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Dr. Keith Beasley

North Wales Group

Coordinator: Dr Keith Beasley PhD Over the years, the group has evolved to embrace changing times. For many years it went under the name One Spirit North Wales, part of the national initiative ‘The One Spirit Alliance‘ (OSA). The aim has always been to act as a focal point for any […]

Alef Trust MSc

  MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal Psychology THE ALEF TRUST 2 Poulton Hall CourtyardWirralCH63 9LNUnited KingdomUK: +44-151-538-0426US/Canada: 1-757-828-7279 https://www.aleftrust.org Alef Trust is a non-profit, globally-conscious and community-oriented institution offering online transformational Graduate Programmes and Open Learning Courses for academic, professional and personal development. Alef Trust fosters holistic educational, community […]

slime mold

Is a Brain Necessary for Intelligence?

By Paul Kieniewicz The slime mold Physarum polycephalum (diameter: around 10 centimeters), made up of a single cell, was here cultivated in the laboratory on agar gel. It’s a fair assumption. If we’re looking for intelligent behavior in an animal, it had better have a brain, or at the very […]

Colet House

The Study Society

The Study Society is a place where you can find rest and refreshment amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. We offer a range of practical ways to help further self knowledge, inner peace, and spiritual growth. Since its formation in 1951 The Study Society has sought to help […]

Glow Of The Mind

Further Reaches of Consciousness Research

“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.” – Max Planck Consciousness is one of the hottest topics in science, which is why we established the interdisciplinary Beyond the Brain […]

Cassandra Vieten PhD

The Future of Consciousness Research – Dr. Cassandra Vieten

Decades of research have examined anomalies which challenge a one-way street interpretation of the nature of reality (in which matter gives rise to consciousness), in favour of a more subtle, conditional, and contingent interplay between the material and immaterial aspects of existence. But how shall we bridge between the past […]

Dying is Unexpectedly Positive

Anyone who has sat at the bedside of a person who is terminally ill will notice that as death approaches, the subject often feels a burst of positive emotions. Contrary to our popular culture, where death is seen as frightening, something to be avoided, the dying don’t necessarily feel that […]

Unfolding Complexity: Chaos, Patterns & Creativity

Unfolding Complexity: Chaos, Patterns & Creativity Dr. Vasileios Basios, (Physics of Complex Systems Dept., University of Brussels, ULB) Ilya Prigogine’s legacy is as multi-aspected as his scientific contributions, his ideas and his personality. He bravely introduced new concepts such as open systems’ thermodynamics, dissipative structures, self-organisation, irreversibility and time’s arrow, […]