that is the source of all other forms of energy. It is interesting to note that one of the intermediate elements in the succession is material space, viewed not as a background on which everything happens but as an active substance that can be manipulated and from which grosser elements are derived. This is in line with general relativity, where space is seen as an agent that can be deformed by the presence of mass-energy. Likewise, physicists like John Wheeler, and more recently Christopher Isham, have attempted, in the theory of geometrodynamics, to define all matter in terms of perturbations in the fabric of space.

Thus, even though spontaneous creation of complex forms is still an issue of discussion, there is a very fertile ground for research of the basic component elements with which they are created and the successive manifestation of these elements. Not only that, but according to the Vedas, our universe (which is one of an infinite number of material universes within the vaster expanse of the spiritual worlds) is encapsulated by concentric regions made up of successive material elements that isolate us from the other universes. This concept of multiple universes and possible tests to infer their existence have been studied and classified by several physicists like Max Tegmark and Brian Greene.

Regarding the discussion on spontaneous complex forms, one may begin to explore it seeing the gradual creation of basic elements as a painter preparing his canvas and paints, and the spontaneous creation of complex forms as the elaborate painting itself coming into being, not gradually like the paints and canvas but directly from the painter’s design.

From the conclusions of the CERN meeting in 2012, there is much work to be done translating between the languages of science and religion. As we have briefly seen, the Vedic literatures offer amazing avenues for research in science and a broader understanding in religion. Further studies into the matter using the Vedic view may prove fruitful not only in the attenuation of the conflict between the two fields of knowledge but in the development of a scientific understanding of the process of self-realization (in other words, finding out who we really are), which is the ultimate aim of both.

Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D. graduated from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and in Physics. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio University. During this time, he interned at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He later went on to Columbia University in the City of New York as a postdoctoral research scientist. In 2006, he began exploring the teachings of Bhakti yoga in Gaudiya Vaishnavism and in 2011, he entered the monastic order at The Bhakti Center, located in New York City, where he later became ordained as a priest and monk. His current research interests are on Vedic astronomy, cosmology, and philosophy. He also leads meditation sessions and teaches classes on Kobayashi Shorin-ryu Karate and Vedic sacred texts.

Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science by Edgar D. Mitchell, ScD, PhD [Updated Dec 12, 2013]

Psychic Exploration, A Challenge for Science is a primer on psychic research, life’s purpose, and the meaning of the universe. Originally published in 1974, this landmark anthology of nearly thirty chapters on every area of psychic research is finally available again. Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moon walker, as well as a distinguished researcher of the study of human consciousness, brought together eminent scientists to write about issues once considered too controversial to discuss. This book includes fascinating chapters on the history of parapsychology, telepathy, hauntings, psychic phenomena, and consciousness, along with an extensive glossary and index. This timeless anthology continues to be appealing as a reference work for those curious about the history of parapsychology, fans of the world of psi, and readers interested in the meaning of the universe. Contributors include: Willis W. Harman, Jean Houston, Stanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. Roll, Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and many more.

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Edgar D. Mitchell, ScD Institute of Noetic Sciences

Published on Sep 19, 2013

Dr. Mitchell speaks a group of high school students about the moon, consciousness, and more.

Big Bang, Big God: A Universe Designed for Life? by Rodney Holder

In Big Bang, Big God, Rodney Holder argues that only the existence of God can provide an adequate explanation for the existence of the universe, and that design by God provides the best and most rational explanation for its beginning state and the astonishing precision of nature’s physical constants – its so called ‘fine-tuning’. These features point to a Creator.

To explain the present state of the universe, the best current scientific theories require that this fine-tuning must be extremely precise. Dr. Holder examines the evidence that the discoveries of modern cosmology provide for a Creator: How did the universe begin and how has it evolved? Why are the laws of nature so ‘fine-tuned’ as to produce a universe with intelligent creatures in it such as mankind? Can the existence of a multiverse, a vast or infinite collection of universes, explain the specialness of this universe? Big Bang, Big God is an important and luminous book that will find a place with readers curious about the origins of our world.

Rodney Holder is a scientist and an ordained minister. His other books include The Heavens Declare: Natural Theology and the Legacy of Karl Barth. John Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist and an Anglican priest whose books include Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction and Questions of Truth.

