Galileo Commission Summit V
Spiritual Awakenings Book Launch
was held Sept 24 & 25, 2022

The recording links are available below.

The Galileo Commission, Scientific and Medical Network ,
Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences,
and the Institute of Noetic Sciences

Present the Launch Summit for:

 Spiritual Awakenings:
Scientists and Academics Share Their Experiences

Edited by Marjorie Woollacott PhD and David Lorimer


The 57 essays in this volume are a wonderful and varied collection of personal insights into individual spiritual awakenings and the resulting transformation in the lives of scientists and academics. Scholars write about the experience of their own spiritual awakening and journey, including encountering challenges to their credibility in academia, if they shared these experiences. Their comments about transformation in values, beliefs, and approaches toward life are very moving, expressing deep inner wisdom and connection, not only with humanity but with the earth and cosmos.

The authors in this volume have shown the courage to ‘come out’ with a spiritual understanding of life based on their own experiences despite the taboo against this in academia dominated by materialist philosophies of consciousness and reality.

They share the views of the great pioneering physicists such as Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Sir James Jeans, Arthur Eddington, Louis de Broglie, Erwin Schroedinger, and David Bohm that consciousness is fundamental – even primary – in our universe.

A Metaphysical Revolution is at hand and these authors are in the vanguard!



Spiritual Awakenings Book Launch – All Sessions

Links to speakers are on each Session video page

Opening Session 1

September 24, 2022

Topic Link: Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) Through Spiritual Practices

Athena Potari
Duane Elgin
Marilyn Monk
Bo Ahrenfelt
Marjorie Woollacott
Panel discussion and Q&A
Closing remarks

Session 2 — Sept 24

Topic Link: STEs during or Awakening from Sleep or Occurring Spontaneously

Jessica Corneille
Joan Walton
Chris Roe
Gary Schwartz
Panel discussion and Q&A
Closing remarks

Session 3 – Sept 25

Topic Link: STEs Triggered through the Word, NDE or Psychedelic Experience

Federico Faggin
Neal Grossman
Vasileios Basios
Joyce Hawkes
Eben Alexander
Natalie Dyer
Panel discussion and Q&A

Meditation by Peter Fenwick – Sept 25

Session 4 – Sept 25

Topic Link: STEs Triggered by Psychic Experiences

Helané Wabeh
Kim Penberthy
Laurel Waterman
Steve Taylor
Panel discussion and Q&A
Closing remarks