Psychedelics, Therapy and Society

This Summit brought together world-class speakers, best-selling authors, change-makers, and innovative thinkers to offer pragmatic and optimistic perspectives to help ride the tsunami of change engulfing our world. Through accessing the recordings, you will get to experience cutting-edge ideas, tools, and practices that will inspire you to be more compassionate, resilient, and effective in these times of adversity.

This is your chance to learn about plant-based medicine and:

  • The transformative alchemy of psychedelics and their integration into modern psychotherapy
  • The intersection of business, spirituality, and psychedelics with a focus on authentic living
  • The imperative role of mindfulness and ethics on your psychedelic journey
  • The potent fusion of psychiatry and shamanism for deep healing
  • Hearing anecdotes of recovery and resilience facilitated by psychedelics

Psychedelics, Therapy and Society
Recording Available for Purchase
Online

This webinar is hosted by Wisdomfeed. Please visit their event page for more information!

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EUROTAS 2024 Conference: Creative Bridges

“Creative bridges” are spaces where people transcend the restrictive and regressive forces that confront them in what is clearly a transitional age. By forging new connections, they create paths that may lead us wisely into the next phase of cultural and spiritual evolution.

Bridges lie at the core of our work as practitioners, researchers, and scholars. We bridge across cultures, across academic disciplines, between the science and practice of spirituality. We draw on ancient spiritual, mystical, and shamanic traditions, forging bridges to contemporary inquiry in areas of psychology, sociology, anthropology, ecology, and the study of consciousness – to name but a few! This conference looks to include bridges into the future, that we might pass on to coming generations wiser and more wholesome ways of being in community with one another and with all life on earth. We bridge between theory and practice, weaving holistic and transpersonal insights into the quest to nurture social and cultural change, to evolve our humanity beyond individualistic, mechanistic, and egocentric values.

In convening this conference, the aim is to enable transdisciplinary dialogue, bringing transpersonal psychology into fertile connection with allied disciplines, nurturing the wellbeing and flourishing of humanity in relationship to nature: our deeper nature and nature at large. Only by dwelling in, re-evaluating, and re-imagining our relationships can we evolve new visions and pathways that will feel authentic and credible in our contemporary contexts. At this time of uncertainty and transition, the EUROTAS 2024 conference is an incubator of new possibilities, a gathering to showcase what is new and vibrant—in research, in ways of practice, and in performance.

Come participate in Creative Bridges 2024 and build this gateway, a space for dreaming and shared emergence! This event will feature IONS Fellow and former President Cassandra Vieten, PhD. Early bird tickets are now available until April 30.

EUROTAS 2024 Conference: Creative Bridges
September 4 – 8, 2024
Oxford, UK

This workshop is hosted by the EUROTAS. Please visit their website for more information.

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The Holomovement Wave: Ibiza 2024

The Holomovement Wave: Ibiza 2024 convergence invites you to activate the next level of your potential, explore radical collaboration and joyfully move into transformative action. This gathering is your opportunity to explore what is possible when we co-create and nurture the creative ideas percolating within each of us.

By joining, you will get to experience a 4-day convergence amplifying purpose, exploring radical collaboration and taking transformative, loving action for the good of the whole. It aims to create a collective coherence in understanding through:

  • Inspiring keynote speakers (including IONS Fellow and former President Cassandra Vieten, PhD) and nourishing food, music and movement
  • Coherence-building practices and meditations
  • A celebration of regenerative agriculture woven throughout the event

This is your chance to explore how your personal callings can align with a purposeful community. It’s far from a passive conference experience, Ibiza Wave attendees will engage in transformative activities and conversations activating a wave in phase which we’ll carry forward after our time together in Ibiza.

The Holomovement Wave: Ibiza 2024
May 23 – 27, 2024
Ibiza, Spain

This workshop is hosted by the Holomovement. Please visit their website for more information.

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The Next You: The Art of Futuremaking

What innate potential lies dormant within you? What dreams are yearning to be expressed? What does it look like to be fully alive, live an integrated and embodied life, and become an engaged part of the larger ecosystem of nature and community? It’s time to meet your future self and find out.

