Events

  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2008
    November 2008 The Blissful Brain: Neuroscience and Proof of the Power of Meditation Dr Shanida Nataraja has a PhD in Neurophysiology from University College London and in her talk, explained what goes on in the brain when we meditate as well as the physical, mental and psychological effects of meditation. Up until recently, meditation was associated mainly ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2009
    November 2009 (2) Blackfoot Worldview and its Quantum Implications Prof Leroy Little Bear from the Blackfoot Confederacy was an invited speaker at our SMN conference on the Legacy of David Bohm. Leroy founded the Native American Studies Dept of the University of Lethbridge. He met David Bohm and had many conversations with him in which they explored ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2010
    November 2010 The Ghosts of Kusnacht: Jung and the Dead Gary Lachman, is a prolific author who writes on the themes of consciousness, culture and western esoteric tradition. This evening he spoke about a particular aspect of his latest book Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings, Jung’s interest in death. It ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2011
    November 2011 Life Reflects Music: Music Echoes Life The key signature of Edi’s talk was Beethoven’s famous affirmation ‘music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life’. In acting as mediator we were shown how the inexpressible content of music and of life reflect and echo each other: so to study music is to learn ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2012
    November 2012 Madame Blavatsky: The Mother of Modern Spirituality In November we heard Gary Lachman, who has spoken to the group before. Gary is a prolific author who writes on the meeting ground between consciousness, culture and the Western Esoteric traditions and this evening he spoke about his new book. Blavatski was born in the Ukraine in ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2013
    December 2013 Mid-winter Celebration In December, we came together in a spirit of sharing, to celebrate mid-winter. Each person in the group shared something that was meaningful to them, some said poems, others talked about their experiences, and others about the meaning of this moment in the year. We listened, talked and were moved by each other! ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2014
    December 2014 Implications of the Social Brain Hypothesis: Integrated Indigineous Wisdom and Neuroscience In December we hosted Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a GP, geriatrician, psychiatrist and neuropsychologist, currently the Executive Director of Coyote Institute in Maine, USA, an organisation whose purpose is to bring the wisdom of indigenous cultures into contemporary medical practice. Lewis is himself the son ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2015
    November 2015 Top Down Causation in Complex Systems like the Brain In November we hosted Prof George Ellis, Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. George is the author of 12 books, one of them with Stephen Hawkins (The Large Scale Structure ...
  • London Group – Meeting Reports 2016
    November 2016 Atheist Spirituality The November presentation was given by Geoff Crocker, who has a career in business strategy working with international corporations, and who, following a re-evaluation of his relationship with the Anglican Church, developed a model of spirituality which he calls Atheist Spirituality. He is the author of An Enlightened Philosophy: Can and Atheist Believe Anything? ...
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  • Magic 2.0: Towards a Resurrection of an Esoteric Legend – Dr Dean Radin
    The esoteric form of magic, called magick by occultists, involves three types of phenomena. All three have been extensively tested in psi research, and at least two of those types are known to exist with very high degrees of scientific confidence. This means magic also exists. However, taboos about magic are so strong that the evidence is not only ignored by the ...
  • Meditations on the Angels – a music led healing meditation on the Seven Chakras – Richard Irwin
    Meditations on the Angels – a music led healing meditation on the Seven Chakras Richard Irwin Meditations on the Angels has been described by listeners as original, powerful, beautiful and unique. Composed and performed by Richard Irwin, it is an album of seven contemplative pieces suitable for individual meditation and for healing. The meditations were written with the ...
  • Meditations on the Angels – The Seven Chakra
    Meditations on the Angels has been described by listeners as original, powerful, beautiful and unique. Composed and performed by Richard Irwin, it is an album of seven contemplative pieces suitable for individual meditation and for healing. The meditations were written with the intention of providing healing and have been successfully used for this purpose, but only ...
  • Collins, Mick, Dr.
    Mick Colins works as a Holistic Coach, specialising in transformative action. His career path includes working as an NHS Occupational Therapist in a psychological therapies team. He was a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, where he was also a Director of Admissions.  Mick’s research ...
  • Missing Persons: Has Science Taken the Wrong Turn?
    Dr. Bhakti Niskama Shanta: Missing Persons: Has Science Taken the Wrong Turn? The tremendous accomplishment of mechanistic thinking have created a false conviction among scientists that the only types of causation pertinent to the scientific venture Aristotle’s material and efficient causes. Thus, modern civilisation tends to be about mechanical machines, not persons, and such a mindset ...
