Sunday, May 31, 2015

IAC scholar awarded SSE Young Investigator Hon. Award

Congratulations to IAC scholar Thomas D. Abraham (Colorado, USA) for being an 2015 SSE Young Investigator Honorary Award recipient and for his presentation at this weekend's SSE annual conference in Washington, DC. IAC was also pleased to receive several SSE members as attendees and speakers at the International Congress of Conscientiology  / Consciousness Science last weekend -- including SSE's former Education Officer, Brenda Dunne and IAC's Nelson Abreu, former Student Members' Representative. Best wishes to the incoming Education Officer, Dr. Chantal Toporow. 


The Young Investigators Program is an outreach initiative to help interested high school and university students pursue academic careers in SSE-related subjects.

Chantal Toporow, Ph.D

Education Officer, SSE
Chantal Toporow, Ph.D
Redondo Beach, California


Monday, May 18, 2015

The Tao of the Dow: Consciousness & Economics Beyond Materialist Reductionism

For convenience of access, we have posted all the Consciousness & Economics essays below.

The Tao of the Dow: Consciousness & Economics
To some, consciousness may seem like an abstract subject of study, devoid of practical consequence for what most people value in their day-to-day lives.  For instance, what does the possibility suggested by near-death experiences that reality could extend beyond the material realm have to do with the Gross Domestic Product?

To Steiner, interdependence is at the root of most spiritual traditions, and increasingly serves as the foundation of scientific inquiry, including systems theory and quantum mechanics. In the sphere of economics, Rudolf Steiner described it as “associative.” He understood money to be a bridge – a circulatory system – invented to connect human beings in relationships of service. 

The Tao of the Dow: Consciousness & Economics III"We need a powerful new story" -

The paradigm shift afforded by lucid projections of the consciousness or out-of-body experiences is just as impactful.  It is similar in the way that we see our "home" from the outside and have the chance to reconsider it.  It also broadens our sense of universalism and triggers serious questioning of reality and our place in it. Both experiences bridge theory and visceral experience, as beautifully described in the film The Overview Effect.  In other words, unlike the outdated view of the OBE as a dissociative experience, it is quite the opposite. Both the "out of body" and "out of planet" experiences are profoundly integrative, expanding our sense of oneness with fellow beings, with the very fabric of multidimensional Reality.

We see signs that people are starting to realize the potential of conscious economic collaboration with the sharing economy, democratic or cooperative companies, and the world of collaborative social apps.

Consciousness & Economics IV: Ethical Consumers

Transpersonal Experience as Catalyst for Post-Materialism: Toward a Consciousness- or Life-Centric Civilization

For the majority of human history, we have considered the human spirit, soul, self, or mind a self-evident and fundamental part of Reality. The material realm was often regarded as less of a reality than consciousness, or at best an extension or reflection of it.  With the progress of empirical science, however, a conflict developed between those those who dared question orthodox doctrines and the religious power that defended such dogma. A relative truce was achieved by establishing mutually-exclusive magisteria: the material realm could be investigated by the scientific spirit and matters of the spirit were to be left to the clergy.


A Post-GDP World:

Alan Watts on "What's wrong with our culture"

ICC speaker Hugo González (Spain) on psi research tech

Watch a brief interview on YouTube:

Hugo González


Hugo González is a Mathematician with specialization in Computer Science. Since 2002, he works as C++ analyst-programmer in software architecture design, automation and quality control. Mr. González is an IAC volunteer since 2003.

Designing Psi Experiments with the aid of Technology


Based on his personal experiences, obtained during Projectiology practices, he establishes simple hypotheses that can be experimentally confirmed or refuted in an objective manner. In order to test these hypotheses, specific bioenergetic and clairvoyance experiments were designed and small auxiliary devices were invented and manufactured. The small devices were able to adjust the emission of ultrasonic waves, infrared light and small magnetic fields and, together with some controls, were used to provide objectivity to subjective perceptions from individuals during the experiment. The set of apparatus for objective consciential experiment, the so called OCE-Kit, is presented. Made with 3D printing technologies and Arduino electronics’, this first prototype will be donated to the IAC’s Research Campus.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Researchers of Post-Materialistic Consciousness Science Converge May 22-24, 2015


International Academy of Consciousness invites the public to a conference to meet and discuss a suitable post-materialistic science of consciousness in Portugal. Researchers worldwide will represent a number of institutions and numerous areas of study will be represented such as consciousness studies, quantum physics, subtle energy research, death studies, spiritual experience, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience and more.

