Exploring Consciousness-Based Applications for Climate Action

Friday, December 17 2021 10:30 AM - Saturday, December 18 2021 3:00 PM [EST]

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Friday, December 17 2021 10:30 AM - Saturday, December 18 2021 3:00 PM [EST]

Scientists have applied psi (or “psychic” functioning) to areas such as self-improvement, executive decision-making, financial markets, military strategy, and law enforcement. However, we have yet to explore the application of psi to the most significant crisis yet faced by humanity: climate change and its associated environmental challenges, which threaten the extinction of vast numbers of species as well as (arguably) our own. As researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in the relationship between consciousness and physical reality, we have a role to play in mitigating imminent ecological disaster.


As the year comes to a close, Public Parapsychology is calling for centers, laboratories, and citizen scientists engaged in consciousness-based research & practices to consider devoting at least a small portion of their 2022 activities to climate action. Through a series of online events in December and January, the volunteer-run Public Parapsychology Community (PPC) is providing a virtual space for academics and members of the public alike to explore the application of consciousness-based practices as change agents to help combat the global climate crisis. This will take the shape of a workshop, ideathon, and collaborative sprint.


PPC Workshop
Friday, December 17th

This full day event will feature presentations by Alex A. Álvarez, Mark Boccuzzi, Michael Daw, Ramsés D'León, Jack Hunter, Pascal Michael, Julia Mossbridge, and Annalisa Ventola to stimulate a discussion around premises and possibilities for climate action.

Networking opportunities throughout the day will give attendees the opportunity to connect with researchers, practitioners, religious leaders, information technologists, graphic designers, marketers, and other professionals who may be willing to volunteer their time.

PPC Ideathon
Saturday, December 18th

The next day will give those interested in further lending their expertise to psi-based climate action, the opportunity to create or join teams around the ideas discussed in the previous day’s workshop. The teams will commit to a specific research objective and determine each team member’s role.

PPC Collaborative Sprint
Saturday, January 8th (registration details TBA)

Finally, the teams will ring in the new year with a Collaborative Sprint, which will involve structured activities to assist each team in developing its ideas. The general aim of the event will be to produce practical and measurable methods thereby forming the basis of a multifaceted international effort to apply consciousness-based practices to climate action. With the protocols determined, each team will decide when and how to continue their efforts toward finishing their project.

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Want to Get More Involved?

Everyone is invited to register for this workshop to observe and/or participate!

Researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in volunteering their time for the Ideathon and Collaborative Sprint are invited to join the Psience & Sustainability Group at Public Parapsychology to discuss their interests and skills. Such individuals are also invited to submit a short video on their processes and/or perspectives for consideration for the Workshop. See submission form & requirements.

Volunteers who wish to lead projects are invited to register their interest by completing this form by December 17, 2021:

Those wishing to financially support Public Parapsychology’s efforts are invited to join PPC at the Supporter or Patron level and/or to make a donation during workshop registration.

Public Parapsychology

Public Parapsychology explores the art, technology, and science of various topics associated with exceptional experiences and phenomena collectively referred to as “psi.” This includes extrasensory perception, mind-matter interactions, and the survival of personality after bodily death. It supports the discussion of parapsychological research in light of social values such as equality, justice, and freedom; ecological values such as global health and sustainability; and intellectual values through constructive dialogue with and among students, citizen scientists, professional researchers, diverse communities, and political and cultural leaders. Its mission is to promote public scholarship by advancing parapsychological pursuits that inform and are informed by the public good; boosting the development and transfer of knowledge and technology; educating the public about what career scientists do; and listening to the public about what research needs to be done.

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Annalisa Ventola
Founder, Public Parapsychology

Annalisa is an educator, researcher, and administrator supporting edge science fields with a particular interest in public scholarship, science communication, and exceptional experiences. She is a Professional Member and Executive Director of the Parapsychological Association, Community Manager and Full Member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and the founder of Public Parapsychology.

About Annalisa Ventola

Founder, Public Parapsychology
Jack Hunter
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, and a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where he is lead tutor on the MA in Ecology and Spirituality. He also teaches on the Alef Trust's MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology.

