A Conversation with Professor David Bohm
This is a videotaped conversation that was shot in 1990—two years before Professor Bohm’s passing. At the time Bill Angelos was working on a biography with him, when Bohm was asked to take part in an international Symposium entitled “Art, Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy.” Bohm in turn asked Bill to join him in Amsterdam, Holland where he would be sharing a symposium dais with his friend the Dalai Lama, artist Robert Rauschenberg, and an economist from the USSR—which was then under the leadership of Gorbachev.
While there, Bohm was asked by Dutch TV (TELEAC) if he would agree to a televised interview. He said he would do so, if Angelos was the interviewer. The result was—in effect—a documentation of Bohm’s lifework in Theoretical Physics—but also as it pertained to the nature of consciousness. For, as Professor Bohm explains, even as a boy, he seemed to have an underlying awareness of the relationship between the way we think and the way we view the world. That perception would carry through to his very last opus which was published posthumously—The Undivided Universe: An Ontological Interpretation of Quantum Theory.
We trust this video will provide those who are interested in an overview of the extraordinary scope of the contributions Professor Bohm made, not only to Science, but to our understanding of ourselves as a species, at this point in our development.
Note: A few days after Professor Bohm’s passing in England, Angelos received a call from Bohm’s wife Saral asking him if he could transcribe the above conversation and make it into a booklet that she might distribute to his close friends. For those who would like to take a more contemplative look at what Professor Bohm had to say—here’s the booklet