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We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society. The summit was co-organized by Gary E. Schwartz, PhD and Mario Beauregard, PhD, the University of Arizona, and Lisa Miller, PhD, Columbia University. This summit was held at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, on February 7-9, 2014. Our purpose was to discuss the impact of the materialist ideology on science and the emergence of a post-materialist paradigm for science, spirituality, and society. We have come to the following conclusions:

1. The modern scientific worldview is predominantly predicated on assumptions that are closely associated with classical physics. Materialism—the idea that matter is the only reality—is one of these assumptions. A related assumption is reductionism, the notion that complex things can be understood by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things such as tiny material particles.

2. During the 19th century, these assumptions narrowed, turned into dogmas, and coalesced into an ideological belief system that came to be known as "scientific materialism." This belief system implies that the mind is nothing but the physical activity of the brain, and that our thoughts cannot have any effect upon our brains and bodies, our actions, and the physical world.

3. The ideology of scientific materialism became dominant in academia during the 20th century. So dominant that a majority of scientists started to believe that it was based on established empirical evidence, and represented the only rational view of the world.

4. Scientific methods based upon materialistic philosophy have been highly successful in not only increasing our understanding of nature but also in bringing greater control and freedom through advances in technology.

5. However, the nearly absolute dominance of materialism in the academic world has seriously constricted the sciences and hampered the development of the scientific study of mind and spirituality. Faith in this ideology, as an exclusive explanatory framework for reality, has compelled scientists to neglect the subjective dimension of human experience. This has led to a severely distorted and impoverished understanding of ourselves and our place in nature.

6. Science is first and foremost a non-dogmatic, open-minded method of acquiring knowledge about nature through the observation, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. Its methodology is not synonymous with materialism and should not be committed to any particular beliefs, dogmas, or ideologies.

7. At the end of the nineteenth century, physicists discovered empirical phenomena that could not be explained by classical physics. This led to the development, during the 1920s and early 1930s, of a revolutionary new branch of physics called quantum mechanics (QM). QM has questioned the material foundations of the world by showing that atoms and subatomic particles are not really solid objects—they do not exist with certainty at definite spatial locations and definite times. Most importantly, QM explicitly introduced the mind into its basic conceptual structure since it was found that particles being observed and the observer—the physicist and the method used for observation—are linked. According to one interpretation of QM, this phenomenon implies that the consciousness of the observer is vital to the existence of the physical events being observed, and that mental events can affect the physical world. The results of recent experiments support this interpretation. These results suggest that the physical world is no longer the primary or sole component of reality, and that it cannot be fully understood without making reference to the mind.

8. Psychological studies have shown that conscious mental activity can causally influence behavior, and that the explanatory and predictive value of agentic factors (e.g. beliefs, goals, desires and expectations) is very high. Moreover, research in psychoneuroimmunology indicates that our thoughts and emotions can markedly affect the activity of the physiological systems (e.g., immune, endocrine, cardiovascular) connected to the brain. In other respects, neuroimaging studies of emotional self-regulation, psychotherapy, and the placebo effect demonstrate that mental events significantly influence the activity of the brain.

9. Studies of the so-called "psi phenomena" indicate that we can sometimes receive meaningful information without the use of ordinary senses, and in ways that transcend the habitual space and time constraints. Furthermore, psi research demonstrates that we can mentally influence—at a distance—physical devices and living organisms (including other human beings). Psi research also shows that distant minds may behave in ways that are nonlocally correlated, i.e. the correlations between distant minds are hypothesized to be unmediated (they are not linked to any known energetic signal), unmitigated (they do not degrade with increasing distance), and immediate (they appear to be simultaneous). These events are so common that they cannot be viewed as anomalous nor as exceptions to natural laws, but as indications of the need for a broader explanatory framework that cannot be predicated exclusively on materialism.

