Upcoming Events at the Academy

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Join us for monthly Friday evening lectures and the occasional weekend workshop.

Lectures are $20 cash at the door unless noted and go from 7-9pm. Free attendance for children 18 and under.

Please RSVP for each event you plan to attend so we know how much seating to set up for the evening. Some of the one- or two-day events listed you can sign-up and pay for below.

2018 Events

Searching for the Lotus Born Master — Film and Discussion

Friday, December 21  7pm

Co-hosted and shown at Harmonia Wellness Center
2200 Marinship Way, Sausalito • map

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Documentary film: Lotus-Born-Master PosterFilm director Laurence Brahm asks the question: Was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism also the father of quantum physics?  Brahm, who spent over a decade and a half directing this award-winning documentary lives in China and is visiting us for this special screening. He is also an Academy Advisory Board Member will dialogue with the audience after the film ends.

In 2018, a documentary expedition team followed the historic journey of the “Lotus-Born Master’ (also known as Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche), who lived in the Himalayas during the Eighth Century. Shrouded in myth and mystery, the Lotus-Born Master, is recognized as the founder of Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism.  


In this documentary film, the expedition team sought to prove the legend to be true. The Lotus-Born Master had eight manifestations depicted in Thangkas, murals, and statues across the Himalayas. The expedition team sought to decode the quantum energy field behind each manifestation.

The expedition followed the Lotus-Born Master’s historic journey covering over 20,000 kilometers under extreme conditions, scaling the snowy mountains he crossed, finding the sacred lakes where he performed magic, exploring the caves where he engaged in tantric meditation. Throughout the journey, they conducted interviews seeking the wisdom of great lamas, the knowledge of dedicated scholars, and the science of technology innovators, in verifying the connection between Vajrayana Buddhism and quantum physics.


2019 Events

The Holotope: Discover where Science, Art and the Sacred Meet

Kirby Seid
Friday, January 18  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

photo of Kirby Seid

Achieving transcendent states through sensory feedback — the alchemy of light, sound, and form; fractals, Sacred Geometry and the 8 dimensions; Biofeedback and The Body-Mind. Join us for a magical journey an Integrative Holotope Experience Meditation. The Holotope is a stunning computer generated geometric artwork of an 8-dimensional object and fractal patterns. This balance of symmetry, color, and projected light generates a complex visual field that allows the viewer to perceive multiple dimensions directly and simultaneously. Sound and music are integrated into the experience which can allow people to commune with higher dimensions of self through resonance alignment.

Bring an idea of what you’d like to discover, or what you’d like to manifest in your life.


Join us on a magical journey into the moment of creation. The Holotope is a stunning computer generated geometric artwork of an 8-dimensional object and fractal Patterns. Each dimension is layered in brilliantly reflective colors. This balance of symmetry, color, and projected light compositions generates a complex visual field that allows the viewer to perceive multiple dimensions directly and simultaneously. Sound and music are integrated into the experience which can allow people to commune with higher dimensions of self through resonance alignment.

Kirby Seid MIM, is committed to understanding and teaching the emerging importance that “crystal/mineral consciousness” is presenting to the evolution of our own human consciousness. His extensive research and work with crystals and stones calls forth the manner into which they have long been integrated into every niche of our history, culture and technology. Kirby has been a student of metaphysics, shamanistic practices, psychology, and music for many years. Holding a BA in Humanistic Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, he began his education by exploring the human psyche. These studies led him to pursue more extensive research in anthropology, sociology, neurobiology, and spirituality with professionals from differing fields and perspectives.

Website: seidcrystals.com   


An End to Upside Down Thinking

Mark Gober
Friday, February 1  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Mark Gober photo

Mark Gober’s worldview was turned upside down in late 2016 when he was exposed to world-changing science. After researching extensively, he wrote the book An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life to introduce the general public to these cutting-edge ideas — all in an effort to encourage a much-needed global shift in scientific and existential thinking. Join Mark for a discussion about the book’s key findings from a wide range of disciplines, such as savants, psychedelics, quantum physics, remote viewing, telepathy, precognition, psychic animals, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, communications with the deceased, children with past life memories, and more.


Mark is a senior member of Sherpa Technology Group in Silicon Valley, a firm that advises technology companies on mergers & acquisitions and strategy. He previously worked as an investment banking analyst in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. Book signing at the event.

