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Great class by amazing instructor

Jeannie B.
user 11799284
Ann Arbor, MI
Post #: 9
I can personally attest to what a terrific instructor Prof. Richard Mann is. He's been teaching at the U since the 60s but is just as vibrant today as ever.


Dr. Richard Mann, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Studies in Religion will offer a one-day workshop on recent empirical and theoretical developments in the study the human mind and its fullest potential.

The course will meet from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, April 20th, 2013.

(Ann Arbor location to be determined)

Careful laboratory research and well documented anecdotes combine to allow us to move beyond merely asserting the existence of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, healing, and the transformative power of meditation. It is time now to explore the mind, its interconnectedness with the brain, and the contemporary challenge to useful but incomplete notions of materialism that have guided us in recent centuries. Ancient teachings and current theory are converging on a more useful conception of mind and consciousness.

Among the many topics that will be explored are:

the interconnectedness of humans (and other living things) within one large field of consciousness
the human capacity to know or feel the future and what this suggests about time itself
the power of intention to affect both the animate and the inanimate world around us
the positive effect of prayer, good wishes, and mere attention on healing and growth
states of human consciousness and the self-transformative effect of meditation and prayer
In reviewing each topic we will explore the neural basis for these capacities while at the same time exploring the subtle, energetic, and informational domains that go beyond individuals and their physical dynamics. We will look at the emerging consensus among researchers, theorists, and clinicians. Each topic will be examined through brief lectures, followed by small group discussions.

Presenter's credentials: Richard D. Mann, Ph.D., is currently teaching two courses on Consciousness at the University of Michigan where he is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Studies in Religion at the University of Michigan. He joined the Department of Psychology as an Associate Professor in 1964. His 1984 publication, The Light of Consciousness, was one of the early contributions to the field of transpersonal psychology. For the last twenty-seven years he has edited the Series on Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology for the State University of New York Press.

Registration will start at 8:15 AM. The conference will start at 9:00 and end at 4:30, with an hour and a half for lunch and breaks for coffee and, in the afternoon, refreshments.

The fee for the conference is $135 for advanced registration (mailed by April 6th), $150 at the door. For the advanced registration, send a check to Arjuna Institute; 1507 Brooklyn Ave.; Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please make the check out to The Arjuna Institute. The Institute is a 501c(3) educational non-profit foundation. To pre-register, include your email address, postal address, and phone number. If you have questions, call Richard Mann at 734-476-0465 or email

6 CEU’s pending.

Thomas Michael F.
user 3592234
Group Organizer
Ann Arbor, MI
Post #: 6
Thanks for posting Jeannie. I was out of town that weekend, so would have missed it anyway. This is who you mentioned at our meeting the other night, yes? I will look him up and hope to chat with him over coffee sometime - maybe there will be an opportunity for a joint venture of some sort...
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