Galileo Commission Summit II: Expanding Science – Visions of a Postmaterialist Paradigm. Two-day event


What if consciousness is fundamental and even primary? 

 

The Scientific and Medical Network, Galileo Commission, Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) and Institute of Noetic Sciences present:

 

A two-day conference
Friday, 9 April at 4:00 PM-8:30 PM (BST) 
Saturday, 10 April at 4:00 PM-8:30 PM (BST)

 

Join some of the world’s leading consciousness researchers for a series of round tables to launch the landmark AAPS volume ‘Expanding Science – Visions of a Postmaterialist Paradigm‘ edited by Mario Beauregard PhD, Gary E. Schwartz PhD, Natalie L. Dyer PhD and Marjorie Woollacott, PhD.

 

 

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I regard consciousness as fundamental, matter is derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness. There is no matter as such; it exists only by virtue of a force bringing the particle to vibration and holding it together in a minute solar system; we must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. The mind is the matrix of all matter.”

– Max Planck

The Galileo Commission Report argues for an expansion of the philosophical basis of a science of consciousness beyond the conventional physicalist worldview by widening the evidence base to examine the implications for our understanding of reality of research into significant human experiences such as veridical OBE perceptions in NDEs, children who remember previous lives, and extensive scientific studies of parapsychological phenomena. The Galileo Commission encourages scientists and academics to ‘look through the telescope’ at this evidence base that represents a fundamental challenge to the prevailing materialistic outlook. There is now growing support for the idea that consciousness is fundamental and even primary, as Max Planck noted – and these views have considerably greater explanatory power when it comes to accounting for this wider evidence base, which materialist positions tend to ignore or dismiss – as Jeff Kripal observes, our conclusions are a function of our exclusions and that to ‘dismiss is to miss’.

This second Galileo Commission Summit will feature a series of roundtables with most of the prominent researchers in this second volume of the AAPS book series Advances in Postmaterialist Sciences, created with the intent of educating scientists, students, and science-minded readers about postmaterialist consciousness research and its applications. The intention is that each volume combines rigour and creativity, expresses first person (inner experiences) as well as third person (external observations), and facilitates the betterment of humanity and the planet.

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Background

 

During a meeting held in Tucson, Arizona, the emergence of this new paradigm was discussed among a multidisciplinary group of scientists who shared a collective disillusionment with materialism. Titled the ‘International Summit on Postmaterialist Science, Spirituality, and Society’, its purpose was to advance the development of postmaterialist science and the emerging postmaterialist paradigm, for the betterment of science, spirituality, and society. Scientists spanning fields of expertise from biology and neuroscience to psychology, medicine, and psi research attended this watershed event. After the Summit, the organizers produced the anthology of perspectives and evidence concerning the emergence of postmaterialist science, titled Expanding Science – Visions of a Postmaterialist Paradigm’. While this book is relevant to experts from various academic disciplines, it is also written for those with an interest in science, consciousness, mind-brain relationship, philosophy, and spirituality. Following this event, the participants published the Manifesto for a Postmaterialist Science in the scientific journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing’. Since the publication of this groundbreaking manifesto, over 300 scientists and philosophers around the world have given their support to this movement by adding their signatures to this manifesto.

 

Programme

– Timings are in UK, BST –

 

Friday April 9

4 – 6 pm: The Coming Post-Materialist Revolution – the Case for a New Scientific Paradigm’ with Mario Beauregard, Dean Radin and Rupert Sheldrake (chaired by Prof Marjorie Woollacott).

6:30 – 8:30 pm:Cosmic Connections: towards a Post-Materialist Science of Self’ with Marjorie Woollacott, Lorne Schussel and Alexander Moreira-Almeida (chaired by Diane Hennacy Powell).

Saturday April 10

4 – 6 pm: Science, Soul and Death – A New Understanding with Pim van Lommel, Marilyn J. Schlitz, Gary E. Schwartz (chaired by Dr Peter Fenwick).

6:30 – 8:30 pm:Waves of Awakening: towards a Post-Materialist Societywith Larry Dossey (recording), Natalie L. Dyer, Neal Grossman (chaired by David Lorimer).

About the speakers:

 

Dean Radin, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International, and is the author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four books, including the best-selling ‘The Conscious Universe’ (1997), ‘Entangled Minds’ (2006), the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner ‘Supernormal’ (2013), and ‘Real Magic’ (2018).

