Posts Tagged ‘Consciousness’
A RADICAL SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Live videoconference with Christian de Quincey, Ph.D.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N Lamar Blvd, Bldg D #115
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. CDT
Co-hosted by INACS and IONS Austin
Free and open to public; $5 donation appreciated
Please note that this event will NOT be available on the Web
For centuries, science has successfully explored the universe of matter from the tinest quantum to the largest galactic clusters, all the way back to the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago and out to the edge of the visible cosmos.
Now, the final—and greatest—frontier for science is consciousness itself.
In recent decades, neuroscience has made stunning advances in our understanding of the brain and how it correlates with many aspects of mind. And each year it seems poised to make even greater discoveries.
However, revealing the secrets of the brain is not the same as exploring consciousness. What, then, would it take for science to explore the mind per se, and not just its neural correlates?
In this presentation, philosopher Christian de Quincey examines the four major worldviews that attempt to explain the mind-body relationship—dualism, materialism, idealism, and panpsychism. He exposes the limits of each, and shows why only one of the four is likely to form a foundation for a true science of consciousness.
While neuroscience studies neurons (objective/physical), consciousness science studies consciousness (subjective/non-physical). How can we—can we—apply the scientific method to the very instrument of knowing itself? Dr. de Quincey proposes that science needs to radically change its methodology and foundational metaphysical assumptions if we are ever to develop a true science of consciousness. He will outline and compare key criteria for “Looking-Glass” vs. “Plate-Glass” science.
Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University and Dean of Consciousness Studies at the University of Philosophical Research. He is also founder of The Wisdom Academy, offering private mentorships in consciousness. Dr. de Quincey is author of the award-winning book Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter and Radical Knowing: Understanding Consciousness through Relationship. His latest books are Consciousness from Zombies to Angels and Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code. Samples of his writings on consciousness and cosmology are available at www.christiandequincey.com.
Join producer April Hannah and director Michael Habernig for a screening of their latest film, Beyond the Physical. Part II of The Path Documentary Series, the film investigates topics of out of body phenomena, remote viewing, and multiple dimensions. (Part I, Afterlife (2009), explores the concepts of life after death and encounters with what happens to the soul when it leaves the physical body.) Much of the new film was shot at the The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia, and features TMI’s former research director and president F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater, its former executive directer Paul Rademacher, leading out-of-body expert William Buhlman, and professional physicist Thomas W. Campbell, author of My Big TOE. A question and answer panel with the filmmakers will follow the screening. For more information about the event, films, and DVDs, please visit the links below.
Screening of The Path: Beyond the Physical
With filmmakers April Hannah & Michael Habernig
Co-hosted by INACS and IONS Austin
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 N Lamar Blvd, Bldg D #115
$5–$10 suggested donation
Please register at Eventbrite or Facebook
“Understanding and Working With Your Soul’s Messages”
Dreams are such an important part of human existence. I truly feel that if humanity were to pay more close attention to dreams we would live in a better world.
Come explore your dreams with guide Lois DiMari. Lois is the newest board member of INACS, the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study, for which I serve as Vice President. I’ve had several fantastic conversations with Lois and expect this to be a very good workshop:
Lois moved to Austin last year. She is co-owner of “Become Amazing! Health, Wellness and Success Coaching” (www.BecomeAmazingNow.com). She did her doctoral research on telepathic dreaming and has helped people understand their dreams for many years. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Lois recently was nominated to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS).
INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study) and the Anomaly Archives present:
- UFOs & Consciousness – Part One - Video / Audio: Presented by SMiles Lewis for INACS’ monthly Consciousness Connections meetings. Co-Sponsored by the Anomaly Archives lending library. Presented / Recorded 10/25/11 at the Austin Center for Spiritual Living.
Resources, Information, Links are HERE.
What can we learn about UFOs from studying such diverse arenas of consciousness exploration as shamanism and drugs like DMT? What about Carl Jung’s collective unconscious and parapsychology? What about near death and out of body experiences? What have human agencies (governmental, corporate, aboriginal and esoteric) discovered about the UFO phenomenon’s effects on consciousness? Has humanity interacted with Alien Others throughout history? Could we be communicating with CryptoTerrestrials or a Gaian Mind? What do we really know about these diverse and exceptional experiences and those who’ve had them? Come discover the fantastic facts about UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large!
Part Two – Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm
Free Lecture – Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117
Austin, TX 78751
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SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists.
He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives.
In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.