Imaginal Inspirations with Ervin Laszlo

David's guest today is Prof Ervin Laszlo. He spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the international music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America. Shifting to the life of a philosopher and systems scientist, he has lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. He is the Founder and President of both the Club of Budapest and the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research.

The End of Quantum Reality: A Conversation with Wolfgang Smith – Samuel Sotillos

And then I would share with them the good news.You need be divided no more, I would say. The world you perceive—replete with its colors, the fragrance of flowers and the songs of birds—is not after all a res cogitans: you can henceforth hug your child, knowing for certain that it is real! In a word, you can be human once again. And as if that were not enough: you can, once again, tread the ancient and hallowed paths of your fathers, confident they will lead you to a blessed end.

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The absurdity of mind as machine – David Bentley Hart

This is why, among devout philosophical physicalists, such wild extremes as eliminativist reductionism and the materialist version of panpsychism are ever more in vogue. The mental, it turns out, is no more reconcilable to the modern picture of material nature than it was in Descartes’s day. And that should make us consider whether we ought to revise our governing paradigm once more.

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Why not scientism? – Moti Mizrahi

Rather than conceive of scientism in ways that could be weaponised, then, we should think about it along the lines I have proposed above. Epistemological scientism is the view that scientific knowledge is superior to non-scientific knowledge either because scientific knowledge is the only form of knowledge we have, and so non-scientific knowledge is not really knowledge at all, or because scientific knowledge is better than non-scientific knowledge.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Bernard Carr

Bernard Carr is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. For his PhD he studied the first second of the universe with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University and Caltech... He also has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion and views psychical research as forming a bridge between them. He is President of the Scientific and Medical Network and a former President of the Society for Psychical Research.

Postmaterialism, Anyone? – Brian Martin

Conventional scientific theories can’t explain telepathy and precognition. Nor can they provide a convincing explanation for consciousness. The usual scientific assumption is that the material world is all there is. To explain anomalous evidence, should this assumption be superseded by a model in which consciousness is independent of matter?

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Iain McGilchrist – Rediscovering Wisdom in a World Gone Mad

In this conversation, Iain and Helena employ a big-picture lens to critique artificial intelligence, corporate globalization, and the profit-orientation of science and academia. They ask some hard questions about how things might change – through collapse, through movement-building, through grassroots action, or through a combination of these? And they also articulate insights into who we are as human beings, what constitutes genuine intelligence, and what a fulfilling life really entails.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Lotte Valentin

Dr. Lotte has had two Near-Death out-of-body experiences which resulted in her becoming clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and activating her life path. She was then guided to attend medical school as well as become an author and evidential medium. Dr. Lotte completed her medical school pre-requisites and was accepted into medical school at the age of 54!

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Avigail Abarbanel – Thoughts on Our Materialist (Pseudo) Science of Psychology

All revolutions (good or bad), are driven by a different way of thinking to some status quo. I believe that if we want to be well, we must ditch the materialist paradigm in all our sciences, and embrace the truth about ourselves. We cannot continue to pretend we are something we are not, and disregard what is important to us. We do not really know what we are, but we do know that we need to grow, and we need to feel that our life means something. We also know that these needs are real. If we do not open our mind to reality, we will continue to suffer, and possibly lead to our own extinction.

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Philip Comella – A Mind is Always Present: Materialism’s Fatal Flaw

But a mind is always present, either out in the world organizing the dream, or in the mind of the theorist imagining how mindless stuff evolved into a world. One view takes mind out of the world and imagines how the world can create itself from nothing and then, on its own power, organize itself to the limit of mathematical order. The other approach put mind in the world and realizes that the world itself reflects the imagination — and power — of the mind. One view imagines the impossible occurred; the other view knows the impossible is occurring.

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Imaginal Inspirations with Monica Gagliano

In collaboration with various disciplines across the Sciences and the Humanities, her research aims at expanding our perception of animals, plants and more generally Nature. In the process of learning how to do this, she has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics and extended the concept of cognition to plants, re-igniting the discourse on plant subjectivity, sentience and ethical standing.

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AK Mukhopadhyay – Humanities and Spirit in Cell Science

Molecules, although, form the basis of behavior, the cell operates with non-observable human faculties such as information, mind, self, and ‘life’, and the operational attributes of consciousness such as will, cognition, and emotion/feelings. Hints to the solutions to several complex big issues that humanity has been facing such as violence, free will, dark energy, and the parallel universe, could be obtained from the intelligent behavior of a cell. The protoplasm of a cell, psychoplasm of the psyche, and ‘plasm’ of multiple universe(s) are brought into focus and suggested to operate in continuity.

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Meaningful Coincidences: How and Why Synchronicity and Serendipity Happen

Join Tasha Simms as she speaks with Bernard Beitman, M.D., the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systematize the study of coincidences. A graduate of Yale Medical School, he did his psychiatric residency at Stanford University. The former chair of psychiatry of the University of Missouri-Columbia medical school for 17 years, he writes a blog for Psychology Today on coincidence and is the coauthor of the award-winning book Learning Psychotherapy. The founder of The Coincidence Project, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Unfolding Consciousness – Edi Bilimoria

Humanity has undoubtedly derived considerable material benefit from an age dominated by scientific technology, but it has largely ignored the Key, the esoteric and occult sciences, which reveals the spiritual origins and the true nature of the universe and of humanity. That Key discloses the means to restore humanity to human beings, and reveals, unequivocally, the unfolding and expression of the universal, world-pervading Element through all the Kingdoms of Nature—CONSCIOUSNESS.

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