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Mind, Brain and Consciousness

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A group of renowned physicians and neuroscientist gathered at the United Nations in New York to present and discuss their latest insights on the relationship between mind, brain, and consciousness. The presented findings are revolutionary and point towards the emergence of a new paradigm in science.

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Holographic Universe

00156eAuthor Michael Talbot was interested in parallels between mysticism and physics and wrote several books in this field. Over the last decades scientists developed a holographic model of reality which can explain several inexplicable phenomena. Michael presents this model and also shares personal experiences which formed his worldview in this respect and inspired him to write a best-selling book on the topic.

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Scientific research on near-death experiences

00102cDr. Pim van Lommel is a Dutch cardiologist who started doing scientific research on near-death experiences after several of his cardiact arrest patients reported having witnessed events while their brain was clinically dead. In 2001 he published a by now famous Lancet study on the subject. In this interview he talks about his research and insights

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The Science Delusion

00325tBiochemist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake researched several delusions of science, particularly the assumptions on which modern science is based. In this lecture he traces back the history of several scientific dogmas and he shares his most inconvenient findings about them.

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Power of Subconscious Belief

00103dBruce Lipton was a professor for biology. During his research on genes, he made amazing discoveries. His key message : Your subconscious beliefs run your life. If these beliefs do not fit your life situation, you have the ability to change them.

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Nature of Reality

00136kThomas Campbell is a physicist who used to work for NASA. Over the last 30 years he developed a "Theory of Everything" that brings physics and metaphysics in one theory. In his lecture he presents a condensed summary of his theory.

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PSI Research

00224vDr. Dean Radin studied electrical engineering as well as psychology and has been researching PSI phenomena like telepathy and presentiments of future events for over 12 years. His experiments document that these phenomena are real but Dean's findings don't fit into the established scientific models.

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Gates of Awakening

00133hNeil Kramer identifies in this lecture different filters of conscious awareness, which conceil our perception of the external world. Additionally he provides some clues how to deconstruct these filters.

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Children's memories of previous lives

00101bDr. Jim Tucker is a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. He has researched 2500 cases of children that have detailed memories about previous lives. In this interview Jim talks about his research into children who have provided names and other verifiable information from previous lives.

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Experiencing a stroke

00125zNeuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened - she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding - she studied and remembered every moment. In this lecture she shares her experience.

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Beware online filter bubbles

00118sIn this 9-minute lecture Eli Pariser elaborates on how filter algorithms are pre-selecting the information users are presented with on search engines like Google or websites like Facebook. This user-specific tailoring mechanism decides without our consent which information is of importance to us and puts us in a reality bubble that reconfirms our worldview.

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Crop Circles

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This award-winning documentary explores the crop circle phenomenon from various angles. It presents scientific research results along with amazing videos and pictures of the most stunning formations. Various experts on crop circles are interviewed about their insights.

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The Day Before Disclosure

02063mThis documentary covers the UFO / ET presence on Earth. It presents evidence gathered over the last 60 years along with interviews of witnesses from military and government. A collection of highly unusual information which you might never hear about from mainstream news sources.

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This is a short introduction into scientific discoveries that were originally made about 100 years ago. The implications of the "double slit experiment" are still not fully integrated into the scientific body of knowledge today. After reading through this introduction you will at least have understood the topic and the nature of the problem :

 

 

 

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In 1703 Isaac Newton postulated that light consists of a stream of particles because :

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In 1804 Thomas Young showed that light is a wave because it undergoes diffraction and interference :

 

 

 

 

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The term "diffraction" describes the apparent bending of waves around obstacles and the spreading out of waves past small openings.

 

 

 

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The term "interference" describes the effect when a wave hits an obstacle with two small openings and the two diffractions caused at the openings interact with each other.

This creates a series of light and dark bands on the screen behind the double slit, which is also called an "interference pattern".

The light measured on the screen shows bright areas and areas of darkness. At those locations where two interfering waves are "in phase" they add together and produce a bright area. At those locations where two interfering waves are "out of phase" they cancel each other out and produce an area of darkness.

