3nd Symposium of the Existential Consciousness Research Institute

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Friday, November 23, 2018
Location: Schloß Kränzlin

On 22 and 23 November 2018, scientists from the fields of quantum physics, medicine, philosophy and education met at Schloss Kränzlin to exchange information, reflections and projects for the future within the framework of the Existential Consciousness Research Institute. In the meeting, a driving question was to agree what knowledge and statements is secured with respect to a fundamental theory of consciousness. In the respective lectures, it became clear how the complexity of the multiple questions about consciousness can be represented.

How do mind and matter on the one hand and the conscious and the unconscious on the other hand relate in the space-time continuum, how can events be explained in a logical sequence? Is there a meaningful order for synchronous events? Which dimensions can explain which areas of consciousness explain?

Prof. Johannes Heinrichs pointed out in his lecture: The sense elements of human self-consciousness as a structure of different opposites to the philosophical need to speak about consciousness in the logic of self-reflection.

Daniel Dick elaborated the Archimedean points of view of different models of consciousness and the possibility of a multi-and a-perspective dimension of the process of consciousness.

Robert Polnicky formulated the principles of his developed “Dynamic Paradigm”, whose radical position of the here and now is examined for all levels of meaning and its meaningfully coordination.

Stefan Dreschler presented a concept for a new education based on a new paradigm, in which children are enabled to face challenges individually to learn freedom, responsibility and friendship through project tasks.

Marcus Schmieke explained the double complementarity of matter and spirit, as well as of the unconscious and the conscious in connection with different depths of reflection and conditional areas of consciousness.

Prof. Jan Rak presented the connection between relational gravitation theory, the theory of relativity and the quantum physical conditions of the explanations and under what assumptions which theories are meaningful.

In an effort to develop existing concepts, the relevance of many different dimensions of human experience should be tested with one’s own and other concepts without prejudice, and be attentive to dynamic new developments.

The willingness to leave the previous comfort zone in order to define appropriate values, goals and social consent with regard to a global transformation process was made clear by various reflection rounds of the symposium. In the field between the experience of “objective reality” and “lived reflection” many questions remain. The effort to answer these questions is a central concern of the Institute and its dedicated staff.


22 November 2018, Thursday:
10:00-10:30 Introduction to the Symposium and Website Presentation
10:30-12:00 Johannes Heinrichs: The sense-elements of human self-consciousness as a structure of different opposites
Reflection: Daniel Dick
12:00-13:30 Daniel Dick: Multi-perspective phenomenology for Existential Consciousness Research in relation to Orthogonal Complementarity
Reflection: Johannes Heinrichs
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30: Robert Polnicky: Dynamic Paradigm
Reflection: Marcus Schmieke
16:30-18:00 Stefan Dreschler: Visions of a New School and University
18:00-18:30 Summary
18:30 Dinner

November 23rd, 2018, Friday:
10:00- 11:30 Marcus Schmieke: Self-Conscienciouness and Orthogonal Complementarity
Reflection: Jan Rak
11:30- 13:00 Jan Rak: Physics of Consciousness and Tesla’s Legacy
Reflection: Robert Polnicky
13:00- 14:00 Lunch


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