You Are The Universe: Imagine That (YouAreTheUniverse.tv) presents a “theory of everything” that reconciles science and religion in a way that anyone can understand and visualize. Unlike the unified field theories of Albert Einstein and modern unified field theorists, Bill’s picture of the universe can be visualized by non-mathematicians.
Thought experiments in You Are The Universe: Imagine That involve readers as active participants in exploring answers to questions such as:
Is the universe conscious? Can you communicate with the universe and receive communication back? Does the universe provide you with clues as to the best action to take? Do you have an inner guidance system that can be tuned into? Are the words of the great spiritual leaders of all time a single “code”?
In his warm and often humorous manner, Bill invites readers to experiment with the ideas, be open-minded, and “experience for yourself what may well be the true nature of reality”.
About Bill Harvey
As a young child, Bill had his first experience of the Zone, that space where innovative and successful ideas and actions just flow out of you effortlessly. The son of legendary orchestra leader Ned Harvey and former Ziegfield Follies showgirl Sandra Harvey, Bill started performing on stage at age four, dancing and exchanging lines with comedic greats like Jack E. Leonard. He liked this feeling of being “on” and wanted to learn how to be “on” more often. And so began his lifelong passion to understand how to be mindful enough to bring on higher states of consciousness and to help others do the same.
Along the way he anchored his dream with a degree in philosophy, the first school subject he had ever loved. He began to materialize the dream by founding the Human Effectiveness Institute, with the goal of sharing the techniques he had learned and developed as his own internal system for bringing himself to his highest level of creative effectiveness.
Unique and ahead of its time, Bill’s first book, Mind Magic: The Science of Microcosmology, met with rave reviews in the late 70sand was lauded by thousands of readers whose lives, they say, were changed by it. It has been used at 34 universities including NYU, UCLA and West Point, and by numerous organizations. The book is now in its sixth edition, Mind Magic: Doorways into Higher Consciousness.
Bill’s ideas didn’t all come from the inside, as he was inspired by something that Milton Berle had told him: “Always steal from the best, kid.” He was turned on to Alan Watts, Buddhism, Zen, and hipness by his adopted older brother, the multitalented Bill Heyer, second trumpet in Ned’s band.
With a brilliant mind for research, innovation and invention, Bill entered a career in the media business with a dream of making one-way media into something that the audience co-creates. With his trailblazing vision, he accurately described today’s media reality with his MediaWorld 1990 report to the industry, and in his widely-read Media Science Newsletter. He invented many things arcane to the average person but talismans in the media field, including some now written into FCC regulations. He has four issued US patents and has consulted for over 100 Fortune 500 companies. A leader in the field as media morphed into being more interactive, putting the viewer in charge, Bill’s peers recognized him with the Great Mind Award in 2008 to celebrate his achievements.
Bill is a popular speaker, the subject of numerous articles, and a prolific writer. He writes two weekly blogs, BillHarveyBlog.com (“Pebbles in the Pond”, now in its fourth year), and MediaBizBloggers.com/Bill-Harvey (“In Terms of ROI”). He is interviewed weekly on the digital videoseries RBDR, and is a frequent guest on WDST-FM’s Woodstock Roundtable with Doug Grunther.
Bill lives with his wife Lalita and their three cats in the beautiful Hudson Valley. He has a daughter Nicole, and with Lalita has four grandchildren.