What does theoretical physics have to do with your gut intelligence? What's happening within the space between our noses? What's the relationship between what someone says to you and your felt sense?
Consciousness, quantum physics, timelessness, non-dualism, entanglement, spirits, synchronicity , psychedelic research, neuroscience, techno-spirituality, Gods, mysticism, galaxies and beyond. Although fascinating and energizing, the topics can get a little heady at the Science and Nonduality Conference.
So, @Calypso and I teamed up to build bridges between mind and matter. We asked:
HOW CAN WE TAKE THE IDEAS AND CONCEPTS EXPLORED AT THE CONFERENCE AND EMBED THEM INTO EXPERIENTIAL EMBODIED INTERACTIONS?
The unfolding emerged into series of invitations in which we placed throughout the buildings, halls, bathrooms, lounges, dining areas and geodesic dome. The invitations open with an inquiry in the form of a curious question inspired by the conference topics. The inquiries then show a prompt. The prompts are in the form of a suggested action that evolved from the inquiry, leading someone into a direct experience.
The project, termed Let’s Drop In Together, reveals how through heeding the call into the unknown and with a grounded focus, we can begin to see things anew. This gives way to an allowing of the emergence of sensational feelings and insights at the subtle level.
THE INTENT SEEKS TO AWAKEN DORMANT BODY SENSES, TO BRING CHILDLIKE WONDER INTO THE IMMEDIACY OF LIFE AND TO EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN OF WHAT CAN EMERGE WHEN WE ENGAGE IN NEW WAYS.
The inquiry > prompt > experience format brings the conceptual frameworks into explorations of interactivity between people as well as between the self and the body.
For example, one could leverage scientific frameworks to clarify the underlying interconnectivity of everything. Yet, what does this mean as to how we might actually interact with the world, ourselves and each other differently if we carried embodied connectivity as we dance through life? This type of contemplation illuminates the foundational inspiration behind some of the questions, such as:
Is this wall alive? Whisper it a secret.
Is there an edge to your body? Shake someone’s hand, slowly move your hands apart and feel what’s between them.
Or perhaps the ideas of infinity or manifestation seem out of reach. So, the bridge into experience could be:
Why plan for the future when we are infinite? Take a breath in while thinking about the breath out.
How can your imagination become real, right now? Make a butterfly out of your hands and watch it fly around.
LET'S DROP IN TOGETHER, SHALL WE?