Speakers 2000-2001 Season

Speakers 2000-01 Season

Sep, 00
Multidimensional Music: Healing Inner Fragmentation
Jacotte Chollet and Dr. Dean Brown

Our September speakers will be Jacotte Chollet and Dr. Dean Brown. Ms. Chollet creates her music from a deep meditative state. The music emerges spontaneously from intense inner listening and is "composed" live, in a state of expanded awareness, using several synthesizers connected together. Until 1985 she was Associate Producer and Director of over fifty documentary films for the French National Television on the cutting edge of science, psychology and philosophy.

In 1985 she had a powerful inner voice experience and has since dedicated her life to the exploration of the world of vibrations, music and subtle energies. She will report on nine years of years of research and therapy through "harmonic resonance" with multidimensional music showing its specific capacity to connect with the source of higher consciousness within, to initiate a holistic transformation on a quantum level and to restore integrity of energy field, with an emphasis on cancer cases. Blood tests have shown that, after an exposure of one hour of this music, there is a dramatic increase in hemoglobin and an enhancement of the immune system.

The meeting will begin with an introductory discussion by Dr. Dean Brown, a theoretical physicist, who has been working on the underlying basis for the healing power of music. Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He is a student of Sufism, reads and translates Sanskrit including the ancient sacred texts of Hinduism. Ms. Jacotte Chollet received her degrees in English and Linguistics from the University of Grenoble in France.

Oct, 00
Reversing Heart Disease: The Physical, Mental and Spiritual Basis
Lee Lipsenthal, MD

Our October speaker is Dr. Lee Lipsenthal, M.D., until recently Vice President and Research Director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. The project is part of Dr. Dean Ornish's program for reversing heart disease.

Briefly, they have found that 77% of people eligible for by-pass surgery or angioplasty were able to avoid these procedures safely. 82% showed measurable recession of stenotic lesions as measured by computer-assisted angiography and cardiac PET scans. In addition, there was a 91% decrease in the frequency of anginal pain. The control group showed increases in all these areas. Dr. Lipsenthal will discuss these results.

 

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Lipsenthal is currently Medical Director of Lifestyle Advantage, a company whose mission is the growth and development of programs to modify health behaviors. He received his B.S. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his M.D. from Howard University, also in Washington, D.C. He is a board-certified internist with post-graduate training in cholesterol disorders and cardiac rehabilitation.

Nov, 00
Medicine in the 21st Century
Sylvestre Quevedo, MD

Our November speaker is Dr. Sylvestre Quevedo. He observes modern medicine is in crisis. We have heard this frequently over the past 25 years. Now, it is said usually with some reference to managed care and its devastating effects on access to medical care or on the quality of the care process itself. Years back it was about the escalating cost of medical care and how it might bankrupt us all. Before that it was about the lack of medical care for the poor, in rural areas and for other marginalized populations. There was a surplus of specialists and a lack of physicians choosing to enter primary care, we were told. Throughout most of this, the debate was about more or less medicine, to be delivered by more or less doctors with more or less technology and about who would pay for it all.

Running on an almost perpendicular axis another series of concerns was more directly related to the intersection of science and society. This has been referred to as the "post-modern crisis" or "the end of the cult of progress." Briefly stated this is the belief that more is not necessarily better and that science won’t necessarily solve all of our problems. Concerns over the ethics of genetic engineering with its potential for unintended effects, genetically modified foods, antibiotic resistance, the progressive loss of biodiversity and the ecological crisis, the emergence of the chronic illness era and the failure of conventional medicine in dealing with the "lifestyle illnesses" (coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity), the suspicion that cancer may be related to environmental pollution are all part of this.

During the debates for a national health program in the early Clinton years it became apparent that there was little or no consensus on what constitutes on optimal American health system. Indeed, some have observed that the current crisis in medicine in not a crisis in financing at all but the end of an era, the culmination of a deeper, more fundamental collapse of a now outmoded system. Medicine may be in the midst of a true paradigm shift, in the Kuhnian sense. The rise of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States and the Integrative Medicine "movement" suggests this. What are the features of the new paradigm? How is it informed by developments in natural science? What should a medicine of the future look like? These are the topics that will be explored in this discussion.

 

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Quevedo graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975. He obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health with emphasis on health services development. He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Associate Chief of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Artificial Kidney Center at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He has been involved with the Center for Integrative Medicine since its inception and is now its Medical Director.

Jan, 01
Panel Discussion
Beyond Time: Implications of Non-Locality
Dr. Dean Radin, Russell Targ, Dean Brown

The January meeting will be a panel discussion on the implications of non-locality upon society's current view of time and causality. Non-locality is being widely discussed in the world of physics, largely as the result of the work by Bohm, Bell, Aspect, Wheeler and other quantum physicists. Our panel will consist of Dr. Dean Radin, Russell Targ and Dr. Dean Brown.

Dr. Radin will describe experimental work on retrocausal phenomena. Russell Targ will discuss his research on precognitive remote viewing. Dr. Brown will describe how non-locality arises from the laws of physics. The panel will explore, with audience participation, the philosophical implications of non-locality to human perception and causation.

Bill Gough, FMBR President, will be the moderator.

