Conference invitation: ‘Evidence-Based Spirituality for the 21st Century’ (Colorado, June 2010)

The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) is holding their 20th annual ISSSEEM conference, Evidence-based Spirituality for the 21st Century, June 25-29, 2010 at the Westin in Westminster, Colorado.

A full day of cutting edge scientific research will include a plenary session with Edwin May. Addresses and workshops will be given by Larry Dossey, Carol Bowman, Shinzen Young, Beverly Rubik, Rollin McCraty, Cyndi Dale, Terry Patten, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Kenneth Cohen and many more. All are welcome to attend the conference -– practitioners, spiritualists, scientists and seekers.

According to the blurb on the conference webpage:

The ISSSEEM 2010 conference theme “Evidence-based Spirituality for the 21st Century” will bring together the fascinating, the technical, the studies, the applications and the search for meaning and value in human life. Thought and action will be stimulated around the development of evidence-based, or at least evidence enriched spirituality that is effective and compatible with modern science. This calls for essential science (not scientism) to refine and integrate spiritual practices with scientific knowledge for the advancung human happiness, psychological and bodily health, spiritual growth and beneficial life styles for oneself and others.

It is time to move on from seeking the scientific basis for humans as spiritual beings to practical applications of what is already known. For example, how can prayer healing and psychic healing be taught more widely and effectively? What’s the best way to integrate these into the best of regular medicine? Do we survive bodily death in some form, as some mediumistic communications and reincarnation research suggest? How can we get better evidence for or against this idea, and if the evidence keeps piling up for it, what are implications for how we live our lives?

The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine is a non-profit organization that promotes understanding, exploration, research and application of the energies of consciousness. ISSSEEM, founded in 1989, has a mission to serve as an open forum for scientific and intuitive exploration of integrative healing, applied spirituality and the subtle realms. For more information, go to

The President of ISSSEEM, Dr, Charles T. Tart, is internationally known for research on transpersonal psychology and parapsychology. His 14 books include the two classics, Altered States of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychologies. His latest book, The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together, explores the scientific foundations of transpersonal psychology to show it is possible to be both a rigorous scientist and a spiritual seeker.

More information about the conference can be found at

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