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In 1941 the mathematician Luigi Fantappiè introduced a new type of causality into the explanation of life and evolution. The equations which combine quantum mechanics and special relativity show that, in addition to causality, retrocausality is also an ingredient of our universe. Whereas causality is governed by the law of entropy (diverging tendency), retrocausality is governed by a symmetrical law which leads to the increase of differentiation, complexity and structures. Combining the two Greek words syn=converging and tropos=tendency Fantappiè coined the word syntropy in order to describe the retrocausal action of attractors, the converging tendency of evolution towards a final unifying cause which he named love.
Susan will give an illustrated talk about her own work as a visual artist and will describe her research and involvement with the SMN network.
But what psycho-spiritual factors are at work behind the emergence of ISIS, and how may humanity collectively deal with The ISIS Crisis?
- Venue: The Stripe, King Alfred Campus
Date: Friday 29th July 2016 – 31st July 2016 Venue: The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester In the 40 years since the publication of Raymond Moody’s Book, Life After Life, a great deal of research has been undertaken on near-death experiences (NDEs).. They continue to raise questions about dying and the afterlife, particularly in […]
The phenomenon of synchronicity, upon which the ancient techniques of divination, oracles and the art of astrology are based, challenges our faith in linear time and the law of material causality.
Running alongside the acccepted history of western consciousness there is another current which should have pride of place but which has been relegated to a shadowy, inferior position, somewhere underground. In the seventeenth century this other current – known variously as the western esoteric tradition, the western inner tradition, and the Hermetic tradition – fell victim to a coup d’etat enacted by one side of our brain against the other.
This weekend retreat will bring together the philosophical and spiritual traditions of the East and the West, as we explore with Ravi some of the concerns of eternal wisdom, including the nature of Ultimate Reality, the spiritual and material structure of the cosmos, and the purpose of human incarnation.
By bringing together philosophical and spiritual traditions of the East and the West we will explore some of the concerns of eternal wisdom: the nature of Ultimate Reality, of the spiritual and material structure of the cosmos, the purpose of human incarnation and the general suggestions for spiritual development.
we enjoy, for an instant after our personal big bang, a fleeting
experience of unity which haunts and entices us throughout our
life, lost as quickly as it is glimpsed. Maybe for this reason many
spiritual traditions see existence as a coming home, a return."
How Alan's spiritual path began and what drew him to dzogchen practice,
How shamatha supports the development of bodhicitta, an illuminating talk about dzogchen practice that touches on the current conversation between science and Buddhism, and much more."