Poster Presenters

Poster Presenters

Analaura Trivellato
Human Synchronicity: an experiment proposal

Human synchronicity is still considered a ‘black box’ problem in science. Its elusive nature makes it difficult to design and carry out human experiments. Assuming the synchronicities core characteristics postulated during the 1st ICC: to be acausal, unpredictable and uncontrollable, a second layer of complexity is brought up, as they cannot be replicated in easily observable conditions and certainly no controlled laboratorial experiment can be made. These aspects point to the need for further research and experimental investigation in this field of study. To fill this gap, a field experiment will be proposed to explore and explain human synchronicity process in its real setting. The objective is to find common patterns across different synchronistic situations, extrapolate to characteristics, categories, intensities and possibly other unforeseen aspects. Adopting the process of operation suggested during the 1st ICC, including physical and non-physical variables, an experiment methodology will be presented. Discussion in regards to which types of methodology could be suitable for this experiment will be drawn, and a longitudinal exploratory experiment design will be proposed.

Analaura Trivellato has been a consciousness researcher and an instructor at IAC (International Academy of Consciousness) for over 20 years. She has a background in Psychology and Languages with degrees in both disciplines. Besides being the Director of the Department of Research and Scientific Communications, she is also currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Consciousness.

Archit Goel
Understanding Consciousness via Modern Physics and Ancient Texts

It is difficult to bring into the realm of scientific studies those things, which one cannot see, touch, detect and measure. This presentation attempts to narrow the gap and establish a relationship between the objective world experienced by us and the unseen world of consciousness. Via physics, consciousness is shown to be a natural extension of known scientific laws, bringing us a step closer to its interpretation and relationship with us. This poster tries to find common ground between aspects of consciousness as are witnessed by many during states of meditation, NDE and OBE; what is written about the nature of ultimate knowledge and consciousness in certain ancient texts; the world of classical physics that we seem to understand and experience and the world of relativity and quantum physics that we can observe but not quite explain.

Archit Goel is a software engineer. Though always interested in physics and philosophy, certain experiences, sometimes with intuitive and prophetic insights, led him to a deep suspicion about the nature of time and the nature of reality. This led him to a frenzied and passionate phase of study covering special relativity, quantum physics, ancient texts, interaction with and study of lives of saints/seers/meditators and study of phenomenon like NDE, OBE, etc. which finally culminated in the preparation of this poster.

Ashley Melidosian
Factors that Contribute Towards Fulfillment of a Multidimensional Life Purpose

This work proposes a research methodology to identify, discover, and later classify the impediments and facilitating factors for accomplishing a multidimensional life purpose (existential program). The work is based on an underlying assumption that we are all here for a reason and gathers survey and interview results along with personal observations for an initial hypothesis.

Ashley Melidosian has a degree in education and an MBA from the University of Florida. She has been an instructor and researcher of the IAC (International Academy of Consciousness) since 2004.  She is currently the coordinator of the IAC Florida center, and the Administration Director of IAC.

Hooshmand Kalayeh
Quantitative Analysis of Consciousness

The human brain consists of reptilian, mammalian, and thinking brain. Moreover, the mind consists of conscious, subconscious, and unconscious parallel neural-net programs. The primary objective of this paper is to propose a methodology for quantitative analysis of neural-nets associated with these mental activities in the neocortex. The proposed methodologies can be used as a first-step to measure, monitor, and understand consciousness. This methodology is based on the number of  Neural-Networks (NN) and the number of neuron in each NN. The key conjecture in this paper: the environment is the programming language to learn consciousness.

Hooshmand Kalayeh has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has worked as an imaging scientist at leading scientific corporations throughout the United States.
Kalayeh was born in Iran, but he considers himself to be a world citizen. His love for all inhabitants of this planet has run parallel with his work in the scientific field. He is the founder of Personal, Local, and Global Unity Day, which the vision is to help to solve critical problems facing humanity. 

Joel Tortolero and Nélson Abreu
The Inter-dimensional Link Between Physical and Non-physical Consciousness

Water plays an important role in how the consciousness and the physical body are linked. Taking syntropy, entropy and the fourth phase of water, the authors describe a framework for how this connection can exist.

Joel Tortolero is based in London (UK) and works in business process transformation. Trained in Electrical Engineering and Business Management, with a keen and curious mind when it comes to how things work.

