The Fetzer Institute describes their mission: “to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community” They are currently offering up to one million dollars for “scientific research projects on compassionate love in a relational context” Congratulations to Michael Heller for winning the 2008 Templeton Prize. This Polish thinker “has become a compelling figure in the realms of physics and cosmology, theology, and philosophy with his cogent and provocative concepts on issues that all of these disciplines pursue, albeit from often vastly different perspectives. With an academic and religious background that enables him to comfortably and credibly move within each of these domains, Heller’s extensive writings have evoked new and important consideration of some of humankind's most profound concepts.” We love the Templeton Foundation for asking the big questions such as “ Does science make belief in God obsolete?”
The University of Arizona is offering Consciousness: A Webcourse, …sign up soon. This group, a part of the Center for Consciousness Studies has done a wonderful job with recent conferences, committed to a focus of both science and philosophy.
The Human Consciousness Project is an international consortium of multidisciplinary scientists and physicians who are doing studies that suggest the human mind and consciousness may in fact function at a time when the clinical criteria of death are fully present and the brain has ceased functioning. This is the largest study ever done on the near-death experience. Their findings may have profound universal implications for our social understanding of death and the dying process.
We praise the University of Virginia and the work of Ian Stevenson who committed his life-long research to the spontaneous past life memories of children. Have a look at his research and publications:
Have a look at the Dr. Tucker’s continuation of reincarnation research being done and his book Life Before Life… PEARS reborn, sort of.
After being a follower of the recently deceased Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory which was dedicated to consciousness exploration they seem to have reincarnated to the International Consciousness Research Laboratories. Have a look at their activities which include “Acoustical properties of ancient ceremonial sites and contemporary environments” as well as “Eastern and Western traditions and practices relating to the role of consciousness in mind/body health.”
Here is something interesting: The Alistair Hardy Society Religious Experience Research Centre is a wonderful group who are invested in the collection of original experiences of a spiritual and religious nature. If you have one, contribute here:
They also have publications ranging from Medieval & Modern Women Mystics to Religious Experience in Islam. Have a look at the list here click on Publication link to left. Taste: An online journal published by Dr. Charles Tartt “devoted to transcendent experiences that scientists have reported. It lets scientists express these experiences in a psychologically (and professionally) safe space.”