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Tuesday Talks | Barry Spivack | Online via ZOOM

15 February.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Tuesday Talks

Barry Spivack

15th February 2022 | 7.30pm until 9.00pm  | £6 | Online


What are the implications of meditation reducing violence?

Twenty peer reviewed studies and 50 demonstrations have found that meditation reduced war fatalities, crime and other negative trends in society. In this Tuesday Talk Barry Spivack will give good reasons why this is more than simply a statistical correlation but rather a case of cause and effect.

How can this phenomenon be explained? Barry will suggest that it can only be understood by modifying the conventional scientific understanding of consciousness which is that consciousness is an emergent property and has no causal efficacy in and of itself. Rather this evidence supports the idea of consciousness as a field spread out in space and time. More details of this research can be found in the book Barry co-authored with Dr Patricia Saunders, An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating the Evidence.

Join us at 7:30 PM BST via ZOOM. The Tuesday Talk will last for around 45 minutes and is followed by a live Q&A.

You can purchase a ticket online for £6.00  or you can call us on 0131 625 0700 to book over the phone. Season passes are available and grant access to all the New Year 2022 talks for a heavily discounted price.

An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating The Evidence

An Antidote to Violence

Evaluating The Evidence

It’s widely accepted that Transcendental Meditation (TM) can create peace for the individual, but can it create peace in society as a whole? And if it can, what could possibly be the mechanism? In An Antidote to Violence Barry Spivack and Patricia Saunders examine the peer-reviewed research and suggest that TM can influence the collective consciousness of a society which leads to a decrease in negative social trends, such as a decline in war fatalities, and to an increase in cooperation between nations. Weaving together psychology, sociology, philosophy, statistics, politics, physics and meditation, An Antidote to Violence provides evidence that we have the knowledge to reduce all kinds of violence in society.

Barry Spivack

About Barry Spivack

Teacher of Transcendental Meditation

Barry Spivack studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University before training as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. For 25 years he combined working in industry with teaching Transcendental Meditation part time. He currently teaches Transcendental Meditation in Essex, mainly in schools, companies and with patients in the UK National Health Service.

Visit Barry’s Website.


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15 February
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The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom


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0131 625 0700

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