Well known pioneer in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra, M.D., will visit Chapman University for a public talk on May 13 on his latest book You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters – coauthored by Chapman physicist Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., who will also present at the talk. All are welcome to attend the 6 p.m. event as well as stay for a book signing.

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You are the Universe – book co-authored by Deepak Chopra and Menas kafatos

You are the Universe is the first time they have co-authored a book, although they have edited other books and wrote many book chapters and articles before. Released in February of this year the book quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. The book guides the reader into a realm in which each person has the power to transform their personal existence, while at the same time fashioning a story about how time, space, matter and energy came into existence that overturns the traditional assumptions of an external reality in science, although in agreement and extending the views of the quantum world. An alliance of spirituality and science, You are the Universe contends with questions such as:

What came before the big bang?

Where did time come from?

What is the universe made of?

Is there design in the universe?

How did life first begin?

Does the brain create the mind?

Do we live in a conscious universe?

“We contemplate our relationship with reality,” said Dr. Kafatos. “Everyone has their own personal relationship with reality. Here we explore reality through science and the origin and nature of the cosmos; and postulate that the universe is one undivided whole that is living and evolving – a conscious universe that responds to how we think and feel.”

The talk will take place at Chapman University’s Memorial Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Both Chopra and Kafatos will sign copies of their new book after the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event. The talk is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information can be found at: http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1469&cid=83

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP 

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Dr. Deepak Chopra

A world renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Deepak Chopra MD is the founder of the Chopra Foundation, cofounder of Jiyo.com and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Deepak Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Clinical Professor in Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.”

With more than 85 books, including twenty-five New York Times Bestsellers, You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters, became an instant New York Times Best Seller and Wall Street Journal Bestseller.  Learn more at: http://www.discoveringyourcosmicself.com/

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.  

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Dr. Menas Kafatos

Dr. Kafatos is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, and Director of the Center of Excellence of Earth Systems Modeling and Observations at Chapman University. He is a quantum physicist, cosmologist, natural hazards and climate change researcher and works extensively on the quantum physics and the nature of the mind, cosmic awareness and topics bridging science to metaphysics and philosophy. He is author of 315+ articles, author or editor of 17 books, including The Conscious Universe (Springer), Looking In, Seeing Out (Theosophical Publishing House), and co-author with Deepak Chopra of the New York Times bestselling book, You Are the Universe (Harmony, 2017). He maintains a Huffington Post blog. You can learn more at http://www.menaskafatos.com.

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