Spiritual Experience, Cosmology and Science

Worlds of Consciousness, 8th of September 2019, Bad Nauheim

10 Speakers 1 Day

Meet pioneers, scientists and religious leaders of  consciousness research.

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about the event

The Congress Worlds of Consciousness 2019 welcomes pioneers of consciousness research from around the globe to extend the frontiers of the unthinkable. Leading experts in the fields of Mind-matter interaction, cultural studies, transpersonal psychology, psychedelic science and systems philosophy are coming together to explore with you the mysteries of Science, Cosmology and Spiritual Experience.


Dolce Hotels und Resorts
Bad Nauheim
Elvis-Presley-Platz 1
61231 Bad Nauheim


8th of September 2019

What is consciousness?

Consciousness is a quite young and mysterious research field. Especially the question about the interaction of mind and matter and its consequences for our worldview, and cosmology have been discussed by leading experts. Spiritual experiences as well as ground-breaking discoveries of science, like quantum mechanics today, have been shaping the thinking and believing of our humankind.

Consciousness research claims, that our world is not only raw mechanical and material, but also spiritual and organically. Therefore, mind and its interaction with our material world become crucial findings. The spiritual and for some the psychedelic experiences lead towards a new science of consciousness, in which the transformation of the oneself and the whole paradigm take place.

We are happy to welcome pioneers of the field of consciousness research creating a worldview on science and spirituality for our next generations.

These are

Our speakers

Regina Hess

Daniel Dick

Marcus Schmieke

Roger Nelson

Jan Rak

Christian Halper

Ervin Lazlo

Brenda Dunne

Sacinandana Swami

Christopher Bache

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Event schedule

08:30 - 09:00 AM


09:00 - 09:15 AM

Daniel Dick will present the work of the Institute for Existential Consciousness Research and introduce it to the program. In his role as the manager of the ECR- Institute he can look back on an adventurous year, report on some highlights of the world of consciousness research and give some perspectives into the future.

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09:15 - 10:05 am

From 1979 through 2007 the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program at Princeton University explored the role of consciousness in random physical systems and precognitive remote perception. The results from a broad range of experiments, generated under strictly controlled conditions, provided significant statistical evidence that human intention and subjective resonance could influence the output means of otherwise random processes. These investigations, along with a corresponding selection of proposed theoretical models, have combined to illuminate the fundamental nature of the provocative anomalous phenomena that emerged. Productive pursuit of this topic inescapably involved a spectrum of political, cultural, personal, and interpersonal factors that are normally not encountered in more conventional scientific scholarship, but have both enriched and complicated the enterprise in many ways.

Some of the insights gleaned from the work are objectively specifiable, such as the scale and structural character of the anomalous effects; their relative insensitivity to objective physical correlates, including distance and time; the oscillating sequential patterns of performance they display; the major discrepancies between male and female achievements; and their irregular replicability at all levels of experience. But many others relate to subjective issues, such as the responsiveness of the effects to conscious and unconscious intention and to individual and collective resonance; the relevance of ambience and attitude in their generation; and the importance of intrinsic uncertainty as a source of the anomalies. This blend of empirical features predicates radical excursions of the dedicated models, and hence of the more general scientific paradigms, to allow consciousness and its subjective information processing capacities a proactive role in the establishment of objective reality, with all of the complications of specificity, causality, and reproducibility that entails. The attendant complexities of conceptualization, formulation, and implementation notwithstanding, pragmatic applications of these phenomena in many sectors of public endeavor now can be foreseen.

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10:05 - 10:55 AM

The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) maintains a network of true random number generators (RNG) distributed around the world. The Project began in 1998 with a few RNGs at locations in the US and Europe and grew to include 60 or 70 host sites at its peak. The purpose of the GCP from the beginning was to collect continuous parallel streams of random data into an archive that could be examined to ask whether the data might show deviations from randomness during powerfully engaging events on the world stage. The answer was yes, and that has led to other and deeper questions. There are profound implications for our understanding of human consciousness and the world in which we live. The GCP experiment has shown that correlations arise between the independent and widely separated RNGs in our network when we are connected by events. How can such correlations be explained? And more important, what does this anomalous linkage mean in physical and psychological terms? There appears to be a non-local connection that can bring physical random systems into a coherent relationship corresponding to a shared emotional connection between people separated by great distances but made coherent or resonant by events in the world. In short, we see a correspondence between interconnections of large numbers of people and anomalous correlations in a world-spanning network of random devices.

This evidence of an unconscious human interconnection suggests a new entity, a noosphere beginning to form; a unified consciousness stirring and awakening. It is a scientific foundation on which a modern cosmology of connection can be built. This is not a new idea, but one expressed by sages from all ages and cultures. There is a confluence of need and possibility stimulating the growth and hopeful maturation of common cognizance – a global consciousness.

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10:55 - 11:25 AM

Coffee break

11:25 - 11:55 am

In his presentation, Sacinandana Swami will show how meditation brings us into a state of presence, calmness and beyond: enabling us to reach the state of deep spiritual connectedness, from where inner healing is possible. As our mental and physical states are deeply influenced by our inner conditions, it is the inner state, which can initiate a total restoration of body, mind and soul. As a monk, practitioner and teacher, who values experience over theory, Sacinandana Swami will share deep insights from the wisdom traditions, not only theoretically but by guiding his audience into a meditation experience.

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11:55 - 12:55 am

As the renaissance of psychedelic research continues to take hold, psychedelics are proving to have not only great psychological value but also great philosophical value, for they are giving us systematic access to dimensions of consciousness that lie far beyond space-time reality.
The science of psychedelic experience is allowing us to explore and map the transcendental dimensions of existence, marking the beginning of a new era in philosophy.

