The Galileo Commission and the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences present: The Galileo Commission Summit – Synchronicity and the Nature of Consciousness October 27 & 28 2023, 8 am – 12:30 PM, PDT.
In this groundbreaking summit, our speakers will relate some personal experiences and respond to the question: What kind of universe makes synchronicity possible? They will consider possible interpretations/explanations and implications of these synchronistic events for a deeper understanding of consciousness and the interconnected nature of reality in terms of epistemology and ontology.
Marjorie Woollacott will Chair a session and speak on her experiences of synchronicity as part of a panel on Friday, October 27th
Friday 27th – Saturday 28th October
Timezones: • UK, BST: 4:00-8:30 PM • Pacific Time: 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
Day 1 – FRIDAY (all times UK, BST)
4:00 pm: Chair, Marjorie Woollacott
4:05 pm: Prof Bernard Beitman – The Practical Uses of Synchronicity
4:45 pm: Dr Joan Walton – Synchronicity as a Merging of Matter and Mind
5:25 pm: General Discussion/Q&A
6:00 pm: PAUSE
6:30: Chair, David Lorimer
6:35 pm: Prof Richard Tarnas – The Significance of Synchronicity in Our Postmodern Age
7:15 pm: Sophia Demas, Monica Bryant, Prof Marjorie Woollacott – A panel of speakers exploring their own synchronicity experiences and how this transformed their world views: implications
7:45 pm: Discussion/Q&A
8:30 pm: CLOSE
Day 2 – SATURDAY (all times UK, BST)
4:00 pm: Chair, Dr Edi Bilimoria
4:05 pm: Prof Roderick Main – Experiencing, Interpreting, and Explaining synchronicity: some suggestions for future research
4:45 pm: Dr Bethany Butzer – Synchronicity, Psi and Meditation
5:25 pm: Discussion/Q&A
6:00 pm: PAUSE
6:30 pm: Chair, Monica Bryant
6:35 pm: Prof Gary Schwartz – Super Synchronicities
7:15 pm: Dr Edi Bilimoria, Dr Vasilieos Basios, Jessica Corneille – A second panel of speakers exploring their own synchronicity experiences and how this transformed their world views: implications
7:45 pm: General Discussion/Q&A
8:30 pm: CLOSE
Please note: This event is donation-based, and you may register for free, if you are not able to make a donation. However, if you can, we would greatly appreciate your contribution, which will continue to allow us to move forward with our mission.
All bookings will receive a link to view the RECORDING.
To register: Please go to: https://www.aapsglobal.com
Marjorie Woollacott will be speaking at:
Beyond the Brain, November 3-5, 2023
Beyond the Brain is the world’s premier conference series exploring mind and consciousness beyond the physical brain.
This year’s event covers children who remember previous lives, energy medicine and healing, spiritual awakening in scientists and academics, neuroscience and spirituality, terminal lucidity, DMT and consciousness, and the more general issues of nonlocal consciousness and the consciousness-brain relationship. There will also be an experiential session on each day.
The conference will take place online via Zoom.
Residency on the Primacy of Consciousness, with Composer, Evan Premo, and Marjorie Woollacott, East Calais, Vermont, June 1-3, 2023
We hope you will join us for the following public residency events.
Holden House, East Calais
Join Marjorie Woollacott, Evan Premo, and Rinde Eckert for this meditation with live music. Space is limited.RSVP requiredThe Primacy of Consciousness: Workshop Performance
Friday, June 2 at 8 pm ET
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House + Live-streamedWorkshop Performance to experience this work from its beginning stages. In-person: RSVP recommended
Live Stream: RSVP required
Evan Premo, composer/performer
Rinde Eckert, librettist/performer
Mary Bonhag, soprano
Jan Sandman, visual art
Andreas John, video and projections
Spiritual Sounding: Guided Meditation II
Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm ET
Holden House, East Calais
Join Marjorie Woollacott, Evan Premo, and Rinde Eckert for this meditation with live music. Space is limited.
Author Talk & Q&A
Impossible Truths: Exploring Research at the Boundary where Science and Mystical Experience Meet
Saturday, June 3 at 3:30 pm ET
Holden House, East Calais + Live-streamed
Join Woollacott, Premo, and Energetic Literacy Project’s Melissa Brough for this talk and Q&A. Space is limited.