  • Mystics and Scientists 38 – Event Audio
    10th April 2015 – Horsley Park Speakers Prof. Charles Jencks Dr. Lucy King Satish Kumar Chika Robertson Prof. Paul Robertson Ian Skelly Dr. Jean-Philippe Uzan
  • Mystics and Scientists 40: April 2017
  • Mystics and Scientists – The Continuing Quest for Unity and Integration – Event Audio
    Speakers Dr Fritjof Capra, Dr Jude Currivan, Prof Marilyn Monk, Prof Ravi Ravindra, Dr Merlin Sheldrake
  • Mystics and Scientists 2016 – Non-Locality and Oneness of Mind
    15 – 17 April 2016 – Horsley Park Speakers Dr Larry Dossey Dr Helen Ford Vera Hellemann Prof Tom Mcleish Marja de Vries
  • London Group 07-2017 – Near Death Experiences (NDEs) in Japan
    Dr. ORNELLA CORAZZA is a medical anthropologist, author of Near-Death Experiences: exploring the mind-body connection (Routledge 2008). She held fellowships at the 21st Century Centre of Excellence (COE) on Death and Life Studies at the University of Tokyo and this evening Ornella explained the different perspectives the Japanese have on what it means to be a human being, through ...
  • Baker, Norman, Rt Hon, PC, MP
    Rt Hon Norman Baker PC was Minister of State at the Home Office with responsibility for regulating the use of animals in science. Mr Baker will be addressing the conference on what steps the Government can take to introduce a more compassionate approach to animal welfare. Bibliography The Strange Death of David Kelly, 2007 References
  • Kieniewicz, Paul, BSc and MA (Astronomy): UCLA, MSc (Geophysics): UC Santa Barbara
    Paul Kieniewicz, BSc and MA (Astronomy): UCLA, MSc (Geophysics): UC Santa Barbara , speaks several languages and has taught courses in astronomy, geology, philosophy and the Gaia Theory. He lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on 3 acres which he is transforming into a bio-diverse garden. He is the co-author (with Andrew Glazewski) of ‘Harmony of the ...
  • Pim van Lommel, M.D
    Pim van Lommel, M.D. worked from 1977-2003 as a cardiologist in Rijnstate Teaching Hospital in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and is now doing full-time research on the mind-brain relation. Since he started his research on near-death experiences (NDE) in survivors of cardiac arrest in 1986 he is the author of over 20 articles (most of them ...
  • Polina Sosnina
    Polina Sosnina was offered the organ scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2012. Before taking up her place to read the Natural Sciences Tripos, she was a member of the Britten Sinfonia Academy and a choral scholar at Wymondham Abbey. She has studied the piano with Jane Weeks and the organ with Anne Page. As one of ...
  • Allen, Peter M, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D
    Professor Peter Allen is Emeritus Professor at Cranfield University. He developed and ran the Complex Systems Research Centre in the School of Management at Cranfield University. He is still actively involved in on-going research. He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and from 1970 to 1987 worked with Professor Ilya Prigogine at the Université Libre ...
  • Hiley, Basil, Professor PhD
    Professor Basil Hiley graduated from Kings College London with a First in Special Physics and obtained his PhD under Professor Domb in 1962.  The topic of his PhD was on Cooperative Phenomena and the Protein Folding Problem.  He joined Birkbeck College in 1961 and was awarded a Chair of Physics in 1995. He was awarded ...
  • Ravi, Ravindra, Professor, PhD B.Sc. M. Tech
    Born and partly educated in India Ravi Ravindra moved to Canada for further studies. At different times he held Post-doctoral fellowships in Physics (University of Toronto), History and Philosophy of Science (Princeton University) and in Religion (Columbia University). He is now Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years ...
  • Recent Advances in Parapsychological Research: Approaches to access Unconscious Processes/Material – Professor Chris Roe
    In this presentation Professor Chris Roe will describe the PA as it operates in the 21st Century, focusing in particular on recent advances in parapsychological research as practised by PA members. This research has its historical origins in dream ESP and Ganzfeld studies, which I shall describe as a means to make unconscious material available ...
  • Sacred Acoustics – Journey into the Heart of Consciousness
    With Dr Eben Alexander III and Karen Newell Date: Monday 5th November 2018 – Time 9:30am – 4:30 pm CentrEd, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL  Chaired by David Lorimer and Dr Oliver Robinson JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF CONSCIOUSNESS Transcending the limitations of the human brain, and of the physical-material realm, allows us to recognize the fundamental truth of ...
  • London Group 02-2017 – Science, Religion and the future of the Afterlife
    This month we heard Dr. Peter Moore, an academic who back in 1972 pioneered the new area of Religious Studies at University of Kent, and later introduced an MA in the Study of Mysticism and Religious Experience at the same university with the late Leon Schlamm. Peter started by stating that our ideas of the afterlife are ...
  • Space, Time and Consciousness – Alan Wallace and Bernard Carr
    2nd July 2016 – Colet House Speakers Alan Wallace – a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970 – has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy ...