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Is the Universe Designed? – Rodney A. Holder, PhD

Januray 2012 – Rodney Holder (PhD in Astrophysics from Oxford) speaks on the design of the universe.

The Self-Actualizing Cosmos The Akasha Revolution in Science ~ ERVIN LASZLO

March 2014

An exploration of the current revolution in scientific thought and the newest scientific findings in support of the Akashic field

• Explains how the new Akasha paradigm recognizes the interconnection of all things in space and time through the quantum resonance of the Akashic field

• Reveals the cosmos to be a self-actualizing, self-organizing whole, bringing forth life and consciousness in countless universes

• Explores the latest discoveries in the sciences of life, mind, and cosmos

Science evolves through alternating phases of “normal science” and radical shifts that create scientific revolutions. We saw this at the turn of the 20th century, when science shifted from a Newtonian worldview to Einstein’s relativity paradigm, and again with the shift to the quantum paradigm. Now, as we recognize the nonlocal interconnection of all things in space and time, we find our scientific worldview shifting once again.

With contributions by physicists Paul A. LaViolette and Peter Jakubowski, pioneering systems scientist Ervin Laszlo explores the genesis of the current revolution in scientific thought and the latest findings in support of the Akashic field. He explains how the burgeoning Akasha paradigm returns our way of thinking to an integral consciousness, a nonlinear mode of understanding that enables us to accept the reality of nonlocal interconnection throughout the world. This new inclusive way of understanding reaffirms the age-old instinctive comprehension of deep connections among people, societies, and nature, and it integrates and transcends classical religious and scientific paradigms.

Providing examples from cutting-edge science of quantum-resonance-based interactions among all living systems, Laszlo shows the cosmos of the Akasha to be a self-actualizing, self-organizing whole, where each part is in coherence with all others and all parts together create the conditions for the emergence of life and consciousness. The advent of the Akasha paradigm marks a new stage in science’s understanding of the fundamental nature of the world and offers unique guidance for contemporary efforts to create a peaceful and sustainable world.

Ervin Laszlo is a systems scientist, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he has authored more than 75 books and published over 400 articles and research papers.

A holder of the highest degree of the Sorbonne,he is the founder and president of the international think tank the Club of Budapest as well as of the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study. He serves as Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno Online World University and is a member of the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, the Hungarian Academy of Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy of Science. He lives in Tuscany.

An Exploration of Quantum Consciousness with Stuart Hameroff, MD

An EnlightenNext interview with Stuart Hameroff M.D. about an innovative theory of consciousness based on a synthesis of cosmology, quantum physics, and neurobiology.

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean Carroll

Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.

The Higgs boson is the particle that more than six thousand scientists have been looking for using the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, which lies in a tunnel 17 miles in circumference, as deep as 575 feet beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It took ten years to build and this search has now cost over $9 billion and required the collaboration of engineers from more than one hundred countries.

What is so special about the Higgs boson? We didn’t really know for sure if anything at the subatomic level had any mass at all until we found it. The fact is, while we have now essentially solved the mass puzzle, there are things we didn’t predict and possibilities we haven’t yet dreamed. A doorway is opening into the mind boggling, somewhat frightening world of dark matter. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us—from nuclear energy to quantum computing–the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.

The Particle at the End of the Universe not only explains the importance of the Higgs boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself. Projects this big don’t happen without a certain amount of conniving, dealing, and occasional skullduggery— and Sean Carroll explores it all. This is an irresistible story (including characters now set to win the Nobel Prize among other glories) about the greatest scientific achievement of our time.

Jean Carroll

Biography Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, specializing in cosmology, gravitation, field theory, and quantum mechanics. His research addresses the foundations of cosmology: What happened at the very beginning of the universe? Why was entropy low near the Big Bang? Is there an interpretation of quantum mechanics that applies to the universe as a whole? What are the dark matter and dark energy that dominate the universe today? How do complex structures evolve over time?

Carroll has been blogging regularly since 2004. His textbook “Spacetime and Geometry” has been adopted by a number of universities for their graduate courses in general relativity. He is a frequent public speaker, and has appeared on TV shows, such as The Colbert Report and Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has produced a set of lectures for The Teaching Company on dark matter and dark energy, and another on the nature of time. He has served as a science consultant for films such as Thor and TRON: Legacy, as well as for TV shows such as Fringe and Bones. His 2010 popular book, “From Eternity to Here,” explained the arrow of time and connected it with the origin of our universe.

