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The Scientific Resurrection of Magic | Dean Radin, PhD

23 February.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Dr Dean Radin presents a Tuesday Talk on the Scientific Resurrection of Magic for the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Tuesday Talks

The Scientific Resurrection of Magic

Tuesday 23rd February 2021. 7.30pm until 9.00pm. £5 online via ZOOM.


Over the last few decades, science has begun to tackle a perennially perplexing question — what is the nature and capacities of consciousness. Until recently, the commonly held assumption in science was that consciousness emerged from brain activity. As a purely mechanistic outcome of a ‘machine made of meat’ in a random universe, consciousness was regarded as an illusion with no inherent meaning, efficacy, or purpose. But as research has advanced on long-term meditation, on the transformative potential of psychedelic experiences, on spontaneous and acquired savants, musical and mathematical genius, near-death phenomena, as well as psychic and mystical states, old assumptions are breaking down. As a result, a growing number of scientists are questioning whether materialism — the prevailing scientific worldview — is adequate to understand all aspects of reality. Instead, they are reconsidering ideas like panpsychism and the philosophy of idealism. In parallel, we see rising scholarly interest in the esoteric traditions, where we find that some aspects of ancient wisdom that were previously dismissed as superstitious nonsense are instead being taken seriously, including the reality and practice of magic.

This talk will briefly survey this trend, review the scientific evidence for real magic, and then discuss the consequences of a resurrection of magic in the age of science.

Please join us at 7.30PM on Tuesday the 23rd of February via ZOOM. Purchase a ticket below and you will receive an email with access. Save money by purchasing a winter season pass here and get access to our full Winter Season programme.


Dr Dean Radin presents a Tuesday Talk on the Scientific Resurrection of Magic for the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Dean Radin, PhD

Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Dean Radin (pronounced Ray’ din), PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned a BS in electrical engineering (magna cum laude, with honors in physics), and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the IONS research staff in 2001, Radin worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has given over 500 talks and interviews worldwide, and he is author or coauthor of hundreds of scientific and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, two technical books, and four popular books translated so far into 15 foreign languages: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal (2013), and Real Magic (2018).

Read More About Dean Here


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23 February
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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  1. Karen Tate

    QUESTION RE Time Difference for events…..I’m in California. What time zone are these classes in?

    • Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

      Hi the timezone is UK local time which is currently GMT. According to Google you are 8 hours behind us at the moment. Hope that helps. Scott

  2. Gloria Orenstein

    WILL THE PROGRAMS BE IN PACIFIC TIME OR MOUNTAIN TIME? MAKE THAT CLEAR BECAUSE IT CAUSES CONFUSION IF WE SEE Mt Time somewhere and assume that is correct and and we in Pacific Time come at 10, and it is the wrong time zone, but we were calculating it for Mountain time. I’d like more clarification. Is your fee for the events the same in dollars as in Euros or whatever you have printed that it is in? I’d like mor clarification. Thanks yOu. gloria Orenstein: orenstei@usc.eduGlo

    • Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

      Hi Gloria. We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland so all of our events are UK local time. Currently that’s Greenwich Mean Time which is abbreviated to ‘GMT.’ Our pricing is listed in pounds sterling which won’t be the same amount in USD. When you pay, your bank will convert the amount to USD at the conversion rate they have set. Hope that’s helpful. Scott.


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