Einstein in Prague

In 1911, Albert Einstein took a teaching assignment in Prague. He was hired as a full university professor for theoretical physics at the German part of Charles University. By this time, he had already achieved his rock star status as the author of his special theory of relativity and a number of successful studies in thermodynamics and molecular physics.

Prague at the time had a vibrant and thriving Jewish community. Over half the Jews in the city spoke German, which provided Einstein with an outlet for his penchant for philosophical and literary debating. Soon he was frequenting the home of Bertha Fanta, where he encountered the likes of writers Max Brod and Franz Kafka, philosopher and Zionist activist Hugo Bergmann, and met for the first time a man who would become his colleague and dear friend, Max Planck.

But Bertha’s salon was also a musical venue, where Einstein enjoyed bringing out his violin and playing along with several piano players in the group. This kind of interaction was of great importance for him, for he found great stimulation not only in music, but in intense and passionate debate, which was a well-documented part of his history, wherever he was.

Prague eventually fell to the Nazis, and over the course of WWII, 95% of its Jewish population was sent to death camps. Einstein fled Europe for the United States in 1933, and eventually arrived at Princeton University. No doubt he was profoundly affected by having to watch his wonderful consort of intellectuals and musicians face the genocide that Hitler was raining down upon Europe.

I have often said, if there were a way to communicate from beyond the grave, who else but Einstein would not only find a way to do it, but bring back a formula for what he calls “world peace, one person at a time, starting with you.” The passion with which he lived his life could very well have been brought with him into Afterlife. Why not?

As I prepare to present what I believe are Einstein’s insights from “beyond the grave” in Copenhagen on December 13th, I am moved to tears by the possibility that I have volunteered and was chosen for this extenuating mission of world peace by Einstein. I face the slings and arrows of modern culture telling me I am nuts, that I can’t possibly know what I am doing because I have no formal education, that there is no Afterlife, and any number of other judgments about the work I am doing on Einstein’s behalf.

But I have the empirical experience of 20 years of putting these theories to the test, on real conflict, with real people. I have thousands of people whose lives have been changed. And now, in 2014, I have people like MIT scientist Jeff Leiberman beginning to just touch upon what we in our Einsteinian community have been studying for years, changing lives one person at a time.

So what have you got to lose? Listen to the information, give it time to sink in, and then consider the potentials.

I believe that we as a species will find a path to peace, and I believe that path starts within each individual. If we wish to see our beautiful Earth live on, we must find creative solutions that will ensure a place for our children’s children to live in the truth of unity. To paraphrase Einstein, we cannot find these solutions from the same mind set as we created the problems. Our minds must expand to survive.

If this work I am doing can spark even a glimmer of movement towards that expansion within you, then its purpose will be served.

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