September Lecture Meeting Of Thinkers Forum USA

The Next Meeting Of Thinkers Forum USA is Scheduled

On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.

At

Haveli Of Dr. Riaz Chaudhry

12 Anchor Drive, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550

Topic

                                                   The Quantum & The Dream                                                        

Exploring the Deep Connections Between Mind & Universe

Speaker

DOUG GRUNTHER

Moderator

Fayyaz A. Sheikh

Introduction By Mirza Ashraf

The lecture shall be followed by Q & A session and Rumi poetry recitation by

Peter Rogen

 (Snacks shall be served.  Please call for your attendance to Sultaan Moakal at:Ph: (646) 512-4562    E-mail: sultaanm@aol.com)

 LECTURE ABSTRACT:

This presentation explores the creative interplay among quantum theory, whole-brain thinking, and the deeper nature of our dreams. Guided by insights from noted quantum scientists, depth psychologists, neurobiologists, philosophers, and humorists, we will travel deep into the human psyche or soul to gain a bigger picture of who we are and how we connect to the universe.

DESCRIPTION:Albert Einstein’s quote, Imagination is more important than knowledge, has been referred to many times.  Less known is his remark, My entire career has been a meditation on a dream I had when I was 11 yrs old.

As the 19th century came to an end, science had made leaps and bounds in discovering the nature of the universe.  Through the genius of Isaac Newton and scientists like James Clark Maxwell whose equations revealed the wave nature of  light and electricity, the whole world seemed to fit so well into clear, definable laws. Science did not have much more to prove. We lived in a mechanical universe governed by cause and effect which can explain everything including our own minds and bodies.

But beginning in the year 1900, the first year of the 20th century and the gateway to the modern era, the materialistic world view began to unravel. Science was about to meet up with the the mysteriously creative power of the quantum and the dream. In this presentation we look at Nobel Prize winning quantum scientists exploring the illuminating depths of their own minds:  Albert Einstein visualizing what it would be like chasing a light beam; Neils Bohr contemplating the nature of the yin/yang symbol of the Tao; Erwin Schrödinger connecting quantum entanglement to Vedanta meditation, and Wolfgang Pauli exploring the meaning of his dreams with the 20th century’s most influential psychologist Carl Jung. And by viewing them in relationship to modern research into the human brain and underlying principles of sacred philosophy, this presentation reveals how the creative relationship between the quantum and the human psyche offers a potential blueprint for addressing major challenges of the current century.