Scope of the Congress

The ICC is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on consciousness (normally understood, in this context, as the individual principle that makes us conscious, the self, or the essence of our beings).

Any scholarly work or scientific research report that can elucidate our understanding of the nature, manifestation, and attributes of consciousness is welcome. These include articles on phenomena that can potentially reveal aspects or characteristics of consciousness, such as psi phenomena or those considered of a non-physical or non-ordinary character.

In addition, the scope of the ICC includes studies that address, examine, test, or corroborate hypotheses regarding the relationship between consciousness and reality, such as multi-level or multidimensional models.

Examples of appropriate papers include, but are not limited to, those that present novel evidence or well-founded perspectives on hypotheses or themes related to:

Nature and manifestation of consciousness

  • Conscientiometry (methods to evaluate or measure internal consciousness attributes)
  • Maturity, refinement or internal evolution
  • Cosmo-ethics
  • Interface consciousness–vehicles of manifestation (i.e., physical and non-physical bodies)
  • Hypothesis pertaining to the experience of non-material bodies
  • Physical death and survival hypothesis
  • Multidimensional self-awareness
  • Recall knowledge and memories from prior to birth
  • Restriction/expansion of awareness in specific realities, such as the physical manifestation, period between lives, and out-of-body experience
  • Synchronicity, karma, or law of attraction from a multidimensional and pluriexistential perspective

Psi phenomena or consciousness-related anomalies

  • Detection of bioenergy (biofield, subtle energy, chi)
  • Mentalsoma experiences, such as expansions of awareness and cosmic consciousness
  • Occurrences that reveal the influence of energy on individuals or matter
  • Consciousness-related physical effects
  • Out-of-body experiences and other psi abilities
  • Psi phenomena (evidences, mechanisms, types, correlations, etc.)
  • Self-investigative experiences or first-person methodologies, such as recollection of past life or of the period between lives (retrocognition) and out-of-body experiences

Multidimensional consciousness science & other fields

  • Biology (animal psi, life, energy body, etc.)
  • Anthropology and anthropological approaches to psi phenomena
  • Medicine and health (application of energy in curative processes, chakras, psychosomatic or bioenergetic triggered diseases, etc.)
  • Counseling, psychology, psychiatry (effects and applications of multidimensional knowledge and techniques)
  • Technology applications for mindfulness, psi development, AEC, etc.
  • Applications of psi abilities in professional areas

Non-ordinary reality ramifications

  • Extraphysical relationships and assistance
  • Existential program (design and execution of one’s life purpose)
  • Holo-biographical studies, i.e. multi-lifetime perspective
  • Preparation of the next life
  • Techniques for accelerating maturity or personal evolution in the extraphysical period (between lives) and in the physical life
  • Nature of extraphysical environments (paraecology, paratechnology, parageography, paraconstruction)

Standpoints

The program committee also welcomes articles that (1) address philosophical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of consciousness research; (2) analyze experiments and case studies from first, second, or third-person perspectives; and (3) discuss measures for fostering the overall development and refinement of the scientific approach to the study of consciousness.

Articles based on experiential research can take any of the following standpoints:

  • First-person perspective: self-research methodology; analysis of personal experiences; theories developed from direct experiences; self-development methodology; self-experimentation of, or development of, techniques for enhancement of psi abilities.
  • Second-person perspective: inter-subjective experiences; auric coupling or sympathetic assimilation methodology; knowledge derived from the facilitation, training, or coaching for consciousness development; case studies.
  • Third-person perspective: experimental studies involving physical or physiological measurements; cross examination of previous studies on psychic phenomena; studies based on survey methods; anthropological observation related to multidimensional experience; other non-participative scientific methodology directed to understand human non-ordinary abilities.