In 1979, I began an intense 20-year psychedelic journey—73 high-dose LSD sessions following Stanislav Grof’s protocols. This undertaking became the philosophical adventure of a lifetime, but one I had to keep largely hidden from my university colleagues. As psychedelics now return to legitimate scientific and academic discourse, I am sharing the story of what happened on this journey in LSD and the Mind of the Universe ~ Diamonds from Heaven (2019).

In this presentation, I will give an overview of this journey, marking some of the boundaries crossed and challenges encountered. Categories will include: crossing the perinatal plain, the Ocean of Suffering, Deep Time and the Soul, the Greater Real of Archetypal Reality, the Oneness of Causal Reality, the birth of the Future Human, and Diamond Luminosity.


12:55 - 02:25 pm

Lunch break

02:25 - 02:55 pm

Quantum Physics has changed the perception of reality from the deepest roots of our understanding. But how?  Quantum Physics has shaped the thoughts of today´s science. Since the general relativistic theory of Einstein and the gravity theory of Newton, two big theories could not be reconciled in one universal theory. But modern quantum mechanics, new experiments and measurements on gravity gives some clues where to look further. Extraordinary findings uncover some light of even spiritual experiences.

Speaker: PROF. DR. JAN RAK

02:15 - 03:35 pm

The gulf that separated science from the spiritual dimension of experience is now closing. The quantum sciences reveal a world that is closer to the classical insights of spirituality than to the billiard-ball push-pull world of classical mechanics. The new paradigm emerging in the synthesis of the findings of cutting-edge science suggests that there is an intrinsic dynamic behind the events that created the world we observe. Evolution in the universe is incomprehensible without the assumption of something like what Bergson called “élan vital.” In its absence the universe would still be a flux of random events, not any more coherent than the interaction of quantum particles.  The coherence of the universe, regarded by Einstein and other major cosmological physicists is perhaps the most “miraculous” of the phenomena we observe. Its explanation does not call for postulating a “higher” sphere or dimension of reality, only for recognizing the presence of an “attractor” in the effect of the laws of nature. This attractor introduces a “bias” into the otherwise random interaction of particles and creates atomic structures which, in physically favorable conditions, cohere into molecules, and molecular structures that cohere into systems with capacities for self-regulation and self-evolution. Processes in this nonrandom universe conduce toward complex and coherent systems that, in the most evolved form exhibit the phenomena of life. In a consistently even if nonlinearly evolving universe the minimum adequate hypothesis is the presence of a coherence-orienting “holotropic” attractor. The roots of this attractor can be discovered in spontaneous experiences that each beyond the limits of conventional explanation. This claim, explored by the author in his forthcoming book “Reconnecting with the Source” (St. Martin’s Press, March, 2020) bridges the science-spirituality divide without rendering science unacceptably speculative, and reducing or ignoring the “spirit” perceived in the world’s  spiritual systems. 


03:35 - 04:05 pm

coffee break

04:05 - 04:35 pm

How can we re-member and re-embody our relatedness within the entire living ecosystem? How to act in a global crisis of extinction governed by separation of ourselves as humans and from the rest of life? This talk outlines the cultural complex of our modern Western civilization – that C. G. Jung diagnosed as a dissociative disorder – in which our human nature separates us from primordial nature. How to overcome this tragic split from egoism to ecoism?

Entering altered states of consciousness may be beneficial for re-living our archaic knowledge and integrating it into our modern mind. Consciousness-expanding practices, including the application of psychedelics and archaidelics, have been used for thousands of years in ritualistic applications by cultures around the world to enhance psychospiritual development, healing and well-being. They may serve as femtheogens (feminine entheogen = in = oneness theos God) as a spiritual experience, enhancing the feminine principle of relationship and acting as a bridge between human nature and nature as a whole.

These may include activating our erotic intelligence and sexual authenticity by enchanting our wild sensual body archives. An integral sacred science that intertwines both the rational knowledge of scientific empiricism and the intuitive knowing of spiritual experience is proposed as an inclusive paradigm to promote the healing of the fragmentation that is at the root of our current world crisis. Case vignettes ranging from near-death-experience to psychedelic research findings will be presented to illustrate examples from a deep ecology, clinical and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy perspective in practice and research.

Special Guest: DR. REGINA U. HESS

04:35 - 04:50 pm


04:50 - 05:30 pm


06:00 - 07:00 pm

Panel discussion



Dolce Hotels und Resorts
Bad Nauheim
Elvis-Presley-Platz 1
61231 Bad Nauheim


8th of September 2019

Taxi: Use our partner “Daschke” for the journey to or from the airport. Only 65,00 Euro for the one way trip. Booking: +49 6032 340522 or via email info@taxi-bad-nauheim.de.

Train: Take the S-Bahn to Frankfurt Central Station. Get there on the regional train to Bad Nauheim (about 25 minutes drive).

S-Bahn: The S 6 from Frankfurt am Main ends in Friedberg (about 3 km from here). From there you can take a taxi (about 18,00 Euro) or take the regional train to Bad Nauheim.

Bus: The stops of the lines 12 and 15 are located directly at the exit “Elvis-Presley-Platz”

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About the event organizer

The Congress is organized by the Existential Consciousness Research Institute with the generous support of TimeWaver, Healy, Enzian Digital Marketing and Tattva Viveka. The Institute aims to make research findings accessible for the public and support scientists, activists and pioneers of consciousness research to change the paradigm and lead to a flourishing future.

We believe consciousness plays a major role in the development of a new paradigm as well as the complementary aspects of human cultural achievements, such as science, art, spirituality and cultural body techniques. We invite you take to take part on this adventures journey of consciousness research.

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Lunch meal and coffee breaks are included in the ticket price of EUR 169,00. Available hotel rooms for a reduced price can be booked with the discount code “TimeWaver” here:

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