Sun., Aug. 20, 2017 • 1:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • $40
Moderators: a) Raul Valverde, PhD; b) François Tessier, PhD
1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Music
Busta Akong, LM
, folk guitarist who taps into the spiritual and contemplative power of music
Program: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
a*) Raul Valverde, PhD: “The Quantum Consciousness Model and the Theology of the Urantia Book” (Workshop: 4 hrs)
The quantum consciousness model explains that our consciousness is immortal, non local and can work independently of the physical brain. The model also proposes that our perceived reality is created in our consciousness by interpreting vibrating energy, and that
reality can have multiple versions depending on the observer. The Urantia book is a revelation from the spiritual world that aims to unite religion, science and philosophy.
It reveals the nature of human consciousness and supports, with its theology, the quantum consciousness model paradigm that has been used in recent years to support a multidimensional view of the human mind and modern psychology paradigms such as transpersonal psychology. This presentation aims at viewing the Urantia book revelation as an affirmation of the quantum consciousness model paradigm.
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b*) Gannu Praveen Kumar, PhD: “Near-Death Experiences: A Scientific and Spiritual Perspective” (Workshop: 4 hrs)
Near Death Experiences affect patients across all cultures and times. The subjective nature of these experiences leads to individual, cultural and religious factors determining the vocabulary used to describe and interpret such experiences, and emphasizes the better-publicized pleasurable NDEs over the more distressing ones, which are both fascinating and frustrating as altered states of consciousness. The deeply-rooted concept of hell in Western culture and its Christian association with eternal physical torment pose serious challenges to those persons, along
with their families, friends and physicians, who must shape their lives around such a profoundly durable event. The talk concludes that in the absence of clear-cut clinical data and a universal cultural perspective, physicians are advised that neutrality of opinion and careful listening likely constitute best professional practice for addressing these difficult situations.
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*Simultaneous presentations: Select a or b