AZ IANDS GUEST SPEAKER SERIES
Friday, December 15
Unity of Mesa Sanctuary
Marjorie Hines Woollacott, PhD, has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She also has a master’s degree in Asian studies, which she began on a teaching sabbatical and completed at the UO while a full-time professor. Her master’s thesis was the foundation for her latest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, which is both a scientist’s memoir and a research survey on human consciousness.
Dr. Woollacott’s own research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and includes both research in neuroscience and testing the efficacy of alternative forms of therapy such as tai chi and meditation for improving both attention and balance in adults. She also has ongoing studies on sensory contributions to music performance, in collaboration with Steven Pologe, professor of cello performance in the UO School of Music, and studies on attentional network changes associated with meditation practice. Suggested Donation $10-20 ($5 limited income).
Special Workshop Saturday, December 16, 10AM-Noon.
The Nature of Consciousness: How to Reconcile Scientific and Experiential Perspective
In this workshop, Dr. Woollacott will lead participants in an in-depth exploration of the nature of consciousness from both the scientific perspective and that of direct experience, discussing how each contributes to a complete understanding of the topic. She will lead you in discussions regarding the processes that underlie both meditation and energy healing.
You will then explore together studies on near-death experiences, which validate the presence of clear awareness when there is no brain activity. In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore in small groups your own experiences as well as the implications of this research for our understanding of consciousness.
Event Pricing: Earlybird: $50 non-mbr, $40 AZI mbr;
Regular/Day-of-Event: $60 non-mbr, $45 AZI mbr.
Earlybird Tickets: Click Here.
Small Discussion Group (SDG) Sharing Meeting Schedule
Upcoming Speakers 2017-2018 Lecture Series
January 12, 7:00 pm: Adam Miller
February 9, 7:00 pm: Robin Aisha Landsong
March 9, 7:00 pm: Nancy Rynes
April 13, 7:00 pm: David Hufford, PhD
May 11, 7:00 pm: Tricia Barker
You can help Unity of Mesa bring researchers, professionals, and others to present about Near Death Studies and experiences. Contact Carol McDonald if you are interested in donating funds to help cover the presenter's travel costs. Event sponsors can meet the presenter beforehand, possibly for dinner.