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Imagination and Knowledge

A FREE live online community conversation with Edward Frenkel facilitated by Vera de Chalambert

Originally aired Sunday, October 8th, 2017, 12 noon PDT / 3 pm EDT

Edward Frenkel Speaker



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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” 
― Albert Einstein

For Edward Frenkel, mathematics is filled with elegance and beauty, just like art, music and poetry. And just like those traditionally artistic endeavors, mathematics is a magic universe, full of infinite possibilities. Contrary to what most of us would expect, even in mathematics, the most cerebral of subjects, he says, true breakthroughs are made by putting aside what we think we know and following our intuition and imagination. Thus, mathematics sets forth its important, and still largely untapped, spiritual function — as a portal to the Self.  Join Edward Frenkel as he explores the axis of knowledge and imagination and the relationship between the mind and the heart. Even the least mathematically inclined among us are bound to be touched by his passion, wisdom and wit.

Edward Frenkel is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, which he joined in 1997 after being on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and the winner of the Hermann Weyl Prize in mathematical physics. Frenkel’s latest book “Love and Math” was a New York Times bestseller and has been named one of the Best Books of the year by both Amazon and iBooks. It has been translated into 16 languages. Frenkel has also co-produced, co-directed and played the lead in the film “Rites of Love and Math” (2010).

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The Emergence Series is a constellation of conversations with SAND speakers and teachers, intended as an exploration of the emergence palpable in the collective field at this time and an opportunity to connect with others in our community holding a ‘large vision’ and dedicated to the evolution of consciousness on the planet.

Old structures are being shaken up, old stories have come to their limits, old systems are failing us. What is emerging, where do we go from here, how do we hold it all in the tenderness of the awakening heart? What wisdom do the worlds great lineages and traditions have for us and what does the meeting of science and nonduality contribute to the emergent conversation? How does a mystic respond to a world in crisis?

Through the magic of technology, the Emergence Series is open to the participation of the entire global SAND community, LIVE! There will be opportunities to have personal interaction and ask questions of our guests. Our intention with this online series is to foster conversation, connection and community in between conferences and to offer windows of contact, wisdom and heart.

We invite our teachers to engage us from a perspective of embodied, living wisdom, and offer practical guidance that can support us in our relationships, our work, our community and our world at this time.

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