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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of Super Brain​ and eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including other numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

He is founder of The Chopra Foundation.

Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."

Entries by Deepak Chopra

Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 5:44 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Bernardo Kastrup, PhD


It's time to make up our minds about the brain.  Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain's secrets. The day cannot be far off, we are told, when the deepest mystery of...

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A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 2:16 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose. Pain pills are overshadowed by illegal drugs like...

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Naïve Realism, or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers (Part 2)

(12) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Co-written by Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.

Scientists have assigned the role of Mister Answer to science, the source of knowledge on every subject. This is peculiar because science does not accept a complete body of knowledge at any one time as final, therefore no answer can be final. This is how...

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Naïve Realism, or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 9:53 AM

In a most unexpected way, physics has started to criticize its own sense of reality. Noted figures are speaking out against other noted figures, and heads are being knocked. A prime example: In the blog section of Scientific American, the highly respected South African physicist and cosmologist George...

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Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 11:17 AM

 By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD

Our previous two posts on the role of mind in nature have argued that rational analysis of the empirical evidence entails that the world is not only influenced by ideas, but consists of them. Of course, the everyday...

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Is a Mind Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? (Part 2)

(9) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:50 PM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Henry Stapp, Ph.D.

The time is ripe for a theory of cosmic mind to be seen by all scientists not as a speculative notion that conflicts with basic scientific principles but as a necessary part of a rational, science-based understanding of ourselves and nature. The earlier idea,...

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Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter into the Evolution of the Physical Universe?

(17) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:14 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Henry Stapp, PhD

Pick at random any TV show about the universe, and the visuals will be dominated by a black void sprinkled with billions of galaxies. Such images give the impression of a vast emptiness foreign to human existence. Our bodies would perish within minutes of...

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Skepticism and a Million Dollar Challenge (Part 2)

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 11:17 AM

When I made a video offering a million dollars to anyone who could explain how the brain produces the appearance of the three-dimensional world, I didn't have a publicity stunt in mind. I wanted to draw attention to consciousness research, which has been burgeoning. The public isn't aware of how...

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Getting Zombies Excited (It Takes a Million-Dollar Challenge)

(23) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:59 PM

In science, problems get solved faster when the pot begins to boil. Dormant questions need motivation, which is why I posed a million-dollar challenge to anyone in the materialist camp who could demonstrate how matter turns into mind. (Please see my two preceding posts, which set up this provocative issue.)...

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Skepticism and a Million Dollar Challenge

(38) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:26 PM

When public perception is skewed and distorted, it's important to push back. I've found myself doing this in the arena of skepticism. Without a doubt we live in a skeptical age, and it affects everyone. To doubt is a tool for finding truth, but like every positive value, there are...

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The Fourth Dimension Is Real, But Who Owns It?

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 12:13 PM

The human imagination has been inspired for centuries by the possibility of a higher dimension. The ownership of this dimension was in the dubious hands of "charlatans, mystics, and science fiction writers", to quote a recent article by Michio Kaku, the noted theoretical physicist and best-selling author. Actually, since Heaven...

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A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 3)

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 12:16 PM

It may sound odd at first, but there are ways to improve the chances that God will answer your prayer. In the first two posts we saw that the whole subject of prayer is filled with assumptions and preconceptions. Once they are cleared away, a prayer turns out to be...

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A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers? (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:53 PM

To say that prayers are answered isn't the same as saying that God answers prayers. In the first case, a thought manifests as reality. You wish, intend, or ask for an outcome, and the outcome appears. In the second case, a supernatural being in the sky listens to millions of...

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A Spiritual Mystery: Does God Listen to Prayers?

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Without taking a poll, it's safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. If he didn't, one would be left with an indifferent, distant deity who pays no attention to human affairs. This alternative is hard to reconcile with faith, and so believers...

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Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 3)

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 12:06 PM

By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD.,
Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD

A radically new view of reality is gaining ground, and its basic idea is thrilling: We live in a conscious universe. In the first two posts of this series...

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Wikipedia, A New Perspective on an Old Problem

(9) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Many of you may already know how vocal I have been in the past year regarding Wikipedia's bias covering such topic matters as mind body studies, new science, and of course my friend Rupert Sheldrake's biography page. Since Rupert and I began to speak out about the level of abuse...

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Can Brain Science Explain Experience? (Part 2)

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 12:27 PM

By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD., Subhash Kak, PhD., Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD


For at least two thousand years thinkers have tried to explain the human mind and disagreed heatedly, but a consensus has formed around one thing. When you try to figure out where the mind comes from, you...

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Can Brain Science Explain Experience?

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 1:12 PM

By Deepak Chopra MD, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Subhash Kak, Ph.D., Neil Theise,
Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD., and Neil Theise, MD

For twenty years a conference bubbling with enthusiasm has taken place in Tucson to figure out the origins of the human mind. Its title is Toward...

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Why Robots Don't Love Music

(2) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 7:50 PM

For more than a decade the media have been eagerly reporting on exciting advances in brain research and genetics, which arrive almost monthly. These areas of science have become immensely confident and hopeful. They are the finger posts to a time when age-old mysteries about human nature will be explained...

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Our Future Depends on Spirituality and Science Working Together

(77) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:00 PM

It's commonly accepted that science and spirituality are not compatible. Science is considered our reliable way forward, while spirituality often regarded as a sentimental relic of our past we can't quite let go of. So to say it is necessary for the two to work together may seem unrealistic. For...

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