10. Conscious mental activity can be experienced in clinical death during a cardiac arrest (this is what has been called a "near-death experience" [NDE]). Some near-death experiencers (NDErs) have reported veridical out-of-body perceptions (i.e. perceptions that can be proven to coincide with reality) that occurred during cardiac arrest. NDErs also report profound spiritual experiences during NDEs triggered by cardiac arrest. It is noteworthy that the electrical activity of the brain ceases within a few seconds following a cardiac arrest.

11. Controlled laboratory experiments have documented that skilled research mediums (people who claim that they can communicate with the minds of people who have physically died) can sometimes obtain highly accurate information about deceased individuals. This further supports the conclusion that mind can exist separate from the brain.

12. Some materialistically inclined scientists and philosophers refuse to acknowledge these phenomena because they are not consistent with their exclusive conception of the world. Rejection of post-materialist investigation of nature or refusal to publish strong science findings supporting a post-materialist framework are antithetical to the true spirit of scientific inquiry, which is that empirical data must always be adequately dealt with. Data which do not fit favored theories and beliefs cannot be dismissed a priori. Such dismissal is the realm of ideology, not science.

13. It is important to realize that psi phenomena, NDEs in cardiac arrest, and replicable evidence from credible research mediums, appear anomalous only when seen through the lens of materialism.

14. Moreover, materialist theories fail to elucidate how brain could generate the mind, and they are unable to account for the empirical evidence alluded to in this manifesto. This failure tells us that it is now time to free ourselves from the shackles and blinders of the old materialist ideology, to enlarge our concept of the natural world, and to embrace a post-materialist paradigm.

15. According to the post-materialist paradigm:

a) Mind represents an aspect of reality as primordial as the physical world. Mind is fundamental in the universe, i.e. it cannot be derived from matter and reduced to anything more basic.

b) There is a deep interconnectedness between mind and the physical world.

c) Mind (will/intention) can influence the state of the physical world, and operate in a nonlocal (or extended) fashion, i.e. it is not confined to specific points in space, such as brains and bodies, nor to specific points in time, such as the present. Since the mind may nonlocally influence the physical world, the intentions, emotions, and desires of an experimenter may not be completely isolated from experimental outcomes, even in controlled and blinded experimental designs.

d) Minds are apparently unbounded, and may unite in ways suggesting a unitary, One Mind that includes all individual, single minds.

e) NDEs in cardiac arrest suggest that the brain acts as a transceiver of mental activity, i.e. the mind can work through the brain, but is not produced by it. NDEs occurring in cardiac arrest, coupled with evidence from research mediums, further suggest the survival of consciousness, following bodily death, and the existence of other levels of reality that are non-physical.

f) Scientists should not be afraid to investigate spirituality and spiritual experiences since they represent a central aspect of human existence.

16. Post-materialist science does not reject the empirical observations and great value of scientific achievements realized up until now. It seeks to expand the human capacity to better understand the wonders of nature, and in the process rediscover the importance of mind and spirit as being part of the core fabric of the universe. Post-materialism is inclusive of matter, which is seen as a basic constituent of the universe.

17. The post-materialist paradigm has far-reaching implications. It fundamentally alters the vision we have of ourselves, giving us back our dignity and power, as humans and as scientists. This paradigm fosters positive values such as compassion, respect, and peace. By emphasizing a deep connection between ourselves and nature at large, the post-materialist paradigm also promotes environmental awareness and the preservation of our biosphere. In addition, it is not new, but only forgotten for four hundred years, that a lived transmaterial understanding may be the cornerstone of health and wellness, as it has been held and preserved in ancient mind-body-spirit practices, religious traditions, and contemplative approaches.

18. The shift from materialist science to post-materialist science may be of vital importance to the evolution of the human civilization. It may be even more pivotal than the transition from geocentrism to heliocentrism.

* The Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science was prepared by Mario Beauregard, PhD (University of Arizona), Gary E. Schwartz, PhD (University of Arizona), and Lisa Miller, PhD (Columbia University), in collaboration with Larry Dossey, MD, Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD, PhD, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, and Charles Tart, PhD.