 

 


When experiments with light are performed the following setup is used  :

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Now lets imagine we switch the experiment from "shooting light" at the screen to "shooting bullets". In this case you would not expect any interference pattern because each bullet either goes through the left slit and leaves a mark at the left side of the screen or it goes through the right slit and leaves a mark at the right side of the screen :

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In the next modification of the experiment we will use an "electron gun". This electron gun is capable of shooting a single electron at a time and it can shoot millions of them one after the other at very short intervals. In this setup there is no way that two electrons could interact with each other because there is always only one electron leaving the electron gun.

When the scientist first performed this experiment they were puzzled because what they expected on the screen was something similar to the "shooting bullets" experiment : Two thin lines one behind each slit but they got something very different ! They got an interference pattern :

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But how could this be ? How could an electron "interfere with itself" to create the interference pattern ?

 

The scientists had to find out through which slit the electron went, so they installed detectors on each slit which were capable to detect if an electron passes through the slit. (This depiction of putting sensors at each slit is a simplification. In order to learn about how the path of the electron was really identified, check out the article on the Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser experiment). When they turned on the electron gun they were puzzled again : Now the interference pattern was gone and all they saw on the screen were two stripes - one behind each slit :

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So did the installation of the detectors cause this change in behavior ? It took a long time to come up with an explanation for this highly strange behavior. In science this phenomenon was referred to as "the measurement problem".
 


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Even though the results of the experiment are undisputed, there are different ways in which they are interpreted by science. The fact that the recording of detector data changes the outcome of the entire experiment has to be related to a "conscious observer" being present. If this conscious observer is looking (measuring) the electrons behave differently than if he is not looking.

The following explanation is related to a new model of reality that can explain physics as well as metaphysics. In this model it is assumed that consciousness is primary and that all matter is virtual. The assumption that we are living in a virtual reality is not that far fetched if you look at the discoveries of the structure of matter : Whenever you go deeper and deeper into the sub-structures of matter it is undisputed that 99,9% of the entire structure of an atom is empty space. In the atomic model taught in schools today there is a nucleus in the center and there are electrons orbiting around it but the whole thing is pretty much empty space. If you zoom into the nucleus and begin taking it apart, the same pattern repeats : Most of the nucleus is empty space again.

So if the structure that is forming the material world is more than 99,9% empty, it might not be that big of a leap to assume that information about matter is probably of major importance. In this new model of reality refered to here it is assumed that information about matter is more important than physical matter because physical matter is just derived from the information.

It is important to understand the idea behind this model so I will try to explain it again with slightly different words : In a reality where consciousness and information are primary, matter is like a projection. Imagine sitting in front of a transparent screen and someone you can not see is casting shadows on the screen using various objects. All you can see is the shadow on the screen but this shadow is not the real thing it is just a projection. In this model of reality the "real object" exists only in an informational realm outside of time-space and the representation of the object in time-space is like a three-dimensional shadow.

In this model of reality any matter is only "rendered" when a conscious observer is looking. The term "rendering" is used in the same context as in 3D virtual reality game : It expresses that a graphical element is calculated and shown on the screen when the player is turning his head in a way that the object is in his field of vision.If he is looking in a different direction the object does not need to be rendered because the player can not see it but this does not mean that the object does not exist, it only means that at this moment it only exists in form of information.

Now let's apply this model of reality to the double-slit experiment : Any particle that you can not see with your naked eye does not need to be rendered - it only exists in the realm of information. When the electron gun shoots an electron towards the slit, all that travels at that moment is the information of the electron. On this level of information the electron can not be seen as one object because it is "only information". Quantum scientists often use the term "probability distribution" by which they mean the following : Since the electron does not exist as a physical object as long as no conscious observer is "looking", the electron is distributed in time-space like a cloud. It is only when you take a measurement to precisely identify the location of the electron that the "probability distribution" collapses in one location an then the particle is "rendered" at that location so that you can see (measure) it.

