Dialogue Links

This page will be extended as new sites are located.

https://theosophicalsociety.org.au/science_groups/bohm-s-quantum-physics-recognised-at-last Bohm’s Quantum Physics Recognised at Last by Dr. Hugh Murdoch, an article in Theosophy in Australia, September 2009 ... there has been a revival of what is now being referred to as Bohmian Mechanics, including emphasis on REALITY as distinct from the unreality of the traditional approach of Bohr, emphasizing the “Unreality” of whatever happens in a quantum experiment prior to the resulting observation. There is a feature article on “Bohmian Mechanics” in New Scientist for 22 March, 2008. Clearly what is being discussed is Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics. On the cover of the issue, there is the word UNREALITY with UN shaded almost out. A search on the internet discloses a lengthy article on Bohmian mechanics from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. This is a 2006 revision of an original article in 2001.       

http://laetusinpraesens.org/links/webdial.php Selected Websites on Dialogue  - This site has useful information but some of the listed links were inoperative when last checked.   

https://philpapers.org/rec/CONARO-8 Nick Consoletti. A comprehensive source of information on the the practical and theoretical aspects of dialogue.

http://www.tatfoundation.org/found.htm The TAT Foundation came about as a result of the life of Richard Rose. It was his dream to form an organization grounded in what he found so little of in his years of searching: sincerity and true perspective. TAT was founded on the conviction that our investigation of life's mysteries is expedited by working with others who are exploring, perhaps down a different road, so that we may share our discoveries, exchange ideas, and "compare notes" in order to come to a better understanding of ourself and others. Regular newsletter at http://www.tatfoundation.org/forum.htm  

http://www.advaita.org.uk This website introduces itself as 'All you need to know about advaita: Traditional, Direct Path and Neo-advaita; Explanations, Essays and Discourses; Teachers and Books; Links to the best sites; Egroups and Blogs; Introduction to Sanskrit and ITRANS; Comprehensive Glossary of Spiritual Terminology'.  As a a lay enquirer I found much here that is helpful in coming to grips with Advaita Vedanta. It offers serious, well balanced and lucid presentations of the various teachings with contemporary articles on all aspects of the tradition, both ancient and modern. 

http://mysticmissal.org/dialogue.htm The July 2009 issue of the Mystic Missal examines the art of spiritual communication in the form of Dialogue and confrontation. Meeting in small groups, online discussions, and scheduled meetings, this technique can be invaluable for the earnest seeker in search of a better look at himself. The meetings are somewhat paradoxical in that there is no goal other than self-discovery.  A topic may be chosen to get things moving, but the purpose is not one of reaching consensus or compromise, but of receiving a glimpse into the unconscious  motivations of one’s own mind. The idea is not to prove a point or to persuade, but to reveal the workings of the ego in the minds of the participants. The renowned physicist David Bohm became interested in how people might work together to move beyond the trap of thought and its potential to fragment and delude. To find a way to probe the fundamental problems of existence, he became involved in conversations with J Krishnamurti in Ojai, California, and developed an idea for meetings he called Dialogue. He refined this technique with colleagues Donald Factor and Peter Garrett as a leaderless, agenda-less large group inquiry into the motivations, assumptions, and beliefs underlying our thought and communication. Together they published Dialogue a Proposal in 1991. This issue of the Myssal links Dialogue to the process of confrontation another method of using a group setting to further one's discovery of one's self, is confrontation, or friendly questioning. This method is practiced in the TAT Foundation's groups and meetings, and was pioneered by founder Richard Rose. These meetings are held in person as well as in regular online groups. 

1 December 2019