Expanding the Scope of Science
GALILEO COMMISSION REMIT
The world today is dominated by science and by its underlying assumptions, which are seldom explicitly articulated. The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.
Following widespread consultation with 90 advisers representing 30 universities worldwide, we have published the Galileo Commission Report, written by Prof Dr Harald Walach and entitled Beyond a Materialist Worldview – Towards an Expanded Science. The report has been widely endorsed as a groundbreaking document and we encourage you to read it for yourself and spread the word among your professional network. Summaries of the argument are available in a number of languages.
Incorporating a shared vision of what the world could be like if consciousness were acknowledged to be fundamental, then fostering wellbeing at every level, is how you make social change happen. The most powerful human force is the power of shared intention. It is a worldview, not a technology.
In this discussion, it is clear that there appeared to be suppression and a lack of promotion of extraordinary experiments conducted by Sir William Crookes and Sir Oliver Lodge. These important experiments demonstrated a relationship between scientific facts and the spiritual dimensions. Smith-Moncrieffe and Wadhams go further and also discuss the rich history of more contemporary scientists who conducted covert experiments in the area of consciousness while maintaining careers in criminology, philosophy, psychology, physics and other mainstream studies. It is clear that those who wanted to pursue parapsychology or consciousness studies in the university would be faced with potential ridicule, limited funding, an unstructured curricula, and lack of incentives.
In this interview with the "world's most controversial scientist," Rupert Sheldrake takes us on the journey of his life - from a sceptical undergraduate to a ground-breaking scientist.
In a discussion, moderated by Galileo Commission Chair David Lorimer, Galileo Commission Adviser Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is joined by Dr. Peter Fenwick, who wrote the Preface to the Galileo Commission Report, to discuss the dogmatism in science.
The coronation marks the emergence of the unconscious into consciousness, the crystallization of chaos into order, the transcendence of compulsion into choice. We become the rulers of that which had ruled us. The New World Order that the conspiracy theorists fear is a shadow of the glorious possibility available to sovereign beings. No longer the vassals of fear, we can bring order to the kingdom and build an intentional society on the love already shining through the cracks of the world of separation.
Russell’s one-line message to the world - “Since we are all created from the same stardust, we can greatly diminish our suffering, by moving from our ego-based craving and fear, to timeless awareness, and freedom.”