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John Cleese at Mind Beyond Brain

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Mind Beyond Brain presented by Serenade

7.13.19 at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston

The day featured 5 outstanding faculty presentations from the Division of Perceptual Studies (“DOPS”) at the University of Virginia. DOPS Advisory Board member, John Cleese, hosted this medical conference highlighting emerging evidence for life after death. These world-renowned doctors presented several case studies to 100 enthralled audience members.

Serenade thinks this research will impact humanity in a magnificent way. This seasoned, cohesive research team has painstakingly collected 50 years of extensive evidence. This evidence is too stunning to ignore. Does consciousness survive physical death? If scientifically proven, this universal knowledge could alleviate the personal pain of millions of people. This discovery could transform many lives including those living with debilitating grief. That’s something we just cannot ignore.

Dr. J. Kim Penberthy presented  Contemplative Practices, Consciousness, and Extraordinary Experiences   Contemplative practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and yogic practices, can alter consciousness in positive ways, psychologically and physiologically. These practices are also associated with siddhis, or “supercognitive abilities” including expanded states of consciousness, mystical experiences, and abilities such as clairvoyance, precognition, and other psi phenomena. This presentation included research findings on these siddhi experiences and presented an outline for future research and its potential impact.

Dr. J. Kim Penberthy presented Contemplative Practices, Consciousness, and Extraordinary Experiences Contemplative practices, including meditation, mindfulness, and yogic practices, can alter consciousness in positive ways, psychologically and physiologically. These practices are also associated with siddhis, or “supercognitive abilities” including expanded states of consciousness, mystical experiences, and abilities such as clairvoyance, precognition, and other psi phenomena. This presentation included research findings on these siddhi experiences and presented an outline for future research and its potential impact.

Dr. Jim Tucker UVA

Children’s Past Life Memories

Presented by Dr. Jim Tucker

DOPS researchers have studied over 2,500 cases from around the world of children who report memories of a previous life, some with details that are startlingly accurate. Many of the children show behaviors that appear connected to the past life, and some even have birthmarks that match wounds the previous person suffered. Several compelling American cases were be presented.

Mind Beyond Brain speakers and UVA Division of Perceptual Studies Faculty (from top left):  Advisory Board members John Cleese and Pat Belisle, Bruce Greyson, M.D., Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D., Marieta Pehlivanova, Ph.D, Jim B. Tucker, M.D., and J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP, and Kirsten Doyle, event host and Owner of Serenade

Mind Beyond Brain speakers and UVA Division of Perceptual Studies Faculty (from top left): Advisory Board members John Cleese and Pat Belisle, Bruce Greyson, M.D., Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D., Marieta Pehlivanova, Ph.D, Jim B. Tucker, M.D., and J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP, and Kirsten Doyle, event host and Owner of Serenade

Dr. Bruce Greyson UVA

Near Death Experiences

Presented by Dr. Bruce Greyson

Near-death experiences (NDEs) share certain common features and after-effects; several suggest that consciousness may be able to function independent of the brain, and some NDEs contain evidence suggesting continued consciousness after bodily death. The presentation included the accounts of several NDEs that illustrate these compelling features.

Dr. Edward Kelly UVA

Psi and Survival in Context:

The Big Picture

Presented by Dr. Edward F. Kelly

Mainstream materialist science portrays mind and consciousness as being generated by the brain. If that picture were correct, postmortem survival would not be possible. Dr. Kelly described how the accumulating evidence for psi, survival, and other phenomena not explainable in physicalist terms is forcing a revision of our most fundamental ideas about the nature of reality.


Dr. Pehlivanova UVA

Further Horizons of Survival Research

Presented by Dr. Marieta Pehlivanova

DOPS is actively looking for meaningful patterns within the two large collections of cases just presented (reported past-life memories in childhood and near-death experiences). Dr. Pehlivanova presented new work with these cases, including intriguing findings with individuals who report past-life memories of being the opposite sex and near-death experiencers' reduced fear of death.

 
John Cleese

and THANK YOU to

Rachael Plaine, Owner of Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness for lending your grace and skill to the Candlelit Yoga session.

Books

Recommended Books

We love these books written by the remarkable faculty from the Division of Perceptual Studies.

For more info about the team: www.UVADOPS.org

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