Administrators Karyn Posted August 20, 2021 Administrators Share Posted August 20, 2021 Galileo Commission European SymposiumTowards a Self-Reflexive, Interdisciplinary Science of Consciousness Epidaurus, October 2021 Dear Karyn, https://hostedimages-cdn.aweber-static.com/MTQ5MjA3NA==/optimized/261a8893f43b49699580d402fed98558.jpeg After this period of lockdown, it is with more than usual pleasure that we are inviting you to attend the first European Galileo Commission Symposium at the appropriately named Aristotelis Hotel in Epidaurus, the sacred sanctuary of Asclepius with its famous incubation portal, a gateway to healing dreams and visions – so necessary for our time. https://hostedimages-cdn.aweber-static.com/MTQ5MjA3NA==/optimized/faf95716916f4693a9c88e0d598dbec7.jpeg Here you can find an outline of what we propose. The symposium will take place from Friday October 1- Sunday October 3 (3 nights, leave on Monday morning). You can anticipate spending the Thursday and Monday nights in Athens. The coach will leave from Athens after breakfast on the Friday and return on the Monday night. As for previous SMN Continental meetings such as that held in Aegina in 2013, we are anticipating a group of between 20 and 30 (maximum). Before we firm things up with the hotel and coach company, we are inviting you to send us an initial expression of interest below so that we assess whether there is in fact sufficient interest to hold a physical meeting. I should add that Greece is one of the safest countries in terms of the current situation. In addition to the hotel, transport and site visits costs mentioned in the attachment, you should count on the cost of dinners (there may be sufficient in terms of snacks in the hotel so that lunches are not necessary). Then there will be a conference registration fee of £75 payable to the Scientific and Medical Network on booking. Those who express interest will receive further details by Monday 30 August if we are going ahead. Express Interest Background The background to our symposium is the Galileo Commission Report, which explored many of the historical, social, political, psychological and philosophical constraints on widening the epistemological and ontological basis for a future science of consciousness. https://hostedimages-cdn.aweber-static.com/MTQ5MjA3NA==/optimized/ea15f0ec734644c2a082e2e4d17c5603.png A small meeting held in November 2019 as well as subsequent community presentations by Dr Joan Walton, Dr Athena Potari and Dr Vasilieios Basios have highlighted the corresponding career constraints on individual academics and scientists who would like to contribute to an expanded model of reality that does justice to both scientific theories and spiritual insights, outer and inner perspectives, quantitative analysis and qualitative synthesis, experimental and experiential practices. https://hostedimages-cdn.aweber-static.com/MTQ5MjA3NA==/original/80ac982e6700400aa6e14ef79e4bd90a.png A paper published in Paradigm Explorer 128 – A Galileo Moment - provides a constructive starting point for our Bohmian dialogue both in terms of process and planning/outcomes. We will not be inviting any keynote presentations from your existing positions but we will rather structure the meeting in an atmosphere of mutual trust and openness as a symposium of like-minds and hearts in a spirit of co-creative participation and exploration. This will maximise the possibilities in the field we create together for the arising of mutual openings out of diversity, for synchronicities, harmonics and resonances, and maybe even a few aha moments and breakthroughs. In this sacred place, we will open up a space for you to dream bold new possibilities into being in a time of global crisis. We will be integrating local site visits and of course congenial dinners in local tavernas into the overall structure of the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday evenings we will host a one-hour online reflective session as a further iteration of our process. With every good wish, https://hostedimages-cdn.aweber-static.com/MTQ5MjA3NA==/original/b49e4b687f9c4ec7a48c838608f01777.jpeg David Lorimer Programme Director 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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