A Galileo Summit for the AAPS Volume IV:   

Consciousness Unexplained Student Magazine

February 16, 2024

To be a student of consciousness requires no formal training, only some curiosity and awe of the great mystery we are living in, and a willingness to question mainstream ideas. Our hope with this magazine is to leave you with more questions than answers, and perhaps a few more lenses you can use to view reality. As students of consciousness, we are learning to question our assumptions at every turn. What is consciousness? Where does consciousness live? How does consciousness express itself? What happens to consciousness when our bodies die? And what do our answers to these questions mean for how we live our lives? We dream that something in this collection of stories, art, poems, and theories cracks open something inside of you, dear reader. Enjoy the journey, and may you never arrive at any conclusions.

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8:00 AM Introduction to the Summit

8:05 AM  Brief shares about student contributions by the authors:

Laurel Waterman, Dee Degard, Jonathan Dinsmore, Amy Woodward, Reece Kothe, Karalee Kothe

8:35 AM  Editors’ Panel Interview by Marjorie Woollacott

Editors: Julia Mossbridge, Karalee, Laurel

9:00 AM  Panel discussion includes all student contributors and expands into questions/comments from the audience

One of the questions for contributors: What does it look like to you to be a student of consciousness?

9:55 AM  Wrap-up

10:00 AM End

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Laurel Waterman. Degree in progress: PhD, Curriculum and Pedagogy. University or organization: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Research interests: Consciousness education, education research, narrative inquiry, wellbeing, decolonization. Papers/projects/presentations/creative works of note: Waterman, L. (2022). Stories of a Transformation in Consciousness: A self-study to ground narrative inquiry research in consciousness education. International Journal for Transformative Research, 9(1) 27-39. https://doi.org/10.2478/ijtr-2022-0004

Karalee Kothe. Degree in progress: MA from Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Ph.D. candidate for Clinical Health PsychologyUniversity or organization: University of Colorado DenverResearch interests: Understanding how death impacts how we live, consciousness, living meaningfully with suffering, advancing the theory behind the mind/body problem, animal human bond.

Julia Mossbridge. Director of the Innovation Lab at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Lead Robot Psychologist and Executive Coach at Hanson Robotics, a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University. Science Director. She is President of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), Founder of TILT: The Institute for Love and Time, and an affiliate professor in the Dept. of Physics and Biophysics at University of San Diego.

Marjorie Woollacott. Emeritus Professor of Human Physiology, and a member of the Institute of Neuroscience, at the University of Oregon. She was chair of the Human Physiology Department for seven years. In addition to teaching courses on neuroscience and rehabilitation, she taught courses on complementary and alternative medicine and meditation. She is Research Director for the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) and is a member of the Steering Group for the Galileo Commission-Expanding the Scope of Science.