Magic: From Esoteric Lore to Science and Beyond

Thu, 2016/12/01 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

6:30pm - Doors Open, 
7:00 to 9:00 - Program

Description:
Magic -- real magic, not tricks or illusions -- is believed by most people in modern times to be little more than an ancient superstition. It is suitable for entertainment, but that's all. That belief turns out to be wrong. Modern science began as magic and many scientific disciplines today are directly traceable to their magical origins. But one key area of magic, by far the most important, remains hidden. Dr. Radin will explain what this key is, why it is hidden, how to use it, and why you may not want to.
Besides the talk, we will be testing a novel non-invasive healing instrument we call the Shaker. This is not a standard medical device, so no claims are made for it, and yet many people report personal benefits in terms of relieving pain and numbness, as well as softening scars. It will be demonstrated individually to anyone who would like to experience it, and it only takes a minute. We ask that if you participate that you also fill out a short questionnaire to record your experience.

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. His first career as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For a decade he worked on advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over two decades he has been engaged in frontiers research on the nature of consciousness. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, Interval Research Corporation, and SRI International.

He is author or coauthor of over 200 articles, two dozen book chapters, and several books including the award-winning and bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013). These books have been translated into a dozen foreign languages.

Location

The Hall at: 530 "C" Street at 6th, Petaluma

Cost

$10 at the door