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OCTOBER 30, 2008

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The Bhadra Collective's, debut performances in Toronto, Guelph and London were big successes. We were greeted with great enthusiasm and we would like to thank all who came. These events were basically concerts and the one comment that was made by many is that they had a hard time sitting in their seats - they wanted to dance. Our next event in Hamilton will provide such an opportunity. Bring your dancing shoes - we'd love to see you there. Please forward this message to anyone you feel would be interested. See below for details.

This newsletter features the fourth in a series of articles on The Physics of Mysticism, exploring the parallels between what the ancient mystics and modern scientists are telling us about the nature of our universe. Science tells us that there is no such thing as empty space. The mystics tell us that all of reality springs from the void.

If you'd like to access past newsletters containing the ongoing articles on the Physics of Mysticism,  Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website,  whyislife.com

Peace and love, Dennis.

by Dennis Gaumond

 - Emptiness and Form -

           In this segment we'll take a look at the concepts of emptiness and form. In the classical, mechanistic view, indestructible particles moved about in an emptiness or void. In the new view, this is not the case. Both the void and the particle are part of the same thing. Quantum field theory has shown us that the void is an important, dynamic quantity that is inseparable from the particles that it contains. A force field is a region characterized by a 'condition', which has the ability to affect matter or energy within the range of the region. A field is the means by which a force communicates its influence. Electro-magnetic fields - of which radio waves, light, x-rays, etc. are a part - travel through space at the speed of light. A gravitational field is a condition that affects the very structure of space, in fact it actually is space. In other words, matter affects space, which in turn affects matter. Matter is inseparable from its environment.
            According to quantum field theory, every specific type of particle corresponds to a specific type of force field. They are actually points of interaction between fields. A particle can be thought of as a transient 'concentration' of force field. In Einstein's words, "We may therefore regard matter as being constituted by the regions of space in which the field is extremely intense...there is no place in this new kind of physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality." Modern science recognizes no emptiness, no true vacuum. The void is a 'living', ever changing thing where matter spontaneously manifests and de-manifests.
            This is another similarity with mystical thought, which has always viewed the ultimate reality as a void that gives birth to all things. In one way or another, all eastern philosophies refer to this void. In their view of how the universe works, forces are not seen as the external causes of effects on objects. Energy behaves as it does because of intrinsic qualities that are integral to everything. In his translation of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm says, "Laws are not forces external to things, but represent the harmony of         movement immanent in them." According to the Tao, the laws of nature do not come from some external being; they were not 'handed down by God'. They are the internal dictates of nature itself.  The many manifestations of reality are 'coded' in the 'blueprint' that is the essential aspect of the void. All of reality springs forth from the living void.



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"This is an interactive event
- bring your voices and your dancing shoes"

featuring: a 7-piece band, chant music, world-beat grooves, exotic sounds, trance/dance.

with special guests:
Pam Gerrand, Jane Lewis and Monk Mann

Saturday, November 15, doors open at 7pm, concert at 8pm
Unity on the Mountain,
21 Rosedene Ave., Hamilton, ON
click here for map MAP
To celebrate the dawning of a new era as feminine energy restores balance to
        our world.

cost: Advance tickets - $17 - available atticketweb.ca
       or $20 at the door
for more info please visit:

Future Bhadra Performances:
- Waterloo: December 20


DATE                              CITY                        TOPIC                        VENUE               ______________________________________________________________________
WED., NOV. 5/08        Guelph,                   Guelph                      Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm        Ontaro                    Chant Club
The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.

For more Detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.com

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