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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.
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.
Spirituality has been defined by many as the pursuit of particular kinds of feeling. This talk will present a way of understanding spiritual emotions by categorising them into a set of five types, and then exploring what all five have in common.
On 24th September 2016, in association with the Scientific & Medical Network, the Albert Schweitzer Institute (UK) will be hosting a conference at Cambridge University. This is the first of a series of annual conferences which will be held at different universities each year to raise awareness of Dr Schweitzer’s life and thought.