Many of you know that one of my primary interests is building bridges between first-class science and first-class spirituality, so they can stimulate each other. My The End of Materialism book in 2009 was a major effort in this direction, arguing that, given scientific evidence, it is reasonable to be both scientific and spiritual in life, rather than genuine science having somehow shown that all spirituality was nonsense.
I’ve just finished editing* a video of me giving the ISSSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine) 2010 Presidential Address, Toward An Evidence-Based Spirituality for the 21st Century, which can serve as a summary of that book as well as stimulation for directions I hope people will study in the future, as well as giving a more personal look at me for those who want more than words.
It’s on YouTube in four parts, as follows:
It’s about an hour and a half altogether.
* Editing means the camera person kept swinging the camera back and forth between me and the slides in spite of my instruction to keep it on me, I planned to use a video editing program to add in the slides later. I have now done that, which makes for much more readable slides and, by overriding most of the camera swings, less dizzying pans. Excuse minor technical glitches in this, I’m just an amateur.
Interestingly, my son David Tart is very skilled at animation and has been the animation director of a number of films. He looked at earlier efforts of mine and gave me good advice – stop trying to get better and better at video editing Dad! With some obvious crudity, my stuff is a amateur job but a good one, to be admired. If it gets even better, people will start looking at it as if it were done by a professional, and then get distracted because it’s quite flawed by professional standards.