 

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora) and Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health, Brazil. He is Chair of the WPA (World Psychiatric Association) Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry and Coordinator of the Section on Spirituality of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. He is the editor of ‘Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship’, and is also a co-founder of the Campaign for Open Sciences to promote the movement toward a Postmaterialist Science.

 

David Lorimer is a a writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, as well as three edited books about Beinsa Douno. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks the widen science beyond a materialistic world view.

 

Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D. is an award-winning clinician and internationally recognized expert on autism and savant syndrome. She is an independent researcher with a private neuropsychiatry practice in Medford, Oregon. She became the Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute in 2005 and was the Project Director for the Annual Transformation of Consciousness Report for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which resulted in the widely-acclaimed 2007 Shift Report. Her 2008 book ‘The ESP Enigma’ (Walker) received an award from the LA Festival of Books and has been translated into German, Portuguese, and Finnish.

 

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He served as the Founding President of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. His books include ‘The Afterlife Experiments’, ‘The Sacred Promise’, and ‘Super Synchronicity’.

 

Larry Dossey, M.D. is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal ‘Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing’. He is the author of 12 books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, most recently ‘One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters’, which have been translated into dozens of languages. He lectures around the world.

 

Lorne Schussel, Ph.D., M.S. is a Clinical Psychologist, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Director of the Contemplative Science and Post Materialism Lab at Columbia University, Teachers College. He is visiting faculty at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute and formerly Project Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Connectivity Project.  His research focuses on the utilization of novel mind-body practices, human connectivity, contemplative neuroscience, and integrating clinical biomarkers (epigenetic, HR, EEG) into clinical research. Dr. Schussel developed a psychological healing practice known as “The Best Self Visualization Method” which has been cited in the New York Times, ABC-online, and the Huffington Post.

 

Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. She currently serves as President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She recently wrote and produced a feature film (called ‘Death Makes Life Possible’) with Deepak Chopra on the topic of death and dying, and how engaging that topic in a deep and meaningful way informs the way we live our lives. Schlitz is currently Dean of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, Ca.

 

Mario Beauregard Ph.D., is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. His ground-breaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience has received international media coverage. Dr. Beauregard is the author of ‘Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives’.

 

Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and includes both research in rehabilitation medicine and alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation. She is president of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS), the Research Director of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS), and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles—several of which were on spiritual awakening and meditation, the topic that motivated her to write her latest book, ‘Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind’.

 

Natalie L. Dyer, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Connor Integrative Health Network. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Queen’s University and her Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychology at Harvard University and at Harvard Medical School. She has published multiple scientific papers and presented her research to diverse audiences throughout North America and Europe. Natalie is also an energy medicine practitioner and teacher, incorporating Japanese Usui Reiki and North American, European, and Tibetan shamanism into her practice.

 

Neal Grossman, Ph.D. is a recently retired associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His interests have been far ranging, from the Philosophy of Science, especially quantum mechanics, to Spinoza, Plato, mysticism, and now, survival research. He has published two books: (i) ‘The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind’, is a readable presentation of Spinoza’s remarkable system of spiritual psychotherapy. And (ii) ‘Conversations With Socrates and Plato: How a Postmaterialist Social Order Can Solve the Challenges of Modern Life and Insure Our Survival’.

 

Pim van Lommel, M.D. is a cardiologist who has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) for more than thirty years. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published a study on NDEs in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The article caused an international sensation as it was the first scientifically rigorous study of this phenomenon. He is the author of the bestseller ‘Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience’.

 

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 90 scientific papers and nine books including ‘Science and Spiritual Practices’ and ‘Ways To Go Beyond, And Why They Work’. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and of Schumacher College in Devon. His website is www.sheldrake.org

 

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Date

Apr 09 2021
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Time

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 09 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Speakers

  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida
    Alexander Moreira-Almeida
    Medical Doctor, Professor of Psychiatry

    Alexander Moreira-Almeida, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora) and Founder and Director of the Research Center in Spirituality and Health, Brazil. He is Chair of the WPA (World Psychiatric Association) Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry and Coordinator of the Section on Spirituality of the Brazilian Psychiatric Association. He is the editor of ‘Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship’, and is also a co-founder of the Campaign for Open Sciences to promote the movement toward a Postmaterialist Science.

  • David Lorimer
    David Lorimer
    writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society.

    David Lorimer is a a writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, as well as three edited books about Beinsa Douno. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks the widen science beyond a materialistic world view.

