Upcoming Events at the Academy
Join us for 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.
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
Explaining 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.
Cross-Cultural Practices of Dreams, Hypnosis, Shamanism
Stanley Krippner PhD
Friday, Jan 24 7pm
Fee: $20 cash at the door
Stanley Krippner was a professor of psychology and a founding faculty member at Saybrook University in California for nearly 50 years. He is a Fellow in five APA divisions and the past-president of two divisions. Formerly, he was the director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, New York. Krippner is a pioneer in the study of consciousness, having conducted research for over 50 years in the areas of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism, and dissociation, often from a cross-cultural perspective, and with an emphasis on anomalous phenomena that seem to question mainstream paradigms.
Stanley has conducted workshops and seminars on dreams and/or hypnosis in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and at the last four congresses of the Interamerican Psychological Association. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Indian Psychology and Revista Argentina de Psicologia Paranormal, and the advisory board for InternationalSchool for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership (St. Petersburg) and the Czech Unitaria (Prague). He holds faculty appointments at the Universidade Holistica Internacional (Brasilia) and the Instituto de Medicina y Tecnologia Avanzada de la Conducta (Ciudad Juarez). He has given invited addresses for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, and the School for Diplomatic Studies, Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.
Lucid Dreaming As a Path to Personal Growth, Healing and Spiritual Wisdom
Friday Feb 28 7pm
Fee: $20 cash at the door
On the surface, lucid dreaming seems deceptively simple – a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. There, you can fly through space, create fire breathing dragons, and cast spells like Harry Potter, all in the safety of your subconscious mind. Historically though, experienced lucid dreamers have used lucid dreaming as an expressway to greater self-realization, spiritual wisdom and access to creativity’s source. The Indian Buddhist yogi, Naropa, suggested that the main technique of dream yoga, lucid dreaming, provided serious students one of the six pathways to enlightenment.
Scientifically validated for thirty years, recent neuroscientists have deemed lucid dreaming a “hybrid state of consciousness” since the dreaming brain and portions of the waking/conscious brain show simultaneous activation. In other words, when you are lucid dreaming, your conscious mind and your subconscious mind appear joined in a shared creative collaboration or a unique, hybrid state of consciousness.
Now lucid dreamers have begun to explore lucid dreaming’s potential to investigate consciousness, the dream state, and the psyche. Already, numerous accounts exist of lucid dreamers using this special state for emotional healing and even physical healing. Moreover, some lucid dreamers feel that they have encountered another layer of the Self and a reservoir of unconscious information; two concepts which Carl Jung theorized, but did not have the tool to validate. Could lucid dreaming serve as a revolutionary tool to provide science with a new understanding of consciousness and the self?
Robert Waggoner is the author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and co-author of the award-winning book, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Robert also co-edits the online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. Robert conducts online workshops with GlideWing Productions and routinely speaks at colleges and conferences worldwide on the lucid dream experience. Robert has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.
Workshop: A Practical Guide to Lucid Dreaming and the Art of Living Lucidly
Sat Feb 29 10am to 5pm
Fee: $150 (includes his book Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple).
Scientifically validated for forty years, recent neuroscientists have deemed lucid dreaming a “hybrid state of consciousness” since the dreaming brain and portions of the waking/conscious brain show simultaneous activation. In other words, when you are lucid dreaming, your conscious mind and your subconscious mind join in a shared creative collaboration, which naturally creates a unique, hybrid state of consciousness.
On the surface, lucid dreaming seems simple, curious and fun — a paradoxical state in which you know you are dreaming, while you are dreaming. There, you can fly through space, create fire breathing dragons or magical unicorns, and cast spells like Harry Potter, all in the safety of your subconscious mind. Lucid dreaming’s potential for creative play and joyous pleasures seems infinite.
However, throughout history, experienced lucid dreamers have used lucid dreaming as an expressway into greater spiritual development. Aware in the dream you can engage your larger awareness and the inter-connected knowing that Carl Jung theorized as the collective unconscious. Aware in the dream, you can resolve persistent issues and resolve ailments and suffering. Aware in the dream, you can perform spiritual practices, and discover why the Indian Buddhist yogi, Naropa, suggested that the main technique of dream yoga, lucid dreaming, offers serious students one of the six pathways to enlightenment.
Robert Waggoner wrote the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming — Gateway to the Inner Self (now in its tenth printing), and co-authored Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple with Caroline McCready. Both books are available in Audible, Kindle and CD/Mp3. His books have been translated into French, German, Chinese, Korean, Czech, Finnish and other languages.
