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

The recording links will be posted here when available,

for free access to the event

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 — an event not to be missed!


Round tables on the themes below.  Questions to be answered in 7 – 10 minute roundtable, by each person,
followed by a general discussion of similarities/nuances, and Q and A with the audience.

The authors will describe:
          1. Their initial experience(s),
          2. Shifts in their worldview,
          3. Subsequent influences on both personal behavior and professional life 


Both days were recorded, and are available after registration below

Saturday, September 24

4 – 6 pm:   Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) Through Spiritual Practices
Chair: Marjorie Woollacott
Athena Potari | Marjorie Woollacott | Marilyn Monk | Bo Ahrenfelt


6:30 – 8:30 pm:  STEs during or Awakening from Sleep or Occurring Spontaneously
Chair: David Lorimer
Jessica Corneille | Federico Faggin (TBC) | Joan Walton | Chris Roe | Gary Schwartz


Sunday, September 25

4 – 6 pm:  STEs Triggered through the Word, NDE or Psychedelic Experience
Chair: Oliver Robinson
Neal Grossman | Vasileios Basios | Christopher Bache | Natalie Dyer | Joyce Hawkes | Eben Alexander
6:30– 8:30 pm:  STEs Triggered by Psychic Experiences
Chair: Jude Currivan
Helané Wabeh | Michael Grosso | Kim Penberthy | Stephan Schwartz | Laurel Waterman | Steve Taylor