The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre hosts informative talks every Tuesday evening. We provide a platform for the world’s leading thinkers and philosophers to share their ideas with our community via ZOOM.
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SPRING PROGRAMME 2022
26th April 2022 Andrew Newberg➡️
3rd May 2022 Stafford Betty ➡️
10th May 2022 Philippe Guillemant ➡️
17th May 2022 Helané Wahbeh ➡️
24th May 2022 Tom Lawrence ➡️
31st May 2022 Christophe Fauré ➡️
7th June 2022 William Meader ➡️
14th June 2022 Jessica Corneille ➡️
21st June 2022 Helena Daly ➡️
28th June 2022 Lance Butler ➡️
5th July 2022 Oliver Robinson ➡️
12th July 2022 Valerie Harkness ➡️
26th April 2022. ‘Spirituality and the Brain’ by Dr Andrew Newberg. 7.30pm. £6.
Have you ever wondered how the brain and spirituality are related? For example, if we have a mystical experience or feel as if we are connecting with God or spirits, what is going on in the brain and does such information tell us something about those experiences? This talk reviews some of the most recent research on the relationship between the brain and various spiritual practices and experiences —a growing field called neurotheology.
3rd May 2022 ‘When Did You Ever Become Less by Dying? Evidence of an Afterlife’ by Professor Stafford Betty. 7.30pm. £6.
What happens at death? Do we lose consciousness and perish when the brain stops working, or do we survive? Professor Stafford Betty will make an empirically based case for survival.
10th May 2022. ‘Quantum Gravity as a Manifestation of Consciousness’ by Dr Philippe Guillemant. 7.30pm. £6.
Join Dr Guillemant as he discusses the increasingly thin line between our understanding of Physics and our vision of Consciousness. New theories suggest that quantum gravity fluctuations or vibrations could be the infinitesimal data manifesting consciousness.
17th May 2022. ‘The Science of Channeling’ by Dr Helané Wahbeh. 7.30pm. £6.
Dr. Wahbeh will share about the IONS Channeling Research program and the results of its various projects, including the Noetic Signature.
24th May 2022. ‘Past life regression: journeys that illuminate aspects of Consciousness’ by Tom Lawrence. 7.30pm. £6.
A discussion interweaving experiences as a past life regression therapist and insights gained into evolving consciousness.
31st May February 2022. ‘Death: A discussion of this Spiritual, Physical and Social Journey’ by Christophe Fauré. 7.30pm. £6.
Doctor Christophe Fauré is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, specialist in bereavement and end-of-life support and couple and family issues. He currently works in private practice in Paris. He worked in the palliative care units of the Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif and at the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier in Paris.
7th June 2022. ‘The Lighted Lamp’ by William Meader. 7.30pm. £6.
This presentation is focused on the Soul’s creative process, and how it utilizes the light within the head to more effective deliver its wisdom and love to a world in need.
14th June 2022. ‘The Psychology of Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings’ by Jessica Corneille. 7.30pm. £6.
Spontaneous spiritual awakenings (SSAs) are characterised by a sudden sense of direct contact, union or complete nondual merging (experience of oneness) with the universe, ‘cosmic consciousness’, or the divine. These experiences have scarcely been explored by the scientific community, and have tended to be pathologised by default, despite a vast amount of anecdotal evidence pointing to their positive long-term impacts on perception, cognition, behaviour, and well-being.
In this talk, we will explore the effects/expressions of these experiences, what they mean to those who have them, and what we know about their psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings so far. I will conclude the talk by sharing my thoughts on the importance of ‘de-mystifying’ mystical experiences, both within mainstream psychology and in general, and why I feel these experiences (and a greater understanding of them) may help facilitate humanity’s progress towards a more compassionate, understanding and united world.
21st June 2022. ‘Death’s Shadowy Beauty: Exploring Transpersonal Dreaming and In-Between Encounters’ by Dr Helena Daly. 7.30pm. £6.
This talk will open out extraordinary dreaming and waking encounters experienced in everyday life and when facing death—phenomenal events that open though deep dreams and in that twilight space between worlds upon awakening.
28th June 2022. ‘Where are we now?: Are we making progress toward a Post-Material World?’ by Lance Butler. 7.30pm. £6.
Professor Lance Butler taught literature, literary theory and stylistics at the Universities of Stirling in the UK, and Pau in France before retiring to Edinburgh recently. He is the author of books on Samuel Beckett and Philosophy, on Thomas Hardy, on the Victorian Loss of Faith and on Stylistics.
5th July 2022. ‘Science and spirituality: partners in the quest for truth‘ by Oliver Robinson. 7.30pm. £6.
This talk presents a new scheme for understanding how science and spirituality exist as complementary and harmonious domains of enquiry, called the MODI model.
12th July 2022. ‘Making a Case for Beauty’ by Valerie Harkness. 7.30pm. £6.
In this talk, we will explore the concept of beauty and how access to creativity (whether it be related to writing, thinking or the arts generally) and the power of emotions within us, is a spiritual experience.
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