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Consciousness

Integrating Humanity with Divinity, Francis Bennett

Instead of escaping the messy human condition by going to the monastery, Francis Bennett actually discovered the full human condition. What he discovered was that the divine transcendence he was seeking was not found outside the…

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Lucidity, Poetic Synthesis and Creative Consciousness – Fariba Bogzaran

The creative mind and the dreaming mind share a similar space. In creative process, the spontaneous epistemic uncertainty allows innovation and insights. The dreaming consciousness unfolds narrative tapestry of images, sound, thoughts and emotions. Metacognition in…

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A Panel on Lucid Dreaming

A panel with Alan Wallace, Stephen LaBerge, Fariba Bogzaran and moderated by Daniel Deslauriers What do Eastern and Western philosophy, neuroscience and phenomenology have to say about the experience of lucid dreaming? Can lucid dreaming contribute to…

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Proposal for a Radical Revision of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Psychotherapy – Stanislav Grof

Drawing on observations from more than fifty years of research into an important subgroup of non-ordinary states of consciousness that he calls “holotropic,” the presenter suggests a radical revision of some basic assumptions of modern psychiatry,…

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John Hagelin – Time is a perspective

Time is a perspective. “Ultimately, there is no evolution or time; there’s just the eternal now” says John Hagelin, a renowned quantum physicist. “The entire universe existing in this moment – past, present and future collapsed…

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Panel on the Nature of Fundamental Reality moderated by Deepak Chopra

A panel with Edward Frenkel, Bernardo Kastrup, Menas Kafatos, Julia Mossbridge and facilitated by Deepak Chopra. For centuries philosophers and scientists have debated on the nature of fundamental reality and also the mind body problem and…

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Awakening as Intimacy With a Living Universe, Duane Elgin

We may tend to think of ourselves as physical beings and regard “awakening” as an experience that happens inside our biological brains and bodies. Yet, a nondual view does not regard awakening as happening exclusively within…

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Conscious Agents – A Theory of Consciousness, Donald Hoffman

In 1869, Thomas Huxley wrote: “[H]ow it is that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as a result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the Djinn,…

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