Spiritual Experience, Cosmology and Science

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

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Meet pioneers, scientists and religious leaders of  consciousness research.

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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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Regina Hess

Regina U. Hess, PhD., is a clinical psychologist from Germany, holding a joint doctorate in Transpersonal Transcultural Psychology from the USA and the UK. She is a deep-ecology-oriented integrative Gestalt and transpersonal psychotherapist, a researcher, and the founder/director of the “Ase World Forum – Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science”. Regina is a professor at several international educational institutes,  a frequent speaker at international conferences, author of various articles in international journals and co-editor of several books. She is on the Board of Directors of the European Transpersonal Association and the International Transpersonal Association, is co-founder of the International Transpersonal Research Network, and co-organizer of conferences. Regina is a member of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy and is lead of the Amsterdam Office, NL, of the MIND European Foundation for Psychedelic Science.


Daniel Dick MA

Daniel Dick has been working for different research institutions related to system science, consciousness research, anthropology and consultancy, as well as on two books, one on perspectives on consciousness research and the other on sexuality .

He studied Social and Cultural Anthropology in Vienna and in Zurich. His passion has been to understand life, humans and meaning of life. This quest leads him to explore religious consciousness, human relationships and holistic healing techniques as well as techniques of the exploration of consciousness, such as meditation and trance. Fields of interests to explore consciousness have been systems of thinking, ideology, religions and rituals, philosophy of science, phenomenology of experience and cybernetics.

He explored applied research and development projects for self-exploration software tools, impact assessment, pain perception and flickering light perception. He has been lecturer at the University of Vienna in Anthropology and Sociology. He holds the Young Scientist Bertalanffy Award of the European Meeting of Cybernetics and System Research 2016, has worked for several research institutions, such as the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, the European School of Governance and co-founded the independent Viennese Academy of Consciousness Research in 2015.

He is now in charge of the Existential Consciousness Research Institute by organizing, managing and doing research.

Marcus Schmieke

The founder of the Existential Consciousness Research Institute was born in 1966. During his studies of physics and philosophy in Heidelberg and Hanover, he developed the vision of exploring the interaction between matter and consciousness. This synthesis between science and philosophy is a recurrent pattern in his life. Among other things, he has also studied Vedic philosophy and architecture during his stays in various Indian monasteries.

His encounter with the physicist Burkhard Heim, as well as his work on his own books about science and consciousness – The Last Secret and the Field of Life – laid the theoretical foundation for the development of Information Field technology. Through an intensive examination of Heim’s model of the 12 dimensional structure of the universe, Marcus Schmieke gained a deep understanding of the physical information field.

In 2007, based on the work of Burkhard Heim, the Russian physicist Nikolai Kozyrev and other scientists, Marcus Schmieke developed the first TimeWaver system and thus brought information field technology into practical application for the first time. Within a very short period it proved to be a success in complementary medicine.

He also wrote more than 20 books about the connection of mind and matter and other spiritual and scientific topics, which have been translated into several languages. He is also the co-founder of the Tattva Viveka magazine, a forum for philosophical and scientific exchanges.

Marcus Schmieke is the founder of the Vedic Academy e.V (now ConScience e.V.), co-founder of the Institute for Applied Consciousness Research (IACR) near Berlin, where he is investigating the interaction between matter and consciousness with several international physicists, and founder of the Existential Consciousness Research Institute ECR, which organizes the international “Worlds of Consciousness” events. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Dev Sanskriti University in Haridwar, India. He gives lectures on scientific, philosophical and medical topics worldwide.

Roger Nelson

Roger D. Nelson, PhD: Consciousness research, PEAR lab at Princeton University, Director, Global Consciousness Project

Roger Nelson is Director of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP). He studied physics at the University of Rochester, and experimental psychology at New York University and Columbia. He is the author or co-author of 75 technical papers and two books, Der Welt-Geist: wie wir alle miteinander verbunden sind (German) with Georg Kindel and Connected: the Emergence of Global Consciousness. He was Professor of Psychology at Johnson State College in northern Vermont, and in 1980 joined Princeton University’s PEAR lab to coordinate research. His focus is on mental interactions, anomalous information transfer, and effects on physical systems by individuals and groups. He created the GCP in 1997, building a world-spanning random number generator network designed to gather evidence of coalescing global consciousness. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California. He is married to Reinhilde (Lefty) Luedtke and has one son, Greg. He lives in Princeton, NJ, USA. Roger’s website is http://noosphere.princeton.edu.