** For further information, please contact Dr Mario Beauregard, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. Email:

*** We considered two ways of referring to the emerging paradigm presented in this Manifesto: the hyphenated version (post-materialism) and the non-hyphenated version (postmaterialism). The hyphenated form was selected for the sake of clarity for both scientists and lay people.

**** The Summary Report of the International Summit on Post-Materialist Science, Spirituality and Society can be downloaded here: International Summit on Post-Materialist Science: Summary Report (PDF).

We invite you, scientists of the world, to read the Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science and sign it, if you wish to show your support.

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Manifesto Authors

Mario Beauregard, PhD, Neuroscience of Consciousness
Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, Dept of Psychology, University of Arizona, USA
Author of The Spiritual Brain and Brain Wars

Larry Dossey, MD, Internal Medicine
Independent Scholar and Executive Editor, Explore
Author of Recovering the Soul, USA

Lisa Jane Miller, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Editor, Oxford Handbook of Psychology & Spirituality, Editor-in-Chief, Spirituality in Clinical Practice
Professor & Director, Spirituality & Mind Body Institute, Columbia University, USA

Alexander Moreira-Almeida, MD, PhD, Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Founder & Director, Research Center in Spirituality and Health, Brazil

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, Social Anthropology
Founder & CEO, Worldview Enterprises
President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA

Gary Schwartz, PhD, Psychology, Neurology, Psychiatry & Surgery
Professor, University of Arizona
Director, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, USA

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Consciousness Studies
Fellow, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Fellow, Schumacher College
Author of A New Science of Life, UK

Charles T Tart, PhD, Transpersonal Psychology
Core Faculty Member, Sofia University
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, USA

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Robert Almeder, PhD, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
Professor Emeritus, Georgia State University Department of Philosophy, USA

Vanessa C. Z. Anseloni, PhD, Neuroscience, Psychology and Spirituality
Faculty, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

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Founder, School of Integrative Meditation, Belgium

Julia Assante, PhD, Ancient Near East, Parapsychology
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William Bengston, PhD, Sociology, Energy Healing
President, Society for Scientific Exploration, Professor of sociology, St Josephs College, USA

Daniel J Benor, MD, Wholistic Psychotherapy
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Christine Berger, PhD, LCPC Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Counseling
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Director, Institute for Future Science & Medicine, Germany

Ernesto Bonilla, MD,PhD, Neurosciences, Neurotoxicology
Professor, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

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Professor of Psychology Austin Peay State University Clarksville, USA

Robert Neil Boyd, PhD, Information physics, SubQuantum physics, Consciousness physics
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Thomas Edward Brennan, PhD, Physics and Astronomy
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Ivor Browne, MD, Psychiatry
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James Carpenter, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Parapsychology
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Deepak Chopra, MD, Endocrinology, Mind-body Medicine
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Antonei Benjamin Csoka, PhD, Cell Biology, Gerontology, Biotechnology
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Bo Dahlin, PhD, Education, Philosophy
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Jean-Jacques Charbonier, MD, Anesthesiology, Near-death Experience
Author of 7 Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife, France

Julio Maria Fonseca Chebli, MD, PhD, Gastroenterology
Associate Professor and Rector Elect of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Michael Dickman, PhD, Chemistry
Professor, Saint-Boniface University, Winnipeg, Canada

Arnaud Delorme, PhD, Computational Neurosciences
Principal investigator, CNRS, France

Fabienne Delporte, PhD, Agronomic sciences and biological engineering
Research Scientist in Life Sciences & Project manager, CRAw, Belgium

Pierre Demers, PhD, Education
Retired Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Sylvie Dethiollaz, PhD, Altered States of Consciousness Studies
Director of the Swiss Institute of Noetic Sciences, Switzerland

Michael W. Driesch, Dr. rer. pol., Economics, Parapsychology
Director, Düsseldorfer Institut für Kunst und Wissenschaft e. V., Germany

