The interdisciplinary Beyond the Brain conferences were initiated with Willis Harman and Edgar Mitchell of the Institute of Noetic Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1995. Over the years we have covered a wide range of topics and this year we are taking a different approach by inviting four partners to join us and making the conference non-residential in London. On Friday evening, however, we will be holding the UK premiere of Member Amit Biswas’ award-winning film The Bridge.
Each partner has taken responsibility for one session covering their particular area of consciousness research. All our speakers are at their respective cutting edges and are constantly devising new and innovative research strategies to probe the nature of consciousness.
Attendees will have their minds stretched and their hearts warmed at this exciting landmark event and be able to network with like-minded people. This landmark conference is not to be missed, and we greatly look forward to your participation!
Venue: Regent’s University, London
Saturday 28th October
Session 1 – Parapsychological Association – Chair, David Lorimer
8:45 am Registration
9:15 am Introduction – David Lorimer
9:30 am Dr Rupert Sheldrake – The Extended Mind: Experimental Evidence for Effects of Attention and Intention at a Distance
10:45 am Break
11:15 Dr Chris Roe – Recent Advances in Parapsychological Research: Approaches to Accessing Unconscious Processes
12:30 pm Interaction with morning speakers
Session 2 – Institute of Noetic Sciences – Chair, Dr Oliver Robinson
2:25 Chair’s Introduction
2:30 Dr Cassandra Vieten – The Future of Consciousness Research
4:15 pm Dr Dean Radin (by Skype) – Magic 2.0: Towards a Resurrection of an Esoteric Legend
5:30 pm Dialogue with afternoon speakers
6:00 pm Close
Sunday 29th October
Session 3 – Center for Consciousness Studies – Chair, Prof Bernard Carr
8:45 am Registration
9:25 Introduction – Bernard Carr
9.30 Prof Stuart Hameroff: Is Consciousness Guiding the Universe?
11:30 Prof Stuart Hameroff (continued and dialogue)
12:45 pm Lunch
1:45 sound journey meditation with Seth Newman and Urubu
Session 4 – IANDS – Chair, Dr Peter Fenwick
2:25 Introduction: Dr Peter Fenwick
2:30 Dr Diane Corcoran – Veterans and Near Death Experiences: How we can Facilitate their Recovery
4:15 Dr Penny Sartori – The Transformative Power of NDEs
5:30 Dialogue with Speakers
6:00 Conclusions and Implications – David Lorimer