Website: markgober.com/  


The Spiritual Transformative Power of Ayahuasca

Stanley Krippner, PhD
Friday, March 15  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner PhD. professor of psychology at Energy Medicine University and Saybrook University is a past-president and Fellow in the American Psychological Association.

I first learned about ayahuasca in the late 1950s as a graduate student at Northwestern University. My anthropology professor, William McGovern, told us about its use by Peruvian shamans he had visited several decades earlier. I followed the scanty literature and then had a personal discussion with Allen Ginsberg, the poet, who was ecstatic over its spiritual and parapsychological potential.

In more recent years, I have worked with Saybrook University graduate students who have written dissertations on the three syncretic religions that use ayahuasca as a sacrament, Santo Daime, Barquinha, and União do Vegetal. It is apparent to me that this brew has the potential for personal and spiritual growth as well as attitudinal and behavior change. However, there are risks and dangers that must not be ignored, and it is vital for users to pay close attention to the substance, set, and setting when partaking of this unique gift from Nature.


Dr. Krippner is a co-author of Extraordinary Dreams, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (Greenwood, 2007), and co-editor of Healing Tales, Healing Stories, The Psychological Impact of War on Civilians: An International Perspective, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence.

Website: stanleykrippner.weebly.com  


How Controlled Remote Viewing Develops Intuition

Dominique Surel, PhD
Jon Araghi DC, MIM
Friday, April 26  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Dominique Surel PhD Jon Araghi DC, MIM

The difference between Remote Viewing (RV) and Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) is important to understand Remote Viewing is any type of psychic skill or method that is used to obtain information from the past/present/future. Controlled Remote Viewing is a specific protocol that was developed by the US Military in order to obtain accurate nonlocal information using one’s unconscious mind. The focus is on accuracy. In developing this protocol, the US government spent over $20m in R&D to understand how the human psychic mind works.

The CRV Protocol is powerful and naturally develops intuition. Dr. Surel, who is Dean of Energy Medicine University, has been trained in CRV by the renowned military remote viewer, Lyn Buchanan, and has been practicing and teaching CRV internationally for over 15 years. This lecture will briefly explain the research findings of how the brain is able to connect into nonlocal information, how the Protocol works and develops intuition, as well as specific results of using the Protocol.


Jon, who has obtained EMU’s Advanced CRV certificate after six years of working with Professor Surel, will discuss his transformational experience in practicing CRV, as well as some of the extraordinary results he and Dominique have shared in their CRV adventures.

Dr. Surel, founder of Noetic Systems International (NSI), is a Noetic scholar trained in radiesthesia and Controlled Remote Viewing with an expertise in intuition. Her Doctoral research focused on the role of intuition in the decision-making process. She conducts workshops and lectures in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Website: noeticsi.com/  


Workshop: Remote Viewing

Dominique Surel, PhD
Sat, April 27  10am-5pm

Registration info to be provided 

More info to come.


  • Intro to Controlled Remote Viewing


  • CRV & Remote Viewing practice on targets and other “exercises”, open to everyone.
  • A quick review of the protocol and those who have not learned CRV can use their own method.
  • Results will be discussed with feedback.

Workshop: Intuitive Intelligence & Radiesthesia

Dominique Surel, PhD
Sun, April 28  10am-5pm

Registration info to be provided 

More info to come.


  • Intro to “what is intuition” and Dr. Surel’s protocol. Exercises to develop intuition and practice with her protocol. It will include exercises that she created for Advanced levels.


  • The ancient science of Radiesthesia and how to use a pendulum.

Real Magic

Dean Radin, PhD
Friday, May 24  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Dean Radin PhD

What if magic were real? Not the fictional magic of Harry Potter or the fake magic of Harry Houdini, but real magic — a genuine but subtle power residing within each of us. A power that makes phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis not only possible but inevitable

According to Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), magic is quite real, and science is on its way to understanding it. In his latest book, Real Magic (Penguin Random House, 2018), Radin paves the road to new scientific horizons, proposing that magic is a natural aspect of reality that everyone is capable of tapping into (at least a little). This talk will review the current scientific evidence for magic and explain why magical concepts are poised to play a key role in the frontiers of science, when terms like “supernatural” and even “psychic” will be viewed as quaint colloquialisms, and where technologies of magic will become commonplace. Book signing at the event.


Dr. Radin is author or coauthor of hundreds of scientific, technical, and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books including the Scientific and Medical Network’s 1997 book award, The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013). Supernormal and Real Magic are available in paperback, e-books, and audio books.

