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"Essentials of Noetic Sciences" Teleseminar Series Audio Set

"Essentials of Noetic Sciences" Teleseminar Series

"Essentials of Noetic Sciences" Teleseminar Series

The Essentials of Noetic Sciences teleseminar series ran from September through December, 2010. The series was hosted by core IONS faculty Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Cassandra Vieten and Dean Radin and their invited guests.

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Items in this set

  • "What Are the Noetic Sciences?" with Edgar Mitchell

    The word Noetic refers to "inner understanding," a kind of intuitive consciousness—direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what's ...

    • 2010-09-01
    • 00:56:29
    Topics:
    Philosophy
  • "Historical Roots of Noetic" with Mitch Horowitz

    Noetic Sciences are not exclusively new but instead contain the esoteric core of all the world's religions, East and West, ancient and modern. During previous times of repression, the wisdom was hidden underground by various wisdom keepers. Mitch Horowitz describes how religious freedom in America provided safe harbor for such wisdom.

    • 2010-09-08
    • 00:58:06
  • "What Is Consciousness?" with Stuart Hameroff

    In this teleseminar we explore the question of consciousness with Dr Stuart Hameroff of the University of Arizona, whose approach to consciousness research looks at bringing modern physics into the workings of the brain. His work with anesthetics led him to discover that cellular structures called microtubules, present in neurons as well as most cells, show some interesting patterns of behavior.

    • 2010-09-15
    • 00:56:13
  • "Metaphysics in Popular Culture" with Jeff Kripal

    Jeffrey Kripal discusses the realm of the noetic, located somewhere between entertainment and the arts and esotericism. One thing that marks this realm is its resistance to easy dualism. He describes the history of “metaphysical religion” where mind is ultimate in some sense, and it is mind that creates the reality. These concepts are as recent as The Secret and as old as Plato’s Cave, and have never entirely disappeared from the culture.

    • 2010-09-29
    • 01:01:33
  • "Science of Noetic Experience" with Daryl Bem

    In science generally, a phenomenon is not considered a reliable fact until it has been observed repeatedly by numerous independent researchers. One criticism of parapsychology is that it has not produced a repeatable psi effect. The "Ganzfeld experiment" and several other classes of psi experiments provide an independently repeatable demonstration of telepathy under rigorously controlled conditions.

    • 2010-10-07
    • 00:58:56
  • "Near Death Experience" with Bruce Greyson

    Bruce Greyson discusses how cumulative research into Near Death Experiences challenges both a classical physical view of reality, and an exclusively neuroscience-based view of consciousness.

    • 2010-10-13
    • 00:42:31
  • "Science of Intuition" with Rupert Sheldrake

    Rupert has promoted what he calls the democratization of science, and he’ll discuss experiments that many lay people from all over the world have contributed to in this effort. He will also discuss how dogmatic beliefs within science, known as "scientism," are analogous to fundamentalist religious beliefs, and how both ideologies actively block the spirit of unfettered inquiry in science.

    • 2010-10-20
    • 00:55:14
  • "Science of Transformation" with Daniel Siegel

    Dr. Siegel discusses the concept of integration, and how mindfulness techniques are one way to monitor and modify our internal states and create integration, thus facilitating transformation into better states of health.

    • 2010-11-03
    • 00:57:37
  • "Transformative Practices" with Fred Luskin

    Fred Luskin makes the distinction between justice, reconciliation, condoning and forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean you condone the action. It doesn't mean you have to reconcile with or like the person who did it. He says that forgiveness is a skill that can be learned and he will describe tools and techniques we can use to transform our lives through the practice of forgiveness.

    • 2010-11-10
    • 00:57:16
  • "Science of Meditation" with Roger Walsh

    Roger Walsh discusses how the meeting of meditative and Western psychological disciplines holds major theoretical and practical implications for each, as well as the promise of mutual enrichment and potential integrations. If handled skillfully, this meeting may enable them to become partners in one of the greatest of human quests—the exploration, understanding, healing, and enhancement of the human mind.

    • 2010-11-17
    • 00:54:52
    Topics:
    Meditation
  • "Integral Healing" with Lee Lipsenthal

    Dr. Lee Lipsenthal discusses the new integral model of healing that is emerging, and how it represents the next step in health care, as it aims to incorporate all dimensions of healing, from physical to spiritual, and ecological to cosmological. He describes how this approach takes “mind-body medicine” to the next level, one that integrates spiritual dimensions fully into our understanding of how the body works in health and illness.

    • 2010-12-01
    • 00:57:37
  • "Cross-Cultural Traditional Healing" with Sylver Quevedo

    Dr. Quevedo discusses the integration of cross-cultural traditional healing practices with modern western medicine and the developing interdisciplinary curriculum for a new medical training center in Kenya.

    • 2010-12-15
    • 00:59:26
  • "Life Before Life" with Jim Tucker

    Dr. Tucker describes some of the findings, includingunusual play, behavior patterns, specific phobias, and birthmarks or birth defects specifically related to the life and death of the previous personality. He will discuss the interpretation of the data and details about the methodology as well as possible pitfalls of individual cases.

    • 2010-12-08
    • 00:57:38
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