Now replace in your mind the image of the electron flying towards the slit by the imagine a probability distribution in form of a cloud flying towards the slit. If there is a detector located at both slits and they are properly recording data, this means that a measurement will be taken by a conscious observer, which results in a collapse of the probability distribution and a particle will be rendered at one of the two slits (and it will be the slit that was most "probable" according to the probability distribution). Since the particle has been rendered and the slit it went through has been identified the particle can now only behave as a particle and produce a single stripe pattern on the screen because there is no way a rendered particle can interfere with itself to create any interference pattern.

If you imagine the case that the detectors at the slits are not measuring then there is no collapse of the probability distribution. In this case one part of the probability distribution can go through one slit and another part can go through the other slit. At the other side both probability distributions will interact with each other and produce an interference pattern. So this interference pattern only exists on the level of information. The collapse of the probability distribution in this case takes place at the very end when the probability distribution reaches the screen because that's when a measurement is taken and the rendering produces a pattern on the screen according to the interference pattern of the probability distribution.

I hope this interpretation of the results of the double-slit experiment was helpful to you and that this introduction helped you to understand that reality itself might be very different from what we initially expected it to be.


Physicist Thomas Campbell has explained the content of this article in one of his lectures, which is available at this link.

   

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00127bBen Underwood lost both eyes at the age of 3. He taught himself to create clicking sounds with his tongue and use the echos to create an image of his environment in his mind in order to learn to see without eyes.

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What about money?

00398rBernard Lietaer is a former Central Banker, fond manager and university professor with more than 30 years of experience in the monetary system. In this interview he speaks in plain English about money, the Euro, the US Dollar and their future.

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Churnalism & Flat Earth News

00390jNick Davies worked as an investigative journalist for over 35 years. In this lecture he shares his insights on how the world of the press really works. He dismantles the golden rule of "objective reporting" and points out conflicts of interests which increasingly hinder truthful reporting.  

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Money & the Turning of the Age

00108iIn this lecture author Charles Eisenstein talks about how money changed the relationship between humanity and the world. He shares his vision of a society, which rediscovered its relationship to nature and where appreciation is expressed in other ways than just money.

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Corporatocracy and global empire

00100a 120John Perkins worked as Chief Economist at a major consulting firm. Over the years he became more and more aware of the massive amout of corruption the US empire is based upon but played along for a while. Finally he left his job and spoke out. A highly recommended interview !

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9/11 - Investigation of a Swiss historian

00104eDr. Daniele Ganser is a Swiss historian who teaches at Basel University. In this English lecture he presents a Swiss historian's view on the evidence on 9/11. A highly recommended overview of subjects and evidence usually not covered by the mass media.

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Crash course

00106gChris Martenson's "Crash course" from 2009 explains the inbuilt problems of the global economy, the financial system and society as a whole in easily understandable terms. Chris advocates to use common sense and prepare for what is coming.

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The Story of Stuff

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The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute documentary that takes a critical look at Western consumer culture and the hidden costs in the process of producing cheap goods.

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Problema - 100 deep questions

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In September 2006 over 100 great thinkers gathered for a round table discussion in Berlin. During this 9-hour day all participant were asked 100 deep questions and their responses were filmed simultaneously.

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Seeking Truth

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In this series of lectures Mark Passio gives an excellent insight into his quest for truth. Mark covers a wide range of topics, he is an eloquent presenter and his lectures are clearly laid out. Highly recommended viewing !

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Propaganda in a democracy

02058hThe documentary Psywar takes a close look at how propaganda and public relations have grown into a most powerful tool in shaping western democracies. Perception management replaced balanced reporting of events in the news and you should understand how you are being manipulated.

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9/11 - Explosive Evidence - Experts speak out

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The group "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth" created a documentary in which they interview 53 experts about the scientific facts regarding 9/11. The result is a compelling collection of evidence why the official government story can not be true.

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Architects on 9/11

00160iRichard Gage worked for over 20 years as an architect and constructed several high-rise buildings. In this lecture he informs about research he conducted on 9/11 together with 1900 other architects. They discovered severe inconsistencies in the official story.

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