The Particle at the End of the Universe,” about the Large Hadron Collider and the quest to discover the Higgs boson, was released November 2012. A TV special for NOVA on PBS, based in part on the book, is currently in development. Look for that in 2013.

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Sean Carroll – The Particle at the End of the Universe

Published on Jan 18, 2013
It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how stuff works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without dealing and conniving, incredible risks and occasional skullduggery.

Award-winning physicist and science popularizer Sean Carroll reveals the history-making forces of insight, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs search and how its discovery opens a door into the mind-boggling domain of dark matter and other phenomena we never predicted.

Sean Carroll – The Particle at the End of the Universe: Q & A

Following his talk at the Ri, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll takes questions from a packed audience in the famous Faraday Theatre. Chaired by science journalist, Alok Jha.

Sean Carroll Interview – Beyond the Higgs Boson

We caught up with theoretical physicist Sean Carroll to find out why the discovery of the Higgs Boson was such a major breakthrough and what it means for scientists and our conception of reality. Emphasising the importance of fields in particle physics, Sean explores what’s in store next at the Large Hadron Collider and discusses and what exactly physicists mean when they refer to ‘symmetry’.

We ask him what could lie beyond the Higgs and if it is worth spending over $10 billion to find out. Watch Sean Carroll present his talk on ‘The Particle at the End of the Universe’

The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams

This is a pivotal moment in human history. New technologies and theories are allowing us to see a universe no one ever could have imagined. The two of us feel extremely fortunate to have witnessed first hand and in some cases participated in these discoveries. The universe has filled much of our professional lives, through Joel’s work as an astrophysicist and Nancy’s work as a writer and a lawyer working in science policy. It has helped inspire our personal lives and our marriage as well. We have collaborated in developing new ideas, in teaching, traveling, writing – in life itself since 1977. While cooking or sitting around the dining room table, and in late night talks with many of the world’s leading astronomers, we have been able to explore the ideas presented in this book. We have repeatedly found in the other’s viewpoint the insight we needed. Over decades we have created for ourselves a sense of the universe that is much richer than either of us could ever have conceived alone.

We have done this because the nature of the universe matters to us – and we believe to millions of others as well. Where do we really come from? What are we made of? Are we alone? And perhaps most importantly, do we matter? The answer to this last question is yes: we humans are significant and central to the universe in unexpected and important ways. We are discovering this fact at a moment in history when so much is at stake. It is our hope that this new picture of the universe will help convey the preciousness of the cosmic experiment on planet Earth. An understanding of our universe and our extraordinary place in it may reveal solutions to the problems that confront us personally and globally.

We invite you to join the conversation and explore the view from the center of the universe.

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Nancy Ellen Abrams: “View from the Center of the Universe” personal journey

Nancy Ellen Abrams is co-author (with Joel Primack) of two books that develop deeply meaningful and imagistic perspectives from a mainstream understanding of the scientific picture of the Universe — and our role in the Cosmos. Coming from a secular Jewish background, educated in science, mythology, law, and public policy, Abrams demonstrates in this excerpted interview (by Connie Barlow) the contours of “religious naturalism” as a vibrant worldview. This interview was conducted in 2006, in the year when her book with Primack “The View from the Center of the Universe” was published.

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Cosmology of the Bible: Where Is God? ~ Steve McSwain

I once heard J. S. Spong tell of co-lecturing with Carl Sagan at a conference in the northeast a few years ago. Carl ran up to Spong, a long-time friend, and said with excitement, which he expressed with his hands, “You know, Spong, if the Ascension of Jesus occurred as it is literally portrayed in the New Testament … that is to say, had Jesus actually been caught up in the heavens in order to sit at the right hand of God … well … you know what that means, don’t you?”

“What?” asked J. S. Spong.

“Well,” explained the cosmologist, “if Jesus were caught up at the speed of light — 186,000 miles per second — with what we know today about the vastness of our galaxy — Jesus would still be traveling today just to reach the outer limits of the Milky Way! Furthermore, there are billions and billions of galaxies!”

Fascinating. Actually, our galaxy alone is not only vaster than you think, it is vaster than I can think. Hypothetically, for example, if you could place our sun at the outer limits of the galaxy and the earth at the opposite reaches and then shut off the suns rays, as in turning off a light switch, we would not know it for another 82,000 years. Theoretically, the last rays of light would take that long to reach us.