PORTUGAL (PRWEB) April 25, 2015

On May 22-24, 2015, today's foremost researchers of post-materialistic consciousness science will converge at the Research Campus of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), located in the Alentejo region in Portugal, for the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science).

Consciousness is widely considered one of the greatest and most persistent mysteries of science. Why are we aware? Where does this awareness come from? Is consciousness a creation of the brain and can it survive biological death? Over a century of scientific advances in parapsychology and quantum physics, coupled with public interest in near-death experience research (popularized in the 70's by Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life after Life and recently rekindled by Eben Alexander, MD, author of Proof of Heaven), have demonstrated the inadequacies of a purely reductionist paradigm.             

Confirmed keynote speakers include Federico Faggin, PhD, the Italian physicist and father of the microchip, a cornerstone of the Information Age (USA, Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation); NASA consultant and early Robert Monroe collaborator Tom Campbell, MS (USA, author of My Big TOE); Olaf Blanke, PhD who made headlines with his neuroscience studies related to the OBE or out-of-body experience (Switzerland, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne); Brenda Dunne, MS former manager of the historic Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory (USA, co-author of Margins of Reality); Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, PhD (Switzerland, author of The Observer Effect: The Quantum Mystery Demystified); Ulisse di Corpo, PhD and Antonella Vannini, PhD (Italy, co-authors of Syntropy: The Energy of Life); Wagner Alegretti, BSEE and Nanci Trivellato (Portugal, International Academy of Consciousness). Researchers worldwide will represent a number of institutions and numerous areas of study will be represented such as consciousness studies, quantum physics, subtle energy research, death studies, spiritual experience, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience and more.

The event is open to the public and will have participants from around the world. Simultaneous translation at IAC's Event Hall will further facilitate communication in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Registration is now open and additional information is available online at, e-mail (IAC.conferences(at)iacworld(dot)org) or phone +351 268 959 148. For information about the conference also see For more information about about IAC and its research and educational activities, visit To interview researchers or find out more about the congress, please contact IAC Media or email newyork(at)iacworld(dot)org.

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NDE researcher Dr Sam Parnia proposes 7 classifications of NDE

"Publishing in the journal ResuscitationParnia has grouped those memories into seven broad categories, proving that dying is a far more diverse experience than we've previously imagined. These categories are:

  • Fear
  • Seeing animals or plants
  • Bright light
  • Violence and persecution
  • Deja-vu
  • Seeing family
  • Recalling events post-cardiac arrest

That last one is pretty fascinating, with two of the patients interviewed able to recall the events that happened after they had technically died and, according to our understanding of the human brain, should have ceased to be aware."

Science Alert article:

Preview of ICC talk on Synchronicity by Analaura Trivellato (MSc Psychology)

Analaura Trivellato is IAC's scientific director, editor of the JofC, and the director of IAC London office. The ICC program chair will be speaker at upcoming ICC conference in Portugal (also viewable live, online). For a preview of her talk:

More info:

IONS invitation to collaborate on precognition research

The Institute of Noetic Sciences is conducting a replication of an experiment, originally conducted by Daryl Bem, which tests for a potential precognition effect (does a future event influence the experience of a prior stimulus) and the role of experimenter expectation on study outcome. Dr. Marilyn Schlitz is the principal investigator and will be working in collaboration with Dr. Daryl Bem and Dr. Arnaud Delorme to complete the project. The experiment is very simple to complete. The experimenter tests 20 participants on a computer-based task that lasts about 20 minutes.

In order to complete the study the team is collaborating with dozens of colleagues across the United States and abroad. 

