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Beyond Bohm 2023

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Event Series Event Series: Beyond Bohm 2023

July 16, 2023 @ 5:59 pm August 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm CEST

Beyond Bohm 2023

Beyond Bohm 2023: Part 1 – Changing Meaning / Changing Being

Beyond Bohm 2023: Part 2: Science and Philosophy

David Bohm has been described as one of the most significant and original thinkers of the twentieth century whose interests and influence extend well beyond the field of physics to include philosophy, psychology, language, religion, art, creativity, thought, and education. Underlying his innovative approach to these many different issues was the fundamental idea that beyond the visible, tangible world there lies a deeper, implicate order of undivided wholeness.

During July and August the Pari Center is offering a unique opportunity to hear and dialogue with those involved in the many aspects of David Bohm’s work and to discuss the implications of his ideas for the future. All sessions include audience participation in the form of Q&A and discussion.

Beyond Bohm 2023: Part 1 – Changing Meaning / Changing Being

Curated and Chaired by Lee Nichol

July 16 – 30, 2023
9:00am PDT | 12:00pm EDT | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

6-two-hour sessions

All sessions are live, and include Q & A, and all participants will receive the RECORDING.

Now in its third year, Beyond Bohm aims to use multiple aspects of David Bohm’s work as jumping-off points for ongoing inquiry and experiential probings. We are especially happy with this year’s offerings, and are honored to have more than 30 guest participants for Part 1 (July 16 – 30).

Our first weekend will open up significant new territory while exploring perennial questions regarding meaning, consciousness, dialogue, and the nature of experience. While organicism, panpsychism, and temporal flux are marbled throughout the work of David Bohm, further perspectives – particularly those of Henri Bergson and Alfred North Whitehead – are brought to bear in our opening session. The following day, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake brings his own unique perspective to some of these process-oriented questions, asking, “Is the Sun Conscious?”

Our second weekend puts forth multiple perspectives regarding Bohm’s proposals about holoflux and holomovement. These concepts – and what they imply – are foundational for any experiential sense of Bohm’s overall metaphysics. The various perspectives shared across two sessions draw from years of experimentation with the relevance of this aspect of Bohm’s work, within the actual movement of daily life.

Our third weekend is a bounty of dialogue. The group of ten women partaking in the Saturday session collectively bring hundreds of years of experience with various dialogical modes. The following day, Blackfoot elder Leroy Little Bear and multiple guests will once again share with us Leroy’s unique approach to dialogue, rooted in indigenous world views and sensibilities.

Program of Event

Sunday July 16
Bohm/Bergson/Whitehead: Life as Movement
with Àlex Gómez-Marin, Lee Nichol, Hester Reeve

Monday July 17
Is the Sun Conscious?
with Rupert Sheldrake

Saturday July 22
Holoflux: The Qualitative Infinity of Nature
with Lee Nichol, Cheryl Brant, Aja Bulla Zamastil

Sunday July 23
Holoflux: Codex
with Richard Burg, Eva Casey, Sky Hoorne, Maria Hvidbak, Beth Macy, Hester Reeve, Aja Bulla Zamastil

Saturday July 29
The Heart of Dialogue
Dialogue with Jessica Ball, Trine-Line Biong, Eva Casey, Anna Factor, Sally Jeffery, Beth Macy, Marie-Eve Marchand, Melissa Nelson, Marjorie Parker, Susanna Ruebsaat

Sunday July 30
The Hidden Science: What Western Science Metrics Don’t Know – And Can’t Know
Indigenous Dialogue with Leroy Little Bear and Jeannette Armstrong, Greg Cajete, Marie-Eve Marchant, Kent Monkman, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol

Beyond Bohm 2023: Part 2 -Science and Philosophy

with Jonathan Allday, Jens Allwood, Paavo Pylkkänen, Michael Richter, William Seager, David Schrum, Marij van Strien

Curated and Chaired by Paavo Pylkkänen

August 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 26 – 27, 2023
9:00am PDT | 12:00pm EDT | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST

6-two-hour sessions

All sessions are live, and include Q & A, and all participants will receive the RECORDING.

Beyond Bohm 2023 Part two focuses on scientific and philosophical themes.  After an introduction to Bohm’s physics, the topics include pluralism in science and the relation between Bohm and Paul Feyerabend; the role of mind and consciousness in Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics and in Hugh Everett’s “many worlds” theory; Bohm’s view of the self and the observer; Bohm’s notion of an order between and beyond; and Bohm’s process-oriented view of language.

Program of Event

Saturday August 5
Introduction to Bohm’s Physics
with Jonathan Allday

Sunday August 6
Bohm’s Views on Pluralism in Science and the Relation between Bohm and Paul Feyerabend
with Marij van Strien

Saturday August 12
Maverick Minds: Bohm and Everett on Mind & Consciousness
with William Seager

Sunday August 13
Bohm’s View of the Self and the Observer
with Paavo Pylkkänen

Saturday August 26
David Bohm and an Order Between and Beyond:
Toward a New Mind and a New Human Being

with David Schrum


July 16, 2023 @ 5:59 pm CEST
August 27, 2023 @ 8:00 pm CEST