What we're about

How can we reconcile the most profound ancient wisdom with the most up to date science? How do we find the space and time to integrate our thoughts, feelings, emotions and higher self, in the West?

At our conferences you will have the opportunity to think, talk, reflect, meditate, move, walk, swim and explore the beautiful gardens.

People come back to our conferences including Mystics and Scientists year after year because they find them inspirational, life changing, transformative, fulfilling, friendly and fun!

Our conferences normally bring together the most knowledgeable and inspirational voices from East and West - often including those of our participants.

There is a strong recognition in spiritual traditions that there is a special quality in being in the presence of the guru to experience the living 'breath' of their spoken and unspoken wisdom and insight. Quantum theory recognises in quantum entanglement that bringing particles together means they are affected and change each other forever even when apart… Our conferences facilitate and amplify this at a human level by bringing those rooted in both mystical as well as academic and scientific heritages together.

Many of our participants are experts in their fields, in science, medicine, theology, psychology, personal development, yoga, tai chi, Eastern and Western mysticism. But many are also searching and learning on their road to self awareness, authenticity, healing and fulfilment in their professional and personal lives.

The values or the SMN community are inherently mindful - so people find this a 'safe space' to explore a universe of ideas that are pushing the boundaries of conventional science and medicine.

We make time around talking, to reflect, meditate, move, explore the beautiful gardens.

If you are a musician or singer we often get together at the end of the day to improvise.

We very much look forward to your participation in what promises to be a memorable weekend

What people say about our events:

A wonderful, stimulating, thought provoking and warm-hearted weekend. Non-stop delightful discovery and endless conversation.

I value the people and connections as much as the subject and speakers.

My second event. It gets better and better. I feel isolated in London. Here I get a sense of ‘group’. Fabulous talks.

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Mystics & Scientists 2019

University of Greenwich


University of Greenwich, 6-7 April 2019 Chairs: Dr Peter Fenwick, David Lorimer, Dr Oliver Robinson Speakers: Jules Evans, Prof Jennifer Gidley (Australia), Charlotte Lorimer, Dr Ben Marder, Dr Jeffery Martin (US), Heather Mason, Dr Iain McGilchrist, Jose Montemayor, Dr Julia Mossbridge (US), Katherine Ormerod, Georgia Parkin, Dr Alexander Stell Come and join us at the 2019 annual Mystics and Scientists conference – for over 40 years these meetings have been dedicated to forging a creative understanding of the complementary roles of scientific and mystical approaches to reality. Our topical theme this year is the relationship between technology, spirituality and wellbeing at a time of rising concern about the effects of screens on mental health, especially among young people. The speakers will address the theme from a variety of perspectives and we will hear from some young speakers along with internationally recognised experts in consciousness studies. The conference will provide you with a highly engaging and creative opportunity to come together with like-minded people in a spirit of exploration and dialogue. You will leave not only with an enhanced understanding of the theme in terms of your own wellbeing but also with new contacts and friendships to continue the conversation. What people say about our events: “A wonderful, stimulating, thought provoking and warm-hearted weekend.” “Non-stop delightful discovery and endless conversation.” “I value the people and connections as much as the subject and speakers.” “My second event. It gets better and better. I feel isolated in London. Here I get a sense of ‘group’. Fabulous talks. “ SPEAKERS and PROGRAMME Full Abstracts and Biographies online at www.mysticsandscientists.org SATURDAY 6th APRIL Prof Jennifer Gidley – Two Futures: Human-Centred and Technotopic Jules Evans – Spiritual Technologies: old and new Katherine Ormerod – The Effects of Social Media on Emotion and Behaviour Dr Ben Marder – The Invisible Effects of Social Media Mona Rabie, Bret Warshawsky, Aansan Yey, Andrea Harding – Co-creating the Whole-System Technology of the Future from the Heart Dr Julia Mossbridge (by Zoom) – Transcendence Technology: what is it, why is it, and how is it working? SUNDAY 7th APRIL Dr Jeffery Martin – A Continuum of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience in Adults – talk and experiential session Alexander Stell – Living Awe: the art and science of self-transcendence – talk and musical performance Heather Mason – Yoga as a Path to Spiritual and Mental Wellbeing Jose Montemayor – Virtual Reality and Near-Death Experience Charlotte Lorimer and Georgia Parkin – Relationships In A Digital Age Dr Iain McGilchrist – live interview via videolink Places are strictly limited so early application is essential. Detailed information about the venue will be sent with the booking confirmation. Please book online or send a cheque to: Conference Administrator, Scientific and Medical Network, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA STUDENT BURSARIES: up to 30 bursaries reducing the two-day cost to £50 are available to full-time students. Please apply with brief background of your experience and course and why you would value attending the conference. Rates include morning coffee and afternoon tea on both days, and lunch on Saturday – there are cafés available for lunch on Sunday. If you have any special access or dietary requirements, please email [masked] Prices do not include accommodation. Delegates who require accommodation should make their own arrangements. We cannot guarantee bookings made after 25th March. Cancellations: A fee of £25 will be retained, £75 after 15th March, no refund after 25th March.

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Rupert Sheldrake Book Launch: Ways to go beyond and why they work

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