Jana Dudová, MD, Anatomy
Medical Faculty, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Caroline Eick, PhD, Education Policy
Co-founder, Center for Heart-Mind Coherence, Texas, USA

Ronald Engert, MA, Philosophy
Director, Tattva Viveka, Magazine for science, philosophy and spiritual culture, Germany

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Laurence Foss, PhD, Philosophy, Psychothermodynamics, Information Theory
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Helen Gibbons, MS, Psychology, Neuroscience, Autogenic Therapy
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Antonio Giuditta, MD, Physiology, Neurobiology
Emeritus Professor, The Federico II University Department of Biology, Naples, Italy

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Director of Gradaute Student Life & Wellness, Michigan State University, USA

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Director, Researcher, ATASA Research, New Zealand

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Professor, Iowa State University, USA

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Tokunin Assistant Professor, Kansai Gaidai College, Kyoto, Japan

Arthur John, MA, BA, MBCH, General medicine, Hypnosis, Parapsycholgy
Retired Doctor, Oxford University, UK

Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy
Author of Why Materialism Is Baloney and Brief Peeks Beyond, Netherlands

Paul Kieniewicz, MSc, MA, Astronomy, Geophysics
Senior Geophysicist, ExxonMobil, UK

Natalia Kolobova, PhD, Sociology
Management of the National Institute of Certified Consultants, Russia

Eugene N Kovalenko, PhD, Materials Science
Retired, University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Tito Rosa Laneiro, Phd, Pshychology Professor, Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, Portugal

Asimina Lazaridou, PhD, Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Ivan Lima, PhD, Electrical Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, USA

Laurence Lins, PhD, Biophysics
Research Scientist and Associate Professor, University of Liège, Belgium

Martin F Luthke, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Director, Institute of Psychoenergetic Healing, Bavaria, Germany.

Pim van Lommel, Cardiologist, NDE-researcher
Author of Consciousness Beyond Life, Netherlands

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Murilo Marchioro, PhD, Neuroscience, Biophysics
Professor, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brasil

Jorge Martins, PhD ABD, Neuroscience and Medicine
MD, Chief of Lab, LIMMIT - Laboratory of Mind-Matter Interaction with Therapeutic Intention, Portugal

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Owner, Wilbur Hot Springs, Host, Mind Body Health & Politics radio program, California, USA

Philip S Morse, PhD, Education, Parapsychology
Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Fredonia, USA

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Professor of Physiology, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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Founder, Director, Global Consciousness Project, Formerly Coordinator of Research, Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, USA

Sergii Nizhankovskyi, PhD, Physics, Materials science
Head of laboratory, senior researcher, State Scientific Institution Institute for Single Crystals, Ukraine

Kathleen Noble, PhD, Psychology, Consciousness
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Director of research, International Medical Society Lüscher Color Diagnostics, Austria

Masayuki Ohkado, PhD, Linguistics, Parapsychology
Professor, Chubu University, Japan

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Professor, Gothenburg University Department of Psychology, Sweden

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Retired professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

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Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist Royal London Hospital, UK

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Professor of Counseling Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, Brigham Young University, USA

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Professor Emeritus of Psychology University of Connecticut, USA

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Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Programa, Brazil

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School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

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Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Stefan Schmidt, PhD, Psychology, Neurophysiology, Integrative Medicine
Professor, European University Viadrina, Researcher, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Valdemar W Setzer, PhD, Computer Science, Education and Anthroposophy
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, Univsersity of São Paulo, Brazil

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Researcher, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

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Professor Emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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Associate professor of diagnostic radiology, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Henryk Skolimowski, DPhil, Philosophy
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA

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Multiple award winning author of The Eternal Law, Canada

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Distinguished Consulting Faculty, Saybrook University, Columnist, Explore, Author, The 8 Laws of Change, USA

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Executive Director, Cetacean Studies Institute, Australia

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William A Tiller, PhD, Materials Science, Engineering, Psychoenergetics
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Director of Rehabilitation, HealthBridge Children's Hospital, Director, Brain Injury Program, USA

