GALILEO COMMISSION REMIT
The world today is dominated by science and by its underlying assumptions, which are seldom explicitly articulated. The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.
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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.