Speakers

Dr. Eben Alexander

Dr. Eben Alexander

After decades as a physician and teacher at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, renowned academic neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander thought he knew how the brain, mind, and consciousness worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection changed all of that – completely.
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Ben Gross

Ben Gross

Ben Gross learnt to play guitar and sing bhajans and Osho songs from the age of 7 in India. Ben has travelled the world learning songs from India, the South American Medicine tradition and Rainbow Gatherings. He held singing circles for many years for Green Angels and Inspiral Lounge and now runs Wider Horizons Singing Circles.
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Dr Helané Wahbeh

Dr Helané Wahbeh

Dr. Helané Wahbeh will share about the IONS Channeling Research Program and how the Noetic Signature concept arose for its studies. The Noetic Signature is the unique way that we tap into information and energy not limited by our conventional notions of time and space.
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Dr Peter Fenwick

Dr Peter Fenwick

Peter Fenwick was a senior lecturer at King’s College, London, where he worked as a consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry. He was the Consultant Neuropsychologist at both the Maudsley and John Radcliffe hospitals, and also provided services for Broadmoor Hospital.
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Siegmar Gerken

Siegmar Gerken

Siegmar Gerken, PhD, ECP, HP (Psy​cho​ther​apy) stud​ied psy​cho​logy, edu​ca​tion and an​thro​po​logy. He taught on the Fac​ulty of the JFK University So​mat​ic Psy​chology De​part​ment, the Santa Bar​bara Gradu​ate In​stitute, the Esalen In​sti​tute, and the Be​ha​vi​or​al Ther​apy Train​ing In​sti​tute in Ham​burg. He teaches at uni​ver​sit​ies and private in​sti​tutes world​wide, on the in​ter​con​nec​ted​ness of psycho​so​mat​ic pro​cesses as they mani​fest on the levels of body, emo​tions, mind, will and con​scious​ness. For almost 15 years, Dr Gerken also led Change Management workshops at the Norwegian Defense University College.
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Mitch Horowitz

Mitch Horowitz

One of today’s most literate voices of esoterica and mysticism, Mitch Horowitz is the author of books including Occult AmericaOne Simple IdeaThe Miracle Club, and the forthcoming Daydream Believer and Uncertain PlacesThe Washington Post says Mitch “treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.”
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Dr Yvonne Kason

Dr Yvonne Kason

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is the President and Co-Founder of Spiritual Awakenings International, and is the Co-Leader and Co-Founder of Toronto Awakenings Sharing Group. She has had five Near-Death Experiences (NDEs), two in her childhood and three in her adult life, as well as multiple Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs). 
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Prof Jeffrey Kripal

Prof Jeffrey Kripal

Prof Jeffrey Kripal is the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought and the Associate Dean of the Humanities at Rice University. He is also the Associate Director of the Center for Theory and Research at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he also chairs the Board of Trustees.
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Dr Oliver Robinson

Dr Oliver Robinson

Dr Oliver Robinson is a psychologist and interdisciplinary thinker whose research and writings span lifespan development, personality, mental health, philosophy and spirituality. He is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, and author of the books Development through Adulthood and Paths Between Head and Heart.
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David Lorimer

David Lorimer

David Lorimer is author and editor of over a dozen books, including ‘Survival: Death as Transition’, ‘Resonant Mind’, ‘Radical Prince: the Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales’, ‘Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality’ ‘A New Renaissance’ and ‘The Protein Crunch’ (with Jason Drew).
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Dr Jeffrey Mishlove

Dr Jeffrey Mishlove

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “Parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited, American university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).
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Judith Quin

Judith Quin

Judith Quin is a multi-award winning vocal confidence and communication specialist, international public speaker, author, and member of both the Association of Sound Healers and Association of Transformational Leaders of Europe.
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Dr Steve Taylor

Dr Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor PhD is the author of many best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, and is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is a past chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.
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Natasha Tassell-Matamua

Natasha Tassell-Matamua

Natasha Tassell-Matamua, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Massey University and Director of the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies. She is of Indigenous Māori, Cook Islands and European descent.
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Chairs

Jessica Corneille

Jessica Corneille

Jessica Corneille is a research psychologist specialised in spontaneous spiritual awakening experiences. Finding herself at the intersection where science and spirituality meet, her mission is to challenge the default pathologisation of these experiences by helping to inform and encourage mainstream psychology to look beyond the current designated spectrum of ‘normality’, to encompass the transpersonal as something that is intrinsic to the human experience.
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Jessica Bockler

Jessica Bockler

Dr Jessica Bockler is a theatre practitioner and transpersonal psychologist who works across academic and applied disciplines: from arts and health, to transpersonal and integral theory, to transformative learning, to social change. 
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Prof Les Lancaster

Prof Les Lancaster

Prof Les Lancaster is a Founding Director and Dean of the Alef Trust. He is Professor Emeritus of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, an Honorary Research Fellow in Religions and Theology, University of Manchester, UK, and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, US.
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Dr Bethany Butzer

Dr Bethany Butzer

Bethany Butzer writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. Bethany received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
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