Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D.
Are people predisposed to commit evil acts because of the way their brains are wired, which causes them to lack empathy and compassion for their fellow human beings? For those people, who are typically classified as psychopaths, can their brains be re-wired to care about others? Is there a way to permanently rewire the brain circuitry of human race en masse to create brain circuits of love and compassion? It appears that the answer to each of the above questions is yes, as detailed in the two videos shown below.
The first video is titled “Can We Eliminate Evil?” It was a recent episode of Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. While the entire episode is fascinating, the most interesting part begins shortly after the 25 minute mark. In Zurich, Dr. Christian Ruff stimulates people’s brains with electricity in area that causes them to have more concern for the well-being of others. Dr. Ruff found that the electrical stimulation can make people (like psychopaths) much more compassionate. The problem is that the behavioral changes are temporary – they persist for only about 20 minutes after the stimulation stops. The important thing is that science has demonstrated that by stimulating areas of the brain (which effectively alters the brain circuitry), it can positively affect behavior and actually cause people to care about others.
Uploaded on 19 July 2012 by Junaid Zia
‘The second video is an interview with Dr. Amit Goswami, author of many books including “How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization: A Few People Can Change Human Evolution.” For more about Quantum Activism, see the article “Become a Quantum Activist.” Watch the last ten minutes of the video below, titled Dr Amit Goswami ‘Consciousness, Quantum Physics and Being Human’ , starting at the 50:15 minute mark, and then read the notes about the video below that.
Uploaded on 1 September 2012 by conscioustv
50:15 Iain McNay: How do you put this together – you’ve got this book “Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization” – how does this come together on a practical basis?
50:30 Dr. Goswami: This is, of course, I feel is the most important thing today for ALL thinking people, ALL feeling people,ALL people who want to integrate their lives – like I did – have to face up to… The faulty ideas of scientific materialism – that consciousness does not exist except as brain phenomenon and that matter is everything – what those ideas have done is to undermine those values that are the purpose of evolution, which is what makes living worthwhile.
51:05 Dr. Goswami: Consciousness gives us values. If you denigrate consciousness, then our values will automatically be denigrated. Does the brain have values? Material scientists have tried to bring values back in through evolution. But, they cannot do it because matter cannot process meaning, let alone values. These things are subjects of scientific proof today. We should give up on scientific materialism if we want to save civilization. Unfortunately, scientific materialism is very entrenched today. You have to realize that.
51:45 Dr. Goswami: But then, you have to recognize the power of activism.
52:00 Iain McNay: How is quantum activism a way forward when it seems, from our media anyway, that the way forward is a long way away – if there is one.
52:25 Dr. Goswami: This is what people need know. It [a way forward] does seem remote today. But, there are two answers. First of all, it seemed remote when two scientists, Descartes and Francis Bacon, were struggling against the power of the church. It seemed very remote then, didn’t it? So, it means nothing that it seems very remote. Several decades ago, it seemed remote that communism could ever break down in Russia.
53:00 Dr. Goswami: So, how the movement of consciousness works is actually by jolt – by surprises. This is what the nature of creativity is. So, that’s one answer…. It will be creative; it will be a revolution. It will be some kind of nudge. Big changes come abruptly, suddenly – even social changes.
53:20 Dr. Goswami: The other aspect, which should be very hopeful for everyone, is that it does not take very many people to do it. Rupert Sheldrake first had this intuition. He published several books in the 80s where he put forth the idea that only a few people are needed to change the collective, because changes that we make in our brain involves what Sheldrake calls morphogenetic fields. These fields are responsible in some way – I call them blueprints of biological forms.
54:00 Dr. Goswami: So, when we change the brain and make a positive emotional brain circuit of love (for example), the morphogenetic field …, which is the blueprint of that brain, becomes associated with love and will therefore it will become a loving morphogenetic field. It is a changed morphogenetic field.
54:15 Dr. Goswami: That change, I was able to show, Mark Mitchell and I, that change in the morphogenetic field is NOT stored in the brain, but is stored nonlocally. Quantum memory is nonlocal memory – outside of space and time – everywhere and nowhere. Since it is nonlocal memory, anyone on Earth, irrespective of time and space, can access it.
54:45 Dr. Goswami: The vision is that if enough of us become conscious that we need to change, which we are capable of (we are capable of the creative experience; we are capable of turning our creativity inward to create brain circuits of love), and we do it in communities and do it in groups in such a way that nonlocality will be facilitated [in that the morphogenetic field becomes conditioned with love]. These nonlocal fields are then available in the future and are used automatically, without effort, by everyone. So, we develop people to have brain circuits of love, which will propagate into the future through nonlocal means.
The nonlocal morphogenetic love fields will then cause the collective to permanently develop brain circuits conditioned for love.
As John Lennon said in his song Mind Games: “Love is the answer and you know that for sure.”