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'Mysteries of Consciousness' Teleseminars

This teleseminar series exploring the Mysteries of Consciousness goes from April - June, 2011. The first teleseminar of each month is open to the public. Participation in all of the live teleseminars in this series is a benefit of IONS membership at the Partner level and above. Learn more about becoming a supporting member.

Other upcoming teleseminar series are listed in the left menu under Teleseminars, along with a complete list of all upcoming IONS teleseminars.

Past 'Mysteries of Consciousness' Teleseminars

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  • Teleseminar

    The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit

    How to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardest Hits

    Speaker
    Azim N. Khamisa
    Host
    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
    • Jun 29, 2011
    • None

    Hear how Azim has transformed the harsh experiences in life to create even greater, more expansive results. Learn how you too can create incredible results in your life, no matter what has gone before.

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    Moving from abstraction to embodied consciousness

    Speaker
    Robert Duggan
    Host
    Angela Murphy
    • Jun 22, 2011
    • None

    Abstraction may be our Original Sin. And "Consciousness" may be one of our most destructive abstractions. It seems odd to me to discuss consciousness when most individuals whom I encounter do not have an embodied sensory conscious awareness of their own body. Is sensory awareness of the daily phenomena of life the only real consciousness.... and when we are awake to that, we are awake to the whole?

    We will explore how each of us has at least five very minor and yet very specific unique physical symptoms that with awareness/consciousness become teachers and guide for how we live fully in life. They constantly call us to retune ourselves to a centered way of being in life.

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    Psychology of the Future

    Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research

    Speaker
    Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD
    Host
    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Jun 15, 2011
    • None

    In the last five decades, psychedelic therapy and other avenues of modern consciousness research have revealed a rich array of “anomalous” phenomena that have undermined some of the most basic assumptions of modern psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy concerning consciousness and the human psyche in health and disease. Many of these observations are so radical that they question the basic philosophical assumptions of materialistic science. We will review these remarkable data and explore the most important major revisions that would have to be made in our understanding of consciousness, of the human psyche, and of the nature of reality to respond to these conceptual challenges.

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    Consciousness and Well Being

    Guest
    Deepak Chopra, MD
    Host
    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
    • Jun 8, 2011
    • None

    Our current medical model treats the human body as if it’s a machine. However, we are finding that the body is not a structure, but a process; an energy field; an information field; and a consciousness field. Our bodies, to a large extent, are created by our consciousness, our souls. The soul is the timeless part of us that was never born and will never die. It is the managing intelligence that creates our body, and in a very literal way. In fact, according to Deepak Chopra, you are not in your body; your body is in you.

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    Consciousness, Healing and Happiness

    Speaker
    Frances Vaughan, PhD
    Host
    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Jun 1, 2011
    • None

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    Why does consciousness matter? Recognizing that we all participate in the evolution of consciousness makes a tremendous difference to our individual and collective wellbeing. As individuals we know that a positive shift in consciousness contributes to healing body, mind, heart and soul. This shift is also essential for healing relationships and building communities of freedom.
     
    Our individual states of consciousness are continually contributing either positively or negatively to the collective. Our shared responsibility for future generations and the planet calls attention to the race between consciousness and catastrophe and the need to accept our part in optimizing the outcome. This conscious engagement and service in the world provides a foundation for personal happiness.

  • Teleseminar

    Sufism and Rapid Wound Healing

    Unsolved Mysteries of Consciousness

    Speaker
    Howard Hall
    Host
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • May 25, 2011
    • None

    We will explore the mysteries of consciousness and Howard Hall’s systematic research of Sufism and rapid wound healing for the past decade. Notions of non local healing have been around in both religious and non religious contexts throughout history, but have become more popular recently with many so called energy based non local healing traditions.  Hall’s systematic observations of Sufi rapid wound healing will be explored as a physical manifestation of a robust non local healing with a “higher” consciousness at its core.

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    Nonlocality and Exceptional Experiences

    Genius, Religious Epiphany and the Psychic

    Speaker
    Stephan A Schwartz
    Host
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • May 18, 2011
    • None

    Stephan A. Schwartz will discuss his research into the extraordinary experiences we know as moments of genius, religious epiphany, and psychic insight. Two hundred years of reductive materialism has failed to explain them, but new research has begun to unravel some of the mystery.  Schwartz will describe why he thinks these three experiences are in essence the same experience, differentiated only by intention and context, and what science knows about opening your own nonlocal abilities.

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    Neurotheology

    Speaker
    Andrew Newberg
    Host
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • May 11, 2011
    • None

    Can neurotheology provide a new understanding of the human mind, the human brain, and human consciousness? How can we become better thinkers? How might neurotheology address important moral or theological questions? The principles described will be critical to the scientist, religious or spiritual person, and the general public as this highly important topic, neurotheology, is engaged.

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    Experiments and Practice in Energy Healing

    Speaker
    William Bengston, PhD
    Host
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • May 4, 2011
    • None

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    Dr. Bill Bengston has produced the first known full lifespan cures of cancer in experimental animals using healing techniques that he helped to develop. A recounting of his 30 years investigating healing, as well as his clinical experiences, are found in his recent memoir, The Energy Cure, published by Sounds True. A 6 CD audio set entitled Hands on Healing describes the healing techniques in detail. Bill is the president of the Society for Scientific Exploration, an international group of scientists who study anomalies.

  • Teleseminar

    Consciousness and Non-Duality

    Guest
    Amit Goswami
    Host
    Cassandra Vieten, PhD
    • Apr 20, 2011
    • None

    Even today, the tendency is to look at consciousness dualistically --- consciousness separate from matter. This position is not compatible with science; so scientists have emphasized material monism/everything is matter philosophy. We will show that this is not compatible with quantum physics. We then develop a fully paradox-free idea of monistic idealism --- everything is consciousness. We will discuss how a science based on this nondual philosophy succeeds as an inclusive science that can deal with all natural phenomena.

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    The Curious Illusion of Consciousness

    Speaker
    Susan Blackmore
    Host
    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
    • Apr 13, 2011
    • None

    Most theories of consciousness, Blackmore suggests, try to explain the wrong thing. They may seek some particular brain function, area or process, or hope that the neural correlates of consciousness will reveal what “gives rise to” consciousness. I suggest that consciousness is not that kind of thing. The real question is why we are so deluded and whether we can throw off the illusions of self, consciousness and free will. Susan Blackmore suggests that this is not only possible but essential if we are going to make any progress in understanding consciousness.

  • Teleseminar

    Is Consciousness Energy?

    Speaker
    Christian de Quincey, PhD
    Host
    Dean Radin, PhD
    • Apr 6, 2011
    • None

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    What is consciousness? It’s an age-old question that still stretches the limits of science. Is consciousness a form of energy? Christian de Quincey has dedicated a career to exploring this puzzle — philosophy’s “hardest problem,” science’s “final frontier,” and spirituality’s “deepest mystery.” Using the Four Gifts of Knowing, he guides us into this perennial mystery. Join Dr. de Quincey to explore different theories of consciousness, how mind and body are related, and how consciousness can make things happen in the physical world.

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