International Association of Near-Death Studies Annual Conference, Washington DC, August 30-September 3, 2023
Marjorie Woollacott Panel Presentation Submitted: End of Life Experiences: Terminal Lucidity in Children
Awakened Campus Global Initiative, Sponsored by Columbia University and the AAPS
November 28-29th, 2022
Marjorie Woollacott Talk title: Integrating Spirituality into Higher Education
AAPS- Galileo Commission Summit V – Spiritual Awakenings Book Launch, Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022 from 8am-12:30pm PDT.
This launch celebrates the publication of a book I recently published with David Lorimer, in which 22 scientists and academics discuss how their earth-shattering experience of spiritual awakening changed their philosophical world-views and perceptions of reality. The book title is: Spiritual Awakenings: Scientists and Academics Describe Their Experiences. We hope you will join us there! Here is the link: https://scientificandmedical.net/events/galileo-commission-summit-v-spiritual-awakenings-book-launch/
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7 pm UK time
Totnes Consciousness Cafe Webinar, hosted by Prof. Max Hellman’s, Totnes, Devon, UK
Talk title: The Neurophysiology of the Mind-Brain Question: Filters in the Brain that Obscure a Broader Reality
April 18-22, 2022
Science of Consciousness Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson
Fri, April 22, 7 pm, Talk title: The Neurophysiology of the Mind-Brain Question:How Brain Filters Reduce our Conscious Experience of Reality
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
South Korea ICSG III Conference
Talk title: Heralding a New Scientific Revolution: Characteristics of the Post Materialist Era
February, 11-13, 2022, 8-3 pm PT
IANDS Spring Symposium
Woollacott Talk title: The Neurophysiology of the Mind-Brain Question: What is the evidence for the Primacy of Consciousness?
November 20, 2021
Parapsychological Association Symposium on Exceptional Death-Related Experiences
Talk title: Evidence for the Primacy of Consciousness: Perceptual Experiences During After-Death Communication
September 19th, 2021
44th Intl. Annual Society for Psychical Research Conference
Talk title: Mystical Experiences During Meditation, Psilocybin and NDEs: Are There Recognizable Neural Correlates?
Tuesday May 25th 2021, at 7.30pm UK time, 11:30 am PT
The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Woollacott will present an Online Zoom Seminar: ‘Exploring Research at the Boundary where Neuroscience and Mystical Experience Meet’
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AP
www.arthurconandoylecentre.com Tel: 0131 625 0700
Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, 2021, 8 am-12:30 pm PST
The Galileo Commission, the Science and Medical Network (SMN) and the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS) will be offering the Summit titled: Expanding Science – Visions of a Postmaterialist Paradigm
Dr. Woollacott is co-organizing the conference with David Lorimer of the SMN and she will be one of the speakers as well. You are invited to attend. The speakers are world-renowned scientists in this area.
The link for the schedule and registration information is: https://www.aapsglobal.com/volume2summit/
Friday and Saturday, December 4-5, 2020, 8 am-12:30 pm PST
The Galileo Commission, the Science and Medical Network and the Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences will be offering the Summit titled: The Primacy of Consciousness – The Next Great Scientific Revolution.
Dr. Woollacott co-organized the conference with David Lorimer of the SMN and she was one of the speakers as well. The speakers were world-renowned scientists in this area.
The link for the schedule and registration information is: https://www.aapsglobal.com/volume1summit/
Beyond the Brain Conference, November 1-3, 2019, London
Hosted by the Scientific and Medical Network
Dr. Woollacott was a key note speaker and presenting a Pre-Conference Workshop at the Beyond the Brain 2019 Conference in London.
Talk Title: Impossible Truths: Exploring Research at the Boundary where Neuroscience and Mystical Experience Meet
Dr. Woollacott will be a speaker, along with Dr. Bettina Peyton, in the Plenary Session on Saturday, August 31, at this International Association for Near Death Studies Conference.
Talk title: EXTRAORDINARY CHANGES IN THE EXPERIENCE OF LOVE AND JOY: A THREAD CONNECTING NDES AND MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES
Abstract: There are striking commonalities in the transformational experiences across meditative awakenings, NDEs, and psilocybin experiences in terminal cancer patients related to increased spiritual awareness, expressions of loving kindness, and compassion toward other living beings. In this presentation Dr. Woollacott will discuss quantitative data from peer-reviewed articles and case studies exploring these changes in populations who have undergone meditative awakenings, NDEs and psilocybin experiences. These studies show that 1) meditation training significantly enhances compassionate responses to persons in pain by more than 5 times compared to nonmeditators; this alters the activation of the neural circuitry of emotion; 2) NDE experiences result in transformations bringing about significant increases in kindness to others and spiritual well-being, suggesting they are also a vehicle for spiritual awakening; 3) psilocybin experiences also produce increased love as well as self-compassion. One person said at the follow-up, “There is more empathy – a greater understanding of people…” Another said, ‘There is “more desire to connect with loving energy and have loving energy flow through me to others. Dr. Peyton will share her experiences of the transformative power of love in her NDE and in her subsequent meditation practice. She will describe its impact on both her personal life and her medical practice as a hospice physician, and will end with a short guided meditation on love.
