Date/Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, 7am-4pm & Friday, May 24th, 2019, 7am-4pm
Place: State Street Pavilion Fenway Park, 4 Jersey Way, Boston, MA
Featuring Dr. Eben Alexander’s Keynote “Expanding the Mind Zone” on May 23.
1. How do specific details of Eben Alexander’s meningitis-induced coma violate fundamental tenets of conventional medical science around the role of the neocortex in “generating” consciousness, and the storage of memories in the physical brain? Case report here.
2. Elaborate the implications of the mind-brain connection and nature of consciousness for current neuroscience of consciousness and philosophy of mind, especially some of the advantages over classical scientific materialism (physicalism). Ingredients include metaphysical (or ontological) idealism, filter theory, and empirical support of non-local consciousness (telepathy, precognition, remote viewing, out-of-body experiences, near-death and shared-death experiences, past-life memories in children indicative of reincarnation [uvadops.org], etc.)
3. Illuminate how the question of human free will itself illuminates the primacy of consciousness in the universe.
4. Discuss the role of mind-over-matter, suggesting a mental universe, has tremendous import in our notion of healing. Strong examples include the dominance and strengthening of placebo effect over time, demonstrations of the power of prayer, as well as numerous cases of spontaneous healing and regression based on patients’ beliefs alone.
5. Note the consilience of evidence in both the measurement paradox of quantum physics and the neuroscience of non-local consciousness as indicating the primary role of consciousness supporting the events that manifest in the “physical universe,” and the implications for healing.
To receive a brochure with full list of speakers and more information contact:
Sarah Beth Thomas, MSN, RN, CCRN, ENLS
Professional Development Manager, Neurosciences
Brigham Health/Brigham and Women’s Hospital