Peter Russell explores the reasons why consciousness may be the fundamental essence of the Universe. Many have made such claims from metaphysical perspectives, but the possibility has always been ignored by the scientific community. In this talk, he discusses the problems the materialist scientific world view has with consciousness and proposes an alternative worldview which, rather than contradicting science, makes new sense of much of modern physics. He presents a reasoned argument that shows how they are pointing towards the one thing science has always avoided considering the primary nature of consciousness.
His ground-breaking research in the 1950's hoped to find a cure for serious mental illness, but Dr. Cameron stepped over the line. Secretly funded by the CIA, he brainwashed unsuspecting patients. He was a Scottish doctor whose burning ambition was to be a scientific legend. Dr Ewen Cameron, a graduate of Glasgow University, became one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the world. His work in Canada in the 1950s was radical and groundbreaking but now some of his patients are finally receiving compensation. Ross McWilliam reveals that Cameron subjected his unsuspecting patients to massive electric shocks and a cocktail of powerful drugs in a brainwashing programme funded by the CIA.
Fear is apparently a universal emotion; all persons, consciously or unconsciously, have fear in some sort. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it. Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. A Virus Called Fear is short film about the conditioning of fear, and what irrational fears can lead to.
This documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research that suggests that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience. It could contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, treat depression and speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine.
In French with English subtitles.
This documentary focuses on experiments exploring what is known by researchers as psi phenomena. These are anomalous extended properties of consciousness that have been measured under experimental conditions by highly qualified scientists. The inspiration came from many years of personal research into a range of scientific fields including consciousness and psi research, psychology, biology, cosmology, quantum physics and philosophy of mind. Their existence signal far-reaching implications to our understanding of both consciousness and reality itself.