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At the Edges of Consciousness

June 6 - June 13



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Reservation fee (remaining balance due 1795 eur)
The cost of the conference is 1975 euros. The event fee includes a 7-night stay in private accommodation (single occupancy or double occupancy for couples) and all meals. It also includes activities, materials, and teaching sessions.

To secure a place you must make a non-refundable deposit of 200 euros at the time of registration. All deposits will be returned in full if the event is cancelled because of insufficient registration. The balance of 1795 euros must be received four weeks before the commencement, i.e. before May 9, 2023. The balance cannot be refunded if you decide to cancel after May 23, two weeks before the commencement.

If, having paid the full fee, you cancel your registration more than two weeks before the start of the event, the fee minus the deposit will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after that date.

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Tickets are now sold out: if you are interested in attending this event, please contact Eleanor Peat: eleanor@paricenter.com

At the Edges of Consciousness

Science and Anomalous Experiences

Dates: June 6 – 13, 2023

SpeakersAllan Leslie Combs, Etzel Cardeña, Paul Grof, Sarah Janes, Jeffrey Kripal, Roderick Main, Dean Radin (via zoom), Tanya Sacramento, Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes.

Curated and Chaired by: Àlex Gómez-Marín

Location: Pari, Italy

Price: 1975.00 euros

which includes:

  • a 7-night stay in private accommodation;
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner at the local restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and traditional dishes;
  • the water, wine, and coffee provided with meals;
  • programmed activities and materials;
  • refreshments provided at mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee breaks.

Event: The event starts on Tuesday June 6 at 19:00 with a welcome dinner and ends on Tuesday June 13 after lunch.

About the Event: 

Join us at the Pari Center with world-renowned scholars as we deepen our insights into the ‘exceptional’ experiences we have all encountered.

This will be an informal meeting with presentations by experts followed by roundtable discussions.

Participating in an event at the Pari Center means not only meeting with scholars and experts but living for a week in a medieval village, mingling with the tiny local population, eating local dishes and drinking local wines, appreciating the beauty of the surrounding countryside, and participating in a very gentle way of life far from the frenzy of work and city living. David Peat compared Pari to an alchemical vessel—a place where transformation can come about—as well as an opportunity to pause for a moment and re-assess one’s life. It’s a unique opportunity open to everyone.

Please contact Eleanor if you would like more information about this event at: eleanor@paricenter.com

Through presentations and informal discussions in a convivial atmosphere you will learn about and have opportunities to discuss the insights and research findings of world-renowned experts on what are called ‘exceptional’ experiences.

The subject fits under the umbrella of consciousness research, which is currently enjoying a huge renaissance in terms of general interest and academic momentum.

The study of consciousness requires that we take seriously the many flavors of human experience, even those—ranging from psychedelics and lucid dreaming to synchronicities, near death experiences and mystical phenomena—that could be said to enter through the ‘backdoors of perception.’ Such experiences have until now been largely avoided by academia and left to lie beyond the border of what is typically explored scientifically and discussed in public.

However, now it is more openly being asked whether such experiences can actually inform—and even transform—not just neuroscience and fundamental physics but also our very understanding of the nature of reality and our collective and individual place in the world.

The scientific study of consciousness is now acknowledging that it has reached a stage where such parcels of human subjectivity have to be taken seriously. In fact, it is playing an important role in the recognition that such ‘backdoors of perception’ have the potential to profoundly impact our current state of knowledge in many fields.

We at the Pari Center seek to bring together world-renowned experts from a variety of disciplines to meet together in person and deepen our insights on the workings and bases of such experiences, while also exploring creative and rigorous frameworks to integrate such a constellation into a coherent understanding. You are cordially invited to join us.

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