Parapsychology and Consciousness Conference

From the desk of Nan Zingrone:

Did you know that Atlantic University is holding an annual conference from October 14th through 16th this coming fall? Every year we will be holding a conference in the fall to highlight some aspect of Atlantic University’s programs. This year, we’re focusing on parapsychology and consciousness, a central component in the Consciousness Studies Track of our Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Studies.

If you click here, you’ll find a page with information about the featured speakers as well as a link to each speaker’s title and abstract, the registration page, as well as information on the conference hotels, dining and more. If you’d like to print off a copy of the conference brochure just click here.

The conference is going to be held here in Virginia Beach in the Visitor’s Center of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. It’s a great venue and a great time to be in Virginia Beach — the beaches are amazing and not so crowded, the hotels are less expensive than during the tourist season but boast the same amenities and that wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean from the rooms.

Folks interested in scientific parapsychology will recognize the names of our speakers: Dean Radin, the Senior Scientist at the Institute for Noetic Sciences, Edwin C. May, the founder and current director of Laboratories for Fundamental Research (he ran the Stargate Remote Viewing program for many years before it closed in the mid-1990s), Julie Beischel, the founder and director of the Windbridge institute, and Roger Nelson, the founder and director of the Global Consciousness Project (formerly of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Laboratory at Princeton University). Other noted and notable scholars, scientists and clinicians who will be speaking are Stephen E. Braude (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), our own Scholar in Residence, Carlos S. Alvarado, Atlantic University faculty members Robert Van de Castle, Ph.D., Henry Reed, Ph.D., Loyd Auerbach, and Christine Simmonds-Moore who is also connected to the Rhine Research Center (RRC). Others who are or have been connected to the RRC in the past (a category that includes Loyd, myself and Carlos) are Ginette Nachman, James Carpenter, and John Palmer. Last, but not least, are Frank Pasciuti, a clinician from Charlottesville, Virginia and David McMillian who, with Doug Richards, was involved with the Meridian Institute in its heyday here in Virginia Beach. I’ll give a talk or two myself, and Kevin Todeschi, the CEO of both Atlantic University and Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., will start us off with welcoming remarks.

Roger, Ed and Carlos have all done interviews for the Reflections Podcast series run by Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. You can find the list of Podcasts here. Scroll down to find biographies of these three with a click-off to their interviews to listen to or download.

The early bird price is $325, the deadline for that price is August 15th. After that, registration is $395 unless you’re a senior or a student (that’s $375 with ID).

We couldn’t be more excited! It should be a great three days of presentations in a great venue with plenty of opportunities to talk to the speakers, buy their books and otherwise enjoy the conference. To register this second (we hope you do!) click here!

See you there!

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