Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dr. Masaru Emoto Reveals the Consciousness of Humanity

The groundbreaking work of pioneer researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto has dramatically changed the way we look at Earth's most precious resource. His knowledge about water has been captured in various books, including The Message from Water where he documents the true nature of water and the influence of human vibrational energy, thoughts, words and music on the molecular structure of water. He has discovered many differences in the crystalline structure of water that has been collected from various places around the world. Water taken from pristine mountain streams show beautiful geometric patterns when frozen, whereas polluted water forms distorted crystalline structures. His famous water crystal photography has been further published in The Hidden Messages in Water and his work has been featured in the popular movie What the Bleep Do We Know!? He speaks to Vivienne Tang from The Source Asia about the consciousness of humanity and its connection with water, sharing his thoughts about the polluted oceans and what we can do to change that.

Dr. Emoto will be giving two workshops in June, to register visit

To read the full interview with Vivienne Tang and Dr Emoto click here

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stuart Hameroff

Stuart Hameroff is a leading proponent of the Quantum Mind. While most scientists are content in relating the mind to neural activity in the brain, Hameroff working with Roger Penrose have developed a theory that places the mind at the quantum level. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on the Conference (my discussions with him in Tucson three years ago started the process of hosting the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference here in Hong Kong) and other media related projects. He is inspirational in his dedication to promoting Consciousness Studies (he heads the Tucson Center) and his work on the Quantum Mind.

The Quantum perspective move the goalposts for reductionists attempting to explain consciousness with neurons by applying their own methodology (neurons are made of atoms, atoms are made of sub-atomic particles, governed by quantum mechanics). Physicist David Bohm also presented this idea with his notion of an “implicate order.”

One of the significances of this is that the model leaves room (in the implicate order or at the quantum level) for non-deterministic effects such as free will as well as a “meaning” to all (God, etc.). Quite the character, Stuart give a great account of his reception at an “atheists conference” here: If you are interested in the on-going science vs. religion debates, videos of the presentations at the conference are available online as well:

Stuart's interest in Consciousness Studies stems from his professional career as an Anesthesiologist. He recorded a great welcome to the TSC Conference and Festival and provides a short primer here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Primers for the Asia Consciousness Festival

Baroness Susan Greenfield will be speaking at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference.  In addition to writing many books including her latest, ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century, she also produced the excellent BBC series Brain Story which can be seen online here:   The series includes many videos of stroke / split brain patients and interviews with leading researchers including Benjamin Libet.  Its a great primer for the Asia Consciousness Festival coming up next month!  Here is another talk by Susan given last year on the future of Brain (

Robert Lawrence Kuhn also has some really good video exploring consciousness up at his Closer to Truth site ( Among the many excellent interviewees include Stuart Hameroff and David Chalmers who will also be presenting at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference.

If you want to whet your appetite for the lively consciousness discussions coming in June, both these links provide great background information!