In this panel, the legendary actor, writer and comedian John Cleese, convenes the University of Virginia's Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) research faculty to present an overview of the research to which they have dedicated their academic careers. Members of DOPS include GC advisers Bruce Greyson, Kim Penberthy, Edward Kelly, Emily Kelly, as well as Jim Tucker and Chester Carlson.
Here, a detailed analysis of cosmogony is offered, first in terms of the theory of dimensional development and its Taoist (yin-yang) counterpart, then in terms of the evolution of the elemental force particles through cycles of expansion and contraction in a spiraling universe.
According to 2-time nominated Nobel Peace Laureate, Ervin Laszlo, we are at a critical time for humanity, a bifurcation where we can go two ways, either into a state of chaos, where we won't survive, or to a higher state of consciousness.
C. G. Jung devoted much of his life to exploring the dark borderland between psyche and matter. While engaged in that inquiry, he corresponded with physicist Wolfgang Pauli and was drawn to the phenomena of quantum mechanics. Just what is it about modern physics that invites intimate contact with the psyche? In examining this question, we see the broader need for setting physics and psychology on a new philosophical foundation consonant with the integrative worldview of alchemy studied by Jung.
Author of several books including 'The Art Of Dying,' 'The Truth In The Light' and 'The Hidden Door' neuro-psychiatrist and Galileo Commission adviser Dr Peter Fenwick talks about his research into End of Life Experiences and deathbed phenomena and what these mean in the greater picture of who we really are.
I propose such a complementarist dual aspect model of consciousness and brain, or mind and matter. This then also entails a different epistemology. For if consciousness is coprimary with matter, then we can also use a deeper exploration of consciousness as happens in contemplative practice to reach an understanding of the deep structure of the world, for instance in mathematical or theoretical intuition, and perhaps also in other areas such as in ethics. This would entail a kind of contemplative science that would also complement our current experiential mode that is exclusively directed to the outside aspect of our world. Such an epistemology might help us with various issues, such as good theoretical and other intuitions.
In this view for the Galileo Commission, our adviser Ruper Sheldrake shares his views on materialism and how to move beyond it. He discusses the limitations of a dominant materialistic worldview in light of what we know about consciousness, epigenetics, among other empirical observations
This change is coming, and I think we should start thinking about this: What will science be like when consciousness becomes a regularly considered aspect in the design of experimental protocols, and how will it affect emerging technologies?
Larry’s mission: “My mission is to tell the truth and not shade the truth.” Larry’s one-line message to the world: “Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver
Incorporating a shared vision of what the world could be like if consciousness were acknowledged to be fundamental, then fostering wellbeing at every level, is how you make social change happen. The most powerful human force is the power of shared intention. It is a worldview, not a technology.
In this discussion, it is clear that there appeared to be suppression and a lack of promotion of extraordinary experiments conducted by Sir William Crookes and Sir Oliver Lodge. These important experiments demonstrated a relationship between scientific facts and the spiritual dimensions. Smith-Moncrieffe and Wadhams go further and also discuss the rich history of more contemporary scientists who conducted covert experiments in the area of consciousness while maintaining careers in criminology, philosophy, psychology, physics and other mainstream studies. It is clear that those who wanted to pursue parapsychology or consciousness studies in the university would be faced with potential ridicule, limited funding, an unstructured curricula, and lack of incentives.
In this interview with the "world's most controversial scientist," Rupert Sheldrake takes us on the journey of his life - from a sceptical undergraduate to a ground-breaking scientist.
In a discussion, moderated by Galileo Commission Chair David Lorimer, Galileo Commission Adviser Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is joined by Dr. Peter Fenwick, who wrote the Preface to the Galileo Commission Report, to discuss the dogmatism in science.
The coronation marks the emergence of the unconscious into consciousness, the crystallization of chaos into order, the transcendence of compulsion into choice. We become the rulers of that which had ruled us. The New World Order that the conspiracy theorists fear is a shadow of the glorious possibility available to sovereign beings. No longer the vassals of fear, we can bring order to the kingdom and build an intentional society on the love already shining through the cracks of the world of separation.
Russell’s one-line message to the world - “Since we are all created from the same stardust, we can greatly diminish our suffering, by moving from our ego-based craving and fear, to timeless awareness, and freedom.”
Prof. Dr. Marko Pavliha expresses his endorsement for the Galileo Commission Report
Gratitude, humility, forgiveness, and other positive qualities may have a lot to offer in both psychological research and clinical practice.
In this interview Peter Fenwick talks about near-death-experiences (NDE), death-bed-visitors and how we can achieve a good death. He offers fascinating insights into common phenomena at the end of life, such as premonitions, seeing a light, death-bed-visions and coincidences. In his opinion everybody should know about death and the dying process, because it is a normal part of living.
Philosopher Tim Freke invites you around the fire to hear the story of where we have come from, where we are going and why our lives are profoundly meaningful. He shares a new cosmology that unites science and spirituality to inspire and inform us.
Galileo Commission adviser Stanislav Grof has been featured recently on the Great Mystery website for his work holotropic states.
The generation and resolution of that counterintuitivity is imputed to the non-verbal experience of the classical gamut of state experiences, for which I deduce five lines of indirect evidence, including, perhaps most conclusively, the occurrence of samadhi itself at key junctures of level and state, which provide the stability and ongoing expansion of content of the matrices.
My intention is to make it easier for the health care community and others to recognize a possible relationship between their own preferred models and those in disciplines that may not currently appear cognate, as well as to enrich and further define themselves with what is offered in those disciplines.
The team have recently published their findings in two booklets. In one of their booklets, they present their research findings by anchoring those to previous literature. In the second booklet, the document individual cases and thoroughly describe the phenomenology of an ADC experience.
Brian’s one-line message to the world: “If I’m talking to the world of listeners, isn’t it wonderful to be in the sphere of influence of Suzanne, who, if we imitated, we would transform the planet into a wonderful place? It’s wonderful to think that if everyone were like you, Suzanne, we would be in paradise. We’re close to that big turnaround moment.”
Sounds crazy? The main thing to see is that the field of consciousness studies is in deep trouble and Kastrup’s is actually one of the more plausible suggestions.