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Prof Michael Grosso – Miracles in an Age of Disbelief: Theory and Practice

Transcending mind and spirit to open the gates of transformation

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Grosso says: “This webinar is for people in search of a science-based mythology of transcendence.

Our starting-point is a recurrent intuition of mystics and philosophers: an intuition of a transcendent mind that is present to the human adventure.

We will explore two big ideas. First, the empirical basis of belief in such a transcendent mind: the extraordinary facts that speak to our possible physical, biological, and psychological evolution. The second idea is more practical and experimental: we will talk about ways of dialogue with the greater mind and spirit. 

Our working hypothesis is that each of us has to forge our own myth of transcendence, and discover a way of living in tune with the powers latent within us. We will review some classic examples and types of transcendent dialogue.

Based on available data, we will also discuss four variables associated with the occurrence of miraculous phenomena, and ask how we can integrate faith, introversion, spontaneity and goal-oriented thinking into our lifestyle. As we are dislodged from customary reality during the global pandemic and climate crisis, our hope is that the gates of transformation will more readily be open to us.”

About the speaker:



Prof Michael Grosso studied classics and received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University.  He has taught philosophy and the humanities at City University of New York, New Jersey City University, and Kennedy University. Based on personal experience and research into anomalous psychophysical phenomena, he is concerned to expand and enrich the philosophy of mind. His most recent books are ‘The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation’; ‘Wings of Ecstasy’; and ‘Smile of the Universe: Miracles is an Age of Disbelief’. Michael is keenly interested in the interface between art and the paranormal.

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Wed, 12 May 2021
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2021
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




  • Michael Grosso
    Michael Grosso

    Dr Michael Grosso studied classics and received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University. He has taught philosophy and the humanities at New Jersey City University, CUNY (City University of New York), and Kennedy University, CA. His recent books include Smile of the Universe: Miracles in an Age of DisbeliefThe Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation; The final Choice: Death or Transcendence; Experiencing the Next World Now. Michael’s focus is on the science of extraordinary human experience and the creative implications of altered states of consciousness.   He is also a painter who works at the interface of art and the paranormal.