Blog Tags: consciousness

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Up to $1 Million in Funding for Research into the Survival of Human Consciousness After Death

The 2023 Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies Grants Program: “The Challenge” After a massive international response judged by a panel of outstanding experts, the 2021 Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS) essay contest (“The Contest”) established that there is evidence beyond reasonable doubt for the survival of consciousness ... Read More

Consciousness as the brain's energy field

Interesting proposal form Prof. McFadden at the University of Surrey here in the UK that consciousness is based on the electromagnetic fields produced by neural interactions. Have a look here: Read More

The Action of Consciousness and the Uncertainty Principle

Below is an overview of a paper I wrote in 2012 on a possible way that consciousness could act to affect physical matter. A link to the paper is given at the bottom of the page. It isn’t known how consciousness actually produces physical effects. But the paper makes several very simple assumptions and shows how consciousness would act if it followed those ... Read More

Conference of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D., Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia The next conference of the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies ( ) will be held at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia (USA) from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2013. The topic of the conference is Spirituality, ... Read More

Book release: Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship

Dear colleague,   I’m very pleased in letting you know that our book has just been published! Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship Moreira-Almeida, Alexander; Santana Santos, Franklin (Eds.) New York, Springer. 2012, XXIX, 243 p. This work argues against the purely physical analysis of consciousness and for a balanced psychobiological approach. This ... Read More

Atlantic University's Blog and the fate of our proposed MA in Parapsychology program ... sigh ...

The Atlantic University Blog and the upcoming Parapsychology and Consciousness Conference ... So today the first thing I'm doing is letting everybody know that Atlantic University has set up a blog. My first really substantial blog entry is, of course, on our upcoming Parapsychology and Consciousness conference, to be held from October 14th through October 16th this ... Read More

Altered States of Consciousness Reference Book

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University Many of us in psychology and parapsychology became interested in altered states of consciousness (ASC) through books such as Charles T. Tart’s anthology  Altered States of Consciousness (1969). Later works—among them Kelly and Locke’s  Altered States of Consciousness and Psi  (1981, recently released with a new ... Read More

Out-of-Body Experiences in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Carlos S. Alvarado, Ph.D. Atlantic University ( ) Over the years several authors have published reports and discussions of out-of-body experiences in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (e.g., Alvarado, Blackmore, Ehrenwald, Irwin). The most recent contribution on the topic is a paper I coauthored with Nancy L. Zingrone and ... Read More

Atlantic University's upcoming October conference, "Parapsychology and Consciousness"

Atlantic University is a small online graduate school in Virginia Beach, Virigina offering a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Studies. Last year (a year and 13 days ago), Carlos S. Alvarado and I were hired by AU and started an entirely new phase of our lives. We've been working on a number of things this year, but one of the most important is the inauguration of a new ... Read More
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