Consciousness and the cultural path towards holistic healing- My Talk on Health and Well-Being Conference in Italy – Fermo

My aim was it, to show how different approaches in different cultures operated with stories, figures and symbols towards similar mechnism of overcoming the shadows and the illusion of things towards a kind of light. This small introduction into my talk has to be seen in itself as a repeating pattern of words in narrative sequences, which enfolds themselves in time. At the very core of any good story lies the truth, the beauty, the wisdom and the compassion especially to those close and next to you on an equal basis. The stories tells us an narrative sequence which can be perceived as an imagine of oneself, to the extend one can identify and detache oneself it. “What do we understand?” sets up the horizon tied to the ability of your consciousness through compassion.

Thank you very much for the invitation to the conference and to have the pleasure to introduce the whole topic.

 

Why I decided to go from thought to action

Over the course of my last 2 years I could experience through my position at the Existential Consciousnss Institute a vast spectrum of leading edge science, which would expand my horizons in every direction. I really appreciated to be able to visit and speak in so many conferences and organize a lot scientific events. Meanwhile I was preparing myself for a PhD. Actually, I had written in these 2-3 years seven different PhD proposals. Some because I thought, the professors would allow it and others because I had changed my mind, the answers had come faster than writing them down, and new questions directed my curiosity. At a point I got saturated by so much information and the scientific narrow windows of collective and perpetual self-reaffirming processes.

I had been in the realms of consciousness, anthropology and system science, which are already out-of-the box-disciplines, which cause some trouble for a classical Newtonian Worldview. I always found myself with porfessionals, that would be either retired or would fear their reputation for not speaking out their whole truth. And science is all about citations and reputation. I decided to leave the academic realm.. not forever, but my main focus shifted. I feel supported by science for what I aim for and the way to look into the world. Being involved in so much information I felt to relate my knowledge into practice. The wish to help people in a more fundamental way evolved to the oppurtinity to create a community center for healing and culture in Germany, Ebermannstadt, a tiny cute little village. More will be announced soon.

Organizing the Worlds of Consciousness 2019

The International Congress “Worlds of Consciousness 2019” was a great success!

Have a look into the full programm with the recorded presentations here.

After a short introduction of the past activities of the ECR- Institute, Marco Bischof jumped spontanously in, to give an overview on the work of Brenda Dunne and Roger Nelson, higlightening their influence and importance in the current debate about mind-matter-interaction.


Brenda Dunne gave her presentation describing her work with Robert Jahn and telling anecdotes from her experiences. Roger Nelson impressed the audience with his Global Consciousness Project, which in short says “We are all connnected” and delivers global coherent data during global events based on random-generators spread all over the world. Sacinanda Swami led the whole congress with the vibration of the OM-chantinginto a delightfull meditation. Christopher Bache opened up heaven with the diamonds he found during his LSD-experiences and ater lunch Jan Rak showed the physical reality based on quantum terms. Ervin Lazlo send his message about the illusion of the separation between spirituality and science. Regina Hess brought the feminine energy in the hall. Coming to the end, Mathias Schüz precisely showed how ethical business works and Christian Halper and Marcus Schmieke set down the vision to investigate further the information field theories and practices as well as to strenghen networks and collaborations among like-minded institutions.

The presentations will be soon online. Thanks to everybody particitpating and making the event possible. Special thanks to Marcus Schmieke, Christian Halper, Nadine Förster, Hans-Werner Quast, Christopher Sauter, Falk Hubalt, Mathias Polnicky, Jonas Werner and Dong Doan and many more.

IONS Conference – A role model for brigding science and as they call it “transformative practices”

The conference of the Institute of Noetic Science this year in Santa Barbara, California has been an inspiring conference by having equally men and woman, spirituality and science presenting. I have never left so many business cerds behind. I will come back. Have a look into their programs! Dean Radin, the head of research really is a character. I got the chance to speak to him. Asthonishing and precise work.

Science of Consciousness, Switzerland – Interlaken

The impression of the biggest scientific conference on consciousness in the year have been: the work of Harald Atmaspacher, Embodiment Sessions, espcially of Donata Schöller, and keynote of Mark Solms about the importance of emotions and feelings related to consciousness. There are many more to mention, on my opinion these were my highlights beside of many talks and chats in breaks and the evennings.