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Professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

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Associate Professor, University College London, UK

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Harald Walach, PhD, Clinical Psychology, PhD, History and Theory of Science
Director, Institute for Transcultural Health Sciences, European University Viadrina, Germany

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Associate Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

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Research Associate, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology & Public Health, USA

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Author, Leaving the Saints, Columnist, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA

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Head of homeopathy divison, Karl and Veronica Carstens-Foundation, Germany

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Former State Protection Planner, The Nature Conservancy, Independent Writer/Lecturer, USA

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Therapist, Balance and Purpose, UK

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Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Federal University of Goias, Brazil

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Researcher, Siobhán K Cronin, USA

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Private Researcher, Germany

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Researcher, University of Münster, Germany

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Sally Hofmeyr, PhD, Ecology, Environmental Change, Science Communication
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Jonathan Landwer, MA, Humanities
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Researcher, Assistant Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany

Johanne Levesque, PhD, Neuropsychology
Dr, Neurodezign, Canada

John R Lucy, PhD
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Ronald L Mann, PhD, Psychology
Founder, Institute of Alternative Healing, USA

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Founder, The Longevity Revolution, UK

Andrew Marsh, MS, Physics, Research Assistant, UC Santa Cruz, USA

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Clinical Lecturer, Faculity of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia

Lorna Minewiser, PhD, Psychology
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Research Fellow, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Antonio Jesús Muñoz Cobo, MS, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering
University of Jaen, Spain

Donald G Murphy, PhD, Biology, Energy Healing
Researcher, National Institutes of Health (Retired), Board Member, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Rajiv Pande, B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering
Chief Engineer, Great Eastern Shipping, India

Julio F P Peres, PhD, Neuroscience and Behavior
Clinical Psychologist, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Eduardo Pinto, MD, Hospital Medicine and Integrative Medicine Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Crystal Run Healthcare LLP; Fellow American College of Physicians; Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine, USA

Joseph Postma, MS, Astrophysics
Researcher, University of Calgary, Canada

Daniel Radoux, PhD, MS, Psychotherapy, Human behaviour
Biologist, International Applied Neuroscience Institute, Belgium

Tania Simona Re, PhD candidate, Ethnomedicine, Medical Anthropology, Ethnopsychology
Unesco Chair, Health Anthropology - The Biosphere And Healing Systems, University of Genoa, Italy

Jeffrey D Rediger, MD, MDiv
Medical and Clinical Director, McLean Hospital SE and Community Programs, Harvard Medical School, USA

Mark A Rivera, MS, Physics
Complex Systems Analysis, Boeing Research & Technology, USA

Theo de Roon, MSc, Health Sciences, Depth Psychology
Jungian Analytical Therapist, Founder, SustainingPeople!, Netherlands

John Rudkin, BSc, DipChemEng, CEng, CChem, FRSC, FIChemE
Retired Director, process industry, Cambridge, UK

Lynn Sereda, PhD, Psycho-Physiology
CEO, Quantum, USA

Eduardo Ekman Schenberg, PhD, Neuroscience
Researcher, Universidade Federal de São Paulo; General Director, Instituto Plantando Consciência, Brazil

Julia Sellers, MA, BA, BS, Out of body experience
Independent researcher, teacher, author of I have seen it tomorrow, a true story of man who lives out of body, Slovakia

Juliia Shabanova, DrSc, Philosophy, Theosophy and science Head of Department of Philosophy and pedagogics, National Mining University, Ukrain

Charles Simonini, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Cornel Slenters, MSc, Mathematics, Consciousness
Retired University Professor, Independent researcher, LOTA philosophy of science, Switzerland

Frank Striebel, MD, Integrative Medicine, Alternative Therapies
Dr Med, Private Practice, Hamburg, Germany

Elena Smirnova Timofeevna, PhD, Psychology
Аuthor of 7 psychology books in Russian, Formerly of Moscow State University of Service, Russia