This workshop focuses on creating a robust, loving relationship with the best future version of you — the one who can help you pivot the direction of your life toward your heart’s vision. We will learn how to communicate with and embody that future self while mapping out the new terrain of your life in a process we call “futuremaking.” Using the sciences of imagination, transformation, and hope, you’ll chart a course for your next chapter.

Join former IONS CEO, Cassandra Vieten for a four-day workshop where we will engage in futuremaking experiences, including talks to spark insights; small and large group discussions to ground learning; guided imagery, meditation, and creative processes to connect you with your deeper wisdom; and movement and deep engagement with the beauty of Esalen to renew your spirit.

As we weave cutting-edge science with deep experiential practices and rich connection with kindred spirits, you’ll move forward — not back to “normal” or even a “new normal” — but ahead into a new extraordinary. Your future self is calling for you!

Recommended Reading: Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life by Marilyn Schiltz and Cassandra Vieten.

The Next You: The Art of Futuremaking
September 20 – 23, 2024
The Esalen Institute

This workshop is hosted by the Esalen Institute. Please visit their website for more information.

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The International Humanistic Transpersonal Conference

The International Humanistic Transpersonal Conference
March 28 – 30, 2024
Costa Mesa, California

This event is hosted by The Association for Humanistic Psychology, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and Sofia University. Please visit their website for more information.

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Rethinking Consciousness: Setting Science Free

IONS Fellow Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, contends that most scientists do not think critically about the limiting dogmas of materialism: according to which, one would say that all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain…

The facts of science, scientific techniques and technologies are real enough. But, the philosophy of materialism that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith grounded in a 19th-century ideology. It is time to set science free.

In this webinar, Advaya dialogues with Rupert to rethink consciousness. What are recent discoveries around consciousness, and how do these change how we see the world? Does consciousness exist beyond the brain? In Nature? What are the implications on the existence of God, or about atheism? What of telepathy, or morphic resonance?

Come to see how dogma limits our view of the world and reality, and open your eyes to the possibilities of science.

Rethinking Consciousness: Setting Science Free
March 7, 2024
10 – 11am PST (includes live recording)
Online

This webinar is hosted by Advaya and Rupert Sheldrake. Please visit their event page for more information!

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How We Change and Why We Don’t: The Art and Science of Transformation

Have you ever worked hard to make a change, only to find yourself slipping back into old habits? Want to supercharge your ability to stimulate behavior change in others when it comes to the issues you care about the most? Is it time to break free from old patterns and build your next chapter? This workshop is for people in the process of change and those who work as change agents with individuals, groups, and organizations and in society.

Through dialogue, experiential practice, and creative process, we will bridge the science of breakthroughs with indigenous, religious, spiritual, and secular models of transformation. You will:

  • Learn what works and what doesn’t to inspire lasting change in yourself and others.
  • Explore how peak experiences, a-ha! moments and awe can stimulate change.
  • Examine how we and those we work with can get stuck or lost, and find ways to shake free from periods of inertia or patterns that prevent us from moving forward.
  • Investigate the transformative potential of pain, hitting bottom, and post-traumatic growth.
  • Delve into stories, symbols, and metaphors of transformation to guide your path.

Join IONS Fellow Cassandra Vieten, PhD, for this transformational exploration of our most deeply entrenched behaviors. Learn how to break free from the patterns that no longer serve you — and create new habits that will change your life.

Additional embodiment practices will be provided by Guest Faculty Member Nichol Chase.

Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She is a Garrison Institute Fellow and a faculty member and teacher trainer for The Mazé Method.

How We Change and Why We Don’t: The Art and Science of Transformation
May 6 – 10, 2024
The Esalen Institute

This workshop is hosted by Esalen. Please visit their website for more information.