Ways to participate:

a) If you are a scientist and/or university professor you can run the experiment yourself.

b) If you are a university professor you can recruit students to run the experiment.

c) If you know a scientist and/or university professor who may be interested, you can forward this information to them.

d) If you have your own outreach lists, you can publish/share this information with your audience.

Any one of these options represents valuable support to the field of consciousness science and our colleagues at IONS.

Next Steps:

For more details and if you are interested in participating in this global collaboration, please send an email to their Research Assistant, Alan Pierce,

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Distance Energy Healing: How Does it Work, How Long Does it Take & More

A new post from IAC UK: 

Witnessing an OBE through Clairvoyance (JofC 52)

An interesting personal account by Diana Muniz (New York) is published in Journal of Conscientiology, Volume 13, Issue 52, Page 141 - January 2012

Subscribe to the JofC to read the entire issue and access the entire archive for a year. You will also receive discounts on IAC publications and may retake any part or the entirety of the IAC's live CDP and online eCDP energy, OBE and self-knowledge training throughout the year.

Also in this issue:


Monday, May 11, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Subway Book Review (NYC) and Synchronicity

Today, we wish you a good weekend and share a synchronicity and a book review, courtesy of a IAC New York volunteer and the creative minds at Subway Book Review:

"Last New Year's eve, I was in Manhattan, getting on the train heading into Brooklyn, making my way home to Queens.  However, I went to the end of the train that I don't normally go to as I had to get out someplace else.  I didn't realize that I was on the wrong side of the train until I got out later!  

While initially waiting for the train, I noticed a man reading Wagner Alegretti's Retrocognitions book.  Not believing my eyes, I approached him.  He said he was reading this book a 2nd time, finding the subject matter very interesting.  He had heard of the IAC but hadn't been to our center yet.  I invited him to stop by of course.  We talked about multidimensionality for a few stops until he got off.  

Anyway, he found it interesting that his book intrigued me, reflecting on the synchronicity.  Two days prior, he said he was approached by someone who talks to New Yorkers reading interesting looking books and interviews them for her website.  Although I checked to see if he was on her site perhaps a week later, he wasn't so I forgot about it."

But, I stumbled across this today:
(photo credit: Subway Book Review)


YouTube interview with Alegretti

Friday, May 8, 2015

Vibrational State / OBE Facilitation Technology: ICC speaker Nélson Abreu, BSEE

Continuing the consciousness technology and vibrational state / chi themes, catch another preview of the 1st International Congress of Conscientiology (Consciousness Science) with this interview with Nelson Abreu, who will be presenting, with Thomas Anderson, a technology to facilitate the VELO energy technique, the vibrational state, the OBE as well as relaxation, creative and mindfulness altered states:

You can also watch some initial reactions of expert VELO/VS/OBE practitioner-instructors (who will also speak at the ICC):

Wagner Alegretti, co-developer of the latest version of the VELO training application 

Nanci Trivellato

Luis Minero

IAC and SoundTables will release the VELO/VS/OBE technology to the public for purchase at the ICC. Part of the proceeds will fund IAC research. 

REGISTRATION for online or in-person attendance is open and additional information is available online via, e-mail ( or phone +351 268 959 148. For information about IAC and its research and educational activities visit

Acoustic Vibrostasiogenic Systems: VELO Training and Vibrational State Induction Technology


The authors of this work posit that acoustics can be applied in technology that aims to facilitate the vibrational state and out-of-body experience and serve as a training aide for the Voluntary Energetic Longitudital Oscillation (VELO) technique.  This presentation summarizes design, experimental, and theoretical aspects of the system in question, including its relationship to vibroacoustics and vibrostasiology, and the results of a pilot (n=17).  Inspired by the collaboration on this project, the authors also present analogies and technical speculation to motivate the field to arrive at a more profound definition on the nature of bioenergy and the consciousness itself.