Radio Interview with Suzanne Giesemann: Thursday, February 28th
I had the delight of being interviewed by Suzanne Giesemann on her “Messages of Hope” on line Unity Radio program, Thursday, February 28th. The show was titled: “Neuroscientist and meditator Marjorie Woollacott shares her revelations about the mind’s spiritual power as she explores human consciousness and the existence of a non-physical and infinitely powerful mind.” The link is: https://www.unityonlineradio.org/messages-hope
And it is available in her archives.
Dr. Woollacott spoke at the conference:
Beyond Materialism: Transforming Our Approach to Well Being – April 11th – 14th 2019
Spencer On Byron, Takapuna, New Zealand
This conference brought together some of the world’s most respected, advanced health and well being medical doctors and holistic practitioners working in a multi-dimensional way; integrating leading edge science, spirituality and natural therapies.
Over the four days the practitioners talked about their latest research, evidence and experiences and shared cutting edge, scientifically empirically proven methods of healing.
Talk title: Presentation: Impossible Truths – Exploring Research at the Boundary where Science and Mystical Experience Meet.
You can read more about the talk summaries here: https://www.awct.org.nz/conference/content.asp
Dr. Woollacott spoke at the: HEALING SUMMIT May 6-7, 2019 – Take a Quantum Leap
The HEALING SUMMIT – Committed to Healing is inspired by our deep desire to establish a space where individuals and businesses meet to debate, discuss and learn from their collective wisdom. It was an event for like-minded individuals to collaborate, raise awareness and inspire change. And, it was a call to action. World-class speakers from all over the world shared their holistic perspectives on a future committed to healing. Topics included insights into a healing lifestyle, sustainable practices, charity projects and the paradigms of business rooted in a soulful economy.
Dr. Woollacott was interviewed on the Portland AM Northwest TV Show:
February 11th, 2019, Portland, Oregon
Topic: What does scientific research say about the mysteries behind happiness?
You can watch the interview on YouTube at the following link:
August 30 – September 2, 2018
International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) Conference, 2018: Bellevue, Washington
AFTEREFFECTS OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES
A Deeper Understanding and Sharing of the Gifts
Speaking on Friday: BETTINA PEYTON AND MARJORIE WOOLLACOTT
DOES THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PRIMACY OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN NDES TRANSFORM LIVES?
HEALTHCARE-EDUC-RESEARCH-SCIENCE | FRIDAY | CONCURRENT PRESENTATION | LIVE STREAM
Near Death Experiences have commonalities with peak experiences in other aspects of life, but they have a key characteristic that is different from other peak experiences. They are transformational, that is, they create a dramatic change in the person’s life. What elements of the NDE are essential to this transformational process? In this presentation we will describe case studies of NDEs to find clues to the essential elements contributing to transformation; we will complement these studies with evidence from scientific studies on NDEs examining significant transformation changes across the NDE population. Studies suggest that it is the experience of discovering that, as one NDEr stated, “I am not this body; I realize that consciousness is primary and it is the substratum of all that exists” that is the key to transformation.”
Bettina Peyton, M.D.: When Dr. Bettina Peyton almost died, she had a powerful spiritual awakening. It was a pivotal experience that would prove to have a profound and enduring impact on her life. Dr. Peyton subsequently switched the focus of her medical career to caring exclusively for patients in the final phase of life. One of the first physicians in the country to be board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Peyton helped establish and direct New Hampshire’s first free-standing inpatient hospice. Now retired, she is writing a memoir.
Marjorie Hines Woollacott, PhD, has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Her most recent book is Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, which explores scientific studies supporting the premise that consciousness functions beyond the mind. She has also co-authored a popular textbook for health professionals and has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles, several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivated her to write her latest book.
