From Spiritual Awakening to Global Transformation: The Key to the Future of Humanity
November 29, 2020 at 10:00 am Pacific Time
ESF Symposium, our annual conference, is a conduit for scientists, philosophers, mystics, activists, thought leaders, and wisdom-keepers to connect with a growing international community of supporters. Kundalini is one of the most important ideas in the world today, with the power to revolutionize our understanding of all major aspects of human life, including the environment, politics, economics, health, psychology, etc. At ESF Symposium you’ll learn, connect, and evolve. You’ll hear from thought leaders from diverse fields and will walk away with new knowledge, inspirational ideas, and new ways to connect knowledge with practice.
Kundalini is a word from ancient India, but describes a universal phenomenon found in all cultures throughout the world — the experience of spiritual awakening. Kundalini is the biological mechanism behind evolution and Higher Consciousness- the goal of evolution.
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This year’s theme – “From Spiritual Awakening to Global Transformation: The Key to the Future of Humanity”
The events of 2020 speak loud and clear: humankind needs a serious re-evaluation of almost every aspect of our existence. In this year’s conference we examine science, education, environment, politics, economics, etc. through the lens of our continued psychophysiological and spiritual evolution, with Kundalini as the biological mechanism behind it. There are alternatives to our current way of life and modes of thought that can assist this evolution, instead of hinder it. A total transformation of this world is possible, beginning with some of the ideas shared in this year’s conference.
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2020 Keynote Speaker Ben Decker
Benjamin W. Decker is a world-renowned meditation teacher, a non-partisan social justice activist committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a best-selling author of multiple books, including his most recent release, Modern Spirituality: A Guide to the Heart of Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Art of Healing. Visit his website to learn more.
All times given are in Pacific Standard Time
- 10:00am to 10:30am – Physical-Spiritual Maturation of Capacities for Lifelong Love by Stuart Sovatsky
- 10:35am to 11:05am – Kundalini Through the Lens of Nature and the Environment by Thornton Streeter
- 11:10am to 11:40am – Kundalini, Enlightenment and a hopeful path of making sense of them by Meredith Sands Keator
- 11:45am to 12:25pm – KEYNOTE: Collective Awakening and the Political Renaissance by Benjamin Decker
- 12:30pm to 01:00pm – Economy as Spiritual and Moral Transformation by Zeus Yiamouyiannis
- 01:05pm to 01:35pm – Kundalini Process: Challenges, Gifts, and Spiritual Potential by Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, PhD
- 01:40pm to 02:00pm – Singularity: A Roadmap for Humankind’s Transition to Higher Consciousness by Michael Molina
- 02:00pm to 02:05pm – Researching Kundalini video by Margaux Siret
- 02:05pm to 03:05pm – Speaker Discussion and Q&A
10:00am PST – Presentation: Physical-Spiritual Maturation of Capacities for Lifelong Love
All world spiritual traditions from Pagan to Neidan of China to Pariyanga-Tantra of India, Heiros Gamos, Plato’s Symposium, Magdalene-Christ and many more, described path to full maturation that makes lifelong love beautiful and creative for all who follow its ways. The Science of Oxytocin, Melatonin, SiGA, and other hormones is verifying these many paths that also live within all yogic and Buddhist practices, as well, but not made visible as Partnered Paths. We will explore all of this together in my presentation.
Speaker: Stuart Sovatsky
Stuart is degreed from Princeton in Religion. For 46 years, he has transformed numerous divorce-bound marriages, suicidal and one homicidal situation, created a World Family Conference in India supported by The Dalai Lama, and chanted over the dying Chairman of Unaligned Nations of the World, J. Drnovsec. His books on yoga and family are endorsed by Robert Thurman and Georg Feuerstein.
10:35am – Kundalini Through the Lens of Nature and the Environment
Ancient cues and tools guide us to develop new technologies that can measure and optimise our relationship with nature and the environment.
We explore this and the matrix that sees consciousness individualise in the dance of Kundalini…
Speaker: Thornton Streeter
Dr. Thornton Streeter DSc. is Director of The Centre for Biofield Sciences (www.biofieldsciences.com), based in India. He has spent over thirty years specializing on researching the human biofield. Dr. Streeter is the co-developer of the Biofield Viewer and the Soul Mirror (www.biofieldviewer.com).
11:10am – Kundalini, Enlightenment and a hopeful path of making sense of them
While we use terms that appear to have meaning to us, such as Kundalini or Enlightenment, we have no real common understanding of what they represent. Meredith will discuss how she breaks down these ideas into digestible concepts for consideration, weaving together an understanding between Eastern and Western medical theories to propel personal health. Sharing the work of her family lineage in Somatic Stretch®, she introduces the idea of fractals in relation to our anatomy, and how our neural impulses are the engine through which Kundalini functions, giving us an opportunity to become participants in our evolving consciousness as a species, and a society, in the midst of monumental change.
