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Film on Global Consciousness (Must See! Awe Inspiring!)

Post by Winston » August 15th, 2008, 7:52 am

Hi all,
Check out this presentation on global consciousness by mathematics professor Peter Russell, who spent time studying spirituality in India. It's absolutely brilliant and contains arguments and analogies I've never heard before!

It's awe inspiring and life changing. There are very few videos I would describe as life changing, and this is one of them!

It's about how the Earth is a living conscious organism and how we're a part of it - the Gaia theory so to speak. And how we're all interconnected in ways we never thought of before. Those aren't just kooky words for environmentalists or hippies either. He presents compelling scientific arguments from biology, sociology, history and evolution. And he compares things like single celled bacteria to societal structures, drawing fascinating parallels and analogies in ways I never thought of. His reasoning is very sound.

It will make you rethink what life is all about and give you a different perspective, perhaps one of global consciousness and interconnectedness. Or it may just make you realize why it doesn't pay to be selfish :)

Either way, it's a must see, thought provoking and affects your perspective to see everything in the bigger picture. And best of all, it's FREE to view on youtube. Here is part 1 of 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_73aFQGLcgQ&feature=related

You will find the rest of the parts in the right column under related videos. In part 3, he draws an interesting analogy between describing a "hole" and one's "higher self" in that they can't be described, only understood from a frame of reference to other things. Very fascinating and brilliant.

So take the time to view it. You won't regret it.

Winston
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The Global Mind

Post by wuming » October 4th, 2008, 2:46 am

Thanks for sharing this link, I had heard of Russell's book and thinking before, but this video is powerful and concise, with many crazy but possible ideas/predictions. One should never underestimate the exponential function.
:)

If nothing else, I like Russell's message of ascending global consciousness as it implies - or demands - that the "infantile disease" of nationalism (as Einstein called it) is on the wane. Or is it? Don't you wonder at the seeming contradiction, Winston and other travelers? For on the one hand, as we visit other cultures we become increasingly aware of how parochial our own culture (e.g. USA) is and value diversity overseas. On the other hand, other places have appeal for us exactly because they have their own values and history that they, too, are embedded within and possibly limited by.

In the meanwhile, god bless the Internet and its global reach, and may every IP6 address be used up in my lifetime. :D

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