Online Courses : Introducing our new learning platform

 We are currently offering the following courses:

Clash of BeliefsClash of Beliefs: Culture, Spirituality and Health: Meanings and Beliefs by  Natalie Tobert

Starting 11th January, this course explores various meanings ascribed to spirituality and discusses their relevance for medicine and healthcare.  It encourages participants to develop a positive awareness of cross-cultural understandings of the human body and its core experiences.  It raises awareness of beliefs which may influence a person’s access to health care. This training lies within the discipline of medical anthropology.

Running from 11th January 2018 to 3rd May 2018, at 2:30 UK time on a Thursday, this course is made up of fifteen sessions including:-

Spirituality and Cultural Meanings, Conception and human identity, Women and human behaviour, Human Body and Human Self, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Religious and Spiritual Experiences, Death Dying and Beyond, Survival Beyond Death, Cultural U-Turns, Communication. A synopsis can be found here.

Angelika M. Koch

Thriving With Homeopathy For The Whole Family by Dr. Angelika Maria Koch

A Practical Guide for the Whole Family, Carers, Nurses & Beyond

The comprehensive course Thriving With Homeopathy For The Whole Family facilitates everyone interested in living optimal health, present and future health care practitioners, carers as well as nurses with an in-depth understanding of homeopathy, its philosophy, and practical application. Next, to the main subject homeopathy, the student also will be introduced to the interrelationship between the Mind, Body, and Soul with their intricate communication channels and unlimited potentialities.

The curriculum is designed with beauty and mindfulness and not only serves the student with a wealth of information but also as a ‘feast of the senses’, welcoming the student to develop and employ the presented study material as a means to personal transformation.

A second course Thriving with Homeopathy for Birthing Live – A Practical Guide for Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Nurses is also available.

Mystics and Scientists 41 – Eastern and Western Perspectives on Science and Spirit

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Speakers

Dr Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Dr Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Prof Ursula King, Prof Keith Ward, FBA, Catherine Thom, Dr Joan Walton

In the chair: Dr. Peter Fenwick, David Lorimer

Discussant: Prof Max Velmans

The Mystics and Scientists conferences have been held every year since 1978, and are dedicated to forging a creative understanding of the complementary roles of scientific and mystical approaches to reality. The conferences always provide a highly engaging and creative opportunity to come together with like-minded people in a spirit of exploration and dialogue. Our theme this year revisits the broad relationship of science and spirit from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Our speakers bring together world views from biology, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, music, art and spirituality, and they will address the theme from their various angles of expertise.

This conference will balance keynote presentations and discussions in facilitated small groups so that we can also access the ‘wisdom in the room’ with participants sharing their own insights. There will also be optional meditation and movement each morning. We very much look forward to your participation in what promises to be a memorable weekend.

 

The Scientific and Medical Network – Exploring and expanding the frontiers of science, medicine and spirituality.

The Network is devoted to the emergence of a more enlightened world – a world in which the wisdom of spirituality and the thoughtfulness of philosophy balance the power of science and technology.

We recognise that our world is still plagued by deep problems and enduring conflicts. Many of these are caused by dogmatic, superstitious or ill-informed worldviews. However, we believe that individuals and societies can transform themselves.  The key is learning to integrate evidence-based science, born of rational philosophy, with the love and inner peace cultivated by spiritual practice. The Network is a worldwide community of professionals dedicated to this transformative task.

We invite you to join us in co-creating a paradigm shift to bring truth, beauty, health and well-being into harmony, and so help heal our fractured culture.  Membership is open to all who are sympathetic with our mission, aims and values. 

Please click here to join us on our journey and see the benefits of being a member, or click here for information about our Local Groups and meetings . Alternatively please contact us here.

 

Latest News

18th of January 2019 05:01 PM
Aromatherapy and Medicine of the Soul: The Wounded Healer, the Alchemical Journey and the Sacred Union

Many therapists and behavioral health providers are frustrated with the limitations of the current conventional approaches to ‘mental health.’ One of the limitations is that the symptom is almost always the exclusive target of treatment, to be relieved or covered up instead of being seen as a message from the psyche. Another limitation is that current diagnostic labels are static, meaning that once a client received a diagnosis they have a lifelong label and ‘stuck in a box.’ Furthermore, in modern behavioral health, health is viewed merely as the absence of disease and there is no positive definition of health as continuing growth.

C. G. Jung discovered that symptoms are messages from the psyche, from the unconscious, and can show the path to healing. Based on his own experiences and extensive research, he thought that the psyche, meaning both the ego and the unconscious, was a continuously evolving and self-regulating system and that there are well-defined processes that the psyche goes through as it grows. In his view, the alchemical stages were the most accurate and useful representations of these psychic processes.

Aromas have profound effects on the psyche, which we have all experienced. Aromatic molecules bind to a wide range of receptors in the brain as well as most other organs. Aromatic molecules can be powerful allies for facilitating and making us more mindful of the evolutionary processes of the psyche, both in the healer and the client.

Cathy Skipper, herbalist and teacher, and Florian Birkmayer, MD, holistic psychiatrist, have combined the Jungian perspective on psychic evolution and the use of aromatic molecules into a practical, systematic approach for facilitating psychic evolution, which they call AromaGnosis. Join them for this two day workshop in which you will learn about:

-the alchemical stages as models for psychic evolutionary processes

-the importance of the archetype of the wounded healer

-how to work with essential oils as allies in the healing work

-how to apply these principles in your own work and life



More info here: workshops.html
14th of January 2019 08:44 PM Link
We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

To read & discuss more about 5G, see Paul Kieniewicz's Scientific and Medical Network blog post: https://explore.scimednet.org/index.php/5g-a-dangerous-health-experiment/
11th of January 2019 02:31 PM Link
Dear friends, please join us for an evening with Rupert Sheldrake on Feb 7. Rupert will be discussing his new book: 'WAYS TO GO BEYOND, and why they work.'
10th of January 2019 01:15 AM Link
Can Noise Warn Us of Climate Change? We often point to the visual indicators of climate change. But one researcher thinks it's high time we consider the sound of climate change. Read the full story via the link below.