Consciousness and the Biosphere – Frontiers of the Future

This is certainly a day not to be missed if you’ve ever wondered about what the future holds for us. Four luminary thinkers join together to speak about the earth, our minds, our universe and the future, on the 14th of May, 2011 at the October Gallery in London. An afternoon spent exploring the mysteries of ecology, cosmos and consciousness, followed by dinner with spirited conversations and then a fusion of art, prose and dancing at the Synergetic Fusion Salon. The programme has been arranged by: The Institute of Ecotechnics, the Ecology Cosmos and Consciousness Lecture Series, and The Scientific and Medical Network.

Colloquium: 3:00pm – 6:30pm: The afternoon will be chaired by Dr. David Luke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich in London; Director of the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Lectures Series, and occasional Psychedelic Press UK contributor. The four speakers will be:

John Allen
Biosphere, Ethnosphere and Emergent Evolution

Author of Me and the Biospheres and Far out and Far Away
Inventor of the Biosphere 2 project, the visionary polymath will speak and discuss the relationships between the Earth’s biosphere, technosphere and ethnosphere (cultures), and imagines what humans could become if we are willing to consciously participate in our own evolution.


Ralph Metzner
Expansion of Consciousness in the Individual and Society
Co-author of Birth of a Psychedelic Culture with Ram Dass

Author of many books, practicing psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Involved in consciousness research for over 50 years, including psychedelics, yoga, meditation, and alchemical divination, he is co-founder and president of the Green Earth Foundation, a non-profit educational organization devoted to healing and harmonizing the relationship between humans and the Earth.


Amanda Feilding
Frontiers of the Mind: Exploring Human Capabilities
Scientific director and founder of the Beckley Foundation

Amanda Fielding, has had a life-long interest in consciousness and its altered states, and is dedicated to furthering the understanding of this still elusive subject.  In the early 1960s she studied mysticism and comparative religions at Oxford with Professor R.C. Zaehner. In 1998 she set up the Beckley Foundation and, in collaboration with leading scientists around the work, she initiates and carries out pioneering research into altered states of consciousness.  Thereby opening up the doors of research into this vital, but taboo, topic. 

Bernard Carr
Cosmos, Creation and the Culmination of Consciousness
Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary
Bernard Carr’s research includes the early universe, black holes, dark matter and the anthropic principle. He is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers and editor of “Universe or Multiverse?”. His interests include psychical research and the relationship between physics and consciousness. He is a former President of the Society for Psychical Research and currently Chairman of the Scientific and Medical Network.


Frontiers of the Future Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner in Gallery/Courtyard (optional)

Synergetic Fusion Salon: 8:30pm – 11:30pm

8:30pm – 8:45pm
John “Dolphin” Allen
Reading from his Liberated Space novel from the Haight-Ashbury scene in 1967 when Bobby Kennedy was shot, accompanied by a slide show.

8:45pm – 9:00pm
Ralph Metzner
Triune Time Wave, audio and visual presentation.

9:00pm – 11:30pm
EarthDance: Hosted by DJ Jon “Om” Petit – Funky Psychedelic Audio Experimentalist with releases on Dragonfly/Aquatec/Twisted & Nano Records has DJ’d all over the world at legendary parties like Skylab, Return To The Source, Samothraki (Greece), Universo Parrallello (Brazil) and many more!

Full Programme* (includes dinner)      £50
Colloquium*                                            £30
Dinner and Fusion Salon                      £25 (£22.50 conc.)
Fusion Salon                                          £10 (£7.50 conc.)

*50% discount for FULL-TIME students*, including masters & PhD students Sponsored by SMN – Students must present student ID at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets please visit the following website:

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2 Responses

  1. gary askwith says:

    are there any transcripts / podcasts / vids available to check out from this conference?

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