  • London Group 05-2017 – Stephen Hawking nearly talks about God –
    This month we welcomed Keith Ward who spoke at many SMN conferences but nor yet to the London Group.  PROF KEITH WARD is a philosopher and a priest in the Church of England. He is the author of over 25 books and numerous articles and has in the past taught philosophy, religious studies and theology. Amongst ...
  • Summary of members’ forum: SMN AGM on 5th July, 2015.
    Within the next 10 years, the SMN will: Be a protective place and springboard for a new generation of scientists. Be an organisation which is challenging whatever is the current orthodoxy and continuing to be leading-edge. Hold events which are more participative and experiential – and have acquired the understanding of how to do this safely. Become a nurturer ...
  • 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 and the future of consciousness ...
  • The Gods Within: Cosmic Archetypes from an Astrological Perspective
    The Gods Within: Cosmic Archetypes from an Astrological Perspective
  • The Healing Force
    Panayiota Th. Atteshli and her father Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis Twenty-one years ago, on the 26th of August 1995, my father left his material body on earth and went to live in the very high heavenly spheres. In commemoration of his teaching and the greatest and most beautiful gift he implanted in me, I would like to start my first ...
  • The Impact of Ancestors
    The Impact of Ancestors
  • The Multiverse on Earth
    June 2015. No, it’s not the universe. Unless you’ve been recently living on an uninhabited island and away from the internet, you’d have heard of the multiverse. That maybe, we don’t live in a one universe, but that our universe is one out of billions and billions (Apologies to Cark Sagan) of universes; the multiverse. ...
  • The Philosophy of Idealism in India and the West
    Prof Keith Ward, FBA: The Philosophy of Idealism in India and the West One of the first religious books I read was by Radhakrishnan, who expounds an Indian version of Idealism. Later I came across Hegel, a German Idealist who seemed to have no idea of the depth of Indian thought. I shall discuss two versions ...
  • The Schweitzer Institute Conference 2016
    24th September 2016 – Cambridge University Speakers Christopher Rowland James Carleton Paget Dr Toby Young Vreni Mark Percy Mark Norman Baker
  • The Science of the Field
    The Science of the Field
  • The Scientific and Medical Network Annual Gathering 2015
    3rd July 2015 – Horsley Park Speakers Laurence Foss Dr Vasileios Basios
  • The Transformative Power of NDEs – Dr Penny Sartori
    During the course of my prospective hospital research it was evident that NDEs occur and have very real, sometimes life changing, effects on those who experience them. It is therefore paramount that all healthcare workers are educated about NDEs to ensure that patients can be directed to the necessary support to help fully integrate such ...
  • Tickets – For Beyond the Brain 2018
    Tickets for Beyond the Brain 2018 to be held at CentrED, at ExCel Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL Simply select the number of tickets you require for each ticket type and press the “buy now” button which will redirect you to PayPal. Once payment has been processed you will receive a QR code within ...
  • Read, Tim, Dr.
    Dr Tim Read is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist based in London. He was Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal London Hospital for 20 years. He has trained in psychoanalytic therapy (IGA) and in transpersonal therapy with Stanislav Grof. He is a certified facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork. Tim is co-founder and commissioning editor for Muswell ...
  • McLeish, Tom, Professor FRS
    Tom McLeish FRS is Professor of Physics at Durham University. His scientific research over the last 25 years has contributed to the formation of the new field of ‘soft matter physics’ – interdisciplinary work with chemists, chemical engineers and biologists has sought to connect molecular structure and behaviour with emergent material or biological properties. He has ...
  • Towards a more Harmonious Concept through the Synthesis of Vedanta and Science
    Dr. Bhaktivijnana Muni: Towards a more Harmonious Concept through the Synthesis of Vedanta and Science  Although Science and Technology have made great advances, we still lack comprehensive concepts about life. Biology has not been able to explain the concept of life. The frontiers of Science in the 21st century are open to its own internal critique. ...
  • Transforming the mind: discovering our Inmost Nature
    Transforming the Mind: Discovering our Inmost Nature a talk by Sogyal Rinpoche at Mystics and Scientists 2005
  • di Corpo, Ulisse, PhD
    Dr. Ulisse di Corpo  holds degrees in experimental psychology and a PhD in statistics and social research. He works in the field of social research and provides methodological support and software tools to researchers. In 1977 he developed the vital needs theory, which was the subject of his thesis in psychology and statistics. He is ...
  • Basios, Vasilieios, Dr. PhD
    Dr. Vasileios Basios PhD spent his formative years working within the team of Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine at the Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry at the University of Brussels. Then after a short research post in the Belgian Royal Meteorological Service he became a senior researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Brussels ...