Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quantum Mechanics
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.”)