GALILEO COMMISSION REMIT
The world today is dominated by science and by its underlying assumptions, which are seldom explicitly articulated. The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.
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In 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander’s brain was severely damaged by a devastating case of bacterial meningitis, and he lapsed into a week-long coma. What he learned completely violated everything he ever knew about brain, mind and consciousness, and drove him to question some of the most fundamental assumptions of conventional science, leading to a complete flip from his former worldview.
In this Medical Center Hour, faculty from the Division of Perceptual Studies highlight the unit's work since its founding, including studies of purported past lives, near-death experiences, and mind-brain interactions in phenomena such as deep meditation, veridical out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions, apparent communication from deceased persons, altered states of consciousness, and terminal lucidity in persons with irreversible brain damage. As the Division enters its second half-century, what are its research priorities and partnerships?
The Existencial Consciousness Research Insitute has published some fascinating interviews with researchers in the field of mindfulness: Tania Singer, Michael von Bruck, Joachim Galuska & Hendrik Jungaberle.
Watch the conversation on physics, tao-te-ching and awakening by Galileo Commission adviser Shantena Sabbadini.
Jean-Jacques Charbonier , born 16 May 1956 in Saint-Gaudens , is a physician anesthesiologist intensivist known for his stories on the professional life after death . He is the author of several books on the subject, regularly hosts conferences and participated in various radio and television. He is an honorary member of the Centre for the Study of near-death experiences (CEEMI) and works with the association.
This panel will begin with a brief summary of the 2016 book The Self Does Not Die, which contains over 100 cases of NDEs with veridical perception verified by credible third parties, mostly physicians. Then two NDErs whose cases did not appear in the book will describe their NDEs and aftereffects with particular emphasis on veridical aspects of their experiences.