”The elements of sport that I have just described are present in other transformative practices, but in the context of sports they evoke a greater range of physical abilities than are produced by any other family of disciplines. In the service of integral practices, they can, I believe, evoke a still greater range of capacities.”
Michael Murphy from Future of the Body
What led Dacher Keltner, renowned UC Berkeley psychology professor and director of the university’s Greater Good Science Center, to focus on the little-studied emotion of awe?
This feeling we get in the presence of something vast “was so tightly connected to things that have changed my life—the Sierras, art, great music, radically different cultures—and it was a scientific unknown,” Keltner says.
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Based on the lifelong interest of Luís Portela, the CEO of the BIAL pharmaceutical company, the BIAL Foundation finances frontier research. While it also funds mainstream research, it is one of the only foundations in the world to consistently request proposals in unusual phenomena and parapsychology.
IONS' mediumship experiment, Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics, was published in the May edition of Frontiers journal. The article highlights our recent experiment with 12 mediums, who were asked to detect deceased individuals in photographs while their brainwaves were recorded. The results show some brainwaves associated with correct detection, and the study supports the hypothesis that facial photographs contain as-yet unidentified information predicting mortality.
The Harvard Business Review reports that since 2008, the number of articles that mention the word "authenticity" in the headlines or lead paragraph has tripled. Can something that has become a buzzword actually be "authentic," and what would that look like? IONS researcher, Julia Mossbridge, explores this and more with her presentation,"The Power of Authenticity: How Aliveness can Shift the Valley toward Engagement, Creativity, and Flow," at the Consciousness Hacking House in Silicon Valley.