About Jack Hunter

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Alex Álvarez
Associate Researcher, Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza

Alex is a biologist who is currently doing a PhD in the field of Evolutionary Biology. He is a co-founder of the Research Center of Sintergy and Consciousness in Mexico. He is interested in exploring psychic abilities from an evolutionary perspective.

About Alex Álvarez

Associate Researcher, Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza
Michael Daw
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Northampton

Michael Daw is a postgraduate researcher examining the potential relationship between fasting and vegetarianism, and psi. He is currently trustee of a local environmental charity (Climate Action Ilkley - https://climateactionilkley.org.uk/) and has been engaged in environmental activism, as well as practising meditation, for thirty-five years. He lives in Yorkshire in the UK.

About Michael Daw

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Northampton
Mark Boccuzzi
Researcher, The Windbridge Institute, LLC

Mark Boccuzzi works at the intersection of applied parapsychology, cutting-edge technology, and interactive media. His goal is to normalize, optimize, and utilize psi experiences and abilities to create a more compassionate, sustainable, and interconnected world. Mark lives in Tucson, AZ with his wife and research partner, Julie Beischel, PhD, and two rescue dogs, Toggle and Ada Grace. Learn more about his work at: https://tinyurl.com/MarkBoccuzzi

About Mark Boccuzzi

Researcher, The Windbridge Institute, LLC
Julia Mossbridge
Affiliate Professor, University of San Diego
University of San Diego

Julia Mossbridge is an Affiliate Professor at the University of San Diego and co-founder of TILT: The Institute for Love and Time, focusing on an interdisciplinary exploration of the physics and psychology of “travel” in time and how these relate to the mechanics of unconditional love and hope. Her interests include the intersection of spirituality and science, time in psychology and physics, advanced topics in human exceptional experiences, and models of transformation and change.

About Julia Mossbridge

Affiliate Professor, University of San Diego
University of San Diego
Pascal Michael
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Greenwich

Pascal is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Greenwich with Dr. David Luke, where his research mainly encompasses qualitative content analyses of mystical-type human experiences, both psychopharmacological and spontaneous - specifically, the psychedelic (namely DMT) experience and the near-death experience (NDE). As such, Pascal’s interests lie in death and dying as an entangled continuum – existing at the levels of the molecular, humanistic, and transpersonal.

About Pascal Michael

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Greenwich
Ramsés D’León
Chief Researcher, UPIDE / CISC, Mexico

Ramsés is a researcher, administrator, and educator in the field of parapsychology. He is the Chief Researcher of the Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza, founding member of the Centro de Investigación de la Sintergia y la Consciencia, and the Office Manager of the Parapsychological Association. His principal research interests are psychokinesis and physiological anticipation.

About Ramsés D’León

Chief Researcher, UPIDE / CISC, Mexico

10:30 AM

Social Lounge Opens

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM

Climate Change: Identifying the Problem & How We Respond

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Annalisa Ventola

    Founder, Public Parapsychology

11:45 AM

Greening the Paranormal: An Introduction to the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Jack Hunter

    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

12:30 PM

Is Gaia Alive? Overcoming the Machine Conception of Life

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Alex Álvarez

    Associate Researcher, Unidad Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza

01:00 PM

Networking Break

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM

Subtle Activism: How Spiritual Actions such as Meditation Might Support Environmental Change

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Michael Daw

    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Northampton

02:15 PM

Ethical Considerations of Applying Psi to Environmental Protection

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  • Mark Boccuzzi

    Researcher, The Windbridge Institute, LLC

03:00 PM

Break

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM

Using Psi to Stimulate Scientific Collaboration and Creativity

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Julia Mossbridge

    Affiliate Professor, University of San Diego

04:15 PM

Psi-chedelia and Interspecies Trans-communication

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Pascal Michael

    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Greenwich

05:00 PM

Networking Break

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
05:30 PM

Applying Non-Traditional Psi-based Technologies to Climate Change

05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Mark Boccuzzi

    Researcher, The Windbridge Institute, LLC

06:15 PM

PPC Ideathon and Collaborative Sprint: From Wishful Thinking to Climate Action

06:15 PM - 06:45 PM
  • Ramsés D’León

    Chief Researcher, UPIDE / CISC, Mexico

07:00 PM

Public Video Screening

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
08:00 PM

Social Lounge Discussion

08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
12:00 PM

PPC Ideathon

12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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