Thomas Orr Anderson and Nélson Abreu

Nelson Abreu

Thomas Orr Anderson (MS Physics) is a musician, physicist, inventor, and sound therapist engaged in a lifelong exploration of sound, rhythm, movement, science and meditation.  He has studied Qi Gong, Reiki, acupressure, and herbal medicine, and traveled the world studying, teaching, performing and exploring the intersection of music, physics and consciousness. He is currently making a documentary about his current apprenticeship with Yaqui medicine man, Tata Kachora, on whom the character Don Juan may have been based in the Castaneda novels. He performs at music festivals as Sirius Colors and is the founder of He is a member of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) consortium, contributer to its anthology entitled Filters and Reflections and has presented at the Society for Scientific Exploration.

Nélson Abreu (BS Electrical Engineering) is vice-director of Research and Scientific Communication at International Academy of Consciousness (IAC). He began experiencing and studying multidimensional consciousness in 1998 while at Nova High School where he co-founded the Conscientiology Club, a precursor to University of Florida’s Science of Self Club, which organized a number of symposia and the first curricular psychology course on consciousness featuring the consciential paradigm. He has presented at U. of Arizona, Utah Valley State College, U. of Miami, Florida International U, Miami-Dade College, U. of Florida, Penn State, California, Tennessee, Texas, Canada, Mexico and Portugal. He has served as Student Representative for Society for Scientific Exploration and is a member of the ICRL consortium where he contributed to the Filters and Reflections anthology.  His studies have encompassed consciousness and biological evolution, consciousness and physics/engineering, out-of-body experience, bioenergy and psychometry.

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Physicist Jim Beichler, PhD Previews ICC conference talk on consciousness

Continuing the themes of consciousness and biology and consciousness and physics that link several of the ICC talks, Dr Jim Beichler, gives us a sneak peak of his talk in this interview:

Dr Beitchler's bio and talk abstract:

Full ICC program:

Can't come to Portugal? You can attend live ONLINE!

Identity Management.url

Professor Beichler taught Physics and other related subjects for over thirty-five years before retiring. He earned his PhD from the Union Institute in 1999 in Paraphysics, a new and highly controversial branch of theoretical physics. His is the only such degree from a fully accredited university in the world. He is presently conducting theoretical research in Cosmology in an attempt to explain Dark Matter and Dark Energy as well as Physics to explain the fundamental nature of life, mind, consciousness and matter, space and time. All of these advances are applications of a new fundamental theory of physical reality called ‘single field theory’, which is a unification of quantum theory and relativity based upon a five-dimensional Einstein-Kaluza space-time geometry. Explanations of many forms of paranormal phenomena have emerged naturally from his space-time structure and model of consciousness as does the simple fact that mind and consciousness survive death.

The Evolutionary Imperative of Consciousness


Every living organism is characterized by two different complex physical field patterns: the (1) ‘life force’ or biofield and (2) mind-consciousness complex. The biofield deals with the normal biological functions, which can be represented by a complex three-dimensional matter/energy field pattern within the quantized space-time continuum. This material structure is directly associated with a changing electrical field pattern that generates a more complex magnetic field variation pattern (constituting magnetic domains in various groupings). Together these complex field patterns of electric scalar and magnetic vector potential constitute the mind and consciousness that are characteristic of all living organisms. This model directly implies the survival of consciousness/mind beyond material death, a new form of top-down evolution emanating from consciousness and the necessity of a new higher senses that results from directly realizing and experiencing the higher embedding space-like dimension that is required by the physics of our commonly experienced four-dimensional space-time continuum.

Mexico's Carlos Bernal, MD on Neurofeedback and OBE facilitation

Induction of Out-of-body Experiences with Neurofeedback

Continuing the theme of consciousness tech, Mexican physician and professor Carlos Bernal briefly discusses his upcoming talk at the ICC conference which has around 200 confirmed participants from 38 nations and about 30 presented from 4 continents.


Dr Bernal's bio and talk abstract:

Full ICC program:

Can't come to Portugal? You can attend live ONLINE!

Foto Carlos Bernal
Dr. Carlos Bernal is a surgeon graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Neurochemical and Neurofeedback training.  He is a practitioner of out-of-body experiences since he was 19 years old and is an instructor and the founder of the course “The Art of dreams and astral projection”. Mr. Bernal is also a founding member of the Holistic Health and Nutrition Center “Finca de Bernal”.