Upcoming Events at the Academy

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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.

2019 Events

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/  


Wireless Radiation from 5G and Our Health

Beverly Rubik, PhD
Harry Jabs, MS
Friday, July 12  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Beverly Rubik PhDHarry Jabs MS PhysicsBeverly Rubik, PhD and Harry Jabs, MS will discuss the 5th generation of wireless communication radiation for our cell phones and modems (called “5G”) being deployed by the telecom industry who wants to install new antennas in high density for blanket coverage, including in our residential neighborhoods, every 200 to 1000 feet. The frequencies used are millimeter waves in the gigahertz range, as used for military radar.

There are many issues and concerns about this technology and its potential impact on human health, animals, plants, and the environment including:


  1. Lack of clear safety standards for these frequencies based on independent research;
  2. The population’s increasing electrosensitivity to wireless radiation;
  3. Radio wave exposure as a causal factor in cancer;
  4. Exposure of pregnant women and children;
  5. Lack of inexpensive instrumentation to monitor our exposure to these frequencies; and
  6. Military use of certain 5G frequencies as weapons.

The federal government has mandated a rapid rollout of 5G technology, although local communities are raising concerns. This is a worldwide rollout, although certain regions have put a moratorium on 5G.

We will discuss the plans for the 5G rollout, the health and environmental issues, and the science underlying 5G waves and their biological effects. We’ll also delve into the declassified military uses of these frequencies. Tips on how to reduce our exposure to wireless radiation in daily life will also be covered. Finally, we will propose what is needed to move forward safely with a new generation of communication frequencies.

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Death Makes Life Possible — Film and Talk

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
Friday, June 14  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  


CANCELLED – 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  


2020 Events

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

Kirby Seid
Friday, March 6  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   


Workshop: The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People and Empathic Healers to Thrive

Judith Orloff, MD
Sept DTBA  10am–5pm

Fee: $150 (includes her book The Empath’s Survival Guide).

Judith Orloff MDSensitive 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 new 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 new 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 


The Power of Intuition and Empathy to Heal

Judith Orloff, MD
Sept DTBA  7pm

Fee: $20 cash at the door

Judith Orloff MDIntuition 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.

Website: www.drjudithorloff.com


An End to Upside Down Thinking

Mark Gober
Friday, November 6  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/  


Open House & Orientation

Wednesday, June 26 2019
7 to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 31 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, Sept 5 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!

Download AIM Program Catalog (pdf)

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