Friday, 16 September 2011

Trialogue: "Biologue" Fields, Brains & Chaos

Trialogue: "Biologue" Fields, Brains & Chaos
Rupert Sheldrake & Ralph Abraham
Terence is away for this one.
Esalen, California, 1991

Fields as the interface between the mind and brain. The role of fields in our understanding of physical reality. Can all order in nature be traced to the organising or patterning influence of fields? Memory and mental fields. A morphic field theory of the mind. Modelling brain function and the relationship between the mind and the brain. The code-checking function in DNA. How do the electromagnetic and morphic fields function? The location of mind and the questions posed by memory. Is there a storehouse for species memory? Is there a structure in the memory of the world that enables non-local resonance between individual species?

Religious explanations of memory. Exploring two different models for memory. Memory does not have to be stored. Print versus oral culture. The role of resonance in the memory process. The nature of time. Is the past somehow accessible and co-existent with the present? The evolution of the morphogenetic field. How are the physical levels of an organism connected with the mental levels? The coupling of morphic and physical fields in crystals. Experiments to uncover the possibility of the mental influence on physical fields. Morphic resonance and computers.

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