Step into the world of physics – but bring your spirituality along. Fred Alan Wolf is a theoretical physicist and firewalker who sees the sacred in everything, and can give you a theorem to prove it. From every angle he blasts the boundary between science and spirit, and can make universal consciousness sound like a logical idea. He may be the first physicist ever to break into pop culture celebrity. In his featured appearance in the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know?, he brought cutting edge quantum theory down to earth, and stirred a cult following by heralding proof of ancient spiritual principles for a mainstream audience. “Mind is not limited or contained within the boundaries of the material world,” says Dr. Wolf. “Mind is not in you and in me separately. Mind is universal, escaping time and space. So when ideas pop into existence, it’s not just in your mind that they’re happening.” Heavy stuff? Yes. But “Captain Quantum” has a disarming way of delivering profound statements with gusto and a generous dose of mischief, so that even if you yawn at the mere mention of an electron, this time you’ll want to wake up and come along for the ride.
Fred Alan Wolf received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from U.C.L.A. in 1963. As a lecturer at prestigious universities around the world and a prolific author, he is well known for his ability to inspire both the scientific and the lay community. Dr. Wolf continues his research on the relationship between quantum physics and consciousness. His books include the National Book Award winner Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists (Harper Perennial 1989), The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time (Quest Books 2004), and Dr. Quantum’s Little Book of Big Ideas: Where Science Meets Spirit (Moment Point Press 2005).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How you can allow the creative mind of the universe to ignite your imagination-today
- Why you need faith to accept the concept of evolution
- How Rubik’s cube teaches seven-year-olds about graduate level physics
- Why science should be taught like an art class
- Why different people in different places create the same new invention at the same time
Program Number: 3110 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/29/2005