  • Dean Radin
    Dean Radin
    Professor, Researcher, Author

    Dean Radin, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International, and is the author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four books, including the best-selling ‘The Conscious Universe’ (1997), ‘Entangled Minds’ (2006), the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner ‘Supernormal’ (2013), and ‘Real Magic’ (2018).

  • Diane Hennacy Powell
    Diane Hennacy Powell
    Medical Doctor, Independent Researcher

    Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D. is an award-winning clinician and internationally recognized expert on autism and savant syndrome. She is an independent researcher with a private neuropsychiatry practice in Medford, Oregon. She became the Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute in 2005 and was the Project Director for the Annual Transformation of Consciousness Report for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which resulted in the widely-acclaimed 2007 Shift Report. Her 2008 book ‘The ESP Enigma’ (Walker) received an award from the LA Festival of Books and has been translated into German, Portuguese, and Finnish.

  • Gary E. Schwartz
    Gary E. Schwartz
    Professor, Author

    Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He served as the Founding President of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences. His books include ‘The Afterlife Experiments’, ‘The Sacred Promise’, and ‘Super Synchronicity’.

  • Larry Dossey
    Larry Dossey
    Medical Doctor, Researcher

    Larry Dossey, M.D. is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal ‘Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing’. He is the author of 12 books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, most recently ‘One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters’, which have been translated into dozens of languages. He lectures around the world.

  • Lorne Schussel
    Lorne Schussel
    Clinical Psychologist

    Lorne Schussel, Ph.D., M.S. is a Clinical Psychologist, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Director of the Contemplative Science and Post Materialism Lab at Columbia University, Teachers College. He is visiting faculty at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute and formerly Project Director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Connectivity Project.  His research focuses on the utilization of novel mind-body practices, human connectivity, contemplative neuroscience, and integrating clinical biomarkers (epigenetic, HR, EEG) into clinical research. Dr. Schussel developed a psychological healing practice known as “The Best Self Visualization Method” which has been cited in the New York Times, ABC-online, and the Huffington Post.

  • Marilyn Schlitz
    Marilyn Schlitz
    Social Anthropologist, Researcher, Writer, Public Speaker

    Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. She currently serves as President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She recently wrote and produced a feature film (called ‘Death Makes Life Possible’) with Deepak Chopra on the topic of death and dying, and how engaging that topic in a deep and meaningful way informs the way we live our lives. Schlitz is currently Dean of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, Ca.

  • Mario Beauregard
    Mario Beauregard
    Neuroscientist, Author

    Mario Beauregard Ph.D., is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. His ground-breaking work on the neurobiology of emotion and mystical experience has received international media coverage. Dr. Beauregard is the author of ‘Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives’.

  • Marjorie Woollacott
    Marjorie Woollacott
    Researcher, Author

    Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and includes both research in rehabilitation medicine and alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation. She is president of the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS), the Research Director of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS), and has written more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles—several of which were on spiritual awakening and meditation, the topic that motivated her to write her latest book, ‘Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind’.

  • Natalie L. Dyer
    Natalie L. Dyer
    Research Scientist

    Natalie L. Dyer, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Connor Integrative Health Network. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Queen’s University and her Postdoctoral Fellowships in Psychology at Harvard University and at Harvard Medical School. She has published multiple scientific papers and presented her research to diverse audiences throughout North America and Europe. Natalie is also an energy medicine practitioner and teacher, incorporating Japanese Usui Reiki and North American, European, and Tibetan shamanism into her practice.

  • Neal Grossman
    Neal Grossman
    Professor of Philosophy, Author

    Neal Grossman, Ph.D. is a recently retired associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His interests have been far ranging, from the Philosophy of Science, especially quantum mechanics, to Spinoza, Plato, mysticism, and now, survival research. He has published two books: (i) ‘The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind’, is a readable presentation of Spinoza’s remarkable system of spiritual psychotherapy. And (ii) ‘Conversations With Socrates and Plato: How a Postmaterialist Social Order Can Solve the Challenges of Modern Life and Insure Our Survival’.

  • Pim van Lommel
    Pim van Lommel
    Cardiologist, Researcher

    Pim van Lommel, M.D. is a cardiologist who has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) for more than thirty years. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published a study on NDEs in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. The article caused an international sensation as it was the first scientifically rigorous study of this phenomenon. He is the author of the bestseller ‘Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience’.

  • Rupert Sheldrake
    Rupert Sheldrake
    Biologist and Author

    Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 90 scientific papers and nine books including Science and Spiritual Practices and Ways To Go Beyond, And Why They Work. He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and of Schumacher College in Devon. His website is www.sheldrake.org

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