A past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), Waggoner serves as co-editor of the online magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience, (ISSN 2167-616X); the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams.
Robert speaks on the science and practice of lucid dreaming internationally, conducts online workshops with GlideWing.com and travels around the world teaching people about the depth and beauty of lucid dreaming.
The Holotope: Discover where Science, Art and the Sacred Meet
Friday, March 6 7pm
Fee: $20 cash at the door
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.
The Power of Intuition and Empathy to Heal
Judith Orloff, MD
Sept 11 7pm
Fee: $20 cash at the door
Intuition is an incredible source of wisdom that everyone can tap into. The magic comes in awakening it and trusting its guidance in our lives. Yet too many of us walk around out of touch with our inner voice. What stops us from listening? How can we listen more?
Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist, intuitive healer, and author of the bestsellers Intuitive Healing, Emotional Freedom and Second Sight shows how to reclaim this intelligence. She passionately believes that the future of medicine lies in using intuition to access deeper insight, empathy, and greater wellness. Orloff offers practical methods to tap into medical intuition and use it to improve the quality of your decisions, health, and life. You’ll be shown how to awaken intuition, read body language and emotions, determine if you are an “empath” and how to avoid absorbing other people’s stress. You will be taught how to tell the difference between intuition and fear, recognize what blocks intuition, and use your intuition to surrender obsessive relationships & unavailable people. Book signing after the event.
In this event Judith will dialogue on:
- Surrendering to your intuition, the moment, and your full power
- Recognizing what blocks intuition
- The art of reading body language and emotions
- Surrendering obsessive relationships and unavailable people
- Surrendering to success and stop pushing so hard you sabotage yourself
- Identifying draining people and surrender unhealthy habits for coping with them
- Avoiding absorbing other people’s stress
- Surrendering drama and negative thinking
- Surrendering to the wisdom of your body and sexuality
- Surrendering your fear of financial insecurity, aging, and death
- Surrendering to spirituality, awe, ecstasy, and love
Judith Orloff, MD is the author of the national bestseller The Power of Surrender and offers the CD audio program “Becoming An Intuitive Healer.” She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths (highly sensitive people). An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, she passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today.
Workshop: The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People and Empathic Healers to Thrive
Judith Orloff, MD
Sept 12 10am–5pm
Fee: $150 (includes her book The Empath’s Survival Guide).
Sensitive people and empathic healers must learn to keep their hearts and intuition open without burning out. This workshop will teach you how to embrace the gifts of empathy in all situations, including patient care—without experiencing compassion fatigue or exhaustion. The secret is to learn to embrace your gifts and nurture and protect your sensitivities.
What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Judith “But for empaths it goes much farther. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.” In this workshop, based on Dr. Orloff’s book The Empath’s Survival Guide, you’ll learn invaluable tools to help sensitive people of all kinds—health care practitioners, parents, teachers, healers, and those involved with service, to develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world—while fully embracing the empath’s gifts of intuition, healing, creativity, and compassion.
This practical, empowering workshop will support empaths as well as everyone who wants to develop their sensitivities and empathy to become more caring people in an often insensitive world. Whether you’re an empath who absorbs other people’s stress, a highly sensitive person, or simply someone who wants to live a more open-hearted life without burning out or experiencing compassion fatigue—this workshop is for you. It’s for the loved ones of sensitive people who want to become more supportive of them.
In this workshop you will learn:
- The top ten traits of an empath
- The connection between empathy and intuition
- How empathy can enhance your relationships
- Protection techniques and meditations to guard your energy
- How to read people without taking on their emotional issues or pain
- How to stop absorbing other people’s stress
- How to be a sensitive person or healer without experiencing compassion fatigue
- How to develop your gifts as an empath
- How empathy can be used to heal and enhance energy medicine
Judith Orloff, MD is author of the book The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People to Thrive and the Audio program “Essential Tools for Empaths.” Dr. Orloff is an empath herself, and is on the clinical psychiatric faculty at UCLA. She has a private practice in Los Angeles where she specializes in treating empaths and sensitive people. A New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality.
For more information about her empath support group and newsletter visit www.drjudithorloff.com
An End to Upside Down Thinking
Friday, November 6 7pm
Fee: $20 cash at the door
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.
Open House & Orientation
Wednesday, Oct 23 2019
Wednesday, Nov 20 2019
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 Thursday, January 9 2020 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.