While deeply embedded in the core teachings of many great religions and almost all mystical and shamanic traditions, the concept of “Oneness” remains somewhat elusive, perhaps because it can be observed, felt, interpreted and expressed in a myriad of ways. While some recognize the unifying force of an all-powerful God, or the essential oneness of the human race, others apply the principle of Oneness to all life and the exquisite mechanism through which all living systems function and relate.

In this Global Spirit episode, Deepak Chopra, a physician and best-selling author of texts on mind-body healing, shares his philosophical insights on Oneness, citing recent scientific studies that point to consciousness as the fundamental basis of all reality, transcending location, space and time. Co-guest Riane Eisler, a social scientist, best-selling author and historian, sees Oneness not so much as a concept or an abstract state, but as a human goal — a call to put love and empathy into action and to remedy gender and economic inequalities that have prevented the full expression of unity consciousness.

LEARN MORE:

Watch Archive of Deepak Chopra’s Live Web Chat
Watch Archive of Riane Eisler’s Live Web Chat
Deepak Chopra’s Website
Riane Eisler’s Website
Science and Nonduality Conference

4 thoughts on “Oneness: The Big Picture

  1. I’m always looking for programs with inspiring speakers and panels. This one has many, both known and unknown to me and I’ve really enjoyed the series so far. John Cleese is a bit distracting, but that is only the intro.

  2. Yes, it was all about men blowing their own horns and really not interested in how that attitude has really screwed things up. Oneness for this group of men means taking over everyone else’s space regardless of how others feel about it.

  3. I stumbled across your series early this morning and am looking forward to what’s to come. I tuned in half way through so perhaps I missed things that will make my comments moot. Being a big fan of Dr. Chopra, I was disappointed in his response to Ms. Eisler’s opinions . It seemed he cut her off mid-sentence (something she did not do to him) and that he tended to be argumentative as opposed to communicative.

    I was also disappointed by the lack of females and their commentary in the film Oneness. There were many cultures and races in the film but the gender was heavily slanted to men. Other than that, I was impressed by the content of the film.

    Thank you,
    Becki Moylan

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