Prof. Jan Rak

Jan Rak is a professor of ultra-relativistic nuclear physics at the Jyvaskyla University in Finland. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague a couple of years before the break down of the communist era in Czech. After he earned his PhD he participated as an experimentalist in all major accelerator experiments around the world, JINR, Dubna, Russia, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, Max Plank Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA and finally at Jyvaskyla University, Finland. His main research subject is the relativistic quantum field theory summarized in the book he wrote with his American colleague M. Tannebaum “High-p_T physics in the Heavy Ion Era” (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Currently he is a project leader of Finnish participation in the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Since he learned the foundation of quantum physics at the University, he is fascinated by the world of obscure and counter-intuitive behavior of subatomic particles and found many intriguing connections between quantum physics and the world of spirituality. He is developing, together with his colleagues from various fields of physics, medicine and biology a quantum-physics-inspired theory. The underlying principles exploit an observer effect and quantum superposition and their manifestation in the way of how consciousness affects the reality.

Christian Halper

Christian Halper is an entrepreneur and founder of top vegan retaurants. He is committed to sustainable and healthy lifestyles with vegan nutrition and health. Christian knows how to think and feel holistically. He brings his entrepreneurial sense for the good and the beautiful into harmony with intuition, spirituality and astrology as well as with charitable initiatives such as his support for the ECR-Institute.

Ervin László

Ervin László is the Founder and Director of The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. He received the Sorbonne’s Doctorat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines in 1970. He lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. Following his work on modeling the future evolution of world order at Princeton, he was asked to produce a report for the Club of Rome, of which he was a member. In the late 70s and early 80s, László ran global projects at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research at the request of the Secretary-General.
The author, co-author or editor of 90 books that have appeared in a total of 23 languages, László has written several hundred papers and articles in scientific journals and popular magazines. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010. The recipient of various honors and awards, including Honorary Ph. D.s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary, László received the Goi Award, the Japan Peace Prize in 2001, the Assisi Mandir of Peace Prize in 2006, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. He is also the President and Co-Founder of The Club of Budapest.

Brenda Dunne

Brenda Dunne was Laboratory Manager of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory from its inception in 1979 until its closing in 2007, and now serves as President and Treasurer of ICRL. She holds a Masters degree in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago, but her deeper interests are in the humanities, the history and philosophy of religion, and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of consciousness that incorporate metaphysical as well as scientific traditions. She has authored or co-authored over one hundred publications and technical reports on anomalous consciousness-related phenomena, and with Robert Jahn, is co-author of Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World. She also served as Education Officer of the Society for Scientific Exploration.

International Consciousness Research Laboratories
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Sacinandana Swami

Sacinandana Swami has been a monk in the bhakti tradition for 50 years. He is known for his significant contribution to the practice of contemplation and meditation for modern practitioners. Sacinandana Swami has published eight books and released three CDs, and offers an array of retreats, seminars, and workshops. He teaches at the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education in India and the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. Furthermore, Sacinandana Swami serves as the spiritual guide for the Veda Academy, which is active in eight countries, and in 2009 founded two organizations, “Yoga Is Music” and “Braj Care”. Fon of India’s sacred pilgrimage sites, he annually goes there to seek personal inspiration. Although his pilgrimages have taken him all over the subcontinent, he is particularly fond of the sacred land of Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Christopher Bache

Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. As an award-winning teacher, Chris explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness, especially psychedelic states in his work. Chris has written three books: Lifecycles – a study of reincarnation in light of contemporary consciousness research; Dark Night, Early Dawn – a pioneering work in psychedelic philosophy; and The Living Classroom, an exploration of teaching and collective fields of consciousness. His forthcoming book is LSD and the Mind of the Universe (Dec, 2019).

Institute for Applied Consciousness Research (IACR)

The Institute for Applied Consciousness Research (IACR) was founded in September 2008 as a research institute devoted to research on information fields, mind-matter interaction and non-local effects of human intention.



Nadace Science 21

The foundation Nadace Science 21 was founded by Karel Janeček mainly for the following purposes:

  • basic and applied research in the natural sciences, focusing on physics
  • basic research in the field of human physical and mental potential special mobility schemes, including freefall
  • association and support for outstanding personalities from the fields of scientists, educators, inventors, artists, athletes and other regardless of age, social situation and education and their further development
  • active searching and clustering of talented people of all ages, including so-called hidden talents and providing them with the support needed for their further development, including financial support and especially creating conditions to study different types of schools and educational institutions with parallel development of their physical and mental activity
  • support for individuals and groups of persons and their motivation for personal development, teamwork and versatile interdisciplinary cooperation



The focus of the Therapeium and the entire activity of our practices and therapists is on maintaining health, strengthening self-healing powers and the best possible care for acute and chronic illnesses. We not only treat the body and illness as symptoms, but we also see people – whether healthy or ill – holistically, i.e. as a complex unity of body, mind and soul. The combination of orthodox medicine with naturopathic treatments and their supplementation by alternative and complementary procedures is a matter of course for us. School medicine and complementary medicine are not opposites for us: they can and should complement each other.

The doctors and therapists working in the Therapeiums share a common mission statement. They combine the traditions of classical naturopathy with the new concept of cultural medicine: art and music as well as the culture of consciousness are included in healing processes. The Therapeium is therefore also an educational centre and offers cultural events.


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