Website: www.deanradin.org/  


Advances in Reincarnation Research

Walter Semkiw MD
Friday, October 18  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Walter Semkiv MD photoDr. Semkiw will present the latest evidence of reincarnation, focusing on the work of Ian Stevenson, MD of the University of Virginia. Independently researched cases show that facial features, personality traits, talents & passions can remain consistent from lifetime to lifetime. Xenoglossy cases researched by Dr. Stevenson show that personality is retained intact within the soul following death and a twin study demonstrates that we plan lifetimes so that we are reunited with loved ones through reincarnation.


In addition, Dr. Semkiw will discuss his work with Kevin Ryerson, a world-famous trance medium. Kevin channels a spirit guide named Ahtun Re who has demonstrated the ability to make accurate reincarnation matches. Past life cases that will be presented include those of Institute of Noetic Science leaders Edgar Mitchell and Dean Radin.

Walter is a medical doctor and the author of Born Again: Reincarnation Cases Involving Evidence of Past lives, with Xenoglossy Cases Researched by Ian Stevenson MD, Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited and Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation. His books have been published internationally and Walter has appeared on CNN and in Newsweek. He is the President of ReincarnationResearch.com.

Email: walter@reincarnationresearh.com
Website: reincarnationresearch.com  


Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World

Sky Nelson-Isaacs MS
Friday, November 1  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Sky Nelson-Isaacs MC photoExplaining synchronicity and flow using an easy-to-understand scientific model, physicist Sky Nelson-Isaacs describes how you can have more synchronous events and a greater state of flow in your everyday life. Referring to a cutting-edge scientific theory of synchronicity, Sky Nelson-Isaacs presents a model for living “in the flow” — whether at home or at work — which allows for a more flexible relationship with daily experiences. The world wraps itself around our choices, and working with synchronicity gives us an idea of what to do next. When we align with circumstance, circumstance aligns with us. Living in Flow weaves wisdom about the nature of meaning, purpose, and the peak experience of flow with personal narratives of meaningful coincidence..


Nelson-Isaacs defines the current state of theoretical physics and quantum mechanics using illustrations and metaphors and explains the idea of Meaningful History Selection. Meaningful History Selection can help us explain why and how synchronicity happens and help us fit it into a rational worldview. By turns encouraging and empowering, Nelson-Isaacs tells us how our choices create meaning. If we understand how the responsivity of the cosmos works, then we can develop an informed relationship to meaning-making and purposefulness in our lives. From this we can align ourselves more effectively within our personal, professional, and community relationships and live more in flow. Book signing at end of event.

Sky is a theoretical physicist, speaker, author, and musician. He has a masters degree in physics from San Francisco State University, with a thesis in String Theory, and a BS in physics from UC Berkeley. Nelson-Isaacs has dedicated his life to finding his own sense of purpose, beginning as a student of the yogic master Sri Swami Satchidananda when he was less than five years old. His writing on topics like flow comes from integrating this experience into his life. He brings together the connection between synchronicity, physics, and real life using research and original ideas. An educator with nine years of classroom experience, Nelson-Isaacs is also a multi-instrumentalist and professional performer of award-winning original musical compositions.

Website: synchronicityinstitute.com  


Death Makes Life Possible — Film and Talk

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Friday, DTBA  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Marilyn Schlitz PhD

The landmark film, “Death Makes Life Possible” which features some of the leading scientists, anthropologists, philosophers, spiritual teachers and thinkers of our time, skillfully raises the curtain on what we think of as the last act in our play of life. The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality.  Sparked by her own near-death experience as a teenager, social anthropologist, researcher, award-winning writer, and charismatic public speaker Dr. Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades.


Dr. Schlitz has lectured worldwide, including at the United Nations and the Smithsonian Institute. As a leader in the field of consciousness studies, she serves as Senior Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, chairs the Transpersonal Psychology doctoral program at Sofia University, and is Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center.

Website: marilynschlitz.com  


Open House & Orientation

Wednesday, December 5 2018
7 to 8:30 pm

Meet faculty and students, experience a guided meditation, and learn detailed information about the Academy curriculum and courses. Our Open House & Orientation is where all your questions are answered.

The next course, Intuition Medicine: Healing I, begins Tuesday, January 8 2019 and attendance at one of these Orientation dates is mandatory for new students. Join us for the Academy Open House & Orientation, and bring your friends!

*These take place four times each year: July, August, November, and December.