Deepak Chopra on Consciousness and the New Holistic Science
January 12, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
In Deepak Chopra’s new book “You Are the Universe” (February 2017), Deepak concludes that while the old science of an external physical universe has been mortally wounded by the "new" science of quantum physics, quantum physics itself raises more questions than it may be answering. As a response, he offers a new interpretation of the universe—one infused with consciousness and which can serve as a reliable foundation for a future science that is more inclusive, more holistic. This new interpretation is based on “qualia” (units of experience) instead of quanta (units of energy), and describes a “human universe” that not only coheres with our subjective experiences in every day life, but informs what it means to assume the identity of a cosmic self. In this episode, Deepak illuminates what visionary quantum pioneer Wolfgang Pauli meant when he said that "the science of the future reality will neither be psychic nor physical but somehow both and somehow neither," and why it matters.
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religions and spirituality? What becomes of activism towards real global change? In THE CONVERGENCE, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler of Australia and Doug King of America in engaging women and men who are inspiring leaders and change agents around our world. Spiritual and cultural leaders, sacred and secular activists, scientists, artists, writers, economists, politicians and even shamans join in this discussion of a world trying to wake up and grow up. What is at stake and what are the technologies and cosmologies creating a world that can work for everyone? If you are concerned for our world's future and sincere about your commitments to bold and world-serving ideas, you'll want to tune in to The Convergence on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
Dr. Kurt Johnson is a well-known scientist who is also a founder of the world's Interspiritual Movement. Author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two bestselling books in popular science, he joins Australian interfaith leader Ben Bowler and American integral thinker Doug King in welcoming women and men from around the world to discuss change, and the ideas driving change worldwide today.
With expertise in evolutionary science, comparative culture and religion, and even mysticism, Kurt serves on diverse international boards and committees across the world service community. These include The Interspiritual Network, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science, Gaiafield, The Evolutionary Leaders, Forum 21 Institute, The National Ethical Service, Self Care to Earth Care, Community of The Mystic Heart, and the United Nations NGO committees on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and The International Yoga Day. Ordained in a half dozen spiritual traditions he brings a broad firsthand knowledge of world spirituality.
Ben Bowler founded 1God.com, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of Presence.tv and certified in Spiral Dynamics and integral thought. With Kurt's over two hundred technical publications and books in ecology and evolutionary science they and their global guests weekly bring a profound expertise in the future of religion and spirituality and the spectrum of global change.