Nélson Abreu is a power systems engineer based in Los Angeles (USA). He is a managing partner at Institute of Applied Consciousness Technologies, instructor at International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), and member of International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL).

Nélson Abreu
Punctuated Progressive Procedure

The Punctuated Progressive Procedure (P3) aims to increase the rate of success of a beginner’s conscious projection attempts.  It was developed by International Academy of Consciousness lucid projectors based on years of personal experiments and decades of bibliographical research and first presented at a conference in 2006 in Utah, USA. It could be described as a sequence of relatively brief projective sessions with audible wake-up calls or sounds at the start of each session. In this paper, we provide data analysis from the initial first-person perspective as well as data collected in workshops that utilized this method to demonstrate its effectiveness.

Nélson Abreu is a power systems engineer based in Los Angeles (USA). He is a managing partner at Institute of Applied Consciousness Technologies, instructor at International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), and member of International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL).

Nick Kartvelishvili
VELO: Tips on Improving Teaching Instructions

This poster discusses the common pitfalls that arise when teaching the VELO (Voluntary Energetic Longitudinal Oscillation) technique to beginners, especially when instructing students to use their willpower alone and to avoid any imagination. It addresses the complexities inherent in teaching and practicing the technique as well as suggest ways in which instruction can be improved to avoid these pitfalls. It discusses the importance of tactile (rather than purely visual) imagery as well as the importance of receptive (rather than purely active or overly forceful) attention. Similarly, it addresses the concept of subtle (as opposed to crude) willpower.

Nick Kartvelishvili is a first-year graduate student in cognitive psychology/neuroscience at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He received a B.A. in Psychology from the Macaulay Honors program at Baruch College in NYC. He is interested in consciousness research and multi-dimensionality.

Thomas D. Abraham, M.A.
A Spiral Model of Evolution: The Complexification of Matter and Rarefaction of Expression

This poster presentation proposes a theoretical framework for understanding the evolutionary process of the individual consciousness progressing from a capacity for rudimentary manifestation onwards towards increasingly complex yet subtle expressions. To better envisage the evolutionary aspects of the consciousness, it discusses the image of a spiral as a mental model for visualizing the refinement and expansion of the individual. While we might conceive of multiexistentialism as a linear process of serial incarnations, in this visualization, Thomas proposes that each arc of the spiral represents a new phase of learning and development and a different sphere of karmic affinities.

Thomas D. Abraham, M.A., is a PhD graduate student and volunteers with the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) as well as the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS). His research interests pertain to mind/matter interactions and the evolution of consciousness. 

Harry Jabs and Beverly Rubik
Exploring Energy Healing and States of Consciousness with the Sensor Suite

Various energy healers and other practitioners including members of the International Academy of Consciousness were studied in trial sessions at the Sensor Suite, a customized array of environmental, physiological, and purported subtle energy detectors that we designed and built. The purported subtle energy detectors are thermally isolated and electromagnetically shielded such that they should be unresponsive to conventional physical energy from the environment.  The purpose of these experiments was to look for detector responses that correlated with specific psychoenergetic states as practiced by the subjects and that may correlate with physiological changes as well as subject intent.

Before each subject arrived at the lab, a baseline of the detector responses was run.  After a brief control period at the Sensor Suite, Each subject was asked to begin their practice in which they achieved heightened psychoenergetic states.  These were alternated with resting states (short baselines) whereby subjects were asked to cease their practice and return to ordinary resting consciousness.  For the most part, the subtle energy detectors responded differently during subjects’ heightened psychoenergetic states, which may indicate that the purported subtle energy sensors are registering bioenergy.  These detector responses were sometimes robust, ranging in value up to 90% over baseline, and frequently correlated with abrupt shifts in the subject’s physiology, such as galvanic skin response.

Harry Jabs is formally educated with two masters degrees in physics from Germany and Texas A&M University. Currently he works as senior researcher and engineer with Dr. Beverly Rubik at the Institute for Frontier Science in Emeryville, California. Harry is an experienced multidisciplinary scientist in the fields of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, electronics, mechanics, micromechanics, material science and computer engineering

Beverly Rubik earned her Ph.D. (biophysics) at University of California, Berkeley.  She is internationally renowned for her research on the biofield.  She is president/founder of Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit laboratory in Emeryville, CA; serves on the editorial boards of 4 peer-reviewed journals; professor at Energy Medicine University; consultant to industry on Maverick Wellness Products; and a holistic health practitioner.