Casa San Bernando

Continental Meeting 2016 – Convergent Evolution, Attractors and Love

In 1941 the mathematician Luigi Fantappiè introduced a new type of causality into the explanation of life and evolution. The equations which combine quantum mechanics and special relativity show that, in addition to causality, retrocausality is also an ingredient of our universe. Whereas causality is governed by the law of entropy (diverging tendency), retrocausality is governed by a symmetrical law which leads to the increase of differentiation, complexity and structures. Combining the two Greek words syn=converging and tropos=tendency Fantappiè coined the word syntropy in order to describe the retrocausal action of attractors, the converging tendency of evolution towards a final unifying cause which he named love. A similar description was developed by Teilhard de Chardin and named Omega Point and by Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli, who called it synchronicity. The aim of the conference is to promote the sharing of contributions in this domain both in the scientific field and in the humanities and arts.

Casa San Bernando
Casa San Bernando, Roma is situated in the green area of the Abbrazia del Tre Fontane

The Programme

Thursday, September 29

21.00 Dinner and welcome

Friday, September 30

9.00 Registration

9.30-10.15 Phoebe Wyss – The Place of Synchronicity in an Extended Cosmology

10.15-11.00 John Kapp – Could Psi Effects and Astrology be Caused by an ‘A’ Field?

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-12.15 Dr Christian McMillan – Beyond Mechanism and Finalism: Alternative conceptions of temporality in Bergson, Jung and Deleuze

12.15-13.00 Paul Hague (by Skype) – Love, Evolution and Spiritual Renewal

13.00 Lunch then afternoon free for excursions or informal networking

20.30 Dinner

Saturday, September 30

9.15-10.00 Dr Ulisse di Corpo and Dr Antonella Vannini – The Invisible Force of Love

10.00-10.45 David Lorimer – Towards a Culture of Love and Wisdom

10.45-11.30 Break

11.30-12.15 Dr Richard Blasband – Bioenergetics from a Spiritual Point-of-View

12.15-13.00 Prof. Pier Luigi Luisi – The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision

13.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.45 Hardin Tibbs – Time, Causation and Consciousness

15.45-16.30 Christos Sideras – Hope

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-17.45 Tuvi Orbach – Attractors and the Creation Process

17.45-18.30 Kathy Shanks – The Silent Impulse – A Study in Consciousness and Time

18.45 Optional meditation

20.00 Dinner

Sunday, October 1

Excursion to Nero’s Palace and Forum.

20.00 Dinner

Monday, October 2


Travel and Accommodation

Arrival Thursday 29 Sept, departure Monday 3 October. The accommodation package for four nights will include dinner, bed and breakfast from Thursday to Sunday nights, plus lunches and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday. This will cost £330 for singles and £240 each for couples. Registration for the conference itself will be £135. For those interested, we will arrange excursions all day Friday and on Sunday afternoon (cost not included). This will leave Monday free for your own outings. It may be possible to extend your stay either side of the meeting. There are cheap flights with Ryanair from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino and EasyJet to Fiumicino Airport. You will be responsible for your own transfers.


Casa San Bernardo
Via Laurentina, 289
Roma, 00142, Italia

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