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. We host weekly online talks streamed through ZOOM.
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WINTER PROGRAMME 2021
12/01/21 ‘Teaching the Superhumanities: Notes from the Field’ by Dr Jeffrey J. Kripal
19/01/21 ‘Mysticism, Spirituality and Everyday Life’ by Professor Lance Butler
26/01/21 ‘Death, Near-death, DMT & Discarnate Entities’ by Dr David Luke
02/02/21 ‘How The Infant Brain Provides Insight Into Human Spiritual Experience’
by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
09/02/21 ‘Medicine, Mediumship and Messages from Beyond’ by Dr Ian Rubenstein
16/02/21 ‘What Can We Learn From Spontaneous Cases of Paranormal Experiences?’ by Professor Chris Roe
23/02/21 ‘The Scientific Resurrection of Magic’ by Professor Dean Radin
02/03/21 ‘The Study of Paranormal Mechanics’ by Stephen Mera
09/03/21 ‘The Physics of Consciousness and Survival’ by Professor Bernard Carr
16/03/21 Lance Butler in Conversation with Dr Bernardo Kastrup
23/03/21 ‘Trance Mediumship, Magic and the Mystical Qabalah of Dion Fortune‘ by Dr Steven Critchley
30/03/21 ‘The Matter with Things’ by Dr Iain McGilchrist
12th January 2021. ‘Teaching the Superhumanities: Notes from the Field’ by Dr Jeffrey J. Kripal. 7.30pm. £5.
Our Tuesday Talks Winter Season premiers with a presentation by Dr Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of The Flip. Jeff will be talking about his latest project, on the “superhumanities,” his term for taking seriously the unusual, transcendent, extreme, or “super” experiences of intellectuals
19th January 2021. ‘Mysticism, Spirituality and Everyday Life’ by Professor Lance Butler. 7.30pm. £5.
Mysticism seems to involve rare and remote experiences; spirituality is usually felt to be a special and esoteric zone on the fringes or our lives. But if they are the areas where we connect to a universal consciousness perhaps they are more available in everyday life than we think.
26th January 2021. ‘Death, Near-Death, DMT & Discarnate Entities’ by Dr David Luke. 7.30pm. £5
This talk discusses both the scientific and the mystical understanding of people’s experiences of visionary encounters with discarnate beings, especially those arising through the ingestion of the powerful psychedelic DMT.
2nd February 2021. ‘How The Infant Brain Provides Insight Into Human Spiritual Experience’ by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk. 7.30pm. £5.
Infant Psychologist and Research Scientist, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk presents a discussion of our innate capacity for connection in relation to spiritual experience. She suggests spirituality is a relational, rather than individualistic, phenomenon precisely because humans are physiologically wired for relationality.
9th February 2021. ‘Medicine, Mediumship and Messages from Beyond’ by Dr Ian Rubenstein. 7.30pm. £5.
Dr Ian Rubenstein (GP) presents his experience of trying to reconcile mediumship with medicine. Discover why he was forced to confront the possibility of an afterlife when one morning he received his dead grandfather as a visitor to his practice.
16th February 2021. ‘What Can We Learn From Spontaneous Cases of Paranormal Experiences?’ by Professor Chris Roe. 7.30pm. £5.
In this talk Chris Roe explores what can be learned from accounts of spontaneous paranormal cases, drawing in particular on research that’s been conducted at the University of Northampton.
23rd February 2021. ‘The Scientific Resurrection of Magic’ by Professor Dean Radin. 7.30pm. £5.
Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin provides commentary on the apparent shift from scientific materialism as an appropriate ontology for considering subjects such as consciousness, near-death phenomena, mystical experience and magic. Radin reviews the scientific evidence for real magic and discusses the consequences of a resurrection of magic in an age of science.
2nd March 2021. ‘The Study of Paranormal Mechanics’ by Steve Mera. 7.30pm. £5.
Investigative researcher and author, Steve Mera presents what he believes to be the mechanics of paranormal activity based on decades of research. In this lecture, Mera will present facts and evidence gathered in his extensive research which provides a framework for future, advanced studies into paranormal phenomenon.
9th March 2021. ‘The Physics of Consciousness and Survival’ by Professor Bernard Carr. 7.30pm. £5.
Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics, Bernard Carr, argues that the most plausible model for consciousness entails extra dimensions, going beyond the ordinary dimensions of space and time.
16th March 2021. Lance Butler in Conversation with Dr Bernardo Kastrup. 7.30pm. £5.
A discussion of the exciting new possibilities in philosophy and the door that now seems to have opened between serious ontology on the one hand and the spiritual and paranormal on the other. Bernardo Kastrup interviewed by Lance Butler.
23rd March 2021. ‘Trance Mediumship, Magic and the Mystical Qabalah of Dion Fortune’ by Dr Steven Critchley. 7.30pm. £5.
In this talk Steven will discuss aspects of the trance mediumship of Dion Fortune, her teachings on magic and her methods of teaching the Mystical Qabalah.
30th March 2021. ‘The Matter with Things’ by Dr Iain McGilchrist. 7.30pm. £5.
A discussion with Dr Iain McGilchrist and Lance Butler exploring aspects of Iain’s forthcoming book.
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