Beyond The Brain 2021 – Further Reaches of Consciousness Research
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Beyond the Brain is the world’s premier conference series exploring new research on whether and how consciousness and mind extend beyond the physical brain and body. This year’s event covers the limitations of scientific materialism, parapsychological research, implications of NDEs, savant syndrome, indigenous gateways to the soul and the nature of universal love. There will also be an experiential session on each day.
Presenters and Chairs
Prof Etzel Cardeña, Dr Natalie Dyer, Dr Peter Fenwick, Prof Bruce Greyson, Graham Hancock, Dr Diane Hennacy Powell, David Lorimer, Dr David Luke, Bruce Parry, Dr Athena Potari, Dr Oliver Robinson, Dr Penny Sartori, Prof Marilyn Schlitz, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, Prof Jessica Utts, Prof Caroline Watt
I regard consciousness as fundamental, matter is derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness. There is no matter as such; it exists only by virtue of a force bringing the particle to vibration and holding it together in a minute solar system; we must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. The mind is the matrix of all matter. Max Planck
Consciousness is one of the hottest topics in science, which is why we established the interdisciplinary Beyond the Brain conference series with Willis Harman and Edgar Mitchell of the Institute of Noetic Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge in 1995. This will be the fifteenth in the series. The conferences all explore the frontiers of consciousness research beyond the limits of scientific materialism.
We are hosting this year’s event in partnership with three other organisations active in the field: The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia founded by Prof Ian Stevenson, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and The Alef Trust, with whom we collaborate on MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies.
Our speakers are all at the cutting edges of their fields and will be discussing innovative research strategies to probe the nature of consciousness. You will gain a vital overview and a deeper understanding of how consciousness research is expanding the horizons of science. This mind-stretching conference is not to be missed, so we greatly look forward to your participation!
What people say about Beyond the Brain
Quite frankly, this symposium served as an inspiration to me during what I consider to be ‘dark times’ in planetary consciousness. The speakers were excellent and the information quite likely vital if humanity is to survive the current challenges we now face as a collective species.
Wonderful opportunity to listen to inspiring people, learn about the latest experiments and hypotheses and discuss ideas on consciousness and psi phenomena with others.
A most stimulating and mind-expanding experience.
The whole weekend was life changing and inspirational!
This far exceeded my expectations and allowed me to interact with leading academics on the subject of Near-Death Experience and allied subjects.