So, the cosmologist raises an all-important point for religious people, one I suspect many of them have never considered. The cosmology of the average New Testament saint was primitive at best. Clouds made up the sky and the heavens were just beyond the clouds. They had no way of imagining our nearest star being nearly 10 light years from planet earth. So, if the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are going to have any relevance in our world today, will not those who would like to take it “literally” need to rethink how they’re going to understand, and so interpret, the scriptures? Is it possible to regard sacred writings as inspired, as well as relevant and applicable, without pretending, and demanding others pretend, its limited views of the world must be accepted and never questioned?

Here’s something else. As long as you think of God as separate from you, which I did for decades and many still do today, that is to say, as long as you think of God as a male figure, grandfatherly type, having a long beard, wearing a white robe, sitting on throne and floating around in an imaginary heaven while angels sing the chorus to “Holy, Holy, Holy,” then your cosmology, and very likely your faith, is regarded by thinking people as mere fairytale with no connection whatsoever to reality. Sanity is the unequivocal acceptance of reality — of truth. Which explains why much religion today, and virtually all of it that you see on television, is insane.

What if you were to give up the ideas you learned from sincere but misinformed sunday school teachers that God is separate from you or that he lives somewhere in outer space in a place called heaven? Or that Jesus will return one day in a Rapture and rescue you?

Is it not enough that Jesus said: “The Kingdom is within you” (Luke 17:21)? Is it not enough that Jesus also said, quoting the Scriptures, “You are gods” (John 10:34). If he is the way, as most Christians insist, why would you look elsewhere or, as he put it, “travel a broad road that leads nowhere” (Matthew 7:13)? The “narrow road” leads to the universe within.

If you wish to find God, there is no need to look beyond for what could only ever be found within. Which is precisely why Rumi, the Sufi poet, said: “I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know answers … knocking on doors. Suddenly, the door opens … I’ve been knocking from the inside.”

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On Knowing God

Dr. Steve McSwain has been called “the voice for the SBNR (Spiritual but Not Religious).”

He grew up in the Baptist church, but he’s an advocate of inter-faith dialogue. He was a Christian minister for over 20 years but didn’t receive his spiritual awakening until he quit going to church. Today, he is devoted follower of the Christ-path to knowing God but argues that Christianity isn’t the only pathway to the Divine.

Dr. McSwain may be a walking contradiction. Or, he may speak for a growing number of Americans who are finding and creating new pathways of spirituality.

Birth of the Akasha Paradigm: New Thinking For A New World by Dr. Ervin Laszlo


The Akasha Paradigm is the new concept of the fundamental nature of reality. It suggests that there is a dimension in the universe that subtends all the things that exist in it. It not only subtends all things: it generates and interconnects all things, and conserves their trace. It is the network of the world, and the memory of the world.

The Akasha Paradigm, according to Dr. Laszlo, is the coming scientific “(r)evolution” that will change everything we have known about cosmos, life, and consciousness. It brings the realization that there is a deep dimension in the universe that generates and interconnects all things in the world. This gives us a new, encompassing concept of cosmos and consciousness, fresh meaning for our life, and reliable guidance for creating our future.

Recognizing that our “coherence” – connection with our interior and exterior world – is the key to our health and viability, Akasha paradigm-based science also offers a new concept of freedom and morality. “Using our freedom to our best advantage means doing the best to be a positive element in the web of life…”

Dr. Laszlo predicts that the Akashic (r)evolution will enable modern civilization to regain the coherence it has lost in society and with nature. Connecting with the Akasha and regaining our coherence is more than an option and an opportunity: “It is a fundamental precondition of creating a world where humankind is not the biggest part of the problem, but the conscious and decisive part of the solution. This is the practical meaning of the comprehensive worldview coming to light in science’s Akasha Paradigm Revolution,” according to Laszlo.

Merlian News Podcast Interview with Dr. Ervin Laszlo

In this interview, Dr. Laszlo discusses with Merryn Jose, the Akashic Field, Master’s Degrees, consciousness, holograms, time, The Club of Budapest and more.

Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo, founder and President of the Club of Budapest, was one of the first representatives in the area of systems philosophy and general theory of evolution. He published nearly 70 books translated into as many as 18 languages. In the course of his long academic career as a professor for philosophy, systems philosophy and future sciences, Dr. Laszlo worked in teaching and research at a variety of reputable universities in the US, Europe, and the Far East.

Dr. Ervin Laszlo’s titles and distinctions include a Ph.D. in “Lettres et Sciences Humaines” from the Sorbonne in Paris, an “Artist Diploma” from the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, an honorary medal from the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, the title of honorary doctor in economic sciences of the Turku School of Economics and Business in Finland, as well as the title of honorary doctor in the area of human sciences of the Saybrook Institute in San Francisco.

Laszlo worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). On August 08, 1999, he ws awarded an honorary doctorate by the Canadian “International Institute of Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics”.

Laszlo serves not only as President of the Club of Budapest and head of the General Evolution Research Group, which he founded. The former President of the International Society for Systems Sciences, Advisor of the UNESCO Director General, Ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science and the International Academy of Philosophy, also held and holds positions as a board member or extraordinary member of numerous international associations, including, at one time, the Club of Rome.

ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012

Another “super-Moon” is in the offing. The perigee full Moon in May will be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012.

The Earth Star Chakra

As we all know, the movement from the chakras are rhythmic, constant and harmonious. They circulate the energy through the four bodies in order to promote the perfect integration between our physical body and our Higher Self. When imagining the rotation of the chakras, imagine them rotating in the clockwise movement. Emphasis should be placed on the proper direction because there is that some literature affirms the opposite. When the chakras are perfectly aligned, cleared and strong; one can observe an interesting phenomenon: the root chakra and the crown chakra will undergo a polar inversion, which gives the origin to an opening or a Light gateway to new dimensions of consciousness.

The chakras should be experienced as live consciousnesses. They are not three-dimensional in nature, but they can be perceived tri-dimensionally, as some people have the ability to visualize them with the gift of sight. Normally the chakras are divided in two groups and differ in nature according to their location and they function. They are either “physical”, or personal, chakras, which include the seven most often discussed, or they are transpersonal, or spiritual, chakras which reach the areas beyond the realms of Self.

Among the transpersonal chakras, which are the ones of a more refined spiritual characteristic, we find the ones that are located “below” the self: the sub-personal chakras.

The Earth Star

The Earth Star chakra is the first sub-personal chakra. It is a chakra, believed by some members of New Age and Neo-Pagan, to exist in line with one’s spine, six inches below the feet. Other traditions place the Earth Star chakra as being “two arms lengths” below the feet. Either way, it is located in a fixed position relative to the physical body and not necessarily specifically located beneath the ground.

It is believed that one of the primary functions of the Earth Star is to coordinate the “grounding cord” for one’s Lightbody that leads to the center of the earth; and when functioning properly in coordination with the first, or root, chakra (the Muladhara Chakra) allows one to be grounded and centered in daily living.

What we call Lightbody is the fusion of the four bodies that compound the human body: the etheric, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Once this fusion is achieved, health, balance, harmony and stability of perfect physical, emotional and mental are finally established.

This same merge represents the unification of the objectives of the Soul and personality, the final identification between the Karma and Dharma when all becomes One. In accordance with the ancient system from Assyria, one would need to activate a fully integrated Lightbody to make the final journey through the enlightened path of the stars. One activated, the Lightbody would enable a soul to be free from all the mutational aspects of duality, igniting what we called the personal Merkabah.

One of the delicate steps of this process is the effective connection with the Lightbody of the planet, through the connection with its heart and the Christic Grid. The prospect to make this connection is only possible to the clearing, activation and integration of one’s energy system with the Earth Star Chakra.

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David Wilcock: Occupy Your Self! Personal Spiritual Development (updated May 3, 2012)

David Wilcock explores the core spiritual teachings we need today… in order to be able to truly become who we already are!

The 2012 prophecies now have a stunning factual basis behind them in David Wilcock’s New York Times bestselling book, The Source Field Investigations. In this video, breaking new ground in production value for Divine Cosmos, David Wilcock goes into the spiritual principles hidden behind these scientific investigations.

Meditation, dreamwork, out-of-body experiences, philosophical principles, the Law of One, the fourth-density shift… all of this and more is explored. David Wilcock’s brilliant spiritual insights give you practical tools that can help improve the quality and joy of your life… right now!

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