Speaker: Meredith Sands Keator
Meredith Sands Keator is a somatic therapist trained in Shiatsu, Eastern diagnostics and acupuncture who has pioneered an understanding of the geometric frequencies of the nervous system and what this means to personal healing. This also offers a unified understanding of Eastern and Western medicine that suggests a direction of the future of medical models. She is the founder of Neural Resonance Therapy® and the Director of Somatic Stretch®, and their International Training Program, teaching people how to improve health through the understanding of fractal anatomy, and therapists how to improve treatment results by working directly with the nervous system through a geometric lens.
11:45am Keynote Presentation – Collective Awakening and the Political Renaissance
The Italian Renaissance saw an explosion of learning, creativity, and inventions, including the invention of the printing press. Today, we are experiencing a Global Political Renaissance, revealing new kinds of leadership possibilities. Learn how you can be a part of it and safeguard yourself and your community from toxic propaganda and disinformation as we make a collective political quantum leap.
Speaker: Benjamin Decker
Benjamin W. Decker is a world-renowned meditation teacher, a non-partisan social justice activist committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a best-selling author of multiple books, including his most recent release, Modern Spirituality: A Guide to the Heart of Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Art of Healing.
12:30pm – Economy as Spiritual and Moral Transformation
As Covid-19 has become the “Great Revealer”, so are our own minds, hearts, and souls revealed by the economic challenges and opportunities emerging in this fast changing time. We are being invited to move from possession-oriented notions of value to those that are experiential in nature. We are trading “human capital” (that sees people as fodder for money) for “relationship capital” (where intrinsic human value and dignity are core). We are moving as beings from passive consumers to active producers and co-creators of our world. We are moving from the material to a non-material basis of meaning. Quality of life is emerging to replace quantity of products. In this presentation Dr. Zeus will talk about the demands and joys of this momentous shift, what we can expect and what we might be surprised by.
Speaker: Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D.
Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. is a counselor, psychology professor, philosopher of education, and author on “spiritually confidentTM” living (The Spiritually Confident Man) and the new economy (Transforming Economy: From Corrupted Capitalism to Connected Communities). He teaches people to apply emotional and spiritual wisdom, especially in the areas of personal and organizational performance, gender, self-esteem, and relationships. His cutting-edge work in learning ventures beyond institutional approaches to effectively address long-standing challenges as they apply to a creative, interconnected, and emerging world. His counseling service and advice blog appear on AskDrZeus.com, and his advocacy offers itself on CitizenZeus.com for those seeking to develop their own unique voices and contribute their deeper talents. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 310 994 7808; Facebook: Zeus Yiamouyiannis; Skype: zeusyia.
01:05pm – Kundalini Process: Challenges, Gifts, and Spiritual Potential
After reviewing popular misinformation about Kundalini, this talk will focus on its traditionally accepted benefits, varieties, and purpose.
Speaker: Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, PhD
Joan, author of Kundalini Vidya and Stories of Self-Transformation, co-founded Patanjali Kundalini Yoga-Care in 1995. For information, go to kundalinicare.com; to apply for services, see kundalini-science.ch.
01:40pm – A Roadmap for Humankind’s Transition to Higher Consciousness
Many times throughout history, discoveries are made that are influential in structuring our future. These “singularities” are small events that have major implications for our species. The next major singularity to occur lies in the field of Kundalini and consciousness research. What does the research tell us about these experiences, and what might the transition to a future in tune with our development of Higher Consciousness? During his presentation, Michael will provide his vision of the future, and responsibility each of us has in creating that future.
Speaker: Michael Molina
Michael Molina is the founder and president of the Emerging Sciences Foundation. With nearly 20 years experience in technology, research, and marketing, Michael has devoted himself to raising public awareness about Kundalini. He is married with two young sons.
02:00pm – Researching Kundalini
A short video clip of Margaux.
Video: Margaux Siret
Margaux Siret is a French Phd student in integral and transpersonal psychology, in Ubiquity University, USA. The aim of her thesis « A multidisciplinary approach of Kundalini awakening » is to bridge the gap between science and spirituality, through understanding anthropological, philosophical, biological and spiritual aspects of Kundalini. She is the director of an NGO called Act for Learning, which consists in creating a system of grants for children whose parents cannot pay the secondary and highschool tuitions in Cameroon, Africa. As she experienced a Kundalini awakening in 2019 at the age of 23 years old, she also wants to be trained as a psychologist in order to help individual who deal with spiritual issues. We hope to help Margaux pay for her education by sharing a short video of her story with our viewers. We truly believe this research approach is important and hope you do too. If you are interested in donating to Margaux, please donate to the ESF and mention that it’s for Margaux.
02:05pm – Speaker Discussion and Q&A
In this final part of the symposium, all of the speakers will take questions from the audience and will engage in a lively open discussion.
Event Moderator: Linda Molina
Linda is the co-founder of the ESF, an Aztec dancer, Kundalini researcher, fire carrier, activist, naturally optimistic, women ceremony leader, Master Mind Facilitator, wife and homeschooling mother of two amazing boys. Linda is a visionary who works hard at creating the change we wish to see in the world, both in the inner world and outer. With years of working with spiritually awakened individuals, and with an understanding of the process of awakening through her own experience, Linda believes that the investigation of the evolutionary process holds the keys to a better world. Linda can be contacted via Brilliano.