Bethany Butzer, PhD – Synchronicity as an Indicator of the Fundamental Nature of Consciousness


Does synchronicity suggest that consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe?

 

The topic of synchronicity has long intrigued philosophers, scientists and the general public. Carl Jung formally introduced the term “synchronicity” in the 1950s, however to date very little empirical research has explored the underlying mechanisms of synchronicity. In other words, why do synchronicities occur? Are synchronicities random, or do they hold clues about the ultimate nature of reality? Drawing on theoretical and empirical research, this webinar will explore the idea that consciousness might represent the underlying nature of reality, that contemplative practices such as meditation might give humans access to this fundamental consciousness, and that synchronicity might be one way that this fundamental consciousness reveals itself to us in everyday life. The webinar will also attempt to spark a renewed interest in conducting empirical research on synchronicity, arguing for a thoughtful consideration of post-materialist perspectives in an attempt to innovate within the field of consciousness studies and shed light on the ontological questions raised by synchronicity.

About the speaker:

 

Bethany Butzer, PhD writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. Bethany received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she also spent several years as an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the effects of yoga in school settings. Bethany lives in Prague, where she recently completed a position as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. She is currently a Lecturer for the Alef Trust MSc programme in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology and she is also the Assistant Director of the Alef Trust PhD programme in Applied Transpersonal Psychology. Her research focuses on yoga and mindfulness for youth, as well as transpersonal topics such as synchronicity, parapsychology, and ecopsychology. She teaches undergraduate and Masters-level courses on topics such as research methods, positive psychology, consciousness, and career development. Learn more about Bethany at www.bethanybutzer.com.


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Aug 03 2022
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Date: Aug 03 2022
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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  • Bethany Butzer
    Bethany Butzer
    Psychologist, lecturer

    Bethany Butzer, PhD writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. Bethany received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she also spent several years as an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the effects of yoga in school settings. Bethany lives in Prague, where she recently completed a position as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. She is currently a Lecturer for the Alef Trust MSc programme in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology and she is also the Assistant Director of the Alef Trust PhD programme in Applied Transpersonal Psychology. Her research focuses on yoga and mindfulness for youth, as well as transpersonal topics such as synchronicity, parapsychology, and ecopsychology. She teaches undergraduate and Masters-level courses on topics such as research methods, positive psychology, consciousness, and career development. Learn more about Bethany at www.bethanybutzer.com.