Speaking September 9, 2018, 10:30 am
Unity of the Valley Church
3912 Dillard Rd (39th & Hilyard)
Eugene OR 97405
Talk title: Infinite Awareness
Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference
San Jose, California, Oct. 24th-28th, 2018
Talk title: “Impossible Truths: Exploring Research at the Boundary where Science and Mystical Experience Meet”
HEALING SUMMIT 2018: REVEALING THE SECRET OF HEALING
For our fifth HEALING SUMMIT, we are returning to the source. We wish to share the discoveries we have made as individuals who are both on a lifelong path to deeper understanding and personal fulfillment, as well as passionate and dedicated business people growing a global brand. At HEALING SUMMIT 2018, through the talks given by our speakers and our interactive sessions, we will explore the philosophical underpinnings upon which the Healing Hotels of the World are based. Join us as we share our secret formula for success based on the principles of healing, wellness and wholeness, and provide a spirited forum for all of us to learn from each other.
Join us in Berlin, on March 5 / 6, 2018.
Registration for the HEALING SUMMIT 2018 is now open; limited to 150 participants. Register now!
Speaker: Dr. Marjorie Hines Woollacott
Emerita Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon
Marjorie Hines Woollacott, PhD, has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation; Marjorie has authored the book: Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, exploring scientific studies which offer evidence that consciousness functions beyond the mind. She has also co-authored a popular textbook for health professionals and has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles — several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivated her to write her latest book.
March 21st, 2018: 5:30 PM reception, 6 pm program
The Challenge of After Death Survival: Finding Common Ground Between Science and Spirituality
with Eben Alexander and Marjorie Woollacott
moderated by Karen Newell
March 21, 2018
Donovan Pavilion | Vail
The body and the brain: How do we deal with what comes after death? The question is discussed in this provocative panel discussion between a physician and neuroscientist, the first who has been to the other side and back and the second who has meditated for 40 years and published research on meditation and end of life experiences. How does a neuroscientist react to published cases suggestive of reincarnation? Can we trust an experience of a loved one communicating in a dream or vision to us at the moment they die? Hear firsthand how these scientists have grappled with these issues in their own lives and in the research literature.
Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Proof of Heaven” and “The Map of Heaven.”” His third book, co-authored with Karen Newell, is Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness”.
Marjorie Hines Woollacott, Ph.D., has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She has written more than 180 peer-reviewed research articles, several of which were on meditation, the topic that motivates her for this program.
Moderator Karen Newell has spent a lifetime seeking wisdom through esoteric teachings and firsthand experience exploring realms of consciousness. She is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander of “Living in a Mindful Universe.”
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 5:30pm-7:00pm
THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, Williamsburg, VA
Departments of Religious Studies, Psychology, and Health & Wellness
“NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES:
WINDOWS INTO THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF CONSCIOUSNESS”
April 20th, 2017: 5:30 PM reception, 6 pm program
Colorado Mountain College in Edwards (near Vail)
Talk: Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind
April 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 am
Colorado Mountain College in Edwards
The Nature of Consciousness: Can we reconcile Scientific and Experiential Perspectives?
The Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies: East Coast Conference: June 7-11, 2017
Durham, North Carolina
Marjorie will be a Keynote Speaker at the IANDS Conference in Westminster, Colorado:
August 3-6, 2017. (see below)
Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:30-7:45 pm
Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies Conference, December 1st-4th
Embassy Suites, Scottsdale, AZ
Talk title: Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of A Scientific Mind.
(Live Audio Stream is Available for all the Talks)
Sunday-Friday, November 6-11, 2016
Esalen Institute Private Symposium, Big Sur, California:
Bodies of Light and Super Saints.
Hosted by Center for Theory and Research, Esalen. Organizers: Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University), Diana Walsh Pasulka (UNC, Wilmington), Charles Stang (Harvard Divinity School)
Thursday-Sunday, October 20th-23rd, 2016.
Science and Nonduality Conference.
Where: Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California
I will be speaking on Friday, October 21st. The title of my talk is: Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind
Thursday evening – Saturday, June 9-11, 2016
The Sedona Spirit Symposium: Understanding the Afterlife through 21st Century Science
Friday, June 10th, 10:30-11:30am. Marjorie Woollacott: The Doorway to Understanding Consciousness: The End of Life Transition
Saturday, June 11th, 1:30-2:30 pm. Marjorie Woollacott: Consciousness After Death: Scientific Studies on Reincarnation
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 10-11 am, Speaker
2016 International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) Conference, Orlando, Florida. For more information click here: http://conference.iands.org
Conference Theme: Explore the Extraordinary: The NDEr’s Path to Health and Wholeness
Talk title: Exploring Meditation after NDEs: Returning to The NDE Experience