Spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist
In this talk Drew Dellinger will engage the topic of nonduality through the lenses of poetry, justice and cosmology. Drew will weave together insights, stories and poems that speak to our ontological oneness, the creativity of the cosmos, and the poetics of timelessness. In addition, Dellinger will present the vision of radical connection in the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Though this aspect of Kingâ€™s vision has often been overlooked, Drew will show that King was in fact a kind of early â€˜systems thinker,â€™ with a proto-ecological vision of â€œthe interrelated structure of all reality.â€
In Kingâ€™s cosmology everything is connected and â€œthe universe is on the side of justice.â€ Drew will also touch on the nature of time and timelessness in poetry, and how poets use words to express the fractal nature of time, its transparency, and the brilliance of the present moment.
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of
the nature of awareness from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf, Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many
more, over this four-day conference.
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now, infinityâ€¦ SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
Drew Dellinger (PhD candidate) is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement Press.
Field of study that brings together the natural sciences, especially astronomy and physics, in an effort to understand the physical universe as a unified whole. The first great age of scientific cosmology began in Greece in the 6th century BC, when the Pythagoreans introduced the concept of a spherical Earth and, unlike the Babylonians and Egyptians, hypothesized that the heavenly bodies moved according to the harmonious relations of natural laws. Their thought culminated in the Ptolemaic model (seePtolemy) of the universe (2nd century AD). The Copernican revolution (seeCopernican system) of the 16th century ushered in the second great age. The third began in the early 20th century, with the formulation of special relativity and its development into general relativity by Albert Einstein. The basic assumptions of modern cosmology are that the universe is homogeneous in space (on the average, all places are alike at any time) and that the laws of physics are the same everywhere.