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.

2019 Events

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  


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/  


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  


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  


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!

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