Speakers' Bios

Dr. Radin has an M.S. in electrical engineering, a Ph.D. in philosophy, and does research at the Boundary Institute. He is author of "The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena".

Russell Targ, a laser physicist, performed CIA sponsored remote viewing research at SRI International, and is co-author of "The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief".

Dr. Dean Brown has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. He has had a particular interest in cosmology and universal invariants, is a long time student of Sufism, and reads Sanskrit. He has translated ancient sacred texts of Hinduism.

Feb 01
Sacred Site: Scientific Measurements Suggesting Commonality
Marsha H. Adams

Sacred sites exist throughout the world. The purpose of these mysterious sites is not understood. They may have been deliberately chosen because of characteristics producing special effects on human physiology and consciousness. Measurements of magnetic and electromagnetic fields and radiation have been made at sites throughout the United States Southwest and at standing stone sites in Scotland.

This talk explores the geophysical characteristics of more than a dozen sacred sites. Certain symbols repeatedly found near particularly focused anomalies at the sites suggest the ancients were aware of the anomaly. The common properties of the sites will be discussed as well as the possible implications for effects on health, consciousness, and enhancement of spiritual practices.

 

Speaker's Bio

Marsha Adams originally trained in biology and chemistry but has spent much of her 35 year career in research using computers, sophisticated instrumentation and physics. She did medical research at University of Hawaii and Stanford Medical school and was a member of Dr. Norman Shumway’s heart transplant team. She later became a Senior Systems Analyst at SRI International. She is the founder of Time Research which explores the use of low frequency electromagnetic measurements for forecasting earthquakes. She has successfully forecast many earthquakes including the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Mar 01
Materialization and Stigmata in Brazil
Stanley Kripner, PhD

At our March meeting, Stanley Kripner will describe the work he and an interdisciplinary team of researchers did with Amy Amiden, a 'psychic claimant' living in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The twenty sessions they had with her were marked by apparent materializations and apports, often with stigmata. One team member stayed outside during the sessions monitoring geomagnetic activity. This activity was found to be correlated with the observed events. Significant statistical correlation was also found between the observed events and Amidenís diastolic blood pressure.

It was hoped to continue the research and add to the observing team of a Brazilian magician and a member with parapsychological measurement equipment. However, this proved impossible because of the evident strain on his heart. Details of this study can be obtained in two journals: The Journal of Scientific Exploration and Exceptional Human Experience.

Speaker's Bio

Stanley Kripner, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco. He is the former president of the Association for the Study of Dreams, the Parapsychological Association, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and two subdivisions (humanistic psychology and psychological hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association. He has authored numerous books.

 Apr, 01
Bringing Order out of Chaos: The Power of Pattern on Human Beings
Discussion moderated by Dr. Dean Brown, Mail Burgess and Bill Gough

Patterns represent order arising from chaos. The topic of discussion at the April meeting will be patterns, their relation to symbols, and to thought processes, such as perception, expression, causation, and mental processes in general. The discussion will involve the participation of the audience to the fullest extent, and will by lead by Dr. Dean Brown, Mali Burgess, and Bill Gough.

Among the questions we will be addressing are: Could there be a universal language underlying reality? Do patterns have intrinsic energy? Is the human necessary to activate a pattern? What is the power of specific symbols, or shapes like a tetrahedron or pyramid? What patterns are being recognized by divination? What is the basis of the ancient concept of Feng Shui? Why do the patterns in homeopathics, crystals, and music effect us?

FMBR members consist of professionals from many different disciplines. Everyone should bring their own perspective to the discussion. Together we may achieve some fresh insights.

Speakers' Bios

Dr. Dean Brown has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, is a teacher of cosmology, a long time student of Sufism, and reads and translates Sanskrit.

Mali Burgess has a B.A. in Architecture and Visual Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University, did graduate work in psychology, and is founder of the Foundation for the Future.

Bill Gough has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, did graduate work at Harvard University and is co-founder and President of the Foundation for Mind-Being Research.

May, 01
Informational Medicine: The Science Behind Homeopathy
Bill Gray, MD

At our May meeting Bill Gray, M.D. will discuss the scientific foundation underlying homeopathy -- a 200 year-old medical science based on the fundamental principle of actively and powerfully stimulating the body to heal itself. It evolved as a classical science based on empirical principles. Today, however, not only does science validate homeopathy, but exciting basic science advances have occurred in understanding the biophysical mechanisms involved.

Water comprises 95% of all the molecules in the human body. Homeopathic dilutions of water that no longer contain even a molecule of the original substance can effectively stimulate one's immunity -- a true informational medicine. Highly reproduced results prove that specific frequencies associated with homeopathics are transmissible through glass, and can be digitized and transmitted to pure water to produce at another location an effective homeopathic.

 

Speakers' Bios

Dr. Bill Gray did his undergraduate work at UCLA in Bacteriology. He graduated from Stanford Medical School with an M.D. and did his internship at Highland General Hospital, Oakland. He began his homeopathic practice in 1971. He is co-founder of the International Foundation of Homeopathy. He has a private practice in Saratoga, CA Dr. Gray is the author of the bookHomeopathy: Science or Myth?.