Two What the Bleep scientists presenting talks in Twin Cities


Two scientists featured in the film, What the Bleep, will be presented in the Twin Cities this summer by the Continuum Center. William Tiller, Ph.D., author of two seminal books exploring the interactions of mind and matter and the possibilities of biological transformation, and Candace Pert, Ph.D., author of Molecules of Emotion: the Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, will speak in July and August.

Dr. William Tiller

Dr. Tiller will present “The Science of Interconnectedness: Mind, Matter and Meaningful Relationships” from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., in Uptown Minneapolis. The cost is $20 for Continuum Center members and $25 for the general public.

The Continuum exhibit, 25 years ago, featured Dr. Tiller’s work with theoretical energy fields that were completely different from those known to us through conventional science — energies operating in different dimensions from physical space-time, energies that interconnect all of life. Years later, Tiller has spent almost a decade with instrumentation now able to measure the electromagnetic “lift” that a specific human intention from a deep meditative state has on an experimental space.

Under normal conditions, the level of reality affected by this consciousness research is only very weakly coupled to our familiar level of physical reality. With an electromagnetic lift, the interconnectivity between the two is greatly increased, even at a distance. What does this mean? What are the implications for health, for personal growth, for the paths to peaceful reconciliation of differences?

Dr. Tiller is Fellow to the American Academy for Advancement of Science and Chairman Emeritus of Stanford’s Department of Materials Science. He spent 34 years in academia after nine years as an advisory physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. For 30 years, he has pursued his interest in the “new science” and has published an additional 100 scientific papers and two seminal books exploring the interactions of mind and matter and the possibilities of biological transformation: Conscious Acts of Creation: The Emergence of a New Physics, and Science and Human Transformation: Subtle Energies, Intentionality and Consciousness.

Dr. Candace Pert
Dr. Pert will speak on “The Biochemistry of Consciousness” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, Minn. The cost is $20 for Continuum Center members and $25 for the general public.

She received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins Medical School and is former Chief of Brain Biochemistry at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She founded and directed a private biotech lab and currently holds a research professorship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pert’s early work led to the discovery of endorphins, and she is currently running trials of a new peptide biomedicine.

Twenty-five years ago at Georgetown University, for a conference whose centerpiece was the Continuum exhibit, she stretched conventional thinking to consider evidence suggesting that consciousness exists separate from the brain and perhaps survives death of the physical body. Still on the front-lines of the paradigm shift, Dr. Pert offers new insights into the mind-body connection and if consciousness in our cells links us to life outside our own bodies. What is that chemistry between people that pulls them together on so many levels? Can we be addicted to drama? Can we rewire for transformation?

The Continuum Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 to explore consciousness, human capacity and the interconnectedness of life. It hosts internationally known physicists, physicians, brain scientists, corporate leaders and cultural leaders, and it develops and tours interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exhibits and design training programs and curricula for audiences, ranging from high-risk youth and homeless adults to medical and corporate executives. For more information, contact The Continuum Center at (612) 374-4948, visit

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