Larry Dossey, MD
Immortality: The Unfolding Journey
The current view of consciousness is that it is produced by the brain and is confined to it. In contrast, the great wisdom traditions affirm that there is a collective, universal mind, of which all individual minds are a part.
This image of consciousness has been affirmed by recent scientific evidence suggesting that conscious is nonlocal — i.e., that it is infinite in space and time, therefore immortal, united, and one. This view asserts that consciousness is nonlocal or infinite not just in space, but in time as well — therefore immortal and eternal. Nonlocality does not merely permit immortality, it requires or demands it.
Dr. Dossey will examine the implications of this emerging view of consciousness and its importance not only for human welfare, but for the planet as well. He will show that we are arriving at a view of consciousness that transcends death and annihilation, and that portends a majestic, new view of what it means to be human.
Larry Dossey is a distinguished Texas physician who has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. In 2013, he received the prestigious Visionary Award as a pioneer whose ideas have shaped integrative healthcare and the medical profession worldwide.
Upon graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Dossey worked as a pharmacist while earning his M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, 1967. Before completing his residency in internal medicine, he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, where he was decorated for valor. Dr. Dossey helped establish the Dallas Diagnostic Association, the largest group of internal medicine practitioners in that city, and was Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital in 1982.
An education steeped in traditional Western medicine did not prepare Dr. Dossey for patients who were blessed with “miracle cures”, remissions that clinical medicine could not explain. “Almost all physicians possess a lavish list of strange happenings unexplainable by normal science,” says Dr. Dossey. “A tally of these events would demonstrate, I am convinced, that medical science not only has not had the last word, it has hardly had the first word on how the world works, especially when the mind is involved.”
The author of nine books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Explore – The Journal of Science and Healthcare, a leading journal in consciousness research in medicine and science.
The primary quality of all of Dr. Dossey’s work is scientific legitimacy, with an insistent focus on “what the data show.” As a result, his colleagues in medical schools and hospitals all over the country trust him, honor his message, and continually invite him to share his insights with them. He has lectured all over the world, including major medical schools and hospitals in the United States — Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, the Universities of Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.