Presented at the Theosophical Society in America
128th National Summer Conference
Fun Night, July 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Ijya C. Tulloss
Teacher: Let’s review what we have learned from our science class.
Do you have any questions?
Student 1: What is quantum mechanics?
Teacher: Do you want the long or the short answer?
Student 1: Just a short answer.
Teacher: I don’t know.
Student 2: How about the long answer?
Teacher: That takes too long to answer.
Student 3: Show us how it works.
Teacher: That I can do. Here’s how it works.
( Let students bend their knees to lower themselves a few inches then straighten out to original posture. Make the desired “ wave effect” through this up and down motion. Repeat several times. )
When an observer looks at something one can observe, one can see it as a wave. This is a “wave.” Audience, make a wave with us. Sometimes we make small waves, other times we make big waves. Small waves. Big waves.
Teacher: When we get tired of making waves we switch or
transform ourselves into particles.
(Students assume robotic shapes bumping with each other as they turn around).
We also make quantum leaps. ( students leap)
Teacher: Now, I’ll ask you questions. Alright?
With what do we think?
Students: With our brain, of course.
Teacher: That’s what you think. You are wrong.
We cannot think with our brain.
A brain is just a bunch of 100 billion cells called neurons, every single one is a moron. So we cannot think with our brain and we do not think with out brain.
However neurons act together in response to emotions. (fear music, students huddle in fear.) I see fear in their eyes, they are huddled avoiding to look at what they fear. Let’s ask what they are afraid of.
What are you afraid of?
Student 1. I am afraid that the sound system won’t work right before
a lecture. (In chorus say “that’s scary.”)
Student 2. I am afraid that food will run out in the dining hall.
( Chorus, say “that’s scary.”)
Student 3: I am afraid that the librarian will go after me for overdue
books. (In chorus say “that’s scary.”)
Student 4: I am afraid that Tim Boyd will point at me to give the
next lecture. (In chorus say “that’s scary.”)
Teacher: Let’s dance our fears out of our system. (dance)
(Music changes to anger dance.)
Teacher: I see anger in their eyes. I see anger on their faces. I see
anger through their teeth. I see anger with their fists. You are mad. What are you mad at?
Student 1: I am mad at somebody who took my seat at the lecture
(Chorus: That makes me mad.)
Student 2: I am mad that the bus left without me.
(That makes me mad.)
Student 3: I am angry that the promise to take care of me and love
me unconditionally is not happening. (That makes me mad.)
Student 4: I am angry that the conference did not recognize me on
my birthday yesterday. (That makes me mad.)
Teacher: Let’s dance our anger out of our system. (dance)
(Music changes.) (Stroke each other’s hair to show love)
Teacher: I feel warmth, gentleness. Helpfulness, concern, delight,
Sensitivity, empathy. Could this be love?
All students: No.
Teacher: No? What is it then?
All students: Unconditional love.
Teacher: So it is. Unconditional love makes us one, a tangled mass
of interconnected threads, a web of life. One web of life, one world, one planet, one humanity. Let’s join hands to form a web while we chant “one web of life, one world, one planet, one humanity.”
(Sing “It’s a small world.”)