On Sunday, July 6th, at 10am Pacific, I’ll be joined by the world-famous philosopher of science Ervin Laszlo, for a dialogue entitled “The Self-Actualizing Cosmos: The Akasha Revolution in Science and Human Consciousness.”
I’ve followed Ervin’s work for many years, but we met only recently at the first ever Integral European Conference where he gave a brilliant keynote speech, “Integral Consciousness in a Self Actualizing Cosmos.”
Ervin Laszlo’s work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of what he has called the “Akasha Paradigm.” Akasha is the Sanskrit term for “conscious dynamic space” and he uses this term to indicate the radical nature of reality—the “quantum vacuum” or fundamental energy and information-carrying field that generates and informs the whole universe, beyond time and space.
Professor Laszlo is widely admired and credited with integrating new findings emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences into a radically new conception of reality, cosmos, life and consciousness. According to him, there is a major revolution under way in science today,. It changes our view of the world, and our concept of life and consciousness in the world.
It comes at a propitious time. We know that the world we have created is unsustainable: we need new thinking to avert a collapse and set us on course for a sustainable and thriving society.
We often look to science. According to Ervin, inspiration for a whole new way of thinking can indeed come from science—but not, or not only, from science as a source of new technologies. Rather, we need to view science as a source of guidance as to the nature of reality, as a wellspring of trustworthy ideas for rediscovering our relations to each other and the universe. The revolution under way in science, according to Ervin Laszlo, offers a paradigm that can fill this need.
He points out that this new paradigm has meaning and interest well beyond science. It provides a holistic, integral view of consciousness, life and the universe. He believes it can lift these integrative vistas from the realm of speculation into the domain of careful observation and rigorous reasoning. Although based on sophisticated theories and wide-ranging observations, the now emerging paradigm is basically simple and inherently meaningful.
On Sunday, we will be discussing the principal elements of this new paradigm and what it means for our lives and future, and our world in crisis.
I hope you’ll join us!
About Ervin Laszlo:
Dr. Ervin Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. He serves as President of the Club of Budapest, Chairman of the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno New-Paradigm University, and Editor of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research.
His appointments have included research grants at Yale and Princeton Universities, professorships for philosophy, systems sciences, and future sciences at the Universities of Houston, Portland State, and Indiana, as well as Northwestern University and the State University of New York. In addition, he worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (2004, 2005), he was awarded the Goi Peace prize (2001). He has authored more than 70 books, which have been translated into twenty languages, and has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, July 6th at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team