January, 2011 Newsletter
The Purpose-Guided Universe:
Believing in Einstein, Darwin and God
“In 2006, astrophysicist Bernard Haisch published The God Theory, an exploration of the scientifically taboo notion that an infinite conscious intelligence lies behind the created world... With his new book, The Purpose-Driven Universe, Haisch uses his God Theory to [show] how both atheists and traditional theists may be missing a deeper truth. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of quantum physics, cosmology and non-dual spirituality, he offers a series of scientifically and philosophically sound justifications for finding an ‘uplifting sense of purpose’ in the evolutionary process—a process that has led, miraculously, from stardust to us.” (EnlightenNext Magazine)
Join Dr. Haisch as he explains how and why it has begun to look likely that the creation of the Universe in the Big Bang happened for a purpose, rather than by chance. He will speculate on what that purpose might be, and on the necessary central role of Darwinian evolution.
Bernard Haisch, PhD, is an astrophysicist and author of over 130 scientific publications. He was Principal Investigator on several NASA research projects and has held professional positions at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley; and at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany. In addition, Haisch attended the Latin School of Indianapolis and the St. Meinrad Seminary as a student for the Catholic priesthood. For more information, visit www.thegodtheory.com.
From Hwy 101:
1. Take the San Antonio Road exit into Palo Alto.
2. At the first stop light, East Charleston Rd., turn right.
3. Continue to Middlefield Road.
4. Turn right on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive..
5. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.
From Hwy 280
1. Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit in Los Altos.
2. Turn on El Monte toward SF Bay, continue for 1 mile.
3. Turn left onto Foothil Expressway, continue for 0.3 miles.
4. Turn right onto San Antonio Road, countinue for 3.1 miles.
5. Turn left on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive.
6. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.
FMBR at 30 and Beyond
I recently introduced my children, ages 9 and 11, to the world of Star Trek by way of the movie “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” In this movie, the intrepid crew of the Enterprise travels back in time a couple of centuries to the barbaric times: 1986. Besides being delighted by the scenes which were filmed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I noticed that my children identified more easily with the world of the future as portrayed in the movie. The vision of what the world might look like in the 23rd century looked much more recognizable to them than the world of even 25 years ago. They cannot imagine living in a world without cell phones, ipods, the internet and the ability to connect almost instantly with any piece of information or any person, regardless of where that information or that person is physically located.
All of us have lived through a time of enormous change, individually and collectively. And there is mounting evidence that the pace of the changes we are living through today is actually increasing. A growing number of people, myself among them, believe that what we are experiencing is nothing short of the evolution of human consciousness to an entirely novel way of being in our lifetime.
In 1956, Carl Jung, wrote an essay titled The Undiscovered Self, in which he stated, prophetically:
A mood of universal destruction and renewal has set its mark on our age. This mood makes itself felt everywhere: politically, socially and philosophically. We are living in what the Greeks call The Kairos, the right moment for a metamorphosis of the gods, of our fundamental principles and symbols. This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious choosing, is the expression of the unconscious human within us who is changing. Coming generations will have to take account of this momentous transformation if humanity is not to destroy itself through the might of its own technology and science. So much is at stake and so much depends on the psychological constitution of the modern human being.
I was pondering all of this in the context of FMBR’s 30th anniversary, which we are celebrating with this season. FMBR was founded in 1980, for precisely the purpose of helping to facilitate “the momentous transformation” that humanity is undergoing.
It has undertaken to explore the psychological constitution of the human being and, help us tune our awareness to its role within the Universal Field. FMBR’s mission statement includes the following:
The Foundation accepts a cosmology in which there exists a space-less and time-less domain of unbounded potential (the “Absolute”) that constitutes the source of everything in the physical world. We believe that the Absolute can be known and studied....[and that] co-creation is an inherent property within Nature. This expansion in understanding of the Absolute will facilitate conscious co-creation. The Foundation believes that unconditional love constitutes the underlying “consciousness” field, the field of all fields. The hope is that through conscious co-creation the experience of this field on earth will be expanded and amplified. Thus, the ultimate objective of the Foundation’s work is to facilitate the betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment of planet earth.
FMBR is dedicated to the expansion and amplification of the field of consciousness through exploration, modeling, research, presentation and discussion. For well over a quarter of a century, it has provided a forum for thought-leaders and pioneers who are exploring the frontiers of science. Here they shared their ideas and their findings with a well-educated and open-minded audience. The Foundation has gone where mainstream science has feared to tread.
When FMBR was founded, Apple Computer was in its infancy and the Berlin Wall still stood. I doubt the founders could have imagined the world as it is today. Much of what was cutting edge 30 years ago has become part of the mainstream today, thanks to the efforts of many individuals and organizations, like FMBR. As the Foundation continues to work toward expanding our understanding of the Absolute, it continues to seek out the leading edge, exploring new frontiers which help to facilitate humanity’s conscious evolution.
We can barely imagine what the next 30 years hold for humanity and the Earth, but I am glad that we have the extraordinary organization and community that FMBR is, as we all, individually and collectively—and you knew this was coming—boldly go where no one has gone before.
Judy Kitt, President FMBR
UPCOMING FRIEND EVENTS
JANUARY 23: RAHM: Metaphysical Exploration Group, Novato:
Learning Remote Viewing, 7:30 pm Speaker: Russell Targ
JANUARY 30: Bay Area Wellness Festival, 2 to 7 pm Cubberley Community Theatre, Admission $10
FEBRUARY 25: This Is Your Blood on Processed Food, 7:30 pm Speaker: Beverly Rubik, PhD
FEBRUARY 26: Workshop with Beverly Rubik: Improving the Biological Terrain
MARCH 25: The World of Science, and a Science of the World , >7:30 pm . Speaker: Peter A. Sturrock, PhD
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.
With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.
Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:
- are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
- recognize they are an integral part of any experiment in which they choose to participate
- know and are prepared to expand their own level of consciousness
The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.
Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3.
Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449
|William C. Gough