In this interview, Gary Schwartz, an adviser to the Galileo Commission, discusses the most recent evidence of the afterlife. He answers questions including: What are the most convincing arguments for the existence of the afterlife? What are the most gripping experiences he's had, inside or outside of the lab? What changes has he made after he's been convinced of the afterlife? Has he had any spiritual experiences himself?
A group of fifteen neuroscientists, philosophers and lawyers met under the auspices of the Network at Drynachan Lodge near Inverness in Scotland to discuss the issue of responsibility as understood by modern neuroscience on the one hand and our legal system on the other.
Participatory knowledge knows no bounds nor boundaries. There is no fragmentation into disciplines, no demarcation into secular versus sacred domains: it is at once sublime and practical. It is one, and integral to life. By living our life as parent, builder, gardener, labourer, artist, scientist, all, we participate in celebrating and creating reality.
The scientific and medical communities have given a rather unfriendly reception to research in psi phenomena, dissociative states, altered states of consciousness, extraordinary healings, and other areas related to consciousness in some of its non-normal forms. This has been mainly because the meaning and significance people tended to attach to these experiences seemed to clash so directly with prevailing assumptions about the nature of scientific reality. But perhaps it is our "official" concept of reality that is wrong.
Language, Energy & Consciousness: Can “Energy Talk” Enlighten Us About the Mind? – Christian de Quincey
One of the thorniest issues in "energy" and "consciousness" work is the tendency to confuse the two. Consciousness does not equal energy, yet the two are inseparable. Consciousness is the "witness" which experiences the flow of energy, but it is not the flow of energy. We might say consciousness is the felt interiority of energy/matter-but it is not energy.
The Professional Affiliate to the Galileo Commission Paul Grof discusses how to treat mood disorders with psychedelics. In this talk, Paul Grof describes the features that differentiate treatment with psychedelics from other psychotropic substances. He further elaborates how to achieve better treatment outcomes, how new observations help to better understand the processes leading to positive treatment outcomes and how variably they manifest.
There are countless ways we make our intentions come true, and people are constantly looking for the right one. The promise of making our dreams come true remains baffling, however. Some people manifest their deepest dreams, wishes, and desires while countless others do not.
Penny Sartori is a British medical researcher in the field of near-death studies. She worked as an intensive care nurse for many years, during which time she cared for many patients who were close to death. In this interview, she tells how she began researching near-death experiences, motivated by experiences she had on the intensive care unit. She describes the fascinating findings of her research, which became known worldwide.
The Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) continues the gradual release of its catalog of 2011-2017 SSE conference videos with the release of 19-video playlist on Youtube, entitled the "Edges of Physics". See talks by Daniel Sheehan, Bernard Haisch, Olga Dmitriyeva, and others showcasing a variety of approaches to studying these topics.
I asked some of the leading figures in the field of transpersonal psychology and empirical spirituality. Has the long-awaited paradigm shift not happened because of weak evidence, or institutional and psychological resistance?
In spite of this hard problem, there is a prevailing assumption in modern science which says consciousness comes from the brain. We don’t understand how, but that’s because the brain is complicated and one day we’ll figure it out (so the story goes). But what if the brain doesn’t produce consciousness at all?
Atheists used to believe that with the spread of secular education, religion would fade away and science reign supreme. But this has not happened. Breaking the Spell is part of a wave of new books by militant atheists who feel threatened by the power of religion.
It is still the reigning paradigm in science that consciousness can be reduced to the operations of the brain. Graham Martin sets out a powerful case against this dogma: one wishes that most of the contributors to the Journal of Consciousness Studies could be made to read it.
This book’s blurb says that it is `a provocative, witty and persuasive corrective to scientism’ and this time the blurb is quite right. John Dupré’s main targets are the two doctrines now fashionably offered as ways to understand human nature – evolutionary psychology and rational-choice theory based on economics. He shows clearly how hopelessly unsuitable these two candidates are for the vacant position of Key to all the Mysteries.
Our transcendent consciousness research showed significant scientific correlations between remembering near-death experiences (NDE) and spiritual contemplative experiences (SCE) a.k.a. mystical experiences.
The key to resolving the hard problem of consciousness lies in the following observation. While physical properties cannot explain consciousness, consciousness is needed to explain physical properties.
Consciousness cannot be articulated. In the unconditional state it is inexpressible. However, this Transcendental Reality could be naturalized internally by the human brain, which has been evolutionarily primed to do this. On the other side, externally, this has been a spontaneous happening in nature.
At the recently held conference The Science of Consciousness 2019 in Interlaken, Switzerland, the Chair of the Galileo Commission David Lorimer presented a poster in relation to the initiative.
The philosopher Tim Freke talks about Jordan Peterson, Carl Jung and the Soul.
Harold Walach, the author of the Report, has written an excellent exposition of the current distortions that have erased consciousness from mainstream science. I would respectfully suggest, however, that the paradigm of scientific materialism does not only erase consciousness, it also erases, ignores or forgets about language, meaning and mind.
After extensive NDE studies, the Dutch cardiologist Dr. Pim van Lommel believes that consciousness can also exist outside the body.
Russell Targ shares his memories of his late daughter, Elisabeth Targ, MD, a pioneering researcher in the realm of psychic healing.
In this interview, Prof Kenneth Ring, whose research involves ground-breaking investigations into near-death experiences, discusses his work on near-death experiences and how this
In this video, Dr Robert Alemder from Georgia State University discusses evidence of reincarnation, with special focus on the work of Dr Ian Stevenson.
We are pleased to announce that the Galileo Commission Report's Summary of Argument is now available in 3 additional languages: French