World Festival of the Heart in Melbourne in 2012

So many truly remarkable things are happening in our world today across the entire spectrum of human endeavour. But it is easy to lose sight of this fact when we wake each day to news of more outbreaks of war, civil unrest, economic challenges, natural disasters and loss of life counted in many hundreds and thousands. We seem to be living in times of great change and uncertainty, marked by substantial issues at both local and global levels and yet at the same time by amazing advances in science, technology, humanity and the arts.

The vision for the World Festival of the Heart is to explore some of these developments in three program-packed days in Melbourne, Australia, on 9, 10 and 11 November 2012. The Festival will bring together some of the foremost world figures in spirituality, the sciences and the arts, to celebrate their work and achievements in a spirit of oneness, openness and enquiry and to participate in their remarkable creativity. Many forums have highlighted these current developments but the organizers wanted to do something a little bit different . . . they don’t just want to talk about them, they want to experience them in as many ways as possible with the power of the heart. Their aim is to create a program full of activities: workshops, music, dialogue, devotions, performance, concerts, an expo and a grand forum. Their hope is to transcend our everyday concerns for three days and explore new dimensions of living and wellbeing. The program is designed for anyone who has a passion for life, the world and our future. These are the three major themes for the Festival to explore the interplay and convergence of these disciplines:

The Great Mystery: life, consciousness and the universe
The Universal Heart: recognising the oneness in diversity of all life
Creative Living: making right choices for a healthy, happy and harmonious life

Some of the program activities and topics will include:

  • “Whole-of-festival” sessions where everyone gets to enjoy the morning in the Plenary Auditorium
  • Facilitated discussions where participants and presenters can share their experiences in smaller groups
  • Workshops to get more “hands-on” with ideas, issues and materials
  • Themes based around “living in the heart”:
    • The Great Mystery: life, consciousness and the universe
    • The Universal Heart: recognising the oneness in diversity of all life
    • Creative Living: making right choices for a healthy, happy and harmonious life
  • “Art from the Heart” exhibition of local and international artists
  • Music-making, performances and concerts throughout the Festival program — stay tuned for announcements
  • Forum for the Future feature event with leading figures sharing their vision for the world and bringing together ideas and inspirations for daily living
  • Special childrens’ and youth program
  • HeartMart Expo featuring ideas, products and services for better living
  • State-of-the-art venue at Melbourne Convention Centre

The full program and schedule will be announced later in 2012. Check out the website: www.festivaloftheheart.org and subscribe to the Newsletter to be up-dated and informed. The organizers of the “World Festival of the Heart” extend an invitation to everyone with an interest in improving happiness, health and wellbeing to attend the Festival. The program will develop exciting ways for people of all ages and interests to participate and interact with our presenters, exhibitors and performers. Invited will be exciting presenters, artists, musicians and elders from around the world to participate in a program that will highlight exciting developments in:

  •   World Festival of the Heart Spirituality — heart-based living
  • The Sciences — cosmology, wholistic health, ethology, environment, nature, quantum physics, technology
  • The Arts — music, literature, visual arts, performance
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Robert Krampf: Experiment of the Week – a fascinating Video Podcast

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A lifelong fascination with science, combined with an uncontrollable urge to teach has led Robert Krampf on adventures ranging from excavating dinosaur bones in Wyoming to watching whales off the coast of Mexico. During his thirteen years at the Memphis Museum, he wrote and taught classes in geology, biology, chemistry, archaeology and physics. In 1987, Ihedecided it was time for a change and put together a traveling, high voltage electricity show, centered on a one million volt Tesla coil. He is now picking out some of his favorite science experiments from the early years, and is posting them as weekly video podcasts. In this episode he is visiting the world’s largest solar power plants to explore and explain reflection and refraction. More episodes on his website: www.krampf.com.

The Invocation – New documentary about God and World Peace

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We just got news from a great new movie coming out this year. It’s name is “The Invocation – A documentary about God and World Peace”, directed by Emmanuel Itier. As in the film “The Secret” here also hundreds of personalities from all walks of life have been interviewed. The movie is scheduled to be finished by February 2009 and will have its first public appearance  at the Cannes Film Festival this May. Director Emmanuel Itier is an experienced feature film producer and has also been a successful music and film journalist for rock magazines, French TV networks and the internet for the last 15 years. He sits on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and writes poetry. The support crew includes experienced professionals like Claude Budin-Juteau and Byron Werner (Directors of Photography), Yvan Gauthier (Editor), Abderrahim Halaimia, Nathalie Dubois and Evie Sullivann (Associate Producers), Bernard and Françoise Itier (Executive Producers) and Amanda Estremera.

the_invocation-2“The Invocation” is a feature documentary about “God” around the World and through Religion, Spirituality, Science, Politics and Arts. The goal is to show that looking for God leads to finding Mankind. It’s an invitation to elevate our school of thinking and change our code of acting with each other. There are people who choose to believe, others who choose not to believe and others, like the Director, who chose not to choose in order to keep the exploration and the debate going. It’s really ultimately a movie not geared at determining whether there is “a God”, “Being”, “Energy”, or whatever the name given but to help people understand there is a need to go beyond our differences. It’s a message of Peace, Unity and Connectivity. It is an urgent mission in view of the planet in bad health and the many sufferings of the world population. We may not be able to be ONE but we sure can act as One People, One Planet, One Universe.

If you are interested to learn more about “The Invocation”, you can check the official website. I will also ask Gary Quinn, whom I will interview tonight  at 9 PM CET live on jeet.tv and mogulus/jeettvenglish, about this project. He was one of many who have been interviewed. Other interview partner include: Deepak Chopra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Dalai Lama, Dr. Masaru Emoto, and many Rabbis, Sheiks, Priests, Lamas, Historians, Scientists, Philosophers, Entertainers, Peace Activists and Musicians.