Expanding the Scope of Science
David Lorimer introduces the Galileo Commission Report
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.
Following widespread consultation with 90 advisers representing 30 universities worldwide, we have published the Galileo Commission Report, written by Prof Dr Harald Walach and entitled Beyond a Materialist Worldview – Towards an Expanded Science. The report has been widely endorsed as a groundbreaking document and we encourage you to read it for yourself and spread the word among your professional network. Summaries of the argument are available in a number of languages.
A Call for a Renaissance of the Spirit in the Humanities
What people say…
Spiritual Awakenings – Marjorie Wollacott & David Lorimer (Eds)
Scholars share the experience of their own spiritual awakening and journey, including encountering challenges to their credibility in academia, if they shared these experiences. Their comments about transformation in values, beliefs, and approaches toward life are very moving, expressing a deep inner wisdom and connection, not only with humanity, but with the earth and cosmos.
11-month Online Programme from Alef Trust: Nurturing the Fields of Change
Are you interested in the evolving principles and practices of holistic change facilitation? Do you value the exploration of inner psycho-spiritual development in service of systemic and social change? Alef Trust is launching an 11-month online programme and emerging community of practice for anyone who is interested in creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world. The programme - Nurturing the Fields of Change - aims to support change-makers to catalyse change through the power of community and co-learning.
When a True Scientist has a Spiritual Experience – Interview with Federico Faggin
The interview brings an overview of Faggin's trajectory "From Computers to Consciousness". He recounts his "mystical" experience and the conversation develops to discussions on the limitations of science, research of the out-of-body experience phenomenon, and the basis for a new science for consciousness.
The Platonic Computer with Simon Duan
In this interview, Simon Duan shares his theoretical model of reality that can account for paranormal phenomena of high strangeness.
Spirit Speaks – Michael Mayo on the Interviews with Innocence podcast
In today’s episode, Michael shares his exciting new book Spirit Speaks, a beautiful book about how anyone can connect with those on the other side. This is truly a must-read for anyone interested in connecting on a deeper level.
January 8: Jude Currivan on New Thinking Allowed podcast
On Sunday, January 8, at 10 am, USA Mountain Standard Time, our Live Stream Guest will be Jude Currivan, who will be discussing our role in the universe as biological and spiritual entities. Jude is author of The Story of Gaia and The Cosmic Hologram. She has been interviewed on New Thinking Allowed several times previously.
The Linda G. O’Bryant Noetic Sciences Research Prize
IONS has announced the establishment of the Linda G. O’Bryant Noetic Sciences Research Prize. This annual prize of $100,000 will be given to an individual or team whose research advances leading-edge science around consciousness, expanding our global reach.