Things do not change; we change.Henry David Thoreau
To a great extent, my thoughts in this article will make less sense if one hasn’t watched the Rupert Sheldrake video included in the Post on the 10th January, 2011. It’s 1 hour 20 minutes long but every minute will captivate you, trust me.
But if, for whatever reason, you don’t watch that video then the following YouTube videos are offered where Sheldrake speaks of the evidence supporting telepathy between cats and dogs and humans. The demonstration of a dog knowing when their owner is coming home is enthralling.
The science behind this link between, for example, the dog and its owner, is what Dr. Sheldrake calls an example of Morphic Fields.
I must confess that if someone had said to me, say 10 or even 5 years ago, that some form of energy field links the brains of dogs and their owners, or of cats and their owners, I would have been at least confused, at best very skeptical. Then comes the evidence, statistically valid, that being rung on the ‘phone by someone close to you can be anticipated frequently before the phone is picked up creates even more uncertainty.
Settle down and listen to these videos (they are sound recordings only but nonetheless fascinating),
A good friend of Jeannie and me in Payson is John H. John has stimulated much wonderful thinking and reflection through conversation and the sharing of books and DVDs. It was John H. who introduced us to Joseph Campbell about whom I wrote on the 14th February.
Well the other day, John handed us a DVD of Peter Russell giving three talks. We watched it on Sunday evening. An amazing and inspiring experience. But first some information about Peter Russell from, of course, his own website! Peter describes himself as follows:
At Cambridge University (UK), he studied mathematics and theoretical physics. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind he changed to experimental psychology. Pursuing this interest, he traveled to India to study meditation and eastern philosophy, and on his return took up the first research post ever offered in Britain on the psychology of meditation.
As one of the more revolutionary futurists Peter Russell has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences, in Europe, Japan and the USA. His multi-image shows and videos, The Global Brain and The White Hole in Time have won praise and prizes from around the world. In 1993 the environmental magazine Buzzworm voted Peter Russell “Eco-Philosopher Extraordinaire” of the year.
Now in terms of the video that we watched, it contained three films: The Global Brain; The White Whole in Time; From Science to God. In a very generous act the talk entitled The Global Brain is available to watch online – just click here. (Haven’t been over the website in detail but I suspect more of Peter’s material is available online.) That online version is the full talk of 35 minutes but you will get lost in time as you watch it!
But if, for now, you want a feel for Peter’s approach then here are a couple of YouTube videos. But a health warning, you may never look at the world around you in quite the same way!
and here are the first two parts of Waking up in Time (just over 6 minutes in total)