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Science of the Mind provides a forum for those interested in the foundations of awareness: the structure of the brain, the brain/mind connection, awareness, consciousness, cognition, language, memory, learning, interior experience, altered states, and illusion. Where does "brain" end and "mind" begin? How can we understand consciousness and self-awareness? Our discussions may also touch on practices such as meditation and yoga, although the focus of the group is not metaphysics. Join other "curious scientists" to unravel the mysteries of the mind and make new friends over a great cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Our Seattle area gatherings include: public events, lectures, special talks, film viewings, book group discussions, and other events throughout the year. Meetups occur in various venues, like the UW, Seattle Town Hall, public libraries, private homes, as well as at cafes and restaurants for any desired pre or post-event discussions. The group is not related to Ernest Holmes or "Science of Mind."

Anyone is welcomed to suggest a meetup idea or topic pertaining to scientific or philosophical topics related to the mind, with or without an event date and location. RSVP for events you would like to attend and 'RSVP' your interest to support topics that might not yet have a date/location. In between meetups, feel free to contact any of the organizers listed with your thoughts or begin a conversation on the Discussion Board.

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East West Bookshop is excited to host this webinar with one of our health & consciousness heroes, Dr. Bruce Lipton. Register early, space is limited. They will send out the webinar registration link within 24 hours of the event date and again to late registrants shortly before the event start. Call[masked] for any questions. Crisis ignites evolution! Civilization is in a world of crisis, from economic collapse to environmental decay to climate change to hunger, poverty, war and even a Covid-19 virus. If today’s headlines make you wonder about the fate of our planet, here is some news that may surprise you: From an evolutionary standpoint, we are exactly where we need to be. The turning point of change is emerging as people awaken to their inherent power as the new force turning fear of an unwanted situation into the hope of new possibilities. This presentation provides information, inspiration and an invitation to participate in the greatest adventure in human history—Conscious Evolution! Join Dr. Bruce Lipton for this webinar which includes a 30 minute live Q & A! Cell biologist and bestselling author Bruce H. Lipton unveils revolutionary research on the nature of cellular mechanisms that represent the molecular master switches through which thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs create the conditions of our body and life experiences This knowledge, and the self-empowerment it provides, offers an opportunity to thrive through this turbulent period in our planet’s history. Bruce’s dynamic multimedia presentation provides a bold and hopeful vision of the next “holistic” stage of human civilization—and how each of us can fully participate as co-creators of the world to come. A miraculous healing awaits this planet once we accept our new responsibility to collectively tend the Garden rather than fight over the turf. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and award-winning lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in the “new” biology. Bruce, recipient of Japan’s prestigious Goi Peace Award, is the author of the bestselling The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co-author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. To Register, Go to: https://www.eastwestbookshop.com/collections/online-events/products/august-29-2020-saturday-11am-1pm-pdt-conscious-evolution-healing-our-selves-healing-our-planet-webinar-with-dr-bruce-lipton?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Dr_Bruce_Lipton_Announcement&utm_medium=email


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Byron Katie has offered to offer this event online via Zoom. Just like in an in-person workshop, select attendees will be able to work one-on-one with Byron Katie in front of the group as we dive in deep to this life-changing Work. The duration has been modified to suit the online format which has allowed us to also lower the admission price by $90! Be prepared to go deep and emerge with clarity and awakened insight. Held online via Zoom. We will send out registration link 24 hours before the event start and again a few minutes before the event start for late attendees. After filling out your name and email you will be sent the link to join the webinar. Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Held 10-1pm Pacific Daylight TIme. What if relief from suffering, depression, and discontent were as simple as questioning your thoughts? After suffering for more than a decade from depression, rage, and suicidal thoughts, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a life-changing realization: that when she believed her painful thoughts, she suffered, but when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer. Katie expressed this realization through a simple method of self-inquiry called The Work, which is being used by millions of people all over the world. The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to everyone and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind. Eckhart Tolle calls it “a great blessing for our planet.” Students of The Work have used it to end their suffering about health, body image, addiction, self-hatred, relationships, problems in business or at work, and many other unresolved issues in their lives. Go to: https://www.eastwestbookshop.com/products/september-13-2020-sunday-10-5-30pm-the-work-a-day-workshop-with-byron-katie?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Byron_Katie_-_September_13_2020_-&utm_medium=email

A couple ideas for another book
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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life

Book discussion: How to Create a Mind, by Ray Kurzweil
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I haven't read this yet, but it looks very interesting. "Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating." http://www.amazon.com/How-Create-Mind-Thought-Revealed/dp/0670025291

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