I did the following poster presentation proposing a “Multi-value Perspective of Processing Existential Consciousness in Terms of Cybernetics and System Science“. It is a Synthesis of the work of Peyn, Luhmann, Heinrichs, Bateson and Günther. Talking with Heinrich about it later he would suggest some redefinements. The steps might not be 100% congruently, but a way to see an repeating pattern.

 

 

What is a diagnosis?

The Bertalanffy Center of System Science organized a workshop asking about “Health and Big Data”. My question was “What are Symptoms? What is a diagnosis and what is judgement of pain?”. The presentation was well received and further question lead actually to the question “What is health?”.
One thing could be concluded: We can´t assume, that a practical work of a medical practitioner can be replaced by data from the past. This leads again to the “here and now” as initial principle of reality.

Quantum Physics, Religion and Philosophy – Are we entangled?

Many people believe that quantum physics is ushering in a new age.  A new paradigm describes science for its field.

Renowned quantum researchers like Zeilinger are faced with many questions before their experiments and almost all of them agree that information is a fundamental quantity in the universe, maybe even more fundamental than matter, space or time at least in physics.

Thus, quantum physics now establishes the connection to consciousness and its exploration, since it is now somehow connected.

It is often assumed that everything is information. This means partly, in a scientific way of thinking, that everything only exists if we are aware of it or if it has been measured. Some go so far as to say that only consciousness exists.

Philosophers, who have been asking themselves for quite some time what are actually the preconditions of our knowledge, speak out again: Is thinking fundamental? Is it feeling first? Can we actually say something about what is true, and does it have anything to do with ourselves?

The spiritual and religious directions of our time, as well as some traditional religions usually have some statements in common: We are basically one. And, our way of life is shaped by our attitude towards the world. The more positive you are, the more positive something comes to you. Consequently, the entanglement of particles of quantum mechanics is used to explain that information is important; not only information itself, but also what kind of information. We are connected to each other and it doesn’t matter where you are, because the entanglement of the particles is not bound to a place, not even to a time.

Thus, the physicists walk over to the religious views. The spiritual and religious practitioners see themselves confirmed and the philosophers learn physics.

Basically, it doesn’t sound bad, but why do we experience each other separately? Why doesn’t the stone we throw through the air fly according to our intentional will? Do we only have to believe it more firmly? Do we only come to the conscious experience of quantum physics in an enlightened stage?

And can world peace and the ecological crisis be overcome with it? So far not.

We have several possibilities: Physicists can ignore quantum physics, or be content to admit that it is in contradiction to anything believed so far. Or, they have to deal with it in detail. This is not easy, at least experimentally and mathematically. Theoretically, it is less expensive but not easy either, because a new framework is needed to think about all this.

Spiritual and religious people can ask themselves to what extent everything is connected or not and how they can really make use of quantum physics.

And the philosophers could climb over the imagined fence of the disciplines to the physicists once more often and give them some advice for new questions.

The question of whether quantum physics can change the world remains unsolved, but it offers a new world view, a new way of understanding some principles of reality that makes a new world possible. How we have to understand this, is now up to the observer. But the stone still flies like never before.

3rd Symposium of the Existential Consciousness Research

The 3rd Symposium of Existential Consciousness Research took place in Castle Kränzlin. My main insights are directed into the questions of eternity and here and now, because the philosophical contributions  led to different dimensions of viewpoints, evolving towards truth, love, freedom and beauty. Every path of a penomenological and existential point of view is dynamic and has a direction. Each of it shares to some extend different and same kinds of here and now to reach out to these virtues. Is it the here and now of the body position? Is it the here and now of the day-dreamers dream? Is it the conscious I which unfolds its acutalization constantly in reflexions and how many dimensions of reflexions intersect with different here and nows? Special thanks to science21, to Johannes Heinrichs and of course the Existential Consciousness Institute. More information follows on the website of the Institute. Next meeting will be at the in March. I am really looking forward to the next frontiers of consciousness research.