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Cultivating Vitality in Body, Mind, and Spirit: The Ecosystem of Mental Well-Being

What is vitality? Exuberance, vibrance, sparkle, spirit, and verve — terms rarely found in psychology textbooks. Vulnerability to depression and anxiety is widespread, and our culture traditionally emphasizes reducing symptoms with drugs that alter certain neurotransmitters, which is only part of the picture. We are living in a new era where vulnerabilities can become strengths, and what used to be stigma becomes common humanity. Good mental health is being redefined in terms of stress resilience, post-traumatic growth, and vitality.

This workshop explores evidence-based tools for living a vibrant life, even in the presence of stress, depression, anxiety, or any pain we may be carrying. We will help you build your own ecosystem of mental well-being — including new ways to foster vitality and purpose through caring for the brain, body, and gut. In this workshop, we’ll review the latest scientific findings on practices such as:

  • Hot and cold exposures
  • Optimal physical challenges
  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation
  • Embodied movement

A mental health renaissance is underway. Mental well-being is being redefined, and a range of evidence-based, whole-person approaches are gaining ground. Learn from renowned authors and cutting-edge scientists to create a flourishing ecosystem of mental well-being for yourself and your clients.

Additional embodiment practices will be provided by Guest Faculty Member Nichol Chase.

Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She is a Garrison Institute Fellow and a faculty member and teacher trainer for The Mazé Method.

Cultivating Vitality in Body, Mind, and Spirit: The Ecosystem of Mental Well-Being
May 3 – 6, 2024
The Esalen Institute

This workshop is hosted by the Esalen Institute. Please visit their website for more information.

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Science, Art, Sound, & the Sacred

Explore the entanglements between science, art, sound, and the sacred in a beautiful, wild setting with Merlin Sheldrake, Cosmo Sheldrake and IONS Fellow Rupert Sheldrake.

What we call art and science both arise from our faculties of imagination, wonder, and curiosity. Attendees will spend part of our time outdoors – in gardens, on seashores and in forests – connecting with the more-than-human world and bringing together ideas with direct experience. They will explore scientific, artistic, and spiritual traditions through discussion, play, singing, listening, looking, pilgrimage, thinking, and celebration.

Merlin will explore the world of fungi and the ways that a deeper understanding of symbiotic relationships – between ourselves, fungi, plants, bacteria, and others – can change our understanding of the planet on which we live, and the ways that we think, feel, and behave. Cosmo will consider the fundamental roles of sound in the living world and will lead us in sound experiments, singing, and musical celebration. Rupert will discuss his hypothesis of morphic resonance, which he suggests underlies memory in nature as well as our cultural and personal memories. He will also show how scientific studies can illuminate a wide range of spiritual practices.

By leaning into ambiguity, by focusing on relationships between entities, by remembering to find excitement in what isn’t known, the presenters hope to deepen our sense of the sacred and recover a sense of wholeness.

Science, Art, Sound, & The Sacred
July 31 – August 4, 2024
Cortes Island, British Columbia

This program is produced by Hollyhock and Rupert Sheldrake. Please visit their event page for more information!

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The Big Questions in Science: Online Course

Contemporary science is based on the claim that all reality is material or physical. There is no reality but material reality. Consciousness is a by-product of the physical activity of the brain. Matter is unconscious. Evolution is purposeless. This view is now undergoing a credibility crunch. The biggest problem of all for materialism is the existence of consciousness.

In this course, Dr Rupert Sheldrake shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into limiting dogmas.

According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.

These beliefs are powerful not because most scientists think about them critically, but because they do not. The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith, grounded in a 19th-century ideology, or what Terence McKenna called ‘one free miracle’.

Together, these beliefs make up the philosophy or ideology of materialism, whose central assumption is that everything is essentially material or physical, even minds. Many scientists are unaware that materialism is an assumption.

But should science be a belief-system, or a method of inquiry?

In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.

This course will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.

The Big Questions in Science: Online Course
13-Week, Self Paced Course
Available Now

This course is produced by Rupert Sheldrake. Please visit their event page for more information!

LEARN MORE ON RUPERT’S WEBSITE


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