John V Thomas, PhD, Philosophy of Science, Cosmology, Metaphysics
Lecturer, De Paul Institute of Religion and Philosophy, Bangalore, India

Evelyne Touré, PhD, Theology, Dance, Social Value Measurment
Primary Title: Founder, Capital E & Evropa, Sweden

Natalie Trent, PhD, Neuroscience, Psychology
Research Fellow, Harvard University Department of Psychology, USA

Patrizio Tressoldi, PhD, Psychology
Researcher, Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova, Italy

Dianne Trussell, BSc Hons, Neuroscience, Ecology
RA, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia

Alvaro Vannucci, PhD, Physics
Associate Professor, Physics Institute, University os São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Tom Williams, BSc MEd, MAppSc PhD CPsychol FBPsS
Chartered Psychologist and Fellow, British Psychological Society, Scotland

Robert Willmott, PhD, Sociology, Philosophy, UK

Laurens Wolters, MS, Health Sciences, Psychotherapy, Management, Depth Psychology
Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden, Jungian Institute in Nijmegen, New Jung Academy, Netherlands

Alexandre Zaslavsky, PhD, Education, History and Philosophy of Science, Conscientiology
Professor, Interparadigmas - The Journal of Conscientiology Doctors, Brazil

Additional Signatories

Sebastian Penraeth, Writing, Website Design and Development
Editorial Director,

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Indigenous Peoples Knowledge and Practice
Founder and General Coordinator, TONATIERRA, USA

Henri Cazeault, MA, Internationel Management Consulting
Independet Senior Consultant, France

Cintia Cavalcante, Hipnotist, Positive Psychology Coach & Magnetist
Spiritual Activist, San Francisco Spiritist Society, USA

Jangchup Choeden, Geshe Lharampa (equivalent to PhD in Buddhist studies), Buddhist Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and Ethics
Khen Rinpoche, Gaden Shartse Monastic College, India

Alice Veronica Conti, BA, Linguistics, Freelance Teacher, Italy

Guillermo Sebastián Delicia, University Degree, Communication
Cv, Signa, Argentina

Rossi Elsa, BA, Spirituality
Member, British Union of Spiritist Societies, UK

Jean-Paul Evrard, BS, altered state of consciousness
Organizer, Medicine and Spirituality congress, The Francophone Spiritist movement, Belgium

Steven Jay, Multiple Award Winning Producer, Media, Events
Creative Director, Possibl, USA

Marie-France de Palacio, PhD, Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Western Brittany, France

Jake Garn, Photography, Philosophy, Meditation
Radio Show Host, Standup Commentary, US

Nick Seneca Jankel, MA, Creativity, Spirituality, UK

Kenneth James Krebs, AAS, Electronics Engineering, Quantum Physics, USA

Sandra King, BA, Anthropology, Retired, USA

Juan Carlos Pérez Molina, PCC , Coaching
Profesor, Coachsi, Spain

Andre' Slabber, Ing, Electronics, Computer Science, Philosophy, System Design
Author, the Netherlands

James Tien, Traditional Eastern Arts (Taiji and Qigong), Psychology, USA

Michael Melone, BS, Computer Information Systems
IT Security Consultant, Cal Poly Pomona, United States

Michael Kanney, BS, Chemistry
Founder, Aklaim Chemicals, USA

Gary Robert Posselt, BS, Interior Design
Owner, Tulsa Design Therapy, USA

Scott M Stark, PhD, Computer Science, software
VP, Red Hat, United States

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Gerhardt Lepp, BSc, Field Biology / Ecology; Datawarehouse Design; native spirituality
Data Warehouse Architect, Ministry of Attorney General, BC, Canada

Helio Daldegan, B.Eng, Quantum Physics and Philosophia Perennis
Independent researcher, Brazil

Jon Charles Winchester, BSEE, Metrology
Metrology Manager, Custom Calibrations Solutions, USA